Paul Bettany Pulls Out of Showtime Pilot ‘Masters of Sex’

By Tim Kenneally at TheWrap Paul Bettany has decided to employ the withdrawal method on Showtime‘s upcoming pilot “Masters of Sex.” The “A Beautiful Mind” star has bowed out of the pilot, which would have seen Bettany play sex-research pioneer William Masters, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirms to TheWrap. The pilot would […]

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The ‘Pacific’: How Joe Mazzello Became Eugene Sledge

The last time Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks paired up with HBO, the result was 2001’s multiple Emmy-award winning WWII miniseries ‘Band of Brothers.’ The tenth and final installment of the filmmakers’ return to HBO, ‘The Pacific,’  airs Sunday May 16. ‘The Pacific,’  filmed over 10 months in Australia in 2007, follows three characters in […]

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‘The Pacific’: Writer Bruce McKenna Says Part Four Shows A Shocking Surprise

The acclaimed, 10-part HBO series ‘The Pacific‘ continues it’s violent slog across the Pacific. Last week, in episode three, the marines finished their four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal. Physically and mentally debilitated, Robert Leckie, John Basilone and their comrades landed in Melbourne, where they were greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviors of Australia. […]

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HBO’s ‘The Pacific’: Writer Bruce C. McKenna Talks Episode Two Highlights

The acclaimed, 10-part HBO series ‘The Pacific‘ continues tonight with an apt warning from the New York Daily News. Veterans and viewers alike must prepare for a “blood-soaked hell.” Fancast.com asked ‘The Pacific’ co-executive producer and head writer Bruce C. McKenna to provide his take on key moments as the epic series unfolds. We are […]

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HBO’s ‘The Pacific’: Writer Bruce C. McKenna Picks His Favorite Scene

The epic 10-part miniseries, ‘The Pacific,’ has won approval from TV critics, enough to declare its debut tonight on HBO a genuine TV event. “Overall, The Pacific is crafted and acted with such loving devotion that it’s hard to find fault with its sincerity and sentimental forays,” wrote Margaret Ryan in the Chicago Tribune. TV […]

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‘The Pacific’: War Expert Captain Dale Dye Shapes New Recruits

It’s become a cultural/historical phenomenon, the collaborations of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on World War II. The Hollywood powerhouses first teamed up for the 1998 Oscar juggernaut ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ They came together again three years later for the HBO saga ‘Band of Brothers,’ which won six Emmy awards. Now, Hanks and Spielberg, joined […]

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‘The Pacific’ – How Bruce C. McKenna Wrote About The War For HBO, Tom Hanks And Steven Spielberg

*Please Note: Fancast will have the entire premiere episode of ‘The Pacific’ online beginning Monday, March 15th. The war in the Pacific, arguably the most horrific sphere of fighting in World War II, lasted nearly five years, but Bruce C. McKenna needed a total of seven years to complete his work as writer and co-executive […]

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