Charlize Theron delivered a standout performance in Jason Reitman’s 2011 feature Young Adult, and now she reteams with the director in the drama Tully. Diablo Cody, who penned Young Adult and the Reitman flick Juno, is Tully’s screenwriter.
The story centers on Marlo (Theron), a mother whose life takes on a new direction after her brother (Mark Duplass) hires a night nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis) to give her a little breathing room. Theron should be in fine form once again with the flick, and Davis may have actually landed her breakout role (at least in cinema, as she was excellent in Halt and Catch Fire).
Check out the teaser trailer below for Tully and tell us what you think!
Theron can also be seen in Gringo, a dark comedy that opens March 9. Tully opens nationwide April 20.
Can’t wait for the new season of the CW? The network has revealed the fall premiere dates for its upcoming season, with Supergirl and Valor set to start up on Monday, Oct. 9. The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow return on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Riverdale and the Dynasty reboot are slotted in for a Wednesday, Oct. 11 start. Supernatural and Arrow return on Thursday, Oct. 12, and the network concludes its premiere week with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin on Friday, Oct. 13.
Who needs a big does of Marvel? Then 2018 is your year, as EW reports that Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are all set to return in 2018.
After a stellar first season and a disappointing second season, UnREAL is not expected to return for year three until 2018. Co-star Constance Zimmer revealed the news via her social media.
The futuristic film Snowpiercer is being spun off for a new series at TNT. Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs and Mickey Sumner are among the early casting for the series, which is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland. Deadline reports that Connelly will play Melanie Cavill, a first class passenger aboard the train who remains fascinated by the lives of the lower class on board, while Diggs plays Layton Well, a prisoner who becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that threatens the balance aboard the vessel.
Deadline reports that Universal has acquired the rights to 24-7, a new workplace comedy being developed by Sarah Rothschild and starring Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington.
HBO is back in business with Al Pacino. The actor will be taking on legendary college football coach Joe Paterno in a currently untitled film about the coach’s downfall in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal. Barry Levinson will produce the HBO movie.
Deadline reports that Julia Roberts is in talks to star in Homecoming, a high profile drama from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. The film is a political thriller following a caseworker (Roberts) at a secret government agency, her supervisor and a soldier.
Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky is set to take on an “integral” role in Season 4 of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. TV Line reports that she’ll play Dr. Katie Herman, a Chief Ontologist. The casting is not expected to affect Chlumsky’s standing gig on HBO’s Veep.
Amazon has cast the final two episodes of the Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams anthology series. In an episode titled “Safe & Sound,” Annalise Basso plays a small town girl with social anxiety who moves to a big city with her mother (Maura Tierney) and becomes consumed with fear and paranoia. In an episode titled Human Is, Essie Davis is a woman in a loveless marriage who after her abusive husband (Bryan Cranston) returns home from a battle, she finds he’s not the man he once was.
Sofia Boutella, seen this weekend as the title character in the Mummy, has landed the female lead role in HBO’s film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. Boutella will play an informant caught between the two leads.
The ever-evolving cast of NCIS is about to suffer another loss. Deadline reports that Jennifer Esposito will be leaving the CBS drama after one season as a series regular. Her character received a pair of phone calls in the series finale that could set up her exit. Esposito recently booked a co-starring role opposite John Travolta in the upcoming film Speed Kills.
Parenthood and Eli Stone vet Sam Jaeger has been cast in the upcoming Dick Wolf anthology series, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Deadline reports that Jaeger will play Det. Les Zoeller in the series. Other cast members include Edie Falco, Anthony Edwards, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Gus Halper and Julianne Nicholson.
Tiffani Thiessen is returning to TV for the Netflix series Alexa and Katie. The comedy stars Paris Berelc and Isabel May as friends starting their freshman year of high school. Thiessen will play the protective mother of Alexa (Berelc).
Though Taboo is set to return for FX in 2018, in a new interview with the Huffington Post U.K., Steven Knight reveals that he envisions the Tom Hardy-starring show as a three-season story. Knight says the new season will follow the aftermath of Delaney (Hardy)’s escape from London, with the second season focused on his journey and the third being his arrival at his destination.
Now out on DVD, Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season does a complete about face from its first season and thankfully doesn’t rest on its creative laurels.
While the first season detailed visionary yet self-destructive exec Joe Macmillan’s (Lee Pace) attempt to build the ultimate computer with talented engineer Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), the women are driving the bus in the second season thanks to the evolution of Mutiny.
Tech geniuses Donna Clark (Kerry Bishé) and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) were often at loggerheads during the first season, and though they have teamed up to form the gaming company Mutiny, both have different visions of how to proceed. Although Gordon received a huge cash payout from his previous company thanks to his PC ventures, he’s adrift without a new venture and eventually enlists the aid of an exiled Joe to secretly give Mutiny a much needed boost.
Don’t let the low ratings from the first two seasons detract you from checking out Halt and Catch Fire, as the excellent work from the four leads, solid writing (each character have huge and compelling arcs on the show), and an interesting subject (the rise of the personal computing and the online gaming age) places it on a pretty high echelon.
Special Features on the DVD Include:
Inside Episodes 201-210: The featurette comes with cast and crew comments on each of season two’s episodes. Along with the headliners, co-creators Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers and executive producers Jonathan Lisco, Melissa Bernstein and Mark Johnson are featured in the segment.
History of Now – Actresses Kerry Bishé and Mackenzie Davis, along with the producers, detail the show’s evolution from the PC building of season one to the growth of the gaming company Mutiny.
The New Joe – Actor Lee Pace and the show’s creators discuss the evolution of Joe MacMillan in season two.
Tour of an ’80s Startup – Kerry Bishé and Mackeznie Davis give a personal tour of Mutiny’s set (the company’s employees work out of Cameron’s home).
Set Tour with Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy – Another set tour which details more locations that are utilized on the program.
Season three of Halt and Catch Fire premieres August 23 on AMC.
Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season will hit DVD August 9 via Anchor Bay Entertainment. The AMC series, which centers on a group of dysfunctional yet highly motivated people working in the 1980s PC industry, has received its share of critical acclaim thanks to its crisp storylines and talented ensemble (Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishé, and Mackenzie Davis).
Season two of the series took a sharp left turn, as the PC wars of the freshman season was replaced by Joe MacMillan’s (Lee Pace) attempts to find new inspiration following his “fiery departure” from Cardiff. Gordon (Scoot McNairy) is also trying to get his creative mojo back after receiving a huge buy out check from Cardiff, and it’s his wife Cameron (Davis) who is now the driving force of the family thanks to her business partnership with Cameron (Davis).
Extras on the disc include the featurettes “Inside Halt and Catch Fire,” “History of Now,” “Joe’s Strategic Benchmarks,” “Tour of An’80s Startup,” and Set Tour with Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy.