7 items from 2013
While we'll mourn that HBO's Nikki Finke-inspired "Tilda"—set to star Diane Keaton, Ellen Page and Wes Bentley, with the pilot episode directed by Bill Condon—never got to series, perhaps this is the next best thing. And with this past November filled with insider baseball-esque blog posts about Finke's exit from Deadline, what Jay Penske's next move will be and more, it's definitely time to laugh. So hats off to Funny Or Die, who have dropped a trailer for "Deadline: The Movie." If you've ever rolled your eyes over the scratching matches between the trades over executives you never heard of leaving agencies you could care less about, this is for you. If the words "soft pass" make you cringe, this will hit home. It's a fun goof on the daily trade game, with more than a couple big laughs. So check out the trailer featuring Christina Applegate and Jean Smart below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Toronto International Film Festival has begun its annual series of program announcements that will eventually culminate in 250+ of the most anticipated films of the year screening in Canada's largest city this September. The festival will open with Bill Condon's WikiLeaks take "The Fifth Estate" and close with Daniel Schechter's "Life of Crime," starring John Hawkes, Mos Def and Jennifer Aniston. Collectively, the 75 films that were announced today offer up performances from an incredible lineup of actors: Josh Brolin, Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Judi Dench, Jesse Eisenberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Dakota Fanning, Michael Fassbender, Colin Firth, James Franco, Jennifer Garner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Keener, Keira Knightley, Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johannson, Laura Linney, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Meryl Streep, Tilda »
- Peter Knegt
The "Hunger Games" star has signed on to star in Murphy's "Open," a drama pilot at HBO. The project, co-written with Lauren Gussis ("Dexter"), is described as a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships.
The Wrap reports that Bentley will play Evan Foster in the series, a character described as "handsome and knows it, arrogant and completely charismatic, a bit of a blowhard who loves espousing his theories on human sexuality."
The provocative project, which was penned by Murphy and Dexter co-executive producer Lauren Gussis, revolves around five characters. Among them are a thirtysomething married couple, the husband’s male co-worker and a female yoga professional in her 40s.
Bentley’s part — per our sister site Deadline — is Evan Foster, a good-looking but arrogant guy who won’t shut up when it comes to his theories about human sexuality. »
- Kimberly Roots
Wes Bentley is heading back to HBO. Following his role in the premium cable network's failed pilot Tilda, The Hunger Games actor has nabbed the starring role in Ryan Murphy's drama pilot Open, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Open is described as a multi-character exploration of the complex, ever-evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships. Murphy and Lauren Gussis (Dexter) penned the pilot and will executive produce. Story: HBO Gives Pilot Order to Ryan Murphy's Sexuality Drama 'Open' Bentley will play the handsome but arrogant Evan Foster, a bit of a blowhard who loves espousing his
- Lesley Goldberg
Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) is set to star in Open, HBO’s drama pilot from Glee and American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy. The project, which Murphy co-wrote with Lauren Gussis, is described as a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships. Bentley will play the handsome but arrogant Evan Foster, a bit of a blowhard who loves espousing his theories on human sexuality. Open hails from Fox 21, the cable division of 20th Century Fox TV where Murphy is under a rich overall deal. This marks a rare foray into television for Bentley, whose only previous TV gig was a starring role in another HBO pilot, Tilda, opposite Diane Keaton. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Gearing up for production this fall, "Glee" and "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy and "Dexter's" Lauren Gussis' HBO drama pilot, "Open," has cast Wes Bentley. TheWrap has learned that Bentley will play Evan Foster. The character is described as "handsome and knows it, arrogant and completely charismatic, a bit of a blowhard who loves espousing his theories on human sexuality." Bentley played Seneca Crane on "The Hunger Games." His other film credits include "American Beauty" and "Lovelace." Previously, Bentley was in the HBO pilot, "Tilda," with Ellen Page and Diane Keaton, which the »
- Jethro Nededog
7 items from 2013
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