To celebrate 25 years of director Martin Scorsese’s critically-acclaimed gangster film Goodfellas, actors Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino will come together to close The Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre in New York City this Saturday night. Attendees can look forward to a newly-remastered print supervised by Martin Scorsese himself, as well as a live panel with the cast moderated by Jon Stewart.
“I was most proud of this film 25 years ago, and equally proud of it now. I’m very happy that it is our closing night film,” De Niro said in a statement. Scorsese added, “It’s heartening to know that Goodfellas has come to mean so much to so many people. It’s wonderful to see one of your pictures revived and re-seen, but to see it closing Tribeca, a festival of new movies, means the world to me.” Fancy yourself an expert on the film? Play the Goodfellas Ultimate Fan Game and find out just how much you know.
Can’t make it to the screening in New York? Don’t worry: AMC will also be celebrating Goodfellas‘ 25th anniversary on Monday, June 15th at 7/6c, leading into the premiere of AMC’s new eight-part limited series event, The Making of The Mob: New York, at 10/9c. Narrated by Ray Liotta himself, the series will follow the rise of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to becoming the murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who turned the Mafia into an American institution. Watch a trailer for the series now:
Can we get an amen? Dominic Cooper has been confirmed for the lead role of Jesse Custer in AMC’s pilot for the popular comic book franchise Preacher.
Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s twisted ‘90s comic book series, Preacher follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God. The cast also includes Lucy Griffiths, who plays Emily, and Ian Colletti, who plays Eugene Root, aka Arseface.
No stranger to comic book adaptations, Dominic Cooper has appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger and the limited series Agent Carter, and many other films, such as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Need For Speed, Dracula Untold. He will also appear in the upcoming Warcraft movie, based on the hit video game.
Additionally, Elizabeth Perkins has been cast as Vyla Quinncannon, a refined but formidable businesswoman who owns the slaughterhouse in Jesse Custer’s hometown of Annville, Texas, and shares a past with Jesse’s father. Perkins starred as Celia Hodes in the acclaimed series Weeds, for which she was nominated twice for a Golden Globe and three times for an Emmy Award.
Developed for TV by Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, with Rogen & Goldberg also attached to direct, the pilot for Preacher will be produced in the summer of 2015 for series consideration in 2016.
Today, AMC announced the new eight-part limited series event, The Making of The Mob: New York, will premiere Monday, June 15 at 10/9c.
The Making of the Mob: New York will follow the rise of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to becoming the murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who turned the Mafia into an American institution.
The series will be narrated by none other than Emmy® Award-winning actor Ray Liotta, and executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment, the creative mind behind other captivating docu-series like The World Wars and The Men Who Built America. Continue reading “AMC Announces Limited Series Event The Making of the Mob: New York” »
More good news for fans awaiting the television adaptation of John le Carré’s novel The Night Manager: AMC, BBC One and The Ink Factory have announced that Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki will join the cast. They will co-star with previously announced stars Hugh Laurie (House) and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse, Midnight in Paris), and Academy Award-winning director Susanne Bier (In a Better World). The mini-series is set to begin filming this spring.
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AMC fans, here’s your chance to check out the acclaimed BBC America series, Orphan Black: AMC Networks will air the highly-anticipated Season 3 premiere of the hit series on Saturday, April 18 at 9PM/8C across all of its U.S. networks – AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv. This marks the first time the AMC Networks channel group has used its combined portfolio of networks to air a premiere of its programming. BBC America is operated as a joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Worldwide.
Starring SAG and Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany in multiple roles, Orphan Black’s second season brought new enemies to light, culminating in a shocking finale which revealed a new line of male clones, played by Ari Millen. Season 3 plunges the clone sisterhood into unexpected territory with the realization that they’re not alone.
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Today, AMC released the poster for the second half of Comic Book Men’s fourth season, which premieres Sunday, February 15 at Midnight / 11c. The poster features master fanboy Kevin Smith and the charismatic men of Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash being photographed by superhero-clad paparazzi.
In the fourth season of AMC’s unscripted series, Walt, Bryan, Michael and Ming geek out over rare pop culture memorabilia and also welcome new friends to the Red Bank, NJ comic store, including fandom icons Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Adam West (Batman), Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster), and Walt’s personal hero, Gene Simmons of KISS.
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Comic Book Men will premiere Sunday, February 15 at Midnight/11c.
The Ink Factory and AMC today announced a co-production partnership for the television adaptation of John le Carré’s novel The Night Manager. Multiple Emmy nominee Hugh Laurie (House) and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse, Midnight in Paris) will star in the mini-series, which is set to begin filming in spring 2015. Susanne Bier, who won an Academy Award for In a Better World, will direct.
A contemporary interpretation of le Carré’s espionage drama – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – The Night Manager mini-series will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The eagerly anticipated series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) as he navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), Pine must himself become a criminal.
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AMC announced today that the network will premiere the special event mini-series Making of The Mob: New York, which chronicles the historical roots of the original Five Families that led to the formation of the modern American Mafia. The docu-drama is being produced by Emmy Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment (The World Wars, The Men Who Built America).
Utilizing an immersive blend of dramatic scenes, archival footage and groundbreaking VFX, Making of The Mob: New York will begin in 1905 and span over 50 years to trace the rise of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who organized the criminal underworld and turned it into an American institution. The series will also feature interviews with historians, authors, actors, law enforcement personnel and family members, including: actors Joe Mantegna and Drea de Matteo; mob attorney and former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman; author David Pierusza, who is an expert on Lucky Luciano’s criminal mentor Arnold Rothstein; and Meyer Lansky’s grandson, Meyer Lansky II, among others.
The network will extend the Mafia theme by partnering each episode of Making of The Mob: New York with a lead-in from their extensive library of iconic mobster films. Long the cornerstones of the popular annual “Mob Week” programming event, titles include The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Goodfellas, American Gangster, Donnie Brasco, Scarface, Casino and Carlito’s Way.
“Stephen David brought us a show that reminded us what an absolutely spectacular story the truth is with respect to the rise of organized crime in America and the formation of the legendary Five Families,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content. ”Making of The Mob: New York features fantastic, larger-than-life characters and drama that is better than fiction in every way. This is definitely event television.”
Making of The Mob: New York is executive produced by Stephen David, with Eliot Goldberg and Marco Bresaz overseeing for the network. It will consist of eight, one-hour episodes premiering in second quarter 2015.
Good news for martial arts fans: AMC has cast Hong Kong film star Daniel Wu as the lead of the network’s new drama Badlands. Wu also serves as an executive producer on Badlands, a genre-bending martial arts series loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Badlands tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
“After working together with such a talented team of executive producers, writers and executives at AMC, I am excited for the opportunity to bring this character to life,” said Wu.
Wu is a Hong Kong-based Chinese-American actor, director and producer. Born in Berkeley, California, Wu was raised in Orinda in a family whose parents were Shanghai natives who were both educated in the States. Continue reading “AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu As Lead of Martial Arts Drama Badlands” »
It’s a go! AMC has ordered a pilot for a series based on the popular comic book franchise Preacher. The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for TV by Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is The End, Superbad, Neighbors). Rogen and Goldberg will produce through their Point Grey banner, along with Neal Moritz’s Original Film. The pilot was written by Sam Catlin. Rogen and Goldberg are attached to direct.
Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s twisted ‘90s comic book series, Preacher is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God.
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