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Dundee MP Stewart Hosie has met with the head of DC Thomson in a bid to prevent mass layoffs at the firm. The Beano publisher will axe 350 employees should plans to shut down its West Ward production site go ahead. Hosie attended a meeting with chief executive Andrew Thomson on Friday afternoon to discuss means of avoiding the redundancies, says (more) »
- By Mark Langshaw
Simon Beaufoy, Oscar winning writer for Slumdog Millionaire, is set to script Emergency Sex on HBO, starring Maria Bello in a project based on the book that Russell Crowe bought the rights for, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story From Hell on Earth, written by Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait, and Andrew Thomson, follows their travels, sex, and addiction to helping rebuild and heal communities across Bosnia, Cambodia, Haiti, Liberia, Rwanda, and Somalia.
The three met in Cambodia as helpers for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the ’90s and the story details their travels to the various locales and the mental strain they endured. Obviously, Bello will likely be playing Postlewait in the series.
- Bill Graham
Maria Bello has teamed with Russell Crowe and Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy for a new drama on HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is called Emergency Sex and is based on the book of the same name by Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thomson. Bello and Crowe will be executive producing the project with Beaufoy and Bello's manager John Carrabino. (more) »
- By Aaron Broverman
Welcome to your Friday morning television briefing. Maria Bello, Simon Beaufoy, and Russell Crowe have teamed up to develop HBO drama project Emergency Sex, based on Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thomson's nonfiction book "Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story From Hell on Earth," about "the larger-than-life exploits of expatriate nongovernment-organization workers who find their sanity tested in the face of atrocities, loneliness and primal desires." Bello (A History of Violence) will star in the project, which is being adapted by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), who will executive produce with Bellow, Russell Crowe, and John Carrabino. (Hollywood Reporter) NBC has handed out pilot orders to two projects, both hailing from Universal Media Studios. One-hour drama The Cape, from writer Thomas Wheeler (Empire) and BermanBraun, revolves around an ex-cop in Los Angeles who is framed and sets out to become a masked vigilante in order »
Maria Bello is joining forces with "Slumdog Millionaire" Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy and "Gladiator" Oscar winner Russell Crowe on a new HBO series project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beaufoy is writing the script for "Emergency Sex," which will star Bello and be produced by Bello, Crowe and Beaufoy. The project is based on "Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story From Hell on Earth," by Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thomson. The trade confusingly explains that "Emergency Sex" focuses on "the larger-than-life exploits of expatriate nongovernment-organization workers who find their sanity tested in the face of atrocities, »
- HitFix Staff
Maria Bello is set to star in the HBO drama produced by Russell Crowe In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Maria Bello is teaming up with Oscar winners Simon Beaufoy and Russell Crowe for the series project Emergency Sex for HBO.
Bello will star in the drama which is being written by Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). The project will be executive produced by Bello, Beaufoy and Crowe.
The show is inspired by the book "Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story From Hell on Earth" from writer Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thomson. It centers on "the larger-than-life exploits of expatriate nongovernment-organization workers who find their sanity tested in the face of atrocities, loneliness and primal desires."
The book is an account of the real-life experiences of Cain, Postlewait and Thomson. They met in Cambodia during the 1990s when they were members of a Un peacekeeping mission. »
6 items from 2010
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