Phyllis Carlyle , a casting director and manager who worked with such big names as Willem Dafoe, Jude Law and Geena Davis who later produced the hit films Seven and The Accidental Tourist , has died. She was 80. She died September 14 of lymphoma in Encino, CA, according to her family and the Neptune Society. Born on August 22, 1942, in Cleveland, Carlyle attended the American Academy for the Dramatic Arts before landing a job at a Chicago talent agency. A friend who had moved to Los Angeles get Carlyle a job as a commercial casting director, and she ran with it. “I probably became the top commercials casting director,” Carlyle said in a recent interview with Luke Ford. “Naivete can be a great quality because you think everything is possible,” she told Ford. “While if I had listened to the advice I was receiving, I would’ve done nothing. Everybody cautions you against everything. I didn’t know any better. I decided to start a management business. From my work as a … [Read more...] about Phyllis Carlyle Dies: ‘Seven’ & ‘Accidental Tourist’ Producer Who Also Worked As Manager, Casting Director Was 80
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The Night Manager producer The Ink Factory is forging a TV version of John Le Carré’’s A Most Wanted Man almost a decade after making a feature film version, with Snabba Cash writer Oskar Söderlund attached as showrunner. The TV version will see The Ink Factory reunite with German All Quiet on the Western Front indie Amusement Park , with both having produced the 2014 feature that was directed by Anton Corbijn and starred Phillip Seymour Hoffman , Willem Dafoe, Rachel McAdams and Daniel Brühl, the latter of whom is an Amusement Park partner. No broadcaster is attached as of yet and Söderlund’s version will be updated to a modern day European context. One of Le Carré’s best known works, A Most Wanted Man follows a young Chechen ex-prisoner who arrives illegally in Germany with a claim to a fortune held in a private bank. It was written to the backdrop of George W. Bush’s policy of ‘extraordinary rendition’ and inspired by the real-life story of … [Read more...] about ‘A Most Wanted Man’: The Ink Factory Behind TV Version Of John Le Carré Novel With ‘Snabba Cash’ Writer Oskar Söderlund
Beyoncé leads the field with nine nominations for the 65th annual Grammy Awards , which were revealed today. The singer, who is up for Album, Record and Song of the year, scored her 88th career nom, tying her with spouse Jay-Z as the most-nominated act of all time. Kendrick Lamar is next with eight noms, with Adele and Brandi Carlile tied for third with seven apiece. Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Future, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant, Randy Merrill and budding movie star Harry Styles are next with six each. See the full list of nominees below. RELATED: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jamie Foxx, Mel Brooks, Viola Davis, Questlove Among Spoken Word Grammy Nominees The marquee Album of the Year category is stacked with stars, including one from decades gone by: the revived ABBA’s Voyage will go up against Adele’s 30, Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti , Beyoncé’s Renaissance , Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) , Coldplay’s Music of the Sleepers, Carlile’s In … [Read more...] about Grammy Nominations: Beyoncé Leads Field & Ties For Most-Nommed Artist Ever – Full List
While Knives Out was a sleeper hit in 2019, its sequel, Glass Onions: A Knives Out Mystery , has become one of the most anticipated new releases of 2022. The murder mystery features a reteaming of writer/director Rian Johnson and star Daniel Craig and is set on a luxurious Greek island. RELATED: The Contenders Film: Los Angeles – Deadline’s Full Coverage At Saturday’s Contenders Los Angeles event, the director told Deadline’s chief film critic Peter Hammond how he turned to Agatha Christie for inspiration for injecting fresh life into the sequel. “Christie was doing wild new swings with every single thing that she published and she was swinging for the rafters,” Johnson said. “She was shaking it up. She was subverting the genre and turning it on its head … and so that was our goal with this one is let’s make something that gives you a fun who-done-it and scratches the same itch but let’s do it in a way that’s going to truly surprise and delight people.” Like … [Read more...] about ‘Glass Onion’ Director Rian Johnson, Stars Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson & Kathryn Hahn On Giving The Sequel A Fresh Look — Contenders L.A.
Two music-themed female driven pics are the hot properties on the Toronto auction block right now, and neither is decided yet. After another wild all night Toronto auction, the Tom Harper -directed Wild Rose is close to a seven figure U.S rights deal with a couple distributors chasing. NEON is out front but others are still in it, said sources close to the deal making. At the same time, the Natalie Portman-starrer Vox Lux is in serious play, and I’m hearing distributors including A24 and NEON are among the distributors chasing. Sierra/Affinity is brokering foreign deals on Wild Rose that should reap another $4 million, which is a strong showing for a tiny film. Wild Rose centers around an aspiring Scottish lass from Glasgow who follows her dream to become a Country & Western singer in Nashville. Several sources who saw it at last night’s 9:30 PM first screening at the Ryerson said that Jessie Buckley has breakout appeal and a voice like an angel, and that the … [Read more...] about Scottish C&W Singer Saga ‘Wild Rose’ Blooms With NEON, Others Chasing, As NEON, A24 Chase ‘Vox Lux’ : Toronto
James Norton has been set to lead the West End stage adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara ’s bestselling novel A Little Life . Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2015, the emotional story follows four college friends in New York City. Ivo van Hove ( Network, Hedda Gabler ) is directing the 12-week run at the Harold Pinter Theatre which begins on March 25. Also starring are Bridgerton ’s Luke Thompson , Omari Douglas ( It’s A Sin ), Zach Wyatt ( The Witcher ), Elliot Cowan ( The Crown ), Zubin Varla ( Tammy Faye ), Nathalie Armin ( Force Majeure ) and Emilio Doorgasingh ( The Kite Runner ). The quartet of friends is made up of aspiring actor Willem (Thompson), successful architect Malcolm (Wyatt), struggling artist JB (Douglas) and prodigious lawyer Jude (Norton). As ambition, addiction and pride threaten to pull the group apart, they always find themselves bound by their love for Jude and the mysteries of his past. But when those secrets come to … [Read more...] about ‘A Little Life’: James Norton To Star In West End Adaptation Of Hanya Yanagihara Bestseller