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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Spacey’

Toasty TV Creates ‘Games of Thrones’ & ‘House of Cards’ Mash-Up Video

What happens when you cross the Game of Thrones HBO series with the House of Cards Netflix series?

Toasty TV, a YouTube channel curated by Quiznos, has created a mash-up parody called “House of Thrones.” The hilarious video embedded above features the wicked politician Frank Underwood wrecking havoc all over the seven kingdoms of Westeros.

According to Mashable, “the video is remarkably subtle for an advertisement, using just a sly hint of product placement towards the end. Game of Thrones and House of Cards fans alike can otherwise sit back and enjoy tons of nerdy references, clever puns and a spot-on Kevin Spacey impression.” What do you think? (via Refinery29)

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Netflix Releases Trailer for ‘House of Cards’ Season 2

A trailer has been released for House of Cards season 2. Wired reports that Netflix plans to release the second season in its entirety on February 14th.

We’ve embedded the full trailer above–what do you think? A Facebook announcement has drawn more than 15,000 “likes.”

Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey returns for the diabolical role of politician Francis Underwood. The cast also includes Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, Kate Mara as Zoe Barnes, and Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper.

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John Grisham Novel Adapted on Broadway

1001940_681957185148898_1426093782_nA Broadway stage adaptation of John Grisham’s 1989 legal thriller, A Time to Kill, will open on October 20, 2013. Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes adapted the book and Ethan McSweeny directed.

According to the show’s website, the show tells the story of “a Southern community torn in half by an unspeakable crime. As the shocking news hits the public, small town America becomes the center of a media storm, where innocence is the victim, race is on trial and lives hang in the balance.”

Playbill.com reports that this project marks the first time a John Grisham book has been adapted for a theatrical production. A film adaptation of this book, featuring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey, came out in 1996.

Ben Mezrich’s Book Proposal Already Optioned for Film

Author Ben Mezrich‘s latest project is a nonfiction book entitled Sex on the Moon. According to the LA Times, Sony Pictures has already optioned the film rights to the book proposal.

Here’s more from the article: “The new film tells the story of Thad Roberts, a once-promising young scientist working for NASA who back in 2004 hatched a crazy plan to steal highly prized moon rocks from his bosses at the Johnson Space Center and sell them on the Internet. The motivation: wanting to impress his girlfriend.”

Read more about the incident at this link. The production team behind The Social NetworkKevin SpaceyDana Brunetti, Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca — will reunite for this project. Mezrich (pictured, via) tweeted the news: “The cat is out of the bag, new book new movie same amazing producers and studio…”

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Rescued Pirate Captive Closes Book Deal

090412-N-XXXXN-001.jpgHyperion Books has reportedly won the auction for a book by Captain Richard Phillips, the ship captain held hostage by Somalian pirates and rescued by the Navy.

According to Crain’s NY, unnamed “publishing sources” say the final bid was around $500,000. Neither Hyperion nor Phillips’ agency commented on the deal. Last week, Columbia Pictures picked up the story for a film, the producers include Kevin Spacey and Scott Rudin.

Here’s more from the article: “According to sources, CAA–which represented Mr. Phillips for both the movie and book deals–had expected to field considerably higher offers for the memoir. Depressed book sales and possibly hero fatigue following a $3 million deal for Capt. Chesley Sullenberger‘s memoirs may have played a role in the lower price tag.” (Via HuffPo)