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Bill Pullman has joined the cast of The Sinner TV show pilot at USA Network. Deadline reports he will play the male lead, Detective Harry Ambrose, opposite Jessica Biel's Cora Tanner. Pullman played President Dale Gilchrist in the 1600 Penn TV series, which was cancelled in 2013, after one season on NBC.Created and written by Derek Simonds, the crime drama is based on the Petra Hammesfahr book of the same name. Biel is executive producing with her Iron Ocean Films' partner, Michelle Purple, and with Charlie Gogolak. Pilot director, Antonio Campos, also executive produces.Read More… »
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Adapted by Derek Simonds (The Astronauts Wives Club) from Petra Hammesfahr’s book of the same name, the project chronicles the aftermath when a young mother, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling and very public act of violence – and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an “inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller” whose driving force is not the who or the what, »
Biel is also attached as an executive producer on the potential series, which hails from Universal Cable Productions.
“The Sinner” is an hourlong drama that follows a young mother who is overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage and commits a startling and very public act of violence — and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches a crime thriller whose driving force is not the who or the what, but the why. A rogue investigator finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman’s buried motive, and together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.
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Dean Devlin’s fledgling Us distribution operation has taken all North American rights for The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams. Content Media represents international rights in Cannes.
The film premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival last month and is set for a theatrical release later this year. The story centres on a grieving father who rediscovers his faith in life when he helps a young girl on a quest.
The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea will mark the second film to go out via Electric’s domestic distribution arm after Blackway, which will debut day-and-date theatrically and on VOD on June 10.
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The film, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month, is set for a theatrical release later this year. It marks the second release for Electric Entertainment’s newly created domestic distribution division.
Bill Purple directed from a script he co-wrote with Robbie Pickering. Producers are Michelle Purple, Jessica Biel, Mike Landry, Carlos Velazquez and Chuck Pacheco, with music composed by Justin Timberlake.
The story takes place in the aftermath of tragedy striking a couple played by Sudeikis and Biel. He befriends a tenacious young girl, played by Williams, and discovers she is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father. Together, they set forth to construct the vessel and subsequently rebuild their lives. »
- Dave McNary
Jessica Biel explains how her husband, Justin Timberlake, was persuaded to create the score for her latest film, which she stars and produces, The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea. It’s not often that a major pop star becomes enlisted to handle the cue sheet for an independent feature. Together with her producing partner Michelle Purple, Biel phoned Timberlake and insisted, “'You're going to do this. And you're going to do this for free. And we made him sign a paper he'd do… »
6 items from 2016
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