TV News: Dead, Crux, Hemingway

Walking Dead

Several photos from AMC’s much-anticipated zombie series have gone online including the first official shot of Andrew Lincoln as the lead character Rick Grimes, and some set pics of zombie battle action which was shot in downtown Atlanta.

Alongside Lincoln, the cast now includes Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun and Chandler Riggs. The six-episode first season kicks off on AMC this coming October.

The Crux

Kevin Spacey is in talks to star in this new series from writer/director Rod Lurie (“The Contender”) reports Vulture.

Spacey would play the leader of an extremely high-profile cult while Lurie will pen the pilot script.

Though only one meeting on the project has taken place, apparently both Showtime and Spacey want the project to go ahead. However other networks, including HBO, are already campaigning to score the show.

Hemingway & Gellhorn

Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman are set to star as one of American literature’s most famous couples in the new HBO TV movie “Hemingway & Gellhorn” reports Deadline.

The story follows the first meeting, tumultuous romance and subsequent five-year marriage between famed novelist Ernest Hemingway and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn.

Barbara Turner and Jerry Stahl penned the script, James Gandolfini will produce and Philip Kaufman will direct. Shooting kicks off next year in Northern California.