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As we told you earlier, a film adaptation of Stephen King’s A Good Marriage will begin filming later this month, with Joan Allen as the star. We’ve been reporting on the supporting cast and have one more name to add to the list.
Stephen Lang (Avatar, Terra Nova – pictured below) is the latest actor to join the cast, according to Bloody Disgusting, who reveals that he’ll be playing “a retired investigator from the Maine Attorney General’s office who is obsessed with solving the crime.”
The Cabin in the Woods‘ Kristen Connolly will be playing the daughter of Joan Allen’s character, while Anthony Lapaglia (Without a Trace) is taking on the role of the husband/father that’s hiding a secret from his family.
- Jonathan James
There has been nothing but positive feedback from the recent political drama that launched on Netflix. House Of Cards starred two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey plus a great cast in Robin Wright, Kara Mara and Corey Stoll to name a few. The series was also written by Beau Willimon and produced by Spacey and director David Fincher. We’ve not got the full details for the Home Entertainment release and let us tell you now, this is one you want to pick up!
Full details first below and scroll down for ways to pick your copy up! You can also check out their official Facebook page here.
House Of Cards: The Complete First Season
Available to Own on Blu-ray™ & DVD with UltraViolet™ June 10
Season One Features Special Collectible Packaging – Perfect for Father’s Day
London, UK. 07/05/2013 – Witness the power plays, sex and greed that motivate some of Washington »
- Dan Bullock
*Updated with additional casting news.* As we told you earlier this week, a film adaptation of Stephen King’s A Good Marriage will begin filming later this month, with Joan Allen as the star. We haven’t had any additional casting news up until now, but have new information on an actress that will be joining the cast.
The Cabin in the Woods and House Of Cards‘ Kristen Connolly is the latest addition to the project and will be playing the daughter of Joan Allen’s character. *Update: Rounding out the main cast is Anthony Lapaglia (Without a Trace- pictured below), who will be playing the husband/father that’s hiding a secret from his family.
- Jonathan James
"House of Cards" beauty Kristen Connolly has just signed on to star opposite Joan Allen in the adaptation of the Stephen King novella from Full Dark No Stars entitled A Good Marriage. There. Now you can go on with the rest of your day.
Peter Askin, who directed the 2007 documentary about the Hollywood Blacklist and McCarthyism titled Trumbo, is on board to helm the thriller and is producing with his Reno Productions partner Will Battersby.
King’s story centers on a woman named Darcy who discovers the sinister and gruesome double life that her husband of 25 years and father of their two children has been living. She must now decide how far she is willing to go to maintain the marriage. King wrote the screenplay for the movie, which is being financed by independent equity. Paradigm is handling domestic rights, while Atlas International is selling foreign rights.
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- Uncle Creepy
Story details remain under wraps, though it's thought the sci-fi epic will deal with a team of explorers going through a wormhole. [Source: Deadline]
Joan Allen plays a woman who discovers her rare-coin-selling husband is a serial killer. Connolly will play Allen’s daughter. [Source: Deadline]
Pacino plays an aging rocker who discovers a letter written to him by the late John Lennon and decides to alter the course of his life. »
- Garth Franklin
Kristen Connolly has joined A Good Marriage based on King's 2010 novella, which is also scripted by King. The story follows a woman (Allen) who learns her husband who sells rare coins, is actually a serial killer. Peter Askin directs and also produces via his Reno Productions, alongside Will Battersby, with shooting taking place in New York. Connolly starred in Drew Goddard's brilliant Cabin in the Woods, scripted by Joss Whedon and Goddard, which also starred Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz and Anna Hutchison. She's current playing Christina Gallagher in House of Cards with Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara and Michael Kelly. »
Joan Allen has a new co-star in A Good Marriage. Kristen Connolly has joined the cast of the adaptation of the 2010 Stephen King novella. Currently reprising her role as congressional aide Christina Gallagher in the now-filming second season of Netflix’s political drama House Of Cards, Connolly will play Allen’s daughter Petra in A Good Marriage. King wrote the screenplay based on his tale of a woman (Allen) who discovers her rare-coin-selling husband is a serial killer. Documentarian Peter Askin is directing the feature, which will shoot in New York state. Askin is producing with his Reno Productions partner Will Battersby. Connolly, who also starred in the Joss Whedon-produced The Cabin In The Woods last year, is repped by Paradigm and Untitled. Related: Kevin Spacey & Producer Play Their ‘House Of Cards’ Close To The Vest At TV Academy »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Curious to know which movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. Film Avail 5/3 The Cabin in the Woods (2011) – Horror Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins In this surprising spin on a classic horror setup, five friends arrive at a secluded cabin with clear instructions for their anticipated mountain getaway. But when the rigid rules are broken, punishment is swift -- and everyone will pay. Avail 5/7 Hit & Run (2012) – Action Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Joy Bryant, Kristin Chenoweth...
- Erik Davis
Anyone hoping to glean even the smallest detail of House of Cards' second season during the series' TV Academy panel on Thursday night was out of luck. Beau Willimon seems to come from the Matthew Weiner school of transparency in terms of showrunning. "Nothing about season two," he said when cast member Kristen Connolly was asked if she'd be returning. The gag order extended to when and how future episodes will premiere -- and whether or not plans are already in motion for a life beyond Netflix's current $100 million 26-episode order. Story: 'House of Cards' Had a 'Gentle
- Michael O'Connell
Witness the power plays, sex and greed that motivate some of Washington's most powerful decision-makers when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Media Rights Capital's House of Cards: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD June 11th. This smart, dark and hard-edged thriller tells the story of political revenge, starring two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1999; The Usual Suspects, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 1995) as ambitious and ruthless Democratic Congressman Frank Underwood, and Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as his equally focused wife, Claire. Based on the classic '90s British mini-series, the first season in this modern-day political series also stars Kate Mara (TV's American Horror Story") and Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris).
Just in time for Father's Day, all 13 episodes will be available on the four-disc Blu-ray or four-disc DVD set for House of Cards »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 11, 2013
Price: DVD $55.99, Blu-ray $65.99
Power plays, sex and greed motivate some of Washington’s most powerful decision-makers in the political drama TV series House of Cards: Season 1, starring Kevin Spacey (Horrible Bosses) and Robin Wright (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) and directed by David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
House of Cards tells the story of Frank Underwood (Spacey), a ruthless and cunning Democratic Congressman from South Carolina who, after getting passed over for promotion to Secretary of State, decides to exact his revenge on those who betrayed him. Wright portrays his wife, Claire, who’s equally determined to get her husband ahead in the political game.
The Bay, 2012.
Directed by Barry Levinson.
Chaos breaks out in the small seaside town of Chesapeake Bay when a deadly plague is unleashed, turning the residents into hosts for a mutant breed of parasites.
If you’ve watched the Paranormal Activity films of late, or watched The Blair Witch Project when that was released, and you find yourself itching to see another found footage film, then The Bay may well be what you’re looking for. Yes right now we’re in the flux of a found footage stampede. They’re coming out left, right and centre. Big screen and small screen. It’s possibly the “in thing” of the horror genre right now. Do we really need another? Do we even want another? If the answer is yes, then The Bay will probably satisfy. »
- Flickering Myth
Director: Barry Levinson
Running Time: 84 Minutes
Extras: Behind the scenes footage, Trailer
News that Barry Levinson, director of Rain Man, Diner and Sphere, was making a found-footage horror film caused either a ripple of excitement, or a ‘sigh’ of tedium depending on your view of the divisive genre.
The simple story harks back to the likes of Jaws as a rapidly spreading parasite rips through a small town on the 4th of July. This outlandish comparison is in no way hyperbolic, because no-one will be going in the water after the events of the movie. More than horror, the film also offers social commentary, with a clearly underprepared government ignoring early warnings in favour of profits.
Levinson manages to put found footage to incredible use: jumping between holiday videos (of which there are many being 4th July), cell phones, webcams, CCTV, and »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Hitting DVD on March 5th is the new movie from filmmaker Barry Levinson, The Bay, and to get you excited for its release we have an exclusive clip from the film's supplemental material for you to chew on. Dig it!
From the Press Release
From Oscar®-winning director Barry Levinson (Best Director, Rain Man, 1988) and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidiouscomes The Bay, a horror story of a sleepy town infected by a deadly menace. A masterful new envisioning of the found footage genre, The Bay arrives on DVD and Digital Download March 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
An official selection of the New York and Toronto International Film Festivals, this pulse-pounding tale of a quaint seaside town plunged into absolute terror stars Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods) and Christopher Denham (Argo, Shutter Island). The DVD includes audio commentary by director Barry Levinson and a featurette, “Into the »
- Uncle Creepy
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It's over five hours long in all, but there's barely a slack moment in this exhilarating Indian epic as it races through generations of smalltown criminal, industrial and political enmity. Yes, it's violent, but like all great crime stories it's also a vibrant tapestry of family life and modern history, closer to Leone, Coppola or Tarantino than Bollywood.
The Oldboy director gives us a sensual, tantalisingly ambiguous thriller, centred on Wasikowska and her shifty smalltown family.
- Steve Rose
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, the veteran who helmed classics like Rain Men, Diner and Bugsy, deserves kudos for attempting to turn the increasingly moribund found footage subgenre into a more thought-provoking entity. But beyond noble intentions lies a largely ineffective and ponderous movie that harnesses many of the worst elements of both the horror genre and the found footage trope.
The Bay has a familiar eco-disaster premise that harks back to movies like Return of the Living Dead Part II. Instead of the toxic gas spillage that torments a town in that zombie splatterfest, Levinson's movie features a waterborne threat that stems from the unethical dumping of waste off the shores of a seaside town in Maryland.
After the one-dimensionally fiendish mayor ignores some ominous scientific research, a deadly plague is unleashed and »
Chicago – By now, many of you have probably worked your way through the thirteen episodes of Netflix’s highly anticipated and (mostly) highly acclaimed new dramatic original series, “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Corey Stoll, and Kate Mara. While TV critics often get programming in advance, this was a case where everyone had access to all 13 episodes of the first season of a show at the same time.
Television Rating: 4.0/5.0
It’s only one way in which “House of Cards” changed the rules. And lest you think that this series is not a game-changer, call someone at HBO, Showtime, Hulu, Amazon, or the ratings-deprived networks. They’re all paying close attention to what Netflix has accomplished here in defining a new business model that is not just profitable but creatively vital as well.
Photo credit: Netflix
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
On Friday, Netflix released their much-hyped original TV series House of Cards. Was it worth the wait? Should they make a second season or cancel it now?
Based on a novel by Michael Dobbs and a BBC mini-series, House of Cards revolves around a devious congressman (Kevin Spacey) and his wife (Robin Wright) who'll stop at nothing to execute his plans to reach higher office.
Others in the cast include Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly, Kristen Connolly, Constance Zimmer, Sebastian Arcelus, Sandrine Holt, Michael Gill, Dan Ziskie, Sakina Jaffrey, Ben Daniels, Mahershala Ali, and Rachel Brosnahan.
Unlike a traditional network, Netflix released all 13 episodes of House of Card's first season at once, so customers can stream them on their own schedule. With DVR usage becoming more and more prevalent, people obviously like this option but it remains to »
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: February 1, 2013 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly, Kristen Connolly, Constance Zimmer, Sebastian Arcelus, Sandrine Holt, Michael Gill, Dan Ziskie, Sakina Jaffrey, Ben Daniels, Mahershala Ali, and Rachel Brosnahan.
TV show description:
Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis "Frank" J. Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and the House Majority Whip. He'll stop at nothing to execute his devious plans and reach higher office. His wife Claire (Robin Wright) runs a water non-profit and is beginning to doubt her role as a loyal political wife.
This weekend, Netflix premiered House of Cards. All of House of Cards. It was a bold strategy that signaled that not only was Netflix now in the television business (even though it isn't their first original series), but that they had quality programming on the level of HBO. House of Cards is a show with the same level of plotting, character development, twists, and turns that we've come to expect from the celebrated premium channel. In some ways, House of Cards is even better than some of HBO's recent offerings. Beau Willimon's adaptation of the BBC series is radical not only in its distribution, but also in how it spits in the face of those who claim that they need characters to "root for". House of Cards jumps between four plotlines that orbit around lead character Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey). Underwood is a callous, craven Democratic congressman and the House Majority Whip, »
- Matt Goldberg
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