When Byron Balasco tells people that his new show Kingdom is about Mixed Martial Arts, their response tends to be, “Oh, so it’s a reality show?” It’s not a wild notion, considering that we live in a world with very few (if any) scripted shows about MMA. But for Balasco, the idea never seemed far-fetched.
“I had been a fan of MMA for years and years and years… Continue reading ‘Kingdom’ creator on crafting a gritty family drama in the MMA world
A gritty origin story about… Santa Claus? And he’s a Viking? That’s what studio Sony is betting on after picking up a spec script called Winter’s Knight. Norwegian helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki, Pirates of the Caribbean 5) will direct the “Viking-mythology-tinged” tale, based on the 1902 book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Frank L. Baum.
Santa has roots in pre-Christian Norse mythology and ties to… Continue reading Santa Clause Will Get His Own Gritty Origin Story
Now that her music career is over, Katie Price a.k.a Jordan is considering becoming a film star. Her debut single sold only 3,000 copies. The former glamour model is no stranger to movies as she starred in some of director Dane Bowers” early films. Now she hopes to land a role in a comedy flick. [...] Continue reading Jordan ‘eyes gritty indie Brit flick’
Rafael Nadal worked to control an old foe while women’s second seed Caroline Wozniacki overcame a bout of illness to advance Sunday at the Miami Masters.
With grey skies and humidity replacing sunshine, number four Nadal staged a fightback after losing a marathon first set, constructing a 6-7 (8-10), 6-2, 6-2 third-round win over Argentine David [...] Continue reading Gritty Nadal does it tough for victory over Nalbandian
Gritty drama “Precious” swept the top honors at the Spirit Awards, the movie industry’s annual salute to the best of independent film. The Oscar-nominated film about an obese, illiterate, abused teenager in Harlem won four top honors, including best picture, best director, best actress and best supporting actor. Lee Daniels — who is also nominated for best director at Sunday … Continue reading 'Precious' sweeps Spirit awards