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“Cake” producer Kristin Hahn has launched her own Los Angeles-based production company, Hahnscape Entertainment, which will focus on acquiring rights to and developing literary material she will write and produce.
Hahnscape’s first project to be developed under the banner will be “Tumbledown,” which was written by Desiree Van Til and directed by Sean Mewshaw. It will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18.
The film follows a young woman (Rebecca Hall) who is forced to confront the loss of her acclaimed folk-singer husband and the ambiguous circumstances surrounding his death when a brash New York writer (Jason Sudeikis) visits her hometown in rural Maine to investigate the tragedy.
The banner is also developing the film “In the Flesh,” which Hahn is currently writing. She will also produce the pic along with Temple Hill.
“I’m excited to build Hahnscape Entertainment into a home for compelling, character-driven stories with »
- Justin Kroll
“I don’t want any more loss.” a breathy Emily sneered at Victoria halfway through Sunday’s Revenge. Unfortunately, Emily would soon be reminded that loss — much like David Clarke — is always lurking around the corner.
A sincere attempt at a truce with Margaux — Emily even brought her real birth certificate as a “peace offering” — ended in tragedy, as Margaux and her fuchsia pantsuit were side-swiped by a speeding taxi. (For those of you keeping score at home, that’s the second time a speeding car has attempted to murder a major character this season. »
The network confirmed today that it will air director Elliott Lester's single-character movie on Friday, May 29.
HBO president Michael Lombardo added: "We are proud to be partnered with Plan B on this bold and powerful film. This extraordinary solo performance by the incomparably talented David Oyelowo clearly demonstrates why he is one of the most gifted actors today."
HBO Films has published the first image from its upcoming movie Nightingale which stars David Oyelowo (Selma) as a troubled war veteran. This debut still accompanies a larger press release issued by HBO that further outlines details of the film’s release, which is now scheduled for May 29, 2015.
Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, Nightingale is described as “a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread. This searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man.”
If there’s one thing that Oyelowo’s show-stopping turn in Ava DuVernay’s Selma proved, it’s that he can draw from an endless well of emotional resources. We look forward to seeing him commandeer another substantial character.
On the production side, HBO Films is working in »
- Gem Seddon
The pic features Oyelowo as the sole character, a war veteran whose life begins to unravel as he lives in isolation. Elliott Lester directed from from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch. “Nightingale” played the Los Angeles Film Festival last year.
Mensch’s script for “Nightingale” got attention on the Blacklist.com, where it caught the eye of exec producer Josh Weinstock. Weinstock and Lester brought it to Katrina Wolfe of Bn Films, which signed on to produce and finance the pic.
Plan B Entertainment produced “Nightingale” with Bn Films in association with Sea Smoke Entertainment and Yoruba Saxon Productions. Weinstock, Lester, Oyelowo and Wolfe are exec producers as well as Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.
- Cynthia Littleton
[Press Release] Los Angeles, March 18, 2015 – The HBO Films single-character drama Nightingale, starring Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (“Selma”), will debut Friday, May 29, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, Nightingale is a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread. This searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man. “We are proud to be partnered with Plan B on this bold and powerful film,” said Lombardo. “This extraordinary solo performance by the incomparably talented David Oyelowo clearly demonstrates why he is one of the most »
- Pietro Filipponi
Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, who were behind the horror film Mama, will develop with Andy in line to direct.
King first published the short story in Twilight Zone Magazine before it became a short-story in his famous "Skeleton Crew" anthology which also included a ton of great stories including The Mist and The Raft.
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Big screen versions of Stephen King stories have a checkered past. For every The Shining or Shawshank Redemption, you get a couple Dreamcatchers. But that.s never scared Hollywood away, and now Brad Pitt.s Plan B plans to adapt King.s teleportation short, "The Jaunt." According to Deadline, Andy and Barbara Muschietti, the pair behind 2013.s horror hit Mama, are developing The Jaunt, with Andy Muschietti in line to direct. Set in the 24th century, the story is more science fiction than King.s traditional horror, but still inflicts plenty of his trademark psychological trauma on the characters. The action revolves around a family preparing to use a form of teleportation called "Jaunting" to travel from Earth to Mars. In order to prevent terrible things from happening to your brain during this almost instantaneous process, the voyagers must be under anesthesia. If not, time stands still, the trip seems »
Brad Pitt's Plan B Productions have optioned the 1981 Stephen King short story The Jaunt for a feature adaptation. The production company has attached Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, the filmmakers behind the 2013 thriller Mama, to develop the adaptation, with Andres Muschietti possibly directing. As per his standard practice, Stephen King sold his option to the short story for just $1, with the filmmakers given a 90-day window to set a writer in place and make headway in the development process. If enough progress is made within that time frame, no more money changes hands, so look for this project to develop quickly.
The Jaunt was first published in Twilight Zone Magazine in 1981, but gained a more prominent following after it was included in his short story anthology Skeleton Crew in 1985. The futuristic plot takes place in the 24th Century, following a father who explains the rules of "Jaunting," a method »
"Yes. Horror, lunacy, and death. How's that for a slight problem, kids?" The Twilight Zone Magazine was a fitting publication for Stephen King's 1981 short story, "The Jaunt", to make its debut. Like many episodes of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone, "The Jaunt" (featuring one of the most disturbing endings ever crafted by King) deals with space travel and the great capabilities and devastating failures of advanced technology. Many readers were first introduced to the Mars-destined Oates family by reading "The Jaunt" in King's 1985 short story collection, Skeleton Crew, and it looks like within the next few years we could finally see the teleportation tale told on the big screen, as Brad Pitt's Plan B production company has optioned the feature film rights to "The Jaunt" and set Andrés and Bárbara Muschietti (2013's Mama) to adapt the haunting short story.
Deadline reports the news of Plan B's »
- Derek Anderson
The original short was a part of his 1985 anthology collection "Skeleton Crew," which included previously adapted to the screen stories like "The Mist," "The Raft," "Word Processor of the Gods" and "Gramma".
The story is set in the 24th century when the technology for teleportation is commonplace and allows for instantaneous transportation across enormous distances - even to other planets in the solar system.
The catch? It has to be done whilst unconscious. Those that have tried the trip whilst conscious either die or go immediately insane. The story deals with a father telling his family about the history of jaunting as they prepare for a trip to Mars.
- Garth Franklin
Deadline is reporting that Brad Pitt's Plan B productions has picked up the movie rights to Stephen King's "The Jaunt," and Andres Muschietti (Mama) will be behind the camera for the sci-fi movie. Muschietti's sister and Mama producer Barbara Muschietti is also attached to the project, and although no studio has been set yet to handle the film, Plan B does have a first-look deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment. "The »
- Jesse Giroux
Brad Pitt’s Plan B is building a reputation for shepherding bold, creative projects into life. Selma, 12 Years A Slave, Killing Me Softly and Moneyball have all been lovingly nursed through production with varying degrees of success, and it looks likely that Stephen King’s The Jaunt will join World War Z in representing the more fantastical end of the production house’s slate. Mama duo Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti are now attached to the project.A short story originally published by King in Twilight Zone Magazine, The Jaunt found a home and a fanbase in 1985 short story anthology, Skeleton Crew (also the home of The Mist). The premise, set in the 24th century, sees a dad explaining the basis of ‘jaunting’, a teleportation device with which he’ll transport his family to Mars. So far, so About Time meets Total Recall. Of course, things can – and do – go horribly wrong in the process. »
Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B has optioned feature rights to The Jaunt, a 1981 Stephen King short story about a futuristic method of teleportation. Andy and Barbara Muschietti, the duo behind 2013 frightener Mama (he directed, she produced and both collaborated on the screenplay), have been tapped to develop, with Andy directing.
King’s story was first published in Twilight Zone Magazine but only garnered acclaim when it was included in the author’s 1985 short-story collection, Skeleton Crew. Set in the 24th century, the story revolves around ‘jaunting,’ a method of teleportation in which the individual is put under anesthesia during their travels, lest the process cause their mind to implode from experiencing time standing still. One father, preparing his family for a trip to Mars, recounts the controversial and chilling history of jaunting.
No studio has been set to handle The Jaunt, but Plan B’s first-look deal with »
- Isaac Feldberg
Another Stephen King adaptation will soon be on its way as Deadline is reporting that Plan B has optioned feature rights to The Jaunt, the 1981 Stephen King short story about teleportation travel. The company has attached Andy Muschietti and… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Exclusive: Plan B has optioned feature rights to The Jaunt, the 1981 Stephen King short story about teleportation travel. The company has attached Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, the duo behind the 2013 horror film Mama. It’s early days, but this will be developed for Andy to direct. Plan B hasn't set it with a studio yet, but principals Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner have a first-look deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment. King first… »
Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, The New Yorker), “deeply moving” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “a triumph” (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay’s powerful drama Selma debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD April 21, 2015.
Embraced by critics and audiences alike, Selma was named one of the best films of the year by New York Times,New York Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and many more. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and won the Oscar for Best Original Song for John Legend and Common’s compelling tribute “Glory.”
- Michelle McCue
Fresh off Lexa’s gut-wrenching betrayal, Clarke and her fellow Arkers need to think of a Plan B — and fast! — to save themselves in Wednesday’s season finale of The 100 (The CW, 9/8c).
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But like most things on this show, that’s much easier said than done, especially judging by the batch of just-released photos from the episode, which finds most of your favorites chained to the wall in a state of torture. (And then there’s Raven, who’s straight-up bleeding out from her leg.)
Per The CW, here’s what we »
Hulu has more stories to tell about an apathetic New York City dude who sees ghosts. The streaming video platform announced its original supernatural comedy series Deadbeat will return for a second season on April 20, 2015.
Deadbeat features Kevin (played by Tyler Labine), a medium who is competent at helping ghosts complete their unfinished business but utterly incapable of making his own life better. Season two will include special guest stars James Franco (who just signed on to star in Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of a Stephen King novel), Danny DeVito, Fred Armisen, Michael Ian Black, Zach Levi, Gilbert Gottfried, Finn Wittrock, and Jim Norton.
When Deadbeat debuted back in April 2014, we noted how Kevin’s lazy behavior and appearance appeals to the binge-watching, pot-smoking crowd. It seems appropriate, then, that Hulu has opted to release Deadbeat season two on 4/20, a day renowned for marijuana smoking. The teaser and key art »
- Bree Brouwer
The project, the premise of which is being closely guarded, hails from Marling and her frequent collaborator Zal Batmanglij. The Oa builds on their relationship after 2011’s Sound of My Voice and 2013’s The East, both of which the pair co-wrote, Batmanglij directed and Marling starred in. They’ll keep to those same capacities for this series.
Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are executive-producing the Netflix production alongside Michael Sugar (True Detective), Marling and Batmanglij. Said Cindy Holland, vice-president of original content at Netflix:
“We are thrilled to be the home of the first television series Brit and Zal create together. Whether in front of or behind the camera, or both, their creative voice is always uniquely captivating. »
- Isaac Feldberg
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