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The original Red Dragon novel has always had an influence on the show, of course, but now Richard Armitage has been cast as Francis Dolarhyde - the key non-Lecter serial killer character from the original book (played by Ralph Fiennes in the 2002 Brett Ratner Red Dragon movie).
Here's the featurette, which includes Armitage discussing his role...
And here's the trailer, which is worth watching just to hear Mads Mikkelsen speaking French...
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This story first appeared in the May 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. It was a deal struck over vegemite. While dining on that Australian paste (spread over toast) aboard James Packer’s yacht May 17, Brett Ratner and Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker closed a $6 million pact for U.S. rights to one of the splashiest films available in Cannes: director James Vanderbilt’s Truth, about CBS News anchor Dan Rather’s resignation and the events leading to it. Ratner and Barker toasted with Foster’s lager (for Barker) and water
- Tatiana Siegel
THR reports that Sony Pictures Classics has snagged North American rights to "Truth," starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as his producer, Mary Mapes, whose 2005 memoir "Truth and Duty" serves as the basis for this film. "Truth" centers on the firestorm that broke out in September 2004 when the former CBS Evening News anchor made libelous claims that President Bush received special treatment during his Air National Guard tenure in Vietnam. The authenticity of Rather's sources was called into question, Mapes was swiftly fired and Rather resigned in 2005. Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace and Dennis Quaid also appear in "Truth," the directorial debut of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "White House Down" screenwriter James Vanderbilt. Brad Fischer, William Sherak, Vanderbilt and Mikkel Bondesen produce with Brett Ratner, Doug Mankoff and Andy Spaulding, and Mythology Entertainment. Sony Pictures Classics has »
- Ryan Lattanzio
FilmNation represents international rights to Truth, centres on a 2004 report by veteran Us newsman Dan Rather claiming the then President George W Bush received special treatment in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.
It later transpired the report was based on documents that may have been forged.
Rather’s producer Mapes wrote the book Truth And Duty: The Press, The President, And The Privilege Of Power on which the project is based.
James Vanderbilt makes his directorial debut with the project and produces through his Mythology Entertainment with Brad Fischer, William Sherak, Mikkel Bondesen, Brett Ratner, Doug Mankoff and Andy Spaulding.
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Following in the footsteps of Bryan Singer, Brett Ratner, Gavin Hood, Matthew Vaughn and James Mangold, director Josh Boone became the latest filmmaker to join the X-Men franchise this week when it was announced that he would be helming a new title called The New Mutants. Given that Boone's last two films were the romantic dramadies Stuck in Love and The Fault In Our Stars, many have wondered what his comic book credentials are - but now he has impressively put them on display. My X-Men collection. This is only a small part of my comic library. pic.twitter.com/AJP2fIddyP— Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) May 14, 2015 Clearly excited about the fact that he will soon be directing an X-Men movie, Josh Boone has been using his personal Twitter account these past few days to show off his deep, long love for not only the X-Men characters, but comics in »
Read More: Here's How You Can Help Finish Orson Welles' Final Film In just one week, the $2 million Indiegogo campaign to fund the completion of Orson Welles' "The Other Side of the Wind" has managed to attract the support of famous faces like Edgar Wright, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach and now also Brett Ratner. Ratner is the fourth director to record a video message in support of the campaign, which you can view exclusively at the top of this page. Anderson and Baumbach recorded a joint message of their own that was shared by the campaign just a few days ago. The first message of support came from Wright and was posted by the campaign the day after it launched. To learn more about the campaign, which is being spearheaded the film's original producers Filip Jan Rymza and Frank Marshall, along with legendary actor-director Peter Bogdanovich (who also »
- Shipra Harbola Gupta
Darren Lynn Bousman (who directed “Saw II,” “Saw III” and “Saw IV”) is set to write and direct “The Dwelling,” the sequel to Bousman’s “Abattoir,” a high-concept horror-thriller based on the Radical Publishing comic book miniseries.
In “The Dwelling,” Dayton Callie will reprise his “Abbatoir” role of Jebediah Crone, the enigmatic and evil man who buys homes where horrific tragedies have occurred. “The Dwelling” will take place some time before the franchise’s first film and will center on Crone’s character, unveiling some of his dark secrets and motivations.
“What is most exhilarating as a filmmaker about the universe of ‘Abattoir’ is that »
- Elsa Keslassy
Based on the New Yorker article by David Grann, the story follows a murder investigation that turns to clues found in a book about an eerily similar crime. Alexandros Avranas is directing; Brett Ratner and John Cheng are producing with David Gerson (“Skiptrace”), while “Ida” producer Ewa Puszczynska will serve as co-producer. Jeremy Brock penned the script.
Carrey was last seen in Universal and Red Granite’s “Dumb and Dumber To.” He is repped by Wme.
- Justin Kroll
Jim Carrey is in early talks to star in the indie thriller “True Crimes,” which is based on a 2008 New Yorker article by David Grann, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Alexandros Avranas (“Miss Violence”) will direct the movie, which follows a murder investigation that turns to clues found in an author’s book about an eerily similar crime. Brett Ratner and John Cheng are producing with David Gerson (“Skiptrace”), while “Ida” producer Ewa Puszczynska will serve as co-producer. Carrey’s Jc 23 producing partner Michael Aguilar is also expected to be involved in some capacity. Also Read: Jim Carrey, »
- Jeff Sneider
Pine is set to play a fish and game hunter forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent in a quest to solve a murder in the lawless Wind River Indian Reservation. [Source: Screen]
Set in Boston in 1978, the story deals with a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. Luke Evans, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Michael Smiley also star. [Source: Twitter]
- Garth Franklin
Back in October 2014 it was revealed that Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Scrubs) was developing a TV reboot of the popular Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker buddy-cop comedy Rush Hour. It was then announced in January that CBS had picked up pilot and now we’ve finally got our first look at the new double act in action.
Check out the images and official synopsis below:
Rush Hour, a reimagining of the hit feature film franchise, is a buddy-cop drama about a maverick Lapd detective and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong who knock heads when they are forced to partner together.
Detective Lee (Jon Foo) is a reserved, honorable master martial artist with lightning-fast moves who comes to L.A. to avenge his sister’s »
- Gavin Logan
Exclusive: Tribeca title explores radical Islamic school.
International sales agent Cinephil has taken world rights, excluding North America, to controversial Tribeca title Among The Believers.
The film, directed by Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi, offers an unsettling insight into radical Islamic school Red Mosque, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age.
It is billed a “timely and relevant look into the causes that have led to the growth of radical Islam in Pakistan and around the world”.
North American sales are handled by Submarine. The film is a market premiere in Cannes.
Another new title on Cinephil’s slate is By Sidney Lumet, a feature doc screening in Cannes Classics in which Lumet (director of Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico) interviewed not long before his death, takes viewers through his life and work.
Martin Scorsese was a special advisor on the film, which is directed »
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CBS today unveiled its 2015-2016 primetime lineup, featuring seven new shows and 22 returning series. CBS will build on a schedule that will finish the current season as America's most-watched network in viewers for the 12th time in 13 years, including the last seven years straight. The new fall dramas are: the heart-pounding medical series Code Black, set in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation; the fast-paced Limitless, based on the feature film with Bradley Cooper, starring Jake McDorman as an average guy who can suddenly access 100% of his brain capacity with a mysterious pill; and Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role based on the DC Comics superhero.
The new fall comedies are: Angel from Hell, about a loud, colorful, often inappropriate woman who claims to be a guardian angel, starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson; and Life in Pieces, an irreverent »
Ahead of its official upfront presentation next week, CBS has ordered four new dramas: Limitless, Rush Hour, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as well as two comedies, Life In Pieces and Angel From Hell. It isn't known quite yet if all these shows will debut in the fall, or if some will saved for midseason. Take a look at the official descriptions and cast lists below.
Ep/ Writer: Michael Seitzman
Ep: Marti Noxon
Ep: Linda Goldstein-Knowlton
Ep: Ryan McGarry
Ep/Director: David Semel
Studio: ABC Studios
Logline: Medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.
Fresh off its Supergirl pickup on Wednesday and ahead of its upfronts presentation next week, CBS announced orders for six new series, some of which have familiar titles.
On the drama front, CBS greenlit TV adaptations of the films Limitless and Rush Hour and picked up the Criminal Minds spinoff Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. The network also finally added a medical drama to its roster in the form of Code Black.
Based on the 2011 feature film starring Bradley Cooper, Limitless follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug Nzt and uses his drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. It stars Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Cooper is executive producing along with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Tom Forman, Craig Sweeny, and Marc Webb.
- A.R. Wilson
Today it’s CBS’ turn to announce which pilots it is moving forward with, and unsurprisingly the theme is franchises. The network announced that the Rush Hour and Limitless TV show adaptations will be greenlit, as will a Criminal Minds spinoff, a medical drama, and two comedies. Let’s take a closer look… Rush Hour is, of course, an adaptation of the feature film trilogy of the same name that starred Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. This hourlong dramedy revolves around a by-the-books Hong Kong police officer (Jon Foo) who is assigned a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to team up with a cocky Lapd officer (Justin Hires). The pilot was penned by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and Cougar Town alum Blake McCormick, with the two are executive producing alongside Jeff Ingold and the film’s Brett Ratner, Arthur Sark, and Jon Turtletaub, who directed the pilot. »
- Adam Chitwood
CBS is banking on the built-in appeal of existing properties as it plans out its fall schedule, with pickups todays for four dramas – Limitless, Rush Hour, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Code Black – and two comedies – Life In Pieces and Angel From Hell. Those series orders are in addition to CBS giving an early pickup to Supergirl two days ago.
Limitless, based on the 2011 Bradley Cooper thriller of the same name, will focus on Brian Sinclair (Jack McDornan), who gains super-intelligence after taking the drug Nzt and uses his new gift to solve crimes for the FBI. Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter fame co-stars and Cooper himself may appear in the pilot, passing the torch to McDornan, as the show is expected to serve as a sort of sequel to the feature film. Heavy hitters are involved with this one as well, with the likes of Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Todd Phillips all producing. »
- Isaac Feldberg
After taking Thursday off to allow reporters to bask in the excitement of the "Supergirl" pickup and to report on other networks, CBS has jumped back into the pre-upfronts fray with sextet of new series pickups including some very familiar titles. Of CBS' four newly ordered drama pilots, three are based on established formats, with original property "Code Black" joining "Limitless," "Rush Hour" and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders." On the comedy front, CBS ordered "Angel From Hell" and "Life in Pieces" to series. Let's get some details... Starting with the things you know a bit about: *** "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" premiered as a planted spinoff airing on February 8. It focuses on an FBI division tasked with helping American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad. The CBS TV Studios production stars Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney and Tyler James. Emmy winner Anna Gunn, who appeared in the planted spinoff episode, will »
- Daniel Fienberg
CBS’ latest drama series orders for the 2015-16 TV season include a spinoff, two movie adaptations and a documentary-turned-tv drama.
RelatedSupergirl Lands Series Order at CBS
Descriptions with casting are as follows:
Writer: Erica Messer
Other EPs: Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper
CBS has handed series orders to four dramas and two comedies, following the “Supergirl” pickup earlier this week.
“Criminal Minds” is officially getting another installment with “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” which focuses on a division of the FBI that helps Americans who find themselves in danger abroad. The series starring Gary Sinise (“CSI: NY”), Daniel Henney and Tyler James debuted as a planted spinoff during the flagship show on April 8. Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper and writer Erica Messer are exec producers on the ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios production, with Glenn Kershaw directing.
The network has also greenlit two movie-to-television adaptations with “Limitless,” based on the 2011 Bradley Cooper film, and “Rush Hour,” inspired by the ’90s Chris Tucker-Jackie Chan franchise from New Line Cinema.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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