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‘Lovecraft Country’: Tony Goldwyn Joins Cast Of HBO Series

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Tony Goldwyn Joins Cast Of HBO Series
Exclusive: Scandal alum Tony Goldwyn is set to guest star opposite Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Courtney B. Vance in HBO’s upcoming straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country, from Misha Green, Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television.

Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Goldwyn will play Samuel Braithwhite, patriarch of his family, who views people as assets and objects and outsiders — including his daughter Christina — as inferiors.

In addition to Majors, Smollett-Bell and Vance,
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‘Lovecraft Country’: Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel & Mac Brandt To Recur On HBO Series

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel & Mac Brandt To Recur On HBO Series
Exclusive: Former The Deuce star Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel (The Good Fight) and Kingdom alum Mac Brandt are set for recurring roles opposite Jonathan Majors, Courtney B. Vance and Jurnee Smollett-Bell on HBO’s upcoming straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country, from Misha Green, Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, and Warner Bros Television.

Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Neumann will play Hillary, an outdoorsy woman who migrates to the big city – where her dreams turn into nightmares.
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Abbey Lee replaces Elizabeth Debicki in Lovecraft Country

The Wrap is reporting that Mad Max: Fury Road and The Neon Demon actress Abbey Lee has signed on to replace Elizabeth Debicki in the cast of the Jordan Peel and J.J. Abrams-produced HBO series Lovecraft Country.

Lovecraft Country “follows 25-year-old Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), who joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father (Michael K. Williams).”

Lee is set to portray the series regular role of Christina Braithwaite, the daughter of the head of a secret order called the Sons of Adam, who has “gone to great lengths to earn her father’s respect, to no avail. She’s going to pave her own path to power, and she’s going to use Atticus and his family to do it.”

Along with Lee, the series
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TV News Roundup: Hulu Drops Trailer for ‘Veronica Mars’ Revival (Watch)

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In today’s roundup, Hulu dropped the official trailer for the “Veronica Mars” revival and HBO revealed more cast members for “Lovecraft Country.”

First Looks

Hulu has dropped the official trailer for its revival of “Veronica Mars,” set to premiere on July 26. The series will bring back most of the original cast, including Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring and Enrico Colantoni. In the eight-episode season, the titular detective must discover why spring breakers are getting murdered in the fictional town Neptune, Calif. New faces, like Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons and Kirby Howell-Baptiste, will also appear to help or deter Veronica’s investigation.

Casting

HBO has recast the lead role of its upcoming horror-drama “Lovecraft Country.” The role of Christina Braithwhite will now played by Abbey Lee, with Elizabeth Debicki stepping aside. In addition, Jamie Chung and Jordan Patrick Smith will join in recurring parts alongside already-announced cast members Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell,
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Abbey Lee Replaces Elizabeth Debicki In Jordan Peele’s Series ‘Lovecraft Country’ As Supporting Cast & Director Are Revealed

Jordan Peele, fresh off his two blockbuster directorial efforts, “Get Out” and “Us,” is ready to fully take over your TV screen. Currently, his Monkeypaw Productions has two series on the air, the acclaimed remake of “The Twilight Zone” and the YouTube anthology series “Weird City.” But his real TV crown jewel, “Lovecraft Country,” is set to debut next year.

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TVLine Items: L.A.'s Finest Renewed, Lena Dunham's HBO Encore and More

TVLine Items: L.A.'s Finest Renewed, Lena Dunham's HBO Encore and More
Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba will be back on the beat as L.A.’s Finest: Spectrum Originals has renewed their Bad Boys offshoot for Season 2.

The series follows Union’s Lapd detective Syd Burnett and her new partner Nancy McKenna (Alba) as they take on the most dangerous criminals in the city while skirting the rules and speed limits.

The Season 1 finale is slated to debut next Monday, June 17, via Spectrum on Demand, after which all 13 episodes of the freshman run will be available to binge for free for Spectrum subscribers.

TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard has been updated with the pickup.
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‘Lovecraft Country': Abbey Lee Replaces Elizabeth Debicki in Jordan Peele Drama

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‘Lovecraft Country': Abbey Lee Replaces Elizabeth Debicki in Jordan Peele Drama
“Neon Demon” alum Abbey Lee has joined the cast of Jordan Peele’s “Lovecraft Country” series at HBO, replacing previously cast series regular Elizabeth Debicki.

Ordered straight-to-series more than two years ago, the adaptation of the 2016 Matt Ruff novel follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father.

Lee will now play the role of Christina Braithwaite, the only daughter of the leader of a secret order calling themselves the “Sons of Adam.” Per HBO, “she’s gone to great lengths to earn her father’s respect, to no avail. She’s going to pave her own path to power, and she’s going to use Atticus and his family to do it.”

Michael K. Williams, Wunmi Mosaku, Aunjanue Ellis and Jamie Harris also star.
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‘Lovecraft Country’: Abbey Lee Joins In Recasting, Daniel Sackheim Set As Ep/Director, Jamie Chung & Jordan Patrick Smith To Recur On HBO Series

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Abbey Lee Joins In Recasting, Daniel Sackheim Set As Ep/Director, Jamie Chung & Jordan Patrick Smith To Recur On HBO Series
Exclusive: Emmy-winning director Daniel Sackheim has signed on as executive producer and director of HBO’s upcoming straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country. Additionally, Abbey Lee has joined as a series regular in a recasting, and Jamie Chung and Jordan Patrick Smith are set for recurring roles on the high-profile project, from Misha Green, Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, and Warner Bros Television.

Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathyan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bel) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Lee will play Christina Braithwhite,
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Ron Howard discusses his disappointment with The Dark Tower movie

After spending years in development hell as a multi-part, multi-format adaptation, Stephen King’s epic fantasy The Dark Tower finally made it to the screen in 2017, although the resulting movie wasn’t quite what many were hoping for – including, it seems, producer Ron Howard.

Howard and fellow producers Avika Goldsman and Brian Grazer first picked up the rights in 2010 with intentions to adapt the books as trilogy of films and two companion TV series. However, they failed to entice a studio with these ambitious plans, eventually settling on a single $66 million-budgeted movie from director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), which – perhaps understandably – failed to do justice to the source material.

Now, speaking to The Happy Sad Confused Podcast (via Dark Horizons), Howard has shared his thoughts on the movie, and where it went wrong:

“I think it should’ve been horror,” said Howard. “I think that it landed in a
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Movie Review – Elizabeth Harvest (2018)

Elizabeth Harvest, 2018.

Written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez.

Starring Abbey Lee, Ciarán Hinds, Carla Gugino, Dylan Baker, and Matthew Beard.

Synopsis:

A brilliant man marries a beautiful woman and shows her his home, stating that it’s all hers – except a room she can’t enter. First chance she enters and discovers what might be human cloning. When the husband returns she pays the price.

Elizabeth Harvest is a low-budget science fiction film that conveys its sci-fi concepts with ideas rather than in special effects and lavish set pieces. These types of films breathe new life into the genre, without the burdens and expectations of the big-budget studio sci-fi, and allow for exploration of the more cerebral aspects of the genre. Spectacle is wonderful, but I’ll forever be an advocate for the democratization of science fiction storytelling in any medium. And while I wouldn’t claim writer/director Sebastian
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‘Elizabeth Harvest’ VOD Review

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Stars: Abbey Lee, Ciarán Hinds, Carla Gugino, Matthew Beard, Dylan Baker | Written and Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez

As much as I love big budget sci-fi movies, there’s some great, much smaller budgeted, movies in this genre. I’ve always found that the best independent sci-fi movies are ones that come up with brilliant, creative and original ideas that work with very little money… And Elizabeth Harvest fits into this category nicely.

But don’t be thinking that this looks awful. As is proven again and again with indie movies, there is no excuse for them to look bad and Elizabeth Harvest looks like it has a much higher budget than it actually does. The camera work and cinematography are as good as, if not better, than some of the top sci-fi movies of the year.

Like the best sci-fi, Elizabeth Harvest has a complicated story that is made pretty
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DVD Review – Outlaws (2017)

Outlaws, 2017.

Directed by Stephen McCallum.

Starring Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Eddie Baroo, Simone Kessell, Matt Nable, Josh McConville and Jacqui Williams.

Synopsis:

A biker in a gang must betray the brutal club President in order to save his brother’s life.

“You’re a fake… You might as well be a male model” says Knuck (Matt Nable – Arrow) to Paddo (Ryan Corr – Wolf Creek 2) at one point during Outlaws, the debut feature from director Stephen McCallum, and he is right – Paddo is a fake but so is Ryan Corr, who is far too pretty to be one of the bikers in the Copperhead gang. Knuck has recently been released from prison and back to take over as president from Paddo, the Vice President who was left in charge during Knuck’s incarceration, but since he was put inside things have changed. For one thing, there are now a lot
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‘Jt LeRoy’ Filmmaker Justin Kelly Signs With ICM Partners

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Exclusive: ICM Partners has signed filmmaker Justin Kelly, whose upcoming film Jt LeRoy starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern hits theaters in April.

Early on in his career, Kelly cut his teeth directing and editing music videos for artists such as Gossip, Hunx and his Punx and Tiny Hearts and working as an editor.

Kelly’s feature directorial debut I Am Michael, which he adapted from Benoit Denizet-Lewis’ New York Times Magazine article “My Ex-Gay Friend” followed the true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who became a Christian pastor after identifying himself as a heterosexual. Gus Van Sant executive produced the feature which starred James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts. The film went on to premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Berlinale.

Kelly continued on to write and direct IFC’s King Cobra about veteran gay pornography producer Stephen who battles two rival producers over the
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‘Outlaws’ DVD Review

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Stars: Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Simone Kessell, Josh McConville, Matt Nable, Aaron Pederson | Written by Matt Nable | Directed by Stephen McCallum

The debut feature from Australian director Stephen McCallum, this gritty biker gang thriller achieves a certain level of sweaty intensity and largely pulls off its Shakespearean parallels, though there are a few wobbles along the way.

Set in present-day Australia, the film centres on biker gang member Paddo (Ryan Corr), who has taken over leadership of the Copperheads Motorcycle Club during club president Knuck’s (screenwriter Matt Nable) three year stint in jail. When Paddo’s learning disabled brother Skink (Josh McConville) steals heroin from rival gang the Devils, Paddo brokers a mutually beneficial agreement with gang leader Sugar (Aaron Pederson) in return for his brother’s life.

However, when Knuck gets out of jail, he refuses to honour the deal, putting both Skink and Paddo’s lives in danger.
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Competition: Win Aussie crime thriller ‘Outlaws’ on DVD

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To celebrate the home entertainment release of Outlaws, available on DVD 18th February 2019, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs, courtesy of Altitude Entertainment. A violent power struggle threatens to tear a motorcycle gang apart, in a gritty crime thriller featuring the stars of Wolf Creek 2 and The Neon Demon, from the makers of Black Mass and Ill Manors.

Sons of Anarchy meets Macbeth in Stephen McCallum’s directorial debut, about leadership tussles in an outlaw motorcycle club down under. Following the bleak, unforgiving path of recent Australian crime classics Animal Kingdom and Snowtown and Chopper, Outlaws (previously known as 1%) is a brash and brutal crime thriller about loyalty and revenge. Ryan Corr, who was put through hell in Wolf Creek 2, is plunged into another maelstrom here as would-be biker king Paddo. A bulked-up Matt Nable (Ra’s al Ghul from the TV series Arrow), who also co-wrote the film,
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Win Outlaws on DVD

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To mark the release of Outlaws on 18th February, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD.

Ryan Corr, who was put through hell in Wolf Creek 2, is plunged into another maelstrom here as would-be biker king Paddo. A bulked-up Matt Nable (Ra’s al Ghul from the TV series Arrow), who also co-wrote the film, is brilliantly menacing as Knuck, the gang leader who wants to reclaim his crown from the young upstart he left in charge. Abbey Lee, fast becoming a screen favourite with iconic roles in Mad Max: Fury Road and cult hit The Neon Demon, steals the show as the sly and scheming Lady Macbeth figure who tempts Paddo to take over.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 21st February 2019 at 23.59 GMT The winner
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Giveaway – Win Outlaws on DVD

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Outlaws, available on DVD 18th February 2019, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs, courtesy of Altitude Entertainment.

A violent power struggle threatens to tear a motorcycle gang apart, in a gritty crime thriller featuring the stars of Wolf Creek 2 and The Neon Demon, from the makers of Black Mass and Ill Manors.

Sons of Anarchy meets Macbeth in Stephen McCallum’s directorial debut, about leadership tussles in an outlaw motorcycle club down under. Following the bleak, unforgiving path of recent Australian crime classics Animal Kingdom and Snowtown and Chopper, Outlaws (previously known as 1%) is a brash and brutal crime thriller about loyalty and revenge.

Ryan Corr, who was put through hell in Wolf Creek 2, is plunged into another maelstrom here as would-be biker king Paddo. A bulked-up Matt Nable (Ra’s al Ghul from the TV series Arrow), who also co-wrote the film,
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Review: ‘Outlaws’ is a Biker Gang Drama That Reinforces Stereotypes of Masculinity

I told myself not to mention Sons of Anarchy in my review for Outlaws before sitting down to watch. My reasoning came out of a desire to judge Stephen McCallum’s film on its own merits without trying to compare to something as zeitgeist-y as Kurt Sutter’s tragic downfall of a “good” man forced to do bad things in order to achieve salvation. What’s ironic, though, is that you don’t have to get too far into Matt Nable’s script to wonder if he was hoping we’d make the comparison. With his “should-be” leader Paddo (Ryan Corr) trying to take his Copperheads Motorcycle Club legit against Knuck’s (Nable himself) actual president returning from jail with violence and bloodlust in his veins, the underlying core conflict is almost identical.

The television show obviously has an advantage with its expanded breadth to flesh out characters, cement motivations,
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Ryan Corr in Trailer for Australian Biker Gang Action Thriller 'Outlaws'

"He couldn't have done what you've done... That's why he's so threatened." A24 + DirecTV have released an official trailer for an Australian action-thriller titled Outlaws, formerly titled 1% (see the poster below for an explanation) when it first played at film festivals. This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017, and played at Fantastic Fest and the London, Sydney, and Adelaide Film Festivals that year. It has been awaiting release ever since, finally opening in select Us theaters in early 2019 for anyone who might be interested in this gritty action flick. Outlaws is set within the primal underworld of outlaw motorcycle club gangs. It's about the heir to the throne of a motorcycle gang who has to betray his president in order to save his brother's life. Starring Ryan Corr, as well as Abbey Lee, Matt Nable, Aaron Pederson, Simone Kessell, Josh McConville, Eddie Baroo, Aaron Fa'aoso, and Jacqui Williams. Have a look below.
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Blu-ray Review: Elizabeth Harvest Re-Imagines Bluebeard

One of the many releases just out now from Scream Factory is the 2018 film Elizabeth Harvest, from Sebastian Gutierrez. It stars Abbey Lee (The Neon Demon), Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones), and Carla Gugino (Gerald's Game). The key cast is joined by Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game) and Dylan Baker (Happiness). You can read Martin's review here. Essentially, the new, mostly one-location horror/thriller film Elizabeth Harvest is a re-telling of the classic folklore/warped fairy tale of Bluebeard, who had a nasty habit of killing all of his young, beautiful wives because they entered a forbidden room while he was traveling. The biggest difference is that Elizabeth Harvest veers into Black Mirror territory, which I can say without giving anything away. I did, however, see the main twist coming, but for me,...

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