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Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in a series for HBO based on “A Time for Mercy,” John Grisham’s follow-up to “A Time to Kill” (via Variety). The 1996 film version of “A Time to Kill” starred the young McConaughey as attorney Jake Brigance, the main character in the Grisham trilogy that includes bestsellers “A Time to Kill” (1989), “Sycamore Row” (2013), and the most recent “A Time for Mercy” (2020). Directed by Joel Shumacher from a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, “A Time to Kill” was...
All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Three and a half years after the original “Justice League” was released in theaters, Zack Snyder’s director’s cut has finally arrived on HBO Max. The film, which hit the streaming service on Thursday, March 18, clocks in at just over...
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the nominees for the second ever PGA Innovation Award, an honor that recognizes production of a notable and influential new media program that is able to elevate experiences for audiences to new heights. The announcement of the Innovation Award winner will take place at a new event for the organization, entitled “A Day with the PGA Awards Nominees.” The virtual celebration will be held Saturday, March 20 and will feature panels with nominated...
 
The pandemic did not stop the world’s culture czars from selecting their candidates for the Best International Feature Oscar. The extended shortlist of 15 was culled from a record 93 contenders, and loaded onto the Academy portal (also available via AppleTV). That’s where some 9,000 eligible Academy voters were able to screen the films online. (No more wining and dining of the venerable Los Angeles committee regulars.) Any member could opt in to vote if they watched a minimum of 12 assigned...
Written in the midst of a painful divorce and on the cusp of an artistic renaissance that would continue for decades afterward, Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” would become the fastest-selling album that he ever made as either a solo artist or the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was certified triple platinum only nine months after its initial 1994 release. And yet despite its immediate success, Petty’s most personal and liberated LP was still a slow bloomer in some respects...
 
All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. There’s something exhilaratingly terrifying about being scared that keeps horror fans coming back, no matter the time of year. Horror movies have an important place in cinema; it’s the genre that never really gets old. But to be fair...
Good news for any Marvel Cinematic Universe fan feeling exhausted by the onslaught of fan theories generated across the nine-episode run of “WandaVision”: It appears “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” the next MCU series debuting on Disney+, isn’t going to function the same way. The mystery box structure of “WandaVision” fueled such an obsession with fan theories (Mephisto, anyone?) that series director Matt Shakman came forward ahead of the finale to warn fans they would be disappointed...
After six successful seasons on FX, the “Justified” gang is getting back together. Variety reports that the creative team behind “Justified” is developing a new series based on the Elmore Leonard novel “City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit,” with a possibility that Timothy Olyphant will reprise his Emmy-nominated role as lawman Raylan Givens. The new series is being executive produced by “Justified” creator Graham Yost, with “Justified” writers and executive producers Michael Dinner and Dave...
 
Data. Desire. Deceit. In the first season not written or directed by creators Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan, “The Girlfriend Experience” Season 3 is dealing with at least two themes familiar to the Starz anthology series, yet the latest twist is also its most intriguing. Data acquisition, accumulation, and analysis are massive fields, growing to digitize just about every facet of our lives, and Anja Marquardt’s story posits one more: “What if desire could be quantified?” Unlike “Black...
On the heels of yesterday’s historic Oscar nomination for Steven Yeun comes news from Deadline that he is planning his return to television for a 10-episode half-hour series opposite comedian Ali Wong. The television project, Yeun’s first regular live-action TV gig since wrapping his run as Glenn Rhee on “The Walking Dead,” is backed by A24, the distributor of Yeun’s six-time Oscar nominee, “Minari.” Per Deadline, the Yeun-Wong series was “pitched last week” and “has created an auction...
The cast for HBO’s upcoming drama series about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers NBA team is coming together. Variety reported on Tuesday that Adrien Brody, who starred in films such “The Pianist,” “The Thin Red Line,” and “The Village,” will portray legendary Los Angeles Lakers coach Pat Riley in the upcoming show. Brody is among several high-profile talents who will appear in the series. Others include Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Catherine the Great”) as Jerry West, a 14-time NBA...
 
[Editor’s note: This review contains references to sexual assault, disordered eating, and the controversial “moderation management” approach to sobriety.] There has been a rash of docuseries recently about the agency — or lack thereof — of young women in the entertainment industry: “Framing Britney Spears” and “Allen v. Farrow” among them. YouTube Original’s “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” is a harrowing variation on the theme: How do you retain any control over the choices in your...
In August 2018, after years of self-professed “unhealthy” living and a litany of symptoms that scared the hell out of her, actress Selma Blair received a startling diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Suddenly, a lot made sense: the tremors that kept her from everyday living, the incipient terror that had often led her to drink, a leg that always seemed to want to drag behind her. But with the diagnosis came different fears and worries, including the big one: Would she die from this? Blair...
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