9 items from 2014
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes photos from Utero, The Last Halloween, and Phantasmagoria, release details on The Horror at 37,000 Feet starring William Shatner, casting news for The Divine Tragedies, and much more:
Independently financed by Coinopflix, the movie stars Jessica Cameron who is also producing along with her Truth or Dare partner, Jonathan Higgins. Former Platinum Studios Exec (Cowboys and Aliens, Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night) Richard Marincic also serves as a producer on the film.
Utero is about “an agoraphobic unwed mother who finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human.”
Cameron’s latest film Truth or Dare, is playing »
- Tamika Jones
British actress Christina Cole (below) is the latest addition to the cast of NBC and Lionsgate's upcoming TV miniseries version of classic horror yarn 'Rosemary's Baby'. Agnieszka Holland ('The Killing') will be helming the script developed by Scott Abbott ('Queen of the Damned') and James Wong ('Final Destination') whilst Cole will be on board to play Julie, a friend of Rosemary. The main role of Rosemary Woodhouse of course was given to gorgeous 'Star Trek into Darkness' star Zoe Saldana. Jason Isaacs ('Harry Potter') is also on board to play coven-leader Roman Castevet. The story is based on the original novel by author Ira Levin. »
With NBC's reimagined "Rosemary's Baby" being set in Paris, it only makes sense they'd hire a few French actors, and first to be named is the César-winning former Bond girl Carole Bouquet. UK-born Christina Cole has also signed on to the project.
Per Deadline, Bouquet (pictured right and below left) has been cast as Margaux Castevet, a sophisticated and beautiful Parisian socialite who befriends young Rosemary, and Cole (pictured below right) will play Julie, Rosemary’s spirited girlfriend.
Bouquet, who won a Best Actress César (the French Oscar) for Trop belle pour toi (1989) is probably best known here in the States as Bond girl Melina Havelock in For Your Eyes Only (1981). Coincidentally, Cole appeared in Casino Royale (2006) as well as the upcoming Jupiter Ascending.
- Debi Moore
A miniseries version of Rosemary’s Baby is moving forward at NBC and we have an update on who makes up the main cast. Rosemary’s Baby has already garnered a lead in Zoe Saldana and two co-stars in Patrick J. Adams and Jason Isaacs, and two more actors have joined the adaptation of Ira Levin’s 1967 novel.
According to Deadline, French actress Carole Bouquet (For Your Eyes Only) will play Margaux Castevet, a ”sophisticated” socialite and wife of Jason Isaacs’ character, who takes a liking to Rosemary. English actress Christina Cole (Doghouse, Casino Royale) will take on the role of Rosemary’s lively friend, Julie.
“…Rosemary, the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child. »
- Jonathan James
Bouquet plays Margaux Castevet, a sophisticated and beautiful Parisian socialite who befriends young Rosemary (Zoe Saldana), and Cole will play Julie, Rosemary’s spirited girlfriend. Patrick J. Adams and Jason Isaacs also star. [Source: Deadline]
The story chronicles the burgeoning and tempestuous relationship between two very different women (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) in 1950s New York City. Chandler plays the jealous husband of Blanchett's character, a woman trapped in a dead marriage. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Carole Bouquet and Christina Cole have signed on to NBC‘s four-hour miniseries Rosemary’s Baby, an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. It centers on Rosemary Woodhouse (Zoe Saldana), a young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband Guy (Patrick J. Adams), moves into a Paris apartment that has a dark past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child. Bouquet has been cast as Margaux Castevet, a sophisticated and beautiful Parisian socialite who befriends young Rosemary, and Cole will play Julie, Rosemary’s spirited girlfriend. Jason Isaacs also has been cast in the mini, directed by Agnieska Holland and produced by Lionsgate TV. Bouquet is repped by Agence Adequat in France; Cole is with ICM Partners and Conway van Gelder Grant. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Based on the book Circle of Treason, The Assets follows the real life story of CIA counter-intelligence officers Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker) and Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) as they search for Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys), the most notorious traitor in Us History. Others in this 1980s drama include include Stuart Milligan, Julian Ovenden, Christina Cole, and Ralph Brown.
Airing opposite new episodes of Elementary on CBS and Parenthood on NBC, The Assets was in a distant third place. It premiered with a dismal 0.7 rating (a 0.66 actually) in the 18-49 demographic and 3.77 million total viewers -- the lowest series premiere in the history of the four big networks.
This is in huge contrast to the ratings of Scandal, »
It appears that ABC intends for The Assets to be a mini-series with just eight episodes. But, if the show is a big hit in the ratings, can a second season be far behind? What will happen? Stay tuned!
The Assets revolves around the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officers Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker) and Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) and their search for the most notorious traitor in Us History, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys). Others in the cast include Stuart Milligan, Julian Ovenden, Christina Cole, and Ralph Brown.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest. »
Episodes: Eight (hour)
TV show dates: January 2, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been ended
TV show description:
This drama is based on the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker). The story takes place in 1985 during the end of the Cold War.
Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) have vowed to find the mole that would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in Us History, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys). Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed.
Also a beautiful wife and mother, Sandy lives her own double »
9 items from 2014