Denis Leary and FX are teaming up once more. Leary’s show Rescue Me (above), which he co-created with Peter Tolan, ran for seven seasons on FX, ending in 2011. Now the channel has ordered a ten-episode first season of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, in which Leary stars as Johnny Rock, a would-be rock star who nearly became a sensation in the early ’90s before torpedoing his career my making terrible choices.
The new series will premiere in 2015, but we now have the first image of Leary and co-stars John Corbett, John Ales, and Robert Kelly as a paunchy rock band with attitude and some horrible hair. Check it out below. Read More »
Over a decade has passed, but one of the most successful independent films in history is getting a sequel. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is now in the works and it’ll bring back Nia Vardalos and John Corbett, the stars of the 2002 hit. Vardalos once again wrote the script which takes place years after the original story, and centers on another family wedding. Read More »
Adrien Brody has joined the cast of Midnight in Paris, the upcoming Woody Allen movie with a title that now, sadly, sounds far too much like a sex tape. As is so often the case with Allen, the cast is becoming quite impressive: it already featured Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Michael Sheen and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
Allen recently said “the film celebrates a young man’s great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better.” Brody’s role is said to be ‘flashy.’ [THR]
After the break, Zoe Saldana kills people, and Christopher Walken gets some Wild Oats. Read More »
The Steven Spielberg-produced, Diablo Cody-written pilot The United States of Tara has just been picked up by Showtime. Toni Collette is set as Tara Gregor, a wife and mother of two teens, who just happens to suffer from multiple personality disorder. Basically the family must find a way to deal and live with her multiple personalities. And did I mention that the show is based on an original idea by Spielberg?
I might have read the script. And if I did, I’d tell you how it’s peppered with Cody’s pop-culture obsessed snap-filled dialog, minus the intense slang of Juno. And it’s not light either. In the opening it is revealed that Tara has just found morning after pills in her 16-year-old daughter’s Kate’s bag. It’s later revealed that (potential spoiler) one of Tara’s alter egos, a burnout teenage stoner named T, was the one who supplied her with said pills. If Collette can actually pull off each of the personalities, and actually make it believable, this could be Showtime’s next Dexter.
The pilot is directed by Craig Gilespie, and also stars John Corbett as Tara’s husband Max. The half hour single camera comedy series will begin shooting this Summer. Showtime has ordered 13 episodes.
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