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‘My Friend Dahmer’ Trailer: The Milwaukee Monster Before He Started Killing and Eating People — Watch

5 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, Jeffrey Dahmer didn’t just murder people — he also dabbled in cannibalism, necrophilia, and amateur skeletal preservation. The “Milwaukee Monster,” who was previously played by a pre–”Hurt Locker” Jeremy Renner, will have the story of his early years told in Marc Meyers’ upcoming “My Friend Dahmer.” Watch the trailer below.

Read MoreLAFF 2017: 10 Festival Picks, from ‘My Friend Dahmer’ to ‘Everything Beautiful Is Far Away’

Here’s the synopsis: “Jeff Dahmer (Disney Channel’s Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser, “Mad Men”), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, »

- Michael Nordine

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'My Friend Dahmer': Serial Killer Is Born in Creepy New Trailer

6 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The teenage years of one of America's most notorious serial killers are chronicled in the first trailer for My Friend Dahmer, the film adaptation of John "Derf" Backderf's popular 2012 graphic novel. The author was friends with the future serial killer when they were teenagers in Ohio.

The film finds Disney Channel star Ross Lynch, one of Rolling Stone's 25 Under 25, inhabiting the role of the serial killer that the actor/singer admittedly never heard of prior to auditioning for the role.

"They were like, 'Hey, do you know who Jeffrey Dahmer is? »

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‘Mad Men’ 10th Anniversary: AMC Alum Christina Wayne Remembers the Show’s Birth

19 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In February 2005, I was hired to launch the original scripted department at AMC. Up to that point, the channel had only aired old films and had made a few attempts at unscripted programming.

Rob Sorcher, who ran AMC at the time, had tasked me with finding and making the channel’s first scripted series. In the spring of 2005, while we were in pre-production on “Broken Trail,” a limited series starting Robert Duvall, I traveled to Los Angeles to find our first scripted series. In a meeting with Industry Entertainment, manager Ira Liss handed me a pilot script. He told me he thought I would like it, although the script had been around for eight years and had been passed on by every buyer. It was Matthew Weiner’s pilot script for “Mad Men.” I read it on the flight back to New York and immediately fell in love with it.

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- Christina Wayne

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Film Review: My Friend Dahmer: Deconstructing A Serial Killer By Way Of High School [La Film Festival 2017]

21 June 2017 1:34 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

My Friend Dahmer Review My Friend Dahmer (2017) Film Review from the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Film Festival, a movie directed by Marc Meyers, starring Ross Lynch, Anne Heche, Dallas Roberts, Vincent Kartheiser, Alex Wolff, Miles Robbins, Cameron McKendry, Carmen Gangale, Harrison [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: My Friend Dahmer: Deconstructing A Serial Killer By Way Of High School [La Film Festival 2017] »

- Reggie Peralta

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Exclusive: Forget Rory, Alexis Bledel Finds Herself in Ofglen on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

14 June 2017 12:54 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

There’s a horrifying sequence halfway through episode three of Hulu’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale featuring Alexis Bledel, fresh off Netflix’s revival of Gilmore Girls, in an unexpected supporting role as Ofglen. The actress plays one of the many women who are now servants stripped of any rights or autonomy and subjected to ritualized rape in the form of breeding ceremonies meant to stave off the infertility that’s plaguing a near-future society under the rule of a totalitarian and Christian fundamentalist government.

Ofglen, who audiences learn was previously named Emily, has just faced a tribunal where she and her former partner, one of the class of housekeepers known as Marthas, have been found guilty of “gender treachery.” Outfitted in a red prison jumpsuit, with her mouth muzzled and hands cuffed in front of her, Ofglen is put into the back of a transport van with her partner »

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FilmRise acquires North American rights to ‘My Friend Dahmer’

15 May 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Altitude handles international sales. Altitude Film Distribution to release in UK.

FilmRise has acquired North American rights to Marc MeyersMy Friend Dahmer. The Ibid Filmworks and Aperture Entertainment production is slated for an autumn release.

Altitude Films Sales is handling international sales, and Altitude Film Distribution has taken UK rights with plans for a theatrical release. 

The film premiered in Tribeca last month and tells the true story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer during his time in high school, based on real-life classmate Derf Backderf’s graphic novel.

Dahmer is portrayed as an awkward teenager who collects roadkill and has an unstable family life. He fixates on a neighbourhood jogger who routinely passes by his house. By the start of senior year, he acts out, throwing epileptic-like fits in the halls. 

His goofball antics win over a group of nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club headed by Backderf. This camaraderie »

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Jeffrey Dahmer Film Acquired by FilmRise in North America

15 May 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

FilmRise has acquired My Friend Dahmer for North America, with plans to release the feature in the fall.

Based on the graphic novel by Derf Backderf, the movie tells the true story of Jeffrey Dahmer as a high schooler in the late 1970s, documenting his downward spiral from awkward teenager to would-be serial killer.

Marc Meyers adapted the graphic novel into the Black List screenplay and directed the feature, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

The Ibid Filmworks and Aperture Entertainment production stars Ross Lynch as Dahmer, while Alex Wolff plays classmate Backderf. Anne Heche and Vincent Kartheiser also star.

Jody Girgenti, Adam Goldworm, Michael Merlob, Milan Chakraborty »

- Mia Galuppo

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‘My Friend Dahmer’ With Ross Lynch Sells to FilmRise (Exclusive)

15 May 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

My Friend Dahmer,” one of the buzziest titles out of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, has landed a North American distribution deal, Variety has learned.

FilmRise nabbed the drama and is planning a theatrical release in the fall of 2017. Critics embraced the film when it screened in Tribeca, with Ross Lynch, a Disney Channel star, receiving particular praise for his eerie turn as a high-school age Jeffrey Dahmer.

“It’s a serious and audacious attempt to dramatize the inner life of a sick puppy when he wasn’t quite so sick,” wrote Variety reviewer Owen Gleiberman.

The film is based on an acclaimed graphic novel of the same name by Derf Backderf, a classmate of Dahmer. It’s an attempt to look at the troubled childhood of Dahmer, a serial killer who murdered 17 men »

- Brent Lang

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Alexis Bledel on How Becoming a Mother Led Her to The Handmaid’s Tale

3 May 2017 8:21 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Alexis Bledel has been trying to pick roles she’s passionate about since she became a mother.

The star of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale told Entertainment Tonight Wednesday in New York City that she wanted to take on roles that she cared about.

“More than anything, I just think about what roles I take on, and make sure that it’s really something that I feel passionate about if I’m going to leave home and go work,” Bledel said. “I just want to love what I’m doing.”

The 35-year-old actress currently plays Ofglen on The Handmaid’s Tale, »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘My Friend Dahmer’

27 April 2017 10:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The premise of “My Friend Dahmer” — a year in the life of Jeffrey Dahmer, the gay cannibalistic serial killer, back when he was a misunderstood high school kid — makes it sound like the indie-hipster version of “Bates Motel”: a “sensitive” prequel to the madness to come. To be sure, the dementia the movie shows us is totally in its embryonic form. Jeffrey, at 17, likes to take roadkill and dissolve it in jars of acid he gets from his chemist father, and his surly blank stare gives new meaning to the term “teenage outcast.” Yet “My Friend Dahmer,” adapted from a true-life graphic novel by John Backderf (who based it on his own high-school experiences with Dahmer), is more than a twisted Afterschool Special. It’s a serious and audacious attempt to dramatize the inner life of a sick puppy when he wasn’t quite so sick.

As you watch the movie, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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TV Review: ‘Genius’ on National Geographic

24 April 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

One of Albert Einstein’s many accomplishments was unlocking entirely new ways of thinking: His theories about how time and space operate led to radical shifts in how physicists — and many ordinary people — view the building blocks of the universe.

So it’s odd that “Genius,” a clunky adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s sprightly biography of Einstein, doesn’t more effectively make use of the basic elements of Einstein’s eclectic and well-traveled life. If the goal was to fill out the pop-culture image of Einstein — who’s been depicted in many a dorm-room poster as an impish rebel with his tongue stuck out — this series is only occasionally successful. “Genius” is more often hampered by an approach that is often unsubtle and unworthy of such a precise and rigorous thinker. 

Episodes one and two jump around to a few different periods in the Nobel Prize winner’s life, but in the early going, “Genius »

- Maureen Ryan

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‘Genius’: Albert Einstein Undergoes a Heated Interrogation in Exclusive Sneak Peek — Watch

4 April 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In anticipation of Nat Geo Channel’s upcoming “Genius” premiere, IndieWire has an exclusive first look clip from the network’s new 10-part event series about the life of famed physicist Albert Einstein.

In the very timely clip below,  Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) and his wife Elsa (Emily Watson) are trying to escape the anti-Semitism and war efforts of Nazi Germany. As they attempt to emigrate from Germany to America, they face an unjust and heated interrogation from a consulate official (played by Vincent Kartheiser) within the United States embassy.

Read More: Tribeca TV Lineuup 2017 Unveiled: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ Albert Einstein’s ‘Genius,’ Ken Burn’ Vietnam War Doc and More

Genius,” based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Einstein: His Life and Universe,” marks the network’s first scripted television project. The series chronicles the turbulent life of Einstein from his rebellious, formative years in which his quest for the answers to »

- Juan Diaz

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‘Genius’: Albert Einstein Undergoes a Heated Interrogation in Exclusive Sneak Peek — Watch

4 April 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In anticipation of Nat Geo Channel’s upcoming “Genius” premiere, IndieWire has an exclusive first look clip from the network’s new 10-part event series about the life of famed physicist Albert Einstein.

In the very timely clip below,  Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) and his wife Elsa (Emily Watson) are trying to escape the anti-Semitism and war efforts of Nazi Germany. As they attempt to emigrate from Germany to America, they face an unjust and heated interrogation from a consulate official (played by Vincent Kartheiser) within the United States embassy.

Read More: Tribeca TV Lineuup 2017 Unveiled: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ Albert Einstein’s ‘Genius,’ Ken Burn’ Vietnam War Doc and More

Genius,” based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Einstein: His Life and Universe,” marks the network’s first scripted television project. The series chronicles the turbulent life of Einstein from his rebellious, formative years in which his quest for the answers to »

- Juan Diaz

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Mad Men: Heinz to Use Don Draper's Ad Campaign (Vid & Pics)

16 March 2017 2:53 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Although the Mad Men TV series finale aired on AMC in May of 2015, dashing Don Draper is still winning over clients for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Kraft Heinz has announced it is launching a new ad campaign which its fictional counterpart passed on, when Draper (Jon Hamm) pitched it in episode 6.04, "To Have and to Hold." Check out the video, photos, and press release, below.Mad Men 6.04 stars Jon Hamm, Jessica Paré, Rich Sommer, Christina Hendricks, Elizabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Aaron Staton, Kevin Rahm, Jay R. Ferguson, Ben Feldman, and Robert Morse. According to IMDb.com, the episode features Don working in secret on the Heinz Ketchup campaign, while Megan shoots "a love scene on the set of her soap opera. Meanwhile, Harry makes his power play, while Joan has more trouble with the secretaries." The AMC TV »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Trailer Watch: Melissa Leo Is an Atheist with a Cause in “Most Hated Woman in America”

16 March 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

“Most Hated Woman in America”

Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins — these are the names most closely associated with atheism in the United States. But this wasn’t always the case. It was in fact a woman who founded “American Atheists,” an influential organization dedicated to defending the civil liberties of atheists and the separation of church and state. Described as “the most hated woman in America” by Life magazine, Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s story is brought to life by Melissa Leo in a new Netflix film, for which a trailer has just been released.

“What the hell is going on in here?” Murray O’Hair (Leo) asks as she bursts into her son’s classroom after hearing the children and their teacher recite The Lord’s Prayer. “In the constitution, there’s something called the First Amendment. The school board cannot force my son to pray — or anyone else,” she tells the class. When the teacher glibly suggests that Murray O’Hair sue the school board, she decides to do just that.

Rather than focus on the landmark court cast that followed, the true-crime biopic depicts Murray O’Hair’s disappearance, which occurred in 1995, more than 20 years after a Supreme Court ruling put an official end to Bible-reading in American public schools.

“Most Hated Woman in America’ captures the rise and fall of a complex character who was a controversial villain to some and an unlikely hero to others,” Netflix’s summary reads. The film co-stars Juno Temple (“Vinyl”), Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”), Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”), and Josh Lucas (“The Mysteries of Laura”).

Leo won an Oscar in 2011 for her supporting role in David O. Russell’s “The Fighter,” and received a nod in 2009 for her leading role in Courtney Hunt’s “Frozen River.” Her recent credits include Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” “Wayward Pines,” and Margaret Betts’ “Novitiate,” which premiered at Sundance in January.

Directed by Tommy O’Haver (“United States of Tara,” “Ella Enchanted”) and written by O’Haver and Irene Turner (“An American Crime”), “Most Hated Woman in America” hits Netflix March 24.

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- Laura Berger

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Genius: Nat Geo Releases Details About New Drama Series

15 March 2017 9:21 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What's in store for Genius? This week, National Geographic Channel released new details about the upcoming TV series.From Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, season one of the planned anthology drama will chronicle the life of famous physicist Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush). The cast also includes Emily Watson, Johnny Flynn, Samantha Colley, T.R. Knight, Seth Gabel, and Vincent Kartheiser.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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SXSW Film Review: ‘The Most Hated Woman in America’

14 March 2017 5:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In 1964, Life magazine dubbed Madalyn Murray O’Hair “the most hated woman in America,” running a huge feature on the outspoken atheist. (Just to put her celebrity in context, the magazine devoted its cover to Lbj’s beagles, Her and Him, sitting on the White House lawn.) Tommy O’Haver’s Netflix original gleefully appropriates that label, reminding viewers of a controversial figure whom subsequent generations take for granted, and few bother to disparage today. It was she who fought to remove the stigma from disbelief, who founded American Atheists, and who won a landmark Supreme Court case banning mandatory Bible readings in public schools — all of which factors into a tabloid-style biopic that chooses to focus primarily on the sordid details of her demise.

Whether or not most believers will admit it, the conventional wisdom goes that one of the great comforts of religion is the way it promises something better after death. »

- Peter Debruge

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‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Review: Melissa Leo Stars in a Painfully Unfocused True Crime Story — SXSW 2017

14 March 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A militant defender of the 1st Amendment, Madalyn Murray O’Hair founded the American Atheists organization in 1963 after using her young son William as an opportunity to sue the Baltimore City Public School System, an effort that eventually reached the Supreme Court and effectively led to the end of mandatory Bible prayers in the nation’s education system. William, who now goes by the name Bill Murray, would grow up to become a Baptist minister — today, he serves as the chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, his life devoted to reversing the kind of secular progressivism that thrust his mother into the national spotlight.

Pulled taut between the disparate forces of fame and freedom, this is a uniquely American story that’s rich with relevant detail, tantalizingly sordid even before you get to the part where Madalyn is kidnapped from her Austin home in 1995, abducted alongside her underachieving son and Bill’s estranged daughter. »

- David Ehrlich

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Watch: Melissa Leo in Trailer for 'The Most Hated Woman in America'

13 March 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Don't you know who I am?!" Netflix has debuted a trailer for a film titled The Most Hated Woman in America, which is also premiering at the SXSW Film Festival this month (like many other Netflix films). This tells the true story of the much debated rise and demise of a woman, named Madalyn Murray O'Hair, who was the founder of the "American Atheists" organization. She quickly became the "most hated woman in America", hence the title. Melissa Leo plays O'Hair, and the cast includes Juno Temple, Adam Scott, Josh Lucas, Vincent Kartheiser, Peter Fonda, Michael Chernus & Rory Cochrane. As interesting as this story seems, I'll watch it purely for Melissa Leo. She looks totally unrecognizable, always cool to see. Here's the first trailer for Tommy O'Haver's The Most Hated Woman in America, from YouTube: A true-crime biopic about the disappearance of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of the "American »

- Alex Billington

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Melissa Leo is ‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ in First Trailer

13 March 2017 6:18 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The history of America’s transgression tied to the separation of church and state has never occurred without strong opposition. The Most Hated Woman in America, an upcoming crime biopic directed by Tommy O’Haver (An American Crime), centers around the disappearance of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who founded American Atheists, and was a key figure in the political culture war. After winning the Supreme Court lawsuit in Murray v. Curlett, which ended official Bible readings in American public schools in 1963, she would become a target among many people and go down in history as… well, the title says it all.

Featuring Melissa Leo in the lead role, as well as a cast including Josh Lucas, Adam Scott, Vincent Kartheiser and Juno Temple, the first trailer has now landed ahead of a Netflix debut and SXSW premiere. Produced by Elizabeth Banks, it looks to be a complex, intense character study on a controversial figure. »

- The Film Stage

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