Beast of Burden Trailer

In theaters and on demand February 23, 2018.

Steve Buscemi, Daniel Radcliffe To Deal With God’s Midlife Crisis on Miracle Workers

With The Good Place proving that the afterlife is ripe with comedic potential, other networks are giving praise on high. One of those is TBS, with its new comedy Miracle Workers, taking place in an uncommon workplace: heaven.

Talking shop at Turner’s TCA 2018 panel, creator Simon Rich and stars Steve Buscemi (who plays God) and Daniel Radcliffe (who plays a low-ranking angel) discuss God “having a full blown midlife crisis,” as TBS describes the new series.

The show follows two angels betting on whether they can answer two humans’ prayers for love. Then, in two weeks, it’s doomsday. But, says Rich, this crazy concept isn’t really even about religion. “We never attempt to satirize organized religion,” Rich clarified. “It’s more Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s more about man’s place in the universe than theology. No one has been offended by it yet.”

Buscemi had plenty to say on God, however. “This God is fun. He’s very human and has a lot of faults. He’s easily distracted, bored, depressed, and is looking for a way out,” Buscemi explains. He went on to say that his version of God is “kind of lonely and looking for connections. It’s not like he’s a God up here that’s holier than thou.”

Previously cast with Owen Wilson in the role, who parted ways after having a different creative vision than Rich, this God leads a show that, according to Radcliffe, has “a lot of warmth for the human race,” and hopefully “doesn’t exclude” the faithful.

Both Radcliffe and Buscemi have had recent opportunity to show off comedic chops (in Swiss Army Man and Horace and Pete, respectively), while Rich’s Man Seeking Woman was a bafflingly absurd breath of fresh air during its few seasons. And it certainly doesn’t hurt your comedy cred to have SNL’s Lorne Michaels onboard as an executive producer. “He has excellent notes and when he has one, I take it seriously,” says Rich. “I trust him more than anybody and am grateful I get to work with him still.”

All of which bodes well for Miracle Workers, which, by the time it debuts later this year, will hopefully be preaching to the choir.

Source: SYFY

Miracle Workers Creator On Owen Wilson’s Departure

Last May when TBS gave the go-ahead to the seven episode anthology series Miracle Workers, Owen Wilson was set to star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the adaptation of Simon Rich’s book What in God’s Name. Radcliffe was set as Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers, while Wilson was set to play Craig’s boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies. To prevent Earth’s destruction, Craig needs to achieve his most impossible miracle to date

By August,Wilson fell out and start of production on Miracle Workers was pushed while the network searched for a replacement. The answer to that prayer came in the form of Steve Buscemi who took over Wilson’s role of God.

When creator Rich was asked at TCA today why Wilson left, the EP said, “We just had different creative visions and parted ways, but I’m ecstatic to be with the cast I have here on stage” which included Radcliffe, Buscemi, Karan Soni and Geraldine Viswanathan.

Despite the show’s out-worldly hi-jinks premise, Buscemi asserted, “It’s a spiritual show. It’s about how people need each other. With everything we’re going through, if we don’t love each other, then what’s it all about?”

Source: Deadline

Sundance Now Exclusively Premieres New Docu-Film CIRCUS KID

Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium video streaming service dedicated to bringing members high-quality, acclaimed independent film, documentaries and TV series, announced today its new documentary film, CIRCUS KID, will premiere exclusively on the service starting December 21st.

The film, produced by Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Eden Wurmfeld, directed by Lorenzo Pisoni and executive produced by Daniel Radcliffe and Karen Lehner, documents the spirit, the lunacy, the daring, the danger and the dynamics of growing up in a circus family. It captures Lorenzo Pisoni’s unique childhood and showcases Pisoni’s father, Larry, his mother Peggy, his sister Gypsy (who recently created the circus work in the Tony-winning Broadway smash Pippin), and original Pickle Family Circus member, Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle and many others in The Pickles.

“‘Circus Kid’ is a universal story of family and of growing up that will speak to the entire Sundance Now audience,” said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager, SundanceTV and Sundance Now. “Both fantastic and fantastical, this documentary is a rare gem and we are so proud to be able to offer it to our members.”

“When I met, and worked with Lorenzo in 2013, I was floored that this dashing Clark Kent type grew up in the circus – performing from age 2 alongside his clown father, his juggler mother and his acrobat sister. A glimpse into a childhood of being locked in trunks, thrown stories high into the air and performing with men in gorilla suits felt like great FODDER for a fun documentary,” said producer Jennifer Westfeldt. “But when I met Larry, Lorenzo’s magnetic and complicated father, a deeper story emerged. This film is, at its heart, a bittersweet portrait of Larry Pisoni – who was the best leader, coach, clown partner and boss a circus kid could hope to have – but struggled to be what his son perhaps needed most: a parent.”

“Lorenzo has made a film, ‘Circus Kid,’ about his life experience that is at once incredibly unique, touching, and engrossing while also inspiring anyone who sees it to unlock their own coming of age story,” said Daniel Radcliffe, Executive Producer.

A Points West Production, in association with Eden Wurmfeld Films and Pro Media, the film is executive produced by Karen Lehner and Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter” film franchise); Sarah Dussealt, Jennifer Westfeldt, Eden Wurmfeld, Jon Hamm, William Rexer ll and Lorenzo Pisoni are producers; Pisoni also directed the film.

To stream all Sundance Now content via web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast, visit SundanceNow.com and sign up for a free trial.

Source: Broadway World

Happy New Year

Happy New Year visitors we’ve had a lot of fun this year promoting Jungle, reviewing Yossi Ghinsberg’s book “Jungle” and watching our idol play Yossi. Its been a lot of fun and I also want to thank over contributors cause without you we wouldn’t be able to host such a large gallery. So thank you. And I hope we will have more to share with you in 2018. We got Miracle Workers coming, Beast of Burden and so much more.

It’s All Realtive

It's All Relative Book Cover It's All Relative
A. J. Jacobs
Biography & Autobiography
Simon and Schuster
November 7, 2017
352

Traces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.

This book has been released this year. I don’t think I ever posted this. But I’ve seen it around so here it is finally posted.

RNS: You talk with tons of celebrities in this book, like Daniel Radcliffe and George H.W. Bush. What was your favorite conversation?

Jacobs: I loved the interview with Daniel Radcliffe. First of all, he is an example of a child actor who turned out OK! So right there, that’s a lovely testament to his character. But also it’s so interesting just hearing the sacrifices that all of our ancestors made. His grandmother married a South African man who was just terrible, and he tried to have her committed to an asylum. She had to escape in the middle of the night with her child, Daniel’s mother.

Source: religionnews

Miracle Workers First Glance

Thanks to my friend and co-worker Adair Bartley, she captured a TBS glance at Miracle Workers so here’s the video she saw.. #miracleworkers

Christmas 2017

I hope you all are doing well with Christmas coming in a few days I posted our Christmas project. Which has already been posted via facebook. Down below you can view our Christmas card and a wallaper i did for Christmas.

Our Christmas Project can be viewed here and our wallpaper here.

 

Christmas Project 2017

This year we will be making a tree with fond memories you shared with Dan. Please send your photo, a short memory and your name and country. You will see it on the site posted on Christmas Day.

Send your photo, name, country and memory to us at simplydanielradcliffe@gmail.com

Seven Episodes for Miracle Workers

Your next original is The Detour in January?

Yes, so we have The Detour and a few other announced comedies coming up. We have our first animated series, which is called Final Space. It’s brilliant and funny, and creator Olan Rogers is the most original, authentic voice I’ve heard in a long, long time. We also have Miracle Workers with Steve Buscemi playing God and Daniel Radcliffe playing the angel in charge of the prayers department in heaven, and we just finished the table read for all seven episodes of that series.

Source: Decider.com

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