June 02, 2016

LOS ANGELES – June 1, 2016 – SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of the new limited series PURITY, based on the novel of the same name from best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, and starring and executive produced by internationally-acclaimed actor Daniel Craig. Todd Field (Little Children, In the Bedroom) will write, direct and executive produce, along with executive producers Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, David Hare and Jonathan Franzen. Hare and Franzen will also serve as writers on the series. Field will direct every episode. PURITY will be a 20-episode limited series set to air over the course of two years on SHOWTIME. Production will begin in 2017. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.

PURITY is a morally complex story of youthful idealism, extreme loyalty and cold-blooded murder. Jonathan Franzen’s intricately plotted novel is populated by characters both hungry for the truth and desperate to hide it. From STASI offspring to Oakland anarchists, Franzen tracks his characters’ landscapes as varied as East Berlin, the Bolivian jungle, East Harlem walk-ups, and the California Redwoods. Purity is at once supremely ambitious in scope and intensely intimate in its treatment of character – a decades-spanning tragicomedy that builds to a contemporary climax.

“Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is an epic American novel that pulses with the energy of a psychological thriller. I whipped through it in a week,” said Nevins. “His gripping and timely story has attracted a powerhouse team – Todd Field, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, David Hare, along with Franzen himself, and the brilliant Daniel Craig who is perfectly cast as the charismatic, mysterious ‘Andreas Wolf.’ Put it all together and PURITY promises to be the kind of taut, long-form, serialized storytelling that is the best of premium television, and is precisely what we at Showtime aspire to deliver.”

May 27, 2016

Daniel Craig and Katherine Heigl are said to be finalizing deals to join Steven Soderbergh’s heist film Logan Lucky about brothers who plan a crime during a NASCAR race in Charlotte. The film is scheduled for a fall start date, which puts further into question the actor’s willingness to return to the Bond franchise for MGM. Pre-production on Logan Lucky starts this weekend at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 and NASCAR says it has thrown its support behind the picture which is huge given that the sport has literally millions of fans across the country and advertisers flock to it. In fact, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been the No. 1 or No. 2 most-watched sport of the weekend 10 times in 2016 and it has had about 40M unique TV viewers over the last 12 races.

There have been no negotiations on where the Bond movie will land (Sony or Warner Bros. are out front on this) and although it was thought that negotiations might start after the first quarter 2016, parties are not likely to engage in negotiations until later this year. There is no workable script yet and the creative elements have yet to come into place. It has also been widely reported (and confirmed by Deadline) that Jamie Bell has discussed the Bond role with his Film Stars Don’t Die movie producer Barbara Broccoli (who has long produced the Bond movies). Craig has been very vocal about not wanting to do another Bond.

Source: Deadline

May 24, 2016

Daniel attended the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul yesterday, wherein he delivered a speech that urges world leaders to unite and begs for more help to be done to help those severely affected by land mines. I have added 4 high-quality photos into the gallery, and you can watch a short clip of his speech below.


April 05, 2016

As a UN Mine Action Service Global Advocate, Daniel spoke at a briefing outlining the program’s initiatives and to answer questions regarding the status of mine clearing operations globally. I have added 9 high-quality photos of Daniel at the event into the gallery. You can also watch his message for the Mine Awareness Day 2016 below.


March 02, 2016

Daniel is celebrating his birthday today, and we would like to greet him a very happy birthday! We wish you all the best in life and in your career.

February 14, 2016

Multiple bidders — including Showtime, Netflix and others — are in talks for a big commitment to a limited series starring Daniel Craig in an adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s novel “Purity,” to be produced by Scott Rudin and written by Todd Field and Franzen. Field is also set to direct.

Rudin is said to have held a round of meetings with Showtime, Netflix, FX and at least three other outlets earlier this week in search of a straight-to-series order.

Given the auspices, the project generated significant heat and multiple bidders. Industry sources said producers were seeking a 20-episode order. Sources cautioned that the talks were early and the project could land at any outlet.

“Purity,” published in September, tells the story of an aimless young woman named Purity but known as Pip. She was raised in unusual circumstances in Northern California and winds up bouncing around after college from Oakland to Bolivia to Denver in a series of jobs and relationships with equally offbeat characters.

Source: Variety

January 06, 2016
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Spectre will be released digitally on January 22, and on DVD and Blu-ray on February 9. The DVD and Blu-ray special features include an in-depth look at the jaw-dropping opening scene in Mexico City alongside a host of video blogs about the supercars, music, action and more.

Blu-ray special features for the film’s release include:

  • SPECTRE: Bond’s Biggest Opening Sequence
  • Video Blogs
  • > Director – Sam Mendes
  • > Supercars
  • > Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci
  • > Action
  • > Music
  • > Guiness World Record
  • Gallery