Set your diary for October 12 because Amazon Prime have their first original drama and it’s going to be huge.
1. It’s created by Mad Men showrunner Matthew Weiner who brought the 1950s back into Vogue with his all-smoking, ad agency hit that reestablished the face of barbershops and men’s haircuts ever since. Said to have cost around $50million, and with Weiner bringing some of his behind-the-scenes writers and creatives to the show, The Romanoffs is a hit waiting to be watched.
2. The cast! Hello John Slattery and Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame, Clea Duvall, Corey Stoll, Radha Mitchell, Katherine Hahn, Diane Lane, Aaron Eckhart, Amanda Peet – some of TVs best and brightest are claiming to be Russian royalty so that’s a big tick on the acting front.
Lionsgate has set Nov. 8 for the opening of Roland Emmerich’s $100M World War II epic “Midway”. Next year Veterans Day, which has always been a bountiful holiday at the box office, falls on a Monday, giving Midway a four-day run.
“Midway” will star Aaron Eckhart, Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas and more.
“The Romanoffs” is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. The shot is from the premiere episode, “The Violet Hour,” starring Aaron Eckhart, Marthe Keller, Inès Melab and Louise Bourgoin. Here’s Amazon’s description and air date:
“The Violet Hour” — Premieres on Friday, October 12
Set in Paris, an ancestral home holds the key to a family’s future.
Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Ed Skrein, and Patrick Wilson have already been revealed for the strong ensemble and they are now joined by Asano (Zatoichi), Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel), singer and actor Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle), Quaid (Day After Tomorrow), Luke Kleintank (Man in the High Castle), Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), and Etsushi Toyokawa (Love Letter).
Based on the true story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II, the $100M+ action-drama will chronicle the exploits of the soldiers and pilots at the heart of the conflict. Shoot is due to get under way from September 5 in Honolulu.
Introducing “The Romanoffs,” the highly anticipated follow-up to “Mad Men” from creator Matthew Weiner.
Weiner created, wrote, directed and executive produced the anthology series, which will debut October 12 on Amazon Prime Video. While the new trailer doesn’t include any footage, it features the names of the dozens of stars who will appear in the series.
The sprawling cast includes “Mad Men” alums Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Paul Reiser, Isabelle Huppert, Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Jack Huston and Amanda Peet.
“The Romanoffs,” which is set around the globe, features eight separate stories about people in contemporary times who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family that ruled Russia from 1613 until the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917.
A car flies through downtown Birmingham, flips into the air, and lands upside down on it’s hood.
The man driving it, is applauded.
“This is every little kids dream come true to do this kind of stuff on a film set and get paid for it,” explains Kevin Watterman. He is the one who was behind the wheel, and is the Assistant Stunt coordinator for the movie “LIVE”
The action packed flick staring Actor Aaron Eckhart has been filming in downtown Birmingham all month – and has included chases, explosions, gunfire and crashes.
Crews even tried out a new hamster wheel like apparatus they created to make a car roll multiple times in one take.
If you’re driving in downtown Birmingham, take a good look at the cop in the car next to you. It just might be actor Aaron Eckhart, who’s in town filming an action movie, “Live.” The police thriller, directed by Steven C. Miller, focuses on a disgraced cop who’s searching for the police commissioner’s kidnapped daughter with the help of an online reporter.
Eckhart, 50, has generated a dose of excitement here since the movie started filming on May 15. The star has graciously posed for selfies with fans during his work breaks and off days. Also, onlookers have shared photos and video clips from the set on social media. Here’s a sampling of those posts, along with a few updates from director Miller.