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14 items from 2016


Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips Turning Isis Book ‘Black Flags’ Into HBO Miniseries

5 August 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Frequent collaborators Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips will executive produce a TV series about Isis for HBO, Deadline reports. The miniseries will be based on Joby Warrick’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book “Black Flags: The Rise Of Isis.” Tim Van Patten (“Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire”) is attached to direct and executive produce. Author Gregg Hurwitz is in the process adapting the book, and will also serve as an executive producer.

The series could be the first TV project for the pair’s production company Joint Effort, which they established together in 2014. The company’s first movie since Cooper and Phillips merged their Warner Bros.-based shingles is “War Dogs,” which hits theaters August 19.

Read More: Jonah Hill On ‘War Dogs’ and the Acting Advice Leonardo DiCaprio Gave Him

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- Graham Winfrey

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Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips Turning Isis Book ‘Black Flags’ Into HBO Miniseries

5 August 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Frequent collaborators Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips will executive produce a TV series about Isis for HBO, Deadline reports. The miniseries will be based on Joby Warrick’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book “Black Flags: The Rise Of Isis.” Tim Van Patten (“Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire”) is attached to direct and executive produce. Author Gregg Hurwitz is in the process adapting the book, and will also serve as an executive producer.

The series could be the first TV project for the pair’s production company Joint Effort, which they established together in 2014. The company’s first movie since Cooper and Phillips merged their Warner Bros.-based shingles is “War Dogs,” which hits theaters August 19.

Read More: Jonah Hill On ‘War Dogs’ and the Acting Advice Leonardo DiCaprio Gave Him

The series based on “Black Flags” will cover the origin story of Isis, which began in a prison in Jordan before »

- Graham Winfrey

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Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips bringing Black Flags: The Rise of Isis to HBO

5 August 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips are set to bring Joby Warrick’s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book Black Flags: The Rise of Isis to the small screen, with The Hangover duo executive producing a limited series for HBO alongside writer Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X) and director Tim Van Patten (Game of Thrones).

Black Flags explores “the rise of Isis, from its origins in a remote Jordanian prison to its stunning success in Syria. The book tracks the group’s unlikely roots and transformation into the world’s most feared terrorist organization — as well as the small band of American and international agents tasked with shutting it down.”

Black Flags is being produced through Cooper and Phillips’ new production company Joint Effort, which has its first movie project, War Dogs, hitting cinemas later this month.

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- Gary Collinson

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TV News Roundup: Bradley Cooper Developing Isis Miniseries at HBO

4 August 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bradley Cooper is developing a miniseries for HBO, which tells the story behind the rise of Isis. Also in today’s TV news roundup, Freeform announces the premiere date for the fifth and final season of “Switched at Birth,” plus there’s new “Supergirl” casting news.

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Bradley Cooper is developing “Black Flags,” a miniseries about the rise of Isis, at HBO, Variety has confirmed.

Based on the 2016 Pulitzer Prize winning book by Joby Warrick, Cooper is exec producing the TV adaptation, along with his Joint Effort producing partner Todd Phillips, plus scribe Gregg Hurwitz (“Orphan X,” “Wolverine,” “X-Men Forever”) and director Tim Van Patten (“Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Sopranos”).

From its origins in a remote Jordanian prison to its success in Syria, “Black Flags” tracks the unlikely roots of Isis and transformation into the world’s most feared terrorist organization, as well as the small band of American and international agents tasked with shutting it »

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HBO To Examine Isis In Black Flags From Bradley Cooper

4 August 2016 2:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As a collaborative pair, they may well be best known for their comedic output, but Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips are about to get very serious indeed. The duo have snapped up the rights to the 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction book, Black Flags: The Rise Of Isis, by Joby Warrick, and have a miniseries version in development with HBO. The source material will be adapted by Gregg Hurwitz (The Book Of Henry), and the episodes of Black Flags will be directed by Tim Van Patten (Game Of Thrones).

With Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips on board as executive producers, HBO will present this tale that charts the evolution of Isis, from its apparent roots in a prison in Jordan, to its overwhelming of parts of Syria, and its impact on communities around the world. The story also follows the international agents working in various capacities to combat this terrorist organisation, with »

- Sarah Myles

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‘Black Flags’ Miniseries About Rise Of Isis From Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips In Works At HBO

4 August 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Black Flags: The Rise Of Isis, the 2016 Pulitzer-winning nonfiction book by Joby Warrick, is headed to the small screen. HBO has put in development a miniseries being developed by Bradley Cooper, who executive produces with with Todd Phillips via the duo’s Joint Effort production banner. Bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X, Wolverine) is writing the adaptation and executive producing. Helmer Tim Van Patten (Game Of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire) executive… »

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Review: HBO's 'Vinyl' a classic rock drama that wishes it was punk

10 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

HBO's new drama Vinyl is set at a crossroads for the music industry in which its hero, drug-addicted record label president Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), works. It's 1973, when some of the iconic rock acts of the '60s were still vital — including The Rolling Stones, whose Mick Jagger co-created Vinyl alongside Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter, director Martin Scorsese, and author Rich Cohen — but were having to make room for new artists and new styles of music. In Sunday's pilot episode, Richie tries to cut a deal with Led Zeppelin, but is also entranced by a live performance of The New York Dolls' punk anthem "Personality Crisis," and intrigued when he drives through the Bronx and overhears hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc spinning two records at once. But for all that Richie is obsessed with finding something new and exciting — "I Want What's Next!" he screams to his terrified »

- Alan Sepinwall

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What happens when Mick Jagger visits a TV show writers room?

9 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Bobby Cannavale turned up midway through the run of Terence Winter's HBO gangster epic Boardwalk Empire, the most surprising thing was that they somehow hadn't worked together before, whether on earlier Boardwalk seasons or during Winter's long run as David Chase's top lieutenant on The Sopranos. The half-Italian, half-Cuban actor has been no stranger to crime stories in his career (including a role on NBC's would-be Sopranos drama Kingpin), but the Boardwalk role of animalistic sociopath Gyp Rosetti (for which he would win an Emmy) was his first time working with Winter, and also with Boardwalk executive producer Martin Scorsese. Now, all three men have teamed up with, of all people, Mick Jagger, for Vinyl, HBO's new Sunday drama, where Cannavale plays Richie Finestra, a '70s record company executive with a great ear and a nose too prone to having cocaine shoved up it. The two-hour »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The Original 'Game of Thrones' Pilot Was a 'Painful' 'Piece of S--t'

5 February 2016 8:40 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The original "Game of Thrones" pilot has become the stuff of television legend, since it featured significantly different plots, and several different main actors, from the final product that audiences saw on HBO back in 2011, and was widely considered pretty terrible. Now, the showrunners have recently discussed just how bad their first crack at adapting George R.R. Martin's books really was, and it turns out that that first pilot was "a complete piece of s--t."

That assessment came courtesy of screenwriter Craig Mazin (the "Hangover" sequels, "Identity Thief"), who together with fellow writer John August ("Big Fish") runs the podcast Scriptnotes. The pair hosted "Thrones" showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff on a recent episode for a frank discussion about the fantasy drama's pilot, which Mazin saw at a screening for friends organized by Weiss and Benioff back in 2010.

It didn't go well.

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- Katie Roberts

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Original 'Game of Thrones' Pilot Was a Disaster Says Show Creators

4 February 2016 1:36 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Game of Thrones is arguably the biggest TV show with an incredibly massive fanbase that is currently eagerly awaiting Season 6, which is set to debut Sunday, April 24. While we wait for any footage to arrive from the new season, some intriguing details have been revealed from series creators/showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The writers/producers recently appeared on the ScriptNotes podcast, where they teased the now-legendary original pilot, which fans never saw, and may have brought the TV series to an end before it even started.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss originally enlisted Thomas McCarthy (Spotlight) to direct the pilot, although that version of the first episode was never seen by the fans. Before the showrunners eventually hired Timothy Van Patten to direct the pilot that everyone saw, they showed the original episode to a group of their writer friends, one of which was ScriptNotes co-host Craig Mazin, »

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James Gandolfini’s ‘Big Dead Place’ Revived at HBO with ‘Sopranos’ Alum Timothy Van Patten Attached

21 January 2016 4:42 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Before James Gandolfini’s death, “The Sopranos” actor had set out to produce and possibly star in a HBO drama based on the book “Big Dead Place.” Now, the project is back on track with the addition of director Timothy Van Patten, Variety has confirmed.

Still in development, there’s new hope for the potential series as “Boardwalk Empire’s” Patten — who directed many “Sopranos” episodes — is now attached as exec producer and director.

Originally set up in 2011 by Gandolfini who had a long-standing production deal at HBO, “Big Dead Place” is inspired by Nicholas Johnson’s 2005 memoir about working for U.S. Antarctic Program. Described as a survival tale, the story is set in the strange and menacing world of Antarctica where scientists, bureaucrats and blue collar grunts working at McMurdo Station fight for the existence of the last unconquered continent.

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James Gandolfini’s ‘Big Dead Place’ Revived at HBO

21 January 2016 4:26 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Gandolfini‘s “Big Dead Place,” the HBO drama the actor was developing before his death, has been revived with a new director-executive producer attached, TheWrap has learned. “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire” director Tim Van Patten will direct and executive produce the HBO adaptation of Nicholas Johnson’s memoir, which was originally put into development in 2011. Set in Antarctica, “Big Dead Place” documents Johnson’s time working for the U.S. Antarctic Program and the effects that staying in a remote, frozen area for extended periods of time had on his psyche. Also read: Hollywood Gathers to Pay Respects »

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James Gandolfini HBO Drama Project ‘Big Dead Place’ Heating Up With Tim Van Patten Directing

21 January 2016 4:15 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Big Dead Place, a passion project of the late James Gandolfini, is inching closer to fruition. The drama, originally set up at HBO by Gandolfini in 2011 as a potential starring vehicle for him, remains in development but has started to heat up. The project, inspired by Nicholas Johnson's memoir about his stint working for the U.S. Antarctic Program, now has Boardwalk Empire director/executive producer Tim Van Patten attached as executive producer and director. Van Patten… »

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HBO Reviving James Gandolfini Passion Project 'Big Dead Place'

21 January 2016 3:42 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

HBO is looking to revive late actor-producer James Gandolfini's passion project Big Dead Place. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the drama is heating up with an eye of going directly into production at the premium cable network. To that end, The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire alum Tim Van Patten has been hired to serve as director and executive producer on the project. { "nid": 230421, "type": "news", "title": "James Gandolfini Drama 'Big Dead Place' to Be Developed by HBO", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hbo-developing-james-gandolfini-drama-230421", "relative-path": "/news/hbo-developing-james-gandolfini-drama-230421" } First

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