Cinema Asian America: Musican-Actor Goh Nakamura Talks ‘Daylight Savings’

This month sees the release of the independent feature “Daylight Savings”, which features Nakamura in the leading role; no longer on-stage, but in front of the camera. The follow-up to 2011’s SXSW hit “Surrogate Valentine” (also starring Nakamura), “Daylight” is the second collaboration between director Dave Boyle and Nakamura.

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Kyle Chandler to Star in Showtime’s ‘The Vatican’

Emmy-winner Kyle Chandler has been cast in the leading role in Showtime’s “The Vatican,” the network announced Friday. In the provocative drama about religion, power and politics, Chandler will star as Cardinal Thomas Duffy, “the charismatic yet enigmatic Archbishop of New York, whose progressive leanings excite some and alarm others within the hierarchy of the […]

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Billy Campbell as Abraham Lincoln in "Killing Lincoln" (NatGeo)

‘Killing Lincoln’ Star Billy Campbell: Daniel Day-Lewis Was Not an Influence

Steven Spielberg’s Oscar nominated “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th president of the United States, tells the story of how Lincoln got the 13th Amendment, which abolishes slavery, passed. On Sunday, Feb. 17, the National Geographic Channel is telling a completely different Lincoln story, “Killing Lincoln,” from executive producers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, […]

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Showtime Orders ‘The Vatican’ with Ridley Scott to Direct

Showtime has ordered a new series about the Vatican with none other than “Alien” and “Blade Runner” director Ridley Scott on board to direct his first-ever TV pilot. The series will naturally be called “The Vatican,” according to Deadline, and will be about “a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics – set […]

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Ridley, Tony Scott to Produce Documentary Based on Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Lincoln’ Book

Ridley and Tony Scott are producing a two-hour documentary based on Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s best-selling book “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever,” TheWrap has confirmed. The documentary will air on the National Geographic Channel, which is a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. Production is due to […]

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Ridley Scott To Host “Prophets of Science Fiction”

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Ridley Scott is about to space out with a new series for Discovery’s Science Channel. Discovery announced Monday that the director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner” will host a new series, “Prophets of Science Fiction,” to premiere on Science on November 9. Each episode will explore the work of a science-fiction […]

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Cinemax, Alan Ball Team for New Amish Drama ‘Banshee’

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Cinemax is raising the barn: The cable network announced a new Amish drama from “True Blood” creator Alan Ball. The cable station confirms to TheWrap that it’s working with Ball on a new series, “Banshee,” that will center around an ex-con/martial arts expert who descends on a tiny […]

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