Browsing: HBO Films
The adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi classic is being co-written and directed by Ramin Bahrani, the acclaimed filmmaker of movies like 99 Homes in 2015, with legendary character actor Donovan playing part of the book-burning ministry and the other two actors playing the resistance.
Set in 1947, the film examines how Pepsi CEO Walter Mack hired National Urban League staffer Edward F. Boyd to assemble an all-black national sales team to focus on the overlooked African-American market.
The movie will chronicle the unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and world-famous actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), resulting in life-changing consequences for both.
Written and directed by George C. Wolfe, the telepic boasts an impressive supporting cast that includes Courtney B. Vance, Reg E. Cathey, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Melvin Van Peebles.
Ava DuVernay is set to direct HBO Films’ account of an infamous fashion show that took place at the Palace of Versailles in 1973, based on the book from fashion journalist Robin Givhan. DuVernay is co-writing the screenplay with 2014 Hit List scribe Michael Starrbury.
The Oscar-winner is set to star in and produce the drama about the real life groundbreaking lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Prisons over the treatment of prisoners at the infamous ADX supermax facility in the Rocky Mountains.
The true story of a fashion show that took place in 1973 pitting the top French designers against the unknown upstart American designers. It resulted in a victory for the Americans, but also broke racial barriers as the Americans brought out 10 African American models – the likes of which had never been seen on a French couture runway.
Logline: A behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s first year in office after taking the oath in the aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination, navigating the Vietnam War and launching his Civil Rights bill, eventually winning the election for his first full term.