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In one of the strangest confluences of talent I’ve ever heard of, Starz has greenlit Boss, a political drama starring Kelsey Gammer, written by Apocalypto’s Farhad Safinia, and the pilot will be directed by Gus Van Sant.
Good news – Calista Flockhart is taking at least three episodes off from Brothers & Sisters. Filling in for Kitty is Beau Bridges. Well, he’s going to be on the show. I doubt Beau can whine and have hair that bad.
Bristol Palin says that she and her sister Willow “shouldn't have reacted to negative comments about our family. We apologize. »
- Ed Kennedy
Less than 48 hours after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, James Gunn’s (Slither) Super has found its distributor. IFC Films has paid seven figures to secure the U.S. rights to Gunn’s everyman take on the superhero archetype. While IFC normally pays less for its deals, they apparently faced some stiff competition for the film from potential buyers such as Magnolia.
Super stars Rainn Wilson as an “average guy” who takes on the persona of “The Crimson Bolt” upon learning that his wife is having an affair. Starring alongside Wilson are Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, and Kevin Bacon. To learn more about Super, check out Steve’s video blog/review of the film which he recorded shortly after its Toronto premiere.
[Update: You can now check out the official press release after the jump.]
- Jason Barr
Big news out of Sundance tonight: Keri Putnam, former President of Production at Miramax Films and Executive Vice President at HBO Films, has been named the new Executive Director of the Sundance Institute. The position was previously held by Ken Brecher, who left Sundance last April. Keri is well known to many of us in the independent community for her leadership at Miramax and HBO, where she opened the door to both new directors as well as established veterans looking to explore new ideas that wouldn't fly in the mainstream studio system. Among the films she has been involved with are Elephant, There Will Be Blood, Adventureland, The Laramie Project, Lackawanna Blues, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and If These Walls Could Talk. »
- Scott Macaulay
3 items from 2010
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