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Get ready Donut Time. Your 15 minutes of fame is right around the corner. The old school donut shop on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Highland Ave. is the beginning and end point for Sean Baker's triumphant drama "Tangerine" and the Sundance breakout is about to turn it into an La cinematic landmark. Executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, "Tangerine" follows one particularly dramatic day in the lives of transgender hookers Sin-Dee Rella (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and her Bff Alexandra (May Taylor). It's Christmas Eve and Sin-Dee has just gotten out of a stint in La County Jail. She's looking for her boyfriend/pimp Chester ("Treme's" James Ransone), but the day gets off to a rocky start when Alexandra slips that he's been cheating on her with another girl (a "real" fish). What then transpires is a roller coaster of drama and comedy which mostly takes »
- Gregory Ellwood
As previously reported, Washington will play lawyer Anita Hill, who famously testified at Thomas’ confirmation hearings about reports he had sexually harassed her.
Pierce, who currently co-stars on CBS’ The Odd Couple reboot, has previously »
The Civil War will always be relevant in television and film, mainly due to the sociopolitical lines that were clearly drawn from the outset of the conflict. It will no doubt not come as a shock to some readers to learn that those lines have barely been moved in this day and age, and the territories where these philosophies and beliefs differ are still, essentially, the same. The hope, one would think, in looking at the Civil War once again is that by uncovering the roots of this divide, we might find some way of mending them, which is seemingly the thematic undercurrent of Mercy Street, the upcoming PBS series and the first original American series to air on the channel in over a decade. As Deadline reports this morning, the Ridley Scott-produced series has firmed up its cast, with Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, and Cherry Jones leading alongside Peter Gerety, »
- Chris Cabin
HBO has found its Clarence Thomas. Treme and The Odd Couple's Wendell Pierce has been tapped to play the Supreme Court justice in Confirmation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Confirmation, from HBO Films, details the explosive 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings (at which Anita Hill testified), that brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way people think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and modern-day race relations. Read more Kerry Washington to Star as Anita Hill in HBO Movie 'Confirmation' (Exclusive) Scandal star Kerry Washington is attached to play Hill and executive produce. Academy Award-nominated writer Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) will
- Lesley Goldberg
Everywhere I look, all I see is Michael Huisman. On Game of Thrones, there he is as Daario Naharis – swashbuckling adventurer and wooer of the queen of dragons. One immensely popular show though does not suffice for Huisman. The Dutch actor, since transitioning to the U.S. from Amsterdam, has appeared in a bevy of shows ranging from Treme to Orphan Black to Nashville. Now Huisman takes the leap into cinemas, costarring opposite Blake Lively in the romance The Age of Adaline. In the picture, Huisman plays the world’s greatest guy: Ellis Jones – a handsome multi-millionaire philanthropist. Nobody else even stands a chance. Typically romances are founded on the dilemma of two competing suitors. Should the male or female lead go off and live ‘happily ever after’ with [Option A] or [Option B]? In The Age of Adaline, there is no [Option B]. Either Lively chooses to be with Huisman or she chooses to be with no one. »
- Tommy Cook
Kim Dickens may be an unrecognizable name, but she is certainly a recognizable face. In the past several years, Dickens has had prominent roles in some of the most acclaimed television shows of all time, Sons of Anarchy, Treme, House of Cards, Lost, and Friday Night Lights just to name a few. In each of these shows she has been a strong supporting presence without ever failing to leave a resonating performance, however little screen time she may have in some of the shows. She has become one of the most reliable actresses in television, always turning in very honest and relatable performances, so why don’t people know who she is yet?
That’s not to say that the general North American audience isn’t starting to take notice of her. In 2014 she played detective Rhonda Boney in David Fincher’s widely seen cultural phenomenon, Gone Girl. As Boney, »
- Ross Hansen
The period drama, which stars Christopher Meloni and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, follows a group of slaves in 1857 who aim to travel 600 miles to escape from a Georgia plantation, aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad. In an eight-episode arc, Gill will play Sam, a talented carpenter on the plantation with dreams of freedom. Sam is the half-brother to Smollett-Bell’s character Rosalee.
“Underground” was given a 10-episode order with production beginning this spring. Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Joe Pokaski (“CSI”) created the show and will serve as exec producers with Weed Road Pictures’ Akiva Goldsman and Safehouse Pictures’ Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold. Anthony Hemingway (“The Wire,” “Treme”) will direct the first two episodes. Hailing from Sony Pictures TV and Tribune Studios, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Vincent's investigation has dangerous consequences, and Dan (Richard Dormer) and Hildur (Sofie Gråbøl) try to locate Jason. Sheriff Anderssen must eventually make a decision that will affect the future of all of Fortitude's residents.
Inside No 9: BBC Two, 10pm
Two notorious witch hunters are summoned to the quaint English town of Little Happens to try an old lady, Elizabeth Gadge (Ruth Sheen), accused of consorting with the Devil.
Mathew Weiner's period advertising agency drama returns for its final run of episodes tonight.
“Transformers” director Michael Bay is partnering with Chinese toy and entertainment company Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co. Ltd. through his newly launched 451 Media Group intellectual property concern.
451 Media announced Wednesday it has received a strategic investment of an undisclosed amount from the Chinese company, which already distributes in China for Hasbro and Mattel. The deal will give Alpha Animation distribution rights and merchandising rights to 451 Media properties for China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
“It’s a great opportunity to shape and develop entertainment properties that lend themselves to numerous platforms, an ability to cultivate franchises,” said Bay in a statement.
Bay co-founded 451 Media with John and Anthony Gentile, the creators of brands such as Micronauts, Visionaries, Sky Dancers and Power Glove; and Douglas Nunes, who serves as the company’s chief operating officer.
Bay directed all four “Transformers” films. Chinese companies China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises co-produced last »
- Dave McNary
In it, Terrence Howard wrangles a little extra footage as a creepy ice cream-lovin’ law enforcer (channeling Peaks‘ Dale Cooper with his sweet tooth one-liners). However, the main man of this show is Matt Dillon, a Secret Service Agent tasked with visiting the Northwestern ‘burg to unravel the mystery of two missing agents.
Along with Dillon, there’s a veritable ensemble all dipping into the crazy pool for their performances. Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon, Reed Diamond, Tim Griffin, Juliette Lewis, Charlie Tahan, Melissa Leo, and Siobhan Fallon Hogan co-star as the town’s inhabitants. Glimpses at a bloody, shrieking Gugino and Leo dishing out words of wisdom up the sheer eeriness of the preview. Check it out above, »
- Gem Seddon
Here's the press release:
Amazon Greenlights Second Season of Its Hour-Long Original Drama Series "Bosch"
Series breaks records with the biggest debut weekend of all Amazon Original Series and is the top-watched title on Prime Instant Video, across movies and TV series in its first four weeks
Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling books with nearly 50 million copies sold, Bosch will return with stars Titus Welliver (Lost, The Good Wife), Jamie Hector (The Wire), Amy Aquino (Being Human), Lance Reddick (Fringe, The Wire) and Sarah Clarke (24), and will be Executive Produced by Connelly, Eric Overmyer (The Wire, Treme), Henrik Bastin of Fabrik Entertainment (The Killing, Odyssey), a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company, and Pieter Jan Brugge »
Not only has Bosch, Amazon‘s original drama series, performed well for the service, it’s managed high praise from viewers and critics. Amazon has now announced a second season, and even a bit of a plot synopsis for that season.
If you aren’t already on board with the stylish, intense series based on Michael Connelly’s books, you now have even more incentive, as you know there’s more on the way.
This is actually a bigger announcement than it might seem, because new seasons are still a guessing game for streaming services, which don’t have a history for viewers to fall back on when it comes to being able to figure out if a favorite is worth investing in. I know a lot of people weren’t sure about jumping into Alpha House at first, for just that reason.
At any rate, you have more to look forward to, »
- Marc Eastman
In just one month since its record-breaking debut, Amazon today announced it has greenlit a second season of its first original hour-long drama series Bosch. Based on Michael Connelly’s internationally best-selling Harry Bosch book series, which have sold nearly 50 million copies to date, Bosch has become the most-watched title on Prime Instant Video, across movies and TV series, in its first four weeks.
Season two will be drawn from Connelly’s best-selling novels Trunk Music and The Drop. Returning to the series are stars Titus Welliver (Lost, The Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy) as Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as his partner Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace Billets, Lance Reddick (Fringe, The Wire) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving, and Sarah Clarke (24) as Eleanor Wish. The series was developed for television by Eric Overmyer (Treme, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Streets) and is Executive Produced by Overmyer, »
Stroma will play a brash Yale grad who is an undercover CIA agent in Libya. John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber also star in the project which begins filming next month in Malta and Morocco. [Source: Deadline]
Danish actors Lars Mikkelsen and Sofie Grabol will star in Jesper W Nielsen's $4.4 million-budgeted "The Day Will Come" which begins a nine week shoot shortly in Denmark. The pair previously starred together in the first season of "The Killing" in 2007.
Set in 1967, the story centers on two young brothers (Harald Kaiser Hermann, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt) who are instantly robbed of their lives when they are placed in a boy’s home forgotten by time. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a fickle hope, »
- Garth Franklin
It seems werewolves and vampires can work together, after all.
Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis and actor Brandon Boyce (who portrayed Dr. Vandenburg on the MTV series) are teaming with A&E to adapt Swedish vampire flick Let the Right One In, per The Hollywood Reporter.
PhotosTeen Wolf‘s Dearly Departed: Allison, Derek & More — Who’s Most Missed?
Davis and Boyce will executive-produce the drama »
Chris Coy (Treme) has joined the cast of Banshee as a new regular for the Cinemax drama’s upcoming fourth season. He will reprise the role he originated in a guest starring stint on the show’s current third season as Calvin, brother to Kurt Bunker (Tom Pelphrey) who hides his true feelings behind a mild exterior. Banshee centers on Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pa., where he continues his criminal… »
Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Treme) has joined the cast of CBS medical drama pilot Lfe, from the Dan Jinks Co. and CBS TV. Written/co-executive produced by Paul Downs Colaizzo, Lfe is described as a high-octane medical procedural revolving around second-year residents at New York City's top hospital as they attempt to balance their god complexes with their humanity. Leo will play Julie, an attending physician in the surgical wing and a den… »
Wendell Pierce, star of 'Selma,' TV's 'The Wire' and documentaries including 'The Big Uneasy' and Spike Lee's 'If God Willing and da Creek Don't Rise,' talked to us about his favorite nonfiction films, one of which was highly influential on the TV series 'Treme.'
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The film is based on the Ransom Riggs novel, following a teenager, played by Butterfield, who finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them. Green will play the title character, who acts as a guardian for these orphans.
Production is currently under way, and the pic is set to bow March 4, 2016.
- Justin Kroll
Netflix has been working tirelessly over the last year to expand its content offerings to attract international subscribers. To spur on those efforts, the streaming video company just closed a deal with FremantleMedia International which will bring A&E’s upcoming supernatural thriller The Returned to Netflix’s global territories.
Based on the International Emmy-winning French TV series Les Revenants, The Returned follows the story of a small mountain town dealing with the return of several local residents who were presumed dead. The 10-episode series will debut on A&E on March 9, 2015 in the United States, and then on Netflix on March 10 for all territories outside the U.S. and Canada. Netflix will bring The Returned to its streaming platform for Stateside and Canadian subscribers sometime in 2016.
- Bree Brouwer
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