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Michael Ealy, Mike Colter Join Hilary Swank’s ‘Fatale’ (Exclusive)

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Michael Ealy, Mike Colter Join Hilary Swank’s ‘Fatale’ (Exclusive)
Michael Ealy (“The Perfect Guy”) and Mike Colter (“Luke Cage”) will star opposite Hilary Swank in Deon Taylor’s noir thriller “Fatale,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Ealy will portray a married man who is tricked into a murder scheme by a seductive female police detective, played by Swank. Colter plays Ealy’s best friend and business partner. Tyrin Turner (“Menace II Society”) has also been cast in a supporting role.

Taylor is directing “Fatale” from a script by David Loughery (“Lakeview Terrace”). He is also producing the film with his Hidden Empire Film Group partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith. Two-time Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti will be the director of photography.

The film begins shooting Monday in Los Angeles. Endeavor Content will handle worldwide sales of the film, and Avent is overseeing the production for Hidden Empire Film Group, which is fully financing the movie.

Fatale” marks the second collaboration between Ealy and Taylor.
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‘Deep State’: Walton Goggins To Star In Season 2 Of Fox Networks Group’s Thriller

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‘Deep State’: Walton Goggins To Star In Season 2 Of Fox Networks Group’s Thriller
Justified and Vice Principals alum Walton Goggins will headline and executive produce the upcoming eight-episode second season of Deep State, I have learned. The spy thriller, from Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa, airs in 50 markets across the region.

Goggins will take over for Mark Strong, who starred in the first season.

Co-created, directed and written by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue), Deep State is described as a grounded, visceral thriller, moving between the deeply personal story of a family man fighting to escape his past and the violent, dark excesses of government and global corporate power.

The first season centered around Max Easton (Strong), an ex-spy whose past comes back to haunt him when he’s summoned away from his new life in the Pyrenees by George White (Alistair Petrie), head of covert MI6/CIA team “The Section.” White convinces Max to return to the field to avenge the death of his estranged son Harry.
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Podtalk: Eddie Muller of ‘Noir City,’ at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre from Aug. 17-23, 2018

Chicago – It’s always darkest before the dawn, and an entire genre of film is available to remind us of that chilling thought. The historic Music Box Theatre presents “Noir City” – August 17th-23rd, 2018 – an annual celebration of “film noir,” the dark category of film drama that usually takes place at night, and features a rogues gallery of dames, gumshoes, coppers and crooks. Hosting for the 10th straight year is Eddie Muller, a recognized world expert on noir and also the host of Turner Classic Movie’s (TCM) “Noir Alley.” For more information, including tickets, click here.

“Noir City” is a week long program of screenings, hosted by Muller from Friday (August 17th) through Sunday, and Film Noir Foundation’s Alan K. Rode the rest of the way. On the kickoff night, Muller will be screening a double feature of neo-noir director Carl Franklin, with “Devil in a Blue Dress” and “One False Move.
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Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones & Michael Dorman To Star In Ron Moore’s Apple Space Series

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Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones & Michael Dorman To Star In Ron Moore’s Apple Space Series
Exclusive: Former The Killing and Altered Carbon star Joel Kinnaman, Patriot star Michael Dorman and Damnation co-star Sarah Jones have been tapped as the leads in Apple’s upcoming space drama series from Battlestar Galactica‘s and Outlander‘s Ronald D. Moore.

Dorman has played the lead on the Amazon Studios’ quirky genre-bending spy drama series Patriot whose second season was ordered 16 months ago but is yet to air. Because of the delay, Dorman was able to book a new series. I hear Amazon will likely not make a formal renewal decision on Patriot until Season 2 is released and should they opt to do another season, they will have to work around Dorman’s schedule on the Apple series.

Kinnamon, who played the lead, Takeshi Kovacs, on the first season of Netflix’s Altered Carbon, was recently tapped to star on the upcoming Amazon drama series Hanna in what is currently a one-year deal.
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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 a ‘Handsy’ Guy

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Guy Pearce Calls ‘L.A. Confidential’ Co-Star Kevin Spacey a ‘Handsy’ Guy
Guy Pearce opened up about working with Kevin Spacey on the set of 1997’s “L.A. Confidential,” calling the actor a “handsy guy.”

“Yeah… Tough one to talk about at the moment,“ Pearce said in a recent interview with Australian talk show host Andrew Denton. ”Amazing actor, incredible actor. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. He’s a handsy guy. Thankfully I was 29 and not 14.”

Spacey was first accused of sexual misconduct in October 2017 by Anthony Rapp, who alleges the Oscar-winning actor forced himself on Rapp when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. Spacey responded at the time saying he had no memory of the encounter and came out as a gay man.

Similar accounts of alleged misconduct were soon corroborated by other colleagues of Spacey’s, including the “House of Cards” production crew, resulting in his firing from the hit Netflix show. Amid the fallout, he was also replaced in Ridley Scott
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Guy Pearce Calls ‘L.A. Confidential’ Co-Star Kevin Spacey “Handsy”, Says Had “Slightly Difficult Time” On Set

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 not 14,” continued Pearce, making an obvious reference to actor Anthony Rapp, who has said he was assaulted by then-26-year-old Spacey when Rapp was 14. Spacey would have been around 37 or 38 to Pearce’s 29 while shooting the 1997 L.A. Confidential.

The Herald reports that the audience gasped at Pearce’s comment. The actor did not provide further details of his difficulties with his L.A. Confidential co-star.

Spacey, of course, was fired from Netflix
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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

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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 “This Is Us” in 2016 or CBS’ “Young Sheldon” last year.

In a year of reboots, last-minute rescues and ownership concerns driving pickup and renewal decisions, it’s a tough time to be an independent studio. At the same time, co-production deals on shows that originated at other studios bolstered the
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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 […]

The post Now Stream This: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘L.A. Confidential’, ‘It’, ‘Demolition Man’ and More appeared first on /Film.
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Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps and Roland Moller Join Imperative’s ‘Lyrebird’

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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 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’

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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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