Carrie Coon Widows

Fresh off her excellent turns as police chief Gloria Burgle in the third season of FX’s Fargo and as Nora Durst on HBO’s The Leftovers, actress Carrie Coon is the latest to join the superb cast of director Steve McQueen’s upcoming heist movie, Widows. Read all about the Carrie Coon Widows casting below. Read More »

tupac shakur documentary

We’re going to be getting tons of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur in our theaters soon, with the upcoming biopic All Eyez on Me, and now a fully authorized feature length documentary helmed by Steve McQueen, the director of 12 Years a Slave.

This will be the first documentary from the director of Hunger and Shame, though he will be joined by producer and musical documentary veteran Nigel Sinclair, who was behind such films as The Beatles: Eight Days A Week–The Touring Years.

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Viola Davis Steve McQueen

Today is a great day to be Viola Davis. Well, actually, every day is probably a great day to be Viola Davis, because she gets to wake up each morning as one of the most reliably excellent actors currently working. But today especially, everything’s coming up Davis.

This morning Paramount Pictures debuted the first trailer for Denzel Washington’s Fences, featuring what looks like another powerhouse performance from Davis. Now this afternoon, we have word she’s lined up her next new project: Widows, a heist thriller directed by 12 Years a Slave helmer Steve McQueen, who will also pen the script with Gone Girl writer Gillian FlynnRead More »

Steve McQueen’s ‘Codes of Conduct’ Stalls at HBO

Steve McQueen directing 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen hasn’t released a new movie since 2013’s 12 Years a Slave, but he’s been busy working in TV. Specifically, he’s been plugging away at Codes of Conduct, a HBO series described as “Six Degrees of Separation meets Shame.” With a fantastic cast including Paul DanoHelena Bonham Carter, and Rebecca Hall, the New York City-set drama looked all set to be the network’s next critically acclaimed hit.

But we haven’t heard much about it in a while, and now we know why. Buried in a larger report about HBO’s woes is the detail that the network has decided not to move forward with McQueen’s Codes of Conduct, after initially giving it a six-episode order.  Read More »

papillon remake

The big problem with remaking any movie that starred Steve McQueen is that you have to, you know, find someone to play a role that was played by Steve McQueen. So the newly announced remake of the prison escape drama Papillon is already at a creative deficit. 2015 does not breed men like McQueen – it breeds men who are fit to be the guy McQueen beats up in the first scene to prove what a tough customer he is! We jest of course, but come on. It’s going to be hard to find an actor from any time period who’s that cool.

The official report on the Papillon remake doesn’t contain any clues about when or if Hollywood will try to clone Steve McQueen, but you can parse through the details yourself after the jump.

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Steve McQueen documentary

Though Steve McQueen is known for iconic film roles in movies such as The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt, the actor was also a real racing fanatic. And in 1971, McQueen tried to combine his passion for racing and filmmaking by directing and starring in Le Mans, a racing drama about the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, the world’s oldest active sports car event in endurance racing.

Unfortunately, the film was box office flop that audiences just didn’t respond to, and the production couldn’t have been more hellacious. Now a new documentary called Steve McQueen: The Man and LeMans chronicles the troubled production, focusing on the dream of the man and the myth, who just may have felt too much pressure as the King of Cool.

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Steve McQueen directing 12 Years a Slave

Following the great success of Gone Girl, writer Gillian Flynn is joining forces with another big-name director. Flynn has been set to work with 12 Years a Slave helmer Steve McQueen for an untitled heist thriller, which he will also direct. More on the Gillian Flynn Steve McQueen project after the jump.  Read More »

Steve McQueen Treatment Yucatan

In the late ’60s, when Steve McQueen (the actor, not the current director) was one of the biggest stars in the world, McQueen outlined a treatment for an action/adventure movie. “Outlined” may be too simple a word; in fact, there’s a 1700-page document from McQueen setting up the film. Now that outline is being turned into a script by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) called Yucatan, which is now a potential starring vehicle for Robert Downey, Jr. Read More »

Steve McQueen Sets Paul Robeson Biopic as Next Feature

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Hunger and Shame got director Steve McQueen some pretty great buzz, but it wasn’t until 12 Years a Slave that he really broke through outside the indie/arthouse crowd. The slavery drama took home Best Picture at the 86th Oscars and marked McQueen as a big deal. Now he’s using the clout he gained from that film to get his next one moving.

McQueen is set to follow up 12 Years a Slave with a biopic of performer and activist Paul Robeson. Harry Belafonte is already set to star. Hit the jump for more details on the Steve McQueen Paul Robeson project.

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Top of the Lake

Last year’s Top of the Lake was Jane Campion’s first TV project since An Angel at My Table in 1990. However, she’s not waiting quite so long to return to the small screen next time. She’s currently developing a second season of Top of the Lake with Gerard Lee, who co-wrote the original.

The first season centered on Robin (Elisabeth Moss), a New Zealand detective investigating the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year-old in a small town. It’s unclear whether Moss or any of her co-stars will return, as very few details have been revealed so far about Season 2. But the first season was excellent, and I for one am eager to go wherever Campion wants to take me next. [Screen Daily]

After the jump, get details on the Monster-in-Law and In Good Company TV series, plus Steve McQueen’s new star.

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