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Director Colin Trevorrow Responds to ‘THE BOOK OF HENRY’ Negative Reviews

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Critics have been giving very negative reviews for director Colin Trevorrow’s new drama film, THE BOOK OF HENRY. Now, Trevorrow recently spoke with Empire Magazine’s Podcast and has responded about it;”

“It’s a little heartbreaking, without getting too personal, and I think it’s just because it came to us as a bit of a shock. We screened this movie to so many people, and we’ve had reactions fro so many people that we felt we knew what we had and we knew how it was affecting the audience. And that actually hasn’t changed.”

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While critics continue critiquing the film, audiences have somehow connected with it. Rotten Tomatoes has given a 70% approval rating, compared to the 22% rotten score from critics.

Trevorrow said:

“It affects audiences in the same way that we thought it would. We did not anticipate that level of vitriolic dislike for the film. And in the end, do I want to be somebody who can please both audiences and critics? Absolutely. So is that hugely disappointing? It is.”

Trevorrow directed Jurassic World, which has a sequel and is directed by J.A Bayona, but he co-wrote the script. He’s prepping for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, which hasn’t started filming yet.

“I’m not going to say this is some kind of movie of the future. It’s not that. But I do believe in what I did, and I hope as people see it some of that will become evident.”

From an original script by acclaimed novelist Gregg Hurwitz, The Book of Henry stars Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Jaeden Lieberher, and Maddie Ziegler.

Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila  (Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old son. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan’s older son Henry (Lieberher), age 12, whose creativity is without limits. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother– and, through investments, of the family as a whole– Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate, 12-year-old Christina (Ziegler), has a dangerous secret– and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help. As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it.

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment’s (SKE) Sidney Kimmel and Carla Hacken and by Double Nickel Entertainment’s Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman. Sue Baden-Powell and SKE’s John Penotti executive produce.

The Book of Henry is now playing in theaters.

Tommy Lee Jones Eyes Brad Pitt’s Futuristic Sci-Fi ‘AD ASTRA’

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Tommy Lee Jones is in final talks to join Brad Pitt in AD ASTRA, a working title of a futuristic sci-fi epic for New Regency. James Gray co-wrote and will direct.

Details are being kept under wraps, but Ad Astra means “to the stars” in Latin. Pitt will play a slightly autistic space engineer Roy McBride. Twenty years after his father left on a one-way mission to Neptune in order to find signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence, McBride travels through the solar system to find him and understand why his mission failed.

Jones would play the father, and the film has a bit of Heart of Darkness vibe, set in deep space.

Gray co-wrote the script with Ethan Gross. RT Features financed the film. Plan B is producing with Gray, RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira, Keep Your Head Productions’ Anthony Katagas, and Mad River’s Marc Butan. RT Features’ Lourenco Sant’Anna and Sophie Mass executive produce.

Production begins on September.

Mireille Enos & Two More Join HBO Film’s ‘MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ’

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The Killing/The Catch star Mireille Enos, Taboo‘s Oona Chaplin and The Crown‘s Harriet Walter have joined HBO Films’ MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ opposite Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan.

Directed and written by Sacha Gervasi, based on a story he co-wrote with Sean Macaulay, My Dinner with Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both.

Enos will play Kathy Self, Villechaize’s longtime girlfriend, Chaplin will play Tate’s girlfriend Katie and Walter as Baskin, Danny’s newspaper editor.

Enos received an Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice nomination for her role as Sarah Linden in AMC’s drama series The Killing. She most recently played the female lead in Shondaland’s The Catch and will be seen next on Amazon’s Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

In addition to Taboo, Chaplin has been seen on the big screen on The Longest Ride and Quantum of Solace.

Walter is nown for her role as Clementine Churchill on The Crown and most recently recurred on Black Sails. On the feature side, she played Dr. Kalonia on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

FOX Announces Fall 2017 Premiere Dates

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FOX has officially revealed their fall premiere dates for new and returning series!

Marvel Television’s new family adventure series THE GIFTED premieres on Monday, October 2, followed by the return of LUCIFER Season 3. New comedic drama THE ORVILLE, from creator and executive producer Seth MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau, premieres with a special two-night date on Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sep. 17, immediately followed by NFL ON FOX doubleheaders. THE ORVILLE will then make its time period on Thursday, Sept. 28, following GOTHAM Season 4 return. The new buddy comedy GHOSTED, starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott premieres on October 1, during a Sunday night of premieres, including BOB’S BURGERS, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUYS and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH.

Here’s the fall premieres of new and returning shows (all times are ET/PT):

SUNDAY, SEPT. 10

Immediately following NFL ON DOUBLE Doubleheader

8-9PM THE ORVILLE (Special Series Premiere, Part 1)

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 17

Immediately following NFL ON FOX Doubleheader

8-9PM  THE ORVILLE (Special Series Premiere, Part 2)

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26

8-9PM LETHAL WEAPON (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)

9-9:30PM THE MICK (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)

9:30-10PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (SEASON 5 PREMIERE)

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

8-9PM EMPIRE (SEASON 4 PREMIERE)

9-10PM STAR (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28

8-9PM GOTHAM (SEASON 4 PREMIERE)

9-10PM THE ORVILLE (Time Period Series Premiere)

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29

8-9PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 17 Premiere)

9-10PM THE EXORCIST (Season 2 Premiere)

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

7:30-8PM BOB’S BURGERS (Season 8 Premiere)

8-8:30PM THE SIMPSONS (Season 29 Premiere)

8:30-9PM GHOSTED (Series Premiere)

9-9:30PM FAMILY GUY (Season 15 Premiere)

9:30-10PM THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Season 4 Premiere)

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

8-9PM LUCIFER (Season 3 Premiere)

9-10PM THE GIFTED (Series Premiere)

 

The First Exclusive Look at Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan in HBO Movie ‘MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ’

HBO Films has released the first exclusive photo for their upcoming film MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ, starring Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage and The Fall/Fifty Shades of Grey Jamie Dornan, which can be seen down below!

Directed by Sacha Gervasi, the film features Dinklage as Hervé Villechaize and Dornan as journalist Danny Tate circa 1993.

Written by Gervasi and based on a story by him and Sean Macaulay, My Dinner with Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both.

Gervasi, Zaillian Dinklage, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz and Jessica de Rothschild executive produce. Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg co-executive produce.

Syfy Orders George R.R Martin’s Supernatural Thriller Pilot ‘NIGHTFLYERS’

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Syfy has given a green light order for NIGHTFLYERS, a supernatural thriller pilot based on the novel by George R.R Martin and the 1987 film.

Universal Cable Productions and Hypnotic (USA’s Suits) is in the process of setting up a writers room to generate backup scripts in prep for a potential series pickup.

Jeff Buhler wrote the adaption, which is set in the future of the eve of Earth’s destruction. In the hope of making contact with alien life, eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard the Nighflyer, a ship with a small, tightknit crew and a reclusive captain. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place, they start to question one another– and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.

Bill McGoldrick, EVP Scripted Development for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment said:

“We are looking forward to diving deeper into George R.R Martin’s chilling world of NIGHTFLYERS. The script that Jeff delivered encapsulates this classic sci-fi horror story and adapts it to a platform where we can truly explore the depths of madness.”

NIGHTFLYERS will be executive produced by Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman of Hypnotic, Buhler, Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films, Lloyd Ivan miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions. Robert Jaff who wrote and produced the 1987 film, produces.

NIGHTFLYERS is one of the two projects that Martin has optioned with Syfy with UCP for TV series, along with Wild Cars. However, Martin is not involved in the projects as he i under an exclusive deal at HBO.

 

New Trailer & Poster For ‘BATTLE OF THE SEXES’ Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell

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FOX Searchlight Pictures has released a new trailer and poster for their upcoming film BATTLE OF THE SEXES, about the infamous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Check it out down below!

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Carell) was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.

Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, creators of Little Miss Sunshine and indie favorite Ruby Sparks. Also starring Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Andrea Riseborough, Eric Christian Olsen, Natalie Morales, Austin Stowell, Wallace Langham, Jessica McNamee, Mickey Sumner and Bill Pullman.

Battle of the Sexes hits theaters on September 22.