16 items from 2017
"Nobody respect my vision!" This is going to be an instant classic. A24 has debuted the full-length official trailer for James Franco's The Disaster Artist, the film telling the story of infamous filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his worst-movie-ever-made The Room (released in 2003). This just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to a standing ovation. The film stars James Franco, who also directs, as Tommy Wiseau, the awkward mastermind behind the awful-but-beloved film. The impressive ensemble includes Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Bryan Cranston, Kristen Bell, Eliza Coupe, Josh Hutcherson, Sharon Stone, Adam Scott, Jason Mantzoukas, Kate Upton, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Ari Graynor, with an appearance by Judd Apatow. This looks amazing, actually. Franco looks pretty much pitch perfect and word is he even stayed in character on set for the entire time. Have fun. Here's the full-length trailer (+ poster) for James Franco's The Disaster Artist, »
- Alex Billington
July 31 was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown marked the occasion — which recognizes the additional seven months that a black woman, on average, must work to make as much money as a white man does in a year — by swatting down Twitter trolls who claimed calling out the inequity was unnecessary.
“I found out that as a series regular I was making just a smidge over what a white man was making as a Guest star,” Brown wrote, sharing a disturbing discovery she made at one point in her career. “Dude was just visiting.”
Pay in Hollywood is a reliable topic of gossip but has seldom been talked about so openly. That’s changing. The earnings gap that separates female and minority performers from their often better-compensated white male counterparts has recently catalyzed public discussion — and public negotiations. As performers and their agents drag pay inequality into the light, studios »
- Daniel Holloway
(Aotn) There’s something about some of Marlon Wayans’ career choices this decade that could understandably be seen as “frustrating.” The youngest of the Wayans brothers has demonstrated a great knack for physical comedy (the first two entries in the Scary Movie franchise and even the goofy yet riotous White Chicks) and an equally impressive potential as a serious actor (his dramatic turn in Requiem for a Dream), but his latest – the declining Haunted House movies and the abysmal Fifty Shades of Black, which actually managed to make the series it’s spoofing look like Last Tango in Paris by comparison – are a an embarrassing nose dive in comedic standard. Enter Michael Tiddes’ Naked, not the 1993 Cannes winner by Mike Leigh, Netflix’s latest comedic offering and a breath of stale air that actually manages to find a hint of freshness and showcase some of the good qualities of Mr. »
- William Coffey
Hulu’s Future Man (releasing all episodes on Tuesday, Nov. 14) makes quite a splash in its series premiere — and TVLine’s Michael Ausiello needs to get to the bottom of it. The sci-fi comedy, from executive producer Seth Rogen, stars Hunger Games alum Josh Hutcherson as a “dope” janitor who, as he describes, “travels through time trying to save all of humanity.” And in the pilot, his character can be seen, shall we say, releasing a bodily fluid, which makes contact with Preacher‘s Derek Wilson. We know »
Hulu presented a Future Man panel to the Television Critics Association with creator Seth Rogen, showrunner Ben Karlin, executive producers Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shafir, and cast members Josh Hutcherson (who is also an Ep), Eliza Coupe and Derek Wilson. Hutcherson plays Josh, a janitor who wins a video game, which causes time travelers from […]
- Fred Topel
Headly was cast on the upcoming Hulu series, playing series star Josh Hutcherson’s mother, but died during production in June.
“We were reeling emotionally,” showrunner Ben Karlin said. “She was a big part of the show…We didn’t have to do that much rewrting. It was less of a production challenge and more of an emotional challenge to deal with something like that.”
“It just sucks,” executive producer Seth Rogen added.
“She’s like a ball of light,” series co-star Eliza Coupe said. “Any room she walked into she lit it up.”
- Joe Otterson
The executive producers and stars of Hulu’s upcoming comedy “Future Man” fondly remembered their late co-star Glenne Headly at the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday. “It was obviously devastating to us, she was a big part of the show,” showrunner Ben Karlin said. “This is a very close-knit cast. That was tough. It’s tough in any environment, but when you’re making a comedy, it throws a wrench into things.” “She was amazing to work with,” added star Josh Hutcherson, who plays Headly’s son on the show. He also pointed »
- Reid Nakamura
Hulu's upcoming sci-fi comedy series Future Man was created by the team who previously brought us This Is the End and Pineapple Express. It stars The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson as a time-traveling janitor. It even, apparently, has real lasers. On hand at Comic-Con to give us a closer look at Future Man were director and producer Seth Rogen, producers Ben Karlin, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir, and cast Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, and Derek Wilson. Read on for more about the show's characters, story, and the craziness within. With post-production having just started … »
- Lily Lapidese
Marvel’s Runaways will start running on Tuesday, Nov. 21, Hulu announced as part of its fall slate.
Adapted from the Marvel comics by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the 10-episode series stars Rhenzy Feliz (Casual), Lyrica Okano (The Affair), Virginia Gardner (The Goldbergs), Ariela Barer (One Day at a Time), Gregg Sulkin (Faking It), Allegra Acosta, Annie Wersching (Timeless), Ryan Sands (The Wire), Angel Parker (Trial & Error), Ever Carradine (The Handmaid’s Tale), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Kevin Weisman (Alias), Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives), James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi (Political Animals) and Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan).
Running from Sept. 6-16 at the Paley Center’s Beverly Hills location, the previews begin with the cast and creative team of Showtime’s “Shameless,” followed by screenings and discussions with the cast and creators of Univision’s “El Chapo;” Hulu’s “Future Man” and “The Mindy Project;” ABC’s “The Mayor;” The CW’s “Valor” and “Dynasty;” NBC’s “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders;” CBS’ “Me, Myself & I;” Fox’s “The Orville” and “Ghosted;” Netflix’s “Big Mouth” and “Fuller House;” Bet’s “Tales;” and will conclude with Epix’s “Berlin Station.”
“PaleyFest Fall TV Previews is the place where TV enthusiasts not only get a first look at the most exciting new shows of the television season, but »
- Joe Otterson
"Oh, hi Mark!" A24 has unveiled the first trailer for the film The Disaster Artist, a fictional account of the making of the "best worst movie ever made" - The Room, as directed by Tommy Wiseau. The film stars James Franco, who also directs, as Tommy Wiseau, the awkward mastermind behind this disaster of a movie. This first trailer focuses entirely on one scene and Wiseau's attempts to perform the line properly. The impressive ensemble includes Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Bryan Cranston, Kristen Bell, Eliza Coupe, Josh Hutcherson, Sharon Stone, Adam Scott, Jason Mantzoukas, Kate Upton, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Ari Graynor, with an appearance by Judd Apatow. Whew, what a cast. I've got a good feeling this is going to be something special, perhaps as good as Burton's Ed Wood (also about the making of a "worst film"). This first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. »
- Alex Billington
Glenne Headly, star of Dick Tracy and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, has passed away at the age of 62. No cause of death has been reported at this time. However, since she was in production on several projects prior to her passing, this seemed to come very suddenly and as a surprise to those who knew her and have been working with her.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Glenne Headly, who has been working in the business since the early 70s, has died after reports were circulating on social media. In a statement to THR, her representatives confirmed the news and also asked that the public respect her family's privacy. Here's what her reps had to say.
"It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly. We ask that her family's privacy be respected in this difficult time."
Before her untimely passing, Glenne Headly had been working on the new Hulu series, »
Emmy-nominated actress Glenne Headly has died at age 62, Variety has confirmed.
“It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly,” her reps said in a statement. “We ask that her family’s privacy be respected in this difficult time.”
The film, television actress, and theater actress was known for starring alongside Warren Beatty in 1990’s “Dick Tracy” as Tess Trueheart. She was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the 1989 miniseries “Lonesome Dove,” as well as the 1996 Showtime film adaptation of “Bastard Out of Carolina.” She was in production on the Seth Rogen-Evan Goldberg produced Hulu comedy series “Future Man” at the time of her death.
“Future Man” producer Sony Pictures Television said Headly’s role would not be recast but that she would remain in the episodes completed so far. The series revolves around a janitor and gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through »
- Joe Otterson
“Singularity,” which hails from “Silicon Valley” and “The Real O’Neals” scribe Sonny Lee and executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, takes place in a world where artificial intelligence has been woven into daily life. In tech parlance, “the Singularity” will mark the point at which AI overtakes that of its human creators, leading to, essentially, the end of the era of homo sapiens on earth.
Wayans Jr. will play Doug, a guy who loves to be in the moment and is often dressed in Yeezy streetwear. Contrary to some, Doug is happily reliant on AI and seeks out all the pleasures technology has to offer.
Lee, who is also a co-exec producer on Netflix’s “Girlboss,” will serve as an exec producer as well as writer. Rogen »
- Oriana Schwindt
Need to catch up? Check out the previous Quantico recap here.
If you don’t quite remember where Quantico‘s fall finale left off — after all, it aired two months ago — fear not: FBI Agent Hannah Wyland is here to do the snarky hard work for you.
The ABC drama’s move to Monday meant that the show’s Powers That Be had to do something to bring new viewers up to date, and quickly. Enter Eliza Coupe’s returning character, whose interrogation of Alex throughout the winter premiere proves beneficial not only for newbies but also for those of »
The move to a single time frame has been planned for a while, Safran told TVLine Friday.
“When we broke Season 2, we knew we were going to go to to one timeline, because it’s about the [terrorist] event, and then it’s about what happens after the event. And you can’t flashback to the Farm after the crisis is over, »
16 items from 2017
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