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Iconic writer and director James L. Brooks has signed with Wme.
Brooks has a long list of credits he is known for, which include “Broadcast News,” “Terms of Endearment” and “As Good As It Gets.” Besides his many film credits, Brooks is also listed as a co-creator on several hit TV shows including “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda,” “Taxi” and “The Simpsons.”
Brooks continues to be repped by Sam Fischer at Ziffren Brittenham.
Wme has stayed busy on the TV front, having also recently signed writer and producer Ian Goldberg, who was most recently staffed on “Once Upon a Time” and is currently developing “Mars” at CW. They also recently signed Patrick Harbinson who is a co-executive producer on “Homeland.”
- Justin Kroll
Wme has signed Oscar-winning director, writer and producer James L. Brooks, who created iconic TV shows such as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda,” “Taxi” and “The Simpsons,” TheWrap has learned. Brooks joins Wme as the agency's TV department recently signed writer-producers Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time”) and Patrick Harbinson (“Homeland”), as well as Kathy Griffin. Also read: James L. Brooks’ Company Buys Kelly Fremon's ‘Besties’ Brooks, who has won 20 Emmys, is the founder of Gracie Films. He has won three Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director for “Terms of Endearment,” and has received another seven nominations for his work on “Broadcast. »
- Jeff Sneider
Agent 47 is a reboot of Hitman (which starred Justified’s Timothy Olyphant as the lead character and grossed over $100 million worldwide back in 2007). The movie is based on the hit video game franchise from Square Enix, and this take on the bald assassin was shot in a number of locations. It stars Rupert Friend (Homeland) in the title role and this movie will see him take on his first role in a big budget blockbuster. Of course, he’s no stranger to action thanks to his role in the Showtime drama and should have little trouble convincingly portraying the tough as nails anti-hero who’s best known for his ruthless killing methods and the barcode tattoo on the back of his head. Commercials director Aleksander Bach will still make his feature helming debut with the project from a screenplay written by A Good Day To Die Hard’s Skip Woods »
Comic Con goers who managed to get into Hall H for 20th Century Fox’s panel saw the first trailer for Aleksander Bach’s “Agent 47,” the remake of “Hitman” that was originally supposed to star Paul Walker before his untimely passing. “Homeland’s” Rupert Friend has since taken over the role, and while no trailers have been officially released yet, you can check out 6 new images from the movie featuring Friend and his, er, friends as they go about wielding guns and dodging bullets and whatnot. Let me take this moment to say that I’ve seen the 2007 movie by Xavier Gens a number of times (mostly on cable) and it’s actually pretty good. I don’t recall seeing the film on the big screen, but Timothy Olyphant as the bald killer was aces, so I’m a bit surprised they didn’t just do a sequel. Instead, »
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, »
Hitman: Agent 47 made a respectable-sized splash at the San Diego Comic-Con last week, and it shouldn’t be too long before the Agent 47 trailer shown to the Hall H crowd (during the 20th Century Fox panel at the ‘Con) makes it way online. In the meantime, we can offer a gallery of images from the video game movie reboot – one that highlights the film’s principal players, in the forms of Rupert Friend (Homeland), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), and Hannah Ware (Betrayal).
In the film, Friend plays Agent 47 – an “elite and genetically engineered assassin,” who gets his name from the last two digits in a barcode tattooed on the back ...
- Sandy Schaefer
To celebrate the upcoming home entertainment release of the brutal and brilliant film Starred Up, we’ve teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to offer 10 lucky winners the chance to win a pair of tickets to an exclusive screening of the film along with a Q&A with Screenwriter Jonathan Asser, hosted by Empire’s very own Damon Wise on Monday 4th August evening in Central London.
Starred Up which is out now on Digital HD and on Blu-ray/DVD on 4th August is the story of Eric (Jack O’Connell: This is England, Harry Brown, Eden Lake) – a teenager whose violent behaviour in a young persons’ borstal results in being ‘starred up’ to an adult prison where his father, Neville (Ben Mendelsohn: The Place Beyond the Pines, The Dark Knight Rises), is also an inmate. Caged amongst the older, more violent prisoners, Eric, disaffected and disengaged, »
- Dan Bullock
There was some confusion at the Marvel Hall H panel this weekend, when the studio presented their Ant-Man test footage. Studio president and producer Kevin Feige announced that Evangeline Lilly will be playing Hope Van Dyne, which was also stated in their press release. She is actually playing Hope Pym, who eventually turns into a character known as Red Queen in the MC2 Universe. She is the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, and its unclear why or how Marvel mixed the name up.
Here is the re-issued press release:
Which NCIS vet is getting an overdue origin story? Is Arrow‘s newcomer keeping secrets? Which Dexter alum is heading to Criminal Minds? Will a Castle quasi-couple finally get their due? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Any new info on Arrow’s Ray Palmer would be appreciated! –Rida
Hmm, I do like to be appreciated. Playing the Arrow newcomer, onetime Superman Brandon Routh is (like onetime Lois Lane Teri Hatcher) “spectacular,” Ep Marc Guggenheim tells TVLine. “He has exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations. And what’s fun about the way Brandon interacts with »
Lilly will play Hope Pym, the daughter of Hank Pym, while Stoll will play Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket, the antagonist of the film. The two join stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), along with director Peyton Reed, for the size-changing super hero’s first cinematic adventure.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige said:
"We’ve been fans of Evangeline for years, and couldn’t be more pleased that she’s agreed to join us on Ant-Man’s journey to the big screen. We look forward to audiences learning more about her character when she joins forces with Hank Pym and Scott Lang in 2015."
"Corey brings depth to every role he plays. As a major part of the Ant-Man ensemble, »
- Kellvin Chavez
After two consecutive wins as Best Drama Actress, Claire Danes ("Homeland") is looking to make it three in a row. If successful with her episode submission "The Star," she will join just two other leading ladies who went undefeated for three consecutive years: Barbara Bain ("Mission: Impossible") from 1967-1969 and Tyne Daly ("Cagney & Lacey") from 1983-1985 (she won a fourth in 1988). Can Danes pull it off? -Break- Exclusive: Emmy episode submissions for 'The Good Wife,' Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, ... Synopsis: In the Season 3 finale "The Star," Danes' character, Carrie Mathison, meets up with disgraced soldier Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) in Tehran immediately following his killing of General Akbari, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Carrie is under the false impression that she and Brody will travel back to America where they will live together and be parents to thei...' »
Marvel just kicked off its massive Hall H panel at Comic-Con, and the first news to come out of the convention center is the confirmation of two Ant-Man characters played by Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly.
Corey Stoll will be playing bad guy Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket. While Evangeline Lilly is the leading lady of the movie, Hope Van Dyne, who is being set up as a love interest for Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, and is the daughter of Michael Douglas's Hanky Pym, both actors who were introduces on stage as The Ant-Men.
We'll have more from the convention center as it breaks.
Here is the official press release:
Lilly will play Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym, while Stoll will play Darren Cross, »
Also part of 20th Century Fox’s Comic-Con panel was Hitman: Agent 47, the reboot of the videogame actioner. This time out, Rupert Friend stars as the numerically monikered, genetically altered assassin for hire. Friend wasn’t present in Hall H as he was shooting Homeland in South Africa, but he introduced the exclusive trailer footage via a video message. The trailer opens with a remixed version of ‘Voodoo Child’, with Friend’s antihero handcuffed to the table in an interrogation room. The back of his head (which is stubbly, as...
- Matt Maytum
A future generation of screen and stage talent is being wasted, says Treva Etienne, who is the latest in a line of black British actors to thrive in America following Idris Elba in The Wire, David Oyelowo in The Butler, Marianne Jean-Baptiste in Without a Trace, David Harewood in Homeland, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the film 12 Years a Slave. Speaking to the Observer this weekend from Hollywood, Etienne called for a better balance of parts for black newcomers at home.
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- Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent
The first trailer for Hitman: Agent 47 was unloaded at Comic-Con.
Friend wasn't present to show off the trailer because he's shooting the next season of "Homeland" in South Africa, but hisAgent 47 co-stars Hannah Ware and Zachary Quinto were on hand for the San Diego unveiling.
"We saw bits and pieces in Berlin and Singapore when we were shooting it, but to actually see it put together like that is epic," Quinto said of the trailer.
The fast-paced preview began with the follicly challenged Agent 47 escaping from handcuffs in an interrogation room. Other scenes featured a car chase sequence filled with rope darts and a scantily clad Ware dipping into a rooftop pool. »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
In spite of a solid (albeit interactive) source material and large following of video game players, Xavier Gen’s 2007 Hitman movie starring Timothy Olyphant was poorly received by critics and fans alike. With a $30 million budget, the movie was still able to turn a profit – snagging $99 million in global box office revenue. Yet, word of mouth was mostly underwhelming and a sequel, Hitman 2, languished in development hell for years – until 20th Century Fox decided to reboot the franchise entirely with Paul Walker in the lead role. Following Walker’s untimely death, Rupert Friend (Homeland) was cast to take over the role of Agent 47.
With Friend on board, ...
- Ben Kendrick
Tim Kring returned to Comic-Con with his latest show, Dig, a TV mini-series on USA, which will employ the multi-story narrative style that he used so effectively in Heroes and Touch. Gideon Raff, a writer and producer on Homeland, serves as series co-creator on Dig. The show is set in Jerusalem, where Raff was born and raised, and follows an American FBI agent (Jason Isaacs) who uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy while investigating the murder of an American archaeologist. Anne Heche also stars as Isaacs’ love interest and David Costabile is an American minister with possibly sinister intentions. Kring and Raff answered questions for the press, following the show’s debut at Comic-Con on Thursday. During the interview, the two shared their thoughts on shooting on location in Israel and the importance of using multiple digital platforms to engage an audience. Hit the jump for more highlights from the interviews. Question: »
- Sandra Kraisirideja
20th Century Fox took control of Hall H for two hours on Friday to unveil some of their upcoming films. The big surprise? No talk of (or footage shown from) next summer’s Fantastic Four or of X-Men: Apocalypse. But there were plenty of other highlights:
- During the panel for September’s The Maze Runner, star Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) accidentally revealed that a certain character dies in the film after he was asked what was the most difficult scene to shoot. “This is going horribly,” he (sorta) joked later. Fans also got a look at a new »
- Tim Stack
20th Century Fox issued a stunt heavy panel at Comic-Con, bringing Biz Markie out to rap “Just a Friend,” casting a random member of the audience to fly to London to shoot a movie role, and announcing a last minute screening Friday night of “Let’s Be Cops” in San Diego.
Opting for quantity, the studio highlighted upcoming films “Maze Runner,” “Hitman: Agent 47,” “Book of Life,” and “The Kingsman: Secret Service” in addition to “Let’s Be Cops,” screening first look trailers and extended footage for each. In what appears to be status quo, the panels were also male heavy, but Fox made sure each panel had at least one woman.
Joining Tatum onstage were producer Guillermo Del Toro »
- Alexandra Cheney
The video game franchise Hitman is getting a reboot of sorts, and the first footage from Hitman: Agent 47 was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this Friday. Though star Rupert Friend was unable to attend due to the fact that he’s shooting Homeland in South Africa at the moment, but co-stars Zachary Quinto (who played John Smith) and Hannah Ware (who plays Katia) took the Hall H stage to reveal the first footage and discuss delving into the action genre. Hit the jump to read my full Hitman: Agent 47 Comic-Con panel recap. Panel Highlights Quinto said the scale, scope, and style of the film is dynamic, but the relationships are integral. The story is defined through Agent 47’s relationship with John Smith and Ware. On making her first foray into the action genre, Ware said the technical aspect was far different from what she was used to. »
- Adam Chitwood
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