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‘Promised Land’ Review: Eugene Jarecki’s Brilliant Documentary Uses Elvis Presley To Explain Donald Trump — Cannes 2017

20 May 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A documentary as sprawling and brilliant and flawed as the country it traverses, Eugene Jarecki’s “The Promised Land” is a fascinatingly overstuffed portrait of America in decline. In the process, it’s also: a biography of the 20th century’s most famous musician,; a story about how a man became king of a democratic nation; a nuanced analysis of cultural appropriation in a multi-racial society; a southern-fried rock n’ roll performance piece; a horrifyingly sober look at the rise of Donald Trump; a closed-casket funeral service for The American Dream; the best recent film about how the hell we got here; and more. So much more.

It’s the latest project from a filmmaker who has always been obsessed with the forces that fuel America (watch 2005’s “Why We Fight” for a perpetually relevant dissection of the military-industrial complex) and who always returns to the same one: Money.

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- David Ehrlich

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Michael Jackson Lifetime Biopic ‘Searching For Neverland’ Gets First Trailer — Watch

16 May 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lifetime’s new Michael Jackson biopic, “Searching for Neverland” has released its first trailer, and it’s everything you might expect from a Lifetime Original movie about Michael Jackson.

Read More: The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey

The source material for the project is a book by Motown Records titan Berry Gordy, called “Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.” The script is by “Beauty Shop” writer Elizabeth Hunter, and Dianne Houston (“Runaway Island”) is directing. Lifetime announced the project had been given the green light during a TCA presentation in January, Shadow and Act reports. The story will be told from the perspective of Jackson’s bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, and will also explore his relationship with his children, Prince, Blanket, and Paris.

Read More: ‘Catastrophe’ Repeats Land a Premiere Date on Lifetime, and Perhaps a Whole »

- Jude Dry

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Michael Jackson Lifetime Biopic ‘Searching For Neverland’ Gets First Trailer — Watch

16 May 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Lifetime’s new Michael Jackson biopic, “Searching for Neverland” has released its first trailer, and it’s everything you might expect from a Lifetime Original movie about Michael Jackson.

Read More: The Best One-Season Wonder TV Shows That Never Got Renewed — IndieWire Critics Survey

The source material for the project is a book by Motown Records titan Berry Gordy, called “Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.” The script is by “Beauty Shop” writer Elizabeth Hunter, and Dianne Houston (“Runaway Island”) is directing. Lifetime announced the project had been given the green light during a TCA presentation in January, Shadow and Act reports. The story will be told from the perspective of Jackson’s bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, and will also explore his relationship with his children, Prince, Blanket, and Paris.

Read More: ‘Catastrophe’ Repeats Land a Premiere Date on Lifetime, and Perhaps a Whole »

- Jude Dry

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Keira Knightley drama 'Colette' adds Dominic West ahead of shoot

15 May 2017 2:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: West to star opposite Knightley in biopic of iconic French writer.

The Wire And The Affair star Dominic West will appear opposite Keira Knightley in upcoming drama Colette, based on the life of the French author who wrote Gigi and Cheri.

In the film, the novelist and influential society figure overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading figure in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

West will play Colette’s first husband Henry Gauthier-Villars, a well-known author and publisher.

Fourteen years older than his wife and one of the most notorious libertines in Paris, he introduced Colette into avant-garde intellectual and artistic circles while engaging in sexual affairs and encouraging her own lesbian dalliances.

Wash Westmoreland will direct the biopic, based on a script he co-write with the late Richard Glatzer, who both co-wrote and co-directed Still Alice.

Shoot is due to get underway in coming weeks in UK and »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Is The World Going to Hell Because ‘Hannibal’ Got Canceled? The Week in Showrunner Tweets

13 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One fascinating aspect of today’s media landscape is that many creators and executive producers enjoy using Twitter to engage with their audiences, share behind-the-scenes information about their shows, chat about politics, and otherwise communicate about what matters to them. So, each week, we’ll compile some of our favorite exchanges representing the wide variety of discourse seen on social media.

This week: A behind-the-scenes look at the “Magicians” writers’ room, music recommendations from Nelson George and David Simon, and thoughts, prayers and suggestions for the writing staff of “Saturday Night Live.”

Justin Simien Has Some Visual Aids

The creator of “Dear White People” has clearly heard the question “Why isn’t there a ‘Dear Black People’?” a few times. This is his answer.

What if there was a “Dear Black People?” https://t.co/KK67NZJe9i

Justin Simien (@JSim07) May 8, 2017

Oh, and while we’re at it — here »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Is The World Going to Hell Because ‘Hannibal’ Got Canceled? The Week in Showrunner Tweets

13 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One fascinating aspect of today’s media landscape is that many creators and executive producers enjoy using Twitter to engage with their audiences, share behind-the-scenes information about their shows, chat about politics, and otherwise communicate about what matters to them. So, each week, we’ll compile some of our favorite exchanges representing the wide variety of discourse seen on social media.

This week: A behind-the-scenes look at the “Magicians” writers’ room, music recommendations from Nelson George and David Simon, and thoughts, prayers and suggestions for the writing staff of “Saturday Night Live.”

Justin Simien Has Some Visual Aids

The creator of “Dear White People” has clearly heard the question “Why isn’t there a ‘Dear Black People’?” a few times. This is his answer.

What if there was a “Dear Black People?” https://t.co/KK67NZJe9i

Justin Simien (@JSim07) May 8, 2017

Oh, and while we’re at it — here »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Newswire: Walton Goggins joins the latest Maze Runner sequel

10 May 2017 2:50 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Although the Ya dystopian boom seems to have mostly faded away, the casting formula for those post-apocalyptic angst fests is still firmly intact: round up some young, attractively brooding teens (and post-teens) for your leads, and then spend the rest of the budget on adult performers who can carry the excess acting weight. Case in point: Deadline reports that the third Maze Runner film—which carries the wonderfully stupid name The Death Cure—has now added prestige-tv mainstay Walton Goggins to its roster of adult actors, which previously included Patricia Clarkson, Lili Taylor, and Game Of ThronesAiden Gillen. (We can only hope Gillen and Goggin’s interactions won’t revive the bloody The Wire vs. The Shield debates of 2008.)

Goggins will play Lawrence, a revolutionary who captures Dylan O’Brien’s Thomas, forcing him to work with the enigmatic Right Arm. Besides injecting some wild-eyed Southern charm into ...

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- William Hughes

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Aidan Gillen: ‘My best kiss? Up against a caravan in County Sligo as a teenager’

6 May 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Game of Thrones star on looking glum even when he’s happy, cleaning around John Malkovich’s feet and his relationship with fridges

Born in Dublin, Aidan Gillen, 49, made his name in Queer As Folk in 1999. In 2004, he appeared on Broadway in The Caretaker and was nominated for a Tony. He played Tommy Carcetti in The Wire and plays Petyr Baelish in Game Of Thrones. His films include The Dark Knight Rises, and his latest, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, is released next week. He lives in Dublin and has two children with his former wife; his current partner is singer Camille O’Sullivan.

When were you happiest?

I won a local art competition aged 10 – the first time I’d won anything.

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- Rosanna Greenstreet

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‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Working On A Pogues Musical, ‘Peaky Blinders’ Also Getting Song-And-Dance Treatment

5 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The layman’s vision of musical theatre might mostly involve “The Lion King,” “Cats” or people in 1930’s outfits, but the reality of the genre is much darker than that. From “Porgy & Bess” and “Carousel” through to “Sweeney Todd” and “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” the form is at its best when it grapples with tougher subjects, and two new projects certainly look to do that.

Continue reading ‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Working On A Pogues Musical, ‘Peaky Blinders’ Also Getting Song-And-Dance Treatment at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Marvel’s Runaways gets a series order and first cast image

4 May 2017 12:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier today we got the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Marvel team-up series The Defenders [watch it here], and now we have more Marvel TV news, as Hulu has announced today that it has given a series order to the Runaways adaptation.

The announcement was made today during Hulu’s upfront presentation, where a brief teaser was shown. It hasn’t arrived online yet, but we do have an image of the cast in costume recreating the cover to Runaways Vol. 1…

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.

The cast of Runaways includes Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf) as Alex Wilder, Gregg Sulkin (Anti-Social) as Chase Stein, »

- Gary Collinson

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American Gods cast interview: Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning

2 May 2017 6:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor May 3, 2017

We chatted to the stars of American Gods, Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning and Ian McShane...

As a crowded room (cameras, lights, at least half a dozen PRs) is being set up for the next interview at February’s American Gods press junket, Ricky Whittle is being berated by co-star Emily Browning. His crime? Not having watched The Wire in its entirety.

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“What is wrong with you?” demands Browning.

“I only made it through three seasons,” Whittle shrugs, “I just got bored.”

“How could you stop watching?” she persists, outraged.

“I just got bored…” he repeats, his answer interrupted by the unmistakable voice of Ian McShane crossing the room. McShane takes his seat and nods towards Whittle. “He hasn’t even seen Deadwood”.

“I will watch Deadwood!” insists Whittle, hanging his head and laughing. »

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WGA Deal: Extended Talks Highlight Major Shifts in Peak TV Era

2 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On April 9, the day before the Writers Guild of America and major studios resumed contract negotiations after a two-week break, CBS Corp. chairman-ceo Leslie Moonves and Warner Bros. chairman-ceo Kevin Tsujihara met secretly for about 90 minutes with four members of the WGA negotiating committee: co-chairs Chip Johannessen, Chris Keyser and Billy Ray, and Meredith Stiehm.

The Sunday session, held at the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers’ headquarters in Sherman Oaks, was designed for the CEOs to hear directly from writers on the most pressing issues in the contract negotiations, which had gotten off to a bumpy start on March 13. Moonves and Tsujihara were sent as emissaries for the AMPTP, not to hammer out deal points but to assure the WGA that Hollywood’s CEOs were attuned to the importance of the negotiations.

The writers spoke of grappling with the challenges of maintaining their income levels amid broad industry shifts. Stiehm »

- Cynthia Littleton and Maureen Ryan

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Woody Harrelson webchat – your questions answered on Cheers, Trump and quitting dope

1 May 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Hollywood star answered questions on English football, Clarence Darrow, living in Hawaii and directing his film, Lost in London, in one take

2.05pm BST

I'd just like to say thank you to everybody who took the time out of their day to be a part of this. I know there were a lot I didn't answer, but there were literally hundreds! I was a captive of how much time I had. Also, I really hope you guys go see Lost in London, because it's a labour of love, and a lot of great people spent a lot of time working on it. And having said all that - have a great day!

2.03pm BST

Proselytiser asks:

Cheers has withstood the test of time and is as charming now as it was 20 years ago. Did you have any inkling back then that you were joining a show destined for such longevity? »

- Guardian Staff

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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Life Gets the Made-for-tv Biopic Treatment: See the First Cast Shot

28 April 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s been nearly two years since the tragic death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of R&B singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. And this summer, TV One will turn the 22-year-old’s brief time in the spotlight into a made-for-tv biopic.

The network announced plans for the film, titled Bobbi Kristina, during their annual “upfront” presentation this week, telling reporters the project would offer an “intimate look at the highs and lows of parental, familial and romantic love complicated by fame through the eyes of a sensitive, vulnerable young woman.”

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- Dave Quinn

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Film industry reacts to Jonathan Demme's death

26 April 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith among those to pay tribute to director.

Following the news that American director Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73, the film industry has taken to social media to mourn the loss.

Martin Scorsese issued a statement that read: “Whenever I ran into Jonathan, he was filled with enthusiasm and excitement about a new project. He took so much joy in moviemaking. His pictures have an inner lyricism that just lifts them off the ground – even a story like The Silence Of The Lambs.

“I have great admiration for Jonathan as a filmmaker – I love the freshness of his style and his excellent use of music, from Buddy Holly to Miklos Rozsa. There’s so much more to be said, and I hardly know where to begin. I also loved him as a friend, and to me he was always young. My young friend. The idea that »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Film industry mourns Jonathan Demme

26 April 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith, Elijah Wood among those to pay tribute to director.

Following the news that American director Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73, the film industry has taken to social media to mourn the loss.

Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright referred to Demme as a “great”, adding that “he could do anything”, in a tweet.

The Lord Of The Rings actor Elijah Wood took to Twitter to simply post that he was “sad to hear that Jonathan Demme has passed.

Tribeca Film Festival’s official account posted a tribute tweet, quoting Demme as saying “The chance to make a film that deals in an imaginative way with stuff you care tremendously about is a real high.”

David Simon, the creator of The Wire, stated that Demme was “a warm, gracious man”, expressing that he wished he’d had the chance to work with the director, though had come close twice.

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- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Michael K. Williams Joins Chris Evans in True-Life Drama ‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ (Exclusive)

25 April 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Wire” star Michael K. Williams is in negotiations to join Chris Evans and Haley Bennett in “Red Sea Diving Resort.”

Previously titled “Operation Resort,” the film will be written and directed by “Tyrant” executive producer Gideon Raff. Bron Studios, which backed “Fences,” is fully financing the movie. Alexandra Milchan is on board to produce “Red Sea Diving Resort,” which begins shooting this summer.

Raff had originally sold the pitch to Fox Searchlight, but recently put it back on the market, with Bron Studios now coming on to finance.

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Mack Wilds Talks New Album, Keeping in Touch with Adele and How Jay Z Is His ‘Constant Support System’

21 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mack Wilds, also known as Tristan Wilds, joins an elite group (including Drake) that has successfully made the television to music crossover.

As a testament to his many talents, the 27-year-old artist released his latest album, After Hours, this month while on the heels of starring in two new shows — but it was his music that (literally) kept him up at night.

“When I was working on both television shows, the only time I had to myself was at night,” he tells People of how he created the album. “From that, I started to gather inspiration from the nighttime and »

- Brianne Tracy

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‘Heart, Baby!’ Acquired By North Of Two; The Orchard Scares Up Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’

20 April 2017 2:20 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

North Of Two has acquired distribution rights to Angela Shelton's Heart, Baby! ahead of its world premiere tomorrow at the Newport Beach Film Festival. A mid-November theatrical bow is in the works. The true-story pic stars The Wire‘s Gbenga Akinnagbe as George Lee Martin, who at the age of 18 received a 40-year sentence for robbery. He became known as an unbeatable prison boxer with the support of his best friend/cornerman, Doc (Jackson Rathbone), and his transgender… »

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The Best Shows That Critics Haven’t Gotten Around to Watching — IndieWire Survey

18 April 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What’s a show you’ve been meaning to watch but haven’t gotten around to yet? Why?

April Neale (@aprilmac), Monsters & Critics

I hang my head in shame, I never got to “The Wire.” Whenever people go on about it, I engage, smile and nod my head like, “Yeah, Stringer Bell, man.” It also starred Dominic West who comes from that strain of dark-haired British men like Ian McShane who are catnip to me. I’ve seen extended clips and snips but never had the perfect storm of time to go back and review this landmark series. It’s up there with putting a scrapbook together in my old age, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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