Mena Suvari To Topline Amazon Drama Pilot ‘Hysteria’

By | Friday March 21, 2014 @ 7:37am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

suvariEXCLUSIVE: American Pie alumna Mena Suvari is set as the lead in Amazon Studios‘ drama pilot Hysteria, from Invasion creator Shaun Cassidy, Alcon Entertainment and Universal Television. It centers on Dr. Logan Harlow (Suvari), an exceptionally bright, driven, … Read More »

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Vibrator Pic Pair Next Humming On Ree Drummond Tale ‘Pioneer Woman’ For Sony Pictures: Tribeca

By | Wednesday April 25, 2012 @ 7:24am PDT
Mike Fleming

Pioneer Woman MovieEXCLUSIVE: Husband-and-wife writing team Stephen Dyer and Jonah Lisa Dyer, who scripted the invention of the vibrator pic Hysteria that just played at the Tribeca Film Festival, have been hired by Sony Pictures to rewrite Pioneer Woman. That is the film adapted from Ree Drummond’s blog/cookbook and memoir The Pioneer Woman: From Black Heels To Tractor Wheels that Sony optioned for producer Laura Ziskin Prods back in 2010, with Reese Witherspoon attached to play Drummond, and Robert Harling attached to write.

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Hot Trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy in ‘Hysteria’

By | Saturday April 14, 2012 @ 5:24pm PDT

Sony Pictures Classics posted a new trailer for Hysteria, a period comedy directed by Tanya Wexler about the discovery/creation of the vibrator. It stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones, Jonathan Pryce and Rupert Everett. It’s currently slated to open May 18.

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Toronto: Sony Pictures Landing ‘Hysteria’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that Sony Pictures Classics is near a deal to distribute Hysteria, the Tanya Wexler-directed romantic comedy based on the surprising truth of how Mortimer Granville came up with the world’s first electro-mechanical vibrator as an advance in … Read More »

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Toronto: Her Hot Button Film In Play, ‘Hysteria’ Helmer Tanya Wexler Signs With WME

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Tanya Wexler. She’s the director of Hysteria, the 2011 Toronto Film Festival drama about the invention of the vibrator. The buzz is that film is in hot pursuit by suitors that include Sony Pictures Classics, Samuel … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Hysteria’

Hysteria is Tanya Wexler’s UK romantic comedy that revolves (among other things) around the invention of the vibrator during the Victorian age — apparently the device was used as a science-based antidote to certain mental maladies before it was discovered to have, well, ancillary value. Hugh Dancy and Maggie … Read More »

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