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‘The Illusionist’ And ‘Westworld’ Are Heading To Television

16 October 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Westworld, the movie set way in the future which we first heard rumblings for in 2013, has been given a full series order at Warner Bros. Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Miranda Otto and Jeffrey Wright are set to feature in the show, which is to be produced by J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan. The series will be based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 original set within a futuristic amusement park which sees it’s robots revolt.

CBS TV Studios and Yari Film Group are also looking to bring Neil Burger’s 2006 movie The Illusionist, which starred Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti, to the small screen. The period set show will see it’s original movie-set location moved from Vienna to New York, and will revolve around a renowned magician who returns home after a decade in prison to find his wife married to the crime boss who framed him. »

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James Marsden Talks The Best Of Me, Playing a Romantic Lead Worth Rooting For, HBO’s Westworld, X-men: Days Of Future Past, and More

14 October 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Based on the best-selling novel by author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of two former high school sweethearts, Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan), who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart.  In their hometown for the funeral of their beloved friend, they are suddenly forced to face the love that they’ve never forgotten, as well as the life that got in their way.  The film also stars Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Caroline Goodall, Sebastian Arcelus, Jon Tenney and Gerald McRaney. At the film’s press day, actor James Marsden spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about playing the romantic lead that the audience is rooting for (unlike in his last Nicholas Sparks film), sharing the role with Luke Bracey, getting the first kiss right, and how much he enjoyed working with Michelle Monaghan.  He also talked about how he kept his appearance in »

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Thandie Newton, Melissa George Join NBC Miniseries ‘The Slap’

3 October 2014 3:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Thandie Newton and Melissa George have been cast in NBC's domestic drama miniseries “The Slap,” which centers around the fallout from a child who is slapped at a party. Also read: ‘Heroes’ Star Zachary Quinto, ‘Deadwood's’ Brian Cox Join NBC Miniseries ‘The Slap’ Adapted from a novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas and an Australian television miniseries, “The Slap” is slated to run for eight episodes. Newton, who won a BAFTA award for her turn in “Crash,” will play Aisha, Hector's wife and a mother of two. She's said to be an oft-stressed, deeply philosophical character. Newton also appeared on “ER” for several. »

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Thandie Newton, Melissa George Join NBC’s ‘The Slap’

3 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Thandie Newton and Melissa George have been cast in “The Slap,” NBC’s upcoming eight-part miniseries, joining the previously announced Peter Sarsgaard, Mary-Louise Parker, Zachary Quinto and Brian Cox.

Based on an Australian series of the same name — which itself is based on a novel from Australian author Christos Tsiolkas — “The Slap” depicts the spiraling aftermath of a man slapping another couple’s child. Newton will play Aisha, a “stressed but philosophical” doctor as well as Hector’s (Sarsgaard) wife and mother to their two children. George will play Rosie, the overbearing mother of Hugo, the slapped child. George won a Logie Award, Australia’s Emmy equivalent, for her performance in the same role in the Australian original in 2012.

All eight episodes are written by “Brothers & Sisters” creator/Ep Jon Robin Baitz and produced by Universal Television. Joining Baitz as executive producers are Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Ted Gold and Tony Ayres. »

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NBC adds Thandie Newton, Melissa George to miniseries 'The Slap'

3 October 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

NBC is getting a little slap-happy. The network has added Thandie Newton and Melissa George to its upcoming miniseries, The Slap, which is based on the 2011 Australian project of the same name. Written by Jon Robin Baitz (The West Wing), The Slap is described as "a complex family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child." From there, secrets are exposed, a lawsuit is filed, and all kinds of drama ensues in the miniseries, which has an eight-episode order. Newton and George join a cast already featuring Peter Sarsgaard, Mary-Louise Parker, Zachary Quinto, »

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Thandie Newton, Melissa George to Co-Star in NBC's 'The Slap'

3 October 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC's The Slap has added two more players. Thandie Newton and Melissa George have boarded the eight-episode miniseries in co-starring roles, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Slap centers on the fallout after a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child at a family barbeque. This small event sparks a massive family dispute that exposes secrets, prompts a lawsuit and tears the family apart. Peter Sarsgaard, Mary-Louise Parker, Zachary Quinto and Brian Cox star. Newton has been cast as Aisha, Hector's (Sarsgaard) wife, who is a doctor and mother of their two children. Organized, she readies herself for

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2014 St. Louis Black Film Festival Starts Saturday at The Mx Theater

3 September 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Third Annual St. Louis Black Film Festival will be September 6-14 2014 at the Mx Theater at 618 Washington Ave. in downtown Saint Louis. All the films screened will be new movies and not only will the fest feature feature-length films but music videos, short films, and short documentaries as well.

The St. Louis Black Film Festival provides the American Midwest with a forum for African American independent film and video, and also serves as an advocate for African American film and video production in the state of Missouri. The Festival seeks to introduce the best films and videos from the surrounding area to its culturally diverse, film-loving audiences Stlbff was initially established as a vehicle for exposing Black cinema. The event was green-lighted after recognition that though St. Louis is the largest city in Missouri, it did not have a viable Black film festival. Independent filmmakers with films featuring a Black, »

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2014 St. Louis Black Film Festival Runs September 6-14 at The Mx Theater

3 September 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Third Annual St. Louis Black Film Festival will be September 6-14 2013 at the Mx Theater at 618 Washington Ave. in downtown Saint Louis. All the films screened will be new movies and not only will the fest feature feature-length films but music videos, short films, and short documentaries as well.

The St. Louis Black Film Festival provides the American Midwest with a forum for African American independent film and video, and also serves as an advocate for African American film and video production in the state of Missouri. The Festival seeks to introduce the best films and videos from the surrounding area to its culturally diverse, film-loving audiences Stlbff was initially established as a vehicle for exposing Black cinema. The event was green-lighted after recognition that though St. Louis is the largest city in Missouri, it did not have a viable Black film festival. Independent filmmakers with films featuring a Black, »

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‘Westworld’ has the potential to be TV’s next great event

31 August 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A year ago this week it was announced that Jonathan Nolan will act as showrunner and writer alongside Lisa Joy on a new HBO series based on Michael Crichton’s book and cult classic film Westworld. Busiest man in the world J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot cohorts Bryan Burk and Jerry Weintraub will also produce the new series. Variety reported that the HBO rendition of Westworld is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”

Something must have happened to Crichton at a theme park in his youth because Westworld is his first of two theme park disaster stories, the second being Jurassic Park. Westworld is the story of a Disney World-like park with multiple themed sections inhabited by lifelike androids that allow guests to act out their wildest fantasies. Of course there is a malfunction and the robots go rogue. »

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Actors Play Multiple Roles In "Westworld"

29 August 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In a matter of weeks, HBO's TV series reinvention of Michael Crichton's classic 1970s film "Westworld" has become one of the hottest small screen projects in development.

The sheer amount of talent attached to the Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy-scripted project is astonishing - Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, Miranda Otto, and Rodrigo Santoro and more have all signed onboard.

So what is it about this story of adult amusement park populated by lifelike robots that's not just drawing them in but getting them to sign multiyear deals? The Live Feed may have found one answer.

According to their sources, the androids in the film can be killed off and return with completely different personas. As a result, actors are allowed to play many characters in the same season.

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo says: "This is built as a series and, »

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How HBO's 'Westworld' Became TV's Hottest Project

29 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Sept. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. HBO's Westworld is building an A-list ensemble cast — despite the fact that most of the actors will play robots. Actually, that's the allure. Based on Michael Crichton's 1973 film and written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the pilot stars Anthony Hopkins in his first series-regular role as an inventor who runs an adult amusement park populated by lifelike robots. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter these androids — played by castmembers including James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton — can be

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Warner Bros. and NBC Bringing 'The Devil's Advocate' to Television

18 August 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Clearly the new trend is to not only bring one-popular television shows to the big screen, but now to bring movies to the small screen. We've seen some success with "Fargo" and "Hannibal" or, if not success, certainly some rabid fanbases. Right now HBO is developing a series adaptation of Westworld with a massive ensemble cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Miranda Otto, Thandie Newton, Shannon Woodward, James Marsden and Kyle Bornheimer, NBC is setting their sites on The Devil's Advocate, the 1997 feature from director Taylor Hackford that starred Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Threron. amz asin="B00860YHRS" size="small"Deadline reports producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing the show to NBC with a teleplay written by Matt Venne ("Bag of Bones", "The Exorcism of Molly Harley"), bringing back to life the movie that centered on a public »

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Rogue Star Thandie Newton Heads to Westworld

18 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

The delightful Thandie Newton ('Crash') is the latest addition to the outstanding cast of HBO's new adaptation of Michael Crichton's 'Westworld'. Newton, who currently stars in DirecTV's detective series 'Rogue', is set to play Maeve Millay, a 'beautiful and razor-sharp woman with a genius for reading people and a knack for survival. Maeve is the Westworld madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.' Interestingly enough 'Rogue' was renewed very recently so should we assume that Newton's part in 'Westworld' won't be a major role but possibly just a brief episode arc? Either that or the gorgeous 41-year old star (below) is upping her workload...You go girl! Newton joins Anthony Hopkins ('Silence of the Lambs'), Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden ('X-Men: Days of Future Past'), Jeffrey Wright ('Source Code')and more. »

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Chris Evans approves Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch

15 August 2014 10:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Chris Evans approves Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" remake. Also: Thandie Newton joins HBO's "Westworld" pilot, Comedy Central renews Chris Hardwick's "@midnight," updates on the "Zoolander" and "Sinister" sequels, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga performing "Live" on PBS, Hilary Duff plots her comeback, and more. (Yep, Hilary Duff is plotting a comeback people.) Catch up here: »

- HitFix Staff

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More Join "Powers," "Scream," "Constantine"

15 August 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A bunch of major TV casting has happened in the past day or so:

Powers

Eddie Izzard ("Hannibal"), Noah Taylor ("Game of Thrones") and Olesya Rulin ("High School Musical") have all scored major roles in Sony Playstation Network's "Powers". The upcoming direct-to-series adaptation of the acclaimed comic follows a pair of cops who investigate crimes related to people with superhuman abilities. [Source: Deadline]

Scream

Four more names have joined the cast of the pilot based on the "Scream" franchise for MTV. Bex Taylor-Klaus ("Arrow") will replace the previously set Amy Forsyth in the role of a Lutheran pastor's daughter and aspiring filmmaker.

Also onboard are Bobby Campo ("The Final Destination") as a hunky English teacher, Connor Weil ("Sharknado") as an all-American high school basketball player, and Joel Gretsch ("V," "The 4400") is Sheriff Clark Hudson who is a good guy and father to one of the kids. [Source: The Live Feed]

Constantine

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Miranda Otto joins HBO's 'Westworld'

15 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Actress Miranda Otto is joining the many familiar faces who have signed onto HBO’s increasingly intriguing Westworld. The Lord of the Rings and War of the Worlds co-star has joined the cast of the sci-fi pilot, about a futuristic theme park that caters to dark human desires.

Otto will play “Virginia Pittman,” the head of the park’s Quality Assurance department. We’re told “her brutal honesty with her colleagues and her ruthless efficiency in dealing with malfunctioning ‘property’ have made her a formidable and unpredictable power player in Westworld.”

The Westworld cast has grown rapidly over the past several weeks. »

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HBO's Westworld Snags Miranda Otto

15 August 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Westworld has unveiled its newest attraction: Miranda Otto.

The Rake actress has joined the sprawling cast of HBO’s sci-fi pilot, which revolves around a futuristic theme park where robots go berserk and attack the guests.

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Otto will play Virginia Pittman, the head of the park’s Quality Assurance department whose brutal honesty with her colleagues and her ruthless efficiency in dealing with malfunctioning “property” have made her a formidable and unpredictable power player in Westworld.

Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, Westworld‘s »

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Ten Best: Extreme Weather Films

14 August 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Into the Storm, hitting UK cinemas on the 20th August, we have put together our favourite extreme weather films.

The Perfect Storm

This film reminds us that all extreme weather is 100 times worse when experienced at sea. The Perfect Storm is about the crew of the Andrea Gail, a small sword boat that fishes for swordfish.  The crew decide to ignore weather warnings and risk one last fishing expedition, after a poor season of catch. Little do the crew know, they are heading into the perfect storm, one they are unlikely to survive. Watching this film will show you how far visual effects have come since it was released in 2000. However, as it stars George Clooney, we can forget the visual effects in favour of watching his face.

The Day After Tomorrow

The Day after Tomorrow is one big lesson about global warming and a »

- Phil Wheat

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TVLine Items: Carla Gugino Joins HBO Comedy, Helix Adds Wings and More

14 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Carla Gugino is on The Brink.

HBO has tapped TV’s erstwhile Karen Sisco for a multi-episode arc on its upcoming dark comedy, our sister site Deadline reports.

Related  HBO Renews The Leftovers for Season 2

The Brink focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men. Gugino will play Joanne Larson, a Washington lawyer in the prime of her career, who proves a formidable match for her Secretary of State husband (played by Tim Robbins). Jack Black and Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) also star.

Gugino can next be seen on Wayward Pines, »

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Thandie Newton Joins Jeffrey Wright in Cast of HBO's Series Adaptation of Michael Crichton's 'Westworld'

14 August 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Thandie Newton has joined Jeffrey Wright in the ensemble cast of HBO's "Westworld," which is inspired by Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name, and is described as a dark tale about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.  Anthony Hopkins stars as a Dr. Robert Ford, a brilliant engineer and chairman of the board of Westworld, a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park - who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park and means of realizing that vision.  Also in the cast are Evan Rachel WoodRodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman. Newton will play »

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