Reese Witherspoon is developing a movie based on Ruth Ware’s mystery novel In a Dark, Dark Wood. The story centers on a reclusive writer who accepts an invitation to a bachelorette party of her best friend from high school, whom she hasn’t seen in 10 years. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive with the knowledge that someone is dead - and tries to piece together the events of the past weekend.
Fargo star Jean Smart has joined the cast of The Ones Above, an indie thriller that has started filming in Los Angeles. She'll play the missing widowed mother of a struggling family man who returns to his hometown to find his mother with help from his estranged brother.
According to Daniel Craig, Spectre won't be his last James Bond adventure. In a recent interview, he said he isn’t ready to give up the coveted role just yet, and “I’m contracted for one more — but I’m not going to make predictions."
Speaking of Spectre, the final trailer was released this past week. Meanwhile, in a jaw-dropping report, the movie allegedly destroyed $34 million dollars' worth of cars in making the film, which is said to have a total budget of over $300 million, making it the most expensive Bond film to-date.
After three seasons on the air, USA has decided to cancel Graceland, which followed a group of undercover agents from various law enforcement agencies living together in a confiscated Southern California beach house known as "Graceland".
Bones creator Hart Hanson and Bones writer Gene Hong are teaming up for a new comic police procedural at Fox. The untitled one-hour show centers on a socially inept billionaire who helps the LAPD solve crimes.
The TV reboots also continue this week, with two announcements: a small-screen version of Lethal Weapon is in the works at Fox; and a new MacGuyver series is in development at CBS, with NCIS: Los Angeles' R. Scott Gemmill writing the script, and Henry Winkler, who exec produced the original series, on board to serve in the same capacity this go'round.
Last week, we learned that author Tom Clancy's CIA hero Jack Ryan was heading to the small screen, with multiple broadcasters interested. This week, it was announced that Amazon has handed out a straight-to-series order for the project, which is spearheaded by the former Lost duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland.
The resurrected Unforgettable will make its new season premiere on Friday, November 13 via its new home on A&E, which will debut the 13-episode Season 4 with back-to-back episodes at 8 PM and 9 PM. Poppy Montgomery returns as NYPD Detective Carrie Wells, and Al Burns reprises his Dylan Walsh character.
Michelle Page has booked a recurring role on Amazon’s drama series Bosch, playing an exotic dancer. Bosch is based on the LAPD police detective from Michael Connelly's bestselling novel series.
Fox revealed a two-part trailer for the upcoming X-Files sequel mini-series that features the return of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), the basement office, the Cigarette Smoking Man, and more.
TNT released a first look at Sharon Stone playing the Vice President on Agent X, which also features the titular spy John Case (Jeff Hephner) who "serves as a suave and skilled secret weapon" for the VP.
Laura Lippman was featured on WBAL-TV talking about her new Tess Monaghan novel, Hush, Hush.
Frank Zafiro chatted with host Debbi Mack on the Crime Cafe podcast.
Author and former LAPD Top Cop Paul Bishop stopped by the CrimeFiction.FM podcast to discuss his new book, Lie Catchers. The podcast also featured thriller author Taylor Stevens talking about goals and how powerful they can be when it comes to maintaining your focus on what’s important.
Louisville lawyer Robert McClure spoke with WAVE-TV about Deadly Lullaby, his new crime fiction eBook released by Penguin Random House.
The Hubris Theatre Company will present a stage adaptation of Anthony Burgess' classic novel, A Clockwork Orange, penned by the author himself. Set in a dystopian future, the story follows Alex and his ultra-violent gang as they roam the streets terrorizing innocent people. Performances of A Clockwork Orange are at the Roy Arias Stage 7 in Times Square through October. 31.
Via Deadline: Melinda Page Hamilton, best known as the wife of the real Don Draper who befriends Jon Hamm’s identity thief in Mad Men, has been cast as the female lead opposite Kevin Bacon in Hartford Stage’s world premiere production of Rear Window. Playwright Keith Reddin’s adaptation is based on the Cornell Wollrich short story about a man confined to his New York apartment who believes he’s witnessed a murder (which also served as the basis of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film).
The serial-killer musical American Psycho, starring Benjamin Walker as serial killer Patrick Bateman, will start previews March 24, 2016 (a month later than previously announced) at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway.
The final cast was announced for the new touring production of a Sherlock Holmes stage show: David Arquette will play the iconic detective, James Maslow will take on the role of Dr. Watson (replacing Michael Trevino), and Renee Olstead will play Lady Irene St. John, the American wife of Lord Neville St. John who goes missing.