Originally posted on Variety:
What do CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan have to do with “Black Hawk Down” or “Gladiator”? Nothing – until June 23. That’s when the Time Warner cable-news outlet will launch a new series from popular Hollywood producer/director Ridley Scott.
The eight-episode “Crimes of the Century” will each week focus on a single news event that was not only shocking at the time it took place but also had far-reaching repurcussions in week and months that followed.
The debut will spotlight the infamous 2001 sniper attacks in and around Washington, D.C. Future episodes will explore the killing of John Lennon; the Andrea Yates murders; the assassination attempton Preisdent Reagan; the Oklahoma City bombing; the saga of Amanda Knox; the siege of Waco; and the Unabomber.
“Crimes” is the latest non-fiction series to surface under the aegis of CNN President Jeff Zucker, who took oversight of the cable-news outlet earlier this…
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Director Shiphrah Meditz is now on The Director List!
These guys are fantastic! They’re currently working on ‘Machete Kills’ by the legendary Robert Roderiguez (one of our favorite filmmakers and a fellow Texan to boot!). Their past experience is on other awesome films such as ‘To The Wonder,’ ‘Spy Kids,’ and ‘Machete.’
Check them out: http://metricpost.com/