From a half-dozen high-profile movie shoots (“Don’t Look Up,” “Spirited,” “Tender Bar”) to an Emmy-winning tv sequence (“Hacks”) to an eleventh Grammy nomination for Stoughton’s Lori McKenna – and extra – the South Shore boasted an enormous 12 months in popular culture. The social gathering retains rolling into 2022, as our South Shore abilities are poised to up the ante. Listed below are just a few to maintain in your radar:
Milton’s Jen Statsky brings again ‘Hacks’
Milton’s Jen Statsky, co-creator and author of the smash HBO Max comedy “Hacks,” delivers a second season (date to be introduced) of the triple Emmy-winning comedy starring Jean Good and Hannah Einbinder. The present gained a Golden Globe for greatest comedy/musical on Jan. 9. It’s nominated for greatest sequence and greatest comedy sequence by the Writers Guild of America. Winners might be introduced March 20. Statsky is a 2004 graduate of Milton Excessive College.
Milton:Jen Statsky wins Emmy for writing, creating HBO comedy ‘Hacks’
On faucet for Norwell’s Jennifer Coolidge
Few had a greater 2021 than Norwell’s Jennifer Coolidge, scoring acclaimed turns in HBO’s restricted sequence “The White Lotus,” a satire from writer-director Mike White (“Enlightened”), and the Oscar-nominated movie “Promising Younger Girl.” She additionally stole scenes in December’s Netflix Christmas rom-com “Single All of the Method.” Upcoming are the romantic comedy “Shotgun Wedding ceremony,” enjoying the mother-in-law-to-be of Jennifer Lopez; and two Netflix tasks, the film “We Have a Ghost” and the Ryan Murphy sequence “The Watcher.” She’ll additionally return for the second season of “The White Lotus,” and reprise her position as Reese Witherspoon’s BFF, Paulette, in “Legally Blonde 3” (Could 20). Coolidge is within the working for an Emmy nod for “The White Lotus.” Nominations might be introduced July 12. Within the meantime, she’s up for a SAG award.
Norwell:Jennifer Coolidge presents Emmy Award to Jason Sudeikis for ‘Ted Lasso’
Milton’s Jenny Slate seems to be for love
Simply in time for Valentine’s Day comes the romantic comedy “I Need You Again” starring Milton native Jenny Slate as a lady trying to win again the love of her life. Charlie Day and Scott Eastwood co-star. The film debuts Feb. 11 on Amazon Prime. Slate was the valedictorian of Milton Academy’s Class of 2000. Her movie roles embody “Venom,” “Apparent Little one,” “Lodge Artemis,” “Landline” and “Gifted.”
Weymouth’s Nate Corddry will get political
Weymouth’s Nate Corddry joins Julia Roberts and Sean Penn for the political drama “Gaslit,” an eight-episode STARZ sequence about how Martha Mitchell, the spouse of President Nixon’s legal professional common, John Mitchell, tried to show the Watergate scandal lengthy earlier than Woodward and Bernstein. Corddry will play Michael Deaver, a marketing campaign official for then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan and a key potential ally to the Mitchells. The discharge date is TBD.
Steve Carell returns to ‘House’
Steve Carell has exited “The Morning Present,” however he’ll return for the second season of “House Pressure” on Feb. 18 on Netflix. He’ll additionally reprise the position of Gru in “Minions: The Rise of Gru” when it hits theaters July 2. Carell is presently filming “The Affected person,” a restricted sequence on FX. He performs a psychotherapist held prisoner by a serial killer (Domhnall Gleeson). Carell is married to Cohasset native Nancy Partitions. They’ve two youngsters. He’s initially from Acton, however normally spends summers in Marshfield. He owns Marshfield Hills Common Retailer. Carell grew to become a darling on the town when he gave the “MarshVegas” shout-out from the Oscar Crimson Carpet in 2007.
Quincy-shot ‘Whitney’ will get launch date
The Whitney Houston biopic “I Wanna Dance With Anyone” might be launched Dec. 23, simply in time for Oscar consideration. Kasi Lemmons (“Harriet”) directs a forged together with Stanley Tucci as Clive Davis and Naomi Akie (“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”) as Houston. Filming passed off at Marina Studio in Quincy.
Film magic:New studio opens in Marina Bay, filming Whitney Houston biopic
One other Grammy for Lori McKenna?
Stoughton hitmaker Lori McKenna is among the many songwriters nominated for music of the 12 months on the presently postponed Grammys. The music, “A Stunning Noise,” was co-written by Ruby Amanfu, Brandy Clark, Hillary Lindsey and Hailey Whitters. It’s sung by Brandi Carlile and Alicia Keys. McKenna already has three Grammys to her credit score.
Music Scene:Stoughton’s Lori McKenna returns to her roots with ‘The Balladeer’
New sequence from Scituate’s Peter Tolan
“Belated” is the brand new half-hour FX comedy sequence written, directed, created and produced by Scituate’s Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me”). The present, which is in growth, is a couple of friendship between 40-year-old Owen (Kal Penn, “Harold & Kumar,” “Home”) and Clay, a 17-year-old trans teen. Tolan has additionally written for “Murphy Brown” (profitable an Emmy), “The Larry Sanders Present” and “The Job”; and the movies “Analyze This” and “Analyze That.” Not dangerous for a man who received his begin in Scituate Excessive College theater productions.
Dropkick Murphys to have fun St. Patrick’s Day
The Quincy-based Dropkick Murphys (“Delivery As much as Boston”) plan a 22-date tour in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The kickoff is Feb. 17 in Studying, Pennsylvania. The tour wraps in Boston from March 17-20. Three of the native exhibits are on the Home of Blues and the tour finale at Roadrunner, Boston’s latest music venue . The band was shaped in 1996 within the basement of a Wollaston barbershop.
The South Shore’s Oscar night time
Will Quincy native Peter Del Vecho turn out to be town’s first two-time Oscar winner? The animated journey “Raya and the Final Dragon,” which he produced, is more likely to seize a spot when the nominations are introduced Feb. 8. He beforehand gained for “Frozen.” He’s a 1976 graduate of Quincy Excessive. This 12 months’s Oscars are on March 27 on ABC. “Raya” scored 10 nominations for the Annie Award and a Golden Globe nod.
‘Raya and the Final Dragon’:Quincy producer leads one other animated journey
Elsewhere, Ariana Grande might choose up a nomination for greatest music for “Simply Look Up,” which was filmed domestically at Union Level. The movie can also be within the working for writing and directing nods. … George Clooney’s “The Tender Bar,” which shot a pivotal third-act sequence in Braintree, is garnering Oscar buzz for Ben Affleck’s appearing. Sian Heder’s Gloucester-shot flick, “CODA,” is circling many nominations, together with greatest image and each supporting-actor classes.
Emmy buzz for Canton’s Invoice Burr
Canton native Invoice Burr, a standup comic who appeared in “Breaking Dangerous” and “The Mandalorian,” just lately launched the fifth season of Netflix’s animated grownup comedy “F is for Household.” Burr voices the principle character. The present is predicated on his upbringing in Canton within the Nineteen Seventies. He’s additionally producing Emmy buzz for his work on Hulu’s “Reservation Canines.” Subsequent for Burr is the Morgan Freeman movie “Hate to See You Go,” a couple of Chicago blues musician. Burr is a 1987 graduate of Canton Excessive College.
Director Judd Apatow:Canton’s Invoice Burr is ‘riotously humorous’ in ‘King of Staten Island’
Chris Cooper joins ‘Boston Strangler’
Kingston resident and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper (“Adaptation”) will be a part of Isabel Coixet’s Broadway-set drama “Gentle on Damaged Glass” after he wraps “Boston Strangler.” The shot-in-Massachusetts movie is written and directed by Matt Ruskin (“Crown Heights”). Places embody Braintree, Belmont, Lowell, Lynn, Wellesley and Malden. It facilities on how Milton journalist Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley) and fellow Boston File American reporter Jean Harris (Carrie Coon), of Scituate, challenged the sexism of the early Sixties whereas overlaying the story.
‘Spirited’ amongst 2022 premieres
Premiere dates are nonetheless to be decided for high-profile motion pictures and sequence filmed final 12 months on the South Shore. They embody “Julia,” the HBO Max unique sequence about chef Julia Childs; and “Confess, Fletch,” the crime-comedy reboot with Jon Hamm within the title position. Scenes for “Julia” had been shot at Adams Shore Grocery store in Quincy. Cohasset’s sprawling Oaks Property was the backdrop for scenes in “Confess, Fletch.” The Apple TV+ Christmas musical “Spirited,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, is aiming for a December launch date. South Shore Plaza was amongst areas for “Spirited.”
‘Gilded Age,’ ‘Ray Donovan’ and extra
HBO’s “The Gilded Age” will premiere Sunday. The interval drama created by “Downton Abbey’s” Julian Fellowes was shot in Newport, Rhode Island. … “Ray Donovan: The Film” was partially filmed in South Boston and options Brockton native Pooch Corridor. It’s airing on Showtime. … Aerosmith, the storied rock band with South Shore roots, is scheduled to play its pandemic-delayed Fiftieth-anniversary live performance Sept. 9 at Fenway Park. … Cohasset Excessive alum Kate Bosworth (“Nonetheless Alice,” “Blue Crush”) has three motion pictures out this 12 months: “Alongside for the Experience,” “The Enforcer” and “Convey on the Dancing Horses.” Launch dates are to be introduced. … The Worcester-set “Kevin Can F**okay Himself,” which was shot in Quincy, Hingham and Brockton, has been renewed for Season 2 and can debut on AMC and AMC Plus in 2022. … Randolph native Keisha Tucker (“Black Panther”) is the stunt double for actress Kiki Layne within the Nineteen Fifties-set psychological thriller “Don’t Fear Darling.” It opens Sept. 23. … We’re additionally keeping track of bulletins about sequels for “Spenser Confidential” and “Free Man,” each partially filmed in Weymouth.
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