You probably still remember that scandal from a few years ago when a girl infiltrated New York's high society posing as a German heiress and then took hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city's elite under the pretense that she wants to launch a lavish art club. After being sent to jail she said she still wasn't sorry even though at some point she tried to take $22 million from a Vanity Fair editor. Anna Delvey did not manage to get those millions, but she did get her own TV series INVENTING ANNA from Shonda Rhimes, which will stream on Netflix from February 11th!
follows a journalist (Anna Chlumsky) with a lot to prove,
who investigates the case of Anna Delvey (Julia Garner), the Instagram
Julia Garner plays the title role of Anna Delvey
heiress who stole the hearts of New York's social scene
and stole their money as well. But is Anna New York's biggest con woman
or is she simply the new
Laverne Cox plays her celebrity fitness trainer
portrait of the American dream? Anna and the
reporter form a dark funny love-hate bond as Anna awaits trial and our
reporter fights the clock to answer the biggest question in NYC: who is
ANNA IS NOW FREE!
The nine episode mini series also stars Laverne Cox, Katie Lowes, Jeff Perry, Arian Moayed, Terry Kinney, Anders Holm, Anna Deveare Smith and Alexis Floyd! Real Anna Delvey or Sorokin was released from
Anna Chlumsky is the journalist investigating her story
prison last February and was then supposed to be deported to Germany. She used to take her rich friends to lavish trips and would then ask them to cover her expenses under an excuse that she would pay them back. She said her
Julia Garner sports tons of elegant outfits in the series
motive was never money, but that she was just power hungry. She was sentenced to between four and twelve years in prison but was released only after two or three.
Noah Centineo has just been replaced by Kyle Allen in the role of Mattel's He-Man in the live action movie adaptation of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE over at Netflix! The movie, which is shooting this summer, will follow an orphan named Adam who discovers he is a prince destined to be the
Kyle Allen has been cast now that the movie is over at Netflix
savior of a faraway land and must quickly learn of his power and the importance of saving his true home from an evil force. You've seen Allen recently in West Side Story and he is also playing Romeo in Rosaline, where Kaitlyn Dever plays the girl whom he loved before Juliet.
KEVIN COSTNER PREPARING
HORIZON EPIC WESTERN MOVIE
Twenty two years after Dances with Wolves, Kevin Costner is returning to the Wild West in HORIZON, an epic movie which he will both direct and star in.
Kevin Costner will direct, star and finance
The story chronicles a multi-faceted, 15-year span of pre-and post-Civil War expansion and settlement of the American west. "America’s expansion into the west was one that was fraught with peril and intrigue from the natural elements, to the interactions with the indigenous peoples who lived on the land, and the determination and at many times ruthlessness of those who sought to settle it,” Costner told Deadline. Horizon tells the story of that journey in an honest and forthcoming way, highlighting the points of view and consequences of the characters life and death decisions.
MARRIED WITH FRIENDS
NEW GAY SITCOM AT CBS
They starred together this winter in Lifetime's The Christmas Setup and now the real life married couple Blake Lee and Ben Lewis will get their own multicam sitcom MARRIED WITH FRIENDS at CBS. It is an
Ben Lewis and Blake Lee are married in real life too!
ensemble comedy about a millennial friend group navigating life, friendships, and romantic relationships (or lack thereof) with Arthur and Bo, a gay, married couple, played by Lee and Lewis, as the glue that holds them all together.
We are going international today with two beautiful trailers coming from Europe. First up is mind blowing trailer for disaster movie THE BURNING SEA which arrives this February after already playing in its home country of
The Burning Sea is out this February
Norway's cinemas back in October. As you can see below in the action packed trailer filled with thrills, the disaster starts when excessive offshore drilling in Norway's neighboring North Sea opens a massive crack on the bottom of the ocean right next to an oil rig. After the oil platform dramatically goes down on the Norwegian coast, the researchers try to find out what happened but they realize this is just the start of something even more serious: the crack caused a major gas leak, and the sea is now literally burning around them and the fire is spreading very fast. To make matters worse the ocean crack threatens to expand and swallow everything in its way, turning oil exploration into a potential cataclysm that could destroy humanity. A team of researchers,
The movie comes from director John Andreas Andersen
including submarine operator Sofia (Kristine Kujath Thorp), rushes in to search for the missing and assess the cause of the damage. As rigs are evacuated, Sofia's loving companion Stian (Henrik Bjelland) becomes trapped in the depths of the sea, and Sofia must dive in to rescue him.
GREAT FREEDOM TRAILER
FROM NAZI CAMP TO PRISON
A disaster of terrible proportions also awaits the hero of deeply moving German movie GREAT FREEDOM in which the genocides and holocaust of World War 2 continue on a personal plan for some other groups within society
Great Freedom arrives this March
even after the war has ended. In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. After surviving the brutalities of concentration camps, Hans (Franz Rogowski) is repeatedly imprisoned under Paragraph 175, which criminalizes homosexuality. Over the decades, he develops an unlikely bond with his cellmate Viktor (Georg Friedrich). After winning awards at Cannes and European Film Awards, Sebastian Meise's film has won more than twenty other laurels at festivals around the world. After already playing in Germany, Austria and Serbia, the movie will start opening around the world from February, including a March USA release.
First trailer has been released for a movie set in the Peter Pan universe: to arrive this June, THE LOST GIRLS chronicles four generations of Darling women as they struggle in the aftermath of their adventures with Peter Pan (Louis Partridge) in Neverland. Like her grandmother (Vanessa Redgrave) and her mother Jane (Joely Richardson), Wendy (Emily Carey and Livia De Paolis, who is also the director) must escape Pan’s hold on her and the promise he desperately wants her to keep. As her daughter Berry (Ella Rae-Smith) comes into Peter’s orbit, Wendy must fight to save her relationship with her daughter while reconciling her legacy. IainGlen and Julian Ovenden also star in the film based on a Laurie Fox novel. Check out the rather cheap looking trailer below and tell us what you think:
PACHINKO TV SERIES
FIRST PHOTOS UNVEILED
Apple has sent us first photos from their TV series adaptation of Min Jin Lee's novel PACHINKO which will, following multiple generations of a
Pachinko will air this March and April on Apple
family, arrive to the streamer March 25th with first three episodes with the rest airing weekly. The upcoming drama, told in three languages - Korean,
Soo Hugh is the executive producer of the series
Japanese and English, chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. Epic in scope, intimate in tone, the story begins
The story itself is multigenerational in scope
with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell the unforgettable story of war and
The series is based on a popular novel by Min Jin Lee
peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning. The Terror's Soo Hugh is executive producing. Stay tuned for the first trailer which is probably arriving next month.
Sky has just sent us the first trailer for their new mystery fantasy series THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS which will air sometime this summer starring Keeley Hawes! Midwich, a small English commuter town, is liberal and aspirational, populated by nuclear families and affluent high streets. A place
The series is based on a popular classic sf novel
where nothing much happens and for a very good reason. That is until the twilight hours of a summer’s day when a sleepy corner of Midwich is plunged into panic. People pass out on their feet without warning, without reason. Anyone who tries to enter meets the same fate. And nobody can understand
Keeley Hawes plays the lead role in the new series
why. When the mysterious blackout is lifted, life for those affected returns to apparent normality - except every woman of child-bearing age inside the zone has suddenly and inexplicably fallen pregnant. As news spreads and tensions simmer, it is up to gifted psychotherapist Dr Susannah Zellaby (Hawes) to
Max Beesley also stars in Midwich Cuckoos
help support those affected through the emotional wilderness. Susannah’s own daughter, Cassie, has fallen pregnant and harbours deep concerns about who, or what, is behind this phenomenon. Local officer DCI Paul Kirby (Max Beesley) is tasked with maintaining order but unbeknownst to them all, a
Midwich Cuckoos will be a four episode drama
terrifying force is building in the comfortable streets of Midwich. These children, potential parasites, flourish under the very love and care that their families give them. Who are these children? And what do they want?
THE RISING TRAILER
FOR SKY'S NEW TV SERIES
Sky has also released a trailer for another of their new series THE RISING starring Matthew McNulty! Neve Kelly (Clara Rugaard) is dead. Understandably, she’s scared and confused by this new (non) existence, but
The Rising is arriving this March with eight episodes
moreover, when she realises she has been murdered, she’s furious. Determined to find her killer and get justice, she takes advantage of her new supernatural abilities to go where the police can’t and investigate her own
Matthew McNulty and Solly McLeod are also in the cast
death. In doing so, she uncovers deeply buried secrets and is forced to re-examine everything about her life and the people she cared about. The series arrives this March.
Three of our most favourite hunksters are getting new roles: Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski will star in Paramount's IF which Krasinski is also directing and writing: the story about a child’s journey to rediscover
John Krasinski is directing, writing and producing If Movie
their imagination will also star Steve Carrell. Chris Evans has, meanwhile, joined Dwayne Johnson in RED ONE holiday action flick, a globe-trotting, four-quadrant action-adventure comedy imagining a whole new universe to explore within the holiday genre. Jake Kasdan is directing.
NEW MOVIE ADAPTATION
ELEANOR OLYPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE FILM
As 'Deadline' reports, Harry Bradbeer is to direct the movie adaptation of Gail Honeyman's ELEANOR OLYPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE book, sold in over two million copies around the world. Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s
Reese Witherspoon is producing
thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she'll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all.
Smart, warm, uplifting, this is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open your heart.
We have the first photo from new historical series MARIE ANTOINETTE which will air on Canal + and BBC later this year. The eight part series, starring Emilia Schule in the lead role follows the famed queen Marie
Emilia Schule takes the lead role
Antoinette, who was the last queen of France before the French Revolution. James Purefoy also stars with Louis Cunningham as King Louis XVI!
barely 14 years old when she left Austria and her mother empress Maria
Theresa to marry the Dauphin in France. She is still a stubborn and
dissipated young child who must comply with French rules, which are
numerous and complicated. The young princess quickly suffers from not
being able to live her life as she sees fit. She is constantly under
pressure to carry on the Bourbon line. A mission more complicated than
expected: even if the relationship between Marie Antoinette
Scenes for the $23 million series were shot in Versailles on Mondays when the French palace is closed for the public.
XVI improves over time, it will take them seven years to consummate
their marriage. From the young runner-up to the queen of style, a true
fashion icon, Marie Antoinette quickly impresses with her charisma and
naturalness. She will gradually understand the codes and secrets of the
Deborah Davis is writing and producing the new series
court and completely recreate Versailles in her image! But her
success stirs up jealousy and rivalry. Defamatory pamphlets and
persistent rumors about her private life undermine her reputation. It
will take a lot of courage and dignity to defeat her numerous enemies at
the Versailles court. Read more here.
First reactions on this one are mixed, from some praising its lavish looks to some comparing it to watching the paint dry, but you will be able to judge for yourself as new nine episode historical series THE GILDED AGE coming from Julian Fellowes is coming to HBO Monday January 24th and then the next day to Sky in UK as well.
It begins in 1882, with young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson), the
orphaned daughter of a Union general who moves into the New York City
home of her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine
Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon). Marian inadvertently becomes
caught up in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the
New Julian Fellowes' series will air in nine hourlong episodes
set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, the ruthless
railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George and Bertha Russell, plus
their son Larry.
Played by Carrie
Coon, she is determined to use her money and position to
break into a polite society that resists change at every turn. She is ambitious and desperate to join the cream of society and not entirely likeable. She enjoys egalitarian marriage with George.
Played by Morgan Spector he is a classic robber baron representing "new money". He is a wealthy and ruthless railroad tycoon. He takes pleasure in every part of his life with huge vitality. Sometimes he can be a bit vile too.
AGNES VAN RHIJN
Played by Christine Baranski, she is a proud and stubborn old money Dutch-American socialite clinging to the old values of New York City's elite. She is the pillar of the established upper class and a sort of a snob.
Played by Louisa Jacobson (a rather bland face, who happens to be Meryl Streep's daughter, nepotism much?) Marian Brook is penniless and sent to live with her estranged aunts! She is a sensible and kind pragmatist, except in love.
Played by Cynthia Nixon, she is optimistic, unmarried sister of Agnes and reliant upon her charity. She is middle aged, but has a heart of a girl. She is excited about the arrival of her niece, as she has no children of her own.
Played by Denée Benton, she is a young ambitious writer returning home after finishing her education. She is one of the first people that Marian meets upon her arrival in New York. Peggy does not care what the society thinks.
Played by Australian hunkster and actor Thomas Cocquerel! He is a very charming and decent, young lawyer from Pennsylvania who is smitten with Marian, despite Agnes’ disapproval. He moves to New York to be close to her and work there.
OSCAR VAN RHIJN
Played by Blake Ritson who is well known to the fans of historical and period set shows and dramas.The prodigal son of Agnes is a man about town with a few secrets of his own. He is secretly in a gay relationship with his best friend Adams.
Played by Poldark's Harry Richardson. Having just returned from Harvard, the debonair son of George and Bertha is starting to meet all the right people while he tries to sort the path he will take with his life. He actually wants to be an architect.
WHO ELSE IS IN THE CAST?
Set in the boom years of the 1880's New York, the series will also feature Taissa Farmiga as Gladys Russell, innocent and naive, yet ready to be
Taissa Farmiga is Gladys Russell
treated as an adult,
Blake Ritson as Oscar van Rhijn, Agnes van Rhijn's charismatic son who does not return her adulation,
Simon Jones as
Michael Cerveris is Watson, George's valet
Bannister, the Van Rhijns' butler,
Harry Richardson as Larry Russell, recent Harvard University graduate eager to make his way in the world,
Ben Ahlers is Jack Trotter, Van Rhijn's footman
Thomas Cocquerel as Tom Raikes, a sensible young lawyer, smitten when he meets Marian, his late client's orphaned daughter,
Jack Gilpin as Church,
Simon Jones is Bannister, Van Rhijn's butler
the Russell family's butler, evading his past by excelling at his job, with Jane Tripplehorn and Nathan Lane also as guest stars. The series was originally
Jack Gilpin is Church, the butler of the Russells
planned for ITV ten years ago, then it moved to NBC and then to HBO and Sky. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think:
I am not exactly sure how this one had managed to escape my radar, especially as it stars our most favourite German super star, always brilliant and charismatic Jannis Niewohner, but CONFESSIONS OF FELIX KRULL (Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull), the latest big screen adaptation of famous Nobel prize winner Thomas Mann's novel, about a handsome youth of humble origins who rises in society through his connections made as an elevator attendant in a luxury hotel, was released in Germany last Autumn directed and writen by Detlev Buck.
THE STORY OF FELIX KRULL
Handsome and charismatic orphan FELIX KRULL (Jannis Niewöhner, who has
been praised for his performance of Krull whom he made more heartfelt
and empathetic than he was in the novel) has a talent for
Jannis Niewohner plays the lead role brilliantly
an advantage with compelling, entertaining narratives and eloquent
tips. Advantages that he urgently needs - his social status is extremely
expandable. Deeply in love with a similarly cunning lady of the
Felix has been made for friendly and heartfelt in the movie
named Zaza (Liv Lisa Fries), he plans to work on his social advancement
in a Paris luxury hotel and thus enable a comfortable old age for two.
But the criminal head waiter Stanko (Nicholas Ofczarek), the
Maria Furtwangler sports some amazing gowns as Madame Houpfle
permanent guest Madame Houpflé (Maria Furtwängler) and the foolish
Marquis Louis de Venosta (David Kross) are reasons for Felix to
constantly adjust his plans...