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.
At a press conference marking the release of the drama by Joe Wright "Anna Karenina", which was shot on the basis of the novel by Leo Tolstoy, Keira Knightley talked about working on a role.
- Thank you for the fact that now we have a candidate for nomination for "Best Actress" at the Academy Awards.
"Wow, thank you! I accept the compliment. Thank you so much."
- And so it is. This is one of your best roles. "Anna Karenina" was shot and placed on the stage countless times. What attracted you to the project of Joe Wright?
"The first time I read the book when I was 19 years old. Actually, any actress would have said, “God, what an amazing character”. Once on the set of "Atonement" with Joe, we discussed the great female characters and talked about them. We have tried to list them, and Anna Karenina, of course, was among them. Joe has called me a couple of years ago, when I worked on a "Dangerous Method," and asked, "Anna Karenina?" and I said, “Yeah". He said that he will make a movie, if only Tom Stoppard will adapt the novel. 2 months later, Joe called me back and said that Tom is already working on the script. But the script, as such, was not. When we discussed the first version of it, it represented the usual story. It turned into a stylized theatrical performance just 10 weeks before the start of filming. Joe invited me to his office and said: "So, so. We will be filming in the theater. "If I did not know Joe well and worked with him before, his words brought me in horror. But I agreed to work with him on "Karenina," because I knew that he makes his projects interesting and original."
- Did you add anything to the image of Karenina from yourself, something that was not there in the book?
"No. I mean, in the book contains a lot of information that can be interpreted in different ways. Tolstoy wrote it on behalf of Karenina, the third-person judging and discussing her behavior. And, based on these discussions and descriptions that can be understand that there is not one point of view. When I read the novel in 19 years, I clearly remember that Karenina is innocent. I do not remember that condemned her for something. When I read the book before filming began at the age of 26, I suddenly felt the difference. I realized that Karenina is much darker. Playing Karenina, I tried to think about what function she performed in the book, and, on this basis, which function should be in the film. I'm sure that this moral ambiguity of my character, for me, as an actress, was an interesting aspect. "
- Do you have something in common with Anna Karenina and what sets you apart?
"I think she's a terrible character, and it is scary because we tried her, and feel, and throwing stones at her, and then asked: "And am I better than her?" And each answer is "No".
Nobody has the right to judge her, but we tried, and it's scary. Before us is a woman who was married at 18. Now she is 28. She has never experienced an orgasm. She's never been in love. Course, surprised herself the first time she feels the urge. Suddenly she feels all the charm of a romantic relationship, and she believes her love. Exclusive love. She does not see that there are many different forms of love, and that the "honeymoon" eventually reborn into something else, and that is its tragedy. When the period of "honeymoon" gradually begins to run out, she thinks that love disappears. She does not realize what is happening. I think that's understandable. We all know what a romantic relationship is, and we also know that they - just a small part of these relations. And it is absolutely clear that at some point in any of us can confuse love with true love. So the question I would say this: I both like and not like Anna Karenina".
- There are many novel by Leo Tolstoy. Which ones did you see? Maybe you took something from them?
"I decided not to watch any of the existing films. Being a teenager I saw the screen version with Greta Garbo and film in 2001, were shown on the BBC with a gorgeous English actress Helen McCrory. This was a long time ago, and I do not remember details."
- Did you like to work with Joe? Are not you afraid of things that he makes you to do?
"Yes, a little. He is obsessed with what he is doing. At 24 hours, seven days a week. He makes you think you're doing the most important thing in the world. Actually, it is not. But work with someone who demands from you 150%, and total immersion in the role - catching piece!”
- Was there anything that you like to put on and wear?
"Hell, no, well, I was not averse to leave diamonds. Would be great, but this will not failed."
- Can you say a few words about "Jack Ryan," how's it going?
"Yeah, "Jack Ryan” super Hollywood thriller, a sample of old school, entertaining and spectacular."
Dr. House is re-classified in pirates. Hugh Laurie is in talks with NBC channel about participation in the series “Crossbones”, where the actor offered the role of Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard - filibuster, handled in the Caribbean Sea in the 18th century.
Creator of Crossbones - Neil Cross, who worked on the series "Luther." Cross himself wrote the script and produced the project.
NBC plans 10 episodes of the series, the effect of which will be developed on the Bahamian island of New Providence, which became a refuge for pirates because of the harbor and close proximity to the Straits of Florida. From there, it was convenient to attack Spanish ships were returning to their homeland.
Just on the island of New Providence will settle Blackbeard, where his power will be a motley gang of criminals, thieves and scoundrels sailors. A paradise for looters, New Providence has become a headache for the trade. After the founding of the British colony the island has begun to change.
The boy Edward Thich entered the Navy as a 12-year-old. In 1716, he joined the pirate Benjamin Hornigold team, hunted on the islands of the Caribbean. Blackbeard quickly got his ship, which was called "Queen Anne's Revenge." The fame of the formidable pirate spread quickly. After retiring from Hornigold Thich founded pirate alliance. In autumn 1718 the governor of Virginia, promised a reward of 100 pounds to anyone who kills a Blackbeard. Pirate was killed in November 22, 1718 the first in a battle with the British military.
In his short career as a pirate, biography of Thich shrouded in mystery and is full of rumors. Edward Thich was the prototype of pirate Flint in Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island." This colorful character was also the hero of numerous TV shows and movies. In 2005, James Purefoy played Thich in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: Blackbeard."
Most recently, Black Beard appeared on the big screen in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (played by British actor Ian McShane).
Laurie recently parted with the image of sarcastic Dr. House after eight seasons in the popular series. If the actor accepts the invitation of Cross and play Edward Thich, he will not speak on TV an American accent for the first time.
Center for Creative Technologies “Tumo” in Yerevan last week took director Shekhar Kapoor and producer of his next movie “Three Apples Fell From Heave”. Kapoor was in Armenia, trying to find the location for filming.
"This is a very complex project, revealing the shameful pages of world history - said the director of" Elizabeth. " - I'm not accustomed to retreat before difficulties. I believe the world is ready to join me and explore the tragedy of the Armenian Genocide and the far-reaching consequences of this nightmare. My film will give the history of the human face, and I hope through this will be important. "
The term "genocide" in his time was proposed to describe the mass extermination of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and the Jews in the territories occupied by Nazi Germany. The Armenian Genocide is the second of knowledge in the history of genocide since the Holocaust. The territories controlled by the Ottoman Empire in 1915-1923 Armenian genocide was carried out in several stages: the disarmament of the Armenian soldiers, election deportation of Armenians from the border areas, the adoption of the law on deportation, mass deportation and murder of Armenians.
Shekhar Kapoor will shoot his film on the novel by Micheline Aharonian Mark. The basis of the novel lay fragments of life, as memories grandmother, maternal, survivors of the genocide. The book, published in 2001, won the praise of the American press, and has received a literary award "Anahit", established by the Armenian Center at Columbia University.
Script based on the book written by Mark Jose Rivera, nominated for "Oscar" for best adapted screenplay ("Che Guevara: The Motorcycle Diaries"). Also the screen writer is the author of "Letters to Juliet" and "On the Road."
Kapoor spent a week in Armenia, trying to find the location for the shoot, and will soon begin preparations for the production of historical drama.
Note that in Armenia recently starred film "Moment of Love" starring Ben Foster. The film, shown at the Berlin Film Festival in the section "Panorama", was awarded the European Confederation of feature films.
Steven Spielberg in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter talked about why he was nervous on the set, the relationship with the parents, that he was teased as a child and how he revenged.
About fear at work.
"It's not really fear most - waiting for the unknown. Did you know that the unknown can cause food poisoning? I feel some degree of anxiety associated with the fact that I can not write the script for my own life as well as my films. For me there is no better way to get rid of fear, how to tell a story and they infect others. Though once the film is ready, my fears immediately returned. "
"With me and my three sisters, my mother applied more like an older sister, not the mother. She never told us" no. " She was a Peter Pan. She refused to grow up. As a child, I miss my father (my parents separated) while we were together as a family, he was simply incredible workaholic and he worked all the time. "
About how he was teased as a child.
"In those years I was a nerd. Outsider. Looked like a child playing the clarinet in any orchestra. We are Jews and have lived in a non-Jewish neighborhood, and our neighbors were thrown after us:" Spielberg - dirty Jews". Once night I smeared peanut butter their windows. I hope that my period of limitation can not be held responsible for the vandalism. "
Denial of Judaism.
"I denied it for a long time - I was ashamed of my religion because I was teased. I've often said that my name is of German origin, but not Jewish. I'm sure my grandfather and my grandmother roll over in their graves right now as I say these words. When I was 16, I discovered the film, I found myself making way ... I found that I could do something good. My children's status of "outsider" has influenced many of my films. "
How Spielberg thought that no one will see "Schindler's List."
"I did everything that I needed to tell the story the way I wanted it, with all candor, as I could, and did not expect that it will bring any profit."
About the fact that he is no longer interested in taking action movies.
"I know that I could remove the action, even in a dream at this stage of my career. But now the genre does not appeal to me anymore."
That inspired him to film "Lincoln."
"President Lincoln was the father of the nation in need of healing. And in a sense, the movies that I made recently, carry the echo of positive communication that we enjoy with my father, 20, 25 years."
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is attached to the film company Working Title of Mary Stuart "Mary - Queen of Scots”, which will be filmed on the scenario the author of "Elizabeth" by Michael Hirst. Production of the picture will begin the next year, and is now being searches of director.
The daughter of King James I of Scotland was born on December 8, 1542. Her father died six days after her birth, unable to endure the humiliating defeat of the Scots at Solway Moss and the recent deaths of his two sons. Mary was the only legitimate child of James, therefore, still an infant received the title of Queen of Scotland.
In 15 years, Mary became the wife of the future King of France Francis II, and after his death in 1561 returned to Scotland. 4 years later she married her cousin Henry Stuart, which led to attempts at insurrection former allies of Mary. After that, the queen began to converge with the Catholics, to move away from the Scottish aristocrats and commoners to approach people and pleasing her foreigners.
Queen's dissatisfaction with the policy resulted in another plot, the murder of a spouse of Mary, the death of her favorite and the uprising in 1567. Mary Stuart was forced to abdicate in favor of her infant son James VI. After the forced abdication of Mary fled to England, where he appealed for support to Queen Elizabeth I, which was later tried to overthrow.
Given that the main role was approved by eighteen Saoirse Ronan unlikely story of the film comes to the beheading of Mary Stuart (Queen was executed in 45 years). On the other hand, the story of this historical drama, while nothing is said.
The image of Mary Queen of Scots was popular in the cinema. Throughout the lifetime of the movie, Queen of Scots played: Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Annie Girardot, Samantha Morton, and many other actresses.
Saoirse Ronan is now filmed in the movie by Kevin MacDonald, "How I live now" and next year she will appear in the image of a vampire in the movie Neil Jordan's "Byzantium", as well as the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's "The Guest".
Based on the novel Jordan Belfort "The Wolf of Wall Street" will mark the fifth picture for the tandem of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is in development for five years, for some time been managed by Ridley Scott, but in August this year it will begin to shoot Martin Scorsese.
Author of "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort founded one of the largest brokerages in 1987, but ten years later was convicted of money laundering and several other financial crimes. Belfort spent 22 months in prison, coped with drug and alcohol addiction, produced during the fraud on Wall Street, has written two books and now lectures on how to achieve success.
Back in March of 2007, Scorsese and DiCaprio announced a desire to work on, "Wolf," but the director and the actor could not manage to agree on work schedules. In addition, the studio Warner and Paramount could not share the project. In 2010, the film showed interest in Ridley Scott - by the time he also managed to collaborate with DiCaprio, shot him in political thriller "Body of Lies." Once again, the history of a broker was unrealized.
About a year ago, the rights to "Wolf" was acquired by Red Granite Pictures, and then Martin Scorsese once again expressed his desire to shoot a picture. The director said that he would film the book of Belfort after the movie "Hugo".
Adaptation of the "Wolf of Wall Street" was engaged in Terence Winter, writer and executive producer of TV series "The Sopranos" and "The Boardwalk Empire." He will once again walk on his work before, in August of 2012, Martin Scorsese will begin filming.
Scorsese and DiCaprio began a collaboration on historical drama "Gangs of New York," continued the "Aviator" consolidated "Oscar" for "The Departed" and most recently worked together on the "Shutter Island". "The Wolf of Wall Street" will be the fifth film of the duo, but still holds the record for a tandem Scorsese and De Niro. Director has shot Robert De Niro eight times.
Interestingly, in January of this year, Michael Fassbender in an interview said that he had discussed with Martin Scorsese's role in one of the upcoming movies. Could we talk about "The Wolf of Wall Street"? It will be known closer to May, when it will be announced the main cast. At the Cannes Film Festival Red Granite will sell the rights to release the movie.
Director of "Titans Wrath" Jonathan Liebesman in an interview with resource Hero Complex spoke about the project.
Why did you decide to do this project?
"I'm a big fan of epic films, created the world where you can escape to enjoy the spectacle and experience the fear of the gods and monsters. Proposal to create a world in "Titans Wrath" was just what we needed. I just finished "Alien invasion: The Battle in Los Angeles" and I liked the scale of the story and thrilling adventure that studio Warner bros. wanted to present to the fans of the franchise in terms of clever special effects with creatures and epic adventure point of view of the protagonist. Ultimately, we would take the whole spectacle and awe, which is full of Greek mythology, and give it a more down to earth, one might say, the human factor. Greeks created brilliant images of typical characters, which we could introduce our story to create a richer world. "
Can you tell us a little about those monsters, which we will see? Which one is your favorite? What - the worst?
"We are fortunate that the material for "Titans Wrath” was originally a very rich and epic. We have allowed ourselves the luxury of finding the most incredible aspects of Greek mythology, terrible monsters, which we are woven into the narrative of traditional myths. I am - a big fan of Makhai, an evil warrior demon consisting of two fallen souls from the underworld, which were put together and forced to fight as a single entity for immortality. We came up a few tricks, playing with their unusual appearance. "
You have on-site solid star. As you work with Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Sam Worthington?
"This is a great success - to work with the actors of this caliber. They all put their lives in the images of their characters, and monitor their performance on the court - similar to a lesson on the film industry. Our entire cast was infinitely generous in their game, and we were completely open in matters of discussion and collaboration. When you're faced with so much talent, they are actors, you really trust their instincts and unconditionally accept their ideas. For me, "Schindler's List" - a very important film, and the fact that Liam and Ralph took part in some our scene - simply amazing.”
What do you have borrowed from the first movie and what decided not to take?
"We are grateful to the creators of "Clash of the Titans" for the construction of the narrative, the world and the characters who inhabit it, were created, and we were allowed to take them all and continue the story. We would like to add realism to what happens to the characters. It was very important to us. Sam put all his efforts to achieve this goal. We have reviewed a large number of Westerns, and some of the films of Akira Kurosawa, to adventures of Perseus looked real. When Perseus beat the monsters, he can not feel pain. He was not a superhero. He - the guy with all his might trying to stay alive himself and save his family. It is - completely normal life situation against the backdrop of a magical world, and I think that it will give her confidence in the realism of the events in our history. "
Do you think that the work in the "Titans Wrath" has added experience to your piggy bank as a director?
"I think every film that you shoot, gives you a new understanding of many aspects of filmmaking. I was given the chance to work with Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez in" Battle of Los Angeles, "and they taught me a lot with regard to excellent acting. And the experience of working on the creation of the alien in the same project was useful to me when we came up with the monsters for "Wrath ...". I do not think we ever stop learning - main secret is to find a project to become obsessed with them, to surround a like-minded people and create a peace with them, about which you dream. "
On Tuesday, February 21, were awarded the 14th Costume Designers Guild Awards. Oddly enough, seduced by a majority of critics and moviegoers, "Artist" was left without a prize in the category "Historical movies." Special award has gotten actress Kate Beckinsale.
Ceremony held at the "Beverly Hilton", led by actress Jane Lynch. In addition to the main prizes were awarded four honorary awards. Kate Beckinsale was the laureate of Lacoste Spotlight Award. The designer Marlene Stewart, who worked on "Ali," "Tropic Thunder," "Terminator 2" and many other paintings received Disaronno Career Achievement in Film Award.
The award for contribution to television has gotten Lou Eyrich, among the works which the "Body Parts", "Losers" and "American Horror Story." It has been headed by one of the creators of the series Ryan Murphy.
Distinguished Collaborator Award went to Deborah Hopper and Clint Eastwood. Together they worked on for twenty years. Handing out the award, Ken Watanabe, who starred with Eastwood in his "Letters from Iwo Jima."
The main prizes from Costume Designers Guild are as follows:
Trish Summerville - "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Eriann Phillips - "WE. Believe in Love "
Movie in the fantasy genre
Jani Temime - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II»
Lou Eyrich and Jennifer Eve - "Losers"
The historical episode or episodes in the fantasy genre
John A. Dunn, Lisa Padovani - "Boardwalk Empire"
Susannah Buxton - "Downtown Abbey"
Each year, in Hollywood is published a "Black List" of scenarios. 2011 was no exception. More than 300 filmmakers have called dozens of the most interesting projects, which so far exist only on paper. Topping the list is a biographical drama about the mathematician Alan Turing, who wants to play Leonardo DiCaprio.
"Black List" is published each December in Hollywood since 2004. Vote for the scripts for the most part representatives of the studios, so that in the "black list" are scenarios in which the film company interested in, but can’t put into production.
In 2011, the list includes 73 positions. Among these projects are not only unknown, but the scripts, films which are already in production, but whose shooting this year has not begun.
We present here the top ten, of such scenarios:
1. "The Imitation Game", the author - Graham Moore. History of the English cryptographer Alan Turing, who managed to crack the German code "Enigma". Later suffered persecution because of his sexual orientation and suicide.
2. "When the Street Lights Go On", the authors - Chris Hutton and Eddie O'Keefe. The action develops in the early '80s. In the city are brutally murdered schoolgirl and teacher.
3. "Chewie" the authors - Evan Susser and Van Robisho. A satirical look at the creation of "Star Wars" through the eyes of Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca.
4. "The Outsider", the author - Andrew Baldwin. Japan after World War II. Former U.S. military out of captivity, and becomes the head of the yakuza.
5. "Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses", the author - Matthew Aldrich. A man hiding from the three crimes, along with his accomplice, eleven-year-old daughter. The project has interested Matt Damon, and even considered him as his directorial debut.
6. "In the Event of a Moon Disaster", the author - Mike Jones. The history of the mission of the spacecraft "Apollo-11", exploring the alternative scenario for emergency landing astronauts on the moon.
7. "Maggie", the author - John Scott. In America is spreading a virus that turns people into zombies. Farmers family helps their eldest daughter to cope with the transformation of a walking dead woman, who hunger for human flesh.
8. "The Current War", the author - Michael Mitnick. In a scenario are real events. Confrontation of Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse in the fight for the use of AC and DC.
9. "The End", the author - Aron Eli Kolayti. An elderly London radio host, 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend from Michigan, as well as a family man from Shanghai, try to clean up their lives for 6 hours before the end of the world.
10. "Beyond the Pale", the author - Chad Fien. Teens suspected that the owner of the town undertaker warmed them, and decide to take revenge. In fact, the story takes far more sinister turn.
Apparently, the topic of zombies and vampires are not going to leave the screens. So, on the 14th place of the "Black List" is a script by Larry Brenner entitled "Bethlehem", where a group of people trying to survive in a zombie invasion and conclude an alliance with the vampires, giving themselves as a food for bloodsuckers in order to protect against undead.
Screenplay by Dave Cohen "Subject Zero" tells about a scientist who develops the potent drug, designed to revive his son, who died in a car accident. Unfortunately, the virus creates a loving father, generating zombies and spread with incredible speed.
Of course, in the list there are also romantic comedies, historical dramas, and even a story about how Walt Disney got the rights to the "Mary Poppins" (the script is called "Saving Mr. Banks").