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Georgia King to Star in and Write Romantic Comedy in Development at ABC From Broadway Video

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ABC is developing a romantic comedy starring and written by “Vice Principals” and “Devs” actress Georgia King, from Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video, a spokesperson for the network confirmed to TheWrap.

The half-hour, single-camera comedy will follow Martha (King) and Charlie, two strangers who live one street apart and have no idea they’re soulmates. The show follows their journey to finding each other, which is complicated, funny and full of surprises.

King is also set to executive produce with Tami Sagher, who will supervise the writing, and Michaels and Andrew Singer of Broadway Video, which will produce with ABC Studios.

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King, a British actress, has appeared in television roles such as Rosamund Oliver in a “Jane Eyre” miniseries, Carmen in “Sugartown,” an episode of “Skins” and “Merlin,” “Off the Hook,” “Free Agents,” “Plus One,
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How HBO’s ‘His Dark Materials’ Learned From the Failures of ‘The Golden Compass’

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How HBO’s ‘His Dark Materials’ Learned From the Failures of ‘The Golden Compass’
“His Dark Materials” fans are no joke. The book series by author Philip Pullman is one of the most beloved fantasy franchises this side of “Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter,” and any writer attempting to tackle an adaptation is opening himself up to a ton of potential backlash.

But Jack Thorne, writer of the new limited series adaptation for the BBC and HBO, is intimately familiar with the pressures of dealing with fandom and still he took on the challenge anyway.

“Oh totally,” Thorne said in an interview with TheWrap when asked if adapting a property with such a passionate fanbase had ever given him pause. “But I’ve dealt with ‘Potter’ fans. So I know about fans.”

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A veteran screenwriter and playwright, Thorne’s previous credits include the BAFTA-winning “National Treasure” series,
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Drew Macdonald Offers a Theory of Relativity in ‘Perception’ at Mia (Exclusive)

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Rome – In the hours after a blow-out beach party a body washes up on shore, bringing with it unanswered questions for a group of high school students in an Australian town. But in the 24 hours leading up to the body’s discovery, the personal biases and vices of each character are revealed, altering the storyline and proving that truth is always relative.

“Perception” is an 8 x 60’ drama series created by Drew Macdonald and produced by Australia’s Essential Media Group. The show was selected to take part in the drama series pitching competition at Mia this week. Lagardère Studios is handling international distribution and world sales.

Macdonald said the series was inspired by a quote from the novelist Douglas Adams, who wrote: “Everything you see, hear, or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.
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The Five Best Kaya Scodelario Movies of Her Career

Kaya Scodelario isn’t really new to the scene but she’s been making her way up through the ranks throughout the years as she keeps showing up in one big movie after another. It’s funny to think that she almost didn’t believe that she was ready to be an actress when she was cast into her role on Skins, but she was convinced to stay since it was believed that she was doing just fine, and today she’s doing even better than that. You could say she’s had some big hits and a few very noticeable misses but her movie career

The Five Best Kaya Scodelario Movies of Her Career
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Pretty Maids All in a Row

Reeling from his divorce from Jane Fonda, French director Roger Vadim made his first American movie for MGM. Unlikely as it seems today, the scuttlebutt at the time was that Rock Hudson’s love scenes with the numerous high school nymphets went All The Way! The buzz helped turn this gently smutty black-comic mystery into a substantial hit, although now it plays like a time-warp precursor to Skins.

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Pretty Maids All in a Row

Reeling from his divorce from Jane Fonda, French director Roger Vadim made his first American movie for MGM. Unlikely as it seems today, the scuttlebutt at the time was that Rock Hudson’s love scenes with the numerous high school nymphets went All The Way! The buzz helped turn this gently smutty black-comic mystery into a substantial hit, although now it plays like a time-warp precursor to Skins.

The post Pretty Maids All in a Row appeared first on Trailers From Hell.
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First Look At Selma Blair’s Next Movie ” A Dark Foe ” Unveil’s First Trailer And Poster

The psychological thriller and horror film ‘A Dark Foe,’ features courageous Selma Blair, in the movie she shot before announcing that she is battling Multiple sclerosis, Academy Award nominee Graham Greene,, Bill Bellamy, (Insecure), Ireland Baldwin, (Grudge Match), Julie Gonzalo, (Supergirl), Tokala Black Elk,, Jon Lindstrom (True Detective), Kenzie Dalton (Feud), and newcomer Oscar Cardenas, in the role of tortured FBI agent Tony Cruz. From young Venezuelan director, Maria Gabriela Cardenas (23 years old at the time of filming), in her feature-length debut, “A Dark Foe,” tells the story about a guilt-ridden FBI agent diagnosed with Nyctophobia -a psychological neurosis that sees him paralyzed when the lights go out- on the hunt for a maniac serial killer in a harrowing underworld of sex and death where a demon from his childhood awaits. Early reviews have praised “A Dark Foe as “A compelling story, decidedly dark, unhinged, ”a film with “gruesome personality
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‘The Watch’: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Richard Dormer To Lead BBC America’s Terry Pratchett Adaptation

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‘The Watch’: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Richard Dormer To Lead BBC America’s Terry Pratchett Adaptation
Game of Thrones star Richard Dormer is to lead the cast of BBC America’s The Watch, based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.

Dormer stars as Sam Vimes, Captain of The Watch, disempowered by a broken society that’s reduced his department’s jurisdiction to almost nothing, in the eight-part series, which is co-produced by BBC Studios and Narrativia, the production company founded by Pratchett in 2012 and now run with Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna and his former business manager Rob Wilkins.

The cast also includes Also joining the cast are Adam Hugill (1917), Jo Eaton-Kent (Don’t Forget The Driver), Marama Corlette (Blood Drive), Lara Rossi (Crossing Lines) and Sam Adewunmi (The Last Tree).

Set in the fictional city of Ankh-Morpork, where crime has been legalized, The Watch is a “punk rock” drama. The series centers on a group of misfit cops as they rise up from decades of
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Jack O'Connell to play Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder in biopic

Jason Isaacs and Maxine Peake in talks to star as Ryder’s parents in Twisting My Melon, based on ‘Madchester’ singer’s autobiography

Jack O’Connell is set to play Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder in new biopic Twisting My Melon.

The film, based on Ryder’s autobiography, will track the singer’s journey from a guitar-loving child to a leading light of Madchester’s party scene. Fans of the TV show Skins will know that O’Connell is comfortable in a rave setting, having already starred as rebel hedonist Cook in his breakout TV role.
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Jack O’Connell to star as Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder in musical biopic for Agc Studios (exclusive)

Control, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh to make feature directorial debut.

UK actor Jack O’Connell is in advanced talks to star as Happy Mondays lead singer Shaun Ryder in the musical biopic Twisting My Melon, which Stuart Ford’s Agc Studios is introducing to buyers at Tiff.

Agc will fully finance and co-produce the project, based on Ryder’s autobiography of the same name that charts his life and role in ushering in the “Madchester” sound in the late 1980s and early 1990s that embraced hedonism and rave culture. O’Connell will perform Happy Mondays songs in the film.
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How Skins went from teen noir to soapy despair

Once representing British drama at its best, as the storylines got darker it slowly turned into Goodfellas

You can pretty much divide people’s memories of doing their A-levels into two camps: a) those who found the experience full of detentions, sexual frustrations and “your mum” jokes, akin to The Inbetweeners; or b) those who found the experience full of sex and drugs at some groovy rock’n’roll sixth-form college, much like Skins. Written by father and son team Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain as “a show about teenagers, but one that actually means something”, Skins was commissioned as E4’s flagship show.

They held open auditions to find “real” teenagers, snagging Dev Patel, Daniel Kaluuya and Kaya Scodelario, and bagging the now grown-up annoying kid from About a Boy (Nicholas Hoult) to play Tony. Skins wasn’t afraid to tackle the dark issues. The very first episode included a car crash,
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Elite, Netflix's Horniest Teen Drama, Will Return With Season 2 in September

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Netflix is full of teen dramas, from The Society to Trinkets to 13 Reasons Why, but we haven't been able to stop thinking about the most twisted of them all - Elite - since its first season premiere back in October. The sexy Spanish-language murder mystery series set in a top-tier private school has inspired everything from hilarious memes to conspiracy theories about where the plot is headed after that wild season finale, and luckily, we won't have to wait too much longer to get some answers.

The show is returning for season two on Sept. 6, which Netflix confirmed with a date announcement video on Aug. 6. The moody teaser features the cast (which now appears to include some new faces) alternately gazing at and hiding from the camera in red-lit hallways and bars, which you can watch below.

If you haven't yet treated yourself to binging Elite, the
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Every woman is strong in her own way: Kaya Scodelario

"The Maze Runner" star Kaya Scodelario feels every woman is powerful, damaged and a million other things, and that is what she wants to reflect in her work. The actress says she isn't interested in playing female characters that are just one thing, because they don't exist.

"For me, it is important (to essay a strong character) because it is realistic. That is the world I know. Every woman I know is strong in her own way," Scodelario told Ians in an exclusive sit-down interview.

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"Every woman is damaged, ferocious, powerful and a million other things. They aren't just one thing. I have never been interested in playing female characters that are just one thing, purely because they don't exist," added the actress.

Since her breakout role in British teen drama "Skins", Scodelario has portrayed different women character dipped in hues of various
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Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-d’Elia Join Bryan Cranston in Showtime Limited Series ‘Your Honor’

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Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-d’Elia Join Bryan Cranston in Showtime Limited Series ‘Your Honor’
Michael Stuhlbarg and Sofia Black-d’Elia have joined the cast of Showtime’s upcoming 10-episode limited legal series “Your Honor.”

Stuhlbarg, known for films “Call Me By Your Name” and “The Shape of Water” and Black-d’Elia, known for HBO’s limited series “The Night Of” and MTV drama “Skins,” join previously announced “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston. Stuhlbarg will play Tommy, the much-feared head of a crime family.

Showtime describes “Your Honor” as a legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society. Cranston stars as a respected judge whose son Adam (Hunter Doohan) is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. Black-d’Elia will play Frannie, Adam’s girlfriend.

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The limited series
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‘Your Honor’: Michael Stuhlbarg & Sofia Black-d’Elia Join Showtime Legal Drama – TCA

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‘Your Honor’: Michael Stuhlbarg & Sofia Black-d’Elia Join Showtime Legal Drama – TCA
Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me by Your Name) and Sofia Black-d’Elia (The Night Of) are set to star opposite Bryan Cranston in Your Honor, Showtime’s limited series based on the hot Israeli drama format (Kvodo). The legal thriller hails from Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice) and The Good Wife‘s Robert and Michelle King. The 10-episode series, produced by CBS TV Studios, is slated to go into production this fall in New Orleans.

Written by British TV writer-playwright Moffat, Your Honor is adapted from the Israeli series Kvodo, created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach. The legal thriller rips through all strata of New Orleans society.

Stuhlbarg will play Tommy, the much-feared head of a crime family.

Cranston stars as a respected judge whose son Adam (Hunter Doohan) is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. Black-d’Elia will portray Frannie,
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Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-d’Elia Join Bryan Cranston Showtime Series

  • Variety
Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-d’Elia Join Bryan Cranston Showtime Series
Michael Stuhlbarg and “The Night Of” star Sofia Black-d’Elia are joining Bryan Cranston in the Showtime limited series “Your Honor.”

The 10-episode series is described as a legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society. Cranston will star as a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. Stuhlbarg will play Tommy, the much-feared head of a crime family, and Black-d’Elia will portray Frannie, the girlfriend of Cranston’s son Adam (Hunter Doohan).

The announcement was made by Showtime presidents of entertainment Gary Levine and Jana Winograde at the network’s Television Critics Association’s summer press tour.

Over the last few years, Stuhlbarg has appeared in a string of critically acclaimed features, among them “Call Me By Your Name,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Arrival.” TV-wise, Stuhlbarg’s credits include “Traitors,
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Trial By Fire Arrives on Digital July 30th and on DVD August 13th

Experience the unbelievable, touching, and controversial story of hope despite a broken system when Trial by Fire arrives on Digital July 30 and on DVD August 13 from Lionsgate. Based on the true story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was wrongfully sentenced to death in Texas for a gruesome triple homicide, this powerful film was directed by Edward Zwick, written by Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Fletcher, and stars Jack O’Connell, Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern, Emily Meade, and Jeff Perry. The Trial by Fire DVD will include a photo gallery and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

In 1992, Cameron Todd Willingham (Jack O’ Connell), a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak, was convicted of arson-related triple homicide and put on death row. Trial by Fire is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond that formed between Willingham and Elizabeth Gilbert (Laura Dern), a Houston mother of two,
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TV Producer Michael Rosenberg Joins Untitled Entertainment

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Untitled Entertainment has brought in former top Entertainment One executive Michael Rosenberg to help further build out the management/production company’s television business.

Rosenberg previously served as Evp U.S. Scripted Television and Svp Original Scripted Series Programming for Entertainment One. He oversaw eOne’s TV Development, Current Programming and Production department.

At eOne, which he joined in 2009, Rosenberg executive produced such series as Hell On Wheels, Rogue, Skins and The Firm and miniseries Klondike. He segued to eOne following a stint as head of TV series for Blueprint Entertainment, which was acquired by eOne. There he developed and executive produced HBO’s Hung. Before Blueprint, Rosenberg served as president of Maverick Television, where he developed and exec produced FX’s The Riches.

Rosenberg was most recently an independent producer and executive produced Pop TV’s comedy series Let’s Get Physical.
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'Crawl' Star Kaya Scodelario on the 'Skins' Fib That Launched Her Career

'Crawl' Star Kaya Scodelario on the 'Skins' Fib That Launched Her Career
Kaya Scodelario’s Crawl is one of this summer’s most pleasant (and most terrifying) surprises. The project is the rare studio film that didn’t screen for the vast majority of critics (usually a bad sign) but still wowed them, nonetheless (it holds an 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes).

Crawl has been a long time coming for Scodelario, who is known for the Maze Runner franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and her breakout role in the British teen drama Skins. It’s a genre film that puts a woman front and center and allows her to kick ass ...
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Oh My, Nicholas Hoult Just Keeps Getting Hotter, and Oops, We're Drooling

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You may know him as the adorably awkward outcast Marcus who sings "Killing Me Softly With His Song" to his mom at his school talent show in About a Boy. You may know him as the smug teen charmer Tony Stonem on Skins. But if you know him nowadays, then you know that 29-year-old British actor Nicholas Hoult is all man (and drop-dead sexy to boot). With his piercing blue eyes, Nicholas is hard to miss, whether he's playing J.R.R. Tolkien, wearing a giant powdered wig in The Favourite, or dressed as an actual beast, and these sexy pics prove that his baby blues are seriously powerful.

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