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Daisy Edgar-Jones in Talks to Star in Tornado Adventure Movie ‘Twisters’ From Universal, Amblin

Daisy Edgar-Jones, who broke through with British miniseries Normal People, is in negotiations to star in Twisters, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s reboot of the 1996 tornado adventure movie, Twister. Minari helmer Lee Isaac Chung is going full studio tentpole with this project, which has a script by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant).  Frank Marshall, known […]

Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black Reveals “Serious” Head Injury: “The Road Back Will Be Long”

Dustin Lance Black suffered a “serious head injury” last month and the Oscar-winning screenwriter says “the road back will be long.” Black — the creator of FX’s recently released limited series Under the Banner of Heaven starring the Emmy-nominated Andrew Garfield — revealed the news Monday on Instagram. He did not specify how he received […]

Andrew Garfield Defends Method Acting, Says Starving Himself of Food and Sex Delivered “Some Pretty Wild, Trippy Experiences”

Method acting is never far from the headlines as the technique seems to rally just as much support as it does hate from Hollywood insiders. Andrew Garfield is firmly in the former category. “I’m kind of bothered by the misconception, I’m kind of bothered by this idea that ‘method acting is fucking bullshit,'” the 39-year-old […]

How ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Came to Life

This story was created in paid partnership with FX. The FX for Hulu limited series Under the Banner of Heaven is inspired by the true-crime best-seller of the same name by Jon Krakauer that tells the story of a graphic murder that rattled a quiet, insular Mormon community in 1980s Utah — unburying truths about the […]

‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Creator Cautions Taking “Dangerous Steps Back” in History

Under the Banner of Heaven was a personal story for showrunner Dustin Lance Black — not in the obvious, more extreme ways, but in growing up Mormon and noticing the similarities between the real Brenda Wright Lafferty and his mother. The FX series, which is based on the true-crime novel of the same name by […]

Wyatt Russell on Getting Into the Mindset of a “Sociopath” in ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

[This story contains spoilers to the finale of Under the Banner of Heaven.] Wyatt Russell tried to keep his portrayal of Dan Lafferty in Under the Banner of Heaven as authentic as possible, but there were times when he had to take a bit of creative license with the character. The FX limited series is based on […]

Daisy Edgar-Jones on How ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Tells “a Cautionary Tale of Fundamentalism”

After starring in FX’s Under the Banner of Heaven, Daisy Edgar-Jones knows the kind of stories she hopes to always tell in her future projects. In FX’s seven-episode limited series, which comes to a close on June 2, Edgar-Jones takes on the role of Brenda Wright, who marries Allen Lafferty, a member of an esteemed Mormon […]

Dustin Lance Black on the Education and Entertainment in ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

Welcome to the 167th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or […]

Dustin Lance Black on the 10-Year Journey to Make ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’: “We Knew This Would Never Be an Easy One”

When the first episode of Under the Banner of Heaven finally premieres on FX on Thursday, it will mark the end of a decade-long journey for the project. The show, an adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s true-crime novel about a Mormon detective investigating the murder of a young woman and her baby within a religious Salt […]

Andrew Garfield in FX’s ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’: TV Review

The actor leads Dustin Lance Black's adaptation of Jon Krakauer's true-crime bestseller about a grisly double murder that rocked an insular Mormon community in 1980s Utah.

Events of the Week: ‘Euphoria,’ ‘The Offer’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for Euphoria, The Offer, The Northman, Under the Banner of Heaven, Barry and Russian Doll. The Northman Los Angeles premiere Robert Eggers debuted his […]

Andrew Garfield on Exploring Mormonism, Finding Fascination in “How We Make Meaning” for ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

Fresh off of an Oscar nomination for Tick, Tick … Boom!, Andrew Garfield is turning his sights to the small screen, starring in FX true-crime limited series Under the Banner of Heaven. Admitting that after an extremely busy awards season, “I’ve been laying the hell down and contemplating existence,” Garfield was back on the carpet […]