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On Billions, Malin Akerman plays the savvy wife to a crooked hedge fund manager who wants for nothing. And while it seems the actress and her character wouldn’t have much in common, Akerman says they both come from “humble beginnings.”
“I also grew up with nothing – my family didn’t even have a car until I was 12 or 13,” Akerman tells People in this week’s issue.
Though Akerman’s character, Lara Axelrod, hails from a blue-collar family in Inwood, New York, the actress was born in Sweden and spent her youth in Canada.
“We struggled for money and all we had was family, »
- Lindsay Kimble
Cornerstone Films will be launching international sales to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month. UTA is repping domestic rights.
The project is based on Ashley Prentice Norton’s novel with Emma Forrest adapting. The story is set in 1980s New York, centered on the relationship between a rich chocolate heiress and her precocious young daughter.
The mother lives a free-wheeling, rock-star lifestyle, and her extravagant parties are legendary. Dazzled by her mother’s situation and constantly craving her attention, the daughter finds escape in reading beauty magazines and taking photos.
Shankman is directed from a script that Emma Forrest co-wrote with Beckinsale. »
- Dave McNary
“Hairspray” and “Rock of Ages” director Adam Shankman has signed on to direct Kate Beckinsale in an adaptation of Ashley Prentice Norton’s novel “The Chocolate Money.” The coming-of-age film, which Beckinsale will also produce, stars the actress as a rich chocolate heiress, Babs Ballentyne, and her relationship with precocious young daughter, Bettina. Beckinsale is producing together with Mar-Key Pictures’ President Leslie Urdang, Miranda de Pencier and Kelly E. Ashton. Emma Forrest wrote the screenplay. The film will to go into production this spring in New York. Also Read: 'Underworld: Blood Wars' Review: Kate Beckinsale Slinks Through Another »
- Thom Geier
In addition to his stellar work on Supergirl, Steve Orlando has everyone talking about his upcoming series, Justice League of America. Spinning directly out of the events of Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, it could be argued that it’s the most anticipated new book from DC to be released in the first quarter of 2017.
Uniting with possibly the best penciler-inker combination in the industry today in Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, Orlando brings together one of the most eclectic and interesting lineups to ever grace a team-up book from this publisher: Batman, Lobo, Black Canary, the Ray, the Atom, Vixen and Killer Frost. To be quite honest, you wouldn’t have to even tell me what the story entails and I would be sold on that knowledge alone.
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