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Amazon Sets "Interestings," "Last Tycoon" Pilots

26 May 2016 6:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Amazon has announced the lineup for its next pilot season with only two hourlong dramas making the cut, the rest being children's series.

The first is "The Interestings," an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's bestselling novel. Lauren Ambrose leads the cast while Mike Newell directed the pilot about a group of artistic teenagers who meet at summer camp in 1974. As they transition into adulthood, their friendships are tested by tragedy, success, failure and secrecy. David Krumholtz, Jessica Pare, Matt Barr and Gabriel Ebert also star.

The other is "The Last Tycoon" from "Shattered Glass" writer/director Billy Ray. An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work, Kelsey Grammer, Matt Bomer and Lily Collins star in the Depression-era story of a Hollywood Golden Boy who battles his mentor and boss for the soul of their studio.

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- Garth Franklin

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Matt Bomer's The Last Tycoon Plus Lauren Ambrose Pilot Get Amazon Premiere Date — See First Photos

26 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Broadcast-tv’s Upfronts might be over, but Amazon’s pilot season is just around the corner, featuring new projects starring Matt Bomer, Lauren Ambrose and Kelsey Grammer.

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Bomer (White Collar) headlines The Last Tycoon, a Great Depression-era drama adapted from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about a Hollywood golden boy battling his father figure and boss (played by four-time Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer) for the soul of their studio; Lily Collins (The Blind Side) co-stars.

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Ambrose (Six Feet Under) meanwhile plays an aspiring actress who lacks glamour, »

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Grant Gustin, Nick Robinson Starring in William H. Macy’s ‘Krystal’

29 March 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Grant Gustin (“The Flash”), Nick Robinson (“Jurassic World”), William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, T.I., Kathy Bates and John Leguizamo are starring in the independent dramedy “Krystal” with Macy directing.

Great Point Media is producing with principal photography starting in April in Atlanta. The film is being produced by “Dallas Buyers Club” producer Rachel Winter and Dan Keston, who have been developing the project since 2002.

Winter initially brought the project to Macy for him to star in back in 2005. Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve are executive producers and the film is being fully financed and produced in association with Great Point Media.

Written by Will Aldis, the story centers on a young man (played by Robinson) who has never had a drink in his life and upon meeting the woman of his dreams — an ex-hooker-stripper-junkie-alcoholic — pretends to be in Alcoholics Anonymous to try and woo her.

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- Dave McNary

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Amazon’s ‘The Interestings’ Adds Young Series Regular to Pilot

2 March 2016 2:18 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Amazon’s “The Interestings” pilot, an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel, has cast newcomer Sasha Frolova as a series regular, Variety has learned exclusively.

Frolova joins the large ensemble that includes David Krumholtz (“Numb3rs”), Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”), Jessica Pare (“Mad Men”) and Jessica Collins (“The Young and the Restless”).

The Interestings” is about friends who meet at an arts camp in 1974 when they’re in their teens, and follows the group over the 30 years following their camp experience.

Frolova will play the young version of Collins’ character, Cathy Kiplinger.

The rest of the cast includes Ed Squires, who will play a young version of Krumholtz’s character; Katie Balen, who will play the younger version of Ambrose’s character; Sarah Mezzanotte, who play the young version of Pare’s character; plus Corey Cott, Jance Enslin, Gabriel Abert and Matt Barr.

The Interestings,” which will be in contention for series pickup at Amazon, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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