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Daniel Craig in Talks for Halle Berry’s L.A. Riots Movie ‘Kings’

28 June 2016 5:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daniel Craig is in early negotiations to star opposite Halle Berry in “Kings,” the independent drama set against the backdrop of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Deniz Gamze Erguven, director of “Mustang,” is directing “Kings” from her own script in what will be her English-language debut. She’s re-teamed with “Mustang” producer Charles Gillibert.

Should Craig come on board, he will portray a loner who lives in South Central Los Angeles and falls in love with Berry’s character. When the riots erupt, he will help Berry in protecting her children from the violence.

The riots started a few hours after a jury in suburban Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles Police officers of use of excessive force in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King in 1991 following a high-speed chase. A total of 55 people died during the riots amid looting, assault and arson causing more than $1 billion of property damage. »

- Dave McNary

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'Shuffle Along' Announces Abrupt Closing Date on Broadway

23 June 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Any diehard Broadway fan will tell you that Audra McDonald is irreplaceable. But the producers of Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed are taking that quite literally. In an unexpected announcement Thursday evening, lead producer Scott Rudin confirmed that the show will close July 24, the date that six-time Tony-winning star McDonald is scheduled to depart on extended maternity leave. "Audra McDonald is the biggest star on Broadway, and audiences have been clamoring to see her in this role since the first preview of Shuffle Along in March of

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- David Rooney

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Joel Edgerton to Lead ‘It Comes at Night’ From ‘Krisha’ Director, Kate Winslet Scales ‘Mountain,’ and More

10 June 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After crafting one of the most overlooked films of the year thus far, Krisha, writer-director Trey Edwards Shults is sticking with A24 for his next feature. Deadline reports that he’s found a star for his upcoming thriller It Comes at Night as Joel Edgerton will play the father “will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep.” Although no shooting start has been revealed yet, hopefully we’ll see it by 2017. Meanwhile, Edgerton can next be seen in the impressive Loving (our review), his second Jeff Nichols feature of the year.

The guys behind Workaholics have been seen in a number of films the last few years, but they are about to get one to call their own. THR reports that Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck are teaming with Seth Rogen and Scott Rudin »

- Leonard Pearce

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Netflix, Rogen Set "Game Over, Man!" Film

10 June 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The team behind Comedy Central's "Workaholics" are coming to the big screen with the announcement of the action comedy feature "Game Over, Man!" for Netflix.

"Workaholics" is a half hour sitcom about three stoner buddies and their day job at a telemarketing company. Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck, a comedy team collectively known as Mail Order Comedy, co-created the series which has a seventh season on the way.

Though the quartet have appeared in other films separately, most notably Devine, this will be their first movie as a group effort. The story is described as "Die Hard in a Hotel" while the title is a reference to the famous line by Bill Paxton in "Aliens," but otherwise plot specifics are under wraps.

Anders Holm penned the screenplay while Kyle Newacheck will direct the feature and have a supporting role as Devine, Holm and Anderson take the leads. »

- Garth Franklin

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Workaholics Creators and Seth Rogen Team for Game Over, Man!

10 June 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix has scored yet another coup, bringing in the Workaholics team for their often talked about big screen action comedy. After 6 Seasons on Comedy Central, the guys are finally ready to take the next leap, with Scott Rudin producing Game Over, Man! Seth Rogen has also signed on to produce this high-flying laugh-filled thriller that will arrive in theaters and on Netflix sometime in 2017.

Workaholics is a half hour sitcom that follows the lives of three stoner buddies and their day job at a telemarketing company. Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck co-created the extremely popular show, which has already been renewed for Season 7. The team has been talking about bringing their brand of action and humor to theater screens since the first season debuted. And now, Game Over, Man! is finally happening.

Game Over has a whole host of producers on board. Along with Seth Rogen and Scott Rudin, »

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‘Front Page’ Revival Adds Holland Taylor, Dylan Baker & Robert Morse To Ink-Stained Cast

9 June 2016 4:58 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

A starry list of stage and screen vets, several with marquee-quality drawing power from roles on popular TV shows, have joined the cast of The Front Page, the Scott Rudin-mounted revival with already-announced headliners Nathan Lane, John Slattery, Jefferson Mays and Sherie Rene Scott. Fresh to the bill are Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) and Robert Morse (Mad Men), along with Dylan Baker (The Good Wife, The Americans) and Patricia Conolly, Halley Feiffer, Dann… »

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Sally Field to Star in New Broadway Revival of ‘The Glass Menagerie’

6 June 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two-time Oscar winner Sally Field will star opposite two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello in a new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams‘ drama “The Glass Menagerie,” producer Scott Rudin announced Monday. Tony Award winner Sam Gold will direct the production, which will also star Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story”) and Madison Ferris, who will make her Broadway debut in the role of Laura Wingfield. The revival will begin performances at Broadway’s Golden Theatre on Feb. 14, 2017, with an official opening night set for March 23, 2017. Also Read: Tony Award Predictions: Can Anything Stop 'Hamilton' Juggernaut? This is the eighth time that Williams »

- Thom Geier

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Purity: Showtime Orders Daniel Craig Series

1 June 2016 6:20 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Showtime has ordered the Purity TV series, starring Daniel Craig as Andreas Wolf. The limited series is based on the Jonathan Franzen novel of the same name. Showtime has ordered 20 episodes of Purity, to air over the course of two years. Back in February, there was quite a bidding war for the new drama.

Craig will executive produce with Todd Field, who is writing, and will also direct every episode. Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, David Hare, and Jonathan Franzen are also executive producing. Hare and Franzen will also serve as writers on the Purity TV series.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Daniel Craig Confirmed For "Purity" Series

1 June 2016 3:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Daniel Craig is now confirmed to be starring in and executive producing a straight-to-series limited drama based on "The Corrections" author Jonathan Franzen's latest novel "Purity" at Showtime.

The series was picked up with a twenty-episode order and centers on a young woman named Purity (aka Pip) who, in search of answers about herself and her family, winds up interning in South America at the Sunlight Project - a group which deals with all the secrets of the world.

Craig is eyed to play Andreas, a German provocateur who crosses paths with Pip. Todd Field ("In the Bedroom") will write, direct and executive produce the series which Franzen, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and David Hare will executive produce.

Franzen and Hare will also serve as writers on the series with Field set to direct all twenty episodes. The series will air over two years on Showtime with production to begin next year. »

- Garth Franklin

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Showtime Snaps Up New Thriller Series Purity Starring Daniel Craig

1 June 2016 12:38 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Bringing an end to months of back-and-forth, Showtime has ordered a 20-episode miniseries of Purity, an adaptation of the acclaimed Jonathan Franzen novel that will feature Daniel Craig in a star role.

Marking the actor’s first foray onto the small-screen in almost two decades – not since the BBC’s Our Friends in the North has the Brit featured in a major TV series – news of Craig landing the lucrative deal to headline Purity only emphasizes the actor’s desire to lay down the license to kill, as he’s all but set to depart the James Bond franchise after four consecutive turns as MGM’s lethal spy.

In terms of Purity, Variety reports that Showtime fended off heated competition from both Netflix and FX to secure the limited series, appointing Todd Field (In the Bedroom, Little Children) to write and direct all 20 episodes in the process. Meanwhile, Scott Rudin »

- Michael Briers

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Daniel Craig heading to Showtime as Purity gets 20-episode season order

1 June 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Though his future as James Bond may be up in the air, Daniel Craig has landed a starring role in an upcoming limited series on Showtime called Purity. The series will be based on the novel by author Jonathan Franzen with Craig acting as an executive producer as well. The series has also hired director Todd Field who, in an unusual move for television, will direct all 20 episodes of the series. Joining Craig on the production side is Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, David Hare and Jonathan Franzen himself.

Showtime president and CEO David Nevens also made a statement about the news, saying “Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is an epic American novel that pulses with the energy of a psychological thriller. I whipped through it in a week. His gripping and timely story has attracted a powerhouse team – Todd Field, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, David Hare, along with Franzen himself, and »

- Ricky Church

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Showtime Lands Daniel Craig-Starring Adaptation of Franzen's Purity Novel

1 June 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Consider Showtime and Daniel Craig “bonded.” The cable network has nabbed the hot property Purity, a limited series based on Jonathan Franzen’s bestseller of the same name, starring and exec-produced by the erstwhile 007.

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Netflix, FX and several other outlets were also in contention to land the buzzy project, which was seeking — and received — a 20-episode order. Besides Ep-ing along with Craig, Scott Rudin (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Eli Bush, David Hare and Franzen, Todd Field (Little Children) will direct each installment, »

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Daniel Craig to Star in Showtime’s Jonathan Franzen Adaptation ‘Purity’

1 June 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Daniel Craig will star in Showtime’s limited series adaptation of an adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel “Purity.” The drama was picked up straight to series with a 20 episode order. Scott Rudin is executive producing alongside Craig. Todd Field is directing and also executive producing, along with Eli Bush, David Hare and Franzen. The story follows a young woman named Pip who, in her philosophical wanderings, ends up in South America, interning at The Sunlight Project, which deals with all the secrets of the world. Craig will play Andreas, the German founder of the organization who is drawn to Pip. »

- Linda Ge

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Showtime Lands Daniel Craig, Scott Rudin Limited Series ‘Purity’

1 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After multiple bidders emerged, Showtime has landed “Purity,” the Daniel Craig-starring limited series from producer Scott Rudin, Variety has learned.

Showtime has given a straight-to-series pickup to the drama with a hefty 20-episode order, which will air over the course of two years. Production begins in 2017, and no premiere date has been set.

Sources say the project is a megabucks deal for “James Bond” star Craig, who will also serve as an exec producer on “Purity.”

Based on Jonathan Franzen’s novel, the television adaptation will be penned by Todd Field, who is also directing all 20 episodes. Field will exec produce with Rudin, Eli Bush, David Hare and Franzen with the latter two also serving as writers on the series.

Before landing at Showtime, the hot project generated a slew of high-profile bidders from Netflix to FX and more with Rudin searching for a straight-to-series order, given the impressive auspices. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Purity’ Limited Series Starring Daniel Craig Gets 20-Episode Order By Showtime

1 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After months of negotiations and deal-making, Showtime has closed a deal for a 20-episode order to Purity, a limited drama series toplined by James Bond star Daniel Craig and produced by Todd Field and Scott Rudin. The project, based on the book of the same name by The Corrections author Jonathan Franzen, hit the cable and streaming marketplace in February, with Showtime emerging as an early frontrunner based on an aggressive offer. Field will direct all 20 hours of the… »

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David Hyde Pierce Joins Bette Midler in ‘Hello Dolly!’ Broadway Revival

17 May 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

David Hyde Pierce will co-star opposite Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of Jerry Herman’s classic 1964 musical “Hello, Dolly!,” the show’s producers announced Tuesday. Jerry Zaks will direct the Scott Rudin production, which will begin previews at the Shubert Theatre on March 15, 2017 ahead of an April 20 opening. (“Matilda” is scheduled to end its long run at that theater in January.) Warren Carlyle will choreograph the revival, which is expected to pay homage to the original staging of director-choreographer Gower Champion. Also Read: 'Smash' Alum Christian Borle to Play Willy Wonka on Broadway Herman wrote the music and lyrics. »

- Thom Geier

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Franco's "Blood Meridian" Suddenly Scrapped

6 May 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Whoops. Just a day after it was announced that Russell Crowe was in early talks to join the cast, the James Franco-directed film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian" has been scrapped.

Why? It turns out the announcement was made before certain deals were locked down, including that most important one of all - securing the rights to the book. As a result, the film is off the table and has apparently been ditched as it currently stands.

The 1985 novel follows a Tennessee teenager known only as The Kid who encounters a violent group of scalp hunters known as the Glanton Gang led by the menacing Judge Holden.

The likes of Ryan Reynolds, Tye Sheridan and Vincent D'Onofrio were said to be onboard the film which has been long been a passion project of both director Ridley Scott and producer Scott Rudin. Franco had previously tried to convince »

- Garth Franklin

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Crowe In Talks For Franco's "Blood Meridian"

5 May 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Russell Crowe is reportedly in talks to star in the James Franco-directed film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian" at Rabbit Bandini.

The long-in-the-works adaptation is based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s and traces the journey of the Kid, a 14-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish world when he joins a ruthless gang of scalphunters that includes the mysterious and menacing Judge Holden.

Tye Sheridan and Vincent D'Onofrio are also onboard while Franco will have a role in the film which Scott Rudin, Cassian Elwes and Vince Jolivette will produce. Franco previously directed the 2013 McCarthy adaptation "Child of God" and most recently starred in the gay porn murder scandal film "King Cobra".

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- Garth Franklin

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James Franco-Directed ‘Blood Meridian’ Moves Forward with Russell Crowe, Tye Sheridan, and Vincent D’Onofrio

5 May 2016 11:34 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Update: THR is reporting the film has now being shelved because the filmmakers don’t actually have the rights to the novel — classic mistake. Check out the original story below.

I can say this much for James Franco‘s Blood Meridian adaptation: nobody wants it more than him. He first dipped into the nasty waters of Cormac McCarthy‘s seminal text — one that usually tops lists ranking the best post-World War II novels — by signing on more than five years ago. That didn’t seem to work out, at least initially, though he did get to work on another McCarthy adaptation, Child of God, about which we were rather positive; and that was followed by the release of test footage, 25 minutes in total, from which his perspective and approach should be gleaned a bit. If nothing else, this is exactly how a multi-hyphenate keeps chipping away at the adaptation of their favorite novel, »

- Nick Newman

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Russell Crowe in Talks to Star in James Franco-Directed ‘Blood Meridian’

5 May 2016 11:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Russell Crowe is in talks to star in an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian” with James Franco writing and directing.

Franco will also act in the film with Tye Sheridan and Vincent D’Onofrio also coming on board.

Scott Rudin, Cassian Elwes and Franco’s producing partner Vince Jolivette is producing. The film will be brought to Cannes with Im Global handling international rights and CAA handling domestic.

In McCarthy’s book, the story is based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s and traces the journey of the Kid, a 14-year-old Tennessean who stumbles into a nightmarish world when he joins a ruthless gang of scalphunters that includes the mysterious and menacing Judge Holden.

The news comes only a day after it was announced that Crowe was in early talks to play a Dr. Jekyll-type role in Universal’s “The Mummy” reboot starring Tom Cruise. »

- Justin Kroll

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