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The series, based on the Danish drama “Bankerot,” centers around two best friends, Tommy Moran (Schwimmer), and Dion Patras (Sturgess) who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant. “Feed the Beast” will be adapted by writer/showrunner Clyde Phillips (“Dexter,” “Nurse Jackie”), who also serves as executive producer, along with Henrik Ruben Genz, Malene Blenkov, and Piv Bernth.
“Under Clyde’s creative leadership, ‘Feed the Beast’ is a layered character piece and a highly entertaining story,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “To have David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess along with the rest of our wonderful cast bringing this story to life is incredibly exciting, and we can’t wait to get started in a few weeks. »
- Laura Prudom and Elizabeth Wagmeister
Coming off a buzzed-about turn as Robert Kardashian in the upcoming American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, David Schwimmer has signed on to star in AMC’s drama series Feed the Beast. He and Jim Sturgess (Across The Universe) are set as the leads in the straight-to-series project from Clyde Phillips, which is based on the Danish series Bankerot. Also cast in the 10-episode series, a co-production between AMC Studios and Lionsgate, are Michael Gladis (Mad Men, Hou… »
It looks like a decent international performance at the box office hasn’t been enough to convince Paramount Pictures that a sequel to Terminator Genisys is worth the investment, as the studio has now officially pulled the tentatively – and hideously – titled Terminator 2 from its planned May 19th 2017 release date.
Terminator Genisys was intended as a relaunch of the franchise, and the first of a new trilogy of films. However, it received some scathing reviews upon release last year, and flopped domestically with just $89.8 million. It performed better in international markets, pulling in $350.8 million (including $113.2 million in China), and there had been talk that its $440.6 million worldwide gross would have been enough to get the sequel the green light.
Terminator Genisys was directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and saw Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a cast that also includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »
- Gary Collinson
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