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2009-05-27 21:59:30

U.S. actor Dustin Hoffman has agreed to star in a big-screen adaptation of the late Mordecai Richler's last book Barney's Version. Variety.com said Hoffman is to co-star with Paul Giamatti in the independent drama, which director Richard J. Lewis is expected to start shooting Aug. 17 in Rome. Lewis previously directed 50 episodes of CSI. Hoffman most recently starred in Last Chance Harvey. The 71-year-old Oscar winner's film credits include The Graduate, Little Big Man, Kramer vs. Kramer and...

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2009-04-23 18:55:30

U.S. actor Paul Giamatti is set to star in the big-screen adaptation of Barney's Version, the late Mordecai Richler's last novel. Giamatti, who recently won a boatload of awards for playing the title role in the TV miniseries John Adams, has also starred in the films American Splendor, Sideways, Lady in the Water and Cinderella Man. Variety.com said Richard J. Lewis, who has helmed 50 episodes of CSI, will begin directing Version from a screenplay written by Michael Konyves. The film about a...

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2009-03-03 09:46:52

U.S. filmmaker Alexander Payne is set to direct Downsizing, his first movie since his 2004 wine country comedy, Sideways, Variety.com said. Payne also co-wrote Downsizing, which is expected to feature his Sideways star Paul Giamatti and Election leading lady Reese Witherspoon, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen is also up for a role in the new feature about a cash-strapped guy, played by Giamatti, who figures he can have a much nicer life if he...

2009-01-31 13:58:31

The film studio, Samuel Goldwyn, now owns the U.S. rights to the film Cold Souls, a new comedy starring actor Paul Giamatti, industry sources say. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday that the metaphysical comedy marked the fist purchase by the Hollywood studio of a work shown at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film, which also stars actress Emily Watson, was produced by Journeyman Pictures and Touchy Feely Films. Souls was both written and directed by Sophie Barthes. The comedy follows...

2008-10-05 06:00:10

By Georgia Lambert VALLEY TIMES ON ERIK HENRY'S MANTLE sits an Emmy award, mute evidence of excellence in his chosen profession. He hopes one day it will be joined by another, shorter statue -- an Academy Award. Vera and Chuck Henry of Blackhawk are justly proud of their son's 2008 Emmy for "outstanding special visual effects in a miniseries or movie." He won it for his work on HBO's "John Adams," a seven-part miniseries. Erik is the eighth of nine children (Vera remembers that he...

2008-09-23 09:00:40

John Adams wins big at 60th Primetime Emmy Awards LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- HBO's miniseries about the life of the second U.S. President John Adams was a big winner at the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards here Sunday, bringing home prizes for best miniseries, best actor for Paul Giamatti, best actress for Laura Linney and other statuettes. The lavish "John Adams" won a total of 13 awards at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, a record for a miniseries. The HBO historical drama also...

2008-09-23 06:00:23

By Stephen McGinty TIME to loosen the tie, light up a Lucky Strike and sink a Martini. Mad Men, the American drama series set among the Sixties world of hard-drinking, compulsive smoking and sexist advertising executives, scooped the top prize at the 60th annual Emmy awards. Despite attracting a US audience of just two million viewers, Mad Men, which is shown on a cable channel, beat off network competition, such as House, to win best drama series and the award for best drama writing....

2008-09-22 09:00:35

By LYNN ELBER By Lynn Elber The Associated Press LOS ANGELES The sleek '60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award while the sitcom "30 Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as winners. "We're all so very grateful to have jobs in this turkey-burger economy," Fey said after accepting the best comedy series trophy for her satire about a late-night TV show. "This is the greatest job I've ever had in my...

2008-09-21 22:10:26

"John Adams," a seven-part HBO series about the second U.S. president, won the Emmy for outstanding miniseries in Los Angeles Sunday night. Its stars Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, who played John and Abigail Adams respectively, also earned the Emmys for outstanding lead actor and actress in a miniseries or movie. "Well, this is a hell of a thing. Thank you," Giamatti said upon receiving his award. "Thank you to HBO for giving me a job and letting me play the president. ... I'm living...

2008-09-14 12:00:17

Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards judges voted the HBO miniseries "John Adams" the top winner at their Los Angeles event with eight awards. The historical drama, nominated in 23 categories, took home awards for best costumes, cinematography, best casting, prosthetic makeup, visual effects, sound mixing, editing and art direction, The Hollywood Reporter said Sunday. The miniseries featured actor Paul Giamatti as the title character. Other top winners at Saturday's event included the...


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