HBO is airing a couple of new shows next year worth getting incredibly excited about: a remake of Michael Crichton‘s 1973 sci-fi film, Westworld, and Vinyl. The latter is created by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) and produced by Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas) and Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones, duh). The last time Winter and Scorsese collaborated we got the unrelentingly giddy The Wolf of Wall Street, so these two working together again is one of the many, many reasons to watch Vinyl.
After the jump, watch the new Vinyl trail.
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Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
“Sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll” isn’t just an expression when it comes to HBO’s Vinyl — they’re literally what the show is about. Set at the dawn of punk, hip-hop, and disco in 1970s New York, the drama stars Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, a record label president trying to save his company without destroying everyone around him.
Vinyl reunites the Boardwalk Empire executive producer of Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter. Mick Jagger is along for the ride as well, because if you’re making a drama about the 1970s music scene of course you want Mick Jagger involved. Watch the Vinyl trailer after the jump. Read More »
Here’s the first legit footage from Vinyl, which is the new HBO show from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter. And while we really liked the brief mood-setting teaser released earlier this week, this is something else altogether. Imagine the energy and approach Scorsese took to The Wolf of Wall Street, applied to a story set in the office of a struggling late ’70s record label and the stages and back rooms of the ’70s music scene.
Bobby Cannavale plays the president of the label American Century Records, and the first Vinyl trailer uses him as a way to introduce the first footage. Read More »
Jamie Foxx has been preparing to play boxing legend Mike Tyson for sometime. We heard Terence Winter, writer of Boardwalk Empire and The Wolf of Wall Street, was scripting and Tyson himself had given his blessing. Well now, in a new interview, Foxx dropped a both surprising, and not-so-surprising, piece of news. He said he expects Martin Scorsese to direct the film. Read the Martin Scorsese Mike Tyson news below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Boardwalk Empire came to a close earlier this year, but HBO’s got more Martin Scorsese / Terence Winter goodness coming our way. The premium cable network has just given a series order to an untitled rock ‘n’ roll drama from the pair, with rock ‘n’ roll expert Mick Jagger serving as a producer.
Boardwalk Empire alum Bobby Cannavale leads the series, with Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, and Juno Temple lined up to co-star. More details on the Martin Scorsese HBO drama after the jump. Read More »
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It is inevitable that Mike Tyson would punch his way to the big screen. Too bad the delivery method won’t be a film based on Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out (hey, it could happen) but a standard biopic will probably draw a crowd, too. Now just such a project is under way, and Jamie Foxx is set to play Tyson. The movie is in early stages of development; there’s not even a script. But Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street) is set to script. And because Foxx’s manager Rick Yorn is producing the film, we can expect that Foxx will stick around through the development process. Read More »
UPDATE: Universal Pictures has likely acquired the rights via Variety. Original story follows.
The inspiring story of Lebron James‘ high school basketball career was covered quite well in the 2008 documentary More Than A Game. Now, that story is getting a narrative treatment from a couple of Oscar nominees. Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire) and Rachel Winter (Dallas Buyers Club) are among the people selling a pitch that would tell the story of James’ high school days before he became an NBA superstar. Read more about the Lebron James movie below. Read More »
Briefly: If you’d asked the creators of Boardwalk Empire last year about a possible end for the show, you probably wouldn’t have got much out of them. Terence Winter said in one interview “‘Where are we going? Do we see an end in sight here?’ That’s the debate we’re having now every day with each other. It’s let’s tell the best story possible and when we’re done we’ll move on and tell another story.”
But now things have changed, and it looks like that internal debate had a specific conclusion. HBO announced today that the fifth season of Boardwalk Empire will be the show’s last. Winter said in a statement,
We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire. After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.
The show’s final season premiere will take place this fall.
Only a few people have seen The Wolf of Wall Street, from Martin Scorsese — mostly guild members and Oscar pundits — but the word has been pretty enthusiastic. I’ve heard that the movie is funny and extraordinarily debauched; that NC-17 talk wasn’t idle chatter. (DiCaprio describes it as “a modern day Caligula.“) There’s a lot of talk about how good the cast is, and also some interesting notes about the music choices.
We’ll all get to see it soon, as the movie opens on Christmas Day, but for now you can either watch or bookmark this great roundtable talk with the creators. Scorsese takes part, with star/producer Leonardo DiCaprio, co-star Jonah Hill, and screenwriter Terence Winter. Read More »