TV & Movie News
AYELET WALDMAN Applebaum pilot
TV: CBS greenlighted a pilot episode of Applebaum, based on Ayelet Waldman's Mommy-Track Mysteries series. Deadline.com reported that Christopher Columbus will direct a script by Waldman, Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Banned in India
Indian censors have banned David Fincher's movie adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. The film was scheduled for a February 10 release, but the country's Central Board of Film Certification insisted that several scenes be cut and the director refused.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the "scenes in question include two lovemaking scenes between the film's principal female lead Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) and Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig); a lesbian scene featuring Lisbeth and a woman she meets at a bar; a scene where Lisbeth is raped and tortured. In a follow-up scene, she tortures her tormentor as a video of her being assaulted plays in the background."
Sony Pictures India said the "Censor Board has adjudged the film unsuitable for public viewing in its unaltered form and, while we are committed to maintaining and protecting the vision of the director, we will, as always, respect the guidelines set by the Board."
(above info from ShelfAwareness.com)
Shirley MacLaine to play Lady Grantham's Mother in Series 3 of Downton Abbey.
Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine is joining the cast of Downton Abbey as the mother of Elizabeth McGovern’s American-born Lady Grantham. According to The Daily Beast, MacLaine will appear during the international phenom’s third season, which begins production next month (just as Season 2 winds down on PBS.)
Read more, HERE.
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