10 items from 2015
The film follows a high school senior (Roberts) who enters into an online game of truth or dare that soon escalates out of her control, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The game involves every move being watched by an anonymous group of people, who manipulate the players.
Franco will star in Now You See Me: The Second Act, due for release in 2016. »
Octavia Spencer is attached to star in Seacole, a period biopic about "a pioneering Jamaican doctress who battled prejudice to play a key role in the Crimean War, rivaling Florence Nightingale." The film will reteam Spencer with producer of The Help, Brunson Green, and is set to be directed by Charlie Stratton (In Secret). [The Hollywood Reporter] Emma Roberts and Dave Franco will star in Nerve, Lionsgate’s adaptation of Jeanne Ryan's young adult novel. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish), will direct and the script was penned by Jessica Sharzer. The book told the story of a high school wallflower who »
- Jennifer Maas
Neighbors‘ Dave Franco and American Horror Story‘s Emma Roberts have signed on to star in Lionsgate’s young adult adaptation, Nerve. Based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan and adapted by Jessica Sharzer, the feature will be directed by Catfish duo Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost.
In a synopsis offered up by The Wrap, the movie “follows good-girl Vee (Roberts), who breaks out of her shell after plunging into an online game of truth-or-dare called “Nerve” with the sexy and mysterious Ian (Franco). However, Vee quickly finds the initial thrills turn dark as the stakes grow increasingly higher and the game turns personal – ultimately revealing just how far she will go to win Nerve.”
Both Roberts and Franco seem to have the clout and experience to instil their characters with the necessary fear and menace to make this adaptation worthwhile. It has to be said, the young adult phenomena »
- Gem Seddon
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Story follows good-girl Vee (Roberts), who breaks out of her shell after plunging into an online game of truth-or-dare called “Nerve” with the sexy and mysterious Ian (Franco). However, Vee quickly finds the initial thrills turn dark as the stakes grow increasingly higher and the game turns personal – ultimately revealing »
- Linda Ge
Based on the Jeanne Ryan novel, the pic follows a high school senior who finds herself immersed in an online game of truth of dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of “watchers.”
Jessica Sharzer adapted the script.
No stranger to the Ya genre (“The Hunger Games”), Lionsgate is now looking for its next big score in that realm and sees potential in this property especially with Franco and Roberts climbing the ranks of young stars on the verge of breaking out.
Franco has been on »
- Justin Kroll
Based on the Jeanne Ryan novel, the story follows a high school senior who finds herself immersed in an online game of truth of dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of voyeurs. Jessica Sharzer adapted the script. [Source: Variety]
Untitled Hurricane Katrina Film
DuVernay will write, produce, and direct, whilst Oyelowo is in negotiations to produce and star. No schedule has yet been set. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
This review contains spoilers.
4.12 Show Stoppers
All season long, American Horror Story has been flirting with something. It took a dozen episodes, but it finally got around to actually putting out after a season-long tease. I'm not talking about a character death or something of that nature, I'm talking about Freaks. Tod Browning's classic, iconic horror movie is one of the most enduring films of its type in the film canon, and even though it's in black and white and the sound is odd, it's one of the most unsettling things ever displayed for the public thanks to one scene. The freaks, betrayed by someone they accepted, get revenge.
American Horror Story: Freak Show, Season 4, Episode 12: “Show Stoppers”
Written by Jessica Sharzer
Directed by Loni Peristere
Airs Wednesdays at 10pm Et on FX
As the messy season of television that has been Freak Show nears its conclusion, the show doesn’t present many signs of coming to a satisfying end. Although certain arcs have worked, Ryan Murphy and co. haven’t followed many of the stories extensively enough to bring them to a satisfying conclusion.
One primary problem is the writers’ inability to pick a character to focus on. While this kaleidoscope-like approach to storytelling can work when approached well (like in The Wire, to cite the best example that comes to mind), in the case of Freak Show, it mostly results in a mess of half-baked characters who fail to hold the viewer’s interests or sympathies. This approach is also what, one imagines, led the writers »
- Max Joseph
Last night, FX released the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "American Horror Story: Freak Show" episode 12 of season 4, and it gives us new looks at some really crazy stuff that's about to go down with Chester and his wicked onstage antics. He's going to have people screaming for their lives, and more! The episode is titled, "Show Stoppers." In the new, 12th episode official synopsis: "Dandy is going to give the Twins troubling information about Chester. Maggie will vow to prove her loyalty to Jimmy. The Freaks are going to enforce their harsh code of justice." The episode was written by Jessica Sharzer, and it was directed by Loni Peristere. Episode 12 is scheduled to air on Wednesday night, January 14th at 9pm central time on FX. Stay tuned. »
Recently, FX released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "American Horror Story: Freak Show" episode 12 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "Show Stoppers," and it turns out that we're going to see Dandy tell the Twins about some disturbing Chester intel while Maggie vows her undying loyalty to Jimmy despite him being a jerk, and more. In the new, 12th episode press release: "Dandy will give the Twins troubling information about Chester. Maggie is going to vow to prove her loyalty to Jimmy. The Freaks will enforce their harsh code of justice." The episode was written by Jessica Sharzer, and it was directed by Loni Peristere. Episode 12 is set to air on Wednesday night, January 14th at 9pm central time on FX. »
- Andre Braddox
10 items from 2015
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