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- Ryan Gallagher
Showtime has released the first image from Penny Dreadful‘s upcoming third season, and it features a straitjacketed Vanessa being comforted by psychiatrist Dr. Seward (newly-minted series regular Patti LuPone) in what looks like a padded cell. The network’s accompanying release says Seward is helping Eva Green’s tormented alter ego “battle “the evil forces she cannot seem to escape.”
An indie film scene that barely registered a pulse all year finally showed flickers of life last weekend.
“Spotlight,” a hard-hitting drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, and “Brooklyn,” an elegiac period romance about an Irish woman adjusting to a new life in America, both opened respectably in limited release. The newspaper picture logged $295,009 across five theaters for a strong $59,002 per-screen average, while the immigrant drama posted a $187,281 from five venues, representing a solid per-screen average of $37,456.
The critical test will come in the coming weeks as the two films try to build on that momentum,slowly adding theaters with the hopes of attracting crowds over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. If they are successful, “Spotlight” and “Brooklyn,” both of which are expected to be Best Picture contenders, will buck a worrying trend. This year, chasing Oscar gold is proving to be financially ruinous. »
- Brent Lang
The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2015 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.Scroll down for full list of winnersBrowse the Screen Awards book Heregallery: Click here for pictures from the nightVIDEO: Screen Awards 2015
The awards were handed out at a glamorous ceremony at The Brewery in London last night (Oct 22), before 500 assembled guests. Broadcaster Edith Bowman hosted the event for the fourth year.
Universal Pictures UK took home the hotly contested studio distributor of the year award, having broken the record for the biggest annual box office of all time with releases including Fast & Furious 7, Jurassic World and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Curzon Artificial Eye was highly commended in the category after an “exceptional year” that included the release of Still Alice, its highest grossing title to date at £2.6m, and growing audiences through innovative approaches to releases.
Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy, won a hat-trick of awards for poster design of the year »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
In what would certainly qualify as the worst nanny job ever, Cohan is hired by an eccentric family to care for a doll who stands in for their dead son.
A little creepy, sure, but sounds easy enough. Until the doll comes alive, that is.
The Boy creeps into cinemas on January 22 in the Us. »
Most movie franchises don't make a big deal about theme songs. And that’s probably a good thing —we’re not sure we could have dealt with One Direction singing a title tune for “Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb” or an original Grimes track for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” But there’s one movie series that we couldn't imagine without its signature songs, and that’s the James Bond franchise. The longest running continuous franchise in movie history is soon to return with "Spectre," and as has been the case for all but one of the 2 installments to date (plus upstart rival entry “Never Say Never Again”), it’s got a popular artist singing an original song over the title sequence —in this case, it's Sam Smith, with new track “Writing’s On The Wall.” The latter debuted on Friday, and as self-styled connoisseurs of the Bond themes, »
- Jessica Kiang and Oliver Lyttelton
Jack Huston (Ben-Hur) and Jake Lacy (Carol) have joined the cast of Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest Hour And A Half. Gemma Arterton (Quantum Of Solace), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and Bill Nighy (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Richard E. Grant, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Rachael Stirling and Henry Goodmanstar star in a screwball comedy battle of the sexes that follows the misadventures of a British movie crew trying to make a patriotic film to… »
Penny Dreadful has already been likened to Alan Moore's League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and those comparisons are going to become more frequent now that they've added Dr. Jekyll to the mix. According to Variety Shazad Latif (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) will play an interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll, and most likely his murderous alter-ego Mr. Hyde at some point, too. The site also reports that Patti LuPone, who played Joan Clayton (aka the Cut-Wife) season two, will be returning as a different character: Dr. Seward, who will treat Eva Green’s bewitched Vanessa Ives with an “unconventional new approach.” Other new additions include Wes Studi as Kaetenay, "an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett)", and Christian Camargo as Dr. Alexander Sweet, "a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa." Penny Dreadful returns with 9 new episodes »
Lakeshore Entertainment announced additional casting on American Pastoral with David Strathairn as “Nathan Zuckerman,” Peter Riegert as “Lou Levov,” Uzo Aduba as “Vicky” and Valorie Curry as “Rita Cohen.”
American Pastoral follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
American Pastoral’s adapted screenplay was written by John Romano (Lincoln Lawyer) with filming scheduled for September 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pa. American Pastoral will be produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi.
Strathairn won the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival and earned nominations from the Academy, »
- Michelle McCue
A whole bunch of TV castings for some major genre shows has taken place in the past day or so. Amongst the new additions:
Not only has the first picture of Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy Lane in CBS' "Supergirl" series appeared, but beloved "24" actor Glenn Morshower has been cast in the role of her father General Sam Lane. Additionally, actor Iddo Goldberg has been cast as the advanced android villain Red Tornado who has an affiliation with Sam Lane.
Game of Thrones
Danish actor Pilou Asbaek, best known for his role on the acclaimed political series "Borgen" and as Orsini on Showtime's "The Borgias," has scored the role of Euron Greyjoy in the currently filming sixth season of HBO's fantasy series "Game of Thrones". Asbaek was spotted filming portions of a major scene in Ballintoy, Northern Ireland. In the books Euron is Theon's older brother.
Marvel's Luke Cage
- Garth Franklin
Dr. Jekyll will be added to the ranks of classic literary characters depicted on Showtime's Penny Dreadful. The upcoming third season will also feature a treat for Patti LuPone fans, as the actress will return to the show as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward. Several guest stars have also been announced for the third season that is now filming and will premiere on Showtime next year.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – September 1, 2015 – Production on the third season of the critically acclaimed hit Showtime drama series Penny Dreadful is currently under way, and a wealth of new and returning stars is headed to the set in Dublin, Ireland. Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. »
- Derek Anderson
Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is returning to Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” as a series regular for season three, the network announced Tuesday. LuPone guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, and will take on the new role of Dr. Seward for season three. Seward is an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new treatment. Also, Shazad Latif (“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Spooks”) joins this season as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll, adding to the lineup of literary characters featured in the show. Wes Studi (“Hell on Wheels,” “A Million Ways to Die in the West”) also. »
- Joe Otterson
The Broadway legend, who guest starred as Joan Clayton (aka the Cut-Wife) in the sophomore season of Showtime’s Victorian England-set horror series, is back for season 3 as a series regular. She’ll also be playing a new role: Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Eva Green’s bewitching Vanessa Ives with an unconventional new approach.
The third season, which returns in 2016 with nine episodes, will also be adding another familiar name to the list of literary characters who appear on the show. Shazad Latif (“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”) will play an interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll.
“Penny Dreadful” has also added Wes Studi as a series regular. The “Hell on Wheels” and “Red Road” alum plays Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett). He also becomes an »
- Whitney Friedlander
Penny Dreadful was so fond of Patti LuPone — who had a memorable Season 2 arc as the ill-fated Cut-Wife — that the acclaimed period thriller is bringing the actress back for Season 3, but in a completely different series-regular role.
LuPone is joining the cast as Dr. Seward (hmm...) , an American therapist who treats Eva Green’s Vanessa with an unconventional new approach.
Production has just begun on the upcoming third season of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, and with the start of production has come a flood of casting announcements for the new season, including that Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guested in Season 2 as The Cut Wife, will be back as a series regular in Season 3. However, LuPone will be playing a completely different character in the show’s third season, as the Tony-Award winner will take on the role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Additionally, Showtime announced that Dr. Henry Jekyll is also coming to Penny Dreadful in Season 3. The character will be played by Shazad Latif (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Spooks). Lastly, guest stars for Penny Dreadful‘s upcoming season include Christian Camargo (Dexter, The Hurt Locker) as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up »
- Chris King
A “hot” new release didn’t sell enough copies to budge “Insurgent” and “Home” from the two top spots on the national home-video sales charts for the week ending Aug. 16.
Warner’s “Hot Pursuit,” a comedy-action film about an uptight cop (Reese Witherspoon) charged with protecting the gabby widow of a drug boss (Sofia Vergara), debuted at No. 3 on Nielsen VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart–still a strong debut given the film’s less-than-spectacular domestic box office take of $34.6 million.
Lionsgate’s “Insurgent,” the sequel to the futuristic actioner “Divergent,” and DreamWorks Animation’s “Home,” distributed on home video by 20th Century Fox, held onto the No. 1 and No. 2 positions on both VideoScan as well as the research firm’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
All three films were released early on electronic sellthrough/Digital HD. “Insurgent” and “Hot Pursuit” were available for downloading two weeks before their disc release, »
- Thomas K. Arnold
Silver-topped moviegoers can lead to gold for filmmakers looking to take a breather from mining big-budget franchise fare.
Older audiences have turned out in force this year, pushing films like “Woman in Gold” and “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” to healthy returns at the specialty box office, with Ian McKellen starrer “Mr. Holmes” also off to a strong start. This month brings comedies “Grandma” and “Ricki and the Flash” pitched at the Aarp set.
“These people want to go to movies, they like to go to movies, they’re in the habit of going to movies,” said Jack Foley, distribution chief at Bleecker Street, the distributor of niche hit “I’ll See You in My Dreams.”
Meanwhile indies like “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and “Dope,” that which catered to blockbuster-friendly younger audiences, have faltered. Of course, younger moviegoers continue to be the driving force behind the biggest summer blockbusters. »
- Brent Lang
In a banner week for new releases, the five top-selling discs on the national homevideo sales charts for the week ending July 19 are all newcomers that hit stores the previous Tuesday, the designated day when new product is put on display.
Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Longest Ride,” a romantic drama with $37.5 million in theatrical earnings, debuted at No. 1. Based on the Nicholas Sparks book, the film follows a young couple whose lives change after meeting an older man who was in a car crash, as he reflects on his own past romance.
Bowing at No. 2 was the comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” a sequel to the 2009 cult hit from Sony Pictures. The original grossed $146.3 million and generated quite a buzz with its Segway-riding antihero and his laughable misadventures. The sequel earned $70.7 million theaters.
“Ex Machina,” from Lionsgate, debuted at No. 3. The film, in which a young programmer is »
- Thomas K. Arnold
In a move that would seem to scream heresy to those who worship at the altar of Hollywood, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel director John Madden has effectively killed talk of a third installment, despite the financial success of the first two films.
“I would douse any expectations of [a third film] right now,” Madden is quoted as saying by The Sydney Confidential column of the Daily Telegraph. Madden explained that directing The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was in of itself a total shock and that the advanced age of many of the films’ core cast members would make any third installment even more troublesome.
“Both Judi [Dench] and Maggie [Smith] are aged over 80 now and many of the others are not that far behind and it is a tough place,” said Madden. “You’re dealing with tremendous heat, a lot of chaos and noise, and things that are difficult to control. These are »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Sydney Confidential column of the Daily Telegraph has quoted Madden as saying “I would douse any expectations of [a third film] right now”, stating that he hadn’t even expected to direct a sequel. Madden also pointed out that his aging cast was making future films difficult.
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- Ruby Lott-Lavigna
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