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Charlie Hunnam's shocking exit from Fifty Shades of Grey left Hollywood scrambling to find a quick replacement to fill the role of Christian Grey in the upcoming movie adaptation of the erotic literary sensation. Here's what you need to know about some of the rumored front-runners for the part. • Scott Eastwood: Aside from his iconic last name, the 27-year-old son of Clint Eastwood seemingly rose to fame overnight after posing for a sexy Town & Country shoot and posting a shirtless shot from the set of the World War II drama Fury, which also stars Brad Pitt. Even Vanity Fair endorsed this hottie. »
- Dahvi Shira
Interview Juliette Harrisson 3 Oct 2013 - 07:00
Juliette talks creating Classical Greece in modern-day Morocco and Wales with Atlantis production designer Paul Cripps...
Having worked on Merlin, Demons and Hex, Paul Cripps is no stranger to creating a colourful fantasy show on a budget. We sat down to chat with him about his work on Atlantis, from what inspired his set design to the practicalities of putting the show together in under a year.
What can you tell us about the different styles and influences on the set?
We tried to avoid too much of Classical Greece. Most of the Greek myths were set in an earlier time anyway. Everybody has an expectation of what ancient Greece looks like, and it’s normally Classical Greece [c480 – 323 BC, with the architecture of Classical Athens particularly well known – DoG], but we wanted to move away and make it a little bit more tribal, a bit earlier, so we’ve taken it more towards Bronze Age Greece, »
Although Showtime vaulted into rarefied air with its Emmy win for “Homeland,” the channel continues to offer a spate of shows that clearly have admirers and boast billboard-worthy stars but amount to utility players, failing to reach cable’s elite tier. Two of those, “Nurse Jackie” and “The Borgias,” return April 14, while “The Big C” has been granted the TV equivalent of a dignified death, with four hourlong episodes to conclude the series. A new showrunner hasn’t changed “Jackie” — worth recommending for Edie Falco and not much else — while “Borgias” proves that even papal intrigue and debauchery can grow tiresome.
So if there’s one worth discussing, it’s “The Big C: hereafter” — not because it works, but because the ways in which these episodes fall short illuminate how a promising premise can go wrong, squandering a provocative idea. Even so, credit Showtime with committing to this limited run, »
- Brian Lowry
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