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HBO cancels Luck

HBO has announced that they have ceased all future production on the David Milch/Michael Mann Horse-racing drama Luck. Here’s the statement from HBO:

It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series LUCK.

Safety is always of paramount […]

HBO renews Luck for a second season

HBO has renewed the drama LUCK for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. LUCK has received overwhelming critical acclaim and the first episode has a gross audience of 3.3 million viewers to date. The pickup, which is for ten episodes, is slated to air in January 2013.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Teaser trailer for HBO’s Luck

HBO has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming horse racing drama Luck from Michael Mann (“Heat”) and David Milch (“Deadwood”). The series stars Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte and Dennis Farina. Watch the trailer after the jump.

Luck is scheduled to premiere in January 2012.

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The Hangover Part II opens to $31.6M on Thursday + Kung Fu Panda 2 debuts with $5.8

The highly anticipated R-rated comedy The Hangover Part II grossed an incredible $31.610 million from an R-rated record 3,615 theaters on Thursday (including an R-rated record $10.4M from Thursday midnight screenings). That’s a new record for the biggest opening day ever for a live-action comedy and nearly doubles the original, which grossed $16.734M in […]

Dustin Hoffman returns for Little Fockers

Deadline has confirmed what they reported three weeks ago, Dustin Hoffman will reprise his role in Little Fockers as the film enters a week of re-shoots to incorporate the actor’s character into the film:

I’ve confirmed that those pickup shots which I first reported that Universal has scheduled for September on Little […]

Dustin Hoffman cast in David Milch’s HBO series, Luck

Dustin Hoffman has been cast in David Milch’s new HBO series Luck.  Hoffman will topline the pojrect as a “a man in his late 60s just released from four years in prison who’s autodidactic, intelligent, and deeply involved in gambling.”  The series will also star Dennis Farina and John Ortiz.

Movie and TV Casting Bites: John Lithgow Joins Dexter, Paul Adds Five, Chevy Chase Goes Time-Traveling + more

Ana de la Reguera has joined the cast of Kevin Smith’s A Couple of Dicks as the third major lead.  The film stars Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis “as two veteran LAPD detectives who attempt to track down a stolen, mint-condition, 1952 baseball card, get tangled with a sports memorabilia-obsessed gangster.” [/Film] John Lithgow is joining the […]

DreamWorks Animation Unveils 2009-2012 Slate

shrek-052809DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will unveil the studio’s film slate through late 2012 later today at an investment community conference.  The slate includes five original projects and several franchise follow-ups.  All the films will be produced in 3-D.  Also to be announced is the casting of Robert Downey Jr. and Tina Fey in Oobermind.

For 2010, the studio has set the afforementioned original project Oobermind (November 5, 2010), as well as How to Train Your Dragon (March 26, 2010).  The fourth installment in the Shrek franchise (now called Shrek Forever After) has also been set for a 2010 release (May 21, 2010).

Meanwhile on June 3, 2011 the studio has set the sequel Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom with both Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman confirmed to be returning.  Then on November 4, 2011 The Guardians, based on a not-yet-published book series from William Joyoce, will hit theaters.

The rest of the schedule follows after the jump. Continue reading DreamWorks Animation Unveils 2009-2012 Slate