Round Up Post: November (things you might already know/have seen, things you might not)

Dec 07, 2014 20:06

November 13, 2014 | ‘Revolution’ Alum David Lyons to Play '60 Minutes’ EP in Dan Rather Movie ‘Truth’ (Exclusive)

“Revolution” alum David Lyons will join Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford in James Vanderbilt‘s directorial debut “Truth,” which chronicles Dan Rather's fall from grace, TheWrap has learned.

Blanchett stars as Rather's producer Mary Mapes, who wrote the memoir “Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power,” on which the film is based.

“Truth” explores the firestorm that erupted in September 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War. After it came to light that some documents were suspected to be forgeries, Rather's reputation was badly damaged and Mapes was fired.

Redford will play Rather, and he'll be joined in the film by Elisabeth Moss, Dennis Quaid, Bruce Greenwood, Topher Grace and John Benjamin Hickey.

Lyons will play Josh Howard, an executive producer for “60 Minutes” and Mapes’ immediate supervisor, who got caught in the scandal and subsequent investigation that ultimately compromised Rather's reputation and long-standing relationship with CBS.

Vanderbilt wrote the script and is producing the film with Brad Fischer and William Sherak, among others. Production is currently under way.

Lyons recently starred in Lasse Hallstrom's “Safe Haven” and was a series regular on the NBC series “Revolution,” which was executive produced by J.J. Abrams. The Australian actor also appeared in the Julia Roberts movie “Eat Pray Love” and the Kate Beckinsale legal drama “The Trials of Cate McCall.”

Lyons is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and United Management in Australia.



November 25, 2014 |'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County': Theater Review

Bestselling novelist Stephen King proves himself less adept as a debuting librettist in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, his long-gestating musical collaboration with pop/rock star John Mellencamp. This Southern Gothic musical premiered to decidedly mixed notices at Atlanta's Alliance Theater in 2012 and is now touring the country, playing one-night dates in concert venues. Minimally staged and featuring a cast that includes such well-known names as Billy Burke (the Twilight series) and Gina Gershon (Bound, Showgirls), the show seems to be angling for a Broadway berth. But despite the strength of Mellencamp's roots music score, King's problematic book proves a major impediment.

Fortunately, the dialogue is relatively minimal. Much of the running time is taken up by Mellencamp's rousing score, which is performed by an onstage four-piece ensemble comprised of members of his own band. The terrific songs are further enhanced by the superb musical direction of T Bone Burnett, whose expertise with this sort of material is fully evident.

Among the musical highlights is the classic rock-sounding "How Many Days," put over forcefully by Burke sounding uncannily like Mellencamp...While the songs don't necessarily do much to advance the plot, they compare favorably to their composer's best efforts and are varied enough to sustain interest throughout.

The same can't be said of the storyline, which meanders considerably and offers the performers few opportunities to make much of an impression. The exception is Burke, displaying a compelling charisma as the troubled paterfamilias.

via: The Hollywood Reporter


Billy on Twitter (we sort of skipped over his b'day - whoops)

Definitely my favorite #Quinniac pic so far!! @billy_burke 👍 👏👍
- Quinn Archer (@Quinn_Archer) October 9, 2014

So happy @billy_burke came out to the @theVIPERroom last night! #theviperroom #sunsetstrip #livemusic #RockNSoul x
- Quinn Archer (@Quinn_Archer) October 24, 2014

#BillyBurke on stage of Ghost Brothers in NYC on 11/24/14
- Billy Burke Fanpage (@BillyBurkeFansU) November 25, 2014

#BillyBurke on stage of Ghost Brothers in NYC on 11/24/14
- Billy Burke Fanpage (@BillyBurkeFansU) November 25, 2014

#BillyBurke on stage of Ghost Brothers in NYC on 11/24/14
- Billy Burke Fanpage (@BillyBurkeFansU) November 25, 2014

#BillyBurke on stage of Ghost Brothers in NYC on 11/24/14
- Billy Burke Fanpage (@BillyBurkeFansU) November 25, 2014

@billy_burke Man the show was fantastic & you sir are so chill & friendly. I want to see the show again. I'm in awe!!
- Brian Stefani♦️ (@stefani_brian) November 27, 2014

I'm seeing Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and Billy Burke is on the cast and he was on Gilmore Girls & Revolution
- MY LITTLE CHIHUAHUA (@GojyoChan) December 2, 2014


Tracy on Instagram (because I miss her face okay. I miss it. And coz I love that she's friends with Quinn Archer and Pollyanna Rose...because it fits in with my headcanon that Billy totally adopted her as his little sister)

!season: two, (!): david lyons, (misc): media, (!): tracy spiridakos, (misc): news, (!): billy burke

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