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J. K. Rowling Returns to HBO with CORMORAN STRIKE

J. K. Rowling Returns to HBO with CORMORAN STRIKE

J. K. Rowling’s presence on HBO continues after THE CASUAL VACANCY. But, then we announced that way back in a post on 12.17.15. CORMORAN STRIKE was announced as a BBC/HBO co-production after the successful run of the first work. Though the original timeline may be a little off it now appears Rowling’s return is a certainty. From Deadline we learn the CORMORAN STRIKE limited series stars British actor Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) star in what will be three separate event series, the three-hour The Cuckoo’s Calling, two-hour The Silkworm and two-hour Career Of Evil. Rowling, who wrote the three separate novels under the name...

The Story of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” Filming for HBO

The Story of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” Filming for HBO

With Oprah Winfrey placing her support behind a docudrama about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks biography, the audience will be in for an eye opening experience into how past medical practices were so cold and clinical. Henrietta Lacks’ medical issues were nothing but experimentation and research for doctors and lab staff. Henrietta was a woman of African American origin, born into an impoverished family. She had ten brothers and sisters and her mother passed away after having the tenth child. The family had been moved to Clover, Virginia and split up amongst relatives, out of necessity. Henrietta did not have an easy life: as a...

Jennifer Lopez to Play ‘Cocaine Godmother’ For HBO

Jennifer Lopez to Play ‘Cocaine Godmother’ For HBO

If you never heard of Griselda Blanco you will when HBO Films presents her story with the aid of producer/actress Jennifer Lopez. It has been announced that Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions will spearhead the production (along with LBI Entertainment) and with Lopez herself to star as the drug lord. Blanco became the most powerful female drug lord of all time and we are certain it will be a juicy role to step into. Wikipedia states: Griselda Blanco (February 15, 1943 – September 3, 2012), known as La Madrina, the Black Widow, the Cocaine Godmother and the Queen of Narco-Trafficking, was a Colombian drug lord of the Medellín Cartel and a...

HBO Films: All the Way – Review

HBO Films: All the Way – Review

Much like Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film Lincoln, HBO’s adaptation of the Broadway hit play All the Way focuses on the role a President plays in the advancement and expansion of human rights. It is a role often caught between the tide of human progress and the regressive Old Guard. How much can one person do, given the checks in the system? What is the best approach to push forward a party’s agenda? Films like Lincoln and All the Way highlight the struggle between the radicals and the moderates within a party, often chiding the latter for their impatience and lack of tact and pragmatism. Here, the President is Lyndon Baines...

Watch HBO’s All the Way Online, Streaming or via Cable This Weekend

Watch HBO’s All the Way Online, Streaming or via Cable This Weekend

SATURDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-10:15 p.m.). Bryan Cranston (four-time Emmy winner for “Breaking Bad”) reprises his Tony Award-winning role for the HBO Films presentation, which is directed by Jay Roach (“Trumbo”; Emmy winner for HBO’s “Game Change” and “Recount”) from a screenplay by Robert Schenkkan (Pulitzer Prize winner for “The Kentucky Cycle”; two-time Emmy nominee and Writers Guild Award winner for HBO’s “The Pacific”), who has adapted his Tony Award-winning play of the same name. Other HBO playdates: May 21 (12:55 a.m.), 22 (6:45 p.m.), 24 (1:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), 26 (8:00 p.m., 1:45 a.m.) and 30 (10:45 a.m.,...

Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films: THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films: THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Oprah Winfrey has been holding on to the rights to Rebecca Skloot’s book “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” for a while now. She at the very least hoped to produce the filmed adaptation. Now we learn she goes one better by signing on to star in the project and to do it for HBO not OWN. Perhaps she like what HBO FILMS: BELLE did for Queen Latifah? Here is the official press release:   OPRAH WINFREY TO STAR IN HBO FILMS’ THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS ——– Directed By George C. Wolfe From His Screenplay; Based On “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks,” By Rebecca Skloot; Executive Produced By Oprah...

Watch HBO’s Confirmation Online or Streaming This Weekend

Watch HBO’s Confirmation Online or Streaming This Weekend

We know that most of you are probably anxiously awaiting Game of Thrones’ return on April 24th. But why not give an HBO original film a chance while you wait? Confirmation is hitting the air in about the timeliest way possible. With a real life confirmation battle raging in the real life Washington DC, we’re going to get an inside look at what went down with Clarence Thomas’ “confirmation” years back. Confirmation debuts SATURDAY, APRIL 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Here’s how HBO describes the piece: HBO Films’ CONFIRMATION stars Kerry Washington (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for...

HBO Films: ALL THE WAY Has A Premiere Date and Trailer

HBO Films: ALL THE WAY Has A Premiere Date and Trailer

HBO’s second HBO Films presentation, after April’s CONFIRMATION on 04.16.16, has locked in a premiere date for May. Details come from the following press release regarding ALL THE WAY.  HBO has confirmed the debut date for ALL THE WAY, with the HBO Films drama scheduled to debut SATURDAY, MAY 21 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony-winning role in ALL THE WAY, a riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Staking his presidency on what would be an historic, unprecedented Civil Rights Act, Johnson finds...

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