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The two-night scripted mini-series Houdini (airing on History) is more than just the story of the world-renowned superstar who could defy death. Harry Houdini (Adrien Brody) also engaged in espionage, battled spiritualists, encountered the greatest names of the era, performed some of the greatest feats ever seen, and was a loving husband to Bess (Kristen Connolly), his wife and right hand. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Kristen Connolly (who gives a terrific and emotionally layered performance, alongside powerhouse actor Adrien Brody) talked about how she came to be apart of Houdini, how she approached researching their relationship, finding her performance, how much the hair and make-up contributed, wearing such uncomfortable corsets, if she feels that Harry really valued Bess, and what it was like to work with Adrien Brody. She also talked about signing on to do the upcoming ABC drama series The Whispers, about an unseen »
- Christina Radish
On Sept. 1 and 2, History will debut a two-night scripted miniseries called Houdini, chronicling the life of famed escape artist Harry Houdini (born Ehrich Weiss). Adrien Brody stars in the production, which follows the illusionist as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era. Kristen Connolly costars as Bess, the love of Harry’s life and his right hand when it came to many of his feats. Related: Interview With Adrien Brody Adding to the realism of the production, iconic, vintage posters of Houdini have been recreated to feature Adrien Brody’s likeness, … Continue reading →
- Jeff Pfeiffer
Starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody as The Great Harry Houdini, Kristen Connolly and Evan Jones, the scripted four-hour event chronicles Houdini’s extraordinary life as he finds fame while defying death with his incredible stunts and illusions.
His ability to escape from handcuffs, strait-jackets and water tanks is legendary – breaking the shackles of his past proved more challenging. History’s Houdini follows the world-renowned master of escape’s transformation from immigrant into the world’s first superstar. Driven, disciplined and actively chasing the American Dream, Houdini constantly pushed his physical limits to accomplish feats of strength that amazed audiences in an age of spectacle. And though they saw what he wanted them to see, his reality was more elusive than his escapes.
Houdini is based »
- Michelle McCue
History channel’s “Houdini” erects a cage from which even the renowned magician can’t escape: Nicholas Meyer’s misbegotten, heavy-handed, narrated-ad-nauseam script (which in terms of prominent early 20th-century figures, owes more of a debt to Freud) and Uli Edel’s equally obtrusive direction. Then again, the project is based on a book titled “Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait,” which explains the impulse to put its subject on the couch, with Adrien Brody as the ultimately overwhelmed lead. Spread over two nights, there are intriguing elements for those fascinated by Houdini, but the movie feels less like a gut punch than a head blow.
Brody represents a casting coup of sorts for the producers and History, but almost from the opening moments, there’s a grating aspect to the film, as if this were the first bio about an overachiever with mommy issues. Perhaps that’s because Houdini, »
- Brian Lowry
A Good Marriage Trailer. Peter Askin‘s A Good Marriage (2014) movie trailer stars Kristen Connolly, Joan Allen, Stephen Lang, Anthony Lapaglia, and Will Rogers. A Good Marriage‘s plot synopsis: based on a story by Stephen King, “When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
A Good Marriage is based on Stephen King‘s novella from the Full Dark, No Stars collection, and it’s the first King screenplay to hit the big screen in a long time. The film stars Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia, Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang in a story about a woman who discovers that her perfect, loving husband is […]
- Russ Fischer
Another story from the master of horror, Stephen King, has been adapted into a feature film. A Good Marriage is based on a novella that was part of King's Full Dark, No Stars short story collection. The script for the film was also written by King.
The story follows a happily-married, middle-aged couple who seem to have spent a perfect life together. Then one day the wife (Joan Allen) finds evidence indicating that her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) is a serial killer whose crimes have gone unpunished.
I've read the story and it's really good. There's a lot of heavy suspense in it, and it looks like that suspense has carried over into the movie.
- Joey Paur
There have been umpteen adaptations of Stephen King’s works, but very few arrived with a screenplay penned by the Top Dog of Terror himself. One that does is A Good Marriage, the tale of a terrible family secret.
Earlier this week, King revealed to EW why he chose to adapt his novella for the big screen. Now, there’s a trailer for the film, which debuts in cinemas and on VOD on Oct. 3.
- Clark Collis
As the Master of Horror, Stephen King has seen countless adaptations of his works. And with long anticipated versions of The Dark Tower, It and The Stand in the works, it’s easy to forget that some of King’s lesser known stories are also getting the big screen treatment.
This fall will see the release of A Good Marriage, based on a short story from the author’s 2010 novella collection Full Dark, No Stars – and honestly, if King’s name wasn’t attached, the familiar nature of the story would have kept this one off our radar altogether. Now, the first trailer for the thriller has hit, showing off the strong cast while unfortunately spoiling the plot’s main twist.
- Isaac Feldberg
There are plenty of familiar Stephen King adaptations in the works (including a prequel and sequel to The Shining), but A Good Marriage somehow flew under all of our radars. It’s based on one of the author’s many short stories, and King actually adapted the story himself (as he did for Pet Semetary and Cell) for this movie.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, King had this to say about adapting his story:
“I’ve seen enough movies adapted from my work to know that the things that work the best are the things that aren’t too long and aren’t too short. Some of the stories, when they get expanded, they go in the wrong direction, and with the novels, if they’re really expansive, a lot of times it’s like sitting around a suitcase and trying to get everything in. A Good Marriage is about 100 pages long, »
- Josh Wilding
Today we have the trailer for "A Good Marriage" thriller, which is based on a Stephen King short story and stars Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia, Stephen Lang, Kristen Connolly, and Theo Stockman. Check it out below. Plot: When her husband (Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It's a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage. The new movie is directed by Peter Askin and is set to be released on VOD and in select theaters on October 3rd. Trailer: »
From the legendary Stephen King – with a serial killer on the loose and a stranger stalking her family, a dedicated wife unveils a sinister secret about her husband that threatens their marriage – and lives.
A Good Marriage is directed by Peter Askin (Company Man), and stars Joan Allen (The Killing), Anthony Lapaglia (Without a Trace), Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) and Stephen Lang (Avatar). The film is set for a Us release on October 3rd.
- Gary Collinson
One of Stephen King's lesser-known stories is getting the big screen treatment, and the first trailer and poster for it have landed online. A Good Marriage is based on King's novella of the same name from his Full Dark, No Stars collection, and Peter Askin (Company Man) directed the thriller based on a script from Stephen King himself. The upcoming film stars Joan Allen (The Contender, The Bourne Supremacy) Anthony Lapaglia (Empire Records, Without a Trace), Kristen Connolly (Cabin In The »
- Jesse Giroux
Finally we have a look at the goods from the feature film adaptation of Stephen King's novella A Good Marriage (from Full Dark No Stars)! Check out the first artwork, still, and even a trailer. Then hire a good divorce lawyer and sleep with one eye open.
Screen Media Films has set an October 3 VOD and limited release for the flick.
When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.
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- Steve Barton
“Through hard work and lots of love, my parents have created something very rare: a good marriage.” That’s what Darcy thinks she has with her husband, until she finds his mysterious box in the garage containing a terrifying truth that no amount of couples therapy could ever fix. Based on a Stephen King novella from 2010′s Full Dark, No Stars, A Good Marriage just received its first trailer.
From Screen Media Films, A Good Marriage comes out in theaters and on iTunes on October 3rd. Directed by Peter Askin (Company Man) off a screenplay written by Stephen King based on his own novella, A Good Marriage stars Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia, Kristen Connolly, Theo Stockman, and Stephen Lang. In addition to the trailer (via Apple), we also have a look at the film’s official poster below (thanks to EW!).
“When her husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty »
- Derek Anderson
Following History’s broadcast airing of the larger-than-life miniseries event on September 1 and 2, Houdini will be available on Digital HD the following day on September 3rd. Then, unveil even more of the secrets behind the greatest magician of all time in the extended version of Houdini on two-disc Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and two-disc DVD (plus Digital) October 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Boasting an all-star cast including Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Pianist, 2002) as The Great Harry Houdini, Kristen Connolly (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Evan Jones (Gangster Squad), the scripted four-hour event chronicles Houdini’s extraordinary life as he finds fame while defying death with his incredible stunts and illusions.
His ability to escape from handcuffs, strait-jackets and water tanks is legendary – breaking the shackles of his past proved more challenging. History’s Houdini follows the world-renowned master of escape’s »
- Melissa Thompson
With big studio adaptations of high-profile titles like "The Stand" and "It" in the works, it's easy to forget there are a number of smaller-scale Stephen King-based movies on the way. One of them is called "A Good Marriage," and well....it's certainly a movie, that much we'll say. Joan Allen, Anthony Lapaglia, Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang star in this one about a regular married couple whose world is rocked when the wife discovers a horrifying secret about her husband — he's a serial killer (though, what serial killer leaves all their clues in a not-so-hidden box in the garage?). This leads to Bing searches (who uses Bing!?), discoveries on the interwebs, and Lapaglia acting crazy in a movie directed by Peter Askin ("Company Man"). Hopefully, the cast — who we really like — will elevate this thing, because otherwise it looks a bit dodgy. "A Good Marriage" opens on October 3rd, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Screen Media Films has released the first A Good Marriage trailer and poster for the upcoming thriller, written by Stephen King. Based on King’s short story of the same name, the film stars Joan Allen and Anthony Lapaglia as a seemingly happily married couple whose relationship is tested when Allen discovers that her husband may in fact be a notorious serial killer. It looks like a decidedly Stephen King-esque story, which is fitting since he also wrote the screenplay. I was recently reminded of Joan Allen’s brilliance while finishing up the final season of The Killing on Netflix, and combined with the film’s pulpy premise, she provides a nice point of attraction for A Good Marriage. Hit the jump to check out the Good Marriage trailer and poster. Directed by Peter Askin, the film also stars Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang. A Good Marriage will be »
- Adam Chitwood
The first trailer and poster for A Good Marriage, based on the short story by Stephen King from "Full Dark, No Stars" have just premiered. amz asin="B003YUC3YE" size="small"Directed by Peter Askin (Company Man), the film stars Joan Allen as Darcy Anderson, whose husband (Anthony Lapaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips and his unsuspecting wife looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers her husband's sinister secret. Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang co-star. Screen Media holds domestic rights to the film, which is set to hit theaters on October 3. Watch the trailer directly below. sb id="977217" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
"The new series will follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage...
"...battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era...
"Since my childhood, when I dreamed of being a great magician, »
- Michael Stevens
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