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With FX's series “Fargo,” premiering Tuesday, showrunner Noah Hawley had the daunting task of adapting the beloved 1996 Coen Brothers film for the small screen. While the series employs different characters and a different storyline than the film, the frigid, folksy shadow of the original still sets high expectations. TheWrap spoke to Hawley about the search for a leading lady that wouldn't be overshadowed by Francis McDormand's iconic Marge and creating a new kind of bad guy with Billy Bob Thornton's Lorne Malvo. The showrunner, who previously worked on “My Generation,” “The Originals” and “Bones,” also talked about the miniseries »
- Tim Kenneally
Before I sat down with the first four episodes of FX’s limited series, Fargo, premiering April 15 at 10Pm, I reacquainted myself with the 1996 Coen Brothers’ crime classic. It’s been over a decade since I last saw the film and like a winter squall blustering through, my memories of it had become buried deep in snow. However, after this viewing, I had this insatiable desire to soak in this world for a longer duration.
It wasn’t just any small town that had been rocked by bloody murders and criminal activity, it was this specific ivory landscape that stretched as far as the eyes could see. Its citizens were as foreign and distant as Hawaii or Alaska as were their special brand of talk and affection. Fargo felt like the Coens picked up a snow globe unlike any other and then gifted it to everyone who had seen the film. »
- Ernie Estrella
This story first appeared in the April 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. After an eclectic career, which has entailed music, multiple books, a film and a cadre of network series, writer/producer Noah Hawley, 46, is adding another line to his resume: a cable show. On April 15, the former Bones writer will serve up Fargo, starring Billy Bob Thornton, on FX. With pre-premiere buzz running high, the man who wrote, produced and ran all 10 episodes reflects on how he made it. I had wanted to be a rock star. I was a singer/songwriter and I had a band
- As told to Lacey Rose
"I mean, the guy is a fucking Komodo dragon, but he has the bangs of Ken Burns?" The whole table laughs, and Billy Bob Thornton smiles, knowing he's just nailed it. The subject is a hired killer; specifically, the horrible, Moe Howard-ish bowl haircut that this professional hit man sports. Sitting across from Thornton in a Midtown conference room, Colin Hanks stares up at the ceiling and then adds "He's like a human ficus plant. Put the guy in a corner, and you wouldn't even notice him."
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"I don't watch movies," declares Lorne Malvo, the slippery, malevolent figure at the center of FX's new "Fargo" series. (The first of 10 episodes debuts tonight at 10; I've seen the first four.) The line rings true to what we have learned about Malvo, a professional hitman and amateur troublemaker who takes pleasure in encouraging people's worst impulses to see what will happen. But it also functions as a sly acknowledgment of the large shadow "Fargo" the movie casts over "Fargo" the TV show. Created by Noah Hawley (a "Bones" alum who created the charming but short-lived ABC cop show "The Unusuals," starring a then-unknown Jeremy Renner), the new "Fargo" takes place in the same frozen Minnesota winter of the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning film(*), though it is not a remake of that film's story. Still, there are many nods to the movie both big and small — each episode, for instance, opens with »
- Alan Sepinwall
With only a month until the season 9 finale of Bones, things should start heating up around the Jeffersonian. Executive Producer Stephen Nathan has confirmed there will be a huge story line involving the Ghost Face Killer. However, tonight’s episode entitled, “The Cold in the Case,” included no mention of the serial killer. Instead, the [&hellip
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- Tim Gerstenberger
Recently, Fox served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Bones" episode 22 of season 9. The episode is entitled, "The Nail in the Coffin," and it sounds like things will get pretty interesting as the team gets closer to closing in on the mysterious Ghost Killer, and more. In the new,22nd episode press release: The team will get closer to discovering the identity of the ghost killer. Press release number 2: The Jeffersonian team will investigate the death of Stephanie McNamara, who is the daughter of a wealthy family whose remains were found in a national park. When the team digs deeper into the circumstances surrounding her death, clues from the case are going to lead them to believe she may be the Ghost Killer's latest victim, with a surprising connection to a previous victim. In the meantime, the FBI Deputy Director is going to take a special »
Booth and Brennan finally tied the knot on Bones' ninth season, but could another wedding be in the offing?
On Monday's episode (8/7c, Fox), Cam (Tamara Taylor) and Arastoo (Pej Vahdat) take their relationship to a new level when Arastoo arranges for Cam to meet his parents. Unfortunately for Cam, who has serious reservations about the dinner meeting, all of her worst fears come true when she sits down with Arastoo's extremely protective mother (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo).
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- Adam Bryant
"You'd stand in the way of us having a new and life-changing experience...that seems selfish." Bones fans, you may want to give Rosetta Stone a call as you'll possibly need to learn German! Booth (David Boreanaz) is up for a major promotion in tonight's episode of the Fox hit. That's good news, right? Well, the new job would require him moving to Germany. In an exclusive sneak peek at "The Cold in the Case," Booth and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) have a serious talk about their family's future and whether or not she'd be willing to move to a new country for her husband's career... Watch the exclusive video above to find out if the couple could be moving to »
This is a true story. In 1998, the current TV belle epoque not even a twinkle in the eye of the Us networks, a pilot was filmed for a TV series of the Coen brothers' churningly tense black comedy Fargo, which had been released two years previously. It was the last writing and production credit for the late Bruce Paltrow (father of Gwyneth), starred The Sopranos' Edie Falco and was directed by Misery actor and occasional director Kathy Bates. Set in Brainerd, Minnesota, it featured Falco as police chief Marge Gunderson, the role immortalised by Frances McDormand in the movie. The Coen brothers were not involved. The project, though strangely enticing, fizzled out.
Then, in 2012, news emerged that another telly crew had taken an interest in the world of Fargo, »
- Ben Arnold
Here we go! It’s Friday, time to kick back and enjoy the weekend and what better way than by cranking a killer tune to set the mood?! This post was inspired by artist Kawehi. Have you heard of her yet? In the last several weeks, she became an Internet sensation with her beautiful reinterpretation of Nirvana‘s single “Heart Shaped Box.” I love every thing about it! (Including her! Marry me, please? Dammit, she’s already married.) But on the Esquire article where I originally discovered her, they also embedded a cover of Nine Inch Nail‘s “Closer.” I’ve always been a huge, huge fan of Trent Reznor and company, and I enjoyed the hell out of their most recent album ‘Hesitation Marks’ (the vinyl mix is excellent, by the way), but hearing this cover got me to re-appreciate “The Downward Spiral” again. I even have an instrumental version of that entire album! »
- Rob Galluzzo
Next month, Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) will return to television with Fox’s 24: Live Another Day, a 12-episode update of the acclaimed espionage thriller series. Set four years after the explosive events of 24‘s eighth and final season, Live Another Day finds Jack laying low in Europe, still hounded by the CIA. When he catches wind of a planned terrorist attack in London, the former agent leaps into action, determined to prevent global chaos even as his pursuers draw closer.
Fox has unveiled a decidedly cinematic trailer for the series today, which reveals a lot more about the set-up for Live Another Day, as well as new additions to the cast. Check it out below:
For newcomers to the series, season eight saw Jack slaughter high-ranking members of the Russian government who were involved in a shadowy conspiracy. In Live Another Day, the CIA is clearly still holding a »
- Isaac Feldberg
As FX gets set to enter into its first foray in the miniseries business (unless you, like FX president John Landgraf, consider Terriers to have also been worthy of that moniker) with the network’s upcoming 10-episode limited series Fargo, from writer Noah Hawley (Bones). Series co-star Martin Freeman was on hand to share with us some of his thoughts on this darkly comic, violent pseudo-update of the Coen brothers’ Academy Award-winning drama.
While the miniseries may defy specific classification in terms of its relationship to the movie that also bears its name, Freeman was ready and able to give plenty of detail on the ...
- Kevin Yeoman
Recently, Fox released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Bones" episode 21 of season 9. The episode is entitled, "The Cold in the Case," and it sounds like things will get pretty interesting as the team discovers a cryogenically frozen dead body that leads them to other intel, and more. In the new, 21st episode press release: a murder victim will be found cryogenically frozen. Press release number 2: The Jeffersonian team will investigate the murder of a woman whose remains were found in a swamp. When the team realizes that her body was cryogenically frozen before it was disposed, it will lead them to a cryogenic preservation facility where they will learn more about the victim's personal life. In the meantime, Cam is going to be hesitant to meet Arastoo's father and mother (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo) for the first time and Booth is going to be up for »
Sneak Peek footage and images from AMC's upcoming American Revolution action drama series "Turn", premiering April 6, 2014, based on the non-fiction book "Washington’s Spies" by author Alexander Rose, set in the summer of 1776:
"...New York farmer 'Abe Woodhull' bands together with a group of childhood friends to form 'The Culper Ring'...
"...an unlikely group of spies, working for George Washington, who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence..."
Cast includes Jamie Bell as 'Abraham Woodhull', Kevin McNally as 'Judge Richard Woodhull', Burn Gorman as 'Major Hewlett', Angus MacFadyen as 'Robert Rogers', Jj Feild as 'Major John Andre', Seth Numrich as 'Ben Talmadge', Daniel Henshall as 'Caleb' and Heather Lind as 'Anna Strong'.
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- Michael Stevens
With a muscular catalog of some 4,000 feature film titles and 10,500 TV episodes, MGM Television has a bounty of material from which to draw in fashioning its development slate, and prexy Roma Khanna, at the helm of TV and digital distribution since 2011, is using it to her advantage. All while touting original series such as the top-rated “Teen Wolf,” now in its fourth season on MTV, and the highly anticipated “Fargo” on FX, to pad the growth of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s smallscreen arm.
“We have great jewels in our library, from the ‘Rocky’ films to the James Bond franchise to ‘Legally Blonde,’ and they are a huge advantage to us in the marketplace,” notes Khanna of the production company’s key to financial and critical success.
“But we also don’t just want to be a company that reinvents our library. We haven’t gone into this thinking about how (these movies »
- Malina Saval
A seven-part series set during the turbulent period of the establishment of the penal colony in Sydney in 1788 may seem a stretch for Liverpool-born and based writer Jimmy McGovern.
Yet Banished, which starts shooting in Sydney on Monday, deals with themes the writer has often explored in the UK series he's created in a distinguished 30- year career.
.Jimmy.s stories are about the moral complexities which human beings face when they are in difficult situations,. his producing partner Sita Williams tells If. .He asks the audience: .What would you have done in that situation? Would you have done it any differently?..
David Wenham heads the large Australian/British cast as Governor Arthur Phillip, a pragmatic idealist who hopes to turn the penal colony into a land of opportunity for all. Joseph Milson portrays his nemesis Major Ross, who believes the only chance of survival is to rule with an iron fist. »
- Don Groves
There’s always room for Cake – especially now that the wider cast list of this upcoming independent film has been announced. The comedy-drama from director Daniel Barnz (Won’t Back Down) will soon be heading before the cameras with Jennifer Aniston in the lead role, but with a varied resume – swinging wildly from the tedious Bounty Hunter to the excellent Good Girl – an Aniston movie can go either way. Ultimately, it’s the script and supporting cast that determines which end of the quality spectrum the film swings toward.
In that regard, things are looking very good for Cake. The story sees a woman (Aniston) become fascinated with the suicide of a member of her chronic pain support group. Digging deeper into the dead woman’s life, she develops a relationship with her widower, while dealing with her own tragedies. Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) will play the role of the suicidal group member, »
- Sarah Myles
April marks the 10 year anniversary of Icons Of Fright and we’re doing all sorts of fun things to celebrate! That includes bringing back some columns from the past and one that I always enjoyed doing was the “Song Of The Week” bit. Nothing too fancy. I just liked to share one rockin’ tune first thing Friday morning to help get your weekend going and before you tackled all the other “real” horror news out there. I haven’t posted one of these since June of 2013 (!) so if we’re bringing it back, let’s come back strong! This week’s pick is the heavy rockin’ song “Love?” by Strapping Young Lad from their album “Alien!” Why this particular video? Well, it’s directed by none other than Joe Lynch. Yes, that Joe Lynch! Director of ‘Wrong Turn 2,’ ‘Knights Of Badassdom’ and the upcoming ‘Everly’ & star of the Fearnet original series ‘Holliston. »
- Rob Galluzzo
Recently, Fox released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Bones" episode 20 of season 9. The episode is entitled, "The High in the Low," and it sounds like things will get pretty intriguing as the team discovers surprising,new intel on their latest art school death case, and more. In the new,9th episode press release: the use of medical marijuana to treat pain, is going to affect the Jeffersonian team. Press release number 2: The Jeffersonian team will investigate the death of an art school dropout struggling with Lupus, whose remains were found inside a log in a forest. When the team learns about the victim's use of cannabis to treat her pain, it is going lead them to the dispensary where she worked, and they are going to uncover more shocking details that could have contributed to her death. In the meantime, squintern Wendell Bray (guest star Michael Grant Terry »
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