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The Shabash Films project is directed by Sanjeev Sirpal as the first in a slate of three films planned for the next two years. The cast also includes Spencer Grammer, Beth Littleford, Alphonso McAuley, Kyle Kinane, Jessica Lowe, Ayden Mayeri and Caitlin McHugh.
Greenberg stars as a jilted groom and Wheelan as the best man who helps him through his heartache by convincing him that they should actually go on the honeymoon originally planned. The weekend involves hot-tubbing on a super yacht with beautiful women, inadvertently dropping acid and accidentally starting a war between the Mafia and the Triads.
Grammer portrays a new love interest and Pantoliano plays a Mafia don.
Furlan is the most popular female personality on Vine with 9.7 million followers. »
- Dave McNary
The Fallout franchise's big week continues with the release of Funko's Fallout 4 Pop! Vinyl figures. Collect all four! Also in this round-up: five new images from The Wretched and a behind-the-scenes video for We tv's South of Hell.
Fallout 4 Pop! Vinyls: From Funko: "The highly anticipated Fallout 4 series is coming to Pop!
The game’s main character, Sole Survivor, and his loyal companion, Dogmeat, take on the post-nuclear world 200 years after the Great War!
You may need to utilize the T-60 Power Armor to take down the ghoulish John Hancock!
Coming in February!"
Images via Funko:
The Wretched Photos: Press Release: "Indie filmmaker Nathaniel Davis wrapped up filming "The Wretched" in well known haunted locations in Oklahoma. The film tells the story of three actresses on a road trip who stop at a haunted bed and breakfast, unbeknownst to them, the guests are used as human sacrifices by the psychotic demented owners, »
- Tamika Jones
The best treat of all! Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg exchanged vows before family and friends at El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 31 — and totally embraced their Halloween nuptials. The Once Upon a Time actress, 32, and the How to Make It in America actor, 37, began dating in the spring of 2012 after knowing each other for several years, and have filmed three films together, including It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong. The pair, who got engaged in San Francisco in [...] »
The trailer for Takashi Miike's Over Your Dead Body along with details about the film can be seen after the jump. Also: a new teaser for South of Hell, a clip from Hemlock Grove's third season, VOD news for horror-thriller Indigenous, and The Dark Numbers TV development deal.
Over Your Dead Body: Press Release: "A beautiful actress (Kô Shibasaki of 47 Ronin and Battle Royale) plays the protagonist in a new play based on a legendary ghost story. She pulls some strings to get her lover cast in the play, although he's a relatively unknown actor. With the cast in place, rehearsals for the play, about an abusive relationship and a grudge, begin. But off stage, some begin to develop their own obsessions. Trapped between the play and reality, they are horrified to find that a real grudge can cross the blurred line between reality and fantasy. Will love flourish? »
- Tamika Jones
Focus World, the multi-platform distribution initiative that is owned and operated by Focus Features, has acquired USA rights to the dramedy "Puerto Ricans in Paris." Making its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this year (June), the film (a USA/France/Czech Republic co-production) is directed by Ian Edelman (HBO’s "How to Make It in America"), and stars Luiz Guzmánm, Edgar Garcia, Rosario Dawson, Rosie Perez, Alice Taglioni, Miriam Shor, and Frederic Anscombre, in a story that follows 2 detectives working in NYPD’s Luxury Goods Recovery Unit, who are responsible for taking »
- Tambay A. Obenson
We tv's South of Hell marathon kicks off on Black Friday, November 27th. Also in this round-up: the Cavity Colors' Madman shirt, Anguish and 8 Films to Die For release details, and a look at two teaser clips for American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire.
South of Hell: Press Release: "New York, NY, October 15, 2015 -- We tv announced today that it will offer its next scripted series, “South of Hell,” as a true programming event – rolling out all seven episodes of the supernatural thriller in order in a Black Friday Binge, beginning at 6 pm Et/Pt on Friday, November 27th. All episodes of the series will premiere back-to-back as the suspense and drama unfolds and escalates over seven intense hours. At the conclusion of the binge, the entire series will be available on VOD, download to own and Tve platforms.
“As viewer demand rises for TV Everywhere opportunities and audiences increasingly binge watch their favorite content, »
- Tamika Jones
In case you couldn’t tell from the above photo, CBS’ new medical drama Code Black is all about controlled chaos. Angels Memorial Hospital is frantic, intense and overwhelming.
With an influx of patients so great, there often aren’t enough resources to treat them — a situation known as “code black” — there’s no time for hooking up in the on-call room. An attending even tells two bickering docs, “If nobody’s taking their clothes off, I need you both on the floor now.”
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On the heels of the runaway success of its hip-hop soap Empire, Imagine TV is developing a soapy family drama set in another community with a vibrant music backdrop: the Cuban exiles in Miami. NBC has given a put pilot commitment to an untitled drama from Imagine, How To Make It In America creator Ian Edelman and The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel. 20th Century Fox Television, where Imagine TV is based, is the studio. Written by Edelman and to be directed by… »
After initially jumping around TV roles in series like Boston Legal, The Practice, and HBO's short-lived How to Make it in America, Lake Bell established herself as a leading comedic actress on Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, and made her screenwriting and directorial debut with the 2013 critical hit In a World ... In her latest role, Bell joins the cast of comedy who’s-whos in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer prequel as Donna, Coop's exasperating love interest. In this interview, which was prefaced with a warning that she was "on baby duty" at home in Brooklyn (she’s also a relatively new mother), Bell discusses her relationship with the first Wet Hot, what it was like being a newbie at camp, and how she juggled being a new mom and saying funny lines at the very same time.Did you have a connection to the first movie? Were you a fan? »
- Lucas Kavner
The Wayward Pines actress is joining the Fox drama in the series-regular role of Pandora, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Pandora is a mysterious new presence in Sleepy Hollow who seeks assistance from Witnesses Ichabod and Abbie.
RelatedFall TV 2015: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates
Caitlin FitzGerald, writer and actor, is one of Hollywood’s emerging talents. She may be best known for her role as Libby Masters on Showtime Network’s Masters of Sex. The series, which is currently in its third season, is set in the late 1950s and is a drama centered around the true story of the pioneers of the science of human sexuality. You may have also seen FitzGerald in the feature films It’s Complicated, Damsels in Distress and Newlyweds, and TV shows including Gossip Girl, How to Make It In America, and Law & Order: Svu. Additionally, FitzGerald co-wrote and starred […] »
- Elaine Sheldon and Sarah Ginsburg
A particularly hard type of film about which to write critically is the comedy of modest ambition that achieves its aim with an acceptable amount of appeal in playing, gags, plot, and outlook, but little more. One does not wish to criticize for not being more (not least as so many are so less), nor to overpraise its slight achievements, leaving one mostly in the territory of reportage, rather than critical appraisal. Which is a way of saying that such a film is Puerto Ricans in Paris, a perfectly inoffensive, oftentimes smile-raising fish-out-of-water/culture-clash comedy that does what it aims to do pretty much without fault.
The Puerto Ricans in question are Luis (Luis Guzmán) and Eddie (Edgar Garcia, like Guzmán, a regular on director Ian Edelman’s HBO series “How To Make It In America), and they play well together – Guzmán furrows his brow a lot, and Garcia is like a nice, »
- Tom Newth
Producers Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and Rob Weiss have hit upon an HBO formula that works: pick a high-powered industry, and then track a group of attractive people as they try to navigate through that world. "Entourage" has been their biggest success so far, though the recent big screen flop is an indication that their lightweight modus operandi doesn't have much in the way of substance or longevity. The fashion world set "How To Make It In America" was dropped after two seasons, which is a shame as the show included complex relationships and real struggle for its characters, though it was decidedly lacking with respect to the hot bods, hot cars and celebrity cameos common to "Entourage." It's those qualities that Levinson, Wahlberg, and Weiss return to in quantity with "Ballers," which is essentially "Entourage" in the world of sports, and this is surely no coincidence. There's at least one key difference that makes. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Producers Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, and Rob Weiss have hit upon an HBO formula that works: pick an industry, and then track a group of attractive people as they try to navigate through that world. "Entourage" has been their biggest success so far, though the recent big screen flop is an indication that their lightweight programming doesn't have much in the way of substance or longevity. The fashion world set "How To Make It In America" was dropped after two seasons, and it's a shame as it actually offered complex relationships and real struggle for its characters, though it was decidedly lacking in the kind of hot bods, hot cars, and celebrity cameos of "Entourage." And it's those qualities that Levinson, Wahlberg, and Weiss return to in quantity with "Ballers," which is essentially "Entourage" in the world of sports, and it wouldn't be a surprise if that was by design. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
They may be two of this season’s “It” showrunners, but Jill Soloway and Jennie Snyder Urman aren’t exactly overnight successes. They’ve both paid their dues with staff jobs (Soloway on “Six Feet Under,” Urman on “Gilmore Girls”) and showrunner gigs (Soloway on HBO’s “How to Make It in America,” Urman on the CW’s “Emily Owens, M.D.”). Soloway’s “Transparent” has put Amazon originals on the map, winning Golden Globes for best comedy and lead Jeffrey Tambor, while Urman’s “Jane the Virgin” earned CW its first Globe noms, and scored a win for breakout star Gina Rodriguez. In a wide-ranging conversation with Variety they discuss the challenges of binge-viewing vs. 22-episode seasons, blending comedy with drama, and Caitlyn Jenner.
When did you realize your show might work?
Urman: Right before the TCAs when all the critics watched it, before it started airing. I read those pre-reviews — “Oh my gosh, »
- Geoff Berkshire
After creating the HBO 2010 twentysomething series How to Make It in America, Ian Edelman soon turned his attention to feature films, making his directorial debut with Puerto Ricans In Paris, which he co-wrote with Neel Shah. Edelman’s America scribe partner Joseph Zolfo is also producing. The comedy revolves around brothers-in-law, Eddie (Edgar Garcia) and Luis (Luis Guzman), who are highly regarded counterfeit detectives dispatched to Paris to recover a stolen purse. Ros… »
Making its world premiere at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival next month - June 10 through June 18 - Luiz Guzmánm, Edgar Garcia, Rosario Dawson, Rosie Perez, Alice Taglioni, Miriam Shor, and Frederic Anscombre star in the dramedy "Puerto Ricans in Paris." Shot last year, the film (a USA/France/Czech Republic co-production) is directed by Ian Edelman (HBO’s "How to Make It in America"), with a story that follows 2 detectives working in NYPD’s Luxury Goods Recovery Unit, who are responsible for taking down bootleggers selling knockoff consumer items. The 2 cops are played not by Dawson and Perez (as some »
- Tambay A. Obenson
As it turns out, the ghastly ghoulies in the recent Poltergeist remake aren't the most terrifying things to come out of the TV and invade multiplexes this summer. That dubious honor goes to Entourage, the big-screen spinoff of HBO's most successful alpha-male bro-comedy (sorry, How to Make It in America), which arrives in theaters this Friday. It's been four years since Vince, Drama, Turtle, and E (don't forget E!) literally flew off into the premium-cable sunset, so the arrival of Entourage provokes almost as many questions as the final scene of The Sopranos did: Will Turtle become a successful restaurateur? Did Vince actually get married? Will He Make The Movie? Does Ari Gold still treat Lloyd like shit? Will Bobby Flay walk the Entourage red carpet? (Is Bobby still such a weird kisser?) Does Ari's wife actually have a first name? And again, Will Vinny Make The Movie Or Not? »
- Larry Fitzmaurice
When I profiled this project in February, some of you didn't think it was a real, actual film (I really don't know why - maybe because of the title?); but it very much is, and it will be making its world premiere at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival next month - June 10 through June 18. Rosario Dawson, Rosie Perez and Luiz Guzmán’ star in the comedy titled "Puerto Ricans in Paris" (I suppose the title may be inspired by the Kanye West/Jay-z 2011 hit "Niggas in Paris"?). Shot last year, the film (a USA/France/Czech Republic co-production) is directed by Ian Edelman (HBO’s "How to Make It in America"), with a »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The best thing about Wayward Pines, the new, short-run effort coming to Fox, is watching how it attempts to learn from the mistakes of similar shows that have come before.
From the less-than-stellar “remake” of The Prisoner with Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen, to the largely goofball Persons Unknown (which was, sort of, The Prisoner 2: The Group), and everything else in the “trapped in a town” genre, the story can’t work if the characters are empty plot devices.
Wayward Pines is a rare example of setting out with the tropes and traps of a genre in order to dodge the pitfalls inherent in telling a type of story that can never fully distance itself from the fact that it’s pretty goofy. The problem is that while the show clearly tries to look at what made other efforts fall apart, and do those things differently, it isn’t »
- Marc Eastman
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