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‘Anna Karenina’ Set For Small-Screen Adaptation With ‘The Girl’ Writer Gwyneth Hughes & BBC-Backed Expectation

‘Anna Karenina’ Set For Small-Screen Adaptation With ‘The Girl’ Writer Gwyneth Hughes & BBC-Backed Expectation
Exclusive: Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is set for another small-screen remake with The Girl writer Gwyneth Hughes developing an adaptation with British producer Expectation.

Deadline understands that the BBC Studios-backed producer, which is run by former Endemol Shine chief Tim Hincks and ex-ITV content boss Peter Fincham, is in the early stages of developing the project.

Hughes is best known for the 2012 HBO/BBC movie The Girl, which starred Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren and explored Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession with the actress. She also recently adapted William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair into a seven-part Olivia Cooke-fronted series for ITV and Amazon, and is currently working on two-part drama Honour starring Keeley Hawes for ITV.

Anna Karenina, first published in 1878, is a complex story with dozens of major characters. It tells the story of the eponymous lead, who has an affair with a dashing cavalry
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Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Emmy Ballot Too Big? Julia Roberts In ‘The Birds’? ‘House Of Cards’ Alternate Endings?

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit.

Emmy voting closes in three days. The reason I know that is because as a Television Academy member you are constantly reminded to vote, and that is the notice I got today, as opposed to yesterday, when it was four days. I wonder if they just send this no matter what, or if they really know I am a straggler and have not yet cast my ballot.

It’s not that I won’t — it’s just that I, like many others, keep procrastinating because, based on experience, it is quite daunting just to get through the damn thing. As a member of the writers branch I have five categories of hundreds of submissions to peruse, and then there are about 20 program categories to also go through in choosing those you think are worthy. The numbers are mind-boggling with some reportedly 732 programs — 165 drama series alone.
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British Drama Beat: ‘Been So Long’ Producer Greenacre Films Beefs Up TV Slate With Mumbai-Set Literary Adaptation & Misan Sagay Project

Exclusive: Greenacre Films, the British drama production company behind Netflix’s Michaela Coel-fronted musical Been So Long, is bolstering its TV slate and has set a raft of new projects including the adaptation of Mumbai-set novels The Space Between Us and The Secrets Between Us.

The company, run by Amanda Jenks, exec producer of HBO and BBC’s Sienna Miller-fronted Tippi Hedren biopic The Girl, and Nadine Marsh-Edwards, who worked on John Hurt’s An Englishman In New York, spoke to Deadline for the first of a number of profiles of the leading UK-based drama firms that are working with one eye on the U.S. and the rest of the world.

They have just come off the back of Been So Long, which was the largest single acquisition of a British film by Netflix. The musical, which was written by Che Walker and directed by Tinge Krishnan,
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Eli Roth’S History Of Horror: Uncut Podcast Coming to Shudder on May 3rd

Taking deeper dives into the fascinating conversations featured in Eli Roth’s History of Horror TV series that aired on AMC in 2018, Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast is coming to Shudder on Friday, May 3rd, featuring in-depth discussions with Stephen King, Greg Nicotero, Rob Zombie, Bruce Campbell, and many other influential and essential figures from the horror genre:

Press Release: April 25, 2019 — Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, announced today that Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast will return to Shudder, Apple Podcasts and other platforms on Friday, May 3.

An extended audio companion to the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror (streaming now on Shudder in the U.S. and Canada), the Uncut podcast offers listeners hours of never-before-heard, candid conversations between Roth and horror luminaries Stephen King, Edgar Wright, Quentin Tarantino, Diablo Cody, Bryan Fuller,
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Fear Street Trilogy Loses a Director But Gains 4 More Cast Members

20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment's upcoming three-film adaptation of Goosebumps author R L Stine's teen horror book series Fear Street has been snatching up cast left and right over the past month. And today seems to be no different as this afternoon we got word that Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford have signed onto the series of flicks. No word on who they will be playing, or in which of the three planned films they will appear. Not only that but now it seems that Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak will be directing all three movies instead of parts 1 and 3 while Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth writer-director Alex Ross Perry who was attached to helm the middle Fear Street sequel seems to have dropped out or been replaced.

Anyhow, today's casting update comes to us on the heels of the recent announcement that
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MyNetworkTV, 10 Years After Strategic Pivot, Is A Quiet But Steady Engine For Fox

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Exclusive: As the $71.3 billion Disney-Fox deal nears the finish line, there is a steady earner that often gets overlooked among the assets that will remain behind as part of Fox Corp.: MyNetworkTV.

The programming service, launched with fanfare in 2006 as a bid to counter the emerging CW, had to regroup not long after its debut. Its ambitious slate of English-language telenovelas failed to gain traction, the economy was souring, and MyNetworkTV stations were anxious about the trajectory of their advertising revenue as the country entered a financial crisis.

Rather than abandoning the effort, the company’s then-president, Greg Meidel (who has since become president of corporate sibling Twentieth Television) announced a pivot away from a full-blown network approach and toward a tighter programming focus. Over the decade since the 2009 switch — which reduced the MyNet schedule to two hours a night from Monday to Friday and a steady
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Shudder to Launch New Podcasts Featuring Eli Roth, Adrienne Barbeau, Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah

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Shudder is already the go-to source for watching horror movies, but the streaming service is expanding its reach in the audio world as well. Last year, Shudder launched the Video Palace audio drama, and this year, they're launching three new podcasts that should be must-listen experiences for diehard horror fans: Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut, She Kills (hosted by genre legend Adrienne Barbeau), and Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah.

Press Release: February 21, 2019 — Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural, announced today an exciting trio of original podcasts offering candid conversations with many of the most important and iconic figures in the genre: Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut, an expansion of the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror; She Kills, a podcast by and about women in the horror genre, hosted by Adrienne Barbeau; and Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah,
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 19)

1967: Roger burned David's painting on Dark Shadows.

1981: Guiding Light's Alan showed up at Jennifer's trial.

2009: Gl's Olivia kissed Natalia.

2010: As the World Turns' Reid had no time for Luke."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1956: Actor Charles Dingle died at age 68. He played Conrad Overton in Irna Phillips' daytime soap opera The Road of Life.

1967: On Dark Shadows, the ghost of Josette duPres materialized in David Collins' room and magically completed David's painting so that it now depicted him and
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Dakota Johnson Has a Secret

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Dakota Johnson in Suspiria.Dakota Johnson looks like she has a secret. Her expression is often opaque, but her eyes are cat-like: teasing, and intelligent. The actress wields her inscrutability like a weapon; in the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy it’s a survival tactic that allows her to evade the chokehold grip of a pretty-boy narcissist. In A Bigger Splash, it’s a means of coquetry. In The Social Network, in which she appears for just over three minutes, she plays it for laughs, animating Aaron Sorkin’s script and undercutting an otherwise bro-y college campus conquest with sardonic humor.Daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson and granddaughter to Tippi Hedren, the 29-year-old comes from a line of gifted screen performers. All four demonstrate craft, but only Dakota could be described as withholding. In Suspiria, Johnson’s second collaboration with Guadagnino, her Susie Bannion is also an enigmatic creation.
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John David Washington (‘BlacKkKlansman’) would be latest showbiz descendant to earn Golden Globe nomination

John David Washington (‘BlacKkKlansman’) would be latest showbiz descendant to earn Golden Globe nomination
The Golden Globes love to acknowledge the children of major Hollywood stars, and no one fits the bill more at this upcoming ceremony than John David Washington. The son of Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington, John David has earned strong acclaim for his performance as Ron Stallworth in “BlacKkKlansman,” and awards experts are saying he is a contender to receive his first Golden Globe nomination in the Best Drama Actor category, especially because of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s proclivity for showbiz dynasties.

SEELike father, like son: Spike Lee could direct John David Washington to an Oscar nom 26 years after his dad

The Golden Globes have made it a tradition of letting the son or daughter of a Hollywood star hand out the trophies onstage at the ceremony in a role formerly known as Mr. or Miss Golden Globe and is now called Golden Globes Ambassador. We’ve also
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5 Horror Sequels With Surprisingly Famous Stars

Good news for fans of pint-sized horror – The Boy is getting a sequel. And surprisingly it stars Katie Holmes.

With all due respect to original lead Lauren Cohan, this is heavyweight casting. Cohan gave a strong performance and is world famous through The Walking Dead. But you’d kinda expect things to be the other way around for The Boy 2, right?

There must be something that drew Holmes to the follow-up – guess we’ll find out when it lands. In the meantime here are some other cases of big names who raised eyebrows appearing down the list of a fearsome franchise…

5. Michael Caine – Jaws The Revenge (1987)

Let’s start with one of the most famous pieces of casting in horror history. The great Roy Scheider starred in the first two Jaws movies (reluctantly in the case of the 2nd).

But for some reason, the franchise’s biggest name appeared in Part 4… Michael Caine!
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Dakota Johnson Brought Her Famous Grandma, Tippi Hedren, to the Suspiria Premiere

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Dakota Johnson Brought Her Famous Grandma, Tippi Hedren, to the Suspiria Premiere
Dakota Johnson had a very special date as she attended the La premiere of Suspiria on Wednesday: her famous grandmother, Tippi Hedren. The two looked cute as can be as they smiled for photographers and held hands on the red carpet. While the Fifty Shades Freed actress is getting ready to give us nightmares as Susie in the upcoming remake of the 1977 film, her grandma is a horror film legend. The 88-year-old actress, who is Melanie Griffith's mother, is best known for starring in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds in 1963. Looks like Dakota is following in her grandmother's footsteps. See more photos of their sweet outing ahead.

Related: The Scariest Horror Movie From the '70s Is Being Remade - Here's Your Chilling First Look
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Dakota Johnson Brings Her "Toughest Critic" to Her Suspiria Premiere

Dakota Johnson Brings Her
Dakota Johnson decided to bring someone very special along to her movie premiere of Suspiria. No, not her boyfriend Chris Martin, but someone else very near and dear to her heart, her grandma! "I'm really happy she's here," Dakota told E! News on the red carpet. The leading lady comes from a line of talented performers, from her parents Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, to her 88-year-old grandmother, Tippi Hedren. Tippi is a Golden Globe-winning actress and successful fashion model who received world recognition for her work in Marnie and The Birds, so you could say she knows a thing or two about acting. "I haven't told her what the movie is yet, and I don't know if I'll have time to...
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From Streams to Screams: 31 Movies from Your Favorite Masters of Horror That Are Currently Streaming

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When it comes to great genre movies, there are just names you will always trust. Names like Romero, Craven, Cronenberg, Carpenter, Hitchcock, Dante, and many, many more, of course. So, with that in mind, I decided to round up 31 different films helmed by some of our Masters of Horror that are currently streaming across an array of digital platforms, including a few not-as-obvious choices that have thrilled audiences in a variety of mediums (such as William Peter Blatty and Jennifer Lynch).

Also, if you think I may have missed something that is currently streaming, do not fret—that film has most likely popped up in one of my other From Streams to Screams column, or it will later on this month. I do hope you enjoy this list, and be sure to head back in a few days when we celebrate the greatest decade in horror: the 1980s!

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What Is the Color of Shame?: The Tragedy of "Marnie"

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Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie (1964) is showing from September 30 – October 30, 2018 in many countries around the world as part of the series Alfred Hitchcock: A Ticking Bomb.[Trigger Warning: Discussions of Sexual Assault]Marnie (Tippi Hedren) bleeds like an open wound, but you cannot die from this injury. The blood keeps spilling until it becomes the background of your life, coloring your own existence. There's no patching up, moving on or healing in this lingering crisis. She keeps living until she’s more wound than person and any small prick can cause the blood to overflow once more. Marnie has never known another feeling in her entire life. Marnie is introduced in a tracking shot, and from this opening you wouldn’t believe she has problems. Here, she’s a femme fatale, with jet black hair that runs down in waves, bouncing perfectly back and forth across her shoulder blades.
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Film Review: ‘Mothers’ Instinct’

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Film Review: ‘Mothers’ Instinct’
A borderline impossible game of Taboo could be played if one were tasked with describing Olivier Masset-Depasse’s “Mothers’ Instinct” without using the word “Hitchcockian.” The Belgian director’s luxuriant psychological thriller is so redolent of the Master of Suspense’s style, and so gorgeously robed in Thierry Delettre’s ’60s costuming that at times one expects star Veerle Baetens (“The Broken Circle Breakdown”) to turn around and just be Tippi Hedren all of a sudden. But as much as this deliciously enjoyable, spiral-shaped descent into darkness wears that influence on its immaculately cut, three-quarter-length sleeve, it also represents a subversion of even Hitch’s most femme-centric titles. Here, the devotion, jealousy, coercion, and, indeed, “Suspicion” that underpin his conception of male-female relations are ascribed to a female friendship instead.

Basing the screenplay on the novel “Derrière la haine” by Barbara Abel, Masset-Depasse and co-writers Giordano Gederlini and François Verjans
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Various guises by Anne-Katrin Titze

Marnie panel and screening with Nicholas Wright and Michael Mayer at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Nico Muhly's Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which had been adapted by Jay Presson Allen for Alfred Hitchcock's film (starring Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren) is coming to The Metropolitan Opera in New York. At the Film Society of Lincoln Center, librettist Nicholas Wright and director Michael Mayer joined Paul Cremo (Director of Opera Commissioning Program at The Met) before a 35mm print screening of Marnie for a conversation on the choices they made in adapting the book for the opera. They shared their comments on the controversial film, Hitchcock's mothers and the sexual politics of the times.

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard stars as Marnie and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her. The costumes are by Arianne Phillips who also did Michael Mayer's Broadway production of Head Over Heels,
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Eli Roth’s History of Horror gets UK premiere date

AMC has announced that the upcoming six-part series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror is set to premiere in the UK this November on AMC on BT.

AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror brings together the masters of horror – icons and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present.

Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society, as well as why loyal fans remain addicted to fear.

The series features A-list storytellers including Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis and Jamie Lee Curtis, among many others.

AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror will premiere in the UK on AMC on BT on November 14th.
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Melanie Griffith Is "Totally Open" To Making A Career Comeback: "I’m Really Just Now Ready To Do It Again"

At 61, Melanie Griffith has no qualms about being asked to audition for roles. "I’m totally open to it," she says, though she does find the process funny at times. "People go, 'Wow, you’re really good!' And I say, 'Well, yeah, I worked forever. I know what I’m doing, so… thank you?' People forget very easily in this business." Melanie, who earned an Oscar nod for her turn in 1988’s Working Girl, is more than ready to remind everyone of her talents. "After getting divorced [from Antonio Banderas] and finishing up with my kids — [my youngest], Stella is now 21 — I have the time to reboot and revitalize my career. I’m really just now ready to do it again," the mom-of-four reveals, though she’s aware of the challenges ahead. Us❤️ in The Hollywood Reporter #familyforever A post shared by Melanie (@melaniegriffith) on Dec 20, 2017 at 2:03pm Pst "It
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Sean Connery movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Goldfinger,’ ‘The Untouchables,’ ‘Dr. No’

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Sean Connery movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Goldfinger,’ ‘The Untouchables,’ ‘Dr. No’
Sean Connery celebrates his 88th birthday on August 25. One can only assume that the man who turned James Bond into a 50-plus year film franchise is toasting the event with a martini. Yet 007 isn’t the only iconic role for the actor. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Connery became a star with the first Bond film, “Dr. No” (1962). In that film, Connery set the bar for every actor who would have to play the debonair British agent armed with an arsenal of gadgets and a way with the ladies. He reprised the role six subsequent times: “From Russia with Love” (1963), “Goldfinger” (1964), “Thunderball” (1965), “You Only Live Twice” (1967), “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971), and “Never Say Never Again” (1983).

After decades in front of the camera, Connery finally won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for Brian de
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