The long and painful road to that screen adaptation served as the basis for a THR cover story, which traced the at-times contentious relationship between Kramer and Barbra Streisand, who optioned the rights in 1986. The two quickly fell into arguments over the direction of the script. She insisted it needed to be opened up to make it more cinematic. Development dragged on until the mid-'90s, when Streisand, who had a deal at Columbia, felt the script almost was ready. While she originally had thought Dustin Hoffman should play Ned, she talked to Kenneth Branagh about the role, with Ralph Fiennes playing Felix. But a green light proved elusive, and Streisand went on to direct and star in The Mirror Has Two Faces. The project sat idle for 15 years, until Murphy entered the picture. … [Read more...] about Larry Kramer, ‘Normal Heart’ Playwright and AIDS Activist, Dies at 84
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Envisioning Heart as a theatrical release, Murphy also was working to find financing, eventually lining up support from Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment and Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions. He hadn't planned to pitch it to HBO when he found himself in a meeting with HBO programming president Michael Lombardo about another project, a proposed movie about the making of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. Lombardo wasn't interested in that concept but asked what else Murphy was working on. When he heard about Heart, Lombardo immediately said, "Ryan, that's what I want to do with you." Says the exec, "I used all my powers of persuasion to convince him more people would see it on HBO and we would treat it more respectfully in the way we marketed it. Thank goodness it didn't take much convincing." … [Read more...] about ‘The Normal Heart’s’ 30-Year Journey From Barbra Streisand to Ryan Murphy
The heartthrob of television industry, Barun Sobti, who was last seen on Gul Khan's show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3, will be seen in yet another web series named Asura. He will be seen playing the lead in the psychological thriller that will launch in the coming months. The show is a psychological thriller which explores the hidden world of forensic science against the mystical mythology of Benares. On the show, Barun will be seen playing the role of a forensic expert. … [Read more...] about After Tanhaiyan & Dysfunctional Family, Barun Sobti To Be Seen In Yet Another Web Series!
After all, you could always stream Black Panther on your computer, but it wouldn’t be the same as seeing it displayed on a crisp and dynamic 4K TV. Wouldn’t you want to give the film’s pulsating soundtrack and booming sound effects the same boost as well? Gamers also like adding a soundbar to pick up little details and to enhance the special effects of the game they’re playing, while sports fans know there’s no better way to feel like you’re part of the action than by having the big game blaring through a set of portable and powerful drivers. … [Read more...] about The Best Wireless Soundbars For Your Home Theater
The fight, which airs next Tuesday on Discovery, went down a couple months ago -- near the end of opilio crab fishing season -- and sources connected with the show tell TMZ, Keith was extremely stressed at the time ... and his fuse was real short. No kidding. … [Read more...] about ‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain ATTACKS Cameraman