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Anya Taylor-Joy To Star In A New Netflix Series From The Creator Of ‘Godless’ & Also In A New Adaptation Of ‘Emma’

Ever since her breakout role in “The Witch,” Anya Taylor-Joy has really come into her own as an actress in films like “Split” and “Thoroughbreds.” Now, she finds herself with plenty of opportunities, and Taylor-Joy seems to be making all the right choices.

THR is reporting that the young actress is teaming up with the mastermind behind the Netflix series “Godless,” Scott Frank, for a new limited series on the streaming service titled “The Queen’s Gambit.” The series, based on the novel of the same name by author Walter Tevis, follows Beth Harmon, a young woman coming-of-age and experiencing life’s hardships on her quest to become the world’s best chess player.

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Anya Taylor-Joy to Star in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Limited Series at Netflix

  • Variety
Netflix has put out an order for a new limited series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Variety has learned.

Based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name, the six-episode show will be set during the Cold War era and will follow orphan chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy) from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.

Two-time Oscar nominee Scott Frank, who created the Netflix show “Godless” and wrote the screenplay for the 2017 movie “Logan,” will serve as writer, director, and executive producer on the series. “The Talented Mr Ripley” producer William Horberg will executive produce, alongside Allan Scott who will co-write the show.

Taylor-Joy, who is best known for playing Casey Cooke in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” and “Split,” is repped by CAA, Troika, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
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Netflix Orders ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Limited Series From Scott Frank; Anya Taylor-Joy To Star

  • Deadline
Netflix has ordered six episodes of The Queen’s Gambit, a limited series based on Walter Tevis’ novel from two-time Oscar nominee Scott Frank, with Anya Taylor-Joy set to star.

Co-written by Frank, who also directs, and Allan Scott, The Queen’s Gambit chronicles the life of an orphan chess prodigy. Set during the Cold War era, the story follows Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy), from the age of 8 to 22, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.

Frank and Scott executive produce with William Horberg (The Talented Mr. Ripley).

Gotham Award winner and BAFTA Rising Star nominee Taylor-Joy also will star in upcoming films Playmobil, Emma, and Last Night in Soho as well as season five of Peaky Blinders and Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
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Anya Taylor-Joy to Star on Netflix Limited Series "The Queen’s Gambit" From "Godless" Creator Scott Frank

  • The Wrap
Anya Taylor-Joy to Star on Netflix Limited Series
Netflix has ordered “The Queen’s Gambit,” a limited series about “an orphan chess prodigy” who struggles with addiction, from “Godless” creator and “Logan” screenwriter Scott Frank, TheWrap has learned. “Split” star Anya Taylor-Joy will lead the cast, playing said “orphan chess prodigy.”

Here’s the official logline for the six-episode show, which is based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name: “Chronicling the life of an orphan chess prodigy, the story – set during the Cold War era – follows Beth Harmon from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.”

Academy Award-nominee Frank will serve as writer, director and executive producer on “The Queen’s Gambit,” with William Horberg (“The Talented Mr. Ripley”) also executive producing and Allan Scott acting as co-writer and executive producer.
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Anya Taylor-Joy to Star in Netflix Limited Series From 'Godless' Creator

Anya Taylor-Joy to Star in Netflix Limited Series From 'Godless' Creator
Rising star Anya Taylor-Joy will play the lead in a Netflix limited series from Godless creator Scott Frank.

The Glass and Split breakout will star in The Queen's Gambit, which follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy in the Cold War era. The six-episode series is based on a novel of the same name by Walter Tevis.

The drama will follow Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy) from age 8 to 22 as she struggles with addiction and goes on a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.  

Frank earned Emmy nominations for writing and directing Godless for Netflix and, as ...
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Director Damien Power to make Hollywood debut on Fox thriller

Damien Power (Photo credit: Shutterstock).

In his Hollywood debut Damien Power will direct No Exit, a thriller based on a novel by Taylor Adams, for 20th Century Fox.

Adapted by Andrew Barrer and Gabe Ferrari (Ant-Man and the Wasp), the plot follows college student Darby Thorne, who, while on the way home to visit her mother, gets stranded in a blizzard at a highway rest stop with four strangers.

During the night Thorne discovers a little girl locked in the boot of one of the cars but she doesn’t know whose car. Without cell or phone reception and trapped by the snow, she must figure out who is the kidnapper.

The producer is Scott Frank, who wrote the screenplay of Fox’s Wolverine adventure Logan, which starred Hugh Jackman. Frank also created, wrote and directed Netflix’s Western series Godless.

It will be Power’s second feature following his debut Killing Ground,
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Damien Power Tapped To Direct ‘No Exit’ Thriller For 20th Century Fox

  • Deadline
Damien Power Tapped To Direct ‘No Exit’ Thriller For 20th Century Fox
Exclusive: Killing Ground helmer Damien Power is attached to direct 20th Century Fox’s No Exit, a thriller based on the novel of the same name by Taylor Adams. Logan scribe Scott Frank is producing the film, which was adapted by Ant-Man scripters Andrew Barrer and Gabe Ferrari.

Published in 2017, the story follows several strangers stranded at a rest stop during a blizzard, where a young woman discovers a kidnapped girl and must determine who the kidnapper is and plot their escape.

Power marked his feature directorial debut with Killing Ground, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The modern thriller, which Power also wrote, follows two campers who, after arriving at an isolated campsite, discover a distressed child wandering in the woods which leads to a terrifying chain of events that will test them to a breaking point.

Frank is the creator, writer, and director behind Netflix’s seven-part western limited series,
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FX To Turn Don Winslow’s Epic Cartel Drug War Novel Trilogy Into TV Series

  • Deadline
Exclusive: FX Networks has landed the rights to turn Don Winslow’s acclaimed Cartel Trilogy into a TV series. The series will encompass Winslow’s 2005 novel The Power of the Dog, the 2015 followup The Cartel, and the just published conclusion, The Border. Latter book, which The New York Times called “a hybrid of The Godfather and War and Peace,” and “this generation’s defining work of American mass-culture storytelling on the border,” just debuted on the Nyt bestseller lists in the number three slot. The deal was made by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions.

Winslow and Shane Salerno will be Executive Producers. Salerno will co-write the pilot with a writer/showrunner to be set shortly. FX is producing with The Story Factory. Ridley Scott will also serve as an Executive Producer. While Winslow and Salerno will not be day-to-day showrunners, they will be closely involved in shaping and sustaining the series.
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Tony Gilroy & Scott Frank Tell How William Goldman’s Mentorship Left As Lasting A Hollywood Legacy As Oscars & Dialogue

  • Deadline
Tony Gilroy & Scott Frank Tell How William Goldman’s Mentorship Left As Lasting A Hollywood Legacy As Oscars & Dialogue
Exclusive: There are dozens of dialogue lines that made William Goldman an iconic screenwriter — “Follow the money” from All the President’s Men, and “Is it safe?” from Marathon Man among them — but to a legion of top screenwriters whom Goldman helped find their voices, here’s a lesser-known signature line just as memorable: “I’m in the book.”

That is what Goldman said to many young screenwriters who dared ask a legend for help, back when people actually thumbed through the white pages of the New York City phone book. That’s where Goldman left his Manhattan number, which led to tutorials over lunches at places like The Carlyle Hotel, where Goldman held court and spread the gospel of good writing to so many. Even though he wrote many a withering column about movies he didn’t love — the manipulative bookend-ed start and end of Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan
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Akiva Goldsman To Adapt Marcus Sakey’s ‘Brilliance’ Trilogy With The Story Factory

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Akiva Goldsman To Adapt Marcus Sakey’s ‘Brilliance’ Trilogy With The Story Factory
Exclusive: Akiva Goldsman has signed on to write and produce the film adaptations of author Marcus Sakey’s bestselling Brilliance trilogy.

Goldsman will write the adaptations and produce the films with Shane Salerno and The Story Factory. The producers will shop the book series, which has sold two million copies worldwide.

Goldsman won his Oscar for A Beautiful Mind and his script work ranges from I Am Legend to The Da Vinci Code, and most recently the Stephen King The Shining continuation Doctor Sleep as well as producing an adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse as a potential star vehicle for Michael B. Jordan.

The Brilliance trilogy is set in a future world where “brilliants” — the rare 1% born gifted with superior mental abilities — are carefully tracked by the government. Federal agent Nick Cooper, himself a “brilliant,’ is tasked with using his own gifts to infiltrate a radical group and
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Blu-ray Review – Get Shorty Collector’s Edition (1995)

Get Shorty, 1995.

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

Starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Rene Russo, Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo, James Gandolfini, and Bette Midler.

Synopsis:

Barry Sonnenfeld’s early 90s classic, Hollywood-skewering Get Shorty gets the Shout! Factory Select Series treatment, complete with a new 4K transfer. The bonus features are from previous releases, but it’s a worthwhile purchase if you don’t have this one in your home video library yet.

I love movies about movies. Whether it’s the pathos of Tim Burton’s Ed Wood or the biting satire of Robert Altman’s The Player, I appreciate any director and screenwriter who are willing to bite the hand that feeds them, even if it’s just a little nip. In the case of Get Shorty, John Travolta’s role as mob-guy-turned-film-producer is clearly a not-so-subtle comment on Tinseltown’s power dynamics. (Is Harvey Weinstein really that
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Lawrence Kasdan To Script & Direct Film Adaptation Of Lou Berney Novel ‘November Road’

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Lawrence Kasdan To Script & Direct Film Adaptation Of Lou Berney Novel ‘November Road’
Exclusive: Though the past several years have left Lawrence Kasdan focused in space writing Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Solo: A Star Wars Story, Kasdan will now focus on the period surrounding the JFK assassination. Kasdan has made a six-figure acquisition of the film rights to November Road, the upcoming novel from Edgar Award-winning author Lou Berney. The novel is just being published by William Morrow HarperCollins.

Kasdan will write and direct, and will produce the film with Shane Salerno in a co-production between Kasdan Pictures and The Story Factory. The producers intend to fast-track the project, and for it to be Kasdan’s next film. Distributors are circling and that part of the deal should be made shortly.

In the spirit of No Country for Old Men, Man on Fire, and Witness, November Road is a story of second chances and redemption. It’s November 22, 1963, JFK has just been assassinated,
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Emmys 2018 Winners and Losers: A Big Night for Bill Hader, ‘Game of Thrones,’ and More

  • Indiewire
Emmys night contained plenty of highs and lows for everyone, as there were plenty of disappointments scattered throughout the night of big wins for HBO, Amazon, and FX. Watching from backstage at the Microsoft Theater, plenty of those featured shared their candid thoughts about what victory meant to them, while also revealing key bits of backstory behind the wins.

Winner: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“Let the backlash begin!” executive producer Dan Palladino joked as the “Maisel” team came backstage, having won nearly every award it was up for Monday night, including history-making Outstanding Writing and Directing wins for Amy Sherman-Palladino.

Production on Season 2 has wrapped, and both Palladino and Sherman-Palladino pledged that it’ll premiere on Amazon Prime before the end of 2018. While juggling her many statues, she reflected on how growing up listening to her father’s stories about the New York stand-up comedy scene was the initial inspiration for the show.
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Emmy Awards: The Complete List of Winners

  • The Wrap
NBC’s 70th Primetime Emmys are in the books, and there was much to celebrate from beginning to end. Internet perusers who are just looking for the Emmy winners, you’ve come to the right place.

The first trophy of the night went to Henry Winkler for his work on “Barry.” Among those the “Happy Days” alum defeated was Alec Baldwin, who was nominated for his President Donald Trump impression on “SNL.”

Bill Hader also won for his starring role on “Barry,” but not before “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took four awards in a row. Then it was “Godless'” turn to go on a mini-streak of its own.

Also Read: The Best and Worst Moments of the 70th Emmy Awards (Photos)

Later, “Game of Thrones” made its presence felt. “The Crown” also won a pair of awards, while “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” did them both one better.
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Emmy Awards: Complete Winners List (Updating)

  • Variety
Emmy Awards: Complete Winners List (Updating)
The Emmys are unfolding at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., with “Game of Thrones,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “SNL” leading the pack of nominations.

“SNL” co-head writers — and Emmy nominees themselves — Michael Che and Colin Jost are hosting the 70th annual awards show.

Variety‘s final predictions show Elisabeth Moss and “The Handmaid’s Tale” as strong contenders in their respective categories, with “The Americans” a dark horse candidate across several categories. With “Veep” ineligible for competition, the best comedy series race has finally opened up with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” the likely champ. “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is also a key player in the limited series or movie realm.

Keep checking back as winners are updated live.

Limited Series

The Alienist

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

“Genius: Picasso”

Godless

“Patrick Melrose”

Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor
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‘Godless’: Scott Frank & Steven Soderbergh Talk Western Clichés And Being Labeled A “Feminist Western”

  • Deadline
‘Godless’: Scott Frank & Steven Soderbergh Talk Western Clichés And  Being Labeled A “Feminist Western”
Godless marks Scott Frank’s first foray into the western genre. One could argue that his screenplay for Logan was western-adjacent, but Godless is a tried and true western complete with outlaws, gunfights, a town tragedy, a drifter and horses — an animal that executive producer Steven Soderbergh fears.

Created and written by Frank, the seven-part limited series — which was originally conceived as a feature film — reunites the Out of Sight writer with director Soderbergh and executive producer Casey Silver. Hitting the beats of a traditional western, Godless follows criminal Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang of menacing outlaws as they set out on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell), a son-like protégé who betrayed them. While on the Run from Frank and his goons, Roy finds refuge with tough-as-nails Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery) in the isolated mining town of La Belle which is populated by mostly women.
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Encore: Jeff Daniels On ‘Godless’, ‘The Looming Tower’ And His Message To Trump: “Be Prepared To Duck, Orange Man”

Encore: Jeff Daniels On ‘Godless’, ‘The Looming Tower’ And His Message To Trump: “Be Prepared To Duck, Orange Man”
Editor’s note: This story originally ran on May 14. With one Emmy and five nominations to date, Jeff Daniels will compete this year in both Lead and Supporting Categories with roles in two acclaimed series, Hulu’s The Looming Tower and Netflix original Western Godless.

Jeff Daniels could be taking it easy. The Emmy Award-winning, and Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Tony Award-nominated actor could be still coasting on the success of his turn as the lead of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, which came to an end in 2014, and which felt like the gilded cherry atop a career cake that has encompassed everything from The Purple Rose of Cairo to Dumb and Dumber, The Hours, Good Night, and Good Luck and The Squid and the Whale.

But this year has been amongst Daniels’ most productive, starting with a barnstorming performance as the villainous outlaw Frank Griffin, the antagonist
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Emmy Predictions: ‘Gianni Versace’ Is Front Runner But Can #MeToo Help A Feminist Western Steal Limited Series Crown?

  • Deadline
Deadline Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic Pete Hammond gives his take on contenders in the key categories for the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here, he breaks down the category of Outstanding Limited Series.

Last season provided a real race between several juggernauts in this category, including Feud: Bette and Joan, Fargo, and eventual winner Big Little Lies, which seemed to sweep up everything in its sight. Well, there’s no new Feud in sight, no new Fargo, and there’s a year to wait for the next batch of Big Little Lies. So that leaves this category with perhaps its most unpredictable and weakest field, at least compared to the 2017 slugfest. Nevertheless, Emmy voters parsed through the list of possibilities and came up with a group that truly does not appear to have a distinct front-runner—although in terms of numbers, producer Ryan Murphy looks to have the best chance
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Emmys: Limited Series or TV Movie Score Nominees Range From History to Penguins

  • Variety
The six scores vying for this year’s Emmy for music composition for a limited series, movie or special range from 19th-century tales of Canada and the Old West to futuristic stories of androids and virtual reality. There’s even a documentary about emperor penguins.

Alias Grace

For this six-part Netflix drama based on a Margaret Atwood novel about a possible murderess in 1859 Canada, composers Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna wanted to “honor the time but put our own spin on it,” says Jeff. “We thought it needed a postmodern chamber sound”: just 12 strings, three woodwinds, harp and piano.

Oscar winner Mychael (“Life of Pi”), who has known writer-producer Sarah Polley for more than 20 years, adds: “We did write in period style, but with elements of minimalism and even trance music, using instruments that the characters in the story would have been familiar and comfortable with.”

Black Mirror

The
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Ryan Murphy (‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’) could finally win 2nd Emmy for directing, 8 years after ‘Glee’ pilot

Ryan Murphy (‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’) could finally win 2nd Emmy for directing, 8 years after ‘Glee’ pilot
Ryan Murphy has now been nominated a total of 28 times at the Emmys and has taken home four trophies. However, the only individual Emmy he has won so far was for directing the “Glee” pilot back in 2010. Will he now take home his second individual Emmy eight years later for directing the first episode of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” titled “The Man Who Would Be Vogue”?

Currently, Gold Derby’s racetrack odds have Murphy in the lead to win Best Movie/Mini Directing, ahead of David Lynch (“Twin Peaks”), Scott Frank (“Godless”), David Leveaux and Alex Rudzinski (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”), Edward Berger (“Patrick Melrose”), Craig Zisk (“The Looming Tower”) and Barry Levinson (“Paterno”).

See Which of Ryan Murphy’s Emmy-nominated actors is most likely to win? [Poll]

Murphy’s other three career Emmy wins came as part of the production teams for “The Normal Heart” (Best Television Movie), “The People v.
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