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Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, and strives to be everyone’s friend. His incessant networking leads him nowhere until he ends up befriending a young but charismatic politician, Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), at a low point in his life. Three years later, the politician becomes the Prime Minister of Israel. Norman uses Eshel’s name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman’s nephew (Michael Sheen), a rabbi (Steve Buscemi), a mogul (Harris Yulin), his assistant (Dan Stevens) and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman’s plans soon go awry, creating the potential »
- Paul Heath
Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “The Irishman”The cast list is already packed on Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” with Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and more, but they’re not quite done rounding it out. Anna Paquin has just joined the film as De Niro’s daughter. Production is currently underway in New York City and the surrounding area, and will continue into early 2018. Ellen Lewis Casting is handling principal casting, and you have a shot at booking a background role right here on Backstage! “Good Omens”Production photos from BBC and Amazon’s “Good Omens” have been showing up since the shoot began recently in the U.K. Filming might be underway for the novel adaptation, »
Are Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen really headed for a split because she refuses to marry him? One of this week’s new tabloids claims the couple’s relationship is in trouble over her noncommittal attitude, but Gossip Cop looked into the story and we’ve exclusively learned the truth. A so-called “source” tells the National Enquirer, “Sarah […] »
- Andrew Shuster
As production continues on Neil Gaiman’s TV adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens, it has been announced that Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver) has joined the cast of the six-part series as the archangel Gabriel – a role that is being expanded from that of the novel.
“Once we had finished writing Good Omens, back in the dawn of prehistory, Terry Pratchett and I started plotting a sequel,” said Gaiman. “There would have been a lot of angels in the sequel. When Good Omens was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made. So when, almost thirty years later, I started writing Good Omens for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.”
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- Gary Collinson
Oh heavens! So it seems Amazon Prime's adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens magnum opus is charging full-steam ahead, unabated! In fact, casting is still underway, with Jon Hamm cast as the Archangel Gabriel, joining Michael Sheen and David Tennant as Aziraphale and Crowley, respectively. Unfortunately I haven't read the book yet... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
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- Liam Mathews
Hamm will play the angel Gabriel — aka God’s primary messenger — in the series, a role that is slight in Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel but which has been fleshed out for the six-part television show.
In a statement, Gaiman explained the change:
Every time a new Nancy Meyers movie comes around, there’s generally a one-in-ten attach rate of thinkpieces that note that nobody makes films like she does. The elevated life that her characters live in, with barely a money worry amidst their numerous issues with other people, has made for some generally quite gentle, but often very enjoyable rom-coms. Ones I quite like.
What she doesn’t get credit for is how they’re rom-coms for grown-ups too, with characters who have actually made it past 40 years of age without succumbing to a strange Hollywood-esque belated Logan’s Run effect. Problems may not always be the ones us paupers face, but at least it's human beings of some seniority battling them.
MaryAnn’s quick take… Precious, fatuous, Nancy Meyers–lite rom-com about a privileged rich white lady with no real problems who can’t help but mom her much-younger new boyfriend. Barf. I’m “biast” (pro): love Reese Witherspoon
I’m “biast” (con): not usually a fan of romantic comedies
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Alice Kinney spends the morning of her 40th birthday crying in the bathroom. Of course she does! That’s what women do… and Alice (Reese Witherspoon: Sing, Hot Pursuit) has so much to be sad about. She lives in a big beautiful house in sunny Los Angeles, which once belonged to her now-deceased film-director father, who was super-genius and enormously popular and won Oscars and everything. She doesn’t have to work — see: wealthy dead dad — but she’s embarking on the latest in her long line of rich-white-girl »
- MaryAnn Johanson
5 reasons to see Brad's Status5 reasons to see Brad's StatusAdriana Floridia9/26/2017 2:49:00 Pm
While Stiller is primarily known for his work in comedies, he's also ventured into the indie film world, and often plays a man having a mid-life crisis. No crisis has been quite as intense as the one we get from him in Brad's Status, the new film from Mike White that gets us deep inside of his protagonist's head. Stiller plays a father who is touring universities with his college-bound son in Boston, all the while realizing that his friends are more successful than him, and that his son likely will be too.
Brad's Status played at Tiff earlier this month, and it was one of our favourite films of the festival. Here are 5 reasons why »
- Adriana Floridia
Chicago – Everyone comes to the point when they question their choices, their life and their truth. This concept is filtered through Ben Stiller in Brad’s Status, portraying a Dad taking his son for college visits, analyzing his life through the boy, his friends, plus his own angst and fears.
This is written and directed by Mike White (who also has a small role), his first major director debut. White has fun with the character of Brad, as well as steering him to his truth. Although Stiller’s Brad seems to have it all… comfortable lifestyle, devoted wife and loyal son, he is bedeviled by the “what ifs” and comparisons to his old college friends that start to strangle his life. It all comes together with the college visit, as Brad goes through a series of situations that test his confidence and viability. What makes this all work – and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
David Crow Sep 26, 2017
The Underworld franchise will live again in a new television series...
A good vampire story never truly ends. Like the eternal succubi themselves, a yarn about Nosferatu merely mutates and transforms, but it never stops. How else do you explain all those bloody Dracula movies? So it’s not really a surprise that Underworld will live again as a television series after enjoying a lengthy (and long-in-the-tooth) five-film franchise.
Indeed, Deadline broke the news that longtime Underworld patron Len Wiseman and his production company Sketch Films is moving forward with a previously rumored Underworld television series that’ll target a premium cable/streaming market. Wiseman gave a quote confirming as much.
“The series will be a pretty big departure from the films,” Wiseman said. “I don’t want to say it’s more adult, but it’s definitely less comic book in its tone and character.”
Lotsa foam rubber and loads of corny jokes are on display in the trailer for Amazon’s Sigmund and the Sea Monsters reboot.
RelatedTeam Palladino Inks Multi-Year Deal With Amazon Studios
Arriving Friday, Oct. 13 and counting Sid and Marty Krofft among its executive producers, the new-ish Sigmund and the Sea Monsters follows Johnny (played by Solomon Stewart) and Scotty (Kyle Breitkopf), beachcombing brothers who find, no, not Pokemon, but Sigmund – a real, live sea monster.
Keeping their fun find a secret (gotta running, gotta hiding and all) may be nearly impossible since the town’s overzealous Captain Barnabas (hey, it’s David Arquette! »
Here’s some marvelous news if you’re a Team Palladino worshipper: Gilmore Girls EPs Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino — who are gearing up for the late 2017 launch of their new Amazon dramedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — are putting down semi-permanent stakes at the streamer.
TVLine has learned that the duo have inked a multi-year overall deal with Amazon Studios that calls for them to develop television projects beyond Maisel, which scored an unprecedented two-season pickup last spring. (Amazon brass have reason to »
If you are aware of the films by celebrated American filmmakers Nancy Meyer and Charles Shyer – we’re talking the likes of Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday and The Intern (Meyer), and then Baby Boom, Father Of The Bride and the Alfie remake (Shyer), you’ll know what you in store for here. Home Again is the directorial debut of their daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer and co-produced by its lead, Reese Witherspoon.
Witherspoon plays the character of Alice Kinney, a mother of two adorable daughters who we learn in the opening frames has just separated from her husband Austen (Michael Sheen). Alice is the daughter of a respected L.A. based film director »
- Paul Heath
With awards season approaching it’s time to get serious at the multiplex, at least for some actors that may be best known for rowdy raunchy comedies. That may be the case for Ben Stiller who’s playing this flick’s title character. Mind you, there’s still some funny stuff in this story, we’re not in heavy, somber tragedy territory at all. It’s just that Ben is playing an “everyman”. a fellow that many of us know, or “down deep” the person staring back at us from the mirror. Oddly, this man is constantly reflecting on his past, his regrets, and choices. These concerns and worries make up the bulk of Brad’S Status.
- Jim Batts
Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams reveal the relationships behind their new film Brad's StatusBen Stiller and Austin Abrams reveal the relationships behind their new film Brad's StatusAdriana Floridia9/21/2017 10:46:00 Am
There are different ways to measure success.
This is something we learned while watching Brad's Status. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, and now it's coming to Cineplex theatres. The film features an A-List cast including Ben Stiller, Jenna Fischer, Jemaine Clement, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, and relative newcomer Austin Abrams. Written and directed by Mike White, Brad's Status follows Brad (Stiller) and his son, Troy (Abrams) who are touring colleges together in Boston, just as Brad realizes he hasn't amounted to the man he thought he'd be, at least not in comparison to his successful, wealthy friends.
We had the chance to chat with Stiller and Abrams about the film at Tiff. »
- Adriana Floridia
The long-awaited TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s cult favourite fantasy/comedy novel, Good Omens, is finally on its way. With Gaiman on board as showrunner, the social media-happy writer is on hand to tease fans with snaps from filming on his Twitter account. Already, he’s given us a shot of stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen united for the first time at the read-through, and then a glimpse at them in full costume as demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale, respectively.
Now, Gaiman’s delivered yet another shot of Tennant, this time on location and dressed in Victorian finery. “Day two in St James’s Park. Feeding the Victorian ducks,” read the caption for the photo, which you can check it out in the gallery down below.
Judging by what we see here, it seems that the show will introduce us to the angelic/infernal odd »
- Christian Bone
After decades of development hell and multiple false starts, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel Good Omens is finally coming to screens as a six part miniseries backed by the BBC and Amazon. And Gaiman himself has revealed leading actors in action with a photo of stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen in full costume as Aziraphale and Crowley. Says Gaiman in the official BBC press release: People have fallen in love with an angel and a demon in a book by Terry Pratchett and me, and they have been excited and nervous to see how they would appear on screen - and I was probably the most nervous and excited of all. This is a first look. Michael Sheen is the best and finest...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
A six-part comedy, the upcoming Amazon/BBC co-production is based on the acclaimed fantasy novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Terry Pratchett (Colour of Magic).
Gaiman, who will serve as showrunner on the limited series, shared the first photo on Twitter, as seen down below.
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