13 items from 2016
“NCIS: Los Angeles” actor Eric Christian Olsen and his actress wife, Sarah Wright, have welcomed their second child. The happy couple greeted their newest addition to the family — a beautiful, 11-pound baby girl named Esme Olivia — on August 9. Related: ‘NCIS: La’ Star Daniela Ruah Reveals She Got Married Wright shared the exciting news to […] »
- Cat Williams
When it comes to the courtship of NCIS: Los Angeles‘ Kensi and Deeks, nothing has been traditional. So it should come as zero surprise that when Deeks finally pops the question during Season 8, it won’t be your typical proposal.
Comic-con 2016 Exclusive Videos, Casting News, Scoop and More
Visiting Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by Zte — as part of CBS’ Fan Favorites sextet — Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah tease the next milestone for their characters, and how it will come about in a “non-traditional” manner. (It also apparently involves some world-class acting by Olsen, Ruah makes »
[caption id="attachment_50435" align="aligncenter" width="524"] NCIS: Los Angeles TV show. Pictured: Miguel Ferrer, Andrew Traver, showrunner Shane Brennan, and Eric Christian Olsen. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS. ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved.[/caption]
NCIS: Los Angeles TV show creator, Shane Brennan, is exiting as showrunner of the long-running CBS naval procedural drama, but will remain as an executive producer. Brennan has been with the NCIS spin-off, since the beginning. Brennan executive produced the King & Maxwell TV series, starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn, which was cancelled by TNT after one season of 10 episodes.
According to Deadline, Brennan has a two-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios for his production company Shane Brennan Productions. Executive producer R. Scott Gemmill, will assume the role of showrunner for NCIS: Los Angeles, starring Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Rush, Barrett Foa, Linda Hunt, and LL Cool J.
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Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got our first look at Emma Stone and Steve Carell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in Battle of the Sexes, the upcoming tennis biopic detailing the highly-publicised 1973 inter-gender match between then women’s number one King and former champion Riggs.
Battle of the Sexes is being directed by Johnathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) from a script by Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours). Also featuring in the cast are Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back), Alan Cumming (X2: X-Men United), Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Bill Pullman (The Equalizer), Austin Stowell (Bridge of Spies) and Eric Christian Olsen (CSI: Los Angeles).
Battle of the Sexes is expected to arrive some time in 2017.
- Gary Collinson
Steve Carell and Emma Stone are ready to battle it out in the first official photo from their upcoming tennis biopic together. The Crazy, Stupid, Love costars are reuniting for Battle of the Sexes, a movie about the legendary 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The newly released photo shows Stone as King and Carell as Riggs at the 1973 press conference where the tennis players announced their man vs. woman match. At the time, King was the number one player in the world and Riggs had been retired for several years. The match between King and Riggs »
- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard
Fox Searchlight has released a preview photo of its upcoming sports drama “Battle of the Sexes.”
Starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, the film will document the tennis players’ highly publicized 1973 exhibition match — which was dubbed the Battle of the Sexes — along with the personal battles they were facing off the tennis courts. The famed competition sparked a global conversation, when at 29, the No. 2 ranked King beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs.
See below the first look.
“Battle of the Sexes” also stars Sarah Silverman,who will play World Tennis magazine founder Gladys Heldman. Heldman also helped organize female tennis players into a women’s only circuit when they felt they weren’t receiving pay that equaled that of their male counterparts. Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Eric Christian Olsen, Natalie Morales,Austin Stowell, Wallace Langham and Jessica McNamee are also set to star. »
- Alyssa Sage
The film has just started principal photography, and will screen sometime next year. The biopic will be directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty). Here’s the official synopsis as provided by the studio. You can see how Stone and Carell shape up in our Battle Of The Sexes first look below.
- Paul Heath
“Battle of the Sexes,” about the historic tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, has finally begun principal photography in Los Angeles, and this first look shows Emma Stone and Steve Carell decked out as the famous athletes, in all their 1970s glory. The movie costars Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough, Eric Christian Olsen, Natalie Morales, Austin Stowell, Wallace Langham, Jessica McNamee, Mickey Sumner and Bill Pullman. The film by directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who made “Little Miss Sunshine,” depicts the 1973 tennis match between world No. 1 Billie Jean King and ex-champion Bobby »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
NCIS: Los Angeles co-star Eric Christian Olsen has joined the cast of Fox Searchlight’s upcoming sports biopic Battle of the Sexes. Directed by Little Miss Sunshine duo Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, the film tells the story behind famous 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between 29-year old No. 2 ranked female player Billie Jean King and former champion Bobby Riggs – a match that stemmed from Riggs denigration of female players as inferior to the men. Olsen will… »
NCIS: Los Angeles isn't finished yet. CBS announced today they've renewed the crime TV show for an eighth season, which will air during the 2016-2017 season.
A spin-off of NCIS, the procedural features a team of investigators who specialize in naval crimes around the city of Los Angeles. The series stars LL Cool J, Chris O’Donnell, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa, Renée Felice Smith, and Miguel Ferrer.
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Baby on board! NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen, 38, and wife and actress Sarah Wright Olsen, 32, are expecting their second child. Eric and his wife starred together on the series The Loop in 2006 and wed in 2012. The actress, also known for roles on shows such as Marry Me and Parks and Recreation, gave birth to their first child, son Wyatt Olivier, a year later. Both actors recently announced via an Instagram photo that she is pregnant. The picture shows their boy touching his mother's baby bump. "Deep talks with #littlebear And our new #littlelove due this summer," Sarah wrote. "#surprise #baby #when3becomes4 »
Band of Robbers, 2016.
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are grown men, still searching for the hidden treasure that has eluded them since childhood.
Band of Robbers is an intriguing film right off the bat. How many movies in this generation are getting made about Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, let alone movies that put a creative spin on the highly respected works of Mark Twain? The answer is probably very few, or none at all, so when a description for a movie on-demand comes up detailing a comic caper showcasing young adult versions of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer attempting to pull off some Robin Hood shenanigans, it’s hard not to resist »
- Robert Kojder
Wound tight by a killer premise, polished direction, and a tone as though Anton Chigurh sauntered into “Bottle Rocket,” Aaron and Adam Nee’s “Band of Robbers” wrings the anxieties of aging and a dampened imagination from a grown-up Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Structuring their modern tale around the Mark Twain narratives, the sibling directors find laughs, pathos, and some surprising storytelling twists, plus have a game cast to deliver it — Kyle Gallner, Stephen Lang, Hannibal Buress, Melissa Benoist, and Eric Christian Olsen. The cast is refreshing for the lack of previously known kinship among them; unlike the Judd Apatow and Paul Feig collectives who deliver and tweak their lineups, there’s something to be said for a new group of comedic and dramatic actors establishing a dynamic. In this case it’s led by Gallner, who plays the straight man Huck Finn to Adam Nee’s deadpan eccentric Tom Sawyer, »
- Charlie Schmidlin
13 items from 2016
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