Anna Torv & Jennifer Jason Leigh To Co-Star In Ryan Murphy’s HBO Pilot ‘Open’

By | Tuesday July 30, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fringe star Anna Torv and Jennifer Jason Leigh, coming off Revenge, have joined the cast of Open, HBO’s drama pilot from Ryan Murphy. The Fox 21 project, which Murphy co-wrote with Lauren Gussis, Read More »

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Signs With CAA

By | Friday February 22, 2013 @ 5:36pm PST

Jennifer Jason Leigh CAAEXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed Jennifer Jason Leigh. The award-winning actress appeared most recently on ABC’s Revenge in a recurring role as Kara Clarke-Murphy, Emily Thorne’s mother. In January she … Read More »

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Benaroya To Finance ‘Hateship Friendship’; Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins Kristen Wiig Pic

By | Thursday November 8, 2012 @ 4:15pm PST

Benaroya Pictures has come on board to finance Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriageit was announced today. Benaroya is putting the money for the indie drama together with Fork Films, Union Entertainment Group and Three Point Capital and Venture Forth. … Read More »

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins ABC’s ‘Revenge’

By | Thursday July 19, 2012 @ 2:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Jennifer Jason Leigh RevengeFollowing her arc on Showtime’s departing comedy series Weeds, Jennifer Jason Leigh is joining another series in a recurring role, ABC’s soap Revenge. Leigh will be part of a … Read More »

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Ben Stiller Turns Fox’s ‘Walter Mitty’ Reboot From Daydream To Reality

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Stiller is in talks with 20th Century Fox to play the title role in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty after the previous script was finally dumped and a new approach and screenwriter was put on the project. That produced a reboot that Stiller wants to make his next film. Stiller sparked to the new take by Steve Conrad, writer of the Will Smith hit The Pursuit of Happyness. Now that Stiller is coming aboard, Fox will move quickly to lock in a cinematic director who can mix action with a PG rating, and get the picture ready for a late fall start. Stiller is repped by WME.

Mitty is still based on the 1947 Danny Kaye film from the James Thurber short story first published in The New Yorker in 1939. The story of a perpetual daydreamer had been in development so long that it seemed like it might never be more than a daydream. Everyone from Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen flirted with that previous script, and directors who have circled include Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Gore Verbinski. Mitty‘s problems stemmed from that script which was never quite right. But then Conrad started fresh and Stiller felt he knocked it out of the park. Stiller, who has starred in the lucrative Night at the Museum and Meet the Parents franchises, might have another big one on his hands. His Red Hour Films banner is based at Fox. Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and John Goldwyn have been shepherding the project as producers for years. Read More »

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On Broadway: Jennifer Jason Leigh in ‘House Of Blue Leaves,’ Lee Daniels Ponders ‘Scottsboro Boys’

Mike Fleming

leigh-tt1Jennifer Jason Leigh has been set to join Ben Stiller and Edie Falco in the Broadway revival of The House Of Blue Leaves, the John Guare play that will be directed by David Cromer. Scott Rudin is producing, with previews … Read More »

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Richard Dreyfuss Joins Showtime’s ‘Weeds’

Nellie Andreeva

richard_dreyfussRichard Dreyfuss has joined Showtime’s Weeds as a recurring. In at least 4 episodes of the dark comedy’s upcoming 6th season, he will play what the network describes as “an unexpected character from Nancy Botwin’s past.” Season 6 of Weeds, which … Read More »

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