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Exclusive: Lynn Shelton To Direct Adaptation Of Mishna Wolff's Memoir 'I'm Down'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 29, 2013 12:33 PM
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Lynn Shelton is nothing if not prolific. Since her 2006 feature debut "We Go Way Back," she's made five films, and since "Humpday" became a crossover hit, she's only gotten busier; that film was followed by "Your Sister's Sister" in 2011, and barely a year later, she was back with another feature, "Touchy Feely," which premiered at Sundance back in January. And in between all of that (plus occasional cameos in the likes of "Safety Not Guaranteed" and "Prince Avalanche"), she's become an in-demand TV director, with her work including episodes of "Mad Men," "Ben & Kate" and "New Girl."

'Scream' TV Series Gets Greenlit, Wes Craven May Direct Pilot

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 26, 2013 2:50 PM
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With two small screen prequels to big films already a hit this TV season -- NBC’s “Hannibal” and A&E’s “Bates Motel” -- and small screen adaptations of “Fargo” and “Goodfellas” on the way (and possibly even a sequel series to "L.A. Confidential"), TV networks are looking at other big screen properties to exploit for easy brand name recognition. Their latest catch? A certain post-modern horror series from the nineties.

Watch: Buster & Lucille Get Closer In First Clip From 'Arrested Development' Season 4

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 8:24 AM
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The big question no one wants to ask among the fans clamoring and eagerly awaiting return of "Arrested Development" is: does Mitch Hurwitz still have the magic? It's been a decade since the show first went on the air (jesus, we feel old) and sometimes returning to the well, doesn't always yield the same fruit (mixing metaphors, sorry). But if this clip is anything to by, he hasn't lost the touch.

'L.A. Confidential' Sequel TV Series Being Shopped By James Ellroy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 10:34 PM
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The world that James Ellroy conjured with "L.A. Confidential," adapted in the crackling 1987 noir, is one that captured the imagination and had filmmakers flocking to his work, and in particular the "L.A. Quartet." Brian De Palma tackled "The Black Dahlia" with rather disastrous results, while Joe Carnahan is still hoping to make "White Jazz" at some point. Meanwhile, last year, "I Am Love" helmer Luca Guadagnino, signed up to bring "The Big Nowhere" to the big screen. So what's next? How about a TV series.

Corey Stoll Joins Guillermo Del Toro's FX Series 'The Strain'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 7:17 PM
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Guillermo Del Toro don't quit. Dude has approximately fifty-nine kajibblion projects in the works -- hell, he just set up "Monster" at HBO -- and with "Pacific Rim" gearing up to land this summer, and "Crimson Peak" to shoot early next year, he's keeping busy. In between, he'll be bringing his book series "The Strain" to the small screen and he's found his leading man.

Wendell Pierce Reveals He Tried To Produce A Prequel To 'The Wire' Starring Samuel L. Jackson

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 25, 2013 9:45 AM
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It must be an occasionally frustrating prospect for David Simon to ponder: as his superb HBO series “Treme” struggled with viewers (to the point where it's only receiving half a final season), “The Wire” continues to grow in popularity and adoration. It's then understandable that Simon would shun a return to the Baltimore streets, but that hasn't stopped actor Wendell Pierce from lamenting an intriguing prequel idea.

Guillermo Del Toro Unleashing A 'Monster' At HBO

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 25, 2013 8:56 AM
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As the beef between him and Michael Bay finally seems quelled, Guillermo del Toro can return to doing what he does best – namely, keeping a dozen projects in the air simultaneously. “Pinocchio,” "The Secret Garden,” and others are all waiting for his stamp of approval, but now a new cable project promises an influence that del Toro has yet to fully adapt – manga.

George Michael Rides A Segway & Buster Goes Back To Army In New Pics From 'Arrested Development'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2013 1:35 PM
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“It’s the story of shame, cunning, thievery, dishonor, backstabbing, deceit, bold-faced lying, one-upmanship, psychological torture, lust, financial ruin, and magic, all supported by a very broad beam of dysfunctional love,” Will Arnett says about the upcoming season or batch of episodes or whatever-you-want-to-call-it of "Arrested Development." And that's just fine by us.

Posters For Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra' & 'The Killing' Season 3 Arrive

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2013 4:45 PM
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Behind The Candelabra, Matt Damon
Yes, they are tenuously linked -- they will both be on TV very soon -- but only one of them is playing in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, so let's start there.

Watch: Bill Murray's Expletive Filled Cameo On Amazon's 'Alpha House' With John Goodman

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 23, 2013 12:40 PM
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Given the events last week, chances are that you missed the fact that Amazon has released the pilots of over a dozen shows last Friday and while its the TV version of “Zombieland” that’s been grabbing all the attention, it’s "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau’s political comedy “Alpha House” that has our interest. A clip featuring everyone’s favorite person in the world has been released and trust us, you’re going to want to see it.

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