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Director: Nicholas Hytner
Writer: Richard Bean
Synopsis: Set in a fast paced, quick talking news room, Great Britain follows an ambitious news editor who stumbles across the ability to hack phones.
Great Britain arrives at The Theatre Royal Haymarket on the back of some wonderful exposure and a lot of love pushed towards its satirical take on the world of Britain today. ‘Press. Police. Politics’ is the tagline, and each one is deconstructed and overblown to the point of absurd comedy that has a worrying sense of truth behind it all.
Richard Bean’s play is certainly a brave and bold attack on the British media and other such institutions, but it’s also something we are all aware of. There are many times when the script dances into serious territory, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Into the Woods is "a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them."
I've never seen the stage musical that this movie is based on, but I'm familiar with a couple of the songs. It looks like a decent movie, and it has an impressive cast that also includes Emily Blunt, James Corden, »
- Joey Paur
After FX passed on the pilot for Powers, based on Brian Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's comic book, Sony's Playstation Network decided to revive the show with a whole new cast. Production is currently under way in Atlanta, and USA Today has the first official photo featuring Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker and Susan Heyward as Deena Pilgrim. Take a look at the photo below, then read on for more details from the show's cast and executive producers.
The show, which will be the first original program on Sony's Playstation Network, is currently in its fourth week of shooting in Atlanta, although it isn't clear when the show will make its debut. The series is set in a world where individuals known as Powers possess incredible, super-human abilities. Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim are partners in the Powers police division, which handles crimes committed by these superhumans. Here's what »
Meryl Streep is a dirty old witch in the first poster for Disney's upcoming musical Into the Woods. A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods plays with intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel are all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. As the poster warns: 'Be Careful what you wish for!'
Into the Woods is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by »
The drama stars Aniston as Claire, a woman suffering from constant and chronic pain following a car crash.
A depressed Claire comes to find solace in investigating the suicide of a woman from her chronic pain support group named Nina (Anna Kendrick).
The promo shows her attempting to procure drugs in Mexico, accompanied by her housekeeper Silvana (Adriana Barraza).
Cake is due for release in 2015. »
Exclusive: Most of the Jennifer Aniston-related focus at Toronto has been for Cake, the Daniel Barnz-directed pic in which she plays a woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. That film is still in the mix, but there’s another film creating buzz in Toronto even though it was not a festival selection. It’s She’s Funny That Way, the first film Peter Bogdanovich has directed in 13 years. While Cake got into Toronto, She’s Funny That Way premiered in Venice. But the buyers don’t flock to that festival, so the picture was screened secretly for buyers Monday afternoon by CAA, UTA and producer Cassian Elwes. There are four bids on the table, but they are smallish and the sellers still have the film in play. The screwball comedy is about a married Broadway director who falls »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Produced by CraneKlarik in association with Warner Bros. Television
Aired on CBS for one season (19 episodes) from September 18, 2006 – March 5, 2007
Jason Ritter as Ethan Haas
Lizzy Caplan as Kat Warbler
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Richie Velch
Jon Bernthal as Duncan Carmello
Sean Maguire as Kyle Lendo
A young romantic (Jason Ritter) sets up a surprise party in order to propose to his girlfriend, inviting members of their third grade class. Attending guests range from twin sisters, one anti-socially cynical (Lizzy Caplan) and the other eager to find love (Heather Goldenhursh), to an awkward would be suicide (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), a scorned at the prom ex (Lucy Punch) of a since out of the closet homosexual (Sean Maguire), and a couple of former flames »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Although transfers from subsidised or smaller theatres to the West End obviously involve financial risk, producers gamble that the first run has proved the demand for a particular show or star and that reviews or word of mouth from the original can be used to draw other punters in.
But in the case of two shows moving to commercial venues this month, the flutter is greater because the show now being sold is not quite the one that original audiences saw. In the Theatre Royal Haymarket production of Richard Bean's newspaper and police farce Great Britain, the main role of a red-top editor passes from Billie Piper to Lucy Punch, while for the transfer to the Vaudeville theatre of the musical revue Forbidden Broadway, »
- Mark Lawson
Venice — Your enjoyment of dodgy comedy "She's Funny That Way" will depend hugely on your personal tolerance for coincidence as plot mechanic. How many coincidences need to occur before the characters might as well start saying "a wizard did it" by way of explaining the wherefores of the plot? What's your personal tipping point? Perhaps your answer will depend on genre. Even in sci-fi or fantasy, "a wizard did it" is still a pretty poor explanation unless the wizard has a satisfying motive. In a more realistic genre, the greater the number of coincidences, the greater the strain on audience credulity. The genre of farce, though broadly realistic (there are usually no wizards), is of course often borderline fantastical in terms of the believability of people's behavior and the frequency with which coincidence craps all over the characters' hopes and dreams. "She's Funny That Way" leans heavily on this creaky »
- Catherine Bray
Screwball comedy was already a retro affair when Peter Bogdanovich mastered it in 1972 with “What’s Up, Doc?” Forty-two years later, that ageless throwback is the standard to which the director aspires in “She’s Funny That Way,” . At once invoking genre forebears like Ernst Lubitsch and contemporaries like Woody Allen, this diverting tale of a Brooklyn callgirl wreaking havoc among the romantically frustrated cast and crew of a dud Broadway play accumulates the necessary narrative chaos without ever building a full head of comic steam. The diverting result will find a modest audience principally among those old enough to recall Bogdanovich’s glory days.
“She’s Funny That Way” was initially, and more intriguingly, titled “Squirrels to the Nuts,” a reference to an irresistible nugget of do-your-own-thing philosophy from “Cluny Brown,” Lubitsch’s last completed film: “Some people like to feed nuts to the squirrels, but if someone wants »
- Guy Lodge
Peter Bogdanovich is back, and he's bringing a helluva ensemble with him. Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Tatum O'Neal, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte and Lucy Punch all appear in the director's first feature in a decade, "She's Funny That Way. With the screwball comedy set to unspool at the Venice Film Festival, the first two clips are here to provide a zany look at the upcoming film. Set in the theatre world, the story follows a married Broadway producer (Wilson) who tries to convince a call-girl (Poots) to change her life. But that's just one thread in this multi-stranded tale, where the characters ping pong against each other. This fact is clearly evident with these two clips, where mixups and tension comedically rise to the surface. "She's Funny That Way" doesn't have distribution yet, but we're sure with this cast, it won't be too long until it does. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Lucy Punch Comedy and The Dovekeepers have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on CBS and FX. The Dovekeepers (CBS) Kathryn Prescott has been tapped for a lead role in CBS’ The Dovekeepers…Prescott will play Aziza, a stunning [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
It's been over a decade since Peter Bogdanovich directed a feature film. Since "The Cat's Meow" in 2001, the filmmaker has helmed an episode of "The Sopranos," the TV sports drama "Hustle" and the documentary "Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down A Dream." Now, he's returned with a full length effort, "She's Funny That's Way" (formerly known as "Squirrel To The Nuts"). Noah Baumbach and Wes Anderson provided financial support for the film, and the cast includes Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Tatum O'Neal, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte and Lucy Punch. It's a classic screwball yarn about a married Broadway producer (Wilson) who tries to convince a call-girl (Poots) to change her life. As Bogdanovich told us last year, he's kicked this screenplay around for a good long while. "We originally wrote the script back in 1998 around a difficult time in our lives »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Into The Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.
This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.
Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind »
- Melissa Thompson
Based on the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical and directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago), Into the Woods combines classic tales such as Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) and the Big Bad Wolf (Johnny Depp), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy) and many more with an original story about a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) trying to remove a curse placed on them by an evil witch (Meryl Streep). Take a look at the first footage before this musical hits theaters on Christmas Day.
Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. »
Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the first trailer for director Rob Marshall's Into the Woods, hitting theaters this Christmas and starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding and Annette Crosbie. »
The difference between a cow and a bean is a bean can begin an adventure, and the differences between the stage version of Into the Woods and the Rob Marshall movie version appear to be dust, mist, smokiness. People has some of the first stills from the upcoming film, and it ... you know, looks like a fairy tale.Here's Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife and James Corden as the Baker. Corden again and Meryl Streep in full witch regalia. Time to root through some rutabaga. Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski, and Tammy Blanchard. It's your first big decision, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella. The choice isn't easy to make. Mackenzie Mauzy plays Rapunzel, but is probably best known for The Bold and the Beautiful. Chris Pine plays Cinderella's Prince. Shimmering and lovely and sad. Corden and Lilla Crawford, who recently played Annie on Broadway. And Johnny Depp as the barely »
- Margaret Lyons
Disney and director Rob Marshall are bringing one of Stephen Sondheim's classic musicals to life on the big screen this Christmas with Into the Woods, which intertwines the plots of several Grimm Brothers fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and many more.
Today, we have nine brand new photos which give us our first look at Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), The Big Bad Wolf (Johnny Depp), The Baker (James Corden) and The Baker's Wife (Emily Blunt), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Cinderella's mother (Christine Baranski) and stepsisters (Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard), Prince Charming (Chris Pine), the Witch (Meryl Streep) and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), along with commentary from director Rob Marshall and actress Emily Blunt.
After a bit of back and forth by Stephen Sondheim over the changes made to his musical "Into The Woods" for Disney's big screen, star-studded version, he's ultimately behind the "first-rate" production, and now the studio can push on with promoting the film. And today they've dropped a handful of new images to take you into the alternate fairy tale world you'll experience later this year. Featuring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Tracey Ullman, Lucy Punch and many, many more, "Into The Woods" turns the stories you thought you knew right upside down. The characters—The Wolf, Cinderella, Jack, Rapunzel, and more—are not quite wholesome, and the reconfigured tales are a bit darker and more twisted (but on this side of being family friendly we'd wager). Still, it's imaginative source material and it gives director Rob Marshall a lot to play with. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Walt Disney Pictures has released new photos from director Rob Marshall's Into the Woods, hitting theaters this Christmas and starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding and Annette Crosbie. »
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