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Emmy Watch: How ‘The Undoing’ Director Susanne Bier Delivered HBO’s Record-Setting Juggernaut

[Editor’s Note: The following piece contains spoilers for “The Undoing,” including the ending.]Susanne Bier is in demand. HBO reached out to “The Night Manager” Emmy-winner to direct the limited series “The Undoing”; she didn’t have to pitch. That’s not just because she’s a sought-after filmmaker — and because experienced women directors are a prize get […]

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John le Carré Remembered as ‘Superb’ Writer With Style and Substance

John le Carré was lauded Sunday as a writer’s writer whose productivity and singular storytelling style was praised by fans ranging from late night star Seth Meyers to fellow novelists Stephen King and Paulo Coelho.Le Carré, who died Dec. 12 at the age of 89, was known as a master of espionage fiction who turned […]

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‘Village of the Damned’ TV Series Coming From ‘The Night Manager’ Writer

David Farr, writer of The Night Manager and Hanna, is taking a trip to The Village of the Damned. Farr is set to adapt John Wyndham’s novel The Midwich Cuckoos, which inspired Village of the Damned, into an eight-part series. The book concerns a small town where all of the women mysteriously become pregnant on […]

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Raw, former Film4 exec Katherine Butler joins The Ink Factory

‘American Animals’ producer to join in early 2020.The Ink Factory, the London and Los Angeles-based production company behind Fighting With My Family and The Night Manager, has hired Katherine Butler as creative director.Butler joins from American Animals-producer Raw, where she was scripted creative director, and will take up the newly-created position in early 2020. She […]

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Olivia Colman Wins Golden Globe For Actress in Film Comedy

Olivia Colman has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, beating Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”), Charlize Theron (“Tully”), and Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”). Fisher and Wu were first-time nominees, while the other three all have previous Globe wins: Blunt for […]

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Susanne Bier signs up to direct HBO series ‘The Undoing’ starring Nicole Kidman

Bier will direct all six episodes.Emmy-winning film and television director Susanne Bier has signed on to direct all six episodes of The Undoing, the HBO limited series being written by David E Kelley and set to star Nicole Kidman.Bier’s previous TV project was The Night Manager, the limited series produced by The Ink Factory for […]

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Park Chan-Wook’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Is Some Of The Best TV Of The Year [Lff Review]

For an industry that worships youth, it’s perhaps surprising that one of Hollywood’s most sought after writers is one now nearly in his 90s, whose work has been making it to the screen for half a century. But the last ten years or so have seen John Le Carré’s spy novels become more popular than […]

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AMC’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Sets World Premiere at London Film Festival; Full Lineup Unveiled

The world premiere of Chan-wook Park’s television series “The Little Drummer Girl” will take place at the BFI London Film Festival, alongside U.K. premieres for the latest films from acclaimed filmmakers Luca Guadagnino, Alfonso Cuaron and the Coen brothers. The festival will also feature an increased representation of female filmmakers, with three of its competition […]

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‘Lady Macbeth’ Star Florence Pugh Joins ‘Hereditary’ Director’s Next A24 Horror

Florence Pugh, the British breakout star of last year’s indie hit Lady Macbeth, is set to play the female lead in an upcoming project by Hereditary director Ari Aster, which A24 is once again producing.The untitled horror movie – currently filming – also stars fellow Brits Jack Reynor and Will Poulter.The actress revealed the news […]

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