Adam Shankman To Direct & Produce ‘Madame Rose’ Biopic For HBO Films

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 12:53pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

adamshankmanEXCLUSIVE: Rose Hovick has been called the ultimate stage mother, immortalized in the classic musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable, based on the memoirs of one of Hovick’s two performing daughters, Gypsy Rose Lee. Now HBO Films is looking to tell … Read More »

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HBO’s ‘The Normal Heart’ To Debut May 25

By | Thursday February 27, 2014 @ 10:23am PST

normalheart5The Normal Heart will premiere on Sunday, May 25 at 9 PM on HBO, the network said today. Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts star in the HBO Films presentation based on Tony-winning Larry … Read More »

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Nicole Kidman To Star In And Produce ‘Reconstructing Amelia’ Film For HBO

By | Friday May 10, 2013 @ 3:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of her starring role in Hemingway & Gellhorn, which earned her Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations, Nicole Kidman is back in business with HBO Films on Reconstructing Amelia, a … Read More »

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Hot TV Trailer: ‘Behind The Candelabra’

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 1:58pm PDT

The full trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra: The Secret Life Of Liberace has dropped and it’s quite a vision. It’s full of glitz, glamour, dazzling piano-playing and Matt Damon screaming “I don’t even have my own face”! Michael Douglas is set as the famed pianist … Read More »

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Steve Carell & James Gandolfini To Star In HBO Movie About Feuding Paleontologists

By | Friday April 5, 2013 @ 8:47am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After recently co-starring together in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Steve Carell and James Gandolfini are reuniting for another comedic movie, this time on … Read More »

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Tom Hanks To Produce HBO Movie About Mikhail Gorbachev

By | Thursday April 4, 2013 @ 11:02am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: HBO Films is developing Gorbachev, a movie about former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev from Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone. Gorbachev serves as a consultant on the … Read More »

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HBO Films Developing ‘The Man Who Walked Around The World’ Movie

By | Monday April 1, 2013 @ 5:26pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: HBO Films is developing original movie The Man Who Walked Around the World. Robert Connolly (Underground: The Julian Assange Story) is attached to write and direct the project, based on  the book of the same … Read More »

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Cate Blanchett To Star In HBO Adaptation Of ‘Cancer Vixen’

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 2:14pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: HBO Films has set up the Marisa Acocella Marchetto memoir Cancer Vixen: A True Story as a star vehicle for Cate Blanchett. The actress will be an executive producer on the project alongside Maven PicturesRead More »

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‘Bored To Death’ Film In The Works At HBO

By | Tuesday January 22, 2013 @ 12:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

HBO‘s noir comedy series Bored To Death, which ended its three-season run in Nov. 2011, is getting a second act as a potential movie to air on the pay cable network. HBO Films has put in … Read More »

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Production Begins On HBO Films’ Drama ‘Mary And Martha’

By | Monday July 16, 2012 @ 1:30pm PDT

HBO Films president Len Amato announced today that Mary And Martha, starring Hillary Swank and Brenda Blethyn has begun production in South Africa and North Carolina. Directed by Phillip Noyce (Salt, The Quiet American) from a screenplay written by Richard Curtis, Mary And Martha depicts the journey of two mothers who bond over the mutual loss of their sons to malaria. James Woods, Frank Grillo, Ian Redford and Stephanie Faracy also star. Read More »

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HBO To Tell Timesman David Rohde’s Kidnap Tale ‘A Rope And A Prayer’

By | Monday December 5, 2011 @ 1:09pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: HBO Films has hired war correspondent-turned-documentary filmmaker Greg Barker to helm A Rope And A Prayer, a film about the kidnapping by the Taliban of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign correspondent David Rohde. Rohde wrote the book … Read More »

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HBO Picks Up Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace Film Starring Michael Douglas & Matt Damon

By | Tuesday October 11, 2011 @ 10:06am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Steven Soderbergh’s long-gestating Liberace feature is headed to HBO. HBO Films has greenlighted for production Behind The Candelabra, which will be directed by Soderbergh. It takes a behind-the-scenes … Read More »

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Bette Midler Pulls Out Of Phil Spector Biopic

By | Tuesday July 12, 2011 @ 8:31pm PDT

UPDATED WEDNESDAY AM: Bette Midler has released this statement about exiting HBO’s Phil Spector biopic because of a herniated disc that may need surgery: “I am heartbroken to be forced to leave this terrific project, working with David … Read More »

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HBO Casts James Gandolfini As Jersey Guy Serving Up Ribs And North Korean Diplomacy

By | Monday March 21, 2011 @ 2:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: HBO Films has made a book and life rights deal so that The Sopranos star James Gandolfini can play another New Jersey guy. This time, he’s attached to play Bobby Egan, owner of a Hackensack rib joint who  became … Read More »

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Julian Assange Movie In The Works At HBO

By | Friday January 21, 2011 @ 3:03pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Sundance: Universal Pictures Funding WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Docu By Alex Gibney And Ex-Uni Chairman Marc Shmuger

EXCLUSIVE: Julian Assange might be getting the … Read More »

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Who’s Adopted This Orphaned Cash Cow?

It’s hard not to root for a Depression era kiddie movie that costs under $9 million, showcases good clean fun for little girls, and stars Abigail Breslin, the Hayley Mills of her generation, as well as a great supporting cast of very funny adults … Read More »

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