The Lifetime original movie An Amish Murder, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and based on the novel Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo, tells the story of a woman (Neve Campbell) who grew up Amish and, after returning to her small hometown as its Chief of Police, must solve a string of horrible murders. The film also stars Christian Campbell, Noam Jenkins, C. Thomas Howell and IronE Singleton.
During this recent interview to discuss the film that she stars in and executive produced, actress Neve Campbell talked about how Lifetime approached her with the project, what she knew about the Amish lifestyle prior to filming, how she approached playing this character, acting with her brother, Christian, and the possibility that this could turn into a TV show. She also talked about her desire to continue producing, balancing motherhood with work, doing a guest spot on Grey’s Anatomy, the chances that Scream 5 will ever happen, where she’d like her career to go next, and her thoughts on social media. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
With series like Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men finding plenty of success and praise, period dramas seem to be all the rage on TV right now (especially with Pan-Am and The Playboy Club on the way this fall). Now another period drama is ready to set sail as Variety reports a new miniseries called Titanic: Blood and Steel is set to begin production in Serbia this week. The series, said to be a cross between Downtown Abbey and Boardwalk Empire, focuses on on designing and building the ship against the class-bound backdrop of Edwardian Belfast, Northern Ireland, where financial pressures led to fatal compromises.
The series will be directed by Ciaran Donnelly (The Tudors) and is in the midst of snagging Neve Campbell to play a reporter covering the liner’s first voyage who may have deeper reasons for being on board while Chris Noth is in talks to play financier J.P. Morgan. Meanwhile, The King’s Speech star Derek Jacobi has already joined the cast as Lord William Pirrie, chairman of ship builder Harland and Wolff, the company that built the ill-fated liner. The three actors join a cast that also includes Ophelia Lovibond, Billy Carter, Massimo Ghini, Branwell Donaghey, Martin McCann and Kevin Zegers (the kid from the first Air Bud). The 12-part miniseries doesn’t yet have a network home (though it’s looking to air during the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking next spring) and will be available to buyers at next month’s Mipcom sales mart in Cannes, so stay tuned as more details become available.
The Scream franchise is a series of horror movies whose greatest asset has never been horror. They provide the occasional jump scare, but the strength of the series lies in crafting a critique of the slasher genre, audiences (Scream 2), and Hollywood (Scream 3). The first Scream did the best job in balancing scares with satire, but eventually the series devolved into ninety minutes of misdirection finished by a twenty minute speech where the killer explains his or her motivations. In between the movie gropes at subtext, but rarely in a coherent way that’s clever or rewarding. Scream 4 carries on this sad tradition but adds a heavy dose of resentment to the proceedings as it bitterly attacks everyone who left the snarky franchise behind.
Fifteen years after Scream began with a terrifying phone call that kicked off one of the most successful horror film franchises, director Wes Craven, writer Kevin Williamson, and stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette have all reunited for to renew the Ghostface legacy in Scream 4.
At the film’s press day, co-stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette talked about playing these characters for 15 years now, the challenges of bringing the Scream franchise to a newer and more savvy audience, working with a horror icon like Wes Craven, working with the new cast that was brought in this time around, and whether they cover their own eyes during horror films. Check out what they had to say after the jump:
A new TV spot for Scream 4 has been released, this one giving Kristen Bell and Anna Paquin a little bit of screen time. Helmed by franchise staple Wes Craven, the film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Alison Brie, and Adam Brody. Hit the jump to check out the spot. Scream 4 hits theaters April 15th.
We’ve received three new clips from the latest installment in director Wes Craven’s Scream franchise. The whole gang is back, ten years after the most recent flick in the series. In Scream 4, Sydney Prescott returns to Woodsboro for a signing of her new book. Well, as you can imagine, Ghostface starts to terrorize the town once again. The old gang, alongside a number of new faces, take turns running around, spouting off pop-culture-infused wit, and getting killed. Sounds like a good time to be had by all.
Hit the jump to check out the clips. Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, and Hayden Panettiere. The film opens April 15th.
Hard to believe that fifteen years ago marked the first appearance of the Ghost Face killer slashing his way onto movie screens. Wes Craven’s Scream 4 will be the first installment of the franchise in ten years and we have bloody new TV spots and stills to share with you. While the trailer promises the return of some of Woodsboro’s most familiar faces, you can rest assured that Scream 4 will feature barely clothed hot girls doing stupid things and Ghost Face getting his stab on. We get older, they stay the same age. Hit the jump to check it out.
After already releasing two bland posters, Dimension is taking another run at their Scream 4 marketing by high-lighting Ghostface and his killer chin. If the whole movie has Ghostface running around chin-stabbing his victims, I will declare Scream 4 as the best movie in the franchise. Anything less will be a disappointment.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. Directed by Wes Craven, Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, and Hayden Panettiere. The film opens April 15th. [Update: We've updated the article with a larger version of the poster.]
New posters for Scream 4 and Bridesmaids have gone online. The Scream 4 poster keeps the Albino-Face theme they’ve been using since the marketing for the movies began back in 1996. As for Bridesmaids, we see stars Kristen Wiig (who co-wrote the film), Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper looking like a bunch of bad-asses.
Hit the jump to check out both posters plus details on the films. Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere. The film opens April 15th. Bridesmaids was produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Paul Feig. It opens May 13th. [Update: Dimension has sent us a hi-res version of the Scream 4 poster, which you can check out after the jump.]
New images from Sucker Punch, Source Code, Scream 4, The Hangover Part II, Larry Crowne, The Help, Abduction, Footloose, and Tower Heist have gone online. Hit the jump to check out the images along with info on all of these films.
by Jeff Ames Posted: January 15th, 2011 at 6:57 pm
Dimension Films has just released a new trailer for Scream 4 and it’s actually quite good with tons of new action-packed footage not seen in the original teaser. Not that I was worried or anything, but after the disappointing Scream 3, my expectations for this third sequel haven’t exactly been through the roof. In all actuality, I’m just curious to see how many members of the original cast will get offed.
Scream 4 reunites Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and director Wes Craven. The screenplay was written by Kevin Williamson who penned the scripts for Scream and Scream 2. The thriller is set to open April 15. Check out the trailer after the jump, but be warned, there is much spoiler-ish action on display – don’t say I didn’t warn you!
by Jason Barr Posted: December 13th, 2010 at 2:29 pm
We have a couple of casting tidbits to send your way this afternoon. First up, Neve Campbell is currently in negotiations to join Singularity alongside confirmed star Josh Hartnett. Singularity will be directed by two-time Oscar nominee Roland Joffe (The Mission) and will take place in 1778 and 2015 concurrently. According to THR, Campbell would play Hartnett’s wife in 2015 and would manage to “get stuck in a sunken ship while trying to retrieve a ring.” The film is set to begin shooting in Australia and India in January.
Next, Jessica Chastain (upcoming The Tree of Life) has agreed to star in the Prohibition-Era-drama The Wettest County. Chastain joins Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy as confirmed cast members in what will be John Hillcoat’s feature directorial follow-up to 2009′s The Road. Per THR, Chastain will play Hardy’s love interest, a “a big city woman now living in a small town who at one time was mixed up with gangsters.” The Wettest County is based on Matt Bondurant’s 2008 novel The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story in which Bondurant tells the story of his siblings and their bootlegging trials/tribulations in a purportedly dry Virginia. Production on the film is currently aiming for a February 2011 start.
by Tommy Cook Posted: October 21st, 2010 at 7:06 pm
The Scream 4 promotional tour is really kicking off this week. The Weinstein Co. released the extended trailer, and now we have some brand new high resolution pics from the Wes Craven-helmed flick which stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, and Hayden Panettiere.
For more on Scream 4 and horror legend Wes Craven, be sure to check out Steve’s interview with Craven at The Scream Awards. He said that the sequel “is a lot about looking back at the last ten years of horror and comparing it and contrasting it and having fun with it.” Hit the jump to see new images of nubile actors being terrorized by Ghostface.
This weekend, a teaser trailer for Wes Craven’s Scream 4 leaked online after premiering at Spike TV’s 201 Scream Awards. Now an extended version of that teaser trailer has gone online. The picture quality is much higher, but the trailer itself doesn’t do much more than say, “It’s Scream! There are different rules but the outcome is still the same!” So it’s not much of a re-invention of the franchise as much as “We promise this won’t be predictable…unless you’re predicting that teenagers are going to get murdered by Ghostface. Then your prediction skills are spot on.” However, I love the joke that closes out the trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere. Scream 4 opens April 15, 2011.
Dimension has released a new image from Wes Craven’s Scream 4. The image doesn’t reveal much other than David Arquette’s character Dewey is still a cop. Judging from his stance, I’m assuming that he’s telling a crowd that they’re going to get murdered by Ghostface but they should do so in a calm and orderly fashion.
Hit the jump to check out the image. Scream 4 also stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere. The film is set to open on April 15, 2011. Click here to see the previously-released image.