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14 items from 2017


‘Howards End’: Julia Ormond, Philipa Coulthard, Joseph Quinn, More Join Starz/BBC Miniseries

17 February 2017 7:59 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Starz and BBC are rounding out the cast for limited series Howards End, based on E.M. Forster’s classic novel. Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin, Mad Men) and newcomers Philippa Coulthard (The Catch, Secrets and Lies), Joseph Quinn (Dickensian) have signed on to the four-part series, alongside Rosalind Eleazar (National Treasure, Nw) and Alex Lawther (Imitation Game, Black Mirror). They join previously announced Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tracey Ullman. Howards End… »

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TV News Roundup: Starz and BBC to Produce Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘Howards End’ Adaptation Starring Hayley Atwell

15 February 2017 2:12 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Starz and BBC team up to co-produce Kenneth Lonergan’s “Howards End” adaptation, “Jessica Jones” star Krysten Ritter’s debut novel gets a pub date, and more. 

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Starz and the BBC are teaming up to co-produce the limited series “Howards End,” written by Academy Award-nominee Kenneth Lonergan and based on the classic E.M. Forster novel. The series represents the “Manchester by the Sea” writer and director’s first television adaptation, and will explore the changing landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century England through the prism of three families: the intellectual and idealistic Schlegels, the wealthy Wilcoxes from the world of business, and the working class Basts. Hayley AtwellMatthew Macfadyen, and Tracey Ullman are all set to star, with Hettie Macdonald signing on to direct the four hour-long episodes that will air on BBC One in the U.K. and Starz in the U.S »

- Will Thorne

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Hayley Atwell to Star in Howards End Adaptation for Starz, BBC

15 February 2017 12:46 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A British literature classic is getting an update, thanks to Starz and the BBC.

Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter, Conviction) will headline a miniseries adaptation of Howards End, based on the E.M. Forster novel, to be co-produced by Starz and BBC One. Set in circa-1900 England, Howards End explores the social and class divisions of the time through three families; Atwell will star as well-read idealist Margaret Schlegel.

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Joining Atwell in the cast are Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street), who’ll play Henry Wilcox, and Tracey Ullman, »

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Starz Boards ‘Howards End’ BBC Limited Series; Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen & Tracey Ullman To Star

15 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Starz has teamed with BBC to co-produce the limited series Howards End, based on the classic E.M. Forster novel with Oscar-nominated Manchester by the Sea screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan writing the TV adaptation. Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street) and Tracey Ullman (Tracey Ullman’s Show) have been tapped to star in the project, originally greenlighted by BBC One in December 2015. Hettie Macdonald (White Girl) will direct the… »

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Succession: Adam McKay Series Ordered by HBO

8 February 2017 5:24 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are venturing into dramatic territory. According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has ordered a new TV series from the producers titled Succession.From Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong, the family drama will star "Brian Cox as the patriarch of a family-owned media empire." The cast also includes Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Hiam Abbas, Rob Yang, Parker Sawyers, and Peter Friedman.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Will Ferrell-Adam McKay Political Drama ‘Succession’ Ordered by HBO

8 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has given a 10-episode series order to “Succession,” a political drama from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.

The series is described as the saga of the Roys, a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. It will explore family loyalty, international business, and the perils of power in the 21st century.

Jesse Armstrong will serve as showrunner, writer, and executive producer on the series, with McKay directing the pilot, which HBO ordered last year. Additional executive producers are Kevin Messick, Frank Rich, and Ilene S. Landress.

Succession” stars Brian Cox as Logan Roy, the tough, powerful, and aging patriarch of the Roy family and head of a family-controlled international media conglomerate; Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy, eldest son from Logan’s second marriage, currently a division president at the family firm and the heir apparent; Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy, Logan »

- Daniel Holloway

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Producer Likens Benedict Cumberbatch-Led Drama The Current War To David Fincher’s Social Network

3 February 2017 6:24 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The rivalry between George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison is quite literally the stuff of legend. Throughout the late 1880s, the two industry titans and American entrepreneurs clashed over the introduction of a sustainable electricity system in the United States.

Such an intense public spat essentially sparked The Current War, and it’s one that Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will document through his upcoming period drama. Gomez-Rejon has assembled quite the ensemble cast to do so, too, with Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch on board as Thomas Edison (see above). His rival? Michael Shannon, who signed on in place of his Nocturnal Animals co-star Jake Gyllenhaal to play George Westinghouse. Elsewhere on the casting docket, you’ll find an assembly of top-tier British talent including Nicholas Hoult (Nikola Tesla), Alien: Covenant‘s Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tuppence Middleton.

Currently lensing in London, Collider caught »

- Michael Briers

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison Revealed in The Current War

22 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Weinstein Company has released the first photo of Benedict Cumberbatch as inventor Thomas Edison in the new film The Current War. The studio has not issued a release date for The Current War at this time, but production started last month on this movie. Here's what Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, said in a statement about the film when production got under way.

"Edison and Westinghouse's rivalry is the ultimate tale of competition driving ingenuity. Theirs was a battle of intellect, a race of creativity and technological innovation that we see echoed in the self-made inventors dominating spaces like Silicon Valley. We're thrilled to start filming and to share this historical rivalry with audiences everywhere."

Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use »

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First look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in The Current War

21 January 2017 10:46 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison: The British actor portrays the character forthcoming drama The Current War.

Courtesy of The Weinstein Company, we have our very first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in the upcoming drama The Current War, which is currently shooting in London and surrounding areas.

Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Dr. Strange) stars as Thomas Edison alongside Michael Shannon’s (Waco, Nocturnal Animals) George Westinghouse.  Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Inherent Vice), Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming), Matthew Macfadyen (‘Ripper Street’, Anna Karenina) and Tuppence Middleton (‘War & Peace’, The Imitation Game) also star with Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mad Max: Fury Road) set to play Nikola Tesla.

Written by Michael Mitnick (The Giver), the film will be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), with Basil Iwanyk (Wind River, Hotel Mumbai), Timur Bekmanbetov, »

- Paul Heath

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First look image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in The Current War

21 January 2017 10:45 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The streets of London and its surrounding areas are currently playing host to the filming of the Thomas Edison drama, The Current War, which details the race between Edison and George Westinghouse to deliver the first marketable and sustainable electricity system.

In the electric chair as Thomas Edison is Doctor Strange (and Sherlock) actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, the subject of the very first look image to emerge from the studio behind the film, The Weinstein Company. Cumberbatch and his very stiff upper lip, seems to embody the very image of what we expect from a gentleman in the late 1800’s, in his dapper clothing to his trademark solemn look.

Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t the only impressive name on the cast list, he is also joined by Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) as George Westinghouse.  Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, »

- Zehra Phelan

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First image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison in The Current War

21 January 2017 5:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With filming on The Current War well underway in London, The Weinstein Company has released the first image from the highly-anticipated drama featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as legendary American inventor Thomas Edison.

Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse and the race to create a marketable and sustainable electricity system. Edison championed the use of a direct current for electric power distribution over an alternating current, which was backed by Westinghouse Electric and a host of European companies.

Edison and Westinghouse’s rivalry is the ultimate tale of competition driving ingenuity,” said Harvey Weinstein. “Theirs was a battle of intellect, a race of creativity and technological innovation that we see echoed in the self made inventors dominating spaces like Silicon Valley. We’re thrilled to start filming and to share this historical rivalry with audiences everywhere.”

In addition to Cumberbatch, The Current War »

- Gary Collinson

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Shooting commences on ‘The Current War’ with Benedict Cumberbatch

3 January 2017 6:11 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Current War film starts production in London, England. Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Tom Holland star.

More on The Current War film below.

We posted some news earlier on today that Benedict Cumberbatch is definitely heading back to the Marvel universe as Doctor Strange in Thor: Ragnarok, and now we have confirmation that shooting has kicked off on his next big project, The Current War, which is set-up over at The Weinstein Company.

The film sees Cumberbatch star as Thomas Edison alongside Michael Shannon’s George Westinghouse,  Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Inherent Vice), Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming), Matthew Macfadyen (‘Ripper Street’, Anna Karenina), and Tuppence Middleton (‘War & Peace’, The Imitation Game).

Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mad Max: Fury Road) is also set to play Nikola Tesla.

Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry between »

- Paul Heath

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in January 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” Season 1 (available January 13)

Why Should I Watch It? Netflix has sunk quite a sum into this ambitious adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Quite unlike the film version starring Jim Carrey, Netflix’s serialized adaptation will incorporate Lemony Snicket as a character (just he was in the book). Patrick Warburton plays the titular author recounting the tale of three Baudelaire children who are taken under the wing of the evil Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) when their parents encounter an unforeseen tragedy. And from what we’ve seen, Snicket’s warnings of the story’s grim nature as well as his general incorporation only make the show itself more endearing. This is a children’s story too dark for some children and made with adult expectations in mind.

Best Episode? We’ve yet to screen all the episodes from Season 1, and the »

- Ben Travers

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in January 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

1 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

1. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” Season 1 (available January 13)

Why Should I Watch It? Netflix has sunk quite a sum into this ambitious adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Quite unlike the film version starring Jim Carrey, Netflix’s serialized adaptation will incorporate Lemony Snicket as a character (just he was in the book). Patrick Warburton plays the titular author recounting the tale of three Baudelaire children who are taken under the wing of the evil Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) when their parents encounter an unforeseen tragedy. And from what we’ve seen, Snicket’s warnings of the story’s grim nature as well as his general incorporation only make the show itself more endearing. This is a children’s story too dark for some children and made with adult expectations in mind.

Best Episode? We’ve yet to screen all the episodes from Season 1, and the »

- Ben Travers

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