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Kill Your Friends Trailer Showcases A British Music Industry At Its Prime

15 October 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Crafting a compelling drama around the music industry has proven to be a difficult butterfly to pin for major studios – just ask Max Joesph and Zac Efron. But the underwhelming box office performance of We Are Your Friends has in no way dampened our interest in Owen Harris’ upcoming British drama, Kill Your Friends.

As the title suggests, this is a decidedly darker spin on the business, swapping out the glitz and glam of Hollywood for a British music industry at its prime. Buoyed by the genre-defining successes of bands such as Blur, The Stone Roses and Oasis, business was booming during the late 80s and early 90s, leading to an era of fame, fortune and gluttonous success.

Lifted from the pages of John Niven’s eponymous novel, Harris’ feature stars Mad Max: Fury Road alum Nicholas Hoult as A&R man (artists and repertoire) Steven Stelfox, who revels in »

- Michael Briers

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Watch: Nicholas Hoult Dives Into The Music Industry In New Trailer For 'Kill Your Friends'

15 October 2015 4:50 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the music industry as it once was has been more or less destroyed, it's proving fertile ground for storytellers. On the small screen, Martin Scorsese drops "Vinyl" on HBO in January, while Showtime will be the home of Cameron Crowe's "Roadies" (check out the first teaser). Meanwhile, the big screen has music manager Bill Murray discovering new talent in "Rock The Kashbah" and now, Nicholas Hoult navigates the world of executives and hitmakers with "Kill Your Friends." And the latter has a new trailer. Read More: Tiff Review: 'Kill Your Friends' Starring Nicholas Hoult Based on the novel by John Niven, co-starring James Corden and Craig Roberts, and directed by Owen Harris ("Secret Diary Of A Call Girl," "Black Mirror"), this one jumps back to the heady days of the '90s (I'm feeling old), as a young man navigates the excesses of the British scene at the time, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Piper, Capaldi and Starkey head to Sydney for Dr Who Festival

23 September 2015 6:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Billie Piper, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester McCoy and Strax actor Dan Starkey are on their way to Sydney for the Doctor Who Festival.

They will be joined by writer/executive producer Steven Moffat and writer Mark Gatiss at the festival in Sydney on November 21-22.

Billie Piper and Sylvester McCoy will appear on stage at the festival in a series of fan Q and A's hosted by Adam Spencer.

Along with playing companion Rose in Doctor Who, Billie Piper is known to audiences for her work as Belle in Secret Diary of a Call Girl and in Showtime.s supernatural series Penny Dreadful.

Sylvester McCoy played the Seventh Doctor from 1987 — 1989 and was most recently seen on the big screen alongside Sir Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Dan Starkey, whose character Strax recently signed on for a Doctor Who audio spinoff, »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Supergirl Casts Salem’s Iddo Goldberg as DC’s Red Tornado

1 September 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

A Red Tornado is heading to National City. Supergirl has cast Salem‘s Iddo Goldberg to play Dr. T.O. Morrow, aka Red Tornado. The casting news was first reported by Comicbook.com. According to Warner Bros. Television’s description of the character, Red Tornado is “the most advanced android the world has ever seen. Designed by scientist T.O. Morrow for the U.S. Army as the ultimate superweapon, he soon becomes sentient, posing a grave danger to National City — including the people Supergirl cares about most.” As Comicbook.com mentions, it will be interesting to see how Goldberg will be able play both Morrow and Red Tornado on Supergirl. In DC Comics, Morrow has never been Red Tornado, just the android’s inventor. Additionally, Morrow is typically a villain, while Red Tornado is a hero and a Justice League member. In addition to Salem, Goldberg’s past TV credits include Peaky Blinders, »

- Chris King

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Supergirl Taps Salem Actor as DC Hero Red Tornado — But There's a Twist

1 September 2015 3:44 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There’s a storm brewing in National City this fall, courtesy of Iddo Goldberg.

The Salem actor has been cast in Supergirl as Dr. T.O. Morrow, better known to DC Comics fans as the creator of android Red Tornado, TVLine has confirmed.

RelatedSupergirl Casts ‘Peter Pan’ as Cat Grant’s Son

Goldberg will not only play Morrow on the CBS series, but Red Tornado, as well. According to the official character description, “Red Tornado is the most advanced android the world has ever seen. Designed by scientist T.O. Morrow for the U.S. Army as the ultimate superweapon, »

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Nicholas Hoult Eyes Fame And Fortune In First Trailer For Music Industry Drama Kill Your Friends

24 August 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Max Joesph and Zac Efron may be tackling the glitz and glam of the Edm scene with We Are Your Friends later this month, but Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Black Mirror director Owen Harris is creating a decidedly darker take on the music industry and its sink-or-swim nature with his adaptation, Kill Your Friends.

Based on John Niven’s eponymous novel, the film charts the burgeoning status of the British music scene in the early ’90s – a time when Blur, The Stone Roses and Oasis all enjoyed remarkable success. Kill Your Friends orbits around Steven Stelfox’s (Nicholas Hoult) insatiable desire for fame and fortune, and today’s trailer merely hints at the measures he will go through to secure his place at the top of the proverbial food chain.

Harris’ interpretation of Niven’s jet-black source material looks to be as hysterical as it is satirical, »

- Michael Briers

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See the dark side of the music industry in trailer for ‘Kill Your Friends’

24 August 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ever thought what American Psycho would be like if Patrick Bateman worked in the music industry? Well there’s a good chance it would be something like Kill Your Friends, a new British comedy/thriller that had its first trailer released today. Directed by Owen Harris (episodes of Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Black Mirror) and based on the novel by John Niven (who also penned the screenplay), the film stars Nicholas Hoult, Ed Skrein, James Corden, Rosanna Arquette, and Craig Roberts. Here’s the synopsis:

An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

Adding a bit of grit and thrill to a job that may not seem to possess those qualities on the surface, Kill Your Friends looks like quite a ride. Nicholas Hoult, a continuing rising star, is the lead of the film, »

- Sarah Pearce Lord

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Watch: Trailer For Music Industry Thriller ‘Kill Your Friends’ Starring Nicholas Hoult

24 August 2015 6:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

I thought the music industry had died, but it seems Hollywood is keeping it alive. This week Zac Efron brings his dreams to the decks in the Edm coming-of-age movie "We Are Your Friends," next year HBO drops the needle on the '70s set series "Vinyl" and this fall, Nicholas Hoult dips his toes into musical waters with "Kill Your Friends" and the first teaser trailer is here. Read More: Nicholas Hoult, Jack Huston, Taron Egerton, And More In The Mix For 'Robin Hood: Origins' Based on the novel by John Niven, co-starring James Corden and Craig Roberts, and directed by Owen Harris ("Secret Diary Of A Call Girl," "Black Mirror"), the movie takes viewers to those long gone days of the '90s, and the hedonistic excess of the British music scene. Soon after, things take a (literally) killer turn. Here's the official synopsis:  When the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Showtime's Stand-Alone Service Now Live

7 July 2015 6:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following in the wake of HBO Now in April, the second of the three major U.S. premium cable networks - Showtime - has followed suit.

The CBS-owned premium network has premiered its cable and satellite subscription-free stand-alone service on Apple TV, Roku and Sony PlayStation Vue for $10.99 per month. Those who already have Hulu Plus subscriptions though can add the $2 cheaper option of adding Showtime as part of that service for a further $8.99 per month.

The service has gone online ahead of the premieres of the new seasons of "Ray Donovan" and "Masters Of Sex" which kick off on Sunday. Showtime is likely hoping that the new service will push the network's number of subscribers - 22.8 million as of March this year - back up and past rival Starz which has 23.3 million. Both sit behind HBO though with 31.4 million.

Online subscribers can access on demand every season of the channel’s original series, »

- Garth Franklin

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Humans: 6 Things to Know About AMC's Eerie New Android Drama

26 June 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

No need to fear the moment that artificial intelligence invades every aspect of our lives, say those involved with AMC’s Humans: It’s already here.

And within the universe of the cabler’s new drama, AI takes the form of human-like androids who make every aspect of life easier… and also may be plotting your death.

Video Watch the Chilling Humans Teaser Trailer

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. The sci-fi series from Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent (Mi:5) and based on Sweden’s Real Humans is set in suburban London in the “parallel present,” where incredibly »

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Humans First Look: AMC Drama Offers Eerie Take on Androids Among Us

22 May 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

People, did Battlestar Galactica teach us nothing?!

Apparently not, because the just-released trailer for AMC’s upcoming sci-fi series Humans gives us a glimpse at a parallel universe where “Synths” — highly developed, artificially intelligent servants — are every family’s go-to accessory.

Related Mad Men Creator: AMC Series’ Finale Coke Ad Came From Don’s ‘Enlightened State’

The eight-part drama bows Sunday, June 28, at 9/8c, and stars William Hurt (Damages) as George Millican, a widower who becomes like a father to his obsolete synth Odi, and Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman) as a working wife and mother whose “pliant” Synth acts »

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Billie Piper won't be returning to pop music - or playing another prostitute

15 May 2015 6:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Billie Piper has ruled out a return to pop music - and prostitute roles.

The 32-year-old star appears on Alan Carr Chatty Man tonight (May 15), with the host eager to find out if she'd ever consider resurrecting her singing career.

"No. No I think my days are gone. They're done," Piper confirmed, even though she admitted to enjoying watching The Big Reunion.

Discussing her role as poor Irish immigrant and former prostitute Brona Croft in Showtime's period horror drama Penny Dreadful, Carr asked if she was worried about becoming typecast.

"It's just one of those unhappy coincidences, you know," Piper replied. "But I think those days are numbered.

"I think I'm slightly drawn to those kinds of women; women who are slightly unconventional. They are fun but I think I have to sort of cool down one day."

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'Cinderella' Star Lily James Joins Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' Alongside Ansel Elgort

8 May 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As Edgar Wright puts his latest project, Baby Driver, into high gear, he ropes in another up-and-coming young performer to come along for the ride. Cinderella star Lily James joins Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) for the former Ant-Man director's new rock 'n' roll car chase action comedy. James will play a diner waitress and Elgort's titular character's love interest. Baby Driver follows a mute driver (Elgort) with an ear condition which forces him to listen to music constantly to drown out the continuous ringing inside his ears. He serves as the driver for a group of bank robbers on the run when a heist turns sour. Production is scheduled to start this fall in New Orleans, from a screenplay also written by Wright. Elgort joined the film back in January. Rumors stated Emma Stone as the top choice for the part earlier this year, but it looks as though James won out. »

- Will Ashton

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‘City Of Tiny Lights’ Filming To Start, NBCU Sets Italian ‘Parenthood’ – Global Briefs

22 April 2015 12:52 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

London-set film noir thriller City Of Tiny Lights, written by Patrick Neate based on his novel, will begin principal photography April 27. Directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Endgame, Dredd), the movie stars Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) who plays down at heel gumshoe Tommy Akhtar, and Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) plays Shelley, his long lost love.  Ensemble cast includes Cush Jumbo (Josephine And I, The Inbetweeners), James Floyd (My Brother T… »

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‘City Of Tiny Lights’ Filming To Start, NBCU Sets Italian ‘Parenthood’ – Global Briefs

22 April 2015 12:52 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

London-set film noir thriller City Of Tiny Lights, written by Patrick Neate based on his novel, will begin principal photography April 27. Directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Endgame, Dredd), the movie stars Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) who plays down at heel gumshoe Tommy Akhtar, and Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) plays Shelley, his long lost love.  Ensemble cast includes Cush Jumbo (Josephine And I, The Inbetweeners), James Floyd (My Brother T… »

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‘Penny Dreadful’ Actress Billie Piper Joins London-set Thriller ‘City of Tiny Lights’

21 April 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “Penny Dreadful” actress Billie Piper has joined the cast of London-set film noir “City of Tiny Lights,” which starts principal photography on Monday.

Pete Travis, whose credits include “Vantage Point,” “Endgame” and “Dredd,” directs the pic, which Protagonist Pictures will be selling at Cannes. Icon Film Distribution will be releasing the film, which will shoot for six weeks in London, in the U.K. and Ireland next year.

The cast is led by Riz Ahmed (“Nightcrawler,” “Shifty,” “Four Lions”) who plays down-at-heel gumshoe Tommy Akhtar. Piper, who plays Brona Croft in “Penny Dreadful,” and whose credits include “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” and “Doctor Who,” plays Shelley, Akhtar’s long-lost love. The ensemble includes Cush Jumbo (“Josephine and I,” “The Inbetweeners”), James Floyd (“My Brother the Devil,” “Everywhere and Nowhere”) and Roshan Seth (“Indian Summers,” “Gandhi,” “My Beautiful Laundrette”).

The screenplay is written by author Patrick Neate, based »

- Leo Barraclough

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Doctor Who 10 years on: Where are the class of 2005 now?

23 March 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.

But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?

Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.

The Cast

After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.

Post-2005, the Northern actor went Stateside to take on the role of invisible man Claude in the Us series Heroes. From there, he popped up in a very amusing Doctor Who-esque cameo as Dr. »

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Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?

22 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.

Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.

As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...

Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)

Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went »

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Ashley Walters, Amanda Abbington to lead BBC One's new drama Cuffs

19 March 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ashley Walters and Amanda Abbington are to lead new BBC One drama Cuffs.

The pair will star in the new show, which focuses on the lives of police officers on the frontline.

Walters has previously appeared in Top Boy, while Abbington had a starring role in the third series of Sherlock.

Cuffs is written by Julie Gearey (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and also boasts an ensemble cast featuring Peter Sullivan (The Borgias), Shaun Dooley (Exile), Utopia's Paul Ready and Eleanor Matsuura, plus Alex Carter (Hollyoaks).

Tiger Aspect's Head of Drama Will Gould said: "With her incredible wit, authenticity and balls-out storytelling - Julie Gearey is taking the cop show genre back to basics to create a fresh and bold series, bang up to date for 2015.

"And we can't wait for her vision to be brought to life by director Anthony Philipson and our extraordinarily talented and diverse cast. »

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Jack Davenport To Co-Star In HBO’s Sarah Silverman Pilot; Kerri Kenney Also Cast

26 February 2015 5:56 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Smash alum Jack Davenport is set as the male lead opposite Sarah Silverman in HBO’s untitled comedy pilot written by Secret Diary Of A Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble, Also cast in the pilot, directed by Charlie McDowell, are Kerri Kenney (Reno 911!) and Mark Cohen. The project is described as a comic look at Jude (Silverman), a pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis. Davenport, repped by Gersh, Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta Management and the UK’s… »

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