Cable channel announced this and many other news at the annual presentation in New York.
Here are some plans of the channel for the future:
- Sister channel of FX, FXX, begins broadcasting on September 2 and will be aimed at a younger audience 18-34 (while FX is aimed at the 18-49 audience). To a new channel will move comedy “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (renewed for the tenth Season), “The League” (extended to the 5th and 6th season) and “Legit” (renewed for the second Season).
- The new FX tagline will become «Fearless».
- The premiere of the second season of “The Americans” will be hold in January 2014.
- As always, “American Horror Story” will be released just under Halloween.
- The fourth season of “Louie” will be shown in May 2014.
- The premiere of the new drama “The Bridge” with Damian Bishir and Diane Kruger in the lead roles will be held in July this year.
- FX ordered a mini-series, based on the movie "Fargo." Producers of the show will be Joel and Ethan Coen, the directors of the original movie of 1996. Filming is scheduled for December.
- In addition, there will be a lot of miniseries, which will be the basis for another nursing channel FX, FXM (Fox Movie Channel), aimed at an audience of 25 to 54 years: “Grand Hotel” from Sam Mendes about a fictional terrorist plot in Paris; “Sutton” from Alexander Payne and Michael De Luca of the famous bank robber; “Mad Dogs” by Sean Ryan, based on the British miniseries of the same name; “The Story of Mayflower” from Paul Giamatti and Gil Netter of the first settlers of the New World.
- Shooting of the pilot of “The Strain” by Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse will begin this summer. FX president John Lendgraf said that a possible serial "rethink the vampire genre", while del Toro promises "a unique biological approach" to vampirism. “The Strain” is a screen adaptation of the series of books and talks about a group of people struggling with the vampire plague.
Oscar-winning directorial debut of operator Wally Pfister continues casting in his new movie “Transcendence." A role in the project has gotten Kate Mara. Johnny Depp was the first actor in the approved project, and most recently joined Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall.
The script for “Transcendence” is from the pen of Jack Paglia and originally was in a "black list" of best non made scenarios.
Although the plot is not officially announced, it is believed that it will tell about a scientist (Depp), whose mind before his death has managed to load into a supercomputer. In the scenario, there are only two female roles, and, as suggested by the blog Playlist, Rebecca Hall will play the wife of Johnny Depp's character, while Kate Mara won the role of terrorist, a member of the small group.
It is likely that the script for a long time has been changed, so that all the talks about who will play whom, should be considered only predictions.
Kate Mara recently starred in David Fincher's producer project - the TV series "House of Cards." The actress was seen in the TV series "American horror story" and in the film "127 Hours," "The Iron Knight" and "Blackbird." Kate soon will overtake for fame her younger sister Rooney, who starred in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
It is interesting that Kate Mara was one of the contenders for the role of Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's film "The Dark Knight: The Legend Continues."
Shooting " Transcendence " will begin in April and will be held in Los Angeles. Studio Warner planned to premiere on April 25, 2014.
Emma Watson has refused two roles this week. The actress will not appear in "Cinderella", which is going to stage Kenneth Branagh, and dropped out of the drama, "Your voice in my head." If Branagh didn’t find a new contender for the vacant position yet, then the producers of "Your Voice" has chosen the lead role of Emily Blunt.
"Your voice in my head" - filming of memoirs of British journalist Emma Forrest. Living in New York, burdened by moral problems and risky antics, eventually turns to her severe depression and attempts of suicide. But Forest meets balding and fat, but the optimistic 53-year-old psychiatrist, whose advice helped her to withdraw from the dangerous brink. But soon the man dies. Some romantic relationships of Forest are also falling, but now she will have to deal with problems on her own.
Initially the film was going to shoot David Yates, but the director of the latest series of Harry Potter has left the project in May last year and is now occupied by the new version of "Tarzan." Emma Watson, approved for the lead role, was listed for a long time in the film, but, as reported by Stanley Tucci, who plays a psychiatrist in "Your voice" now in her place will be Emily Blunt. Tucci and Blunt have starred together in "The Devil Wears Prada”.
A film, based on the memoirs of Forest, is planned to shoot in the summer of the 2012, but work on the movie has stalled. Now the film has still no director, so it is difficult to say when will start shooting.
Emily Blunt is currently shooting in Doug Liman's sci-fi "All you need is kill" with Tom Cruise. The last time the actress has appeared on screen in the thriller "Looper" and comedy "The Five-Year Engagement."
66th Cannes Film Festival will be open in May 15 with the film of Baz Luhrmann "The Great Gatsby" on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Picture with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan will be shown out of competition.
Talks about "The Great Gatsby" will open Cannes 2013 came more than a month. Food for thought served as the appointed date for May 15 release of French painting, exactly on the day of the start of a major European film festivals.
Baz Luhrmann's film "Moulin Rouge" opened the Cannes Film Festival in 2001.
It is expected that to introduce "The Great Gatsby" in Côte d'Azur will come Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and rapper Jay-Z. The last time DiCaprio came to the Croisette in 2007, when he presented a documentary "The 11th Hour."
The film's director, Australian Baz Luhrmann so reacted to the news: "For all those who worked on "The Great Gatsby"- a great honor to know that the film will open the Cannes Film Festival. We are happy to return to the country and to the place that has always been close to our hearts. And not only because it is my first film "Strictly Ballroom" was shown at Cannes 21 years ago, but also because many of the bitter and beautiful lines of this outstanding novel were written nearby Saint-Raphael villa."
In the story of "The Great Gatsby" the writer Nick Carraway comes from the Midwest to New York in the spring of 1922. In pursuit of his own American dream, he settles next to the mysterious, known for his partying millionaire Jay Gatsby, and on the opposite side of the bay live his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Buchanan, a rake and aristocrat. Nick is involved in the exciting world of the rich, their illusions, love and lies. He witnesses what is happening in this world and writes the story of impossible love, eternal dreams and the human tragedy that reflect contemporary mores.
To achieve public applause at Berlinale you need to shoot a good movie. Guillaume Nickle, director of a number of mainstream thrillers realized his dream - he filmed a book by Denis Diderot "La religieuse". And tore applause after a Sunday show.
France, 60 years of XVIII century. A young man returns home to his seriously ill father. Before going to bed, he notices a manuscript on the table, "Memoirs of Suzanne Simonin." "My father was a lawyer. He married my mother, being no longer young, and had by her three daughters, "- tell the first lines.
Suzanne (Pauline Etienne), a beautiful and musically gifted young lady, had the imprudence to admit the mother of her love for God. To reduce costs and successfully extradite two daughters married, the spouse Simonin sent Suzanne to a convent. At first, she thinks that she will be there for one year, but the family priest, who had come to her, informed an unpleasant news: according to the decision of the parents she needs to take vows and become a nun. Susanna has no desire to stay in the monastery. In addition, she is the result of betrayal mother, fell in love in a marriage in a handsome man.
The mother pleads Suzanne redeem her sins and to stay in the monastery. The girl agrees with a heavy heart. Her life of the nun turned to hell when replacing old mentor comes hearted sadist sister Christina (Louise Bourgoin). Suzanne tries to find a way to leave the monastery and wants to give up her vows. After experiencing a lot of humiliation, the girl is in the new monastery. Despite the comfortable cell and friendly nuns, the living in it is not too easy: Suzanne is a favorite of prioress, Sister Teresa (Isabelle Huppert), who is rather strict with other sisters.
For the director William Nickle "La religieuse" has become a matter of life. "I nurtured this project from my youth" - confessed director. But at 13, Guillaume discovered sex and music, religion and passion has faded into the background. "Discovered punk and anarchy, I began to read everything on the eyes will fall, including" nuns ". The book made a deep impression, I will remember it for a lifetime. "
Only three years ago, Nickle was able to start the novel adaptation of Diderot. The director, who had by this time, an atheist, has decided not to focus on the promise of the book anticlerical and remove ode freedom. "Diderot was not against religion, he spoke out against religious fanaticism. Deep down Suzanne denies her faith in God, she just struggles to express it in a way she thought was right for herself. "
Thus, the "Nun" has undergone some changes and become closer to the modern world. "My seventeen year old daughter last year discovered the book and said that it is still important. Some religions still treat women very badly - the director said at a press conference. - We still live in a patriarchal society, where women are denied the right to freedom of expression of thought, for religious or cultural reasons. "
The real discovery of the film has become an actress, who plays Suzanne, Belgian Pauline Etienne. "I called her for the audition, and when Pauline came into the room, I felt a range of emotions that fit the word" blessing. " She has the inner strength and the extraordinary peace. "
Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy presented their new film "Before Midnight" at the Berlin Film Festival. "Before Midnight" - the continuing story of Jesse and Celine, who met in the film "Before Sunrise" and met again nine years later in "Before Sunset."
In 1995 at the Sundance Festival has been premiere of Richard Linkleyter movie "Before Sunrise." The film attracted attention of critics: its characters, twenty years American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Frenchwoman Celine (Julie Delpy), were not similar to the standard characters of comedies. Jesse and Celine have met in the train on the way from Budapest to Paris, and Jesse convinces Celine to visit Vienna and spend time with him before his trip to the States. They walk around the city, talking about everything, kiss on the Ferris wheel and spend an exciting night in the park. In the morning they told goodbye to each other and agreed to meet in six months at the station in Vienna, leaving no contact with each other in order to avoid disappointment.
However, the meeting did not take place in Vienna. This audience will know of the sequel, which was released in 2004. Jesse has written a book about their adventure with Celine in Vienna, came to present it in Paris, and met Celine at the presentation. At this time, they had only a couple of hours before Jesse leaving to the airport, but the film ends with a hint that Jessie missed his flight and stayed in Paris apartment of Celine.
In "Before midnight" heroes are over forty. The events disclose what happened after the meeting in Paris. The action takes place in Greece, where Jesse, who became a professional writer, comes at the invitation of colleagues to spend six weeks in residence for writers. The first part of the film is devoted to arguments about love. Along with new friends, heroes discuss what will be the future, and old friend of the house tells how every morning she forces herself to remember the features of the deceased husband, in order not to lose him a second time.
In the second part of the film Jesse and Celine are alone: they walk around the city and recognize each other's fears and frustrations that accompanied them last decade. Celine constantly accuses Jesse, and instead of romantic night, which they had to spend the last day of their stay in Greece, there is a showdown in a raised voice. It seems that the characters are close to part forever.
On show for journalists honed dialogues evoked a strong reaction of the audience: laughter rang constantly. Disappointment in marriage, depression, associated with childbirth, the extinction of the senses, routine sex - all these topics are discussed with wit heroes are worthy of the pen of Oscar Wilde.
Trio praised Greece, where the shooting took place. "Originally I had in mind a few countries that I was going to visit to choose a location for shoot - explains Linkleyter. - Greece was the first of its kind, I came back to eye on a few places, met people, and immediately made the decision, canceling all other trips. It is a Greek film, in a sense. "
Should we wait for the fourth movie of Jesse and Celine? Final "Before midnight" provides hope for it. One journalist even suggested a name: "Before ...". "While we do not have any ideas on this. It will take 5-6 years before we started talking about it. Perhaps the characters really begin a new phase in life that would be interesting to tell. But who knows?” said director of the movie.
Premiere: The Americans
FX presents! FX channel yesterday presented its response to our attention Homeland - spy series The Americans, which promises to be rich in drama and cranberries.
The Americans - a historical drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies, who under the guise of Americans occupied in a suburb of Washington as soon as was elected the president Reagan. Bogus marriage of Phillip and Elizabeth every day becomes more real and emotional, despite the escalation of the Cold War and the dangerous relationship that they have to maintain a network of spies and informants. Their children, 13-year-old Paige and 10-year-old Henry, do not know anything about their true identity. Phillip and Elizabeth relations are complicated by the fact that Phillip is tied to the American way of life. Tension increases when a new neighbor Stan, an FBI agent. Stan and his colleague Chris are new Counterintelligence Department, which deals with the struggle against foreign agents in the U.S.
Starring: Keri Russell (Elizabeth), Matthew Rees (Phillip), Noah Emmerich (Stan)
Lifetime ordered the drama Witches of East End
Lifetime ordered the first novelty of the season. Cable channel ordered drama Witches of East End with Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston and Medchen Amick. Orders made 10 episodes, output is scheduled for next year. The Witches Of East End was one of four pilots ordered Lifetime this summer. The other three, the fate of Cinnamon Girl by Renee Zellweger has not been solved, and from The Secret Live of Wives channel decided to give up. HR is currently in the process of casting.
Witches of East End, based on the bestselling Melissa de la Cruz, tells the story of Joanna Beushamp (Ormond) and her two adult daughters, Freya (Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Boston), who, without knowing it, are the next generation of family of witches. Amick will play the evil sister Joanna Wendy. "This is one of the best cast we've seen, and the very series is ideal for a Lifetime,» - said the executive vice president of Lifetime Rob Sharenau.
Michael Winterbottom film "The Look of Love" at the Berlin Film Festival is displayed at the Gala section, that is not included in any of the competitive programs. Yet it echoes with many topics of festival pictures, as the story of a successful businessman who made his fortune on a naked woman's body.
The protagonist of "The Look of Love" - a real character Paul Raymond, in 1992, became the richest man in Britain. "Not bad for a guy from Liverpool, who had only five coins in his pocket, right?" - said Paul, when he was surround reporters on the streets of Soho in the early 1960s. That he has made this area a popular: his private clubs with a colorful show, which involved mostly naked girls had incredible success. It was not just a strip, and complex case presentations, and Winterbottom shows the passion with which Raymond suited to each new show and project.
This passion for the presence of naked beauties around the set could not affect his family life. From his wife (Anna Friel), he goes to one of his actresses - Amber (leggy babe Tamsin Egerton), which then becomes a separate cultural phenomenon, named Fiona Richmond.
Raymond buys a huge amount of real estate in Soho, the press calls him the "King of Soho". Fiona is not enough for him. Richmond goes to live with his friend daughter Deborah, who grew up in the budding singer. True, the show, which was produced by Paul for Deborah, falls, and the girl, blaming all over herself, finds solace in cocaine, marriage and children. However, the feeling that she could not be as successful as her father did not leave her. And in 1992, she died in the home of an acquaintance after heroin overdose.
It is for these reflections, the audience first sees Paul - gray, crushed and revising old videos. But then he begins to remember his bright, cheerful and successful life, and the audience along with him completely immersed in it. "I'm friends with all the Beatles, except, of course Yoko Ono. And Ringo even had a hand in the design of my apartment!"- Likes to mention hero of Steve Coogan.
His speech was interspersed with jokes and quotes of Wilde. He generally seems embellished Winterbottom: Real Raymond swore that a child has not read a single book, so as not to spoil the taste of his feeling for the mass audience. Raymond Coogan is stylish, but not vulgar way of life, this is the "king of Soho" loved gold trinkets and rode on a gold Rolls Royce. Paul Raymond's life - local star in London, but little known outside the islands. He was an adventurer. But Winterbottom focuses on the relationship of Raymond with three women: his wife, Jean, his mistress Fiona and daughter Deborah.
"It was a very interesting character, because he did not know the membership of the pornography business, and popular culture almost forgotten him. And the British, you know, a very peculiar attitude to sex. Certainly the Germans or the French attitude to sex is more comfortable. Paul Raymond was a very complex character. He has brought up in a Catholic environment, he had a very clear understanding of what he can do, and what not, and it is mixed with the ideas of the sexual revolution and feminism, "- said Coogan about his character at a press conference in Berlin.
Winterbottom film - is a journey through three decades of carefree, and the director skillfully recreates on screen every age. Recreated even shows, that are put on the stage of his theaters and clubs. "We had a similar problem during the filming of "Hour Party People". In the "look of love", we talk about the man for 30 years, and it may happen that you are shooting the end of 1950, and the next day you have already the middle of the 1970s. And sometimes you shoot two times in a day”, - told reporters Winterbottom.
The film will be released in cinemas from March 8.
London has hosted the 65th awards ceremony, the British Academy. The main film of the year was the "Argo". Also, Ben Affleck as the best director.
Among the actors of the first plan better to call Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln") and Emmanuelle Riva ("Love"), and for the supporting roles were awarded Christoph Waltz ("Django unchained") and Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables").
From the hands of Danny Boyle, the award for outstanding contribution to British film has received producer Tessa Ross.
Most nominations (ten) was in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln", in nine categories were nominated for the award, "Les Miserables" and "Life of Pi."
However, the number of awards in the first place came the "Les Miserables" by Tom Hooper (win in four nominations), one less than the statue at the "Argo", the two prizes in the films "Skyfall", “Django unchained", "Love" and "Life of Pi".
The list of winners is as follows:
"Life of Pi"
"Zero thirty one"
Best British Film
"Hotel" Marigold ": The best of the exotic"
Best British debut in directing, producing or writing the script
Bart Layton (director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer) - "The Pretender"
Dexter Fletcher (director / writer), Danny King (writer) - "Wild Bill"
James Bobin (director) - "Muppets"
David Morris (director), Jack Morris (Director / Producer) - "McCallin"
Tina Garavi (director) - "Ali in Wonderland"
Ben Affleck - "Argo"
Quentin Tarantino - "Django unchained"
Kathryn Bigelow - "Zero thirty one"
Michael Haneke - "Love"
Ang Lee - "Life of Pi"
Ben Affleck - "Argo"
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Lining Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
Joaquin Phoenix - "Master"
Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Lining Playbook"
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Thirty One"
Marion Cotillard - "Rust and Bone"
Helen Mirren - "Hitchcock"
Emmanuelle Riva - "Love"
Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin - "Argo"
Christoph Waltz - "Django unchained"
Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Master"
Javier Bardem - "Skyfall"
Best Supporting Actress
Judi Dench - "Skyfall"
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Helen Hunt - "Surrogates"
Amy Adams - "The Master"
Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
Best Documentary Film
"Looking for Sugar Man"
"West of Memphis"
"Django unchained" - Quentin Tarantino
"Moonrise Kingdom" - Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
"Love" - Michael Haneke
"Master" - Paul Thomas Anderson
"Zero Thirty One" - Mark Boal
"Life of Pi" - David Magee
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" - Lucy Alibar Ben Zaytlin
"Lincoln" - Tony Kushner
"Silver Lining Playbook" - David O. Russell
"Argo" - Chris Terry
"Rust and Bone"
"Paranorman, or How to Train Your Zombie"
Alexandre Desplat - "Argo"
Dario Marianelli - "Anna Karenina"
John Williams - "Lincoln"
Michael Denna - "Life of Pi"
Thomas Newman - "Skyfall"
Danny Cohen - "Les Miserables"
Claudio Miranda - "Life of Pi"
Roger Deakins - "Skyfall"
Seamus McGarvey - "Anna Karenina"
Janusz Kaminski - "Lincoln"
Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg - "Zero Thirty One"
Stuart Baird - "Skyfall"
Tim Skuayres - "Life of Pi"
William Goldenberg - "Argo"
Fred Raskin - "Django unchained"
Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock - "Skyfall"
David Gropmen, Anna Pinnock - "Life of Pi"
Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson - "Les Miserables"
Rick Carter, Jim Erickson - "Lincoln"
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer - "Anna Karenina"
Beatrix Aruna Pazhtor - "Great Expectations"
Joanna Johnston - "Lincoln"
Jacqueline Durrant - "Anna Karenina"
Colleen Atwood - "Snow White and the Hunter"
Paco Delgado - "Les Miserables"
"Life of Pi"
"The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey”
"Life of Pi"
"The Dark Knight: The Legend Continues"
"The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey”
Make-up and hairstyles
"The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey”
Animated short film
Here To Fall
I'm Fine Thanks
The Making Of Longbird
Award best young acting talent
65th BAFTA Awards ceremony took place on 10 February.
Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Gus Van Sant presented at the Berlin Film Festival the film "Promised Land." Unhurried drama about a small farming town, Damon and Krasinski believe the story of the national character of the Americans.
"Promised Land" begins with the fact that Steve Butler (Matt Damon), a member of the energy company Global Crosspower Solutions, gets promotion at work. He, together with co-worker Sue (Frances McDormand) travels to Pennsylvania farmland and buys from farmers the right to use land for the production of natural gas. To insinuate to the common people's confidence, Steve and Sue even bought clothes at a local store, putting on more familiar to farmers and quilted flannel shirt jackets.
Steve, who hails from Iowa and watched his hometown of dying after the closure of the plant in it, sure that gives a hope to the poor for a better life. The money, they receive from the Global, help them send their children to a regular school and live better. However, in a small American town, where everyone knows each other, it is not enough to secure contracts with individual farmers. Need the support of the entire community. It was a general meeting residents he encounters criticism from scientists Frank Yates (Hal Holbrook) - teacher in the local school, which tells the villagers about the possible consequences for the environment - water, air and soil, making farming and ranching virtually impossible.
Frank's authority is too strong, and the farmers take three weeks to think.
This drama was to be the directorial debut of Damon, but due to time constraints, the director's chair has gotten Gus Van Sant, with whom he worked on the film "Good Will Hunting" and "Jerry".
"John and I wanted to make a film about the American identity. A particular problem was selected afterwards. We wanted to explore what state we are now, how to make important decisions. What is important for us and what is not? Do we think about our neighbors, about the future? And the history of the gas went up best, because the risks are very high, and the impact on the environment issue has divided society into two fronts, and constantly discussed"- Matt Damon told reporters.
"I think, subconsciously, the idea emerged as a dedication to my father, who grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh. He told me about how strong was the feeling of community as residents gathered to address issues and support each other in difficult times and have always believed that tomorrow will be better than today. It seemed to me that we are so far removed from it as a nation. I wanted to remind you that this relationship between the people still exist and can be proud of "- shared by John Krasinski.
While writing the script Damon and Krasinski have traveled many farms in Pennsylvania, talked to people and have thoroughly studied the processes of production of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing - that the technology is used by the company Global in the movie. However, the creators did not want to go into science and lead in the film debate about the advantages and disadvantages of a particular technology. "This film is not about the gas, but of choice" - Damon said, adding that during interviews with farmers faced with a completely polar opinions.