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Emmy Writer and Director: The Nominees Who Knew Too Much

31 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Documents, images and consultants’ testimony can lend unexpected dimension to a narrative in development. This year’s Emmy writing and directing nominees remind us that research changes a story because it changes the storyteller — it lobs a curve at preconceptions or perspective.

Some writers bring the best research of all: personal experience. For Nic Pizzolatto, a south Louisiana upbringing meant he could write “True Detective” “from my memory and my perception … keyed towards the environment I knew we would find there.” But Ryan Murphy didn’t know the Crescent City from Adam before “American Horror Story: Coven,” having to persuade local residents en route.

“The city, to be honest, was a little nervous about us … but I really wanted to send a love letter to New Orleans, the mystery and magic of it,” Murphy says. Once early episodes evidenced six months of diligent, respectful research, “doors formerly closed were opened to us. »

- Bob Verini

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Emmys 2014: Who Should Win Lead Actress in a Drama? Take Our Poll!

29 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

That old saying about “three’s a crowd” doesn’t apply to Emmy statuettes on your mantle. Which is exactly why Homeland‘s Claire Danes will be hoping to score her third consecutive win as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 2014 ceremony.

Related Emmys 2014: What Should Win Best Drama Series? Take Our Poll!

Coming off the Showtime thriller’s uneven third season, though, Danes is hardly a lock. Among her competitors are 2011 champ Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), who got left off the ballot in 2013 but roared back into contention this year with the CBS drama’s jaw-dropping, »

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Cast Reveals Characters, Tease Villain At Comic-Con

27 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

American Horror Story hit Comic-Con for the first time on Saturday night, where they announced the stars set for season 4 Freak Show.

Ahs: Freak Show Cast Reveals Characters

The anthology series’ fourth season will focus on the last American freak show in 1950’s Florida. Returning cast members include Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters and Denis O’Hare. New cast members Michael Chiklis (The Shield), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) and Finn Wittrock (The Normal Heart) are joining the Ahs troupe.

Let the #FreakShow begin!

Emma Roberts (@RobertsEmma) July 27, 2014

Roberts will play Maggie, Paulson will star as Bette and Dot Tattler while Bates will play Effil Darling, and Chiklis will play her ex-husband, Wendell Del Toreado, who is now married to Bassett’s Desiere Dupree. Peters is playing Jimmy Darling, son of Bates’ Effil and »

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American Horror Story: Freak Show Adds Finn Wittrock

25 July 2014 9:56 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last fall, American Horror Story took viewers to a New Orleans coven and this year the show is transporting fans to a freak show in 1950′s Florida. We’re always excited to see who Ryan Murphy gets to join the cast of American Horror Story each season, and with the bulk of American Horror Story: Freak Show‘s main cast already set, a new addition to the show has been announced.

Ryan Murphy announced via Twitter yesterday that Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Wittrock played Albert in Murphy’s 2013 movie adaption of Larry Kramer’s play, The Normal Heart. The actor also had a recurring role on Showtime’s Masters of Sex TV series and played Cody in 2004′s Halloweentown High.

It’s unknown at this time what character Wittrock will play, but American Horror Story has a panel this Saturday night at »

- Derek Anderson

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Casting: Thurman, Harington, Posey, Wittrock

25 July 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Adam Jones

Uma Thurman has signed on to join Bradley Cooper in John Wells' "Adam Jones" at The Weinstein Company. Filming has just begun in New Orleans for a few days ahead of a two month shoot in London.

Originally titled "Chef," the story follows a rock-star chef (Cooper) hoping to land his own kitchen and a third Michelin star, but he’ll need the help of the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller). Daniel Bruhl, Emma Thompson, Omar Sy and Jamie Dornan also star. [Source: THR]

7 Days In Hell

Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones") and Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn 99") will star in Jake Szymanski's one-off HBO mockumentary telemovie "7 Days In Hell". "Girls" executive producer Murray Miller will write the script.

Samberg will play a superstar tennis 'bad boy' while Harington stars as a young prodigy to the game as the pair battle it out at Wimbledon. Lena Dunham, Michael Sheen, Karen Gillan, »

- Garth Franklin

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'American Horror Story' Enlists 'Normal Heart' Alum

24 July 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ryan Murphy is bringing one of his young The Normal Heart co-stars to FX's Freak Show. The prolific showrunner announced Thursday via Twitter that Finn Wittrock has joined the fourth season of his FX anthology American Horror Story. "Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show!" Murphy tweeted. Photos THR Goes On Set With 'American Horror Story: Coven' It's unclear just how big of a role or what character Wittrock will portray on the anthology series from Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Wittrock, who broke out on All My Children and whose credits

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- Lesley Goldberg

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More American Horror Story Casting News: A Fresh Face Is Heading to the Freak Show

24 July 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

"American Horror Story" is known for recycling a regular group of actors each season, but for the upcoming Chapter 4, "Freak Show," a new face is entering the mix in the form of Finn Wittrock ("Masters of Sex," "All My Children").

Series creator/exec producer Ryan Murphy tweeted the news today, and if you saw his recent TV movie The Normal Heart for HBO, you'll surely recognize Wittrock from that.

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" begins in October. But first "Ahs: Coven" is heading to the San Diego Comic-Con on July 26th, where the powers-that-be are sure to drop a few more clues about what we'll find in the "Freak Show" so stay tuned!

Jessica Lange, Denis O'Hare, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Finn Wittrock, and Michael Chiklis star in "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Guest stars include Wes Bentley, »

- Debi Moore

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Finn Wittrock Joins American Horror Story: Freak Show

24 July 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As with most Ryan Murphy shows, viewers usually either love or hate American Horror Story. And with its campy, creepy, envelope-pushing storylines and characters, I’d definitely in the first camp of thought about it. This fall, Ahs is coming back for a fourth season, promisingly titled American Horror Story: Freak Show, and I can’t wait to see what the batty showrunner has up his sleeve. One especially exciting aspect of the fourth series is its cast – in addition to many series regulars, Freak Show has been announced to include new blood like Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley and now Finn Wittrock.

The casting of the All My Children alum, who worked with Murphy on the acclaimed HBO movie The Normal Heart and also had an arc on the Showtime series Masters of Sex, was revealed by Murphy via Twitter:

Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show! »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' casts 'All My Children' actor

24 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

The Freak Show just added another performer. FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show has cast All My Children alum Finn Wittrock. Co-creator Ryan Murphy announced the hire on Twitter Thursday:

Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show!— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 24, 2014

Murphy previously worked with Wittrock on his HBO movie The Normal Heart, and last year he had an arc on Showtime’s Masters of Sex.

Freak Show, debuting in October, is set in Florida in the 1950s, and stars Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange and Evan Peters. Earlier this week, FX »

- James Hibberd

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Freak Show Adds All My Children Alum

24 July 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

All My Children alum Finn Wittrock is the latest fresh face to get pulled into American Horror Story‘s upcoming Freak Show.

Related Freak Show Boss Ryan Murphy Reveals Two-Headed Character

Ahs cocreator Ryan Murphy — who previously cast Wittrock in the HBO movie The Normal Heart — touted the news on Twitter Thursday, offering (of course) no character details:

Thrilled to announce the very talented Finn Wittrock has joined the cast of Freak Show!—

Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 24, 2014

The latest edition of FX’s anthology hit (premiering this fall) centers on the last freak show in America circa 1952 and stars Ahs vets Jessica Lange, »

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A Mix of Movie Stars and Newcomers Land Their First Emmy Noms

23 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Billy Bob Thornton first read Noah Hawley’s “Fargo” pilot, the Oscar-winning actor says he didn’t give much thought to the fact that the unconventional, gritty thriller would air on TV.

“That line between TV and movies is practically gone, so I never thought, ‘I’m not sure if I want to get into a TV series or not.’ I’d already been thinking about it because TV is such a great place,” he says.

Just as comedy and drama are melting into each other and viewers make almost no distinction about where they watch, actors are approaching their roles in a medium-agnostic way, finding that some of the best parts aren’t on the bigscreen.

“Generally speaking, the best actors will follow the best writers,” says FX president John Landgraf, whose network aired “Fargo.” “Almost anywhere there is a writer of great note and great talent in any medium, »

- Christy Grosz

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Jason Blum interview: The Purge: Anarchy, Paranormal Activity 5 and more

22 July 2014 4:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We talk to producer Jason Blum about The Purge: Anarchy, Parnormal Activity 5, making horror on a budget, and being a Hollywood rebel...


Although he's been a successful Hollywood movie producer since the mid-90s, it was the gigantic, unexpected popularity of Paranormal Activity which brought Jason Blum and his production company Blumhouse Productions to the world's attention. Since that film landed in 2007, his company's been responsible for a range of low-budget yet often very effective genre films, ranging from Insidious in 2010, via Barry Levinson's The Bay in 2012, to alien invasion flick Dark Skies in 2013.

Last year also saw the release of another surprise hit for Blumhouse: The Purge, a lean, flawed mix of sci-fi, horror and home invasion thriller directed by James DeMonaco. The sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, is out this week, and it's a successful expansion of the first film's premise, as its futuristic violence spills out »

- ryanlambie

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NBC Universal Signs Jason Blum to 10-Year Multi-Platform Deal

20 July 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

NBC Universal has signed Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions to an unprecedented new 10-year first-look producing deal, extending its current movie deal.

Blumhouse is also forming new partnerships that span across NBC Universal’s business including its Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions.

The deal was announced Sunday on the heels of Blumhouse having delivered the latest in a micro-budget horror hit for Universal with “The Purge: Anarchy.” The sequel to last summer’s break-out hit opened in second place with a solid $28.4 million debut from 2,804 locations in the U.S.

The 10-year term of the first-look deal is a significant departure from most Hollywood pacts, which tend to run for two or three years. It reflects the studio’s elevated expectations that Blum can continue to deliver profitable films.

Blum broke out with the micro-budget “Paranormal Activity” horror franchise five years ago at Paramount, which grossed over $190 million worldwide on a $15,000 budget. »

- Dave McNary

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Jason Blum Talks Insidious: Chapter 3, In A Valley Of Violence, Sinister 2, Amityville, Jem And The Holograms, and Ascension

18 July 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jason Blum is one seriously busy guy.  Over the last few years Blum has established himself as a force in the horror genre, turning out high quality microbudget films and setting up franchises with impressive constancy.  So far his major releases of 2014 include Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Oculus - he even had a hand in HBO's The Normal Heart.  Next up is The Purge: Anarchy, which hits theaters this Friday. While speaking with Blum about The Purge: Anarchy earlier this week I had a chance to catch up with him about a number of projects he has on the docket.  We talked about how Leigh Whannell is faring as a first time director on Insidious: Chapter 3, Scott Derrickson's involvement in Sinister 2, what he saw on the set of Ti West's In a Valley of Violence, bringing a new approach to Amityville, why he wanted to make Jem and the Holograms, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Emmys Binge Guide: What You Need to Watch Before the Big Show (Video)

17 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The 2014 Emmy Awards will air on August 25, which means you have just over a month to catch up on the shows that will be honored on TV's biggest night. The nominations were announced last week, informing us on what we need to binge on now so we know what all the fuss is about when the ceremony rolls around. Don't you want to be connected to the winners when they accept their awards? Get in-the-know:

"Orange Is the New Black"

If you haven't watched one of this year's most talked about shows, what are you waiting for? "Orange" is up for the most awards in the comedy categories and its cast is not without recognition. Star Taylor Schilling is in the running for Lead Comedy Actress, Kate Mulgrew for Supporting, and Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Adubo, and Laverne Cox are all Guest Actress contenders. Get thee to Netflix now to watch their fearless performances. »

- Alana Altmann

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USA's Dig Promises Closed-End Story (With Ties to Third Temple Prophecy?)

14 July 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

USA Network’s Dig promises to spin a closed-ended, six-episode story that maybe just might rub up against, Da Vinci Code-style, a provocative religious concept.

Related USA Network Orders Mr. Robot Pilot

From executive producers Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland) and premiering this fall, Dig stars Jason Isaacs (Awake) as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem, who, while investigating a mystery surrounding the murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making. Anne Heche costars as Lynn Monahan, Peter’s boss/sometime lover.

Appearing at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills on Monday, »

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Emmy experts predict movie/mini winners: 'Fargo,' 'The Normal Heart,' ...

14 July 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Unlike their splits over many of the comedy and drama series races, our Emmy experts are unified as to what will win both Best Miniseries and Best TV Movie. And there are overwhelming frontrunners in three of the four movie/mini acting races, with only supporting actress shaping up to be a contest.  -Break- Join the red-hot discussion about the Emmys going on right now in our fiery forums  are predicting that FX's "Fargo" will win Best Miniseries. And they are agreed that HBO's "The Normal Heart" looks like a lock for Best TV Movie.  All but one are predicting that Oscar winner Billy B...' »

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Covert Affairs Sneak Peek: McQuaid Asks Annie Out on a Date

14 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When courting a spy, you have to think unconventionally.

That’s just what Covert Affairs‘ new player Ryan McQuaid does when he gives Annie an unusual gift before asking her to accompany him to a black tie affair in our exclusive clip from this Tuesday’s episode (USA Network, 10/9c).

Photo Exclusive Covert Affairs First Look: Annie’s Big Secret Brings Back Eyal

Annie’s not happy about the last minute invite, but McQuaid simply replies, “I couldn’t pass up the chance to see you — and I do want to see you.”

Press Play to watch the preview, then »

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Colin Farrell In Talks For True Detective

13 July 2014 9:56 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The first season of HBO’s True Detective was a big success for the Us cable channel, scoring acclaim for its twisty, complex, thoughtful plotting and dark-skewing performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who both won Emmy nominations for their work. Given the show’s anthology style, neither will return for season 2, and The Wrap reports that Colin Farrell is now in talks to step in.HBO isn’t commenting on casting rumours, so Farrell’s involvement won’t be confirmed until there’s an official announcement. But he’s certainly a solid choice for the cop drama. In addition to the Seven Psychopaths star, Taylor Kitsch is also being floated as a likely co-star. He’s had a rough time of it in cinemas, but Kitsch was praised for his turn on HBO’s TV movie The Normal Heart and of course used to do great work on TV's Friday Night Lights. »

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Latest 'True Detective' Rumors Name Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch

11 July 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »


The Wrap says Colin Farrell is in talks to star in the second season of HBO's True Detective, an anthology performance-based mystery series whose first iteration just nabbed it's cast some Emmy nominations.

Series creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto has been pretty tight lipped about what the second season would be about and who would be in it. It's going to involve the transportation industry, the occult, take place in the State of California and has about four "lead" roles.

The Wrap also says Taylor Kitsch, whose performance in The Normal Heart impressed enough to give him another go at stardom (Gambit, John Carter, Battleship, how many chances will Taylor Kitsch get?).

As of now Nic Pizzolatto is half-done scripting Season 2, which means look for a casting announcement as soon as next week. 

These reports were squarely denied by HBO. You know, like they are all the time.  »

- Da7e

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