The A List

Five titles likely to generate buzz at this year's MIPTV

"Lie to Me"


"Lie to Me"
 
Based on the scientific discoveries of Dr. Paul Ekman, this unique drama stars Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, the world's leading "deception expert" -- a man who can tell if you're lying by simply observing the way you talk, gesture and move. While his gift is an asset when assisting law enforcement with its most difficult cases, it doesn't necessarily help in his personal life, where friends and family often prove as deceitful as criminals.
Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution; E3.01

"The Prisoner"
Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel star in this reinterpretation of the iconic 1960s cult classic. "The Prisoner" tells the story of Number Six (Caviezel) a man who wakes up to find himself trapped in a mysterious and surreal place known only as the Village, with no memory of how he arrived. Controlled by one man -- the sinister yet charismatic Number Two (McKellen) -- Six finds himself locked in a battle of wits as he tries to decipher the riddles of the Village while also planning his escape.
ITV Global Entertainment; R38.01



"The Prisoner"
 
"The Pacific"
This long-gestating 10-hour miniseries from executive producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg serves as an equally ambitious companion piece to the duo's meticulous Emmy-winning 2001 HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers." Currently shooting in Australia -- where U.S. troops camped in 1943 -- "Pacific" tracks the intertwined journeys of three U.S. Marines as they make their way across the vast canvas of the Pacific, from the first clash with the Japanese in the jungles of Guadalcanal to the triumphant return home after V-J Day.
HBO; Riviera Seaview .08

"Little Ashes"
In the midst of the repression and political unrest of pre-Spanish Civil War, this drama chronicles the burgeoning friendship between eccentric artist Salvador Dali, renowned poet and revolutionary Federico Garcia Lorca and cinematic surrealist Luis Bunuel. This period drama is bound to draw attention given the fast-rising star of "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson, who bravely dons the gravity-defying mustache to portray the young, increasingly audacious Dali.


"Caprica"
 
Regent Worldwide Sales; Riviera Seaview 19

"Caprica"
This prequel to the wildly popular "Battlestar Gallactica" tells the back story behind the creation of the dreaded Cylons, the mechanized killing machines hell bent on destroying all human life. Starring Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales, "Caprica" promises to tap into "Gallactica's" devoted global fan base, which should be hungry for more "BSG" intrigue after the show's grand finale this month.
NBC Universal Television Distribution; H4.05
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