10 items from 2015
“This is going to be a lot of fun watching people get killed!”
So joked director Jason Reitman as he kicked off the latest installment of Film Independent’s popular Live Read series on Thursday night with perhaps his boldest selection yet: Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.”
At the event, which returned to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art following last month’s sojourn to downtown L.A., Reitman praised the gangster classic as having “a perfect screenplay.”
To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, Reitman cast a fresh ensemble of actors, including Laurence Fishburne (in the part originated by Robert De Niro) and Fred Savage (in Ray Liotta’s signature role), to read the Oscar-nominated screenplay before a live audience.
Before the show began, »
- Matthew Chernov
“Benched” has been cancelled, after one season.
The series premiered on Oct. 28, 2014, and the first season finale aired Dec. 30.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
“Happy Endings” alum Eliza Coupe starred in the series as a high-stakes, tough-as-nails attorney whose bad attitude leads to a major life adjustment. She loses her job and winds up working at the public defender’s office for Los Angeles County.
Also Read: 11 Outrageous Ron Swanson Lines From ‘Parks and Recreation’ (Photos)
While the series held onto consistent ratings of approximately 800,000 viewers throughout its 12-episode run in the fall. Those numbers were below those for “Siren, »
- Jason Hughes
A full twenty-one actors from the original "Wet Hot American Summer" feature are set to be joined by nine more actors for Netflix's upcoming TV series prequel to the cult 2001 comedy.
Their roles are said to be as follows: "Watkins will play a tough New Yorker, Charles is a guy from a rival camp, Huebel's a rival professor to Pierce, Schiff is Pierce’s academic superior, Park's a librarian in love with Shannon, and Scheer is a journalist."
Pretty much every actor is set to return from the original including Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, »
- Garth Franklin
Camp Firewood is about to get even more crowded. The Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series has just added about 9 more actors, to join the 21 — count ‘em — cast members from the original. The new additions include Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery (Mad Men) and Randall Park (The Interview). More details […]
- Angie Han
Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer series is adding some new faces, but most of them will be familiar to TV fans. As first reported by Deadline, several well-known actors, including Josh Charles (The Good Wife), John Slattery (Mad Men), Jayma Mays (Glee), Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife), Randall Park (The Interview‘s Kim Jong-un and ABC’s upcoming family comedy Fresh Off the Boat), Paul Scheer (The League), Rob Huebel (Transparent), and Richard Schiff (The West Wing), have been cast in the nine-episode, limited series. It has yet to be confirmed who out of the group will be guest stars, recurring players, or possibly even regulars. Charles, Slattery, and others join most of the original cast of the 2001 film. Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Janeane Garofalo, Marguerite Moreau, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Elizabeth Banks, Joe Lo Trugilo, and co-writer Michael Showalter »
- Chris King
Camp Firewood, home to the many high jinks of the "Wet Hot American Summer" crew, is getting crowded with all sorts of new characters.
The upcoming Netflix show has added a host of actors to the sprawling original cast, which will include practically all of the stars from the movie, even the really big ones, like Bradley Cooper, "Ant-Man" Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Elizabeth Banks.
A lot of the newest additions to the gang are all sort of regular collaborators with David Wain and his "State" crew by one or two degrees of separation, like Michaela Watkins, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, and Rob Huebel, but there will be a few new faces as well. Josh Charles ("The Good Wife"), John Slattery ("Mad Men"), Jayma Mays ("Glee"), and Richard Schiff ("The West Wing") will also be joining us in the arts and crafts tent.
We're still waiting on a premiere date, »
- Jenni Miller
Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer series is turning into quite the celeb-packed event. Deadline reports that a slew of guest-starring and recurring characters will pop up in the form of Lake Bell, Josh Charles (as a rival camper), Rob Huebel (a rival professor), Jayma Mays, Randall Park (a librarian in love with Shannon), Paul Scheer (a journalist), Richard Schiff, John Slattery, and Michaela Watkins (a brash New Yorker). The new recruits join the already-large amount of original cast members for the eight-episode series, to be directed by David Wain and written by Wain and Michael Showalter. While the 2001 movie was set on the last day of a fake Jewish summer camp, the Netflix installments reportedly take place on the first day of camp. No other details about the series are available, but rest assured, summer is coming. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Holy epic casting news! A whole bunch of your favorite TV stars from a slew of your favorite series are set to appear in Netflix's upcoming Wet Hot American Summer miniseries, Deadline reports. The Good Wife's Josh Charles (Still miss you, Will Gardner!), Mad Men's John Slattery, Glee's Jayma Mays are all set to appear in the nine-episode series. Other news faces joining the project are Michaela Watkins, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Heubel, Richard Schifff and Randall Park, who recently made headlines after portraying Kim Jong-Un in The Interview. See, we told you it was epic casting news. Most of the original film's cast is set to return, including »
Some new (yet strangely familiar) faces are coming to Camp Firewood.
Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer series has recruited a bevy of guest-stars for its eight-episode run, our sister site Deadline reports, including: Josh Charles (The Good Wife), John Slattery (Mad Men), Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife), Randall Park (The Interview‘s Kim Jong-un), Jayma Mays (Glee), Paul Scheer (The League), Rob Huebel (Transparent) and Richard Schiff (The West Wing).
It’s not yet known which of these names will be guest-stars, who will recur, etc.
These eight newcomers join most of the 2001 cult film’s original cast. including Amy Poehler, »
10 items from 2015
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