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About a Boy alum David Walton has been tapped for a major recurring role on the upcoming fourth season of Showtime’s drama series Masters of Sex. Season 4 of Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, kicks off in 1968 and will chronicle the "swinging '70s." Walton will play Abe Perlman – Masters and Johnson’s high-powered attorney in a case that pits science against the State. A… »
Michael Sheen is set to both star in and make his directorial debut with “Green River Killer.” The film will follow Tom Jensen, a detective who dedicated 20 years of his life searching for and eventually catching the Green River Killer — a serial killer who took 49 lives in Seattle during the ’80s and ’90s.
Sheen will play the killer, Gary Ridgway. He also wrote the script for the film, which was adapted from the Dark Horse Entertainment graphic novel by Tom Jensen’s son “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story” and had placed amongst the best on the Black List in 2015.
The film will be produced and financed by QC Entertainment. Producers Sean McKittrick and Ray Mansfield said, “Michael has written an elegant script which brings his sophisticated vision to subverting the typical serial killer movie. Jensen »
- Kyle Kizu
Sheen will portray the serial killer Gary Ridgway, who pleaded guilty in 2003 to forty-eight charges of first-degree murder of women in the state of Washington during the 1980s and 1990s. Ridgway was spared the death penalty in exchange for co-operation in locating the victims.
The story of follows the relationship between Ridgway and Tom Jensen, the latter spent two decades hunting the Green River Killer and is soon forced to live and work together with him in a dark alliance to uncover the truth.
Sheen will direct from his own screenplay, which made last year's Black List and is based on Jeff Jensen's Eisner award-winning graphic novel about the true story tale. Sheen, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Sean McKittrick and Ray Mansfield will produce.
- Garth Franklin
Sheen will portray the serial killer Gary Ridgway, who pleaded guilty in 2003 to 48 charges of first-degree murder of women in the state of Washington during the 1980s and 1990s. He was spared the death penalty in exchange for cooperation in locating the victims.
Sheen will direct from his own screenplay, which was named to the Black List in 2015 and is adapted from the Dark Horse Entertainment’s graphic novel “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story.” The book, which won the Eisner Award, was written by Jeff Jensen and based on his father, Tom Jensen, and artist Jonathan Case.
The film tells the story of the relationship between Tom Jensen, who spent two decades looking for the Green River Killer, and Ridgway. The two men were forced to live and »
- Dave McNary
He’s played Tony Blair, David Frost and Dr, William Masters and now Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen is making his feature directorial debut with Green River Killer. Adapting his 2015 Black List script, the Masters of Sex star also will star in the film as serial killer Gary Ridgway, who was convicted of 49 murders in the Seattle area in the 1980s and 1990s. QC Entertainment said today that it will produce and finance the project. The film tells the story of police… »
Screen spoke to the first-time feature producer of well-received Edinburgh title Moon Dogs, backed by Welsh, Irish and Scottish film bodies.
Moon Dogs is a gem that unearthed at the Edinburgh Film Festival, a Scottish Y Tu Mamá También that sees two half-brothers (Jack Parry Jones and newcomer Christy O’Donnell) journey from the Shetlands to Glasgow pursuing romantic and musical dreams.
First time feature film producer Kathy Speirs, who set up her company Un Helly Aa / Clydebank Films in 2012, tells how she managed to persuade the Welsh, Scottish and Irish film boards to finance a film [budgeted between £500k-£1m] from a first time director (Philip John) and producer, featuring no star names.
What were the origins of the film?
The film came about because of my friendship with screenwriters Raymond Friel and Derek Boyle, who I have known for a number of years and they have written two feature films, The Calcium Kid (2004) with Orlando Bloom and Botched (2007), starring »
To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list here, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for June 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 17. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Synopsis: “After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage. »
- Steve Greene
The historical drama follows the personal and professional lives of sex researchers William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). The cast also includes Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears, Annaleigh Ashford, Beau Bridges, and Allison Janney.
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Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming project “Stranger Things” and the streaming service announced the premiere of an original docu-series taking fans behind the scenes of the road to the NFL in today’s TV Roundup.
Netflix has released the first trailer for its highly-anticipated series “Stranger Things,” which will debut on July 15 in all territories where Netflix is available.
Set in Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s, “Stranger Things” chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
- Lamarco McClendon
Showtime’s historical drama about the duo who pioneered research into human sexual responses has a pair of new faces for Season 4 arcs. Niecy Nash will play an Alcoholics Anonymous veteran and Betty Gilpin is joining the practice of William Masters (Michael Sheen). The next season of Masters Of Sex, which also stars Lizzy Caplan, will begin in 1968 and take viewers into the "swinging '70s," during which time the characters will take on new partners both professionally… »
The Getting On and Scream Queens actress is joining the Showtime drama’s upcoming fourth season as an Alcoholics Anonymous chairperson running Masters’ (Michael Sheen) court-ordered daily meetings. Her character, Louise Bell, fervently believes in AA’s message, and uses it to push the relentlessly stubborn Masters to reevaluate his life. She’s set to appear in multiple episodes.
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Maybe Paula Abdul should start wearing a poncho on “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.” “Sytycd” judge Abdul got more than she bargained for during auditions for the Fox series, when a little girl named Tahani stuck the landing on her dance routine — but unfortunately got a little messy when it came time to meet the judges. After wowing the judges with her fancy footwork on Monday’s episode, Tahani made her way to the judges’ table. Also Read: 'Masters of Sex' Star Lizzy Caplan Reveals Michael Sheen Vomited After Their First Intimate Scene (Video) Unfortunately, »
- Tim Kenneally
After seven nominations for playing Don Draper, the eighth time was the charm for Jon Hamm, who finally took home the prize last year for “Mad Men” in its final season. With Hamm now out of the race, the path is cleared for an actor who has never won for his current role. Some of the category’s frontrunners have won previously, some for lead actor, some in other categories, including Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline”), who won for “Friday Night Lights”; Bobby Cannavale (“Vinyl”), a “Boardwalk Empire” winner; Aaron Paul (“The Path”), who won for “Breaking Bad”; and “Billions” pair Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, who took home prizes for “Homeland” and “John Adams,” respectively. Actors who have received previous noms for their current characters without a win include Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) and Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”). The likely newcomer »
- Variety Staff
Two new releases hit theaters this weekend, both vying for the box office crown over the Memorial Day holiday. 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse and Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass both squared off in hopes of taking the holiday weekend box office crown, but it was X-Men: Apocalypse that came away as the winner, taking in $65 million. Unfortunately, this opening weekend is the lowest in this new prequel trilogy.
Box Office Mojo reports that X-Men: Apocalypse's opening is the lowest debut since 2011's X-Men: First Class, which debuted with $55.1 million back in 2011. This debut also comes in far lower than 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, which took in $90.8 million, and significantly lower than the studio's X-Men spinoff Deadpool, which took in $132.4 million, en route to becoming the franchise's top-grossing movie with $362.7 million domestic and $763.1 million worldwide.
Directed by James Bobin.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Richard Armitage, Andrew Scott, Lindsay Duncan, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
In an age where Hollywood cannot go more than two years tops without cashing in on a sequel to a smashing box office success, it is absolutely flabbergasting from a business perspective that Alice Through the Looking Glass is just now being released a little over six years after Tim Burton rebooted the iconic characters and story with Alice in Wonderland. That movie made over $1 billion too, begging the question, why was there no immediate follow-up?
Well, after having watched Alice Through the Looking Glass, it seems safe to assume »
- Robert Kojder
Last time we saw Marlin (Albert Brooks) hitch a ride with a turn of Aussie turtles, Pixar’s flailing father was searching every corner of the ocean for his wayward son, Nemo. Fast forward a decade and change and our clownfish hero is now on the hunt for the parents of Ellen DeGeneres’ clumsy blue tang fish, who takes point as the principal lead for Andrew Stanton’s sequel, Finding Dory.
It’s that loveable trio that anchor today’s first clip for Stanton’s long-awaited follow-up – nipping at the heels of the latest full-length trailer, which surfaced from the deep blue earlier in the week – as they plot course for America’s West Coast in a bid to reunite Dory with her long-lost family. That’s if she can remember what they look like, of course.
But not all goes according to plan upon arriving in California, when DeGeneres »
- Michael Briers
Coinciding with its release tomorrow, Disney has debuted three new clips from Alice Through The Looking Glass which you can watch below…
See Also: Read our review of Alice Through the Looking Glass
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, »
- Amie Cranswick
Disney certainly knows how to craft financially successful films. Especially when they take their animated classics and adapt them into live action features, the Mouse basically has a formula all but down pat. Opening this week, Alice Through the Looking Glass is the latest in that endeavor, one which was executed to tremendous effect recently with The Jungle Book. This one doesn’t appear to be nearly as strong a work, which makes sense considering the last installment in this now franchise was Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, which I didn’t care for one bit. Still, it was a hit, and I highly suspect that this one will be a hit as well. The movie is, once again, a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, obviously. Taking place years after the first film, Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) is drawn back into Wonderland by her oppressed life in the real »
- Joey Magidson
Last weekend, Sony's Angry Birds Movie managed to take down two-time box office champ Captain America: Civil War. The Marvel sequel has already taken in more than $300 million domestically and $1 billion worldwide after just three frames in theaters. Unfortunately for Sony's animated comedy, the Angry Birds' reign will certainly be short-lived, with two highly-anticipated movies duking it out for box office supremacy starting this Friday. 20th Century Fox will roll out X-Men: Apocalypse, while Disney will debut Alice Through the Looking Glass, setting the stage for a big box office showdown. According to our projections, the mutants of X-Men: Apocalypse should be able to come out on top against the magical characters of Alice's Wonderland.
Box Office Mojo reports that X-Men: Apocalypse is slated to debut in approximately 4,000 theaters this weekend, with Disney expected to roll out Alice Through the Looking Glass in roughly 3,700 theaters. Both of those counts »
"Our friend is in there, lost and alone!" Disney-Pixar has debuted a new trailer for their upcoming animated sequel Finding Dory, directed by Andrew Stanton and co-directed by Angus MacLane. Everyone is back for this follow-up, including Albert Brooks as Marlin, and Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, with plenty of new voices like Idris Elba, Michael Sheen, Dominic West, Diane Keaton and Kaitlin Olson. This new trailer is much more emotional and reveals large amounts of the story, and it really looks wonderful. The opening hints at where the movie begins and the story about Dory looking for her family. The rest of it takes place at the aquatic center, where Dory befriends an Octopus named Hank. I really really can't wait to see this, Pixar is better crafting the emotional core of their movies than just about any other animation studio. Here's the latest full-length trailer for Pixar's Finding Dory, »
- Alex Billington
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