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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Among Six Cast in FX Pilot ‘Gone Hollywood’

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Among Six Cast in FX Pilot ‘Gone Hollywood’
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is going Hollywood.

The “Game of Thrones” star is among six who have been cast to lead the FX pilot “Gone Hollywood,” which hails from Scott Rudin.

Set in 1980, “Gone Hollywood” centers on a group of talent agents who defect from an old-guard percentery to found their own, which skyrockets to industry dominance, disrupting the business and changing the industry forever. According to FX, the show will mix its fictional protagonists with real-life entertainment figures and events.

Coster-Waldau will play a character by the name of Jack DeVoe, and he will be joined by “Umbrella Academy” star John Magaro, “Mozart in the Jungle” lead Lola Kirke, veteran British actor Jonathan Pryce, “Taxi” alum Judd Hirsch, and Ben Schnetzer.

Magaro plays a character called Eli Zeller, Lola Kirke plays Abbie Jinks, Schnetzer plays Robbie Riese, Jonathan Pryce plays Benny Landau, and Judd Hirsch plays Lev Kertzman.

Nelson Franklin, Eric Lange,
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Netflix Lands Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’ (Exclusive)

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Netflix Lands Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’ (Exclusive)
Following a heated bidding war, Netflix has walked away with the rights to “Tick, Tick… Boom,” a musical adaptation to be directed by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Sources say Andrew Garfield is the top choice to star, though no deal is done.

“Dear Evan Hansen” writer Stephen Levinson adapting the script based on the original stage show by the late “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and Julie Oh of Imagine Entertainment are producing along with Miranda. Julie Larson and Levinson are exec producing.

“Tick, Tick… Boom!” is set in 1990 and tells the story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia – which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break. Jon is also feeling pressure from his girlfriend Susan, who is tired of continuing to put her life on
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‘Yellowstone’ Renewed For Season 3 By Paramount Network, Josh Holloway Joins Cast

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‘Yellowstone’ Renewed For Season 3 By Paramount Network, Josh Holloway Joins Cast
On the eve of Yellowstone’s second season premiere tonight, Paramount Network has ordered a 10-episode third season of its flagship drama starring Kevin Costner. Joining the show for a major recurring role in Season 3 is Lost and Colony alum Josh Holloway, Deadline can reveal exclusively..

Co-created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Oscar winner Costner), who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders – land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.

In a season-long arc, Holloway will play Roarke Carter, a handsome, charming, shaggy-haired hedge fund manager with ambitious plans in Montana.

The first season of Yellowstone averaged 5.1 million total viewers per episode, making it 2018’s most-watched new cable series and ranking second across all cable TV series for the year. In addition to a ratings juggernaut, Yellowstone
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Host HGTV’s ‘Extreme Makeover’ Revival (Exclusive)

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Host HGTV’s ‘Extreme Makeover’ Revival (Exclusive)
You don’t need a home-improvement expert to restart “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the actor best known for his turn as Mitchell Pritchett in the popular sitcom “Modern Family,’ will host HGTV’s ten-episode remodel of the popular home-improvement series, in which families and communities in need of help are given a massive reworking of their homes.

“I was so inspired by the original series and now I can’t wait to help families as the new host of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,’” said Ferguson
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Rosamund Pike to Lead ‘Wheel of Time’ TV Adaptation at Amazon

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Rosamund Pike to Lead ‘Wheel of Time’ TV Adaptation at Amazon
The long-gestating “Wheel of Time” TV adaptation has finally found its lead.

Rosamund Pike cast been cast as Moiraine, a member of the powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, in the Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television co-production.

Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, “The Wheel of Time” is set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only certain women are allowed to access it. The story follows Moiraine as she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, a powerful individual who will either save humanity or destroy it.

The series draws on numerous elements of European and Asian culture and philosophy, particularly Buddhism and Hinduism.

Pike, who will also produce, recently starred in “State of the Union” alongside Chris O’Dowd. The Sundance TV comedy series consisted of ten
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Julie Andrews Joins Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton Netflix Series

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Julie Andrews Joins Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton Netflix Series
Julie Andrews is the first person officially cast in one of Shonda Rhimes’ upcoming Netflix shows.

Andrews has joined the untitled series based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton family novels. She will voice the character Lady Whistledown. Anonymous to readers, the sharp-tongued gossip writer uses a curious mix of social commentary and scathing insult to send the season of 1813’s ton into an all-out frenzy.

Andrews is a legend of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her roles in films like “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” both of which earned her Academy Award nominations. She is also known for roles in films like “Victor/Victoria,” “The Princess Diaries” and its sequel, as well as the “Despicable Me” and “Minion” franchises. Andrews also voiced the character of Queen Lillian in the blockbuster hits “Shrek 2,” “Shrek the Third,” and “Shrek Forever After.”

The Bridgerton series is set in
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Marvel Studios Approaches Keanu Reeves For Nearly Every Movie They Make

Marvel Studios Approaches Keanu Reeves For Nearly Every Movie They Make
These days, it sure does seem like folks far and wide are catching Keanu Reeves Fever. Actually, it’s highly understandable because the guy has a number of box office hits and cult classics under his belt. After making a name for himself in the Bill & Ted movies, he then went on to star in Speed and The Matrix Trilogy, the latter of which remains a personal favorite of this writer. More recently, the John Wick series has won over audiences with its stylish action scenes and gorgeous cinematography. Oh yeah, there’s also the fact that Keanu just happens to be a really likable fella.

Knowing this, it’s no wonder that Kevin Feige and the rest of the brass over at Marvel Studios see Reeves as a hopeful addition to their cinematic universe. In fact, the head honcho said this in a recent interview:

“We talk to him
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Marvel Boss Explains How X-Men & Fantastic Four Are Being Brought Into the MCU

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Marvel Boss Explains How X-Men & Fantastic Four Are Being Brought Into the MCU
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige explains how the Fox properties will be used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For one thing, Feige isn't in any rush, which has already been reported. With that being said, Feige has been preparing for the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and others to come join the McU for a long time. Marvel fans have been waiting quite a while too, but now seems like the perfect time for it all to go down.

Kevin Feige probably has to talk about the Disney and Fox deal on a daily basis. Regardless, when asked about the situation in a new interview promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home, Feige is excited to shed more light on the subject. Feige had this to say about the Fox properties such as X-Men and Fantastic Four, and how they'll be incorporated into the MCU.

"It's still early days, but it's been a fun exercise,
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Oscar Nominee Rachel Morrison to Make Directorial Debut on ‘Flint Strong’ for Universal

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Oscar Nominee Rachel Morrison to Make Directorial Debut on ‘Flint Strong’ for Universal
Rachel Morrison, DP on “Black Panther” and cinematographer on “Mudbound,” is in negotiations to make her feature directorial debut with Universal’s “Flint Strong,” which Barry Jenkins penned the script for.

“Flint Strong” will be based on the 2015 boxing documentary “T-Rex,” which was directed by Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper.

Michael De Luca will produce via his Universal-based Michael De Luca Productions alongside Jenkins and De Luca Productions’ Elishia Holmes. Canepari and Cooper will executive produce.

“T-Rex” told the story of 17-year-old Claressa “T-rex” Shields, who is from Flint, Michigan and who had a dream of becoming the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing, which she achieved at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Then, she won her second gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Universal acquired her life rights and
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“Barry” Star Anthony Carrigan Will Play the “Relentless” Villain in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

“Barry” Star Anthony Carrigan Will Play the “Relentless” Villain in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will reunite in Hammerstone Studios and Orion’s upcoming Bill & Ted Face the Music, which will also star Samara Weaving (Mayhem) as Thea Preston, Bill’s daughter, and Brigette Lundy-Paine (“Atypical”) as Billie Logan, Ted’s daughter. Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) is also on board, as is “Barry” actor Anthony Carrigan! THR reports that Carrigan will […]
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Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Starring in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ for Netflix

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Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Starring in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ for Netflix
Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman will star in the movie adaptation of the play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” for Netflix.

George C. Wolfe (“Lackawanna Blues”) will direct from a script by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the award-winning play by August Wilson. Other cast include Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and Michael Potts.

Denzel Washington is producing with Todd Black and Dany Wolf. Constanza Romero is executive producing. Academy Award winner Ann Roth is the costume designer and Branford Marsalis has been signed as the composer.

The story centers on Ma Rainey, the pioneering “Queen of the Blues,” during the time she is making a record in a studio in Chicago in 1927 with tensions boiling between her, her white agent and producer and her bandmates. The play won the 1985 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play.

Netflix announced the project on Wednesday. Filming
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Dear White People Sets Season 3 Premiere Date, Stages Grits Debate

Dear White People Sets Season 3 Premiere Date, Stages Grits Debate
Dear White People will go back to school on Friday, Aug. 2, when Netflix releases Season 3 (sorry, Volume 3) of the satirical series.

In conjunction with the Juneteenth announcement, the streamer released a video (above) in which the cast engages in a “sweet vs. salty” grits debate. And that frankly made me lamenting how sad this morning’s whole wheat bagel breakfast was.

Having picked up where the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name left off, Dear White People chronicles the socially conscious campus activities at the fictional Winchester College, led by radio host Samantha White (Logan Browning) and her controversial “Dear White People” rants.
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Shanghai: How Nuri Bilge Ceylan Sees the World so Differently

Shanghai: How Nuri Bilge Ceylan Sees the World so Differently
At a masterclass on Thursday, Turkish film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan gave the initial impression of being an austere and unwilling participant. Wearing heavy glasses, keeping his coat on, and responding to questions rather than offering a class, his manner suggested that he was difficult.

In China as the head of the Shanghai International Film Festival’s competition jury, Ceylan also came across as brilliant, learned, insightful, and interestingly self-critical. “I may not be an ideal father (to my two sons),” he said, having recently made a film “The Wild Pear Tree,” in which father-son relationship is central. He also confessed to twice being caught shoplifting cassettes at a time when he lived in London.

But if Ceylan is dogmatic and kleptomaniac, they demonstrate forms of determination that serve his particular, contradictory and dogmatic, film-making process. A process that earned him the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2014 for “Winter Sleep.
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Watch Little Mix Bring the Party With ‘Bounce Back’ on ‘Corden’

As part of the Late Late Show‘s week-long London festivities, Little Mix took the stage at the show’s temporary studio Central Hall Westminster. The British group offered a rousing, colorful performance of their brand new single “Bounce Back,” which included numerous back-up dancers and festive vibe.

In the clip, the singers, clad in leopard print, fill the stage with energy as they swap vocals parts. The neon and leopard print on the performers and stage add to the summer club aesthetic. The climax features a seriously impressive choreographed dance segment.
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Globoplay’s ‘Aruanas’ Amazon Rainforest Series Bows in 150 Countries

Globoplay, the streaming platform of Brazilian media giant Globo, is set to bow one of its most ambitious fictional series to date, “Aruanas” (“Sentinels of Nature”).

The new series premieres worldwide July 2 on Vimeo-powered platform araunas.tv in more than 150 countries with subtitles in 11 languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Turkish and Korean.

In Brazil, Globo TV is airing the pilot episode in a special broadcast and on Globo’s international channels on July 3. The entire 10-episode series will play exclusively on Globoplay from July 2.

From July to October, 50% of online sales on araunas.tv
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Spain’s The Mediapro Studio Develops Bioseries on Flamenco Matriarch Lola Flores

Spain’s The Mediapro Studio, the recently-launched content production-distribution giant, has teamed with Argentine-based company Non Stop TV to develop a bioseries on Lola Flores, the Spanish flamenco matriarch.

The project is backed by The Flores Family, with Lolita and Rosario Flores, Lola Flores daughters, attached as executive producers, alongside Mariola Orellana.

The series will recreate in two seasons the life of singer, dancer and actress dubbed as “La Faraona,” from her childhood in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, where she was born in 1923, until her death in Madrid, in 1995.

“Her extraordinary and unique artistic talent, as well as his
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Watch James Corden Bring ‘Crosswalk the Musical’ to Paris

Watch James Corden Bring ‘Crosswalk the Musical’ to Paris
As part of his week-long stint in London, Late Late Show host James Corden hopped across the English Channel to Paris, where he filmed a special edition of his popular segment “Crosswalk the Musical.” In this edition, Corden and his team recreated Les Misérables on a crosswalk in front of the iconic Arc de Triomphe as spectators watched with confusion.

“What can I say, we’ve conquered New York, Los Angeles, London,” Corden says in the clip. “It was only a matter of time before the crosswalk company set foot on French soil.
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Watch Hollywood Vampires Perform Two Tracks on ‘Kimmel’

Watch Hollywood Vampires Perform Two Tracks on ‘Kimmel’
Hollywood Vampires stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live’s outdoor stage to play two songs, David Bowie’s “Heroes” and their own “I Want My Now.” The rock band, led by Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper, gave a truly raucous performance, evoking old school arena rock with grandiose guitar riffs and all black ensembles. Depp took the led on “Heroes,” transforming the glam number into a heavy metal ballad.

“I Want My Now” is the opening track on the group’s new album Rise, out June 21st. The 16-track album,
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Hollywood Takes on Italy’s Vacation-Heavy Summer Season With Blockbusters

Hollywood Takes on Italy’s Vacation-Heavy Summer Season With Blockbusters
With upcoming movies such as “Toy Story 4,” “Men in Black: International” and “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” Hollywood studios are finally taking the plunge this year and slotting their blockbusters in Italian cinemas during the summer, a time when residents traditionally hit the beach en masse.

For decades, the studios withheld their films from Italy in the summer season for fear of a dearth of cinema-goers, throwing the country’s release patterns out of kilter with the rest of Europe. The subsequent glut of movies during the rest of the year has turned Italy into a fast-burning market, with admissions plunging in 2018 to just shy of 86 million. It was the first time in 10 years that the number dropped below 90 million.

To help stop the hemorrhaging, the studios are changing course. At least 10 big releases have been set for the months of May through August, including “Godzilla: King of the Monsters
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'Diner': Film Review | Shanghai 2019

Japanese fashion photographer-turned-filmmaker Mika Ninagawa lets out the stops in her madly colored, frantically paced and urgently orchestrated faux-horror-comedy Diner.

It stars pretty young innocent Tina Tamashiro as an unwanted, not too bright girl whose talent for cooking keeps her alive when she gets a job waiting tables in a yakuza restaurant out of hell, run by the seductive but dangerous chef Tatsuya Fujiwara (Battle Royale, Death Note). The entertainment quotient is high and should hit the outré spot with local teen audiences and manga addicts in general. It’s scheduled for release by Warner Bros. in Japan shortly after its gala ...
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