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The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan. The cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”), Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married”), John Lithgow (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), Casey Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone”), David Gyasi (“Cloud Atlas”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Mackenzie Foy (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) Timothée Chalamet (TV’s “Homeland”), Topher Grace (“Spider-Man 3”), David Oyelowo (“Jack Reacher”), Ellen Burstyn (“The Exorcist”), and Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”.The film will be released in IMAX® and 35mm theaters »
Showtime’s complex new drama pilot, Billions, looks set to explore the world of high finance. It doesn’t sound like the most thrilling concept for a series, except that is, when you throw a couple of extremely talented actors into the mix. Showing us the money will be Homeland‘s Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, who’ve both been tapped to star as the show’s leads. It’s through their experiences that we’ll presumably find high finance to be rather fascinating.
Here’s the first official synopsis for the series:
Billions is a fictional drama that takes a forensic look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures — the hard-charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes (Giamatti), and the brilliant, ambitious hedge-fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis).
Could be that this has the making of a House Of Cards-inspired show. »
- Gem Seddon
Showtime’s got a new series in the works that’s well worth keeping an eye on called Billions. It’s being described as a complex, contemporary drama that digs deep into the world of high finance. Neil Burger (Divergent) is locked to direct the pilot early next year in New York using a script penned by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will star as the show’s two main characters, a U.S. attorney and a hedge fund titan, respectively. Hit the jump for more on Showtime’s Billions. According to the press release, Lewis and Giamatti’s characters are both “titanic figures” within the finance industry. Giamatti’s U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes is the “hard charging, whip-smart” type while Lewis’ Bobby "Axe" Axelrod is a “brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king.” This will be Burger and »
- Perri Nemiroff
It’s Showtime again for Damian Lewis.
The series, which counts Brian Koppelman (The Illusionist) among its executive producers, takes a forensic look at the world of high finance. Lewis will play ambitious hedge-fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, who is set to go head-to-head with Giamatti’s U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes.
Your thoughts on Lewis and Giamatti’s casting? »
Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis plan to make “Billions” together with Showtime. “Cinderella Man” star Giamatti (pictured above) and “Homeland” actor Lewis have signed on for the Showtime drama pilot “Billions,” the network said Friday. Also read: Steve Coogan Replacing Philip Seymour Hoffman in Showtime's ‘Happyish’ The pilot has also signed on Neil Burger (“The Illusionist”) to direct the pilot. “Billions,” which is written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, will take a forensic look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures. See video: ‘Twin Peaks’ Getting a Revival. »
- Tim Kenneally
Neil Burger (“Divergent”) will direct the pilot, set to begin production early next year in New York. Brian Koppelman, David Levien and New York Times’ columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote the script and are exec producing.
“Billions” revolves around the clash between two larger-than-life figures, a U.S. Attorney played by Giamatti (pictured left) and a hedge fund titan played by Lewis (right).
Lewis and Giamatti are repped by UTA. Burger is with CAA.
- Cynthia Littleton
Damian Lewis is returning to Showtime: EW has learned the former Homeland star is has signed on to co-star in a new Wall Street drama series pilot along with fellow acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti. The duo will headline Billions, which explores the world of high finance by following "the approaching collision between two titanic figures—the hard charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes (Giamatti), and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Lewis)." Neil Burger (Divergent, Limitless) will direct the pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015. The casting pairs an Oscar nominee (Giamatti »
- James Hibberd
Damian Lewis is returning to Showtime and he's bringing Paul Giamatti with him. Homeland alum Lewis and Oscar-nominated Giamatti have been tapped to star in Showtime's drama pilot Billions, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Billions is a fictional drama that takes a forensic look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures — the hard-charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes (Giamatti), and the brilliant, ambitious hedge-fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Lewis). Read more Showtime Orders Drama Pilot From New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent,
- Lesley Goldberg
We'll admit it – the prospect of Zack Snyder being the first director to bring a live-action Wonder Woman to the big screen does not necessarily fill us with confidence, given his track record with "empowering" female narratives like Sucker Punch. Heavy emphasis on those air quotes.
But this morning came news that Warner Bros and DC are on the hunt for a female director to spearhead Gal Gadot's standalone spinoff in 2017, which would unfortunately be a groundbreaking move in itself for the superhero movie industry.
While it's undeniably early days (we're a fair way off from even having a writer confirmed), speculation is fun, so below Digital Spy rounds up five potential contenders for the Wonder Woman job.
Get ready for a lot more monsters because now, in addition to Universal’s plan to reboot their classic monster movies and create a new cinematic universe, we’ve also got a Frankenstein TV series in the works. Fox just nabbed the “grounded sci-fi drama” Frankenstein via a put pilot commitment. Crisis and Life creator Rand Ravich is all set to pen the script. He’ll also executive produce alongside Homeland’s Howard Gordon. Apparently the show will pull from the Mary Shelley mythology and follow what happens when a corrupt FBI agent is brought back to life and given a second chance. Hit the jump for more information on this new Frankenstein series. According to Deadline, Frankenstein will focus on a guy named Adam Tremble, a morally crooked FBI agent who dies, but is ultimately brought back to life by an “antisocial Internet billionaire” and “his bio-engineer twin sister. »
- Perri Nemiroff
The "grounded sci-fi" take on the story follows a morally corrupt FBI agent named Adam Tremble whom is killed and brought back from the dead by an antisocial Internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister.
Now, younger and stronger, Tremble deals with threats beyond the FBI's capabilities along with his own lingering temptations.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
For its 50th anniversary, Roundabout Theatre Company has tapped a major star to lead the company’s first Broadway production of the 2015-2016 season. Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut in a newly commissioned adaptation of Therese Raquin, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Evan Cabnet (The Performers). The play will begin previews on Oct. 1, 2015, in anticipation of an Oct. 29 opening. Based on the novel by Emile Zola, Therese Raquin tells the love and lust-filled story of an unhappily married woman whose complacent, loveless union to her sickly cousin is flipped by the arrival of a passionate lover. »
- Marc Snetiker
If you, like me, thought that TV networks were already planning to remake every single movie that’s already existed, you’re wrong. Two new remakes were announced yesterday, both wildly different than the other and both also coming from Fox. The first is a remake of the 2005 Will Smith film Hitch, while the other is Frankenstein, a modern day, sci-fi interpretation of the character from Mary Shelley’s classic novel. The single-camera Hitch comedy will be written by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Made of Honor), while Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett will executive produce the potential series, which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is described as “a workplace comedy that explores dating and sexual politics.” Fox has already given the Hitch remake a script commitment. Meanwhile, Frankenstein comes from Homeland‘s Howard Gordon and Crisis‘ Rand Ravich and has received a pilot order from Fox. »
- Chris King
The last time we saw Frankenstein’s monster on the big screen, he was being played as a ripped, immortal badass named Adam in the mostly awful I, Frankenstein. It wasn’t a good look for the horror icon. Then, this past summer, Showtime’s Penny Dreadful put an interesting spin on the character’s origins, exploring the murky morals of Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and his creations. Now, Fox is ramping up for its own Frankenstein series – and it may be one of the most far-out adaptations to still bear the name of Mary Shelley’s classic novel.
Simply titled Frankenstein, and described as “taking inspiration” from Shelley’s work, this new project centers on Adam Tremble, a morally corrupt FBI agent given another chance at a good life after being brought back from the dead by two peculiar individuals – an antisocial Internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Homeland) has secured a role in Gotham, where she will play the character of Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Baccarin will have a recurring role in the first season which is airing now, and will reportedly feature as a regular in season two.
The character is described as: “a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend of Bruce Wayne’s parents, Thomas and Martha. She is determined to use her skills to aid Gotham’s most in need, which currently means working at the newly opened Arkham Asylum’s Home for the Criminally Insane. In addition to her medical skills, her coolness under pressure will serve her well as she finds herself drawn close to James Gordon and into more and more dangerous waters.”
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- Thomas Roach
Frankenstein is being reincarnated at Fox... kind of. Fox has given a put-pilot agreement to the one-hour sci-fi drama named after Mary Shelley's classic monster tale, EW has confirmed. Executive produced by Homeland's Howard Gordon and Crisis' Rand Ravich, who will also pen the script, Frankenstein will focus on the story of Adam Trouble, a "morally corrupt" FBI agent who is brought back from the dead and "will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose." He'll also have to deal with the complex relationship with the people who created him, an »
- Emily Blake
Baccarin is set to play Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a medical colleague of Bruce Wayne's father, in Fox's "Gotham". The actress will make her debut in several episodes of the first season, and will be upgraded to a series regular starting next year.
In this version, Thompkins works at Arkham Asylum and becomes an ally of Detective James Gordon.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Fox reimagining “Frankenstein” Fox’s version of the Mary Shelley mythology revolves around a corrupt FBI agent who is brought back from the dead as a younger and stronger man by an antisocial billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister. It’s from “Homeland’s” Howard Gordon” and “Crisis” and “Life” creator Rand Ravich. Fox and Will Smith are remaking “Hitch” as a sitcom Smith will serve as a producer on a comedy based on the 2005 rom-com he made with Kevin James. HBO bringing back Michael Kenneth Williams with “Crime” The “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Wire” vet will play a NYC gangster in the eight-hour miniseries that James Gandolfini was originally set to star in. Click Read Full Post For More Carlton from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” is named after “Lost’s” Carlton Cuse “The Strain” and “Bates Motel" exec producer mentioned that tidbit in an on-stage conversation with “Fresh Prince” creator Andy Borowitz, »
- Norman Weiss
Frankenstein has come alive at Fox.
The network has ordered a pilot for a modern-day sci-fi drama inspired by the Mary Shelley classic, Deadline reports.
Exec produced by Homeland‘s Howard Gordon and Crisis‘ Rand Ravich, Frankenstein centers on Adam Tremble, a morally corrupt FBI agent who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Tremble will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose — all while navigating the complicated relationship with his “creators” (an antisocial internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister).
Few things in film are more dispiriting than the spectacle of very good actors giving very bad performances — and there’s already a surfeit of onscreen gloom for viewers to contend with in “The Silent Storm.” A sincerely but shakily conceived narrative debut for writer-helmer Corinna McFarlane, this uber-dour study of marital collapse casts Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough adrift as an abusively ascetic Scottish minister and his lonely, browbeaten wife, yielding characterizations of such unchecked intensity as to steer the proceedings to the point of parody. The stars’ respectively high profiles may secure limited distributor interest in this London festival premiere, but it’d be best for auds and actors alike if this particular storm were to blow over as silently as possible.
- Guy Lodge
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