Roland Joffé To Direct ‘The Legitimate Wiseguy’ About Chicago Outfit Mobster Tony Spilotro And The Kid He Mentored

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He was one of the most ruthless, feared and notorious criminals ever to come out of the Chicago Outfit: Anthony ‘Tony the Ant’ Spilotro. Now, Roland Joffé and Chicagoan Nicholas Celozzi, who is the grand nephew of the late mob boss Sam Gian…

MTV Is Bringing Back ‘Undressed’

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Make some room, “Real World” reboot: MTV Studios is bringing back “Undressed,” a series for young adults that aired more than 200 episodes from 1999 to 2002.

“Undressed” helped launch the careers of Christina Hendricks, Jason Ritter, Max Greenfield, Brandon Routh, Chad Michael Murray, Damon Lindelof, Lizzy Weiss and Steven S. DeKnight.

Roland Joffé, who created and executive produced “Undressed,” will executive produce the reimagining of the scripted series, which is currently in development.

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The original “Undressed” won a GLAAD Award for being one of the only shows at the time to feature gay, lesbian and bisexual characters and same-sex relationships.

“‘Undressed’ was ahead of its time and we’re looking forward to developing the series for a whole new generation,” said Pamela Post, head of scripted programming for MTV Studios, MTV, VH1 and Logo. “Much has changed in the dating/relationship world since the series first premiered and we’re excited to showcase how both have evolved.”

Joffé is represented by Gersh and Zero Gravity Management.

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‘Undressed’ Series Reboot In Works At MTV Studios With Creator Roland Joffé As Network Extends Ratings Growth Streak

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EXCLUSIVE: The recently launched MTV Studios is planning to bring back another classic MTV series, Undressed, which explored the complicated dynamics of young adult relationships. Roland Joffé, the two-time Oscar nominated director who created and exec…

Bali Festival Expands Support for Indonesian Film Industry Revival

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Triawan Munaf, chairman of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF) was on hand on Monday for the opening of the Bali International Film Festival (Balinale). His presence was intended as a sign that Indonesia, Asia’s sleeping giant as a film…

Film Review: ‘The Forgiven’

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It’s 20 years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded in South Africa, ending — and in other ways just beginning — a country’s most cathartic and story-rich period of reckoning with its violent history of racial segregation. Anyone who was there at the time will remember the startling, sometimes sick-making, power of the testimonies […]

Director Roland Joffé Inks With Gersh

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EXCLUSIVE: Gersh has signed award-winning director Roland Joffé, who recently co-wrote and directed the South African drama, The Forgiven, starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana.
Based on the Michael Ashton play The Archbishop and The Antichrist, the story follows Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s (Whitaker) work as President of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa, and his struggle with a brutal murderer Piet Blomfeld (Bana) over concession and…

Eric Bana To Star Opposite Forest Whitaker In Desmond Tutu Pic ‘The Forgiven’

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EXCLUSIVE: Eric Bana has just signed on to The Forgiven, the adaptation of Michael Ashton’s play The Archbishop And The Antichrist about Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Forest Whitaker is already aboard to play Tutu, with Roland Joffé directing the script he co-wrote with Ashton.
The drama centers on Tutu’s work as president of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa, and his struggle with brutal murderer Piet Blomfeld (Bana) over concession and…