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The first photo has been released of Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, Hunger Games, The People vs. Larry Flynt) as United States Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Rob Reiner‘s dramatic biopic which just began shooting this week. Lets be clear, the photo above is of the real Lbj. After the jump you will see the Woody Harrelson Lbj photo and […]
- Peter Sciretta
Following the first cast photos released back in May, FX Networks has released the first teaser trailer for American Crime Story, debuting this February. While a specific premiere date has not been given, the series may likely debut after American Horror Story's Season 5 run ends, since both shows were created by Ryan Murphy. The trailer doesn't show any footage, but we do get some brief snippets of dialogue from John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance as defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran and Cuba Gooding Jr. as the defendant O.J. Simpson.
Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the limited series is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, »
A few years ago Edward Norton was sitting on a stoop in New York listening to Bruce Springsteen. Actually listening to Bruce Springsteen: the singer was sitting on the step next to Norton giving the actor some relationship advice. At the time Norton had already established himself as one of the world’s leading actors, following up his Oscar-nominated debut in Primal Fear with turns in American History X and The People vs. Larry Flynt, and one of the all-time great performances in Fight Club. »
“Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray has won a runoff election with “The People vs. Larry Flynt” writer Larry Karaszewski for the final seat representing the Writers Branch on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors, the Academy announced on Friday. The two were among the four candidates for the seat in the recent AMPAS board election. After only the second tie in Academy board-election history, a re-vote was held between July 16 and July 22. Ray will serve a three-year term on the board, whose first order of business is to elect a president from among its »
- Steve Pond
Courtney Love could easily be considered one of the most polarizing women of our generation. Since forming the band Hole in the late 1980s, she has become both a rock legend and a successful actress (even earning a Golden Globe nomination for her role in 1995's The People vs. Larry Flynt) while also influencing fashion trends, advocating for Lgbt rights, and speaking out against rape and domestic violence. Conversely, Courtney drew ire from the public after her husband Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994 - with many Nirvana fans blaming her for his untimely passing - and has also been the subject of controversy in recent years due to her struggle with substance abuse and her strained relationship with her 22-year old daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. Though some may debate the things she's said publicly throughout her career, Courtney has also made many poignant - yet contentious - statements over the years. »
Editor's Note: The Notebook is the North American home for Locarno Film Festival Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian's blog. Chatrian has been writing thoughtful blog entries in Italian on Locarno's website since he took over as Director in late 2012, and now you can find the English translations here on the Notebook as they're published. The Locarno Film Festival will be taking place August 5th to 15th. ***Like all the great actors, Edward Norton has something that allows him to withhold something from his characters, thus maintaining an element of mystery in every performance. Primal Fear, the film that made his name in 1996 and which won him the first of three Oscar nominations, is emblematic in this regard. His character, Aaron Stampler, the altar-boy accused of murdering the archbishop of Chicago, is full of opacities, and also allowed the young actor to play across a range of different registers, preventing the film »
- Carlo Chatrian
While Ryan Murphy’s television career thus far has been squarely set within specific genres like the musical Glee, the “horror” American Horror Story, and the upcoming horror-comedy Scream Queens, he’s now setting out to tackle something wholly different: true crime. American Crime Story is a new anthology series set up at FX, executive produced by Murphy and his partner Brad Falchuk, as well as Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski. The idea is to take on famous true crime stories, and the first season’s topic is decidedly Ryan Murphy-esque: American Crime Story: The People V O.J. Simpson. The first images from the series have been unveiled, and they’re certainly something. Cuba Gooding Jr. fills the role of Simpson, and the rest of the main cast includes Sarah Paulson as head prosecutor Marcia Clark, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer »
- Adam Chitwood
Courtney Love: the unlikeliest comeback story of the year? The Hole frontwoman, onetime critical darling and '90s cultural icon has been racking up an impressive number of acting credits lately, from recurring guest arcs on shows like "Sons of Anarchy," "Revenge" and "Empire" to her new role in the James Franco-directed feature "The Long Home," an adaptation of the 1999 William Gay novel about a young carpenter (Josh Hutcherson) who's contracted to build a honky-tonk by the man who murdered his father ten years earlier (Tim Blake Nelson). As reported yesterday, Love is set to play the wife of Nelson's antagonistic character in the 1940s Tennessee-set drama, which represents her first feature-film credit since -- are you ready? -- the 2002 thriller "Trapped" co-starring Charlize Theron and Kevin Bacon. Could this be the beginning of a new chapter in Love's career? It's a little too early to make any grand pronouncements, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Writer/director Ryan Murphy and Connie Britton must have enjoyed working together on American Horror Story because the duo are collaborating again on his upcoming Ahs companion series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Last night Murphy tweeted the news saying, “Excited to announce my friend Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick” in the first season of his upcoming, highly-anticipated true crime miniseries. If you can remember that far back, Resnick was a friend of Nicole Brown Simpson who, as a result of her reported drug-related debts, became involved in the case when O.J.’s defense team argued they prompted hit men to murder Simpson and Goldman.
Britton is now the second American Horror Story vet, along with Sarah Paulson (to play Marcia Clark), to join the show. Also onboard for the series are David Schwimmer playing Simpson’s good friend and attorney Robert Kardashian, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, »
- William Fanelli
Whenever we talk about action, stunt work, or martial arts in a modern context, the name Bruce Lee is one that always tends to come up. The talent and effort that he put into his performances was always something to admire, be it in such films as Enter The Dragon, The Way Of The Dragon, or even in the television version of The Green Hornet that inspired the 2011 adaptation. Yet despite his impressive legacy, there's never been an official film detailing the life and times of the legendary performer. At least, that was the case until today's announcement that his family is seeking to tell the full story of Bruce Lee's extraordinary life. Collider ran a press release naming Shannon Lee, Bruce's daughter, as a producer on the still developing project. Lawrence Grey and Janet Yang, of Leaving Las Vegas and The People vs. Larry Flynt fame . respectively, will »
Shannon Lee, daughter of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, announced today that his legacy will be brought to the screen in a new Bruce Lee Biopic, the first to be made with his family's full involvement in the production. Lee's company Bruce Lee Entertainment has partnered with Lawrence Grey and Janet Yang to produce a definitive biopic of the iconic Hollywood and Chinese star. Here's what Shannon Lee had to say about the biopic in a statement.
"There have been projects out there involving my father, but they've lacked a complete understanding of his philosophies and artistry. They haven't captured the essence of his beliefs in martial arts or storytelling. The only way to get audiences to understand the depth and uniqueness of my father is to generate our own material and find amazing, like-minded partners to work with."
Bruce Lee's classic films shattered records with each successive release in the early '70s, »
When American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy announced plans to create a companion series centering on infamous crimes throughout national history, then revealed the title of the first season as American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, we were all more than a little skeptical. Murphy is not known for his subtlety or grace, but the Simpson murder trial is a true story of murder and deceit, which impacted many people. Now, the more we hear about American Crime Story, the less it seems like it’s going to be a respectful retelling of the trial – instead, it will veer closer to satire.
Vulture recently caught up with the season’s writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Big Eyes, The People vs. Larry Flynt), who adapted The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, and their comments indicate that there will be some »
- Isaac Feldberg
The more we learn about Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story, the more we're convinced it will be a campy, TV cult classic. The true-crime anthology will cover the O.J. Simpson murder trial in its first season, subtitled The People vs. O.J. Simpson. Vulture caught up with the show's writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Big Eyes, Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt), at the Independent Spirit Awards to discuss how the story will take shape."It's going to be a hoot," Alexander told Vulture of what to expect from a cast that includes John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, and Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson. "The strange thing about the trial is that they [the real-life characters] all shoved themselves onto television and so a lot of lawyers ended up becoming 'personalities,' which is very unusual. So everybody in America »
- Kara Warner
Courtney Love is known for being an iconic rock 'n' roll diva - and now she's playing one on TV! With her current guest star role as rocker Elle Dallas on Fox's Empire, Love - who got a Golden Globe nomination for her role in 1996's The People vs. Larry Flynt - is cementing her return to acting that began with a recurring role on Sons of Anarchy last year and a stage production in New York that ran through January. Now, the Hole front woman, 50, talks to People about returning to the profession, why she left it in the first place, »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
The “Birdman” team of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo drew the prize for best original screenplay, while “Gone Girl’s” Gillian Flynn won for adapted screenplay.
The 11 winners of the Big Break Screenwriting Contest were also announced, with Chad Rhiness and Christopher Iannacone taking the grand prizes for the feature and TV categories, respectively.
The evening was hosted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, who presented the Hall of Fame award to Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the team behind scripts including “Big Eyes,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “Ed Wood. »
- Marianne Zumberge
As Empire's ratings continue to grow each week, the hip-hop drama has begun to roll out its many guest stars who shake up Empire Entertainment and the Lyon family. Following appearances by Naomi Campbell and Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney Love is preparing for an arc that will begin in the show's sixth episode, "Out, Damned Spot," and a song her character will be singing is now available to stream below.
The rock star and actress will be playing singer Elle Dallas, a member of the Empire Entertainment family. In her first episode, »
Courtney Love's latest gig has her rocking more than her usual guitar. The Hole frontwoman is headed to Fox's Empire - and People has an exclusive first look at her bedazzled appearance on the new hit show. Empire stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as the patriarch and matriarch behind a a successful record label. And Love, 50, will have a recurring role on the series as "a hard rock powerhouse, who is part of Empire Entertainment’s stable of artists," according to Fox. Though Love - who recently walked the red carpet at Sundance with her daughter Frances Bean Cobain »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
In what is now a new and continuing tradition, the Golden Globe Awards have been revealed ahead of the Oscar nominations, which will be made public this Thursday. Of course, voting for the Oscar nominations was closed before the awards were revealed so don't think last night's wins will have any effect on the nominees. But this isn't an article designed to look at nominations, though we'll certainly get into a little of that. Instead we're looking at what chance last night's Globe winners have at winning the Oscar based on the recent Globe vs. Oscar history. This post serves as my ninth installment of my "Globes vs. Oscars" column (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and we'll take a look at the past 30 years of Golden Globe winner history compared to the Oscars and see where last night's winners may gain an edge and where they most likely won't and we'll begin with the lead acting categories. »
- Brad Brevet
Rocker chick, rebel - a lot of titles come to mind when thinking of Courtney Love, but musical theater star isn't one of them. At least not yet! The Hole frontwoman, known for her hard-partying past and signature rasp, has headed to the stage in Kansas City Choir Boy, an off-off-Broadway pop opera that's part of the Prototype opera and music theater festival in New York. "I play a rock star with a drug problem. And the research I have to do - it's so tough for me!" Love, who got sober in 2007 after a long battle with addiction, told The New York Times. »
- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff
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