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The Alienist Heads To Television With Cary Fukunaga At The Helm

15 April 2015 6:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Success can be a double-edged sword. Delivering the first season of the highly acclaimed TV series True Detective has clearly made director Cary Fukunaga a sought-after commodity – and deservedly so. However, an influx of work opportunities can lead to something of a backlog, with fans chomping at the bit for one project or the other. This makes today’s announcement maddening for those patiently awaiting Fukunaga’s version of Stephen King’s It, since it has the director moving full-steam ahead with a television adaptation of the 1994 novel The Alienist.

The source material was written by author Caleb Carr and is a crime novel set in 1896 in New York City. It follows several prominent figures from that time and place, including Theodore Roosevelt at the point in his career when he was New York City Police Commissioner. Roosevelt oversees a team of homicide investigators who use emerging tactics such as psychological profiling, »

- Sarah Myles

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Cary Fukunaga to Helm The Alienist TV Series with Eric Roth Producing

14 April 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After you helm the most talked about television program of 2014, there's a bit more freedom, creatively speaking, given when the choice of a new project comes along and how you'd like to approach that project. In the case of Cary Fukunaga, who directed the visually stunning first season of HBO's True Detective, the triumph of the series has allowed Fukunaga to secure distribution for Beasts of No Nation, his hugely controversial film focused on a child soldier in Africa and starring Idris Elba, through Netflix, and directorial duties on a new adaptation of Stephen King's It. On top of these two major projects, The Wrap reports today that Fukunaga is attached to another cherry television directing gig, this one being an adaptation of Caleb Carr's The Alienist for Paramount and Anonymous Content. The Wrap summarizes the story of The Alienist as such: Set in the tenements and mansions of Gilded Age New York City, »

- Chris Cabin

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Cary Fukunaga to Direct Series Based on Caleb Carr’s ‘The Alienist’

14 April 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cary Fukunaga will direct and executive produce a drama series based on the Caleb Carr thriller “The Alienist” with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content producing, Variety has learned.

Eric Roth and Hossein Amini are also exec producing. Amini, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1998 for writing the script for “The Wings of the Dove,” wrote the pilot and will write the series.

Set in Gilded Age New York, the story follows Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, who, with the help of newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, uses the emerging discipline of psychology to track down one of New York City’s first serial killers.

“‘The Alienist’ is a fascinating and distinctive, fast-paced psychological thriller that is wonderfully evocative of the unrivaled Gilded Age of New York City,” said Paramount Television President Amy Powell. “Cary Fukunaga’s unique vision and ability to render compelling, distinctive and superbly atmospheric »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Cary Fukunaga Takes Over Long-Stalled 'The Alienist' as TV Series

14 April 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

He will executive produce and direct. Two A-list Hollywood screenwriters are also executive producing: Eric Roth (Oscar-winner "Forrest Gump") and Hossein Amini (Oscar nominee "Wings of the Dove"). Anonymous Content, which pioneered the director-centric approach with Fukunaga on "True Detective" at HBO, has the rights and will produce with Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin as executive producers. Years ago Scott Rudin had tried to make the project into a movie but it never got off the ground. It was period, which is costly. The great concept is that the book tracks Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt in 19th century New York City as they deploy the emerging science of psychology to track a serial killer. Think "The Knick" meets "True Detective." "The Alienist is a fascinating and distinctive, fast-paced psychological thriller that is wonderfully evocative of »

- Anne Thompson

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Cary Fukunaga Returns To TV To Direct Event Series Based On Caleb Carr's 'The Alienist'

14 April 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Director Cary Fukunaga knows first hand the tremendous amount of work and reward that comes with taking on directorial duties of an entire TV show. Of course, he's the man that guided the first season of "True Detective" to critical acclaim, but the shoot was long and the post-production lengthier than usual, as Fukunaga oversaw everything. It's part of the reason why HBO opted for a handful of directors for the second season — it allows things to get moving along much faster, and it's why you'll be seeing the second season in June. But Fukunaga clearly enjoyed longform storytelling, and he's got another project cooking. Deadline reports that Fukunaga is reteaming with "True Detective" production company Anonymous Content to direct and executive produce an event series based on Caleb Carr's best-selling "The Alienist." Eric Roth is also on board to produce. The book — which is guaranteed to be found »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Cary Fukunaga Returns To TV To Direct Event Series Based On Caleb Carr's 'The Alienist'

14 April 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Director Cary Fukunaga knows first hand the tremendous amount of work and reward that comes with taking on directorial duties of an entire TV show. Of course, he's the man that guided the first season of "True Detective" to critical acclaim, but the shoot was long and the post-production lengthier than usual, as Fukunaga oversaw everything. It's part of the reason why HBO opted for a handful of directors for the second season — it allows things to get moving along much faster, and it's why you'll be seeing the second season in June. But Fukunaga clearly enjoyed longform storytelling, and he's got another project cooking. Deadline reports that Fukunaga is reteaming with "True Detective" production company Anonymous Content to direct and executive produce an event series based on Caleb Carr's best-selling "The Alienist." Eric Roth is also on board to produce. The book — which is guaranteed to be found »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Cary Fukunaga To Direct "The Alienist"

14 April 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"True Detective" helmer Cary Fukunaga is slated to direct and executive produce the upcoming event TV series adaptation of Caleb Carr's bestselling 1994 novel "The Alienist" for Anonymous Content.

Set in the tenements and mansions of Gilded Age New York City, the story follows Dr. Laszlo Kreizler who, with the help of newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, uses the emerging discipline of psychology to track down one of New York City’s first serial killers.

Also onboard are Oscar winner Eric Roth ("Forrest Gump") as executive producer, and Hossein Amini ("The Two Faces Of January") who will write and executive produce the series. This marks the first project in a three year, first-look production deal announced last year between Anonymous and Paramount TV.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Cary Fukunaga to Direct ‘The Alienist’ TV Series

14 April 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga has been tapped to direct the upcoming drama series “The Alienist,” based on the Caleb Carr novel. Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”) has also been chosen to executive produce the project, which hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Hossein Amini, who wrote the pilot, will write the series as well as executive produce. Set in the tenements and mansions of Gilded Age New York City (late-‘1800s), Carr’s 1994 novel tells the story of Dr. Laszlo Kreizler who, with the help of newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, uses the emerging discipline of psychology. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Production: Cary Fukunaga to direct 'The Alienist'

14 April 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The red-hot director of the first season of True Detective will direct and serve as executive producer on the serial killer series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

Eric Roth will also serve as executive producer and Hossein Amini, who wrote the pilot, will write and serve as executive producer on the first project to stem from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content’s three-year, first-look production deal.

The Alienist is based on the novel by Caleb Carr and takes place in late 19th century New York as Dr Laszlo Kreizler enlists the help of newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to track down one of the city’s first serial killers. 

Weinstein Books and The Weinstein Company (TWC) have acquired film and publishing rights to Agnes Martin-Lugand’s debut novel and French self-publishing smash Happy People Read And Drink Coffee. Weinstein Books, a joint venture between TWC and the Perseus Books Group, is set to »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Us: Cary Fukunaga to direct 'The Alienist'

14 April 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The red-hot director of the first season of True Detective will direct and serve as executive producer on the serial killer series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

Eric Roth will also serve as executive producer and Hossein Amini, who wrote the pilot, will write and serve as executive producer on the first project to stem from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content’s three-year, first-look production deal.

The Alienist is based on the novel by Caleb Carr and takes place in late 19th century New York as Dr Laszlo Kreizler enlists the help of newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to track down one of the city’s first serial killers. 

Weinstein Books and The Weinstein Company (TWC) have acquired film and publishing rights to Agnes Martin-Lugand’s debut novel and French self-publishing smash Happy People Read And Drink Coffee. Weinstein Books, a joint venture between TWC and the Perseus Books Group, is set to »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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News Bits: Pics, Girl, Wake, Shot, 37th, Chiraq

12 April 2015 1:55 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

New Photos

A Summer movie preview feature has gone up at USA Today including a bunch of first look photos from all sorts of movies scheduled to open over the next few months including "Southpaw," "Fantastic Four," "Inside Out," "Pixels," "Entourage," "Spy," "Magic Mike Xxl," "Mission Impossible Rogue Nation," "Masterminds," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "Ricki and the Flash" and many more. Click here for the full gallery.

Luckiest Girl Alive

Lions gate has scored the movie rights to Jessica Knoll's debut novel "Luckiest Girl Alive”. The story follows a 28-year-old New Yorker who appears to have a perfect life until a dark trauma from her past resurfaces. Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea will produce through their Pacific Standard company. [Source: Variety]

The Good Girl

Anonymous Content has picked up rights to Mary Kubica's debut novel "The Good Girl". The story depicts the kidnapping of a judge’s daughter gone really wrong. »

- Garth Franklin

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Warner Bros. Options Book ’21st Century Robot’ for Roy Lee and Eric Roth (Exclusive)

10 April 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has optioned the film rights to the book “21st Century Robot” by Brian David Johnson, with Roy Lee and Eric Roth attached to produce.

The story follows Jimmy, the first-of-its-kind social interactive robot. Intel and Trossen Robotics designed a kit that allows someone to create his or her own open-source 3D-printable robot that runs on Intel’s Edison chip. With this chip, the robot is able to adapt to society, and it serves as a sort of sidekick to whomever purchases it.

Johnson’s book came as a way to tell a fictional story of Jimmy while also cataloging some of his adventures, including his actual trip to the Maker Faire in New York.

Chantal Nong and Julia Spiro will oversee for Warner Bros.

Roth and Johnson are repped by CAA, who brokered the deal.

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- Justin Kroll

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Angelina Jolie’s ‘Africa’ Project On Shaky Ground As Skydance Searches For Partner

9 April 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Africa, the feature about paleo-archaeologist Richard Leaky’s battle with ivory poachers in Kenya that was to be directed by Angelina Jolie and star her husband Brad Pitt, is said to be on shaky ground. The feature was being produced through David Ellison's Skydance Productions from a script by Oscar winner Eric Roth. Sources close to the project say things started to turn just recently over budget involving creative issues. Tons of development money was poured into this… »

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‘House of Cards’ Renewed for Season 4 on Netflix

2 April 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

House of Cards” will return to Netflix for its fourth season along with stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, the streaming TV service announced on Thursday. Production on the new season will begin in summer with a 2016 premiere. Other details about the upcoming chapters are sparse, but viewers can expect to see Frank Underwood’s presidential campaign in full swing. No word on whether Claire will be along for the ride. Also Read: Kevin Spacey: ‘I Drop the F-Bomb Like a Noun’ (Video) “House of Cards” is executive produced by David Fincher, Beau Willimon, Joshua Donen, Eric Roth, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti. »

- L.A. Ross

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Catch Up On All Of The Underwoods’ Malicious Biddings Before Season 3 With House Of Cards Recap Video

26 February 2015 9:29 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the years, Netflix has become the go-to solution for those of us with little-to-no time to enjoy entertainment content. By releasing full seasons all in the one go, the online streaming giant has no doubt revolutionized the ways in which engage with our favorite TV shows and films, whether it’s watching them sporadically or consuming all episodes at once in a state of crazed binge-watching.

But what if you needed to consume all 26 episodes of House of Cards before the arrival of season 3 tomorrow? Well, the Fine Bros. have the answer in the form of a concise, nine-minute video that recaps the entire run of the acclaimed political drama, and the Underwoods’ meteoric and controversial rise to power.

Picking up right where season two left us in the Oval office, the third season of Netflix’s beloved series will follow Frank and Claire as they settle into their »

- Michael Briers

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House Of Cards Season 3 Gets Tantalizing New Trailer Ahead Of Friday Premiere

23 February 2015 8:35 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the course of Netflix’s astute marketing campaign for House of Cards season 3, we’ve been treated with atmospheric vignettes that showcase the brooding Underwoods, a series of motion pictures and a foreboding trailer. Now, with less than a week to go until its premiere, the streaming service has unveiled a new and punchy thirty-second clip that sees Claire and Frank settling into their newfound positions of power — or at the very least, trying to.

As previous footage alluded to, this upcoming season will primarily focus on the couple as they struggle to keep all of the plates spinning against sky-high stakes. No mean feat, of course, given that Kevin Spacey’s Frank isn’t known for making friends in the traditional sense. But now that the tyrannical South Carolinian is the newly-appointed President in Walker’s steed, it will be interesting to see how his arc pans out across the thirteen hour-long episodes. »

- Michael Briers

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Watch The New Teaser For ‘House Of Cards ‘ Season Three

17 February 2015 10:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There’s around ten days until season three of House Of Cards debuts to Netflix audiences, and ahead of the big release, we’ve got our hands on the brand new teaser for the series, which is titled ‘Traces.’

House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House majority whip who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of greater power, aided by his wife, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). The series is primarily about ruthless pragmatism, manipulation, power, and doing bad things for the greater good.

House Of Cards is produced by David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Beau Willimon, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, John David Coles and Eric Roth.

Season 3 will premiere on Friday, February 27 at 12:01 a.m. on Netflix.

Watch the new teaser below. »

- Paul Heath

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'House of Cards' Season 3 Trailer: 'Traces' Part 1

17 February 2015 10:29 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the weekend, a new trailer for House of Cards Season 3 showcased some marital tension between the Underwoods, as they posed for their White House portrait. Today, Netflix has debuted yet another trailer dubbed "Traces," which is the first in a four-part "teaser quartet." While he is never fully seen, Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is smoking a cigarette when he receives a phone call from the First Lady (Robin Wright), a call he decides to take in the bedroom, while one of his aides finishes extinguishing his cigarette. What could this all mean? Hopefully more is revealed in the subsequent installments of this teaser quartet, which will hopefully be released soon.

The series returns to Washington with the stakes now higher than ever. President Underwood fights to secure his legacy. Claire wants more than being First Lady. The biggest threat they face is contending with each other. Season 3 will feature »

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'House of Cards' Trailer Eyes Underwood Marital Tension

15 February 2015 11:44 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Obviously martial tensions have risen in the latest trailer for Season 3 of House of Cards as President Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his First Lady Claire (Robin Wright) pose for an official White House portrait. The series is back with the entire 13-episode season debuting February 27 on Netflix. This new trailer comes just a few days after Netflix accidentally leaked the new season for a brief period of time before it was eventually removed from the streaming service.

Created by Golden Globe and Emmy nominated showrunner Beau Willimon, the critically acclaimed drama starring Golden Globe winners Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, returns to Washington with the stakes now higher than ever. President Underwood fights to secure his legacy. Claire wants more than being First Lady. The biggest threat they face is contending with each other.

Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, the third season of House of Cards »

- MovieWeb

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The Underwoods Continue To Climb The Ladder In New Motion Poster For House Of Cards Season Three

5 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We are now but a few weeks away from the much-anticipated return of House of Cards for its third season, and Netflix has fired up the marketing campaign with the release of a new motion poster and key artwork.

Showcasing the Underwoods (played once again by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright) disembarking from Air Force One, the promo material perfectly encapsulates the dark, brooding tone of the show’s next stint. With Frank now in full control of the White House as the newly-appointed President of the United States, it seems the only direction for the tyrannical, ruthless South Carolinian to go is down.

With tensions rising from within the West Wing, not to mention between each other, the pair’s rise to power has been fraught with problems both big and small, and it looks to be the case that House of Cards Season Three will only lump more pressure on their once-ironcast relationship. »

- Michael Briers

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