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Eddie Izzard is heading back to NBC. The Mockingbird Lane star has inked a one-year talent holding deal with the network, NBC announced Wednesday. Under the pact, Izzard will receive an executive producer credit if he is cast as the lead of a series. Photos: NBC's 'Munsters': Meet the New Residents of 'Mockingbird Lane' The casting continues Izzard's relationship with the network, where he most recently had a two-episode arc on Bryan Fuller's Hannibal and after he starred in the Pushing Daisies creator's ill-fated Munsters reboot. The comedian's TV credits also include FX's The Riches, United
- Lesley Goldberg
Director: Kimberly Peirce.
Running Time: 100 minutes.
Synopsis: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
There hasn’t been a more ambitious retelling of a classic horror story since the absolute disaster that was the Nicolas Cage rejig of The Wicker Man back in 2006. Like that movie, which was brought to the screen by Neil Labute, Carrie is helmed by a respected filmmaker in the form of Boys Don’T Cry’s Kimberley Peirce, who returns to direct for the first time since 2008′s lukewarm war drama Stop Loss.
Carrie is a modern-day version of the classic Stephen King novel which has been »
- Paul Heath
The turkey’s stuffed, the pumpkin’s pie’d and the family’s gathered — but don’t neglect your old friend, TV! It’s working Ot this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, serving marathons of fave shows (Castle) and flicks (James Bond), holiday movies (My Santa) and classics (A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving), plus fresh episodes of Glee, Grimm and others. So unbutton your pants and pick up your remote — it’s relaxin’ time. (Sunday’s entrees, including the Walking Dead finale, a great Wife and The Mentalist 2.0 will be covered separately.)
Thursday, Nov. 28
Midnight – 2:40 am Amazing Animation Thanksgiving Marathon (Starz »
- Misha Solomon
Hawaii Five-0 fans, get ready to see a lot more of Capt. Lou Grover.
Chi McBride has been promoted to a series regular on the CBS series, TVGuide.com has learned. The Boston Public and Pushing Daisies alum made his first appearance as Grover (a character who also appeared in the original series) in the Season 4 premiere this fall. Grover recently moved with his family from Chicago to Oahu and now heads the S.W.A.T. unit on the island.
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- Liz Raftery
Chi McBride‘s visit to Hawaii just got extended.
CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 has promoted the beloved TV vet to series regular status, after his appearance thus far in three Season 4 episodes as Swat Captain Lou Grover.
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“I know this sounds corny but the only thing I ever wanted in my career was to be on CBS, the home of my idol Jackie Gleason,” the Pushing Daisies/Boston Public/Human Target alum said in a statement. After a run on the network’s short-lived Golden Boy, which shot on the same stage as The Honeymooners, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
John Hodge ("Trance") penned the currently shooting film which stars Ben Foster as the controversial cyclist, based on journalist David Walsh's book "Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong."
The story follows Armstrong’s rise to fame and fall from grace, along with Walsh's efforts to expose the doping scandal within professional cycling.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Pace boards the feature in an unknown role, The Wrap reports.
Pace is also attached to star as Ronan the Accuser in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
Genre: Horror | Drama
Air Date/Time: November 13, 2013, 10/9c
Written by: Douglas Petrie
Directed by: Michael Uppendahl
American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way. American Coven features an extraordinary cast including Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, »
- Erin Willard
The CW and CBS TV Studios, which are exploring the French court circa 17th century with freshman drama Reign, are staying in the country with another period drama project, The Painted Girls. Based on the book by Cathy Marie Buchanan, The Painted Girls is set in 1880s Paris against the backdrop of the turbulent and exciting world of “La Belle Epoque” – decadence, poverty, sex, drugs and a serial killer running rampant throughout the city. It revolves around three sisters studying at a top ballet academy, one of whom becomes the muse for Edgar Degas and his famed paintings of ballerinas. Tony-nominated playwright Geoffrey Nauffts (Next Fall) will write the adaptation and co-executive produce. Dan Jinks (Pushing Daisies), who exec produced the CW’s medical drama Emily Owens, MD, is executive producing the project, which was brought to his company by Svp Nick Nantell. Nauffts’ TV credits include Brothers & Sisters and Political Animals. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Kristin Chenoweth is one of many to get a pixie haircut, and she's finally explained her inspiration for the new look. It turns out that she didn't simply crave a makeover, but was trying to get in character for a part.
"I did it for a film, for a part, and also I thought for my life it would be a good change," the "Pushing Daisies" alum tells Us Weekly. "We're always trying to make our look different for different parts we play and I've been having that long hair for awhile and I gradually went shorter."
Pixie haircuts are very much "in" in Hollywood, and Kristin Chenoweth is the latest star to get the cut. News of the new 'do came out when the actress and singer's hairstylist posted a photo online.
"Look who came to the salon today!!! @KChenoweth went short today for her new film!! We had sooo much fun!"
The film in question is "The Boy Next Door" with Jennifer Lopez. The haircut, however, has been a plan for awhile now, Hanousek told Us Weekly. "Kc and I have been talking about doing something like this for year," he explained. "I think that having this film come up gave her the freedom to just go for it."
Chenoweth, a star on Broadway and in the music »
As part of their brand new deal with Universal Studios (having cut ties with Warner Bros.) Legendary Pictures has announced that they've closed a deal on a new science fiction script from Lisa Joy called Reminiscence.
Not much to go on here, but it looks as though Legendary isn't wasting any time in utlizing their new found partnership with Universal, and they've picked up yet another science fiction property to add to their stable, in Lisa Joy's Reminiscence. Alex Hedlund will be overseeing the production of the film on Legendary's side of things, and outside of that...that's all we know.
After all the great science fiction films we've received this year, and more on the way, I'm always happy to see more coming out. \
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Just months after Joseph Kosinski's Tom Cruise-fronted thriller Oblivion hit theaters, the science-fiction focused director has inked a deal for a future feature. Deadline reports Media Rights Capital has bought a spec package pitched by Kosinski for potentially a high six-figure price tag. Details on the project are being safely guarded; not even a working title has been released. However, Deadline claims the mysterious project is a "grounded action thriller" conceived by Kosinski and penned by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers. Cantwell and Rogers are a newly minted writing team who recently sold their concept for a drama series called Halt & Catch Fire to AMC. Off to a promising start, in-the-works show has wrangled Pushing Daisies' Lee Pace, The F Word's Mackenzie Davis, and Argo actors Scoot McNairy and Kerry Bishe to star. The network's official synopsis for Halt & Catch Fire reads as follows: Set in the early 1980s, »
Here's a bit of acquisition news for you today: Legendary Pictures has picked up Reminiscence, a sci-fi thriller spec script from Lisa Joy, under their deal with Universal. DreamWorks has acquired Spark, an upcoming novel from writer John Twelve Hawks. Hit the jump for more on both pictures. Here's more on Joy's Reminiscence via the press release, along with her past work and upcoming project, Westworld: Legendary Pictures has closed a deal for the rights to Reminiscence, a sci-fi thriller spec script written by Lisa Joy. Alex Hedlund will oversee production for Legendary. Joy’s past credits include writing for Burn Notice and Pushing Daisies. Her next project includes writing Westworld with Jonathan Nolan for HBO, which she will also executive produce with Nolan, Jj Abrams, and Jerry Weintraub. The Wrap reports that DreamWorks will take on Spark from John Twelve Hawks. Set in the near future, Spark questions »
- Dave Trumbore
Plot details for Reminiscence are being kept under wraps. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Legendary Pictures emerged victorious in a heated bidding war over the weekend for writer Lisa Joy's spec screenplay Reminiscence. The studio reportedly paid $1.75 million for the script, although others believe the studio paid a low seven figures. Regardless, the deal is one of the biggest spec sales of the year.
Story details are being kept under wraps, although it is said to be a sci-fi thriller that fits within Legendary's wheelhouse. The studio is best known for producing recent genre hits such as Pacific Rim and Man of Steel, along with the upcoming 300: Rise of an Empire, Godzilla, Seventh Son and Warcraft.
A second big spec script sale just landed. Legendary has picked up Reminiscence, a sci-fi thriller by Lisa Joy, a writer and co-producer on TV’s Burn Notice. No producers are attached as the script went straight to buyers and sources say the script sold in the seven-figure range. Alex Hedlund will oversee production for Legendary. No plot details are being revealed, but it does fall in Legendary's tentpole-sized genre fare wheelhouse. Additionally, the project will fall under its distribution deal with Universal. Joy worked on TV's Pushing Daisies on top of Burn Notice and is next
- Borys Kit
Legendary Pictures has closed a deal to acquire “Reminiscence,” a sci-fi thriller spec script written by Lisa Joy. Alex Hedlund will oversee production for Legendary, and the project falls under the company’s deal with Universal. Also Read: Universal Wins Heated $1.2 Million Bidding War for Spy Spec Script ‘Section 6′ Joy’s past credits include writing for “Burn Notice” and “Pushing Daisies.” Her next project is writing ”Westworld” with Jonathan Nolan for HBO, which she will also executive produce with Nolan, Jj Abrams and Jerry Weintraub. She’s repped by UTA and attorney Michael Schenkman at Bloom Hergott Schenkman. Also Read: »
- Jeff Sneider
Legendary Pictures has paid low seven figures for Lisa Joy’s sci-fi thriller “Reminiscence,” beating out several studios for the rights to the spec over the weekend making it one of the biggest script deals of the year.
While details of the project have been kept under wraps, the pic is said to fit in well with Legendary’s other sci-fi and fantasy fare Legendary is known for making like “Pacific Rim,” “Man of Steel” and the upcoming “Seventh Son,” 300: Rise of an Empire,” “Warcraft” and “Godzilla.”
Alex Hedlund will oversee “Reminiscence” for Legendary, now based at Universal.
Sources say Legendary paid $1.75 million for the script.
- Marc Graser
During Marvel Studios’ buzzworthy panel at San Diego Comic-Con this summer, after teasing Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the attendees, the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy made a surprise appearance to debut rough cut footage of the film which had only begun filming. They flew in from the London shoot just on time and left immediately after to catch a flight back.
Director James Gunn and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige introduced each of them one by one, confirming their roles which were – at the time – still comprised of rumors and reports. Among them was Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies, The Hobbit trilogy) who was ...
- Rob Keyes
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