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Amazon Prime has revealed new details about the upcoming A League of Their Own series. The streaming platform has revealed the full cast, along with story details. The series is based on Penny Marshall's 1992 movie of the same name, which was a fictional account of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League's origins. The movie was a hit at the box office and has since been recognized by the Library of Congress.
Amazon Prime TV series A League of Their Own will focus on new characters as opposed to the same ones from Penny Marshall's movie. The show will begin with the formation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943. It then follows 'our heroes as they fight to keep the League alive through close games, injuries, sexual awakenings and road trips across a rapidly changing United States.' While it is a separate story, it still seems right in line with the original one from the movie. And will continue to follow the girls who play on the Rockford Peaches, the team profiled in the movie.
Amazon Prime has revealed A League of Their Own's casting information too. Abbi Jacobson, who is also on board as a writer and executive producer, will play Carson Shaw, 'a catcher from a tiny farm town, who suddenly finds herself hopping the train to Chicago to chase a dream she didn't even know she had.' D'Arcy Carden will portray Greta, 'a first basewoman with unbelievable stretch. Off the field, she's also effortless, traveling the globe seeking new adventures and liaisons.' Chanté Adams is Max, 'a pitcher with an arm that could make men weep. She is ready for the big leagues and now, she just needs to make her own path there.'
Gbemisola Ikumelo will play Clance, who was 'born and raised in Rockford, Clance is Max's best friend and biggest supporter, and a budding young artist in her own right.' Kelly McCormack is Jess, 'a shortstop from Moosejaw, Canada, Jess was born to play the game. On the field, Jess feels the most herself and wishes the game would never end.' Roberta Colindrez will portray Mita, 'a cool, calm and collected pitcher from Texas ranch country, Mita's got a killer poker face, on and off the field. She won't reveal her secrets easily.' Priscilla Delgado is Izzy. 'Straight from Havana, Izzy is the youngest, most enthusiastic Peach.' Melanie Field recurs as Jo, 'a power hitter from Queens, who has survived countless escapades with her best friend, Greta. Boisterous and up for anything, Jo will defend her teammates til' the end.'RELATED: Justice League Meets League of Their Own in Fan-Made Baseball Cards
Amazon Prime's A League of Their Own series was first announced back in 2018 with Abbi Jacobson and D'Arcy Carden attached, based on the original A League of Their Own movie. Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures TV will produce the upcoming series in association with Field Trip Productions. Executive producers are Abbi Jacobson, Will Graham, Hailey Wierengo, and Jamie Babbit, who also...
The Good Place was a show that went heavy on philosophy and, ultimately, optimism. Now it seems all the leg work to make its four seasons a reality will also result in a book about being, well, good.
The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Schur, the creator of the NBC comedy that ended after four seasons earlier in 2020, will write a book about philosophy with the title “How To Be Good.”
Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that the Emmy-winning writer, producer and actor is working on “How to Be Good: A Definitive Answer for Exactly What to Do, In Every Possible Situation,” in which he combines humor and philosophy to “deal with the large and small ethical challenges we all face every day.”
The book is scheduled for fall 2021.
In a statement according to ABC News, Schur admitted that “I have no idea how to write a book,” but editor Eamon Dolan said it “wouldn't be a problem.”
I'm sure it will be better than the book written in the show, Six Feet Under Par, in which noted jerk Brent Norwalk launches the Chip Driver Mysteries in his afterlife to little fanfare.
I'm sure Chidi would be much more positive about this book and, considering how much philosophy the writers had to read to make it happen, it will be very well-researched.
Kevin Hart has found his next comedy. The Jumanji: The Next Level star is attached to star in a yet-untitled action-comedy from Broad City alums Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs. The film is being developed by Universal Pictures, with Aniello and Downs set to pen the script as well as executive produce.
Variety reports that Kevin Hart is attached to star in an untitled action-comedy under Universal Pictures. The film is based on an original idea from Broad City‘s Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs, while Malcolm D. Lee is on board to direct. The film will reunite Hart with Lee, who directed the star in 2018’s Night School. Hart is also producing the film through his Hartbeat Productions banner, alongside Lee through Blacmaled Productions, and Will Packer and James Lopez through Will Packer Productions.
The entire project is a series of reunions for Hart, who also worked with Packer on the 2014 hit Ride Along and the Think Like a Man TV series.
Other than the people involved, there are no other details on this film, which makes it a little hard to get excited for. A Hart comedy isn’t always a success, though the films are usually commercial successes based on the star’s strong box office draw among black audiences. What’s interesting here is the involvement of Aniello and Downs, who executive produced Broad City, with Aniello directing and writing episodes of the Comedy Central hit, and Downs writing and co-starring in the series. Most projects from any Broad City alum are cause for excitement, and could inject some fresh comedy into the formula that Hart tends to fall back on.
And while Night School wasn’t a major critical success, though the 2018 film ended up being the highest-grossing domestic comedy that year, Lee still has the goodwill behind Girls Trip behind him — the 2017 film became a minor comedy phenomenon and launched Tiffany Haddish to stardom. Perhaps second time’s a charm for him and Hart’s team-up.
High school can be a battlefield, but rarely has that battlefield seemed so dangerous as it does in Amazon’s stylish Sundance drama Selah and The Spades. The feature film debut of writer/director Tayarisha Poe, Selah and The Spades follows a young girl who is chosen to be the protégé of the Queen Bee of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, and discovers that she wasn’t the first to be given this dubious honor. Watch the Selah and The Spades trailer below.Selah and The Spades Trailer
Amazon Studios has released the official trailer for Tayarisha Poe’s feature film debut, Selah and The Spades, a stylish high school drama set in the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school. In this exclusive world, the student body is run by five factions: The Spades, The Sea, The Skins, The Bobbies, and The Prefects. Commanding the top faction is the titular Selah Summers Love Simone, who decides to choose a young protégé to take her place upon graduation. But as that sophomore upstart Paloma Celeste O’Connor soon finds, it’s a treacherous path to the top.
Selah and The Spades seems like a teen drama in the tradition of Brick or Thoroughbreds — stylish, razor-sharp, and populated by very good-looking teens who all act like characters in a noir film. The cast of fresh faces playing those characters include Jharrel Jerome, Jesse Williams, Gina Torres, and Ana Mulvoy Ten.
Here is the synopsis for Selah and The Spades:
In the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, the student body is run by five factions. Seventeen-year-old Selah Summers Lovie Simone runs the most dominant group, the Spades, with unshakable poise, as they cater to the most classic of vices and supply students with coveted, illegal alcohol and pills. Tensions between the factions escalate, and when Selah’s best friend/right hand Maxxie MOONLIGHT’s Jharrel Jerome becomes distracted by a new love, Selah takes on a protégée, enamored sophomore Paloma Celeste O’Connor, to whom she imparts her wisdom on ruling the school. But with graduation looming and Paloma proving an impressively quick study, Selah’s fears turn sinister as she grapples with losing the control by which she defines herself.
In her feature debut, writer/director Tayarisha Poe immerses us in a ened depiction of teenage politics. This searing character study encapsulates just how intoxicating power can be for a teenage girl who acutely feels the threat of being denied it. Exciting newcomer Lovie Simone’s performance beautifully embodies both Selah’s publicly impeccable command and the internal fears and uncertainty that drive it.
Selah and The Spades premieres on Amazon Prime Video April 17, 2020....