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Sienna Miller and Ryan Reynolds are planning to get their "Mississippi Grind" on. The duo are set to star alongside Ben Mendelsohn ("Killing Them Softly," "The Place Beyond the Pines") in the latest film from the writer-director team of Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden ("Half Nelson," "Sugar"). "Mississippi Grind" centers on a broke gambler (Mendelsohn) who teams with teams up with a younger poker player (Reynolds) on a road trip through the South in order to break his losing streak. Electric City Entertainment's Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell will produce along with Tom Rice and Ben Nearn of Sycamore Entertainment, who is providing the film's financing. »
- Dave Lewis
Oh, television, you really are spoiling us this week. Yes, there's so much good stuff coming up on the box this week, like the Apprentice final and another powerhouse performance from Olivia Colman, that we just can't fit it all into our Must-See TV rundown!
So, before you take a closer look at our favourite five shows of the week below, please take a moment to note that the next seven days will also see New comedy from Chris O'Dowd in Family Tree (Tuesday, July 16 at 10pm on BBC Two), New Smash (Thursday, July 18 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic), New Suburgatory (Thursday, July 18 at 9.30pm on E4) and New Family Guy (Sunday, July 21 at 10pm on BBC Three). Seriously, it's like Christmas morning up in here!
The New Normal wraps its first season tonight.
As The Esquire Network continues filling out its schedule, The Hollywood Reporter reports that the channel has picked up Burn Notice and Psych along with a travel series following photjournalist Matt Hranek.
The Carrie Diaries producer Amy B. Harris teases the finale to The Hollywood Reporter and says that a Sex and the City character will be introduced — but not seen — in next week's finale... and it's not the SatC character who appears in the book.
This week CNN will be airing less repeats of Anderson Cooper 360 to make room for a panel show called The Point. The panel will include Donny Deutsch, Margaret Hoover and... I lost interest before I could finish checking if I was recording anything else at the time.
Buzzfeed has estimated how many waffles Leslie Knope eats if she spends over a thousand dollars a year on waffles. »
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out today in Los Angeles, with Argo taking home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Modern Family and Downton Abbey won the top awards in the television categories. Take a look at the full list of the Screen Actors Guild Awards winners and nominations.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners and Nominations
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Ben Affleck's "Argo" continues its march as the Oscar front-runner this awards season. Yesterday, the film was the big winner at the 2013 Producers Guild Awards, and tonight, it won the big prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards taking home the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture trophy.
Here's the complete 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Winners (bolded and highlighted); for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:
We always like it when actors we like join projects by directors we like, so this kind of news makes us happy. Over the summer, it was revealed that Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking pair behind "Half Nelson" and "Sugar," had lined up their next project. "Mississippi Grind" will find them working with Jake Gyllenhaal, and now another actor who has been more than a familiar face over the past little while has joined as well. Ben Mendelsohn, who broke out in "Animal Kingdom" as the fearsome Pope Cody, and features in "The Dark Knight Rises," "Killing Them Softly" and the upcoming "The Place Beyond The Pines," has come on board the project. The story centers on a down-on-his-luck gambler (Mendelsohn) facing crushing debt, who teams up with Gyllenhaal's character, a gambling addict, in an attempt to change his luck. The two then set off on a road »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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