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Vince Vaughn To Star In Mel Gibson-Directed ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

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EXCLUSIVE: Vince Vaughn will move from the HBO series True Detective to Hacksaw Ridge, the fact-based movie that Mel Gibson is directing about Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Vaughn joins Garfield and Sam Worthington in a film that will shoot in Australia. Garfield plays Doss and the story unfolds during WWII and follows the soldiers of the 307th Infantry, 77th Army Division, 1st Battalion, Company B as… Read

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WWE Studios Grabs Hold Of Faith-Based Pic ‘The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone’

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WWE Studios has acquired worldwide rights to The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone, a faith-based title from the Harvest Bible Chapel's Vertical Church Films. The film is toplined by Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, D.B. Sweeney and Neil Flynn and features former WWE champ Shawn Michaels. Andrea Nasfell (Moms' Night Out) wrote the pic and Vertical Church founder Dallas Jenkins (What If…) helmed it. The outfit’s first feature-length effort is a long way the studio’s usual… Read

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Trevor Noah Gives TV Critics Taste Of ‘Daily Show’s’ Future Ahead Of TCA Debut

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Viewers who expect The Daily Show With Trevor Noah to continue to be the place to celebrate the lunacy of the 2016 White House race, come September, may be in for a shock, based on the South African comedian's official debut for The Reporters Who Cover Television at Summer TV Press Tour 2015. Not a Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders joke in sight as Noah performed an hourlong set at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, attended by the reporters, who are in town to attend the… Read

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‘Banshee’ To End After Fourth Season, Cinemax Confirms – Update

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UPDATE, 8 AM, with Cinemax confirmation: Cinemax has made it official. The premium cabler announced today in a statement that Banshee’s fourth season will be its last. Its eight-episode Season 4 will premiere in January. PREVIOUS, July 28, 7:52 PM: Though the network hasn’t confirmed it, we’re hearing that Cinemax’s smalltown cops and criminals drama Banshee is set to end following the upcoming eight-episode fourth season. TV Line first reported the news. Speculation that… Read

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Moviegoers Take A ‘Vacation’ Tuesday Night – Box Office

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Warner Bros./New Line’s updated sequel Vacation started its weekend journey last night at 7 PM, gassing up $1.2M. The film, which follows Clark Griswold’s son, Rusty, in his return to Walley World, opens 32 years to the day after the 1983 original Chevy Chase film National Lampoon’s Vacation.  On the lower end of projections,Vacation is on track to earn $20M over FSS and in the low-$30M range for the Wednesday through Sunday span. Warner Bros. believes it has something… Read

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Amazon Sets Release Date For ‘Sneaky Pete’ & ‘Casanova’ Pilots

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Drama pilots Casanova and Sneaky Pete will be made available for viewing on Amazon Instant Video in the U.S., UK and Germany on August 7. The first, which stars Diego Luna as the famous playboy, was greenlighted by Amazon, while the second, from Bryan Cranston and David Shore, was originally ordered by CBS from Sony TV this past season. Amazon took it in after CBS passed on the Giovanni Ribisi-starring project in May and commissioned some reshoots. Casanova, shot… Read

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Michael Shannon Will Star With Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne In Broadway’s ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ Revival

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Todd Haimes’ Roundabout Theatre Company has signed the Oscar nominee and New York stage veteran to star as James Tyrone Jr., son of aging former matinee idol James Tyrone, played by Gabriel Byrne, in its revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day's Journey Into Night. Shannon (the upcoming 99 Homes and Freeheld) will co-star opposite Byrne and Jessica Lange as his wife, the drug-addicted Mary Tyrone, in the O’Neill masterpiece, first presented in 1956. Shannon, a regular on HBO… Read

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Venice Film Festival: Lido Lineup Builds Awards Season Buzz – Full List

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UPDATE with more details: Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera was in Rome this morning to unveil the lineup for the 72nd running of the event (see full lists below) — and has come up with what looks like another tasty selection that has already been met with praise by watchers. Venice has proven itself a key primer for awards season in the past few years, with world premieres of such titles as Gravity, Birdman, Philomena, and The Master as the well-liked Barbera… Read

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Sky Announces First Earnings Since Pan-Euro Merger; Profits, Customer Base Up

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Pay TV giant Sky, in which Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox owns a 39% stake, announced its first earnings Wednesday since the UK’s BSkyB completed its acquisition of Sky Italia and majority interest in Sky Deutschland to create a European TV titan in a deal worth nearly $11 billion last November. The UK's largest pay TV company revealed operating profit in the year to 30 June was $2.18 billion, while profit before tax was up by 6% on an adjusted basis to just under… Read

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‘Lavalantula’ Sequel Greenlighted By Syfy

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Syfy is looking to build another monster mashup franchise, greenlighting a sequel to original movie Lavalantula, which premiered on Saturday as part of Sharnado week. Set for summer 2016, the Lavalantula sequel, from Cinetel Films, will be titled 2 Lava 2 Lantula! The original movie saw Steve Guttenberg star as Colton West, a 90s action movie star who is on the waning end of his career and in trouble with the law when volcanoes erupt in the Santa Monica mountains. The… Read

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Cast On How They Moved The Needle For The LGBT Community – TCA

Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Selenis Leyva, Lea DeLaria and Taryn Manning seen at Netflix 2015 Summer TCA at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Netflix/AP Images)

With the recent amount of progress in the LGBT community, from SCOTUS making same-sex marriage a right to the Boy Scouts ending its ban on gay leaders, the castmembers of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black spoke about how they’ve been on the cusp of this revolution. Lea DeLaria, who plays Carrie “Big Boo” Black on the Netflix series, said today during the series TCA panel: “What we’ve done is a large part of the LGBT community getting rights, fighting for rights and… Read

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Female ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Security Guard Kidnapped & Assaulted; Three In Custody

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Police in the Georgia city where Sleepy Hollow is filming arrested three youths in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a female security guard who was working on the set of Fox’s fantasy drama series. Police in Conyers, GA, arrested the three suspects in the assault July 23 and they face armed robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, financial card fraud, carjacking and weapons charges. More charges may be forthcoming. According to reports, the victim was guarding the… Read