The Playboy Club
From Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer, a new drama about a time and place that changed the public morals, and about the brash entrepreneur who created an empire and changed American culture.
In the yard are early 60s, the legendary Playboy Club is a door in a dream, but the key to it was a status symbol. In this temple of beauty and service to customers - prominent politicians, mobsters and celebrities of that time. Nick Dalton - one of the best lawyers in town and playboy, who communicates with all who have authority over the city. Through his connections with the Mafia Nick comes to the rescue of Maureen, a young, charming and naive girl from Playboy Club, which accidentally killed the leader of the mafia family Biyanchi. Nick meets with Carol-Lynn, star of the club's stunning Playboy, which realizes that her days were numbered in the club, and which is constantly in conflict with the Billy, general manager of the club.
Jeni, soul of the parties, meets a jealous bartender.
Script was written by Chad Hodge, director of the pilot - Alan Taylor (Mad Men, The Sopranos).
Cast: Eddie Cibrian (Nick Dalton), Amber Heard (Maureen), Laura Benanti (Carol-Lynn), David Krumholtts (Billy), Jenna Deuan Tatum (Jenny).
2 Broke Girls
A comedy tv series about two girls who work as waitresses in the diner, and which share a common dream - to open a successful business. Of course, once they find the money for it.
Max is working two jobs just to make ends meet. One of these works - the night shift in a retro diner Williamsburg.
Caroline - a former princess from the trust fund, which is not so lucky to be forced to become a waitress. Max first sees Caroline as yet another sad sack, which Max will have to shelter, but to her surprise, Caroline was not hollow. When Caroline found out that Max bakes great cakes, she just sees this as a potential source of profit, but for business needs money. But while the girls lay tips, they will have to work at a diner along with Oleg, overly loving Russian chef, Earl, 75-year-old steep pepper, which works at the box office, and Khan Lee, the new owner of the diner. Two girls with no money living in an expensive city, working together, and may have found the secret ingredient of success.
Producers of the TV series - Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and Whitney Cummings.
Cast: Kat Dennings (Max), Beth Bers (Caroline), Jonathan Keith (Oleg), Garrett Morris (Earl), Matthew My (Lee Han).
Actress Sigourney Weaver has shared details of her participation in two upcoming major projects - the sequel to "Avatar" and third "Ghostbusters."
Despite the death of the heroine in the film by James Cameron, Weaver confirmed that her character Grace Augustine appears in the following series, which will be removed one by one.
"Do not panic, I'll be back. Jim Cameron said that in science fiction, no one ever dies. He explained to me the next two plots of films. Ready to say that they are extremely wonderful, incredible potential. Now he only has to shoot them"- said the actress during an interview, timed to the release of film "Pursuit", where she played with Taylor Lautner.
In addition, Sigourney said about her participation in trilogy "Ghostbusters", whose shooting will begin next spring (in 2012 and scheduled to work on the project Cameron): "Until I read the script. They called me a couple of times. I know that they rewrite it. Everything I've said it hoped that my son in the film, Oscar, is old enough to be Ghostbusters. Ivan Reitman approved. Besides, I know nothing. I hope that all will be good, as we've already done two remarkable films".
However, American viewers will be able accurately to see the star of "Alien" at the big screen in connection with the "Ghostbusters" in the near future, as the first tape of series studio decided to show, to identify the interest of viewers for the third film franchise.
Cable channel USA extended the three summer series: Covert Affairs (for the third season), Royal Pains (the fourth) and Necessary Roughness (the second). All three received an order for 16 new episodes. This year, the USA showed a record eight in the summer series, and all of them, except for completed Law & Order: CI, were renewed for next season. The rest: White Collar, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight (the last season) and novelty Suits.
ABC Family can’t boast anything like that. Novelty of the channel The Nine Lives of Chloe King was forced to close after one season. But The Lying Game received an order for an additional 12 episodes. Previously also been extended a new Switched at Birth.
Fox increased its seventh season of Bones from 13 to 17 episodes. As you know, showing the series because of pregnancy, Emily Deschanel is divided into two parts - the fall from November 3, and spring (between The Finder). These additional episodes will be released probably in the summer or at the request of the channel will remain for next season. Because of this uncertainty, the plot will end the season on the 13th of the series.
If you have not heard a sudden, it just in case report: AMC shared the show's second season The Walking Dead in two parts. The first six episodes, including a 90-minute premiere of the season, will be released this year (October 16), while the other seven - from 12 February 2012.
Lifetime will not extend the drama The Protector for the second season. Novelty is not too successfully launched in June (1.9 million viewers), retaining only 50% of the lead-in (Army Wives). Another summer novelty, Against the Wall, is still going.
Across the Atlantic there are strict laws of television too. The British channel BBC2 closed comedy thriller Psychoville after two seasons. The last episode was released in June this year.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson has officially confirmed his participation in the new Quentin Tarantino project, "Django Unchained". In addition, the film joined Gerald McReyni.
In the center of the action - slave Django (Jamie Foxx), breaking free he is going to find his wife, Hilda, who is subordinate to cruel plantation owner Calvin Candy (Leonardo DiCaprio). Right hand in Candy is the servant Stephen (as previously voiced it will be Jackson) is sufficiently prudent manipulator. The level of his impact on the host is so great that he can personally offend his master. German Dr. King Schultz (star of "Inglorious Bastards" Christoph Waltz), who hates racism and slavery helps Django.
In addition, according to Tarantino tradition, he likes to involve in his paintings Hollywood veterans, whose fame has faded somewhat. So he did with John Travolta, whose career was revived after "Pulp Fiction", Robert Forster in "Jackie Brown" as well as Kurt Russell in "Death Proof". In the "Django" such role will play Kevin Costner. His character - sadistic coach who organizes slaves battles.
Filming will start in the near future in New Orleans. Release of "Django Unchained" will be in 25 December 2012. For Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino that will be the fifth collaboration.
Now Jackson is busy in Broadway performance "The Mountaintop", which embodies the image of Martin Luther King. The premiere will be held in mid-October, it will last until mid-January, immediately after which the actor will join the shooting process.
Past Emmy Ceremony again celebrated the victory of the two series. In the dramatic categories that have become "Mad Men," among the best comedy TV series called "Modern family". It also took the prize in the comedy supporting acting categories, the award for the central role in the same genre got Jim Parsons of "Big Bang Theory" and Melissa McCarthy of "Mike and Molly".
In addition, among the winners in other categories are actors Maggie Smith for "Abbey Downton", Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce for his work on "Mildred Pierce." Received recognition and Martin Scorsese, who shot a pilot episode of "Boardwalk Empire". Fantasy saga "The game of thrones" achieved the prize for best playing supporting actress in a drama series.
List of major winners of this year is as follows:
Best Drama Series
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
"Jim Parsons - "Big Bang Theory"
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell - "Modern family"
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy - "Mike and Molly"
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen - "Modern family"
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler - "Friday Night Lights"
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage - "Game of Thrones"
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Julianna Margulies - "The right woman"
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Margo Martindale - "Justice"
Best director of drama series
Martin Scorsese - a pilot episode of "Boardwalk Empire"
Best Director of mini-series, TV movie or drama
Brian Percival - "Abbey Downton"
Best Actor in a TV movie or miniseries
Barry Pepper - "Kennedy Clan"
Best Actor in a TV movie or miniseries
Guy Pearce - "Mildred Pierce"
Best Actress in a TV movie or mini-series
Kate Winslet - "Mildred Pierce"
Best Actress in a TV movie or mini-series
Maggie Smith - "Abbey Downton"
Legendary director Terrence Malick and actor Christian Bale are seemed to have been spotted on the set of the new movie. And it happened during the music festival Austin City Limits. Filmmakers with a film crew visited the performances of several bands (including Bright Eyes, Pretty Lights and Coldplay), which were sealed by journalists and ordinary viewers.
Initially it was thought that the production of his next film Malik will start in 2012. It is then necessary to properly converged graphics director and lead actor Christian Bale as the project, among other things, now engaged in "Dark Knight Rises." But, apparently, whether the process has started filming a little bit earlier, or the appearance of Malik and Bale at Austin City Limits is a part of the preparatory period. But, it may be just a fact that director lives at Austin, where he was undertaking.
After the "Tree of Life" a classic of American cinema is already engaged in the painting "The Burial" with Ben Affleck, located in the status of postproduction. What will the new unnamed project with Bailey, while is not reported in details. But it really does go to the assumption that, for obvious reasons, the musical theme in the film will obviously present. Filmmakers spent at the festival for at least two days, the emergence of Bale has not gone unnoticed and for ordinary spectators, photographed him standing in the shadow of the scene.
Curiously, before Malik was known for his sluggishness. For 25 years, from 1973 to 1998, he made only three films. The fourth film "The New World" was released in 2005, the recent "Tree of Life" in 2011. And now the master is working on two projects at once. True, it is worth remembering that the director often spends a lot of time on installation. Thus, his film "Days of Harvest" Malik has been edited more than two years.
The second day of the season once again is "women" (at least in respect of the main characters of new products). Today audience is able to see first episode of the new TV series “New Girl” on FOX channel.
The New Girls is a comedy with a fresh look at contemporary relationships between men and women from screenwriter Liz Meriwether.
Jesse Day - an unusual and charming girl under thirty, who after a painful breakup enters into an apartment with three guys. Clumsy, optimistic, vulnerable and honest Jess believes in people, even when she should not have to. Lack of social skills, she compensates with her self-confidence. She's used to be friends with women, and chat with the guys is something new for her, especially at home. Of the three new neighbors Nick looks at the lives sober then the rest.
He had great plans for life, but somewhere in the process he has to spit, and now he's a bartender. Usually he is smarter than everyone else in any company, and skillfully uses his knowledge of people and humor. Schmidt imagines that he is a modern Casanova. Even though he has usually good intentions, he is always trying to climb higher up the social ladder, and he is driven by an obsession to be always in the middle of it. It was Schmidt persuaded the other guys to take Jess to the apartment, believing that Jess will reveal to him the secrets of the female soul. A third neighbor, Winston, a former athlete, who now is engaged in coaching. Winston feels most comfortable in the gym, but in private life he adheres to the principle of "do not like it - goodbye." And though he never admits, his brutality and macho appearance actually are fronts his shyness in front of women. Sese, best friend of Jesse from childhood - a cynical model, with her knowledge of life, which is so lacking Jess.
They with Jess complement each other and accept each other's shortcomings. As the relationship develops five friends are starting to realize that they need each other more than ever imagined.
Starring: Zooey Deschanel (Jesse), Jake M. Johnson (Nick), Max Greenfield (Schmidt), Lamorn Morris (Winston), Hannah Simone (Sese).
In an interview with THR Canadian director David Cronenberg shared his memories of his life and talked about his film "Dangerous Method," which premiere took place on September 2, 2011 during the Venice Film Festival. Below are some excerpts from an interview with the director.
Despite the fact that Cronenberg understands the reason for which Christian Bale has declined to the role, the leave from the project of Christoph Waltz still causes irritation in director: "Christophe, one might say, was eager to participate in the project. He persuaded me to give him the role of Freud's, his grandfather was a disciple of Freud. After "Inglorious Bastards" all German sponsors were willing to invest under his name, and when Walz left, disappeared and the money, at least, most of them. "
Funding for the project, which cost $ 20 million, was held with the participation of independent German, Canadian, French and other businesses and sponsors, some of whom continued to sign the agreement after the start of shooting. Cronenberg describes it this way: "It was like the recovery of Frankenstein: 15 organizations were involved, and they all had to sign papers at the same time”.
About Viggo Mortensen
Mortensen, who worked in two films of Cronenberg -"History of Violence" and "Eastern Promises" - and received an Oscar nomination for the last, has rejected proposal of director to play the role of Sigmund Freud. "Viggo explained his refusal with the health problems of his parents" and that "does not see himself in the image of Freud", - says Cronenberg. After Fassbender and Knightley have signed contracts, the director once again spoke with Mortensen. This time the actor said yes.
During the filming of "Scanners," Cronenberg had to act as a witness in the case of the death of two women, passing on the highway past the film set and stopped to watch the process.
"They slowed down and the guy who was driving behind them - no. His car crashed into them at full speed. One of my men rushed the fence and began to pull women out of the car, but they were already dead. It was the first day of shooting. I thought, if I can survive this - I can survive anything. "
About Martin Scorsese
"He said that he was afraid to meet with me, and said it seriously. He saw the "Cramps" and "Crazy" and said that he thinks these movies devastating. I told him, "Marty, you're the man who directed "Taxi Driver"!"
Despite the fact that "Dangerous method" will be released worldwide until November this year, the director had already engaged in the following project: "I mount my new film, "Cosmopolis", which is an adaptation of Don DeLillo novel."
Award-winning American director Steven Soderbergh has recently announced his retirement from the movie, but at the same time appeared on the site of the upcoming film adaptation of "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Moreover, acted as a filmmaker of the second crew.
But everything becomes clearer, given the long friendship of the author of "Traffic" and director of "The Hunger Games" Gary Ross. Just recently Soderberg commented on his participation in the creation of a picture to the blog Moviefone.
"It's very simple. In April, Gary Ross (he is my close friend with whom I exchanged continuously creative suggestions for the last 15 years) received the consent of the shooting. He called me and said, "Hey, in the first week of August I will have a couple of days for the second crew. Do you have the opportunity to come and help me? I prefer that it was you who did it, than to hire someone unfamiliar. " I replied: "Yes. We're just finishing "Infection" and preparing for the "Magic Mike", yes, it can be fun. "
"After a couple of months, I declare and get down to business. Of course, speaking about the general design of the film, the most interesting is that my job was to come in and done exactly duplicate Harry and operated by Tom Stern. Simulate them in terms of style, as far as I can. This is trying to do. But if I'm doing my job properly - I hope that everything just so - in terms of style, you can not say where here is my statement. Because the installation is supposed to give seamlessness footage. That's it. That's why Gary asked me to come to him because I knew that I would do everything in strict accordance with the material. "
The film tells of the harsh world of the future, where teens are forced to take part in a deadly battle with each other. The movie release is scheduled on 22 March 2012.
The director, who made his name on spy thrillers about amnesiac agent James Bourne, a very long time is trying to choose his new project. Since Universal has refused to fund the biopic about Martin Luther King "Memphis", Paul Greengrass went through a lot of projects. Another can be a film adaptation of Robert Harris's new novel, "Fear Index".
Greengrass has been proposed to shoot remake of "Fantastic Voyage", which eventually went to Sean Levy. Interestingly, all the same Shawn Levy can take on the project "Frankenstein" for the studio Fox, who was also originally offered to Paul Greengrass. Director of "The Bourne Ultimatum" was flirting with the biopic about Cleopatra, with the thriller "Race", which took place Ron Howard, as well as the history of the brave captain of the ship "Maersk Alabama". Will Greengrass shoot a drama with Tom Hanks, yet it is not known, but there are rumors that this project will find another director.
The new object of director interest became not yet published novel by Robert Harris "Fear Index." The hero of the book, a brilliant scientist, Alex Hoffman, creates a very lucrative hedge fund, based on the computer, able to predict human mood swings. Hoffman world is turned upside down when a burglar breaks into his house and makes the encounter with one of the most unpleasant human emotions - fear. After some time in the financial markets starts panic and the world begins to change.
The novel will be published in Britain in September, and in the States - in January of next year. Robert Harris personally will write the script. Note, that the novels of the writer have already been filmed several times, including "Enigma" and the recent "Ghost" by Roman Polanski.
Thus, a list of unfilmed movies of Paul Greengrass can be replenished with another project. But we still hope that at least one picture of the above, director will bring to the big screen.