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Javier Bardem ‘Shocked’ Over Woody Allen Treatment

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Javier Bardem ‘Shocked’ Over Woody Allen Treatment
Javier Bardem is “shocked” by the treatment of Woody Allen and said he has “doubts” about the longstanding allegations of sexual misconduct against the filmmaker.

In an interview with French newspaper Paris Match, the actor, who starred in Allen’s 2008 film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” said he’s “absolutely not” ashamed to have worked with him.

“If there was evidence that Woody Allen was guilty, then yes, I would have stopped working with him, but I have doubts,” Bardem said, according to People. “I am very shocked by this sudden treatment. Judgments in the states of New York and Connecticut found him innocent. The legal situation today is the same as in 2007.”

Also Read: Elle Fanning Says She 'Regrets' If Her Decision to Work With Woody Allen 'Hurt Anyone'

Several stars of Allen’s films have publicly said that they would not work with the director again in the wake of resurfaced allegations of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, and her mother, Mia Farrow. Among those are “Wonder Wheel” actor David Krumholtz, who said he “deeply” regrets working with the filmmaker on his most recent film, calling it one of his “most heartbreaking mistakes.”

Greta Gerwig also said she will never work for Allen again and wouldn’t have starred in his 2012 movie “To Rome With Love” had she known about the accusations against him. Peter Sarsgaard, who starred in Allen’s 2013 film “Blue Jasmine,” said he would turn down another chance to work with the director.

Also Read: Peter Sarsgaard Says He Won't Make Another Movie With Woody Allen Film, Jeff Daniels Isn't So Sure (Video)

Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, an allegation for which he was investigated in 1992 but never charged. Allen has denied the allegations, calling it an invention of Farrow’s mother, actress Mia Farrow. They accusations were brought back to the public’s attention when Farrow detailed her experience in an open letter in the New York Times in 2014.

In December, she published a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, in which she called out Kate Winslet, Blake Lively and Gerwig for working with Allen amidst the accusations.

A spokesperson for Bardem has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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The Looming Tower

Network: Hulu. Episodes: 10 (hour). Seasons: One. TV show dates: February 28, 2018 — April 18, 2018. Series status: Ended. Performers include: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, Louis Cancelmi, Virginia Kull, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kelly P. Williams, Erica Cho, Katie Flahive, Jennie Paul, Samer Bisharat, Jamie Neumann, Tawfeek Barholm, Ali Suliman, Ibrahim Renno, and Peter Sarsgaard. TV show description: A counter-terrorism drama, based on the Lawrence Wright book, The Looming Tower TV show explores the rise of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, beginning in the late 1990s. It also delves into the issue of whether the tug-of-war between the FBI and CIA could have accidentally helped set the stage for the tragedy of September 11, 2001
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‘The Looming Tower’s Peter Sarsgaard Reveals “Anger” At 9/11 Bureaucracy – The Contenders Emmys

Hulu’s The Looming Tower tackles terrorism and the lead up to 9/11 that was 60 years in the making, managing to pack the multifaceted subject into ten episodes. The result is as riveting as the subject matter. Based on the Lawrence Wright book of the same name, one White House insider called it the definitive crash course on Al Qaeda. Tower co-stars Jeff Daniels as real-life/f-bomb dropping F.B.I agent John O'Neil, and Peter Sarsgaard as "Professor" Martin Schmidt, an…
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Aaron Raff, Steven Weigle (‘The Looming Tower’ VFX) on achieving ‘visual fidelity’ with visual effects in 9/11 docudrama [Exclusive Video Interview]

Visual effects supervisor Aaron Raff‘s top priorities for “The Looming Tower” were “accuracy and visual fidelity.” Based on Lawrence Wright‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, this Hulu limited series starring Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg and Bill Camp recounts the events leading up to the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Authenticity was especially important given the show’s editing style, which would often “cut from one of our visual effects shots into archival footage or news footage from the actual events.” Additionally, “the nature of these events are sensitive, and the goal was not to sensationalize or make anything look extra fantastic past the point of historical accuracy.”

See Jeff Daniels (‘The Looming Tower’) wonders, did we learn anything from 9/11, ‘or are we more divided than ever?’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Raff and visual effects producer Steven Weigle point to a particularly difficult sequence — the bombing of U.S. embassies in East
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Will Bates (‘The Looming Tower’ composer) on the pressure of scoring Hulu series about 9/11 attacks we ‘all lived through’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Will Bates (‘The Looming Tower’ composer) on the pressure of scoring Hulu series about 9/11 attacks we ‘all lived through’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Composer Will Bates knew from the get-go that scoring “The Looming Tower” would be a daunting task. “It seemed kind of clear that of all the things that I’ve worked on, this was going to be the largest in terms of the scope of work and the level of detail that it really needed,” he reveals. Based on Lawrence Wright‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, this Hulu limited series starring Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg and Bill Camp recounts the events leading up to the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Bates knew he had his work cut out for him because 9/11 is “something that, to some extent, all of us have lived through.”

See Jeff Daniels (‘The Looming Tower’) wonders, did we learn anything from 9/11, ‘or are we more divided than ever?’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Upon reading the book, Bates was struck by “how huge this subject is.” The story takes us around the globe,
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Dawn Porter to Direct Netflix Docuseries About Bobby Kennedy

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Dawn Porter is revisiting Robert F. Kennedy’s tragic presidential run. The award-winning filmmaker will helm a Netflix docuseries about the former Senator from New York, Deadline reports. “Bobby Kennedy for President” marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s presidential campaign, which ended with his assassination.

Set to debut on Netflix April 27, the four-part series “utilizes rare and never-before-seen archival footage,” according to the source. “It includes new interviews with Rfk confidantes and staffers, including Harry Belafonte, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Neil Gallagher, Dolores Huerta, Ambassador William Vanden Heuvel, Paul Schrade, Franklin A. Thomas, William Arnone, Marian Wright Edelman. and Peter Edelman. In it, Porter reveals what America gained and what it lost in the life, vision, politics, and enduring legacy of Bobby Kennedy.”

Kennedy was portrayed by Peter Sarsgaard in 2016 Natalie Portman-starrer “Jackie.”

Porter’s most recent project is “Fatherless,” a 2017 Fusion doc about “Grace & Frankie” actor
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The Invited Stranger in Orphan (2009)

There exists a subgenre that runs through both horror and thriller stories that taps into a fear of unknown dangers being brought into the safety of one’s own private world. It focuses on strangers; not the ones who lurk in dark alleyways and are easily forgotten once you reach the safety of your brightly lit house or apartment. No, these are the strangers that you bring home with you, the ones you invite into your life. They masquerade as one person—seemingly trustworthy, rational, and friendly—but are, in actuality, someone completely different, often with a horrifying agenda. [Spoiler warning for those who haven’t seen Orphan.]We have seen this in films such as The Stepfather, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and The Guest (among others), in which a friendly stranger is invited into a family and begins to tear it apart from the inside out. In Jaume Collet-Serra's Orphan, we see an interesting spin on the “Invited Stranger” subgenre,
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Emmys 2018: Will streaming shows take over Best Limited Series like they have for dramas and TV movies?

2017 was a historic year at the Emmys thanks to Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which won Best Drama Series, and Netflix’s “Black Mirror: San Junipero,” which won Best TV Movie. Those were the first streaming shows ever to win those awards, and now streaming services are looking to expand their territory even further by launching an invasion into the Best Limited Series race.

According to the early predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users, the strongest streaming contender for Best Limited Series appears to be “Godless,” which ranks third with 7/2 odds. The seven-episode Western starring Jeff Daniels, Jack O’Connell and Michelle Dockery premiered last November, and it got off to a strong start in the awards season with a nomination for Daniels at the SAG Awards and bids for Daniels, O’Connell and Best Limited Series at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Oscar nominated creator Scott Frank (“Out of Sight,
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Michael Caine Says He Will Never Work with Woody Allen Again

Michael Caine Says He Will Never Work with Woody Allen Again
Michael Caine joins a growing number of Woody Allen film alums who have publicly vowed to never work with the director again in light of the allegations leveled against him by daughter Dylan Farrow.

“I am so stunned,” actor Michael Caine — who won an Academy Award in 1987 for Allen’s film Hannah and Her Sisters — said during an interview with The Guardian.

He continued, “I’m a patron of the Nspcc [National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children] and have very strong views about pedophilia.”

The 84-year-old actor went on tell the Guardian that while he didn’t
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'The Looming Tower': Why Tahar Rahim Is Hulu Drama's Secret Weapon

'The Looming Tower': Why Tahar Rahim Is Hulu Drama's Secret Weapon
When you watch The Looming Tower, Hulu's ambitious 10-episode adaptation of Lawrence Wright's 2006 book on the intelligence failures and international terrorist conspiracy that led up to 9/11, you'll find yourself keying in to a number of the show's moving parts and characters. There's the globetrotting narrative, with the series whisking viewers from New York and D.C. to terrorist cells in Eastern Europe, training camps near Pakistan's border and bombed embassies in Nairobi. There's the volatile F.B.I. hotshot John O'Neill and the head of the C.I.A.'s Al Qaeda unit Martin Schmidt,
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Peter Sarsgaard (‘The Looming Tower’): ‘I don’t think many of us were ready’ for a series like this soon after 9/11 [Exclusive Video Interview]

Peter Sarsgaard (‘The Looming Tower’): ‘I don’t think many of us were ready’ for a series like this soon after 9/11 [Exclusive Video Interview]
“I was in New York on 9/11. I was at West Broadway and Canal Street, and that time will always be a very emotional time to me,” says actor Peter Sarsgaard when discussing his role as CIA analyst Martin Schmidt in the Hulu limited series “The Looming Tower,” which explores the conflicts between the CIA and FBI during the years leading up to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. The series is based on the 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name by Lawrence Wright. Watch our exclusive video interview above.

“I actually don’t think this show could have been made [soon after 9/11],” Sarsgaard adds. “I don’t think many of us were ready for self-reflection: thinking about the ways we might have made mistakes … It’s important at some point after we’ve had some time to think about the ways in which we contributed to this happening, which it’s obvious that we did.
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The Looming Tower: Season One Viewer Votes

How goes the struggle between the FBI's John O'Neill and the CIA's Martin Schmidt, during the first season of The Looming Tower TV show on Hulu? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether TV shows are cancelled or renewed. Hulu and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about The Looming Tower season one episodes. We invite you to rate them for us, below. A Hulu counter-terrorism drama based on the Lawrence Wright book, The Looming Tower stars Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, Louis Cancelmi, Virginia Kull, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Peter Sarsgaard. The story explores the rise of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, beginning in
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The Looming Tower: Is the Hulu TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Is the CIA still at odds with the FBI? Has The Looming Tower TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Hulu? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Looming Tower, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? A Hulu counter-terrorism drama based on the Lawrence Wright non-fiction book, The Looming Tower stars Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, Louis Cancelmi, Virginia Kull, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Peter Sarsgaard. The story explores the rise of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, beginning in the late 1990s. It also delves into the issue of whether the
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Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Last Year’s Winner: Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: Since 1992, at least one actor from an HBO film has been nominated in this category — films, not limited series.

Fun Fact: Benedict Cumberbatch is one nomination away from tying Laurence Olivier for the second-most nominations in the history of this category. Olivier, however, won four out of his six nominations, whereas the best Cumberbatch could hope for is half that.

Can Darren Criss follow in the footsteps of Courtney B. Vance and Cuba Gooding Jr. in “American Crime Story”? Can Benedict Cumberbatch get back in the race without “Sherlock”? Can Kyle MacLachlan earn his first Emmy nomination since “Twin Peaks” first went off the air in 1992?

There are a lot of questions surrounding the category for Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie, but one thing already seems certain: HBO has at least one nomination locked up.
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Jeff Daniels on ‘The Looming Tower’, How ‘The Newsroom’ Changed His Career, and More

The 10-episode limited Hulu original series The Looming Tower, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, follows the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, in the late 1990s, as they travel the world on a mission to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. As John O’Neill (Jeff Daniels) and his protégé, Muslim-American FBI agent Ali Soufan (Tahar Rahim), faced deliberately insufficient cooperation from their counterparts in the CIA, led by the frequently antagonistic Martin Schmidt (Peter Sarsgaard), it becomes increasingly clear that the rivalry between those two organizations may have inadvertently led …
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Trailer for Loving Pablo starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

A trailer has arrived online for writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa’s upcoming drama Loving Pablo. Based on Virginia Vallejo’s bestselling memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar and stars Penelope Cruz as journalist Vallejo and Javier Bardem as the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar alongside Peter Sarsgaard, Julieth Restrepo, David Valencia, and Giselle Da Silva; watch the trailer here…

“Loving Pablo tells the rise and fall of one of the greatest narcotics traffickers in history, Pablo Escobar, and his passionate and stormy love affair with the most famous Colombian journalist of the time, Virginia Vallejo, during his reign of terror that destroyed a whole country.”

The post Trailer for Loving Pablo starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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‘The Looming Tower’ Author Warns Political Division That Led to 9/11 Flourishes Now

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Hulu’s new series “The Looming Tower” takes a look at the events that led to the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers — and the divisions between intelligence agencies that enabled it to happen. Actress Wrenn Schmidt, who plays CIA analyst Diane Marsh on the drama, recently told TheWrap that the show asks the question: “Was history possibly changed because two people didn’t get along with each other?” Lawrence Wright, the author of the non-fiction book “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” on which the show is based, says the answer to Schmidt’s question is yes. Also Read: Peter Sarsgaard Says...
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TV Review: ‘The Looming Tower’ on Hulu

Hulu has a buzzworthy hit on its hands with “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But “The Looming Tower,” a densely reported work about the rise of al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, may well be a tougher book to translate to the small screen.

Fictionalizations of complex sagas about terrorism tend to gloss over the messiest, most troubling details. Composite characters are too often turned into nearly omniscient sages who were ignored at every turn — a kind of reduction that can be ahistorical as well as irritating. It can also be challenging to drum up interest in events viewers are already aware of without going to extremes or relying on preposterous melodrama, a tendency that overtook fictional dramas like “24” and “Homeland” in later seasons.

But like the team that pulled off the Margaret Atwood adaptation, the one behind Hulu’s “The Looming Tower” approached the project with an attitude that was serious without being overly reverential. The result
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Peter Sarsgaard Says He Won't Work with Woody Allen Again, But Jeff Daniels Remains Undecided

Peter Sarsgaard Says He Won't Work with Woody Allen Again, But Jeff Daniels Remains Undecided
Two more famous Woody Allen alums are debating whether or not they would work with the director again in light of the abuse allegations levied against him.

“It’s such a complicated question,” Peter Sarsgaard recently told MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. “I believe people when they say ‘I was assaulted’ or ‘I was molested’ or something like that, because I don’t think you really have any other choice. Because if we start not believing people it’s a slippery slope.”

Asked if he would work with Allen again, Sarsgaard, who starred in the director’s 2013 film Blue Jasmine,
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Jeff Daniels Says He’d Consider Working With Woody Allen Again, Co-Star Peter Sarsgaard Says ‘No’

Though they’ve both appeared in Woody Allen films in the past, Jeff Daniels and Peter Sarsgaard have differing opinions on whether they’d work with the director again. While appearing on”Meet The Press” to promote their new limited series “The Looming Tower” which examines the lead up to 9/11, host Chuck Todd asked the actors about the #MeToo
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