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Eva Longoria & Lily Collins Rev Up For Low Riders Movie

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EXCLUSIVE: Eva Longoria and Lily Collins are in talks to star opposite Demian Bichir in the untitled Low Riders movie for Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Imagine Entertainment. Bichir was already tapped to play the lead in the pic, which takes place in the East LA world of lowrider cars and street tagging. Ricardo de Montreuil is on board to direct the script, written by Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping. Previous drafts were written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Elgin… Read

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‘Every Brilliant Thing’, U.K. Pop-Up Hit, Rolls To Off-Broadway

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A major hit from August's Edinburgh Festival Fringe before transferring to London, Every Brilliant Thing will take over the Greenwich Village house, the Barrow Street Theatre, in December. That's where shows including Buyer & Cellar, Tribes and Our Town already have proven there's money to be made in a 200-250 seat Off-Broadway theater — when reviews, word-of-mouth, ticket-bait material and smart producing converge. The show, staged by George Perrin, was jointly developed… Read

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ABC News Takes Over ‘The View’ Weeks Into Reboot

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Weeks into its reboot, ABC News president James Goldston told his staff this morning he's taking over The View — Goldston being the guy who helped former NBC News prez (and incoming Disney-ABC Television Group president) Ben Sherwood to reboot Good Morning America: Team-- I want to share some exciting news. ABC News is expanding our non-fiction programming group, which already includes Lincoln Square Productions, and will now also include The View. The View, created by… Read

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Ridley Scott’s RSA Teams With Ad Agency Wild Card To Form Marketing Arm 3 AM

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EXCLUSIVE: Ridley Scott's commercial production company RSA Films and movie ad agency Wild Card have launched 3 AM, a specialized consultancy firm geared to develop new forms of content and marketing for global audiences. RSA president Jules Daly and Alison Temple will be the Managing Partners of a concern that will collaborate with filmmakers, studios in brands early in a film's construction to brainstorm integrated content and marketing extensions. Daly has 25 years in… Read

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Stars Score Big Raises

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After lengthy negotiations, the lead cast of HBO's flagship drama Game Of Thrones have landed major salary increases. I hear mainstays Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will all be paid close to $300,000 an episode. I hear the quintet did not negotiate together, with the deals done one by one over the past couple of months, with Harington, Headey and Clarke closing their new contracts first, followed by Dinklage, with… Read

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World Series Game 7 Ratings Surge, ‘Stalker’ Down, ‘Black-ish’ & ‘The 100′ Up

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Literally and figuratively, there was only one game in nationwide primetime last night and that was the victory or bust World Series on Fox. After a bunch of blowouts and tepid ratings, the Game 7 showdown between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals drew the kind of numbers that remind you why baseball is called America's Pastime. Easily winning the night for Fox, the game got a 5.7/17 among adults 18-49 in preliminary ratings with 20.17 million watching… Read

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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Cast To Visit ‘Conan’ On November 11

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TBS' Conan will welcome the cast of the FX series Sons Of Anarchy on November 11, for their first talk show appearance as a group. Series creator Kurt Sutter, along with stars Charlie Hunnam, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Smits, Drea de Matteo, Mark Boone Junior and others TBA, will join host Conan O'Brien from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. This will be the fifth cast show for Conan, which has kind of become a destination for TV series cast group hugs. The TBS late-night show previous… Read

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‘Interstellar': Time Mag Cover Coup

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Interstellar just got the cover of Time magazine. Was it because Warner Bros., which spun off Time Inc this year, is a co-partner with Paramount Pictures? Maybe, so. Regardless, it's still a really nice piece of marketing for the Christopher Nolan-directed sci-fi action/drama which is bowing next Tuesday on 250 locals. It rolls out wide November 7. The last time the news magazine put a movie on its cover was for Zero Dark Thirty on February 4, 2013 when it featured… Read

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‘Elementary’s Lucy Liu To Star In Human Smuggling Drama ‘Snakehead’

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EXCLUSIVE: Lucy Liu has been set to star in Snakehead, a New York-set drama about the international underworld of human smuggling. Pic will be directed by Evan Jackson Leong, who helmed the hoops docu Linsanity, and the film will be financed and produced by 408 Films in partnership with Arowana Films. Leong wrote the script and 408's Brian Yang, Gregory Chou, and E. Brian Dobbins and Principato-Young's Allen Fischer are producing with Untitled's Jason Weinberg and… Read

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‘Mockingjay’ Advance Ticket Sales Set 2014 Record

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The Hunger Games franchise is still winning the game. The first day of advance-ticket sales for Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 set a record, selling more than any other movie in 2014 so far, according to both Fandango and MovieTickets.com. Tickets went on sale yesterday, three weeks in advance of the film's November 21 release. The previous advance sale record-holder this year for Fandango was also a Lionsgate film — Divergent. MovieTickets.com also… Read

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‘Casual’ Family Comedy From Jason Reitman Lands Hulu Series Order

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On the heels of the straight-to-series order last month to 11/22/63, a J.J. Abrams-produced event drama adaptation of Stephen King's novel from Warner Bros., Hulu is handing out another straight-to-series order to a project from a top feature writer-director and a major studio. The streaming service, owned by NBCUniversal, Fox and Disney, has handed a 10-episode pickup to Casual, a single-camera, half-hour comedy series executive produced by Jason Reitman, who also will… Read

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Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’ Gives New Life To Artificial Intelligence: Hot Trailer

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Alex Garland's feature helming debut, Ex Machina, was picked up for U.S. distribution by A24 on Wednesday, just in time for the first trailer to drop. Garland, who penned 28 Days Later and Sunshine, also wrote the psychological thriller that stars Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. Gleeson plays a 24-year-old coder at the world's largest Internet company who wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company's reclusive CEO (Isaac)… Read

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