10 items from 2014
The Orchard has acquired theatrical and digital distribution rights to director Anthony Diblasi's latest thriller, Missionary. The Orchard is partnering with Freestyle Releasing to distribute the film to cinemas. Stars include Dawn Olivieri (House of Lies, American Hustle), Mitch Ryan (One Tree Hill) and Kip Pardue (Remember the Titans, Driven, The Rules Of Attraction). The film will be co-promoted through The Orchard partnerships with Shock Till You Drop (a division of CraveOnline), and Evolve Media.
"Freestyle is teeing up Missionary to deliver a strong per screen average. The film has a solid cast and serious suspense factors to begin with. Add to that our partnership with The Orchard and the excellent marketing support we'll receive from them, and we can only expect great things for this release."
Just in time for Halloween, the feature will open theatrically on October 31, 2014, in 10 major U. »
The Orchard has acquired theatrical and digital distribution rights to director Anthony Diblasi.s latest thriller, Missionary. The Orchard is partnering with Freestyle Releasing to distribute the film to cinemas. Stars include Dawn Olivieri ("House of Lies," American Hustle), Mitch Ryan ("One Tree Hill") and Kip Pardue (Remember the Titans, Driven, The Rules of Attraction). The film will be co-promoted through The Orchard partnerships with Shock Till You Drop (a division of CraveOnline), and Evolve Media. »
Just in time for Father’s Day, Showtime has released the official trailer for the second season of the drama Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight in a pretty complicated father-son relationship. Schreiber plays the title role, a professional fixer catering to the elite of Los Angeles with the ability to make any problem go away. After an epic showdown that killed a Boston mobster and fugitive at the end of season 1, the action continues after the murder as a member of the FBI (Hank Azaria) gets involved and starts asking questions. Watch the trailer below:
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- Jake Perlman
We’ve just received the following press release which confirms that hit Us TV show Ray Donovan will return to UK screens later this summer, airing exclusively on Sky Atlantic.
I must confess to having a soft spot for this gritty series about the L.A. based fixer, played by Liev Schrieber, and supporting cast that includes Jon Voight and, in the last season, the always reliable James Woods.
The show airs on Showtime in North American territories.
Here’s the full release.
9th May 2014: Sky today announce that Ray Donovan will return exclusively to Sky Atlantic this July for a second season. Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, the series stars Golden Globe nominee Liev Schreiber as La’s best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. »
- Paul Heath
Showtime has promoted Emily Bergl to series regular for Season 5 of dramedy Shameless. Bergl is currently completing a 10-episode arc as Sammi Gallagher, a long-lost daughter of Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy). Shameless‘ current fourth season is pacing as its highest-rated yet, averaging 5.5 million weekly viewers across platforms, up 8% vs. Season 3. Bergl is repped by Innovative and Thruline. Related: Wall Street Drama From Andrew Ross Sorkin, Brian Koppelman & David Levien Gets Showtime Pilot Order Andrea Bogart (General Hospital) has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. She’ll play Megan Volcheck, wife of FBI agent Volcheck (Kip Pardue), who also will return as recurring on the Mark Gordon Co-produced series. Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as La’s best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. Bogart is with Bohemia Group and Intelligence Artists Agency. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Ann-Margret will play June Wilson, a former star who has a past with Donovan’s (Liev Schreiber) boss, Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould). The actress joins several notable guest stars this season including Hank Azaria, Wendell Pierce, Sherilyn Fenn, Vinessa Shaw and Kip Pardue.
“Ray Donovan” stars Liev Schreiber as La’s best professional fixer, but the drama begins when his father, Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight), is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.
The 12-episode second season will premiere this summer. The skein is produced by The Mark Gordon Co.
- Francesca Bacardi
Ann-Margret is joining Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” in a recurring guest-starring role. The Emmy-winning and Oscar–nominated star of “Bye Bye Birdie”, “Tommy”, and “Viva Las Vegas” will play a woman with past connections Ray’s boss, Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould). She joins leads Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, as well as second-season guest stars Hank Azaria, Wendell Pierce, Sherilyn Fenn, Vinessa Shaw and Kip Pardue. Also read: ‘Ray Donovan’ Executive Producer Takes Leave From Show After Guilty Plea Production on the 12-episode second season is underway in Los Angeles and is set for a summer premiere. Ann-Margret has been »
- Tim Molloy
The one-hour drama series is set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, where Ray Donovan (Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Liev Schreiber) does the dirty work for La's top power players. [Press Release] New York, NY – (February 24, 2014) – Emmy-winning and Oscar®–nominated actress Ann-Margret (Tommy, Law &Order: Svu) will guest star in a recurring role on the second season of the hit Showtime drama series Ray Donovan. Ann-Margret will play the ever-beautiful June Wilson, a major star back in her day who has a past with Ray’s boss Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould). Anchored by series leads Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, Ann-Margret joins an impressive list of guest stars this season including Hank Azaria, Wendell Pierce, Sherilyn Fenn, Vinessa Shaw and Kip Pardue. »
- Keven Skinner
TV news and notes:
- Krysten Ritter is joining the space race. The former "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" star has taken a lead role in NBC's comedy pilot "Mission Control" as a woman who comes into conflict with a macho astronaut during the run-up to Nasa's missions to the moon in the 1960s. Ritter will also be a producer on the project.
- Now that she's no longer a series regular on "Homeland," Morena Baccarin has found her next TV role. The "Firefly" alum will star in "Warriors," an ABC drama pilot about military doctors and nurses. Her character is a psychiatrist and expert on post-traumatic stress who's also suffering from the disorder following a stint in Afghanistan.
Showtime's Ray Donovan is continuing to bulk up on guest stars for its sophomore season. The Liev Schreiber starrer has enlisted Remember the Titans alum Kip Pardue for a multiple-episode guest run, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Photos: THR's Cover Shoot With the Stars of Showtime Pardue will play FBI agent Volchek, who works for Hank Azaria's James Cochran -- the ambitious head honcho of the Los Angeles FBI. The actor, whose credits include Mad Men, Holiday Road Trip and Snatched as well as The Heart is Deceitful and Thirteen, becomes the latest addition to Ray Donovan's second run.
- Lesley Goldberg
10 items from 2014
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