Alexander Skarsgård Wins Emmy For Big Little Lies

Alexander Skarsgård won Outstanding Supporting Actor at the Emmys on Sunday for Big Little Lies, a darkly comedic drama about three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Big Little Lies took eight Emmys in all, including three awarded at the Creative Arts ceremony. In the main show it won the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Limited Series, and Outstanding Director for a Limited Series went to Jean-Marc Vallée. Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman won Outstanding

Bill Skarsgård On Disturbing Scene Cut From IT

On this week's Variety’s Playback podcast, Bill Skarsgård talks about a deleted scene from IT which provides a backstory for Pennywise the clown which could be explored in the second film. Skarsgård says: "There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise. The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m not the clown. I look more like myself." "It’s very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what IT is, or where Pennywise came from.

Claire Foy Is Lisbeth Salander In The Spider’s Web

Claire Foy (The Crown) will play Lisbeth Salander in Fede Alvarez' (Don't Breathe) English language adaptation of the fourth book in the Millennium series, The Girl In The Spider's Web, following on from Stieg Larsson's original trilogy which began with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor). In The Girl In The Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz, Salander becomes the target of ruthless cyber gangsters, and a violent criminal conspiracy brings terror to the snowbound streets of

Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Score For Mother! Replaced

Indiewire reports that Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson's collaboration with Darren Aronofsky on Mother! resulted in a creative exploration that resulted in much of his score being replaced by a more expressive sound design. In a press statement, Jóhannsson said: "Mother! is a film where half measures have no place and after Darren and I had explored many different approaches, my instinct was to eliminate the score entirely." "Erasure is a big part of the creative process and in this case, we knew

Vikings Renewed Early For Sixth Season By History

Ahead of its season five premiere in November, History has announced that Vikings has been renewed for a twenty-episode sixth season. Production begins this autumn in Ireland. Season five begins with Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Meanwhile, Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd (David Lindström) sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves after avenging their father’s death. Elsewhere,