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Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci Discuss Their Spectre Characters In New Featurette

13 August 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux reveal more about their characters in this latest featurette for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/Eon Productions’ action adventure Spectre.

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, »

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'Spectre' Preview Introduces Bond Girls Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux

13 August 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We've seen the pictures, now we really get to see them in action. Yes, there are four new Bond Girls, and two of them are highlighted in the last sneak preview from the set of the latest 007 adventure. Will you be able to handle the hotness when Daniel Craig returns to reprise the iconic secret agent this fall? Or will the new stars of Spectre simply be too much for you to handle?

The latest vlog from the set of Spectre focuses on actresses L&#233a Seydoux and Monica Bellucci and the roles they play in the film. The sequel is once again directed by Sam Mendes. He continues the story he began with 2012's blockbuster hit Skyfall. And to keep pulses racing, he knew he needed to find a new pair of beauties to help James Bond along on his adventure. About these two new additions to the cast, »

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Spectre Featurette Introduces The Bond Franchise’s New Female Recruits

13 August 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While moviegoers continue to deliberate on exactly who will be singing the film’s main theme song, MGM and Sony have peeled back the curtain on a new Spectre featurette, one which spotlights the film’s new female recruits.

Narrated by Monica Bellucci and the award-winning Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color), here the newcomers offer up new information relating to their respective characters following their formal introduction some months ago. Up first is Bellucci’s Lucia Sciarra, who is on board to play “an Italian widow with secrets. Her mafioso husband is killed and she risks the same thing happening to her.” At 50 years of age, Bellucci is bringing a certain tenacity and maturity to her role in Spectre, with director Sam Mendes adding that the actress has that “certain amount of life experience and maturity, and she’s the whole package, really.”

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Monica Bellucci & Léa Seydoux Profiled in Latest 'Spectre' Featurette

13 August 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"She needed to be soulful, feisty and complicated." Eon Productions has released a new featurette for Sam Mendes' Spectre, due out in theaters in just a few more months. This one profiles the Bond Women of Spectre, specifically two of the women from this Bond movie - Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra. They left out Moneypenny! But that's okay, she's still awesome. In this featurette, Sam Mendes profiles both characters and discusses their casting. Monica Bellucci looks very mysterious, but Léa Seydoux looks badass as she's apparently always on the run. Can't wait. In theaters fall. Here's the new featurette for Sam Mendes' Spectre about The Bond Women of Spectre, via Spectre is directed by Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Revolutionary Road, Road to Perdition, American Beauty) and written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wave with John Logan, all with James Bond franchise experience. »

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Daily | In the Works | Smith, Lapid, Guest

13 August 2015 6:22 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Patti Smith will produce and co-write—with Penny Dreadful showrunner John Logan—a series for Showtime based on Just Kids, "her 2010 memoir of her years spent in New York City with Robert Mapplethorpe," reports Alison Herman for Flavorwire. More projects in the works: Nadav Lapid will shoot Micro Robert in Paris; Christopher Guest is making his next mockumentary for Netflix; Jim Carrey has landed a pilot order at Showtime; Fred Schepisi will direct and James Ivory will produce an adaptation of Peter Cameron's Andorra; Aaron Eckhart is joining Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood's Sully; Tom Hardy will likely star in 100 Bullets; and Tom Cruise is preparing a sequel to Jack Reacher. » - David Hudson »

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Spectre: Find out about the mysterious new Bond girls in a behind-the-scenes video

13 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

New Bond girls Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci have teased their Spectre roles in the latest behind-the-scenes video from the set of the movie.

Seydoux plays Dr Madeleine Swann, the daughter of Bond's old nemesis Mr White, while Belluci plays Lucia Sciarra, the widow of an infamous criminal.

Everything we know about Spectre including spoilers, trailers and the latest rumours

Seydoux said of her character: "She's a doctor, she's intelligent and very sensitive."

Bellucci added of Lucia: "She's an Italian widow with secrets."

Director Sam Mendes said: "In Spectre, the two women who Bond hooks up with both have great mystery, they both have depths, and for that you need fantastic actresses."

Mendes has confirmed that Spectre will be his last Bond outing, following his success with Skyfall in 2012.

Daniel Craig returns for his fourth outing as James Bond in his 24th official screen adventure. A new trailer was unveiled last month. »

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Patti Smith's Memoir 'Just Kids' to Become Showtime Miniseries

12 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Patti Smith will adapt her 2010 memoir "Just Kids" as a Showtime miniseries. The singer/artist/punk poet laureate will produce and pen the limited series with "Penny Dreadful" showrunner John Logan. "Just Kids" is a snapshot of bohemian New York in the late '60s and early '70s, as well as of Smith's friendship with soon-to-be-famous photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. “A limited series on Showtime will allow us to explore the characters more deeply, enabling us to develop stories beyond the book and allow a measure of unorthodox presentation,” said Smith in a statement. “The medium of a television limited series offers narrative freedom and a chance to expand upon the themes of the book.” Smith's next memoir, "M Train," about her travels and thoughts on art, arrives October 6. Here's the synopsis for the National Book Award winner "Just Kids": It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, »

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Showtime Give "Halo" Update, New Pilot Deals

11 August 2015 8:32 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

First announced over a year ago, it seems not much progress has been made on the Steven Spielberg-produced live-action "Halo" TV series.

Talking about the project at the Television Critics Association press tour, Showtime president David Nevins was asked if he could offer an update on the project and whether Showtime was still involved.

Nevins said: "It's still in development. Still in very active development." Pressed for a potential date he aded "No time soon."

Showtime was more immediately talking up its other projects in the works including a new coming-of-age drama pilot being produced by Lena Waithe and Common, a pilot for the drama "I'm Dying Up Here" set in the 1970s L.A. comedy scene which Jim Carrey will produce, and a limited series based on Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids" which John Logan will produce.

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John Logan & Patti Smith Bring Just Kids To Showtime

11 August 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Patti Smith's 2010 memoir Just Kids is one of those books that is just full of magic. Charting the protopunk's bohemian New York Days with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith's work nabbed the National Book Award for nonfiction for damn good reason. One doesn't have to be a fan of Smith's music, nor of the Underground/Avant-Garde/Punk scenes, to appreciate her intimate, gentle and soaring text. It's just a great book about youth and love and the desire to create. Bar none.So of course a legendary artist's life needs to be adapted to the screen, right? For good or ill that seems inevitable. As it just so happens Smith herself has been co-penning such an adaptation with Penny Dreadful mastermind John Logan since 2011. It is today...

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Showtime Sets Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' for Limited Series

11 August 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Showtime CEO David Nevins has announced a new partnership between "Penny Dreadful" scribe John Logan and Patti Smith, whose famous autobiography "Just Kids" (2012) is finally getting the Hollywood treatment it deserves. Set in the 1970s, Smith's 2010 National Book Award-winning memoir dug deep into the life of artist Robert Mapplethorpe, and chronicled Smith's relationship with the renowned photographer before he died of AIDS in 1989. It also captured the New York scene of the period, chasing the star-studded party sprees alongside the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol. It didn't hurt that the president of the network was a fan either: "'Just Kids' is one of my favorite memoirs of all time. Not only is it a fascinating portrait of artists coming of age, but it's also an aspiring story of friendship, love and endurance," Nevins stated, on the heels of Showtime's TCA presentation in Los Angeles. »

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Patti Smith's Just Kids Is Coming to TV With the Help of Showtime Vet

11 August 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Patti Smith's bestselling 2010 memoir Just Kids is coming to the small screen. At the Summer TCA, Showtime president David Nevins announced the limited series, which will delve into Smith's book about her relationship and life with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The series will be written and produced by Smith herself, along with a Showtime vet: John Logan, the mind behind the network's Penny Dreadful. "Showtime fought hard" for the rights to Smith's book, Nevins said, and he joked that maybe Smith's leanings had something to do with it. It "didn't hurt that Patti is a diehard Penny Dreadful fan." Stay tuned for more details. »

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Patti Smith Plots 'Just Kids' Memoir Adaptation Series for Showtime

11 August 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Rock legend Patti Smith is teaming with Showtime for a limited series adaptation of her 2010 memoir, Just Kids. Showtime president David Nevins announced the project Tuesday during the Television Critics Assocation's summer press tour, noting that Smith will co-write and co-produce the series with Penny Dreadful creator John Logan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Just Kids, which won a National Book Award in the nonfiction category, focuses on Smith's relationship with late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe during the late Sixties and early Seventies – and features stories of her encounters with pop culture giants like Jimi Hendrix, »

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Showtime Is Adapting Patti Smith’s Memoir Just Kids; Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan Have Been Renewed

11 August 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Showtime has picked up the adaptation of Patti Smith's best-selling memoir Just Kids as a limited series. Smith has been working on a script with Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan (of Gladiator and The Aviator fame) for the past four years, about her relationship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in New York City throughout the '60s and '70s. “The medium of a television limited series offers narrative freedom and a chance to expand upon the themes of the book," said Smith, who is also co-producing the series. While there haven't been any casting announcements, she has said that she wants Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson — or perhaps a couple of unknowns. "We were 20. We were unknowns, and I think it should be unknowns," she said. In other non–Twin Peaks–related news, Showtime has renewed Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex for 12-episode fourth seasons. The network also »

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Patti Smith's Just Kids Memoir to Become Showtime Limited Series

11 August 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Book a room at the Chelsea Hotel and settle in: Showtime is developing Just Kids, rocker Patti Smith’s memoir about her complicated relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, as a series.

The network announced the news at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

Desert Wolf Productions, headed by Penny Dreadful‘s John Logan, will produce the series.

RelatedRay Donovan, Masters of Sex Renewed for Season 4 at Showtime

Just Kids is one of my favorite memoirs of all time,” David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks Inc., said in a statement. “Not only is it a fascinating portrait of artists coming of age, »

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John Logan & Patti Smith To Adapt ‘Just Kids’ As Showtime Limited Series

11 August 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Penny Dreadful creator John Logan is expanding his relationship with Showtime. In a competitive situation, the pay cable network has acquired the rights to Patti Smith's memoir, Just Kids, for a limited series to be co-written and produced by Smith and Logan. The limited series will be to be produced with Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions. "Just Kids is one of my favorite memoirs of all time," said David Nevins, President of Showtime Networks Inc. "Not only is it a… »

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Showtime to Adapt Patti Smith’s Memoir ‘Just Kids’ as Miniseries

11 August 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Patti Smith’s memoir “Just Kids” will be adapted into a miniseries by Showtime, the premium cable network announced Tuesday. Co-written and produced by John Logan, the memoir will be produced with Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions. “‘Just Kids’ is one of my favorite memoirs of all time,” said David Nevins, President of Showtime Networks Inc, in a statement. “Not only is it a fascinating portrait of artists coming of age, but it’s also an inspiring story of friendship, love and endurance. I’m so thrilled that Patti Smith will bring her unique voice to writing the scripts along with the gifted John Logan, »

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Showtime’s David Nevins Talks ‘Twin Peaks,’ Patti Smith Series, Documentary Push

11 August 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After some behind-the-scenes drama, Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” sequel is heading into production next month with director-exec producer David Lynch tackling the project as one long movie that will be sliced into a still-undetermined number of episodes.

Showtime initially announced “Twin Peaks” as a nine-episode order. After some wrangling in the spring over the budget — during which Lynch briefly dropped out of the project — the sides came to terms, and now all systems are go for Lynch to direct the entire series. Production begins next month, mostly in the Washington state area.

“I expect (the series) be more than nine (episodes),” Nevins said Tuesday during his presentation at the Television Critics Assn. press tour at the Beverly Hilton. “It’s open-ended. I know his shooting schedule. We will let him cut into however many episodes he feels works best.”


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Star Trek: Nemesis - what went wrong?

6 August 2015 6:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Star Trek 10 was supposed to lead into a further Next Generation crew movie, had all gone to plan. It didn't. So what happened?

1996's Star Trek: First Contact took $150 million worldwide, on a budget of $46 million. 1998's Star Trek: Insurrection managed to swallow a budget of $70 million and only return $118 worldwide, but after the critical feedback about that film, surely a darker action film along the same lines as First Contact would jump the box office back up? That appeared to be the thought pattern at Paramount, as it greenlit a further adventure for the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast. Star Trek: Nemesis was born.

The film, released in December 2002 in the Us, would go on to take $67m at the global box office, off the back of a $60m budget. It'd sell 1.3m DVDs in its first week in America, and in the scheme of things, was a financial disappointment. »

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James Bond Returns in New Spectre Trailer

27 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Can we say that Daniel Craig incarnation of James Bond rivals Sean Connery’s at this point, or is that still considered blasphemy? Given that Skyfall (2012) is, at least until the release of Spectre, the most complete and entertaining Bond film ever produced, I wonder if we can’t mention the two actors in the same sentence without feeling the least bit guilty.

The new trailer for Spectre does very little to dissuade my enthusiasm for Craig and his Bond films (although Quantum of Solace (2008) was quite the follow-up to Casino Royale (2006) I was hoping for). The new film looks to continue the dark and menacing nature of these films, and I’m all for it; it’s a tone that works for Bond. Here’s hoping that the final film delivers the good that this trailer promises.

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Spectre: A cryptic message from the past sends »

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Sensational new trailer for Bond 24: Spectre

24 July 2015 12:44 AM, PDT | | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Directed by Sam Mendes. Screenplay by John Logan. Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema. Original Music by Thomas Newman. Edited by Lee Smith. Production Design by Dennis Gassner. Credit where credit is due. »

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