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Cannes Talk: Producer Uri Singer of Passage Pictures

26 May 2017 11:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

 

Producer Uri Singer launched Passage Pictures in 2016, taking its drama ‘Marjorie Primes,” starring Jon Hamm and Lois Smith,  to Sundance earlier this year. That film was picked up by FilmRise, which plan an awards push for Smith. Also in its slate: “I am Rose Fatou,” written by Ted Melfi (“Hidden Figures”), “Tesla,” which teams Singer up again with writer/director Michael Almereyda, and “Rich,” based on the book “King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich,” about the infamous billionaire oil trader who died in 2013.

 

What’s different about Passage Pictures?

I decided I had to sit through movies and watch them and I decided they had to be important to bring to the screen — passion projects that can have a bigger audience, and important stories. Like “Experiementer,” and movies like “Marjorie Prime,” “White Noise,” and Nikola Tesla biopic “Tesla.” That’s a challenge I embrace.

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- Carole Horst

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Alec Baldwin To Play Ex-cia Boss George Tenet In Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’

3 May 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Alec Baldwin has been set to guest star on Hulu’s new 9/11 drama series The Looming Tower, taking on another government figure. This time he’ll portray former CIA director George Tenet in the 10-episode straight-to-series adaptation of Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer-winning 9/11 exposé from executive producers Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney and Legendary Television. The series officially began production today in New York. Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim and Peter Sarsgaard topline the… »

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Alec Baldwin to Guest Star as CIA Director in Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’

3 May 2017 7:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alec Baldwin will guest star as CIA Director George Tenet in Hulu’s “The Looming Tower,” the streaming network announced Wednesday morning at its annual upfront event. Tenet is Richard Clarke’s (Michael Stuhlbarg) partner in fighting al-Qaeda, though he may know more than he is letting on, per Hulu. The Legendary Television drama, which traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, also stars Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard. It takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq. »

- Tony Maglio

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Alex Baldwin to play CIA chief in 'The Looming Tower'

2 May 2017 8:09 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hulu adaptation of Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé begins production in New York.

Alec Baldwin will guest star as CIA director George Tenet in The Looming Tower.

Wright’s non-fiction book traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, taking a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

In the series of 10 hour-long episodes Tenet aligns himself in the fight against Al-Qaeda with the then National Security Council counter-terrorism coordinator Richard Clarke, though he may know more than he is letting on. Michael Stuhlbarg plays Clarke.

Baldwin joins a cast that includes Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Peter Sarsgaard, Bill Camp, Virginia Kull, Louis Cancelmi, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones, and Wrenn Schmidt.

Oscar-winning writer Dan Futterman adapted the book and will serve as executive producer alongside Alex Gibney and Wright. Legendary Television »

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Alex Baldwin to star in 'The Looming Tower'

2 May 2017 8:09 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 10-episode drama series is based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé.

Alec Baldwin will guest star as CIA director George Tenet in The Looming Tower.

Wright’s non-fiction book traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, taking a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

In the 10-episode adaptation Tenet is Richard Clarke’s partner in fighting al-Qaeda, though he may know more than he is letting on. Michael Stuhlbarg plays Clarke.

Baldwin joins a cast that includes Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Peter Sarsgaard, Bill Camp, Virginia Kull, Louis Cancelmi, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones, and Wrenn Schmidt.

Oscar-winning writer Dan Futterman adapted the hour-long drama series and will serve as executive producer alongside Alex Gibney and Wright. Legendary Television is producing the series. 

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TVLine Items: CBS Orders Ambulance Series, Reaper Vet's New Role and More

31 March 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Turn on the sirens: CBS has picked up the docuseries Ambulance.

RelatedNCIS and 24 Others Get Finale Dates at CBS — Which Might Be Series Finales?

The one-hour reality show — based on a UK format — chronicles the intense world of emergency medical workers and 911 dispatchers as they make split-second decisions during life-threatening emergencies.

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* Tyler Labine (Reaper) will co-star in the CBS comedy pilot Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices as the first husband of Hannah (played by Alice Eve) and the father of her eldest child, our sister site Deadline reports.

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‘The Looming Tower’: Wrenn Schmidt To Co-Star In Hulu’s 9/11 Drama Series; Ella Rae Peck Also Cast

31 March 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Wrenn Schmidt (Outcast) is set as a female lead opposite Peter Sarsgaard, Jeff Daniels and Tahar Rahim in Hulu's straight-to-series drama The Looming Tower. Based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé, the series hails from Oscar-nominated Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Legendary Television. Also cast in the project is Ella Rae Peck (Gossip Girl). The Looming Tower traces the rising… »

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Hulu's 'The Looming Tower' Adds Wrenn Schmidt and Ella Rae Peck

31 March 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Hulu is filling out its The Looming Tower cast.

Wrenn Schmidt (Outcast) and Ella Rae Peck (Gossip Girl) have joined the drama based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé.

Schmidt will play Diane Priest, a smart and profoundly ambitious CIA analyst working under Martin Schmidt (Peter Sarsgaard). Sharing his attitude that the CIA is the only government agency capable of using intel to stop impending attacks, Priest withholds pertinent information from the FBI and, by doing so, proceeds to climb the ranks of Alec Station, despite the disastrous consequences of her actions.

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- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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The Looming Tower: Peter Sarsgaard Joins Hulu's 9/11 Series

21 March 2017 8:10 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Peter Sarsgaard is coming to Hulu. This week, the streaming service announced the Jackie star has joined their upcoming TV series The Looming Tower.Based on the nonfiction book by Lawrence Wright, the drama "traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq."Read More… »

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Colin Farrell, Penelope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard board TV projects

20 March 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Allure of small screen tempts latest batch of film stars.

Colin Farrell will play Oliver North and reunite with Yorgos Lanthimos for Amazon Studios, while Penelope Cruz will star as Donatella Versace in FX’s American Crime Story anthology, and Peter Sarsgaard is cast as a CIA staffer in Hulu’s The Looming Tower.

Farrell and Yorgos Lanthimos are set to reunite on Untitled Ollie North Project, Amazon Studios’ limited series about the Oliver North Iran Contra affair.

The project recounts the story of the National Security Council staff member involved in the illegal sale of weapons to Iran to encourage the release of Us hostages in Lebanon in the 1980s.

The project is currently in development and will reunite Farrell with Lanthimos, who directed him in The Lobster and A24’s upcoming The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.

Farrell starred in the second season of HBO’s True Detective and is best known for a film »

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TVLine Items: Shut Eye Renewed, Killing Vet Joins 9/11 Drama and More

20 March 2017 3:19 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Shut Eye will remain open at Hulu, although the drama is setting its sights on a new boss.

The streamer has renewed the Jeffrey Donovan-KaDee Strickland drama for a second 10-episode season amid word that showrunner David Hudgins has exited the series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Shiban (Hell on Wheels) has been brought in to replace him.

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Peter Sarsgaard is set to star alongside Jeff Daniels in Hulu’s upcoming 9/11 drama The Looming Tower. The Killing alum will play Martin Schmidt, a CIA analyst who believes he »

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Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’ Casts Peter Sarsgaard as CIA Analyst

20 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu’s “The Looming Tower” has snagged Peter Sarsgaard to star opposite Jeff Daniels, Variety has learned.

The 10-episode drama, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning expose by Lawrence Wright on the in-fighting between the FBI and CIA in the years leading up to 9/11, was ordered to series in September by the streaming service. It traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

Sarsgaard will play Martin Schmidt, a CIA analyst who invariably believes he’s by far the smartest person in the room. Under orders to share intelligence with John O’Neill (Daniels) and the FBI, Schmidt opts instead to horde information under the misguided notion that the CIA is the only agency equipped to battle potential terrorist threats. He »

- Oriana Schwindt

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‘The Looming Tower’: Peter Sarsgaard Cast In Hulu’s 9/11 Drama Series

20 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Peter Sarsgaard (Jackie) is set for a lead role opposite Jeff Daniels and Tahar Rahim in Hulu's straight-to-series drama based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé, from Oscar-nominated Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Legendary Television. The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and… »

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'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Comes Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

7 March 2017 4:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Jackie (biographical drama about First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard; rated R) Moana (animated; voices: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House; rated PG) Incarnate (supernatural horror; Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten; available in PG-13 and unrated) Man Down (action-drama; Kate Mara, Shia Labeouf; rated R) Brimstone (Western thriller; Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington; premieres 3/10 on cable Mod and in...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Pablo Larraín and Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ Sets the High Bar for Historical Biopics — IndieWire On Demand

7 March 2017 12:38 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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Take everything you know about the biopic genre and throw it away, because “Jackie” is like no historical drama you’ve ever seen. Pablo Larraín’s searing dissection of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the days following her husband’s assassination is a psychological meditation on grief and legacy, anchored by Natalie Portman in one of the best performances of her career. If you somehow missed the film during its release this awards season, “Jackie” is now available on VOD and demands your attention.

Framed around Jackie’s interview with Life magazine reporter Theodore H. White, the film is a dive into her subconscious as she comes to terms with her husband’s death and rises to the challenge of preserving his legacy in American history. Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt and Max Casella co-star. »

- Zack Sharf

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Patriots Day review – gripping account of the Boston marathon bombings

23 February 2017 7:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The narrative pulse of this tense thriller about real-life events is strong enough to override Mark Wahlberg’s irritating heroics as a fictional cop

It is easy to imagine an alternative universe in which there is an exciting film entitled Bowling Green, directed by Michael Bay. Ralph Fiennes gets to play a chuckling terrorist who detonates the gigantic bomb in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2011, and then Peter Sarsgaard and Meryl Streep play the liberal media nabobs who conspire with the Obama White House to cover it up, getting amnesia pills in the water supply, pulping newspapers, changing websites. Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Baldwin and Scott Baio play three Us Navy Seals whose wives were killed in the Bowling Green massacre; they accept a top secret terminate-with-extreme-prejudice mission – ’copter out to Kreplachistan where Fiennes is holed up in the Swedish embassy, having spent the host country’s entire Un aid budget on »

- Peter Bradshaw

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China’s Hishow Snares ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Escobar’ from Nu Image/Millennium

12 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

China’s Hishow Entertainment has boarded a pair of upcoming movies from Nu Image/Millennium Films: “Hunter Killer” and “Escobar.” The deal is one of the biggest completed so far at the European Film Market, alongside the Berlin Film Festival, and also one of the biggest by a Chinese indie in recent months.

The Chinese distributor-investor has paid more than $10 million to buy into the two films. In both cases it is co-financing the movies and acquiring distribution rights for China. Nu Image/Millennium produces the “Expendables” series, which also has Chinese co-producers.

Directed by Donovan Marsh, “Hunter Killer” features Gerard Butler as an untested American captain who teams with Navy Seals for a mission to rescue the Russian president. Butler has significant name-recognition in China after the success there of “London Has Fallen.” Gary Oldman and Billy Bob Thornton also star in the action thriller, which was previously »

- Patrick Frater

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Goteborg: ‘An Education’s’ Lone Scherfig on ‘Their Finest,’ the U.K. Film Industry, Entering Other Worlds

4 February 2017 3:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Goteborg, Sweden — “Lone Scherfig is one of the very best Nordic filmmakers of her generation. Skillfully, with curiosity, she has experimented with different aesthetic expressions, but it is always with wit and sharpness she portrays the complexity, passion and darkness in people’s lives,” said Goteborg Fest artistic director Jonas Holmberg, presenting the 207 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award to the Danish writer-director.

The prize-winner was honored with a three-film howcase of three films: 2000 Danish breakthrough, “Italian for Beginners”; her 2014 U.K. drama-thriller “The Riot Club”; and the Swedish premiere of her latest U.K. romantic dramedy, “Their Finest,” starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, opening this spring.

A film student from Paris’ Sorbonne University and the University of Copenhagen, Scherfig graduated from Copenhagen’s Danish National Film School in 1984; her feature debut was the comedy, “The Birthday Trip” (1990). After several TV series and the children’s film “On Our Own »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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Malia Obama Attends 'Girls' Final Season Premiere Party, Cast Reminiscences Over Last Day on Set

3 February 2017 10:25 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Former first daughter Malia Obama made a surprise appearance at the final season premiere party of Girls on Thursday night in New York.

Obama, who was an intern on the HBO series’ sixth season, bumped shoulders with the likes of Rita Wilson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, as well as Lena Dunham and the entire cast of the hit series, at the star-studded event.

Obama did not walk the red carpet at New York’s iconic Lincoln Center, but made her debut at the after-party hosted by HBO at Cipriani 42nd Street. Attendees jumped at the chance to meet the 18-year-old, who is currently taking a gap year before attending Harvard University in the fall of this year.

Dunham’s buzzy comedy about four young women in their early 20s (Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet) navigating post-grad life in the Big Apple has clearly opened more doors for Obama »

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Jackie review

24 January 2017 2:35 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Off the back of a wave of rave reviews, Jackie has landed in UK cinemas, with Natalie Portman in the lead. So: any good?

It was almost a little too on-the-nose for Entertainment One to release Jackie last Friday, given that it's a film about mourning for a political figure lost in the wake of a terrible tragedy as the peaceful transfer of power takes precedence over anyone's feelings. Then again, the film itself, which stars Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, is so much a callback to a bygone age that any comparisons to current affairs are moot.

The film dramatises a pivotal Life magazine interview by reporter Theodore H. White (here represented by Billy Crudup as an unnamed character), which took place in the week following John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963. Mrs. Kennedy reserves strict editorial control over the cover story, but insists on fulfilling her duty »

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