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True Detective Season 2 Offers Role to Rachel McAdams; Brit Marling, Rosario Dawson, Abigail Spencer, and Others Could be in Contention for Another Part

25 September 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Man did people pretend to be really angry when Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn were officially cast as the leads in True Detective Season 2.  This is such a strange case of armchair casting where people are decrying who is or isn't right for a role that they know nothing about.  Have they read the scripts for the season?  No.  Also, after Failure to Launch would anyone have branded Matthew McConaughey as a likely candidate to pull off a role like he did on the show last year?  Nope. So onto the actresses.  There are reports hitting that Rachel McAdams has been offered one of the female leads by HBO.  There is also a list of eight actresses that are ostensibly up for another part. Again we know nothing about the characters these people will be playing so there would be no degree of accuracy involved in me saying who I »

- Evan Dickson

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Rachel McAdams Gets Offer For Female Lead For 'True Detective' Season 2, Taylor Kitsch Expected To Join

25 September 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Given the flurry of verbiage typed upon each microscopic update (yes, we're implicating ourselves) you would think that "True Detective" season two was being directed by J.J. Abrams and is feature a Millennium Falcon. Neither is true, but there's no denying HBO's show is buzzy as all get out, and now it looks like Nic Pizzolatto and co. are circling in on a female lead. Beating out an array of contenders including Rosario Dawson, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Abigail Spencer, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling and the recently revealed Keira Knightley, Variety reports that Rachel McAdams now has the offer from the network for the lead female role. Moreover, Taylor Kitsch is "expected" to be on board as well for a second season that will follow three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. So, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Updated: Rachel McAdams Offered Role in 'True Detective' Season 2

25 September 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Update: Variety is reporting that HBO has offered the lead female role in the second season of "True Detective" to Rachel McAdams, who was previously thought to be the likeliest candidate for the role. Variety also expects Taylor Kitsch to land the fourth lead role, alongside McAdams, Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. The original post follows... When Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell were announced to star in the upcoming season of HBO's "True Detective", with Justin Lin (Fast and Furious 6) set to direct the first two episodes from scripts written by series creator Nic Pizzolatto, noticeably absent from HBO's press release was confirmation of a female lead that has been speculated about ever since the second season was announced earlier this year. In an interview with HitFix back in March, Pizzolatto promised a story about "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system. »

- Jordan Benesh

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Will Keira Knightley Join Vince Vaughn And Colin Farrell For True Detective Season 2?

25 September 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In recent months, talk surrounding season two of HBO’s True Detective has focused on the possibility of two female leads taking centre stage. The likelihood of that iteration has died down, following two official confirmations from the network; Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will co-star. As the second season steers into familiar territory though, there’s still a wealth of roles so far uncast.

In the running for what’s deemed a major female part are… well, most of Hollywood. According to Deadline, last Thursday eight big name actresses sat down to read for creator Nic Pizzolato in New York. A fresh name that was thrown into the mix is none other than Keira Knightley, who is a newbie to the True Detective rumour mill. Rosario Dawson, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Abigail Spencer, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling and Rachel McAdams have all been linked to the part in the past. »

- Gem Seddon

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Keira Knightley Also In The Mix Of Contenders For 'True Detective' Season 2

25 September 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn now confirmed for "True Detective," the internet has decreed that the second season of the HBO procedural will either be the best or worst thing ever. And yet another name has entered the mix for one of the major female roles on the show. Deadline has tossed Keira Knightley into the fray that currently includes Rosario Dawson, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman, Abigail Spencer, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling and Rachel McAdams. The actresses were all invited to read for one of the female leads, though the trade also says some could be contending for a different female role. So basically, nobody really knows anything except that Nic Pizzolatto has sat down or will sit down with all these folks. With fever around "True Detective" season two reaching iPhone 6 levels of hysteria before even a frame has been shot, perhaps everyone needs to chill. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Director Shawn Levy Talks This Is Where I Leave You, Fidelity to the Book, Casting Adam Driver, Deleted Scenes, The Internship, and More

24 September 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While at this year's Toronto International Film Festival I landed an awesome interview with director Shawn Levy for This is Where I Leave You.  As I've said many times, I really enjoyed the film due to the great performances and the very funny script.  The story revolves around a dysfunctional family that is forced to come together and sit Shiva when their father dies, which opens old wounds and reignites passions that have long been repressed.  This is Where I Leave You stars Jason BatemanTina FeyAdam DriverCorey StollJane FondaRose Byrne, Kathryn HahnConnie BrittonBen SchwartzTimothy OlyphantAaron LazarDebra MonkAbigail Spencer, and Dax Shepard.  For more on This is Where I Leave You, read Adam’s review or watch the trailer. During the extended video interview Levy talked about how he was finally offered the project after chasing it for years, how »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Justin Lin confirmed for ‘True Detective’

23 September 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following weeks of rumors, months of amusing memes and hashtags and Colin Farrell leaking the news himself anyway, HBO has finally confirmed that Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Director Justin Lin are signed on for the second season of Nic Pizzolato’s True Detective.

Via Deadline, Farrell will play a compromised cop in a corrupt Los Angeles police department torn between his allegiance between the Lapd and a mob boss. Vaughn will play another “career criminal” whose legitimate business partner threatens both his new legal endeavor and his criminal empire.

Lin is so far signed on to direct the first two episodes, unlike the Emmy winning Cary Fukunaga, who directed the whole season run starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Deadline also has the log line for the new season: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

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- Brian Welk

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John Travolta Sings .You are the one that I want.

21 September 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn't like.

And that's exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.

"I was a song and dance girl and he's a song and dance guy," Travolta's co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). "I play an undercover agent and we'd be in the park and he'd be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we'd be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing."

Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.

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John Travolta Sings .You are the one that I want.

21 September 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn't like.

And that's exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.

"I was a song and dance girl and he's a song and dance guy," Travolta's co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). "I play an undercover agent and we'd be in the park and he'd be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we'd be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing."

Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.

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John Travolta Sings .You are the one that I want.

21 September 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn't like.

And that's exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.

"I was a song and dance girl and he's a song and dance guy," Travolta's co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). "I play an undercover agent and we'd be in the park and he'd be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we'd be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing."

Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.

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John Travolta Sings .You are the one that I want.

21 September 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn't like.

And that's exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.

"I was a song and dance girl and he's a song and dance guy," Travolta's co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). "I play an undercover agent and we'd be in the park and he'd be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we'd be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing."

Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.

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Jonathan Tropper Talks This Is Where I Leave You, Banshee Season 3, His Project with Steve Carell, Wanting to Direct, and More

20 September 2014 3:44 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Shawn Levy’s (Real Steel) adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel This Is Where I Leave You.   Featuring a fantastic ensemble cast including Jason BatemanTina FeyAdam DriverCorey StollJane FondaRose Byrne, Kathryn HahnConnie BrittonBen SchwartzTimothy OlyphantAaron LazarDebra MonkAbigail Spencer, and Dax Shepard, the story revolves around a dysfunctional family that is forced to come together and sit Shiva when their father dies, opening old wounds and reigniting passions that have long-since been repressed.  Loaded with great performances and a very funny script, I definitely recommend seeing the film this weekend.  For more on This is Where I Leave You, read Adam’s review or watch the trailer. Last week I landed an extended video interview with author Jonathan Tropper, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie.  He talked about the difficulty of bringing his novel to theaters, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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John Travolta Breaks Out Into Song and Dance, Sings "You're the One That I Want" With Abigail Spencer

20 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn't like. And that's exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger. "I was a song and dance girl and he's a song and dance guy," Travolta's co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). "I play an undercover agent and we'd be in the park and he'd be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we'd be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing." Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta. "It was kind of surreal," »

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Movie Review: This Is Where I Leave You

19 September 2014 9:52 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

In This Is Where I Leave You, amidst a tumultuous time in his own marriage, Judd Altman (Jason Bateman) finds himself surrounded by the family members he both loves and can barely tolerate. For seven days following the burial of Judd’s father, the Altman family — led by the perfectly meddlesome family matriarch, Hillary Altman or “Mommy” (Jane Fonda) — must sit Shiva (participate in a week-long mourning period) together under one roof.

Along with sister Wendy (Tina Fey); brother/family screw-up Phillip (Adam Driver) and his much older new-to-the-family fiance, Tracy (a lovely Connie Britton); brother Paul (Corey Stoll) and his wife, Alice (Kathryn Hahn), Judd must navigate through the muddy waters of his own marriage while apprehensively attempting to restore the kinship between him, his mother, and his siblings.

Jonathan Tropper — who wrote the book the film was based on, as well as the screenplay for This is Where I Leave You »

- Mandi Hall

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Film Review: Unoriginal, Unfunny ‘This is Where I Leave You’ a Poor Man’s ‘August: Osage County’

19 September 2014 7:02 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Jason Bateman and an all-star cast got me there. The unfunny copycat story left me regretting it. If you don’t start with a solid plot that’s at least somewhat new, it doesn’t matter how many “A”-listers you throw into an ensemble. They’re just individuals doing the best they can with weak material.

But the film’s fatal flaw is it can’t figure out who it is – a comedy, drama or dramedy? – and it didn’t do just one thing well.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

On the surface, the new comedy from director Shawn Levy (“Real Steel,” “The Internship”) and rookie writer and novelist Jonathan Tropper might have seemed promising. Just put the combined talents of Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver, Timothy Olyphant, Kathryn Hahn, Dax Shepard, Abigail Spencer, Corey Stoll and Connie Britton in the same story and you’ve got a winner, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Review: A Light, Airy Snack for Fans of Tropper’s Novel

19 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Editor’s note: This review was originally published on September 7, 2014 as part of our Tiff 2014 coverage. We know Judd Altman. He’s the guy in the movie that looks and acts like he has it all figured out, but who’s about to find out – quite suddenly, in fact, and by way of some sort of dramatic event that would never happen quite that way in real life – that nothing is actually as it seems. We know Judd Altman. We’ve seen Judd Altman plenty of times before. But is there anything new to this particular Judd Altman? Based on Jonathan Tropper’s novel of the same name, Shawn Levy’s This Is Where I Leave You explores what happens to Judd (Jason Bateman) after the rug is pulled, spectacularly and swiftly, out from underneath him. But Levy’s overstuffed and unfocused feature is unable to give Judd the attention he deserves – or, at »

- Kate Erbland

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Why 'This Is Where I Leave You' Film Leaves Out the Book's Dark Chapters

19 September 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Shawn Levy's adaptation of This Is Where I Leave You touts a ton of stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver, Connie Britton, Kathryn Hahn, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer and Ben Schwartz. While some may say that the ensemble dramedy is crowded with too many personalities (as family reunions often are), author and screenwriter Jonathan Tropper still had to leave a slew of chapters on the cutting-room floor, including Judd's (Bateman) eloquent streams of consciousness and his flashbacks to why he and his older, overachieving brother Paul (Stoll) have been

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- Ashley Lee

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This Is Where I Leave You Review

19 September 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

[This is a re-post of my This Is Where I Leave You review from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.  The film opens in theaters nationwide today.] Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans, or so the saying goes.  There are some trite phrases that, while clichéd, kind of ring true, and in the case of This Is Where I Leave You, director Shawn Levy’s adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel of the same name, the Altman family has certainly seen better days.  The patriarch’s dying wish was to have his entire family sit shiva for seven days to mourn his death, and when the Altman clan reunites to fulfill his request, old wounds are opened, past relationships are rekindled, and all are reminded that this isn’t exactly how they envisioned their lives turning out.  Buoyed by a stellar ensemble and a standout performance from Adam Driver, Levy mostly succeeds in bringing Tropper’s novel to the screen with plenty of humor, heart, and sentiment.  While Levy goes overboard with the »

- Adam Chitwood

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'This Is Where I Leave You': What the Critics Are Saying

19 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This Is Where I Leave You, out Friday, adapts Jonathan Tropper's beloved novel for the big screen and brings Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver, Connie Britton, Kathryn Hahn and Jane Fonda (plus her boobs) into the same house to sit shiva. The Warner Bros. ensemble dramedy — directed by Shawn Levy and also featuring Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer and Ben Schwartz — is predicted to open in the low to mid teens. Read what top critics are saying about This Is Where I Leave You: The Hollywood Reporter's chief film critic Todd McCarthy calls it

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- Ashley Lee

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Somewhere in the Mess of This Is Where I Leave You Is a Good Movie

19 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The awkwardly titled This Is Where I Leave You is a homecoming funeral comedy in which grown half-Jewish siblings spend more time quarreling and cracking wise than mourning the deceased, and all the characters have diarrhea of the mouth. Broadly directed by Shawn Levy from a script by Jonathan Tropper (based on his novel), it’s in your face and then some. But the actors expelling the wisecracks are ones you’ll probably enjoy spending time with, and the movie has some honest laughs if you can ignore the mixture of sentimentality and gross insensitivity.A bearded Jason Bateman plays the more or less straight man, Judd Altman, a radio producer who walks in on his wife, Quinn (Abigail Spencer), boning his boss. When he travels home to visit his dying father, he doesn’t want to tell anyone that he and Quinn have parted ways, so he goofily lies about her absence. »

- David Edelstein

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