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• Amanda Seyfried may have started out playing teenage bombshells, but she’s defied the trap of typecasting and translated those beginnings into an interesting and diverse career including the high-profile Les Miserables and the upcoming porn-star biopic Lovelace. Now, she’s in talk to join director Noah Baumbach’s (Frances Ha) next project While We’re Young, alongside Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts (The Impossible), and Adam Driver (Girls). Seyfried would play Driver’s partner in the film, about an older couple who befriends a younger, more free-spirited duo. [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
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
Both Diego Boneta and Jackson Rathbone had big years in 2012, the former breaking out in the jukebox musical Rock of Ages and the latter putting on his vampire makeup for the last time in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, and now the two stars are joining forces for the new thriller The Dead Men. The Hollywood Reporter says that Kirk Sullivan, a longtime assistant to mega-producer Joel Silver, will be making his directorial debut with the film, which is based on a script by fellow newcomer Andrew Poston. The trade says that the story follows "an American running from his past who is brought into a group of young underground radicals called The Dead Men, only to discover a centuries-old spiritual battle." Sounds like there is definitely some kind of supernatural element in play - though it's hard to say what genre it will fall into. Unfortunately there is »
Diego Boneta, who starred opposite Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages, and Jackson Rathbone of Twilight Saga fame have signed on to star in the thriller The Dead Men. Dead Men is the debut feature of Kirk Sullivan, who recently left his job as Joel Silver’s assistant to pursue his dream of being a director. Production began this week in Medellin, Columbia. Photos: 20 Best and Worst Music to Movie Crossovers Brad Furman and Alejo Arango are producing while Laura Gomez and Aaron Ginsberg exec produce. Contento Films is producing and financing. The script, by Andrew Poston, centers on an
- Borys Kit
Tom Cruise is on lead vocals as an ageing rocker in a stage-to-screen musical that rocks to the perm-shaking Eighties sounds of Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Journey, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison and Whitesnake. It's Hollywood in 1987 and a smalltown girl (Julianne Hough) falls for a young muso (Diego Boneta) while working in a muso dive. Also raising a tune are Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta Jones and Paul Giamatti. »
On Underemployed, the lives of the characters haven't worked out as they'd hoped. Will the show work out for MTV? Will it attract strong enough ratings so that it will be renewed or will it be cancelled instead? We shall see.
The first season of Underemployed typically airs Tuesday nights on MTV and there are 12 installments. The cast includes Diego Boneta, Inbar Lavi, Jared Kusnitz, Michelle Ang, Sarah Habel, and Charlie Weber.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so you can bookmark and watch this page:
Final season averages: 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 400,000 total viewers.
Episode 01-12: Saturday, 01/12/13
0.1 demo rating (+100% change) with 0.34 million (+44% change).
Season averages: 0.20 in the demo with 0.40 million.
Episode 01-11: Saturday, 01/05/13
0.1 demo »
Soap operas are a very popular part of Latino culture, and they are also the birthplace of major stars who have seen in them a platform to excel and make a name for themselves. Celebrities like Sofia Vergara, Gael García Bernard, and Salma Hayek among others come from this school and today are recognized for their work in the film and television industry in both English and Spanish.
Recently, NBC Latino's Nina Terrero, showed how soap operas are a first step for Latino celebrities looking to get closer to the United States, and especially to the Los Angeles entertainment scene.
“We all had to pay our dues by starting somewhere and in the same way many American actors start their careers by doing commercials, many of us got our start in novelas – the best quality television available in our countries,” said “Rock of Ages” actor Diego Boneta to NBC Latino. »
- Zuania Ramos
7 items from 2013
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