Bette Midler, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, and Kaitlyn Dever to Star in New HBO Special, Coastal Elites Annie Goldsmith 6/22/2020. "In Search of the Sanderson Sisters" is the best thing to happen to #Halloween since Hocus Pocus + Reeses Pieces. Kristen Lopez Aug 5, 2020 1:30 pm The Coastal Elites trailer shows Issa Rae, Dan Levy, Bette Midler and more dealing with the pandemic in this HBO satirical presentation. HBO’s Coastal Elites is what happens when Hollywood turns its collective Trump Derangement Syndrome into a movie, a boring movie. Bette Midler in a scene from HBO's "Coastal Elites." Shot during coronavirus lockdown, the movie, which debuted Saturday on HBO, consists of five direct-to-camera monologues from fictional characters who are struggling with their rage against all things Trump. Read Next: Stephen Colbert to Host Second Live Election Special on Showtime, ABC Developing Comedy About Black-Owned D.C. 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Some of the previous attempts include a special from-home finale of the CBS drama “All Rise,” a quarantine episode of Apple’s “Mythic Quest,” and a reunion special for the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation.”. And now, Bette (who played Winifred) has posted a behind the scenes snap of the trio back in costume. Click to … Vishal Bhardwaj Sets up Agatha Christie Indian Film Franchise (EXCLUSIVE), Liam Neeson Thriller ‘Honest Thief’ Leads Cratering U.S. News of the special comes only three days after Rae wrapped season 4 of her popular comedy series “Insecure.” Midler meanwhile has had a couple of comedy specials air on the network, and Paulson appeared in the cabler’s classic Western “Deadwood,” as well as the 2012 Roach pic “Game Change.”, “Coastal Elites” is the latest in a growing collection of specials and one-off episodes produced under quarantine. Her character’s big reveal is both shameless and logically implausible. Most of that introspection comes from Miriam Nessler (Bette Midler), a retired New York City public school teacher who lands in police custody after she snatches someone’s MAGA hat in a fit of righteous fury. So do “caged” migrant children.) Watching shows and films, whether old or new, has been a … She also has fun with the stereotypical talismans that Miriam clings to for security — New York Times subscription, NPR tote bag, tickets to the Public Theater. Both will serve as executive producers with Rudnick writing and Roach directing. Eeeek! © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Most of that introspection comes from Miriam Nessler (Bette Midler), a retired New York City public school teacher who lands in police custody after she snatches someone’s MAGA hat in a fit of righteous fury. Get in touch at [email protected], Britain's Clumsiest Husband Costs His Wife Â£5,000 In Disasters, Mary-Kate And Ashley's New York Minute Is Coming To UK Netflix Next Month. Coastal Elites would be watchable if it weren’t so convinced of its own righteousness. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Bette Midler shared a first-look teaser of the Sanderson sisters back together again, and from the looks of things: they are right at home! His monologue turns inevitably into an angry screed against Vice President Mike Pence. As the title indicates, Coastal Elites boasts a modicum of self-awareness about its smug, easily triggered characters, who reside in New York and Los Angeles. And earlier this month, Bette said she "can't wait to fly again" as she confirmed she wants to take part in a potential sequel. Midler… It remains unclear if Rudnick invented the story or based it on hearsay and gossip. We've got everything crossed that this isn't the only Hocus Pocus reunion we can expect in the near future. The special hails from playwright and screenwriter Paul Rudnick, whose previous entertainment credits include “Addams Family Values” and the 1997 Kevin Kline film “In & Out,” and “Bombshell” director Jay Roach. "Our 3 fav witches - @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy & ME - are returning for 1 night only on 10/30 at 8p ET!" "'In Search of the Sanderson Sisters' is the best thing to happen to #Halloween since Hocus Pocus + Reeses Pieces. The rest is all downhill. HBO’s quarantine-produced comedy feature Coastal Elites, starring Bette Midler, is to launch on September 12 – six months after COVID-19 started to ravage the U.S. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Alongside the Sanderson sisters, big names including Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, John Stamos, Meryl Streep, and Sarah Silverman are also tipped to make an appearance - but this hasn't yet been confirmed. "I think for a long time, people were talking about it as if people were moving forward with it in a real way but we were unaware of it. Adele Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ Next Week With Musical Guest H.E.R. “We are thrilled to partner with them in telling this story, which is uniquely resonant for these times.”. You can snap them up here. Her big lesson: Meanie Trump is to blame for everything. Writer Paul Rudnick rigs the game with straw men arguments and mischaracterizations about what Trump has said in the past. Your 3 fav witches - @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy & ME - are returning for 1 night only on 10/30 at 8p ET! Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy plays a gay actor hoping to land the lead role as Marvel’s first gay superhero. (Charlottesville gets a shout-out. HBO is gathering a starry cast together for a quarantine special about politics and the coronavirus pandemic. The show — written before the pandemic, but filmed during — stars Sarah Paulson, Kaitlyn Dever, Issa Rae, Bette Midler, and Dan Levy. Disney is yet to release any info on who will be starring in the sequel, but Bette told Entertainment Tonight: "We're just talking logistics" - which definitely sounds promising to us! Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting. The special, titled “Coastal Elites,” will star Bette Midler, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy, Sarah Paulson and Issa Rae as a group of characters who will each deliver a confessional. ", "We've agreed publicly to the right people, yes, that would be a very, very fun idea, so we'll see what the future holds.". HBO. “Coastal Elites” was produced entirely under quarantine, is slated to air in Sept., and explores “our current world of deeply divided politics and the universal pursuit of human connection.”. 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The final segment features Booksmart star Kaitlyn Dever as a Wyoming nurse (and political independent) who travels to New York to help with the city’s coronavirus crisis. The worst is Issa Rae’s segment in which the actress plays a wealthy socialite who runs into Ivanka Trump at a fundraiser. Hocus Pocus fans, it's the moment we've all been waiting for - Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy back on our screens as the iconic Sanderson sisters. Hocus Pocus fans, it's the moment we've all been waiting for - Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy back on our screens as the iconic Sanderson sisters. Worse, he gets all serious and it turns the rest of movie into a dull lecture. The event has been described as the "hottest pandemic-safe Halloween event of the year" and tickets cost $10 (Â£7.70). After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. HBO is gathering a starry cast together for a quarantine special about politics and the coronavirus pandemic. Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. Other executive producers on “Coastal Elites” include Jeffrey Seller, Flody Suarez, Scott Chaloff, and Michelle Graham. Bette Midler is clearly having a blast playing a version of her own Twitter persona and she’s easily the best thing about Coastal Elites. Contact me at email@example.com, EntertainmentPoliticsBette MidlerCoastal ElitesDonald TrumpHBOSarah Paulson. Meanwhile, SJP has previously revealed that all three would be up for taking part, telling SiriusXM's Radio Andy show: "I think that it is something Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and I are all very hospitable to the idea.
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