The concept of a "Fargo" TV show is still one that has a left with mixed emotions. They tried it once before as a pilot starring Edie Falco as Marge Gunderson, the role originally played by Frances McDormand in the Coen Brothers movie. That version was filmed, but it never went anywhere.
Still unable to shake the notion that a cop show colored with the cherry accents of Minnesota, TV execs are making another go, but this time they're bringing some serious talent into the fold and telling a more original story. Plus, the Coen Brothers will actually be on-board to executive producer.
The star of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and the BBC's "Sherlock," Martin Freeman, just signed as the lead actor for the project, which is likely to air on FX next spring.
FX's "Fargo" TV series is now a reality. The network announced during its 2013 Upfront that it has ordered a 10-episode limited series based on the Coen brothers movie.
Joel and Ethan Coen are already on board with the project and will be executive producing it. "The Unusuals'" Noah Hawley is writing the series, while Warren Littlefield is executive producing as well. "Fargo" will premiere on FX in spring 2014.
Here's a collaboration we never thought we'd see: Angelina Jolie has tapped Joel and Ethan Coen to rewrite her next directorial effort, "Unbroken."
That's right, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jolie has managed to wrangle the Coen Brothers to make sure that her next film will be in the best shape it can possibly be. This movie has been in development at Universal for over 50 years, but Jolie only recently took the project from former helmer Francis Lawrence. If the movie had script issues, the Coens really are the right people to be asked to straighten them out.
After a four-year run of producing a film a year, the Coen Brothers have taken their precious time with "Inside Llewyn Davis," the story of a folk musician wandering around the Greenwich Village in the 1960s. After the duo's follow-up to "True Grit" failed to show up on the 2012 festival circuit, we were left guessing about when we might see it. Now a little site, IldaAtTheGasLight.com, has popped up with our very first look at "Inside Llewyn Davis." In short, the movie looks gorgeous, the dialogue is hilarious, and it's shaping up to be another classic Coen Brothers picture.
Watch the first trailer for "Inside Llewyn Davis" after the jump!
"Fargo" is going to get new life on television with the help of creators Joel and Ethan Coen. The Oscar-winning comedic crime flick is going to be loosely adapted into an hour-long project for FX, Deadline reports.
FX has proved it can handle a variety of edgy subjects with shows like "Sons of Anarchy," "The Shield" and even "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," so the network does seem like a natural home for a "Fargo" TV series. The fact that the Coen Brothers will act as executive producers only helps solidify the series' legitimacy, making us hesitant to write it off up front.
Prepare to see Alan Rickman as you've never seen him before.
The con is on in the new international trailer for "Gambit," and Rickman's character (the richest man in all of England) is the one who's going to be screwed over by it. Fortunately, it seems as though he more than deserves the scam. As multi-billionaire Lord Shabandar, Rickman is willing to take it all off and it seems like he had a blast doing it. After years of seeing him as the cold Severus Snape, it's fun to see him let loose a little in a villain role.
Little did we think continued development on bringing "Arrested Development" to the big screen could be so exciting.
Last we heard, the developing miniseries and feature film was being eyed by Showtime and Netflix, but it looks like that isn't a done deal yet. Based on a new report, Hulu is also making a grab for the show in what is turning out to be a high profile bidding war. Check out Vulture for more.
Check out the rest of today's film news after the jump!
There's been a lot of talk about the rivalry between "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech" at this year's Academy Awards, and the Best Director battle is no different.
Five worthy filmmakers will vie for their very own Oscar on Sunday night (February 27), but in all likelihood, the race is down to two men: David Fincher of "Social Network" and Tom Hooper of "King's Speech." But who will win? And is there anyone who can stop either one of them?
Check out our analysis of the Best Director race past the jump, and make sure to weigh in with YOUR pick for Best Director in our poll!
If there's one thing that Joel and Ethan Coen are the masters of, it's keeping their viewers on the edges of their seats. They're the masters of many things, of course, but just think of the countless suspenseful scenes we've already seen in their body of work: Brad Pitt in the closet in "Burn After Reading," Frances McDormand stumbling upon a not-so-conspicuous wood chipper in "Fargo," any scene with Javier Bardem in "No Country For Old Men." The list of horrific moments is looooong, folks.
With all of those scares fresh in your minds, consider the following: according to the Coen Bros. themselves, the dynamic directing duo are eyeballing what they've described as "a full-on horror movie." Say it with us now: yikes.