EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: A&E’s ‘Stephen King’s Bag of Bones’ Miniseries

By | Thursday October 13, 2011 @ 9:29am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Here is the first teaser for A&E Network’ upcoming  Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, a two-night, four-hour mini-series starring Pierce Brosnan. The teaser for the mini will debut during the second season premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead on Sunday. Based on King’s bestselling novel, the Sony TV-produced project … Read More »

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Jonathan Demme Deals For Stephen King’s JFK Book As Author Heats Up H’wood Again

It looks like Jonathan Demme is the latest big name to jump on a Stephen King project, with the director confirmed to have picked up rights to King’s yet-to-be-released novel 11/22/63, about a teacher who travels back in … Read More »

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TV CASTINGS: Rex Lee Joins ‘Suburgatory’, Melissa George Off To ‘Bag Of Bones’, John Goodman To ‘Community’,'Work It’ Adds Girl

By | Monday July 25, 2011 @ 3:38pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fresh off his co-starring turn on HBO’s Entourage as Ari Gold’s long-suffering assistant Lloyd, Rex Lee has joined the cast of ABC’s new single-camera comedy series Suburgatory as a regular. Suburgatory centers on Tessa (Jane Levy), a teen girl whose … Read More »

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A&E Greenlights ‘Stephen King’s Bag Of Bones’ Miniseries Starring Pierce Brosnan

By | Friday July 22, 2011 @ 9:57am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: A&E Network has greenlighted for production Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, a two-night, four-hour mini-series starring Pierce Brosnan. Annabeth Gish will co-star in the project, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel. Kelly Rowland also is expected to join the cast of the mini, from Sony Pictures Television, which will premiere on A&E in the fourth quarter of 2011. Mick Garris will direct from a script by Matt Venne. Filming is scheduled to begin next month in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Bag of Bones centers on bestselling novelist Mike Noonan (Brosnan), who is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo (Gish). A dream inspires him to return to the couple’s lakeside retreat in western Maine where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather, the mysterious ghostly visitations, the ever-escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.

Bag of Bones is executive produced by Mark Sennett for Mark Sennet Entertainment, Mick Garris for Nice Guy Prods., Stewart Mackinnon for Headline Pictures and Craig Sheftell. Brian Gary and David Davoli are the co-executive producers. Garris, Sennett and Venne had been working on a Bag of Bones adaptation for several years, originally as a feature and then as a mini.

This is the second high-profile miniseries fronted by a movie star to be greenlighted at a A&E Network over the past couple of months. Read More »

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