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Casting Net: Tom Hanks may be directed by Meg Ryan in WWII drama; Plus Kevin Bacon, Benjamin Bratt, more

26 June 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan may reunite on screen for the actress’ directorial debut Ithaca. Hanks would have a cameo role in the World War II coming-of-age drama based on William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy and already serves as an executive producer. Erik Jendresen (Killing Lincoln) adapted the script that will also feature Ryan onscreen, as well as the previously announced Sam Shepard (August: Osage County), Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), and Jack Quaid, Ryan’s son with actor Dennis Quaid. This would be the fourth time the pair has appeared on screen together after Joe Versus the Volcano, »

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HBO's Scorsese-Jagger Pilot Adds Mick's Son, Andrew Dice Clay, Six Others to Cast

26 June 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

HBO's rock 'n' roll drama is getting crowded. The untitled drama pilot from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter has added eight more actors — including Mick's son, actor James Jagger. The 28-year-old is joined by fellow additions P.J. Byrne, Joe Caniano, Andrew Dice Clay, Ato Essandoh, Robert Funaro, Birgitte Sorensen and J.C. Mackenzie. They join previously set stars Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, Max Casella, Jack Quaid and Ray Romano. List The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films The still-untitled project has been in the works for some time. It follows record

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- Michael O'Connell

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Our Dream of a Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan Movie Reunion May Come True After All

26 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After initial reports suggested that their next collaboration would be strictly off-screen, it seems that frequent co-stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan may reunite on film after all.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Hanks is in negotiations to make a small cameo in "Ithaca," Ryan's directorial debut in which she's also starring. Hanks had previously signed on in a behind-the-scenes role to executive produce the film through his Playtone company.

If things pan out, this would mark the fourth time -- and first time in 16 years -- that the pair have starred together on the big screen, following "Joe Versus the Volcano," "Sleepless in Seattle," and "You've Got Mail."

"Ithaca" is an adaption of William Saroyan's 1943 novel "The Human Comedy," and focuses on a 14-year-old bike messenger delivering telegrams during World War II, and the war's effect on his hometown and his family. Hanks would play the boy's father. »

- Katie Roberts

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Tom Hanks To Cameo In Meg Ryan's "Ithaca"

26 June 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Tom Hanks is in talks for a cameo in Meg Ryan's directorial debut "Ithaca" alongside the likes of Sam Shepard, Jack Quaid and Melanie Griffith.

Based on William Saroyan's 1943 novel "The Human Comedy," the film explores how the Second World War affects a family in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Specifically it centers on a 14-year-old telegraph bicycle messenger named Homer Macauley who is left to take care of his widowed mother, older sister and four-year-old brother Ulysses after his older brother is sent off to fight.

Homer continues delivering messages, one of which will change his life forever. Tom Hanks will play Homer's late father.

Erik Jendresen penned the script while Gary Goetzman, Janet Brenner and Laura Ivey are set to produce. Shooting begins next month in Virginia.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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26 June 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Coming Soon Denzel Washington does the mandatory back to camera pose required of all teaser posters now for The Equalizer

Dazed Michel Gondry shares films he can't forget: Modern Times, Groundhog Day, The Phantom of Liberty and more

The Matinee's 'Blind-Spot' series visits the inspirational teacher movie Goodbye Mr Chips (1939)

Empire Tate Taylor will follow Get On Up with In the Event of a Moon Disaster, another period piece. The premise sounds cool but I don't understand how he'll find roles for Viola & Octavia and he's not allowed to work without them. Tis Tfe's decree

Pajiba Pajiba turns 10. Happy birthday Pajiba!

Non-Fics on the 10 best documentaries about gay history ever made. Some surprises here. I haven't even heard of a couple of these

Daily Mail good news about Michigan only ever seems to come from Ann Arbor these days: Madonna's daughter Lourdes (aka "Lola") will attend U of M as an Mdt major. »

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Tom Hanks to Reunite With Meg Ryan in Word War II Coming of Age Story Ithaca

26 June 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

After appearing together in Joe Versus the Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan look set to reunite in the big screen adaptation of William Saroyan’s classic 1943 novel The Human Comedy. It marks the directorial debut of Ryan and she will start shooting in Virginia next month.

Hanks is closely involved in the project as an executive producer, so the fact that he’s willing to make a cameo in the World War II set coming of age drama perhaps shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

The novel was adapted by Band of Brothers scribe Erik Jendresen, and he obviously worked with Hanks on that critically acclaimed HBO series. Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith and Jack Quaid have so far also been confirmed as starring in the movie. Janet Brenner and Laura Ivey are producing.

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Tom Hanks to star in Meg Ryan’s Ithaca

26 June 2014 1:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We already knew that Tom Hanks was set to work as a producer on Meg Ryan’s debut directorial effort Ithaca, but it looks like he’ll be briefly starring in the film too according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ithaca is based on William Saroyan’s 1943 novel The Human Comedy which is described as:

The place is Ithaca, in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The time is World War II. The family is the Macauley’s—a mother, sister, and three brothers whose struggles and dreams reflect those of America’s second-generation immigrants…In particular, fourteen-year-old Homer, determined to become one of the fastest telegraph messengers in the West, finds himself caught between reality and illusion as delivering his messages of wartime death, love, and money brings him face-to-face with human emotion at its most naked and raw.

According to the report, Hanks will play the father of the family »

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Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan To Team-Up Again For ‘Ithaca’

26 June 2014 12:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

From Sleepless In Seattle, to You’Ve Got Mail and Joe Versus The Volcano, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have made a perfect movie duo for many years but it has, of course, been a while since they’ve hit the big screen together.

This one is a little different though as Ithaca will be Meg Ryan’s directorial debut with Hanks production company Playtone backing her. That’s not to say there won’t be a cameo for Hanks though and although this isn’t something he always does, it seems that some form of reunion is definitely on and for the fourth time.

The film is based on the 1943 novel by William Saroyan called The Human Comedy. It’s a World War II saga that’s sold as a ‘coming of age’ drama about life on the front line, something that Hanks definitely has connects to and would slot into comfortably. »

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Tom Hanks in talks for cameo in Meg Ryan's Ithaca

25 June 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tom Hanks could make a big screen reunion with his Sleepless in Seattle co-star Meg Ryan, on board her new movie Ithaca.

The actor had already signed up to serve as producer on the film, which is Ryan's directorial debut.

As well as his work behind the camera, Hanks is now in talks to make a cameo appearance, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in a small Californian town in 1942, the film follows a 14-year-old called Homer Macauley, who is deemed the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger in history.

When his older brother goes to war, he is left to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, and to bring hope to their community.

Ryan is due to play the character's mother, while Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith and Jack Quaid will also feature in the movie.

The pair have appeared on screen together in three films throughout their careers, »

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Tom Hanks Reunites with Meg Ryan for Her Directorial Debut 'Ithaca'

25 June 2014 6:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tom Hanks has signed on for a cameo role in Meg Ryan's directorial debut, Ithaca.

The project is adapted from William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy, which centers on a 14-year-old telegraph bicycle messenger named Homer Macauley. Homer is left to take care of his widowed mother, his older sister and four-year-old brother Ulysses after his older brother is sent off to fight in World War II. The plot shows how the war affects this family in California's San Joaquin Valley through the messages Homer delivers, including one that will change his life forever.

Tom Hanks will play Homer's father, joining a cast that already includes Sam Shepard, Jack Quaid and Melanie Griffith.

Meg Ryan is directing from an adapted screenplay by Erik Jendresen, who worked with Tom Hanks on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. Before he signed on to cameo, Tom Hanks was already attached as an executive producer, »

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Tom Hanks in Talks for Meg Ryan’s Directorial Debut ‘Ithaca’

25 June 2014 6:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Hanks is in talks for a cameo role in Meg Ryan’s directorial debut “Ithaca.”

d War II coming-of-age saga about life on the home front. He’s already closely involved in the project, serving as executive producer alongside his partner at Playtone, Gary Goetzman. Brian O’Shea‘s The Exchange acquired worldwide rights to the project earlier this year and has been shopping it to foreign buyers.

Photos 35 of 2014′s Most Anticipated Movies

Ithaca will mark the fourth time that Hanks and Ryan have appeared together on the big screen after Joe Versus the Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve got Mail, their last film, released in 1998.

Ryan will direct Ithaca from an adapted script by Erik Jendresen, who worked with Hanks on the acclaimed HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. Janet Brenner and Laura Ivey are producing. Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith and Jack Quaid also will star. »

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P.J. Byrne of 'Wolf of Wall Street' is the latest addition to Martin Scorsese's HBO pilot

24 June 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The Wolf of Wall Street’s P.J. Byrne has joined Martin Scorsese’s currently untitled HBO rock ‘n’ roll pilot.

The currently untitled drama is set in 1970s New York and will follow Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), a record exec trying to resurrect his label as punk and disco are breaking into the city’s drug- and sex-fueled music scene. Byrne has been cast in the role of Scott Levitt, Finestra’s partner.

Last month, it was announced that Parenthood’s Ray Romano had joined the cast as Zak Yankovich, one of Finestra’s friends who has a history of »

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Ray Romano cast in HBO's rock 'n' roll drama pilot

2 May 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Ray Romano is the latest star to join the cast of HBO’s upcoming rock ‘n’ roll pilot, executive produced by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter.

The pilot follows a record executive struggling to revive his label in the midst of the onset of punk and disco in 1970s New York. So far, Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, Max Casella, Jack Quaid, and now, Romano are set to star.

Romano will play the record executive’s (Cannavale) friend, who has a history of experience in the music business dating back to the days of the mob. »

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‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Actors Join HBO's Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger Rock ‘n’ Roll Pilot

14 March 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO's untitled rock ‘n’ roll pilot from executive producers Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger has filled two more roles. Max Casella and Jack Quaid have joined the cast, a network representative told TheWrap. From writer/executive producers George Mastras (“Breaking Bad”) and Terence Winter (“Boardwalk Empire”), the untitled series will explore the drug and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. Also read: ‘Maleficent's’ Juno Temple Joins Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger's Rock ‘n’ Roll Pilot for HBO »

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Max Casella & Jack Quaid Cast In HBO’s Rock ’N’ Roll Drama Pilot

14 March 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Max Casella (Blue Jasmine) and Jack Quaid (Hunger Games franchise) have joined HBO‘s untitled Rock ’n’ Roll drama pilot, from executive producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, George Mastras and Terence Winter. The pilot is eyeing production start in early summer with Scorsese directing. Co-written by Winter and showrunner Mastras, the untitled drama is set in 1970s New York and explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), who is trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. Casella will play Julian “Julie” Silver, the nurturing but short-tempered Head of A&R of the label, who struggles to stay hip and relevant in the young man’s game of the rock ’n’ roll business. Quaid, son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, plays Clark Morelle, a young A&R executive »

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HBO’s 1970s Rock ‘n’ Roll Drama Project Adds Max Casella, Jack Quaid

14 March 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s still-unnamed, long-planned 1970s rock ‘n’ roll drama pilot, set against the backdrop of New York’s emerging punk scene, is adding a couple more band members.

Max Casella (“The Sopranos”) and Jack Quaid (“The Hunger Games” movies) join the cast as music executives Julian “Julie” Silver and Clark Morelle respectively. While the hot-headed Jules struggles to stay hip and relevant, the younger Clark is just trying to get a foothold in this competitive, fast-paced world.

The project, which is scheduled to begin lensing this summer, stars Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, the founder and president of a top-tier record label who is dealing with a crisis of character. Olivia Wilde plays his former actress-model wife and Juno Temple plays a manipulative, ambitious assistant at the record label.

Boardwalk Empire’s” Terence Winter and “Breaking Bad’s” George Mastras co-wrote the script, which has been in development for a couple years. »

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HBO's Scorsese-Jagger Drama Adds 'Hunger Games' Actor, 'Sopranos' Alum

14 March 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Two more have been added to the cast of Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger's untitled rock 'n' roll drama. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that both Max Casella and Jack Quaid have joined the pilot. From executive producers Scorsese, Jagger, George Mastras and Terence Winter, the music-business drama is set in the punk-and-disco heyday of 1970s New York and follows a record executive trying to resurrect his top-tier record label that needs resuscitation. Photos: 40 Years of HBO The duo join the previously announced cast of Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Juno Temple. Casella, perhaps best

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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Sells 3.9 Million Blu-ray and DVD Units

11 March 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, announced today that the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise continued to gain momentum as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire sold an estimated 3.9 million DVD and Blu-ray units in its first weekend of North American release and had the biggest digital launch in the Company's history with opening weekend digital sales increasing nearly 40% over the first Hunger Games film.

The record digital performance was driven by #1 openings on all major digital platforms, including iTunes, Xbox, Amazon, Vudu, Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FiOS, Google Play and Sony Entertainment Network, among others. Higher-margin Blu-ray titles surged to 50% of all packaged media sales of Catching Fire in its opening weekend compared to 35% of packaged media sales of the first Hunger Games film.

Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate President and General Manager of Home Entertainment Sales & Distribution, had this to say in a statement about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's home video release. »

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President Snow Shares His Favorite Scenes in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' | Exclusive

7 March 2014 10:00 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The wait is almost over! In just a few short hours, the biggest movie of 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be available on Blu-ray and DVD. Before you head to your local retailer to pick up this blockbuster, we have an exclusive interview with Donald Sutherland, who plays the nefarious President Snow. This leader of Panem changes the rules for the 75th Annual Hunger Games, which marks the return of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) to the battle arena, in this adaptation of Suzanne Collins's novel. Watch as Donald Sutherland explains one of his favorite scenes from the sequel, and how President Snow relishes the adversarial relationship he has with young Katniss.

Hailed as "a monumental achievement" (The Playlist), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire features a critically-acclaimed cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson (Donald Sutherland), Liam Hemsworth (The Expendables 2), Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson »

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Paradigm Signs Melanie Griffith

28 February 2014 11:19 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Melanie Griffith has followed her longtime agent Manny Nunez to Paradigm. She’s following the same path as her husband Antonio Banderas, who moved with Nunez a day after the agent became the latest CAAer to land at Paradigm, joining Bob Bookman, Ken Stovitz and Rand Holston. Griffith, whose credits span film, TV and theater, is currently working on the thriller Ithaca, the adaptation of William Saroyan’s novel The Human Comedy that Meg Ryan is directing and Tom Hanks is executive producing with his Playtone partner Gary GoetzmanSam Shepard and Ryan’s son Jack Quaid co-star. She is next up in the sci-fi film Autómata alongside Banderas and Dylan McDermott. Griffith has Oscar (for Working Girl), Golden Globe and Emmy nominations over a career she began as a model at 9 months old. She continues to be repped by Untitled Entertainment. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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