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The End of the Tour follows the true-to-life story of a Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) as he joins novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) on his book tour after the incredible success of Infinite Jest in 1996.
Though the interview from the five-day road trip was never published, Lipsky compiled his taped conversations with the novelist in his memoir Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself following Wallace’s 2008 suicide. The film, adapted from the memoir, received high praise from critics this winter at the Sundance film festival.
Directed by James Ponsoldt, The End of the Tour also stars Ron Livingston (Office Space, “Band of Brothers”) and boasts music by the Academy Award-winning composer (and probable best friend to Tim Burton) Danny Elfman. The film will play select Cineplex theatres starting on July 31, 2015.
- Sasha James
The spinoff is directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla), with Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) starring as a rebel soldier. “It’s set after Episode III, before IV — and a little more towards IV,” says Edwards.
The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, »
- Michelle McCue
AMC has cast the lead role in its upcoming series Preacher. The adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic series has formally signed Dominic Cooper as the titular preacher Jesse Custer, as confirmed by executive producer and co-developer Seth Rogen.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015
This is not Cooper’s first foray into the world of comic books, as he has also played Howard Stark, father to Iron Man Tony Stark, on both the big and small screen. Cooper, whose formal signing comes after weeks of talks, joins a cast that already includes Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Lucy Griffiths. A premiere date for Preacher has yet to be announced.
HBO made a number of moves over the past week. Key among »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Tom Hanks has had a long and fruitful relationship with HBO, particularly when it comes to miniseries. In the past he's been an executive producer for Olive Kitteridge, John Adams, The Pacific, and Band of Brothers. He also is tied to the upcoming Lewis and Clark miniseries, and possibly a third Band of Brothers that would focus on the air force. [caption id="attachment_443753" align="alignright" width="283"] Image via Wikipedia[/caption] Speaking of flight … that brings us to his latest project, with his Playtone parter Gary Goetzman. According to Deadline, HBO has acquired the rights to David McCollough's book The Wright Brothers. McCollough himself has also had a fruitful partnership with HBO and Hanks in the past: the exceptional miniseries John Adams, based on his work, starring Paul Giamatti. McCullough's The Wright Brothers follows the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, who went from bicycle repairmen in Ohio to aeronautic engineers. In 1903, in North Carolina's Outer Banks, »
- Allison Keene
Sundance Institute and Drishyam have unveiled the artists and creative advisors for the inaugural Drishyam | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab set to run in Goa, India, from April 12-16.
The Lab supports emerging film-makers in India over a five-day workshop that allows screenwriters to work on their scripts via one-on-one story sessions with creative advisors.
The projects and fellows selected for the 2015 Drishyam | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab are: Geetu Mohandas, Mulakoya; Raj Rishi More, Pirates; Atanu Mukherjee, Unknown Faces; Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, The Sweet Requiem; Sandhya Suri, Santosh; Anay Tarnekar, Untitled Tiger Project; and Dnyanesh Zoting, The Monster.
The creative advisors are: Srdan Golubovic (Circles), Erik Jendresen (Band Of Brothers), Rose Troche (The Safety Of Objects, The L Word), Habib Faisel (Do Dooni Char), Sriram Raghavan (Badlapur, Ek Haseena Thi), Shridhar Raghavan (Yennai Arindaal) and Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Talk To Me).
Lab leader Srinivasan Narayanan, former director of the Mumbai Film Festival, said: “Our aim »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
A review of tonight's "Agents of Shield" coming up just as soon as it's a little early for Taco Tuesday... "Love in the Time of Hydra" doesn't explain exactly who is funding Real Shield (to the point where they have their own helicarrier, which Coulson's group would kill for), what kind of authority they have within the U.S. government, how neither Coulson nor Talbot seems to know they exist, or any other pesky details. It does, however, explain why this group, led by Edward James Olmos' Robert Gonzales(*), feels the need to have their own group independent of Nick Fury's desires. And it presents them as good guys who just differ on certain philosophical issues from our heroes. That's a change from the Hydra arc introduced in "Winter Soldier," and hero vs. hero conflicts can often be more interesting than hero vs. villain. (There's a reason one »
- Alan Sepinwall
Jerusalem – Keshet Media Group kicked off the first full day of its third annual Intv conference on Sunday with a fitting matchup: Keshet CEO Avi Nir sitting down to discuss the power of disruption in television with HBO topper Richard Plepler.
This year’s annual confab, which brings top TV execs from across the globe to Israel’s capital city each year to discuss innovation in the television industry, got a jumpstart Saturday evening with the Israeli premiere of “Dig,” a Jerusalem-set, Keshet-backed program from Tim Kring and “Homeland” creator Gideon Raff. On Sunday, back at the historic Jerusalem Ymca building, Nir and Pleper launched the first of two days’ worth of panels by discussing their shared philosophy on the danger of hubris.
“From about 1995 to 2002, I think HBO ran one of the great insurgent campaigns in the history of modern entertainment,” Plepler said, referring to the generation of creators »
- Debra Kamin
Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger shed some new light on the expanding Star Wars cinematic universe's first spin-off movie today during an investors presentation at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California.
The first Star Wars film is now officially titled Rogue One and is based off a story by Ilm visual effects chief John Knoll. Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) will executive produce the film alongside Knoll, while Kathleen Kennedy, Tony To (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) and John Swartz (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens) will produce.
As rumored for several weeks now, Academy Award-nominated actress Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is now confirmed as the female lead in Rogue One. Her role, and any information regarding the film's plot, are being kept a secret for now.
Gareth Edwards is »
Way back in early February, it hit the trades that Felicity Jones will be taking the female lead in the once Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off movie. Now, Disney and LucasFilm have finally confirmed that casting news with an official press release. They have also announced that the official title is Rogue One, and as previously reported by the studios, it will hit theaters in December 2016.
The news was announced by Bob Iger, who hosted a shareholder meeting this morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm. The Disney chairman and CEO called this the first stand-alone movie in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One is confirmed to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz).
At this time, »
During Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders this morning, Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, made several announcements about the Star Wars cinematic galaxy.
Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz).
The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. »
- Michelle McCue
This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie. Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga.
Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz). The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic.
One of the reasons fan speculation makes my job difficult is because many people do not understand the difference between fan speculation and news, and in a world where bloggers blur that line all the time, things spread and become fact, whether they are or not. For the last year or so, it has been "common knowledge" that the first stand-alone "Star Wars" film was going to be about Boba Fett. I've seen that printed hundreds of times now. I've seen people discussing it as if Disney had announced it. And I'm sure for many people, they absolutely believed it as fact. Truth is, it was only ever a rumor, and for the last year, I've taken a fair amount of heat for saying that I was fairly sure Gareth Edwards was not, in fact, directing a Boba Fett movie. The other rumor that was very popular was that they »
- Drew McWeeny
That galaxy far, far away is expanding with further details. The title to Gareth Edwards' stand-alone Star Wars film, starring Felicity Jones, has been revealed as Rogue One. Additionally, Rian Johnson (Looper) has been confirmed to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, slated to hit theaters on May 26th, 2017.
This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue »
- Derek Anderson
The big movie news today hails from a galaxy far, far away. During a Lucasfilm shareholder meeting, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the official title for Gareth Edwards’ standalone Star Wars film. Dubbed Rogue One, the flick will be the first “in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga,” the official press release outlined.
In addition, the jam-packed news continues as The Theory Of Everything‘s Felicity Jones is finally confirmed to star. No word yet on who she is playing, but it’s expected that she will be a member of the Rogue Squadron (aka Rogue One).
The central story idea for Rogue One originated from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic, who will executive produce with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, »
- Gem Seddon
Trace Adkins will return to the small screen by way of the ER this May. The singer/sometime actor has scored a role as a military veteran on the NBC medical drama, The Night Shift. According to TheWrap, Adkins will play the leader of a therapy group attended by Dr. Tc Callahan, one of the show's main characters, portrayed by actor Eoin Macken. The series, now in its second season, depicts Tc dealing with Ptsd while trying to maintain a relationship with Dr. Jordan Alexander, who's played by Jill Flint. »
A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I come across a chupacabra... "Maybe this time, things end different." -Boyd Last week, I wrote that I looked forward to "seeing the very stupid way" in which Choo-Choo would died, thinking about the accidental demises of White Boy Bob in "Out of Sight," or Danny Crowe when he tried to test his 21-foot rule theory on Raylan last season. "Alive Day" appears to kill off our latest impulsive man of violence, who fails to get crushed by his namesake, but instead expires from wounds acquired in a shootout with Raylan, Tim, Ty Walker and some of Avery Markham's other mercs. And it's not just the method of Choo-Choo's death that's a surprise, but the tone of it. Introduced as perhaps the dumbest and strongest of the series' many dumb strong guys, he instead turns out to be someone »
- Alan Sepinwall
The ensemble comedy follows an agoraphobic recluse, Prentiss Porter, who ventures outside for the first time in 20 years, only to find his potential soulmate moving into the building across the street.
Karlin, whose credits also include “The Colbert Report” and “Modern Family,” will also serve as an exec producer. Frankel penned the “Entourage” pilot and directed features “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Marley and Me.” He won an Emmy for his work on “Band of Brothers.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Talent is currently being sought for the film “New York State of Mind.” “New York State of Mind” is set in Queens, New York and is from Erik Bork, the writer-producer of HBO’s “Band of Brothers.” Over 30 roles are being cast in this production and submissions are being sought worldwide. For more details, check out the casting notice for “New York State of Mind” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »
"American Horror Story""American Horror Story" has been a hit since its inception in 2011, tapping into a realm of television that seemed missing. It has explored our deepest subdued fears — ghosts, demons, death, even murderous clowns — and taken us to unique and bizarre settings — a haunted house, an evil insane asylum, a modern-day witch coven and a retro freak show carnival. Seeing these settings and scares, and whatever the anthology series has in store for us next, on the IMAX screen might get the series' heart thumping again — as well as ours. With "Freak Show" having recently come to an end, it remains to be seen what direction the show will take heading into its fifth season. Whatever it is, the value of IMAX would do it wonders. Read More: 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 to Screen in IMAX, With Special Season 5 Trailer "Band of Brothers" If asked to list the »
The star of Falling Skies, Noah Wyle, and the creator of Justified, Graham Yost, have joined forces and secured a script commitment for Those Angry Days – a limited FX series set to examine the political machinations that divided America from 1937 to 1941, as the nation debated the prospect of involvement in World War II.
Now in early development, the collaboration between Sony Pictures TV and FX Prods will reportedly see Noah Wyle play the legendary newsman Edward R. Murrow, with many other historically significant figures of the time also appearing – including President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The action of the television event will play out against the backdrop of a Europe engulfed by war, as influential figures in the U.S Congress and across the country resist joining the fight against Hitler. This balanced view of the time will also portray the factors contributing to the decision to enter the conflict whole-heatedly. »
- Sarah Myles
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