The Mix-Up: HBO Runs Out Of “Luck,” James Franco Joins a Telenovela and more…

Blog By: Armando Tinoco

Dustin Hoffman

HBO Runs Out Of “Luck”
A couple weeks ago we informed you that HBO had renewed Luck for a second season despite its lackluster ratings. Now Deadline confirms that the show starring Dustin Hoffman has now been cancelled. Luck was in the middle of the second episode’s production of season two when news hit. The reason for cancelling the show was due to a horse death, which is the third death on the set of this horseracing drama. The show will continue its first season run as planned and the last episode of season one will serve as the series finale as well. The episode they taped for season one will not air.

James Franco

James Franco joins Telenovela
Here’s a follow up on yesterday’s news that Carlos Ponce would star in Nick at Nite’s telenovela Hollywood Heights. It was reported today that James Franco would have a multi-episode arc in this adaptation of the Mexican telenovela, Alcanzar Una Estrella. The series is about a young shy girl who becomes a pop star after she wins a songwriting competition. There is no word on what character he will be playing. All of a sudden a small project turned into high profile show. Hollywood Heights will start airing weeknights in June on Nickelodeon.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Team Up
Director Martin Scorsese (*drink*) and Leonard DiCaprio are teaming up for a fifth collaboration. This time they will be adapting The Wolf of Wall Street, based on the Jordan Belfort memoir of his days as a drug-using stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering. Production of this film will begin August in New York. The script comes from the executive producer of The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, Terence Winter.

2 Broke Girls

CBS Renews Shows
CBS is the most watched television network and most of its shows are hits. Getting ready for next season, these are some of the high profile shows that CBS renewed: 2 Broke Girls, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, The Mentalist, CSI, Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds and Mike and Molly. How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory had been renewed as part of a multi-year deal and they will be safe for next season.

Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen

Hemingway and Gellhorn Teaser Trailer
Enjoy the teaser trailer for Hemingway and Gellhorn starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen. The HBO movie is directed by Philip Kaufman and will premiere on Monday May 28.


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