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Owen, Keener have 'Trust'

16 October 2009 10:20 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

David Schwimmer will direct Clive Owen and Catherine Keener in "Trust," a psychological drama about the damaging effects an online sexual predator has on a family. Millennium Films will produce and finance.Schwimmer, who previously directed "Run Fat Boy Run" and co-directed HBO's "Little Britain USA" series, wrote the story for the drama, and Andy Bellin wrote the script.Owen and Keener will play the parents of a 14-year-old girl who discover she has been victimized by an adult posing as a teenager on a chat room. According to Variety, Millennium's Avi Lerner will produce with Heidi Jo Markel and Bob Greenhut. Executive producers are Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Schwimmer and Tom Hodges.Shooting begins November 9 in Michigan. »

- Adnan Tezer

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Clive Owen And Catherine Keener Sign On To Trust

16 October 2009 3:59 AM, PDT | Screenrush | See recent Screenrush news »

Clive Owen and Catherine Keener will topline the dark drama Trust, which marks David Schwimmer's first foray into the non-comedic directorial world.

Schwimmer has directed several comedy TV shows in his time, most notably Friends, Joey and Little Britain USA, and his feature directorial debut was in 2007 with the comedy Run Fatboy Run, starring Simon Pegg. His new film, Trust, will pose a new challenge for him, telling the story of a couple (Keener and Owen) who are shocked to discover that their teenage daughter (played by Liana Liberato) has been victimized by a sexual predator whom she met in an online chat room.

Filming begins this November, so presumably the film will be released some time next year.

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Clive Owen and Catherine Keener Sign On for David Schwimmer Drama, Trust

15 October 2009 2:40 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It appears that David Schwimmer is leaving the comedy genre for his latest directorial project, Trust, a dark drama starring Clive Owen and Catherine Keener. (And yes, typing out that last sentence did seem a bit trippy.) Owen and Keener will play parents who are shocked to learn that their teenage daughter (played by Liana Liberato) has been victimized by a sexual predator who she met in an online chat room. The film will explore the impact of that event on their family life. Schwimmer certainly isn't the first person I'd think of to take on a project like this. His first feature, Run Fatboy Run, was a mess of a comedy that even the likes of Simon Pegg and Dylan Moran couldn't save. He's most recently been working on the Little Britain USA series (which is apparently good, but I haven't seen), and he's also had previous experience TV »

- Devindra Hardawar

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David Schwimmer Gets Dark with Clive Owen and Catherine Keener

15 October 2009 1:15 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Who would ever thought that David Schwimmer would helm some drama? Between acting gigs like Friends, helming 10 episodes of the hit show, directing Run Fatboy Run, and even picking up 6 episodes of Little Britain USA, he seemed to be completely focused on comedy. Yet now Variety reports that he will direct Clive Owen and Catherine Keener in a new "dark drama" called Trust.

Schwimmer created the story, which Andy Bellin wrote, and it focuses on the effects an online sexual predator has on a family. But it won't be Owen going back to his creepy Closer ways. Owen and Keener will play the parents of a 14-year-old girl who fell victim to an adult posing as a teenager in a chat room. The young Liana Liberato will play the daughter. There's no word on who the predator will be, but consider the lack of sex pronouns, I've got to wonder if it's a woman, »

- Monika Bartyzel

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Owen and Keener Have Schwimmer's Trust

15 October 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Clive Owen and Catherine Keener will star in director David Schwimmer's Trust , a dark drama about the damaging effects an online sexual predator has on a family, reports Variety . Schwimmer ( Run Fat Boy Run , HBO's "Little Britain USA") wrote the story for the drama, and Andy Bellin wrote the script. Millennium Films will produce and finance. Owen and Keener will play the parents of a 14-year-old girl who are stunned to discover she has been victimized by an adult who gained her trust posing as a teenager on a chat room. Newcomer Liana Liberato will play the daughter. Shooting begins Nov. 9 in Michigan. »

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Clive Owen and Catherine Keener Gain David Schwimmer's Trust

15 October 2009 3:12 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Variety writes that Clive Owen and Catherine Keener have agreed to star in Trust, an upcoming drama being directed by David Schwimmer. Owen and Keener will play the parents of a 14-year-old girl victimized by an online sexual predator. Liana Liberato, who already has several TV credits, will portray the daughter in her first movie.

Schwimmer authored the story, which is being scripted by Andy Bellin. This will be Schwimmer's second feature as a director. He also helmed the 2007 comedy Run Fatboy Run, which he co-wrote with Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) and Michael Ian Black (Michael & Michael Have Issues, The State). In addition, Schwimmer directed the TV comedy series Little Britain USA, as well as several episodes of Friends.

Trust begins shooting a couple weeks from now in Michigan. No release date has been set.

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Bruce Greenwood and David Walliams to Attend Dinner For Schmucks

11 October 2009 10:45 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With each month comes a new “Dinner for Schmucks” casting decision. In August Zach Galifianakis signed on board; in September, Stephanie Szostak came onboard as the female lead; and now Bruce Greenwood and David Walliams are having a seat. Greenwood will play a billionaire and Walliams a Swiss banker Paul Rudd tries to impress. More on the actors and film after the jump.

Earlier this year, Bruce Greenwood played a pretty memorable role in “Star Trek,” as Capt. Christopher Pike. You know, the man who dared Kirk to do better. He’s a great actor with good comedic timing–he should fit in. And if you’ve ever seen “Little Britain” (or “Little Britain USA”), you know David Walliams is a real talent. I wish that show would drop the laugh track, but I still found it pretty funny. Check this out.

“Dinner with Schmucks” is a remake of the »

- Jeffrey Van Camp

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DVD Review: Complete Series of MTV’s ‘The State’ Worth the Wait

27 July 2009 11:16 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It’s a vastly overused phrase in criticism, but MTV’s “The State” truly was ahead of its time. I remember seeing the show in its original broadcast on MTV and thinking it was like nothing else on television. Now it would easily fit in the comedy landscape. After years of begging, fans of “The State” are finally being given a complete series set and it was worth the wait.

Perhaps one of the reasons that “The State” feels so ahead of its time is the frequency with which its cast members pop up in film and television now. The cast of “The State” would go on to work together on shows like “Stella,” “Viva Variety,” and “Reno 911!” and films like “Wet Hot American Summer” and “The Ten,” but they would also find massive success apart from the whole troupe.

DVD Rating: 4.0/5.0 Original cast members of “The State” included Kevin Allison, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Sdcc ‘09: Astro Boy Panel (With Kristen Bell!)

23 July 2009 12:40 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Just got done with the Astro Boy panel at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, and not surprisingly, the highlight of the show was actress Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Heroes) who was in attendance along with co-star Freddie Highmore, producer Maryann Garger and director David Bowers (Flushed Away) to promote Astro Boy.

The panel featured a few clips, a new trailer and covered everything from what kind of “Easter eggs” we can expect to see in this modern version of Astro Boy, to new talk of a Veronica Mars movie. Check it out:

 

Astro Boy is of course a modern re-telling of the classic manga comic created by Osamu Tezuka in the 1950s. The character has appeared in two classic tv shows in the 60s and 80s and is still an enduring icon worldwide - especially in the Far East, where he is affectionately referred to as “The Japanese Mickey Mouse. »

- Kofi Outlaw

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Emmy Nominations Reveal Few Surprises

16 July 2009 10:01 AM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

It's a good day for funny people, especially if your name is Tina Fey or Seth MacFarlane.

Fey's series, 30 Rock, was handed 22 Emmy nominations this morning, which stands as a record for a comedy series. She and Alec Baldwin were also nominated for acting awards. Plus, for the first time some of the other actors on NBC's laffer  were recognized. Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer and Tracy Morgan all picked up supporting nominations.

MacFarlane's Family Guy was also nominated for best comedy series, the first time an animated show has cracked that category since The Flintstones in 1961. Two years ago MacFarlane decided to pull his show from contention in the animated series category to have it considered for best comedy.

Mad Men, the drama about the advertising world in the sixties, picked up 16 nominations in the drama categories, including a best actor nod for Jon Hamm. Hamm is also nominated as »

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The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations

16 July 2009 6:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards this morning. NBC comedy series 30 Rock lead the way with 22 nominations with the HBO telefilm Grey Gardens with 17 nominations and last year's winner for Best Drama, Mad Men, with 16 nominations. Take a look at the complete list of the nominees below.

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

American Masters - Jerome Robbins: Something To Dance About - PBS - Thirteen/Wnet American Masters - Ron Rifkin, Narrator

Family Guy - I Dream of Jesus - Fox - Fox Television Animation - Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin

Robot Chicken - Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Episode II - Cartoon Network - ShadowMachine - Seth Green as Robot Chicken Nerd, Bob Goldstein, Ponda Baba, Anakin Skywalker, Imperial Officer

The Simpsons - Eeny Teeny Maya Moe - Fox - Gracie Films in Association with 20th Century Fox Television »

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Krod Mandoon new video teasers, Thursday premiere

6 April 2009 8:39 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Krod Mandoon hits the smallscreen this Thursday, April 9 at 10 Pm. Comedy Central's latest series "Kröd Mändoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire," is described as an epic half-hour, live-action series chronicling the adventures of Kröd Mändoon (Sean Maguire) and his hopelessly inept band of freedom fighters in an ancient fantasy realm. It will be the network's first foray into fantasy-comedy. Narrated by Chris Parnell, the series follows reluctant hero, Kröd Mändoon, a thin-skinned and underconfident freedom fighter, who is the last great hope in the struggle against the evil ruler, Chancellor Dongalor (Matt Lucas, "Little Britain USA"). Krod.s Flying Attack Krod reveals himself to his arch-nemesis and attempts a high-risk maneuver over a crowd of peasants.Krod MandoonThurs, »

- April MacIntyre

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Madonna 'helps O'Donnell through menopause'

26 February 2009 7:10 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rosie O'Donnell has described Madonna as a "big sister" for helping her through the menopause. O'Donnell has started an email friendship with the 'Miles Away' singer and has been seeking advice on how best to cope with the end of her menstruation. "Madonna's great, she's like a big sister," she said on The Tyra Banks Show. "When I started having my hormone things, I'm like, 'What the hell is going on?' She's like, 'Get the cream'." The comedienne, who recently described Little Britain USA as the "funniest show ever", went on to divulge (more) »

- By David Balls

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Slumdog, Dark Knight & Button Triumph At Arts Design Awards

15 February 2009 5:25 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and cult movie The Dark Knight were the big winners at the Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday.

Button claimed the Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film, The Dark Knight picked up the Fantasy Film prize and Slumdog Millionaire was named the Best Contemporary Film at the black-tie ceremony held at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Honorary awards were presented to Production Designer Paul Sylbert for Lifetime Achievement, and to iconic filmmaker George Lucas for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.

And five production designers were inducted into the ADG Hall of Fame - Ted Haworth, Joseph McMillan Johnson, Romain Johnston, John Meehan and Harold Michelson.

Meanwhile, Mad Men, Little Britain U.S.A., John Adams and Weeds picked up awards for design excellence in television.

The 80th Annual Academy Awards telecast was named the Best Awards Show, Variety, Music, or Non-Fiction Program. »

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DVD Round Up, Jan. 13, 2009: ‘My Best Friend’s Girl,’ ‘My Bloody Valentine,’ ‘Little Britain USA,’ ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

13 January 2009 4:10 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Audrey Hepburn and Dane Cook. You won’t find that kind of variety too many places outside of HollywoodChicago’s DVD & Blu-Ray Round-Up. From serial killers to musicals to a British import, this week’s round-up features an exciting variety of titles.

Some of these are agreed-upon classics, while at least one features arguably the most critically despised actor alive. And before you see a certain 3D horror movie this weekend, you should check out the available special edition.

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Funny Face,” “Little Britain USA,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” and “My Bloody Valentine”. Try and find a lineup that diverse anywhere other than the round-up.

(Check out the first edition of the round-up, the second edition, and a few Blu-Ray Round-Ups here and here.)

All of these titles were released on January 13th, 2009.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s was released by Paramount on January 13th, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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