10 items from 2014
While there’s always something stirring about one Marvel project or another, there’s one property that’s been suspiciously quiet as of late. It’s been a good six weeks since we’ve had any news on their troubled title, Ant-Man. Even then, it was a straw-clutching report about Evangeline Lilly’s haircut.
Now, however, we have something a bit more exciting, as THR reports that Weeds star Martin Donovan has joined the cast. As secrecy surrounding the pic is paramount, there’s very little they can reveal about who it is he’ll be playing. In fact, this is all they would offer:
Donovan’s role is being kept under wraps, but sources say it is pivotal to the story.
A key character in Ant-Man’s story is a rather broad description. As comic book adaptations go, there’s always the tendency to borrow characters from different storylines »
- Gem Seddon
Sarah Jessica Parker could be making her first full-time return to the small screen since Sex and the City went off the air 10 years ago in a new crime drama from the producers of True Detective called Busted.
Sarah Jessica Parker Returning To TV In 'Busted'
Busted will be based on the non-fiction crime thriller Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, written by reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker about their mission to uncover a police corruption scandal in Philadelphia. The two ultimatly won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. It’s unknown which reporter Parker has signed on to play, according to Deadline.
David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, Band of Brothers) will serve as an executive producer and will direct Busted’s pilot. Screenwriter Don Roos (Marley and Me, Web Therapy) will pen the pilot episode.
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Sarah Jessica Parker has a good chance to return to the small screen for a miniseries. She is reported to be set to star in Busted, which is based upon a book entitled Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love. The thrilled by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker were bought up by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment for the rights to have a miniseries produced by Anonymous Content. The book follows the story of finding out about one of Philly’s biggest scandals. Here is what Sidney Kimmel Entertainment had to say about the project and Sarah Jessica Parker’s role in it all.
Wendy and Barbara have written an amazing true story, and we’re thrilled for it to be Ske’s first television project. Sarah Jessica’s coming on board, along with David Frankel and Don Roos, is simply a perfect combination that we »
- Sarah Peel
Sarah Jessica Parker may be returning to the city—but this time, there could be less sex and more crime.
Sydney Kimmel Entertainment has acquired the rights to Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker’s non-fiction crime thriller Busted: A Tale of Corruption And Betrayal In The City of Brotherly Love, and Deadline reports that Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker is expected to appear in one of the two main roles. Ske will produce the show with Anonymous Content, the producers of HBO’s True Detective.
Busted tells the story of two investigative journalists, Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, »
- Chancellor Agard
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has optioned nonfiction book “Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love,” the police crime thriller written by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker. It plans to develop the book as its first TV project along with Anonymous Content, who produced “True Detective,” into a limited one-hour series with Sarah Jessica Parker attached to star in one of the two main roles. “Marley & Me” writer Don Roos will pen pilot. Additionally, “Devil Wears Prada” director David Frankel is attached to direct the pilot and executive produce. Also read: AOL Renews Sarah Jessica Parker, »
- Jethro Nededog
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (Ske) has optioned the nonfiction book “Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love,” being developed as an hour-long limited series, Ske and Anonymous announced Wednesday. “Sex and the City’s” Parker is attached to star as one of two leads.
David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “Marley & Me,” “Hope Springs,” “Band of Brothers,” “Entourage”) is attached to direct the pilot and exec produce, and Don Ross (“Web Therapy,” “Marley & Me”) is set to write the pilot. The series is based on reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker’s book of the same name, released by Harper Collins in March.
The book follows Ruderman and Laker’s successful efforts to uncover a huge police corruption scandal in Philadelphia. »
- Alex Stedman
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has optioned the rights to Busted: A Tale Of Corruption And Betrayal In The City Of Brotherly Love, a police crime thriller written by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker. It will serve as Ske’s debut television project with True Detective producers Anonymous Content. Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker is attached to star in one of the two main roles in the hourlong show. David Frankel is attached to direct and executive produce the pilot. Don Roos will write the pilot. Ske President Jim Tauber, Ske President of Production Carla Hacken, and Steve Golin, Managing Partner […] »
The award is presented in recognition of a body of work that has made a significant contribution to Lgbt film and media.
Schamus will receive the award prior to Outfest’s opening night gala screening of “Life Partners” on July 10 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
Schamus co-founded Focus Features in 2002 and departed last October as part of a restructuring.
“The scope and the depth of James’s work as a writer, producer and studio head, has had a tremendous impact on the Lgbt community,” said Kirsten Schaffer, exec director of Outfest. “He has shepherded stories and storytellers who have defined the Lgbt experience for three decades — from the new queer cinema films of Tom Kalin and Todd Haynes to the boundary-pushing ‘Pariah »
- Dave McNary
‘The Other Woman’ 2014 box office: Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann comedy to top North American box office chart despite mostly bad reviews (photo: Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz, and Leslie Mann in ‘The Other Woman’) Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the Nick Cassavetes-directed comedy The Other Woman will easily top the North American box office this weekend, April 25-27, 2014. The story of three women who gang up to take revenge on their cheating husband/lover, The Other Woman — which would have been more accurately titled "The Other Women" — opened with a solid $9.3 million at 3,205 U.S. and Canadian locations on Friday, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. As the old saying goes, "If you give them trash, they’ll gobble it up (and ask for seconds)" — or something along those lines. Anyhow, 20th Century Fox’s $40 million-budgeted The Other Woman, which has »
- Zac Gille
Showtime's Web Therapy session has been extended. The cable network has renewed the comedy based on the web series created by and starring Friends alum Lisa Kudrow, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The series, from Kudrow and her producing partners Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) and Don Roos, has run for three seasons and a total of 31 episodes on the premium cable network, concluding its third season with a bit of a cliffhanger in September. Season four will consist of 10 episodes; a premiere will be announced at a later date. Photos: THR's Cover Shoot With the Stars of Showtime In the
- Lesley Goldberg
10 items from 2014
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