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Famed Hollywood writer Aaron Sorkin has stepped into the director’s chair. Sorkin will make his directorial debut with the new film, Molly’s Game. The first trailer for the film was released earlier today. Sorkin has delivered a number of great movies through his writing, including A Few Good Men, The Social Network, for which Sorkin won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay, and Moneyball. Sorkin also created the hit NBC show, The West Wing.
Molly’s Game stars Jessica Chastain in the lead role, and is based on the memoirs of Molly Bloom, off of which Sorkin wrote the screenplay. The movie follows the true story of a highly talented skier, Molly Bloom, who ran one of the more exclusive poker games in the world. Molly soon became a target of the FBI. Her high stakes poker games had participants such as Hollywood stars and top level businessmen, »
- Seth McDonald
David Crow Aug 16, 2017
It’s easy to say life is little more than a high stakes game. Who wins, who loses, and who gets to take home that pot at the end of the rainbow. For many years, the real winner was Molly Bloom, the subject of Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Molly’s Game. For almost a decade she ran an exclusive poker escape for the rich and powerful. It all came crashing down in the end, but now that she is being played by Jessica Chastain in a Sorkin film, it appears Molly will be coming out on top again.
He may have his detractors, but Aaron Sorkin is one of the most well-known and respected screenwriters currently working in Hollywood, having penned such films as The Social Network, Moneyball and A Few Good Men as well as shows like The West Wing and The Newsroom. Now he is stepping behind the camera for the […] »
When it comes to cinema, the folks who are strictly screenwriters don’t typically receive top-billing recognition, at least not among garden-variety moviegoers. The household names tend to be actors and directors, in that order. For years, Aaron Sorkin has been one of the exceptions that prove the rule. He has penned incredible television, from “The West Wing” to “The Newsroom,” and he has penned incredible films, from “A Few Good Men” to “The Social Network.” Come this November, however, Sorkin will no longer be an exception to the rule because he is (finally!) making his directorial debut with Stx Entertainment’s “Molly’s Game.”
While Sorkin is jumping behind the camera for the first time, it doesn’t mean he’s left his old gig in the rearview, »
- Reese Conner
Aaron Sorkin is already one of the most prolific writers of our time, having penned classics like A Few Good Men, The Social Network and Steve Jobs. Now the man is moving from behind the pen to behind the camera as he delivers his directorial debut, Molly’S Game, starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. The full trailer debuts tomorrow, but for you now is a quick look at the movie via a new teaser laced with quick cuts and lots of shady poker dealings. Game tells the story of... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Stx Entertainment has unveiled a brief teaser for the Molly’s Game trailer that will be fully debuting tomorrow, August 15th. The film marks the directorial debut of Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, the guy behind The Social Network, A Few Good Men, and this little show called The West Wing. Sorkin wrote the script for Molly’s Game himself (obviously) and the true story drama stars Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for more than a decade before being arrested in the middle of the … »
- Adam Chitwood
Is another Donald Trump victory on the horizon? (The Potus might not be bragging about this one as much, though.)
This year’s Emmys race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series is a wide-open field, with three previous winners in the mix, including reigning champ Louie Anderson from FX’s Baskets. But if we’re predicting a victor based solely on pop-culture buzz, the frontrunner has to be Alec Baldwin for his scathing parody of President Trump on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. (It also helps that Baldwin is a two-time Emmy winner from his years as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. »
The seaweed is always greener… in somebody else’s budget: ABC has postponed its planned “live action/animation hybrid television experience” of The Little Mermaid due to financial constraints, USA Today reports.
The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! was scheduled to air on Oct. 3. Per the report, it is unlikely that the project will move forward, even though production had built sets and rehearsals were about to start.
“We are postponing the Little Mermaid Live special,” an ABC spokesperson tells TVLine. “We love the idea of doing a live musical and want to make it wonderful. »
Author: Zehra Phelan
Related: Woody Harrelson News
The American President and A Few Good Men helmer, Rob Reiner takes up the director’s chair for Lbj in a story that follows the rise of Lyndon B. Johnson senate leader to his time at the White House taking the vacant position of Us President after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Full Lbj Press Conference from Toronto
An almost unrecognisable Woody Harrelson takes the lead role as Lbj, with Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Bird Johnson, Richard Jenkins as Senator Richard Russell, Bill Pullman as Senator Ralph Yarborough and Michael Stahl-David as Bobby Kennedy all starring alongside.
The movie sees Harrelson as the powerful Senate Majority Leader who loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Donovan). He agrees, »
- Zehra Phelan
A small town full of otherworldly beings welcomed a stranger into its midst as Midnight, Texas premiered Monday on NBC. But did the supernatural drama make you feel at home, too?
“Alec Baldwin is the gift that keeps on giving at NBC, and we’re excited to have him starring in Aaron Sorkin’s towering work as we expand our live theater imprint beyond musicals,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt.
“No stranger to live television, Alec is the most multi-faceted actor in the world and his range is incomparable. He will put his own inimitable stamp on the role of Col. Jessep in a play that is still as surprising and relevant as ever, from one of the most gifted writers working today. »
- Samuel Brace
A Chicago P.D. alum will now be solving crimes in the Big Apple next season.
Nick Wechsler has joined the cast of Jennifer Lopez’s NBC cop drama Shades of Blue in a recurring role, our sister site Deadline is reporting. He’ll play Detective Cole when Shades returns for a third season next year.
RelatedShades of Blue Renewed for Season 3
Wechsler’s already a member of the NBC family: He just wrapped up a six-episode stint on Chicago P.D. last season as gang-unit cop Kenny Brixton. He’s probably still best known, though, for co-starring as Jack Porter »
Alec Baldwin recently earned a rare Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination for his presidential performances on Saturday Night Live this past season (and he’ll keep that going next season), but the actor is staying under the NBC umbrella for another major production. He’ll star in the network’s upcoming live adaptation of Aaron Sorkin‘s A Few Good Men. Hey, truth? […]
- Ben Pearson
It’s never a great sign when a network show debuts in the dead of summer, more than a year after it was first announced. But those red flags make sense when you actually watch Midnight, Texas (premiering Monday, July 24 at 10/9c on NBC) — an overstuffed, often ridiculous supernatural drama that somehow manages to make a town filled with magical creatures seem crushingly dull.
VideosMidnight, Texas Trailer: NBC’s New Drama From Charlaine Harris is the Ultimate Freak Show
I can’t pinpoint the exact moment the show lost me: Maybe it was the talking cat. Or the utterly unconvincing »
Baldwin will portray Colonel Jessup in the live rendition of the Aaron Sorkin-penned drama, the same "You can't handle the truth!" role that earned Jack Nicholson a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination in 1992.
"Alec is one of our greatest actors," Sorkin said in a statement via The Hollywood Reporter. "Having him play this role — live onstage »
Over twenty years have passed since Jack Nicholson first bellowed at Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men, but now a new actor will be stepping into the role of Col. Nathan Jessup for NBC's upcoming live production of Aaron Sorkin's script. THR reports that Alec Baldwin will be taking on the role of Col. Jessup in the live adaptation of Sorkin's Broadway drama, but, does he have what... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Baldwin will play Col. Nathan Jessup, the role made famous by Jack Nicholson
- Max Evry
We’ve got some casting news for you that can definitely be classified as a “code red.”
Alec Baldwin has signed on to star in NBC’s upcoming live production of A Few Good Men; the Emmy-winning actor (30 Rock, SNL) will play Col. Nathan Jessup, the hard-edged Marine famously played by Jack Nicholson in the 1992 film version. The play centers on Navy lawyer Daniel Kaffee (played by Tom Cruise in the film), who’s charged with defending a pair of Marines facing court-martial for killing a fellow Marine. Baldwin’s casting is the first to be announced so far.
Alec Baldwin will play Col. Nathan Jessep — the role made famous by Jack Nicholson — in NBC's live production of A Few Good Men. He also will executive producer along with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "Alec Baldwin is the gift that keeps on giving at NBC, and we're excited to have him starring in Aaron Sorkin's towering work as we expand our live theater imprint beyond musicals," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment. "No stranger… »
Alec Baldwin is ready to handle the truth. The Emmy-winning actor will star in NBC’s upcoming live “A Few Good Men” production as Col. Nathan Jessep, originally played in the 1992 film version by Jack Nicholson. The broadcast, which will air in spring 2018, is executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, along with Baldwin. Aaron Sorkin, who will adapt the script from his play, will also executive produce. Also Read: Every 'SNL' Alec Baldwin Donald Trump Sketch Ranked, From Least to Most Retweetable (Photos) “Alec Baldwin is the gift that keeps on giving at NBC, and we »
- Ryan Gajewski
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