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Brenton Thwaites, David Strathairn Starring in ‘An Interview with God’

30 June 2016 1:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brenton Thwaites and David Straithairn are starring in the faith-based drama “An Interview with God,” which is wrapping shooting in the New York City area.

Perry Lang (“Weeds”) is directing from a screenplay by Ken Aguado. The cast also includes Yael Grobglas (“Jane The Virgin”), Hill Harper (“Concussion, CSI: NY”) and Charlbi Dean Kriek.

Aguado and Fred Bernstein are producing with Richard L. Jackson, founder of Giving Films, and Paul Kurta.

An Interview with God” is set in New York City with Thwaites playing an up-and-coming journalist when he’s granted an interview with a man who claims to be God, portrayed by Strathairn.

“We wanted to make an accessible film that explored core aspects of faith and inspiration, but one that would also stand on its own as great entertainment,” Aguado said in a statement.

Bernstein added, “Through a provocative story, ‘An Interview with God’ poses a simple yet »

- Dave McNary

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4: Matthew Weiner Talks Directing Episode 12 ‘The Animals’

27 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

[Spoiler alert: The following interview discusses the entire fourth season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” Do not read unless you’ve watched.]

The last time Matthew Weiner directed an episode of television was the series finale of his beloved creation, “Mad Men.” So it’s only fitting that his follow-up gig makes just as much noise, and the twelfth episode of “Orange Is the New Black” Season 4 has certainly caused a stir.

The episode, titled “The Animals,” closes with the death of fan favorite character Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) in a tragic scenario that echoes a real-life murder at the center of the Black Lives Matter movement. But even beyond that devastating climax, the season’s jam-packed penultimate installment is full of memorable scenes: Sophia (Laverne Cox) finally returns to general population; Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) and Boo (Lea DeLaria) settle their differences; the prisoners put aside racial divides to stage a peaceful protest; the list goes on.

It would be an intimidating assignment even for one of the show’s veteran directors, and »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Meet the New Voice of Nemo in Finding Dory! (And Where Is the Original Voice Actor Now?)

17 June 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In order to prepare to voice Nemo in Disney's Finding Dory, 12-year-old Hayden Rolence got a pretty cool homework assignment. "I had to watch the original Finding Nemo over and over again," the Illinois native tells People. "And I never got bored of it!" The actor who voiced Nemo in 2003's Finding Nemo was Alexander Gould, now 22, and after his turn in the film, he appeared in a slew of TV shows - including a regular stint as Mary Louise Parker's character's son, Shane Botwin, on Weeds. He went on to study philosophy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, »

- Mia McNiece

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Meet The New Voice of Nemo in Finding Dory! (And Where Is the Original Voice Actor Now?)

17 June 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In order to prepare to voice Nemo in Disney's Finding Dory, 12-year-old Hayden Rolence got a pretty cool homework assignment. "I had to watch the original Finding Nemo over and over again," the Illinois native tells People. "And I never got bored of it!" The actor who voiced Nemo in 2003's Finding Nemo was Alexander Gould, now 22, and after his turn in the film, he appeared in a slew of TV shows - including a regular stint as Mary Louise Parker's character's son, Shane Botwin, on Weeds. He went on to study philosophy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, »

- Mia McNiece

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Orange Is The New Black Season 4 Review

16 June 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Six episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

There are nearly infinite reasons why Orange Is The New Black has resonated so loudly with so many people in such a short span of time. Its honest characters, juicy drama, and unashamedly blunt depiction of what life in a prison is like (as a woman, a black woman, a Dominican woman, etc) are bound to constitute a few of those. Others might appreciate Jenji Kohan’s masterfully laid-back tone that – after four years – still ebbs and flows into mouth-covering shockers with ease – which makes sense, given the woman essentially created the bedrock of the unforgettable season finale in Weeds.

I like its simple insights. Suzanne, aka Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba), has slowly been getting more to do – and be – since her pie-throwing meme-ifying in season 1 and, as things go downhill for her in season 4, she reminisces about the speechless cues her parents »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Mary-Louise Parker, Chris Noth Wage War In ‘Chronically Metropolitan’ – Trailer

16 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Here’s a first look at Chronically Metropolitan, having its world premiere next week at the Nantucket Film Festival. Directed by Xavier Manrique (Hope Springs) and written by Nick Schutt (Blood & Oil), the New York  City-set film stars Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds), Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars) and Josh Peck (Ice Age: The Meltdown) and will have its world premiere at the island fest. It’s about… »

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Scott Ellis Set as Director for NBC’s ‘A Few Good Men’ Live Play, Aaron Sorkin Discusses Casting & More

14 June 2016 11:34 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Scott Ellis has been tapped to direct NBC’s upcoming live adaptation of “A Few Good Men.”

Aaron Sorkin broke the news Tuesday morning at Variety’s annual TV Summit, held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“I couldn’t be more excited about that,” Sorkin said of Ellis directing.

Ellis is a multi-time Tony-nominated director, having worked on the stage productions “She Loves Me,” “Steel Pier,” “1776,” “Twelve Angry Men,” “Curtains,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and “You Can’t Take It with You.” On the television side, Ellis was exec producer on Showtime’s “Weeds.” He has directed episodes of “Modern Family,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Good Wife,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Frasier” and “30 Rock,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy.

Sorkin spoke about “A Few Good Men” at the Variety event on a panel with NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt, exec producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Kenny Leon, who directed NBC’s “The Wiz Live” and is on board to direct “Hairspray Live.”

“If something happens to Scott, let me know. I’m waiting in the wings!” Leon joked on the panel, pitching himself to direct the live play. Greenblatt chimed in: “You’re busy doing ‘Hairspray.'”

For the NBC live adaptation, Sorkin is re-writing “A Few Good Men,” which originally started as a Broadway play, before the 1992 film, starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore.

“I am very exited to write it up again. It was my first play, it was my starter play. I’m very proud of it, but it still feels a little bit like my high school yearbook picture to me. I think, or I at least hope, I’m a better writer now,” Sorkin said. “I’m looking forward to attacking it just for the sake of a re-write, as well as it should be written for this particular production.”

As for casting, the panel said that they’re getting into the process.

“We are reaching out to people. We’re beyond having just a list,” Sorkin revealed, adding that the creative team is getting many phone calls, now that the new wave of live TV productions has blown up. “Actors don’t get the opportunity to do that a lot,” he said of performing live on television.

The panelists praised Carrie Underwood for being the first actor to step into the new world of live TV with NBC’s “The Sound of Music” in 2013. Three years later, actors are jumping at the opportunity to flex their creative muscles on live TV.

“I’m going to give you the long list of scaredy-cats from ‘Sound of Music’ because there are some big people who said, ‘I can’t do that,'” Greenblatt said for “A Few Good Men” casting.

In addition to talent getting excited, the entire Hollywood community has welcomed the live programming wave.

“We got a call out of the blue from Tyler Perry,” Zadan said. “He called and he said, ‘I’m calling to help you because I’m going to mobilize a social media campaign for ‘The Wiz’ because this has to succeed.’ He called Oprah and he called everyone else that he knows and they started tweeting…the support that we got from the community was so overwhelming…because they know that failure means there won’t be anymore. We needed those ratings for this to continue because they’re so expensive.”

The new trend of TV musicals come with a learning curve — and being the first live play on television in decades, “A Few Good Men” even more so.

“I have been for years wanting to see live theater come back to television,” Sorkin said. “I was thinking, ‘Boy I hope [NBC] expands into non-musicals next’ — not thinking for a second that my play would be the canary in the coal mine.’

Surely Sorkin’s revitalized play will launch a new wave of more live plays on television, just like “The Sound of Music” inspired more NBC musicals, including “Peter Pan” and “The Wiz,” and Fox’s “Grease Live.” And up next at the broadcast networks is Fox’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and ABC’s “Dirty Dancing.”

“There are no barriers between Broadway, movies and television anymore,” Greenblatt said. “Tt’s completely interwoven now.”

Up next for NBC is “Hairspray Live” in December. But, Greenblatt teased that it won’t be long for “A Few Good Men” to come.

“We’re probably going to do it in February,” the NBC exec revealed. “We haven’t locked in the date.”

While February will bring a new cast and a new script to Sorkin’s hit, he assures that the live production will stay true to form.

Quoting the film’s most famous line, Sorkin quipped: “It’s going to be ‘A Few Good Man.’ You can’t handle the truth! It’s going to be ‘A Few Good Men.'”

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Stranger Things: Watch First Trailer for Winona Ryder Supernatural Drama

9 June 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The truth… just may be in Hawkins, Ind.

That’s our takeaway from the first trailer for Stranger Things, an X-Files-by-way-of-Stand-By-Me supernatural drama, starring Winona Ryder, that debuts on Netflix this summer.

Set in the Midwest in the 1980s, the series follows the hunt for a boy who goes missing under very odd circumstances. Ryder (Reality Bites) plays his mother, Joyce, whose desire to find her son “unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl,” per the official description. Meanwhile, the boy’s friends’ efforts to make sense of what »

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The True Story Behind Orange Is the New Black

3 June 2016 9:05 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you're a fan of Orange Is the New Black, then you know by now that it's based on the real experiences of Piper Kerman. Kerman, known as Piper Chapman (and played by Taylor Schilling) on the show, published a bestselling memoir of the same name. While Kerman says the show, headed by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, is not a docudrama whatsoever, her real-life experience does come through in the series. Obviously, the show has diverted a lot since we've been through seasons two and three, (plus the upcoming fourth season!) but here are factual details that inspired the series. The Crime After college, the real Piper Kerman fell for a woman caught up in an international drug ring. In the book, she calls her Nora, and if you watch the show, you know her as Alex (played by Laura Prepon). The real Piper smuggled $10,000 from Chicago to Brussels, Belgium, »

- Annie Gabillet

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Jenji Kohan Producing Netflix Comedy Series ‘G.L.O.W.’ About ’80s Female Wrestling League

31 May 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has greenlit “G.L.O.W.,” a comedy series based on the 1980’s female wrestling league, which will be exec produced by Jenji Kohan, Variety has learned.

Founded in the mid-’80s, G.L.O.W. — which stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling — was a popular professional wrestling troupe on a self-titled show that ran until 1990, and also toured for live shows.

Inspired by the real story behind the wrestlers, the half-hour series will be the fictionalized story of an out-of-work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers. “G.L.O.W.” will be set in Los Angeles and is described as showcasing “big hair and body slams.”

In 2011, a critically-praised and award-winning documentary on the group, titled “Glow: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” was released. The upcoming comedy series is an extension of the “G. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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First trailer for police drama Apb

17 May 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox has released the first trailer for its upcoming police drama Apb. Inspired by true events, the show follows an eccentric tech billionaire who purchases a trouble precinct and looks to turn it around with a high-tech, cutting edge approach. Take a look here…

Police work isn’t rocket science. It’s harder. Inspired by true events, Apb is a new police drama with a high-tech twist from executive producer/director Len Wiseman (Lucifer, “Underworld”) and executive producer/writer Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”). Sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, cover-ups and corruption: the over-extended and under-funded Chicago Police Department is spiraling out of control. Enter billionaire engineer Gideon Reeves (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk, “Tyrant,” “Weeds”). After his best friend is murdered in a botched attempted robbery, and the killer remains at large, Gideon demands justice. Putting up millions of dollars of his own money, he makes an unprecedented »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Prison Break,’ ’24: Legacy,’ ‘Lethal Weapon’ and More Trailers From Fox’s 2016-17 Season

16 May 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has released the first trailers for the network’s 2016-17 lineup of shows, including revivals of “Prison Break” and “24,” adaptations of “Lethal Weapon” and “The Exorcist,” the latest musical drama from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels, and more.

Fall:

Lethal Weapon

Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, “Lethal Weapon” follows iconic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. From the moment the brash and impulsive Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) meets prudent, by-the-book Roger Murtaugh (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), it seems as if this partnership is doomed. But after their first case together, both realize this arrangement might just work out after all – if Riggs doesn’t get them killed first.

The Exorcist

Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” terrified audiences around the world. »

- Laura Prudom

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Orange Is the New Black Season 4 Trailer Ignites a Prison War

10 May 2016 8:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Life at Litchfield is about to become more complicated in the fourth season of Orange Is the New Black. Netflix has just released the intense new trailer, teasing all 13 new episodes launching&#160Friday, June 17 on the streaming giant.&#160From Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds,&#160Orange&#160is the&#160New&#160Black&#160is a thought-provoking, funny and evocative show about life in a women's prison. Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, the newest season of&#160Orange&#160delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield. Overrun with&#160new&#160inmates and overseen by inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.&#160

Netflix and Lionsgate announced back in Feburary that the original series Orange Is the New Black has been renewed for three additional seasons on Netflix. Following Orange is the New Black Season 4, additional seasons 5, 6 and 7 will premiere in future years. Orange Is the New Black »

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Netflix Orders Series Adaptation of Big-Screen Comedy Dear White People

5 May 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Another movie-to-tv adaptation is in the works — but this time, it’s coming from the indie world.

Netflix announced Thursday that it’s ordered 10 episodes of Dear White People, a half-hour comedy series based on writer/director/producer Justin Simien’s Sundance award-winning satire. (The full trailer for the movie is embedded below.)

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The logline for the series — which Simien will write (and also serve as director on the pilot episode) — is as follows: “Set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly »

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Kat Foster joins Van Damme in comedy pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson

20 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Kat Foster (Weeds, Your Family or Mine) is set to star alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme as the female lead in Amazon’s comedy pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

The pilot sees Van Damme as a “famous actor and martial-arts pro who comes out of retirement to resume his alter-ego: an undercover private contractor by the name of Jean-Claude Van Johnson. The comedy-action thriller will see Johnson’s cover as the lead role in a reimagined action film version of Huckleberry Finn that lands him back in the midst of the danger he secretly always craves. It also brings him back in the orbit of Vanessa (Foster), his fellow operative and the love of his life that got away.  Vanessa styles hair for movies as her cover. Years ago Jean-Claude broke her heart. Now he’s trying to spin back heel kick his way back in to her life, »

- Gary Collinson

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'The Hateful Eight' Interview with Demian Bichir | Exclusive

25 March 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With a filmography that spans nearly 40 years, Demi&#225n Bichir has had more than his fair share of ups and downs throughout his career. In the mid-80s, he moved to New York and then Los Angeles to pursue his craft, but he was eventually drawn back to Mexico, where he became one of his home country's biggest box office stars. He won an Ariel Award, the Mexican equivalent of an Oscar, for his role in 'Til Death in 1994, and his 1999 blockbuster Sex, Shame and Tears became the highest-grossing movie in the country's history. While he was a bona fide star in Mexico, he would only gain the attention of American audiences nearly a decade later

His portrayal of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in 2008's Che (Part 1) and Che (Part 2) helped put Demi&#225n Bichir on one Hollywood map, as well as his portrayal of Tijuana mayor/drug kingpin Esteban Reyes on Showtime's Weeds. »

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Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths board Lgbt rights series with Gus Van Sant

21 March 2016 7:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Guy Pearce.

Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths will co-star in a limited series written by Milk Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

When We Rise will tell the story of America's Lgbt civil rights movement, previously covered by films such as Milk and last year's Stonewall, directed by Roland Emmerich..

Perhaps surprisingly, the show has been commissioned not by the likes of HBO or FX but by ABC, which is considered one of the more advanced networks in terms of representativeness.

The series will run for seven episodes, with the first to be directed by Milk director Gus Van Sant, who also exec-produces.

Pearce plays activist Cleve Jones, previously essayed by Emile Hirsch in Milk, while Griffiths will play the wife of women's rights leader Roma Guy, to be played by Weeds' Mary-Louise Parker.

The show is produced by Laurence Mark and Bruce Cohen and created by Black, who recently »

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First Look at 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 4

17 March 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's Orange time!! Netflix has released first look images from Orange Is the New Black Season 4, returning Friday, June 17&#160on&#160Netflix.&#160From Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds, Orange Is the New Black is a thought-provoking, funny and evocative show about life in a women's prison. Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, the newest season of Orange delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield. Overrun with new inmates and overseen by inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.&#160

Netflix and Lionsgate announced back in Feburary that the original series Orange Is the New Black had been renewed for three additional seasons on Netflix. Following Season 4, additional seasons 5, 6 and 7 will premiere in future years. Orange Is the New Black Season 1 through Season 3 are now streaming on Netflix.&#160Concurrently, it was announced that Jenji Kohan has committed to continue as »

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Things Don’t Look Great For Piper In Orange Is The New Black Season 4 Photos

17 March 2016 8:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Netflix is firing up the publicity machine for one of its biggest original hits Orange Is The New Black. While we’ve yet to see a full-length trailer for the Litchfield Ladies’ next outing, this latest gallery of snaps ought to tide you over until then.

Of all the characters destined to return, it looks like Piper (Taylor Schilling) is facing a new threat from her fellow inmates as one of the images shows her bound and gagged with a very worried expression on her face. That’s no surprise given the character’s history of stirring things up behind Litchfield’s bars. Elsewhere, it seems Alex survives that impending threat we saw in the season three finale, newcomer Judy King (Fringe alum Blair Brown) has taken over the kitchen, and Sofia appears unhappy with her predicament.

Schilling won’t be the only one dealing with the strife of life inside. »

- Gem Seddon

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First Look: Go Behind Bars Of 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 4

17 March 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Depending on who you ask, either "House Of Cards" or "Orange Is The New Black" is the defining piece of Netflix original programming, and neither answer would be wrong. And now that we have the fourth season detailing the life of the Underwoods under our belt, the streaming service is preparing fans to go back behind bars once again. Read More: Watch: New Netflix Trailers For 'Love,' 'Orange Is The New Black,' Season 4, And 'House Of Cards' Season 4 "Orange Is The New Black" season four is on the way, and it's just the start of a lot more. In case you forgot, Netflix has already renewed 'Ointb' for three more seasons, which ensures the show won't be ending anytime soon, and promises that series will become something of a legacy title for Netflix. Here's the synopsis for season four:  From Jenji Kohan, the creator of »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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