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New Photos from Beast of Burden

Dan has posted new photos from Beast of Burden on his google Plus. You can view them down below.

Miracle Workers set for Summer

TBS’s Miracle Workers has set its series premiere for Summer 2018.

Miracle Workers is a heaven-set workplace comedy based on Simon Rich’s book What in God’s Name. The seven-episode anthology series stars Daniel Radcliffe (Swiss Army Man, Now You See Me 2, Harry Potter films) as ‘Craig,’ a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers, and Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) will play Craig’s boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies. To prevent Earth’s destruction, Craig must achieve his most impossible miracle to date.

Source: TBS

Daniel Radcliffe & Lorne Michaels, Working Together Took A ‘Miracle’

Daniel Radcliffe will be working a different kind of magic in his upcoming series for TBS, Miracle Workers. The comedy, based on a book by Saturday Night Live veteran writer Simon Rich, finds Radcliffe hard at work as an administrative-level angel, trying to answer people’s prayers. He’s also a producer on the series, along with SNL boss Lorne Michaels, and Radcliffe explained how their collaboration took shape.

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

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

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

Beast of Burden heading to Sundance?

2018 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Jesper Ganslandt’s Beast Of Burden

For those who simply can’t get enough of, or bypassed what a Cessna misadventure might look like with covert operations and covert opportunities seen in American Made, might want to subscribe to what Swedish helmer Jesper Ganslandt is offering. Technically his fifth feature film (Swedish language Jimmie, his sixth feature also rolls out next year), for those not in the know, the filmmaker is one of the bold Scandi voices – his sophomore film The Ape pulverized the senses and his follow-up fiction offering in Blondie was pitifulness bliss. Shot in Savannah, Georgia last November, we’re thinking with a Daniel Radcliffe is the pilot’s seat, Beast of Burden, a Locke-like one physical space action-thriller might fancy a flight into Park City. Thesps Pablo Schreiber and Grace Gummer are co-pilots.

Gist: Written by Adam Hoelzel, Sean Haggerty (Radcliffe) only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.

Production Co./Producers: MGMT Entertainment’s Paul Schiff and Michael Diamond (The Air I Breathe), Green-Light’s Chad Moore and Jeff Elliott.

Prediction: Premieres category. Berlin Film Fest also possible.

U.S. Distributor: Entertainment One. Lotus Entertainment (international)

Sourceioncinema.com

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Daniel Radcliffe Reviewed 2017’s BIGGEST Tunes, And He Went Full Simon Cowell On Them

As Daniel roasted 2017’s biggest tunes, it’s only fair we got our own back, by roasting Daniel, right?

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