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Coinciding with its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the first poster has arrived online for Roman J. Israel, Esq. along with five new images from the upcoming dramatic thriller featuring stars Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell, and director Dan Gilroy; take a look below…
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell costars as the ambitious, monied lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is set for release on November 3rd in the States and on December 1st in the UK and features a cast that also includes Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt, Amanda Warren, Hugo Armstrong, Sam Gilroy, Tony Plana, DeRon Horton and Amari Cheatom. »
- Amie Cranswick
Ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sony Pictures has released two first look images from writer-director Dan Gilroy’s upcoming dramatic thriller Roman J. Israel, Esq. featuring Denzel Washington; take a look below…
As per Deadline; ‘Set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system, Washington’s Roman J. Israel sees his life upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell co-stars as the ambitious, money-hungry lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.’
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is set for release on November 3rd in the States and on December 1st in the UK and features a cast that also includes Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt, Amanda Warren, Hugo Armstrong, Sam Gilroy, Tony Plana, DeRon Horton and Amari Cheatom. »
- Amie Cranswick
The film’s inclusion in the gathering demonstrates that Sony Pictures believes it has an Oscar contender on its hands. Washington has nabbed two Oscar acting prizes for “Glory” and “Training Day.” He has seven nominations, including one for last year’s “Fences.” He could find himself back in the best actor race this year for his performance as an idealistic defense attorney. It’s also a homecoming of sorts for “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Sony bought the rights to the film at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival when it was then entitled “Savage City.”
There are number of awards contenders hitting Toronto this year, including Joe Wright’s “The Darkest Hour,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” Angelina Jolie’s “￼￼First They Killed My Father,” and Andy Serkis’ “Breathe.”
Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Movies From »
- Brent Lang
The Carmichael Show‘s Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Deon Cole (ABC’s Black-ish), are set to co-star in the upcoming indie comedy Headshop, directed by Kim Bass. Michael Jai White, Reno Wilson, Marla Gibbs, Tony Plana, Kris Marshall, Donis Leonard Jr., and Claudia Zevallos round out the cast of the film, which is currently shooting in Los Angles. Written by Bass, the pic follows therapist Dr. Latrice Monroe who, after a devastating loss, tries to reconnect to her roots… »
If you are an avid television watcher and have a bent toward sitcom type shows, then you are most likely aware of the fact that sitcom is evolving into somewhat of a hybrid. Many network producers are learning that the combination of certain types of comedy infused into serious dramas has a peculiar sense of appeal to many viewers. So when there is a pure sitcom that garners attention, true comedy fans take notice. That was the case for the series, Ugly Betty. One actor who was discovered by an entirely new fan base on this show was a veteran
5 Things That You Didn’t Know About Tony Plana »
- Rick Wallace
Film and TV star Edward James Olmos, whose breakout role in hit TV show “Miami Vice” led to a series of prominent roles in such shows as “Hill Street Blues,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Dexter,” will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th Platino Ibero-American Film Awards, which are slated for July 22 in Madrid.
Olmos is also renowned for his pivotal big screen role in the original 1982 “Blade Runner” as well as for his Oscar-nominated perf in schoolroom drama “Stand and Deliver.” He stars in the upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” alongside Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas, and the remake of another sci-fi classic “The Predator,” directed by Shane Black. He also lends his voice to one of the characters in Pixar’s upcoming tribute to Mexican culture “Coco.”
Born in the U.S., but of Mexican descent, Olmos’ role as Lieutenant Castillo in “Miami Vice” earned him a Golden Globe »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Norman Lear thought he was heading to the City Club in downtown Los Angeles on Friday evening to support Netflix's reboot of One Day at a Time. He had no idea that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's inaugural Pioneer Award was specifically for him.
In characteristic self-deprecating fashion, the legendary television creator continuously deflected attempts by Rep. Joaquin Castro, chair of Chci (a nonpartisan nonprofit), to turn attention to him, telling those gathered with him onstage — One Day at a Time stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno and Tony Plana, plus comedian Paul Rodriguez, star of Lear's »
- Rebecca Sun
This category caused quite a bit of buzz last year when Peter MacNicol was nominated for “Veep” and then deemed ineligible, as he appeared in too many episodes to qualify as a guest. He was replaced by Peter Scolari of “Girls,” who went on to actually win. Well, this year both Peters are eligible and should return to the category. They’ll face off against some stiff competition, including Louis C.K., who has landed three noms for hosting “SNL” already. Dave Chapelle also hosted a popular episode of “SNL.” Jon Hamm and Fred Willard have both been nominated here before for their roles on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Modern Family,” while Hugh Laurie has moved into the guest category for his returning character on “Veep.” Daveed Diggs was hilarious as Kimmy’s new love interest on “Kimmy Schmidt,” but he’s more likely to be recognized for his arc as Bow’s laidback brother on “Black-ish.” Guests »
- Variety Staff
Multiple outlets, including THR, report that a 13-episode third season of Colony will premiere sometime in 2018 (the first two seasons had January premieres). Created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, the series takes place in a Los Angeles under siege by enigmatic aliens known as "Hosts." While the Hosts and their drones employ murderous methods to keep people in line, it's the humans that work for them that can be the most brutal. The second season finale of the series airs this Thursday, April 6th on USA.
Featuring a potent blend of family drama, political chess moves, and expertly choreographed action scenes (the show's long-take firefights are intensely realistic and marvelously shot) against the backdrop of an intriguing sci-fi mystery, Colony continues to »
- Derek Anderson
Colony fans can watch the finale with the assurance the fight will continue!
The series not only features aliens and action but addresses the moral dilemmas that arise during times of political dissonance.
The third season will again consist of 13 episodes.
"Colony continues to fire on all cylinders creatively, with Carlton, Ryan and our incredible cast and crew striking a deep chord around the themes of humanity, survival and family," said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
"Along with our partners Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for our heroes next season."
Colony could be compared to some of the greatest shows airing on television. »
- Carissa Pavlica
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Thursday's episode of Colony, "Good Intentions."]
Colony took on the issue of fake news and alternative facts Thursday in a way only the sophomore USA science fiction thriller could.
After a spaceship exploded in the Los Angeles night sky one night, key political operatives serving the new not-from-our-world order gathered together the following morning to get their story straight. How would they sell the explosion to their subjugated civilians without revealing that it was an astonishing act of rebellion? Proxy Alcala (Tony Plana) comes up with a whopper of a pitch: »
- Josh Wigler
The Women's March on Washington on Saturday brought one beloved TV family together again.
"I march for family!" Ferrera captioned a pic of the reunion. "I found my #UglyBetty family @therealanaortiz & @markindelicato here at the #womensmarchdc and we're here celebrating @plannedparenthood."
The 32-year-old actress also ran into another Ugly Betty actor at the rally, Michael Urie, who portrayed Marc St. James in the series. "Added another #uglybetty family member! Love you @michaelurielikesit #uglybettymarches #womensmarch #dc," Ferrera exclaimed.
It was like no time had passed when this group got together. In addition to Ferrera's posts, Ortiz also snapped a selfie with Indelicato, her former onscreen son, writing: "Are we »
In today’s TV News Roundup, “7th Heaven” alum Barry Watson will star alongside Raquel Welch in a new family dramedy for Up, Food Network tacks on new episodes to “Ginormous Food,” and Tinopolis Group and Lionsgate Television get new execs.
David Mortimer has been appointed director of content at the Tinopolis Group. In the new role, Mortimer will be responsible for U.K. content direction and performance and identifying and recruiting new talent (with an emphasis on popular factual and factual entertainment). He will also work with U.K. and U.S. production companies to develop a transatlantic production strategy. Mortimer previously worked at NBCUniversal.
Lionsgate Television has upped two of its business affairs executives: Matthew Kearns and Dan Hadl have been promoted and signed new long-term agreements as executive vice presidents of business affairs. They will continue to report to Lionsgate TV Group president Sandra Stern.
- Dani Levy and Sarah Ahern
“Introducing Amy’s dad on Superstore,” Ferrera captioned a photo of her and Plana.
She continued: “What do you mean that’s weird? Im not following…#alternateTVuniverse #TVdad #worldscollide.”
Using the hashtag #worldscollide,” Ferrera references the fact that Plana played her father on the dramedy Ugly Betty, which ended in 2010 after four seasons.
Plana’s episode of Superstore will air March 16 at 8 p.m. »
- Patrick Gomez
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Plana’s guest spot, which was first announced by Ferrera via Instagram, airs Thursday, March 16 at 8/7c.
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"Introducing Amy's dad on Superstore!! It's @tony.plana! What do you mean that's weird? I'm not following... #alternateTVuniverse #TVdad #worldscollide," Ferrera wrote on Instagram when she announced the news.
Plana will appear in the Superstore episode airing Thursday, March 16 »
- Lesley Goldberg
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