We’re a couple days into the Cannes Film Festival and there’s a considerable amount of buzz around Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming The Irishman and the long list of deals to report including the Halle Berry and Michael Douglas drama Silence.
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The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII.
History’s Roots will premiere on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 and will be simulcast on A&E and Lifetime. A historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.
A&E is remaking the 1977 ABC mini-series, and the cast looks strong.
A young woman and her friends, who’ve been targeted by kidnappers, must do everything they can to survive after their limo is forced off the road and plunged into a canal.
Actors join thriller already in production.
Logline: Story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is pursued by a Mexican gangster, a federal agent and thugs sent by a former client looking to retrieve his money.
Logline: Story follows 11-year-old Hunter Scott as he researches the events surrounding the U.S.S. Indianapolis, sunk by the Japanese during World War II. Scott’s efforts, and history project, resulted in the posthumous exoneration of the Indianapolis’ captain, Charles McVay.