Mia is young, talented and in love, with her whole life ahead of her. Until the car crash. With her family decimated, she lies comatose in a hospital — having an out-of-body experience. She watches as she’s told that living or dying “is all up to you; whatever fight you got in you, gotta pull it out now.” Then she gets a tour of what there is to live for. If I Stay stars Chloe Grace Moretz as the stricken teen along with Jamie Blackley and Mireille Enos. R.J. Cutler directs from a script by Shauna Cross based on Gayle Forman’s YA novel. The drama from Warner Bros, MGM and New Line opens August 22: Here’s a look:
It’s déjà vu again for The Killing, which refuses to live up to its name. The mystery drama, which was cancelled by AMC last year only to be resurrected with a third-season order, is staging another comeback after being cancelled by the network again in September. This time, the series was picked up by Netflix, which was its exclusive digital partner for the first three seasons and still carries them worldwide. Now The Killing will become a Netflix original for a six-episode final installment. The series’ second resurrection is a testament to series producer Fox TV Studios’ tenacious efforts to keep it alive. The Killing‘s stars, Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, are under long-term deals and set to return. Creator/executive producer Veena Sud is assembling a writing team, which is expected to begin work shortly. She will be joined by The Killing veterans, exec producers Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, who had been on the show since the first season, and two other writers. “It’s a true testament to Veena Sud, and the stellar cast led so compellingly by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, that fans remained so passionate about the show,” FtvS president David Madden said.
The Killing‘s third season opened with an OK 1.8 million viewers and drew largely positive reaction from critics and fans. But it ended with 1.5 million for the season finale, up only slightly from the 1.4 million viewers of the second-season ender. Season 3 overall was essentially flat with Season 2 — ratings that had triggered the series’ first cancellation. However, the serialized drama’s strength always has been the digital/binge viewing play. “The rich, serialized storytelling in The Killing thrives on Netflix, and we believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder a proper send-off,” said Cindy Holland, VP Original Content for Netflix. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Mireille Enos is in talks to join Chloe Moretz in MGM’s If I Stay for director RJ Cutler. The film, an adaptation of the Gayle Forman novel, follows a teenager who is in a coma after a car accident that devastates her family. Enos will play ‘Kat,’ the girl’s free-spirited mother who is fiercely passionate about her family and rock music.
Enos recently completed production on Season 3 of AMC’s The Killing, and World War Z. Up next, she stars in the Atom Egoyan-directed Devil’s Knot, which will premiere in Toronto. She also has two films in the pipeline: Sabotage, due out in late January 2014, and Queen Of The Night, opposite Ryan Reynolds. She is repped by CAA, Gartner/Green Entertainment at attorney Mitch Smelkinson.
The 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market will showcase 330 films from 49 countries, including 70 world premieres and 55 North American premieres. The 19th annual event, set for June 18-24 at desert city’s Camelot Theatres, will include shorts starring such boldfaced names as Cate Blanchett (the animated A Cautionary Tail), Mireille Enos and Brooke Shields (Wild Horses), Rachel Griffiths (Butterflies), Ian McKellen (The Egg Trick), Jason Ritter (Boats Against The Current) Gerard Depardieu (Frank-Etienne) and many more. SND Films founder Sydney Netter, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters actress Missi Pyle (actress) and Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey will serve on the ShortFest jury. A total of $110,000 in prizes will be awarded in 19 categories to shorts in competition. Eleven films have been chosen to represent the ShortFest Online Film Festival, and will play on a special section of the ShortFest website starting Tuesday. Online voting for these films will continue through the festival, with the “ShortFest Online Audience Award” announced at the Festival Award Ceremony on Closing Night. See those titles and the ShortFest press release after the jump. Read More »
Paramount just released a new trailer for the movie based on the Max Brooks bestseller adapted by Matthew Michael Carnahan, according to the iTunes landing page. After being moved out of December 2012 for extensive reshoots with a new ending crafted by Drew Goddard with input from Damon Lindelof — plus at least two trailers later, World War Z looks a lot more interesting. What do you think?
EXCLUSIVE: Mireille Enos and Scott Speedman have been set to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in Queen Of The Night, a psychological thriller that Atom Egoyan will direct early next year in Ontario. Egoyan wrote the story and scripted the film with David Fraser. Reynolds committed in August to play a father who discovers a series of disturbing clues eight years after his daughter is abducted, a trail that leads him to believe the now 17-year-old girl is alive.
Enos will play his wife, who dutifully checks in with police each year on her daughter’s birthday, and realizes that disturbing memorabilia left at her workplace is not merely there to taunt her but could offer clues to her daughter’s whereabouts. Enos was drafted for the role by Egoyan after she played a small role in Devil’s Knot, the film he just completed about the bogus triple murder conviction of the West Memphis 3 in Arkansas, despite the lack of any physical evidence.
Speedman is also reuniting with Egoyan. In Queen Of The Night, he will play the cop searching the his missing daughter. Speedman previously worked with Egoyan on the film Adoration. He is coming off the ABC series Last Resort and stars opposite Evan Rachel Wood in the upcoming feature Barefoot. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: The Killing star Mireille Enos is set to star in Ten, the David Ayer-directed film that stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington. QED is producing, financing and handling international sales. Shooting begins in October in Atlanta. The film has also gone under the working title Breacher.
Enos will play a member of the elite DEA team, and she is married to the character played by Worthington. Enos will next star in the Ruben Fleischer-directed Gangster Squad opposite Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin for Warner Bros. She recently completed the Marc Forster-directed World War Z with Brad Pitt, and with both of those films undergoing reshoots, it was complicated to get her into this role, but it all worked out. Enos is currently in production on Devil’s Knot, starring with Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. Mireille received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her work in The Killing, which seems to be ending following its second season on AMC, though there has been talk of it possibly landing elsewhere. Enos also was part of the Big Love cast before that and got a Tony nom for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf on Broadway. She’s repped by CAA and Gartner/Green Entertainment.
EXCLUSIVE: The Killing star Mireille Enos has joined Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in Devil’s Knot, the Atom Egoyan-directed drama about the West Memphis 3. Enos will play Vicki Hutcheson, the mother of an 8-year-old boy who lives in a run-down house in West Memphis. She becomes an important witness in the murder trial of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley for the killing of three 8-year-old boys found hog-tied in a drainage ditch. Hutcheson, it becomes apparent to investigators, could be the only link between Echols and Misskelley.
As Deadline revealed just after the West Memphis 3 murder defendants were released from prison last summer, The Sweet Hereafter and Chloe director Egoyan came aboard to direct a script that was originally written by Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman, the team behind The Exorcism Of Emily Rose. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Mireille Enos has signed with CAA. She was with Innovative Artists. Enos got her big break when she was cast as the lead on AMC’s drama series The Killing, a role that earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination. Since then, Enos has landed her first lead role in a studio feature, Paramount Pictures’ Brad Pitt starrer World War Z, which she just wrapped. She is now filming Gangster Squad opposite Josh Brolin and will next begin production on the second season of The Killing. Enos, who previously had a recurring role on HBO’s Big Love and was nominated for a Tony in 2005 for Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, continues to be repped by manager Howard Green and attorney Mitch Smelkinson.
Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s 2011 Emmy coverage. Here’s his scorecard assessing the Outstanding Lead Drama Series Actress race.
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Why She Was Nominated: The TV academy really had no choice. While this is Moss’ third consecutive nomination for Mad Men (two for lead, one for supporting), it’s one that for the first time raises Moss above the crowd. The submitted episode, “The Suitcase” (written by creator-showrunner Matthew Weiner), is an actress’ dream. It elevates her to the favorite’s position in a year when none of the past three category winners (Kyra Sedgwick, Glenn Close and Sally Field) is in the running.
Why She Has To Win: From the time it premiered, “The Suitcase” episode of Mad Men has been hailed as the show’s clear-cut accolade vehicle. It found Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Peggy Olson (Moss) hanging together in the office after hours when Don finds out a close friend has died. They get plastered on booze, and Draper lets loose in a way he rarely does. Moss more than holds her with Hamm in an episode that stands to win a bunch of people a bunch of Emmys (Moss included). “This episode is absolute magic,” a producer tells me, “and Elisabeth Moss is a big reason why.”
Why She Can’t Possibly Win: She’s never won before, and neither has anyone else from Mad Men — yet. If it doesn’t happen this year, we can all start writing about the cast being cursed. It’s also a fact that Julianna Margulies could win here and no one would be the slightest bit shocked. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Nick Nolte continues his recent career resurgence. He’s been set to join the cast of the Ruben Fleischer-directed Warner Bros drama Gangster Squad. Nolte will play Bill Parker, the new chief of police in Los Angeles, and the first in a awhile who hasn’t been corrupted by Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). The chief, a Purple Heart recipient at Normandy, is the one who starts the Gangster Squad, a crack team designed to bring down organized crime. Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Mireille Enos and Anthony Mackie star.
Nolte stars in the Gavin O’Connor-directed Warrior, and he just wrapped the Taylor Hackford-directed action film Parker for FilmDistrict opposite Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Chiklis. Nolte is about to begin work on the Robert Redford-directed The Company You Keep opposite Redford and Shia LaBeouf, and he also stars with Dustin Hoffman in the David Milch/Michael Mann HBO series Luck.
EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures, once shaky about the prospects of the Marc Forster-directed zombie extravangza World War Z, is now on track to make the picture this summer. I’m told that Mireille Enos, star of the AMC hit series The Killing, is in talks to play Karin Lane, the wife of Gerard Lane, the character played by Brad Pitt in the adaptation of the Max Brooks book. In The Killing, she plays Sarah Linden, the homicide detective trying to solve the murder of Rosie Larsen. This will be the first major-studio starring role for Enos, who starred for three seasons on HBO’s Big Love. She’s repped by Innovative and Authentic.
There had been speculation that Paramount would not bite on the Plan B-produced WWZ because it has a $125 million budget. But as Deadline reported, the studio brought in a couple of risk-sharing partners that will include David Ellison’s Skydance. That cleared the way for the movie version of the book that looks at the aftermath of a global zombie war 10 years after the conflict, with a researcher for the UN Postwar Commission interviewing survivors in countries that were decimated by flesh-eaters. It was thorough, and a thoroughly creepy read. Matt Carnahan wrote the most recent draft of the script, after earlier drafts by Michael J. Straczynski.
At TCA this morning, AMC and A&E announced premiere dates for their upcoming new original scripted series.
AMC’s The Killing, a crime thriller from writer/executive producer/showrunner Veena Sud, which is based on the successful Danish series Forbrydelsen, will debut on April 3 in the Sunday 10 PM time slot. Mireille Enos (Big Love) is stars in the series from Fox TV Studios. AMC also announced that production on the delayed Season 4 of Breaking Bad will begin next Thursday.
A&E’s Breakout Kings will make its debut in the same Sunday 10 PM but a couple of weeks earlier, on March 13. The series, from Prison Break‘s Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora and Chernin Entertainment/Fox21, is an action ensemble drama about the partnership between the U.S. Marshals’ office and a group of convicts. The project, originally developed for Fox, landed at A&E after Fox passed on the pilot.