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Wme has signed director Nicole Kassell, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. She previously was with CAA.
Kassell is a sought-after television helmer whose résumé includes episodes of The Americans, Vinyl, American Crime, The Leftovers, Rectify, The Following, Better Call Saul and The Killing. She most recently directed the pilot for TNT’s upcoming dramedy Claws, which is being produced by Rashida Jones and stars Niecy Nash as the owner of a South Florida nail salon.
Kassell made her feature directing debut with The Woodsman, which premiered at Sundance in 2004 and earned her a best first feature nomination at »
- Rebecca Sun
Two TV heartthrobs are about to go on trial.
Nico Tortorella (Younger) and Myko Olivier (Glee) have been cast to play killer brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, respectively, in Lifetime’s upcoming movie about the infamous ’90s murder trial, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Also, American Crime veteran Benito Martinez has been cast as the boys’ father (and victim) José Menendez. (Courtney Love was previously cast as mom Kitty.)
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The murder trial of Lyle and Erik Menendez, accused of killing their parents in the family’s Beverly Hills home »
Lifetime has found the brothers for the upcoming Menendez TV movie, which will tell the story about the siblings who famously killed their parents.
“Younger” star Nico Tortorella will play Lyle Menendez and “Glee” alum Myko Olivier will play Erik Menendez. “American Crime’s” Benito Martinez has been cast as their father, Jose Menendez, who was accused of sexually abusing his sons throughout the case.
Based on the true story, the movie’s focus will reveal the extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father’s hands, while their mother looked the other way.
The project is the latest in the Menendez craze — the most recent trend to hit big in »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The Following alumna Tiffany Boone and Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight) have been cast as series regulars opposite Jason Mitchell in Showtime's hourlong drama The Chi, from Lena Waithe, Elwood Reid, Common, Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment and Fox 21 TV Studios. Created/executive produced by Waithe, executive produced/showrun by Reid and executive produced by Common and Kaplan, The Chi is a coming-of-age story that follows a half-dozen interrelated characters in the South… »
The Vampire Diaries is a highly popular one-hour television series on The CW that is based on L.J. Smith’s series of books. The show premiered on October 8, 2015, and was renewed for its final season, Season 8, on March 11, 2016. The supernatural drama is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Outerbanks Entertainment, CBS Television Studios. and Warner Bros. Television. It was developed by Kevin Williamson, who also created the hit TV series “The Following”, and the major motion picture, “Scream”, and Julie Plec, the creator of “Kyle Xy”, “The Originals”, and “Wasteland”. The two
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- Nat Berman
The Schuyler Sisters have compelled the Super Bowl to include women in the prequel.
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Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas Jones — the actresses who originated the roles of Eliza, Angelica and Peggy Schuyler in Broadway’s Hamilton — will reunite to perform “America the Beautiful” during the live televised pregame show, airing Feb. 5 on Fox, the National Football League announced Friday.
In addition to their work on Broadway, all three actresses have their share of small-screen credits: Goldsberry, best known for playing The Good Wife‘s Geneva Pine, »
What happens when your mother is in prison, and feel like you could no longer afford to attend college? For the characters in Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, the answer is very simple, and it can be found right in your backyard Director Sydney Freeland, behind the short Hoverboard (2012) and her feature debut Drunktown’s Finest (2014), returned to Sundance Film Festival with her latest film and the first trailer has landed.
Bringing together talented up-and-coming performers like Ashleigh Murray, who appeared in The Following and Younger, Netflix has already picked up the film for a release this March ahead of this week’s Sundance premiere. Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Rachel Crow, Tim Blake Nelson, David Sullivan, Danielle Nicolet and Sasheer Zamata.
Deidra Tanner is a whip-smart high school senior who sells answers to chemistry tests to save up for college, all the while helping »
- The Film Stage
Amazon’s I Love Dick will drop in May.
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The drama, which is based on Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel, stars Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) as Chris, a New York filmmaker who follows her academic husband Sylvére (played by Griffin Dunne, House of Lies) to Texas for a writing residency. That’s where she meets Dick, a scholar played by Kevin Bacon (The Following »
If you were wondering what ABC had on the agenda for their midseason schedule, then wonder no more.
The alphabet network announced a string of premiere dates during their panel at the TCA winter press tour.
Once Upon a Time will return after a three-month hiatus on Sunday, March 5.
Time After Time will debut out of the magical drama's winter premiere.
Time After Time will get a two-hour premiere, and will settle into the 9 pm slot for the the remainder of the season.
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Sunday nights are tough to launch new shows, so we'll have to wait and see if the series can buck the trend.
When We Rise is slated to debut Monday, »
- Paul Dailly
The producers of Time After Time are Wells aware that when the ABC drama makes its debut, it will be (conservatively speaking) TV’s sixth current series with a time travel element.
That, however, makes things a bit easier, says executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Following), seeing as viewers are just a bit more likely to be familiar with “time ripples,” the Butterfly Effect and such.
RelatedABC Sets Midseason Premieres for Once Upon a Time, American Crime, The Catch and Others
“Every time travel show sets their own rules and loopholes, their little Wiggums,” Williamson says. “But I feel like »
The movie will tap into a terrible legacy, detailed in a new HBO documentary. In an unexpected match of filmmaker and material, Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard, above left) will direct Slender Man, a thriller inspired by a horrible legacy. As reported by Deadline, the screenplay has been written by David Birke and will revolve around "a tall, thin horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, who is reputed to be responsible for the haunting and disappearance of countless children and teens." For the past few years, White has been busy helming episodic television shows, but that includes serial killer drama The Following and horror fantasy Sleepy Hollow. Early in his career, he helmed the horror sequel I'll Always...
- Peter Martin
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