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Ethan Hawke in talks for Training Day TV series

7 February 2016 8:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week it was announced that CBS has placed a pilot order for a TV series based upon the 2001 crime thriller Training Day, which would take place in the present day and revolve around a new rookie cop and their veteran partner.

Well, it seems that Ethan Hawke may be set for a return to the role of Jake Hoyt, with Deadline reporting that the actor has been approached about appearing in the series in a supporting/recurring role, and talks are said to be ongoing.

The Training Day series has been developed by director Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, with Will Beall (Gangster Squad) writing the script, and “centers on an idealistic young African-American police officer, Kyle, who is given an assignment by the Deputy Chief to go undercover with an elite squad of the Lapd and take down a morally ambiguous Caucasian detective, gaining the trust of »

- Gary Collinson

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Ethan Hawke to Return for 'Training Day' TV Show?

5 February 2016 12:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in August, we reported that CBS is moving forward with a new TV series based on the 2001 hit movie Training Day, with original director Antoine Fuqua coming aboard to executive produce and direct the pilot episode. We haven't heard much about the Training Day series since then, but today we have a report from Deadline which reveals the network has approached Ethan Hawke to reprise his role as Jake Hoyt from the original movie. A deal isn't in place at this time, but the site reports that talks are currently happening.

If Ethan Hawke does in fact sign on, he will have either a supporting or recurring role as Lapd detective Jake Hoyt, although the producers had originally envisioned the actor coming back in a starring role. The original movie starred Denzel Washington in his Oscar-winning role as Alonzo Harris, who spends his day "training" Jake Hoyt in his »

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Training Day TV series gets pilot order from CBS

5 February 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in August it was revealed that Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer were in development on a TV adaptation of the 2001 crime thriller Training Day, and now it has been announced that CBS has officially placed a pilot order for the project.

The pilot has been written by former Lapd officer Will Beall (Gangster Squad) will take place 15 years after the movie, and retain the same core concept of a rookie cop who finds himself partnered up with a correct veteran, although there has been talk that the ethnicity of the two characters will be switched around.

While it’s unlikely that Denzel Washington or Ethan Hawke will make an appearance in the show, the two stars are reuniting with Fuqua for his upcoming big screen remake of The Magnificent Seven, which is set for release this September.

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Gangster Squad Screenwriter To Write Training Day TV Remake

2 February 2016 6:10 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Does anyone remember Detective Alonso Harris? The corrupt cop who turns on Lapd Officer Jake Hoyt, played by Ethan Hawke, and gets himself in what could be described as a spot of bother with the Russian mafia?

Well, he’ll be returning to a small screen near you.

CBS have told producer Antoine Fuqua to direct a pilot for the TV remake of Training day, fifteen years after the crime thriller aired.

The film, which saw Denzel Washington win an Academy Award for Best Actor and MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, was a box office hit and stayed in the top ten until its seventh week of release.

No, sadly Washington and Hawke won’t be taking part in the reboot, but there will be a slight twist.

Instead of a similar scenario, in which Alonso attempts to corrupt Hoyt, the TV series will flip the film around, »

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'Training Day' TV Reboot Gets Pilot Order

1 February 2016 5:16 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Fifteen years after Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for playing a morally corrupt detective in Training Day, that film's director Antoine Fuqua will helm a reboot of the Los Angeles police drama, only this time for television. CBS has ordered a pilot for the Training Day reboot, which takes place 15 years after the action of the film, with Fuqua on board to direct the episode.

However, as opposed to the original film – where Washington's Alonzo Harris attempted to corrupt straight-laced officer Jake Hoyt, played by Ethan Hawke – the series »

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CBS Orders Training Day TV Series

1 February 2016 1:43 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Wrap, CBS has officially ordered a pilot order to Training Day, based on Antoine Fuqua’s 2001 movie of the same name.

The series is described as a reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, it will follow an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.

Fuqua will direct the pilot from a script written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and he will also be the executive produce alongside with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman.

The original film earned Denzel Washington an Academy Award for lead actor and Ethan Hawke a nomination for supporting actor.

Source: The Wrap »

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Training Day TV Series Nabs Pilot Order At CBS

1 February 2016 1:20 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Networks are only continuing to pluck intellectual properities from yesteryear and spin them into budding new TV series, with Rush Hour, Limitless, Uncle Buck and the now-cancelled Minority Report each displaying the potential pros and cons left facing producers as they attempt to shepherd an existing property from one medium to the next.

Next in line to attempt such a feat is CBS, who today ordered a pilot of Antoine Fuqua’s Training Day. Pitched as a quasi-sequel, the TV show will pick up a full 15 years after the events of the seminal, award-winning 2001 movie, “centering around an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.”

Originally portrayed by Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington in Fuqua’s film, the fact that the director is attached to take the reins and even executive »

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Antoine Fuqua's 'Training Day' TV Project Gets a CBS Pilot Order (Race of Lead Roles Will Be Swapped)

1 February 2016 1:14 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This will be at least the 3rd cop movie with a black lead that CBS has considered turning into a weekly TV series - "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Rush Hour" are the other 2. Of course we know that the network would eventually pass on the "Beverly Hills Cop" TV series which was to star Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley's son (although a pilot was produced); the "Rush Hour" series, on the other hand, was ordered to series and is set to debut this year, as a mid-season replacement. The network (maybe the *whitest* of the so-called Big Four - ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC) has now officially given a pilot order to a "Training Day" TV series adaptation, which, as was reported last summer, Antoine Fuqua had been shopping around to the broadcast networks, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writer Will Beall ("Gangster Squad"). No Eta yet, and it's obviously too early for specifics, »

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‘Training Day’ Pilot from Antoine Fuqua, Jerry Bruckheimer Ordered at CBS

1 February 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has given a pilot order to “Training Day,” based on Antoine Fuqua’s 2001 movie of the same name, Variety has learned.

Described as a reimagining that begins 15 years after the film left off, the pilot centers around an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the Lapd, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.

Fuqua — who helmed the Warner Bros./Village Roadshow movie, which earned Denzel Washington an Academy Award for lead actor and Ethan Hawke a nomination for supporting actor — will direct the pilot and executive produce. The script was penned by “Gangster Squad” writer Will Beall, who will also executive produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed will serve as co-exec producer. The project hails from Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Fuqua Films.

Other drama pilots in contention at CBS for the 2016-17 season include “Drew, »

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Prison Break’s Robert Knepper joins Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

22 January 2016 12:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Robert Knepper (Prison Break, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) has signed on to appear in the currently-in-production sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

Knepper is set to play, “Gen. Harkness, a retired general-turned-ceo of a private military contractor firm [who is] described as a man of power, experience and authority who thinks he’s the hero and is not afraid to do what’s necessary.

The follow-up to the 2012 Lee Child adaptation sees Tom Cruise back as Jack Reacher, while the cast also includes Cobie Smulders (Avengers: Age Of Ultron), Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn), Austin Hebert (Bonnie and Clyde), Patrick Heusinger (Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), and Holt McCallany (Gangster Squad).

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For Sean Penn, Acting Goes Hand-in-Hand With Activism

13 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the early 1990s, after his brief marriage to Madonna made him tabloid fodder, Sean Penn turned his back on acting to concentrate on directing and writing.

His retirement was short-lived.

The subsequent decades brought Oscar-winning turns in “Mystic River” and “Milk,” along with memorable performances in the likes of “Dead Man Walking” that cemented his reputation as an acting great.

But those early threats of retirement reveal Penn’s long-felt discomfort with being a creature of Hollywood, and point to a contradiction in his public persona. While the entertainment business is part of his DNA, he seems to find his greatest fulfillment far from the klieg lights.

Both sides of Penn were on display last week, when the actor whipped up a media firestorm after his blockbuster interview with Mexican druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appeared in Rolling Stone. The piece, a rambling first-person account of his efforts to secure the interview, »

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'Aquaman' Movie Wants Amber Heard as Mera

13 January 2016 10:23 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since the Aquaman movie was first announced back in October 2014, Jason Momoa has been attached to play the title character. He is rumored to join the rest of his Justice League team members at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but we haven't ever heard who else will be starring alongside Jason Momoa in his stand alone movie. Today, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that actress Amber Heard is in talks to play the female lead, Mera.

The site reports that the actress will make her DC Comics Extended Universe (Dceu) debut in next year's Justice League Part 1, which is said to introduce a number of characters and story threads that will "fully launch" the Dceu. This news falls in line with a report from November, which revealed that Mera will first appear in Justice League Part 1 before moving over to Aquaman. The character is described as the "Khaleesi of the sea, »

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