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HBO Miniseries: The Casual Vacancy

HBO Miniseries: The Casual Vacancy

When J.K. Rowling came out with a new book post-Potter, many were not receptive to her story.  I mean, she is clearly destined to write in the Harry Potter universe for the rest of her life! So while many warned me about her new book, I jumped into the pages willingly.  And I’m so glad I did. The Casual Vacancy provides an idyllic setting for a seedy and complex story.  I wrote about my dream casting when I found out HBO and the BBC were teaming up to film.  Now that the finished product has been revealed, let’s discuss. The basic story revolves around the sudden death of a parish council member and the ensuing fight of candidates...

Wright Brothers Miniseries Takes Flight for HBO

Wright Brothers Miniseries Takes Flight for HBO

  Playtone Productions the longstanding production house with HBO content, like BAND OF BROTHERS and JOHN ADAMS, has another miniseries planned for the network. It will focus on the story of Wilber and Orville Wright and their place in aviation history. The project will be based on a David McCullough book entitled “The Wright Brothers” which tells the story of the guys from the bicycle shop who went on to launch the first piloted flyer. Playtone is known for carefully selecting rich source material from which to build a foundation for its cinematic stories. Since the source material comes from McCullough it is sure to be a through...

HBO Rushes David Oyelowo’s Next Film to May’s Schedule

HBO Rushes David Oyelowo’s Next Film to May’s Schedule

David Oyelowo  – you know him as Martin Luther King is the Oscar nominated Selma. He is a diverse actor who has ranged from the animated Star Wars Rebels to Interstellar and an episode of The Good Wife. He is also no stranger to HBO as he was been in HBO Films: FIVE DAYS and a role in THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY. He returns to HBO with NIGHTINGALE in May. Here is a Press release highlighting the details: The HBO Films single-character drama NIGHTINGALE, starring Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (Selma), will debut FRIDAY, MAY 29, it was announced by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Directed by Elliott Lester...

HBO Films: THE CASUAL VACANCY & HBO Films: BESSIE Debut In April and May 2015

HBO Films: THE CASUAL VACANCY & HBO Films: BESSIE Debut In  April  and May 2015

                  If you have been paying attention to HBOWatch at all you should already know that both J. K. Rowling and Queen Latifah have been filming their respective projects. Well, now premiere dates have been set for both and HBOWatch will be there to review them. The HBO Miniseries/BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s global bestseller THE CASUAL VACANCY centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war, with conflicts between rich and poor, parents and children, wives and husbands,...

HBO Sets April Date for HBO Miniseries:THE CASUAL VACANCY

HBO Sets April Date for HBO Miniseries:THE CASUAL VACANCY

In a rather simplistic press release HBO has divulged the premiere date for the HBO/BBC adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s THE CASUAL VACANCY. Here it is in its entirety, with emphasis placed by us.   HBO has confirmed the debut dates for the HBO Miniseries/BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s global bestseller THE CASUAL VACANCY, with parts one and two scheduled to debut back-to-back WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the debut of part three the next night, THURSDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT). THE CASUAL VACANCY centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey....

LEWIS AND CLARK Miniseries Slated for Production

LEWIS AND CLARK Miniseries Slated for Production

  Straight from an HBO Press Release we have received word that the LEWIS AND CLARK Miniseries is a confirmed production for the network.  We had already seen evidence that this work was a likely production as this October 2014 post proves. However, now we have official word as follows:   HBO GREENLIGHTS MINISERIES LEWIS AND CLARK, STARRING CASEY AFFLECK AND MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS, WITH PRODUCTION TO BEGIN THIS SUMMER ——– Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks And Gary Goetzman Executive Produce ——–   LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2015 – HBO has greenlit LEWIS AND CLARK, with production on the...

Matt Bomer Soon to Become Montgomery Clift For HBO

Matt Bomer Soon to Become Montgomery Clift For HBO

Just coming off his Golden Globe win for THE NORMAL HEART, HBO’s only win from the foreign press, Matt Bomer targets another HBO films venture. This time around he will be playing the dashing Montgomery Clift. It seems that Bomer was an early pick for the Hollywood superstar. We learn that the picture, under the direction of Larry Moss, was penned by Christopher Lovick and named MONTY CLIFT. The script is undergoing rewrites at this time. For those not familiar with Montgomery Clift here is a biography and brief information from our source to get you up to speed. “At his prime, Clift rivaled Marlon Brando and James Dean as...

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