Filmmaker Peter Landesman, who had a successful collaboration with Will Smith in the 2015 drama Concussion, is back with a political thriller that is based on one of the biggest scandals of all time. This time out Landesman is working with Liam Neeson in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House.
Nesson, last seen in Martin Scorsese’s Silence, plays Felt (Neeson), the whistleblower whose pseudonym during the Watergate was “Deep Throat.” In 2005, the former FBI agent revealed himself as the valuable tipster and journalist Bob Woodward gave his account on working with Felt in the book The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate’s Deep Throat.
The feature makes its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, co-starring Maika Monroe and Diane Lane, hits select theaters September 29.
Last season, The Flash took its characters into some pretty dark places. Fan reactions were decidedly mixed, with many faithful viewers thinking the series got too dark for its own good. While the show’s star, Grant Gustin, has acknowledged the fan backlash and admitted the season was darker than he would have liked, he also told us there were some positive things that came out of Season 3. For example, the more serious storylines gave the show’s young actors a chance to challenge themselves and become better actors. That being said, though, he’s very happy that the show is adopting a much lighter approach to its new season. (Click on the media below to hear Grant Gustin)
Season 4 of The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 10 at 8/7 on The CW.
As one of the world’s most prolific and successful writers, Stephen King has seen many of his creations adapted for both the big screen and for TV. While some of the adaptations have been very good, there are others King found to be disappointing. That’s not the case, however, with the latest King movie adaptation. IT, based on his 1986 book (which was also made into a 1990 TV miniseries), has been getting great word of mouth, and even King says he was very pleasantly surprised by how the film turned out. (Click on the media bar below to hear Stephen King)
Bringing back old TV shows for new runs has become a big trend in Hollywood. In the last few years, we’ve seen new seasons of shows like, Twin Peaks, Arrested Development, and The Gilmore Girls, with more on the way, including two new seasons of Will & Grace. Since the show is picking up 11 years after its original finale, fans are wondering if the show will be the same as it was before, or if it will feel like a brand-new show. Actually, fans are’t the only ones wondering about that — Eric McCormack says that’s also been a topic of discussion around the set.
Whatever you want to call them, new episodes of Will & Grace return to NBC on Thursday, September 28.
Though Linda Blair is best known for her work with director William Friedkin in The Exorcist, she also worked with another master of horror/thriller genre. Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear Special Collector’s Edition hits Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD October 10 via Music Box Films.
Also known as Stranger in Our House, Summer of Fear centers on Rachel (Blair), a teenager who suspects her cousin Julie (Lee Purcell) may be practicing witchcraft. The story is based on Lois Duncan’s (I Know What You Did Last Summer) bestselling young adult novel.
Craven, who passed away in 2015, directed A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left, and the vastly underrated Red Eye. Though released as a TV movie in the U.S., Summer of Fear was released theatrically in the UK.
Special features include a new interview with Linda Blair, director commentary from Craven, a poster and still gallery, and the original trailer.
Over at Hollywood Outbreak we love pulling past interviews from various filmmakers and actors. Here’s our previous interview with Linda Blair as she talked about her experience on The Exorcist: