Michelle MacLaren

How ‘The Deuce’ Premiere Uses Nudity to Make a Statement
The Deuce landed on HBO last night with a special 90-minute premiere of the seedy new drama from the great David Simon (creator of The Wire) and frequent collaborator George Pelecanos. Featuring a beautifully reimagined ’70s New York, the first episode immerses us in the state of the sex indu…
9 Directors Perfect For 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
In the world of filmmaking, one day you are in, and the next you are out. Such has definitely been the case for Disney‘s and Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars sequels and spin-offs, which have both gone through a bit of an identity crisis these past few months. With Colin Trevorrow and Lucasfilm p…
Jonestown HBO Series in the Works From ‘Breaking Bad’ Duo
Okay, now here’s a bit of exciting news to end the week: Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, director Michelle MacLaren and Octavia Spencer are teaming up to develop a new project for HBO about the infamous Jonestown cult. The incredibly talented trio are joining forces to produce the limite…
Franco-Gyllenhaal Porn Drama 'The Deuce' Gets HBO Order
HBO had plenty to announce by the recent TCA press tour (as well to keep quiet), and now some more good news has flown in under the wire. The network has handed a series order to a ‘70s New York porn drama from The Wire creator David Simon, rounded out by James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. N…
HBO Orders Two David Simon Pilots, James Franco Joins One
While HBO has given director David Fincher an incredibly difficult time with his two prospective pilots (both of which are now likely dead), the network is moving ahead with two pilots from our other favorite David — The Wire creator David Simon is working on two new dramas, one a political s…
'Tomb Raider' Reboot Reportedly Seeks Woman to Direct
Following the disappointment of Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life, it’s not as if anyone has particularly high expectations for a Tomb Raider reboot — it wouldn’t have to do too much to surpass the quality of the last film. But Warner Bros. and MGM are apparently working quite hard to…
'Star Wars' Anthology Eyes 'Game of Thrones' Director
Ever since Michelle MacLaren parted ways with Warner Bros. on their Wonder Woman solo film, we’ve been hoping she’d line up another big screen project soon. She’s been rumored as one of Marvel’s choices for Captain Marvel (obviously), and now it looks like she’s ca…

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