[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] oliviawilliams
Hello friends, I come bearing casting news, an update on a film project from last year (that was only briefly mentioned in a My Week article back in July), and an R-rated trailer.

one. Olivia's been cast in the tv series, Manhattan. It's a television drama about the building of the first atomic bomb in New Mexico. She plays Liza Winters, a "brilliant botanist who accompanies her husband (John Benjamin Hickey) to the secret birthplace of the atomic bomb, where she notices the unsettling changes in the environment." Her character is said to have a "complicated" past.

It is the second scripted drama from WGN America and is set for a July 2014 premiere.

This series is probably the show that was referred to in this My Week article.

two. She's set to appear in, Magpie, a short directed by Stephen Fingleton. It is a prequel of sorts to Fingleton's movie, "The Survivalist", and it serves as, "an introduction to his harsh, post-apocalyptic world as well as a selection of the characters that inhabit The Survivalist."

three. Salting the Battlefield, which was briefly mentioned albeit unspecified, in the My Week article Olivia Williams on a tale of two auteurs was previewed by David Hare last February 11th. It is the third installment of the Worricker Trilogy starring Bill Nighy. She plays Belinda Kay, an editor for the Independent.

four. Here is the red band trailer for Sabotage. There are new shots of Olivia and it's looking really really badass. This is the R-Rated trailer, which means a lot of blood, bare breasts and coarse language. And helluva lot of death spoilers.

Youtube also wants you to sign in to make sure you're above 18 years old.

Link, in case embed doesn't work (you'll still have to sign in)

one: variety | thr
two: the fyzz
three: adam sherwin twitter (@adamsherwin10) | the independent

Mod Note: if you don't have a google account or a youtube account, give a holler, I could send you the trailer. But you'll also have to verify that you're 18 years old or over :D

Date: 2014-02-19 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-geekette.livejournal.com
July? That's pretty quick unless she was cast at the end or something and they are basically ready to start filming. Still, it's not usual for US TV, unless you count soap operas or something. WGN has a Salem-related witch show, which I don't think has debuted yet (it kinda looks potentially cheesy, from what I've seen in previews), so we'll see if Manhattan turns out to be better. I think they have the leg up with the cast, at least. Harry Llloyd. <3 Although I wonder how Olivia is gonna swing it with Rhashan's Sky show. I guess they are on opposite filming scheds or something?

And you are clearly being mean linking this Sabotage trailer. ;-P After seeing this, I am now clearly convinced that Hollywood generally does not have a clue on southern US accents, since they've left some of the accent shifting in. Apparently when they use tax breaks in southern US states to film, they don't bother to hang around actual locals.

Date: 2014-02-25 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-geekette.livejournal.com
No, US TV isn't like UK TV, where they usually have all the eps filmed before it starts airing, but I was saying the "quick" part because usually they do casting a bit sooner (especially for a main role). Maybe Olivia was replacing someone on the dl, or, since WGN is new to original scripted TV they aren't really following conventions from other networks, perhaps.

Date: 2014-02-25 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-geekette.livejournal.com
Yeah, it seems Netflix is the only place in the US these days that has everything filmed before they release it (in tsunami style). Well, and the premium channels, too. I think HBO normally has everything at least filmed before they air the first ep (but may still be doing editing/behind the scenes stuff). Not sure about the other channels. Occasionally there will be exceptions, but usually they would just get a few months head start on filming. I think all these "straight to series" shows are making things a bit different than normal. TV would a lot of times get the focus-group treatment that they'd do with movies (ala MOAR pig-farming witches) and then sometimes retool/reshoot/scrap the pilot.

Date: 2014-02-25 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-geekette.livejournal.com
Yep, all tied to ratings. Premium channels tend to not do this (pull programs), b/c people are paying quite a bit extra for their service, compared to other channels. But other networks that depend on ad revenue heavily (ABC/CBS/CW/FOX/NBC...which are all free to US viewers) can be pretty ruthless sometimes. It's kind of annoying. I've come across many people who say they won't watch a US TV show until it gets a second season, since the renewal rate for new shows is not remotely close to 100%.

WGN America, I think, is still a basic cable channel, so they might be more patient. Maybe even more so with these new shows, since it's their first ones and it would be embarrassing to them if they pulled them early. They'd probably get skewered in the press.

Date: 2014-02-19 12:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-geekette.livejournal.com
Oh, and I didn't have to sign in to see the Sabotage trailer. I've noticed if you can embed, that's one way to work around that sign-in to verify your age thing. It's happened with a few other 18+ videos that I've seen. And LJ generally has no problem with Youtube embeds (it's one of the few they actually like...forget embed code from other sites), although I think sometimes the site gets tired and doesn't want to show old embeds periodically (but they usually come back).

Date: 2014-02-25 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-geekette.livejournal.com
Well, unless Youtube just has a pernicious cookie that isn't deleted when cookies are cleared, they don't know my age, either. I clear my cookies/history on almost a daily basis, and don't really log into Youtube that much...it's usually by accident if I haven't logged out of email or something.

ETA: Maybe it's just an extra "punishment" for the incognito browsing, LOL. You have angered the "benevolent" internet overlords. XD
Edited Date: 2014-02-25 02:30 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-02-25 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-geekette.livejournal.com
I also have Adblock, haha. After I heard about someone getting a virus from a cupcake blog (apparently from Google Ads), I long ago determined that if people can't screen their dang ads for viruses/malware/etc. then I wasn't going to give them ad revenue from me viewing their lame annoying ads.

I only accidentally have a "real name" Youtube account b/c of the email thing. I have one gmail addy with my real name solely to put on my resume, basically. But I have a few with fakeity fake names. Most of the crap they'd want to monetize for habits is through those, but I don't use them all that much, anyway. So they will have to be satisfied with a dynamic ip address/geographic location that can vary quite widely. If I had a static/fixed ip address, I'd probably want to be anonymous like you.


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