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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Song of Back and Neck’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Song of Back and Neck’
In the American version of “The Office,” Paul Lieberstein played Toby Flenderson, the world’s least competent Hr director, so ineffectual he actually wound up bearing the brunt of his colleagues’ workplace harassment. Like a human Eeyore, or the sad-sack equivalent of a giant shrug, the actor made for an amusing contribution to a well-rounded ensemble, although it’s hard to imagine Lieberstein carrying his own movie. Sure enough, even when serving as writer-director, as he does in “Song of Back and Neck,” the guy frequently seems like the least interesting character on-screen (there are entire scenes where he literally just lies there while funnier actors steal the show).

If this were Tom Cruise we were talking about, that would be a crippling flaw, but Lieberstein designs his eccentric little debut along the lines of “Being John Malkovich,” in which John Cusack and Cameron Diaz had their star power stripped
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The Merc Channels His Inner John Cusack For New Deadpool 2 Promo

“Colossus, I know you’re listening!”

In typically meta fashion, the Merc With a Mouth channels his inner John Cusack for Deadpool 2‘s latest promo, in which a fully-costumed Wade Wilson pleads with Colossus from the grounds of the X-Mansion.

When coupled with today’s blistering final trailer, we can say with some confidence that this scene is lifted from quite early on in the sequel, given that Deadpool 2 appears to largely revolve around Wade Wilson’s quest to assemble the X-Force, protect one peculiar young kid from the clutches of Cable, and chow down a few chimi-fucking-changas along the way.

On a more personal level, though, Ryan Reynolds believe his on-screen anti-hero is a victim of his own hubris. Go figure…

Wade has settled into his new life and new looks and settled into everything else, in particular, his relationship in a pretty positive way. But he
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James Comey Reveals Who He Wants to Play Him in Movie Version of Memoir

Though A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership was just published, former FBI Director James Comey already is raising speculation about a film adaption of his memoir — and who would play him.

"My kids vote would be for Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights," Comey said in an appearance on Wednesday's episode of The View. The show's co-hosts threw out a number of suggestions, including John Cusack and Vince Vaughn. Whoopi Goldberg even offered herself up, joking, "I feel I could do you justice."

The Hollywood Reporter revealed in March that Comey is considering selling the option to A Higher Loyalty, and his...
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James Comey Reveals Who He Wants to Play Him in Movie Version of Memoir

Though A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership was just published, former FBI Director James Comey already is raising speculation about a film adaption of his memoir — and who would play him.

"My kids vote would be for Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights," Comey said in an appearance on Wednesday's episode of The View. The show's co-hosts threw out a number of suggestions, including John Cusack and Vince Vaughn. Whoopi Goldberg even offered herself up, joking, "I feel I could do you justice."

The Hollywood Reporter revealed in March that Comey is considering selling the option to A Higher Loyalty, and his...
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David Cronenberg to preside over Neuchâtel Fantastic Festival Jury

David Cronenberg to preside over Neuchâtel Fantastic Festival Jury
The Fly director will grant the Hr Giger ‘Narcisse’ award for best feature.

Writer-director David Cronenberg will be jury president at the 18th edition of Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (Nifff), which takes place in Switzerland from July 6-14.

Cronenberg, who started his career in the fantasy genre with titles such as Shivers, Scanners and Videodrome, will present the Hr Giger ‘Narcisse’ award to one of the 16 films in competition, at the closing ceremony on July 14.

Festival-goers will also be able to hear Cronenberg speak as part of a ‘New Worlds Of Fantasy’ literary forum, where there will be a
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‘A Quiet Place’ Lands China Release Date

‘A Quiet Place’ Lands China Release Date
John Krasinski’s hit horror film “A Quiet Place” is set for a theatrical release in China on May 18.

The film stars Emily Blunt and Krasinski as members of a family forced to live in silence, for fear or rousing predatory aliens who hunt by sound.

Produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller, the film has grossed a market leading $59.7 million to date in North America, and on its limited international opening has earned $25.7 million so far.

The date was confirmed to Variety by Chinese exhibition industry sources. Paramount, which handles the Platinum Dunes production, has offered no comment.

Overseas horror films are a relative rarity in China, but are far from unheard of. Indeed, the 2016 horror-action film “Cell” penned by Stephen King, releases on Friday in China. It stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

It is one of several Hollywood titles that have been bunched together for an April 13 outing.
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13 Notable Male Roles Rewritten as Amazing Women

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High Fidelity is the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby that was adapted into the 2000 film starring John Cusack.

It is now being developed into a TV series with one major change: the lead role is being written for a woman.

Let's check out some of the other times that a woman stepped into a role originally created for a man.

1. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Battlestar Galactica) When Ronald D. Moore's re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica announced that Starbuck was going to be a woman, there were many skeptics. Katee Sackhoff ultimately landed the role and quickly won over viewers with her powerful portrayal. 2. Lenny (Legion) Showrunner Noah Hawley first envisioned David's friend Lenny as a middle-aged man. Once he met Aubrey Plaza, Hawley rewrote the role so she could play it. 3. Jeri Hogarth (Marvel Netflix Universe) In adapting comic character Jeryn Hogarth for the Marvel/Netflix franchise, he became a she.
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Gender-swapped High Fidelity TV series in development for Disney’s streaming service

According to Deadline, Disney is developing a TV series adaptation of Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel High Fidelity, which was previously brought to the big screen in 2000 with John Cusack starring.

The site reports that the new take comes from writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka (Bull, Ugly Betty) and is described as “a departure from the book and the movie while still capturing the romantic comedy and authentic spirit of the original source materials.”

The series will reportedly feature a female lead, who talks straight to the camera as she chronicles past relationships. It is intended as a family friendly series, with a PG-13 tone.

Disney has a number of projects in development for its streaming service, including live-action Star Wars and Marvel series, along with Monsters Inc. and High School Musical shows. The service is expected to launch in 2019, bringing together thousands of hours of Disney films and television library content and original programming.
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John Cusack Is Skeptical of the ‘High Fidelity’ TV Remake: ‘It’ll Suck’ If Nick Hornby Isn’t Involved

John Cusack Is Skeptical of the ‘High Fidelity’ TV Remake: ‘It’ll Suck’ If Nick Hornby Isn’t Involved
As you may have noticed over the last decade or so, reboots and remakes are all the rage these days. Though often complained about by audiences, many of them do quite well — hence why Hollywood keeps churning them out. Following the news that “High Fidelity” is set to be adapted as a TV series, John Cusack chimed in on the new project, saying “it’ll suck” if original author Nick Hornby isn’t involved.

“The woman part seems good / the rest not so much – but it’s nicks book hope at least he’s involved- if he’s not – it’ll suck,” Cusack tweeted in response to a question about the project. By “the woman part,” he’s referring to the fact that this new adaptation of Hornby’s novel will star a woman.

The project, written by Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka of “Ugly Betty,” is slated for Disney’s forthcoming streaming service.
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Gender-Swapped “High Fidelity” TV Reboot in Development

“High Fidelity”: Touchstone Pictures

“High Fidelity” may soon be making its way to your “Top Five Gender-Flipped Reboots” list. “Ugly Betty” writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka are adapting the 1995 Nick Hornby novel and 2000 John Cusack-starrer for television, Deadline reports. But this time the central character — a sad sack record store owner looking back on past relationships — will be a woman.

Penned by West and Kucserka, the new “High Fidelity” will use the film’s fourth wall-breaking convention in which the main character speaks directly to the camera. Described as “an optimistic-in-tone mixtape/diary rom-com … intended for family co-viewing,” the series is in early development at Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer service.

Midnight Radio and ABC Signature Studios are producing.

Cusack wrote the film version of “High Fidelity” with D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, and Scott Rosenberg. Stephen Frears (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) directed. Joan Cusack, Lili Taylor, Iben Hjejle, Lisa Bonet,
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John Cusack Thinks Disney Will “F— Up” The ‘High Fidelity’ TV Series

Judging by the social media response to the news that Disney was remaking “High Fidelity” as a TV series with a female lead, we’re going to say that the project is definitely going to divide fans.

While some welcome a new take on a semi-classic film, others just see this as Hollywood, yet again, tinkering with a good thing and ruining it for eternity. While all of our opinions don’t really matter, in the scheme of things, one that might matter is John Cusack.
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Disney plots High Fidelity TV series with female lead

A new version of Nick Hornby’s romcom will focus on a female record-store owner chronicling her past relationships and will be shown on the studio’s streaming service

Disney is reportedly planning a gender-flipped television adaptation of Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel High Fidelity. The book was made into a movie by Stephen Frears in 2000, with John Cusack as a record-store owner. In the new project, Cusack’s character is expected to be played by a woman.

The series is expected to depart from the narrative of the book and film, but will maintain the romantic comedy and spirit of Hornby’s novel. Deadline reports that the female lead will talk straight to camera as she chronicles her past relationships, as Cusack did in the film adaptation.
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Disney plots High Fidelity TV series with female lead

A new version of Nick Hornby’s romcom will focus on a female record-store owner chronicling her past relationships and will be shown on the studio’s streaming service

Disney is reportedly planning a gender-flipped television adaptation of Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel High Fidelity. The book was made into a movie by Stephen Frears in 2000, with John Cusack as a record-store owner. In the new project, Cusack’s character is expected to be played by a woman.

The series is expected to depart from the narrative of the book and film, but will maintain the romantic comedy and spirit of Hornby’s novel. Deadline reports that the female lead will talk straight to camera as she chronicles her past relationships, as Cusack did in the film adaptation.

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TVLine Items: High Fidelity TV Series, Lorena Bobbitt Documentary and More

TVLine Items: High Fidelity TV Series, Lorena Bobbitt Documentary and More
A gender-flipped version of the 2000 film High Fidelity will be a part of Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

The comedy series, based on Nick Hornby’s novel and the John Cusack film, is in the works at Disney. Bull‘s Veronica West and Sarah Kuscerka are penning the series, which centers on a female record store owner detailing past relationships, our sister site Deadline reports.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* All seasons of NBC’s Friday Night Lights, as well as full seasons of House, Parks and Recreation and Eureka, are now streaming on Amazon Prime,
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John Cusack's High Fidelity is Being Adapted into a TV Series By Disney with a Female Lead

I'm a fan of John Cusack's 2000 feature film adaptation of Nick Hornby's 1995 novel High Fidelity. The main character in the story reminded me a lot of myself, but with a passion for movies instead of music.

That story is now being adapted into a romantic comedy TV series that will be released on Disney's upcoming streaming service. There's one big change to the story though. The lead will now be a woman.

The gender-swapped take on the story will be developed by writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka (Bull, Ugly Betty). The co-writer of the feature film Scott Rosenberg will also serve as a producer on the series.

Deadline says that the series will be a departure from the book and the movie "while still capturing the romantic comedy and authentic spirit of the original source materials." They go on to say that the story "centers on
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Disney Streaming Service Developing ‘High Fidelity’ Series

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A “High Fidelity” TV series is in the works for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

The show is based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and the 2000 movie starring John Cusack. The series will have a new take on the book and movie, centering around a female record store owner instead of a man.

Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka are writing the romantic comedy series, and it comes from ABC Signature Studios with Midnight Radio. West and Kucserka have recently worked on “Bull,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Ugly Betty,” among others. They’re both repped by Wme.

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The Midnight Radio team includes Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. The production company recently worked on CBS’ “Zoo.” Rosenberg co-wrote the movie.

The 2000 movie starred Iben Hjejele, Todd Louiso, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack and Jack Black in addition to Cusack.

Read original story Disney Streaming Service Developing ‘High Fidelity’ Series At TheWrap
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‘High Fidelity’ TV Series With Female Lead In Works For Disney’s Streaming Service From Midnight Radio & ‘Bull’ Writing Duo

Exclusive: I hear a romantic comedy TV series inspired by Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel High Fidelity and the 2000 feature starring John Cusack is in early development for Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer service. The project, a gender-swapped take on the classic title, comes from writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka (Bull, Ugly Betty), the Midnight Radio producing team and ABC Signature Studios (Smilf), the cable/streaming division of ABC Studios. Midnight Radio is…
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Disney Streaming Plans High Fidelity Series With Female Lead

Disney has announced a new project for their upcoming digital streaming service – a television series based on the movie High Fidelity. The series will have a twist, however, centering upon a female protagonist, while still maintaining the romantic comedy tone of the original movie.

Based on the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity tells the story of Rob Gordon – a devout music fan and record-shop owner, who is played by John Cusack.
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Tim Robbins movies: 10 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Mystic River’…

Tim Robbins movies: 10 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Mystic River’…
Did you know Tim Robbins has never been nominated for an Emmy? The Oscar winner hasn’t been as much of a fixture on television screens as he has been on the big screen, but now he could be recognized by the television academy with a Best Drama Actor bid for “Here and Now.” Created by Alan Ball (“True Blood,” “Six Feet Under,” “American Beauty”), this freshman HBO series centers on a multi-racial family whose bond is fractured when one of their children starts seeing things the rest cannot. Robbins plays Greg Boatwright, a philosophy professor and the family patriarch. In honor of his latest small-screen achievement, let’s take a look back at some of his best big-screen outings. Tour through our photo gallery above of Robbins’s 10 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Robbins won his Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for playing a former child abuse
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Sarah Dillon hired as Development Manager for Ireland's €2m Wrap Fund (exclusive)

Dillon has been a Production and Development Exec. at the Irish Film Board for ten years.

Sarah Dillon has been appointed development manager at the Wrap Fund, a major new initiative to support production industry in and attract projects to the West of Ireland.

Ms Dillon will take up the new role following ten years working as Production and Development Executive at the Irish Film Board, where she worked across various documentary, feature and animation projects.

The Western Region Audiovisual Producer’s Fund - or Wrap Fund - was launched in November 2017 at the FÍS TV Summit in Galway City.
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