• Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:17:19 +0000
    Don't let the clean white shirt, friendly demeanor and Jesus-loving lingo fool you.
  • Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:11:08 +0000
    Uma Thurman will replace Mary-Louise Parker in the NBC miniseries “The Slap,” a remake of an Australian hit. Thurman was recruited at the last minute because Parker is recovering from pneumonia, according to a report on TV Line.  NBC has ordered eight episodes of the family drama about the fallout when a man slaps another... Read more »
  • Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:49:03 +0000
    “Midnight Rider” director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin, who are facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the Feb. 20 death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, reiterated their belief that they had permission to shoot on the tracks and that there was no danger to the cast and crew as they shot on the trestle. In... Read more »
  • Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:35:13 +0000
    Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures is on board the just-completed action film “Blunt Force Trauma,” starring Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke. Voltage will launch sales at the American Film Market next week. Filming wrapped earlier this month in Colombia. In the film, Rourke portrays a champion of underground gunfights, while Kwanten’s character seeks the... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:26:42 +0000
    Jake Gyllenhaal’s thriller “Nightcrawler” is providing the only spark of life amid an otherwise deadly Halloween box office, heading for a finish in the $12 million to $13 million range. The Open Road release, buoyed by a combo of strong reviews and lack of competition, dominated on its opening day with an estimated $3 million... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:15:06 +0000
    Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Evan Katz are heading back to Washington, as the “24” alums have sold a script for the drama “POTUS” to 20th Century Fox Television for Fox Broadcasting. The project, which is penned by co-EPs Sam Chalsen and Nelson Greaves, follows a renegade American president who decides to forgo traditional political... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:58:58 +0000
    TNT has given a series order to “Agent X,” the secret agent action-drama starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney with a pilot penned by “The Bourne Identity’s” William Blake Herron. The show focuses on a top secret agent named John Case (Hephner) who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:38:54 +0000
    There will be no grand Hollywood ending for romantic comedy “A to Z” and legal comedy “Bad Judge,” as NBC has announced that neither new series will move beyond its 13-episode commitment. Both shows will stay in their Thursday night timeslots. “Bad Judge” has shot 10 episodes. “A to Z” has shot 11 episodes. Neither... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:36:24 +0000
    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot — which studies social data and box office trends — analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in... Read more »
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:50:40 +0000
    The classic "women's picture," demoted without due consideration in Hollywood filmmaking, gets a complex, vibrant reassessment in "Decor," Egyptian director Ahmad Abdalla's conceptually sophisticated fifth feature.
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