The solo show must be both one of the most appealing and among the most frightening prospects for an actor. David Oyelowo gets a chance to totally own the screen in HBO’s Nightingale, in which the actor plays a war veteran whose psyche is falling apart. That’s all I need to know, as Oyelowo is a powerful actor, and I would be happy to see his take on just about any role. Put him in a project like this, where it’s all on his shoulders, and the results might be spectacular.
The first Nightingale trailer only gives us a hint of where the film will go, but it’s enough to get across the sense that it’s going to be an emotional journey. Check it out below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Hot off his Sundance hit Dope, director Rick Famuyiwa has landed himself a high-profile gig. He’s set to helm Confirmation, HBO Films’ upcoming picture about the 1991 Clarence Thomas–Anita Hill scandal. Kerry Washington is already set to play Hill. Get all the details on the Rick Famuyiwa Confirmation deal after the jump.
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There was a time when the biggest action movie star in the world would never do a TV show. But times have changed. Dwayne Johnson stars in the brand-new HBO show Ballers, which premieres June 21 alongside True Detective. The first Ballers trailer is now out and it gives you a hint at what to expect. Think Any Given Sunday plus Scarface and Entourage. Check out the Ballers trailer below. Read More »
True Detective season two will premiere on June 21 on HBO, and now you can see the first footage from the new season. This tease doesn’t offer much, but the very first shot of a California highway interchange seems to link right to early reports about the season. Then there are shots of the primary cast, including Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, with some atmosphere that is similar to that of the first season — this looks just as heavy — but with a feel that is distinctly different. Check out the first True Detective S2 teaser below. Read More »
The big news from author George R.R. Martin this week is the reveal of a new chapter from the next novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter. That arrives just in time to really get us ready for next week’s Game of Thrones season five premiere, and Martin even says he hopes to have that novel on shelves before the show’s sixth season return in 2016.
But there’s something else: Martin is in the early stages of development on a sci-fi show for HBO called Captain Cosmos (that’s a working title), which sounds like it might be a cross between The Twilight Zone and The X-Files. Read More »
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Vincent Chase and the boys from Queens are back in the second Entourage trailer. The film, written and directed by show creator Doug Ellin, opens June 5. It brings back to the screen the entire original cast including, but not limited to Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.
This time, Ari Gold (Piven) is running his own studio and his first big bet is on Vince (Grenier). Vince not only wants to star in his own movie, he wants to direct it. That film is called Hyde, a modern take on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, and it’ll make or break the long-time friends. Will things work out? Check out the new Entourage trailer – which is chock full of cameos – for a glimpse. Read More »
HBO has released the second Silicon Valley Season 2 trailer. The minute and a half-long trailer teases the future adventures of our nerd heroes: Thomas Middleditch, TJ Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr and Josh Brener, back at work in the dungeon-like darkness of the tech incubator. On April 12th 2015, “this shit gets real.” Watch the Silicon Valley season 2 trailer embedded after the jump.
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The fifth season of Game of Thrones kicks off soon, with HBO having an April 12 premiere date for the first episode. With less than a month to go until the season opens, the network is dropping more promo items, with the main initiative today being a whole batch of new Game of Thrones S5 images. These highlight some new characters, and one returning character who is played by a new actor.
There’s also a clip featuring Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Conleth Hill as Lord Varys, and a little convo between Varys and Tyrion is always welcome. Check all the new Game of Thrones materials below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti will be going head-to-head on the tennis court. The pair have signed on for HBO Films’ untitled project about the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce through Playtone, along with Banks and her Brownstone Productions partner (and husband) Max Handelman. David Auburn (Proof) will write the script. More on the Elizabeth Banks Billie Jean King movie after the jump. Read More »