Is Jeff Daniels Playing Keith Olbermann on ‘Newsroom? Aaron Sorkin Answers

On new HBO series “The Newsroom,” Jeff Daniels plays Will McAvoy, a moody, seasoned newsman who becomes a political animal with a loose tongue that creates controversy. Those comparisions quickly made viewers and critics alike wonder if the character was actually based on former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermann. Now, series creator Aaron […]

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Jesse Eisenberg to Appear in ‘Newsroom’ Pilot

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Jesse Eisenberg and Aaron Sorkin are having a little bit of a reunion. Eisenberg, star of “The Social Network,” will appear in the pilot episode of Sorkin’s HBO series “The Newsroom.” Sorkin, of course, wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the 2010 film about the gestational era of Facebook. Alas, Eisenberg’s participation […]

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HBO Orders Cable News Drama From Aaron Sorkin

NEW YORK – HBO says writer Aaron Sorkin is returning to TV with a series about cable news. The as-yet-untitled drama will center on a cable-news anchor played by Jeff Daniels and a newsroom boss played by Sam Waterston. Other cast members include Olivia Munn and Alison Pill. In making its announcement on Thursday, HBO […]

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Sam Waterston Joins Aaron Sorkin’s HBO Pilot

By Lesley Goldberg LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – “Law & Order” veteran Sam Waterston has joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s cable news pilot at HBO. The project, tentatively titled “More as This Story Develops,” revolves around Will (Jeff Daniels), the co-anchor of a cable news show who must contend with a new team after […]

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In Selected Cities: The Answer Man, In The Loop, Shrink

Here’s what’s playing in selected cities this weekend, and as Dave Letterman always says, we just pray to God your city has been selected. [iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Shrink/147808/1147075258/Shrink%3A-Trailer/embed 580 476] Shrink Buy tickets on Fandango! Kevin Spacey stars as a celebrity psychiatrist in the midst of a personal and professional crisis, slowly losing the ability to care […]

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In Selected Theaters: Away We Go, Downloading Nancy

Here’s what’s playing in selected cities this weekend, and as David Letterman always says, we just pray to God your city has been selected. [iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Away-We-Go/147561/1120076841/Away-We-Go%3A-Antwerp/embed 420 355] Away We Go Buy tickets at Fandango! Burt (John Krasinski) and Verona (Maya Rudolph) are a longtime couple expecting their first child who are stunned by the […]

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