•• TNT has greenlit an original movie adaptation of the chart-topping bestseller Hornet’s Nest, a novel by America’s #1 crime novelist, Patricia Cornwell, whose works have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Virginia Madsen and Sherry Stringfield have been cast to star in Hornet’s Nest, which will premiere next spring as part of the TNT Mystery Movie Night, the network’s new showcase of movies adapted from contemporary crime novels.
“Hornet’s Nest” was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller. It is the first in Cornwell’s series of mysteries featuring reporter Andy Brazil, as well as Police Chief Judy Hammer and her top deputy, Virginia West.
“Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased when Hammer pairs her up with Brazil, a cub reporter assigned to cover the police department”.
•• Happy Thanksgiving y’all!! Be thankful everyday but today especially remember and appreciate everything and everyone in your life!!!
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Hollywood glitz and glamour was showcased in Temecula on Sunday night as the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival capped off its festivities with a star-studded awards gala at the Pechanga Resort and Casino.
Several big names in film and music were honored as an audience of more than 200 people, including many of the filmmakers and musicians who debuted their work during the five-day event, looked on.
Among the honorees was film star Virginia Madsen, who praised film festivals as venues for creativity and good moviemaking. Madsen, who has starred in numerous films and received an Oscar nomination for “Sideways,” was honored Sunday with the founder’s award for outstanding career achievement.
“Film festivals are the lifeblood of independent filmmaking nowadays,” Madsen said in an interview. “It’s very hard now to get your film made and distributed and seen… The more interesting, artistic films are just not getting out there.”
That’s where film festivals such as Temecula’s come in, she said. “It’s a great gathering place for creative thinking, for creative minds,” Madsen said. “It’s also a wonderful place to meet the newcomers.”
Kevin Spacey (The Men Who Stare at Goats), Camilla Belle (10,000 B.C.) and Heather Graham (Son of Morning) star in Father of Invention, a 2011 comedy that is on DVD and Blu-ray less than two weeks after the movie’s premiere as a limited release in theaters on Oct. 14.
Spacey stars as eccentric inventor turned ego-driven infomercial guru Robert Axl. After one of his inventions, the “Ab-Clicker,” maims thousands of customers, a class-action lawsuit lands him in jail for the next 10 years. Newly released, Axle is ready to redeem his name and hopefully rebuild his billion-dollar empire. But first he must convince his estranged 22-year-old daughter (Belle) to let him live with her and her roommates, as well as find that one “fabrication” that will redeem him.
Directed and co-written by Trent Cooper (Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector), the movie co-stars Johnny Knoxville (TV’s Jackass), John Stamos (TV’s ER), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Red Riding Hood).