Andrew Garfield continues his reign over the entertainment industry, this time playing his hand as a detective in the new FX series Under the Banner of Heaven.
“It is Andrew Garfield’s year, and that is continuing with a new FX series called Under the Banner of Heaven. Based on the novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer, the story follows the real-life murder of Brenda and Erica Lafferty by Ron and Dan Lafferty. The story isn’t an easy one to digest and is still a case that is widely talked about in the Utah area.”
The showrunner of Marvel’s Luke Cage is nervous that the new streaming home for his TV show might censor some vital elements of the series.
“Cheo Hodari Coker, executive producer and showrunner of Marvel’s Luke Cage Netflix series, recently spent time on Twitter reminiscing about his work. Coker said he was inspired to revisit the show after learning that all the Marvel TV shows made for Netflix will depart the streaming service on March 1. In doing so, Coker reminded everyone of how immaterial the streaming age is.”
Hasbro’s Transformers and G.I. Joe toys are now having an epic crossover event, but could this sort of thing happen on film?
“Though Hasbro has yet to let the incredibly malleable world of Transformers really shine on the big screen, the opposite is the case on toy shelves. We’ve seen Transformers figures mash-up with Back to the Future, Ghostbusrers, Top Gun, and more. Now, the Robots in Disguise are teaming up with their most natural fellow franchise: the real American heroes of G.I. Joe.”
Of all the twists and turn the series could take, HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones has become some sort of an action movie.
“Jesse Gemstone (Danny McBride) thinks he’s in a movie. On HBO’s prosperity gospel action-comedy The Righteous Gemstones, Jesse’s every deed, every word, feels like he’s punching up his own life on the fly. He stumbles over his one-liners in hopes of leaving the room on the perfect note: ‘Bye Felecia.’ Among his televangelist family, Jesse fancies himself a Vin Diesel surrounded by Tyreses, rising to the occasion and cracking the case as firstborns have done since ‘olden fairy tale times.'”
You’ve probably heard about the on-set controversies of Mad Max: Fury Road, but here are more fun facts from the film that might’ve slipped by.
“In an age of decades-later sequels, one desert-baked car chase defied all logic by being utterly, fantastically good. Mad Max: Fury Road will be remembered for decades for its beauty, intensity, and a story that came together without a written script. The post-apocalyptic vision from director George Miller emerged from the ashes of the 1980s to continue the legacy of one iconic character and the wasteland he calls home.”
Despite only a ten-year age gap between the actors, Emmy Rossum is set to play Tom Holland’s mother on the new Apple TV+ series The Crowded Room.
“In the forthcoming Apple TV+ series The Crowded Room, a 35-year-old woman—Emmy Rossum—will portray the mother of a 25-year-old man—Tom Holland—and, uh, we have questions. In the new anthology series about people who have struggled to live with mental illness, Holland will portray a man named Danny Sullivan, who has dissociative identity disorder and is presumably based on the real-life, alleged serial rapist Billy Milligan. Rossum will play Danny’s mother, and while some rumors have suggested she’ll be his mother in flashbacks to his youth, reporting from The Hollywood Reporter sure makes it sound like Rossum will be acting alongside Holland as his adult character’s mother in the present-day.”