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‘Waco’ Takes “No Bad Guys” Approach To Refute Media Coverage Of Deadly Waco Standoff – TCA

Creators of Paramount Network’s Waco set out to dramatize the “no bad guys” version of the 1993 standoff at the Branch Davidian splinter group complex. Four government agents were killed in a botched raid by Atf, which suspected that the facility was housing a weapons arsenal. The 51-day standoff that ensued ended when the FBI initiated a tear gas attack, during which the complex erupted in fire and about 80 people died, including cult leader David Koresh. Ep Drew Dowdle
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October 10th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Wish Upon Director’s Cut, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Baby Driver

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Oh, man. The home entertainment releases for October 10th are bonkers, as we have a ton of brilliant offerings making their way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver hits multiple formats this week, and we also have the unrated cut of Wish Upon to look forward to as well. Scream Factory is digging up The Poughkeepsie Tapes (finally) for their Blu/DVD Combo release, and Criterion Collection has put together a stunning presentation for The Lure.

Cult cinema fans will want to pick up the new Blu-rays for Kill, Baby… Kill and The Green Slime, and for those looking for some new horror experiences, Temple, Open Water 3, and Demonic come home on October 10th.

Baby Driver (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital, Blu/Digital & DVD)

Baby (Ansel Elgort) – a talented, young getaway driver – relies on the beat of his personal
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Contest: Win The Poughkeepsie Tapes on Blu-ray / DVD

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If you've been waiting to own The Poughkeepsie Tapes since its initial premiere back in 2007, then Scream Factory has the ultimate early Halloween treat for you with their October 10th home media release of the John Erick Dowdle film, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray / DVD combo pack copy of The Poughkeepsie Tapes.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

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2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Poughkeepsie Tapes Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will
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Horror Highlights: The Poughkeepsie Tapes Blu-ray, The Mummy (2017), The Lodgers, Haze, Die Laughing, Restricted Area

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The bonus features for the long-awaited Blu-ray release of The Poughkeepsie Tapes are included in today's Horror Highlights, which also features a deleted scene included on The Mummy Blu-ray, clips from Die Laughing and The Lodgers, the trailer and poster for Haze, and images from Restricted Area.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes Blu-ray: Press Release: "From the filmmakers that brought you Quarantine and As Above, So Below comes a descent into the twisted crimes of a serial killer! Long sought-after by horror enthusiasts after its original 2007 theatrical release was infinitely delayed, this highly anticipated documentary-style thriller has never before been officially released on home entertainment formats. Making its Blu-ray and DVD debut October 10th, 2017 from Scream Factory, The Poughkeepsie Tapes also includes new interviews with writer/director John Erick Dowdle, writer/producer Drew Dowdle and actress Stacy Chbosky, as well as the original theatrical trailer as bonus features. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.
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'Waco' Trailer Raises Questions About Life and Death of David Koresh

The trailer for Paramount Network's Waco is taking a second look at one of the most infamous standoffs in U.S. history.

The six-episode limited series from brothers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle explores true-life events leading up to and including a 51-day siege in 1993 in Waco, Texas, between the FBI, Atf and the Branch Davidians, a religious sect led by David Koresh.

Friday Night Lights grad Taylor Kitsch plays Koresh, who faced off against FBI negotiator Gary Noesner (Michael Shannon). The standoff culminated in a deadly fire on the sect's compound that killed 76 men, women and children,...
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CAA Signs ‘Waco’, ‘No Escape’ Filmmakers John Erick & Drew Dowdle

Exclusive: CAA has signed filmmaking duo of John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, who recently completed their first TV project after the feature films No Escape and the 2014 horror film As Above/So Below. They move from Wme. The Dowdles created and were executive producers on the six-part event series Waco which saw John Dowdle directing four of the episodes (including three the duo wrote). Based on the 51-day standoff between the government and the Branch Davidian complex…
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CAA Signs ‘Waco’, ‘No Escape’ Filmmakers John Erick & Drew Dowdle

CAA Signs ‘Waco’, ‘No Escape’ Filmmakers John Erick & Drew Dowdle
Exclusive: CAA has signed filmmaking duo of John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, who recently completed their first TV project after the feature films No Escape and the 2014 horror film As Above/So Below. They move from Wme. The Dowdles created and were executive producers on the six-part event series Waco which saw John Dowdle directing four of the episodes (including three the duo wrote). Based on the 51-day standoff between the government and the Branch Davidian complex…
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‘Waco’: Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Paul Sparks & Shea Whigham Join Cast

Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Rory Culkin (You Can Count on Me), Paul Sparks and Shea Whigham has been cast opposite Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch in Waco, a six-part event series produced by Weinstein TV, set to air on Paramount Network in 2018. Production begins next month in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (No Escape) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, Waco tells the story of the 51-day 1993 standoff between the FBI, Atf and David…
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John Leguizamo joins Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch in Waco event series

Back in August it was reported that Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Shannon (Midnight Special) had joined an event series based around the 1993 Waco standoff, and now Deadline is reporting that John Leguizamo has joined the cast as Atf agent Robert Rodriguez, who was sent into David Koresh’s Mount Carmel to gather evidence and build a federal case against the Branch Davidians but forged a bond with the people inside.

“We are thrilled to have John in this part. He brings phenomenal range and authenticity to everything he does,” says Ted Gold, Senior Vice President, Scripted Original Series for Paramount. “The role of Robert Rodriguez is little known, but utterly fascinating as he was the only undercover agent to infiltrate David Koresh’s compound.”

The series has been written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (No Escape) and directed by John Erick Dowdle and will explore the
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John Leguizamo Joins ‘Waco’ Miniseries Opposite Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch

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John Leguizamo Joins ‘Waco’ Miniseries Opposite Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch
John Leguizamo (“Bloodline“) has joined the cast of “Waco,” the upcoming limited-run series based on the explosive 1993 event in the Texas town.

Paramount Network – which Spike TV will morph into next year – is behind the drama, which will recount the 51-day standoff between the FBI, Atf, and David Koresh’s spiritual sect, The Branch Davidians, who were suspected of weapon violations. The crisis eventually resulted in a violent shootout.

Read More: Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch Starring in ‘Waco’ Miniseries Based on 1993 Siege

Leguizamo will play Atf agent Robert Rodriguez, who was sent into Waco to investigate Koresh’s Mount Carmel and help establish a federal case. Ultimately, Rodriguez created bonds with the people he met. Leguizamo, an Emmy-winning actor, joins an already stacked cast, including Michael Shannon (“Take Shelter“) and Taylor Kitsch (“Savages“).

“The role of Robert Rodriguez is little known, but utterly fascinating as he was the only
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‘Waco’: John Leguizamo Cast In Event Series From Weinstein TV

John Leguizamo has been cast opposite Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch in Waco, a six-part event series produced by Weinstein TV, set to air on Paramount Network in 2018. Production begins next month in Santa Fe, Nm. Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (No Escape) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, Waco tells the story of the 51-day 1993 standoff between the FBI, Atf and David Koresh’s spiritual sect, The Branch Davidians, in Waco, Texas, that resulted in a…
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Spike TV Lands ‘Waco’ Event Series From Weinstein TV

Spike TV has picked up rights to Waco, the Weinstein Television event series that will star Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh. The planned six-parter is based on the true story of the 1993 FBI siege of Koresh’s Branch Davidians compound near Waco, Texas that ended in a deadly shootout and fire at the conclusion of a 51-day standoff. John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle penned the script and John Erick Dowdle will direct. The series, announced over the summer…
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Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon to Star in Waco, Texas Miniseries

Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon are headed to Waco, Texas. Variety reports the two actors have joined a new miniseries about cult leader David Koresh.From John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, the drama will "recount the bizarre chapter that saw Koresh’s obscure Christian sect dominate national headlines during the 51-day siege of the compound that housed his Branch Davidian followers."Read More…
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Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch & Ludacris Head To Texas For Limited Series ‘Waco’

To date, writing and directing duo John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle don’t have the most inspiring CV, with a string of mostly low rent thriller and horror pictures to their name including “No Escape,” “As Above, So Below,” “Devil,” and “The Poughkeepsie Tapes.” But it speaks to the power of the true story that will […]

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Michael Shannon And Taylor Kitsch Join Waco Miniseries

In what might be some of the most interesting and exciting casting news to be announced recently, Weinstein Television has confirmed that Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon and Lone Survivor star Taylor Kitsch will take the lead roles in the upcoming miniseries about Waco – the deadly 1993 siege in Texas that attempted to disrupt a secretive Christian sect, then presided over by David Koresh.

The reason this casting is such promising news is not only because the two actors involved are powerhouse performers, but because the nature of the source material lends itself to the delivery of a balanced examination of the tragic events. Written by John and Drew Dowdle (No Escape), with John Dowdle in the director’s chair, the series will be based on a combination of two books: Stalling For Time: My Life As An FBI Hostage Negotiator by Gary Noesener, and A Place Called Waco by former cult member David Thibodeau.
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Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon set for Waco miniseries

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Shannon (Midnight Special) are set to star in a new miniseries from Weinstein Television which will dramatise the deadly 1993 standoff between the Branch Davidians and the federal government in Waco, Texas.

Titled Waco, the miniseries has been written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (No Escape) and will see Kitsch portraying cult leader David Koresh, with Shannon playing FBI negotiator Gary Noesener. It will detail the events from both sides of the 51-day siege, which ultimately left four Atf agents and 82 cult members dead.

“This event series will explore the truth behind this tragedy and speaks directly to the heart of the current issues between citizens, law enforcement, and the media,” said The Weinstein Company as part of the official announcement.
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Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch Starring in ‘Waco’ Miniseries Based on 1993 Siege

Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch Starring in ‘Waco’ Miniseries Based on 1993 Siege
In February of 1993, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (Atf) initiated a raid of the Branch Davidians ranch in Waco Texas. Led by David Koresh, the Branch Davidians were a subset of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and had operated their organization out of Waco since 1955. The Atf suspected the group of weapons violations and soon the raid quickly escalated into a shootout and a 51 day standoff, culminating in a fire that killed almost 80 of the group’s members on April 19, 1993. Now, Weinstein Television has announced that they are developing an event series based on the harrowing tale with Michael Shannon (“Midnight Special”) and Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights”), playing lead FBI negotiator Gary Noesener and Koresh respectively.

Read More: ‘Complete Unknown’ Exclusive Clip: Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon Pretend To Lead Different Lives In Romantic Identity Drama

The series will be written by brothers John Erick and Drew Dowdle,
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Michael Shannon & Taylor Kitsch Topline Weinstein Co. Series ‘Waco’, Based On 1993 Siege

The Weinstein Company is developing a TV series about the 1993 Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, and has set Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch to star. Brothers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle will write the series with the former directing. Shannon will play lead FBI negotiator Gary Noesner, and Kitsch is set as David Koresh, notorious leader of the religious group that was holed up in their compound for nearly two months. The pair will executive produce along with…
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Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch to Star in TV Series About Siege of David Koresh’s Waco Compound

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Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch to Star in TV Series About Siege of David Koresh’s Waco Compound
Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch are set to star in a new limited series based on the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas, Weinstein Television announced Tuesday. Shannon (“Boardwalk Empire”) is set to play lead FBI negotiator Gary Noesner, while Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,” “True Detective”) will take the role of David Koresh, the notorious leader of the religious group whose stand-off with federal authorities led to a fire that killed almost 80 people. John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, who co-wrote the 2015 Pierce Brosnan thriller “No Escape” for The Weinstein Company, will write the series, aptly-titled...
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North American briefs: Andrea Calderwood to deliver Strategic partners keynote

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The Last King Of Scotland producer Andrea Calderwood will deliver the opening keynote at the Strategic Partners market in Halifax, Canada, next month.

Calderwood, of Potboiler Productions, most recently produced Trespass Against Us starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson, set to screen in Toronto and Strategic Partners’ sister event the Atlantic Film Festival.

Other keynote speakers include Marc Hustvedt, the founder and CEO of Peter Chernin-backed Supergravity Pictures, as well as Scandinavian TV producers Liselott Forsman and Lars Hermann.

“The programme this year is dynamic, progressive, and mindful of the issues and opportunities facing producers across the globe,” said programme manager Laura Mackenzie.

“Our speakers are able to provide a unique perspective because of their background and experience, but they are living and breathing the very same challenges facing producers daily.”

Strategic Partners runs from September 15-17. For the full line-up of panels and events click here.

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