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‘Lion’ and Nicole Kidman Dominate Australia’s AACTA Awards

‘Lion’ and Nicole Kidman Dominate Australia’s AACTA Awards
Lion” picked up a further five prizes at the Australian Academy of Cinematic and Television Arts Awards. Its haul included best picture and best director for Garth Davis.

The prizes were presented Wednesday evening at the Star Event Centre in Sydney. Earlier in the week at a prize-giving lunch, “Lion” made a clean sweep of the technical awards, winning in all seven categories for which it was nominated. In total, the film, which was produced by The Weinstein Co., won 12 Aacta awards.

The cast of “Lion” was richly rewarded. Nicole Kidman was named best supporting actress, Dev Patel was named best supporting actor, and child star Sunny Pawar was named best actor, becoming the youngest-ever recipient. Kidman won a second acting prize, for best guest or supporting actress in a TV drama, with “Top of the Lake: China Girl.” The series also earned a best actress award for Elisabeth Moss and a best guest or supporting actor in
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Hugh Jackman on ‘The Greatest Showman,’ Saying Goodbye to Wolverine and Turning Down Bond

Hugh Jackman on ‘The Greatest Showman,’ Saying Goodbye to Wolverine and Turning Down Bond
It was judgment day for “The Greatest Showman.”

The brass at 20th Century Fox and a cadre of financiers were descending on New York City to decide whether or not to give the greenlight to a musical biopic about circus impresario P.T. Barnum — one that by 2015 had been in development for seven years. In order to convince the studio, director Michael Gracey and star Hugh Jackman had arranged to do an elaborate read-through, with several Broadway greats playing supporting parts.

There was just one catch. Twenty-four hours before the presentation, Jackman had gone to the doctor to have a basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose.

“‘Michael, I have some good news and some bad news,’” Jackman said on the phone to Gracey. “The operation was a huge success; that’s no problem. But I’m in the surgeon’s office, and he’s not letting me leave until I call you and say there’s no way
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First image of Benedict Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose

The first official image from the upcoming Sky Atlantic and Showtime miniseries Patrick Melrose has arrived online, showing Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character in the adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s book series.

The five-part series has been penned by David Nicholls (One Day) and each episode will be based on one of St Aubyn’s novels, taking place in the south of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000s. Cumberbatch stars as the aristocratic playboy alongside Hugo Weaving, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anna Madeley, Allison Williams and Blythe Danner.

“We are delighted to be part of this incredible series,” said Cumberbatch. “We have been huge fans of these books for many years and David Nicholls’ adaptations are extraordinary.”

Patrick Melrose is slated to air in 2018.

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Patrick Melrose: First Look at New Benedict Cumberbatch TV Show

What's in store for Benedict Cumberbatch's new TV show? Recently, Showtime and Sky Atlantic released a first look at the Sherlock star's upcoming series Patrick Melrose, Deadline reports.Based on the novels by Edward St. Aubyn, the limited drama “skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.” The cast also includes Blythe Danner, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Anna Madeley, and Allison Williams.Read More…
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First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch In New TV Series Patrick Melrose

Following on from some set photos which saw the actor filming on the streets of Scotland while donning an eye patch, Sky Atlantic and Showtime have unveiled the first official image of Benedict Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose, his latest TV project. The Sherlock star is looking dapper as the titular protagonist, decked out in sunglasses, a fashionable scarf and coat and a cigarette in hand.

For those unfamiliar with the project, Patrick Melrose is a five-part series based on the semi-autobiographical novels of Edward St. Aubyn, which follow his dysfunctional upbringing as part of an upper-class English family and his later alcohol and heroin addictions, as well as his loves and losses. The character of Melrose has been described as “an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behavior.”

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The Lord of the Rings: Amazon Orders Multiple Seasons of New TV Series

Because the movies aren't quite long enough, Amazon has ordered The Lord of the Rings TV show to series. According to the press release, the series order is for a multi-season adaption of the Jrr Tolkien fantasy novel series, and some storylines will precede the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring. As reported last week, Warner Bros. had been shopping the series around and Amazon's Jeff Bezos was personally involved in the negotiations. Originally a sequel to Tolkien's novel, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings book series is divided into three novels, The Fellowship of the Rings, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The feature film trilogy, from director Peter Jackson, stars Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchette, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto,
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Benedict Cumberbatch Rocks An Eyepatch For Patrick Melrose TV Series

Benedict Cumberbatch was spotted on the set of his latest project sporting a fetching eyepatch this week. No, the Sherlock and Marvel star is not ditching Doctor Strange to play a new version of Nick Fury in the McU. This is actually for a new TV miniseries called Patrick Melrose, which is currently filming in Glasgow, Scotland, which has apparently been transformed into a double of 1980s New York.

Patrick Melrose is a five-part series from Showtime based on the semi-autobiographical novels of Edward St. Aubyn, which follow his dysfunctional upbringing as part of an upper-class English family and his later alcohol and heroin addictions, as well as his loves and losses. The character of Melrose has been described as “an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behavior.”

For more, here’s
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‘Lion’ Heads Australia’s AACTA Awards Nominations

‘Lion’ Heads Australia’s AACTA Awards Nominations
The Weinstein Company’s “Lion” topped the nominations for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, which were announced on Monday.

Earning 12 nominations, including best feature film, best director for Garth Davis, and best supporting actor for Dev Patel, “Lion” was closely followed by television productions “Blue Murder: Killer Cop,” and “Top of the Lake: China Girl” with 11 nominations each.

In the film category, “Hounds of Love” collected nine nominations. “ALli’s Wedding” and “Berlin Syndrome” collected eight each.

Hugo Weaving earned his third consecutive best supporting actor nomination for “Jasper Jones,” a film which collected six nominations.

Blue Murder,” in the running for telefeature or miniseries, saw acting nominations for Richard Roxburgh and Toni Colette. “Top of the Lake,” nominated in the TV drama series category, included nominations for Elizabeth Moss as actress and Nicole Kidman as supporting actress.

“This year’s nominees showcase the Australian screen industry’s ability to create quality productions that tell
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Channel 4 rumoured to be developing V for Vendetta TV series

A new rumour is claiming that U.K. broadcast station Channel 4 is developing a TV adaptation of V for Vendetta.

The report comes by the way of Bleeding Cool who claims to have confirmed with industry sources that the Alan Moore and David Lloyd comic book V for Vendetta is indeed in the process of being translated for the small screen.

While this isn’t at all official, Channel 4 would actually seem like an appropriate fit for the venture, considering the network has been the original broadcaster for such shows as Black Mirror and, more recently, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams.

This isn’t the first time a screen adaptation of V for Vendetta has been attempted of course, with the Wachowskis having written a feature film version starring Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman back in 2005.

This TV adaptation is just a rumour of course at this stage,
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‘V For Vendetta’ May Become a TV Series

‘V For Vendetta’ May Become a TV Series
Remember, remember the fifth of October — the day news broke that a V for Vendetta TV series is reportedly in the works. Alan Moore and David Lloyd‘s seminal graphic novel may get the small screen treatment, after getting a movie adaptation in 2005 starring Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman. While Moore has denounced any and all […]

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V For Vendetta series reportedly in the works at Channel 4

Kirsten Howard Oct 5, 2017

Rumour has it that Channel 4 are set to adapt Alan Moore and David Lloyd's comic V For Vendetta for the small screen...

In a move likely to set Alan Moore's teeth on edge for yet another year, news that a Watchmen TV series is in development at HBO under the pen of Lost's Damon Lindelof has been joined by a scoop from Bleeding Cool that a V For Vendetta TV show is on the way from Channel 4.

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The site have reportedly heard (and confirmed with sources) that a series is in development at the network, but had no further details on the
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V For Vendetta Is Reportedly Being Adapted For TV

Ironically for a writer who notoriously hates having his work adapted, the comics of Alan Moore just keep being brought to the screen. Sometimes they’re awful (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), sometimes they’re middling (Constantine), but on occasion they’re just plain awesome, like 2006’s V For Vendetta.

11 years since the smart, politically-aware dystopian story was last put to film, news has arrived that suggests it could be making its way to the screen again, this time on TV. According to Bleeding Cool, their industry sources have informed them that British network Channel 4 are working on a new TV series based on Moore’s original comic.

That’s about all we know for now, but it seems that the television version would likely hue closer to the graphic novel than the film, which was largely faithful but made some significant changes here and there. For one, it
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The Red Pill or the Blue Pill? The Matrix Screens Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“Never send a human to do a machine’s job.”

The Matrix plays midnights this weekend (September 15th and 16th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers 9now sisters), The Matrix (1999) was a hug hit – a high-tech, edge-of-your-seat, heart-pounding sci-fi action thriller, that everyone went back to see a second time to understand what the heck was going on! The Matrix talks about a future like no other, so technologically advanced that we don’t know if it’s real or not. Everyone is in the middle of a simulated reality to subdue the human population. A computer hacker, under the name of “Neo”, portrayed by Keanu Reeves, is drawn into this rebellion, and fight off against the machines. I’m a fan of big sci-fi action thrillers that make you pay attention throughout. The Matrix
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‘Jasper Jones’ Trailer: Australia’s ‘Stand By Me’ Starring Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving & Angourie Rice

We’re in that weird pause between the end of summer releases and the onslaught of the fall festival season, so it’s a pretty good time to look and see what offerings there are abroad. And one movie that’s piqued our curiosity is “Jasper Jones.”

Described as Australia’s “Stand By Me,” based on the best-seller by Craig Silvey, and starring Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller and Angourie Rice, the story follows a 14-year-old who takes on solving a mysterious murder when his friend discovers a dead body.

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Patrick Melrose: Blythe Danner Joins New Showtime Series

Patrick Melrose has some new company. Deadline reports Blythe Danner has joined the upcoming Showtime TV show.Based on the novels by Edward St. Aubyn, the limited drama "skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery." The cast also includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Anna Madeley, and Allison Williams.Read More…
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TV News Roundup: Connie Britton to Appear on Showtime’s ‘Smilf’

TV News Roundup: Connie Britton to Appear on Showtime’s ‘Smilf’
In today’s roundup, Connie Britton and Miguel Gomez have been cast on “Smilf,” while Adriana Lima’s “American Beauty Star” lands a premiere date.

Casting

Connie Britton will appear in a multi-episode guest arc on Showtime’s “Smilf,” while Miguel Gomez has landed a series regular role. “Smilf” stars writer, director, and executive producer Frankie Shaw. Britton will play Ally, Bridgette’s (Shaw) unstable boss who struggles with boundaries and finds herself in a constant pursuit of self-betterment. Her expectations for Bridgette’s role in her life go far beyond tutoring her kids. Gomez will play Rafi, a recovering addict in his 20s who is trying to navigate the new world of being a good ex-boyfriend to Bridgette and father to their 2-year old son, Larry. In addition, Raven Goodwin will recur as Eliza, Bridgette’s best friend and sometimes roommate who is in pharmacy school, and Mark Webber will recur as Father Eddie, a
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‘Fast Times’ at 35: Cameron Crowe, Amy Heckerling on Courting David Lynch, Sean Penn’s Method Acting, Genital Equality

‘Fast Times’ at 35: Cameron Crowe, Amy Heckerling on Courting David Lynch, Sean Penn’s Method Acting, Genital Equality
The seminal teen flick “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” is celebrating its 35th anniversary on Sunday.

Not only did the coming-of-age tale set in Southern California launch the careers of director Amy Heckerling and writer Cameron Crowe, the comedy catapulted Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, and Judge Reinhold into stardom.

And in 2005, “Fast Times,” which was based on Crowe’s 1981 book chronicling his adventures going undercover at a San Diego high school, was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Ironically, “Fast Times” had to overcome many obstacles during production and almost failed to get released.

Among the early difficulties the production encountered was finding a director for the comedy, which also featured future best actor Oscar winners Forest Whitaker and Nicolas Cage — billed as Nicolas Coppola — as well as Eric Stoltz and Anthony Edwards.

Universal executive Thom Mount surprisingly recommended David Lynch, who
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TV News Roundup: Joey Lawrence to Guest Star on ‘Hawaii Five-0’

TV News Roundup: Joey Lawrence to Guest Star on ‘Hawaii Five-0’
Joey Lawrence has been cast in a guest role on “Hawaii Five-0,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Lawrence will appear in two episodes in the upcoming eighth season, playing Aaron Wright, the brother of world-class hacker Ian Wright, who Five-0 encounters when he uses his computer to free a dangerous arsonist from prison — “Hawaii Five-0” fans will remember Ian Wright was played by Nick Jonas, before the character was killed off.

Known for his roles on “Blossom” and “Brotherly Love,” Lawrence most recently was an executive producer and starred in “Melissa & Joey,” which aired from 2010 to 2015. He also recently appeared on Pop’s “Return of the Mac.” As a musician, Joey and his brothers, Matthew and Andy Lawrence, recently released the single “Lose Myself.” Lawrence is also set to release a new solo project this fall.
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Allison Williams to Guest Star in Showtime’s Benedict Cumberbatch Drama

Allison Williams has booked her first post-Girls TV gig.

The former star of the HBO comedy will guest star on Showtime's upcoming miniseries, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer Patrick Melrose. Williams is set to join the limited series for one episode as Marianne, an acquaintance that Patrick (Cumberbatch) encounters during his playboy years in New York, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Williams adds her name to an already impressive cast list, as Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving and Anna Madeley have all signed on for Patrick Melrose

Based on the acclaimed series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose hilariously skewers the...
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