16 items from 2016
Eli Roth’s Death Wish remake has found its main villain, with Deadline reporting that Beau Knapp (Southpaw, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) has signed on to the project alongside Bruce Willis’ Paul Kersey.
The remake of the 1974 revenge thriller is currently shooting in Montreal, with a cast that also includes Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Elisabeth Shue (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Mike Epps (Uncle Buck), Kimberly Elise (Hit the Floor), Camilla Morrone (Bukowski) and Ronnie Gene Blevins (The Dark Knight Rises).
Death Wish is currently without a release date, but is expected to arrive some time next year. »
- Gary Collinson
Another day, another reboot: NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to The Italian Job, a potential series inspired by the 1969 film of the same name and the 2003 remake, which starred Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron, our sister site Deadline reports.
The drama project — written/executive produced by Rob Weiss (Entourage, Ballers) and Benjamin Brand (Bollywood Hero) — is described as “a noisy, sexy thrill ride” about a makeshift family of expert criminals who are forced out of retirement when an opportunity arises to get »
A dance drama executive produced by “Flashdance” star Jennifer Beals and the director of Fox’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” adaptation, Kenny Ortega, is in development at Fox, TheWrap has learned. The drama, titled “The Edge,” is set in the L.A. dance world, where it’s survival of the fittest. And no one is fitter than this ensemble of ambitious, sometimes ruthless women and men who have trained their whole lives to be the best and won’t let anything — or anyone — get in their way. Written by the creator of VH1’s scripted cheerleading series “Hit the Floor, »
- Reid Nakamura
Jennifer Beals, star of one of the most iconic dance movies ever, Flashdance, has teamed with Kenny Ortega, choreographer and director-producer of the High School Musical franchise, and James Larosa, creator of VH1’s cheerleading drama series Hit the Floor, for The Edge, a dance drama that has been set up at Fox. Written and executive produced by Larosa, The Edge is set in the La dance world, where it's survival of the fittest. And no one is more fit than this ensemble of… »
Tichina Arnold (“Survivor’s Remorse”) , Chloe Bridges (“The Carrie Diaries”), Camille Guaty (“Scorpion”), Fiona Gubelmann (“Wilfred”), and McKinley Freeman (“Hit The Floor”) have all joined Vanessa Williams (playing the lead role) in VH1’s upcoming hour-long scripted drama series inspired by Star… Continue Reading → »
Take some time to enjoy The View‘s doppelgängers!
VH1 has completed casting of Daytime Divas, its forthcoming scripted series based on ex-View panelist Star Jones’ 2011 roman à clef Satan’s Sisters, and joining Vanessa Williams at the host table will be Tichina Arnold (Survivor’s Remorse), Chloe Bridges (Pretty Little Liars), Camille Guaty (Scorpion) and Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred). Additionally, Hit the Floor‘s McKinley Freeman is set to co-star as the son of Williams’ character.
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The hour-long drama follows the five female hosts of The Lunch Hour, »
We have a packed Horror Highlights today! Heidi Moore’s Dolly Deadly creeps its way onto Blu-ray on August 23rd. Also: release details for Like a Bat Outta Hell, The Cursed, and A Haunting at the Park Hotel, as well as home media info for Flytrap, Dark Cove, and Dam Sharks!
Dolly Deadly Blu-ray Release Announced and Cover Artwork Revealed: Press Release: “Dolly Deadly is a feature film of the psychological horror/revenge genre written by Heidi Moore and Cassandra Sechler. It’s sure to be a little creepy, a bit silly, and a lot of fun (think Troma meets John Waters).
The story of Dolly Deadly revolves around the warped psychology of a tormented young boy who can only relate to his doll collection, and the only relief from the pain in his life comes with slaughtering those he has learned to hate the most. Everyone in his trailer park! »
- Tamika Jones
Brandon P. Bell will reprise his role as Troy Fairbanks, a political science student campaigning to become the first black student president of his mostly white school, Winchester University.
Logan Browning, last seen in “Powers” on Sony’s PlayStation Network and VH1’s “Hit the Floor,” will play Samantha White, the biracial student at Winchester whose “Dear White People” radio show and “Ebony and Ivy” book put her in high demand for a spokesperson position at a number of black student groups. The trouble is, Sam is still figuring out how to speak for herself. Tessa Thompson originated the role in the movie.
- Oriana Schwindt
Brandon P. Bell, who played Troy Fairbanks in the 2014 indie feature Dear White People will reprise his role in Netflix’s upcoming comedy series based on Justin Simien’s acclaimed film, and Logan Browning (Powers, Hit The Floor) also has joined the cast. Simien is writing the series adaptation and will direct the first episode Set among a diverse group of students of color as they navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college where racial tensions are often swept… »
Last night in West Hollywood celebrating the upcoming season two premiere, creators/stars Erin and Sara Foster (the daughters of record producer David Foster) admitted their parody show is a tough one to describe. “Our show is a ton of improv and we have script-ments, we create outlines for storylines and then we improvise everything in between,” Erin said. “So it’s kind of a ‘Curb’-style, ‘Comeback’-style mixed in there.”
One thing the sisters learned after the first season, according to Sara Foster, is that, in terms of the actual producing of the show, “winging it doesn’t work.” That said, Erin added you also have to go with the flow. “People cancel the day of and the week of and you have to go ‘Okay, I saw this role being this person, they are no longer available, I’m going to completely restructure it to be someone else.'”
Jill Holmes, Svp of West Coast production and development for VH1, explained that celebrities are more apt to do the show now that they understand what it is. “All the celebs come to play because they’re true friends of Erin and Sara so it really is a place where they can try something different and get to do something they don’t normally get to do.”
Season two of “Barely Famous” premieres June 29 at 10 p.m. on VH1.
- Jim Halterman
The messy lives of young aspiring writers and the dysfunctional families that spawned them have long provided fertile if inevitably over-tilled material for many an independent filmmaker. If “Jean of the Joneses” feels fresher than most multigenerational ensemble dramedies, credit not only the relative novelty of an all-black, mostly female cast, but also writer-director Stella Meghie’s talent for suggesting the invisible bonds that unite her characters, despite their many disagreements and (in some cases) general disagreeability. Inspired by her own family life though not strictly autobiographical, Meghie’s endearingly acerbic debut feature is a work of modest ambition and commercial outlook, but that modesty proves intrinsic to its appeal, which deserves to be discovered at more stops along the festival circuit following its SXSW premiere.
Jean Jones (Taylour Paige), the 25-year-old Jamaican-American woman who lends the film its playfully arch title, has been hailed in some literary circles as »
- Justin Chang
Sony has announced that the second season of Powers is set to hit PlayStation Store from May 31st, and to celebrate the news we’ve got ten promotional images, along with the first trailer! Check them out below…
See Also: Watch the trailer for Powers season 2
Powers, a PlayStation®Original Series, returns May 31 with new episodes which delve into the shocking murder of the world’s most famous superhero, Retro Girl, and the mysteries that her death uncovers.
Powers is an edgy dramatic series based on the graphic novel series of the same name which follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? »
- Amie Cranswick
Zach’s Vampire Diaries daughter is getting caught up in Switched at Birth‘s family drama.
Ally makes her debut in Episode 6 and has unexpected ties to the Kennish/Vasquez clan.
VH1 has greenlit “Satan’s Sisters,” a scripted drama inspired by Star Jones’ 2011 book of the same name, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of a popular daytime ladies’ talk show, inspired by her time on “The View.”
“Satan’s Sisters” will focus on the five female co-hosts of a popular daily TV talk show and the fireworks that ensue each weekday when they discuss life, love, family, politics and gossip. These women, who all have very different points of view, are best friends and sisters — while they’re on TV. But behind the scenes, they are “Satan’s Sisters” — a backstage world filled with power struggles, personal demons, diva fits, love affairs, man troubles, cat fights and cocktails.
The book is a fictional work of satire, revolving around a talk show called “The Lunch Hour,” which will be the basis of VH1’s show, as alliances are forged, careers are »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Switched at Birth‘s 10-month time jump is bringing with it a bevy of new characters.
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On the homefront, »
VH1's hit scripted series “Hit The Floor” returns for a third season of drama, on and off the court on January 18, at 9/8c with 10 new episodes. Although it'll air at 10/9c for the remainder of the season. Also, a one-hour special counting down the series’ 10 most shocking moments will air on Monday, January 11 at 9/8c, hosted by Alicia Quarles. “Season 3 is our Dynasty season,” creator James Larosa tells Yahoo TV. “It’s all about ambition, going for what you want, and going hard. And the stakes are high. It makes some strange bedfellows, and tears some relationships apart. The question will be, who’s left standing in the end?” The returning cast for includes: Dean Cain, Kimberly »
16 items from 2016
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