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DirecTV Audience Network To Air ’24′ Beginning Jan. 7

3 December 2012 10:50 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The network will premiere the Kiefer Sutherland-starring drama series on Monday, January 7 at 8 Pm and air all eight seasons of the Emmy-winning Fox drama in HD Monday through Thursdays. The television movie 24: Redemption will air in advance of Season 7, DirecTV said. It’s the latest move for the satellite provider’s Audience Network, which is now in production on its first original series Rogue starring Thandie Newton, and rescued NBC’s Friday Night Lights and FX’s Damages. It also has been rumored to be among the networks interested in reviving AMC’s The Killing, which was cancelled in September. A production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television, 24 was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran and premiered on Fox in 2001. »

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'The Kennedys' Getting A Sequel?

8 November 2012 6:18 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

"The Kennedys," the controversial miniseries starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear that bounced from History Channel to ReelzChannel, could be getting a sequel. According to Deadline.com, Reelz and Canadian producer Muse Entertainment are looking at an eight-episode follow-up based on "After Camelot," the 2012 book by J. Randy Taraborrelli.

The sequel would pick up where the 2011 miniseries ended: the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The book follows what happened to the Kennedys following the deaths of the family's two murdered sons. Deadline.com reports no writer is attached to the project yet and original "Kennedys" producers Joel Surnow and Asylum Entertainment are not involved with the sequel.

"The Kennedys" was set to air on the History Channel in 2011, but the network announced it was dropping the project amid criticism that it was not historically accurate.

"Upon completion of the production of 'The Kennedys,' History has decided not to air the 8-part miniseries, »

- Chris Harnick

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'The Kennedys' mini-series to get sequel?

8 November 2012 4:10 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Controversial TV mini-series The Kennedys may get a sequel series. A follow-up to the 2011 drama is currently being developed by ReelzChannel and Canadian producer Muse Entertainment, Deadline reports. The sequel would be based on J Randy Taraborrelli's book After Camelot, which picks up after the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy. The original Kennedys - which starred Greg Kinnear as John F Kennedy and Katie Holmes as his wife Jackie - was produced but later dropped by the History Channel in early 2011. ReelzChannel eventually picked up the transmission rights, with exec producer Joel Surnow later claiming that his support for the Republican (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Reelz Channel & Muse Eye Sequel To ‘Kennedys’

7 November 2012 4:18 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: I’ve learned that ReelzChannel and Canadian producer Muse Entertainment are plotting a sequel to their controversial 2011 mini-series The Kennedys. I hear the follow-up mini is eyed as an eight-episode event, matching the run of the original miniseries. It will be based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s book After Camelot, which was published this spring, and is expected to pick up where the first mini took off — after the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy. Search is under way for a writer to adapt the book, described as “a personal history of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the present.” Neither Joel Surnow, who spearheaded the original miniseries as executive producer, nor Asylum Entertainment, which co-produced it with Muse, are involved in the sequel. For Taraborrelli, After Camelot is a follow-up to his bestseller Jackie Ethel Joan – Women Of Camelot, which became a miniseries for NBC. It chronicles the Kennedy clan over the »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Xander Berkeley Cast In Syfy’s ‘Being Human’, Frank Grillo In HBO’s ‘Mary And Martha’

19 June 2012 3:09 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Coming off two seasons on Nikita, Xander Berkeley is set to recur on the upcoming third season of SyFy’s Being Human. In an eight-episode stint, Berkeley will play Liam, the father of Brynn (Tracy Spiridakos) and Connor (Jon Cor) who is seeking answers for what happened to his children and also seeking to wipe out the vampires that remain. A brute with charisma and chilling elegance, he will be both enemy and father-like figure to Nora (Kristen Hager). For the past two seasons, Berkeley played villain Percy on the CW’s Nikita. The 24 alum, repped by Domain and Mosaic, will also appear in the feature Small Time, the directorial debut of 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, and will reprise his starring role in the second season of the Hulu Web series The Booth. Frank Grillo has been cast in the HBO/BBC original movie Mary And Martha. Produced by Working »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Casting Net: Zooey Deschanel talks 'About Time,' Stanley Tucci to play Emma Watson's shrink

28 March 2012 12:10 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel and Harry Potter alum Domhnall Gleeson (son of fellow Potterhead Brendon) are in talks to join Love Actually helmer Richard Curtis for About Time, which follows a time traveler who uses his abilities for good. [Variety]

Peter Dinklage and Catherine O’Hara are looking forward to Rememory, in which they play unlikely friends who solve a mystery using her late husband’s invention that records and plays memories.  [Deadline]

• From Hunger Games to head shrinking, Stanley Tucci is wrapping negotiations to play Emma Watson’s terminally ill psychiatrist in Your Voice in My Head, directed by Harry »

- Lanford Beard

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Casting News: Bitter, Small, Carrie

27 March 2012 9:53 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Bitter Pill

Vinessa Shaw ("The Hills Have Eyes," "Big Miracle") will join Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum and Jude Law in Steven Soderbergh's erotic thriller "Bitter Pill" at Open Road.

Jude Law plays a doctor who who gets into a relationship with a troubled woman (Rooney Mara) on prescription drugs to deal with the pending release of her imprisoned husband (Channing Tatum). Shaw plays Law's wife. [Source: Deadline]

Small Time

Bridget Moynahan ("I Robot," "The Recruit") is in negotiations to join the cast of Joel Surnow’s semi-autobiographical drama "Small Time" which begins shooting in April.

Chris Meloni is playing a used car dealer in Van Nuys who is still in love with his ex-wife (Moynahan) and is dealing with a son (Devon Bostick) who wants to forgo college and work alongside his father on the lot. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Carrie

Chloe Moretz ("Hugo," "Kick-Ass") has confirmed via her Twitter feed she's »

- Garth Franklin

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Rebel Wilson Latest for ‘Pain and Gain’; Bridget Moynahan Goes ‘Small Time’

27 March 2012 7:10 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

When a casting flurry was soon replaced by relative tranquility and a looming production start, this writer thought Michael Bay‘s Pain and Gain had ceased any relevant pre-production movement. Now, however, EW reports on what could, all things considered, very well be the last addition — but I’ve been wrong before.

Anyway, we’ve heard that Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Bachelorette) will be joining this crime-comedy ensemble as Ramona Eldridge, one of the hucksters in on the film’s central scheme. Said scheme — actually a real-life, horrific crime — involves Marc Schiller (Tony Shalhoub), a Miami businessman kidnapped and tortured by bodybuilders (Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Anthony Mackie); Ed Harris, meanwhile, plays the detective chasing them. Shooting will begin sometime this spring.

Next up, THR says that Bridget Moynahan is looking to board Small Time, a Joel Surnow-helmed drama that, just last night, locked Christopher Meloni into the lead role. »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Peter Dinklage and Catherine O’Hara Join Rememory; Vinessa Shaw Takes Bitter Pill; Bridget Moynahan Boards Small Time

27 March 2012 5:39 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We've got a few movie casting notes for you today. Here they are at a glance: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Catherine O'Hara (Home Alone) will star in writer/director Mark Palansky's Rememory, in which Dinklage assists O'Hara in using her late husband's invention to solve the mystery around his sudden death. Vinessa Shaw (3:10 to Yuma) is in talks to join Steven Soderbergh's Bitter Pill. The project centers on a married doctor who is drawn into the life of an increasingly troubled patient who self-medicates to dull the anxiety related to the impending release of her husband from prison. Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot) joins the semi-autobiographical familial drama, Small Time, drawn from 24 co-creator Joel Surnow's personal history. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up, via Deadline, the script for Rememory was written by Palansky and Mike Vukadinovich specifically with Dinklage and O'Hara in mind. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Bridget Moynahan Joining Joel Surnow's 'Small Time'

27 March 2012 4:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bridget Moynahan is in negotiations to join the cast of Joel Surnow’s drama, Small Time. The actress will join Chris Meloni, Devon Bostick and Dean Norris in the semi-autobiographical passion project written and being directed by the 24 co-creator. Meloni is playing a used car dealer in Van Nuys who is still in love with his ex-wife (Moynahan) and is dealing with a son (Bostick) who wants to forgo college and work alongside his father on the lot. Norris will play Meloni’s partner. The actors are in various stages of dealmaking. An April shoot is being planned.

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Christopher Meloni In Talks For Used Car Salesman Lead In Small Time

27 March 2012 6:59 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Since walking away from his 12 year run on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the stern yet sexy Christopher Meloni has been landing work in major productions, from True Blood to Man of Steel. However, while the projects are big, his roles have been small, so it's thrilling to hear reports from THR that Meloni has entered into final talks to lead Small Time, a semi-autobiographical indie drama penned and helmed by Joel Surnow the co-creator of 24. Should he sign on, Meloni would star as a divorced used car salesman, based in Van Nuys, who is struggling with a nagging love for his ex-wife, and a son who'd rather work on the sales lot than go to college. Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules) has signed on to play the ambition-free son, while Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) has entered negotiations to play Meloni's business partner. Surnow, who is »

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'True Blood's Christopher Meloni lands role in 'Small Time'

26 March 2012 11:41 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christopher Meloni has landed a role in Joel Surnow's Small Time. The True Blood star - who has also appeared in Law and Order: Svu and Oz - is believed to be in final negotiations to play a car salesman in the 24 creator's semi-autobiographical story, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Small Time tells the story of a used car dealer in Van Nuys who is pining for his ex-wife and dealing with a son who wants to quit college. Devon Bostick from Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been tapped to play the son, while Breaking Bad's Dean Norris is also thought to be in talks to play Meloni's character's business partner. (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Casting: Butler, Small, Crazy, Tunnel

26 March 2012 7:49 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Butler

Jane Fonda has reportedly been linked to the role of Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' true story passion project "The Butler" about an African-American butler (played by Forest Whitaker) who served at the White House from 1952 to 1986.

Other actors currently circling roles include the likes of Liam Neeson as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Mila Kunis as Jackie Kennedy and Oprah Winfrey as the butler's wife. [Source: Variety]

Small Time

Christopher Meloni ("Law & Order: Svu") has score the lead in former "24" showrunner Joel Surnow's semi-autobiographical indie drama "Small Time".

The story follows a used car salesman who’s still in love with his ex-wife and has a son who wants to skip college and enter the family business. Dean Norris and Devon Bostick also star. [Source: Variety]

Crazy U

New Line has acquired screen rights to Andrew Ferguson's book "Crazy U" to be developed as a »

- Garth Franklin

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Christopher Meloni Nabs Lead Role In Joel Surnow’s ‘Small Time’

26 March 2012 6:49 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Christopher Meloni departed from his full-time job on the small screen, but he’s busier than ever on the big one. After leaving Law and Order: Svu last year, he signed on to star in director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, and it was confirmed last month that the actor would reprise his role in the sequel to the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer, which is currently in pre-production.

He’s adding another project to his busy schedule, as THR says that Meloni is in final negotiations to star in Small Time, an indie drama written, directed, and produced by Joel Surnow (24). The deal marks the first big feature lead role for the veteran character actor, who has a history of small but memorable supporting parts in films like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.

In Surnow’s semi-autobiographical work, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Casting Net: Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis travel to 'Jupiter'; Jane Fonda to take on Nancy Reagan

26 March 2012 5:35 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis are in final-stage negotiations to join helmers Andy and Lana Wachowki on their new super-secret sci-fi project Jupiter Ascending, the sibs’ first foray into the genre since The Matrix franchise. [Deadline]

• Jane Fonda is set to play First Lady Nancy Reagan in Butler, director Lee Daniels’ biopic about Eugene Allen, the White House butler from 1952 to 1986. Forest Whitaker is nearly set to play Allen, while Oprah Winfrey is in talks to play his wife. Liam Neeson is eyeing the role of President Lyndon B. Johnson, and John Cusack is considering playing Richard Nixon. [Variety]

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Christopher Meloni Nabs Big Role in Joel Surnow's 'Small Time'

26 March 2012 2:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Chris Meloni is in final negotiations to star in Small Time, an indie drama written and to be directed by 24 co-creator Joel Surnow. Photos: True Blood's Dark, Sexy New Style The story, a semi-autobiographical passion project for Surnow, centers on a used car dealer (Meloni) in Van Nuys who is still in love with his ex-wife and is dealing with a son that wants to forgo college and work alongside his father on the lot. Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) has been cast as the son, and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) is in talks

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Joel Surnow Has A "Small Time"

14 March 2012 7:19 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"24" co-creator Joel Surnow is set to helm "Small Time", a semi-autobiographical indie drama which he wrote and will produce with the help of independent financing says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on a used car dealer in Los Angeles who is still in love with his ex-wife and is dealing with a son that wants to forego college to work alongside his father on the lot. Surnow calls it a buddy movie about two salesmen.

Surnow co-wrote the script in 1976 when he graduated UCLA film school with a friend named Randall Wallace who died three months later. He's come back to it at points over the years but has been getting serious about producing it only recently.

Shooting aims to kick off in April. »

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Actor Dylan Baker and ’24’ Co-Creator Joel Surnow Making Directorial Debuts

14 March 2012 6:30 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

We all know Dylan Baker as one of this generation’s finest character actors — turns in Happiness, Spider-Man 2 and 3, Trick r’ Treat are the first things that come to mind for yours truly — and now he’s extending his talents to another department. According to Variety, Baker will make his first stab at directing with the indie drama 23 Blast, a film which will star himself, Justin Long, Stephen Lang, Mark Hapka (Days at Our Lives), and Max Adler (Glee).

Written by Toni and Bram Hoover, 23 Blast centers on “a high school football star (Hapka) who’s suddenly stricken with irreversible blindness and the choice he’s forced to make regarding whether he should return to the sport.” Adler, meanwhile, plays a fellow member of the team; the other roles have not been discussed, but that great lineup has me itching to learn more. Production kicks off next month.

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'Kennedys' Producer Joel Surnow to Make Feature Directorial Debut with Drama 'Small Time' (Exclusive)

13 March 2012 6:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Joel Surnow, the co-creator of 24 and the man behind the Emmy-winning miniseries The Kennedys, is moving into features, tackling a passion project whose roots were planted more than 35 years ago. Surnow will direct Small Time, a semi-autobiographical indie drama that he wrote and is producing. Executive producing are Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels through their production banner Asylum Entertainment. The story centers on a used car dealer in Los Angeles who is still in love with his ex-wife and is dealing with a son that wants to forego college to work alongside his father

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'Game Change's' Top Stars and Execs: $200K to Democratic Causes; $0 to Republicans

6 March 2012 10:24 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story appears in the Mar. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. When Joel Surnow co-wrote and co-executive produced the TV miniseries The Kennedys, it was immediately deemed controversial and much was made in the press about a Hollywood Republican having so much influence in the making of a docudrama about a Democratic icon. With HBO's Game Change premiering on Mar. 10 amidst criticism from the right (a review by John Nolte at Big Hollywood, for example, calls it “a heinous piece of propaganda.”), The Hollywood Reporter took a look at the federal political donations of the

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