7 items from 2013
No, your proverbial chain ain’t being yanked. You indeed heard correctly. Flying straight out of Cannes comes this latest spot of casting news. From the man behind the gushy flimflam that is Sex And The City, comes a film…of an entirely different ouvre. Based on a true story, Anita tells the tale of real life anti-gay activist Anita Bryant, and now has hot tamale Uma Thurman confirmed to star.
The devout Christian singer spent most of her life peddling anti-gay bigotry to all and sundry. Quite the driven and determined woman, Bryant successfully campaigned to repeal a gay rights bill in Florida. She had a ton of Top 40 hits, no doubt crammed full of backwards rhetoric whittling on about the demonic proclivities of gays. Needless to say, her staunch homophobia cost her the career she worked her whole life to attain. Aw…boo hoo. This also caused her »
- Gem Seddon
Hendricks started her film acting career as a regular in the series "Beggars and Choosers".
Hendricks also recently appeared in the action feature "Drive".
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- Michael Stevens
In 2004, ABC Family premiered the TV movie I Want to Marry Ryan Banks. It stars a post-Alias Bradley Cooper as a talent manager who convinces his friend/falling star client Ryan Banks (Jason Priestley) to do a Bachelor-type reality show to rehab his image. The twist: The sane, likable contestant Ryan is supposed to choose, Charlie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Emma Caulfield), falls for Cooper’s character instead.If you’ve seen the movie — penned by Chad Hodge, the future creator of NBC’s The Playboy Club who is currently developing the Twin Peaks-esque limited series Wayward Pines »
- Mandi Bierly
ABC’s Once Upon a Time instantly became one of my favourite programmes when I saw the first season last year, and I can’t wait to catch up on the second season as soon as it comes out here in the UK.
Co-creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz had been planning to develop a spin-off around the Mad Hatter (played by Sebastian Stan), but with Stan’s schedule fully booked, and the duo not wanting to re-cast anyone, it looks like things have been changing gears.
Deadline report that the spin-off is moving forward at ABC, with the studio closing deals with Zack Estrin (Prison Break, Tru Calling) and Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for the new series.
The plan is reportedly for Kitsis and Horowitz to run the spin-off with Estrin, if the project gets booked to series, with Espenson returning to Once Upon a Time, »
- Kenji Lloyd
We told you back in June 2012 that Marvel Animation was working on two new series, Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and although the two series hadn’t been picked up by a network, we were expecting them to go to Disney Xd. Today, Disney Xd announced that they have indeed picked up both series, with one small title adjustment: Avengers Assemble is now Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, which will help keep viewers and listings from confusing it with the unfortunately-now-over Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Disney Xd also announced premiere dates for the new shows: Marvel’s Avengers Assemble will give us all an advance showing on Sunday, May 26, and then officially premiere on Sunday, July 7. Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. makes its series debut on Sunday, August 11.
Presumably the Hulk series will be taking over the Maa timeslot, since the information is that both »
- Erin Willard
Buffy the Vampire Slayer has now been off our TV screens for a staggering 10 years, while Angel disappeared 9 years ago. In an attempt to keep the ‘Buffyverse’ fandom satisfied, supposedly canon continuations (in the form of comic books) have been printed for both shows and for various characters within the shows. But – for reasons we shall look in to further in this list – not everyone is content with this idea.
Now, I’m the first to admit that there are undoubtedly a number of reasons why bringing either show back to TV screens would be incredibly difficult and probably shouldn’t happen, but I’ve always been a ‘glass half-full’ kind of chap, so let’s blissfully ignore those reasons for the sake of our happy faces.
So, whether it’s for a full new season, a spin-off, or even a movie or one-off special, here are 10 reasons why the »
- Kev Stewart
Fox is working on a longform event series from M. Night Shyamalan. The director, best known for theatrical thrillers like The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, is producing a project called Wayward Pines. Described as being similar in tone and subject matter to Twin Peaks, Wayward Pines follows Secret Service agent Ethan Burke as he investigates the disappearance of two agents in quiet, small-town Idaho. A violent accident upon arriving sends him to the hospital, where he wakes to discover his ID, briefcase and cell phone are all missing. As the days pass and he resumes his investigation, it becomes clear that things are not what they seem in Wayward Pines. He can't place phone calls outside Wayward Pines. The town is surrounded by an electrified fence. And no one seems to believe he is who he says he is. Wayward Pines is based on the book Pines by Blake Crouch, »
- Alyse Wax
7 items from 2013
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