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Screen International has teamed with BFI London Film Festival and British Council to present the UK Stars of Tomorrow – one of several industry events unveiled today.
The first Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow at Lff dinner is to be held on Oct 14 during the BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).
The event will bring together a selection of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, including Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Phoebe Walller-Bridge, with casting directors, packaging agents, festival programmers, producers and financiers.
The event is supported by British Council and Casting Society of America (Csa), and will be held in association with We Are UK Film.
The dinner is by invitation only and is not an open event.
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The upcoming series is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Lily Koppel, and tells the story of the women behind Nasa’s early astronauts and how they dealt with becoming overnight celebrities just as their husbands prepared for space flight. Strahovski will play Rene Carpenter, the wife of Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter. Carpenter is described as a woman with “modern attitudes [that] are a source of both conflict and courage for the other Astrowives. Over time, Rene finds her own voice and awakens to a higher calling in politics, civil rights and women’s issues.”
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- James Garcia
Let’s just start this with an obvious statement: Jim Mickle is one of the best directors working today. Very few filmmakers have a track record as solid as Mickles, a track record of improving more and more with every single release. His 2006 debut, Mulberry Street showed horror fans a brand new take on a subgenre that had been overdone at that point. His followup, Stake Land, took the vampire genre and injected it into a post apocalyptic wasteland, something very different than the vamp films that fans were getting when it was released, in 2010. Mickle last film, 2013’s We Are What We Are (a remake of a Spanish film) wasn’t only a good movie, but one of my absolute favorite films of 2013. Mickle has proven himself time and time again, how working in genre films don’t have to limit one’s creativity, and strong, »
- Jerry Smith
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The new drama is penned by Gossip Girl‘s Stephanie Savage, Schwartz’s co-ep, and follows a group of women who support their star-bound husbands during the 1960s space race. The action follows Lily Koppel’s 2013 bestseller, »
With the future of the "24" franchise — and her role as Jack Bauer's latest trusty sidekick — in limbo, Yvonne Strahovski has gone back to the past in more ways than one with her new gig, playing one of the title roles in ABC's "Astronaut Wives" club, written and executive produced by Stephanie Savage, and by "Chuck" co-creator Josh Schwartz. Based on the best-selling book by Lily Koppel, "Astronaut Wives Club" tells the story of the women behind Nasa's early astronauts, and how they deal with being catapulted into national celebrity overnight even as their husbands are preparing to be launched into orbit. Strahovski will play Rene Carpenter, wife of Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter. The press notes suggest that "Her modern attitudes are source of both conflict and courage for the other Astrowives. Over time, Rene finds her own voice and awakens to a higher calling in politics, civil rights and women’s issues. »
- Alan Sepinwall
The new Fox Batman prequel series Gotham divided both critics and fans with last week’s premiere, but I actually liked it a lot and am excited to see where the show goes from here. As I said in my review, the pilot wasn’t perfect, but it effectively laid the groundwork for what could prove to be an excellent series - if the writers and showrunners play their cards right.
The second episode, titled “Selina Kyle,” airs tonight, but a new promo for the rest of the season has already been released. The trailer clocks in at a hefty two minutes and thirty seconds, and it fills each second of screentime with cool Easter eggs and exciting gems for diehard Bat-fans.
- James Garcia
Bill Hader on “SNL” newbie Pete Davidson: "I told Lorne Michaels about him” Davidson, the breakout star of "SNL's" season premiere, has a small part in Hader and Amy Schumer’s movie “Trainwreck” from director Judd Apatow. "I told Lorne Michaels about him, said he was really funny,” says Hader. "And then they auditioned him for a piece, and Lorne called me to say Pete got the show. I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s wonderful!’” Then, Hader says Michaels surprised him with a question: “And then he said, “Uh, also, do you want to host?’ It was a total afterthought!” Plus: See Davidson, Hader and Schumer together on the set of "Trainwreck." “The Simpsons” paid a brief tribute to Joan Rivers Rivers was a last-minute addition to the season premiere, appearing in a mythical “Jewish Heaven.” Says exec producer Al Jean: "About a week after she passed away, »
- Norman Weiss
Haven‘s Christian Camargo — best known for his role as Brian “Ice Truck Killer” Moser on Showtime’s late, occasionally great serial thriller — is set to guest star on Elementary as a past (and possibly future) love of Lucy Liu’s sleuth.
Video Elementary Exclusive: Season 3 Trailer Pits Joan vs. Sherlock’s New Protégé
Camargo’s character, Chris, is Joan’s former medical colleague as well as her ex-boyfriend. He reaches out to her for help with a problem — but during the course of their association, »
Just like the arachnid creature that stalks Detective Castellanos in his newfound nightmare world, the release date for The Evil Within creeps ever closer, and Bethesda’s recent announcement that Shinji Mikami’s latest survival horror offering has gone gold means the game’s unnerving atmosphere will permeate five platforms without delay.
“While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.
- Derek Anderson
Syfy continues to bolster its original programming with the renewal of both Dominion and Defiance. The two drama series will return with 13 episodes each – joining the recently commissioned Hunters, created by Gale Anne Hurd, and the highly anticipated television adaptation of Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End.
Dominion is categorised as a ‘Us apocalyptic supernatural action’ series, and was created by Vaun Wilmott (Sons Of Anarchy) as a loose adaptation of the 2010 film Legion, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. Starring Christopher Egan (Letters To Juliet), Tom Wisdom (Romeo And Juliet), Roxanne McKee (Game Of Thrones) and Anthony Stewart Head (Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters), the show is set in a time when God has vanished, and Archangel Gabriel is waging war on mankind. Archangel Michael allies himself with man, against Gabriel, and lives among humans in a fortified city, awaiting the arrival of a prophesied saviour. On »
- Sarah Myles
Things are changing behind the scenes of the developing horror Western Bone Tomahawk. While Kurt Russell remains in the lead, Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox are on board to fill out the cast.The new actors replace Timothy Olyphant and Peter Sarsgaard, who had been set to star previously. Meanwhile the rights to the film are once more up for grabs.S. Craig Zahler wrote the script and will direct the film, which sees four men trying to rescue captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes who live on the fringes of civilization. Wilson is set to play Arthur O’Dwyer, an ambitious cowboy whose rise to the rank of foreman on a cattle-driving team is shattered by an accident. Fox will be John Brooder, a smooth sharp-shooter who headed to the frontier because the ability to put bullets in people lets him channel his darker impulses.They join Russell, »
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While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Hall) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Richard soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. But not all is as it seems in this seemingly peaceful community, and soon Richard’s life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence that will pit him against the most unlikely of foes. »
There’s certainly been a lot of water under the bridge since we last heard any news about Calibre Media’s Bone Tomahawk. The violent yarn has been in development for a long while, with Timothy Olyphant and Peter Sarsgaard attached to star at one point. Back in October 2012, Kurt Russell joined the flick, along with Dexter‘s Jennifer Carpenter. Since then, talk on the film has been largely silent. Things are picking back up for the western again, however, as Insidious star Patrick Wilson and Lost alum Matthew Fox have joined the project.
The pair will join the previously-announced Russell, as Sheriff Franklin Hunt, and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Six Feet Under) as a man named Chicory. No news on whether Carpenter will return, however.
In what is being termed a brutally violent tale, the film will follow four men who traipse out into the back end of beyond »
- Gem Seddon
Sons Of Anarchy's final season really needs to get motoring, and soon. Here's Gabriel's review of this week's episode...
[After a short interruption, our Sons Of Anarchy reviews have now resumed for the final season - Ed]
This review contains spoilers
7.3 Playing With Monsters
Final seasons are, by their very nature, tricky.
The longer a show runs, the more entrenched and developed the conflicts are, the harder it is to provide a satisfactory pay off. Dexter, for example, had so much it had to wrap up that it simply chose to avoid resolution altogether in favour of a misguided ambiguous ending. Meanwhile, Breaking Bad went for an arguably too neat resolution of everything that had come before, but did it with so much verve and style that it was hard to complain. What made that work was the careful meting out of resolution over eight episodes, making the final season feel like one long, rich and very satisfying finale. There were no arbitrary new plot lines being introduced, »
I’m sure a lot of you out there share my pain when I say I miss Dexter terribly. Regardless of how you personally feel about it’s conclusion or the various directions the series took over the course of 8 years, it’s hard to deny that it paved the wave for the current crop of genre-accessible television entertainment. And we can all agree that Season 4 has to be one of the greatest seasons of television ever. (I love Season’s 2 and 7 as well.) But there’s still that desire for your “Dexter fix.” I get it. I took solace in the Jeff Lindsay novels. I’d tried reading them while the show was in progress, but it started to get a bit difficult to follow along with the vastly radical directions both mediums were taking the characters in. (Dexter has a baby boy on the show, in the books its a baby girl, »
- Rob Galluzzo
From the fictional town of Dillon, Texas, to a whole new fictional country—that seems to be the latest trajectory for Zach Gilford, who’s joined the cast of USA’s upcoming original drama pilot Stanistan.
But Gilford, who’s best known for his role as Matt Saracen on the television show Friday Night Lights, is not alone in his relocation. Desperate Housewives’ Jonathan Cake also joins the Stanistan cast, which already features Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter as Public Affairs Officer Marcie Post.
More generally, “Stanistan follows the staff at the American compound in the fictional country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, »
- Samantha Highfill
How much damage will “The Big Bang Theory” do on Monday nights? “Big Bang’s” temporary new Monday home could have widespread consequences, not just with “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Voice” but also Fox’s launch of “Gotham” and the return of “Sleepy Hollow.” The thing is “Big Bang” viewers like to watch their show live, so its competitors may end up on the DVR. Plus: What to expect in Season 8. “Fashion Police's" Joan Rivers tribute delivers its biggest audience ever A record 1.1 million watched the 90-minute special on Friday night. “The Walking Dead” unveils its official Season 5 trailer “It’s not over till they’re all dead.” Click Read Full Post For More Kris Jenner files for divorce from Bruce Jenner The E! reality stars have been married for 23 years. “Lost” changed the way we watch and talk about TV, but do we still have positive memories? »
- Norman Weiss
President Obama paid tribute to Joan Rivers in a hand-written note That’s according to Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa, who said in a “Fashion Police” special that the president’s note read, “Not only did she make us laugh, she made us think.” Plus: PBS will show Joan Rivers documentary “A Piece of Work” next week as part of “American Masters,” Rivers’ doctor denies taking a selfie. “The Simpsons” boss: The killed-off character won’t be resurrected The season premiere won’t pull a “Family Guy.” “When we kill ‘em, they stay dead,” says exec producer Al Jean. National Latino Media Council gives ABC a “mediocre” grade thanks in part to “The Bachelor” Juan Pablo ABC has the most Latino actors, writers and producers, yet it was categorized as “mediocre” in terms of Latino representation — along with CBS and Fox — for the casting of a Latino “Bachelor” who "ended up »
- Norman Weiss
A king and a witch are counseling Beauty and the Beast.
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Van Sprang and Henstridge will play Homeland Security agents Bob and Carol, a perfectly in-sync married couple who, as mirror images of Vincent and Catherine, offer the engaged pair some relationship advice. Unfortunately, the beauty and the beast begin to discover that there’s more than meets the eye when »
Starring Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), the drama follows the staff of an American compound in the fictional country of Stanistan — including State Department workers, covert CIA operatives and journalists.
Gilford will play Phillip Guthrey, an infrastructure manager for Usaid who secretly pines for his best friend: Carpenter’s character, Marcie. Cake will play Greg Weir, a suave and fearless on-air foreign correspondent. He is having a complicated affair with Marcie and his quest to uncover the real story in war-torn Stanistan will put him and his relationship in danger.
- Kevin Noonan
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