Once again "Vampire Diaries". But at the same time briefly about "Supernatural." As we all remember, in the finale of 6 season of "Supernatural" brazen angel Balthazar was very unlucky. Well, he was killed. And because there was nothing to substitute Castiel (Misha Collins), not realizing that he could become the new god. But as they say, every cloud has a silver lining. Because Sebastian Roche in this role, so looked to the leadership of the Channel The CW, that they decided to give him a chance to chose one of the roles at their projects.
In general, officially confirmed that Roche will appear in the new season of "Vampire Diaries" as a severe vampire hunter - and so severe that even Klaus (Joseph Morgan) begins to get nervous. Probably, this hunter will specially sharpened by killing a vampire hybrid. In general, the Mystic Falls is gradually turning into a get-together world of vampires and vampires hunters.
The executive producer of "Diaries", Julie Plec says about this: "He is healthy, and angry, but I would not venture to say, is he really the main villain or not ... It is possible that will come after him even more evil character, and even not one. "
In "Supernatural" Roche has made his character Balthazar into universal favorite in just a single series, providing him with the unique sense of humor and healthy cynicism. It is hoped that on the new place he will not lost.
Julie Plec on this issue adds: "He walked on the lot, and I immediately received a message from the costume that all the women in the wardrobe were delighted with him, because he's charming, handsome man."
Creative duo of brothers Hughes somehow quietly disintegrated: Albert Hughes offered to shoot, "Akira" and Allen Hughes - a political drama "Broken City" with Mark Wahlberg. However, Albert plans have changed. The director left the film version of anime and looked closely at the draft of Motor City, where the main role proposed to Chris Evans.
Departing from the project "Akira," Albert Hughes stayed with the studio Warner on good terms. Moreover, the studio assured him employment in another projects, which seems to be and the Motor City.
Chris Evans can play a small rascal, who, being substituted, gets into the jail. Coming from it, he would take revenge on his oppressors. It would seem a trivial subject. But why did the script of Chad St. John appear in the famous "Black List" of best non-released scenarios of 2009? The thing is that the protagonist of the film says only one replica. Moreover, in all scenarios there is only one replica.
In our days, to shoot a silent film in the Hollywood is a real suicide. Some time ago the Coen brothers were trying to break through a silent film about World War II, but failed, despite the consent of Brad Pitt filming at them.
But at this year's Cannes Film Festival has done a lot of noise and black and white silent film "Artist". Jean Dujardin won award for best actor, critics were ecstatic, Harvey Weinstein bought the rights to immediately release the picture in the U.S. It is possible that the script of Motor City has been taken from the shelf on the wave of interest in the film of Michel Hazanavichusa.
The film produces Joel Silver, who will not give up the ability to find future hits. Chris Evans after the release of "The First Avenger" has proved that he can make on his shoulders the entire movie, even if one-third of these pictures are narrow shoulders. But if he refuses, there are already some candidates to replace: Jeremy Renner and Joel Edgerton.
In any case, Hughes has accepted the offer to film. Work will begin in early January. Whether Evans will accept the project or not we will get to know soon.
Screen adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel "Dirt" is finally taking shape. Apparently, the shooting will begin in January next year, and in the lead roles will be seen James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Alan Cumming.
The protagonist - the corrupt Scottish cop Bruce Robertson, obsessed with sex and cocaine. He ought to investigate the murder, but he strongly interferes with his own peculiarities, the habit of playing colleagues and running for the girls. Robertson is looked after his partner Ray Lennox Head and Bob Toal.
Irvine Welsh has confirmed that McAvoy not only has taken the lead role, but him have joined Jamie Bell and Alan Cumming.
"James will play the main character, Jamie – Lennox, his running mate, and Alan will be the boss."
Welsh is also a producer of the picture, while the film itself will be shoot by Briton, John S. Baird.
"John has filmed his biopic about Cass Pennant who was excellent in the UK, and many critics have compared it to the "Its - England." John and I met and became friends instantly, - says Irvine Welsh. - He has already invested a lot of work in "Dirt." I kept trying to film the book with various producers, directors, actors for many years. And then came John, rewrote the script and turned out great! "
James McAvoy mentioned this film earlier this year - in an interview, the actor hinted that he drew on the horizon, a potential project. McEvoy called it "extreme" and "furious." Given that such words are difficult to apply to the crime drama "Welcome to the trap," in which he is filmed now, it can be assumed that he has spoken about "Dirt."
The project of Barry Levinson's "Gotti: In the shadow of my father," has found a hero artist to the role of son of John Travolta. It will be Ben Foster. The actor will have to play a man who tried to resist the fate of the father, but nothing came of it.
When John Travolta got the role of gangster John Gotti, many people thought that the actor went to the main party in the project. But over time, much has changed. Director Nick Cassavetes has gone, and the film was renamed from "Gotti: Three Generations" in "Gotti: In the shadow of my father."
It also turned out that the elder Gotti - it is not so enviable role. The main hero will be the son of John Gotti, John Gotti Jr. His play, Ben Foster, who last was seen in the blockbuster "The Mechanic".
The project also involved Al Pacino and Kelly Preston. The real John Gotti Jr. has gotten the position of consultant.
"Gotti: In the shadow of my father," will start shooting in early January of 2012, but still at the stage of conflict erupted.
Joe Pesci sued the producers, claiming that it was originally approved for one role, but now his appearance in the film greatly reduced, and cut fees. The story of Pesci has not yet ended.
As for Ben Foster, the actor with a great respect for Barry Levinson, as director actually gave him his first major film role he took it in the "Heights of freedom."
"My career has developed, thanks to Barry - says Foster. - His new film about family, about fathers and children. Opportunity to appear at Barry - a huge honor for me. "
Ben Foster has recently finished filming in crime drama "Contraband," and also starred in the film of Fernando Meyrellish "360." Next year he will be seen in "Prometheus" by Ridley Scott. Last year, the actor spent considerable time in Armenia, acting in the drama "Here."
Patricia Clarkson will play Tammy 1 in the "Parks and Recreation", the first wife of Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman). The character briefly appeared in the finals of the last season, triggering a wave of rumors about who will play a mentally abnormal precursor Tammy 2, which has played Megan Mullally. Executive producer of the series Michael Schur is assured that Tammy 1 will not be a like Tammy 2.
"Tammy 1 is a special kind of a bitch. We came up to her backstory, which is ridiculous and can respond fully to questions that could arise in the finale".
Clarkson will appear in two episodes beginning from the premiere of the 4-th season on Sept. 22.
Vinnie Jones has joined the pilot of "Powers" on caste FX. On starring are already involved Jason Patric and Lucy Punch.
Martin Starr (Party Down, Freaks and Geeks) will appear in season 3 of "Community" as a political science professor and consultant to the UN model - game, during which the participants are usually students and senior students will play the UN's work, learning diplomacy oratory and ability to find compromises in complex political conflicts. Although this is still a one-time appearance, Starr could be back in the next series. Magnificent!
Monica Raymund (Lie to Me) has gotten a multiserial arch in the police and the family drama "Blue Bloods". She will play the young and totally inexperienced police officer with partner Jamie (Will Estes).
Two-time Emmy winner Eddie Izzard (United States of Tara) has caught the producers of the "The Good Wife". He will represent the British lawyer, who will have to compete with lawyers Lockhart / Gardner, against the British court. Although it is scheduled only one guest appearance, according to the creators and producers of the show Robert and Michelle King, the doors to the show is always open for the actor.
Cary Fukunaga, who shot a new version of the novel "Jane Eyre", accepted the offer of Universal Studios to shoot sci-fi thriller Spaceless. The director will also have to rewrite an existing script. Producer of the project was listed Gore Verbinski.
The film's protagonist - a killer who wakes up and finds that travel through space in a special suit. The only company with him is an embedded computer. Supply of air, of course, will end soon. Some time ago, the hero has entered into orbital space station to kill one of a staff member. Now he must figure out how ended up in space, but over time he begins to wonder how realistic is happening around him.
A native of California, Cary Fukunaga made his film debut in 2009 with social drama about the problems of immigrants - "Untitled."
The tape won the prize for directing and cinematography at the Film Festival "Sundance." Fukunaga then engaged in adaptation of the famous novel by Charlotte Bronte. The leading roles in his version of "Jane Eyre" were played Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.
Now Cary tries himself in fantasy. However, given his previous work, the director is not afraid to try new genre for himself.
In May this year Fukunaga received an offer from the studio Focus Features to rewrite the script of western “No Blood, No Guts, No Glory” and to shoot the film, but at what stage this project is - remains unknown.
Sometimes it all comes back to business as usual: the project "The silver linings playbook" was intended for Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, but when the actors had left it, on the lead role has been taken Mark Wahlberg. Now it became clear that Wahlberg can’t be filmed, Cooper returned and with him and Robert De Niro.
Director of the project is still listed David O. Russell. No, he quarreled with the star of "Fighter", just Mark Wahlberg still prefers to act in the political drama of Allen Hughes "Ruined City". Agree on work schedules did not succeed. In Hughes' Wahlberg will play a former policeman who became a private detective. He was involved in a scandal with the mayor, on the role of which has been invited Russell Crowe.
Problems with the shooting of "The silver linings playbook" started in connection with the arrival to the project of Jennifer Lawrence. By adopting an actress for the lead female role, producers have to put up with her employment in the "Hunger Games" - Lawrence needed a delay, so the timing of work on "The silver linings playbook" was moved to the autumn. In fall Wahlberg was scheduled to "Ruined City".
"The silver linings playbook" - low-budget film adaptation of the novel by Matthew Quick. The protagonist, a former school teacher, Pat Peoples, comes from a psychiatric hospital, where he spent the last four years, and moved to his mother. He will completely reshape himself to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Pat meets a girl who after her husband is no longer legible in sexual relationships. Communication develops into friendship, and there already in love.
Initially to the project were secured Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. Ann could not be filmed after she got the role cat-women in "Dark Knight rises" but for whatever reason dropped Cooper and Robert De Niro, not reported. Now both again considering the possibility of filming in the picture. After the "Realms of Darkness" the actors have kept friendly relations and more than once hinted that not averse to work together again.
Bradley Cooper is now shoot in the drama "A Place in the pines" and preparing for the role of Lucifer in the project of Alex Proyas "Paradise Lost".
Today became known the most famous competition program of the 68th Venice Film Festival. For the "Golden Lion" will fight 21 movies. Among the directors whose films were in competition - Roman Polanski, George Clooney, Amy Canaan Mann, David Cronenberg, William Friedkin, Abel Ferrara and Alexander Sokurov.
David Cronenberg's drama "Dangerous Method" of the fathers of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) were waiting at Cannes, but for some reason did not wait.
But to be expected in the program was in English debut Swede Thomas Alfredson ("Let Me In") causing any film fans stand still and waiting. Not only that history is connected with the agents of the British and Russian intelligence, so also the envy of the cast will make no one film: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Graham - the cream of British cinema.
For the first time in five years, film director of "Exorcist" William Friedkin will appear in cinema again. In Venice, he will show the drama "Killer Joe" with Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Heydenom Church and Gina Gershon. In the plot of the story brother and sister murder the mother to get money for insurance, and on this occasion they hire Killer Joe Cooper- a cop and a hitman.
Philippe Garrel has repeatedly turned out to be among the winners of Mostra. This year, French film director will bring the tape "The summer of passion" with Monica Bellucci and Louis Garrel.
Odd Solondz in 2009 received the Venice prize for best screenplay ("Life in Wartime") and now the program of his new film "Dark Horse." Hero of the Jordan Gelber already over 30, but he still lives with his parents (Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow), works at his father and collecting toys. Once he is trying to get rid of the label dark horse in the family and finally achieve something. Justin Bartha plays the younger, more successful brother of the hero.
A new version of "Wuthering Heights" will present director of "Aquarium" Andrea Arnold. With her second directorial work will come Michael Mann's daughter Amy Canaan Mann and show crime drama "Texas killing fields" with Sam Worthington, Chloe Moretz, Jessica Chastain and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
List of films that will be in the main competition program looks like this:
"Alps," Giorgos Latimos (Greece);
"Carnage" and Roman Polanski (France-Germany-Spain-Poland);
"Wuthering Heights" by Andrea Arnold (United Kingdom);
"Killer Joe" William Friedkin (USA);
"The summer of passion", Philippe Garrel (France);
"The Ides of March", George Clooney (USA) will open festival;
"Exchange", Eran Kolirin (Israel);
"Dangerous Method", David Cronenberg (Germany-Canada),
"4:44 last day on earth", Abel Ferrara (USA);
"Texas killing fields" Kanaan Amy Mann (UK);
"Simple Life" (Taojie), Ann Hui (China-Hong Kong),
"Shame", Steve McQueen (Britain),
"Dark Horse", Todd Solondz (USA),
"Faust" by Alexander Sokurov (Russia);
"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" Thomas Alfredson (UK-Germany);
"Himizu", Sion Sono (Japan);
"L'ultimo Terrestre", Gian Alfonso Pachinotti (Italy);
"Poulet aux prunes", Paron Vincent and Marian Satrapi (France-Belgium- Germany);
"Quando La Notte", Cristina Comencini (Italy);
"Seediq Bale", Wei Te-Sheng (Taiwan);
"Terraferma", Emanuele Krialeze (Italy-France).
The Venice festival opens in August 31 and runs until September 10.
The Italians will have their own "Sleeping Beauty" directed by Marco Bellokko. He has presented his own interpretation of "Sleeping Beauty". In contrast to the fairy tale by Charles Perrault effect of his paintings will be based on real events, shaking the whole Italy, and the main theme of the film would be euthanasia.
The film "La Bella Addormentata" is based on Italian history of Englaro Eloi, who has become someone January 18, 1992 after a car accident. His father, Beppino Englaro, demanded that her daughter was disconnected from artificial life support. Authorities denied the request, but that did not stop in trying to Beppino the will of his daughter.
The fact that a year before the incident, Eloi was shocked by the news of the other, crashed on a motorcycle. The girl admitted that she was praying for that young man died peacefully and not suffer. She discussed with parents and friends for this event and has repeatedly stated that it is better to die than to live a vegetable in a hospital bed. November 13, 2008 the court nevertheless gave permission for Father of Eloi to disable daughter of the apparatus. The decision provoked an immediate protest of the Roman Catholic Church. In early February 2009 Eloi has been moved to the house and disconnected from the power system.
February 9th she died. As shown by the autopsy, the damaged brain of woman was hopelessly without any kind chance to recover.
"I found a way to show the drama about Englaro, leaving her in the background - says Marco Bellokko. - With her history will be linked three fictional story, which will provide multifaceted. "
One of the subjects will be ex-star story that supports life in his beautiful daughter, at home. Another story tells about a doctor trying to arouse interest in the life of a young suicidal drug addicts. In the near future will begin casting and filming is scheduled for January and February 2012.
At the 68th Venice Film Festival, which kicks off on August 31, Italian film director will receive an honorary "Golden Lion" for his achievements in cinema.
You’ll not believe it, but NBC announced the closure of the drama Love Bites! The premiere show attracted just 2.5 million viewers, and the subsequent series were collected an average of 2 million.
South Park will remain on air until at least 2013, which gives us two more seasons (16th and 17th) of the animated series. Channel Comedy Central also announced that the animated comedy will return on October 5, to show the remaining seven episodes of the 15th of the season.
TV Land has extended comedy Happily Divorced for the second season, ordering 12 new episodes. Return is scheduled for spring 2012. The series collects an average of 2.2 million viewers, the best performing in terms of "Adults 25-54" and "women" 25-54. "
FX has announced the dates of premieres and the return of their autumn series: Sons of Anarchy (September 6 premiere of the season will go 90 minutes), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (September 15), American Horror Story (October 5), The League (October 6) and Archer (three weeks from 15 September).
- Former producer of Glee Michael Novick is suing with one of the creators of the series Ian Brennan. In its lawsuit Novick requires 15% of all deductions of Brennan, which he allegedly promised to replace the smaller Novik fee when the project is still under development.
- CBS is suing the creator of The Firm. The channel said that Lukas Reiter in 2008, has given them exclusive TV series script and therefore could not be sold to competitors in the future. CBS names new series NBC is very simple - copy-paste the elements of the project in 2008. Kind of like it the same dialogue, plot details and even the direction of the camera, and Reuters and the agent once asked the channel to sell the show to others in that CBS refused.
- The creator of the British Pop Idol (and came from all international versions), Simon Fuller is suing FOX. Reality guru calls on the channel, of course, money. Back in 2005, he was promised the status of the new executive producer of the show The X-Factor, after which Fuller took the court to claim regarding the British Simon Cowell The X-Factor and its similarity to Pop Idol. Fuller has openly stated that he does not want to participate in the show, he needed only contributions as executive producer.
- Premiere of The Closer last season attracted 7.2 million viewers, almost half a million less than last year's launch, and Rizzoli & Isles began the second season with 6.4 million (minus 1.15 million from the premiere).
- Torchwood: Miracle Day has gathered for the channel Starz 1.5 million viewers for two shows (819 000 10 687 000 pm + one hour later) at the premiere day.
- Thanks to the vampire tricks Curb Your Enthusiasm has collected 1.7 million viewers (with repetition appeared 2.1 million) - the best result for a comedy for the past seven years and 53% from last season's premiere.
- Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), nominee for "Oscar" Miranda Richardson and Peter Firth joined the cast of the miniseries World Without End, the sequel Pillars of the Earth, which already were registered on Ben Chaplin, Rupert Evans and many other actors. Budget of eight hours project has valued at approximately $ 44 million.
- After trips to the Fringe and Human Target Mark Valley will play again in the series by David Kelly. Former Boston Legal actor will get a regular role in Harry's Law, where he will play one of two new attorneys.