The GLAAD Wrap: 'Tom at the Farm' opens; 'Sense8,' 'Last Ship' renewed; Ben Whishaw on Broadway and more!

Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.

1) This weekend the thriller Tom at the Farm will be released in select cities across the U.S. The movie stars out filmmaker Xavier Dolan (who also co-wrote and directed) and follows the meeting of a grieving man with his lover's family, who were unaware of their son's sexual orientation. You can look for times and locations at the movie's website, and check out the trailer below:

2) It has been announced that out director Todd Haynes will be honored with the Director Tribute at this year's 25th annual Gotham Awards. This award is given each year to "a veteran filmmaker with a unique vision who has made a significant contribution to the motion picture industry." Haynes often tackles LGBT themes in his films, having helmed movies like Far from Heaven, Poison, Velvet Goldmine, and the upcoming Cannes favorite Carol.

3) The newest revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible on Broadway has found its leads. Joining Tony winner Sophie Okonedo as Elizabeth Proctor and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan as Abigail Williams, out actor Ben Whishaw will be playing tragic hero John Proctor. The play begins previews on February 29 for an opening on April 7.

4) Netflix announced this past week that their hit show Sense8 has been renewed for a second season. The series follows eight individuals around the world who share deep psychic and emotional bonds, and it has been praised for its racial and gender diversity. Among the characters it follows are Nomi, a hacker who happens to be trans, and closeted telenovela star Lito and their respective partners.

5) TNT has renewed its post-apocalyptic drama The Last Ship for a third season. The show follows the crew on a Navy ship as they face the reality of a world population that has been almost totally annihilated by a global catastrophe. Christina Elmore stars as out Lieutenant Alisha Granderson alongside Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra and others.

6) Showtime has acquired the rights for Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids and will turn it into a limited series. The story follows Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe "carousing with the Andy Warhol crowd and their encounters with rock luminaries." Smith will produce and co-write the series herself, alongside Penny Dreadful creator John Logan.

7) Ribbons is new short film by Brandon Cordeiro that is currently being crowdfunded at Indiegogo. The story follows a young child and his life-changing visit to a public AIDS memorial on a beach in Provincetown, MA. You can learn more about the project and make donations here.