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Kermit Gosnell TV movie raises $2.2M on Indiegogo, signs writer

Andrew Klavan, who wrote the novel on which Clint Eastwood’s True Crime was based, will write the screenplay for Gosnell, a TV movie about Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia “house of horrors” abortion doctor who was found guilty of murder in 2013. The movie was funded through an extremely successful Indiegogo campaign which raised more than its initial $2.1 million goal. READ FULL STORY

Bryan Cranston to star in HBO adaptation of Broadway's 'All the Way'

Bryan Cranston is returning to television: HBO acquired the rights to Broadway’s All the Way, the Tony-winning play in which the Breaking Bad star portrayed Lyndon B. Johnson, the network confirmed to EW.

Cranston will reprise his role as the 36th president of the United States, with playwright Robert Schenkkan on board to adapt the stage version for the small screen. Steven Spielberg will serve as executive producer on the HBO Films project.

All the Way was named best play at the Tonys last month, where Cranston took home a trophy for his performance as LBJ. The show closed June 29 after 131 performances at the Neil Simon Theatre, breaking Broadway box office records when it grossed over $1.4 million over eight performances—more than any play ever brought in during a single week.

Whitney Houston biopic director Angela Bassett talks casting, drugs, family, and Bobby Brown

Ever since Angela Bassett announced she would direct a Lifetime film on beloved singer Whitney Houston, diehard fans—and most of the Internet—have speculated on nearly every aspect of the film. Who would play Houston, with her prodigious voice and winning smile? Would her daughter Bobbi Kristina appear in the movie? Would her family be involved? How would her ex-husband, singer-songwriter Bobby Brown, be depicted? And what of Houston’s death in 2012—would that make it to the small screen? READ FULL STORY

Linda Hamilton to star in new Syfy movie 'Bermuda Tentacles'

The Terminator‘s Linda Hamilton is starring in Syfy’s next TV movie gem: Bermuda Tentacles.

In the movie, a Navy rescue team heads to the infamous Bermuda Triangle after Air Force One goes down. But once they arrive, they discover — and awaken! — a vicious monster that could destroy the entire world.

Other stars include Trevor Donovan, Mya Harrison, and Jamie Kennedy.

Bermuda Tentacles debuts on Syfy April 12 at 9 p.m. ET.

'Killing Kennedy' trailer puts Rob Lowe's JFK behind the podium -- VIDEO

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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'Orphan Black' actor Dylan Bruce to star in Lifetime's 'Flowers in the Attic'

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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How did 'Sharknado' get its bite? A Syfy exec speaks

Admit it: Like everyone else, you’re currently obsessed with Sharknado. Syfy’s latest so-bad-it’s-amazing disaster flick is a social media marvel that brought in 5,000 tweets per minute last night — and though its first air is long over, excitement about the movie hasn’t died down quite yet.

Even Syfy senior vice president Craig Engler was shocked by the amount of attention Sharknado attracted last night — though on second thought, he understands the movie’s inescapable pull. “You put sharks in a tornado, and then you apparently have gold,” he explained to Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw on EW’s Sirius station this morning.

For more on the movie, the reaction, which big-name writer wants in for the sequel, and which wacky hybrid movies could be on the horizon next — Taranchalanche, anyone? — check out this clip from the radio show.

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'Clear History' poster: Jon Hamm is Person of the Year...and Larry David hates him -- EXCLUSIVE

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.

'Anna Nicole' a 'new kind' of Lifetime movie, 'American Psycho' director Mary Harron says

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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James Gandolfini: 'Eating With the Enemy' was on actor's unfinished plate

This is the story of a James Gandolfini role that almost was …

Less than a week before he died unexpectedly at age 51, Gandolfini met with a team at HBO to discuss barbeque ribs, North Korea, and a true tale so strange it could only be told as comedy.

The film was called Eating With the Enemy, and the Emmy-winning star of The Sopranos would have played a big-mouthed New Jersey restaurant owner who fancies himself a rogue international diplomat and gets ensnared in the tense nuclear stand-off between Washington D.C. and the reclusive Pyongyang government. READ FULL STORY

Lifetime's 'Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret' sneak peek gets bloody -- VIDEO

Lifetime has released a new preview of Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, and the result is more bloody than dirty.

The movie about the photographer-turned-convicted murderer stars Tania Raymonde as the controversial Jodi Arias, who was charged with stabbing her lover Travis Alexander 29 times. The new clip shows a blood-splattered Arias disposing of evidence and reliving the murder in her mind. If you thought Lifetime would hold back on the violence, you were wrong.

Watch the new sneak peek for Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret below:
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