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The CW is inviting you to rejoin its Cult.
The cancelled drama’s creator, Rockne S. O’Bannon, announced Thursday via Twitter that beginning June 28, the network will air Cult‘s six remaining episodes in two-hour blocks.
Great news #TrueBelievers: The CW will be airing the shocking final episodes of #Cult in 2 hour blocks 8pm-10pm on 6/28, 7/5 & 7/12. Enjoy!!—
Rockne S. O'Bannon (@Rockne_S) May 24, 2013
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• Based on the following promo for True Blood‘s sixth season (bowing June 16), not only is there a new Governor in town, but he’s rivaling The Walking Dead »
- Megan Masters
Logan Marshall-Green ("Prometheus") is set to star in Cinemax's 1973 set drama pilot "Quarry". The series, based on Max Allan Collins' book, revolves around a Marine sniper who returns home from Vietnamto find that he's been shunned by those he loves.
The disillusioned soldier is soon recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the length of the Mississippi River. [Source: The Live Feed]
The story follows a married couple (Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts) that strikes up an unlikely friendship with a free-spirited younger couple (Seyfried, Adam Driver) who make homemade ice cream. [Source: The Wrap]
- Garth Franklin
Cinemax just recruited a Marine sniper. Okay, so Prometheus actor Logan Marshall-Green isn’t really a soldier, but he’ll play one on TV. The network chose him to star in their new drama pilot titled Quarry.
The pilot is based upon a Max Allan Collins’ book, which follows a Marine sniper who returns home from Vietnam in 1973 to become disillusioned by the America he finds. It isn’t the one he left behind and it isn’t kind to him. “Combat-hardened and disillusioned, he’s recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the length of the Mississippi River,” reported THR. I told you it was a drama, and what a drama, but I see exciting thriller elements here as well.
If you are thinking that the title is weird, don’t. A quarry holds rocks and any member of the military can tell you there are »
- Sasha Nova
Here's the latest TV casting news: Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) is set to star in The Comedians, a new comedy pilot on FX from showrunners Larry Charles (Seinfeld), Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Ben Wexler (Community, Arrested Development). Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) will star in the Cinemax pilot, Quarry, based on the Max Allan Collins' book about a Vietnam veteran. Emma Roberts (Aquamarine) will join the cast of the third season of FX's horror anthology, American Horror Story: Coven. Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. First up from THR comes the news that Crystal will star in The Comedians pilot, a half-hour FX comedy series that sees Crystal as "a superstar veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show." Charles will direct the pilot. Also from THR is the word that Marshall-Green will play a Vietnam »
- Dave Trumbore
Season 2 of "Copper" on BBC America has added two more guest stars to its cast.
Billy Baldwin, last seen on "Gossip Girl" and "Hawaii Five-0," will play a member of the Tammany Hall political machine in the season's final two episodes. His character, William "Wild Bill" Eustace, is a saloon owner who used his business and family connections to gain some political muscle and now works as a fixer for the machine.
Lindy Booth ("October Road") will also guest as a witness in a high-profile murder case. She and Baldwin join a guest cast that also includes Alfre Woodard, Eamonn Walker, Lee Tergesen and Andrew Howard. "Copper" returns to BBC America on June 23.
More TV news and notes:
- MTV has set a premiere date for Season 2 of its docu-series "Catfish." It premieres Tuesday, June 25 and will run for 16 episodes, up from 12 in its first season.
Logan Marshall-Green has been cast as the title character in Quarry, a drama project for Cinemax based on the series of novels by Max Allan Collins (Road To Perdition graphic novel). Written by Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller, Quarry is set in the 1970s and centers on a Marine sniper (Marshall-Green) who, upon his return home from Vietnam in 1973, finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. Combat-hardened and disillusioned, he’s recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the length of the Mississippi River. John Hillcoat is set to direct the pilot, co-produced by Anonymous Content. Hillcoat, Gordy, Fuller, Collins and Ken Levin executive produce with Anonymous’ Steve Golin, David Kanter, Matt DeRoss and Keith Redmon. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Cinemax has found its soldier. Prometheus' Logan Marshall-Green has been tapped to star in the cable network's drama pilot Quarry, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Based on Max Allan Collins' book, the drama revolves around a Marine sniper who returns home from Vietnam in 1973 to find that he's been shunned by those he loves and demonized in public. Combat-hardened and disillusioned, he's recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the length of the Mississippi River. Photos: 51 New and Returning Summer Series The title character is further described as hollowed out on the
- Lesley Goldberg
Cannes, France — James Franco's filmography is starting to look like a book shelf – and a very respectable one, at that.
The 35-year-old American has already played poets Allen Ginsberg ("Howl") and Hart Crane ("The Broken Tower"). He recently finished directing an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Child of God" (having first flirted with doing McCarthy's novel "Blood Meridian"), as well as a biopic of the late poet and novelist Charles Bukowski.
But this week at the Cannes Film Festival, he premiered his version of William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying," a novel of fractured perspectives and enormous cinematic challenges. Having earlier screened at Cannes a short film he made as a student at New York University ("The Clerk's Tale"), coming to the festival in the Un Certain Regard section – for innovating or daring works by young talent – is something of a graduation for Franco.
"I'm accepted here as a director, »
★★☆☆☆ Following on from Baz Luhrmann's tipsy take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age classic The Great Gatsby, actor/director James Franco offers Cannes the second major literary adaptation from a canonical American author. Adapted faithfully by Franco himself from William Faulkner's novel, As I Lay Dying (2013) tells the tale of the Bundren family. Following the death of their mother, Addie Bundren (Beth Grant) and her kin embark on an epic journey to take the corpse to be buried in her hometown cemetery at Jackson, despite the distance, the rains and the rising river. However, each family member carries with them their own demons.
Jewel (Logan Marshall-Green) is born of an illicit union, Darl (Franco) is half-crazy and the father, Anse (Tim Blake Nelson), has a mouth of rotten stumps that he wants to get repaired. What's more, the relatively normal Cash (Jim Parrack) has his leg horrifically »
- CineVue UK
James Franco has proven himself an ambitious sort in recent years, branching off from merely working as an actor to studying for a master’s degree part-time, and now turning his talents towards directing. Franco certainly set the bar high for himself the first time on the horse, in adapting William Faulkner‘s notoriously challenging 1930′s work As I Lay Dying. Regrettably, Franco captures neither the sardonic wit of the novel nor any particularly compelling snapshots of his own in this rather muddled mess of a film, which is easily one of the weakest showings at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Addie (Beth Grant) is soon to be dead, and so her children Cash (Jim Parrack), Jewel (Logan Marshall-Green), Dewey Dell (Ahna O’Reilly), Vardaman (Brady Parmenter), and Darl (James Franco) begin to make the relevant preparations alongside their father, Anse (Tim Blake Nelson), for her burial. Set in rural, downtrodden »
- Shaun Munro
Critics of James Franco are getting worn down, if not yet fully convinced, by his sheer energy and productivity. The actor, writer, director and artist has now come to Cannes with a bold and high-minded new project: a screen version of William Faulkner's 1930 novel As I Lay Dying, which Franco directs from his own screenplay, and co-stars as Darl Bundren, the glowering son in a dirt-poor family in rural Mississippi. Tim Blake Nelson is the haggard, toothless father Anse, and Beth Grant plays the dying mother Addie Bundren. Jim Parrack and Logan Marshall-Green play Cash and Jewel, the other two grownup brothers; Ahna O'Reilly plays their sister Dewey and Brady Permenter is the smallest child, Vardaman. When Addie dies, »
- Peter Bradshaw
James Franco's As I Lay Dying is a film to be respected more for its filmmaking vision rather than its resulting narrative. In adapting William Faulkner's 1930 novel Franco has managed to capture the nuts and bolts of the story, utilizing split-screen to add more information to almost every scene. But as the film rolls along, and the curiosity in function goes away and the story is doing very little to entertain or engage, you can't help but ask yourself, "Why am I watching this?" The story follows the Bundren family in the aftermath of the death of Addie (Beth Grant), the family matriarch. Her wish is to be laid to rest in Jefferson, Mississippi and her family obliges in their own selfish and misunderstood ways, but the path to Jefferson with Addie stowed in a coffin on the back of a horse-drawn wagon proves treacherous to say the least. »
- Brad Brevet
It's become a running gag stretched out over the annual festival calendar: Here's another project (or two, or three...) with and/or by actor-writer-director-artist-celebrity James Franco. Does the man ever sleep? How many James Francos are there? His latest directorial feature, the Faulkner adaptation "As I Lay Dying," was presented today as part of the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival. With this particular premiere, it seems that the multi-hyphenate has finally found the highest form of validation for his non-acting endeavors (though he does also star in the film). But does the Un Certain Regard title, which co-stars Tim Blake Nelson, Logan Marshall-Green and Ahna O'Reilly, deserve this honor, or is the Cannes selection, on the contrary, part of the problem, as it allows Franco to move quickly from project to project with celebrity-hungry festivals ready to give him a pass for work that's just passable? What is »
- Boyd van Hoeij
Barring a little noodling with split-screen compositions and to-camera monologues, James Franco plays it surprisingly straight with his latest directorial outing, a respectful, somewhat somnambulant adaptation of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying.” Eschewing the gay characters and experimental tics that have marked his previous efforts, to say nothing of his abundant output elsewhere as a literary writer and pop performance artist, Franco offers up a competently acted, technically adequate Cliff Notes take on Faulkner’s narratively refracted tale of dirt-poor Mississippi folk in mourning. Pic’s theatrical shelf life will be limited, but ithas solid library potential, and a guaranteed audience base among English-lit majors behind on their term papers.
Published in 1930, “As I Lay Dying” holds a solid canonical position as one of Faulkner’s best, most frequently republished works, along with “The Sound and the Fury,” “Light in August” and “Absalom, Absalom!,” all of them set »
- Leslie Felperin
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival begins today, and new images have been released for these movies in the fest's line-up: Behind the Candelabra – Directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, and Debbie Reynolds. Nebraska – Directed by Alexander Payne, starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Stacy Keach, and Bob Odenkirk. The Immigrant – Directed by James Gray, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Renner. As I Lay Dying – Directed and starring James Franco, co-starring Tim Blake Nelson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Danny McBride. Hit the jump for the images and synopses. The 2013 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 - May 26th. Here's the synopsis for Behind the Candelabra: Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer »
- Matt Goldberg
James Franco likes to wear a lot of creative hats; in fact, he seems to get itchy and nervous when he’s not working on several projects at once. Now the trailer for one of his most recent endeavours, As I Lay Dying, is online via Yahoo. To give the man some credit, not every young filmmaker would attempt to adapt a William Faulkner novel. But Franco’s always seemed just that little bit fearless, even if not everything he tries works out.On this one, he’s directing, writing and starring, playing Darl Bundren, who along with some of his family, is trying to honour the final wishes of his mother, Addie. She wants to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson, which presents a logistical challenge for Darl, brother Cash (Jim Parrack) and their father Anse (Tim Blake Nelson).With the likes of Logan Marshall-Green, Danny McBride »
The first trailer for James Franco's directorial debut, "As I Lay Dying," has hit the web in anticipation of the film's premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Based on the William Faulkner novel of the same name, the movie tells the tale of a family bringing their dead mother to the place she asked to be buried. As the trailer shows, it's not a journey filled with happiness.
In addition to Franco, "As I Lay Dying" stars Richard Jenkins, Danny McBride, Logan Marshall-Green, Ahna O'Reilly and Jesse Heiman. That's a pretty solid cast for Franco's first feature film, and it will be interesting to see Franco and McBride, who previously starred opposite one another in "Your Highness," tackle such dramatic material.
"As I Lay Dying" does not yet have a theatrical release date. Franco also wrote the movie's screenplay. You can check out the poster for the movie below. »
Before Cannes Film Festival-goers have the chance to screen James Franco’s As I Lay Dying in the Un Certain Regard section, the actor/director has revealed the first trailer for his William Faulkner adaptation. In addition to penning the screenplay based on Faulkner’s classic, Franco directs and stars in the 1930s Mississippi-set drama, also starring Danny McBride, Tim Blake Nelson, Logan Marshall-Green, Beth Grant and Ahna O’Reilly. Photos: 'Francophenia,' James Franco's 'General Hospital' Movie, Production Stills Widely regarded as one of the best works of 20th century literature, As I Lay Dying is known for its unique
- Sophie Schillaci
Here's the first trailer for James Franco's new film As I Lay Dying, which he not only stars in, but also wrote and directed. The film is based on William Faulkner's classic novel, and I imagine this wasn't an easy book to adapt. The story is told in a "stream of consciousness writing style by 15 different narrators in 59 chapters. It is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest and motivations—noble or selfish—to honor her wish to be buried in the town of Jefferson."
Franco is a multitalented guy. He has dabbled in all things entertainment, such as big blockbuster films, low budget art house films, art projects, teaching, writing novels, and more. I'm sure he welcomed the challenge of adapting this novel, and it looks like it could prove to be a great film.
Set in 1930s Mississippi, the movie also stars Danny McBride, »
- Joey Paur
The classic 1930 novel centres around the Bundren family's atttempt to fulfil the dying wish of their mother (Beth Grant) to be buried in her hometown.
The book famously uses various points of view, offering the streams of consciousness from 15 different characters. Franco plays Darl Bundren, the most frequent narrator throughout As I Lay Dying.
The film will debut in the 'Un Certain Regard' category at Cannes.
As I Lay Dying's general release date is yet to be announced. »
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