One of the funniest web series to ever exist is coming to television as Comedy Central has announced an eight-episode run of the Funny or Die original, â€œDrunk History.â€
Drunk History first hit the web over five years ago. The premise of the short videos is simple: Someone drinks a bunch of liquor and proceeds to tell the story behind a famous historical event â€“ the friendship of Lincoln and Douglass, Benjamin Franklin discovering electricity, Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr. etc.
The videos feature the drunk storyteller as narrator, but also feature dramatic recreations of the events as they unfold â€“ as they unfold from the mouths of the drunk storytellers, of course.
The network has officially set a July 9 premiere for the web-adapted reenactment series, amid a mammoth list of guest stars that includes everyone from â€˜SNLâ€˜ vet Kristen Wiig to Winona Ryder and â€˜The Internshipâ€s Owen Wilson, and thatâ€™s just to start. Episodes will run for 30 minutes and are slated to air this summer.
Check out the original sketches over Funny or Die! website.
When Winona Ryder turned 40, she reached a landmark age that would send many Hollywood actresses into a tailspin and into the arms of a cosmetic surgeon. For Ryder, however, it was cause for celebration and optimism about what the future might hold. â€œI love getting older,â€ she says. â€œAnd I was really excited to turn 40. I feel like the older you get, the more yourself you become, and I think the roles, even if they are smaller, are more interesting.â€
And itâ€™s true. Lately, sheâ€™s been playing some meaty characters â€“ an ageing ballerina crushed at giving way to a younger dancer in Black Swan, the wife of a hitman in her latest, The Iceman â€“ and even though they are not the leading roles of her teen heyday, sheâ€™s not complaining.
â€œBeing the ingÃ©nue is fun for a while, and if you are lucky you get a couple of years. I feel like I got really lucky because I had a lot longer than that. And part of me never thought that I would still be acting now, so I relish the work. Thereâ€™s a lot of pressure in Hollywood on women to stay younger looking, which I donâ€™t quite understand.â€
I just added scans of ‘American Cinematographer’s June issue, talking about The Iceman:
Total Film UK has on their July issue a 4-pages and a review for ‘The Iceman’ – which gave the movie 4 stars and praises for Shannon’s performance – and I have scans up in the gallery.
“Written by Vromen and Morgan Land, the script steams from two sources: Anthony Bruno’s 1993 true-crime novel and James Thebault’s 1992 HBO documentary, featuring interviews with Kuklinski in jail. Seeing the doc just two months after his subject died behind bars, in May 2006, Vromen resolved to make a feature. From the outset, he was obsessed with casting Shannon. Rejecting other, more bankable stars, the project fell apart three times. “I said to everybody ‘I will burn this script if it’s not Michael Shannon’. I just had a meal with him – and I was terrified!”
He wasnt the only one. Enter Winona Ryder, who plays Kuklinski’s wife Deborah (real name: Barbara). She remembered shooting a domestic argument scene with Shannon. ‘It was written that he was supposed to say these things to me, then go out into the garage and get into the car and take it out of the steering wheel,’ says the actress. ‘He wasn’t supposed to flip the table over! I was genuinely scared. After the take, I burst into tears. He was bleeding, he had cut himself, and I didn’t expect all that.”
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