Screen Junkies » More As The Story Develops http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:45:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Sorkin’s HBO Pilot Doesn’t Have Too Much F*ck http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/sorkins-hbo-pilot-doesnt-have-too-much-fck/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/sorkins-hbo-pilot-doesnt-have-too-much-fck/#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2011 16:12:09 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216646 Director Greg Mottola says the writer kept the expletives at a minimum.

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During a dinner with online journalists, Paul director Greg Motola talked about the pilot he’s shooting for a new Aaron Sorkin series. HBO is making “More As This Story Develops,” a drama about a cable newsroom. Motola is directing the pilot.

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“It isn’t necessarily like oh, this is completely R-rated, Aaron Sorkin’s working blue now,” Motola said. “There are a few fucks in it just to justify it. It’s interesting because Aaron isn’t necessarily the provocateur that HBO’s looking for. The show doesn’t open on two people fucking.” Motola joked, “Season four is all fucking, but it’s ALL fucking.”

“Story” IS Sorkin unleashed with no time constraints. “Part of it is the reality that the time is different on cable. An hour-long show on network TV is 41 minutes long, 42 minutes long. On HBO it’s an hour and that’s actually a huge difference. They’re letting us shoot a pilot that’s like an hour and a half long. It’s practically feature length. Aaron is a maximalist, not a minimalist. It’s really letting him write and write and write and it’s got a tremendous energy to it.”

And now this is the new show from “Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.” Man, that would’ve helped Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. “I think he’s in a different headspace after Social Network. If you watch the DVD making of Social Network, you’ll see how involved he was in that film. He was really there every step of the way.  I think his writing has slightly shifted because of it in a way. The network, the way they’re letting us cast it, we’re casting a lot of New York Broadway actors, and Olivia Munn. There are some ways HBO is involved that is making it very different than what Studio 60 was.”

 

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Casting Round-Up: Olivia Munn, Allison Pill, Topher Grace, 50 Cent http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/casting-round-up-olivia-munn-allison-pill-topher-grace-50-cent/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/casting-round-up-olivia-munn-allison-pill-topher-grace-50-cent/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 00:09:00 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212735 Two of these actors will walk and talk for Aaron Sorkin, one will go blind and the other will flow 'Gently Down The Stream'.

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Time to saddle on up and head over to Casting Call Fields, to see which actors are getting rustled up for which Hollywood movies. Don’t look away while the casting director brands their actors with the iron, unless you’re a yellow-bellied coward.

Olivia Munn has officially joined Aaron Sorkin‘s HBO drama about what happens behind-the-scenes – whoa, there’s a behind-the scenes? – at a cable news show. Currently the series is called “More As The Story Develops.” When I wished I could “see more” of Olivia Munn, her suddenly getting a lot of acting work was not what I had in mind. Stupid monkey’s paw. Meanwhile, Allison Pill (Milk) joins the cast as an associate producer in a shaky relationship with another staffer. The reason the relationship’s shaky? He accidentally asked her to give him some “forehead.” (Hollywood Reporter)

The old and buster Spider-Man, Topher Grace, is set to star in Gently Down The Stream along with Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Katherine Heigl. He’ll play De Niro’s son, who falls in love with his adopted brother’s Latin sister. Eh, that kind of thing happens all the time, I’m sure. Justin Zackham is directing. (Deadline)

Rapper / actor / vitamin water aficionado 50 Cent will play blind DJ Shamus Cocobolo in Stephen Sommers‘ Odd Thomas. Yeah, that does sound odd. Based on the bestseller by Dean Koontz, the film’s about a clairvoyant short order cook (Anton Yelchin) who follows around a suspicious man connected to an impending disaster. Odd Thomas also stars Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe and Patton Oswalt. (Variety)

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Olivia Munn And Marisa Tomei To Get Their Sorkin On For HBO? http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/olivia-munn-and-marisa-tomei-to-get-their-sorkin-on-for-hbo/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/olivia-munn-and-marisa-tomei-to-get-their-sorkin-on-for-hbo/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 03:45:57 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209059 Aaron Sorkin is looking for ladies. News ladies, the sexiest kind.

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Aaron Sorkin is looking for ladies. A tracking shot through a busy TV network hallway ends in a boardroom, where three actresses are negotiating for parts in Sorkin’s new HBO pilot for a series about – what else? – the making of a television show.

Currently called More As This Story Develops, the show takes place behind the scenesall the scenes – at a cable news show. Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) may play an associate producer, while Marisa Tomei has gotten even closer to the role of executive producer. She’s so close, you guys. Meanwhile, Olivia MunnThe Daily Show“… but really, G4‘s”Attack of the Show“) is in talks to play the sexy host of a financial show host on the same network. Olivia Munn as a sexy cable TV host? Yeah, that’s gonna be a major stretch for her.

Jeff Daniels stars as show host Will McCallister. (Deadline)

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Marisa Tomei To Do Some Walking And Talking? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marisa-tomei-to-do-some-walking-and-talking/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/marisa-tomei-to-do-some-walking-and-talking/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:29:10 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207772 'More As The Story Develops'...

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Many performers want to appear in an Aaron Sorkin production, but so few actually get the chance. Now it looks like Marisa Tomei is one of the lucky few to be able to breathe those sacred words, while walking at the same time. The production in question is an HBO series currently titled “More As the Story Develops,” about a jackass news anchor in the Bill O’Reilly mold, played by Jeff Daniels. Marisa Tomei would be playing to type as a news producer, described thusly:

“ageless and beautiful … funny, silly, even sheepish, right up until the moment she wallops you in the kneecaps.”

Yeah, that sounds about right. And after that Mickey Rourke and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jeff Daniels is practically out of Tomei’s league. (NY Post)

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