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Once Upon A Time‘s Eion Bailey is set to recur on Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, opposite stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins and Rosemarie DeWitt. Written and directed by Billy Ray based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's final unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, from Sony TV's TriStar Television, was inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book's protagonist Monroe Stahr was based. The project centers on Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood's first wunderkind… »
The art of casting film, television, and theater got the recognition it deserves Jan. 19 at the Casting Society of America’s 32nd annual Artios Awards, which recognizes the industry’s best casting directors. Hosted by Joel McHale and Michael Urie at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at Stage 48 in New York City, respectively, the ceremonies honored veterans and upandcomers alike. The winners included casting directors and associates from feature films “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” “Moonlight,” and “Manchester by the Sea,” as well as Csa President Richard Hicks for “Hell or High Water.” On the TV side of things, hit series “Mr. Robot,” “Transparent,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” were recognized. Among this year’s presenters on both coasts were Danny DeVito, Sam Waterston, Margo Martindale, Christopher Jackson, Jayne Houdyshell, Reed Birney, Lucas Hedges, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Trevante Rhodes, »
La La Land, 2016.
Directed by Damien Chazelle.
Mia is an aspiring actress working as a barista on the Warner Bros. lot. Sebastian is a musician who harbours dreams of opening his own jazz club. The two meet and fall head over heels in love, only for dreams and ambitions to get in the way.
Is it too much to ask for a movie to simply make us feel good? Apparently not as far as the glorious La La Land is concerned. In this era of self-consciously gritty and overblown blockbusters, in waltzes Damien Chazelle’s vibrant homage to the classic movie musical, one whose emotional acuity and storytelling parameters couldn’t be better defined, and whose jubilant spirit is ultimately impossible to resist.
- Sean Wilson
Jennifer Beals is headed to Amazon. Deadline reports the L Word star will recur on the streaming service's upcoming series The Last Tycoon.Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald last unfinished novel, the drama centers on the tense relationship between 1930s film mogul Monroe Stahr and studio head Pat Brady. The cast includes Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins, and Rosemarie DeWitt.Read More… »
Stars: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Amiée Conn, Terry Walters, Thom Shelton, Callie Hernandez, Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno, J.K. Simmons, Jason Fuchs | Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle
The third film from Damien Chazelle, in what might be dubbed his “Jazz Trilogy”, La La Land eschews the New Wave immediacy of Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench and the psychological horror notes of Whiplash, and brings us a blast of Golden Age musical energy. La La Land arrives on a zephyr of hype; and while it’s not up to the standard of his previous feature, it has a certain charm of its own.
Except, it’s not really its own. Like The Artist before it, La La Land is an awards-friendly picture – proudly presented in “Cinemascope” – which is inextricably wedded to past glories. Yet I’m not sure its modern elements are entirely comfortable in the relationship. »
- Rupert Harvey
The “Flashdance” alum will appear alongside stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins, and Rosemarie DeWitt. Based on an unfinished F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, “The Last Tycoon” follows a Hollywood studio exec in the 1930s battling his father figure and boss for the soul of their studio.
Beals will play Margo Taft, a manipulative and poised star who’s willing to do anything to get her way and establish dominance in every one of her pictures.
Beals is repped by Apa and attorney Patti Felker.
Viceland‘s new six-part series “Hate Thy Neighbor,” starring British comedian Jamali Maddix as he takes on the issue of worldwide racism, will premiere at 10 p.m. on »
- Dani Levy
Author: Jon Lyus
The wonder La La Land has just been released in UK cinemas, and the festival darling has already won its share of 2017’s awards with more surely to come. One of the main reasons of the success of the film is the excellent cast director Damien Chazelle has assembled for his love letter to cinema. Emma Stone has had a fine career of late, with some very interesting choices in her future. Her chemistry with her La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling is essential to the power of the film, and in this interview she opens up about her journey to that magical destination.
Hayley Donaghy sat down with the actress recently to talk about her early days as an actress, her influences and who inspired her to be an actor. Stone also talks about who she looks up to in comedy, a skill for which she »
- Jon Lyus
Jennifer Beals has landed a recurring role on Amazon’s upcoming drama “The Last Tycoon,” TheWrap has learned. Beals joins a cast that already includes Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins and Rosemarie DeWitt. The series, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel (published posthumously in 1941), is inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg. It follows Hollywood’s golden boy, Monroe Stahr (Bomer) as he battles father figure and boss, Pat Brady (Grammer) for the soul of their studio. Also Read: 'Man in the High Castle' Lands Season 3, New Showrunner Beals will play the recurring role of Margo Taft, »
- Joe Otterson
Jennifer Beals has booked a recurring role on Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, opposite stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins and Rosemarie DeWitt. Written and directed by Billy Ray based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's final unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, from Sony TV’s TriStar Television, was inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book's protagonist Monroe Stahr was based. The project centers on Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood's first wunderkind studio… »
There is under one week until arguably one of the best films to be released in the whole of 2017 is released in UK cinemas. On January 12th, Lionsgate UK unleash La La Land and we have the final UK trailer to share with you.
This one is a little different to the others we’ve seen over the past couple of months, in that it is accompanied by the superb John Legend song ‘Start A Fire’, which features on the soundtrack.
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. »
- Paul Heath
With a little over a week to go until its UK release, Lionsgate has debuted a new trailer for the critically acclaimed musical comedy drama La La Land. Written and directed Damien Chazelle, the film stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Whitrock, and J.K. Simmons; watch it below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Read our reviews for La La Land here, here and here
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
La La Land is set for release on January 13th in the UK. »
- Amie Cranswick
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