Might Sherlock fans one day get to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman sleuthing it up on the big screen? Given the episodes of the Conan Doyle update are already feature-length and Sherlock now boasts two genuine film stars, that seemed like a reasonable question to ask cocreator Steven Moffat when EW visited the show last year for this week’s cover story. “We don’t rule anything out,” Moffat replied.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt screened the first three episodes of his new Pivot television series, HitRECord on TV, at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday night. Gordon-Levitt has become a Sundance fixture, ever since he starred in Manic in 2001. His Internet production company, HitRECord—founded in 2005 to showcase videos Gordon-Levitt made in his free time—made its festival debut in 2009. “When we launched the third version of the site that my brother and I made together,” said Gordon-Levitt, whose older brother and creative partner, Dan, passed away in 2010, “we pushed the button here in the snow at Sundance 2009 on Jan. 20.”
Dan, better known as Burning Dan for his many appearances at the Burning Man arts festival in Nevada, was clearly on Gordon-Levitt’s mind as the little website grew into a formidable enterprise with a new TV show. On Friday night in Park City, when an audience member at the post-screening Q+A asked Gordon-Levitt about Dan’s impact and legacy at HitRECord, the 32-year-old choked back tears and gave a stirring tribute:
“So my brother is named Burning Dan and he helped me set up this first website, and he and I ran HitRECord together for the first several years before it became a professional anything. What Dan was all about was getting people to try something that they didn’t think they could do. His favorite book was Green Eggs and Ham. … HitRECord to him — and to me too, but really even more to him — was about somebody who was like, ‘I want to be a writer and I sometimes write but I don’t show it anybody.’ Or, ‘I want to be a singer but I’m too afraid to sing in front of anybody.’ And when he could get people … to do that, that was his… I’m sorry… that was his favorite. And it didn’t matter to him so much how it turned out. It didn’t matter to him so much how it turned out or what the finished product was. He just wanted people to do it and what you’ll find when you come to our site is, even though there’s all this professional production going on and we’re making a tevleision show, there’s a lot of stuff going on besides that. Stuff that won’t make it onto the show — because I’m too brutal a director — but nonetheless, is received with such warmth and encouragement, and that always makes me think of him because that’s what he did, more than I did. … He would be so f–king happy to see all of you guys here, so thanks so much.” READ FULL STORY
Jordan Belfort, the former financier who pulled off, in the words of EW’s review of Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, “one of the most brazen and boneheaded scams in history,” is hoping to star in a reality TV show. Electus, the studio behind Fashion Star, Mob Wives, and Dwayne Johnson’s The Hero, sought out Belfort, an ex-con who now works as a motivational speaker. Electus CEO Chris Grant tells The Hollywood Reporter that networks have been taken with Belfort, who’d help others looking for redemption: “He was described to us after leaving the room as ‘TV gold,'” Grant said.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Golden Globe noms for 'Veep' AND 'Enough Said': 'I'm out of my mind with happiness'
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave Julia Louis-Dreyfus one of the best mornings a star could ever wish for. Not only did she score a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy) for Veep, she got one for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for Enough Said.
You can bet she was excited about it:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Congrats on a great morning.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS: Goddammit! Thank you!
For some reason, I imagined Jonah delivering this news to you. How do you think Selina Meyer would react if Jonah told her she was nominated for a Golden Globe?
Well, you have to understand that Selina is an egomaniac, of course, and she detests Jonah. But since the news is good news — and it’s good news about her — she might even hug Jonah before kicking him out of the office. READ FULL STORY
Prepare your mustache combs and dust off the old jazz flute:
On Nov. 21, Ron Burgundy is coming back to Conan. Update: The Burgundy bit will now air on Conan‘s Nov. 20 episode.
As you may recall, Burgundy — a.k.a. Will Ferrell — last stopped by Conan O’Brien’s TBS show to break the news that Anchorman‘s long-anticipated sequel had finally been greenlit. This time around, Ferrell-as-Burgundy will apparently stick around for “a much longer conversation,” according to a release — one mainly about Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings, an Anchorman 2 tie-in book/Burgundy “autobiography” that hits shelves Nov. 18. Anchorman 2 debuts a month later, on Dec. 20.
“It’s thrilling to be on the Conan O’Brien show, a top flight show. I’m excited to hear he’s still on television,” “Burgundy” said in a statement.
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This November’s Doctor Who 50th anniversary show really will be bigger on the inside — the inside of cinemas, anyway. BBC America announced today that on Nov. 23, the 75 minute-long “The Day of the Doctor” will be screened in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Minneapolis at the same time the special is being simulcast around the world. The screenings will be 3-D with tickets going on sale Oct. 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET. READ FULL STORY
“I have a feeling that Mystic Pizza may someday become known for the movie stars it showcased back before they became stars,” Roger Ebert wrote upon the film’s release in 1988. He wasn’t kidding: Though this smart coming-of-age comedy has plenty of merits, it’s best known today for introducing the world to a feisty Georgia native with a megawatt smile named Julia Roberts.
“Miss Roberts here — you just knew when she met Julia she was gonna be a huge star,” the Oscar winner’s Pizza costar Vincent D’Onofrio told EW’s Jess Cagle when the movie’s cast reunited for the magazine’s annual Reunions Issue. (Roberts’ response? A skeptical look and a gentle “Shut up!”) “There was no doubt in our minds, any of us,” he continued. “She was like a bomb waiting to go off. A big bomb!”
How crazy is the next season of Doctor Who going to be? Earlier this year, it was announced that the 12th Doctor will be played by Peter Capaldi, best known for his foul-language-loving character Malcolm Tucker from the incredible British sitcom The Thick of It. Now Ben Wheatley, the director of such entertaining but extremely violent films as Kill List and Sightseers, has told Screen Daily that he is to oversee the first two adventures of the new season, which will be broadcast next year.
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“There’s always a Friday Night Lights movie just around the corner — always just around the corner.” — Peter Berg
Last we saw Eric and Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights, they’d left Texas for Philadelphia, where Tami became dean of admissions at a prestigious school and Coach was starting from scratch with a new crop of inner-city football players. But series creator Peter Berg and showrunner Jason Katims had barely wrapped the show’s five-season run in 2011 when both men began dropping hints that they wanted to bring these beloved characters to the big screen. (Of course, the television show was itself based on Berg’s 2004 movie, which in turn was based on Buzz Bissinger’s 1990 book.) So thanks to their big mouths, the show’s beloved cast has had to answer movie questions every time they do an interview (or speak to any human being in the course of a day, most likely).
Monday night on Watch What Happens Live, Nashville‘s Connie Britton told Andy Cohen that she’d love to make another Friday Night Lights movie, but that such plans are being complicated by someone crucial to the story who doesn’t share her enthusiasm. “Some people are really excited about it and other people aren’t,” she said. “I love the idea. I think it’d be a great idea. But my former [TV] husband… “
Watch her throw Kyle Chandler under the bus below: READ FULL STORY
Based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Nat Geo’s Killing Kennedy follows John F. Kennedy (Rob Lowe) and his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar), in the final years of both their lives. And now, the first trailer for the TV movie shows Lowe behind the podium as Kennedy, delivering a speech about the “very dangerous and uncertain world” in which he lived.
The trailer also gives us glimpses of Ginnifer Goodwin as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald. And, of course, a first glimpse at the bullet shell that nobody saw coming.
Watch the trailer below:
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Hot Paul’s career is almost as hot as he is.
With Orphan Black not returning until April, star Dylan Bruce is using his downtime wisely. Not only has he scheduled a guest stint on The CW’s hit show Arrow, but EW has confirmed his recent Twitter announcement that he has joined Lifetime’s TV movie Flowers in the Attic.
Bruce joins the movie adaptation as Bart Winslow, the second husband of Corrine, played by Heather Graham. The movie is an adaptation of V.C. Andrew’s novel, which tells the story of what happens when Corrine leaves her four children with their grandmother (played by Ellen Burstyn), who then locks them in the attic due to a family secret. Corrine’s two eldest children, Cathy and Chris, will be played by Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye.
Flowers in the Attic is currently shooting in Vancouver, and according to Lifetime, expects a release date of early next year.
As far as we’re concerned, the more Dylan Bruce in our lives, the better.
Check out his tweet below:
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Vera Farmiga talks about her Emmy nomination, the next season of 'Bates Motel,' and 'The Conjuring 2'
Vera Farmiga found out this morning that she had received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her role as Norma Bates, the matriarch of A&E’s Psycho prequel Bates Motel. But there’s no point asking Farmiga about her chances of beating the likes of Claire Danes (who was nominated in the same category for her performance in Homeland), Robin Wright (House of Cards), or Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men). “I can’t answer that question,” she says. “I have never seen an episode of any of them. Shame on me. But I’m just too busy!”
You can say that again. The mother of two young children has just finished shooting The Judge alongside Robert Downey Jr. and also stars as real-life paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in director James Wan’s new horror film The Conjuring, which opens tomorrow.
Below, Farmiga talks more about her nomination, the second season of Bates Motel, and the likelihood of her returning for the already-in-development Conjuring 2. READ FULL STORY
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