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‘Notorious’: After 32 Years at CNN, Producer Wendy Walker Finally Gets to Make Up the News

22 September 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

You couldn’t script some of the things Wendy Walker experienced as a live news producer at CNN. But now, the new ABC drama “Notorious” aims to do just that.

The series, which launches Thursday night, stars Piper Perabo as a TV news producer who develops a friendship and alliance with a superstar defense attorney (Daniel Sunjata). The show is inspired by Walker’s lengthy CNN career and her pal, real-life defense attorney Mark Geragos.

Read More: ABC Upfronts Preview: First Look at New Shonda Rhimes, Kiefer Sutherland, Hayley Atwell Shows

Walker admits she was taken aback at first of how her “Notorious” character handled things (like, say, having sex in her office right before the live telecast). But she soon adjusted to the world of dramatized television.

The veteran news producer spent 32 years at CNN (including 18 of those as executive producer of “Larry King Live”), focusing on breaking news and other live coverage. »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Notorious’: After 32 Years at CNN, Producer Wendy Walker Finally Gets to Make Up the News

22 September 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You couldn’t script some of the things Wendy Walker experienced as a live news producer at CNN. But now, the new ABC drama “Notorious” aims to do just that.

The series, which launches Thursday night, stars Piper Perabo as a TV news producer who develops a friendship and alliance with a superstar defense attorney (Daniel Sunjata). The show is inspired by Walker’s lengthy CNN career and her pal, real-life defense attorney Mark Geragos.

Read More: ABC Upfronts Preview: First Look at New Shonda Rhimes, Kiefer Sutherland, Hayley Atwell Shows

Walker admits she was taken aback at first of how her “Notorious” character handled things (like, say, having sex in her office right before the live telecast). But she soon adjusted to the world of dramatized television.

The veteran news producer spent 32 years at CNN (including 18 of those as executive producer of “Larry King Live”), focusing on breaking news and other live coverage. »

- Michael Schneider

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Tiff 2016: A Monster Calls Review

11 September 2016 12:22 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

  The last time we saw a film about a young boy trying to make sense of a difficult situation concerning his mother’s delicate health, he befriended Hugh Grant in About a Boy. In the case of J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls, our protagonist instead finds solace in a tree monster, and one that features […]

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- Stefan Pape

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Toronto: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Demian Bichir to Star in ‘Bel Canto’

7 September 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe and Demian Bichir will star in the South American drama “Bel Canto” with Paul Weitz directing.

Weitz has adapted the screenplay with Anthony Weintraub (“Tekkonkinkreet”) from Ann Patchett’s best-seller of the same name.

Caroline Baron and Weintraub will produce the project through their company A-Line Pictures alongside Weitz and Andrew Miano through their production company Depth of Field. Bloom will start international sales at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. Wme Global is selling the U.S. rights.

Moore will play a famous American soprano who travels to a military dictatorship in South America to give a private concert at the birthday party of a rich Japanese industrialist, portrayed by Watanabe. Bichir has been cast as a general who leads guerrillas taking over the industrialist’s mansion and demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. A month-long standoff ensues in which hostages and captors must overcome their differences. »

- Dave McNary

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James Franco Will Play A Pick-Up Artist in Neil Strauss’ ‘The Game’

7 September 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

An adaptation of Neil Strauss‘ New York Times bestseller The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists has been in the works, on and off, for over a decade now. Back in 2005, Chris Weitz (About a Boy) was attached to direct The Game, which is a look at the life of a pickup artist. A […]

The post James Franco Will Play A Pick-Up Artist in Neil Strauss’ ‘The Game’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Legends of the Fall: 12 TV Actors We’re Happy to See Back on the Small Screen

7 September 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things

Compared to Adlon’s “Louie” character, the actress’ new role as single mom Sam is just as blunt and borderline provocative but far less intimidating. In fact, she’s kind of adorable in a painfully put-upon but unapologetic way. The semi-autobiographical story has us cringing alongside every embarrassing audition, parental freakout and unfair setback, and yet, Sam’s integrity and backhanded optimism is apparent in that she doesn’t give up, but instead copes (with vodka, but copes nonetheless). Sam is the promise of “Louie’s” Pamela fully realized.

Read More: ‘Better Things’ Trailer: Pamela Adlon Struggles To Make A Living & Raise Three Kids In FX Series Co-Created By Louis C.K.

Kristen Bell, “The Good Place

Bell came of age playing a girl sleuth on “Veronica Mars” and then pulled a 180 by embracing a truly adult role as the ruthless but complex Jeannie on Showtime’s “House of Lies. »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Hanh Nguyen and Ben Travers

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Legends of the Fall: 12 TV Actors We’re Happy to See Back on the Small Screen

7 September 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things

Compared to Adlon’s “Louie” character, the actress’ new role as single mom Sam is just as blunt and borderline provocative but far less intimidating. In fact, she’s kind of adorable in a painfully put-upon but unapologetic way. The semi-autobiographical story has us cringing alongside every embarrassing audition, parental freakout and unfair setback, and yet, Sam’s integrity and backhanded optimism is apparent in that she doesn’t give up, but instead copes (with vodka, but copes nonetheless). Sam is the promise of “Louie’s” Pamela fully realized.

Read More: ‘Better Things’ Trailer: Pamela Adlon Struggles To Make A Living & Raise Three Kids In FX Series Co-Created By Louis C.K.

Kristen Bell, “The Good Place

Bell came of age playing a girl sleuth on “Veronica Mars” and then pulled a 180 by embracing a truly adult role as the ruthless but complex Jeannie on Showtime’s “House of Lies. »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Hanh Nguyen and Ben Travers

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Gary Oldman And Kristin Scott Thomas To Star As Winston And Clementine Churchill In Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour

6 September 2016 7:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”

Winston Churchill

Continuing creative collaborations that began over a decade ago, premier specialty label Focus Features is reteaming with both Working Title Films, one of the world’s leading film production companies, and director Joe Wright on Darkest Hour. Focus will hold worldwide rights to the film as part of the company’s renewed global initiative; Focus will release Darkest HOURdomestically on November 24th, 2017 in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute the film around the world, beginning with the U.K. on December 29th, 2017.

Production on Darkest Hour begins this fall.

Mr. Wright will direct Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. »

- Michelle McCue

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Telluride: Casey Affleck Feted as Sundance Sensation 'Manchester By the Sea' Hits the Rockies (Analysis)

3 September 2016 11:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

On Saturday afternoon, the Telluride Film Festival screened a film that caused considerable chatter at the Sundance Film Festival back in January: Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea, a drama about how the premature death of a man impacts his brother, played by Casey Affleck (an Oscar nominee for 2007's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and son, played by Lucas Hedges (the very gifted 20-year-old son of About a Boy screenwriter Peter Hedges). There's a reason why Amazon spent a not inconsiderable $10 million back then to acquire the film, which Amazon Studios and

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- Scott Feinberg

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Sam Mendes in Talks to Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘James and the Giant Peach’

25 August 2016 5:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Mendes is in “very early” negotiations with Disney to direct a live-action version of “James And The Giant Peach.”

Nick Hornby is also in preliminary talks to write the screenplay for the project, 20 years after Disney released the animated movie, directed by Henry Selick and based on the Roald Dahl book.

The original book, both fanciful and macabre, was published in 1961 and centered on 4-year-old James Henry Trotter, who lives in England with his loving parents until his parents are killed by a rhinoceros. He’s taken in by his two cruel aunts and leaves several years later thanks to an old man giving him magic crocodile tongues which produce a massive single peach — which contains human-like insects who befriend James.

The 1996 film, a combination of live-action and stop-motion animation, generated $29 million at the domestic box office. Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi produced with Paul Terry starring as »

- Dave McNary

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TV News Roundup: Bravo Renews ‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ for Season 2, ‘The Flash’ Casts Season 3 Villain

22 August 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, Bravo has renewed “Below Deck Mediterranean” for Season 2. Plus, “The Flash” has cast a former MTV star as the new villain in Season 3, and TNT’s “Claws” pilot has added a new series regular.

Greenlights

“Below Deck Mediterranean” has been renewed for a second season, Bravo announced on Monday. Produced by 51 Minds, each episode of “Below Deck Mediterranean” — the spinoff to flagship series “Below Deck” — features a new group of clientele, giving audiences a ride on a new boat, new location, and new faces, to give an all access pass to the excitement, drama, and adventure of life aboard a private luxury yacht. A premiere date for Season 2 has yet to be released.

Casting

Breaking Bad” and “Friday Night Lights” alum Kevin Rankin has joined TNT’s nail salon pilot “Claws” as a series regular, Variety has learned exclusively. The dramedy, hailing from Rashida JonesLe Train Train production shingle, follows »

- Arya Roshanian

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John Cho, Parker Posey Starring in Drama ‘Columbus’

19 August 2016 10:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John ChoParker Posey, Haley Lu Richardson, Michelle Forbes, and Rory Culkin are starring the Indiana-set drama “Columbus.”

“Columbus” marks the feature directorial debut of Kogonada, who has been noted for his visual work and film criticism  commissioned by the Criterion Collection and Sight & Sound.

The movie is being produced by Superlative Films and Depth of Field in association with Nonetheless Productions. Chris Weitz, Andrew Miano, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Aaron Boyd, Ki Jin Kim, and Giulia Caruso serve as producers. Superlative Films is financing the pic.

The film is currently shooting in Columbus, Ind., which the director said inspired him due to its modern architecture.

“After visiting the town, I felt an immediate sense for a film that would take place there, which would implicitly explore the promise of modernism (an ongoing quest for me),” he said. “The story revolves around a man and young woman from opposite sides of the world, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Complete Unknown’ Exclusive Clip: Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon Pretend To Lead Different Lives In Romantic Identity Drama

16 August 2016 2:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

People walk in and out of your life all the time, and it’s not clear what they do after they leave. Are they the same person? Did they become just like you? Did they drop off the face of the map? Or did they in fact leave their old life behind and become someone else entirely? Joshua Marston’s new romantic identity drama “Complete Unknown” centers around a woman (Rachel Weisz) who constantly leaves her identity behind and reinvents herself, and soon tries to bring an ex-lover (Michael Shannon) into her spontaneous life. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Sundance Review: Joshua Marston’s ‘Complete Unknown’ Starring Rachel Weisz And Michael Shannon

The film is written and directed by Joshua Marston. He’s best known for writing and directing the films “Maria Full of Grace” and “The Forgiveness of Blood,” as well as directing episodes of “Six Feet Under, »

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Hugh Grant to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

16 August 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hugh Grant, whose performance in comedy drama “Florence Foster Jenkins” has been gathering steam as an awards contender, is to be feted at the Zurich Film Festival.

The British actor will receive the Swiss festival’s Golden Icon Award, which is awarded in recognition of lifetime achievements. As well as picking up the award, Grant will present Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins,” in which he stars opposite Meryl Streep.

Festival heads Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht commented: “His uncanny charm and charisma have fueled memorable performances for decades, but in watching his amazing body of work, the depth of his acting is unmistakable and equally as memorable.”

Grant’s films have grossed more than $2.5 billion combined worldwide. Credits include “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” “Love Actually” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” He was nominated for Golden Globes for his performances in “Notting Hill” and “About a Boy.”

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- Leo Barraclough

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Hugh Grant to receive Zurich fest honour

16 August 2016 3:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Florence Foster Jenkins to screen in Zurich.

British actor Hugh Grant is to receive the Golden Icon Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival (Sept 22-Oct 2), where his latest feature Florence Foster Jenkins is set to be screened.

Grant, known for romantic comedies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, will accept the lifetime honour on Sept 27 at Zurich’s Corso Cinema. Previous recipients include Diane Keaton, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere and last year Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Grant will also present his latest film, Stephen Frears’ comedy drama Florence Foster Jenkins, in which he stars opposite Meryl Streep. Pathé Films is releasing the film in Switzerland.

Zff directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri said in a joint statement: “Hugh is as beloved a star as there is in the world of film. His uncanny charm and charisma have fuelled memorable performances for decades, but in watching his amazing body of work, the depth of »

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

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[Review] Florence Foster Jenkins

11 August 2016 1:56 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Florence Foster Jenkins is this year’s movie that your mom will love which, under its anodyne surface, is actually kind of morally abhorrent. Allegedly a tribute to devotion and the lengths to which people can go to make their loved ones happy, it ends up an unwitting glorification of the money-wasting vanity of the rich and powerful. And the film is awfully hypocritical, mining copious laugh moments out of the eponymous main character’s wretched inability to sing even as it tut-tuts people who attend her concerts only to mock her. Though the script has genuine affection for Foster Jenkins, and Meryl Streep does her level best to imbue her with humanity, it can’t balance empathy with an honest acknowledgment of her artistic shortcomings the way, say, Ed Wood managed so beautifully.

Florence Foster Jenkins was a wealthy heiress and socialite who was highly active in the New »

- Daniel Schindel

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Could ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Land Hugh Grant His First Oscar Nomination?

11 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This week, Paramount bows “Florence Foster Jenkins,” the true story of a very nice woman who happened to be a very bad singer. Many will talk about the fact that it’s likely to land star Meryl Streep her 20th Oscar nomination, which is staggering. But perhaps even more surprising is that her co-star in the film, Hugh Grant, has never even been nominated.

Maybe it’s not that shocking, considering Grant doesn’t usually make movies that compete in the Oscar race; with the exception of “Sense and Sensibility” in 1995, his work tends to be more populist than “prestige.” But “Florence Foster Jenkins,” directed by Stephen Frears, is the perfect combination of both. It’s a big crowd-pleaser, a period piece, and a true story. It also helps that the central characters are artists – something the Academy loves. The film itself is the first entry of the year that »

- Jenelle Riley

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‘Complete Unknown’ Trailer: Rachel Weisz And Michael Shannon Star In Romantic Identity Drama

10 August 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What if you just walked away from your life and completely started over? What if you walked away from that new life and started over again? What if you did that again and again and again? That’s the premise of Joshua Marston’s new romantic identity drama “Complete Unknown,” starring Rachel Weisz as a woman who constantly reinvents herself and soon brings an ex-lover Tom (Michael Shannon) into her manufactured world.

Read More: Sundance Review: Joshua Marston’s ‘Complete Unknown’ Starring Rachel Weisz And Michael Shannon

As Tom celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends, he sees a woman from his distant past at the party. At first Jenny, or Alice as she prefers to call herself, pretends to have never met Tom before, she eventually reveals that she began to create different identities for herself after she left Tom’s life 20 years earlier, taking on new names and careers every time. »

- Vikram Murthi

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David O. Russell Eyes Limited Run TV Series with Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro

8 August 2016 6:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

David O. Russell is looking to make a big splash in TV, and he’s bringing two huge stars along for the ride: Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro.

Details on the new project are mostly unknown, but Variety reports that it’s likely a limited-run serialized series. The trade site says CAA, which reps Russell, has sent feelers to various networks, hinting that a “hefty financial commitment” will be required before Russell even pitches the project.

Read More: Watch: 32-Minute Talk With David O. Russell And Alexander Payne About ‘Joy

Deadline adds that the project may be “a crime/cop thriller that may be set in the 1990s.” Per The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Megan Ellison are also attached.

The project would continue Russell’s relationship with De Niro, who starred in the filmmaker’s “Silver Linings Playbook” (which earned the actor an Oscar nomination) and “Joy. »

- Michael Schneider

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David O. Russell Eyes Limited Run TV Series with Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro

8 August 2016 6:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

David O. Russell is looking to make a big splash in TV, and he’s bringing two huge stars along for the ride: Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro.

Details on the new project are mostly unknown, but Variety reports that it’s likely a limited-run serialized series. The trade site says CAA, which reps Russell, has sent feelers to various networks, hinting that a “hefty financial commitment” will be required before Russell even pitches the project.

Read More: Watch: 32-Minute Talk With David O. Russell And Alexander Payne About ‘Joy

Deadline adds that the project may be “a crime/cop thriller that may be set in the 1990s.” Per The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Megan Ellison are also attached.

The project would continue Russell’s relationship with De Niro, who starred in the filmmaker’s “Silver Linings Playbook” (which earned the actor an Oscar nomination) and “Joy. »

- Michael Schneider

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