Tommy Lee Jones to Tackle little known subject of female homesteaders

HR reports that James Spader is the latest castmember to join Tommy Lee Jones’ new film The Homesman, which already will star Hilary Swank, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson and Meryl Streep. There were many women homesteaders and landgrabbers back in the 1800s and the rules...
Posted On 01 Apr 2013

Fox Searchlight positions 12 Years a Slave for Dec 27th release

Take some big guns and hand them to people who know a little something about sharp aim and hitting hard targets. Earlier today Fox Searchlight announced via Twitter that they have acquired 12 Years a Slave and plan to position Steve McQueen’s film for the final week of...
Posted On 28 Mar 2013

Coen brothers bring 10 hours of Fargo to FX

Television development news continue to be the greatest source of excitement in the off-season. (via THR) FX is moving forward with a Fargo adaptation. Network president John Landgraf announced during his first upfront presentation Thursday that it will launch a 10-episode...
Posted On 28 Mar 2013

Only on Netflix: The Wachowskis and Straczynski team up for Sense8

“A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order.” To find out more about this threat to the world order of Hollywood’s choke-hold on film...
Posted On 27 Mar 2013

Mike White adapting next novel by Silver Linings author

Salon’s subhead has the right attitude: “The announcement comes two days after HBO this week canceled his beloved two-season show, Enlightened.” Matthew Quick’s new novel, called The Good Luck of Right Now, won’t be published until the Spring of 2014...
Posted On 25 Mar 2013

World War Z, Trailer Number 2 and Poster

JustJared has the poster for the Brad Pitt sci-fi extravaganza, and trailer number 2, just released. “United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to...
Posted On 25 Mar 2013

Kate Winslet joins futuristic action-adventure Divergent

(Press release) Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, confirmed today that Kate Winslet will star as “Jeanine Matthews” in the studio’s futuristic action adventure DIVERGENT. DIVERGENT will star Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley and Theo James who join other confirmed...
Posted On 24 Mar 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness, int’l trailer

“So we come out shooting.”
Posted On 21 Mar 2013

Meryl Streep, a Date with Oscar and a Test Screening

Twitter was a-flutter with reactions from a test screening of the Meryl Streep/Julia Roberts film August: Osage County.  I never trust test screenings where Oscar is concerned because they are almost always wrong. Moreover, they can sometimes set expectations too high for a film...
Posted On 19 Mar 2013