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Kate Winslet to Play a Detective in HBO Drama Series ‘Mare of Easttown’

The last time Kate Winslet starred in an HBO show, she won an Emmy for her stellar performance in Mildred Pierce, a remake of the classic film noir movie from 1945. Now she’s heading back to the premium channel for a new limited drama series called Mare of Easttown, which is the brainchild of Out of the Furnace writer Brad Ingelsby. Get plenty of details about the new show below. According to Deadline, Winslet will star as “a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder a...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Ben Affleck, Pennsylvania, Showtime, Liam Neeson, Kate-Winslet, Connor, James Cameron, Cary Fukunaga, Saoirse Ronan, Winslet, Naya

Sundance Darling ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ Acquired by HBO, Will Begin Streaming Soon

The Sundance darling The Miseducation of Cameron Post is getting another distributor. The Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner starring Chloe Grace Moretz has been acquired by HBO following the film’s small August theatrical release by FilmRise, which helped broker the deal with the cable company. HBO has acquired the U.S. rights to The Miseducation of Cameron Post, according to The Wrap. The tender and warmhearted coming-of-age film from director Desiree Akhavan successfully made the rounds at ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Gay, Teen, Cameron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Tribeca, Moretz, Desiree Akhavan, Akhavan, Netflix/Streaming Video, Cameron Post, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily Danforth, Adam Red

Sundance Michael Jackson Documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ is Already Stirring Up Controversy

The Sundance Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland is facing backlash before anyone has even had a chance to see it. A new report reveals fans of the late singer are threatening to protest the screening of the documentary, leading local police to increase staff. The doc is a nearly 4-hour exposé investigating the allegations of sexual abuse levied against the King of Pop during his lifetime. Deadline is reporting that the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland is causing conce...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Jackson, Park City, Michael Jackson, Sundance, Reed, Kirk, King of Pop, Film Festivals, Amazon Netflix, Wade Robson, Dan Reed, Phil Kirk, James Safechuck

Mare of Easttown: Kate Winslet to Star in HBO Limited Series

Mare of Easttown: Kate Winslet to star in HBO limited series TheWrap brings word that Oscar and Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, Steve Jobs, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) will star in the HBO limited series Mare of Easttown. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMappin...
Tags: Hbo, UK, TV, Movies, Avatar, Pennsylvania, TV News, Kate Winslet, Paul Lee, Golden Globe, Winslet, Naya, O'Connor, Manou, Gavin O'Connor, MILDRED PIERCE

Gandolfini’s son cast as young Tony for ‘Sopranos’ prequel

NEW YORK (AP) — The son of James Gandolfini has been cast as the young Tony Soprano in the planned “Sopranos” prequel, “The Many Saints of Newark.” Michael Gandolfini will play a younger version of the iconic character his late father played on the HBO series. The 19-year-old actor has had a recurring role on […]
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, News, Entertainment, Nation, James Gandolfini, Newark, Tony, Tony Soprano, Gandolfini, Michael Gandolfini

James Gandolfini’s Son to Play Young Tony in ‘The Sopranos’ Prequel Film

Michael Gandolfini will be stepping into his late father’s shoes to play the younger version of James Gandolfini‘s most iconic role. The Deuce actor will be starring as a young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel film to The Sopranos, David Chase’s seminal HBO crime drama series. Gandolfini will be joining a cast that already includes Cory Stoll, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga. Variety reports that Gandolfini has been cast to play a young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Casting, Thriller, New Jersey, Sequels, New Line, David Chase, James-Gandolfini, Newark, Alessandro Nivola, Don Draper, Tony, Golden Globe, Walter White

Video game revenue tops $43 billion in 2018, an 18% jump from 2017

Video game revenue in 2018 reached a new peak of $43.8 billion, up 18 percent from the previous years, surpassing the projected total global box office for the film industry, according to new data released by the Entertainment Software Association and The NPD Group. Preliminary indicators for global box office revenues published at the end of last year indicated that revenue from ticket sales at box offices around the world would hit $41.7 billion, according to comScore data reported by Deadl...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Hbo, Entertainment, Youtube, America, Tech, Netflix, Esa, Computing, Earnings, Video Game, Streaming Services, Reed Hastings, Entertainment Software Association, Electronic Arts

James Gandolfini’s Son Will Play Young Tony in Sopranos Prequel Film

James Gandolfini’s Son Will Play Young Tony in Sopranos Prequel Film Tony Soprano’s fate may have been ambiguous in The Sopranos, but his story isn’t over yet! Sopranos creator David Chase is moving forward with The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel movie set in the ’60s. Tony’s father, Johnny Soprano, will have a big role in the film, and so will Tony himself. James Gandolfini made a career defining turn as Tony Soprano, and now his son, Michael Gandolfini, will follow in his footsteps as a y...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Chase, David Chase, James Gandolfini, The Sopranos, Newark, Taylor, Tony, Tony Soprano, Alan Taylor, Corey Stoll, Gandolfini, Nivola, The Many Saints of Newark

‘Song of Parkland’ Trailer: Drama Students Band Together in the Wake of the School Shooting

On February 14, 2018, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and killed seventeen people and injured another seventeen. A drama class was in the middle of rehearsal for a musical when they heard shots being fired, so it’d be totally reasonable if everyone wanted to abandon the show once they returned to school. But that’s not what happened. Instead, in one of the most inspiring instances of “the show must go on” you’ll ever hear, the drama class decided to go...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Movie Trailers, Melody, HBO Films, Parkland Florida, Amy Schatz, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Melody Herzfeld, Song of Parkland, Alex Athanasiou

True Detective Episode 3.04 Promo: The Hour and The Day

True Detective episode 3.04 promo: The Hour and The Day HBO has released the first promo for True Detective episode 3.04 titled “The Hour and The Day.” Check it out in the player below and look for the new episode to air January 27. Directed by Nic Pizzolatto, and co-written with Deadwood‘s David Milch, the episode is described as follows: “Hays and West see a possible connection between the local church and the Purcell crimes. As the detectives search for one suspect and round up another fo...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Arkansas, TV News, Woody Harrelson, True Detective, Alan Jones, Hays, Fisher, Northwest Arkansas, Richard Brown, Purcell, David Milch, Woodard

HBO’s Latest Horror Anthology Folklore Premieres in February

HBO’s latest horror anthology Folklore premieres in February HBO’s newest foray into the horror anthology genre, Folklore, has set a February 1 release date. The series, which contains six hour-long episodes, will take place in six Asian countries including Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. They also released a trailer for the series, which you can check out below. Each of the six episodes is based on that respective country’s folklore and mythology, which includes ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Horror, Singapore, Thailand, Parliament, Folklore, HBO HBO, ComingSoon, HBO Asia, Horror Trailers, Indonesia Japan Korea Malaysia Singapore

‘Documentary Now!’ Season 3 Trailer: New Mock Docs Star Cate Blanchett, Michael Keaton & More

It’s been over two years since we’ve gotten new episodes of the mockumentary comedy series Documentary Now! Thankfully, our wait for documentary spoofs is nearly over. The third season (or 52nd season) of the series returns in February, and the first trailer for the new slate of episodes has arrived, showing off the incredible line-up of guest stars, including Cate Blanchett, Michael Keaton, Owen Wilson, Michael C. Hall, Bobby Moynihan, John Mulaney, Taran Killam and more. Watch the Documentary...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Netflix, Ifc, Broadway, Fred Armisen, Barry, Cate-Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Michael Keaton, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Valley, Michael C. Hall

HBO Acquires The Miseducation of Cameron Post

HBO acquires The Miseducation of Cameron Post The rights to The Miseducation of Cameron Post have been acquired by HBO, according to The Wrap. The movie is expected to start streaming sometime early this year on HBO Go. The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Cameron Post, is both a coming out and coming-of-age story, is based on the 2012 best-selling novel by Emily B. Danforth, and was a finalist for the American Library Association’s William C. Morris Debut Awar...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Chloe Grace Moretz, Parkville, Movie News, Sasha Lane, Cameron Post, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Beachside, Emily B Danforth, American Library Association 's William C Morris, Jennifer Ehle John Gallagher, Frugiuele, Michael B Clark Jonathan Montepare, Alex Turteltaub Akhavan, Olivier Kaempfer

Where to Stream the 2019 Oscar Nominees

Oscar season is officially upon us, with films like Black Panther and A Star Is Born now up for the holy grail of awards representing the big screen.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Netflix, Oscars, Lifehacks

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Suspiria’, ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’, ‘Crimson Peak’, ‘Notorious’, ‘Judgment Night’

As the first month of the new year draws to a close, it’s time to break out the latest Blu-rays you should check out. What better way to pass these cold days than staying inside and watching Blu-rays? This week, we have a look at the Suspiria remake, the ambitious Bad Times at the El Royale, Guillermo del Toro’s new cult classic Crimson Peak, Alfred Hitchcock’s fantastic thriller Notorious, and the great ’90s flick Judgment Night. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features yo...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, England, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Horror, Cary Grant, Digital, Fbi, Thriller, House, Guillermo Del Toro, Manson Family, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Bridges

/Film’s 25 Most Anticipated New Television Shows of 2019

Sure, 2019 sees the end of beloved TV shows like Game of Thrones and Veep, along with long-awaited continuations like True Detective and resurrected gems like Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But this year is looking particularly stacked when it comes to new series coming our way via traditional television and streaming. And since this is the internet, there was only one thing to do: rank ’em. The /Film staff gathered to hammer out our 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2019, and we recorded the deliberations...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Star Trek, Features, Fox, Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro, Dreamworks Animation, Cbs, George Clooney, Joseph Heller, Resistance, Henry Rollins, Patrick Stewart, Hulu

Netflix sees Fortnite as a bigger rival than HBO

The online shooter game Fortnite accounts for an enormous amount of consumers' screen time, Netflix says, making it a formidable foe in the global war for internet users' attention.
Tags: Business, Hbo, Technology, Television, Movies, News, Video Games, Netflix, Fortnite

‘O.G.’ Trailer: Jeffrey Wright is a Changed Man

Jeffrey Wright stars in O.G., a new film from HBO debuting next month. Wright plays a man in the final weeks of a 24-year prison sentence. The nature of Wright’s release becomes challenged when he decides to take a new inmate under his wing. Director Madeleine Sackler filmed O.G. in a real prison, with some of the men incarcerated there appearing in the film. Watch the O.G. trailer below. O.G. Trailer Jeffrey Wright is one of those actors who is good in everything. He tends to end up in...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Movie Trailers, Jeffrey-Wright, Wright, Louis, Beecher, Madeleine Sackler, Sackler, HBO Films, O.G, Louis Menkins, Beecher Theothus Carter

Netflix: “Fortnite Is More Formidable Competition Than HBO”

Netflix has made a bold statement in claiming that world-renowned online game Fortnite is greater competition than HBO (a competitor that offers similar services unlike Fortnite), perhaps an obvious thing to point out given the amount of popularity the game possesses. One of Netflix’s recent earnings reports demonstrated the influence held by the media-services provider […]
Tags: Hbo, International, Netflix, Anime, Fortnite

5 years on, looking back at ‘Looking’

HBO celebrates five years of the landmark series by bringing to streaming.
Tags: Feature, Hbo, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Andrew Haigh, Jonathan Groff, Looking (HBO

Writer’s Room: Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2019, Part 2

On the January 18, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for part two of their discussion about which new tv shows are the most anticipated of 2019. Click here to listen to part one of this conversation . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all t...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Netflix, Cbs, Hulu, Ben Pearson, Peter Sciretta, Top 10 Lists, Jacob Hall, Devs, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume

Jeffrey Wright Plays a Prisoner in First Trailer for HBO's Drama 'O.G.'

"I'm sure that you are a different person, but I don't want you to get out." Damn this looks intense. HBO has debuted an official trailer for an indie drama titled O.G., which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. This was filmed at an actual prison, with real-life prisoners playing prisoners. The story centers on Louis, a maximum-security inmate and a former gang leader who genuinely regrets his crimes and, while serving over 24 years behind bars, has tried to live a new life of...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Trailer, Jeffrey Wright, Louis, Indies, Tribeca Film Festival, To Watch, Ato Essandoh, Theothus Carter

Pete Holmes Gives A Daily Affirmation On How To Host A Dinner Party

Soft pasta: just eat it, friend. Pete Holmes gives a daily affirmation about how to host a dinner party for your friends. Don’t miss him in season 3 of Crashing on HBO January 20. [Author: Crashing ]
Tags: Hbo, Humor, Pete Holmes, Crashing

Pete Holmes Gives A Daily Affirmation On How To Manage Your Relationships

How DO you know if you’re doing sex right? Pete Holmes gives a daily affirmation about how to manage your serious relationships. Don’t miss him in season 3 of Crashing on HBO January 20. [Author: Crashing ]
Tags: Hbo, Humor, Pete Holmes, Crashing

Pete Holmes Gives A Daily Affirmation On How To Dress the Part

Dress for the job you want, and will rage-quit weeks after getting it, but immediately regret because you’re self-destructive like that. Pete Holmes gives a daily affirmation about how to dress the part for the job you want. Don’t miss him in season 3 of Crashing on HBO January 20. [Author: Crashing ]
Tags: Hbo, Humor, Pete Holmes, Crashing

Naomi Watts to Star in Wolves and Villagers Series

Naomi Watts to star in Wolves and Villagers series According to Variety, Academy Award nominated-actress Naomi Watts has been tapped to star in the new series Wolves and Villagers for Quibi. It will be written by Stuart Blumberg, who will be serving as an executive producer alongside Jason Blum. Further details about the short-form series’ plot are currently being kept under wraps. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAu...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Showtime, TV News, Naomi Watts, Jason Blum, Watts, Gabriel Sherman, Stuart Blumberg, Mel Gibson Frank Grillo, Grams King Kong Eastern, Quibi, Wolves and Villagers, Sophie Cookson Watts

Romantic Comedy The Lovebirds Lands Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani

Romantic comedy The Lovebirds lands Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are teaming up for the new romantic comedy The Lovebirds. Michael Showalter, who directed Nanjiani in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Big Sick will helm the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is being fast-tracked and expected to start production at the end of this month. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gpt...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, America, Paul Feig, Rae, Showalter, Jordan Peele, Gero, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter, Little America, ComingSoon, Movie News

Daniel Zovatto to Star in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Daniel Zovatto to star in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Deadline reports that Fear the Walking Dead alum Daniel Zovatto has signed on for the lead role of Tiago in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Zovatto’s Tiago is described as LAPD’s first Mexican-American detective in 1938 Los Angeles. In series, he is expected to struggle with many issues regarding racism, childhood trauma and faith. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStan...
Tags: Hbo, TV, London, Movies, Horror, Walking Dead, Los Angeles, Showtime, TV News, Lapd, Miller, City Of Angels, Logan, Penny Dreadful, John Logan, Tiago

Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae Will Fall in Love in Rom-Com ‘The Lovebirds’ From ‘The Big Sick’ Director Michael Showalter

There’s nothing insecure about this (big) sick casting. Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are about to sweep each other off their feet in the upcoming romantic-comedy The Lovebirds, which will see Nanjiani reteaming with his The Big Sick director Michael Showalter. Read more about The Lovebirds cast below. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Nanjiani and Rae will star as the leads in The Lovebirds cast, which has been picked up by Paramount. Written by Aaron Abrams, Brendan Gall, and Marti...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Romance, Casting, Paramount Pictures, Mrc, Rae, Showalter, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter, Martin Gero, The Lovebirds, Issa Rae Will

CS Interview: Pete Holmes, Madeline Wise and Judd Apatow on Crashing Season 3

CS Interview: Pete Holmes Madeline Wise, and Judd Apatow on Crashing Season 3 “It’s super surreal to cast someone the looks a little bit like my mother, and someone who looks a lot like my father and a house that looks a lot like the house I grew up in,” says Pete Holmes, the co-creator and star of Crashing. The series, which returns to HBO this Sunday, is a semi-autobiographic look at Holmes own life, both on stage as a struggling comic in New York City and off. Ahead of the show’s third se...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Interview, New York City, Westworld, Lebron James, Judd Apatow, Holmes, Pete, Apatow, Wise, KAT, Madeline, Judd, John Mulaney

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