The Hollywood Reporter’s best stories of the week
The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week:
FRANK MARSHALL ON ‘DESTROYED FRIENDSHIP’ WITH LANCE ARMSTRONG
While shooting the new doc “The Armstrong Lie,” director Alex Gibney fought to pursue a doping angle long before Marshall, the producer, was ready: “I believed a beautiful lie.”
HOLLYWOOD’S PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE FOR JERRY BROWN
The Oct. 24 announcement of support from every major industry Democratic donor and studio head was an early show of force in the California governor’s bid to stay in office.
WHY ‘HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE’S’ BUDGET BALLOONED TO $130 MILLION
The pricetag of the Lionsgate sequel grows, with star Jennifer Lawrence’s $10 million payday, more special effects and Hawaii location shoots raising the original $78 million price tag.
JEFFREY KATZENBERG’S SECRET CALL TO HILLARY CLINTON: HOLLYWOOD’S 2016 SUPPORT ASSURED
Norman Lear, Irving Azoff and more industry supporters tell THR they’re lining up behind the former Secretary of State and First Lady as she headlines a Beverly Hills fundraising lunch for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Says Katzenberg, “Four years of seasoning has made her the best-qualified candidate.”
‘THE WALKING DEAD’ IS TV’S NO. 1 SHOW -- WHY AREN’T ITS STARS FAMOUS?
While ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ have seen lead actors nab movie roles, stardom has eluded the AMC hit’s cast — now two actors have turned to CAA, and researchers lament minimal appeal: “Their awareness is low.”
AWARDS ROUNDTABLE: 6 TOP ACTORS’ UNCENSORED TALES, FROM WORST AUDITIONS TO LEG WAXING
The Hollywood Reporter’s annual series kicks off with a candid conversation featuring Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Josh Brolin and Michael B. Jordan.
UNIVERSAL NABS HOT WRITER FOR ‘ROCKFORD FILES’ FILM (EXCLUSIVE)
Nic Pizzolatto, creator of HBO’s “True Detective” limited series, will pen the script for the Vince Vaughn-starring vehicle.
DONNA TARTT’S NOVEL ‘THE GOLDFINCH’ SHOPPED AS MINISERIES (EXCLUSIVE)
The author’s reps are shopping the densely plotted book to networks and studios, also reviving interest in her long-gestating 1992 debut ‘The Secret History.’
T. BONE BURNETT ON QUITTING WIFE CALLI KHOURI’S ‘NASHVILLE’: ‘IT WAS A KNOCK-DOWN, DRAG-OUT FIGHT’
H: T. Bone Burnett on Quitting Wife Calli Khouri’s ‘Nashville’: ‘It Was a Knock-Down, Bloody, Drag-Out Fight’
The Grammy and Oscar legend, who receives the 2013 Billboard-THR Maestro Award today, on his fourth Coen brothers project, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ the “insane” drama around the ABC show, and why he’s following doctor’s orders not to work with people he doesn’t like.
‘AFTERMATH’ DARES TO UNEARTH TERRIBLE SECRETS OF POLAND’S LOST JEWS
The most controversial film in the country’s history lands stateside on Nov. 1.