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Michael Chabon Says Martin Scorsese’s ‘Sinatra’ Movie Is Dead, Author Has Netflix True-Crime Series In The Works

21 November 2016 7:02 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With “Silence” finally seeing the light of day on the big screen in about a month’s time, it’s worth remembering the film is not the only project Martin Scorsese has been developing for years. In the background for quite some time, the filmmaker has been keeping an eye on “Sinatra,” a biopic about Ol’ Blue Eyes. Early on, Phil Alden Robinson (“Field Of Dreams,” “Sneakers“) had penned a draft of the script, and Scorsese had named Al Pacino as his choice to play Sinatra in his older years, with Robert De Niro as Dean Martin.

Continue reading Michael Chabon Says Martin Scorsese’s ‘Sinatra’ Movie Is Dead, Author Has Netflix True-Crime Series In The Works at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Robert Redford Announces Retirement From Acting

11 November 2016 7:51 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Actor Robert Redford has been a consistent screen presence since the mid-1960’s, last appearing in David Lowery’s fantasy adventure film “Pete’s Dragon” alongside Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley. But in an interview with his grandson for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Redford announced that he will retire from acting after completing his two remaining projects and instead focus solely on directing.

Read More: Casey Affleck and Robert Redford to Star in David Lowery’s ‘The Old Man and the Gun’

“I’ve got two acting projects in the works,” Redford said. “Once they’re done then I’m going to say, ‘Ok, that’s goodbye to all that.'”

His last two performances will be in “Our Souls at Night” opposite Jane Fonda, which Redford described as “a love story for older people who get a second chance in life opposite,” and in “Old Man With a Gun, »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Rambo’ Reboot in the Works Without Sylvester Stallone

28 October 2016 3:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nostalgia is ruling the entertainment industry with reboots and remakes being frequently announced. Now word has spread that another iconic character is returning to the big screen: John Rambo.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a “Rambo” reboot is being developed by Nu Image/Millennium Films. The project, still in its early stages, is titled “Rambo: New Blood” and will have “The Criminal” helmer Ariel Vromen as director. Brooks McLaren is penning the script. Sylvester Stallone, who starred in the 1980s franchise, will not be starring and the studio is looking to cast a new, younger actor as the action hero.

No additional plot details were revealed, only that the company is looking to treat Rambo as a character akin to James Bond.

Read More: ‘Sneakers’: NBC Plans Series Reboot of Robert Redford’s Hacker Comedy

John Rambo was created by David Morrell in his 1972 novel “First Blood,” which was »

- Liz Calvario

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Svu Recap: Mariska Hargitay and Anthony Edwards Have ER Reunion (Under Rough Circumstances)

26 October 2016 7:07 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“You know each other?”

Oh, Fin, do they ever.

This week’s Law & Order: Svu doubled as a reunion between star Mariska Hargitay and Anthony Edwards, who go all the way back to ER‘s County General.

A brief refresher, Stat! Hargitay played Cynthia Hooper in the NBC medical drama’s fourth season. Hapless, people-pleasing Cynthia was the emergency department’s front desk clerk who eventually dated Edwards’ Mark Greene; she loved him, he thought it was a casual fling. (If you don’t remember and/or didn’t watch: Their relationship didn’t end well.)

RelatedTrump-Themed Law & Order: Svu »

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This Is Us Recap: Game-Time Decision, Plus: Jack's Whereabouts Revealed

25 October 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out last week’s This Is Us recap here. 

The good news: This Is Us‘ Jack spends part of the modern-day storyline in this week’s episode watching the Steelers game with his daughter.

The bad news: He does so as a pile of ashes in a nondescript urn. Yep, it’s as we feared — Milo Ventimiglia’s character is, indeed, dead. (Though it doesn’t stop him from wearing his team’s colors, which is dedication in the extreme.)

While everyone undoubtedly will focus on getting an answer to the query the series posed »

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‘Sneakers’: NBC Plans Series Reboot of Robert Redford’s Hacker Comedy

22 October 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1992, Robert Redford starred in the comedy “Sneakers,” directed by Phil Alden Robinson. The hacker film followed a security pro who finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item for the U.S. government. The comedy featured a star-studded cast including Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Mary MacDonnell and Timothy Busfield.

Now, NBC has handed out a script order for a TV series adaptation of the film, according to Deadline. Walter Parkes, who wrote the original film with Lawrence Lasker and Robinson, will executive produce the reboot alongside his wife and producing partner Laurie MacDonald. Tom Szentgyorgyi (“The Mentalist”), will also executive produce and pen the script.

The series hails from Universal TV, where Parkes and MacDonald have a first-look deal with production company.

Read More: ‘War of the Worlds’ TV Series in Development at MTV »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Sneakers’: NBC Plans Series Reboot of Robert Redford’s Hacker Comedy

22 October 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In 1992, Robert Redford starred in the comedy “Sneakers,” directed by Phil Alden Robinson. The hacker film followed a security pro who finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item for the U.S. government. The comedy featured a star-studded cast including Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Mary MacDonnell and Timothy Busfield.

Now, NBC has handed out a script order for a TV series adaptation of the film, according to Deadline. Walter Parkes, who wrote the original film with Lawrence Lasker and Robinson, will executive produce the reboot alongside his wife and producing partner Laurie MacDonald. Tom Szentgyorgyi (“The Mentalist”), will also executive produce and pen the script.

The series hails from Universal TV, where Parkes and MacDonald have a first-look deal with production company.

Read More: ‘War of the Worlds’ TV Series in Development at MTV »

- Liz Calvario

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Sneakers Adaptation Eyed at NBC, Based on Robert Redford Hacker Film

22 October 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC has put into development an adaptation of Sneakers, the 1992 hacker movie that starred Robert Redford.

The original light-hearted thriller followed a group of security experts who are blackmailed by the U.S. government into stealing a top-secret device that they come to realize could be dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands. The film’s cast also included Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Mary MacDonnell and Timothy Busfield.

Per our sister site Deadline, former The Mentalist executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi will write the adaptation and exec-produce alongside Walter Parkes »

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NBC Buys Remake of Hacker Drama ‘Sneakers’ From Walter Parkes and Laurie McDonald

21 October 2016 5:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC wants to hack back into “Sneakers.” The network has bought a script for a proposed series remake of the 1992 feature, which starred Robert Redford as a hacker leading a team of computer security specialists. The original movie cast also included Sidney Poitier, Ben Kingsley and River Phoenix. At the moment, there is no cast attached or episodic order for the NBC series. But the executive producers for the TV version are Walter Parkes and Laurie McDonald; Parkes co-wrote and was one of the producers on the original film. Tom Szentgyorgyi, who has worked on “The Mentalist,” is also on. »

- Scott Collins

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‘Sneakers’ Hacker Drama Based On Movie In Works At NBC From Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald & Tom Szentgyorgyi

21 October 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC has put in development Sneakers, a hacker drama based on the 1992 movie starring Robert Redford, from former The Mentalist executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi, husband/wife producing duo Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, and Universal TV. Szentgyorgyi, who is under an overall deal at Uni TV, will pen the series adaptation. Parkes and MacDonald, who have had a first-look deal at Uni TV, also will executive produce. They were approached by the studio to come on board… »

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Showtime Plans Cuban Missile Crisis Mini-Series

6 April 2016 7:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Showtime has closed a deal to develop a four-hour miniseries about the Cuban Missile Crisis based on James Blight and Janet M. Lang's "The Armageddon Letters".

That book draws on documents released under the Freedom of Information Act that deal with that two-week event in October 1962 that nearly incited a third World War. U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro are all central characters in the mini-series.

Phil Alden Robinson ("Sneakers," "The Sum of All Fears") is onboard to write and direct, while Albert S. Ruddy, Mike Medavoy, Benjamin Anderson and Todd Martens will serve as executive producers.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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Sidney Poitier to Receive BAFTA’s Highest Honor at Film Awards

12 January 2016 9:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will bestow on Sidney Poitier its highest honor, the Fellowship, at the BAFTA Film Awards on Feb. 14. The Fellowship, which is awarded annually, is given to an individual in recognition of “an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.”

Previous recipient of the honor include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench and Martin Scorsese. Mike Leigh received the Fellowship at last year’s film awards.

Amanda Berry, chief executive of BAFTA, said: “Sidney is a luminary of film whose outstanding talent in front of the camera, and important work in other fields, has made him one of the most important figures of his generation. His determination to pursue his dreams is an inspirational story for young people starting out in the industry today. By recognising Sidney with the Fellowship »

- Leo Barraclough

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Sidney Poitier to be honoured with BAFTA Fellowship

12 January 2016 6:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Pioneering actor to receive BAFTA’s highest honour.

BAFTA is to honour Us actor Sidney Poitier with its Fellowship honour at the Ee British Academy Film Awards in London on Feb 14.

Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.

Fellows previously honoured for their work in film include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Lee, Martin Scorsese, Alan Parker and Helen Mirren. Mike Leigh received the Fellowship at last year’s Film Awards.

Poitier said: “I am extremely honored to have been chosen to receive the Fellowship and my deep appreciation to the British Academy for the recognition.”

The pioneering actor’s award-winning career includes six BAFTA nominations, including one BAFTA win for The Defiant Ones (1958), and a British Academy Britannia Award for Lifetime »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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