And we got a date! Showtime has set a fall premiere for Fellow Travelers starring Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey. The limited series will make its streaming debut on Paramount+ with Showtime plan starting October 27th, before it debuts on Showtime on October 29th. It’s also set to premiere on Paramount+ on October 27th in Canada, and October 28th for all the UK, Australia, Latin America, South Korea, Italy, Germany Switzerland and Austria.
Apologies for the delays, I’ve been busy and the site had to be transferred to a new server so I couldn’t update until it was complete. Matt is set to play one of Leonard Bernstein’s lovers in the upcoming Netflix biopic Maestro, which stars Bradley Cooper. Filming starts next month!
VARIETY – Multiple sources confirmed the casting opposite Cooper, who stars as the “West Side Story” composer. Cooper also co-wrote the screenplay and directs, making it his follow-up to the Oscar-winning “A Star Is Born.”
Bernstein, who died in 1990 at age 72, was married to artist Felicia Montealegre and they had three children together. However, it was revealed after Bernstein’s death that his wife acknowledged that he was gay and had sexual relationships with men.
I’m told Bomer’s character is a clarinet player with whom Bernstein had a brief relationship.
Bernstein never publicly confirmed he was gay. Bernstein left Montealegre for a male radio station manager in 1976 but returned to the marriage the next year to care for his wife after she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Carey Mulligan is set to portray Montealegre.
Cooper told Variety in January that “Maestro” will start shooting in May. “AII wanted was to be a conductor since I was a kid,” Cooper said about the new film. “I was obsessed with it, asked Santa Claus for a baton when I was 8. Listening to music, falling in love with it and being able to really know every single moment of a piece, like Tchaikovsky’s ‘Opus 35’ in D major, this violin concerto. I could do it as if I know everything about it without really being able to speak the language, obviously.”
No release date has been announced for the film.
Exciting news! Matt is set to star and executive-produce the series adaptation of the novel, Fellow Travelers, by Thomas Mallon for Showtime. Congratulations to Matt, we’re already looking forward to this project!
VARIETY – Ron Nyswaner is adapting the book for the screen and will also serve as showrunner and executive producer on the series. “Fellow Travelers” is described as a political thriller and epic love story that unfolds in the era of McCarthyism and resolves in the age of AIDS. It follow the intertwined lives and volatile romance of two very different men, Hawkins “Hawk” Fuller (Bomer) and Tim Kovacs, through purges, wars, protests, and plagues, overcoming obstacles in the world and in themselves.
Along with Bomer and Nyswaner, Michael Grandage will executive produce in addition to directing. Robbie Rogers will also be an executive producer on the project. Fremantle will produce.
HBO Max has released the first teaser trailer for the much-awaited new season of Doom Patrol! It’s also confirmed that the show will return on September 23rd. Check out the teaser and synopsis below.
Go through the looking glass with a super-powered gang of outcasts (including Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Joivan Wade as Cyborg, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, and more). Last seen at a decrepit amusement park where Chief (Timothy Dalton) witnessed his metahuman daughter, Dorothy (Abigail Shapiro) engaged in a fiery face-off with “The Candlemaker,” an ancient evil deity who will stop at nothing to fulfill his world-ending destiny, join the #DoomPatrol for an action-packed third season.
Matt Bomer to Star in Limited Series ‘Echoes’
Exciting news! Matt is set to star in Netflix’s psychological thriller limited series, Echoes, opposite Michelle Monaghan. Check out the synopsis and Matt’s character description below!
DEADLINE – Created and written by Vanessa Gazy, Echoes is a mystery thriller about identical twins Leni and Gina, both portrayed by Monaghan, who share a dangerous secret. Since they were children, Leni and Gina secretly have swapped lives, culminating in a double life as adults: They share two homes, two husbands and a child, but everything in their perfectly choreographed world is thrown into disarray when one of the sisters goes missing.
Bomer will play Jack Beck, Leni’s husband. He is the boy-next-door who grew up to be the husband everybody wishes they had: soulful, a loving father and a valuable member of the community who runs a successful veterinary practice and horse farm on the land that has been in his family for generations. When his wife disappears mysteriously, it’s Jack who has the most to lose as her secret life comes to the surface.
Matt Bomer Joins GLAAD Media Awards Virtual Ceremony
Matt is one of the stars appearing on the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Like last year, the ceremony will be held virtually. You can stream it live on GLAAD’s YouTube channel on April 8th, 8pm ET. It will also stream on Hulu starting at 10pm ET.
Hosted by Niecy Nash, the ceremony will include appearances by Ian Alexander (Star Trek: Discovery), Molly Bernard (Younger, Milkwater), Matt Bomer (The Sinner, The Boys in the Band), Jonathan Bennett (The Christmas House), Bob The Drag Queen (We’re Here), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Laverne Cox (Disclosure, Promising Young Woman), Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery), Mackenzie Davis (Happiest Season), Robin de Jesús (The Boys In The Band, Tick, Tick…Boom!), Blu del Barrio (Star Trek: Discovery), Nyle DiMarco (Deaf U), Colman Domingo (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Euphoria), Clea DuVall (Happiest Season), Brandee Evans (P-Valley), Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Jim Parsons (Hollywood, The Boys in the Band), DJ “Shangela” Pierce (We’re Here), Katy Perry, Eureka O’Hara (We’re Here), Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery), Bretman Rock (MTV Following: Bretman Rock), JoJo Siwa, Sam Smith, and the cast of the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed HBO Max series Veneno.
‘Justice Society: World War II’ Trailer
Check out the first official trailer for DC’s Justice Society: World War II! Matt sounds like a perfect Flash, I’m excited for this. Along with the trailer, they also released the official synopsis.
Justice Society: World War II finds modern-day Barry Allen – prior to the formation of the Justice League – discovering he can run even faster than he imagined, and that milestone results in his first encounter with the Speed Force. The Flash is promptly launched into the midst of a raging battle – primarily between Nazis and a team of Golden Age DC Super Heroes known as The Justice Society of America. Led by Wonder Woman, the group includes Hourman, Black Canary, Hawkman, Steve Trevor and the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. The Flash quickly volunteers to assist his fellow heroes in tipping the scales of war in their favor, while the team tries to figure out how to send him home. But it won’t be easy as complications and emotions run deep in this time-skipping World War II thriller. This is the first film in the DC Universe Movies series — of which this film will be No. 42 over the past 14 years — to feature the Justice Society. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Justice Society: World War II will be available on Digital and home entertainment later in 2021.
His name is Barry Allen and he’s the fastest man alive. Matt is set to voice The Flash in the upcoming animated movie, Justice Society: World War II! The lead cast was announced recently, which also includes Stana Katic as Wonder Woman. Looking forward to this!
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The upcoming Justice Society: World War II will feature an ensemble voice cast led by Stana Katic as Wonder Woman and Matt Bomer as The Flash. It is the first of the universe’s 42 films to star the team of heroes known as the Justice Society, which in the comics first appeared during the second World War. Katic and Bomer first worked in the DC Universe Movies series together in 2013’s Superman: Unbound.
The cast for Justice Society: World War II includes Elysia Rotaru as Black Canary, Chris Diamantopoulos as Steve Trevor, Omid Abtahi as Hawkman, Matthew Mercer as Hourman, Armen Taylor as Jay Garrick, Liam McIntyre as Aquaman, Ashleigh LaThrop as Iris West, Geoffrey Arend as Charles Halstead/Advisor, Keith Ferguson as Dr. Fate and Darin De Paul as Roosevelt.
‘Doom Patrol’ Renewed for Season 3 on HBO Max
Our favorite gang is officially coming back! Doom Patrol will be returning for a third season, this time exclusively to HBO Max. New episodes will no longer be available on the streaming service where it originally launched, DC Universe.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The drama, starring Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, April Bowlby and Diane Guerrero, had a shared run on both HBO Max and DC Universe with its second season. The expansion to the larger platform helped further solidify the show as a breakout for Warner Bros. TV, which produces the series.
“On behalf of the wonderful cast, writers and crew, we are thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to return to Doom Manor. And we are especially thankful for our partners at Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television, DC Universe and, of course, HBO Max,” showrunner Jeremy Carver said in a statement. The news was formally announced Saturday during the second day of WBTV’s virtual DC FanDome event.
That Doom Patrol would become exclusive to HBO Max comes as little surprise as scripted originals have increasingly been moved off of DC Universe. “The original content that is on DCU is migrating to HBO Max. Truthfully, that’s the best platform for that content,” DC’s Jim Lee told THR last month. “The amount of content you get, not just DC, but generally from WarnerMedia, is huge and it’s the best value proposition. … We feel that is the place for that.”
“Doom Patrol came to HBO Max with an already deep and passionate fan base and has risen to the top as one of the most-watched Max originals on the platform,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “The series sits well in our portfolio and we are glad to greenlight a third season to continue this distinctive style of storytelling that resonates so well with critics and fans alike.”
TIFF has teamed up with the Crave streaming service to offer Stay-At-Home Cinema series, which offers virtual Q&As with actors and filmmakers. Matt is joining the series this Friday, June 26th 7 PM EDT, to revisit his work on the The Normal Heart and the legacy of its screenwriter, playwright and activist Larry Kramer. It will be streamed simultaneously on TIFF.net, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. You can join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag, #TIFFAtHome.
In partnership with @PrideToronto, actor @MattBomer joins Stay-at-Home Cinema this Friday to revisit his work in THE NORMAL HEART and celebrate the enduring legacy of its screenwriter, playwright and activist Larry Kramer. #TIFFAtHome #Pride pic.twitter.com/EZ4Hbf4Bso— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) June 22, 2020