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Well-Timed TV Character Deaths Pay Off for Writers and Actors

16 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Warning: Spoilers For “The Good Wife,” “House Of Cards,” “Scandal,” “Homeland,” “Shameless” And “Game Of Thrones” Below

The body count in primetime is rising. Key characters in high-profile dramas are dropping like flies as producers seek the ratings bump and social-media buzz that an unexpected death (or resurrection) brings. True shockers, such as the demise of Josh Charles’ Will Gardner on “The Good Wife,” pay dividends that extend long past a single episode, since they often allow writers to radically alter storylines — and provide actors with killer clips for their Emmy reels. Here are some of the biggest casualties.

Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) “House of Cards” (Netflix) 

What happened: The ambitious cub reporter got the ultimate F.U. when former lover/top source Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) got sick of her pesky questions and sent her flying in front of a Metro train in the season-two opener.

The aftermath: The »

- Jenelle Riley

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European Film Bonds Ramps Up Operations with High Profile Pix (Exclusive)

14 April 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — European Film Bonds is ramping up its global operation by providing the completion guarantee for a number of major productions, including Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette,” along with other new titles including “Bill,” “Second Origin,” and Julian Jarrold’s “Girls’ Night Out.”

Since recently announcing the appointment of Peter La Terriere in London, and the expansion of the company’s operation into a number of major territories, such as the U.K., Australia and Spain, Efb has boarded several high-profile productions, reflecting the company’s growing impact on the bonding market.

Efb is attached to “Suffragette,” starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson and Meryl Streep for Pathe, the BFI and Film4. It is also behind Julian Jarrold’s “Girls’ Night Out,” currently shooting in Hull and starring Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett and Emily Watson.

Other new titles include Michael Hoffman’s “Best of Me, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Crisis: New Gillian Anderson NBC drama to air on Watch in UK

9 April 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Crisis is to air on Watch in the UK from later this year.

The new 13-part NBC drama - starring Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney - follows an abduction of the children of Washington DC's powerful elite.

Former X-Files actress Anderson plays the role of Meg Fitch, the CEO of a corporation and whose daughter is one of those abducted, and Mulroney stars as ex-cia field operative Francis Gibson.

Watch general manager Steve Hornsey said: "Watch brings its audience another irresistible UK premiere. Crisis is an exciting and original conspiracy thriller full of unexpected plot twists.

"It captures the current enthusiasm for political intrigue in a fast-paced and dramatic character story, brought to life by a fantastic ensemble cast."

Also in the cast are Rachael Taylor as Meg's estranged sister and Lance Gross as Agent Marcus Finley.

Rand Ravich - creator of Damian Lewis drama Life - is behind Crisis. »

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2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Actor

7 April 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Here's our take on the best drama actor category, which is extremely crowded due to "True Detective" and its lead actors Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson competing here. Which could very well mean that the last two years of winners -- Damian Lewis ("Homeland") and Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom") -- won't even get nominated this time around. Or maybe they will. But given Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey and Jon Hamm are also in the mix, it's gonna be tough. Below are predictions for best drama actor from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check back as they might very well change 'em up between now and July 10th. Check out predictions in all the categories here. Ben's predictions: 1. Matthew McConaughey, True Detective 2. Jon Hamm, Mad Men 3. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad 4. Kevin Spacey, House of Cards 5. Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom 6. Damian Lewis, Homeland Spoiler: Woody Harrelson, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Actor

7 April 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here's our take on the best drama actor category, which is extremely crowded due to "True Detective" and its lead actors Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson competing here. Which could very well mean that the last two years of winners -- Damian Lewis ("Homeland") and Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom") -- won't even get nominated this time around. Or maybe they will. But given Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey and Jon Hamm are also in the mix, it's gonna be tough. Below are predictions for best drama actor from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check back as they might very well change 'em up between now and July 10th. Check out predictions in all the categories here. Ben's predictions: 1. Matthew McConaughey, True Detective 2. Jon Hamm, Mad Men 3. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad 4. Kevin Spacey, House of Cards 5. Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom 6. Damian Lewis, Homeland Spoiler: Woody Harrelson, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Damian Lewis Set To Join Ewan McGregor For ‘Our Kind Of Traitor’

26 March 2014 3:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Fellow Homeland lovers, you’ll probably get a little amusement out of the title for Damian Lewis’ new film – Was he turned or did he choose to be a traitor? The new big-screen adaption of John le Carre’s novel is that Our Kind Of Traitor is a spy thriller being directed by Susanna White, famous for directing the BBC’s Bleak House and Parade’s End.

This time Lewis is sticking to his British accent as he’ll play a member of our UK intelligence, alongside roles for Ewan McGregorNaomie Harris and Stellan Skarsgard. The novel focuses on an English couple in Antigua who are on some form of holiday, when they’re lured in by a member of the Russian mafia things start to get awry, the British Secret Service get involved and the tension begins to build!

If you loved Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, then you »

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Damian Lewis joins cast of John le Carré film Our Kind of Traitor

25 March 2014 7:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Homeland actor cast as member of British intelligence for adaptation which also stars Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris

Homeland star Damian Lewis has joined the cast for the big-screen adaptation of Our Kind of Traitor, a John le Carré novel.

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris have already been cast in the film, playing an English couple on holiday in Marrakech.

Lewis will play a member of British intelligence in the Susanna White-directed film, which will also feature Stellan Skarsgard and Jeremy Northam. Shooting will begin in London on Wednesday.

The novel was first published in 2010 and the screenplay has been penned by Iranian-British writer Hossein Amini.

Lewis, who starred as Nicholas Brody in Fox Entertainment's Homeland, is also tipped to play Henry VIII in a new TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel's bestselling novels. And he has been cast opposite Nicole Kidman in Queen of the Desert, a film about the life of archaeologist, »

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Damian Lewis joins cast of John le Carré film Our Kind of Traitor

25 March 2014 7:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Homeland actor cast as member of British intelligence for adaptation which also stars Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris

Homeland star Damian Lewis has joined the cast for the big-screen adaptation of Our Kind of Traitor, a John le Carré novel.

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris have already been cast in the film, playing an English couple on holiday in Marrakech.

Lewis will play a member of British intelligence in the Susanna White-directed film, which will also feature Stellan Skarsgard and Jeremy Northam. Shooting will begin in London on Wednesday.

The novel was first published in 2010 and the screenplay has been penned by Iranian-British writer Hossein Amini.

Lewis, who starred as Nicholas Brody in Fox Entertainment's Homeland, is also tipped to play Henry VIII in a new TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel's bestselling novels. And he has been cast opposite Nicole Kidman in Queen of the Desert, a film about the life of archaeologist, »

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Photography Starts On Our Kind Of Traitor; Stars Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris And Jeremy Northam

25 March 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Studiocanal, Film4 and The Ink Factory, in association with Potboiler Productions, have announced the start of shooting in London of Our Kind Of Traitor.

Susanna White directs this adaptation of John le Carré’s novel from a script by Hossein Amini, with a cast headed by Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, and Jeremy Northam.

An English couple, Perry (McGregor) and Gail (Harris), are taking a holiday in Marrakech. By chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima (Skarsgard) who owns a villa and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis.

What else he wants propels the couple on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s Intelligence Establishment.

Our Kind Of Traitor is »

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'True Detective' will submit for Emmy contention as a drama

25 March 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If this summer's Emmy races are half as exciting as this spring's jockeying for Emmy category position, we're gonna have a real barnburner on our hands come August. Two weeks ago, Netflix fired the first salvo, electing to submit "Orange Is The New Black" in the comedy category after going as a drama for Golden Globes contention. Personally, I think that was the smart and correct choice and, in a perfect world, "Orange" could fill out the supporting actress field on its own. [That won't happen. But it should.] Then earlier this morning, Showtime unexpectedly announced that after three years as a drama for Emmy purposes, "Shameless" will submit as a comedy this year. I'd always advocated "Shameless" as a comedy in years past and I would put Emmy Rossum in any open field of actress contenders, regardless of category. Still, I'm not quite sure how I feel about the move in this particular season, which »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Casting Net: Meryl Streep attached to Diablo Cody, Jonathan Demme pic; Plus, Corey Stoll, Chris Pratt, more

25 March 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Meryl Streep is reportedly attached to star in Ricky and the Flash about a woman trying to repair her broken relationships with the family she abandoned to be a rock star decades earlier. Diablo Cody (Juno) penned the script and Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) is attached to direct. All are Oscar winners. According to the report, Universal and Fox 200 are interested in the movie. [The Wrap]

Corey Stoll (House of Cards) is reportedly in early talks to join Marvel’s Ant-Man. The Edgar Wright-directed pic stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and is set for a July 31, 2015, release. No »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Our Kind Of Traitor ready to roll

25 March 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film4 and The Ink Factory in association with Potboiler Productions announced (25) that shooting on the spy thriller is set to begin in London on March 26. StudioCanal handles international sales.

Susanna White directs Hossein Amini’s adaptation of the John le Carré novel and Ewan McGregor leads the cast alongside Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris and Jeremy Northam

Production will take place in London and the Home Counties, Finland, Bern, Paris, the French Alps and Marrakech for 10 weeks through the end of May.

Our Kind Of Traitor tells of an English couple on holiday in Morocco who encounter a mysterious Russian millionaire.

Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell of The Ink Factory produce with Gail Egan of Potboiler. The companies recently collaborated on Sundance world premiere A Most Wanted Man, while Potboiler produced The Constant Gardener.

StudioCanal, Film4, Seadune Developments, Potboiler and The Ink Factory developed the script. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Casting: Lewis, Orser, Stoll, Ryan, Jenner

25 March 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Our Kind of Traitor

Damian Lewis ("Homeland"), Jeremy Northam ("Mimic") and Naomie Harris ("Skyfall") have joined Susanna White's adaptation of John Le Carre's spy thriller "Our Kind of Traitor". Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard also star.

The plot centers on an English couple vacationing in Antigua who become entangled in the dealings of a Russian mobster desperate to defect. Lewis will play a member of British Intelligence. [Source: THR]

Taken 3

Leland Orser will reprise his role as the best friend of Liam Neeson's character in the upcoming "Taken 3" at 20th Century Fox. Filming begins at the end of March.

Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen and Jon Gries are also returning for the new film, no story details are presently available. [Source: Deadline]

Ant-Man

Corey Stoll ("House of Cards," "Non-Stop") has joined the cast of Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" at Marvel Studios. Stoll's role is unknown at this point.

Stoll joins a »

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'Homeland' Star Damian Lewis Joins 'Our Kind of Traitor' Spy Thriller

25 March 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his espionage drama series "Homeland" on Showtime, British actor Damian Lewis is getting into the spy thriller game back in his home country. THR reports Lewis has just landed a role in Our Kind of Traitor, the adaptation of John Le Carre's novel of the same name with Ewan McGregor in the lead. The story follows an English couple vacationing in Antigua who become entangled in the dealings of a Russian mobster desperate to defect. That's when the British Secret Service gets involved and the real suspense begins. Lewis will be playing a member of British Intelligence. Lewis joins a cast that also includes Stellan Skarsgard (Thor) and Naomie Harris (Skyfall), so it's an impressive assembly of talent for the film from director Susanna White("Parade's End") and writer Hossein Amini (Drive). Hopefully Lewis can make good use of his acclaimed »

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Damian Lewis And Jeremy Northam Join Cast Of Spy Thriller ‘Our Kind of Traitor’

25 March 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Damian Lewis (“Homeland”) and Jeremy Northam have joined the cast of Susanna White’s contempo spy suspenser “Our Kind of Traitor.”

Produced by Studiocanal,Film4 and The Ink Factory, in association with Potboiler Productions, the elevated thriller also toplines Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris. Studiocanal handles international sales.

The script of “Traitor” was penned by Hossein Amini, adapted from John le Carre’s novel. It centers on an English couple, Perry (McGregor) and Gail (Harris) taking a holiday in Marrakech. The pair get embroiled with a Russian oligarch called Dima (Skarsgard), who lead them onto a tortuous journey through Paris, the Swiss Alps and London.

Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell at The Ink Factory produced with Gail Egan at Potboiler.The two companies recently teamed on the adaptation of le Carre’s “A Most Wanted Man,” which world-premiered at Sundance.

Potboiler’s credits also include the Oscar-winning »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Lewis, Northam join Our Kind of Traitor

25 March 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Susanna White’s adaptation of John le Carré’s novel starts shooting tomorrow [April 26].

Damian Lewis and Jeremy Northam have boarded Our Kind of Traitor.

Susanna White’s adaptation of John le Carré’s novel, from a script by Hossein Amini, starts shooting tomorrow in London and the Home Counties, Finland, Bern, Paris, the French Alps and Marrakech for ten weeks, until the end of May.

Lewis and Northam join a cast that already included Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris.

Set around an English couple on holiday in Marrakech who encounter a Russian millionaire, Our Kind of Traitor is produced by Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell of The Ink Factory, and Gail Egan of Potboiler.

The two companies recently collaborated on Sundance premiere A Most Wanted Man.

StudioCanal, Film4, Seadune Developments, Potboiler and The Ink Factory developed the script. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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'Homeland's Damian Lewis joins cast of 'Our Kind of Traitor'

24 March 2014 11:29 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, March 25: 'Homeland' star Damian Lewis has joined that the cast of spy thriller 'Our Kind of Traitor', which is an adaption of a novel written by John le Carre.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film, which will be directed by Susanna White, also stars Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris.

The movie revolves around a couple vacationing in Antigua who become entangled in the a fight between a Russian mobster and the British Secret Service.

Lewis will play a member of British Intelligence. (Ani) »

- Diksha Singh

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Damian Lewis Is Our Kind Of Traitor

24 March 2014 7:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With an Emmy and Golden Globe now under his belt thanks to some excellent work on Homeland, Damian Lewis is looking to beef up his film resume. Taking a step in the right direction, the actor has just joined Our Kind of Traitor, which Susanna White is set to helm.

Already set to star Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris, the Hossein Amini (Drive) scripted project is an adaptation of John le Carre’s novel of the same name. It follows an “English couple vacationing in Antigua who become entangled in the dealings of a Russian mobster desperate to defect.” Though no specifics were given on Lewis’ role, we do know that he’ll be playing a member of the British Intelligence.

Given how superbly the results were the last few times that Hollywood adapted one of le Carre’s novels (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the upcoming A »

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Corey Stoll in Negotiations for Marvel’s Ant-man; Damian Lewis Joins Our Kind Of Traitor; Mamie Gummer Takes a Slice of Cake with Jennifer Aniston

24 March 2014 6:51 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's the latest casting news: Corey Stoll is in negotiations to join Edgar Wright's Ant-Man in an undisclosed role.  The Marvel movie, starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael PeñaPatrick Wilson and Evangeline Lilly, is due out July 17, 2015. Damian Lewis has joined the John le Carré novel adaptation, Our Kind of Traitor, for director Susanna White.  Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris star. Mamie Gummer has joined director Daniel Barnz's Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up from The Wrap is word that Stoll is in negotiations to star in Ant-Man.  Rudd and Douglas are set to star as Scott Lang and Hank Pym, respectively, which are two iterations of the title superhero created by Stan Lee in 1962.  Pym was a biochemist who discovers subatomic "Pym" particles that allow him to drastically manipulate his size; he also develops a helmet »

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Damian Lewis Joins Ewan McGregor for 'Our Kind of Traitor' (Exclusive)

24 March 2014 5:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Damian Lewis, who won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his work on Homeland, has joined the cast of Our Kind of Traitor, a spy thriller being directed by Susanna White. Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard and Naomie Harris are already on board the project, which is an adaptation of the novel by John le Carre. Hossein Amini wrote the screenplay. The plot centers on an English couple vacationing in Antigua who become entangled in the dealings of a Russian mobster desperate to defect. Soon enough, the British Secret Service is involved and the suspense kicks in. Lewis will play

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