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Guys were in control of the remote control during primetime last week, as five dude-driven offerings — four NFL games and the record-setting season premiere of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” — topped the demo rankings.
NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” which was once again the week’s top primetime show, joined the premiere of “Thursday Night Football” on CBS and NFL Network and the season-premiere doubleheader of Espn’s “Monday Night Football to win every half-hours on those nights. And college football (first on CBS and then ABC) ruled from start to finish on Saturday.
The week’s most impressive number, though, came from FX’s season premiere of “Sons of Anarchy,” which set series records in both adults 18-49 (3.2 rating/10 share) and total viewers (6.2 million) — especially impressive considering that its long 110-minute run time meant it didn’t end until 11:50 p.m.
“Sons” (pictured) was the No. 1 program on »
- Rick Kissell
Huston to take the Heston role. Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston has been lined up to play Ben Hur in the forthcoming remake of the classic epic. Tom Hiddleston was initially expected to beef up for the role, but with the Thor star now heading for Skull Island, Huston has taken the lead in the race to become the legendary slave. »
After a stunning turn in Boardwalk Empire Jack Huston is pretty hot property. He was recently cast in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and now he taking on the lead role in a true epic. Ben-hur is set to be remade by Wanted and Night Watch director Timur Bekmambetov, for MGM and Paramount Studios. Based on the classic novel ‘Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ’, it follows a nobleman falsely accused of murdering a Roman soldier who endures years of slavery in order to return for his vengeance.
Originally starring Charlton Heston, the film is one of those rare occasions where a strong religious theme regarding faith doesn’t become too preachy nor encroach on a riveting story. The film set the bar for Academy Award wins with 11, a number that has only been equalled by Titantic and Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King. Huston joins Morgan Freeman »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The Wrap reports that the actor will play the titular character in Timur Bekmambetov's remake of the 1959 biblical movie.
The story of his redemption runs parallel to the life and crucifixion of Jesus, who is active in the region at the same time.
Charlton Heston played the lead role in the original 1959 film.
Ben-Hur is scheduled for release on February 26, 2016. »
Jack Huston is your new "Ben-Hur." The "Boardwalk Empire" star has been set to play the title role in MGM and Paramount's upcoming remake, according to Deadline. Timur Bekmambetov ("Wanted") is set to direct the epic film, in which Morgan Freeman was previously cast as Ildarin, the man who trains Ben-Hur to become a champion chariot racer. As we reported last month, Tom Hiddleston had previously been eyed for the lead role. Best known for his role as masked hitman Richard Harrow on the HBO crime drama, Huston has also appeared in a number of recent films including "American Hustle," "Kill Your Darlings" and David Chase's "Not Fade Away." Upcoming big-screen credits for the actor include "Posthumous" opposite Brit Marling, Nicholas Sparks adaptation "The Longest Ride" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," an adaptation of the bestselling mashup novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. Based on the hugely popular 1880 novel by Lew Wallace, »
- Chris Eggertsen
The new adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel focuses on a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend Messala who betrayed him. Both have to choose between retribution and forgiveness.
The key role of Messala is to be cast next. Morgan Freeman came onboard recently as Ildarin, the character who teaches Ben-Hur to become a champion chariot racer. Also still to be cast is Jesus Christ whose story parallels with Ben-Hur in the film.
No word on a production start date, but the film is targeting a February 26th 2016 release.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Paramount and MGM have set “Boardwalk Empire” star Jack Huston to play the titular role in their biblical epic remake of “Ben-Hur,” an individual with knowledge of the production tells TheWrap. The story follows childhood best friends Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, who become enemies after Messala betrays Judah, a Jewish prince, allowing him to be sold into slavery. After years as a slave plotting his revenge, the two come to blows, culminating in the chariot race made iconic by the 1959 Charlton Heston film. Also read: Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Join ‘Ben-Hur’ Reboot at MGM and Paramount Sean Daniel and Joni. »
- Linda Ge
Jack Huston has been tapped to fill Charlton Heston's sandals. The Boardwalk Empire actor is in talks to star in Paramount and MGM's Ben-Hur remake, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The deal has not yet been finalized and could still fall apart. Filming is set to begin in Europe next year with director Timur Bekmambetov at the helm. Morgan Freeman had been previously announced to co-star in the film as Ildarin, who teaches Ben-Hur how to race chariots. John Ridley did a rewrite on Keith Clarke's script. Ridley, Clarke, Jason F. Brown and Roma Downey are executive producers.
- Ryan Gajewski
The studios will set their sights on casting the role of Messala next, the one-time friend of Ben-Hur who frames him for an accident, which causes him to be sold in to slavery. This duplicitous act ignites Ben-Hur's long journey for revenge. Along the way, he meets Ildarin (Morgan Freeman), who teaches the title character to become a champion chariot racer.
The story is said to be much more faithful to the original Lew Wallace novel, with the remake including the parallel story of Jesus Christ, which wasn't included in the 1959 Ben-Hur film that starred Charlton Heston. »
Matt Damon is getting some company in the sci-fi survival film The Martian. The Wrap reports that Halt and Catch Fire star Mackenzie Davis is in talks to join director Ridley Scott’s next film in a “small but crucial role”. Scripted by Drew Goddard based on an e-book by Andy Weir, Damon stars as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must figure out how to return home. Jessica Chastain is set to co-star in the pic in another unspecified role, but one imagines Damon will hold most of the screentime by himself. Davis has proven to be a formidable talent to watch in films like Breathe In and most recently the romantic comedy What If, and The Martian is certainly her highest profile role to date. In addition to The Martian, The Wrap notes that Davis is currently filming Anna Axster’s indie A Country Called Home »
- Adam Chitwood
The film is based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ,” and follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
The pic is set to bow on Feb. 26, 2016.
“Ben-Hur” joins the long list of Hollywood’s recent interest in biblical stories that have either bowed or are set to bow in the next couple of years. Paramount had already seen success from this genre with “Noah,” Darren Aronofsky »
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: MGM and Paramount have found Ben-Hur. The studios are setting Jack Huston, and you just knew he was going to get a big, star-making film role after his portrayal of the masked, war-scarred assassin Richard Harrow on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. It would be hard to imagine a bigger-scale picture than Ben-Hur, with Timur Bekmambetov directing the epic remake in Europe next year. Huston joins Morgan Freeman, whom Deadline broke will play the role of Ildarin, the man who teaches the slave Ben-Hur to become a champion-caliber chariot racer.
MGM and Paramount still have to find their Messala, Ben-Hur’s former close friend-turned-bitter rival. Actors have been circling both parts, and it looked for a while there like Huston might have played the latter. He read for that role, but Bekmambetov decided instead he had the sympathetic manner and grit to play the title role, the one that brought »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Exclusive: The Orchard has acquired North American rights to horror-thriller Preservation, from writer-director Christopher Denham. As an actor, Denham’s credits include Argo, Shutter Island, Sound Of My Voice, and Wgn America’s nuclear drama Manhattan. Preservation marks his second film as writer-director following 2008’s Home Movie. Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black, The Wire), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire) star in the tale of brothers Sean and Mike, who embark on a hunting trip deep into an overgrown nature preserve with Mike’s wife. When the trio finds their gear stolen, fear and paranoia take over. Preservation debuted in April at the Tribeca Film Festival, where the Orchard also picked up horror pic The Canal. As with that October 10 release, the Orchard will co-market Preservation with horror brand Shock Til You Drop. Preservation will open in a 10-market theatrical run along with digital, cable, »
- Jen Yamato
You might remember Jack Huston as the masked war-scarred assassin Richard Harrow on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, but something tells me in a few years you’re going to know him for a lot more. MGM and Paramount have settled on Huston for the title role of Ben-Hur for director Timur Bekmambetov’s (Wanted) upcoming remake. Tom Hiddleston was eyed for the role at one point so it’s unclear if he’s out of the movie completely or will appear in another »
- Graham McMorrow
Paris– Night Shyamalan, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Donald Sutherland will lead a large delegation of talent and filmmakers set to present their shows at the 30th edition of Mipcom, the international TV market hosted in Cannes.
Shyamalan will present “Wayward Pines,” the Fox International Channels’ thriller series based on Blake Crouch’s novel. The show, which stars Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo and Terrence Howard, turns on a federal agent who searches for two missing federal agents in a small town of Idaho.
Gooding Jr. will be on hand, along with Aunjanue Ellis (“The Help”) and Lou Gossett Jr. (“Boardwalk Empire”), to promote eOne’s “The Book of Negroes” as part of Mipcom’s World Premiere TV screening. Directed by Clement Virgo, the 19th-century-set series is based Canadian writer Lawrence Hill’s novel. Virgo, Hill, exec producers Damon d’Oliviera and Carrie Stein will also be attending the unspooling. The 6-part »
- Elsa Keslassy
By Anjelica Oswald
Every year, the glittering lights and unique experience of Broadway lures Hollywood actors to the East Coast; some are veterans of the stage and others are making their Broadway debut. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Franco (This is the End) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) all made their Broadway debuts earlier this year, with O’Dowd receiving a Tony nomination for Of Mice and Men and Cranston winning a Tony for All The Way. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who hadn’t been on Broadway since his 2004 run in Assassins, scored his first Tony nomination and win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer.
The Broadway lineup for the end of the year hosts a number of Hollywood actors making their Broadway debuts, and they are joined by an illustrious group of Broadway vets returning to the stage.
- Anjelica Oswald
What is the connection between money and death? Maybe Nucky knows. Here's Michael's review of this week's Boardwalk Empire...
This review contains spoilers
5.2 The Good Listener
According to some estimates, a little over 8 million people were unemployed in the Us in 1931, which was around 15 per cent of the workforce. This figure does not include Al Capone’s harassed accountant, who, on the evidence of the colossal pile of cash in front of him, has more than enough work to cope with. Times may have been hard for many people in America, but Al Capone is living in a golden age. His exploits have brought him not only riches, but also fame as the Variety interviewer’s questions make clear. ‘Do you get fan mail?’ he asks, somewhat redundantly. Of course he does. And from all over the world too.
Of the three significant interviews in this episode, it’s the »
Daredevil has found his mentor. Netflix has cast Scott Glenn, whose credits include the “Bourne” film franchise and “Silence of the Lambs,” in its upcoming “Daredevil” series, Marvel and Netflix said Monday. Also read: ‘True Blood's’ Deborah Ann Woll Cast as Romantic Interest on Netflix's ‘Daredevil’ Glenn will play Stick, a mysterious martial artist and a mentor to Matt Murdock, who does his superhero-ing under the name Daredevil (and who will be played by “Boardwalk Empire” alum Charlie Cox in the series. Marvel head of television Jeph Loeb described Stick as “integral” to the story of Daredevil, who was blinded as a young. »
- Tim Kenneally
I’ll most definitely be checking out Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show (even though my excitement may have dimmed a bit in the wake of writer Drew Goddard’s departure). The last we’d heard on the casting front was that Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) would be signing up for the role of Karen Page. Now we’ve got confirmed news that Scott Glenn (The Silence of the Lambs, The Right Stuff) will also be joining the series as Stick, Matt Murdock’s mentor. I can definitely see this working, Glenn has a terse reserve that allows him to be commanding without being broad. Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) will star as Murdock/Daredevil, along with Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Murdock’s best friend and legal partner Foggy Nelson, Vincent D’Onofrio as the crime lord Kingpin, and Rosario Dawson, who has an unknown ‘critical’ role on the show. »
- Evan Dickson
Last night, HBO released the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Boardwalk Empire" episode 3 of season 5, and it appears to be pretty damn intense and dramatic as sexy stripper action goes down. Dangerous robberies take place, and more! The episode is entitled, "What Jesus Said." In the new,3rd episode, Chalky will end up, going in a new direction after assessing his latest partnership. In New York, Margaret will find herself in a predicament as a result of her association with Arnold Rothstein. Nucky is going to end up, hosting a prospective “big fish” partner from Boston. Luciano and Siegel will meet with Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) in Harlem, promising business as usual, but get some resistance instead. In 1884, young Nucky is privy to the passion of a hotel guest, and flirts with a young girl. The episode was written by Cristine Chambers and Howard Korder ,and it was directed by Ed Bianchi. »
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