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'Reno 911!' creators remember the show 5 years later, talk potential reunion

8 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

On July 8, 2009, Reno 911! aired its season six finale, an episode titled “Wiegel’s Couple Therapy.” It concluded with Jones and Dangle telling a classroom of young children (in song!) that it’s okay to have gay parents; a fitting season finale, but not necessarily a fitting conclusion to the entire series.

After killing off series regulars Wendy McLendon-Covey, Carlos Alazraqui, and Mary Birdsong at the end of season five—a decision that some fans disagreed with—season six was the show’s most heavily debated. Still, that didn’t make it less shocking Comedy Central decided to pull the plug on Reno altogether that August. »

- Samantha Highfill

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Sam Waterston will play Martin Sheen's beau in a Netflix comedy

7 July 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Netflix has set out to stage an Aaron Sorkin reunion of sorts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Newsroom’s Sam Waterston has been cast in an upcoming comedy for the streaming giant, alongside Jane Fonda (The Newsroom), Lily Tomlin (The West Wing), and Martin Sheen (do I have to say what show Martin Sheen was on? Okay fine, The West Wing).

The show, titled Grace and Frankie, follows two rivals—Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin)—who make amends after they discover that their husbands—Sheen and Waterston, respectively—have been keeping up an affair with each other since 1994 and now plan to legally marry. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Emily Mortimer Heads For Spectral

7 July 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

If a supernatural force takes over a European city, who are you gonna call? Well, the Ghostbusters are still stuck in development limbo, so for action thriller Spectral Legendary has decided to instead summon a team that includes James Badge Dale. And assuming she makes a deal, Emily Mortimer will be joining him.Based on a treatment by Ian Fried, which George Nolfi and John Gatins have since expanded into a full script, Spectral finds otherworldly creatures infesting somewhere in Europe – a switch from the American location mentioned when Dale was cast – and a special-ops team called in, Black Hawk Down-style, to sort out the problem. Dale is playing a researcher who specialises in strange happenings, whereas Mortimer is in line to be a CIA mission leader who takes charge.Nic Mathieu, who cut his teeth directing ads and music videos, is set to make the jump to films with this one, »

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Olivia Munn Facts: 29 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Actress

4 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Olivia Munn is the full package: she's funny, beautiful, talented, and down-to-earth.

Since getting her break on G4 TV in 2006, Munn has continually showcased her versatility and scored big roles on TV and the big screen. Recently, the actress proved she could hold her own against heavy-hitters like Jeff Daniels in Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" and Channing Tatum in the surprise hit "Magic Mike". This summer, Munn stars opposite Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez in the supernatural thriller "Deliver Us From Evil".

From a list of her favorite things to her international upbringing, here are 29 things you probably don't know about Olivia Munn.

1. Olivia Munn was born Lisa Olivia Munn on July 3, 1980 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Kim Schmid and Winston Munn.

2. Although her mother is of Chinese descent, she was born and raised in Vietnam. Schmid fled to Oklahoma after the Vietnam War came to a close in »

- Jonny Black

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Rob Lowe Recalls Talking With Monica Lewinsky About The West Wing After Her Scandal With Bill Clinton

3 July 2014 2:32 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Only in the '90s! Rob Lowe isn't just the narrator of National Geographic's The '90s: The Last Great Decade? special—he's also one of its interviewees. Entertainment Weekly shared a clip from the upcoming miniseries on Tuesday, July 1, in which the Parks and Recreation actor recounts a truly original 1990s moment—meeting Monica Lewinsky on a plane as he was getting ready to star in Aaron Sorkin's White House drama The West Wing. The West Wing, about a fictional U.S. President (Martin Sheen) and his senior staff, premiered [...] »

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Aaron Sorkin at Nantucket Film Festival: "I Write Radio Plays"

30 June 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This weekend, Aaron Sorkin was honored with the Nantucket Film Festival's Screenwriters Tribute award for his work in film and TV. Indiewire covered it thoroughly here.  At the event held in his honor, the prolific writer behind "The West Wing," "The Social Network, "A Few Good Men" and "The Newsroom" was interviewed by MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Here are some of his most piquant and witty remarks (thanks to BuzzFeed's Alison Willmore for her Twitter sharing.) "I was absolutely tickled that we don't have a king in this country.  We have a person with a temp job."  (referring to "The American President")"I was falling in love with my own voice.""Best $410 I ever spent." (referring to his tuition money for bar tending school)"I write nothing of any visual interest whatsoever.  I essentially write radio plays."  (referring to the 'walk and talk' of "The West »

- Jacob Combs

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Movie News Wrap Up: ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Hail Caesar!’ & More

30 June 2014 4:51 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

This Week:

Channing Tatum may join Hail Caesar!; Aaron Sorkin nabs a new writing gig; Ridley Scott may film The Martian this fall; Sam Raimi may direct The Outpost; Doug Liman may helm the Victory remake; and James DuMont joins Jurassic World.

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Joel and Ethan Coen’s next film Hail Caesar! may add Channing Tatum.

The 22 Jump Street star is in early negotiations to join the growing cast, which currently includes Coen regulars Josh Brolin and George Clooney. There’s currently no word on who Tatum may play in the film.

Hail Caesar! follows a 1950s Hollywood fixer (Clooney) who works to preserve the images of big studio stars. Like Brolin, ...

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Nantucket Film Fest: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Among Winners

29 June 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Richard Linklater's Boyhood was among the winners at this year's Nantucket Film Festival. Linklater's coming-of-age film, which is already generating awards-season buzz, took home the award for best writer-director at the annual festival, now in its 19th year. The awards were announced on the final day of the festival, which drew a phalanx of Hollywood and media guests including Aaron Sorkin, who was the recipient of this year's Screenwriters Tribute Award, and Mark Ruffalo, who was on hand to present his upcoming film Begin Again, as well as MSNBC's Hardball host, Chris Matthews. Boyhood will wrap up

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CAA Signs ‘The Newsroom’s Alison Pill

25 June 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Alison Pill, who co-stars on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series The Newsroom, which is returning for its third and final season, has signed with CAA. She had been with Wme. Pill was Tony-nominated in 2006 for her performance in The Lieutenant Of Inishmore and also has a SAG cast nom for the Harvey Milk biopic Milk. Her film credits include Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris and To Rome With Love. She is next up starring alongside Chris Evans, Ed Harris and Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer, which just opened the Los Angeles Film Festival, and the horror comedy Cooties opposite Elijah […] »

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Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Flash Boys as a Feature

24 June 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Sony Pictures is in negotiations with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to adapt Michael Lewis' best-selling book Flash Boys. This will be the second book by Lewis that Sorkin will adapt into a screenplay. Moneyball was another book that he worked on from the author. 

The story deals with the "practice of high-frequency trading on Wall Street and how it became a way to rig the system. Lewis' book revolves around a group of men on Wall Street including Sergey Aleynikov, a one-time programmer for Goldman Sachs, and Brad Katsuyama, the founder of Iex, the Investor's Exchange."

Sorkin is one of the most talented screenwriters working today, and this is the kind of movie that is right up his alley. I'm sure he'll have a lot of fun developing it.

The writer recently wrote Sony's untitled Steve Jobs biopic for director Danny Boyle. He's also the writer of David Fincher's The Social Network, »

- Joey Paur

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Aaron Sorkin In Talks To Adapt Wall Street Thriller Flash Boys

24 June 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Just in case it hasn't officially been recorded anywhere, allow me to say that Aaron Sorkin is the king of making the mundane interesting. He's taken projects like The West Wing, The Social Network, and Moneyball that have dealt with institutions we're in tune with on a fairly regular basis, and turned them into pot boiling dramas. Sadly, over the past couple of years several projects he's been attached to have either been put on hold or abandoned, leaving his production slate to be somewhat of a mystery. If recent activity is any indication, however, one of two projects that we may see in Sorkin's near future is an adaptation of the book Flash Boys, once again reuniting him with the world of creative numbers and Michael Lewis books that detail them. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Aaron Sorkin is in negotiations with Sony to write the adaptation of Lewis' »

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Aaron Sorkin In TalksTo Adapt Wall Street Thriller Flash Boys

24 June 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Just in case it hasn't officially been recorded anywhere, allow me to say that Aaron Sorkin is the king of making the mundane interesting. He's taken projects like The West Wing, The Social Network, and Moneyball that have dealt with institutions we're in tune with on a fairly regular basis, and turned them into pot boiling dramas. Sadly, over the past couple of years several projects he's been attached to have either been put on hold or abandoned, leaving his production slate to be somewhat of a mystery. If recent activity is any indication, however, one of two projects that we may see in Sorkin's near future is an adaptation of the book Flash Boys, once again reuniting him with the world of creative numbers and Michael Lewis books that detail them. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Aaron Sorkin is in negotiations with Sony to write the adaptation of Lewis' »

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Katie Couric & John Molner Honeymooning in Aspen? Get the Details on Newlyweds' Travel Plans

23 June 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Katie Couric and hubby John Molner are definitely still in the honeymoon phase, but their actual honeymoon getaway will have to wait a bit. The newlywed Yahoo news anchor (and former Today co-host) is heading to Colorado for the Aspen Ideas Festival, where on Sunday she'll chat on stage with Aaron Sorkin about "the risky business of writing." This won't be all work and no play, though, for the 57-year-old blushing bride! A source tells E! news that Molner is accompanying Couric on her trip, and later this summer, they pair will very likely "do some international travel." But when will these two get a chance to celebrate their nuptials away from it all?! That won't be until »

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Aaron Sorkin To Adapt Wall Street Unmasking Novel Flash Boys

23 June 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having co-written the big screen adaptation of Michael Lewis’ novel Moneyball, famed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is hoping to replicate that success with an adaptation of the author’s latest book, Flash Boys.

Tackling a hot-button topic, the non-fiction story looks at high frequency trading on Wall Street, and how such practices lead to a market that could be considered “rigged.” Focusing on two men in the main – Brad Katsuyama (the founder of the Investor’s Exchange, Iex), and Sergey Aleynikov (a one-time programmer for Goldman Sachs) – the book allegedly sparked an FBI investigation into the issues involved, soon after its March 31st, 2014 release.

Power house producer Scott Rudin – who executive produced Moneyball and worked with Sorkin on The Newsroom and The Social Network – is producing Flash Boys, along with Eli Bush (The Grand Budapest Hotel), for Sony. It was Sony that acquired the rights to Flash Boys back in April »

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Aaron Sorkin Adapting Flash Boys

22 June 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With one Aaron Sorkin adaptation of a Michael Lewis book successfully under its belt via Moneyball, Sony is looking to recapture the magic by assigning the Social Network scribe the task of turning Lewis’ new tome, Flash Boys, into a script.The studio bought the rights to the book in April, even though, like Moneyball, it features a slightly challenging subject to bring compellingly to the screen. Flash Boys delves into the world of high frequency trading on markets such as Wall Street and how it became a way for certain people to game the system. The book tells the stories of Sergey Aleynikov, a former programmer for Goldman Sachs, and Brad Katsuyama, a founder of Iex, who found ways to use computers to make trades before their competitors.Though it doesn’t sound even as cinematic as Moneyball (which at least had baseball), if anyone can make the high-powered milieu seem interesting, »

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Aaron Sorkin in Talks to Adapt 'Moneyball' Author's 'Flash Boys'

21 June 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After scripting the phenomenal sports centric drama Moneyball, based on Michael Lewis' book of the same name, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is in talks to bring another one of the author's books to the big screen. THR has word that Sony is currently negotiating with Sorkin for him to write an adaptation of Flash Boys, a non-fiction book about the high frequency trading on Wall Street. Sorkin has proven to be quite the champion at Sony, especially after The Social Network become a huge success. The Oscar winner just has an incredible ability to create captivating stories, even when the material is dense and extremely intellectual. Here's a more specific description of the book: Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Aaron Sorkin to Adapt 'The Social Network' Author's 'Flash Boys'

20 June 2014 6:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After winning an Oscar for adapting Michael Lewis' book The Social Network, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has signed on to adapt the author's new work entitled Flash Boys.

The non-fiction book, which was acquired by Sony Pictures in April, follows a group of stock brokers, who discovered that their high-frequency trading could be used to rig the stock market. The group included former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov and Brad Katsuyama, the founder of Investor's Exchange (Iex). The book was published on March 31, and became an overnight best-seller.

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing for Sony Pictures. The producers have previously collaborated with Aaron Sorkin on The Social Network, his HBO TV series The Newsroom and their upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which Danny Boyle is directing.

Michael Lewis also wrote the popular books The Blind Side and Moneyball, which were adapted into hit movies, both of which were nominated for Best Picture, »

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Aaron Sorkin To Pen "Flash Boys" Script

20 June 2014 6:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Aaron Sorkin is in negotiations to adapt Michael Lewis' best-selling nonfiction book "Flash Boys" into a film for Sony Pictures.

"West Wing" creator and "Social Network" scribe Sorkin is familiar with the author's work, having penned a draft of the script for "Moneyball" which was also based on a book by Lewis.

"Flash Boys" deals with the practice of high-frequency trading on Wall Street and how it became a way to rig the system. In particular it focuses on a group of Wall Street guys including a programmer for Goldman Sachs and the founder of Iex.

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing the film.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Aaron Sorkin May Write ‘Flash Boys’, From ‘Moneyball’ Author and Producer

20 June 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The last time Scott Rudin had a Michael Lewis adaptation on his hands, he got Aaron Sorkin to help turn it into a critically acclaimed hit. So now that he’s got another Lewis adaptation in the works, he’s naturally bringing Sorkin back on board. The Oscar-nominated scribe is in talks to pen Flash Boys, based […]

The post Aaron Sorkin May Write ‘Flash Boys’, From ‘Moneyball’ Author and Producer appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Aaron Sorkin in Negotiations to Adapt Flash Boys

20 June 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Aaron Sorkin is in negotiations to adapt Michael Lewis' novel "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt" for Sony.  This would be the second Lewis book the Oscar-winning screenwriter adapted for the studio, having previously worked on Moneyball (for which he earned an Oscar nomination).  Flash Boys delves into "the practice of high-frequency trading on Wall Street and how it became a way to rig the system."  While Lewis' book centers on one-time Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov, and Investor's Exchange (Iex) founder Brad Katsuyama, among other Wall Street folks, it's unclear how close Sorkin's adaptation would hew.  Hit the jump for more. THR reports that Sorkin is in negotiations to adapt Flash Boys.  Sony acquired the rights to the non-fiction bestseller back in April.  Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing the film through Rudin's first-look deal at the studio.  He's worked with Sorkin before on Moneyball, The Social Network, »

- Dave Trumbore

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