Sissy Spacek Joins Netflix’s Thriller Drama Series From ‘Damages’ Creators

By | Wednesday February 5, 2014 @ 12:01pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

spacekSissy Spacek is set to co-star opposite Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and Linda Cardellini in Netflix‘s 13-episode psychological thriller from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler and Sony Pictures TV. Written and executive produced … Read More »

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Broadway Spider-Man Re-Writer Tackles ‘Glee’ And ‘Carrie’ Remake

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the playwright and comic book writer who was brought on to rewrite and hopefully save Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, has booked several projects to follow. On the TV side, he’ll become a co-producer and writer of the hit series Glee. And I’m told that he’s just been set by MGM and Screen Gems to write a remake of Carrie, the Stephen King thriller about the telekinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. King’s bestselling book was turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie as the repressive mother.

For Aguirre-Sacasa, these diverse projects are right in his wheelhouse. On Carrie, he will write a version that is more faithful to the King book than the earlier movie, much the same as Joel and Ethan Coen went back to the Charles Portis novel True Grit to present a version that didn’t really feel like a remake. Aguirre-Sacasa has a relationship with the author, after writing the graphic novel version of King’s The Stand, King’s seminal apocalyptic novel. Read More »

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Cannes: Ealing Metro/Prescience To Finance ‘Very Good Girls’ With Dakota Fanning And Elizabeth Olsen

Mike Fleming

Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek will star in Very Good Girls, a film that will be financed by Ealing Metro International and Prescience. They … Read More »

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