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Danny Boyle To Direct TV Police Drama From 'Peep Show' Writers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2013 10:51 AM
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Though he got his start on the small screen, aside from a one-off 2001 project "Strumpet" and of course, the London Olympics, director Danny Boyle has mostly stay planted in the feature film world. But with "Trance" earning the least amount of money in theaters since his breakout film "Shallow Grave" (and obviously arriving with much bigger expectations and star power than that film), it looks like Boyle will head back to television for a project that will see him return to the setting of his biggest hit to date, "Slumdog Millionaire."

'Rambo' TV Series In The Works And Yes Sylvester Stallone Will Be Involved

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 12:43 PM
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If there is one man who knows how to keep franchises not only viable, but continually growing, it's Sylvester Stallone. It was just last month, we learned that "Rocky" would be getting in the ring again, this time as the spinoff "Creed," with "Fruitvale Station" director and star, Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan involved, along with Sly himself. And now, another one of Stallone's brands is getting dusted off and instead of heading to the multiplex, it's going to the small screen.

James Franco Gets His Own Reality TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 10:42 AM
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Well, this was kind of inevitable... James Franco's career has always had an air meta-ness to it, with the actor's personal and professional personas, and his mix of brow-furrowing art projects with mainstream Hollywood fare, blending and overlapping. Need evidence? Well, the movie he co-directed "Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)" took footage from his stint on "General Hospital" (wherein he played an artist/serial named Franco) and reshaped into a quasi-"profile" about himself "as he muses on the absurdities of fame, its suffocating, ever-present spectre that dominates his every interaction, and his longing to do a bit of serial killing himself, starting with his agent." Now Franco is taking it to the next level.

Robert Rodriguez's 'El Mariachi' Getting The TV Show Treatment

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2013 2:32 PM
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When Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" burst onto the scene, it announced the voice of a filmmaker who had no lack of entrepreneurial spirit, and one who wasn't going to follow any traditional career playbook. And certainly, Rodriguez has stuck his to own guns, forging a career that has seen him largely follow his own instincts and interests despite where Hollywood trends may be going. And he's become even more prolific. This year alone has seen him tackle two movies, the upcoming "Machete Kills" and the 2014 slated "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," while also developing a number of other projects, including the fan assisted short, "Two Scoops." And one medium he's been turning toward recently is television.

Watch: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas & Martin Scorsese Talk The Future Of Movies In 1990 'Siskel & Ebert' Special

  • By Ben Brock
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  • August 20, 2013 11:21 AM
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Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, who spent a good decade or so amiably switching around the top two places on everybody's “Most Vastly Powerful Person In Hollywood” list, have been back in the news recently musing on the state of the industry now and in the future: a now and a future that they feel is a little grim for them personally and the moviegoer more generally.

Patton Oswalt & Bob Oedenkirk Fill The ‘Kitchen Sink,’ Bobby Cannavale Joins 'Annie' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 20, 2013 10:45 AM
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Originally set to be Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, the Black List-approved “Kitchen Sink”—described as “The Breakfast Club” meets “Zombieland” with vampires and an alien invasion thrown in for good measure—has beefed its cast with some solid comedic forces. Deadline is reporting that Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk and Ian Roberts (the Literal Doctor on “Arrested Development” and “Key & Peele” showrunner) have joined the film in unnamed roles, though it’s highly likely that the roles will be teachers or school administrators, given the high school setting of the genre mash-up.

Lee Daniels Eyes Sammy Davis Jr. Movie At HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2013 5:47 PM
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"I’m not going to be labeled a black filmmaker. I am not here to just tell black stories," Lee Daniels recently told The New York Times. "I’m here to tell all kinds of stories, musicals and dramas. Could I do a spaceship movie or black people on Mars or whatever? Sure. A comedy? Yes." But it would appear another piece of iconic black history is crossing Daniels' path, and he's taking an interest.

TV Dial: Amazon Eyes Pilot From Roman Coppola & Jason Schwartzman, David Slade Goes 'Crossbones' Style & More

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • August 16, 2013 10:38 AM
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In spite of the disaster that was Amazon’s scripted series/continuation of the film, “Zombieland,” the company isn’t content to get out of the scripted content game altogether. The massive online provider of everything has purchased two additional pilots to turn into series: “Bosch," based on the series of popular procedural novels written by Michael Connelly, as well as “Transparent” starring Jeffrey Tambor. Amazon also has its eye on “The After,” from “X-Files” creator Chris Carter. But for our purposes, the most interesting of the bunch is “Mozart in the Jungle” from Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, about the classical music scene in New York.

John Gallagher Jr., Jesse Plemons & Zoe Kazan Join Lisa Cholodenko's HBO Miniseries ‘Olive Kitteridge’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 16, 2013 9:21 AM
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The attraction of Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Olive Kitteridge" was emphasized when actress Frances McDormand paid out of pocket for the rights, HBO and Tom Hanks decided to produce a miniseries from it, and Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") was tapped to direct it. The adaptation of Strout's short story collection will star McDormand and Richard Jenkins, and if that wasn't enough to draw your attention, a talented supporting cast has just been announced as well.

Lindsay Lohan Gets In The Dugout For A Role On 'Eastbound & Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2013 9:16 AM
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Are we witnessing the actual career (and personal) rehabilitation of Lindsay Lohan? Fresh off "The Canyons" earlier this month, Lohan (and her people) are working it pretty hard. She's already guest hosted "Chelsea Lately," she'll make headlines this weekend when her interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter" airs and she's also got a reality show in the works to air on OWN. And for her next move? She's going to pal around with Kenny Fucking Powers.

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