Hot Trailer: Michael C. Hall In ‘Cold In July’

By | Friday April 18, 2014 @ 2:43pm PDT

Here’s the official trailer for Michael C. Hall‘s first post-Dexter project. He plays Richard, a small-town guy who’s hailed as a hero after he offs a burglar. But then the crook’s ex-con dad (Sam Shepard) shows up with vengeance on his mind and Richard’s family in his sights. … Read More »

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Sundance: IFC Acquiring Jim Mickle-Directed ‘Cold In July’

Mike Fleming

coldjulyUPDATE: IFC has confirmed Deadline’s scoop on this deal. Release appears below the original break.

EARLIER EXCLUSIVE, 1:00 am PST: It took awhile, but the Sundance deals are now moving faster as the festival heads toward its final weekend. … Read More »

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‘Dexter’s Michael C. Hall Lands Lead In Jim Mickle-Helmed Indie ‘Cold In July’

By | Thursday May 30, 2013 @ 10:40am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Michael C. Hall, whose final season as Showtime’s signature serial killer Dexter starts June 30, has just landed the lead role in Cold In July. That’s the feature adaptation of the Joe Lansdale cult novel that … Read More »

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It’s Official: ‘Dexter’s Eighth Season Will Be Its Last – Video

By | Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 1:19pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Showtime today finally confirmed that its flagship drama Dexter will end its run with its upcoming eighth season. “When it debuted in 2006, Dexter redefined the genre, by taking the anti-hero to new heights and pushing the boundaries … Read More »

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Comic-Con: ‘Dexter’ Teases With Seventh Season Footage, Yvonne Strahovski

The upcoming seventh season of Dexter sees the Miami serial killer busted by his own sister, Comic-Con fans learned today. A brief … Read More »

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Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Jason Leigh Join ‘Kill Your Darlings’: Berlin

By | Friday February 10, 2012 @ 11:56pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, Dane Dehaan and Jack Huston also star in addition to Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The thriller Kill Your Darlings is from Killer Films and Benaroya Pictures. Principal photography is … Read More »

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Variance Acquires Indie ‘Trouble With Bliss’ With ‘Dexter’s Michael C. Hall

By | Wednesday November 30, 2011 @ 10:53am PST
Mike Fleming

Variance Films has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to The Trouble With Bliss, the Michael Knowles-directed film that stars Michael C. Hall, Brie Larson, Peter Fonda, Lucy Liu, Brad William Henke, Sarah Shahi, and Chris Messina. The film will get a … Read More »

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Showtime Closes New Deal With Michael C. Hall, Renews ‘Dexter’ For 2 More Seasons

By | Friday November 18, 2011 @ 9:55am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Showtime’s David Nevins: Seasons 7 And 8 Of ‘Dexter’ Will Be “Likely” Show’s Last

After lengthy negotiations, Showtime has closed a new two-year deal … Read More »

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‘Dexter’ Stalemate Between Michael C. Hall And Showtime Puts Show’s Future In Limbo

By | Tuesday October 4, 2011 @ 12:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Showtime’s flagship drama Dexter opened its sixth season on Sunday with a stellar 2.2 million viewers, up 24% from last year to mark the hit series’ highest-rated premiere ever and Showtime’s best original series opener in at least 14 years. But the prospects of the hit drama going to a seventh season are now uncertain as negotiations between Dexter star Michael C. Hall and Showtime have broken down. I hear that the two sides reached an impasse yesterday, the same day Dexter‘s big Season 6 premiere ratings came out. Hall’s contract for Dexter is up after the current sixth season, which is about to wrap production. He has been negotiating with Showtime for a while, but I hear talks broke down after the two sides couldn’t bridge a $4 million gap in proposed salary for a new deal, with Showtime offering $20 million for two more seasons and Hall’s team asking for $24 million. Either figure would make Hall one of the highest-paid actors in cable. Read More »

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Broadway Reels In ‘Big Fish’ As ‘Dexter’s Michael C. Hall Is Signing For Musical

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m hearing that Dexter star Michael C. Hall is negotiating to play the lead in Big Fish on Broadway next year. Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, who produced the Tim Burton-directed film, are producing the musical stage adaptation. Susan … Read More »

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Red Hill Entertainment And Hollywood Studios International Team To Fund Films

Mike Fleming

Red Hill Entertainment, a group led by former University of Alabama football star Jay Barker and Alabama businessmen Christopher E. Norris and John Brooks Klingenbeck, have formed an alliance with Hollywood Studios International. Red Hill’s initial commitment will be … Read More »

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‘Dexter’ Creator James Manos Jr. To Direct Michael C. Hall And Vera Farmiga In ‘Love, Scotch And Death’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Dexter creator James Manos Jr and Michael C. Hall will collaborate on the big screen after Hall wraps the sixth season as the strangely likable serial killer title character hatched in the Jeff Lindsay novel series. They will team on the independent feature Love, Scotch and Death, with Hall playing a character based on Manos, during a most stressful week filled with unimaginable mishaps. Vera Farmiga will star with Hall. Manos will make his feature directing debut, with shooting to begin in November.

When Manos first wrote the script, he called it The Slow And Complete Decompensation of Jim Manos. It covers a rather bizarre week in the man’s life. After returning from a stressful vacation, he discovers his parents have died of natural causes together in bed, which forces him to navigate his way past an unsympathetic funeral director, his bewildered children and manic wife, an eccentric priest and some over-sexed neighbors. There is also an arrest for assault and the death of his wife’s beloved dog. Read More »

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‘Dead Circus’ In Tune With Talent For Pic On Death Of ’60s Singer Bobby Fuller

By | Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ 4:30pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Producer John Palermo’s Palermo Pictures banner is eyeing a summer start for The Dead Circus, a drama that builds a fictitious storyline into the actual mysterious death of I Fought The Law singer Bobby Fuller. James Marsden, Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon [UPDATE: Shannon’s reps said scheduling has … Read More »

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Publicist Craig Bankey Hangs Shingle

Mike Fleming

Craig Bankey has left WKT Public Relations to form his own company repping actors and filmmakers. He made the move last Friday, and said he is bringing with him clients that include Muhammad Ali, Matthew Goode, Michael C. Hall, Djimon Hounsou, Daniel Dae Kim, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe and Sendhil … Read More »

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Showtime Renews ‘Dexter’ For 6th Season

By | Monday December 6, 2010 @ 7:19am PST
Nellie Andreeva

No surprise here: Showtime this morning formally picked up its flagship series Dexter for a sixth season. There had been doubt whether the drama starring Michael C. Hall would be able to match the performance of its highly-rated Season 4 featuring John Lithgow, but Season 5, which wraps next week, has done very well, recently posting the show’s second-highest rated episode ever behind the Season 4 finale. Here is the announcement:

LOS ANGELES, CA — (December 6, 2010) — As season five of SHOWTIME’s  top-rated drama series DEXTER, starring Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe award-winning actor Michael C. Hall, heads toward another powerful, suspense-filled finale on Sunday, December 12th at 9 PM ET/PT, the network has renewed the series for a sixth season.  The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks.  Season 6’s episodes will go into production next spring in Los Angeles.

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TORONTO: IFC Films Buys ‘Peep World’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: IFC Films has made yet another significant acquisition of a Toronto International Film Festival film, paying a low seven-figure minimum guarantee for domestic distribution rights on Peep World, the Barry W. Blaustein-directed film that stars Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Ben Schwartz, Judy Greer, Kate Mara, Taraji Henson, Lesley Ann Warren and Ron Rifkin. The deal was made by CAA, which repped Peep World producers Occupant Films. Occupant principals Joe Neurauter, Felipe Marino and Keith Calder produced the picture. Read More »

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Emmy Scorecard: Lead Drama Actors

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s 2010 Emmy coverage. Here’s his scorecard assessing the Outstanding Lead Drama Series Actor race:

BRYAN CRANSTON, BREAKING BAD

Why He Got Nominated: He’s won two years running, and the TV Academy isn’t in the habit of failing to nominate guys who won the year before (except in rare … Read More »

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EMMYS: TV Academy Vets Producers And Bumps 6 — But No Writer-Producers

By | Tuesday August 10, 2010 @ 5:20pm PDT

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s Emmy coverage.

I’ve just learned that the TV Academy has 6 names on its list of ineligible producers for Emmy-nominated programs. (Not 7: one producer was bumped from two shows.) See my previous, EMMYS: Waiting For That Read More »

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TCA: Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ To Depart From The ‘One Bad Guy A Season’ Formula

By | Thursday July 29, 2010 @ 1:26pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The cancer theme from Showtime’s C Word panel carried over to the Dexter panel where star Michael C. Hall was asked about his  treatment for the disease. The actor, now back at work on Season 5, answered like a consummate professional: ”I was thankful that the hiatus managed to coincide with … Read More »

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