Hot TV Trailer: ‘Penny Dreadful’

By | Friday February 14, 2014 @ 4:27pm PST

Showtime has deployed the first full trailer for its psychosexual horror series that bows May 11. Penny Dreadful unites some of literature’s creepiest characters — including those ripped from tales of Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Dracula — deposits them in Victorian London and lets the mayhem begin. … Read More »

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Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan & More Join Mads Mikkelsen In ‘The Salvation’

By | Monday April 22, 2013 @ 2:10am PDT

Here’s another title hailing from the super-hot Nordic territories, and from sales outfit TrustNordisk which had a sizzling Berlin EFM with several of its films. The company will handle pre-sales in Cannes on English-language Danish western The Salvation, which has just cast up and started shooting in Johannesburg. Joining the previously announced Mads Mikkelsen are his Casino Royale co-star Eva Green along with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Pryce, Eric Cantona (Looking For Eric), Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit 2 & 3), Douglas Henshall (The Eagle) and Michael Raymond-James (Jack Reacher).

Fear Me Not and The King Is Alive director Kristian Levring is helming. (He was one of the signatories of the Dogme95 manifesto started by Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg to create films based on traditional values without elaborate effects.) Susanne Bier collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen penned the script that pays tribute to classic Westerns, but also is inspired by the Nordic sagas. The story is set in 1870s America where a settler kills his family’s murderer and in so doing unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws and cleanse the town’s black heart. Read More »

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Eva Green To Star In ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’

By | Tuesday January 29, 2013 @ 12:46pm PST

Dark Shadows’ star Eva Green has joined the burgeoning cast of  Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Green will play Ava Lord, the deadly muse from Frank Miller’s graphic novel of the same name … Read More »

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Helena Bonham Carter on ‘Dark Shadows’: “It’s Going To Be Impossible To Sell”

By | Thursday December 1, 2011 @ 4:59pm PST

Talking to MTV after the Britannia Awards, the actress describes her role as Dr. Julia Hoffman: “She’s an alcoholic psychiatrist, so I hadn’t played that before. And she’s got a secret. They all have secrets. It’s all about people who have secrets.” The movie as a whole? “It’s very original … Read More »

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Starz Declines Option To Renew ‘Camelot’

By | Thursday June 30, 2011 @ 1:39pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Starz said today that due to significant production challenges, the network has decided not to exercise the option for subsequent seasons of its freshman original series Camelot. We’ve heard that scheduling conflicts with some of the actors were part of … Read More »

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Thomas McDonell Graduates From ‘Prom’ To ‘Dark Shadows’

Mike Fleming

Warner Bros and director Tim Burton has set Thomas McDonell to play the young Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows, the feature film based on the 1960s TV soap. He’ll be serving as the younger version of the character that Johnny … Read More »

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Who’s Reading For ‘Total Recall’ Gals?

Mike Fleming

Sony Pictures is casting up its Total Recall remake, which Len Wiseman will direct with Colin Farrell starring in the role originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger. There are two major female roles in the film, and several top actresses are vying … Read More »

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter Eye ‘Dark Shadows’

Mike Fleming

Tim Burton is turning to familiar onscreen leading ladies for roles in Dark Shadows, the film he’ll direct for Warner Bros with Johnny Depp in the lead role of Barnabas Collins. Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to play Elizabeth Collins … Read More »

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Ultimate Bond Girl Eva Green Gets ‘Dark Shadows’ Lead

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Eva Green has landed the female lead in Dark Shadows, the Tim Burton-directed adaptation of the 60s supernatural TV soap opera for Warner Bros. Green, who made a most memorable impression when she broke James Bond’s heart in Casino Read More »

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Starz Sets Premiere Date For ‘Camelot’

Nellie Andreeva

Starz’s new costume drama Camelot will debut on April 1st and will air in the Friday 10 PM time slot once occupied by Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The 10-episode retelling of the classic medieval tale of King Arthur stars Joseph … Read More »

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Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon in ‘Arbitrage’

By | Tuesday November 2, 2010 @ 6:49pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Al Pacino, Eva Green and Susan Sarandon are attached to star in Arbitrage, a drama written and to be directed by Nicholas Jarecki in New York early next year. Pacino is aboard to play a hedge-fund magnate who struggles to complete the sale of his trading business to a big … Read More »

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David Mackenzie Shoots Guerrilla Rom-Com

By | Tuesday July 13, 2010 @ 3:52am PDT

Luke_TreadawayThe Young Adam and Hallam Foe director has just wrapped shooting a romantic comedy on the fly at Glasgow’s T In the Park rock festival. The movie stars Luke Treadaway (Clash of the Titans) as the lead singer of an indie … Read More »

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Two More Actors Board Starz ‘Camelot’

Nellie Andreeva

ClaireForlaniEXCLUSIVE: Claire Forlani and Peter Mooney round out the main cast of Starz’s 10-episode drama series Camelot, joining previously cast Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton. Written by Michael Hurst and Chris Chibnall, the series – to be … Read More »

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