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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...

HBO Talking About HBO Films: BESSIE this Spring

HBO Talking About HBO Films: BESSIE this Spring

 HBO’s first original film is slated to arrive on the network this spring ans here is a Press release announcing it.  QUEEN LATIFAH STARS IN HBO FILMS’ BESSIE, THE STORY OF ICONIC BLUES SINGER BESSIE SMITH, DEBUTING THIS SPRING ——– Directed By Dee Rees; Screenplay By Dee Rees And Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois; Story By Dee Rees And Horton FooteCast Includes Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, With Charles S. Dutton And Mo’Nique Oscar nominee Queen Latifah (Chicago) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the...

HBO Miniseries: OLIVE KITTRIDGE

HBO Miniseries: OLIVE KITTRIDGE

Overview: This four-hour event tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive (Frances McDormand), whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. Richard Jenkins portrays Olive’s husband, Henry.  The story, which spans 25 years, focuses on her relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother’s approach to parenting; and other members of their community. The...

The Normal Heart on DVD & Blu-Ray August 26th

The Normal Heart on DVD & Blu-Ray August 26th

The Normal Heart comes out on DVD tomorrow. Based on the stageplay by Larry Kramer, it tells the story about the emergence of HIV and AIDs in the gay community of the early 80’s, as told through fictional writer Ned Weeks. Without knowledge or proper awareness of the disease, it spread as easily and effectively as it tore apart the lives of those it infected. Today, medical advancements allow people who have contracted the illness to lead lives as close to what one considers normal as possible. But even ten years ago, those prospects weren’t nearly as hopeful. Aside from the film itself, on the DVD there’s a short...

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