‘Zoe’s Ewan McGregor Set Free By Improv As Léa Seydoux Takes On First Major English-Language Part — Tribeca Studio

“More than ever, I genuinely feel like the things that are f*cked up and flawed about human beings are the most important things about a relationship, and finding peace in those things,” director Drake Doremus told Deadline in Tribeca today…

“More than ever, I genuinely feel like the things that are f*cked up and flawed about human beings are the most important things about a relationship, and finding peace in those things,” director Drake Doremus told Deadline in Tribeca today. “I think the idea that you can engineer something to be perfect for you is kind of ridiculous, in a lot of ways.” Appearing with actors Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux, the director behind such films as Like Crazy and Newness was in…

Amazon Prime Picks Up Drake Doremus Futuristic Love Story ‘Zoe’ – Tribeca

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Prime has acquired exclusive rights to Drake Doremus’ Zoe ahead of its April 21 premiere as the Tribeca Film  Festival’s Centerpiece title. Amazon’s deal covers U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Italy, Australia and New Zea…

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Prime has acquired exclusive rights to Drake Doremus’ Zoe ahead of its April 21 premiere as the Tribeca Film  Festival’s Centerpiece title. Amazon’s deal covers U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Italy, Australia and New Zealand and will hit Prime this summer. Written by Rich Greenberg, the futuristic love story follows two colleagues, played by Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux, at a revolutionary research lab that designs technology to improve and perfect romantic…

Amazon Prime Surpasses 100 Million Members

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant has amassed 100 million Prime subscribers globally, a eye-catching number the company disclosed for the first time.
In his annual letter to shareholders, Bezos reported the milestone, which he attributed in part to the success of Amazon’s video streaming service and the popularity of award-winning original series such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the Oscar-nominated movie The Big Sick.
Prime Video continues to drive…

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant has amassed 100 million Prime subscribers globally, a eye-catching number the company disclosed for the first time. In his annual letter to shareholders, Bezos reported the milestone, which he attributed in part to the success of Amazon’s video streaming service and the popularity of award-winning original series such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the Oscar-nominated movie The Big Sick.Prime Video continues to drive…

Here’s What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in May

New titles available to stream with your Amazon Prime membership next month include Season 5 of BBC’s “Orphan Black,” and several new Amazon Original series, including “Last Flag Flying,” “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” and “Diablo Guardian.”

Movies available include 2017’s “Baywatch,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” and “Rocky” I through V. Beginning May 1, you’ll also be able to rent “Annihilation,” “12 Strong,” James Corden’s “Peter Rabbit” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”

See the full list below. For our May Hulu roundup, head over here.

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Available May 1

3 Ways to Get a Husband (2009)

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Baby Boom (1987)

Back to School (1986)

Bad News Bears (1976)

Barefoot (2014)

Beyond Borders (2003)

Blame (2017)

Brother Nature (2016)

Bull Durham (1988)

Cool World (1992)

Cyborg (1989)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Dr. No (1962)

Eight Men Out (1988)

Elizabethtown (2005)

Evolution (2001)

Foxfire (1996)

Frailty (2001)

From Russia with Love (1964)

Gator (1976)

Ghost Town (2008)

Goat (2016)

Goldfinger (1964)

Holy Air (2017)

Hot Boyz (2000)

Immigration Tango (2011)

Insomnia (2002)

Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack (1999)

Kalifornia (1993)

Live and Let Die (1973)

Love Is A Gun (1994)

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Manhunter (1986)

Men with Brooms (2002)

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Never Say Never Again (1983)

New Rose Hotel (1999)

Ninja Masters (2009)

Octopussy (1983)

Outcast (2014)

Perfect Score (2004)

Perfume: Story of a Murderer (2006)

Psychopaths (2017)

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)

Rocky (1976)

Rocky II (1979)

Rocky III (1982)

Rocky IV (1985)

Rocky V (1990)

Sabrina (1995)

Saturday Church (2017)

School Ties (1992)

Set Up (2011)

Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

Strategic Air Command (1955)

The Benchwarmers (2006)

The Benefactor (2015)

The Box (2007)

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)

The Crow (1994)

The Elephant Man (1980)

The Golden Compass (2007)

The Hangman (1959)

The House I Live In (2013)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Last Castle (2001)

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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

The Saint (1997)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Thief (1981)

Thirst Street (2017)

Thunderball (1965)

Twisted (2004)

Untamed Heart (1993)

Wild Thornberrys (2002)

Wish Upon a Star (1996)

Wonder Boys (2000)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Aristocrats: Limited Series

Banished: Limited Series

Charles II – The Power and The Passion: Limited Series

Daniel Deronda: Limited Series

David Copperfield: Limited Series

Desperate Romantics: Limited Series

Ivanhoe: Limited Series

Jane Eyre (1983): Limited Series

Jane Erye (2006): Limited Series

Life in Squares: Limited Series

Little Dorrit: Limited Series

Lorna Doone: Limited Series

Love in A Cold Climate: Limited Series

Mansfield Park: Limited Series

Martin Chuzzlewit: Limited Series

Middlemarch: Limited Series

Oliver Twist (1985): Limited Series

Oliver Twist (2007): Limited Series

Our Mutual Friend: Limited Series

Pride and Prejudice: Limited Series

Sense and Sensibility (1981): Limited Series

Sense and Sensibility (2008): Limited Series

Sinbad: Limited Series

Tess of the D’Urbervilles: Limited Series

The Buccaneers: Limited Series

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Limited Series

The Lost World: Limited Series

The Office: Limited Series

The Pickwick Papers: Limited Series

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Limited Series

The Way We Live Now: Limited Series

Tom Jones: Limited Series

Vanity Fair (1998): Limited Series

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Available May 4

Last Flag Flying

Available May 5

Warrior (2011)

Diablo Guardian (Prime Original series), Season 1

Available May 11

Rocky & Bullwinkle (Prime Original series), Season 1

Available May 12

Baywatch (2017)

Still Mine (2012)

Orphan Black, Season 5

Available May 15

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)

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Available May 18

You Are Wanted (Prime Original series), Season 2

Available May 19

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

Shooters (2003)

Available May 22

Dino Dana (Prime Original series), Season 2

Available May 23

Beast of Burden (2018)

Available May 25

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Prime Original series), Season 1

Available May 27

Just Getting Started (2017)

The Wedding Plan (2016)

Available May 29

Howards End, Season 1

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New titles available to stream with your Amazon Prime membership next month include Season 5 of BBC’s “Orphan Black,” and several new Amazon Original series, including “Last Flag Flying,” “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” and “Diablo Guardian.”

Movies available include 2017’s “Baywatch,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” and “Rocky” I through V. Beginning May 1, you’ll also be able to rent “Annihilation,” “12 Strong,” James Corden’s “Peter Rabbit” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”

See the full list below. For our May Hulu roundup, head over here.

Available May 1

3 Ways to Get a Husband (2009)

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Baby Boom (1987)

Back to School (1986)

Bad News Bears (1976)

Barefoot (2014)

Beyond Borders (2003)

Blame (2017)

Brother Nature (2016)

Bull Durham (1988)

Cool World (1992)

Cyborg (1989)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Dr. No (1962)

Eight Men Out (1988)

Elizabethtown (2005)

Evolution (2001)

Foxfire (1996)

Frailty (2001)

From Russia with Love (1964)

Gator (1976)

Ghost Town (2008)

Goat (2016)

Goldfinger (1964)

Holy Air (2017)

Hot Boyz (2000)

Immigration Tango (2011)

Insomnia (2002)

Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack (1999)

Kalifornia (1993)

Live and Let Die (1973)

Love Is A Gun (1994)

Manhunter (1986)

Men with Brooms (2002)

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Never Say Never Again (1983)

New Rose Hotel (1999)

Ninja Masters (2009)

Octopussy (1983)

Outcast (2014)

Perfect Score (2004)

Perfume: Story of a Murderer (2006)

Psychopaths (2017)

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)

Rocky (1976)

Rocky II (1979)

Rocky III (1982)

Rocky IV (1985)

Rocky V (1990)

Sabrina (1995)

Saturday Church (2017)

School Ties (1992)

Set Up (2011)

Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

Strategic Air Command (1955)

The Benchwarmers (2006)

The Benefactor (2015)

The Box (2007)

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)

The Crow (1994)

The Elephant Man (1980)

The Golden Compass (2007)

The Hangman (1959)

The House I Live In (2013)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Last Castle (2001)

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

The Saint (1997)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Thief (1981)

Thirst Street (2017)

Thunderball (1965)

Twisted (2004)

Untamed Heart (1993)

Wild Thornberrys (2002)

Wish Upon a Star (1996)

Wonder Boys (2000)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Aristocrats: Limited Series

Banished: Limited Series

Charles II – The Power and The Passion: Limited Series

Daniel Deronda: Limited Series

David Copperfield: Limited Series

Desperate Romantics: Limited Series

Ivanhoe: Limited Series

Jane Eyre (1983): Limited Series

Jane Erye (2006): Limited Series

Life in Squares: Limited Series

Little Dorrit: Limited Series

Lorna Doone: Limited Series

Love in A Cold Climate: Limited Series

Mansfield Park: Limited Series

Martin Chuzzlewit: Limited Series

Middlemarch: Limited Series

Oliver Twist (1985): Limited Series

Oliver Twist (2007): Limited Series

Our Mutual Friend: Limited Series

Pride and Prejudice: Limited Series

Sense and Sensibility (1981): Limited Series

Sense and Sensibility (2008): Limited Series

Sinbad: Limited Series

Tess of the D’Urbervilles: Limited Series

The Buccaneers: Limited Series

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Limited Series

The Lost World: Limited Series

The Office: Limited Series

The Pickwick Papers: Limited Series

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Limited Series

The Way We Live Now: Limited Series

Tom Jones: Limited Series

Vanity Fair (1998): Limited Series

Available May 4

Last Flag Flying

Available May 5

Warrior (2011)

Diablo Guardian (Prime Original series), Season 1

Available May 11

Rocky & Bullwinkle (Prime Original series), Season 1

Available May 12

Baywatch (2017)

Still Mine (2012)

Orphan Black, Season 5

Available May 15

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)

Available May 18

You Are Wanted (Prime Original series), Season 2

Available May 19

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

Shooters (2003)

Available May 22

Dino Dana (Prime Original series), Season 2

Available May 23

Beast of Burden (2018)

Available May 25

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Prime Original series), Season 1

Available May 27

Just Getting Started (2017)

The Wedding Plan (2016)

Available May 29

Howards End, Season 1

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Give a Cheer for the Dillon Panthers: ‘Friday Night Lights’ Is Available to Stream on Amazon Prime

Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.

Dillon Panthers fans, get ready to relive all the feels because all six seasons of “Friday Night Lights” are now streaming on Amazon Prime. The series, which originally aired on NBC, was previously on Netflix but left the streaming service back in October.

“Friday Night Lights” stars Kyle Chandler as the high school football coach for the Dillon, Texas, Panthers. Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Jessie Plemmons, Aimee Teegarden and Zach Gilford also star, among others.

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Other titles available to Prime members in April include original programming like “Bosch” Season 4 and the buzzy “The Florida Project” starring Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe.

You can also stream “Uptown Girls,” starring Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning, “Friday the 13th,” “Spaceballs” and “Troy.” Emmy-nominated sports documentary series “All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys” Season 3 is available on April 27. “Vikings” Season 5 and “The Missing” Season 2 will also drop next month.

See our full roundup of what’s coming to Amazon Prime this month over here.

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Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.

Dillon Panthers fans, get ready to relive all the feels because all six seasons of “Friday Night Lights” are now streaming on Amazon Prime. The series, which originally aired on NBC, was previously on Netflix but left the streaming service back in October.

“Friday Night Lights” stars Kyle Chandler as the high school football coach for the Dillon, Texas, Panthers. Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Jessie Plemmons, Aimee Teegarden and Zach Gilford also star, among others.

Other titles available to Prime members in April include original programming like “Bosch” Season 4 and the buzzy “The Florida Project” starring Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe.

You can also stream “Uptown Girls,” starring Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning, “Friday the 13th,” “Spaceballs” and “Troy.” Emmy-nominated sports documentary series “All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys” Season 3 is available on April 27. “Vikings” Season 5 and “The Missing” Season 2 will also drop next month.

See our full roundup of what’s coming to Amazon Prime this month over here.

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Bryan Cranston On Why Directors Should Take Acting Classes, and How He Turned ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’ Into A Show

The new Amazon series, which premieres Friday, owes its existence to Cranston going for a jog in Boston.

Here’s how Bryan Cranston explains his current production slate: “I have eclectic taste as an adult.” And given the variety of genres his four current projects explore, that checks out.

“That’s what I love about it, because I don’t like to trample upon the same stories,” he said, noting that while Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete” is an edgy con-man story and “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” delves deeply into the realm of sci-fi, his latest series, “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” is “a family adventure, fun, and beautiful.” (Cranston is also an executive producer on the Sony Crackle animated series “Supermansion.”)

Next up for Cranston, “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” which stars Erinn Hayes as the widowed mother of three boys in need of some advice.

Dangerous Book for Boys Erinn Hayes as Beth McKenna and Gabriel Bateman as Wyatt McKenna

The show is technically based on the book by Conn and Hal Iggulden, but as Cranston explains below, the path towards figuring out how to transform the how-to adventures of the book into an actual TV show wasn’t the easiest thing.

Cranston first came across “Dangerous Book for Boys” when his “Breaking Bad” co-star, Anna Gunn, gave him a copy. The show was originally developed at NBC, but when that network passed, Cranston and writer Greg Mottola reimagined it as more of a family-friendly show for Amazon. After that lengthy road to production, the show premieres on Amazon this Friday.

What about producing really feeds you right now?

I didn’t know that I would love it, but I do love the idea of supporting someone else’s vision. Nurturing that relationship with the producer, and the writer, and collectively finding the right director for that piece.

It’s really fantastic being able to give constructive criticism to your writing partner. It’s great learning how to give a note, and learning how to take a note if you’re a writer yourself.

It’s all part of the storytelling complex, and we’re all related. The first thing I tell people who want to be directors is “Have you taken acting classes?” “No.” “You better get yourself into an acting class.”

If you want to know what it’s like for an actor to receive direction, you have to act first to see, “I’m overwhelmed, I have too much information, I’m trying to remember my lines.” Sometimes, you just need to stand back, you have to read people.

As a producer, how do you know when you know something’s right for you? What about ‘Dangerous Book for Boys’ made you want to commit to it?

When I crack the story. “Dangerous Book for Boys” is an international bestseller, it’s a beautiful book. I had a copy myself. But, it’s a how-to book: how to make a fort, how to talk to a girl, how to build an electric train… All these things about boyhood. There’s no characters, there’s no plots. There’s nothing there.

So, everything had to come from scratch, and at first it was in the drama department at Sony, and we’re trying to think, “How can we craft a story?” And I just couldn’t come up with it.

Then I was running along the Charles River in Boston, I was doing a play out of town [‘All The Way’]. Bing! Because I had let it go but it was still in my subconscious, it popped in and I got it. I knew the story structure, I got the family tree, and I realized what we could do.

I came back, pitched it out, got a positive response, picked up Greg Mottola to be our partner in it. Michael Glouberman to be our showrunner, and we’re off and running.

Dangerous Book for Boys Gabriel Bateman as Wyatt McKenna, Drew Logan Powell as Dash McKenna, and Kyan Zielinski as Liam McKenna

What has been the experience of pitching for you? Because that seems very different than auditioning.

It really isn’t a different thing. You’re still performing. If you’re acting, in an audition your job is to create a compelling character that serves the text.

And if you’re pitching, I’m telling you all the compelling characters, and how it relates to the text. I’m doing it with passion and verve, so that my excitement and sense of confidence exudes to the person I’m pitching. And they’re filled with it, and they get a sense of, “I think this is a great idea, hopefully. And yes, let’s do this.”

Then, you have to deliver in what you pitched. It’s a never-ending work though, and I think that’s the most important thing to convey to anybody outside of our business.

People in our industry know how much work goes in, but because I love it, because I love to tell stories, it’s not something that I have to force myself to do at all, ever. I naturally start thinking in story structure, and character, and I’ll talk to myself in a character with an accent, or an old man, or a young boy. It’s just what I do — I don’t play golf, so I work instead.

Do you find yourself in a pitch performing the characters?

Yeah, sure. If I feel it’s necessary for them to get a sensibility of that particular character, yeah. But, if they get it, again, it’s reading your audience. If I see them get it, and nod, and they’re with me you don’t want to belabor a point, move on to the next.

I believe in that adage, “Leave them wanting more, not less.” If they start looking at their watch you’re in trouble.

“The Dangerous Book for Boys” premieres Friday on Amazon Prime

Amazon Has Half as Many Paid Streamers as Netflix – But 50 Percent More Than Hulu (Report)

At long last, we finally have an idea of how many viewers Amazon is pulling in with its Prime Video service — and it’s less than half as many as industry leader Netflix.

The tech juggernaut has about 26 million Prime subscribers who stream video content in the U.S., according to internal documents shared by Reuters on Thursday. Amazon has been infamously tight-lipped on how many Prime accounts it has — and what portion of those use the video streaming service as oppose to perks like free two-day shipping on a swath of products.

For comparison, Netflix has more than 54 million domestic subscribers, and 117.6 million worldwide. Hulu had 17 million viewers paying for on-demand and live TV at the end of 2017.

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Internal documents revealed “The Man in the High Castle,” an alternate-reality series that imagines taht Germany won World War II, netted “1.15 new subscribers worldwide based on Amazon’s accounting.” The show had 8 million viewers overall for its first season as of early last year, according to Reuters.

A rep for the company did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Amazon has been heavily investing in TV and movies, earmarking $5 billion per year for original content.

The Seattle-based company broke through in Hollywood with “Transparent,” becoming the first streaming service to earn a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in 2015. Star Jeffrey Tambor won back-to-back Emmys for his performance as a transgender woman. But the show is in flux, with Tambor fired after sexual misconduct claims last fall, and a meager 1.3 million viewers streaming its third season, according to internal documents.

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There’s a reason Amazon is betting big on video: It keeps customers buying products within its ecosystem. Prime subscribers, paying $12.99 on a monthly basis, are more likely to buy electronics, books and toilet paper from Amazon while they’re streaming.

CEO Jeff Bezos explained his company’s game plan at the 2016 Code Conference.

“We get to monetize [Amazon Prime Video] in a very unusual way,” said Bezos. “When we win a Golden Globe, it helps us sell more shoes. And it does that in a very direct way. Because if you look at Prime members, they buy more on Amazon than non-Prime members, and one of the reasons they do that is once they pay their annual fee, they’re looking around to see, ‘How can I get more value out of the program?’ And so they look across more categories — they shop more. A lot of their behaviors change in ways that are very attractive to us as a business. And the customers utilize more of our services.”

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At long last, we finally have an idea of how many viewers Amazon is pulling in with its Prime Video service — and it’s less than half as many as industry leader Netflix.

The tech juggernaut has about 26 million Prime subscribers who stream video content in the U.S., according to internal documents shared by Reuters on Thursday. Amazon has been infamously tight-lipped on how many Prime accounts it has — and what portion of those use the video streaming service as oppose to perks like free two-day shipping on a swath of products.

For comparison, Netflix has more than 54 million domestic subscribers, and 117.6 million worldwide. Hulu had 17 million viewers paying for on-demand and live TV at the end of 2017.

Internal documents revealed “The Man in the High Castle,” an alternate-reality series that imagines taht Germany won World War II, netted “1.15 new subscribers worldwide based on Amazon’s accounting.” The show had 8 million viewers overall for its first season as of early last year, according to Reuters.

A rep for the company did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Amazon has been heavily investing in TV and movies, earmarking $5 billion per year for original content.

The Seattle-based company broke through in Hollywood with “Transparent,” becoming the first streaming service to earn a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in 2015. Star Jeffrey Tambor won back-to-back Emmys for his performance as a transgender woman. But the show is in flux, with Tambor fired after sexual misconduct claims last fall, and a meager 1.3 million viewers streaming its third season, according to internal documents.

There’s a reason Amazon is betting big on video: It keeps customers buying products within its ecosystem. Prime subscribers, paying $12.99 on a monthly basis, are more likely to buy electronics, books and toilet paper from Amazon while they’re streaming.

CEO Jeff Bezos explained his company’s game plan at the 2016 Code Conference.

“We get to monetize [Amazon Prime Video] in a very unusual way,” said Bezos. “When we win a Golden Globe, it helps us sell more shoes. And it does that in a very direct way. Because if you look at Prime members, they buy more on Amazon than non-Prime members, and one of the reasons they do that is once they pay their annual fee, they’re looking around to see, ‘How can I get more value out of the program?’ And so they look across more categories — they shop more. A lot of their behaviors change in ways that are very attractive to us as a business. And the customers utilize more of our services.”

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