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TVLine Items: SNL Star to Host D.C. Dinner, Today Ousters Denied & More

19 November 2014 11:58 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party is taking over Washington’s biggest shindig.

Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong will headline the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on April 25, Variety reports.

Strong — who was taken off SNL‘s Weekend Update desk prior to this season’s premiere — is the fourth female entertainer to be featured at the event.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* NBC News president Deborah Turness is denying an Us Weekly report that Today‘s Natalie Morales and Willie Geist have been fired, our sister site Deadline reports. »

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TBS renews 'American Dad'

18 November 2014 3:29 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

TBS renews “American Dad” The animated comedy will return for a 12th season, its 2nd on cable. HBO is developing “Cortes” drama with Martin Scorsese and Benicio Del Toro Del Toro could end up starring as Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, who brought down the Aztec empire. “Almost Human” alum Michael Ealy is “The Following’s” new big bad In Season 3, Ealy will play “a brilliant, chameleon-like killer who will push Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) to the brink.” Click Read Full Post For More Funny or Die launches “The Walking Fred,” a recap webseries for “The Walking Dead” “The Walking Dead” is hosted by a zombie played by Luke Barnett. How the American version of “Luther” can avoid becoming “Gracepoint” The remake of the Idris Elba detective series has the potential of becoming as good as the American verison of “The Office.” Plus: Stop remaking British TV shows! Oxygen emphasizing multicultural »

- Norman Weiss

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Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone linked to Vampire Chronicles

19 August 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Josh Boone has been linked with Universal Pictures' Vampire Chronicles reboot.

The Fault in Our Stars director is believed to be in line for a film starring Anne Rice's Lestat de Lioncourt, reports The Wrap.

Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing the project, after Universal and Imagine Entertainment acquired the rights to all existing and future books in the series.

The deal also includes the adapted screenplay for The Tale of the Body Thief, written by the author's son Christopher Rice.

The first film will reportedly be based on The Vampire Lestat, rather than Rice's first and most famous Vampire Chronicles novel Interview with the Vampire.

The latter was released as a film in 1994 starring Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst and Tom Cruise as Lestat.

A Queen of the Damned movie was released in 2002 starring Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend as Lestat.

Imagine has denied the rumour »

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'Fault in Our Stars' Director Eyed for Anne Rice's 'Lestat'

18 August 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just weeks after Universal Pictures announced it had acquired the rights to all of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles novels, the studio is reportedly in early negotiations with The Fault in Our Stars filmmaker Josh Boone to write and direct the adaptation. While a studio spokesperson has issued a statement saying that The Wrap's story is "completely untrue," the website is standing behind their story.

Our report from earlier this month revealed that Anne Rice's son, Christopher Rice, is writing the screenplay adaptation, but it seems that Josh Boone will now handle both the writing and directing duties. An unspecified source reveals that producers Brian Grazer, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have all signed off on the filmmaker, with Universal's approval expected to be a "mere formality."

Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles novels include Interview with the Vampire and Queen Of The Damned, which were adapted for »

- MovieWeb

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'Fault In Our Stars' Director Josh Boone Eyed To Write And Direct 'Lestat' Reboot

18 August 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Josh Boone thus far has been known for directing the indie flick "Stuck In Love" and this summer's teen weepie hit "The Fault In Our Stars," it seems studios believe he can handle tougher fare. Warner Bros. already has him pegged for the three-hour adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand," and now Universal wants the filmmaker put his stamp on a signature exponent of the vampire genre. The Wrap reports that Boone is in early talks to write and direct "Lestat." The film will be a reboot of the Anne Rice book series, which saw previous movie adaptations via "Interview With The Vampire" in 1994 starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, and "Queen Of The Damned" in 2002 starring Stuart Townsend and Aaliyah (what weird times those were). Brian Grazer, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are each producing this time around, with Boone's movie to draw upon the books 'Queen' and "The Vampire Lestat. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Chronicles' Brings Its Bite Back to the Big Screen

8 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In case you haven't heard, vampires are cool again. They're haunting art houses in movies like "Only Lovers Left Alive" and the upcoming Iranian film "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," not to mention "True Blood." Now Universal is getting into the fang-bangin' game with its acquisition of Anne Rice's series of novels, "The Vampire Chronicles." The deal encompasses everything from 1976's "Interview with the Vampire" and Christopher Rice's screenplay for "Tale of the Body Thief," to any future fang-tastic novels Rice might pen.

Although Rice had given up on vampires for a while, she's back in the bloody saddle again with "Prince Lestat," which is coming out just in time for Halloween. It will also be a handy way to jumpstart Rice's momentum. For a lot of us, Anne Rice is the O.G. author of the modern vampire novel, but she's also written about witches, werewolves, »

- Jenni Miller

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Universal acquires Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles film rights

8 August 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired the film rights to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles.

They have picked up the rights to the series of novels, which began with 1976's Interview with the Vampire, reports The Wrap.

The deal gives the companies the rights to all existing and future books in the series, as well as the adapted screenplay for The Tale of the Body Thief written by the author's son Christopher Rice.

Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will produce the project.

Universal and Imagine are expected to begin by remaking Interview with the Vampire, which was released as a film in 1994 starring Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst and Tom Cruise.

A Queen of the Damned movie was released in 2002 starring Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend.

Rice's latest vampire book Price Lestat will be published in the autumn. »

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Universal And Imagine Snag Rights To Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles

8 August 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Has an overabundance of vampire-centric movies and TV shows sucked all the life from bloodsuckers? Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Brian Grazer are hoping for a firm no on that one, having just grabbed the rights to every entry in horror author Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles in a rather massive deal.

Rice’s Vampire Chronicles have been bestsellers for decades and are centered on 18th century French nobleman vamp Lestat de Lioncourt. Previous film adaptations of entries in the series include Interview with the Vampire, which starred Tom Cruise as the charismatic Lestat and Brad Pitt as the unlucky soul turned by him into a creature of the night, and Queen of the Damned, a loose adaptation of Rice’s third book which starred Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend.

Universal, Imagine and Grazer’s new deal gives them access to every book in Rice’s series, including the upcoming 11th one, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Universal Buys Up Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles

7 August 2014 8:38 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Despite the success of Interview With The Vampire back in 1994, Anne Rice’s gothic vampires have since been overtaken by the Twilight gang as the template for cinematic bloodsuckers. Universal is looking to restore a little balance, buying up the entire series for potential film fodder.Rice’s Chronicles series includes 13 books at the moment, with the forthcoming Prince Lestat (featuring the character played by Tom Cruise in Interview and to much less success by Stuart Townsend in 2002’s Queen Of The Damned) due in October this year. The deal also includes the screenplay based on The Tale Of The Body Thief, which Rice’s son Christopher sold to Imagine (a partner on the new effort) two years ago.Despite splitting their creative partnership earlier this year, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are attached to produce any films based on the books. You’d think Kurtzman in particular would have »

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Universal Grabs Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles"

7 August 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, and producer Brian Grazer have acquired the rights to Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" novel series.

The deal spans all eleven of the novels in Rice’s series: "Interview with the Vampire," "The Vampire Lestat," "The Queen of the Damned," The Tale of the Body Thief," "Memnoch the Devil," "The Vampire Armand," "Merrick," "Blood and Gold," "Blackwood Farm," "Blood Canticle" and this year's "Prince Lestat".

The books center around 18th century French nobleman Lestat de Lioncourt who becomes a vampire. The first book was previously adapted into the acclaimed 1994 Neil Jordan film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt which became a massive box-office success.

Parts of the second and third were combined into the less well-received 2002 film "Queen of the Damned" starring Stuart Townsend and the late Aaliyah.

"Transformers" and "Star Trek" writing/producing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are on board to produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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The Vampire Chronicles Rights Purchased: Will We Get An Interview & Queen of the Damned Redo?

7 August 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The trades are reporting that Universal and Imagine have purchased the rights to Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" book series.

The first installment, Interview with the Vampire was made into a film in '94 starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. A second film followed, The Queen of the Damned, in 2002 with Aaliyah playing the eponymous bloodsucker and Stuart Townsend playing the vampire Lestat.

The post The Vampire Chronicles Rights Purchased: Will We Get An Interview & Queen of the Damned Redo? appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Takes Flight at Universal

7 August 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Setting up a potential vampire franchise, Universal Pictures has acquired movie rights to Anne Rice’s novels in “The Vampire Chronicles” series for Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are on board to produce.

The deal — announced Thursday — includes the adapted screenplay for Rice’s “The Tale of the Body Thief” written by her son, author Christopher Rice. Other novels in the series include “Interview with the Vampire” and the upcoming “Prince Lestat.”

Rice published “Interview with the Vampire” in 1976 and “The Vampire Lestat” in 1985, followed by “The Queen of the Damned” (1988), “The Tale of the Body Thief” (1992), “Memnoch the Devil”  (1995), “The Vampire Armand” (1998), “Merrick” (2000), “Blood and Gold” (2001), “Blackwood Farm” (2002), “Blood Canticle” (2003) and “Prince Lestat” this year.

The series is centered on the fictional character Lestat de Lioncourt, a French aristocrat living in poverty who became a vampire in the late 18th century.

Imagine president Erica Huggins »

- Dave McNary

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Sunday Shorts: ’23 Degrees 5 Minutes’, featuring the voice work of John Hurt

29 June 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Today’s film is the 2011 short 23 Degrees 5 Minutes. The film is directed by Darragh O’Connell, who co-wrote the screenplay with Austin Kenny, and features the voice-overs of Stuart Townsend and John Hurt. Hurt’s career has spanned over 50 years, and has made him a respected figure among film fans. His filmography includes A Man for All Seasons, Alien, The Elephant Man, Rob Roy, Hellboy, and V for Vendetta. His newest feature, titled Snowpiercer, opened in limited release in American theatres this weekend.

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The post Sunday Shorts: ’23 Degrees 5 Minutes’, featuring the voice work of John Hurt appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Late R&B singer Aaliyah to be portrayed by Disney star Zendaya in Lifetime biopic

16 June 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Aaliyah is getting the biopic treatment from Lifetime. Zendaya Coleman, star of The Disney Channel's "Shake It Up" and a contestant on Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars," has signed on to play the late R&B singer in a new Original Movie on the network that will film this summer and premiere in the fall, Lifetime announced today. Based on the book "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman" by Christopher Farley, "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B" will chart the singer's rise from Star Search contestant at age 10 to internationally-recognized recording star (and budding actress) before her life was tragically cut short in a plane crash at the age of 22. In addition to starring, Zendaya (who paid homage to the late singer in the music video for her platinum-selling single "Replay") will also record four of Aaliyah's songs for the film, which is set to be directed by »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Charlize Theron Talks Being Unmarried at 38, Says It's Nice to Not Be Single

28 May 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Charlize Theron's getting candid about her love life! The "A Million Ways To Die In The West" actress covers the July issue of Esquire UK, where she opens up about being unmarried and falling for longtime friend Sean Penn. While Theron understands that a lot of women would not be thrilled to be unmarried and almost 40-years-old, she's perfectly happy with her single status.  "I’m sure some people would be like, ‘I would never want to have that life.’ I’m sure there’s a lot of aspects to my life that a lot of people wouldn’t want. Like the fact that I’m single at 38. That’s not necessarily what a lot of women want. I mean unmarried. But I’m just saying, a life is good if it’s the life that you want," she tells the mag. "I am living my life in a »

- tooFab Staff

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Could Wright Return To "Night Stalker"?

27 May 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Now that he and Marvel's "Ant-Man" film have gone their separate ways, many fans of beloved British filmmaker Edgar Wright have already begun wondering what he will tackle next.

One possibility that has come up today is a project he was linked to back in 2012 - Disney's cinematic reboot of the "Night Stalker" franchise.

"High Fidelity" scribe D.V. DeVincentis is penning this reimagining of the 1970s TV series about Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin), a reporter who investigates mysterious crimes that have a supernatural or sci-fi bent.

The series was remade a few years ago with Stuart Townsend as Kolchak, but was cancelled after a few episodes. Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski are producing with Depp potentially starring.

The hiring of DeVincentis almost exactly two years ago was the last word we'd heard about the project, other than talk since that the script is in good shape.

Depp's schedule would be »

- Garth Franklin

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Charlize Theron Talks 'Effortless' Relationship with Sean Penn, Why She Won't Get Married

19 May 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Charlize Theron is putting those wedding rumors to rest. Though things are heating up between her and Sean Penn, the Oscar-winning actress is in no rush to walk down the aisle. "Let's put it this way: I never had the dream of the white dress," she says in the June issue of Vogue, on newsstands May 27. "And watching other people getting married? I think it's beautiful for them, but to be quite honest, usually I'm sitting there just devastated. It's supposed to be this night of celebrating love, and all you see is a couple separated all night making sure everybody else is okay. »

- Michele Corriston

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Charlize Theron Talks 'Effortless' Relationship with Sean Penn, Why She Won't Get Married

19 May 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Charlize Theron is putting those wedding rumors to rest. Though things are heating up between her and Sean Penn, the Oscar-winning actress is in no rush to walk down the aisle. "Let's put it this way: I never had the dream of the white dress," she says in the June issue of Vogue, on newsstands May 27. "And watching other people getting married? I think it's beautiful for them, but to be quite honest, usually I'm sitting there just devastated. It's supposed to be this night of celebrating love, and all you see is a couple separated all night making sure everybody else is okay. »

- Michele Corriston

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Cannes: Thai’s Benetone Films, U.S.’s Hillin Entertainment Create Benetone Hillin (Exclusive)

18 May 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Thai production services company Benetone Films has teamed with U.S. producer Hillin Entertainment on a new production shingle, Benetone Hillin Entertainment.

Bhe is assembling a slate of low-budget movies that take advantage of Thailand’s unparalleled production-friendly combination of low cost, high skills and diverse locations.

“We have great synergy between Thailand’s production resources and our 12 years of experience here, and with Daemon’s skill at packaging and relationships with agents in the U.S. market,” said Benetone executive director Kulthep Narula.

First production was “A Stranger in Paradise,” a 2012 action-adventure thriller directed by Corrado Jay Boccia and starring Stuart Townsend and Catalina Sandino-Morena. That was followed by “Pernicious,” an English-language horror thriller about three young women who accidentally unleash an evil Thai spirit.

The company is now in the process of packaging “Oliver Storm and the Curse of Sinbad’s Treasure,” which Hillin pitches as a cross »

- Patrick Frater

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Viggo Mortensen on how Lord Of The Rings nearly went wrong

14 May 2014 10:41 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Viggo Mortensen chats about Lord Of The Rings, and why he's less keen on films two and three...

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There's an interesting new interview with Viggo Mortensen that's gone live over at The Telegraph, on the eve of the release of his new film, The Two Faces Of January. And in it, he talks about his work in Peter Jackson's The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, and how things nearly didn't turn out the way they did.

Mortensen was a very late addition to the cast, replacing Stuart Townsend as Aragorn a day before filming. He took the role, apparently, because his son 'egged him on to do it', but Mortensen now says of the film that "anybody who says they knew it was going to be the success it was, I don’t think it’s really true. They didn’t have an inkling until they showed 20 minutes in Cannes, »

- simonbrew

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