9 items from 2013
You know it’s coming.
The moment you saw The Guardian’s riveting video interview (below) with the 29-year-old kinda-hot globe-trotting Nsa leaker, you knew: Sooner or later, there is going to be a movie about Edward Snowden.
It might be in theaters. It might be on HBO. It could be a Silkwood-like tragedy or an All the Presidents Men-style procedural drama. But there will be something. Because everything about this story, so far, is Hollywood-bait. There’s a timely controversial issue (digital privacy), real-life spy on the run, high-tech snooping and that classic based-on-a-true-story trope: One man — allegedly an idealist — battling the system. »
- James Hibberd
Christopher Lee, best known for his role as Saruman in The Lord Of The Rings movies, is releasing a metal record. Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death is actually his second hard-edged LP, and his second record devoted to the life of Charlemagne, the one-time Holy Roman Emperor. Lee tells The Guardian that will be “100 percent heavy metal,” and that while he’s “not screaming or anything,” it will definitely be a step further into the darkness compared to 2010’s Charlemagne: By The Sword And The Cross, which he describes as more “symphonic.” Recorded with Judas Priest guitarist Richie »
At ABC‘s upfront, there were a few things that the network wanted to make sure you knew. 1) They are really impressed with the idea that people are going to watch Rebel Wilson do just about anything, and 2) There isn’t anything they’re happier about than bringing you more episodes of television created by Shonda Rhimes.
On these notes, the network would love for you to know that more Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are coming your way. These, ABC would like to impress upon you (as advertisers) are really good shows. Because… hellllooo… so many people watch them that we’re bringing them back. But wait, don’t think that you’re as excited as you can get yet, because if those are your favorite shows, then we have a new one for you to fall in love with, Betrayal.
Also on the agenda, and actually looking like they might be interesting, »
- Marc Eastman
Chicago – ABC announced their 2013-14 schedule this morning and revealed an aggressive slate of new programming, including four new comedies and four new dramas. Tuesday nights will be entirely new, anchored by “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Their hit shows aren’t really moving other than “The Neighbors” slidng to Friday nights and “Dancing with the Stars” downsized to one night. They also revealed that they will air a special based on the hit Pixar trilogy, “Toy Story of Terror,” in October 2013.
Full schedule below with an asterisk for new show. New show descriptions below that. “Suburgatory” is being held for mid-season.
7pm “Dancing with the Stars”
7pm “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”*
8pm “The Goldbergs”*
8:30pm “Trophy Wife”*
9pm “Lucky 7”*
7pm “The Middle”
7:30pm “Back in the Game”*
8pm “Modern Family”
8:30pm “Super Fun Night”*
7pm “Once »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
ABC’ opened the floodgates on Friday evening, ordering seven new dramas and five comedies for the 2013-14 season.
“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
- Cynthia Littleton
Actress Mandy Moore pushed away from the ABC pilot Pulling, just to pull for the CBS pilot The Advocates. Sounds exhausting! But we know many of you out there are pulling for her to appear in any really good pilot in hopes of seeing her as a series regular very soon.
The news was right here when Moore won a leading role in ABC’s Pulling, a single-camera comedy pilot, based on a 2006 show of the same name from Britain, which will follow three “dysfunctional” women in their 30s. Moore wasn’t going to play the star, but she had signed on to play one of the three leads. Her character, Louise, was desperate to find herself a husband. As Louise developed, however, she started going in a different direction, one where Moore wasn’t the best qualified to take her, so to speak.
We followed up, informing fans that »
- Sasha Nova
Blouin Art Info Christopher Doyle, one our our favorite DPs who ought to have plentiful Oscar noms by now but has none is disgusted with the Academy for continually choosing visual fx heavy movies in the cinematography category (we heartily agree that it's a huge "how is that cinematography?" problem)
Empire The cast of Divergent, a female led dystopian sci-fi drama (yes, they are a dime a dozen these days thanks to Hunger Games - Divergent's jacket cover even purposefully tries to look like a Hunger Games sequel »
- NATHANIEL R
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Good afternoon everyone!
Check out the promo video for the season finale of Pretty Little Liars. Hand emerging from grave! Eek!
I spy @idinamenzel at #Glee today! So excited to have my mama back!
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) March 13, 2013
Remember to tune into ABC tonight at 9 p.m. for a new episode of Grey’s Anatomy! (Dear Calzona, I’ve missed you so much! Love, Bridget)
- Bridget McManus
Rick Eid has joined CBS‘ drama pilot Hostages as executive producer. Eid will serve as co-showrunner on the project, from Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV, alongside writer/director/executive producer Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Based on an Israeli format, Hostages centers on Ellen (Toni Collette), a successful surgeon who is selected to operate on the President of the United States (James Naughton) and thrust into the middle of a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage, with Dylan McDermott as a righteous FBI agent at the center of the conspiracy. The gig extends Eid’s relationship with Bruckheimer TV — he was a consulting producer on the company’s long-running CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and was executive producer/showrunner on its TNT series Dark Blue. Hostages also reunites Eid, who is under an overall deal at CBS TV Studios, with Warner Bros. and Dark Blue star McDermott. Wme-repped »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
9 items from 2013
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