Friday, April 12, 2024

Steve Carell, James Gandolfini: “Bone Men” from our September 2012 Story

Share keeps getting “exclusives” out of our old stories. Can’t Nikki Finke teach her people to use Google? First it was the Barbra Streisand story about her directing her first feature since “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” (I will have more on that on Monday.)

Now it’s Deadline’s “hot scoop” that James Gandolfini and Steve Carell are planning an HBO feature called “The Bone Men.” They’ll play Civil War era paleontologists.

This is no surprise to yours truly since I reported it in September 2012.

It’s not so hard to find out if a story has already been written. I do it all the time. I use a new search engine called Google. That way my only exclusives are ones that I report myself. Like this one. And many others that have wandered away and found new bylines. And this Google thing is free, too!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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