15 items from 2016
Written by Donick Cary
Directed by Charlie McDowell
Airs Sundays at 10pm on HBO
At the end of last week’s very funny but somewhat stuffed episode, Richard’s plan to circumvent Jack’s wishes had been discovered and he was in danger of being fired for his insubordination/fraud. This week, Richard retains some of his cunning in negotiations with Jack. Part of what makes Thomas Middleditch so funny as Richard is that he has resisted any kind of major character evolution. Richard never became a confident leader, and his position as CEO of Pied Piper was solely based on the fact that he created the product, not any kind of leadership skills. In “Maleant Data Systems Solutions,” Silicon Valley starts to present a version of Richard who’s actually capable of leading a company in a successful direction.
Rather than being fired, »
- Brian Marks
Rooney Mara, Robert Redford and Jason Segel star in the story set in a world two years after the existence of an afterlife has been scientifically proven, resulting in millions of people taking their own lives. Segel will play the son of the man responsible for the discovery (Redford).
Mara will play a woman whom Segel's character falls in love with and whose life is tinged by a tragic past. Keough will play an lab intern working with Redford's character, Plemons plays the brother of Segel's character.
Shooting kicks off later this month in Rhode Island.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Riley Keough is heading back to the futuristic. The Mad Max: Fury Road star has signed on for Charlie McDowell’s sci-fi film The Discovery. Jesse Plemons (Black Mass) also has joined the cast, which is headed up by Rooney Mara, Robert Redford and Jason Segel. (Earlier this week, Segel replaced Nicholas Hoult, who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.) Written by McDowell and Justin Lader, the film is set in a world two years after the existence of an afterlife has been scientifically proven, resulting in millions of people taking their own lives, believing that suicide is like
- Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit
Right on the heels of his successful appearance at our Silver Scream Festival in Santa Rosa, Robert Englund has been cast opposite fan fave Lin Shaye (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Ouija, Insidious) in an indie horror flick called The Midnight Man, which is to be directed by Travis Z, who directed the recent Cabin Fever remake.
According to The Wrap, the film “is based on the old pagan ritual the Midnight Game, though it doubles as an American remake of Rob Kennedy’s low-budget 2013 feature of the same name that was made in Ireland.”
The story revolves around a girl and her friends who play the Midnight Game, which brings about the titular Midnight Man, who terrorizes them using their own fears against them.
- Harker Jones
I'm always game for a quality sci-fi flick, and Charlie McDowell's upcoming film The Discovery certainly sounds very intriguing. Many cultures and religions believe in some form of an afterlife, but beyond the faith that it exists, there's really no way to know for sure; but, what if we could? What if it could be scientifically proven that the afterlife was real?... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Following one casting switch and one addition, Charlie McDowell‘s The Discovery is preparing to set forth. The One I Love helmer’s second feature was originally set to star Rooney Mara and Nicholas Hoult, but a recent report tells us the latter’s departed for Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan; stepping into his place is Jason Segel, while Robert Redford‘s been cast in a key role. [THR]
As we learned last fall, the project, scripted by McDowell and Justin Lader, tracks a love story set one year after science has proven the afterlife’s existence. While millions commit suicide, “believing that [it] is like pushing a reset button,” the man (Segal) whose father (Redford) discovered the afterlife meets and falls in love with a woman (Mara) “whose life is tinged by a tragic past.”
Endgame and Protagonist Pictures are financing The Discovery, which will roll cameras this month. »
- Nick Newman
McDowell and Justin Lader penned the film which is set in a world two years after the existence of an afterlife has been scientifically proven. As a result, millions of people have taken their own lives in the belief that suicide is like pushing a reset button.
Redford will play the man responsible for the Discovery. Segel, who is replacing Nicholas Hoult who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with Xavier Dolan's new film, will play his son. Mara will plays a woman the son falls in love with whose life is tinged by a tragic past.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
After initially losing sight of its January production slot, we now have word that Nicholas Hoult has dropped out of Charlie McDowell’s sci-fi flick The Discovery. In his place, Jason Segel will now star opposite Rooney Mara and Truth star Robert Redford, with principal photography finally due to commence early next month.
The Mad Max: Fury Road star had been attached to the project since October, but when the klaxon sounded to mark production was imminent, Hoult was forced to bow out of McDowell’s genre piece. Co-written alongside his The One I Love writing partner Justin Lader, The Discovery imagines a reality where scientists have arrived at the mind-bending conclusion that an afterlife does indeed exist, raising nine kinds of existential and spiritual questions for humanity to face.
- Michael Briers
Segel will replace Nicholas Hoult, who recently dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
The movie, written by McDowell and Justin Lader, begins production in Rhode Island later this month.
The sci-fi love story is set in a world where the existence of an afterlife has been scientifically proven. Millions of people are now taking their own lives in the hopes that committing suicide is akin to pushing a reset button.
Redford plays the man responsible for the discovery, Segel portrays his son and Mara is the woman Segel’s character falls in love with who’s haunted by a tragic past.
“The Discovery” will be produced by Alex Orlovsky of Verisimilitude and James D. Stern of Endgame Entertainment, and financed by Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures. Julie Goldstein and Lucas Smith will oversee the project for Endgame, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Breaking: Robert Redford and Jason Segel — who is replacing Nicholas Hoult — have joined Rooney Mara in Charlie McDowell's The Discovery. Hoult is said to have dropped out of the picture which is scheduled to go before the cameras later this month because of scheduling conflicts. The actor had been attached to the picture since last fall. The film, written by McDowell and Justin Lader, will shoot in Rhode Island. It’s not clear what Hoult’s scheduling conflict is but it… »
Jason Segel and Robert Redford have been cast in Charlie McDowell‘s “The Discovery,” producers announced Wednesday. Rooney Mara had previously been cast in the film that is set to begin production in Rhode Island later this month. Nicholas Hoult was previously attached to the project but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, so Segel will replace him. Also Read: Oscars: Olivia Munn, Jason Segel to Host Sci-Tech Awards Written by McDowell and Justin Lader, “The Discovery” is a sci-fi love story set two years after it has been proven that the afterlife exists. Millions of people have taken their own lives, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Robert Redford and Jason Segel have signed on to star in Charlie McDowell’s The Discovery. The two actors join Rooney Mara, who already boarded the project. Segel is replacing Nicholas Hoult, who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts (Hoult is about to start filming Xavier Dolan's The Death and Life of John F. Donovan). Written by McDowell and Justin Lader, the film is set in a world two years after the existence of an afterlife has been scientifically proven, resulting in millions of people taking their own lives, believing that suicide is like pushing a reset button. Segel will play
- Tatiana Siegel
Sometimes projects get announced, but by time they're ready to roll in front of cameras, their shape changes, and that's what's happening with "The Discovery." The project was first revealed last fall as starring Rooney Mara and Nicholas Hoult, but with cameras now ready to roll (production was originally planned to start in January), the actor has been swapped out, and another added to round out the leading trio. What's Up Newport reveals that the movie will begin filming this month in Rhode Island, with Robert Redford and Jason Segel, the latter stepping in for Hoult, joining Rooney Mara in the film. Charlie McDowell ("The One I Love," starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss) will direct the love story set in a world where the existence of the afterlife is scientifically proven. Segel plays the son of the man responsible for this discovery, and Mara plays a woman he falls in love with, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Segel replaces the previously announced Nicholas Hoult, who is withdrawing from the project due to scheduling conflicts.
The Discovery takes place in a world two years after the existence of an afterlife has been scientifically proven, sparking mass suicides as people seek to reset their lives.
Segel will play the son of Redford’s character, who made the Discovery. Mara plays a troubled woman with whom he falls in love. McDowell and Justin Lader wrote the screenplay, and Alex Orlovsky of Verisimilitude and Jim Stern of Endgame serve as producers.
Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures are jointly financing the feature, and Protagonist handles international sales.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Which actors will take home the gold at this year's Oscars? While it's a nice thought that the winners in each category will ascend the steps of the Dolby Theatre based on merit alone, we all know that's not how it works in this silly town. Judging the quality of a specific performance relative to other performances is a highly subjective thing, and certainly subject to pre-existing biases. With that in mind, is it any less ridiculous to predict the winners in each category based on age, height, net worth and relationship status? I say it's not! Let's have some fun. Below, my rankings and predicted winners in each category based on totally irrelevant personal stats. (Note: All "net worth" numbers are based on 100% accurate Google search results.) Best Actress 5. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn Height: 5'6" Age: 21 Net worth: $2.5 million Relationship status: Single? 4. Brie Larson, Room Height: 5'7" Age: 26 Net worth »
- Chris Eggertsen
15 items from 2016
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