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20 items from 2015


Lifetime’s ‘I Killed My Bff’ Movie Sets Summer Premiere Date

22 May 2015 10:24 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The film based on the unscripted Lifetime Movie Network series “I Killed My Bff” is set to premiere on June 13.

The crime story stars “30 Rock” actress Katrina Bowden and Olivia Crocicchia from FX’s “Rescue Me”. Inspired by true events, the film follows two inseparable best friends who are eventually torn apart by life circumstances.

In Seth Jarrett’s directorial debut, the TV thriller is also set to have his Jarrett Creative partner Julie Insogna-Jarrett and Tim Perell exec producing. Written by Danny Abel and Blake Berris, other cast members include Chris Zylka (“The Leftovers”) and Blake Michaels (“Dog with a Blog”).

“We love to tell interesting and compelling stories, and we are so excited about this new transition into the scripted world and working in this new capacity,” the producers of Jarrett Creative said in a joint statement.

Jarrett Creative is represented by UTA.

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- Mannie Holmes

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Damon Lindelof Explains How 'The Wire' Season 2 Inspired 'The Leftovers' Second Season Shakeup

12 May 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The game is being changed for the second season of HBO's "The Leftovers." The show is getting a shakeup for the next go round, dumping some cast members, and relocating the setting from upstate New York to Texas. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Eccleston, and Carrie Coon are returning, but what isn't clear is what kind of story will be told. While executive producer Damon Lindelof doesn't spill those details, he does share an interesting parallel to one of the great shows television has ever produced. "Although some people think the second season for 'The Wire' is its least successful, I was just completely and totally captivated by the audacity and boldness of just shifting the storytelling down to the docks, and taking the characters who I had become deeply enamored of and sidelining them in favor of entirely new characters," Lindelof told Collider. "In my mind, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Damon Lindelof Explains How 'The Wire' Season 2 Inspired 'The Leftovers' Second Season Shakeup

12 May 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The game is being changed for the second season of HBO's "The Leftovers." The show is getting a shakeup for the next go round, dumping some cast members, and relocating the setting from upstate New York to Texas. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Eccleston, and Carrie Coon are returning, but what isn't clear is what kind of story will be told. While executive producer Damon Lindelof doesn't spill those details, he does share an interesting parallel to one of the great shows television has ever produced. "Although some people think the second season for 'The Wire' is its least successful, I was just completely and totally captivated by the audacity and boldness of just shifting the storytelling down to the docks, and taking the characters who I had become deeply enamored of and sidelining them in favor of entirely new characters," Lindelof told Collider. "In my mind, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Film Review: ‘Dixieland’

8 May 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A scintillating lead performance, a good deal of heart and a fragrant sense of place just about compensate for some slack storytelling and a forcibly elegiac tone in Hank Bedford’s Mississippi-set potboiler, “Dixieland,” which uses a standard-issue crime-thriller framework as a crutch for a far more interesting love story. Offering a fine showcase for Chris Zylka as a young ex-con who falls for the stripper next door, the pic may well attract curiosity thanks to supporting roles from country stars Steve Earle and a nearly unrecognizable Faith Hill, but VOD seems its most likely final destination.

Setting his saga in Pearl, Miss., Bedford intersperses real-life interviews with local hardcases — former drug dealers, strippers, game hunters — alongside his own fictional tale, a double-edged tactic that fleshes out the setting while also at times calling attention to the comparatively cliched story these vignettes interrupt. After some interviews and a few disorienting flashbacks/flash-forwards, »

- Andrew Barker

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The Leftovers Season 2: Family Matters Alum Among 3 New Additions

1 May 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hungry for more Leftovers scoop?

The HBO drama continues to flesh out its revamped Season 2 ensemble, adding three more actors — including a Family Matters grad — to the cast, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The fresh blood includes new series regulars Kevin Carroll (Law & Order: Svu) as John Murphy (husband to Erika, played by Regina King), the Garvey’s new neighbor and head of the town’s volunteer fire department, as well as newcomer Jovan Adepo as John and Erika’s son Michael, a teenager actively involved in his church. »

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‘Dixieland’ Star Faith Hill Talks Poverty, Family & Southern Roots

1 May 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Dixieland, the Mississippi-set debut film from writer-director Hank Bedford that premiered last week at the Tribeca Film Festival, marks the first acting role for country music star Faith Hill since 2004’s The Stepford Wives. Herself a Mississippi native, she plays Arletta, the long-suffering and barely-getting-by mother of Kermit, (Chris Zylka), who is finishing a two-year prison stint as he re-enters society and faces strong temptations to return to a life of crime… »

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Tribeca Review: ‘Dixieland’ Starring Riley Keough, Faith Hill & Chris Zylka

29 April 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The hopes and restless dreams of white trailer trash, and the unfortunate and cyclical circumstances of economic and spiritual poverty in the Dirty Deep South, are explored with moody, but uneven results in “Dixieland,” the directorial debut of Hank Bedford, a film about star-crossed lovers, fate, and bad choices. Chris Zylka stars as Kermit, a restless, reckless 20-something trying to find his way in the world. He’s just been released from a stint in prison for violence. It should be a glorious day, but the specter of a contemptible guard predicting he’ll be back sooner rather than later taints Kermit’s first moment of freedom. It doesn’t help that Kermit knows what awaits him on the outside: a trailer home, limited opportunities, a loving, but disappointed mother (country star Faith Hill letting her hair down and taking her make-up off for maybe the first time in her »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Watch: 'Dixieland' Star Chris Zylka On the Differences Between Film and TV

28 April 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: How Bao Nguyen Whittled Down 40 Years of 'SNL' Into the 82-Minute Doc 'Live From New York!' The premise behind "Dixieland" -- in which a pair of star-crossed lovers turn to crime as a means to escape their small Mississippi town lives -- reads like Romantic Drama 101. But in the hands of director Hank Bedford, the film escapes the trappings of cliché and familiarity. Through a focus on character and a reliance on realism, "Dixieland" emerges as an intimate and evocative slice-of-life. Cast members Chris Zylka ("The Leftovers") and R.J. Mitte ("Breaking Bad") joined Bedford and Indiewire's Nigel Smith at the Apple Store in Soho, Manhattan for one of Apple and Indiewire's Tribeca Talks to discuss the film and the importance of maintaining its naturalistic tone. In the clip above, the "Dixieland" team talks about the the value (and necessity) of silence in moviemaking, while Zylka provides his take on the. »

- David Canfield

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Tribeca Review: 'Dixieland,' With Riley Keough and Faith Hill, Shows Gritty Innards of America's Heartland

27 April 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s a story we’ve heard before: Star-crossed lovers who dream of something more get suffocated by the only lives they’ve ever known. With "Dixieland," first-time director Hank Bedford has refurbished this archetype, both for better and for worse. Anchored by honest performances from Chris Zylka, Riley Keough, Faith Hill, Steve Earle, and Rj Mitte, the film intermittently hits and misses as it tries on an experimental docu-fiction form for size. What emerges is a heartfelt, sensory experience of the deep South that comes partly undone by some bold stylistic choices. Kermit (Zylka) is released from jail after serving a sentence for the attempted murder of his mother's sleazy suitor. Despite Kermit's rough-looking exterior, he's endearingly juvenile: When his mother (Hill) picks him up, Kermit is giddy with newfound freedom, his limbs jittering with a sense of possibility. Though he claims serving time made him a "man," it's »

- Emily Buder

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Regina King Joins The Leftovers

20 April 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Leftovers has begun replenishing its cast.

American Crime‘s Regina King is joining the HBO drama’s Season 2 ensemble as a series regular, TVLine has learned.

King will play Erika Murphy, a doctor who runs the local urgent care in town. The show is currently casting the roles of her husband John and teenage kids Evie and Michael.

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As TVLine previously reported, The Leftovers is undergoing a creative revamp after exhausting nearly all of its source material in Season 1 (the series is created »

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The Leftovers Season 2 To Mess With Texas And Drop Cast Members

14 April 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first season of HBO’s The Leftovers was brutal, bleak, baffling and very occasionally breathtaking in its exploration of a town in grief, but when it returns to the network this summer, viewers will be in for a drastically different show, according to TVLine.

In its second season, The Leftovers will shift its setting from Mapleton, New York, to a new location in the Lone Star state. Though the name of the town is not yet known, this setting change will kick off a creative rejiggering of sorts for the series on the heels of it burning through all the source material (exec-producer Tom Perotta’s 2011 novel of the same name) in its first season.

In addition to moving to Texas, The Leftovers will shed some of its supporting cast members for the second season. As previously reported, season 1 regulars like Michael GastonAnnie Q., Max and Charlie Carver, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #27: Hank Bedford Delves Into 'Dixieland' With Faith Hill and Riley Keough

13 April 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers In the hot lazy days of a Mississippi summer two star-crossed lovers, a recently released ex-con (Chris Zylka) and an aspiring stripper (Riley Keough), become trapped in a downward spiral of crime and obsessive love, as they try to ditch their small town lives. [Synopsis Courtesy of Tribeca] Read More: Tribeca 2015 Unveils Innovation Programming Lineup, Featuring Talks From Top CEOs and Scientists What's your film about in 140 characters or less? "Dixieland" is about a kid who gets out of jail, meets a beautiful girl who is in trouble and decides to help her the only way he knows how. Now what's it Really about? The fabric of the movie is stitched together with interviews of real people from Pearl and Jackson, Mississippi. To me they are beautiful, funny, and heartbreaking. The movie is also very much about them. Tell us briefly about yourself. I grew up in Franklin, »

- Jena Keahon

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HBO's 'The Leftovers' Will Head To Texas For Season 2

13 April 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Just at the end of last year, it was revealed that big changes were in store for HBO's "The Leftovers." The show was getting a creative reboot, and relocating from the setting of Mapleton, New York for its second season. Other than that, details were scarce, but now we're getting a better sense of just where the show will go when it drops viewers back into the world where nothing has been the same since 2% of the world's population disappeared. TVLine reports that the second season will take place in Texas. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Eccleston and Carrie Coon will be back and presumably reprising their roles, but obviously, no word yet on the story. And it should be noted that Texas isn't a completely new setting for the show. In the Season 1 episode "B.J. And The A.C.," Tom and Christine spent some »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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HBO's 'The Leftovers' Will Head To Texas For Season 2

13 April 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Just at the end of last year, it was revealed that big changes were in store for HBO's "The Leftovers." The show was getting a creative reboot, and relocating from the setting of Mapleton, New York for its second season. Other than that, details were scarce, but now we're getting a better sense of just where the show will go when it drops viewers back into the world where nothing has been the same since 2% of the world's population disappeared. TVLine reports that the second season will take place in Texas. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Christopher Eccleston and Carrie Coon will be back and presumably reprising their roles, but obviously, no word yet on the story. And it should be noted that Texas isn't a completely new setting for the show. In the Season 1 episode "B.J. And The A.C.," Tom and Christine spent some »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Leftovers' Season 2 Heads to Texas with a Reworked Cast

11 April 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Leftovers garnered mixed reactions when it debuted last summer on HBO. It was a sometimes odd, sometimes uneven and often times brilliant take on the aftermath of an event known as 'The Departure', which can basically be described as the biblical Rapture. The show comes from Creator Damon Lindelof and executive producer Tom Perotta, who will return for The Leftovers Season 2. Some big changes are in store for the series, as it prepares for its return. We heard back in December that half the cast would be cut, and the location would change. Now, TVLine confirms that production is moving to Austin Texas, as the action shifts itself away from the fictional setting of Mapleton, New York as seen in The Leftovers Season 1. Now, the story will be set in an unspecified Texas city.

As reported in December, almost half of the original cast won't return for these new episodes. »

- MovieWeb

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The Leftovers Season 2 Moving to Texas with Reworked Cast

11 April 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Changes are afoot for The Leftovers Season 2. The first season of the HBO series was an odd, uneven, and sometimes brilliant stretch of episodes about the aftermath of “The Departure” (ie. The Rapture). Creator Damon Lindelof and executive producer Tom Perotta (who wrote the source material) put together a wonderfully different kind of drama series with standout turns from stars Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon, and while it didn’t necessarily light up the ratings or set the world on fire, I was happy to see the series swing for the fences, and I'm eager to see where things might go in the second season. We caught wind in December that some major changes were in store for The Leftovers Season 2, including dropping half its cast and possibly changing locations. Now TV Line confirms that the second season will move production to Austin, Texas, shifting the onscreen setting from the fictional Mapleton, »

- Adam Chitwood

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It's Official: HBO's The Leftovers Will Mess With Texas in Season 2

10 April 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Clear eyes, full hearts… sudden departure?

As hinted at in a recent Ask Ausiello, The Leftovers will move production to Austin, Texas in Season 2, TVLine has learned exclusively. The onscreen setting will also shift to the Lone Star State from the fictional Mapleton, NY, although it’s not clear what the new town will be called (but it’s safe to say it’ll be something other than Austin).

RelatedThe LeftoversCarrie Coon Talks Silent Finale Surprise, Liv Tyler’s Punishment and Season 2 ‘Terror’

The move is part of an overall creative revamp the show is undergoing after exhausting »

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Chris Zylka, Model Hanna Beth Split, End Engagement in Nasty Online Feud

12 March 2015 7:04 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

What a difference a year can make. In April 2014, The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Chris Zylka and model Hanna Beth were in the throes of love, announcing their engagement via Twitter. On Thursday, March 12, the pair engaged in a vicious online battle that started when Zylka, 29, tweeted, “When someone's boyfriend shows up at they're house with flowers while you're in that someone's bed. Don't get involved with them.” He went on to reply to his own tweet with another 140-character response, writing, “@chriszylka @TheHannaBeth no [...] »

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Chris Zylka and Hanna Beth End Their Engagement and Their Breakup Gets Insanely Messy on Instagram and Twitter!

12 March 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Chris Zylka and Hanna Beth have called it quits. The Leftovers actor announced the end of his nearly 10-month engagement Wednesday night. In an Instagram post, the 29-year-old TV star wrote, "Im disappointed that i didnt see how fake you were, or pay attention to the backstabbing you did in front of me. I will rise up." The picture featured a quote that read, "You are only going to be as good as the people you surround yourself with so be brave enough to let go of those who keep weighing you down." Zylka also aired their dirty laundry on Twitter, telling his followers, "When someone's boyfriend shows up at they're house with flowers while you're in that someone's bed. Don't get involved »

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Tff 2015: Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2015 Line-up For World Narrative Features Program

11 March 2015 5:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This year’s World Narrative program brings an accessible universality to its international viewpoints and showcase a strong sense of familial locales, crises, and lone-wolf connective longing in a variety of styles. From two brothers surviving the Kentucky Civil War in Men Go To Battle to a wealthy eccentric who ingratiates himself with the family of his dead friend in Franny and The Survivalist’s struggle with post-apocalyptic self-preservation, the 12 stories and voices will resonate with discerning and diverse audiences.

“We were inspired by, and really admire the ambition and risk-taking of the filmmakers who are striving to capture the emotions and complexities of everyday life in this year’s submissions,” said Frederic Boyer, Artistic Director Tribeca Film Festival.

Let’s take a look at the slate for the World Narrative Features program:

The Adderall Diaries

Pamela Romanowsky (USA) – World Premiere

Elliott (James Franco), a once-successful novelist inflicted with writer »

- Sacha Hall

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