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“I Like Being Aggressive in the Storytelling…”: Michael Dinner on His CBS James Ellroy Adaptation, L.A. Confidential

One of the most haunting and atmospheric pieces of filmmaking I’ve seen this year is the pilot for the television adaptation of James Ellroy’s L.A. Confidential, which, as scripted by Jordan Harper and directed by Michael Dinner, beautifully captures Ellroy’s unique blend of acidic humor, weary resignation, and brutal violence as both a destructive and cathartic force. Working with his Justified collaborator Walton Goggins — brilliant here in the role of Jack Vincennes — as well as an equally fine Brian J. Smith (playing Ed Exley) and Mark Webber (Bud White), Dinner pays tribute to both Ellroy’s novel and Curtis […]
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“I Like Being Aggressive in the Storytelling…”: Michael Dinner on His CBS James Ellroy Adaptation, L.A. Confidential

One of the most haunting and atmospheric pieces of filmmaking I’ve seen this year is the pilot for the television adaptation of James Ellroy’s L.A. Confidential, which, as scripted by Jordan Harper and directed by Michael Dinner, beautifully captures Ellroy’s unique blend of acidic humor, weary resignation, and brutal violence as both a destructive and cathartic force. Working with his Justified collaborator Walton Goggins — brilliant here in the role of Jack Vincennes — as well as an equally fine Brian J. Smith (playing Ed Exley) and Mark Webber (Bud White), Dinner pays tribute to both Ellroy’s novel and Curtis […]
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Guy Pearce Hints at Kevin Spacey Misconduct on L.A. Confidential Set

Guy Pearce Hints at Kevin Spacey Misconduct on L.A. Confidential Set
Police in London and Los Angeles are currently investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against actor Kevin Spacey. Guy Pearce commented on working with Spacey recently and insinuated that he was groped by the actor when they were filming L.A. Confidential in 1997. The first accusations against Spacey came to light last year when actor Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was only 14-years old. Since then, many men have come forward to share similar stories.

Guy Pearce recently appeared on the Australian talk show Interview, where he was asked about working with Kevin Spacey. Pearce immediately praised Spacey's acting talents, but then said that the subject was a difficult one to talk about. He then suggested that he may have had a negative experience while filming 1997's L.A. Confidential with Spacey. Pearce explains.

"Yeah ... yeah. Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor; incredible actor.
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Guy Pearce Calls ‘L.A. Confidential’ Co-Star Kevin Spacey “Handsy”, Says Had “Slightly Difficult Time” On Set

Talented actor, “handsy” guy, is how Guy Pearce described his L.A. Confidential co-star Kevin Spacey during an Australian TV interview set to air today. "Yeah…yeah,” Pearce said on the talk show Interview when host Andrew Denton asked him about Spacey. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Pearce continued, “Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. "He's a handsy guy. Thankfully I was 29 and…
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Guy Pearce Calls ‘L.A. Confidential’ Co-Star Kevin Spacey “Handsy”, Says Had “Slightly Difficult Time” On Set

Talented actor, “handsy” guy, is how Guy Pearce described his L.A. Confidential co-star Kevin Spacey during an Australian TV interview set to air today. "Yeah…yeah,” Pearce said on the talk show Interview when host Andrew Denton asked him about Spacey. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Pearce continued, “Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. "He's a handsy guy. Thankfully I was 29 and…
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Guy Pearce Says Kevin Spacey Was ‘a Handsy Guy’ on ‘L.A. Confidential’ Set: ‘Thankfully I was 29, and Not 14’

Guy Pearce Says Kevin Spacey Was ‘a Handsy Guy’ on ‘L.A. Confidential’ Set: ‘Thankfully I was 29, and Not 14’
Guy Pearce and Kevin Spacey co-starred in Curtin Henson’s 1997 neo-noir film “L.A. Confidential,” and Pearce suggests in a new interview with Australian talk show host Andrew Denton that Spacey got inappropriate with him during production. Spacey has been accused of sexual harassment and abuse by serval men, including “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Rent” actor Anthony Rapp.

During the interview, Pearce was asked about Spacey’s history of abuse and working with the actor early in their careers. Pearce did not want to reveal too much about his experiences with Spacey, but he did imply nonprofessional behavior when he said, “Yeah. Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor, incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah.”

Pearce followed the comment with the following remark, “He’s a handsy guy. Thankfully I was 29, and not 14.” According to Yahoo Entertainment, Denton’s audience could be heard gasping at Pearce’s revelation.
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Guy Pearce Says ‘La Confidential’ Co-Star Kevin Spacey Was a ‘Handsy Guy’

Guy Pearce Says ‘La Confidential’ Co-Star Kevin Spacey Was a ‘Handsy Guy’
In a new interview, Australian actor Guy Pearce suggested that Kevin Spacey had inappropriately touched him during their time together filming “L.A. Confidential” in 1997.

When asked by TV host Andrew Denton about his experience working with Spacey, Pearce said the following:

“Yeah… yeah. Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor; incredible actor. Mmm. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. He’s a handsy guy.”

“Thankfully I was 29, and not 14,” he added, per news.au.com.

Also Read: Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Case Under Review by La District Attorney

You can watch a preview of Pearce’s conversation with Denton here. In Australia, viewers can watch Pearce’s full interview tonight at 8:55 p.m. on “Seven.”

TheWrap reached out to Pearce’s agent and Spacey’s attorney to see if either actor for comment on this story and did immediately hear back from either side.

Spacey has
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Kevin Spacey's 'L.A. Confidential' Co-Star Says He Was a "Handsy Guy"

Kevin Spacey's 'L.A. Confidential' Co-Star Says He Was a
Guy Pearce recently opened up about what it was like working with Kevin Spacey on L.A. Confidential.

Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner, has all but vanished from Hollywood after he was accused by numerous men of sexual misconduct last year. The first accuser was Anthony Rapp, who said Spacey assaulted him when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26.

Pearce and Spacey both starred in the 1997 hit L.A. Confidential.

While visiting Andrew Denton's chat show, the Aussie actor was asked about his time working with Spacey.

“Yeah…yeah," he began. "Tough one to ...
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Horror Highlights: The Omen Limited Edition Vinyl Score, Mondo’s Preacher Statues, Images from Elves

Jerry Goldsmith's impeccable composing for Richard Donner's The Omen (1976) will be released as a limited edition (only 666 available) white vinyl courtesy of Varèse Sarabande. Also in today's Highlights: a look at Mondo's new Preacher statues and images from the new holiday horror film Elves.

The Omen Limited Edition Score on Vinyl: Press Release: – Varèse Sarabande will release a limited edition (666 units) demonic white vinyl version of The Omen – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on June 25, 2018, available exclusively on VareseSarabande.com. Each copy of this completely remastered LP release will be hand numbered. The album features Jerry Goldsmith’s original score composed for Richard Donner’s 1976 horror masterpiece.

In The Omen, American diplomat Robert (Gregory Peck) adopts Damien (Harvey Stephens) when his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick), delivers a stillborn child. After Damien's first nanny hangs herself, Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton) warns Robert that Damien will kill Katherine's unborn child. Shortly thereafter,
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Russell Crowe to Play the Biggest Villain of His Career — Roger Ailes — in Showtime Limited Series

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Russell Crowe to Play the Biggest Villain of His Career — Roger Ailes — in Showtime Limited Series
Russell Crowe once played Javert, the antagonist in the film adaptation of “Les Misérables.” But Javert only tore one guy’s life apart. Now he’s taking on the role of a man who tore an entire nation apart.

Crowe has signed on to play Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes in Showtime’s upcoming eight-episode limited series based on Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book “The Loudest Voice in the Room.” The series will also draw on Sherman’s additional reporting about Ailes and Fox News in New York magazine.

Sherman co-wrote the premiere episode with Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”), who is the executive produce with Blumhouse’s Jason Blum. Showtime and Blumhouse Television (“Sharp Objects”) are producing. The series doesn’t yet have a title; it had previously been developed with the title “Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes.”

“In many ways, the collision between the media
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’: Meet the Year’s Most Overqualified Supporting Cast

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’: Meet the Year’s Most Overqualified Supporting Cast
[Note: Some light spoilers for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” below.]

Yes, the dinosaurs are back. So are human leads Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt). Even the battered island of Isla Nubar is still standing (sort of). But as J.A. Bayona’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” unfolds, the second film in the second trilogy about dinos run amok adds in a slew of new supporting characters, all the better to populate a fast-expanding franchise.

But these “Jurassic” newbies aren’t a bunch of random additions to the genetically modified series, but a compelling batch of established and rising stars, amounting to what just might be the most overqualified supporting cast of any of this summer’s blockbusters. When James Cromwell is billed sixth in a cast, you’ve got some deep talent. Add Ted Levine disappearing into a nutty turn as an exceedingly stupid mercenary, and you know there’s been some careful
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2018-2019 Upfront Studio Scorecard: Volume of New Scripted Series Drops as Biz Faces Big Transitions

The logline on the 2018-2019 network TV development season: A glamorous business in the throes of transition grapples with unseen forces of disruption and the empire-building ambitions of its alpha-executive leaders.

The major studios ended upfront week with fewer orders for scripted series from Big Four networks and CW compared to the past few years: 34 this year compared to 37 at this point last year. So far, enthusiasm among ad buyers and industry-ites for the new shows has been fairly muted, with none of the newcomers showcased during the week’s parade of programming presentations generating heat a la NBC’s
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Now Stream This: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘L.A. Confidential’, ‘It’, ‘Demolition Man’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Here we are again. The time has come for an all-new edition of Now Stream This, your number-one source for streaming recommendations on the plethora of streaming services. This edition is loaded […]

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Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps and Roland Moller Join Imperative’s ‘Lyrebird’

Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps and Roland Moller Join Imperative’s ‘Lyrebird’
Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, and Roland Moller are set to star in Imperative Entertainment pic “Lyrebird” with Ridley Scott on board to produce.

The film tells the true story of Dutch folk hero Han Van Meegeren, who swindled millions of dollars from the Nazis by selling them forgeries of Johannes Vermeer paintings and is considered the most successful art forger of all time.

Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby penned the script along with John Orloff. Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin is directing the film.

Imperative is also producing alongside Scott. Production is currently underway in the U.K. and Holland.

Pearce, who is best known for roles in “L.A. Confidential” and “Iron Man 3,” was most recently seen in the Sundance movie “The Catcher Was a Spy” and can be seen next in Focus’ “Mary Queen of Scots.” He is repped by CAA.

Bang, who broke out in the Oscar-nominated “The Square,
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Film Review: ‘Spinning Man’

Film Review: ‘Spinning Man’
In an alternate universe, Guy Pearce plays sleazeheads, killers, cutthroats with attitude, and various other magnetically bent souls — in other words, just what he plays now — only he does it in movies that aren’t semi-off-the-radar hipster curios and genre throwaways. He does it with the stardom that “L.A. Confidential” and “Memento” promised. “Spinning Man” is one more halfway interesting, not-fully-realized-enough low-budget “dark” thriller that gives Pearce the chance to strut his chops. For a while, he’s quite good as a suave, confident weasel — a philosophy professor who becomes the chief suspect in the case of a high-school cheerleader who disappeared.

Did he make contact with her at the local lake, lure her into his car, do things that he shouldn’t have, and — in the end — kill her? It sure looks that way. “Spinning Man” loads up an accusatory pile of circumstantial evidence against its main character, making him seem guilty enough,
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Top 50 Future TV Binge List: Cannes Vets Coen Bros., Refn & Haneke Top Inaugural Chart

With TV being the new orange, it’s becoming increasing difficult to keep tabs on what our filmmaker favorite are up to and while we remain a film-centric outlet, our Top 50 TV Binge List is a monthly ranking of what we are craving for the most in the the medium. We will be sticking to upcoming TV series in the works (before they premiere) and won’t be populating the list with second seasons (although we can’t wait to see how Andrea Arnold jump with Big Little Lies) or TV shows or pilots (L.A. Confidential has got us curious). For the… Read the rest

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Pilot Season Gears Up in L.A.

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “L.A. Confidential”Pilot season is full of nostalgia, and if there’s one network that can’t get enough of the past, it’s CBS. The studio has spent the better part of the season hand-picking series and franchises that last saw airwaves during the ’90s or earlier. The network, which consistently boasts high viewership, is hoping a look back will give them momentum going forward next season. Now “L.A. Confidential,” the 1997 film based on the novel by James Ellroy and starring Kim Basinger and Russell Crowe, is getting revived as a series. The pilot, which will mirror the plot of the film, will show the intersecting lives of those searching for a sadistic serial killer on the not-so-glamorous streets of 1950s Los Angeles. Three policemen, a female reporter,
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‘L.A. Confidential’: Sarah Jones To Star In CBS Drama Pilot

Sarah Jones (Damnation, The Path) is set as a female lead in CBS drama pilot L.A. Confidential, based on James Ellroy's classic noir novel. It comes from Arnon Milchan, producer of the acclaimed 1997 movie; CBS TV Studios; New Regency; and Lionsgate TV. Written by Harper and directed by Michael Dinner, L.A. Confidential follows three homicide detectives, a female reporter (Alana Arenas) and a Hollywood actress (Jones) whose paths intersect as the detectives pursue a…
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L.A. Confidential TV pilot adds three more to its cast

CBS has added three more cast members to its small screen adaptation of James Ellroy’s noir novel L.A. Confidential, with Mark Webb (Green Room), Shea Whigham (Vice Principals) and Alana Arenas (Electric Dreams) joining the previously announced Walton Goggins and Brian J. Smith.

Deadline reports that Webber will play Bud White, whose character description reads: “A noble savage in a detective suit, White went to the Police Academy with Exley (Brian J. Smith) and has already made detective. Never one to hesitate to use brute force, Bud is particularly vicious with criminals who abuse women. Partnered with Dick Stensland (Whigham) who is on the verge of retirement, Bud is just learning how things work at the Lapd.”

Whigham’s Dick Stensland is described as: “A good cop at one time, now limping towards retirement, he is Bud’s (Webber) partner. A gruff guy who’s seen it all, he
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CBS’ ‘L.A. Confidential’ Pilot Adds Mark Webber, Alana Arenas, Shea Whigham

CBS’ ‘L.A. Confidential’ Pilot Adds Mark Webber, Alana Arenas, Shea Whigham
The “L.A. Confidential” pilot at CBS has cast three actors in lead roles, Variety has learned.

Mark Webber will play Det. Bud White, who is described as a noble savage in a suit. Never one to hesitate to use brute force, White is particularly vicious with criminals who abuse women. In the 1997 film version of “L.A. Confidential,” White was played by Russell Crowe. Webber recently appeared in the Showtime series “SMILF” as Father Eddie. He is known for his roles in films like “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and “Green Room.” He is repped by Inphenate and Schreck, Rose,
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