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Naomi Foner's Tribeca Film Very Good Girls stars Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning with Boyd Holbrook, Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Clark Gregg, Demi Moore and Peter Sarsgaard. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard, Mamie Gummer and Cary Joji Fukunaga hosted the evening with producer Norton Herrick, designer Nanette Lepore and her daughter Violet, Tali Lennox (daughter of Annie Lennox and film producer Uri Fruchtmann), Stephanie Lacava, Kick Kennedy and Hailey Gates among those attending.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
True Detective was a series which took everyone by surprise earlier this year. Created and written by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, it was a fascinating character study and a gripping crime thriller which had everyone talking and coming up with their own theories, and even theories on those theories.
The first season of True Detective (which consisted of eight episodes) was directed solely by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and while the Jane Eyre director seemed like an odd choice, there’s no doubting the fact that he did an incredible job. However, a commitment to adapting Stephen King’s It means that he will likely be too busy to return to direct so much as a single episode for the highly anticipated second season.
Since that was revealed, there has been some talk of hiring a number of different directors – similar to Game of Thrones and »
- Josh Wilding
There's a “RocknRolla” reunion on the horizon, as Idris Elba is in talks to co-star in Guy Ritchie‘s “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Elba is not circling the lead role of Arthur, but rather an older Knight named Bedivere, Arthur's father's right-hand man who takes it upon himself to train the young warrior for battle as he learns his true destiny. Also read: Idris Elba Goes to War in First Look at Cary Fukunaga's ‘Beasts of No Nation’ (Photo) Joby Harold wrote the script and will produce with »
- Jeff Sneider and Linda Ge
A few days ago the news hit that True Detective Season 2 was zeroing in on its leads (Colin Farrell is reportedly in talks to join the hit HBO series with Taylor Kitsch being in the mix for another role). The day before that creator Nic Pizzolatto revealed that there will be four central roles and William Friedkin claimed to be considering a directing gig on the series (Season 2 will have multiple directors, standing in contrast to Season 1 which was directed solely by Cary Fukunaga). At the time Pizzolatto seemed reticent to discuss plot specifics, backing away from the rumor that Season would deal with the U.S. transportation system. But now talk of that story angle has returned with a much greater degree of specificity. There's also a lot of new info in terms of the demons that will be haunting our protagonists. Hit the jump for more on True Detective Season 2 plot rumors. »
- Evan Dickson
The Irish actor (Fright Night, In Bruges) has been in talks for the role. We’ve been sitting on this news waiting for the deal to close, but as another outlet broke ranks and posted, we’re joining the inevitable online chorus despite the situation still being uncertain. So keep in mind there is no deal at this time as sources say the actor has not accepted HBO’s current offer. But as of today, Farrell is definitely in the mix and considered the most likely lead name to join the acclaimed drama. »
- James Hibberd
Yesterday, True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto revealed plenty of new information about Season 2, including the fact that it will feature 4 main leads. Today, it looks like one of those central characters will be portrayed by Colin Farrell.
Colin Farrell is currently in deep negotiations to portray one of the main characters, in a storyline that takes place in the lesser known areas of California. The story may also deal with the little known occult history of the U.S. transportation system, but Nic Pizzolatto doesn't want to confirm that just yet.
Colin Farrell will follow in the footsteps of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who both earned Emmy nominations for their roles in True Detective Season 1. Colin Farrell will continue the HBO series' tradition of bringing in high caliber talent for just one 8 episode season. Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain were previously rumored to be up for roles in True Detective »
In the dog days of summer, we sometimes feel very, very thirsty -- and not for a cool, refreshing beverage, but for any information about the upcoming second season of HBO's peerless mystery series "True Detective." So far we know that there will be four lead characters, that at least one of them will be a woman (here's hoping) and that the central mystery concerns the "secret occult history of the United States transportation system" (ohmygodsocool). But today we got our biggest bit of information yet, as it looks like HBO is zeroing in on two of the new season's leads. And yes, they are very impressive.
According to The Wrap, Colin Farrell is negotiating for the lead role in "True Detective" Season 2. According to the site, "HBO was intent on landing a true movie star," and apparently Farrell fills that role although god only knows when he had a true hit movie, »
- Drew Taylor
It came as little surprise yesterday when season one of HBO’s True Detective was awarded multiple Emmy nominations, including for its leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, director Cary Fukunaga, and writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto. Of those four individuals, however, only Pizzolatto is involved with development on season two; details concerning the show’s sophomore season are still hard to come, though it appears that Pizzolatto’s plan for the series’ next phase is beginning to take solid form.
In an interview from about two months ago, Pizzolatto said True Detective season two is shaping up to have three main characters, though it wasn’t long after when claims emerged about the first script of season two having just one lead.
Pizzolatto, when he spoke yesterday with ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto is halfway through scripting the second season of his philosophical mystery-crime series, and he's offered some intriguing details about the show's future direction in an interview with The Daily Beast.
5 Things We Learned From 'True Detective'
While Season One focused primarily on two unlikely detective partners – Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) and "Rust" Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) – in Louisiana, the next installment will feature an all-new cast with "four central roles" (instead of the previously announced three) and will be set in California. Earlier this year, »
Earlier today, the nominations were handed out for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air on Monday, August 25 at 8 Pm Et on NBC, with host Seth Meyers. Out of all the shows that received nods, HBO's Game of Thrones stood above the rest with a whopping 19 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. Here's a full list of Game of Thrones' nominations below.
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage)
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey)
- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg)
- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Neil Marshall - "The Watchers on the Wall")
- Outstanding Art Direction For a Contemporary or Fantasy Series ("The Laws Of Gods And Men", "The Mountain And The Viper")
On the heels of receiving 12 Emmy nominations this morning, HBO's "True Detective" is beginning to let slip some details about its much-anticipated second season. In a conversation with The Daily Beast, screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto confirms that, as has already been rumored, the setting will move to California. He also reveals that the new episodes will follow four leads and that multiple directors will be involved (For the first season, Cary Fukunaga helmed all ten episodes). »
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto has confirmed that he is halfway through writing True Detective's Season 2 episodes, and that this new storyline will center on 4 lead characters as they traverse the lesser-known parts of California. No one has been cast just yet, and the plot may not revolve around the secret occult history of the transportation system as previously rumored.
Now an Emmy nominee for his writing work on True Detective Season 1, Nic Pizzolatto also hints that there may be multiple directors in the upcoming season. Cary Fukunaga, also nominated for an Emmy this morning, directed all 8 episodes of the first season by himself. Speaking with The Daily Beast shortly after the Emmy announcements were made, Nic Pizzolatto talked about the future of his hit show, a favorite amongst critics and audiences alike.
About the scripts, he offers an update on where he has landed in terms of the overall story. »
“True Detective” was expected to haul in plenty of Emmy nominations after the tidal wave of critical praise for its eight-episode run. But expecting to land a bunch of noms is different from getting the official word that your creation has commanded 12 bids, including tickets to the top horse races for the series and stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
This kind of nuance matters to the man who penned such memorable lines as “time is a flat circle” and “we are things that labor under the illusion of having a self.” So the hard facts of Thursday’s Emmy nominations announcement were meaningful to Nic Pizzolatto, the “True Detective” creator who has seen his career skyrocket on the backs of two sweaty, ornery detectives hunting a serial killer in Louisiana bayou country.
Yes, there is an aspect of pinching himself on a day like today. Pizzolatto (pictured left with »
- Cynthia Littleton
The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
- Jonathan James
The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced today, with the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones leading the pack with 19 nods in total, including Best Drama Series, where it will compete against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective. The small screen adaptation of Fargo pulled in 18 nominations, followed by American Horror Story with 17 and Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart with 16.
In terms of the broadcasters, HBO pulled in a whopping 99 nominations in total, while Netflix managed 31 nominations, thanks to strong showings for House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Check out the full list of contenders here…
Lead Actor in a Drama
- Gary Collinson
The 2014 Emmy Award nominations were announced today and led by HBO's "Game of Thrones" with 19 total nominations. New show "Fargo" scored 18, followed by "American Horror Story", "Breaking Bad", The Normal Heart and not too far down the line "True Detective" with 12. The one show I love and continue to watch, "Hannibal" received zero nominations, but then again, I have never paid too much attention to the Emmys, primarily because people have to nominate themselves, something I've never understood. "Game of Thrones" 19 "Fargo" 18 "American Horror Story: Coven" 17 "Breaking Bad" 16 "The Normal Heart" 16 "Saturday Night Live" 14 "House of Cards" 13 "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" 12 "Downton Abbey" 12 "Orange Is the New Black" 12 From a network perspective, leading the pack was HBO, coming in just one nomination shy of a 100 and it wasn't even a close race with CBS coming in second with 47. HBO 99 CBS 47 NBC 46 FX Networks 45 ABC 37 The top shelf nominations are listed »
- Brad Brevet
When it was revealed that Cary Joji Fukunaga would more than likely return to direct only a couple of episodes of the next season of True Detective instead of each instalment as he did this year, fans of the critically acclaimed HBO series were left feeling very disappointed.
However, it’s clearly far too early to start worrying because it seems that writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto is still lining up some very impressive directorial talent for the mysterious second season.
The Playlist recently caught up with Killer Joe and The Exorcist director William Friedkin, and when talk turned to his thoughts on television and the fact that the site had named him as one of their favourite choices for season two of True Detective, his response came as a pretty huge surprise!
“I am considering it.” Friedkin revealed. “I like this writer [Nic Pizzolatto] very much. I’ve met him, and »
- Josh Wilding
With a filmography that includes The French Connection and To Live And Die In La, director William Friedkin knows his way around hard-boiled crime drama. So it will certainly whet True Detective fans’ appetite to know he is enthusiastic about helming the second season, having chatted to creator Nic Pizzolatto on the subject. In an interview for Indiewire Friedkin made no bones about his admiration for the show:
I am considering it…. I like this writer (Pizzolatto) very much. I’ve met him, and he’s the real deal as far as I’m concerned… I can’t say much more at this time… I like him, I like the direction he’s taking with this.
The controversial shot-caller worked with first season star Matthew McConaughey on Killer Joe and it wouldn’t surprise me if the actor had also had a word in Friedkin’s ear. Though Td 2 focuses on new characters and situations, »
- Steve Palace
There have been a lot of True Detective talks ever since the first season finale; casting, locations, storyline; it’s all up in the air still. Interestingly enough still, lost in all that is the fact that the show doesn’t have a director. The show created and written by Nic Pizzolatto had a first season that directed entirely by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and the dude did amazing work with it. He won’t be back, so who’s going to take over? According to »
- Graham McMorrow
One of several ways that HBO's first season of its anthology series "True Detective" was unique was that all eight episodes were not only written by one man, Nic Pizzolatto, but also all directed by one - Cary Fukunaga.
While Pizzolatto is back behind the keyboard for the second season, Fukunaga is moving on and it is expected that multiple directors will be employed to helm episodes of the new season due to the tighter turnaround time. Various names have been suggested, but no-one has been confirmed as yet.
Appearing at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, "The Exorcist" and "The French Connection" director William Friedkin spoke with The Playlist about the filmmaker's admiration of long-form television and his future plans to get into the format with shows based on his films "To Live and Die in La" and "Killer Joe".
During the talk, they asked Friedkin about "True Detective »
- Garth Franklin
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