April 2010

Hollywood Backlot Justified

With this issue, LA becomes the print home of David Strick’s behind-the-scenes look at hot TV and movie productions.

The new FX series—starring Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, a deputy U.S. marshal exiled to the Kentucky sticks after his hair trigger gets him booted from Miami—proves that when the words of Elmore Leonard come to life in just the right way (think Get Shorty and Out of Sight on the big screen), it’s can’t-miss entertainment. Based on Leonard’s short story “Fire in the Hole,” Justified has been called the best of the midseason contenders.