HBO Films and Miniseries 2011 Line Up

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HBO’s 2011 roster is to say the least quite impressive, as all their rosters have been in recent years, quite honestly. So get ready for a few new films and miniseries brought to you by HBO Films and HBO Miniseries.

First up HBO Films. Its 2011 upcoming slate will include a few projects including THE SUNSET LIMITED, CINEMA VERITE and HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN.

THE SUNSET LIMITED – Premiere in February 2011
Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men) and Samuel L. Jackson (The Other Guys) will star in HBO Films’ THE SUNSET LIMITED, based on the play of the same name by eminent Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Cormac McCarthy (“The Road,” “All the Pretty Horses,” “The Crossing”). Directed and executive produced by Jones from a script by McCarthy, THE SUNSET LIMITED is a searing two-character drama that tells the story of a stranger who saves another man from throwing himself in front of the Sunset Limited, a Harlem subway train. Secluded in the apartment of the rescuer, the two men from vastly different backgrounds engage in an intense exchange of ideologies as they debate the value of their existence. THE SUNSET LIMITED, produced by Barbara Hall (“Milk,” “Good Night, and Good Luck”).

CINEMA VERITE – Premiere in 2011
Diane Lane (Secretariat, Unfaithful), Tim Robbins (Mystic River, Dead Man Walking) and James Gandolfini (HBO’s The Sopranos) star in CINEMA VERITE, a film by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (HBO’s American Splendor). The HBO Films presentation takes a behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking documentary “An American Family,” which chronicled the lives of the Louds in the early 1970s and catapulted the Santa Barbara family to notoriety in the creation of a new television genre – the reality TV series. The film also stars SAG Award nominee Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous), Lolita Davidovich (Gods and Monsters), Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13), Shanna Collins (Swingtown) and Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street). Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini direct from a screenplay by David Seltzer (“The Omen,” “Bird on a Wire”). Gavin Polone (HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Zanne Devine (“House of D,” “A Lot Like Love”) executive produce; Karyn McCarthy (“Whip It”) produces.

HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN – Premiere in 2012
Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Moulin Rouge) and Clive Owen (Closer, “Children of Men) star in HBO Films’ HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN. Directed by Philip Kaufman (The Unbearable Lightness of Being) from a script by Jerry Stahl (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Barbara Turner (Pollock), HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN follows the tumultuous romance and subsequent marriage between literary master Ernest Hemingway and up-and-coming war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, taking them to the Spanish Civil War and beyond. As she grew in reputation and stature, Gellhorn stood toe-to-toe with Hemingway, putting his famous bravado and iconic style to the test. Executive produced by James Gandolfini (HBO’s Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq), Alex Ryan (HBO’s Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq) and Barbara Turner (The War Between the Tates); Peter Kaufman (Quills, Henry and June) and Philip Kaufman, Nancy Sanders (Huff) and Mark Armstrong co-executive produce. Trish Hofmann (Notorious, The New World) produces. Filming will begin in and around San Francisco in February 2011 for 2012 debut on HBO.

Second up HBO Miniseries. Its upcoming slate will include a very anticipated miniseries, MILDRED PIERCE.

MILDRED PIERCE – Premiere in Spring 2011
Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, The Reader) stars in the title role of the HBO Miniseries presentation MILDRED PIERCE, along with Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker, Memento), Evan Rachel Wood (HBO’s True Blood), Brían O’Byrne (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead), James LeGros (Skateland, Mercy), Melissa Leo (Frozen River, HBO’s Treme), Mare Winningham (George Wallace) and Hope Davis (HBO’s In Treatment). Directed by Todd Haynes (I’m Not There, Far from Heaven) from a script by Haynes and Jon Raymond, MILDRED PIERCE is the epic story of a proud single mother struggling to earn her daughter’s love during the Great Depression in middle-class Los Angeles. The five-part miniseries, produced in association with MGM, will follow the story laid out by James M. Cain in his 1941 novel of the same name. Christine Vachon (“I’m Not There,” HBO’s “Mrs. Harris”) and Pam Koffler (HBO’s “Mrs. Harris” and “The Notorious Bettie Page”), John Wells (“Southland,” “The Company Men”) and Todd Haynes executive produce; two-time Emmy® winner Ilene Landress (HBO’s “The Sopranos”) co-executive produces.