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Jonathan Franzen, television writer?

The novelist chats about his new book, "Purity," soon to be a Showtime series starring Daniel Craig

DEFEND OZ LIT #2: Richard Flanagan

This is the second in a series of e-posters of Australian authors and overseas colleagues speaking up for their rights. Watch this space for more, from Magda Szubanski, Jonathan Franzen, Jackie French, Toni Jordan, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Keneally, Mem Fox, Garth Nix and friends. The post DEFEND OZ LIT #2: Richard Flanagan appeared first on Culture Mulcher.

DEFEND OZ LIT #1: Tim Winton

This is the first in a series of e-posters of Australian authors and overseas colleagues speaking up for their rights. Watch this space for more, from Richard Flanagan, Magda Szubanski, Jonathan Franzen, Jackie French, Toni Jordan, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Keneally and friends. The post DEFEND OZ LIT #1: Tim Winton appeared first on Culture Mulcher.

Showtime announces Jamie Foxx comedy 'White Famous,' premiere dates for 'Shameless,' 'Homeland' and more

Fresh from announcing a Daniel Craig-led foray into the Jonathan Franzen universe, Showtime announced return dates for four of its programs and another potential newcomer. The network announced a pilot order for “White Famous,” a new half-hour comedy about a young black comedian crossing over into...

Showtime Picks Up Limited Series Purity Starring Daniel Craig

2 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Based on the novel by Jonathan Franzen The post Showtime Picks Up Limited Series Purity Starring Daniel Craig appeared first on

Daniel Craig coming to Showtime with adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity'

Daniel Craig will be switching from James Bond to Jonathan Franzen with “Purity,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel that was picked up by Showtime on Wednesday. Centered on the story of a smart but aimless college graduate named Pip, the novel “Purity” spans multiple decades and locations...

Daniel Craig to Star in Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity' at Showtime

Scott Rudin is producing the limited series based on the novel by the author of 'The Corrections.' read more

Daniel Craig Will Star in Showtime Series Based on Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’

Showtime has just purchased 20 episodes of a series based on last September’s “Purity,” the beloved-ish recent installment to the Jonathan Franzen canon. Franzen himself will also co-write the “tragicomedy” with Todd Field (In The Bedroom, Eyes Wide Shut) and David Hare (The Hours, The Reader). “Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is an epic American novel that pulses with the […]

Jonathan Franzen’s Purity Will Become a Television Series Starring the Smooth, Icy Menace of Daniel Craig

If celebrity in 2016 is measured more in television deals than Jeopardy! appearances, and more in Jeopardy! appearances than novels, Jonathan Franzen has flown up yet another starry rung. Showtime announced today that it has orderedShow More Summary

Daniel Craig to Star in Jonathan Franzen's Purity for Showtime

Daniel Craig will star in an upcoming Showtime limited series based on Jonathan Franzen's novel Purity. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the James Bond actor will play Andreas, the charismatic German leader of an organization similar to WikiLeaks. The 20-episode series tells the story of Pip, a... Read More > Other Links From Daniel Craig Jonathan Franzen

PURITY: Showtime Orders Limited Series Starring Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig is coming to TV. Showtime has announced that they have ordered a limited series starring the actor titled PURITY. The show is based on the novel of the same name from author Jonathan Franzen. Todd Field (Little Children, In the Bedroom) will write, direct and executive produce, along with executive producers Scott Rudin, […]

Showtime Picks Up That Daniel Craig-Starring Adaptation of Franzen’s Purity Just in Time for You to Get Out of Reading It for Book Club

Showtime has won the bidding war for the Daniel Craig-starring adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's Purity, the network announced today. The project landed a straight-to-series order of 20 episodes to air over the course of two years. Todd Field will direct every episode, while David Hare and Franzen will serve as ... More »

Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’ Coming to Showtime, Starring Daniel Craig

The network said that production would begin next year, and that the limited series would run over two years; Todd Field will direct.

Cover Unveiled For ‘Scratch’ Essay Anthology

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Several well-known authors contributed pieces to this book including Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Weiner, Malinda Lo, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen.

The Bard For 100

Jonathan Franzen knows a lot about birds. The novelist competed on Jeopardy’s “Power Players Week” alongside Chuck Todd and S.E. Cupp as part of a variation on the Celebrity Jeopardy theme. Franzen flubbed a few questions about Shakespeare...Show More Summary

Jonathan Franzen on Jeopardy

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Author Jonathan Franzen competed on celebrity Jeopardy earlier this week. For the show’s “Power Players Week,” leading journalists and politicians competed to raise money for charity. The award-winning novelist competed against Chuck Todd from Meet the Press and conservative political writer S.E. Show More Summary

"When I packed my suitcase, it was as if I were doing the bidding of the money I’d paid."

Writes Jonathan Franzen, describing his feeling as he got ready for a cruise to Antarctica on a luxury ship that he'd chosen to make his girlfriend — who wasn't going after all — comfortable.I love the whole story — in The New Yorker...Show More Summary

Watch Louis C.K. Win ‘Jeopardy!,’ and See Journalists Get Flustered, Too

Last week we announced that TV’s best game show, Jeopardy!, was hosting a Power Players week, during which famous (and “famous”) people play the game for charity. Jonathan Franzen played earlier this week, and Louis C.K. competed last night. He did well—he won! He also wore a suit, which, for Louis, is a real bit of […]

Here’s What You Missed on Jonathan Franzen’s Jeopardy! Appearance

Jeopardy! kicked off its annual "Power Players Week" last night, in which well-known journalists and media intellectuals compete on the famed quiz show for the charities of their choice. Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, and novelist Jonathan Franzen competed on Monday's show, with Cupp proving victorious ... More »

“Intellectual loner” Jonathan Franzen shows fallibility as “Power Player” on “Jeopardy!”

Franzen's second-place performance on the show may have gone a long way to reverse his elitist persona

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