Amazon Studios has announced that award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el’s critically acclaimed “Honey Boy” will open in select theaters on November 8th. Shia LaBeouf wrote and stars alongside Noah Jupe, Lucas Hedges and FKA Twigs in the film which is a fictionalised take on LaBeouf’s own experiences as a child star and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery (LaBeouf is playing a proxy of his own father in the film – an ex-rodeo clown and felon character). [Source: Amazon Studios]
A Christmas Carol
FX and BBC are set to team up for a new three-part event series take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” which is being produced by Scott Free and actor Tom Hardy. Guy Pearce leads the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in this first of a planned series of new adaptations of classic Dickens novels. The project also stars Andy Serkis, Rutger Hauer, Stephen Graham, Joe Alwyn, Charlotte Riley and Lenny Rush. Steven Knight will pen the script and Nick Murphy will direct. [Source: The Live Feed]
TBS has cancelled its comedy series “Angie Tribeca,” which stars Rashida Jones as an LAPD detective, after four seasons – the final season having aired back in December. Also today, ABC has canceled the Shondaland legal drama “For the People” after two seasons. That series followed six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and is currently in the midst of its second season. [Source: TV Line]
SYFY has released a brand new featurette for the second season of “Krypton” which highlight’s Seg-El’s newest enemy – the iconic Superman villain Doomsday. Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) – whose House of El was ostracized and shamed – as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. The series is scheduled to return on June 12th.
Catherine the Great
HBO and Sky have released the first trailer for “Catherine the Great,” the new series based on the Russian empress, one of the most powerful female monarchs in history, and starring Helen Mirren in the lead role. Jason Clarke, Gina McKee and Rory Kinnear co-star in the series which will debut in the Fall.