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The Laura Dern-aissance: From Blacklisted After ‘Ellen’ to 2017 Scene-Stealer of ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Twin Peaks’

23 June 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

A formidable actress, Laura Dern has been working in Hollywood since age 5. At 13 years old, the daughter of icons Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern became the youngest Miss Golden Globe and soon thereafter earned critical acclaim with her breakout role in Blue Velvet. The 1986 film also marked the first time Dern and director David Lynch would work together throughout her career, a pairing that continues with Twin Peaks’ celebrated return on Showtime.

Known for her highly emotive face, »

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Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton on their new indie film Beatriz at Dinner

15 June 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton on their new indie film Beatriz at DinnerSalma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton on their new indie film Beatriz at DinnerAdriana Floridia6/15/2017 11:17:00 Am

Beatriz at Dinner follows a holistic medicine practitioner who finds herself at a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down. It stars Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloe Sevigny and Jay Duplass, and is written by Mike White, the actor/screenwriter responsible for the scripts behind films like School of Rock, The Good Girl, and the incredible HBO series "Enlightened".

We had a chance to talk about the film with three of its stars, Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton. Discussions of spirituality, politics, class issues and more can be found below, and in the film, which opens at Cineplex theatres on Friday, June 16th. Check it out below and for tickets and showtimes, »

- Adriana Floridia

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John Lithgow on How His Character Differs from Trump in ‘Beatriz at Dinner’

13 June 2017 1:44 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In Beatriz at Dinner, it'd be easy to say that John Lithgow's Doug Sutter is a Donald Trump stand-in. He's a real estate billionaire, he's been protested by activist groups, and his overall belief about the climate is let's have fun and make money while we can. However, calling him a Trump stand-in is a bit of a disservice to screenwriter Mike White (School of Rock, Enlightened) because making a thin-skinned, incoherent ego-maniac would be easier to do than what White and Lithgow create in Beatriz. Doug is willing to discuss … »

- Brian Formo

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Laura Dern Speaks the Truth: An Honest Interview with the Most Scrutinized Actress of 2017

7 June 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Big Little Lies.” “Twin Peaks.” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

These three projects don’t make up half of Laura Dern’s 2017 body of work, but they do represent defining moments in the year’s entertainment landscape. Few movies or TV shows have been met with as much anticipation or scrutiny, and this level of intense speculation can be tough on an actor who’s been sworn to secrecy.

“A woman came up to me and said, ‘You don’t even tell your kids what part you played? Is that painful as a mother to have to lie to your kids?’ And I got so flustered!” Dern said in a recent interview with IndieWire. “I’m not trying to hurt people by not talking about it!”

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’: Why We Need Agent Cooper’s Arrested Development Even When It’s Exhausting

Luckily, Dern is a veteran. She »

- Ben Travers

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Beatriz at Dinner review – Salma Hayek takes on white privilege in savage drama

7 June 2017 7:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A standout turn from the often under-utilized actor is one of the many joys of this carefully choreographed dinner party satire that acts as a cutting allegory of Trump’s America

It’s tempting, if rather tiresome, to look for social commentary on the current, fractured state of the Us in whatever piece of culture that comes our way. A cursory glance at any coverage of the small screen adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, aka The Show We Need Right Now™, will have made you boringly aware of this. But given that we’re yet to truly see the effect that the newly elected president will have on the creative direction of screenwriters, it’s mostly redundant to grasp at straws this early on.

But Mike White, who has quietly been writing some of the sharpest films (and one of the most underrated TV shows) of the past 15 years, »

- Benjamin Lee

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Elisabeth Moss to Star in and Produce TV Adaptation of Mary Beth Keane’s “Fever”

24 May 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Elisabeth Moss in “Top of the Lake

Elisabeth Moss is set to topline another TV adaptation of a novel. Deadline reports that the Golden Globe winner will star in and executive produce “Fever,” a limited series based on Mary Beth Keane’s book of the same name. Moss holds the rights to the novel. She’s teaming up with BBC America and Annapurna Television to develop the period drama.

Published in 2013, “Fever” follows “the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever who became known as ‘Typhoid Mary’ as she spread typhoid across the burgeoning metropolis of early twentieth century New York,” the source summarizes.

Phil Morrison (“Enlightened,” “Junebug”) has signed on to direct, and Robin Veith (“True Blood”) will pen the script.

“I’m so honored to be working with the incredible team of collaborators we have pulled together with Phil, Robin, BBC America, and Annapurna,” commented Moss. “I look forward to telling this story about one of the most infamous women in America, ‘Typhoid Mary,’ a woman whose true tale has never been told. She was an immigrant in turn of the century New York, a time of huge change and progress in America. She was incredibly unique, stubborn, ambitious, and in fierce denial of any wrongdoing until her death where she lived out her days imprisoned on an island just off of the Bronx in NY.” The “Mad Men” alumna added, “She is incredibly complicated, something I seem to enjoy playing.”

Moss currently stars in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s best-selling feminist dystopian novel of the same title. The critically acclaimed drama was renewed for a second season just one week after its premiere. She won a Golden Globe in 2014 for her portrayal of Detective Robin Griffin in Jane Campion’s murder mystery “Top of the Lake,” set to return for a sophomore season this fall.

Elisabeth Moss to Star in and Produce TV Adaptation of Mary Beth Keane’s “Fever” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Elisabeth Moss producing ‘Fever’ miniseries for BBC America

23 May 2017 5:39 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Handmaid’s Tale actress will also star in the series being produced by Annapurna Television.

Elisabeth Moss is teaming with BBC America and Annapurna Television to develop a limited series adaptation of Mary Beth Keane’s novel Fever.

Moss, who holds the rights to the novel, will star and serve as executive producer on the period drama.

Fever centres on the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever, known as “Typhoid Mary”, as she spread typhoid across the burgeoning metropolis of early twentieth century New York.

Moss acquired the original rights to Keane’s book and first sent the material to Phil Morrison (Enlightened, Junebug), who has signed on as director and executive producer. Robin Veith (The Expanse, True Blood) is currently set to pen the adaptation and will also serve as an executive producer alongside Moss, Morrison, and Annapurna’s Sue Naegle and Megan Ellison.

“I’m so honoured to be working with the incredible »

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Elisabeth Moss to Play 'Typhoid Mary' in BBC America Miniseries Fever

23 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Elisabeth Moss‘ new role is positively infectious.

The Handmaid’s Tale star will play Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, infamously known as “Typhoid Mary,” in a new BBC America miniseries entitled Fever, our sister site Variety is reporting. Moss will executive produce, along with director Phil Morrison (Enlightened) and Mad Men writer Robin Veith, who will pen the adaptation.

RelatedTVLine’s Performer of the Week: The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Elisabeth Moss

Based on Mary Beth Keane’s novel, Fever tells the story of Mallon, the family cook who was the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever in 1900s New York. »

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Elisabeth Moss Developing 'Fever' Miniseries for BBC America

23 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Elisabeth Moss has found her next small-screen role.

The Handmaid's Tale actress is teaming with Annapurna Television and BBC America to develop a new miniseries, which she would star in and executive produce.

Based on Mary Beth Keane's 1999 novel of the same name, Fever focuses on the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever who became known as "Typhoid Mary" as she spread typhoid across the burgeoning metropolis of early 20th century New York. 

Moss acquired the rights to Keane's book and sent the material to Phil Morrison (Enlightened), who has since signed on to direct and exec produce the »

- Kate Stanhope

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Laura Dern, Jayme Lemons Launch Production Company Jaywalker Pictures (Exclusive)

5 May 2017 10:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Laura Dern and producing partner Jayme Lemons have launched a new company, Jaywalker Pictures. The two hang out their shingle with a robust television and feature-film slate in the works, including multiple projects at HBO.

Among the TV projects Dern and Lemons have in development are an untitled half-hour drama at HBO about a death-row psychiatrist, with Dern set to star; a drama, also for HBO, from writer Annie Mumolo about the development of the home-party marketing system of products, such as Tupperware; and a half-hour comedy for HBO from writers Arabella Anderson and Wendy West, based on Anderson’s life growing up homeless.

On the feature side, Dern and Lemons are developing “Candy & Mel,” from Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger, starring Dern as a woman charged with murdering her husband; “The Dog of the South,” written by Graham Gordy and Jay Jennings and based on the novel by Charles Portis; and “The Good Time Girls,” directed »

- Daniel Holloway

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Newswire: Laura Dern is in the running for Academy president

29 April 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Considering her work on great TV like Enlightened and Big Little Lies, and classic films like Jurassic Park and Blue Velvet, Laura Dern is something of a favorite around here. So it’s with some pleasure that we report that she’s apparently in the mix to become the next president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences. According to Variety, the twice-Oscar-nominated Dern’s name has come up repeatedly as a replacement for current president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, whose four-year tenure in the office hits its term limit in July.

Boone Isaacs presided over some of the most publicly difficult years in the group’s history—not just the embarrassment of the Best Picture fuck-up at this year’s ceremony, but also an increased push for representation, both in the Academy’s make-up, and in the films and performers it nominates. Although they both worked on boosting »

- William Hughes

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Laura Dern in the Mix for Film Academy President (Exclusive)

28 April 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With current president Cheryl Boone Isaacs set to term out at the end of July, the board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will soon be voting on new leadership. A handful of contenders have been bubbling up, but one particularly compelling name has just been tossed into the hat: two-time Oscar nominee Laura Dern.

Sources tell Variety the actress is interested in taking the reins after being elected to the board of governors last July. If she runs and wins, it would be a splashy choice, not least of all because Dern is Hollywood royalty, the daughter of Oscar-nominated actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. She would also be the fourth woman to hold the office, after Isaacs, Bette Davis and Fay Kanin — not an incidental footnote given the organization’s push for diversity as of late.

Dern did not respond to a request for comment. »

- Kristopher Tapley and Brent Lang

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Twin Peaks Revival Gets Finale Date, New Teaser Revealing... Twin Peaks

28 April 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

How are we talking about the ending before it has even begun…?!

Nonetheless, Showtime has announced that its upcoming Twin Peaks revival — premiering Sunday, May 21 at 9/8c, with two episodes — will wrap its “18-part” run on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 8 pm, where it will again serve up double episodes.

RelatedEpisodes’ Final Season, Ray Donovan Get August Premiere Dates

As also announced Friday, after debuting in the 9 o’clock hour, Twin Peaks will move to 8 pm starting Aug. 6, where it will lead into Season 5 of Ray Donovan.

Showtime also released the teaser above, which takes us on a tour of that wacky little northwestern town. »

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Laura Dern On ‘Enlightened’ Director Jonathan Demme

26 April 2017 5:23 PM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Big Little Lies’ co-star Laura Dern shares her experience working with Jonathan Demme on HBO’s cult hit comedy ‘Enlightened.’ Laura Dern and I intended to discuss only Big Little Lies, »

- Clarence Moye

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Jonathan Demme’s Last Project, ‘Shots Fired,’ Airs Tonight — Remembering His Best TV Work

26 April 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Jonathan Demme’s films, including “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” won Oscars, earned worldwide acclaim, and influenced countless filmmakers. But his efforts on the small screen were anything but small in comparison. Over the course of nearly 40 years in TV, Demme directed, wrote, and produced an impressive array of genres and worked with artists like Laura Dern, Peter Falk, Elliot Gould, Patrick Wilson, Aisha Hinds, and Helen Hunt.

Demme died Wednesday morning in New York at the age of 73. The cause was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to a source close to the family. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his condition deteriorated in recent weeks.

Read More: Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

His last credited project is “Shots Fired,” the Fox limited series for which he directed one episode — coincidentally scheduled to air tonight. »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Liz Shannon Miller and Steve Greene

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Jonathan Demme’s Last Project, ‘Shots Fired,’ Airs Tonight — Remembering His Best TV Work

26 April 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jonathan Demme’s films, including “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” won Oscars, earned worldwide acclaim, and influenced countless filmmakers. But his efforts on the small screen were anything but small in comparison. Over the course of nearly 40 years in TV, Demme directed, wrote, and produced an impressive array of genres and worked with artists like Laura Dern, Peter Falk, Elliot Gould, Patrick Wilson, Aisha Hinds, and Helen Hunt.

Demme died Wednesday morning in New York at the age of 73. The cause was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to a source close to the family. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his condition deteriorated in recent weeks.

Read More: Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

His last credited project is “Shots Fired,” the Fox limited series for which he directed one episode — coincidentally scheduled to air tonight. »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Liz Shannon Miller and Steve Greene

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19 Indies and Festival Favorites You Can’t Miss This Summer Season

26 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Summer Preview, including offerings that span genres, a look at the various trends driving the box office, and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed summer movie-going season. Check back throughout the week for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

Today — 19 indie standouts and festival favorites (including exciting new offerings from some of our favorite directors, from Kathryn Bigelow to Steven Soderbergh, Sofia Coppola to Edgar Wright) bound for a big screen near you.

Read More: IndieWire’s Complete 2017 Summer Preview

The Lovers,” May 5

The concept of “The Lovers” is almost too cute: Middle-aged married couple Michael (Tracy Letts) and Mary (Debra Winger) lost interest in each other long ago, and have both launched extramarital affairs, »

- Anne Thompson, Chris O'Falt, Eric Kohn, Graham Winfrey, Jude Dry, Kate Erbland and Zack Sharf

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‘Beatriz at Dinner’ Trailer: Miguel Arteta, Mike White, and Salma Hayek Go to Dinner

17 April 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White sounds like a dynamite combo. The Good Girl director and Enlightened creator linked up for Beatriz at the Dinner, which stars Salma Hayek and Jon Lithgow. Arteta and White tend to make heartfelt and sincere comedies, so their sensibilities should align nicely with Beatriz at Dinner. Below, watch the Beatriz at Dinner trailer. Arteta, who […]

The post ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ Trailer: Miguel Arteta, Mike White, and Salma Hayek Go to Dinner appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Make Crime Pay In First Trailer For ‘The House’ — Watch

16 February 2017 10:07 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are betting “The House.”

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for its comedian-studded farce, directed by Andrew Jay Cohen from a script he co-wrote with “Neighbors” collaborator, Brendan O’Brien. The movie stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as a married couple who start an illegal casino in their basement in order to raise money to send their daughter to the college of her dreams.

Read More: Jared Leto Will Direct Patty Hearst-Themed Crime Thriller ’77’ For Paramount

The trailer shows Jason Mantzoukas (“The League,” “Enlightened”) promising the desperate couple a way to make “four years’ tuition in one month” with an underground casino. “You wanna make money like Vegas, you’ve gotta look like Vegas,” he says, as he enthusiastically guides the couple through a nail salon, massage parlor, and even a strip club. The trailer features cameos from comedy favorites such as »

- Jude Dry

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Laura Dern Week: "Enlightened" (2011-2013)

10 February 2017 9:54 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here capping off Laura Dern Week on her 50th birthday.

Enlightened’s Amy Jellicoe is one of the most indelible television characters of the 21st century. And while that sounds like hyperbole, it may very well be an understatement. Pitched as a show “about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakthrough” (gotta love that wordplay) Mike White’s two-season wonder of a show was a quiet meditation on low-key Cali self-empowerment in the age of bitter cynicism. The HBO production was also a great performance showcase for co-creator Laura Dern who rightly won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Amy, a woman whom we first meet while having a full-on breakdown at work. And it’s a thing of beauty »

- Manuel Betancourt

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