Gandolfini, who passed away in June, was to star in the seven-hour series.
Hoffman joins Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman in the film, which Summit plans to release the film sometime in 2014.
Lead and supporting performers in the miniseries-movies genre will compete in separate categories at the Primetime Emmys after all.
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Producers Mike Medavoy and Bobby Geisler are developing a re-envisioned and updated film version of George and Ira Gershwin’s iconic opera "Porgy and Bess." The duo is working with the Gershwin…
Tom Hardy continues to add to his already-busy schedule as the "Dark Knight Rises" thesp is in talks to star in the Scott Free production "Child 44."
Though HBO has a solid slate of drama skeins, programming president Michael Lombardo said one of the goals for 2013 is to add more hourlong original series to the pay cabler.
BBC Worldwide Productions and HBO are developing a 10-part version of the corp.'s hit U.K. legal drama "Criminal Justice."
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Surrendering to the insanity that is Feydeau's farce "A Flea in Her Ear" is a case of "double your pleasure, double your fun."
Fox 2000 has acquired rights to Joe Haldeman's 1974 novel "The Forever War," and Ridley Scott is planning to make it into his first science fiction film since he delivered back-to-back classics with…
Spike Lee takes up the cudgel against black-on-black violence in "Clockers," a modern morality play that is gritty and pretentious in roughly equal measure. A study of the urban dope-dealing culture…