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‘Animal Kingdom’ Actor Anthony Hayes Joins ‘War Machine’ With Brad Pitt (Exclusive)

25 August 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Australian actor Anthony Hayes is the latest to join Brad Pitt in Netflix’s “War Machine.”

Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen, John Magaro and Anthony Michael Hall are also on board, with “Animal Kingdom” helmer David Michod directing and writing. Netflix will open the film in select theaters next year as well as stream the film on its online service.

Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing with Ian Bryce.

Based on Michael Hastings’ book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” the story follows a general, played by Pitt, whose track record lands him the commanding job in the American conflict in Afghanistan.

Principal photography is scheduled to start this fall.

Hayes and Michod previously worked together on the 2010 Australian crime drama “Animal Kingdom.” Hayes is also known for his work in “The Slap” and “The Rover. »

- Justin Kroll

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Oz producer scores Us composer

8 June 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Red Rock Pictures has secured award-winning Us composer Deborah Lurie for the feature While It Lasts, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by. Abbi Glines.

The third in a series of Sea Breeze books, While It Lasts is set in in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, where an interconnected group of older teens hook up and break up. The protagonist is Cage York, who looked set for a free ride to college for baseball until a DUI. His coach orders him to spend the summer baling hay, where he meets uptight, snarky brunette Eva Brooks. Eva's long-time beau Josh has just been killed along with four other soldiers near Baghdad.

Red Rock Pictures' Gary O.Toole will produce and write the screenplay, Glines has agreed to serve as associate producer and Aussie actor Addam Bramich will co-produce. Bramich, whose credits include Blinder, The Slap and several short films, »

- Don Groves

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Melissa George Pregnant With Second Child, NBC Show Heartbreaker Pushed Back

5 June 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Paging Melissa George fans — the actress is pregnant! NBC confirmed on Friday, June 5, that the Alias alum is expecting her second child. Due to her pregnancy, the network revealed that the premiere of George's new medical drama, Heartbreaker, will now be pushed back. Dick Wolf's highly anticipated Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. spinoff, Chicago Med, will take its place for a fall debut. The Australian actress, 38, previously played Rosie on the TV mini-series The Slap. She also guest starred on The Good Wife from 2013 [...] »

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Screen Australia funds 12 film and TV projects

12 May 2015 9:29 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Simon Baker will make his feature directing debut, Matchbox Pictures will adapt another Christos Tsiolkas. novel for the ABC and Endemol Australia will produce a female-driven drama for the Nine Network in projects funded by Screen Australia.

Among other funding recipients are a TV spin-off of Tomorrow, When the War Began, a Nowhere Boys telemovie for the ABC and a relationships comedy directed by Tim Ferguson and Marc Gracie.

In total Screen Australia is investing $13.4 million in 12 film and television projects which will trigger production worth $64.3 million.

Baker (The Mentalist) will direct and star in the screen adaptation of Tim Winton.s novel Breath, scripted by Top of the Lake.s Gerard Lee.

The producers are Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, The Notebook), Baker and See Pictures. Jamie Hilton (Backtrack, The Little Death).

Arclight is pitching the 1970s-set project to prospective buyers at the Cannes Film Market. The novel focusses on two teenagers, »

- Don Groves

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NBC Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule with Trailers

11 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice. NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season in adults 18-49 for the second year in a row after having gone the prior 10 years without an 18-49 win. Through 32 completed weeks of the season, NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults and men 18-34 and men and women 18-49.

In total viewers, NBC is running #2 for the season and within 7% of its year-ago Olympics-boosted average (8.8 million vs. 9.5 million), making this season and last NBC's two top-scoring seasons in total viewers since 2006-07. NBC has won the last three November sweeps in adults 18-49, as well as »

- MovieWeb

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Heartbreaker: First Look at New NBC Medical Drama

10 May 2015 10:13 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC has released some information, images, and a video preview of their upcoming primetime dramatic series, Heartbreaker. The hour-long series will debut this fall and air on Tuesday nights at 9pm -- following The Voice.

Here's the information:

Heartbreaker

Based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, this unique character-driven medical drama follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, "The Slap"), an outspoken, world-renowned heart transplant surgeon, one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms. She revels in a racy personal life that's a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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First trailers for NBC’s new series and fall schedule

10 May 2015 8:33 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

NBC has unveiled its full primetime schedule for the upcoming 2015 TV season, and along with it, they’ve also released full-length trailers for a number of their new shows. Below is the schedule along with descriptions and trailers for their new line-up which includes the mysterious drama Blindspot from Greg Berlanti (the producer of Arrow and The Flash); along with Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, which promises to be good thanks to the multi-talented star at the center of the show; as well as the hotly anticipated Heroes Reborn.

Blindspot:

From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot”: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos, is discovered naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there’s one tattoo that is impossible »

- Ricky

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NBC’s 2015-16 Season: Check Out Photos from Blindspot, The Player, Superstore, and More

10 May 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

To quote one of the bad guys from Mortal Kombat: It has begun! In anticipation of this week's upfronts schedule, NBC dropped an announcement of their 2015-16 lineup, including hugely anticipated bows of series such as Game of Silence, People Are Talking, and Blindspot, the latest mystery series from the intensely busy Greg Berlanti. A lot of the material sounds, at the very least, interesting, but considering this being a visual medium and all, pictures speak much more than words. So, NBC has offered us a hefty look at the season of premieres that will be up for viewing upon the kick-off of the 2015-16 season, after already getting our first glimpse at Heroes Reborn. The pictures also cover Superstore, a new workplace comedy starring America Ferrera; The Player, an action-drama teaming Wesley Snipes with Philip Winchester; Heartbreaker, about one of the few female heart surgeons in the world, »

- Chris Cabin

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NBC New Series Images: Naked Jaimie Alexander, Gun-Toting Zachary Levi and Topless Philip Winchester

10 May 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

NBC announced its 2015-16 schedule on Sunday (May 10) morning and also unveiled first-look photos from many of its new shows. We have a gun-toting Zachary Levi as Luke Collins in "Heroes Reborn," which NBC hopes will be a better kick-start for its Thursday lineup than "The Slap" was this spring. And speaking of "The Slap," we have Melissa George as a heart surgeon with romantic issues in "Heartbreaker," airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. after "The Voice." Plus, if you dug Dave Annable as a doctor in "Red Band Society," he's here, too. And NBC has gone all-in on "Strike Back" stars, so check out the first pictures of Philip Winchester in a topless brawl from the Thursday 10 p.m. drama "The Player," plus Sullivan Stapleton and a naked, tattooed Jaime Alexander in the Monday 10 p.m. drama "Blindspot." Also, we have pictures from NBC's "People Are Talking" and several other »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Josh Thomas takes the director's baton

5 May 2015 8:20 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Writer-creator Josh Thomas is making his directing debut on an episode of the third season of his ABC TV comedy-drama Please Like Me.

Emily Barclay has joined the cast of the 10-part show, which is shooting in Melbourne through the end of June.

Barclay appears with Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz in The Light Between Oceans, a Hollywood adaptation of Australian author M.L. Stedman.s debut novel set on an island off the coast of Wa in 1918, and in Matchbox Pictures. upcoming ABC supernatural drama Glitch.

Returning. are cast regulars. Debra Lawrence and David Roberts as the parents of Josh.s character plus Caitlin Stasey (Claire), Thomas Ward (Tom), Hannah Gadsby (Hannah) and Keegan Joyce (Arnold). Further guest stars are expected to be announced soon. There's no word yet on the storyline or Barclay's character.

The original creative team is back: director Matthew Saville (The Slap, Felony), producer »

- Don Groves

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NBC gives early orders for three new drama series for Fall 2015 season schedule

3 May 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Within a week ahead of the annual TV Upfronts, NBC has come right out of the gate ready to announce three new series that they will be ordering for the upcoming 2015 Fall season. According to The Futon Critic, NBC has given series orders to three new drama pilots: Chicago Med (a direct spinoff from Chicago Fire), a new Greg Berlanti mystery thriller series called Blindspot and an additional medical drama titled Heartbreaker starring Melissa George. NBC has already granted series orders for Jennifer Lopez cop drama Shades of Blue, a sequel series for Coach, Eva Longoria’s comedy Telenovela, and an untitled Jerrod Carmichael comedy.

Chicago Med is an obvious pick up for NBC as it expands the brand of Dick Wolf Chicago television universe that began with Chicago Fire in 2012, followed by Chicago Pd in 2014 and now solidifies connections to Wolf’s other ongoing series Law & Order Svu as »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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NBC Orders ‘Chicago Med’ Spinoff, Greg Berlanti Thriller & Medical Soap ‘Heartbreaker’

1 May 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has ordered three series for the 2015-16 season, Variety has learned: “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago Med,” crime conspiracy thriller “Blindspot” and medical soap “Heartbreaker.”

“Chicago Med,” which debuted as a planted episode during the April 7 episode of “Chicago Fire,” is the third series in the “Chicago” franchise, following the first spinoff, “Chicago P.D.” The medical drama, starring Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta, centers around the city’s most explosive hospital and the doctors who will tackle new cases inspired by topical events, while forging fiery relationships in the pandemonium of the emergency room. Through the series, cast members from Dick Wolf’s other two “Chicago” casts will make appearances, as the Windy City’s police and fire departments intertwine with the team of doctors.

Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas will serve as writers and exec producers on the Universal Television and Wolf Films production, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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'Blindspot,' 'Chicago Med,' 'Heartbreaker' land first NBC series orders

1 May 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

TV observers know that while upfronts are the week after next, it's actually next week that ends up being the nonstop maelstrom of renewals, pickups and cancellations. NBC, which will already get a headstart on the upfront week by announcing its full schedule next weekend, also decided to get a headstart on series pickups, ordering three drama pilots to series on Friday (May 1) afternoon. Leading the way was no-brainer pickup "Chicago Med," joined by "Blindspot" and "Heartbreaker." Let's get to what's what: "Chicago Med" is, of course, the third head in NBC and Dick Wolf's expanding Windy City Procedural Hydra, having been spun off from "Chicago Fire" earlier this spring. The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta. Even if you missed the nested spinoff episode, you really can guess what "Chicago Med" is about. In addition to the Chicago shows, Dick Wolf »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Cleverman breaks new ground for original drama

29 April 2015 3:22 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Game of Thrones. Iain Glen, Frances O.Connor, Deborah Mailman, Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins and Ryan Corr are shooting Cleverman, an innovative six-part futuristic action drama for ABC-tv.

Based on an original concept by Ryan Griffen, the plot follows a group of non-humans who are battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior and want to silence, exploit and kill them.

The protagonists are two estranged Indigenous brothers (Page-Lochard and Collins), who are forced together to fight for their own survival. Otherworldly dreaming creatures also emerge into this .real world. dystopian landscape.

Commissioned by ABC-tv's Indigenous department, the series is an Australian/New Zealand co-production between Goalpost Pictures and Pukeko Pictures.

The Sapphires. Wayne Blair is lead director with Leah Purcell also directing. Blair recently completed Us thriller Septembers of Shiraz, which tells the true story of a secular Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution in Iran, »

- Don Groves

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This week in tv news: ‘Daredevil’ renewed, ‘Sirens’ cancelled

25 April 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Aziz Ansari, whose next show will be on Netflix.

MTV has cancelled the thriller Eye Candy after one season. Series star Victoria Justice made the announcement via twitter.

Hi everyone! I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2.  Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart. I couldn’t have asked for better cast mates to work with either.  They are the most down to earth, talented and kind souls that I am so happy to have met. Then there’s our show runner @Christiantwit1 who is so awesomely talented and made a show that I am so incredibly proud to be a part of.  A very special thank »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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April 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Babadook, Class of 1984, Long Weekend, Tales of Terror

13 April 2015 5:29 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The second week of April is a big one for horror fans, as one of the most buzzed-about indie genre films of 2014—The Babadook—is finally coming home this Tuesday courtesy of Scream Factory and IFC Midnight. There are also a multitude of classic cult titles arriving in high-def on April 14th as well, including Long Weekend, Tales of Terror, the sequels to both The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ’Em High, and Class of 1984.

Several new titles are also being released this week including Jinn, Roadside, and Echoes, and 20th Century Fox is unleashing their terror-filled sequel, The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death, on both Blu-ray and DVD.

The Babadook (Scream Factory/IFC Midnight, Deluxe Edition Blu-ray & DVD)

Amelia (AFI Award winner Essie Davis, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Slap) is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. »

- Heather Wixson

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Classy cast for ABC TV’s The Beautiful Lie

12 April 2015 7:02 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Sarah Snook, Benedict Samuel and Rodger Corser head the cast in The Beautiful Lie, a contemporary re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy.s classic novel Anna Karenina. Directed by Glendyn Ivin and Peter Salmon and produced by Endemol Australia.s John Edwards and Imogen Banks, the 6-part ABC drama starts shooting in Melbourne next week. Scripted by Alice Bell (Puberty Blues, The Slap, Rush) and Jonathan Gavin (Party Tricks, Offspring, Mr & Mrs Murder), the series is billed as a sprawling saga of adultery, scandal, manners and mayhem involving three enmeshed families across three generations The supporting cast includes Celia Pacquola, Daniel Henshall, Sophie Lowe, Alexander England, Catherine McClements, Dan Wyllie and Gina Riley. The protagonists are Anna (Snook) and her husband Xander (Corser), who is 15 years her senior. Both are former tennis professionals. Anna manages to juggle career and family until her brother Kingsley (Henshall) is caught philandering and she is called on to intervene. »

- Don Groves

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The Slap: NBC Series Ends with Low Ratings

3 April 2015 8:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's not like there was any question but NBC has confirmed that there won't be a second season of The Slap, their low-rated Thursday night mini-series. The series ended as it began -- with poor ratings.

On The Slap TV show, a birthday celebration comes to an abrupt halt when a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. It's a small action that ends up deeply affecting all involved. The cast for the mini-series includes Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Makenzie Leigh, Zachary Quinto, Dylan Schombing, Thomas Sadoski, Melissa George, Brian Cox, Lucas Hedges, Maria Tucci, Marin Ireland, and Penn Badgley.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Slap Us debuts in tough timeslot

15 February 2015 1:19 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Thomas Sadoski and Peter Sarsgaard in NBC's The Slap.

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NBC.s remake of Matchbox Pictures. The Slap premiered in the Us last week, drawing positive reviews but a relatively modest audience in a fiercely competitive timeslot. Launched at 8pm Thursday, the drama starring Uma Thurman, Peter Sarsgaard, Brian Cox, Melissa George and Zachary Quinto pulled in 5.1 million viewers, equivalent to a 3.9 rating/6 share. Scripted by playwright Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Lisa Cholodenko (whose Olive Kitteridge screened here on showcase), the show finished fourth behind a repeat of CBS.s The Big Bang Theory, Fox.s sitcom Mom and ABC.s Grey.s Anatomy. However Us commentators were sure The Slap.s audience would swell thanks to DVR and binge-viewing and they noted the show rated 11% higher than the program it replaced, the finale of The Biggest Loser. Matchbox Pictures executives are hoping the remake.s performance in the »

- Don Groves

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‘The Slap’ Review: A Family Drama That Hits Hard

13 February 2015 3:11 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Slap, NBC’s newest family drama series, is sure to leave a bad taste in your mouth. The Slap based on the Australian TV series that is originally adapted from the novel of the same name by Christos Tsiolkas, challenges the ideas of child-rearing and family dynamics. The show exposes the weaker bonds of a […]

The post ‘The Slap’ Review: A Family Drama That Hits Hard appeared first on uInterview. »

- Kelly Mena

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