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Exclusive: Ryan Kampe and his team have acquired rights to a pair of titles and will commence sales at Afm this week.
Crime thriller Snakehead stars Lucy Liu as a smuggled immigrant who becomes a human smuggler herself only to be targetted by rivals and the FBI.
Brian Yang of 408 Films produces with Gregory Chou and E Brian Dobbins and Allen Fischer of Principato-Young Entertainment. The latter two are currently in production on Sea Of Trees, while Chou is producing the Halle Berry thriller Kidnap.
The psychological thriller follows two struggling La actresses who embark on a road trip to Big Sur to mend their »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
“We’re making it because no one else, incredibly, has made a documentary about Joan Didion. It’s a mystery.” During my senior year of college, the majority of my otherwise lax schedule (a brief flirtation with a double major had loaded up my credits during junior year) was built around a class called “Road Write,” a high-level class for English majors that was pretty much exactly what it sounds like — a class about the road, and also a class about writing. We read lots of books and poetry by the Beats, lots of books about California (I went to school in Los Angeles, but Road Write’s curriculum covered the entire state without prejudice) about travel, about movement, and about creativity. We also zipped through stacks of Joan Didion, burning through her earlier works like “Play It as It Lays” and “Slouching Towards Bethlehem.” We took trips to Malibu and Big Sur and Palm Springs and »
- Kate Erbland
How many road trips must season six of Parenthood go on before season six of Parenthood can stop taking road trips?That’s not a lyric from a Bob Dylan song. But it might be the mantra I repeat privately, in my head, when I go on a silent retreat this weekend, one I sincerely hope will not be rudely crashed by Crosby Braverman while being led by Lindsay Weir’s guidance counselor. (Hey, Dave Allen. Sup?)Seriously, let’s recap, in mid-cry-cap, all the recent Parenthood road-trip madness. During the season-five finale, Drew impetuously drove to Oregon. This season’s first episode featured Crosby and Adam taking that improbably spontaneous trip to Vegas, which followed Sarah and Zeek’s slightly less random trip to Vegas. Last week gave us National Lampoon’s Amber and Drew Go to Wyoming Despite the Fact That It’s a Long-Ass Drive. And this week, »
- Jen Chaney
TV on the Radio are offering up another taste of their forthcoming album. A week after unleashing the video for first single "Happy Idiot," the Brooklyn band has released a lyric video for "Careful You," the second track off their fifth studio LP "Seeds" (and their first since 2011's "Nine Types of Light"). With its hypnotically swirling colors, shifting landscapes and mysterious fleshy blobs, the video nicely complements the song's throbbing bassline and lyrics that scream with confused longing ("What’s the deal?/Is it real?/When’s it gonna go down?/Can we talk?/Can we not?/Well I’m here/Won’t you tell me right now?"). Watch the lyric video and check out the band's upcoming tour dates below. "Seeds" will be available for purchase on Nov. 17 (you can pre-order here). Tour dates: Fri-Oct-17: Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl (Supporting Massive Attack) Sat-Oct-18: Big Sur, »
- Chris Eggertsen
TV On The Radio singer Tunde Adebimpe had an idea for a music video, where "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" actor and icon Paul Reubens would play a race car driver losing his mind. He took the idea to Funny Or Die. Apparently, those kind of pitches work. Rope in "Doctor Who" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Karen Gillan, throw the formerly indie band in some smashing white suits, and you've got yourself this Danny Jelinek-directed video insanity, for song "Happy Idiot." "I got to speak with [Reubens] over the phone about doing it and, in between being blindingly nervous that I was actually talking to an actor who had shaped a Lot of my world view and trying not to freak him out by saying so, he mentioned that he's been a fan of the band for awhile," Adebimpe explained in a press release. "He liked the idea, and, somehow, here »
- Katie Hasty
Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, "a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him." Vaughn will play the role of Frank Semyon, "a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner."
Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Scorpion) will direct the first two episodes of the second season. The rest (eight in total) will be helmed by different directors, a choice made by creator Nic Pizzolatto.
Here's an official synopses of Season 2.
The second season of “True Detective” will follow the death of Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a »
- Laura Frances
True Detective creator Nic PIzzolatto is deep in the process on developing the series' second season for HBO. We've got an update on the series from Deadline saying that Fast and Furious director Justin Lin is in talks to direct at least two episodes of the highly anticipated season.
The entire first season was directed by Cary Fukunaga, and he won an Emmy Award for his work on it. This time around the cable network is going to switch it up and bring on multiple directors to develop the series. Lin is a decent choice, he's not the greatest director in the world, but taking on a series like this would be a good exercise for him that will help him in his directing craft.
The second season will be set in California and focus on the investigation of a corrupt city manager who gets murdered amidst a potential groundbreaking transportation deal. »
- Joey Paur
A TV spot has arrived online ahead of the release of Brittany Murphy's final film, Something Wicked, and we have it for you right here. The film will be distributed in more than 70 theaters in Los Angeles and the surrounding area as well as Las Vegas, Nv, on September 12, 2014.
Click here to find a show time near you.
The hauntingly seductive thriller about obsession and young love gone wrong stars Shantel VanSanten (Gang Related, “One Tree Hill,” Final Destination), John Robinson (Big Sur, Lords of Dogtown), Julian Morris (“Once Upon a Time,” “Pretty Little Liars,” Valkyrie), James Patrick Stuart (“Supernatural,” “Hot in Cleveland”), and Brittany Murphy (8 Mile, Uptown Girls, Clueless).
- Steve Barton
TV On The Radio is feeling a little moody. A little distraught, a little post-grunge sad. "Happy Idiot," the rock band's first single off their new album "Seeds" is super-pop, and yet bumming out in the corner of the party. Tunde Adebimpe sings about becoming that happy idiot in a blaze of teenaged feelings -- banging his head against the wall to feel nothing at all, et cetera -- as the band bounds underneath him at a health Bpm. I'm particularly keen on those drums and the tamborine, and the tight adherence to the melody. But it's simple. There's a restraint like a Nirvana verse that never quite pays off. Will the rest of "Seeds" be equally resistant to The Big Chorus? "Seeds" is due Nov. 18 via Harvest. Fans may want to pre-order the album, giving them pre-sale access to the few fall tour dates the Brooklyn crew's announced so far. »
UK sales outfit Protagonist Pictures has appointed former StudioCanal executive Vanessa Saal as head of sales, part of a company restructure that includes launching a Us presence fronted by producer Eddie Vaisman.
Vaisman joins as head of production and acquisitions, Us.
As part of the shuffle, Dave Bishop has moved from his existing sales position to the newly created role of head of worldwide acquisitions; Emily Gotto has been promoted to acquisitions executive; George Hamilton to sales coordinator; and Hashim Alsaraf has been hired as deliveries manager.
Saal comes to Protagonist from Studiocanal’s Paris base where she was svp, international sales, handling territories including the Us and Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Latin America and Spain.
She joined Studiocanal in 2010 as vp, international sales, and while at the company worked on the sale of films such as The Gunman, Non-Stop and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. She previously worked at Kinology when the company started operations in 2008 and »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
London-based Protagonist Pictures is restructuring as it stretches to fit increased ambitions. The company has had a strong year with Sundance and Berlin hits Frank and ’71, and a number of films in the pipeline. Part of the ramp up includes key appointments just ahead of bringing three titles to Toronto. 3311 Productions’ Eddie Vaisman is joining the company as head of production and acquisitions, U.S., kickstarting its U.S. business. He’ll look to strengthen Protagonist’s Stateside profile and build up its finance and production activities. Vaisman’s credits include producing In A World…, an exec producing Michael Polish’s Big Sur and the upcoming Ad Inexplorata with Mark Strong. He previously worked at Sony-based Avenue Pictures and in 2004 started out at Kathryn Bigelow’s Paramount-based First Light. In another hire, Vanessa Saal will join the company as head of sales. She’s moving over from Studiocanal where she was Svp of international sales. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Writer Jack Nicholson and star Peter Fonda told Roger Corman he couldn’t make a movie about LSD without trying it at least once. So Roger took a caravan of pals to Big Sur, where he dutifully dropped acid and communed with the elements for 1967's "The Trip." Out of it all came his most personal and revealing film, a pop art time capsule that was banned in Britain for nearly a decade. »
- Trailers From Hell
Writer Jack Nicholson and star Peter Fonda told Roger Corman he couldn't make a movie about LSD without trying it at least once. So Roger took a caravan of pals to Big Sur, where he dutifully dropped acid and communed with the elements. Out of it all came his most personal and revealing film, a pop art time capsule that was banned in Britain for nearly a decade.
- TFH Team
Some more news has surfaced surrounding the second season of HBO's True Detective. We've already heard that Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch were in talks to play two of three investigators in the story. Now according to The Wrap, Vince Vaughn is in talks with the cable network to play the central antagonist. They also report that Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss is looking to take on the female lead. If this all goes through, then this show is going to have a pretty incredible cast.
I've seen a lot of people complaining about Vaughn's possible part in the series, but I think the guy would be awesome. He may have made a lot silly comedies in his career, but the guy has acting chops, and I can see a series like this bringing out a side of the actor that no one has seen before. I think a lot »
- Joey Paur
Further details have reportedly emerged about the second season of HBO's "True Detective" via The Wrap. Colin Farrell is nearing a deal to star, while Taylor Kitsch is the frontrunner to play the younger male lead. They will play two of the three central investigators for the season.
A story breakdown they've posted says the season begins with the death of 52-year-old Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city found brutally murdered on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur.
Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. Their investigation soon has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.
On the one hand Caspar was involved in a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. On the other, the body had satanic symbols »
- Garth Franklin
Following the news that Vince Vaughn is in talks to play the central antagonist in season two of True Detective, plenty of new story details, possible casting decisions and even director’s being considered have started rolling in, and we have all the latest on the HBO drama for you right here.
While both Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are in talks for two of the male leads, Mad Men star Elizabeth Moss is being eyed for True Detective’s female lead (there are said to be a total of four leading roles, only one of which is a woman), while Michelle Forbes (The Killing) is circling a key role in the drama as well.
The following is a spoiler-free synopsis of the series which gives us an idea of the direction that season two of True Detective will take when it returns to the small screen hopefully next year. »
- Josh Wilding
Yesterday, it was announced that Vince Vaughn is in early talks to take on one of four main roles in True Detective Season 2. Now, it looks like Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss is also circling one of these four lead characters, with The Killing's Michelle Forbes looking to sign on in some capacity as well.
If he signs on, Vince Vaughn will play the main protagonist, though it is noted that he may not necessarily be the villain or a murderer, as True Detective is primarily a mystery based series. Elisabeth Moss is eyeing the lead female detective, while it is not known which role Michelle Forbes is currently vying for.
Colin Farrell, who will star as the lead detective, is close to wrapping up his deal. Taylor Kitsch is still the frontrunner to play a younger detective. HBO has not yet confirmed any casting for the crime drama. »
Just yesterday, we brought you the unexpected news that Wedding Crashers actor Vince Vaughn was in preliminary talks for one of the lead male roles in the second season of HBO’s acclaimed True Detective. Now, thanks to TheWrap, a terrific amount of scoopage has followed suit, including new character details and word that Top of the Lake star Elisabeth Moss and The Killing actress Michelle Forbes are circling key female roles.
Let’s take this goldmine of information one scoop at a time, starting with the site’s overview of the second season, which Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are almost set to topline. According to TheWrap:
“The second season of “True Detective” will follow the death of Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city who’s found brutally murdered amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. »
- Isaac Feldberg
We've already heard Colin Farrell was in talks for the second season of HBO's "True Detective" with names such as Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund circling the show's move to the lesser known venues of California. Yesterday we learned Vince Vaughn was in talks for one of the season's three lead roles and today The Wrap adds Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") to the mix for the female lead along with Michelle Forbes ("The Killing") for what is being called a "key role". According to The Wrap, the second season will "follow the death of Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city who's found brutally murdered amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. Three law enforcement officers (Farrell and likely Kitsch and Moss) from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. »
- Brad Brevet
True Detective's chief innovation is to keep the energy of a short-run show alive by creating an entirely new cast of characters for each season which has meant that the rumour mill is rotating even more energetically than usual.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson's partnership is a tough act to follow, with each garnering leading actor Emmy nominations for their duo of troubled sleuths, but their success has made a berth in this stylish and brooding drama one of the most sought-after on TV. What with chatter this week about Vince Vaughn and Elisabeth Moss now being involved, here's how the gossiping has panned out over recent months.
The second season of True Detective will follow the death of Ben Caspar, »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
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