I Am Michael stars James Franco and Zachary Quinto with Emma having a supporting role. A gay activist and magazine founder (James Franco) is saved from his homosexuality after turning to God, and later becomes a Christian pastor. The film is currently making its debut at film festivals so hopefully soon will see a theatrical release (most likely limited).
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Getting into the right college can be murder. But on Fox’s horror-comedy Scream Queens, which has been picked up to series for a fall debut, it’s surviving college that’s the real life-or-death challenge. From Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, Queens is an homage to the slasher movies of the ’80s. (Or as Murphy puts it, “Heathers meets Friday the 13th.”) The series, about a killer stalking a college sorority, features an all-star cast including Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, Oliver Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande.
Like all of Murphy’s projects, Scream Queens has been cloaked in secrecy…until now. EW has your exclusive first look at the fall’s funniest thrill ride.
EW: Where did the idea for this show come from?
RYAN MURPHY: Brad and Ian and I, all three of us, were always obsessed with the ’80s/early ’90s slasher genre that was always about young people and always about coming of age. So we loved that and we decided to sort of be inspired by that idea. That was sort of the impetus of it. It’s sort of the idea of what would happen if you put something like Heathers meets Friday the 13th to those genre pictures like Massacre on Sorority Row, that early-to-late ’80s exploitation horror thing.
I really like the idea of doing a comedy and doing sort of anthological comedy. What I love about it is when it’s funny, it’s funny. And when it’s scary, it’s scary. One thing too that I hear all the time from women about American Horror Story is, “I love the idea of it but it’s too scary and I can’t watch it.” So the question we asked is, “How do we keep it scary but write something for that audience?” It doesn’t have the gore of American Horror Story but it certainly still has the scares.
The other thing it’s inspired by is it’s a real murder mystery whodunit. In the very first episode you meet all the characters and then the killings start happening on this college campus. Every character in the piece has the motivation to be the killer. So when you’re watching it, part of the fun is, Okay who did it? It’s not revealed until the last episode when literally the mask of the Red Devil, who is the killer, comes off and we say, Boom here’s your killer.
It’s also a show about the sorority/fraternity system in our country and what’s happening with that so it’s a satire about that.
What’s the basic plot of Scream Queens?
It opens in a flashback to 1995 at the sorority where something horrible happens. It’s a mystery that goes unsolved. Flash forward 20 years to today, and it looks like someone is out for revenge. Something horrible happened to a pledge and on the anniversary of that crime, someone is out for vengeance.
Who does Emma Roberts play?
Emma Roberts is Chanel, who’s the president of Kappa Sorority. She’s very funny and very ruthless. All her life all she’s wanted to do is be president of Kappa and have this great boyfriend and rule the roost. She’s very fashionable and very ruthless.
I love Emma. It was written for her. She’s super funny.
Emma is featured on 2 posters just released for promo of Scream Queens! The show will be premiering in September on FOX! Check out full versions in the gallery!
Another new Scream Queens teaser has been released! This time Emma applies lipstick using a knife! Can’t wait for the series to air, is it Fall yet!
Emma was spotted filming Scream Queens yesterday (March 22nd) in New Orleans, LA, check out the photos below!
Ryan Murphy recently talked about Scream Queens with Entertainment Tonight, read below! Also I have updated Instagram albums! Plus more on set photos from the 13th of March!
With Glee coming to a series close this Friday, Murphy is already looking ahead to his next Fox comedy, Scream Queens. Although the “one-hour comedy” won’t premiere until this fall, fans are already buzzing with excitement after learning that stars Lea Michele, Emma Roberts, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas and many more are slated to appear.
“It’s anthological in nature, but there’s a catch to it,” Murphy said of Scream Queens’ secret twist. “I can’t reveal because it’s different than American Horror Story, which resets completely every year. This doesn’t do that.”
However the showrunner did share a few plot details that have never been released. “It is about the world’s meanest sorority, and a series of bad things begin to happen,” he explained. “Jamie Lee Curtis, who I’ve long really wanted to work with and I kind of wrote this series for, to be honest… she steps in and with the girls tries to figure out who’s doing this — and it’s actually tied to an incident that happened 20 years ago at the college.”
Murphy stressed that Scream Queens is going to keep you on the edge of your seat. “Every week, It’s really like a murder mystery. Who’s going to get knocked off? And who’s the killer? And not until the last episode do you find out who it is,” Murphy teased. “And everybody has the motivation to be that killer.”
Scream Queens is now filming in New Orleans, LA! Emma was spotted on set today (March 13th), seems like it will be set in another time period and she will be playing the role of “Chanel Oberlin”. Hope to hear more official news soon!
EDIT: Watch a new teaser below this time featuring Emma!
Check out an official teaser for Scream Queens, coming this Fall to Fox! The story revolves around a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan will produce “Scream Queens” which includes the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Lea Michele and Ariana Grande.
HOLLYWOOD – “Scream Queens,” which begins production soon in New Orleans, has added Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”), Lea Michele (“Glee”), Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and Keke Palmer (“Madea’s Family Reunion”) to its cast, the Fox network announced Saturday (Jan. 17) at the Winter TV Tour. Previously announced cast members are Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”) and Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween”).
Ariana Grande was announced as a “Scream Queens” guest star in a recurring role.
A comedy-horror anthology series covering 15 episodes, “Scream Queens” is slated for a fall slot on Fox’s schedule. The series comes from “Glee” creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” also from Murphy, both were filmed in New Orleans.
“Ryan has proven over the years that he has just great instincts for building characters that people just care about and fall in love with,” said Gary Newman, co-chair and CEO of Fox Television Group. “He brings an outrageousness to what he does that I think is his kind of unique signature.”
Noting that the first season of “Scream Queens” will be set in a sorority house, Newman said that Murphy is “literally the perfect person to be doing this.”
Murphy has assembled his cast so far without sending out scripts — to either the actors or the network.