Jennifer Lopez is forever hustling for her next project. And maybe this one could finally land her that much-deserved Oscar. The Hustlers star is set to play the real-life Colombian drug lord Gridelda Blanco in The Godmother, a crime drama set to be helmed by The Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano and penned by The Departed screenwriter William Monahan.
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Nicole Kidman is set to star in yet another prestige TV series. The Big Little Lies star is set to play one of the two leads in Amazon’s TV series adaptation of Janelle Brown’s forthcoming novel Pretty Things. The Handmaid’s Tale and The Rhythm Section director Reed Morano is set to helm the series.
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Blake Lively has tackled a variety of roles on the big screen since her Gossip Girl days. Towards the end of her run on The CW show, she took on Green Lantern and Savages, and after the show was over, she starred in The Age of Adaline, The Shallows and A Simple Favor, roles that couldn’t be more different from each other. And now she’s doing it again with The Rhythm Section, a revenge thriller that finds her desperate to kill those responsible for her family’s death. Watch the new The Rhythm Section trailer that finally explains the title’s meaning. Read More »
Naomi Alderman‘s best-selling sci-fi novel The Power has become an international sensation translated into over 35 languages, and soon it will become a television series.
Amazon Studios has announced a TV adaptation from The Handmaid’s Tale director and executive producer Reed Morano with Leslie Mann (This Is 40, The Other Woman) taking one of the lead roles. And even more exciting is Naomi Alderman is adapting the book for the screen herself with a team of all-female writers. Read More »
After a few delays, Reed Morano‘s The Rhythm Section is finally finding its way to theaters early next year, and we now have a trailer to prove it. The action-thriller stars Blake Lively as a woman who finds herself set on a path of bloody revenge to find the people responsible for killing her family. And while it’s true we’ve seen this kind of “lone person out for revenge” tale before, this trailer looks promising. Watch The Rhythm Section trailer below.
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Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, a new movie set to reunite Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, and an Amazon Prime Video show called The Power have abandoned their plans to film in Georgia due to the state’s restrictive anti-abortion law. Meanwhile, the neighboring state of Alabama (which has its own set of Draconian abortion laws in place) refuses to air an episode of the animated series Arthur which depicts the anthropomorphic aardvark’s teacher in a same sex wedding.
Welcome to America in 2019, folks.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a documentary short focuses on some female cinematographers who know exactly how to get the right shot. Plus, learn some of the design secrets of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars playset of the Tantive IV spaceship, and watch as Adam Sandler gets weirded out by his return to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Fred Topel
I Think We’re Alone Now has been in limited release since last weekend, but the rest of the country will get a chance in the coming weeks as the film expands to more theaters. However, fans of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, actress Elle Fanning and/or post-apocalyptic movies may be surprised by the tone director Reed Morano struck with her Sundance selected feature.
Morano has been an acclaimed cinematographer of movies like Frozen River and Beyonce’s Lemonade. She’s won acclaim as a director for the pilot that launched The Handmaid’s Tale into a Hulu phenomenon, so there’s been a lot of anticipation for her follow up feature. Morano spoke with /Film by phone about what drew her to Mike Madowsky’s script for I Think We’re Alone Now and why she was never, ever going to use the pop song of the same name in the film.
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Reed Morano may have just made her long-awaited return to feature filmmaking, but she’s heading right back to the small screen.
The Emmy-winning director of The Handmaid’s Tale has just signed an on overall deal with Amazon Studios to exclusively create original TV series, adding to Amazon’s increasingly impressive catalogue of filmmakers set to make original content for its service. Read More »
The long break between Game of Thrones seasons means it’s been a while since we’ve seen a great Peter Dinklage performance. His work in Avengers: Infinity War was fine, but if you want to watch the actor dig into a more complex role, make sure I Think We’re Alone Now is on your radar. It’s a new post-apocalyptic movie in which Dinklage plays the last man on Earth – but his tranquil existence is interrupted when he discovers a young woman (played by Super 8‘s Elle Fanning) in his small abandoned town.
We’ve seen a couple of teaser trailers already, but now the full trailer has arrived and you can check it out below. Read More »