So, now we know: The BBC has just revealed that the new star of Doctor Who is Peter Capaldi. The 55-year-old Scottish actor is well known the U.K. In the U.S.? Not so much. Here are five things you need to know about the Twelfth Doctor.
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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
Yes, friends, that’s Larry David.
And, yes, that’s Jon Hamm as Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
The pieces of this strange puzzle come together in David’s upcoming HBO film Clear History. (That’s the official poster above, being premiered exclusively on EW.com.)
In the movie, which debuts Aug. 10, David plays an executive who loses out on extreme wealth after prematurely walking away from what would become a billion dollar stake in the company for which he once worked. Years later, with nothing to show for his life — not even hair — David’s character sets out to get even with the man who DID get rich (Hamm).
Tomorrow morning, come back to InsideTV for a look at some exclusive character posters from the flick, featuring Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, and more.
A popular subject for TV movies these days, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are being brought to life again in Burton & Taylor. Rather than attempt to chronicle the tempest that was their long relationship, the BBC film focuses on the pair’s time starring in Private Lives on Broadway.
Watch the duo debate if their attraction is an addiction while they navigate super-stardom and a keen public interest in their personal lives — all the while attempting to be taken seriously as stage actors in a failing Broadway play.
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Clear History should really consider the parenthetical title The HBO Movie With Larry David in an Insane Wig. That’s been the film’s main talking point — but a new minute-and-a-half trailer changes that, revealing more of the story line, a slew of famous faces and even a hairpiece-free David.
In the TV movie, the Curb Your Enthusiasm mastermind plays a marketing exec for a carmaker, and he’s not too impressed with his employer’s latest vehicle, the Howard electric car. He pulls a Jerry Maguire, telling off his boss (Jon Hamm) and selling his share in the company on his way out the door — only to have the detested car become a billion-dollar hit.
Joining David and Hamm for a ride in the Howard: Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, J.B. Smoove, Bill Hader and Danny McBride, who tells a long-haired Larry, “You look like the guy who kidnapped Elizabeth Smart!”
Watch the sneak peek below:
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It’s no longer shocking when established film directors turn to TV — after all, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, and David Fincher have all done it recently to great acclaim.
Still, you may be surprised to learn that Lifetime’s upcoming Anna Nicole Smith biopic was directed by none other than Mary Harron — a filmmaker best known for her wicked work on controversial cult favorites like I Shot Andy Warhol and American Psycho. Thanks in part to Harron’s pedigree, the movie also managed to attract an unusually accomplished cast, including Oscar winner Martin Landau (as Anna Nicole’s wealthy husband J. Howard Marshall), Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen (as Anna’s mother, Virgie), indie stalwart Adam Goldberg (as Anna’s lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern), and Princess Bride star-turned-character actor Cary Elwes (as J. Howard’s scheming son E. Pierce Marshall).
So how did a movie maverick find herself on the set of a made-for-TV flick about a notorious celebrity train wreck? Easy — the film’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Maron, simply called her up and asked if she wanted the job. (Zadan and Maron must have a thing for Marilyn Monroe; their canceled series Smash revolved around a Marilyn musical, while Anna Nicole is peppered with references to Monroe being Smith’s idol.)
“They said they wanted to do a director-driven movie, and that was very interesting,” Harron explained in a phone interview. “And I thought it was interesting to try and do a TV movie that was like a movie-movie, in a way.”
What is it that separates Anna Nicole from a garden-variety Lifetime movie — and why does Harron think we’re still fascinated with Smith’s story, even six years after her death? The answer lies in Anna Nicole‘s unique approach to its subject, according to the director — and the enduring allure of the “beauty queen” story.
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It’s the first official photo from Warner Bros.’ Veronica Mars movie — and you don’t even have to pledge a donation to see it!
Exclusively on EW.com, here’s the first behind-the-scenes pic of Kristen Bell from the upcoming feature film based on the beloved cult series. Production got under way earlier this month in Los Angeles.
Veronica Mars, of course, was Kickstarted back to life thanks to creator Rob Thomas, the cast and fans raising more than $2 million to help fund the film in April (in fact, the grand total was $5.7 million — why, they’re going to have to add some CGI orcs or boat chases to spend it all). The movie reunites the show’s cast (last seen on The CW in 2007), including Bell, along with Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell and Ken Marino.
Rejoice, Marshmallows: Deputy Leo is back!
Emmy-nominated New Girl star Max Greenfield revealed during a Google Hangout with Gold Derby on Tuesday that he plans to reprise his old Veronica Mars role for Rob Thomas’ upcoming crowd-funded movie. Greenfield played Leo, a sheriff’s deputy and a onetime love interest for Kristen Bell’s Veronica, in 11 episodes of the original series, appearing infrequently throughout all three seasons.
“I will be there — so will Deputy Leo,” Greenfield said with a grin. “It’s gonna be like a fun reunion. You wanna go in there and do some really solid work because obviously, people put up their own money to see this. I think everybody who’s playing a part in this thing has a responsibility, which is fun and exciting.”
Check out the video below:
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Steven Soderbergh’s HBO film Behind the Candelabra is full of WTF moments, but Rob Lowe’s physical transformation as Liberace’s plastic surgeon Dr. Startz might be the most jaw-dropping. Read on for Lowe’s take on his disturbing yet fascinating makeover, the similarities between Dr. Startz and Lowe’s Parks and Recreation character, and what it was like to see “Gordon Gekko banging Jason Bourne.” READ FULL STORY
'TVD' star Daniel Gillies talks Katherine, Showtime acquiring his directorial debut, and his next film
Tonight, we see the backdoor pilot for the Vampire Diaries’ Originals spin-off, a safe bet to make The CW’s fall schedule, which will be announced on May 16. But Daniel Gillies (Elijah), who’s currently filming the second season of CTV’s Saving Hope, has something else to look forward to next month: Last October, he released his feature-length directorial debut, the drama Broken Kingdom, and Kingdom Come, the documentary following the three-year process of getting that independent movie made, online. Unbeknownst to him, reps for one of the documentary’s co-directors, Paiman Kalayeh, then began shopping Kingdom Come — which also features a score of indie filmmakers including Don Cheadle, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Spurlock, and Kevin Smith sharing their own war stories and triumphs — to networks, and got a bite from Showtime. After viewing the documentary, execs asked to see Gillies’ movie as well. And now, both will air on the cable network May 15, back-to-back. Gillies, who wrote and stars in Broken Kingdom as an American writer who forms an unlikely union with a 14-year-old street girl in Colombia, chatted with EW about the films (which you can still stream at Brokenkingdomfilm.com) and the script he’s penning now. READ FULL STORY
Late filmmaker Nora Ephron, who died last summer at age 71, will soon have her life and career memorialized on HBO. The cable network is planning to make a documentary about Ephron, EW has confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter first announced the news.
Ephron’s son Jacob Bernstein (also son of famed Washington Post Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, to whom Ephron was married for four years) will direct and co-produce the documentary, which HBO describes as “an intimate portrait” of his mother.” The film will be called Everything is Copy, a lesson taught to Ephron by her mother, who also used her life as inspiration for her writing. READ FULL STORY
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