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Kelly Macdonald To Star In ‘Black Mirror’ Episode On Netflix

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Boardwalk Empire alumna Kelly Macdonald is set to star in an episode of Netflix's Black Mirror reboot. No details on her character as plotlines are being kept under wraps, but the episode, titled “Hated in the Nation”, will be directed by James Hawes. Created and written by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. The original… Read

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Frankie Shaw Joins Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Stronger’

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EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing drama Stronger continues to build up its cast, with Flaked actress Frankie Shaw signing on in the role of “Gail”. Based on the nonfiction bestseller of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman, the working class Boston man became the subject of a now-iconic photo after losing his legs in the attack. The story is a deeply personal account of his journey of recovery, examining his… Read

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John Krasinski To Star In ‘Jack Ryan’ Amazon TV Series From Carlton Cuse & Paramount TV

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EXCLUSIVE: John Krasinski is the next Jack Ryan. The Office alum has closed a deal for the title role in Jack Ryan, the TV series project based on Tom Clancy's popular CIA hero, which is set at Amazon through Paramount TV. In a competitive situation, the package, which includes the former Lost duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland, Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Skydance Media, landed at Amazon with a series commitment and the intention to go… Read

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Will Ferrell “Not Pursuing” ‘Reagan’ Black List Film After All

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The actor who played George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live and on Broadway will not be playing Ronald Reagan on the big screen – in fact, he never was formally signed on to do so. “The Reagan script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered," said a spokesman for the Emmy nominee. "While it is by no means an 'Alzheimer's comedy,’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project.” The news comes a day after… Read

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Tony Goldwyn, Josh Lucas, Michael C Hall, Marton Csokas & Kate Walsh Surround Liam Neeson For Watergate Thriller ‘Felt’

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FBI Acting Associate Director W. Mark Felt.
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Mr. Felt revealed in the July, 2005 issue of Vanity Fair magazine he is the source known as 'Deep Throat' that provided key information to the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal which resulted in the resignation of United States President Richard M. Nixon

EXCLUSIVE: A stellar cast has been locked for Felt, a political thriller that tells the story made famous in All the President's Men, from the vantage point of the top FBI official the Washington Post called Deep Throat. Writer-director Peter Landesman, who previously landed Liam Neeson to play No. 2 FBI man Mark Felt and Diane Lane to play his wife Audrey, has just about set the complete cast, minus the actor who'll play the pivotal role of Bob Woodward. Here are the new… Read

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Kristen Hager Joins ‘The Kennedys: After Camelot’ Miniseries On Reelz

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Being Human alumna Kristen Hager has been cast opposite Matthew Perry and Katie Holmes in Reelz miniseries The Kennedys: After Camelot, the network’s follow-up to its 2011 mini The Kennedys. The four-hour project is set to air in spring 2017. Hager will play Joan Kennedy, the beautiful blond wife of Ted Kennedy (Perry). Joan’s struggle with her own insecurities and her husband’s indiscretions leads her on a journey through alcoholism and depression and then out the other… Read

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Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell Join Pantelion Comedy ‘How To Be A Latin Lover’

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EXCLUSIVE: Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch and Rob Riggle have joined Eugenio Derbez in the comedy How to Be a Latin Lover for Lionsgate’s Pantelion label. Ken Marino is directing the story about an an aging Latin lover who gets dumped by his sugar mama and is forced to to return to live with his estranged sister and her preteen son in their humble home. Sporting a wardrobe consisting mostly of Versace speedos, the man focuses on finding himself another sugar mama to… Read

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Penelope Cruz To Star In Adaptation Of Lisa Zeidner Novel ‘Layover’ – Cannes

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Penelope Cruz has been set to star in Layover, an adaptation of Lisa Zeidner’s 1999 novel that will be written and directed by Toni Kalem. Cruz, Animus Films' Jim Young and Serena Films' Tatiana Kelly will produce the drama, which Fortitude International will finance and sell international rights to beginning next month in Cannes. CAA has domestic rights. Fortitude International's Nadine de Barros and Robert Barnum are executive producers on the project, now in… Read

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Stephen Root Cast In Bill Hader’s HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Barry’

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Stephen Root has been cast as a regular opposite Bill Hader and Henry Winkler in Hader's HBO comedy pilot Barry. The project, co-written and directed by Hader, centers on an ex-Marine (Hader) who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting in a group of eager hopefuls within the L.A. theater scene. Root will play Fuches, a lawyer who arranges Barry’s… Read

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Sarah Snook In Talks For Lionsgate’s ‘The Glass Castle’ Opposite Brie Larson

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EXCLUSIVE: The Beautiful Lie star Sarah Snook is in negotiations to appear in Lionsgate’s The Glass Castle, the Destin Daniel Cretton-directed adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls. Like the book, the film will chart Wall’s dysfunctional, impoverished upbringing in the American Southwest and its impact on her later writing career; the deal isn’t done yet, but Snook would play Walls’ sister opposite Brie Larson as Walls, with Naomi Watt and Woody… Read

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Alicia Vikander Cast As Lara Croft In ‘Tomb Raider’

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Alicia Vikander has been cast today as Lara Croft for MGM, Warner Bros and GK Films in Tomb Raider. The reboot will tell the story of a young and untested Lara Croft fighting to survive her first adventure. Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is directing. MGM and Warner Bros are co-producing the film with MGM overseeing production. They acquired film rights from GK Films, which had previously purchased film rights in 2011 from Square Enix LTD. Graham King is serving as producer. This… Read

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‘The Dark Tower’ Looking To Add Sundance Star Michael Barbieri To Cast

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EXCLUSIVE: Two weeks into the start of shooting in South Africa, The Dark Tower is beefing up its cast with the addition of Michael Barbieri, I've learned. Reps for the 14-year-old are deep in talks to have him join the highly anticipated Nikolaj Arcel-directed adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling series, set to come out on Presidents Day weekend next year. Having starred as the co-lead in Ira Sachs' Sundance-premiering Little Men, Barbieri is slated to play the role… Read