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Young actress Lulu Wilson has landed a series-regular spot in HBO’s Amy Adams-starring drama Sharp Objects. The series is from Entertainment One and Blumhouse Television with Jean Marc Vallée directing the eight episodes written by Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn. Based on Flynn’s novel, Sharp Objects details Camille Preaker's (Adams) return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille… »
Amy Adams is adding yet another award to her stacked résumé. The five-time Oscar nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner will be honored at the Giffoni Film Festival, an annual fest in the south of Italy dedicated to children and teens. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the “Arrival” star will receive the Experience Award. Adams grew up in the U.S., but she was born in Italy.
According to THR, the “Enchanted” actress will “hold a master class with the festival’s young guests to discuss her career.” The fest is scheduled to take place July 14–22, and Adams will receive her honor July 15.
Adams has received Oscar nominations for her performances in “American Hustle,” “The Master,” “The Fighter,” “Doubt,” and “Junebug.” Her recent credits include neo-noir “Nocturnal Animals” and box office and critical hit “Arrival.” “She’s not heroic in the traditional sense,” Adams said of Dr. Louise Banks, her “Arrival” character. “I love that she gets to rely on her intellect and instinct as opposed to brawn and bravery.” Dr. Banks uses her education, problem-solving skills, and personal experiences to address the potential threat of an alien takeover in the sci-fi film.
You can catch Adams next in “Sharp Objects,” Marti Noxon’s adaptation of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s 2006 novel of the same name. She’ll topline and executive produce the HBO series. The drama follows a Chicago-based reporter who was recently treated at a psych hospital for self-harm. She reluctantly returns to her tiny hometown, Wind Gap, Missouri, to cover the murder of two preteen girls.
Amy Adams to Be Honored at Giffoni Film Fest was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
The Leftovers and Fargo star Carrie Coon has become the latest addition to the cast of Widows, the next film from acclaimed director Steve McQueen (Shame, 12 Years a Slave). Coon will start work on the film once she completes production on The Papers for director Steven Spielberg.
Widows is based upon the 1983 Lynda La Plante crime series has been scripted by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. It follows a group of women who team up to complete a heist when their husbands are killed on the job. Coon will play one of the widows who declines to join the heist.
Production on Widows is set to get underway this summer, with a cast that includes Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Carrie Coon, Daniel Kaluuya, Andre Holland, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall and Garret Dillahunt. »
- Gary Collinson
A young woman battles her body and her nihilism in the first trailer for Marti Noxon’s “To the Bone.” “I just don’t see the point,” Ellen (Lily Collins, “Rules Don’t Apply”) tells her doctor (Keanu Reeves) in the spot. She’s struggling to find meaning in life and dealing with the consequences of a debilitating eating disorder. “I’m not going to treat you if you’re not interested in living,” he says.
Ellen is anorexic, and as much as she tells herself that she has things “under control,” she doesn’t. She faints as a result of starving herself. “The way that you’re going, one day you won’t wake up,” her doctor warns. The incident seems to be what lands Ellen in an unconventional treatment program where she bonds with other residents. “Some of them actually seem like they’re doing Ok — like they might get lives and be semi-interesting people,” an uncharacteristically optimistic Ellen says.
The semi-autobiographical film marks Noxon’s feature directorial debut. “I was anorexic and bulimic from the time I was about 13 until I was almost 25,” the “UnREAL” co-creator told us. When we asked her what she’d like audiences to think about after watching the movie, she said, “I hope they will have a better understanding that women and men who have eating disorders have a disease that is real — that it’s not an issue of vanity. And I hope they will look more closely at their own self-critical voices and think about being kinder to themselves,” she added.
Noxon has penned episodes of “Glee,” “Mad Men,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” She is serving as showrunner on HBO’s upcoming adaptation of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects.” Amy Adams plays a reporter investigating the murder of two pre-teen girls in the series.
“To the Bone” will be available to stream on Netflix July 14. The film made its world premiere at Sundance this January.
Trailer Watch: Lily Collins Battles Anorexia in Marti Noxon’s “To the Bone” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively may be teaming up for a murder mystery. Deadline reports that the actresses are in talks to star in “A Simple Favor,” a project being set up at Lionsgate. Paul Feig has signed on to write and direct the film.
Based on Darcey Bell’s 2017 novel of the same name, “A Simple Favor” centers on a mommy blogger whose best friend suddenly disappears. The book has earned comparisons to two other page-turners that went on to receive big screen adaptations, Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” and Paula Hawkins’ “The Girl on the Train.”
The project is expected to shoot this August in Toronto.
Kendrick will next be seen in the third installment of the “Pitch Perfect” aca-franchise. Directed by Trish Sie, “Pitch Perfect 3” is set to bow December 22. Lively’s newest film, “All I See Is You,” hits theaters September 15. The “Gossip Girl” alumna plays a blind woman who regains her sight.
Lively has already signed on to star in another adaptation of a mystery novel, “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty’s “The Husband’s Secret.” “The Shallows” star will play a woman who discovers a shocking secret that her husband has been hiding for years.
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in Talks to Star in Paul Feig’s “A Simple Favor” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Sharp Objects has some new company. Deadline reports Sophia Lillis has joined the upcoming HBO TV series.Based on the book by Gillian Flynn, the drama follows Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a reporter who returns to her hometown to investigate the murder of two young girls. Big Little Lies' Jean Marc Vallée will direct the eight-part series, with Marti Noxon writing.Read More… »
Exclusive: Lukas Haas has signed on for Steve McQueen’s forthcoming bank heist thriller Widows from New Regency and 20th Century Fox. He joins the admirable roster of actors that includes Viola Davis, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell. The film, written by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, will hit theaters November 16, 2018. Based on the British miniseries, Widows begins when four armed robbers are killed during a robbery and their surviving widows come together to… »
Sophia Lillis (37) is set for a major recurring role in HBO's eight-episode drama series Sharp Objects, from Entertainment One and Blumhouse Television. Written by Marti Noxon based on the book by Gillian Flynn and directed by Jean Marc Vallée, Sharp Objects centers on reporter Camille Preaker (Adams). Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a… »
A neo-noir mystery toplined by Patricia Clarkson and helmed by Carol Morley? Count us in. A press release has announced that Clarkson will star in “Out of Blue,” Morley’s follow-up to 2014’s “The Falling.”
A radical adaptation of Martin Amis’ “Night Train,” “Out of Blue” centers on homicide detective Mike Hoolihan (Clarkson), who is called to investigate an unusual case —the shooting of renowned astrophysicist and black hole expert Jennifer Rockwell. Mike “is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend,” the press release details. “Revolving around contemporary Atlanta and the mysteries of the universe,” the film unravels “a metaphysical mystery, in which Mike’s quest for the truth destabilizes her view of the world, and herself.” Morley penned the script.
“‘The Falling’ established Carol Morley as an exciting and unique voice in British Cinema and it’s a privilege to be producing her new film ‘Out of Blue,’” said Cannon and Roeg. “Carol has written such an original and distinctive screenplay that ‘Out of Blue’ will be sure to consolidate her reputation as one of the UK’s most dynamic directorial talents. Patricia Clarkson is an actor we have always admired and we know her Mike will be an iconic character, a complex woman on screen to watch again and again.”
Set in 1969 at an all-girls school, “The Falling” stars Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”) as a student in a high school overtaken by a twitching and fainting epidemic. “Dreams of a Life,” “Edge,” and “The Alcohol Years” are among Morley’s other credits.
Clarkson’s recent credits include “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” “Annie,” and “Learning to Drive.” Her latest film, Sally Potter’s “The Party,” premiered at the Berlinale in February. The dark comedy hasn’t found distribution in the U.S. yet. Clarkson has a number of projects in the works, including HBO’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects,” and Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop,” a drama about a woman who opens a bookstore despite opposition from locals.
Carol Morley to Direct Patricia Clarkson-Starrer “Out of Blue” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
The big screen adaptation of the 1983 Lynda La Plante crime series has been scripted by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and focuses on a group of women who team up to complete a heist when their husbands are killed on the job.
McQueen has assembled a stellar cast for the film, which includes Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Kaluuya, Andre Holland, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall. Production is set to get underway this summer. »
- Gary Collinson
David Sullivan (Flaked), Reagan Pasternak (Being Erica), Sydney Sweeney (Under the Silver Lake) and Hilary Ward (All the Way) are set for recurring roles opposite Amy Adams in HBO’s eight-episode drama series Sharp Objects, from Entertainment One and Blumhouse Television. Written by Marti Noxon based on the book by Gillian Flynn and directed by Jean Marc Vallée, Sharp Objects centers on crime reporter Camille Preaker (Adams), who, fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric… »
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Based on the 1980s British TV series of the same name, Widows centers on the wives of armed robbers who get gunned down. The women then decide to finish the job their spouses started.
- Mia Galuppo
Warning: major book spoilers ahead. Gone Girl who? The Girl on the Train what? Before Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins topped the bestseller list with their modern mysteries, there was Agatha Christie. Having sold billions of books in more than 100 different languages, only Shakespeare and the Bible have generated more revenue in sales. Among the plethora of titles written by Christie, the Murder on the Orient Express is perhaps one of her most recognizable titles. The story itself is so revered and unique, it's been adapted multiple times: in addition to a radio show, there was a 1974 film, a 2001 made-for-tv movie, and even a 2006 computer game. Now, with yet another adaptation set for a release in November 2017, the 1934 novel is in our sights again, more than 80 years later. But what exactly happens in the pages of the original book? We'll lay it all out just for you. The Setup On »
- Ryan Roschke
Get out your dorky red glasses, Mindy Project fans, because you’re gonna want to read this.
Chris Messina, who played macho doctor Danny Castellano on the Fox/Hulu sitcom, tells our sister site Variety he “would love to come back” for the show’s sixth and final season.
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“We haven’t talked about it yet,” he said when asked about a possible return. “I love those guys, though, and I would love to come back. It’s an amazing group of people. I love Mindy [Kaling]. I »
This week’s casting roundup offers chances to work alongside major stars including Amy Adams and Michael Shannon. Projects starring those heavy-hitters and more are casting background talent, plus other paying gigs across the country you shouldn’t miss! “Sharp Objects”Male actors ages 7–9 who are “real southerners with unique faces” are needed for background in HBO’s forthcoming “Sharp Objects,” starring Amy Adams. Based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, the series is shooting in May in Atlanta, Georgia. Some pay will be provided. “Brooklynites”Talent is needed for a day player and two supporting roles in “Brooklynites,” a scripted series “ about five human beings from diverse backgrounds living in Brooklyn, New York.” Seeking three female actors ranging in age from 18–45, the project will shoot June 16–18 in New York City. Pay will be $25/day, with meals and transportation also provided. “We Run This”Casting is underway for day »
David Fincher is nearing a deal to direct the long-in-the-works “World War Z” sequel for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, Variety reports. The director’s name has been in contention for the last several months, but sources say it’s close to a done deal. The move would reunite Fincher with Brad Pitt for the fourth time, following efforts “Seven,” “Fight Club” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
According to Variety, Pitt has been in talks with Fincher since last summer about signing on to direct and apparently has an idea strong enough to bring him on board. Fincher has been wary of sequels ever since the notorious production of “Alien 3,” but it would appear he’d have the freedom he needs on “World War Z” under »
- Zack Sharf
Shame and 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen is certainly assembling quite the cast for Widows, his big screen adaptation of the Lynda La Plante TV miniseries, with Variety reporting that Robert Duvall has become the latest addition to the film.
Widows revolves around the wives of a group of armed robbers, who team up to complete the heist when their husbands are killed on the job. The script has been written by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, while Duvall joins a cast that includes Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Kaluuya, Andre Holland, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell.
Production on Widows is set to get underway in the summer. A release date is yet to be set. »
- Gary Collinson
Based on the British miniseries of the same name, McQueen’s crime caper – his first feature since the wildly successful 12 Years a Slave – boasts an all-star cast comprised of Hidden Figures scene-stealer Viola Davis, Colin Farrell (The Beguiled), Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and soon-to-be Black Panther star Daniel Kaluuya. It’s an ensemble good enough to evoke envy from any rival studio, and we can’t wait to see all of those talents share the screen together come 2018.
Granted, Widows is still in search of an official release date, but we do know that Steve McQueen penned the script with the help of Gillian Flynn, the celebrated author best known for Gone Girl, Dark Places and Sharp Objects – two »
- Michael Briers
For a film that’s been billing itself as a female-led crime caper, Steve McQueen’s upcoming thriller Widows is going all-out when it comes to its male co-stars. Deadline reports that Robert Duvall has just joined the Xy half of the heist movie’s cast, which also includes Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluyaa, and Moonlight’s André Holland. They’ll star as the friends and husbands of Michelle Rodriguez, Viola Davis, and Elizabeth Debicki, who play a team of women who plan to carry out a robbery abandoned when their husbands are killed.
Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn is writing the script, her first screenplay that’s not based off of one of her own books. McQueen will direct; Widows will be his first feature since 2013’s Best Picture winner 12 Years A Slave.
- William Hughes
Breaking: Oscar winner Robert Duvall is the latest to join New Regency’s Steve McQueen-helmed heist thriller Widows. The acting legend’s addition bolsters an already-strong cast that includes Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Debicki and Daniel Kaluuya. Scripted by McQueen and Gone Girl scribe Gillian Flynn and based on the British miniseries, Widows begins when four armed robbers are killed during a robbery and their… »
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