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‘Keep The Change’ Director Rachel Israel On Telling A Universal Love Story Within A Very Specific World — Tribeca Studio

At the Tribeca Film Festival, and at film festivals in general, there is never a real shortage of New York-set stories, or New York romances—and while Rachel Israel's feature debut Keep the Change falls in both of those categories, it's unlike any other romantic comedy you'll see this year. Based on Israel's acclaimed 2013 short film of the same name—from Israel's time as a Columbia MFA student—the feature "set up here, in Upper West Side Manhattan) tells the story of a… Read

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Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio & Robert De Niro Eyeing ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ From Eric Roth Adaptation

EXCLUSIVE: The book was snatched last year after a bidding war for $5 million by Imperative Entertainment and now the Eric Roth feature film adaptation of David Grann's book Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI may end up with another few good men. We hear that Imperative is working right now to put together some A-listers for the big screen; first choices happen to be Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, and we hear the… Read

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Melissa Benoist & Julia Garner To Co-Star In ‘Waco’ Event Series For Par Network

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Supergirl star Melissa Benoist and Julia Garner (Grandma) have been tapped as leads opposite Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch in Waco, the six-part event series that will be part of the inaugural slate launching Viacom’s Paramount Network in January 2018. Produced by Weinstein Television, the series — based on the true story of the 51-day standoff in Waco, Texas that resulted in a deadly fire — is currently filming in Santa Fe, NM. Waco chronicles the 1993 standoff… Read

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Thomas Calabro Boards ‘The Last Ship’; Scott Winters Spies ‘Berlin Station’ Role

Thomas Calabro has booked a recurring role in Season 5 of TNT's The Last Ship, the postapocalyptic naval drama starring Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan. It chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Now, CNO Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. Calabro will play Gen. Don Kinkaid, who is in charge… Read

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CBS Entertainment Ups Casting Exec Dorey Poder

Dorey Poder, CBS’ manager of casting, has been upped to Director, Casting, CBS Entertainment. The promotion was announced today by Peter Golden, EVP Talent and Casting at CBS. In his new position, Poder will be involved with the casting of dramas, comedies and pilots, and continue as an associate producer and casting associate on the annual CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase. He will also remain actively involved in other network outreach programs such as CBS on Tour… Read

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Corbin Bernsen & Rio Mangini Join ‘Reach’; Jeremy Holm, Others Added To ‘The Ranger’

Teen Wolf actor Rio Mangini, Corbin Bernsen and Concetta Tomei have joined the cast of Jarret Tarnol's high school dramedy Reach, announced Maria Capp, co-writer and producer, Cappricielli Productions. Mangini will also compose the score and provide original music. Bernsen and Tomei play the grandparents of  the quirky new kid in town played by Johnny James Fiore, who befriends a socially awkward genius played by Garrett Clayton. Reach is currently filming in Los… Read

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Michelle Monaghan In Negotiations and Alfred Molina Is Set For Indie Drama ‘Saint Judy’ About Landmark Case

EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Monaghan is in negotiations and Alfred Molina is set to star in Saint Judy, the biopic about Los Angeles immigration attorney Judy Wood who argued a landmark case that changed the asylum laws for women coming into the U.S. Sean Hanish is directing, and the project is set to go before the cameras on May 10. The story follows Wood, a single mother in her mid-30s who moved to Los Angeles and committed herself to immigration law, particularly asylum cases… Read

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Jerry Ferrara, Jesse Bradford & Todd Lowe Join USA Network’s ‘Shooter’

Jerry Ferrara, Jesse Bradford and Todd Lowe will join USA Network’s Ryan Phillippe-starrer Shooter as recurring characters, the network said today. Beverly D'Angelo will be back when the show returns for its second season July 18. Ferrara (Entourage) will play Kirk Zehnder, a former marine who always detects a conspiracy and is part of the core team of Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe). Bradford (Flags of Our Fathers) will recur in the guest star role of Harris Downey, a D.C… Read

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‘American Horror Story’s Denis O’Hare Boards ‘Private Life’

Denis O’Hare has been cast in the Netflix drama film Private Life, joining Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, and Molly Shannon. Tamara Jenkins is directing the pic from her own screenplay, which is about an author (Hahn) who is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband on edge. O’Hare will co-star as fertility specialist Dr. Dordick. Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu are producing. O’Hare, a recurring… Read

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Michael B. Jordan & Michael Shannon To Topline ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Movie At HBO

Creed star Michael B. Jordan and Oscar-nominated Michael Shannon have been set to star in Fahrenheit 451, the HBO Films adaptation that has been in development at the premium network. The latest movie version of Ray Bradbury’s iconic sci-fi novel is being directed by Shannon’s 99 Homes helmer Ramin Bahrani, who co-wrote the script with his 99 Homes co-scribe Amir Naderi and is executive producing. The dystopian novel, originally published in 1953, depicts a future where… Read

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‘The Alienist’: Brian Geraghty Replaces Sean Astin In TNT Series

TNT’s upcoming straight-to-series drama The Alienist, which has been filming in Europe, is making a casting change midstream. Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Flight) has been tapped to co-star as Teddy Roosevelt, replacing Sean Astin, who originally was cast in the role. “Unfortunately because of scheduling difficulties, Sean Astin will no longer play the role,” TNT said in a statement. Astin had been filming The Alienist in Budapest while also shooting the second season… Read

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Will Smith In Talks For Genie Role In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’

EXCLUSIVE: Will Smith is in talks to take on the genie role made famous by the late Robin Williams in Disney’s live-action Aladdin from Guy Ritchie, we hear. The adaptation of the animated feature follows the studio’s strategy of bringing its classic animated titles to life and so far it has been a goldmine, most recently with Beauty and the Beast which has already grossed over $1B worldwide. Smith had previously been in talks with Tim Burton about Dumbo but that did not… Read