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Carlos Bardem Joins AMC’s ‘The Son’

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EXCLUSIVE: Carlos Bardem has joined the cast of AMC’s The SonBased on Philipp Meyer's acclaimed novel, The Son is a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family. Production will begin in Austin, TX in June and the 10 one-hour episodes are set to premiere in 2017. Versatile Brit director Tom Harper (War and Peace) is helming the pilot. The Son will mark the first American role of… Read

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Machinima Unveils eSports And Gaming Ad Tools At Newfront Session

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Advertisers attending Machinima’s Newfront presentation today aren’t encountering the usual barrage of promotions for new programs. The Warner Bros-backed videogame-oriented digital video network instead is trying to sell them on new tools it’s offering to help them spend on the fast-growing eSports business. The company is introducing Mach-1, which will provide data and analytics to help them understand the eSports terrain and opportunities. It also will promote Machinma… Read

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Meryl Streep, Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman, Zendaya Lend Voices To TWC Acquisition ‘The Guardian Brothers’

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The Weinstein Company acquired most worldwide rights –China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau are excluded — to The Guardian Brothers, an animated feature that will feature the voices of Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman, and Zendaya. The film, which was released in China by Alibaba Pictures on January 1 under the title The Little Door Gods, is directed by Gary Wang and produced by Zhou Yu and Light Chaser Animation Studios. TWC will sell the film at Cannes. This follows TWC’s… Read

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IFC Films Acquires Asif Kapadia’s ‘Ali & Nino’ For North America

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IFC Films has fallen hard for Oscar winner Asif Kapadia’s epic love story, Ali & Nino, with the company taking North American rights. This follows the film’s January premiere at Sundance. IM Global and CAA handled the sale. The adaptation of the best-selling novel by Kurban Said was scripted by Oscar winner Christopher Hampton. Maria Valverde, Adam Bakri, Mandy Patinkin and Connie Nielsen star in the Azerbaijan-set story about two star-crossed lovers in the melting pot of… Read

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Alicia Vikander Launches Vikarious Productions; Sets First Project ‘Euphoria’ With Eva Green- Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Alicia Vikander just added a new hyphen to her considerable list of talents: that of producer. The 27-year-old Swedish actress has launched her own production banner Vikarious Productions along with her London-based agent Charles Collier of Tavistock Wood. The company has set its first feature, Euphoria, with Vikander also set to star alongside Eva Green as sisters in conflict traveling through Europe towards a mystery destination. The project… Read

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WGA Panel Sees More Viewer And Network Acceptance of LGBT Themes

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There's never been more LGBT characters on network television, and according to a panel discussion tonight at the Writers Guild, there's never been a better time to write about LGBT characters. The old stereotypes are out, and the new openness is in. Too open, apparently, for some people. Earlier in the day, the conservative Parents Television Council called on the FCC to reign in the networks. However, six of the seven panelists are writers and showrunners on network… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Gives ‘Finding Neverland’ The Hook, Sets August Broadway Closing

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Finding Neverland, the passion project that marked Harvey Weinstein’s debut as the lead producer of a Broadway musical, will close on August 21. Weinstein and executive producer Victoria Parker informed the cast Thursday night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where the musical opened April 15, 2015 after a month of previews. It earned mixed reviews, was entirely snubbed at the Tony Awards and has had a roller-coaster run, often grossing over $1 million during holiday periods… Read

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Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: ABC’s ‘American Crime’ Cast Talks About Second Season’s Explosive Storyline

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ABC’s American Crime anthology series won ten Emmy nominations including Best Limited Series in its first season, even winning an acting statuette for Regina King. The series examines a different crime over the course of each season and in Season 2 it involved a male student accusing several members of a private school’s basketball team of sexually assaulting him and posting it on the internet. The explosive topic, rarely if ever dealt with on a network TV series… Read

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ABC Nears ‘Castle’ Renewal Decision For Season 9, Nathan Fillion Set To Return

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It looks like we will know very soon whether ABC’s veteran procedural drama Castle will return for a ninth season. I have learned that the network has until end of day tomorrow, May 6, to make a renewal decision, determining whether the May 16 finale will be branded as a season or series finale and which of the two final scenes shot will make it to air. Regardless, it will be female lead Stana Katic’s last episode on the show. I hear that star Nathan Fillion has closed a… Read

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‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Film: Alden Ehrenreich Lands The Lead In Spinoff

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UPDATED, 7:22 PM: We don’t know if he’ll shoot first, but he has the job. Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo in Disney’s stand-alone Star Wars movie, confirming what Deadline reported exclusively three weeks ago. Sources say the Hail Caesar! star is negotiating to seal the deal. No story details about exactly what events in Han Solo’s life prior to his appearance on screen in Star Wars: A New Hope have been revealed, but prior to Disney’s 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm, the… Read

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‘Supergirl’ Eyes Move To Vancouver To Reduce Costs As Season 2 Stays In Limbo

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EXCLUSIVE: Supergirl’s next flight might be to the north. As the freshman CBS drama’s future continues to be uncertain, I hear studio Warner Bros TV is seriously considering moving production from Los Angeles to Vancouver next season. There have been exploratory conversations with the cast during the past couple of weeks, and, while I hear many are not thrilled about the potential move, it is a realistic possibility as the series is looking to reduce costs. Supergirl was… Read

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‘Being Charlie’ Clip: Director Rob Reiner’s Personal Film Written By His Son

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EXCLUSIVE: The Rob Reiner-directed Being Charlie comes out from Paladin on Friday. Financed and produced by Jorva Entertainment Productions, the film was co-scripted by Reiner’s son Nick and Matt Elisofon about Nick’s personal battle with addiction. The clip features Cary Elwes as a candidate for California governor and Susan Misner as his wife — the parents of an addict (Nick Robertson) who have a heated argument about how they are dealing with their son. Morgan Saylor… Read