Frances O'Connor (II) - News Poster

News

"Locke and Key" On Netflix

According to TorontoFilm.Net, the supernatural series "Locke and Key" has been picked up by Netflix with a 10-episode order, thanks to an impressive TV pilot, adapting the Idw Publishing comic book series by writer Joe Hill,  starring Frances O'Connor, Jack Mulhern, Jackson Robert Scott, Megan Charpentier, Nate Corddry, Jack Mulhern and Owen Teague:

"...created by Joe Hill and illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez, "Locke and Key" follows the 'Locke' family who travel to 'Keyhouse'.

"Keyhouse is a New England mansion with fantastic keys that open up doors. The building is also home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Locke and Key" (2011)...

Find "Locke And Key" Comic Books Here
See full article at SneakPeek »

Locke & Key Series Officially Moving Forward at Netflix

Are you ready to enter the Keyhouse? Back in May, it was reported that Netflix was looking to give a series order to the long-in-development Locke & Key adaptation (based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez's Idw comic book series of the same name) after it was passed on by Hulu, and now the news is official, as Netflix has confirmed that they are moving forward with a 10-episode first season based on the Lovecraftian tale.

While a pilot episode of the Locke & Key series had already been created for Hulu with It director Andy Muschietti at the helm, Netflix wants to take the adaptation in a different creative direction with a new cast.

Joe Hill will executive produce along with Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, who will also serve as co-showrunners. Additionally, Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti are among the executive producing team for the adaptation of the
See full article at DailyDead »

Today in Soap Opera History (June 12)

1981: General Hospital's Luke had a calling.

1984: Jack Boyd arrived in Edge of Night's Monticello.

1990: A topless Carly impressed Justin on Days of our Lives.

2000: Bold and the Beautiful's Brooke played footsie with Thorne."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1936: Popular serial Just Plain Bill aired on CBS Radio for the final time. The show returned in September on NBC, where it remained until 1954.

1941: On The Guiding Light,
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Locke & Key Series Heading to Netflix?

In its journey to the screen (both big and small), the adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez's Locke & Key comic book series has been in development at Fox, Universal, and most recently, Hulu. After ordering a Locke & Key pilot episode that was directed by It filmmaker Andy Muschietti, the streaming network decided not to move forward with a full series, but now the adaptation could find a home on another streaming service: Netflix.

According to multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is "near a series-order deal" for a Locke & Key adaptation. A pilot episode of the series (the second pilot episode the adaptation has received—another one was made for Fox in 2011) had already been created for Hulu with Muschietti at the helm, and a writers' room reportedly put together seven scripts for the show, but Netflix wants to take the adaptation in a different direction,
See full article at DailyDead »

Frances O’Connor, Richard Roxburgh Join Australia’s ‘Go Karts’

Frances O’Connor, Richard Roxburgh Join Australia’s ‘Go Karts’
See Pictures has cast newcomer William Lodder in the lead role of its upcoming “Go Karts,” which begins filming this week in Busselton, Western Australia. He is joined by Frances O’Connor, Richard Roxburgh, Dan Wyllie, Darius Amarfio-Jefferson, Cooper van Grootel and another newcomer Anastasia Bampos.

The high-octane family film sees Lodder as a Jack-the-lad who discovers that he is good at something, karting. He is encouraged in his career choice by a supportive mother. But he has to face up to challenges of his own making, as well as from other racers.

The film is directed by Owen Trevor (TV’s “Top Gear”) from a script by Steve Worland (“Paper Planes”). Production is by Jamie Hilton “(Breath”) and Sonia Borella for See Pictures.

Distribution in Australia and new Zealand is to be through Roadshow Films, which co-developed the script. It will be represented internationally by Aqute Media.

Sydney- and
See full article at Variety - Film News »

"Locke and Key" TV Series

  • SneakPeek
According to TorontoFilm.Net, shooting on the new Hulu supernatural series "Locke and Key" will start March 2018 in Toronto, thanks to an impressive TV pilot, adapting the Idw Publishing comic book series by writer Joe Hill,  to star Frances O'Connor, Jack Mulhern, Jackson Robert Scott, Megan Charpentier, Nate Corddry, Jack Mulhern and Owen Teague:

"...created by Joe Hill and illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez, "Locke and Key" follows the 'Locke' family who travel to 'Keyhouse'.

"Keyhouse is a New England mansion with fantastic keys that open up doors. The building is also home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Locke and Key" (2011)...

"Locke & Key" Comic Books 
See full article at SneakPeek »

TVLine Items: Alyssa Milano's Lifetime Comedy, Futurama on Syfy and More

TVLine Items: Alyssa Milano's Lifetime Comedy, Futurama on Syfy and More
Lifetime wants Alyssa Milano for Mayor.

The Mistresses and Charmed actress is developing a scripted comedy series in the vein of Curb Your Enthusiasm for the cable network, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedAlyssa Milano Joins Cast of Beauty-Queen Drama Insatiable

In addition to executive-producing, Milano would star as herself in the project, which finds her becoming the mayor of a suburban L.A. town and dealing with the minutiae of community politics.

In other Milano news, the actress has been promoted to series regular on the CW pilot-turned-Netflix series Insatiable.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets?
See full article at TVLine.com »

Danny Glover Joins Hulu's Locke And Key

Original Lethal Weapon star Danny Glover has officially joined the cast of Hulu's highly anticipated adaptation of Idw graphic novel Locke and Key. THR reports that Jack Mulhern is also joining the Carlton Cuse pilot.

Locke and Key focuses around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them powers. What they don't know is that a demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.

Glover will play Joe Ridgeway, the eccentric English teacher at Matheson Academy who becomes a mentor to the Locke children and a friend to Nina, but he also knows some of the tragic secrets Rendell kept from his family.

Glover's role is not a series regular and may be as small as a cameo. 

Mulhern, meanwhile, will play Tyler Locke, the
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Nate Corddry joins Hulu’s Locke & Key

The cast of Hulu’s Locke & Key pilot continues to come together, with Deadline reporting that Nate Corddry (Mom) has become the latest addition to the adaptation of the comic book from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.

Locke & Key revolves around three siblings who move with their mother to their ancestral home in Maine following the gruesome murder of their father, and soon discover that the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. However, little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.

Corddry is set to play the Locke children’s uncle Duncan Locke, “[who] does what he can to ease the family’s pain after his older brother’s murder, and he and his boyfriend, Brian Rogers, help Nina and the kids settle into the old family home. Duncan doesn’t seem
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Cleverman: Cancelled or Renewed For Season Three on SundanceTV?

Vulture Watch What fate awaits Koen and Waruu? Has the Cleverman TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on SundanceTV? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Cleverman season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the SundanceTV cable channel, Cleverman stars Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Iain Glen, Frances O’Connor, Deborah Mailman, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick, Jada Alberts, Rachael Blake, Tony Briggs, Clarence Ryan, Taylor Ferguson, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, and Jack Charles. The supernatural drama draws inspiration from Australian Aboriginal mythological traditions. Set in the near future — when beings of Aboriginal legend live among humans — the story
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Locke and Key: Megan Charpentier Cast in Hulu's Horror Series

Somebody new has joined Hulu's new horror series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Megan Charpentier has joined the streaming service's upcoming TV show Locke and Key.Based on the comic by Joe Hill, the drama "revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them an array of powers." The cast includes Frances O'Connor and Jackson Robert.Read More…
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

It star joins the Locke & Key TV pilot

Casting continues on Hulu’s Locke & Key pilot, with Deadline revealing that young It star Jackson Robert Scott is set to reunite with director Andy Muschietti on the small screen adaptation of the Idw comic by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.

The site reports that Scott will play Bode Locke, the youngest member of the Locke family. His character description reads: “Filled with all the optimism and imagination of an exuberant eight-year-old, Bode is especially attuned to the supernatural possibilities of Keyhouse… and especially vulnerable to the unnatural forces circling his family.”

Earlier this month, Frances O’Connor (The Conjuring 2) signed on for the lead role as mother Nina Locke, who takes her three children to live in their ancestral home in Maine following the gruesome murder of her husband, where the children discover that the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Frances O’Connor joins Hulu’s Locke & Key

Frances O’Connor (The Conjuring 2) has signed on for the lead role in Hulu’s upcoming TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key comic book from Idw Publishing.

Locke & Key “revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine with their mother Nina (O’Connor) only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.”

Andy Muschietti (It) will direct the pilot and is executive producing alongside Hill, Barbara Muschietti, Lindsey Springer, Ted Adams and David Ozer of Idw Entertainment, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion. Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel) also executive produces and will serve as showrunner should it make it to series.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

TVLine Items: Locke & Key Casts Lead, This Is Us Adds '70s Mom and More

TVLine Items: Locke & Key Casts Lead, This Is Us Adds '70s Mom and More
Hulu has locked in an actress for a key role in its adaptation of the Locke & Key Idw comic book.

Frances O’Connor (Cashmere Mafia) has been cast as Nina Locke in the horror/fantasy drama pilot, which is being written by the comic’s author Joe Hill and executive-produced by Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, The Strain).

RelatedHulu Orders Locke & Key Pilot From Writer Joe Hill, Ep Carlton Cuse

As the story goes, Nina, after the gruesome murder of her husband, moves their three kids to their ancestral home in Maine — known as Key House — to be closer to their uncle.
See full article at TVLine.com »

The Conjuring 2 Star Joins Hulu’s Locke & Key Adaptation

Frances O’Connor (The Conjurin 2) has joined the cast of Hulu’s “Locke & Key” adaptation, per THR, as Nina Locke, the mother of the three siblings that the story centers around. The pilot episode for the series was originally going… Continue Reading →

The post The Conjuring 2 Star Joins Hulu’s Locke & Key Adaptation appeared first on Dread Central.
See full article at Dread Central »

Cleverman: Season Two Ratings

Although it was originally billed as an actual mini-series, rather than the nebulous "limited event series," which is common these days, SundanceTV and Australia's ABC TV renewed the Cleverman TV show for a second season, back in June of 2016. Now it remains to be seen if it can build up its audience, particularly in the Us. Will Cleverman be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A supernatural drama, Cleverman stars Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Iain Glen, Frances O’Connor, Deborah Mailman, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick, Jada Alberts, Rachael Blake, Tony Briggs, Clarence Ryan, Taylor Ferguson, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, and Jack Charles. The SundanceTV series draws inspiration from Australian Aboriginal mythological traditions. Set in the near future — when beings of Aboriginal legend live among humans — the story moves between two worlds: The City and The Zone. In the
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Cleverman: Cancelled or Renewed For Season Three on SundanceTV?

Vulture Watch What fate awaits Koen and Waruu? Has the Cleverman TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on SundanceTV? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Cleverman season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the SundanceTV cable channel, Cleverman stars Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Iain Glen, Frances O’Connor, Deborah Mailman, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick, Jada Alberts, Rachael Blake, Tony Briggs, Clarence Ryan, Taylor Ferguson, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, and Jack Charles. The supernatural drama draws inspiration from Australian Aboriginal mythological traditions. Set in the near future — when beings of Aboriginal legend live among humans — the story
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Cleverman

Network: SundanceTV. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates (Us): June 1, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Iain Glen, Frances O'Connor, Deborah Mailman, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick, Jada Alberts, Rachael Blake, Tony Briggs, Clarence Ryan, Taylor Ferguson, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, Robyn Nevin, Lynette Curran, Tysan Towney, Andrew McFarlane, Marcus Graham, Leeanna Walsman, Jada Alberts, Tamala Shelton, Luke Ford, Alec Doomadgee, Lasarus Ratuere, Lisa Flanagan, and Jack Charles. TV show description: A supernatural drama the Cleverman TV show draws inspiration from Australian Aboriginal mythological traditions. Set in the near future -- when beings of Aboriginal legend live among humans -- the story moves between two worlds: The City and The Zone.
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Six Australian films set for world premieres at Miff

'The Butterfly Tree'..

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Miff Premiere Fund will present six world premieres at the 66th Melbourne International Film Festival (Miff), including Greg McLean.s survival thriller Jungle.

The festival runs August 3-20; the full program will be launched on July 11, with general public individual session tickets on sale from July 14..

The six premieres are:.

The Butterfly Tree, the feature debut of director Priscilla Cameron, is a coming-of-age tale of love and loss tinged with magical realism, starring Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould and Sophie Lowe.

Naina Sen.s The Song Keepers chronicles the hidden musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages and German baroque songs that are being preserved by the Central Australian Aboriginal Women.s Choir.

Eddie Martin.s Have You Seen the Listers? is a moving personal account of the artistic and commercial rise of Australia.s most renowned street artist, which came with a deep personal cost.

In Westwind: Djalu.s Legacy, director Ben Strunin portrays Yolngu elder Djalu Gurruwiwi.s quest to pass his people.s ancient song lines and culture to the next generation — with a little help from global pop star Gotye..

Rabbit is a chilling fairytale feature debut from director Luke Shanahan in which identical twins are linked by more than just DNA, starring Alex Russell and Adelaide Clemens.

The opening night selection, Jungle stars Alex Russell and Daniel Radcliffe in a thriller based on the real-life story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg.

The Premiere Fund, which offers minority co-financing to new Australian narrative and documentary theatrical features that then premiere at Miff, has invested in a total of 56 projects. To celebrate the anniversary, Miff will have retro screenings of three classics:

Balibo (2009), Robert Connolly.s political thriller starring Oscar Isaac and Anthony Lapaglia. Bastardy (2008), Amiel Courtin-Wilson.s impressionistic portrait of the life of Indigenous arts personality Jack Charles.. Blessed (2009), Ana Kokkinos. drama about families, love and loss, starring Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto, Deborra-Lee Furness, William McInnes, Sophie Lowe, Harrison Gilbertson and Reef Ireland.

Meanwhile www.miff.com.au will feature a new dedicated Premiere Fund page outlining all 56 investments along with a link to a new iTunes page where many of those films can be purchased..

Among the notable milestones over the 10 years:

Nearly 32 per cent of the fund.s films had female directors (versus Screen Australia-reported industry average of 16 per cent). Nearly 59 per cent had female producers (versus industry average of 32 per cent). 41 per cent included youth themes.. 27 per cent had elements portraying Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities (CALDs), with 5 per cent having Cald creative principals (director and/or producer(s). 16 per cent included Indigenous themes and/or characters (including Bran Nue Dae), and nearly 7 per cent had Indigenous creative principals. 13 per cent included Lgbti characters and/or issues, with 18 per cent involving Lgbti creative principals. Some 50% of Premiere Fund movies were helmed by first-time directors.

Miff Premiere Fund executive producer Mark Woods said, .The talent we have been able to support has been incredible — 19 per cent of Premiere Fund films are directed by alumni of Miff emerging director workshop Accelerator Lab and 48 per cent advanced their funding at Miff.s film financing event 37ºSouth Market — so we really do feel like we come on a long journey with these projects..
See full article at IF.com.au »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed