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Marc Warren joins the cast to play the Comte De Rochefort, a dashing and persuasive aristocrat, with a talent for sword fighting and betrayal
BBC America's drama series, The Musketeers, returns for season two in January. The series, which has thrilled audiences across the globe, having sold to 140 territories, is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where law and order is more of an idea than a reality. Returning for season two is Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) as D'Artagnan, Tom Burke (Great Expectations, The Hour) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin, Heroes) as Aramis and Howard »
It’s the premise of a classic short novel by a Shakespearian scholar and at least a half dozen EC Comics. What happens when beings based in a differing number of dimensions interact? Usually it’s the higher dimensions assaulting us, but if the invasion comes from the ground up, one would hope your defensive wall could be a…
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
A mysterious force is causing the dimensions in a council estate near Bristol to collapse, resulting in people vanishing, with only distended and partial projections left behind. The Tardis is affected by the distortion, and when it lands, the connection between the interior and exterior of the ship is…oddly affected. Reduced to half-size, and then smaller, The Doctor is trapped within the ship, leaving Clara as the one with boots on the ground to discover the source of the attack, save everyone, »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Susan Sarandon to play Marilyn Monroe’s mentally ill mom on Lifetime Sarandon will star in the miniseries “Marilyn,” based on the book "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.” Because of her mother’s mental instability, Marilyn Monroe lived in several foster homes and was a ward of the state during her childhood. Stephen Colbert takes us through his “Colbert Report” day Colbert reveals in a Slate podcast that he calls a script “that won’t kiss me back” a “bad girlfriend,” that he tests his audience by stroking his makeup artists hair, and that he only watches 10% of his shows. McDonald’s hires ex-“MythBuster” Grant Imahara to find out what’s in its food The hiring of Imahara is part of McDonald’s effort to become more transparent. Ben Whishaw to star in BBC America’s “London Spy” The “Skyfall” and “The Hour” actor will join Jim Broadbent »
- Norman Weiss
BBC America will launch new five-part miniseries, “London Spy,” created by best-selling author Tom Rob Smith and co-produced by BBC Two and Working Title Television. The thriller will star Ben Whishaw, known for his previous roles in “Skyfall” and the BBC drama “The Hour,” as Danny — an innocent, young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage. He is joined by Jim Broadbent, who won an Academy Award in 2002 for his role in “Iris.” Also read: Ben Whishaw to Replace Colin Firth as Voice of ‘Paddington’ Also starring in the project are British actress Charlotte Rampling OBE, whose recent role in. »
- Ryan O'Connell
We recently reported that AMC has teamed up with Kudos and Channel 4 for a drama series called Humans that takes place in an alternate reality in which families own advanced robotic servants, one of whom begins to act of its own will—a premise that might call to mind images of I, Robot or Bicentennial Man. Now the cast of Humans has been revealed and fans of Dark City and Kill List should be pleased.
Press Release – “William Hurt (A History of Violence, Damages), Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Honourable Woman), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Devil’s Whore, Mr Selfridge), Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall), Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It, Just William), Neil Maskell (Utopia, The Mimic) and Gemma Chan (Dates, Fresh Meat) are to star in Humans – the ambitious new co-production from Channel 4, AMC and Kudos.
Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest »
- Derek Anderson
Guy Pearce and Dominic West are set to join Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney in Michael Grandage’s feature debut, Genius. Emmy Award-winning Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce, The Hurt Locker, The King’s Speech) will play F. Scott Fitzgerald along-side Golden Globe nominee Dominic West (The Hour, The Wire, Pride) as Ernest Hemmingway.
Adapted by playwright and screenwriter John Logan (Skyfall, The Aviator, Gladiator) from A. Scott Berg’s book, Genius tells the true story of the complex relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and Scribner’s iconic editor Max Perkins (Firth). Kidman plays Aline Bernstein and Linney is Louise Perkins. Genius will commence filming next month at Shepperton Studios and on location in the UK.
The film marks the third collaboration between director Grandage, his producing partner James Bierman and John Logan following the hugely successful stage productions of Red, inspired by artist Mark Rothko, »
- The Deadline Team
Sometimes a movie takes an obscure event and really breathes life into it. "Pride" is one such movie, and Andrew Scott -- the 37-year-old Irish actor who you may know better as Moriarty from TV's "Sherlock" -- nails his understated role. Scott plays Gethin, boyfriend to Dominic West's Jonathan, and owner of Gay's the Word bookshop. As the only gay person in his village, Gethin is forced to leave home, and is ultimately estranged from his religious mother.
Director Matthew Warchus's feel-good dramedy tells of the alliance between gay activists and struggling Welsh miners under Margaret Thatcher's government. It's a story of coming together in adversity, and how our many differences might actually end up being a good thing.
- Chris Jancelewicz
Wouldn’t you like a robot to take care of the tasks you don’t want to? AMC, Kudos, and Channel 4 announced a co-production deals for Humans, a new series where families own advanced robotic servants, but we have a feeling that all is not what it seems…
Humans” is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.
The new deal is brokered by Dan Isaacs COO Kudos, Kerry Ball Senior Vice President of digital Business Development, »
- Jonathan James
Ben Whishaw is probably best known nowadays as the man who sat in the National Gallery with James Bond and disappointed him with a ‘hardly Christmas’ offering of a gun and a radio.
He has tackled lots of other interesting roles though, including several central parts in Cloud Atlas and a recurring role in BBC drama The Hour. He has also just finished a run with Judi Dench on the West End and has recently replaced Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear.
Now, the BBC want him back, and have offered him a chance to use a few guns and radios of his own in their new five-part BBC Two drama London Spy.
Whishaw will play the eponymous London spy, real-name Danny, described as "a gregarious, hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into »
British actor Ben Whishaw (The Hour, Cloud Atlas), who portrayed Q opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond in Skyfall, has been cast in London Spy, an upcoming BBC drama. The 33-year-old, who was last year among those tipped to become the new star of Doctor Who before Peter Capaldi was cast, will play the lead character in the series made by Working Title Television for BBC Two. Five episodes of the hourlong show are scheduled to air next year. Whishaw, considered one of Britain's up-and-coming stars, will play Danny, "a gregarious, hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into
- Georg Szalai
“Audiences will have their sense of humanity refreshed.”
Critics are already cheering the film. “Breakout British hit is a warm, witty triumph,” says Digital Spy.
The Hollywood News writes, “Pride really is a thing of beauty.”
Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story.
It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
- Michelle McCue
AMC Networks is finalizing a deal to come on board Xbox Entertainment Studios’ sci-fi series “Humans,” a co-production with U.K. broadcaster Channel Four and Shine Group-owned Kudos.
While AMC declined to officially comment on its support of the series, the cabler already has shared its involvement with potential castmembers, given that the series is being prepped for an October start date, Variety has confirmed. The eight-episode series must go into production soon, considering it is contractually set to premiere in 2015, most likely during the summer.
Having a network like AMC on board now makes it a little easier to lock down a cast, and ensure potential actors — said to include a mix of notable British and American names — that the series will indeed be see the light of day.
“Humans” is based on the Swedish series “Real Humans” and revolves around humans living with robot servants, and the impact »
- Marc Graser
The first photo is out of Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in The BBC's "Wolf Hall," a six part mini-series based on Hilary Mantel's novels set in the court of Henry VIII (played by Damien Lewis). The £7 million budget series also stars Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Wolsey and Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn. [Source: Empire]
Mere days after its debut, Netflix has renewed the animated comedy series "BoJack Horseman" for another twelve episodes on the streaming service.
Will Arnett stars in the show as BoJack, a failed legendary equine star from a 1990s family sitcom trying to navigate his way through self-loathing, whiskey and failed relationships. Aaron Paul voices his human sidekick and Amy Sedaris is his feline agent and former love interest. [Source: The Live Feed]
Hulu has closed a deal for the exclusive streaming rights to the 2009 cult comedy series "Party Down" with the entire series being made »
- Garth Franklin
Inspired by a true story and in the vein of Full Monthy and Billy Elliot, Pride follows two very different communities who found strength by standing together.
Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
- Michelle McCue
Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and British actress Hannah John-Kamen (The Hour) have landed key roles in Killjoys, an original space adventure drama being produced for Syfy and Space.
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From the producers of Orphan Black and penned by Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta, Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard-living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war.
Ashmore plays John Jaqobis, a cheerful peacemaker who prefers not to fight, though his sarcastic »
With Penny Dreadful having premiered to rave reviews, and Masters of Sex having debuted its second season to critical acclaim consistent with the period drama’s first, Showtime is having a pretty great 2014. And the premium cable network’s offerings continue to hold nothing but promise for the remainder of the year, with the just-released first trailer for its upcoming drama The Affair serving as a tantalizing introduction to what’s sure to be a red-hot series.
Starring The Hour‘s Dominic West and Luther‘s Ruth Wilson (and just like that, I’m already sold), The Affair centers on the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair between two broken individuals, using the biases present in the male and female perspectives on the show to tell a multilayered story. Wilson plays Alison, a waitress in the Hamptons dealing with the aftermath of a personal tragedy and attempting to »
- Isaac Feldberg
This winter’s Paddington has received our attention for all the wrong reasons so far. First, there was that terrifying image of the film’s stuffed bear that sparked the hilarious Creepy Paddington meme. Then, The Weinstein Company released a disappointing first trailer for the movie that made it appear to be a spiritual – albeit less gratingly non-musical – cousin to Alvin and the Chipmunks, of all things. Finally, we learned that Colin Firth, who had previously been set to voice Paddington, had dropped out of the project mid-way through production. Luckily for TWC though, it doesn’t appear that the film will be delayed, as Skyfall actor Ben Whishaw has just been set to lend his voice to the animated bear.
Though the British actor is certainly less of a household name than Firth, Whishaw’s star has been steadily rising over the past few years. He’s won fans »
- Isaac Feldberg
Another Cannes entry has found a buyer: CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus's "Pride" and is wasting no time opening the well-reviewed dramatic comedy starring Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"), Imelda Staunton ("Maleficent"), Dominic West ("The Hour)" and Paddy Considine ("Submarine"). The film played well at Directors' Fortnight. CBS Films, which mounted an ambitious awards campaign for last year's "Inside Llewyn Davis," will release the film in theaters on September 19th. Directed by Warchus ("Simpatico") from a screenplay by actor-turned-writer Stephen Beresford inspired by a true story, "Pride" is set in the summer of 1984, when Margaret Thatcher was in charge and the National Union of Mineworkers was on strike. When London gay and lesbian activists raise money to support the strikers’ families, the Union »
- Anne Thompson
Briefly: Recently we featured the trailer for the British drama Pride following the true story of gay and lesbian activists who threw their support behind the families of striking miners in the United Kingdom in 1984. At the time, the film hadn't been slated for a release in the United States, but CBS FIlms has just announced acquisition of the Pathé, and they'll release the film on September 19th this fall. The film features Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Imelda Staunton (Maleficent), Dominic West (The Hour), Paddy Considine (Submarine) and more. It certainly looks like a timely and charming tale. »
- Ethan Anderton
CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to “Pride,” which premiered earlier this year at Cannes and will hit theaters on Sept. 19. The dramatic comedy was directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (“God of Carnage”) from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford. David Livingstone produced the film, while Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and Natascha Wharton executive produced. Also read: CBS Films Discovers ‘The Atlantis Gene,’ Secures Rights to Hot E-Book Trilogy The cast is led by Bill Nighy (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”), Imelda Staunton (“Maleficent”), Dominic West (“The Hour”), Paddy Considine (“Submarine”), Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”), Joseph Gilgun (“Lockout”), George MacKay (“How I Live. »
- Jeff Sneider
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