Mark Povinelli - News Poster

News

Willem Defoe Joins Guillermo del Toro's Psychological Horror Thriller Nightmare Alley

Willem Dafoe is set to join Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, and Rooney Mara in director Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film Nightmare Alley.

The movie is based on the 1946 novel which tells the story of an “ambitious young con-man who hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the table on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.”

Dafoe will play “the head barker at a traveling carnival who gives Bradley Cooper’s character a job, ushering him into a world of show biz and grifting.” I love Dafoe, and it’s great to see him jump on board a Del Toro movie!

When previously talking about the movie, Del Toro described it as “just a straight, really dark story.” When asked if he could tease anything about the movie, the filmmaker
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Rooney Mara Joins Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley

  • MovieWeb
Rooney Mara Joins Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley
Rooney Mara has joined the cast of Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley. The actress has previously been rumored to be in talks to jump on board, but it is now official. The upcoming movie reunites Mara with her Carol co-star Cate Blanchett, who joined the project at the beginning of August. Bradley Cooper is taking the lead in Nightmare Alley as Stan Carlisle, a con artist who falls in love with a female psychiatrist. However, things aren't exactly what they seem as Stan has the tables turned on him.

Rooney Mara is playing Molly, "the closest thing to Bradley Cooper's Stan's true love as they take the act they learned from a circus in Chicago on the road." In addition to Mara, Cooper, and Cate Blanchett, Nightmare Alley also stars Toni Collette, Ron Perlman, and Mark Povinelli, with Michael Shannon and Richard Jenkins still in talks to join Guillermo
See full article at MovieWeb »

Guillermo del Toro talks Nightmare Alley and Pinocchio

Out and about on the promotional trailer for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has been offering some updates on his next two directorial projects – an adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel Nightmare Alley, followed by a stop motion animated take on Carlo Collodi’s classic tale Pinocchio.

“Well what it is is that book was given to me in 1992 by Ron Perlman before I saw the Tyrone Power movie, and I loved the book,” del Toro tells Collider about his upcoming Nightmare Alley, which he also confirmed will be R-rated. “My adaptation that I’ve done with [co-writer] Kim Morgan is not necessarily – the entire book is impossible, it’s a saga. But there are elements that are darker in the book, and it’s the first chance I have – in my short films, I wanted to do noir. It was horror and noir.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Guillermo del Toro Says Nightmare Alley Will Be a Big R-Rated Really Dark Story with No Supernatural Elements

Guillermo del Toro has been hard at work putting together his next film project Nightmare Alley, which has previously been described as a psychological horror thriller.

We also know that the film will be based on the 1946 novel about an “ambitious young con-man who hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the table on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.”

Del Toro is known for playing around with supernatural elements in his films, but in a recent interview with Collider, the filmmaker said that this movie will not have any of that. He describes it as “Just a straight, really dark story.” When asked if he could tease anything about the movie, the filmmaker said:

“Well what it is is that book was given to me in 1992 by Ron Perlman
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Today in Soap Opera History (August 9)

1973: The Doctors' Penny kissed Mike.

1984: Guiding Light's Alex and Beth were held hostage by Darcy.

1994: All My Children's Kendall crashed Mona's funeral.

1994: One Life to Live's Todd met Blair."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...

1939: On radio soap opera Adopted Daughter, Jack and Uncle Charlie told Jonathan that he couldn't open the new swimming pool he's been advertising without their consent.

1966: On Dark Shadows, to protect David, Elizabeth (Joan Bennett) lied to Constable Jonas Carter (Michael Currie ) when she told him they
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Guillermo del Toro Eyes ‘Carol’ Reunion & More for ‘Nightmare Alley’

There may be no director more embedded in Film Twitter than Guillermo del Toro, who expresses his adoration for cinema–from gems both beloved and lost to history, to championing modern directors from all of the world. So, it should be no surprise, that word has it he’s staging a reunion of the stars from one of Film Twitter’s most enduring favorites, Todd Haynes’ Carol.

With Bradley Cooper set to lead the director’s reimagining of the William Lindsay Gresham-penned Nightmare Alley (which Edmund Goulding turned into a 1947 film) as con man Stanton ‘Stan’ Carlisle, Cate Blanchett has now come on board the film, according to Variety. Collider then broke the news of the impressive supporting cast he’s eying to lock down, including Blanchett’s Carol co-star Rooney Mara, as well as Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Willem Dafoe, Michael Shannon, Ron Perlman, and Mark Povinelli.

Production
See full article at The Film Stage »

Guillermo del Toro looks to enlist star-studded cast for Nightmare Alley

Variety is reporting that Cate Blanchett is in talks to join Bradley Cooper in the cast of Nightmare Alley, the next movie from The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro.

Based on the William Lindsay Gresham novel of the same name, which was previously adapted for the big screen back in 1947, Nightmare Alley follows an ambitious conman (Cooper) who teams up with a corrupt female ‘psychic’ to con people with their mentalist act as part of a travelling carnival.

Meanwhile, along with Blanchett, Collider is reporting that del Toro is looking to enlist a rather impressive ensemble which includes Rooney Mara (Carol), Toni Collette (Hereditary), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse), Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants) and Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water).

Nightmare Alley has been scripted by del Toro and Kim Morgan (The Forbidden Room) and is slating to begin
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Guillermo del Toro‘s Nightmare Alley is Filling Up Its Cast with Cate Blanchette, Michael Shannon, Ron Perlman, Willem Dafoe, and More

The next film project that Guillermo del Toro is directing is a new thriller called Nightmare Alley and he’s looking to fill it up with an all-star cast of actors!

Bradley Cooper was already cast in the film in the lead role and he will most likely be joined by Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Willem Dafoe, and Mark Povinelli. According to Collider, all these actors are currently in talks. What an incredible cast that would be!

The film will be an adaptation of the 1946 novel about an “ambitious young con-man who hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the table on him, out-manipulating the manipulator.”

This is the synopsis from the book:

Nightmare Alley begins with an extraordinary description
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley Lines Up All-Star Cast

Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley Lines Up All-Star Cast
Guillermo del Toro is getting ready to film his next movie, a new adaptation of Nightmare Alley, and the filmmaker is lining up a stacked cast. Originally, Leonardo DiCaprio was being eyed for the lead role. However, that didn't pan out. Instead, Bradley Cooper, coming hot off of his directorial debut A Star is Born, which he also starred in and earned a Best Actor nomination for, is taking on that part. Now, we have word on who is going to be joining him, and Cate Blanchett is on the list. Amazingly, that's just the tip of the iceberg.

According to a new report, Cate Blanchett (Thor: Ragnarok), Toni Collette (Hereditary), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Willem Dafoe (Aquaman), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Michael Shannon (The Current War) and Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants) are all in talks to join the cast.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Guillermo Del Toro Reportedly Wants Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe & More For ‘Nightmare Alley’

We were just talking about how Guillermo del Toro was knocking it out of the park with his first two stars that are reportedly involved with his upcoming film, “Nightmare Alley.” But now, it appears that even more incredible talents are also being looked at for potential roles in the follow-up to the filmmaker’s Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water.”

According to Collider, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, and Mark Povinelli are all being looked at by del Toro as people he wants to co-star in his period film “Nightmare Alley.”

Read More: Cate Blanchett Eyed To Star Opposite Bradley Cooper In Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley

The film is said to be based on the novel of the same name by author William Lindsay Gresham and the report says the film “follows roustabout Stanton ‘Stan’ Carlisle, who joins a traveling carnival
See full article at The Playlist »

Why ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ Is an Important Step for Representation (Guest Column)

  • Variety
Why ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ Is an Important Step for Representation (Guest Column)
Awards season is upon us once again and as has appropriately been the case for the past few years, it will be dominated by talk of diversity. We have made great strides in this arena, and yet I feel one group seems to have been conspicuously left behind — the disability community. Although 20% of our population identifies as disabled, with over a billion dollars in spending power, we are noticeably under-represented on screen. Perhaps this invisibility is why a film like “My Dinner With Hervé” has resonated so deeply within my community.

Since the film’s release, as president of Little People of America, the largest support organization for people with dwarfism in the world, I have been overwhelmed by the positive reactions to the film. It has been satisfying to hear from so many that one of our stories is finally being told with a real voice.

Believe me, as a community,
See full article at Variety »

Peter Dinklage Wasn’t Always a Fan of Hervé Villechaize

  • Variety
Peter Dinklage Wasn’t Always a Fan of Hervé Villechaize
Peter Dinklage remembers when Hervé Villechaize’s star began to rise in Hollywood.

“I felt like everybody did — especially somebody of my size — to be honest, as a young, angry gentleman, I was in judgment of the man. Why would he take these roles that sort of seem to be side-kicky and demeaning?” Dinklage told Variety on Thursday at the premiere of HBO’s new biopic “My Dinner With Hervé.” “Then when you get to know who he was … there’s more to the story.”

The “Game of Thrones” Emmy winner stars in “My Dinner With Hervé” as the late actor in a story inspired by the time director Sacha Gervasi was a journalist sent to interview Villechaize, 25 years ago for the “Mail on Sunday.” The journalist (named Danny Tate in the film) is played by Jamie Dornan.

“I walked [into the interview] with so many judgements about who Hervé was. I thought ‘Oh,
See full article at Variety »

Today in Soap Opera History (August 9)

1973: The Doctors' Penny kissed Mike.

1984: Guiding Light's Alex and Beth were held hostage by Darcy.

1994: All My Children's Kendall crashed Mona's funeral.

1994: One Life to Live's Todd met Blair."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"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...

1939: On radio soap opera Adopted Daughter, Jack and Uncle Charlie told Jonathan that he couldn't open the new swimming pool he's been advertising without their consent.

1966: On Dark Shadows, to protect David, Elizabeth (Joan Bennett) lied to Constable Jonas Carter (Michael Currie ) when she told him they had discovered the bleeder valve fell off by itself.

1973: On The Doctors,
See full article at We Love Soaps »

‘My Dinner With Hervé’: Mark Povinelli & Helena Mattsson Join Cast Of HBO Movie

Mark Povinelli and Helena Mattsson have been cast opposite Peter Dinklage in My Dinner With Hervé, Sacha Gervasi's HBO movie. Directed and written by Gervasi based on a story he wrote with Sean Macaulay, My Dinner With Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world's most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing…
See full article at Deadline TV »

Mad Dogs: Cancelled Amazon Series Released on DVD

The Us version of the Mad Dogs TV show was cancelled in February of 2016, after one season on Amazon Prime. Now the complete series is available on DVD, through Amazon/CreateSpace. Check it out, here.A dark comedy, Mad Dogs features the reunion of friends, now in their 40s. The Amazon series stars Steve Zahn, Michael Imperioli, Romany Malco, Ben Chaplin, and Michael Imperioli. Recurring are Billy Zane, Mark Povinelli, Rachael Holmes, Maria Botto, Coby Bell, Allison Tolman, Ted Levine, and Sutton Foster.Read More…
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

'The Hot Flashes' review: Brooke Shields and Daryl Hannah don't work up much of a sweat

  • Pop2it
Susan ("Desperately Seeking Susan") Seidelman has spent her Aarp-eligible years making movies for that oft-ignored corner of the filmgoing public -- her Aarp-eligible peers. She tries her best to give a little R-rated edge to an audience that is too often served warmed-over mush.

So "Boynton Beach Club" was a retirement community romantic comedy that was as frank about sex as any movie Dyan Cannon made in the '70s. And Seidelman's latest, "The Hot Flashes," squeezes in a sex scene and plenty of ribald remarks in between heaping helpings of formulaic sports comedy cheese.

It's a "Best of Times" about menopausal ex-high school basketball players who take on the current crop of state champ teens in their small Texas town, all in the name of saving the local mammogram-mobile. And the movie is a golden opportunity for actresses who have hit Hollywood's "hard-to-employ" age to try their hands at Southern-fried wisecracks.
See full article at Pop2it »

Exclusive: The Hot Flashes Photo Gallery with Brooke Shields and Daryl Hannah

Exclusive: The Hot Flashes Photo Gallery with Brooke Shields and Daryl Hannah
Time to break out the Amberen and Poise! The Hot Flashes are on the court, and their taking no prisoners. This unlikely group of middle-aged women challenge the local high school girls' state basketball champs to raise money for a mobile breast cancer screening truck to continue its work. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, gaining a new lease on life. Check out the all-star cast, featuring Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim and Mark Povinelli in our exclusive photo gallery, along with the poster. Everyone thought their glory days were over...As you can see by their fast moves on the court, everyone was dead wrong!

The Hot Flashes comes to theaters July 12th, 2013 and stars Brooke Shields, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Wanda Sykes, Gary Grubbs, Andrea Frankle, Camryn Manheim. The film is directed by Susan Seidelman.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim blow out cancer

The cast of the film The Hot Flashes - Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim and Mark Povinelli - joined the American Cancer Society for a .Blow Out Cancer. bash to celebrate their movement to create a world with More Birthdays for Everyone. The four women were excited to reunite again after becoming such great friends on set; they caught up like old friends who hadn't seen each other in ages while getting ready for the PSA Shoot. The Hot Flashes plot centers around women.s empowerment and originates from five friends trying to raise money for breast cancer early detection programs by holding a charity basketball game. The film has partnered with the American Cancer
See full article at Monsters and Critics »

Are You There, Chelsea?

Network: NBC

Episodes: 12 (half-hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 11, 2012 -- March 28, 2012

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Laura Prepon, Lenny Clarke, Lauren Lapkus, Jake McDorman, Mark Povinelli, Ali Wong, and Chelsea Handler.

TV show description:

This sitcom follows the life of twenty-something Chelsea (Laura Prepon), an opinionated and unapologetic cocktail waitress. Her life revolves around her work at Jerry's Ultimate Sports Bar in New Jersey. She's surrounded by a unique group of friends and co-workers like Rick (Jake McDorman) the handsome bartender, fellow waitress Olivia (Ali Wong), and quick-witted Todd (Mark Povinelli).

Chelsea and best friend Olivia recently moved in with sweet Dee Dee (Lauren Lapkus), Chelsea's polar opposite. Chelsea's dad (Lenny Clarke) has both a big personality and a big mouth, and her sister (Chelsea Handler) is a conservative new mom.
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Are You There, Chelsea?: Cancelled, No Season Two

It's closing time for Chelsea and her pals. NBC has decided to cancel the low-rated sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? after 12 episodes and one season.

Based on a book by Chelsea Handler, Are You There, Chelsea? follows the life of an opinionated and unapologetic young woman (Laura Prepon) who lives life to the fullest as a cocktail waitress. She's many things to many people -- friend, daughter, sister, and sexually dynamic "advanced drinker." Others in the cast include Lenny Clarke, Lauren Lapkus, Jake McDorman, Mark Povinelli, Ali Wong, and (occasionally) Chelsea Handler.

The sitcom had a decent start -- registering a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.18 million viewers -- but things went downhill from there.

  Subsequent episodes of Chelsea saw big drops in the ratings and, over the course of the season, went as low as
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed