Starz launching 'Crash' TV series

Doncheadleincrash_l Starz is developing a new TV series based on the Best Picture Oscar-winning 2005 movie Crash. Don Cheadle (pictured), who starred in and produced the film, will also produce the series along with the film’s writer-director, Paul Haggis, co-writer-producer Bobby Moresco, and producers Bob Yari, Mark R. Harris, and Tom Nunan. Lionsgate, which distributed the movie, will also co-produce the show along with Starz. The Crash series, set to debut sometime this year and roll out 13 one-hour episodes, will be the cable channel’s first original drama series.

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  • dee

    Good for him BUT can I just rant and rave about how Mr. Cheadle was robbed of a major award nod this season for his lead performance in Talk to Me?!? A Major Oversight!

  • Gabe

    Yup, I do agree, Talk to me was a great film that went under the radar.

  • chippy

    I just love Don Cheadle..and I loved the movie “Crash’ written by fellow Canadian Paul Haggis(“Way to go Paul..eh”)but I fear it will not be avaiable in Canada through cable TV,since Starz Channel is not included in the programming…maybe I’ll get lucky and it will be picked up by another premium cable network here.

  • B. Blakeslee

    “Crash” — the movie that nobody saw, that won an award it didn’t deserve, and that like a boorish and unwelcome relative, refuses to go away.
    May it enjoy all the success of “The Black Donnellys”!

  • Bill

    CRASH has taken over small neighborhoods in Albuquerque to do this filming, likely violating zoning requirements and making neigbhors angry. It is an awful situation, the producers of CRASH don’t care who they step on to produce their TV series.

  • Kitty

    Likely a zoning violation? NO it is CLEARLY a zoning violation. The film crews are happy to park their porta potties wherever they can, fill our streets and every square foot of unoccupied land with semi-trucks, trailers, and 12-passenger vans – spewing exhaust into the pristine cottonwood forest. The real problem is that the director and staff at the Albuquerque Film Office only care about making money and simply ignore their own guidelines, not holding the crew accountable for their actions. Mayor Marty Chavez only cares about making money for the city and putting on a smiling face. Hey Marty, it is hard to smile when the air in your back yard reeks of urine from the porta potties parked next door and the air is heavy with exhaust fumes. Maybe they will film in your area soon!

  • Dusty

    Wow! Hey I loved the movie Crash. I had to watch it twice before I started to get it. That is the mark of a good movie. Won and oscar so I must not be alone in this. But alas it is a movie for the thinking person. You aggrivators are going to have to get their head out of the portapotties before you can smell the roses. I live in Santa Fe… we would love to have Crash come up here and film. Kudo’s to the mayor of Albuquerque, Marty Chavez, the producers, crew and cast of “Crash”… thank you for coming to New Mexico. Make us proud!

  • Roy

    Well to be honest they do most the filming in Rio Rancho not Albuquerque right next door to my place of business, and we are very glad they are here. Even on the days that they ask us to stop work outside as they do their filming. Thanks for choosing Rio Rancho NM as your filming site.

  • Lane

    Alright, so I work with a bunch of the ‘Crash’ people. They are generally nice people. There are a few of them, that could be a little nicer, and they certainly know who they are. The stunt coordinator has been here since May or so and won’t leave until October. Give these guys a break.

  • Melissa

    Hey..the folks here in the Jemez are use to it all…they are doing an okay job here..and like all the others..welcome folks…and come again.

  • VA Loan

    Great movie. Should make for a great series. The actors sure made for a tough act to follow. I hop the starz can pull it off because it would be an amazing and intriguing show.
    Jill
    http://www.vaonlineservices.com

  • slats

    CRASH is an outstanding movie and deserved the oscar. It raised issues that we all need to think about and live with each day- we are all connected to one human family. The actors were outstanding! The television series is sure to be a hit especially because of the Moresco/Haggis writing. People who are lucky enough to have the cast working in their area. Welcome them. People who work hard enjoy good shows and movies and realize how hard these actors work. Let’s all applaud these talented people. I welcome the series and wish the Black Donnellys were back on too it didn’t stay on long enough.

  • Number Six and a Half

    Crash was a very good film, but not without it’s flaws, far from deserving of the “Best Picture” Oscar it won. My list of 2005 films that were more deserving…
    The Three Burials of Malquides Estrada (wasn’t even nominated, but absolutely should have won, no question)
    The Beat That My Heart Skipped
    Kontroll
    Everything is Illuminated
    Cache
    Breakfast on Pluto
    A History of Violence
    Winter Solstice
    The Ballad of Jack and Rose
    The Constant Gardener
    Capote
    Goodnight and Goodluck
    A few of these would never have stood a chance due to them being foreign films, and the Oscars are incredibly biased against nominating foreign films for the major awards (even when they are without a doubt better than any American films made that year), and a few weren’t popular enough (and the Oscars are absolutely as much about popularity as anything else, see all of Titanic’s disgraceful wins).
    That all being said I actually think a Crash TV series could be quite good if handled correctly.

  • TLTD

    The nice thing is, as a series…
    You can put up with it hehe.

  • Clare Hodge

    Crash: TV series is set to air in Canada on national Pay-TV station Super Channel starting October 20.
    Catch an exclusive first look at Episode 1 online in Canada at Super U (www.superu.ca).
    Drawing from the racially-charged Oscar award-winning story line of the movie and starring Dennis Hopper at his most outrageous, the show is definitely worth checking out.

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