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Zachary Quinto And Emma Roberts Join James Franco In Michael

15 July 2014 9:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The fascinating New York Times article “My Ex-Gay Friend” by Benoit Denizet-Lewis is being turned into a movie, with James Franco playing the gay-leader-turned-Christian-pastor Michael Glatze, and if Franco’s involvement in the project, titled Michael, wasn’t exciting enough, now we’ve learned that actors Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts have also signed on for supporting roles.

Michael centers on the unusual life of Glatze, a Christian minister from Wyoming who actually founded a gay youth magazine before eventually rejecting his own homosexuality and becoming vocally opposed to gay rights. Quinto will play Glatze’s former boyfriend, while Roberts (who recently starred with Franco in the excellent Palo Alto) will be playing his girlfriend. Chris Zylka, currently starring on HBO’s The Leftovers, is on board as another past love interest of Glatze’s.

Justin Kelly, a protege of Milk director Gus Van Sant (who is serving as the »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Quinto, Roberts Join 'Ex Gay'-Themed "Michael"

15 July 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Zachary Quinto, Chris Zylka and Emma Roberts are set to join James Franco in the Justin Kelly-directed true story drama "Michael".

The story is based on Benoit Denizet-Lewis's New York Times Magazine article about Michael Glatze, an anti-gay Christian minister from Wyoming. Bbefore he became a priest, Glatze was not only gay but was so entrenched in queer culture he founded a gay youth magazine.

Franco plays Glatze, Quinto and Zylka will play former boyfriends, while Roberts will play his current girlfriend. Franco, Vince Jolivette, Michael Mendelsohn, Ron Singer and Scott Reed will produce, while Gus van Sant will executive produce.

Describing the project, Kelly says: "This isn’t just a story about an 'ex-gay'. It’s actually a very relatable story about the power of belief and the desire to belong."

Added Denizet-Lewis: “I’m excited that everyone involved in this project is intent on telling a story »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting: James Franco, Emma Roberts & More Join Anti-Gay Priest Drama 'Michael,' Ben Kingsley Helps ‘Tut’ & More

15 July 2014 6:28 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

James Franco, his "Palo Alto" co-star Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto and Chris Zylka are all aboard "Michael," which packs a powerful story behind a bland title. Based on the 2011 New York Times article "My Ex-Gay Friend," the story follows an anti-gay "Christian minister from Wyoming who was so entrenched in gay culture before he rejected his homosexuality, he founded a gay youth magazine." Franco has the lead role, with Roberts as his girlfriend, and Quinto and Zylka as his former boyfriends. Gus Van Sant is producing, with Justin Kelly set to direct. [Variety] Ben Kingsley is taking the unlikely journey to Spike TV to lead their event series "Tut." And no, he won't be played the lead role, but instead, the Oscar winner will play "Ay, the Grand Vizier to King Tutankhamun." No word yet on who is directing, but it's already slated to air on the network next year. [The Wrap] Rose Leslie »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Meme: Robbie Rogers’ Life To Become a Sitcom, Zachary Quinto Joins James Franco Ex-Gay Film, Mlb Set To Make Major Lgbt Announcement

15 July 2014 4:40 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Who clarifies PrEP stance, Todd Chrisley isn’t gay today, Indiana to appeal marriage equality ruling to en banc Seventh Circuit

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have optioned out soccer star Robbie Rogers‘ story for a comedic television show about his rise to the professional leagues, his quick retirement, coming out, and going on to become the first out professional athlete in an American league sport. I was a little hesitant about it being a comedy, but with Rogers dating Greg Berlanti and serving as a producer, I’m sure he has enough control to make sure the punchlines hit the right spots.

Where is this man’s nipple?

Why We Deserve More Bisexual Characters On Television

The World Health Organization has clarified their position on PrEP from earlier reports that had them recommending for all men who have sex with men. “The recommendation states that PrEP should be considered »

- Ed Kennedy

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Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco’s ‘Michael’ (Exclusive)

14 July 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama “Michael,” about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, Variety has learned.

Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco’s character. Roberts is set to reteam with her “Palo Alto” co-star as his girlfriend. Chris Zylka (“The Leftovers”) is also attached to the film as another past love interest.

The script for “Michael” is based on “My Ex-Gay Friend,” a New York Times Magazine article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis (author of “Travels with Casey”) about Michael Glatze, a Christian minister from Wyoming who was so entrenched in gay culture before rejected his homosexuality, he founded a gay youth magazine. Justin Kelly will direct. Gus van Sant is the executive producer, along with producers James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Michael Mendelsohn, Ron Singer and Scott Reeve.

“This isn’t just a story about an ‘ex-gay,’” Kelly said. “It »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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'The Leftovers' Recap: Kevin's Sanity Is Questioned In 'Penguin One, Us Zero'

6 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Leftovers returned Sunday after its premiere last week, revealing that Police Chief Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) is even more unstable and unreliable than he first appeared.

The Leftovers Recap

In the cold open, Tom Garvey (Chris Zylka), Kevin’s son, is away from the family at the compound of self-proclaimed messiah Wayne. The Feds are onto Wayne (Paterson Joseph) and his cult. They’ve learned that he claims to be able to hug the pain out of people, gaining his strength to do so by keeping company with teenage Asian girls and using college-aged men to run his errands. Since Wayne, whose compound is in Nevada, seems to be luring senators to pay him for hugs, the FBI determines he’s a threat to national security and sends a team to the compound.

Wayne's Commune Gets Raided

Raiding the cult’s HQ, the armed men barrel through rooms, tackling »

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Review: 'The Leftovers' - 'Penguin One, Us Zero'

6 July 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as the entire cast of "Perfect Strangers" disappears... "I don't want to feel this way anymore." -Meg One of the most fascinating things to me about "The Leftovers" is the way that the story is focused on the Garvey family, who lost no one we know about in the Departure, but who have all lost themselves and each other in the aftermath. And while "Penguin One, Us Zero" starts to open a window on what life is like for someone like Nora Durst, whose whole family vanished, its main focus is on examining how people like the Garveys and Meg Abbott have unspooled themselves from all the existential weight of a world where something like the Departure can happen. Our main point of emphasis here is Kevin, who tries to fight signs both big and small that he is »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'The Leftovers' Recap: Episode 2 - 'Penguin One, Us Zero'

6 July 2014 7:57 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

In the troubled town of Mapleton, people began to suspect Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) was losing his mind, while his daughter, Jill Garvey (Margaret Qualley), began stirring up trouble. Over at the Guilty Remnant (the group of smokers in white), Laurie Garvey (Amy Brenneman) struggled converting new recruit Meg (Liv Tyler), and somewhere on the road, Tom Garvey (Chris Zylka) was given a mission from Holy Wayne (Paterson Joseph).

Here's our recap of "The Leftovers," Season 1, Episode 2 - "Penguin One, Us Zero."

Tom Garvey & The Raid On Holy Wayne's Camp: Wayne Henry Gilchrest Jr., aka ...

Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Amanda Warren Talks The Leftovers, Deciding Not to Read the Book, Working with Peter Berg, and More

3 July 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From showrunner Damon Lindelof and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta, the HBO drama series The Leftovers tells the story of what happens after 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation.  As the world struggles to come to terms with what happened, viewers will get to watch how the residents of Mapleton, New York deal with living and being left behind.  With a pilot directed by Peter Berg, the show stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Ann Dowd, Amanda Warren, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Emily Meade, Michael Gaston, Max and Charlie Carver, and Annie Q. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Amanda Warren (who plays whip-smart Mayor Lucy Warburton) talked about how she came to be a part of the show, what she was told about her character ahead of time, why she loves living in the moment and learning what’s next with each script, »

- Christina Radish

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The Leftovers: Season One Ratings

1 July 2014 8:34 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The television business is a tough one with few TV shows surviving to see a second season. Will The Leftovers on HBO be one of the lucky ones? Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers follows what happens when 2% of the world's population abruptly vanishes without explanation. The remaining population struggles to come to terms with what it means to be left behind.

The large cast includes Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Emily Meade, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Annie Q, Chris Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, and Amanda Warren.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Leftovers

1 July 2014 7:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: HBO

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 29, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Emily Meade, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Annie Q, Chris Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, and Amanda Warren.

TV show description:

Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, this dramatic series follows what might happen if 2% of the world's population abruptly vanished without explanation. The remaining population struggles to come to terms with what has happened.

Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) is the father of two and the chief of police in the small New York suburb of Mapleton. He's struggling to keep his family together, to keep his town from descending into chaos, and to keep himself in »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Leftovers, Ep. 1.01, “Pilot,” calibrates an old story for major potential

30 June 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot”

Written by Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrota

Directed by Peter Berg

Airs Sundays at 10pm Est on HBO

The best thing about The Leftovers is its premise, and not because it’s really that ingenious, or cool. Its rapture-based concept is ground that has been covered before in other series and books, but the scale of it is just right here for nuanced material, the incident being big enough to be a personal catastrophe, yet small enough to keep it from being a global one (like say, all the males dying was in Y: The Last Man). With no rhyme or reason to who was picked, on top of a three-year gap from the event itself, what we’re left with instead of the typical action plot or mystery, is basically the perfect, world-wide existential crisis.

After all, how do you keep your head up and »

- Michael

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HBO Serves ‘Leftovers’ on Yahoo for Free

30 June 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Time Warner’s HBO is making the first episode of Damon Lindelof’s creepy drama “The Leftovers,” which debuted Sunday on the premium cabler, available for free on the Yahoo Screen video service.

The show’s premiere episode is available on Yahoo starting today through July 6. The episode also is available on multiple U.S. pay-tv online portals and free VOD platforms during the sampling period.

See Also: Poll: Are You a Fan of HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’?

HBO’s “The Leftovers” was co-created by Lindelof, the creative force behind “Lost,” and Tom Perrotta (“Little Children”) based on Perrotta’s novel of the same name. In “Leftovers,” 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation, forcing survivors to struggle to understand what happened.

The Leftovers,” set three years after the mysterious purge, takes place in the fictional New York suburb of Mapleton. Series stars Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, »

- Todd Spangler

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The Leftovers Recap: Love, Loss, Cults and Chaos

30 June 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In a word: enrapturing. Premiering Sunday night, HBO's The Leftovers, about a small New York town in the aftermath of a global Rapture-like event that caused the sudden disappearance of two percent of the world's population, was possibly the most anticipated new show of the summer. While disturbing, the first episode did not disappoint. Reader warning: Plot spoilers ahead. The show opens with a frazzled young mother running errands with her crying baby. As she gets ready to pull out of the parking lot, the baby's wails stop, thanks to every mother's worst fear. The child's gone without a trace. »

- Janine Rayford Rubenstein

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'The Leftovers' Premiere Recap: Town Reels 3 Years After A Rapture; Justin Theroux Stars

29 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Leftovers opens on the day of an indiscriminate rapture – October 14 of an unknown year. In Mapleton, New York, a woman with a crying infant tries to get her laundry done at the local laundromat. After putting her clean clothes into the car, buckling the baby into his car seat and preparing to back out of her parking spot, the baby's crying suddenly stops. When she turns around, the baby has disappeared. A few spots away, a young boy’s dad disappeared, leaving his half-full shopping cart to wheel away without him. A car accident occurs across the street, the driver no longer at the wheel.

The Leftovers Recap

Three years after the event, which took 2% of the population (about 140 million people), Chief of Police Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) is taking a jog through town when he comes upon a dog. Just as he’s about to pet it, a »

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The 5 Creepiest Scenes From The Leftovers Premiere

29 June 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Those who have read Tom Perrotta's haunting book, The Leftovers (myself included), probably anticipated that HBO's adaptation would be just as bizarre. However, I definitely didn't expect the events from the book to be even creepier when translated onto the small screen. The show, which takes place three years after a large portion of the Earth's population mysteriously vanishes into thin air, premiered this week and is off to an engaging and mysterious start - thanks in part to leading man Justin Theroux. There are enough moments in the premiere alone to make me gasp, look away, and gag just a little. Take a look to see if you agree. When Dean shoots the dog. Main character Kevin (Justin Theroux) is going for a nice jog when he sees a stray dog in his path. It's a really humanizing moment, until random guy Dean (Michael Gaston) just shoots the dog in the head. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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TV Review: ‘The Leftovers’

25 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After all the psychic energy expended fretting about how Damon Lindelof’s last series, “Lost,” would end (a finish many found lacking), it’s perhaps understandable why he’d be drawn to “The Leftovers,” Tom Perrotta’s provocative book, where the big mystery involves the abrupt disappearance of 2% of the world’s population, and the fallout from that cataclysmic event. Those shock waves certainly provide fertile dramatic material, but the show somewhat unevenly mixes its universal theme — probing how people cope with grief and loss — with the particulars of its characters. What’s left is undoubtedly interesting; whether it’s worthy of rapturous praise is another matter.

The author of the books-turned-movies “Election” and “Little Children,” Perrotta’s concept here is constructed in an extremely clever way: The percentage of those who vanished (“the Sudden Departure,” it’s called) is enough to have touched virtually every life, without so devastating »

- Brian Lowry

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Jennifer Aniston Joined Justin Theroux At 'The Leftovers' Premiere

23 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jennifer Aniston walked the red carpet with her fiancé Justin Theroux at the premiere of his new HBO series The Leftovers in New York City Monday night.

Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux At 'Leftovers' Premiere

Aniston, who hasn’t attended a premiere in several months, stunned in a black miniskirt paired with a black button up shirt. The Friends alum accessorized with earrings, a gold watch and her engagement ring. Her husband-to-be dressed for the occasion in a navy wool Dior Homme suit with a white shirt and no tie.

Asked how he felt to have Aniston by his side for the premiere, Theroux told Us Weekly, “It feels great!”

Onlookers noted that the engaged pair looked as happy as ever – both on the red carpet and inside the event. "Jen and Justin were really sweet together," an source told Us. "They were both absolutely beaming. Inside the event, Jen was »

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New Spot For HBO’s The Leftovers Offers A Creepy Sermon

23 June 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Mysteries will surely abound in this Sunday’s premiere of the HBO apocalyptic drama The Leftovers, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering that Lost writer Damon Lindelof is on board as co-creator. Hopefully, though, the answers that this new series offers viewers will be a little more satisfying than those offered to the patient Lost fans who stuck with the drama over six frustrating seasons. What’s been made clear from the commercials for The Leftovers is that viewers are in for one creepy, atmospheric ride – and a new spot for the show doesn’t do much more than reaffirm that expectation.

In the 55-second trailer, we hear a sermon about a “young boy” trying to decide whether he should be angry about all the suffering in his life or grateful that it gave him strength and understanding. Mixed in with that are a lot of tantalizing snippets, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Leftovers: Christopher Eccleston Delivers a Sermon on The Sudden Departure in New TV Spot

23 June 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Since I don't watch True Blood (and judging by Allison's recent recap, I'm not missing anything), there's a huge gap in my Sunday night viewings since Game of Thrones has wrapped for the year.  That gap might be filled with HBO's new series, The Leftovers.  The story takes place after the 2% of the population mysterious disappears, and centers on the people in a small town that didn’t make the cut.  HBO has released a new TV spot, and like the others, it's intense, mysterious, and it's interesting enough to make me want to at least check out the pilot. Hit the jump to check out The Leftovers TV spot.  The series premieres on June 29th at 10pm, and stars Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, and Chris Zylka. Via HBO. Here's the official synopsis for The Leftovers: Based on Tom Perrotta’s »

- Matt Goldberg

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