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Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore heads up a stellarcast in The English Teacher, which releases on DVD 3rd March from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. To celebrate the release we have 3 DVDs to give away!
Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) teams up with his Stuck in Love co-star Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) in the feature-film directorial debut from Golden Globe Nominee Craig Zisk, whose impressive TV work includes Weeds, Scrubs and the Emmy Award winning The Big C. Also starring Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) and Michael Angarano (Almost Famous), the film is narrated by Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter).
Bored and predictable, Linda Sinclair (Moore) has her life turned upside down when her ex-student Jason (Angarano) returns to his hometown. After accosting him by mistake Linda finds herself promising to read a screenplay by the now budding writer.
Feeling for the first time in a long time revitalised and passionate, »
Wgn America's atomic bomb drama Manhattan has cast its female lead. Dollhouse and The Sixth Sense alum Olivia Williams will co-star opposite The Big C's John Benjamin Hickey, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The drama follows the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, N.M., and centers on brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. Story: 'The Big C's' John Benjamin Hickey to Star in Wgn America's 'Manhattan' Hickey stars as Frank Winter, a brilliant and
- Lesley Goldberg
Below, you’ll find a list of HBO, Cinemax, Starz, and Showtime’s recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows and their current status. To see a series’ ratings and how many episodes have aired (if any), click the links in the middle column (where available).
Shows covered include: Black Sails, Da Vinci's Demons, Magic City, Marco Polo, Outlander, Power, Spartacus, The White Queen, The Big C, The Borgias, Californication, Dexter, Episodes, Homeland, House of Lies, Masters of Sex, Next Stop for Charlie, Nurse Jackie, Penny Dreadful, Ray Donovan, Shameless, Web Therapy, Ballers, The Brink, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Eastbound & Down, Enlightened, Family Tree, Game of Thrones, Getting On, Girls, Hello Ladies, Ja'mie: Private School Girl, Life's Too Short, Looking, The Newsroom, Treme, True Blood, True Detective, Veep, Banshee, The Knick, Strike Back, Transporter »
The network reportedly wants a mini-series wrap up (ala "The Big C") while the studio would prefer a full final season. Ratings remain solid for the series, but the show is becoming too expensive to produce. [Source: TV guide]
The story deals with the tempestuous relationship and twenty year marriage between Olivier and Leigh. A director has yet to be attached, while Tarquin Olivier will produce. [Source: Screen]
StarVista is set to finally release "The Wonder Years: The Complete Series" on DVD in the second half of 2014. The release has »
- Garth Franklin
By this time, USA Network series White Collar would normally be deeply in preproduction, getting ready to start filming in March. But not this year. It’s already mid-February, and there is still no decision on the future of the buddy crime drama whose most recent fifth season ended two weeks ago. I hear there has been some communication between USA and White Collar producer Fox TV Studios but no meaningful dialogue so far. Given the way Season 5 ended — with a cliffhanger involving the abduction of Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) — it is safe to assume that there will be some sort of continuation, likely a conclusion for the series. The question is what that sixth and final installment will be. I hear the network has been mulling a short miniseries to wrap the story in the vein of Showtime’s The Big C, while the studio would prefer a traditional final season. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The pair will be playing mother and daughter in Nikole Beckwith's feature directorial debut, reports Deadline.
Stockholm, Pennsylvania follows Leia (Ronan), a developmentally stunted young woman who was raised by her kidnapper.
After 20 years of separation, Leia is reunited with actual parents (Nixon and David Warshofsky) but struggles to adapt to her new life.
John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C, The Good Wife) has been cast as the lead in Wgn America’s 13-episode drama series Manhattan. Daniel Stern is set to co-star in the show, from writer Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme, Skydance TV, Tribune Studios and Lionsgate TV. Set during the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, Nm, Manhattan follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families. It centers on Frank Winter (Hickey), a brilliant and self-destructive physics professor tapped to help lead the Manhattan Project, a mission that will jeopardize his family and his sanity. Stern plays Glen Babbit, a mentor and consigliere to the younger physicists working on the Manhattan Project who navigates the political minefield of Los Alamos with wisdom and a dry wit. The two join previously cast Rachel Brosnahan, Ashley Zukerman and Harry Lloyd. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Wgn America's atomic bomb drama Manhattan has found its male lead. John Benjamin Hickey has been tapped to star in the drama from Masters of Sex's Sam Shaw, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The drama follows the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, N.M., and centers on the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. Hickey, an Emmy nominee for his role on Showtime's The Big C, will star as Frank Winter, a brilliant and self-
- Lesley Goldberg
Laura at the airport in a rare sighting in 2013You guys. I keep an elaborate spreadsheet of important dates for blogging and I somehow missed that today was The Lovely Laura Linney's 50th birthday. How could I? Don't you miss her?
Laura has kept a low profile these past few years (apart from headlining Showtime's The Big C), and an extremely low profile -- like no profile at all -- this past calendar year, largely we assume because of her stealth pregnancy. No one even knew she was pregnant and then she was suddenly giving birth at 49!
So a very happy birthday to a one of a kind actress. And to think I thought she was a little bland when I first saw her on Tales of the City (1993) as Marianne. How wrong I was. I blame the apple-cheeked suburban beauty which threw me. She was the perfect Marianne, »
- NATHANIEL R
Laura Linney knows how to keep a secret!
The 49-year-old star has been keeping a pregnancy under wraps.
Laura gave birth to a baby boy on January 8, her rep told People.
Photos: Hollywood's Hottest Moms
"Mother and baby are happy and healthy," the rep told the mag.
"The Big C" star and her husband, Marc Schauer, named their son Bennett Armistead Schauer.
Photos: Celebrity Baby Bumps
Laura and Marc got engaged in 2007 and tied the knot in 2009.
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Surprise! Laura Linney and her husband, real estate agent Marc Schauer, welcomed a baby boy on Jan. 8, after the 49-year-old actress kept the news of her pregnancy under wraps for nine long months!
The Big C star Laura Linney sure knows how to keep a secret! We were totally shocked to learn on Jan. 17 that the acclaimed actress had secretly given birth to a baby boy, whom she named Bennett Armistead Schauer. Bennett is the first child for both Laura and her husband of four years, Marc Schauer.
Laura Linney Baby Born — Actress Welcomes Boy After Keeping Pregnancy Secret
We haven’t seen Laura since her appearance at Women in Film’s 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles in June, 2013, and now we know why! Laura clearly wanted to keep her pregnancy a family affair, but now the cat — or should we say baby — is out of the bag.
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Keeping mum on the big B -- baby! In a happy surprise, Laura Linney has given birth to her first child, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. The Big C actress and her husband Marc Schauer welcomed a baby boy named Bennett on Wednesday, Jan. 8, her rep tells Us. Linney, 49, has never addressed the pregnancy, and has never surfaced with a baby bump in public. She last was photographed seven months ago. On June 9, the Emmy winner kept a low-profile in an all black ensemble [...] »
The last major role yet to be cast in Alan Taylor's upcoming "Terminator" reboot is that of a young Kyle Reese. Variety reports that the list of contenders has been whittled down to five actors who are set to test for the role early next week.
The two most well-known names are rising Aussie thesp Jai Courtney and Boyd Holbrook. A memorable role in Starz' "Spartacus" for Courtney led to a major role in "Jack Reacher," the co-lead role of John McClane's son in "A Good Day to Die Hard," and the key role of 'Eric' in the upcoming "Divergent". He also appears in this month's "I, Frankenstein" and is currently filming Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken".
- Garth Franklin
With the Terminator reboot, now titled Terminator: Genesis, having already added both Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke to play John and Sarah Connor, respectively, the next logical step in the casting process is to find an actor to play the hero Kyle Reese. While studios behind the movie, including Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna Pictures, haven't found their man just yet, according to Variety they've narrTowed down their options to just a few names. - and believe it or not, none of them have the last name "Clarke." Sources close to the production have told the trade that young actors Jai Courtney ( A Good Day To Die Hard), (The Big C), Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), Sam Reid (Hatfields & McCoys) and newcomer Tom Cocquerel are all going to be spending this upcoming Monday testing for the role of Kyle Reese in Terminator Genesis. The character was originally played by Michael Biehn »
With the Terminator reboot, now titled Terminator: Genesis, having already added both Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke to play John and Sarah Connor, respectively, the next logical step in the casting process is to find an actor to play the hero Kyle Reese. While studios behind the movie, including Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna Pictures, haven't found their man just yet, according to Variety they've narrTowed down their options to just a few names. - and believe it or not, none of them have the last name "Clarke." Sources close to the production have told the trade that young actors Jai Courtney ( A Good Day To Die Hard), (The Big C), Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), Sam Reid (Hatfields & McCoys) and newcomer Tom Cocquerel are all going to be spending this upcoming Monday testing for the role of Kyle Reese in Terminator Genesis. The character was originally played by Michael »
• Bruce Willis (Die Hard) is set to star in the action thriller Captive, taking over for the previously rumored Arnold Schwarzenegger. Simon Brand (Unknown) is directing with a script by Benjamin van der Even (Che: Part Two) and Kario Salem (Chasing Mavericks) from a story by Nicolai Fuglsig. Willis will play a real estate developer who gets kidnapped and held for ransom while at work in Brazil. Production is set to begin in March. [Deadline]
- Jake Perlman
HBO is looking to France for its next hit show. The cable network will remake the French comedy "Hard," about a widow tasked with running her husband's failing pornography company.
According to Variety, which broke the news, former "Sex and the City" and "The Big C" writer/producer Jenny Bicks is adapting the show, which will be set in L.A.'s upper-class Brentwood neighborhood. The widow will have to walk the line between her normal life and her job as a porn company executive.
The show is in development with Bicks, Stephen McPherson and Vin Di Bona serving as executive producers. There is no word on when it's expected to go into production or debut. The original series ran for two seasons on France's Canal+. A third was announced in 2012 but has yet to air. »
The French television series Hard, about a woman who inherits her husband's failing porn company, is to be remade by Us network HBO.
Hard, available in the UK on demand via Sky Arts, centres around a Catholic housewife who discovers her husband's secret life as a porn mogul after he dies – and has to carry it on when she faces financial difficulties. It ran from 2008-2011 with two series, starring Natacha Lindinger. Now HBO, the network behind hits like Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, is shifting the action to Brentwood in California.
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Who better to craft a plethora of double entendres then an alumna of Sex And The City? Writer and producer Jenny Bicks, also of The Big C and Men in Trees, will adapt the dark French comedy Hard, which might technically qualify as a single entendre. The HBO show will follow a "Brentwood housewife who inherits her husband’s failing porn company." Finally, a chance to use all those Satc one-liners that had to be cut for time. Let no cunnilingus pun go unused, we always say. »
- Halle Kiefer
Dark comedy revolves around a Brentwood housewife who inherits her husband’s failing porn company. She’s challenged to manage a business and her dueling lives, which she shares with her coffee-clatch friends.
Vin Di Bona, exec producer of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” suggested the property was ripe for U.S. adaptation after McPherson, the former ABC Entertainment chief, hung out his producing shingle last spring.
“Hard” is in the early stage of development at HBO. Bicks, McPherson and Di Bona’s Fishbowl Worldwide Media are exec producers. Fishbowl’s senior VP Shaleen Desai is handling the project for the company.
Bicks, who was a key scribe on “Sex and the City, »
- Cynthia Littleton
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