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‘Mosquito Coast’ Series Starring Justin Theroux Set at Apple

  • Variety
Apple has ordered an adaptation of “The Mosquito Coast” to series, Variety has learned.

Justin Theroux will star in the series, which is based on the novel by his uncle Paul Theroux. The story follows an idealist who uproots his family and moves them to Latin America. Neil Cross is adapting the book for television in addition to serving as showrunner. Cross will also write the first episode of the series with Tom Bissell. Rupert Wyatt will executive produce and direct multiple episodes, including the first episode. Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman will executive produce, with Fremantle producing.

Justin Theroux’s last TV starring role was in the Netflix limited series “Maniac.” He also starred in the critically-acclaimed HBO series “The Leftovers,” which ended after three seasons on the premium cabler in 2017. On the film side, he has starred in projects like “American Psycho,” “Zoolander,” and “The Girl on the Train.
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How Series Director Newbie Ben Stiller Brought ‘Escape at Dannemora’ to Anxious Cinematic Life

How Series Director Newbie Ben Stiller Brought ‘Escape at Dannemora’ to Anxious Cinematic Life
When Ben Stiller agreed to direct all eight hours of the true prison escape saga “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime), he had no idea what he was in for. The director of six movies had never helmed a mini-series or series, except for his sketch comedy “The Ben Stiller Show” in the early ’90s; he had directed one pilot (Fox’s “Heat Vision and Jack”). “It was new territory for me,” he said on the phone. “I didn’t know what it would involve.”

When Stiller read the scripts brought to him by showrunners Michael Tolkin and Brett Johnson (“Ray Donovan”), he knew the story had been fictionalized. “I didn’t know enough about what actually happened,” he said. “I read the Inspector General’s 160-page report and decided to start from scratch. They were my partners throughout. We’d block out what the episodes would be, but they’d have to sit down and write.
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How Series Director Newbie Ben Stiller Brought ‘Escape at Dannemora’ to Anxious Cinematic Life

How Series Director Newbie Ben Stiller Brought ‘Escape at Dannemora’ to Anxious Cinematic Life
When Ben Stiller agreed to direct all eight hours of the true prison escape saga “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime), he had no idea what he was in for. The director of six movies had never helmed a mini-series or series, except for his sketch comedy “The Ben Stiller Show” in the early ’90s; he had directed one pilot (Fox’s “Heat Vision and Jack”). “It was new territory for me,” he said on the phone. “I didn’t know what it would involve.”

When Stiller read the scripts brought to him by showrunners Michael Tolkin and Brett Johnson (“Ray Donovan”), he knew the story had been fictionalized. “I didn’t know enough about what actually happened,” he said. “I read the Inspector General’s 160-page report and decided to start from scratch. They were my partners throughout. We’d block out what the episodes would be, but they’d have to sit down and write.
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Ben Stiller on His New Role in ‘Escape at Dannemora': Behind the Camera, Without Laughter

Ben Stiller on His New Role in ‘Escape at Dannemora': Behind the Camera, Without Laughter
A version of this story about Ben Stiller first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Over the years, we’ve seen that Ben Stiller always acts in things he directs, and almost always sticks to comedy. But the limited series “Escape at Dannemora” changed that, winning Stiller an Emmy nomination and a Directors Guild Award in the process.

The seven-part, seven-and-a-half hour true-life saga about Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), a prison worker who helped two convicted murderers escape from a New York facility in 2015 is the longest thing he’s ever directed, by far the most serious and the only one in which Stiller himself never makes an appearance in front of the camera.

“I have to say, over the years I’ve always wanted to do that,” he said of the decision to only direct the miniseries about a real-life prison break,
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‘The Fanatic’ Trailer: John Travolta Is a Creepy Stalker in Fred Durst’s New Movie

‘The Fanatic’ Trailer: John Travolta Is a Creepy Stalker in Fred Durst’s New Movie
As two former teen idols, both John Travolta and Devon Sawa know a thing or two about obsessive superfans. The two pair up in “The Fanatic,” a dramatic thriller about a middle-aged man whose obsession with a celebrity action star becomes dangerously intense. Travolta recently made waves with an unhinged performance as New York City mobster John Gotti in 2018’s “Gotti,” directed by “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly. Now he’s working with another unexpected director: former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.

Per the official synopsis: “Moose is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar (Devon Sawa). When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets a little help from his friend Leah (Ana Golja), a well-connected paparazzi photographer, who knows how to find celebrity homes. Moose turns to stalking to get the celebrity interaction he feels he deserves,
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Emmy spotlight: Ben Stiller (‘Escape at Dannemora’) crafts engaging, visually arresting thriller as director of entire limited series

Emmy spotlight: Ben Stiller (‘Escape at Dannemora’) crafts engaging, visually arresting thriller as director of entire limited series
Ben Stiller has made a career out of making people laugh in films like “Zoolander” and “Tropic Thunder,” both of which he also directed. On paper, the actor-director wouldn’t seem like the perfect fit for a limited series about a prison escape, the tone of which is serious and thrilling. Yet Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” proves just how adept Stiller is as a director, showing off skills of which we hadn’t thought him capable. Receiving very positive acclaim from critics and audiences, “Escape at Dannemora” is seven episodes of carefully-plotted drama that rewards viewers with strong payoffs that are only earned because of the precise character work leading up to it.

SEEMark Ricker Interview: ‘Escape at Dannemora’ production designer

Stiller, who directed the entire series, trusts the audience enough to show how the events of the Clinton Correctional Facility escape happened, rather than outwardly telling. We see
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Really Really Ridiculously Funny Zoolander Quotes

After nearly twenty years since its release, Zoolander remains a hilarious and brilliant comedy. The send-up of the modeling world stars Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander, the dim-witted runway superstar who finds his career beginning to fade while he is simultaneously drawn into an international political assassination conspiracy. It's as weird as it sounds and is still endlessly quotable.

Filled with bizarre and largely moronic characters, the movie has so many funny one-liners. With amazing comedic actors like Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell, they manage to make it even funnier. Revisit some of the movie's funniest quotes that will make you want to rewatch the film right now. Here are the most hilarious lines from Zoolander.

Related: Ben Stiller's Funniest Roles, Ranked
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Jon Voight Compares President Trump To Abraham Lincoln In Twitter Videos

Jon Voight Compares President Trump To Abraham Lincoln In Twitter Videos
Actor Jon Voight has long been a supporter of President Donald Trump. But now, he’s taken that admiration to another level, calling Trump the “greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.”

The 80-year-old Academy Award winner has posted a series of Twitter video that he hopes will galvanize Republican support for Trump before the 2020 presidential campaign.

“I know that you’ll agree with me when I say that our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy, for he’s battling the left and their absurd words of destruction…Our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln.”

Voight said to the Twitter audience that “our country is stronger, safer, and with more jobs” thanks to Trump, who has made “every move correct” in steering the ship of state.
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Milla Jovovich Says The Critics Were Wrong About Resident Evil

Love them or hate them, Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil movies exist. Though I admittedly dug the first and fourth installments, as a fan of the games, I didn’t care for the live action film franchise by and large. The CGI flicks produced by Capcom, however, are the cat’s pajamas in my book.

Naturally, if anybody is going to disagree with my viewpoint, it’s going to be actress Milla Jovovich because she was the central character in all six of the films to be written and/or directed by Anderson – who just so happens to be her husband.

While promoting her most recent project, the widely panned Hellboy, Jovovich fearlessly shrugged off anything negative said about that and her prior work with the following statement:

“All I’m going to bed is this: all my raddest films have been slammed by critics,” Jovovich says. “It’s f**cking hilarious.
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Joe Zee (‘7 Days Out’ producer) on showing the blood, sweat and tears behind high-profile events [Exclusive Video Interview]

Joe Zee (‘7 Days Out’ producer) on showing the blood, sweat and tears behind high-profile events [Exclusive Video Interview]
Producer Joe Zee believes the appeal of “7 Days Out” comes from “that universal feeling of loving and being so passionate about something that we put everything into what we do.” The Netflix documentary series takes viewers behind the scenes of some of the world’s largest events, detailing the blood, sweat and tears that go into mounting them. Watch our exclusive video interview with Zee above.

See Julie Christie movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

The first season details the hard work that goes into the Westminster Dog Show, the Kentucky Derby, the Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show, the League of Legends, Nasa’s Cassini Mission, and the re-opening of Eleven Madison Park. Although we ourselves may never have to plan one of those occasions, “we all know what it’s like to have to gear up for one of our biggest events,” and how awful it would
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Milla Jovovich Stands Up Against Bad ‘Hellboy’ Reviews: ‘All My Raddest Films Have Been Slammed’

Milla Jovovich Stands Up Against Bad ‘Hellboy’ Reviews: ‘All My Raddest Films Have Been Slammed’
Hellboy” opened in theaters this weekend to some of the worst reviews of the year for a nationwide release (read IndieWire’s C- review here). The R-rated adaptation of Mike Mignola’s comic book series, starring David Harbour in the title role, currently has a 15% on Rotten Tomatoes from 158 reviews. The only thing more brutal than the film’s critical reaction was its opening weekend, in which it underperformed with $12 million against a $50 million production budget. One cast member standing up to the critical beating is Milla Jovovich, who plays the film’s villainous Blood Queen Nimue.

“It’s always stressful on opening weekend and ‘Hellboy’ is no different,” Jovovich recently shared on social media in the face of bad reviews. “You work super hard to make something fun and entertaining and have to absorb the negative reviews by movie critics, but hey! That’s showbiz, baby. All I’m
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Milla Jovovich Has the Perfect Response to All the Hellboy Haters

Milla Jovovich Has the Perfect Response to All the Hellboy Haters
Hellboy is getting trashed by critics and Blood Queen actress Milla Jovovich has the best response. As of this writing, the reboot has a 15% Fresh Rating on popular review site Rotten Tomatoes, with nearly all of them trashing the movie. There have been rumors that things weren't very pleasant on the set, but Jovovich paints another picture without directly addressing the stories from unnamed sources, while at the same time showing a different point of view about acting in movies and then seeing the response to them.

Everything was going pretty well for Hellboy before the reviews started getting released. The reboot was projected to make between $16 million and $21 million domestically over the weekend, but it only made $15 million, which landed it in third place for its debut, more than likely due to the negative response to the movie. Milla Jovovich decided to address the reviews on social media. She had this to say.
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Milla Jovovich Slams Hellboy Critics, Says It’ll Become A Cult Classic

Hellboy arrived in cinemas this weekend and, uh, to say it hasn’t gone down well with critics is putting it mildly. Neil Marshall’s reboot of the Dark Horse Comics character is currently sitting at a paltry 15% on Rotten Tomatoes as reviews have been particularly brutal. For comparison, the first two Hellboy movies have earned an 81% and 85% rating on the site, respectively.

So far, the stars of the film haven’t responded to the disappointing reaction, but Milla Jovovich has now penned a lengthy Instagram post defending it. The actress decided to place Hellboy‘s poor critical reception in the context of her long Hollywood career which has included many poorly-reviewed movies that ended up becoming fan favorites.

Here’s what she wrote:

“All I’m going to bed is this: all my raddest films have been slammed by critics,” Jovovich says. “It’s f**cking hilarious. Dazed and Confused?
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Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor Seen 'Holding Hands' as They Take Kids to See Pretty Woman Musical

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Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor Seen 'Holding Hands' as They Take Kids to See Pretty Woman Musical
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor may have called it quits two years ago, but the former couple are still game for some family fun at the theater.

The Zoolander stars reunited to take their two kids, Ella, who turns 17 on Tuesday, and Quinlin, 13, to see Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre Saturday in New York City.

The family posed backstage for a smiling shot with the show’s star Andy Karl, who plays the role originated by Richard Gere in the 1990 film, and Karl’s wife Orfeh, who plays Laura San Giacomo’s character Kit De Luca.
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‘The Unicorn’: Rob Corddry & Michaela Watkins To Co-Star In CBS Comedy Pilot, John Hamburg To Direct

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Childrens Hospital alum Rob Corddry and former Casual star Michaela Watkins are set for lead roles opposite star-producer Walton Goggins in CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot The Unicorn. John Hamburg has been tapped to direct the pilot from Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, Kapital Entertainment and CBS TV Studios.

The Unicorn, originally developed as a single-camera, was picked up to pilot as a multi-camera. It was subsequently reverted to its original single-camera format and is the only single-camera comedy pilot at CBS this season; all others are multi-camera/hybrid.

Written by Martin and Schiff and inspired by a true story, The Unicorn centers on Wade (Goggins), a recent widower who is eager to move on from the most difficult year of his life, only to realize he’s utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own and equally unprepared for the dating world — where,
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Karl Lagerfeld Remembered at Costume Designers Guild Awards

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Karl Lagerfeld Remembered at Costume Designers Guild Awards
The death of fashion and costume designer Karl Lagerfeld cast somewhat of a shadow over the usually jubilant Costume Designers Guild Awards — the only award show where clothes literally steal the spotlight away from actors — which was held at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday night. Here it was obvious that Lagerfeld’s impact on Hollywood went far beyond an uncredited cameo in “Zoolander.”

Glenn Close, who was being honored with the spotlight award, recalled her one and only encounter with Lagerfeld. “I’m not deep into the world of fashion, but I did meet him personally on the set of ‘101 Dalmatians’ and we had this incredible photo shoot,” Close said. “He was wonderful — I got along really well with him. And the thing that I find so impressive is that he designed himself, you know? This person with the high collars and the dark glasses and the gloves. It’s like: Wow,
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Karl Lagerfeld Dies; Fashion Supremo & Chanel Creative Director Was 85

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Karl Lagerfeld Dies; Fashion Supremo & Chanel Creative Director Was 85
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 in Paris.

The creative director of Chanel, who appeared in countless movies as himself including Ben Stiller’s fashion comedy Zoolander, is said to have been unwell for weeks. However, he was working up until his death.

Deadline sister title WWD said that the German designer was giving instructions to his team at Fendi for its forthcoming fall collection, which is due to take place later this week. He did, however, fail to take a bow at Chanel’s recent couture show in January.

He directed a number of commercials and short films for the fashion brand including The Return in 2013 with Rupert Everett, Once and Forever with Kristen Stewart in 2015 and Reincarnation with Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams in 2014.

He was given a special thanks in Blue Jasmine for creating Chanel jackets for Cate Blanchett. He was also the voice of Fabu in Totally Spies!
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Cool Stuff: ‘Zoolander’ Funko POPs Are Really, Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking

Cool Stuff: ‘Zoolander’ Funko POPs Are Really, Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking
Adding to the ever-growing array of Funko POPs honoring characters from movies of all kinds, the collectible toy company has released a new collection of really, really, really, ridiculously good looking vinyl figures inspired by the movie Zoolander. Unfortunately, Derek Zoolander literally only has one look, but it’s hard to be upset when he still […]

The post Cool Stuff: ‘Zoolander’ Funko POPs Are Really, Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking appeared first on /Film.
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11 of David Bowie’s Most Iconic Film and TV Roles (Videos)

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11 of David Bowie’s Most Iconic Film and TV Roles (Videos)
From “Labyrinth” to “The Prestige,” David Bowie’s onscreen roles added another dimension to a legendary career.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Bowie’s first leading role was in 1976’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” as an alien who comes to Earth to bring water back to his home planet. Bowie later admitted he was abusing cocaine while filming the movie.

The Hunger

Starring alongside Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon, Bowie played a vampire in the 1983 cult classic “The Hunger.”

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

An adaptation of the Laurens van der Post novel “The Seed and the Sower,” 1983’s “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” starred Bowie as a Pow held in a Japanese internment camp during WWII.

Labyrinth” (1986)

Bowie’s most iconic on-screen role was as the big-haired Goblin King Jareth in Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth” in 1986. In addition to starring in the film alongside Jennifer Connelly, Bowie also composed all of the music.
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Why ‘Beastie Boys Book’ Is the Audiobook of the Year

Why ‘Beastie Boys Book’ Is the Audiobook of the Year
Before even opening a physical copy of Beastie Boys Book, you already know that Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz are great storytellers – it’s one of the qualities that makes their music great. So it’s no surprise that these nearly 600 pages are jam-packed with hilarious anecdotes about everything from a long-con prank involving a cursed piece of jewelry that Adam Yauch pulled on Horovitz to the guys walking Lee “Scratch” Perry through Greenwich Village’s famed Halloween parade. Beastie Boys Book also offers fascinating first-person accounts of post-punk New York City in the Eighties,
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