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  • Mika: With Biopic, NBC Trying To 'Climb Up' Team Hillary's 'Something'

    08/06/2013 5:10:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wow: Joe Scarborough just outed something naughty that Mika Brzezinski had to say about the Hillary biopic that her parent network NBC is planning. After Mika admitted on today's Morning Joe that she doesn't disagree with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus's warning that the RNC might not cooperate with NBC or CNN on Republican debates should the networks proceed with their biopic plans, Joe took things a big step further, saying: "You said off the air, Mika, it was as if they were trying to climb up something of the entire Clinton organization." "Something"? You fill in the blanks. View the...
  • RNC Says No Debates If NBC and CNN Don’t Pull Clinton Movies

    08/05/2013 12:23:48 PM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    ABC.go ^ | Aug 5, 2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    The Republican National Committee has a message for NBC and CNN: If they don’t pull their planned Hillary Clinton miniseries and movie, no RNC partnered 2016 debates for them. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote a letter to the heads of both networks to “express his deep disappointment” in their decision to either air a miniseries in NBC’s case or a movie in CNN’s, writing that the networks are “promoting former Secretary Hillary Clinton ahead of her likely candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. “As an American company, you have every right to air programming of your choice,”...
  • Coming soon: REAGAN: The Movie [not the Jane Fonda movie]

    08/03/2013 11:43:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    reaganfilm.com ^ | Mark Joseph, Producer
    REAGAN takes viewers on a journey through the life of one of the most consequential men in American history, Ronald Wilson Reagan. From his hometown of Dixon, Illinois, to Hollywood where he became an actor and President of the Screen Actors Guild, to Sacramento and on to Washington DC where he led a revolution for the things he believed in, REAGAN follows the life of an ordinary man with extraordinary vision who accomplished extraordinary things. When asked in a recent poll to rate American Presidents, 18% of Americans chose Ronald Wilson Reagan as the best President the nation has ever...
  • Hillary Clinton Biopic: Who Should Play Hillary In Rodham Biopic? Scarlett, Reese, Jessica ...

    05/28/2013 11:45:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 05/28/2013 | By Frances Samson
    The search for the actress to play Hillary Clinton in the biopic Rodham is creating loud buzz as the race gets fuelled by four equally talented actresses vying for the role. (Click Slideshow to view photos) It's a four-way fight among blonde beauties Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried and Jessica Chastain. Said to be gaining the early lead in the running is Johansson who is now busy filming the raven haired spy Black Widow in the sequel of Captain America. Whispers are getting louder going into the final casting that Johansson is almost sure to get the Rodham role...
  • Reviewing "42" - the Jackie Robinson baseball biopic

    04/13/2013 11:53:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    various | April 13, 2013
    Is anyone planning to see this? Has anyone already seen it? If so, what did you think of it? Reviews from Metacritic Review from The Orange County Register: '42' swings for the fences, but it's one, two, three strikesRotten Tomatoes ratingIMDbWikipediaOfficial site
  • Daniel Day-Lewis to Play Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg-Directed Biopic

    11/19/2010 4:16:18 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 39 replies
    DreamWorks Studios just announced that Daniel Day-Lewis will take on the role of President Abraham Lincoln in the long-in-development biopic to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Lincoln, which playwright Tony Kushner has adapted from the Doris Kearns Goodwin book Team of Rivals, has been on Spielberg's docket for years, with Liam Neeson once attached to star as the 16th president. Kushner also co-wrote Spielberg's Munich, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg are producing the project, which the director will begin filming next fall. “Daniel Day-Lewis would have always been counted as one of the greatest...
  • President Reagan Film Biopic to Be Made

    09/09/2010 5:07:38 AM PDT · by Marcus · 6 replies
    Associated Content ^ | September 8th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    A motion picture biopic of President Reagan is in the works, to be entitled, simply, "Reagan." Unlike the infamous miniseries, "Reagan" the movie will be respectful of its subject. That would make the Reagan film cutting edge by Hollywood standards indeed. According to the Hollywood Reporter the producers behind the Reagan movie, based on two biographies of the iconic President, "The Crusader" and "God and Ronald Reagan" by Paul Krengor, are themselves veteran filmmakers:
  • Ronald Reagan Biopic Planned

    09/07/2010 8:24:48 PM PDT · by MovieRepublic · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 7, 2010 | Paul Bond
    The story of Ronald Reagan's life -- from boyhood to Hollywood actor to leader of the free world -- is about to spill out on the big screen in a way quite different from the miniseries that caused such a stir seven years ago. The feature film, titled "Reagan" and sporting a $30 million production budget, is set for release late next year and will be based on two best-selling biographies of the 40th U.S. president by Paul Kengor: "The Crusader" and "God and Ronald Reagan." Mark Joseph, who optioned the books four years ago, is co-producing with Ralph Winter...
  • Meryl Streep to play Margaret Thatcher (ultra barf)

    07/01/2010 8:48:25 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 40 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07/01/2010 | Borys Kit
    Meryl Streep is in talks to reteam with her "Mamma Mia!" director Phyllida Lloyd for "Thatcher," a biopic of the controversial and long-governing former British prime minister. Jim Broadbent is in talks to play Margaret Thatcher's husband, Denis, for the pic, which is being produced by Pathe and Film4. The film is set in 1982 and tracks Thatcher as she tries to save her career in the 17 days preceding the 1982 Falklands War. The 2 1/2-month war was a turning point for the prime minister, who, after the victory, saw her approval ratings double and went on to win...
  • Hollywood to make Rush Limbaugh biopic (effort will be similar in tone to Oliver Stone’s W.)

    06/04/2010 9:20:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 749+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Even better news: Deadline says the effort will be similar in tone to Oliver Stone’s W. The pitch line, according to screenwriter James Sclafani, is Citizen Kane meets Private Parts, except of course for one key point (via Slashfilm): He’s the country’s top-rated talk radio host, beacon of conservatives, a lightning rod for controversy. Is Rush Limbaugh movie material?Writer/producer James Sclafani thinks so, and has written a feature film about Limbaugh’s life that is in the process of being packaged and shopped for financing. Sclafani, who recently sold his script Counter Kid to Bill Murray’s Devoted Pictures, optioned The Rush...
  • NKorea starts making 1st biopic about leader Kim

    07/16/2009 10:14:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 307+ views
    The Star ^ | Thursday July 16, 2009
    North Korea has started making its first documentary about Kim Jong Il's life amid renewed speculation about the 67-year-old leader's health. The retrospective film would be a rare acknowledgment that Kim is getting on in years. South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper noted Thursday that the regime began producing a similar 20-part film about Kim's late father, national founder Kim Il Sung, in 1993 - a year before he died of heart failure. The younger Kim is the subject of an intense personality cult that he inherited from his father. Talk of his health is considered a taboo in the totalitarian...
  • BBC To Air Saddam Biopic

    10/28/2005 6:43:41 PM PDT · by paudio · 8 replies · 357+ views
    IMDB.com ^ | 28 October 2005
    The BBC may be about to court renewed national controversy with its announced plans to produce a biopic about Saddam Hussein that, according to Britain's Guardian newspaper, will be told from the point of view of the former Iraqi leader's inner circle, rather than from a western perspective. The drama, tentatively titled House of Saddam, will primarily focus on his fall in 2003, writer Alex Holmes told the newspaper. "He had a vision, which was to create a great Arab nation and write himself into the history books as a great leader who would be remembered in hundreds of years...
  • "Judas" review, Reuters/Hollywoodreporter rips it apart

    03/07/2004 4:12:31 PM PST · by Pikamax · 13 replies · 160+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03/07/04 | Ray Richmond
    By Ray Richmond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Long languishing on the shelf, the ABC biopic "Judas" is taken out and dusted off, finally ready for its close-up now that Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" has done the religious heavy lifting. It was apparently long deemed too controversial to be trotted out in primetime, painting as it does a reasonably sympathetic portrait of the man who ultimately betrayed Christ. But fundamentalists need not worry too much. If "Passion" is Jesus-heavy, then "Judas" is surely Jesus-lite, rife as it is with subtle caricature and fabricated dialogue that leave both...
  • Riding "The Passion" Coattails: ABC's "Judas" (my title)

    02/29/2004 12:47:10 PM PST · by Kieri · 60 replies · 163+ views
    AP ^ | 02/29/04
    RADNOR, Pa. (AP) - The task given to Johnathon Schaech wasn't the easiest: Present a well-balanced portrayal of one of the most demonized figures in religion. Although Schaech said his lead role in the upcoming ABC biopic "Judas" has been a challenge, it has also taught him a thing or two. "A lot of religious individuals won't accept him as anything more than just a betrayer of Christ," Schaech told TV Guide. "When you give him a heart and say he's misunderstood, they don't want to hear that." The television movie, scheduled to air March 8, tells the story of...
  • Franken, Streisand to Play Clintons in CBS 'Biopic'

    10/24/2003 8:41:12 AM PDT · by lchoro · 14 replies · 132+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | Oct 21, 2003 | Scott Ott
    Franken, Streisand to Play Clintons in CBS 'Biopic' (2003-10-21) -- In a surprise announcement today, CBS Chairman Les Moonves said his network's movie "The Reagans" will be followed by another presidential biopic, "The Clintons." Shooting has already commenced on a script that presents "a balanced view" of the Clinton years, similar to the unbiased presentation of Ronald and Nancy Reagan described in today's New York Times. Both biopics will run on CBS during the November ratings sweeps. Al Franken and Barbra Streisand will star as The Clintons, with Janeane Garofalo as Chelsea and Sean Penn, in a whimsical role, as...