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Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero TV series in development at Hulu

According to Variety, streaming service Hulu is in development on a TV adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel Less Than Zero, with Greenleaf creator Craig Wright writing and executive producing alongside Ellis.

Here’s the official description of the novel:

Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980’s, this coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age, in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money a place devoid of feeling or hope.

Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin.
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A ‘Less Than Zero’ TV Series is in Development at Hulu

Streaming service Hulu is planning on doing a reboot of ‘’ in the form of a series. The 1985 novel by Bret Easton Ellis has already been adapted into a feature film in 1987. The new series is already in development. Hulu has taken a rather different take on the story as they intend to put the emphasis on the wealthy youth culture in Los Angeles. The story revolves around a college freshman who has returned to his family home for the Christmas holidays. During his return, he spends time with his friend who is struggling with an addiction and

A ‘Less Than Zero’ TV Series is in Development at Hulu
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Hulu is Developing an Adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero

Hulu has announced that they will be developing an adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' 1985 novel Less Than Zero. This is another project that will dive into the 1980s Hollywood trend as the story is set in the early 80s, but this is a very dramatic and powerful story. It's not the kind of film you get nostalgic over. The project is being written by Craig Wright (Greenleaf) and if you're not familiar with the story, here's a description that was released:

Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980’s, Less than Zero has become a timeless classic. This coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age. They live in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money in a place devoid of feeling or hope.Clay comes home for Christmas
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‘Less Than Zero’ TV Series in Development at Hulu

‘Less Than Zero’ TV Series in Development at Hulu
Brett Easton Ellis‘ Less Than Zero is coming to the small screen. Hulu is currently developing a Less Than Zero TV series that will adapt Ellis’ 1985 novel (which was previously made into a 1987 film) about a group of detached college students. Hulu is continuing to increase their original content. They already have The Handmaid’s Tale, The Looming […]

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TVLine Items: William Baldwin Joins Purge, Double Dare Returns and More

TVLine Items: William Baldwin Joins Purge, Double Dare Returns and More
William Baldwin has a Purge night secret.

The Gossip Girl and Dirty Sexy Money vet will recur in USA Network and Syfy’s upcoming TV series based on the horror film franchise.

The Purge movies — of which there have been three, with a fourth on the way — take place in a dystopian version of the United States where all crimes, including murder, are legal for one night every year. In the TV series, Baldwin will play Don Ryker, a powerful managing partner at an investment firm who also harbors a secret about the annual event.

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‘Less Than Zero’ TV Adaptation in Development at Hulu

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‘Less Than Zero’ TV Adaptation in Development at Hulu
Hulu is picking up a piece of the ’80s with a TV series adaptation of “Less Than Zero,” an individual with knowledge of production tells TheWrap.

The premium streaming service has a drama in the early stages of development based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1985 novel and the subsequent 1987 flick of the same name, starring Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Gertz and James Spader.

Lost” writer and producer Craig Wright is set to pen the script and executive produce the adaptation alongside author Ellis.
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Hulu Developing ‘Less Than Zero’ Drama From Craig Wright Based On Bret Easton Ellis Novel

Hulu has put in development a TV adaptation of Less Than Zero, based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel of the same name, from Ellis, Greenleaf creator Craig Wright and Fox 21 Television Studios. Adapted by Wright, Less Than Zero follows a college freshman returning home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction. Less Than Zero presents a look at the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in Los Angeles. Wright executive produces…
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Bret Easton Ellis’ ‘Less Than Zero’ in Development as Hulu Series

Hulu is developing a series based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel “Less Than Zero,” Variety has learned.

The story follows a college freshman returning home for Christmas to spend time with his ex-girlfriend and his friend who struggles with addiction. The series is described as a look at the culture of wealthy, decadent youth in Los Angeles. The book was previously adapted into a 1987 film of the same name starring Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., and James Spader.

Craig Wright will serve as writer and executive producer on the series, with Ellis also executive producing. Fox 21 Television Studios will produce.
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Film News Roundup: Crispin Glover, Ronen Rubinstein to Star in Horror Movie ‘Smiley Face Killers’

Film News Roundup: Crispin Glover, Ronen Rubinstein to Star in Horror Movie ‘Smiley Face Killers’
In today’s film news roundup, Crispin Glover is starring in “Smiley Face Killers,” “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” will open the Hawaii Film Festival, and a virtual reality advertisement is launched for “Jigsaw.”

Production Start

Ronen Rubinstein and Crispin Glover are starring in the independent horror movie “Smiley Face Killers,” scripted by Bret Easton Ellis, Variety has learned exclusively.

Production has commenced across multiple states with Tim Hunter directing. Braxton Pope is producing with David Wulf and Ellis. Jason Miller of Silver State Productions is executive producing.

The film’s plot has been kept largely under wraps, but is based on actual events and the conspiracy theories that have arisen on the internet as a result of serial deaths of young men that shared common characteristics.

Rubinstein will play the lead. The film reteams Glover with Hunter, who directed him in “River’s Edge.” Pope and Ellis teamed on “The Canyons,” the
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See Keegan-Michael Key Revive Luther, Obama's Anger Translator on 'Colbert'

See Keegan-Michael Key Revive Luther, Obama's Anger Translator on 'Colbert'
Keegan-Michael Key revived his beloved Key & Peele character Luther, Obama's Anger Translator to criticize the Trump administration during the actor's Tuesday night visit to The Late Show.

"There is very few things we've heard from President Obama since he left office. Literally, just a couple sentences out there talking about policy," Stephen Colbert told Key. "I was wondering if I could read what Obama has said and Luther could translate that."

Key played along and – after bugging his eyes out and upping his intensity – transformed into Luther as Colbert
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Amazon Picks Up Romantic Drama ‘White Fur,’ Sets Drake Doremus to Direct First Television Series

Amazon Picks Up Romantic Drama ‘White Fur,’ Sets Drake Doremus to Direct First Television Series
Drake Doremus is heading to the small screen. The indie director behind such hot-and-heavy romances as “Like Crazy” and “Equals” is taking his talents to a newly announced series that sounds very much in line with his taste.

FilmNation Entertainment has announced today that it has sold one-hour romantic television drama “White Fur” to Amazon, with Doremus on board to direct the so-called “transgressive and epic love story.” Author Jardine Libaire will adapt her own novel of the same name for the series, marking her first entree into the entertainment space. FilmNation Entertainment’s Ben Browning, Brenda Vogel and Glen Basner will executive produce with Doremus. Libaire is co-executive producer.

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The series will follow “a young couple who battles the class divide and social conformity in 1980s New York.”

“Amazon is building an
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Bret Easton Ellis Recounts His '90s-Era, Celeb-Filled Cocaine Parties

Bret Easton Ellis Recounts His '90s-Era, Celeb-Filled Cocaine Parties
From cocaine-fueled parties in New York to Lindsay Lohan's troubles on The Canyons, writer Bret Easton Ellis is opening up on a lot of salacious topics.

As interviewed by friend and 429 Magazine editor Maer Roshan, the two reminisce about their shared history in New York City (a friendship that began 20 years ago), including the wild times partying at Ellis' apartment. Roshan recalls many long nights at that address to which Ellis, the best-selling author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero, dishes some dirt on famous names who allegedly used to party there, too. 

"It's amazing how many people I see on TV...
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Forbidden Tomes: The Killer Is You – Normalized Terror in the Works of Bret Easton Ellis

Horror is an intense, irrational emotion, and most of the fiction based around it is likewise heightened, even melodramatic. Then, there are works of horror that creep at a low frequency, finding their dread in calm and silence. Imagine Ernest Hemingway writing a horror novel, where dull conversation flows without notice into violence and terror. You don’t have to ponder too long—just pick up something by Bret Easton Ellis. His sparse, iceberg-theory prose resembles Hemingway’s, but his stories are made of nightmares.

And yet, Ellis has never written a horror novel in the literal sense. He is not Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft, with undead villains and cosmic overlords tormenting his pages. His monsters are just as mundane as the daily activities that they act upon—sex, drug use, going to get coffee—and Ellis seems quite bored with all of it. This does not mean they’re any less frightening.
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After the Hollywood Romances, Sex and Dugs — What Happened to the Brat Pack?

With a multi-generational reunion of sorts between Brat Pack alum Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy’s son in the works, we’re taking the opportunity to catch up with all of the former ’80s teen phenoms — and their offspring — over 30 years after they first earned their iconic nickname.

During a recent appearance on The Moms, McCarthy revealed that his 15-year-old son, Sam, will appear in an upcoming movie called All These Small Moments alongside the famous red-head.

“She emailed me on the first day and she said, ‘Your son just did a scene and when he walked away, it was
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The Blacklist Season 3: Top Five Moments

If you’ve never watched “The Blacklist”, you’re missing out on one of the most intriguing shows on TV today. On the show, Raymond “Red” Reddington is the anti-hero, a wanted fugitive, former secret agent, and a brilliant man with his fingers in innumerable illegal, (Ok maybe some of them might be legal), goings-on all over the world. The character is played flawlessly by James Spader. You may remember James from things like “Sex Lies & Videotape”, “Stargate”, “The Practice”, “Boston Legal”, “Less Than Zero”, “Pretty in Pink”, “Crash”, “White Palace”, “Secretary”, and as the smarmy lawyer in “Wall Street”. Rolling

The Blacklist Season 3: Top Five Moments
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Nick Cannon Moves Into Hollywood Hills Feature

Nick Cannon Moves Into Hollywood Hills Feature
Exclusive: Nick Cannon, whose feature directorial debut King of the Dancehall had its world premiere at Toronto last month, is joining Rhys Wakefield’s Untitled Hollywood Hills Project. It’s Wakefield’s first feature directing gig and, he’ll co-star with Cannon. Best described as Less Than Zero in a house in the hills, the film follows two young men who make the realization that neither of them ever has felt true fear, and over the course of one night, they set out to…
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8 'Stranger Things' songs that prove the series isn't totally period-accurate

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8 'Stranger Things' songs that prove the series isn't totally period-accurate
One of the most consistently-praised elements of Netflix's breakaway hit Stranger Things is the series' use of music, from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein's pulsing, synth-driven theme song to the period-specific pop tunes that dominate the soundtrack. Except...are said tunes actually period-specific? No, as it turns out! After a very serious, in-depth investigation on Google, I discovered that a number of the tracks featured in the series are in fact anachronistic -- i.e. released after 1983, the year in which Stranger Things is set. This is shocking, I know, but we all have to accept it. Breathe and remain calm as you browse the full list of non-period-accurate songs from the series below. Note: For added context, each entry is additionally marked "diegetic" (music that exists within the narrative realm of the show, i.e. that can be heard by the characters) or "non-diegetic" (music that exists outside
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Captain America: Civil War, and digital de-ageing

Dan Cooper Oct 4, 2016

Why digital de-ageing is Hollywood's current Holy Grail - and how Captain America: Civil War has helped...

This article contains spoilers for Captain America: Civil War and one widely-reported spoiler for Indy V.

We all know by now that Tony Stark is no stranger to psychoanalysis; in fact, the entirety of Iron Man 3’s plot was revealed by the post-credit sting to have been told to a snoozing Dr Banner to help Stark ‘cut the weight of it in half’ (and perhaps to give the audience a compelling reason for sitting through closing titles crediting three hundred and eighty seven visual effects companies). Captain America: Civil War, however, found the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist resorting to mind-boggling methods to get a little therapy, through B.A.R.F., brainwave-reading Vr tech that allowed him to revisit his youth and experience the final farewell with his deceased
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‘Captain America: Civil War’ CG Boss Reveals Which Robert Downey Jr. ’80s Movie Inspired That Flashback

‘Captain America: Civil War’ CG Boss Reveals Which Robert Downey Jr. ’80s Movie Inspired That Flashback
To make Tony Stark look like his younger self in “Captain America: Civil War,” artists referenced Robert Downey Jr.‘s early filmography. They studied him playing mallrat bully Ian in the 1985 comedy “Weird Science,” as the best buddy of Rodney Dangerfield’s son in “Back to School,” and as a drug addicted rich kid in the big-screen adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis‘ “Less Than Zero.” “We went a little closer to ‘Less Than Zero,'” said visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw during an interview with TheWrap this week. “No one wanted the spikey hair from ‘Weird Science’ like I did!
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How They De-Aged Robert Downey Jr. in Captain America: Civil War

The first time we see Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War, it’s a younger version of himself in his late teens or early 20s. I was floored when I saw this youthful version of Robert Downey Jr. on the big screen. The techniques used to pull this off were virtually flawless. It really looked like a young Robert Downey Jr.!

So how exactly did the creative team at Lola VFX pull this off? Visual Effects Supervisor Trent Claus explained the process in an interview with THR, saying that it all started with Downy Jr.’s performance:

"Instead of completely replacing the actor with a digital double, this method allowed us to retain the actor's performance and nuances. Then we began to adjust the on-set footage of Tony Stark through digital compositing.“Every feature of the face and body needed to be addressed in some fashion. One thing that
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