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‘The Eichmann Show’ Producer Laurence Bowen Launches Dancing Ledge With FremantleMedia Backing

‘The Eichmann Show’ Producer Laurence Bowen Launches Dancing Ledge With FremantleMedia Backing
London — “The Eichmann Show” producer Laurence Bowen has launched scripted production company Dancing Ledge, which has a development deal with “The Hobbit” and “Sherlock” star Martin Freeman. The company is backed by global production and distribution giant FremantleMedia, which has taken a 25% stake.

Bowen, previously co-founder and creative director of Feelgood Fiction, has a dozen projects in the pipeline for U.K. and U.S. broadcasters, including dramas written by “Sherlock” co-creator and actor Mark Gatiss, “Eye in the Sky” screenwriter Guy Hibbert, Chris Lunt, Dan Sefton and John Donnelly, as well as a new limited event series development commission for the History Channel written by Simon Block. Bowen is also developing several scripted ideas with Freeman.

Bowen’s past credits also include “Gates,” “The Hello Girls,” “Stone Scissors Paper,” “Suburban Shootout” and “My Life as a Popat.” Bowen also executive produced U.S. pilots of “Gates” and “Suburban Shootout
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'Suburban Shootout' to be remade by ABC?

'Suburban Shootout' to be remade by ABC?
ABC has started work on an American remake of the British comedy Suburban Shootout. The original series, which starred The Hour's Anna Chancellor, ran for two series on Channel 5 and was broadcast in the Us on Oxygen. Deadline says that ABC has now started developing a Us remake, which would focus on a woman who escapes her father's ties to the criminal underworld by moving to the suburbs. However, she soon discovers that she has to use what (more)
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TNT Western Series Gateway Casts Keir O’Donnell, Keith Carradine and More; ABC Developing U.S. Remake of U.K. Comedy Suburban Shootout

Cam Gigandet is already set to take a lead role as Jake Flynn, one of three brothers in the new TNT western drama Gateway (formerly known as Tin Star), but Deadline has word on four more actors joining the cast. Rounding out the group of Flynn brothers living in the titualar Colorado town in the 1880's will be Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers) playing Terence and David Denman (Roy from The Office) playing Daniel. Meanwhile Shannon Lucio (The Chicago Code) and Eric Lange (Lost) have also been cast as Terence's wife and the town banker respectively. But my personal favorite bit of new casting comes in the form of Keith Carradine, who was last seen battling extra-terrestrials in the Old West in Cowboys & Aliens, playing the brothers' surrogate father. Details on an American remake of the British comedy series Suburban Shootout after the jump. Plenty of shows come from our
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ABC Developing U.S. Version Of British Crime Comedy ‘Suburban Shootout’

Exclusive: ABC has put in development a U.S. version of the praised British comedy Suburban Shootout. Byron Balasco will write the hourlong adaptation of the half-hour original, a dark comedy about a woman who escapes the city and her past for suburban bliss only to discover she (with the help of her new neighbors) has to resort to using unconventional methods and her past skills to achieve the life she so desires. ABC Studios is producing with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Laurence Bowen and Philip Clarke’s Feelgood Fiction, the company behind the British series that controls the format rights. Balasco, Kaplan, Bowen and Clarke are executive producing. This is the second stab at launching a U.S. version of Suburban Shootout. In 2008, HBO ordered a pilot written by Michelle Ashford, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Judy Greer. ABC seems like a good place for the
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‘Lone Ranger’ & ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D’ Snag Female Leads

Here’s an odd mix of projects that look to have cast pivotal female roles: Walt Disney Picture’s Lone Ranger and Lionsgate’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.

English actress Ruth Wilson is negotiating to portray Rebecca in the Lone Ranger movie, which will also feature Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, and possibly Tom Wilkinson as well. Meanwhile, Lost starlet Tania Raymonde has been cast as another potential Leatherface victim in the new Chainsaw Massacre flick.

Wilson has primarily worked in the television medium, starring in shows like Suburban Shootout and AMC’s updated take on the classic cult series, The Prisoner. She also landed a Golden Globe nomination for her work on a 2006 Masterpiece Theater Jane Eyre mini-series, and recently appeared opposite Idris Elba in the BBC’s Luther. Click to continue reading ‘Lone Ranger’ & ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D’ Snag Female Leads
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AMC Announces Launch Date for Limited Series "The Prisoner"

Cabler AMC has announced that its six-hour limited series event The Prisoner, starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellan, will launch on Sunday, November 15th at 8 pm Et/Pt. The cabler will air three two-hour installments over three consecutive nights, with subsequent installments airing on Monday, November 16th and Tuesday, November 17th. In this remake of the classic British cult series, Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) plays Number Six, a man who finds himself the unwitting titular prisoner of The Village, a strange and surreal settlement overseen by the nefarious Number Two, played by Ian McKellan (Lord of the Rings). The Prisoner also stars Jamie Campbell-Bower (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) as Number 11-12, Hayley Atwell (Brideshead Revisited) as Number 41-5, Lennie James (Jericho) as Number 147, and Ruth Wilson (Suburban Shootout) as Number 313. The Prisoner was written by Bill Gallagher (Conviction) and directed by Nick Hurran (Little Black Book
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Loki, Thor's Archenemy Is Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is almost unknown in Hollywood but not for long since he has been chosen to portray Loki, Thor's arch-nemesis. Tom Hiddleston screen credits include Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill the wartime Prime Minister, in the film The Gathering Storm. He also appeared in a leading role in Joanna Hogg's film Unrelated (2007).His Donmar Warehouse credits include Cassio in Michael Grandage's production of Shakespeare's Othello alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ewan McGregor to much critical acclaim and Lvov in their West End revival of Chekhov's Ivanov.His TV credits include Detective Martinsson in the BBC drama Wallander and Bill Hazledine in Suburban Shootout.About Loki: Thor's archenemy. The son of Laufey, king of the frost giants of Jotunheim, one of the "Nine Worlds" of the Asgardian cosmology.
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John Wells, HBO make 'Shameless' play

John Wells, HBO make 'Shameless' play
John Wells has teamed with HBO to develop an American version of the acclaimed British dramedy "Shameless."

The "ER" chief is adapting "Shameless" with the series' creator, top U.K. TV writer Paul Abbott. Warner Bros. TV and studio-based John Wells Prods. are producing.

Based on Abbott's childhood, the original "Shameless" chronicles a dysfunctional working-class clan led by an alcoholic patriarch. The Company Pictures/Channel 4 project, which has aired in the U.S. on BBC America and the Sundance Channel, was brought to Jwp by the company's TV president Andrew Stearn.

It has been in the works at Jwp for four years, with Woody Harrelson rumored for the lead at one point.

Wells and Abbott are Emmy winners, the former for "The West Wing" and "ER" and the latter for the BBC/HBO film "The Girl in the Cafe." Abbott also has won several BAFTA Awards, including one for "Shameless.
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HBO loads up on laughs

HBO loads up on laughs
HBO did some serious holiday shopping the past two days.

On Thursday, the pay cable network picked up to series two comedies: "How to Make It in America," toplined by Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk, and the Jason Schwartzman starrer "Bored to Death."

They follow the Wednesday series order for another male-centered comedy, "Hung," starring Thomas Jane.

Both "How to Make It" and "Bored" are said to have received eight-episode orders.

"How to Make It" marks the third series on HBO from Stephen Levinson's Leverage and Mark Wahlberg's Closest to the Hole, whose other two shows on the network -- the drama "In Treatment" and the comedy "Entourage" -- recently landed Golden Globe nominations for best series.

The show revolves around Ben (Greenberg) and his friend Cam (Rasuk), enterprising twentysomethings who hustle their way through New York determined to achieve the American dream.

Shannyn Sossamon and Scott "Kid
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