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‘Royalties’ Trailer + Gallery Update

‘Royalties’ Trailer + Gallery Update

The official trailer for Darren’s upcoming Quibi show ‘Royalties‘ dropped today. Darren plays songwriter ‘Pierce‘, and he also served as producer and co-writer for the series – as well as composing 10 new songs for the show. Check out the new trailer below, along with screencaptures and episode stills in the gallery!

New music will follow each episode from June 1 through 10. The full official soundtrack, the first for a Quibi series, arrives on June 12.

See the track list below:

  • “This is a Theme Song (From Royalties)” – Darren Criss, Kether Donohue, Royalties Cast
  • “Just That Good (From Royalties)” – Rufus Wainwright, Royalties Cast
  • “Break It In (From Royalties)” – Lil Rel Howery, KingJet, Royalties Cast
  • “Let Your Hair Down (From Royalties)” – Bonnie McKee, Royalties Cast
  • “Kick Your Shoes Off (From Royalties)” – Bonnie McKee, Royalties Cast
  • “Mighty As Kong (From Royalties)” – Mark Hamill, Royalties Cast
  • “I Am So Much Better Than You At Everything (From Royalties)” – Darren Criss, Royalties Cast
  • “Make You Come True (From Royalties)” – Jordan Fisher, Royalties Cast
  • “Prizefighter (From Royalties)” – Julianne Hough, Royalties Cast
  • “Also You (From Royalties)” – Jackie Tohn, Darren Criss, Royalties Cast
  • “I Hate That I Need You (From Royalties)” – Jennifer Coolidge, NIve, Darren Criss, Royalties Cast
  • “Perfect Song (From Royalties)” – Sabrina Carpenter, Royalties Cast
  • Superman: Man of Tomorrow Sneak Peek

    Superman: Man of Tomorrow Sneak Peek

    A new featurette was recently released on the Justice League Dark: Apokolips War DVD & Blu-ray, giving fans a sneak peek of the upcoming movie Superman: Man of Tomorrow, where Darren voices the character of Clark Kent/Superman. Check out the sneak peek video below, as well as HQ screencaptures in the gallery.

    Superman: Man of Tomorrow becomes available on digital video, 4K Ultra combo pack, and Blu-ray combo pack this summer.

    Darren Criss & Zachary Quinto to star in new Superman Movie

    Darren Criss & Zachary Quinto to star in new Superman Movie

    This summer sees the release of Superman: Man of Tomorrow, which finds Clark Kent working as an intern for the Daily Planet and learning on the job how to save the city of Metropolis. Check out an exclusive first look from the film below.

    Darren Criss, who can be seen on Netflix this weekend starring in Ryan Murphy’s new drama Hollywood, will lead the Superman: Man of Tomorrow cast as the big blue boy scout himself. Zachary Quinto, who got his start playing the murderous supervillain Sylar on NBC’s Heroes, will here voice one of the greatest supervillains of all time: Lex Luthor. Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas) will voice Lois Lane.

    Superman: Man of Tomorrow becomes available on digital video, 4K Ultra combo pack, and Blu-ray combo pack this summer.

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    “Hollywood” Trailer + Gallery Update

    “Hollywood” Trailer + Gallery Update

    Yesterday, the first trailer for Darren’s upcoming Netflix show “Hollywood” dropped. Check out the trailer below, as well as episode stills, posters and more in the gallery!

    Meet the Compelling Young Stars of Ryan Murphy’s “Hollywood”

    Meet the Compelling Young Stars of Ryan Murphy’s “Hollywood”

    Somewhere out there in the cloud—or perhaps on a forgotten bit of Netflix B-roll—there’s a recording of David Corenswet, Jeremy Pope, and Darren Criss, the three young stars of Ryan Murphy’s new limited series, Hollywood (Netflix), performing an impromptu off-script soft-shoe tap routine. “We were hoping we were going to have a musical number, so we choreographed our own,” remembers Corenswet, a native Philadelphian whose stage-actor dad raised him on a diet of classic movie musicals. “I think we made a good pitch for our own spin-off show?”

    In the meantime, there’s Murphy’s latest (with cocreator Ian Brennan), his first soup-to-nuts endeavor with Netflix. He calls it a “love letter to old Hollywood,” a lighthearted revisionist history that poses a provocative question: What if the minorities, women, and queer people whose stories and contributions have always gotten short shrift had been allowed to shine in their industry’s so-called Golden Age? Murphy calls this speculative genre “faction,” a mix of fact and fiction in which made-up characters intersect with historical figures: Hattie McDaniel, Anna May Wong, Rock Hudson. The last, whose death from AIDS in the mid-’80s shook Hollywood, is a particular touchstone. “What happens if Rock Hudson is out of the closet and successful in the 1940s?” Murphy wonders.

    In this alternate universe, a very young Hudson (Jake Picking) falls in love with a gay, black male prostitute named Archie (Pope), who is actually a down-on-his-luck screenwriter. Archie works for Ernie (Dylan McDermott), who runs a gas station as a front for an industry-facing prostitution ring. (It’s not dissimilar to the operation Scotty Bowers describes in his 2012 memoir Full Service.) Archie’s coworker Jack (Corenswet) is his straight, white foil: an aspiring actor who gets his big break when a client, an aging silent-film starlet named Avis (Patti LuPone), hooks him up with a contract at her husband’s studio. (“She didn’t mind throwing in one-liners” during sex scenes, says Corenswet, “some at my expense, some very complimentary!”) Meanwhile, Criss, who is half Filipino, plays a biracial director whose ability to pass as white affords him opportunities denied his Asian peers.

    It’s fun, naughty, and kind of zany,” says Criss, a Murphy veteran (Glee, American Horror Story, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story). At 33, he’s the trio’s elder statesman, while Corenswet and Pope, like their characters, are Hollywood greenhorns. Corenswet, 26, a lantern-jawed Juilliard grad whom Murphy compares to Leonardo DiCaprio, had a breakthrough last year in The Politician. (“Breakthrough implies there’s something on the other side,” he demurs. “I relish every moment on set, assuming I’ll never get another.”) For Pope, 27, an Orlando-born, twice Tony-nominated Broadway star with smooth, matinee-idol good looks, Hollywood is only his second screen-acting credit.

    Of the three male leads, it’s Pope—who in many ways identifies with Archie—for whom Hollywood’s revisionist premise hits closest to home. He describes being a young musical-theater student in New York City, suddenly made all too aware that leading roles for black actors were few and far between. When Murphy, a fan of Pope’s Broadway work, approached him, the actor knew what to ask: “We’re talking about this black gay writer in the ’40s. Are there going to be people in the writers’ room who represent that voice?” There were, and his rapport with Corenswet and Criss was another boon. “We talked music, we talked food, we began immediately to soft-shoe our way through life,” Pope effuses. “Ryan gives all types of artists a lane to drive in.”

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