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Danny Boyle & Alex Garland's 'The Beach' To Become A TV Series On Fox

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2012 8:57 AM
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Danny Boyle has been the center of attention over the last week thanks to his fantastic Opening Ceremony at the London Olympic Games. By the time the Olympics are over we’ll be back to talking about his film projects (and in particular “Trance”), but for the moment we’ll settle for a piece of news about a new interpretation of one of Boyle’s former projects. “The Beach” was Boyle’s Hollywood debut, and his adaptation of Alex Garland’s 1996 novel was arguably his most compromised feature – Boyle famously fell out with his prior collaborator Ewan McGregror after overlooking him to cast Leonardo DiCaprio – but it didn’t deter him from working with Garland again, twice.

New Images Of Benedict Cumberbatch, Adelaide Clemens & Rebecca Hall In 'Parade's End'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • August 6, 2012 11:36 AM
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Back in 2006 James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Rebecca Hall and Benedict Cumberbatch all starred together in the low key British rom-com “Starter For Ten.” It would take a hefty chunk of change to reassemble that cast in 2012, but the BBC and HBO have managed to secure the latter two, Hall and Cumberbatch, for their co-produced miniseries “Parade’s End.” Also working on the Tom Stoppard penned novel adaptation are Rupert Everett, Miranda Richardson, Anne-Marie Duff (aka Mrs James McAvoy), Roger Allam, Janet McTeer, Jack Huston and Aussie newcomer Adelaide Clemens.

Recap: 'The Newsroom' Break Bin Laden's Death In Irritating, Manipulative Low For The Series

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 6, 2012 11:00 AM
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Later on today, the first trailer for "Zero Dark Thirty," the film by "The Hurt Locker" helmer Kathryn Bigelow that focuses on the hunt for, and successful assassination of, Osama Bin Laden, and which stars Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Edgar Ramirez and Mark Duplass, among many others. It's presumably nothing but a coincidence that last night saw Aaron Sorkin tackle the same subject on "The Newsroom," with Will McAvoy and the rest of the "News Night" team receiving early reports that Navy Seals had gone into Pakistan and taken out the Al Qaeda leader, and battling to find confirmation. But one can only hope that Bigelow and writer Mark Boal have a somewhat stronger handle on their own material than this uneven, misjudged and generally botched "Newsroom" episode.

Plot Details Revealed For Larry David/Jon Hamm/Greg Mottola HBO Improv Comedy

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 6, 2012 10:40 AM
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A J.J. Abrams-esque level of secrecy has never been fully associated with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” mastermind Larry David, but as details on both his series and upcoming HBO feature have heretofore remained under wraps, the comparison could hold more weight than initially thought. However, it seems the comic has relented a little on that front, as the storyline for his improv-comedy has been revealed to much delight for those anticipating the return of David's unique brand of humor. Minor spoilers below!

Recap: Walt Celebrates Birthday Number 'Fifty One' In Rian Johnson-Helmed Episode Of 'Breaking Bad'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • August 6, 2012 10:03 AM
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We’re officially halfway through the first set of episodes in “Breaking Bad”’s bifurcated final season and episode 4 has really been the first opportunity for the audience to catch their collective breath. Directed by Rian Johnson (“Brick,” the upcoming “Looper”) -- who was responsible for the love-it-or-hate-it bottle episode “Fly” from Season 3 -- “Fifty-One” may be the calmest episode this season, but you can feel the storm coming (Bryan Cranston has said that the next episode will also be “the biggest episode we’ve ever done as far as scope and cost.”). But before they blow it up, they’re bringing it in and letting us focus on just how disconnected the characters have become from one another.

Second Seasons Of 'Girls' & 'Enlightened' Slated For January 2013 Premiere On HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 5:35 PM
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When you're hot, you're hot and there has been no other new show on television so far this year that has earned quite the same amount of attention as Lena Dunham's "Girls." With the first three episodes premiering at SXSW to a huge response, "Girls" hit HBO in full force in April, averaging 3.8 million viewers over that first batch of shows, leading to a quick renewal by the network. And Dunham didn't waste a single moment, going in front of cameras this summer to shoot the second season, and in less than a year, we'll have ten new episodes to enjoy.

'The Brady Bunch' Is Coming Back To TV Thanks To Vince Vaughn

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 1, 2012 4:24 PM
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Judging from this past weekend's box office take for “The Watch,” it seems audiences have finally grown cool on Vince Vaughn's plateaued role choices, and perhaps so has the actor as well. Though he's currently shooting another comedy with Owen Wilson this summer with “The Internship,” Vaughn has been eager to flex his action-adventure muscles, attaching himself to movies like “The Risk Agent” for Universal and "Gunslingers" penned by Randall Wallace. In his spare time though, he's also turned to producing for TV, and in a unexpected move has set his eyes on rebooting one of the '70s most popular sitcoms in the process.

New Images Of Sienna Miller & Toby Jones As Tippi Hedren & Alfred Hitchcock In 'The Girl'; Hits HBO Oct. 20th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 6:46 PM
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While it seems like we've been getting various peeks at "The Girl" for a while now, it appears that the movie about the movies is even closer than we thought, and of course to fan those flames, two more stills have dropped in advance of the enticing picture.

Ron Howard To Direct Aztec Drama 'Conquest' For Showtime

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2012 4:31 PM
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While we presume Ron Howard's epic take on Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" -- which was to span both the big and small screen -- isn't happening anytime soon, it seems the helmer isn't giving up on television as a place to tell an epic story. And now he's planning to go behind the camera for a period drama tackling an era that, we have to say, hasn't really been explored in recent memory.

TV Dial: Laurence Fishburne Bites Into 'Hannibal'; Franka Potente Has An 'American Horror Story' & Tom Hiddleston Voices 'Family Guy'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 31, 2012 11:21 AM
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Since the first announcement of NBC’s move to adapt Thomas Harris’ “Hannibal” to the small screen, we’ve been on the fence, but the show is quickly shaping up to be one to watch. After signing up Mads Mikkelsen to play the titular role opposite Hugh Dancy’s FBI agent Will Graham, the show has now added Laurence Fishburne, last seen on the small screen in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” as “Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s behavioral sciences unit.”

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