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Jesse Owens Biopic ‘Race’ Release Date Set For April 2016; William Hurt Joins Cast

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Focus Features said today it has dated its Jessie Owens biopic Race for April 8, 2016. It also has added William Hurt to the cast opposite Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis, Carice van Houten and Stephan James as Owens. Hurt will play Jeremiah Mahoney, president of the Amateur Athletic Union, who led efforts to boycott the 1936 Olympics. The casting comes after Hurt was circling the basketball pic Men Of Granite as a possible lead role. He just wrapped The Moon And The Sun… Read

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Andrew Scott & More Join Benedict Cumberbatch In ‘The Hollow Crown': First Photo

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Principal photography has begun on BBC Two series The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses. The three filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's History plays include Richard III and Henry VI in two parts. Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Richard III with Judi Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York. New castmembers include Cumberbatch's Sherlock foil Andrew Scott as King Louis in Henry VI Part II as well as Michael Gambon, Samuel West, Stanley Townsend, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Adrian… Read

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UPDATE: Teresa Palmer Joins Benjamin Walker In ‘The Choice’, Nicholas Sparks Adaptation From Lionsgate

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UPDATED 4:45 PM: Just hours after the male lead was announced, Teresa Palmer has been tapped as female lead Gabby Holland in Lionsgate's The Choice. Her recent credits include The Ever After, Parts Per Billion and Love And Honor, and Palmer next appears in Cut Bank and Kill Me Three Times. Palmer is repped by WME, Management 360, Shanahan and Sloane Offer. PREVIOUSLY 2:45 PM: The man who played the 16th president in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is shifting genres a… Read

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Yvonne Strahovski To Co-Star In ABC’s ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

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Coming off a starring role opposite Keifer Sutherland on the Fox event series 24: Live Another DayYvonne Strahovski has been tapped as one of the leads in ABC's 10-episode drama series The Astronaut Wives Club, from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire, Groundswell Productions and ABC Studios. It marks Chuck alumna Strahovski's reunion with the NBC spy dramedy's co-creator Schwartz, who exec produces Astronaut Wives Club alongside Savage. Written by Savage… Read

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Comedy Central’s ‘Another Period’ Adds Koechner, Wain, Huskey & More

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EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Central's 10-episode series Another Perioda send-up of turn-of-the-century Newport, Rhode Island high society, has added a string of comedic castmembers. As previously reported by Deadline back in June, the series revolves around Newport's first family, the Bellacourts and sisters Lillian and Beatrice, respectively played by Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, whose characters care only about how they look, what parties they attend and becoming famous… Read

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Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey Ascend ‘The Ones Below’ From ‘Hanna’ Scribe David Farr

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Hanna co-writer David Farr is making his feature directing debut with The Ones Below, a psychological thriller that's just kicked off principal photography in London. Not to be confused with Legendary and Universal's current catacombs pic As Above/So Below, The Ones Below focuses on two affluent couples living above and below each other whose lives become fatally interlinked. Clémence Poésy (The Tunnel, Harry Potter), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Stephen Campbell… Read

‘Bone Tomahawk’ Adds Five To Cast; Kristina Lauren Anderson To Adapt YA Novel ‘Invisibility’

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Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Sid Haig, Kathryn Morris and Evan Jonigkeit have joined the cast of writer-director S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk. Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins star in the brutal tale of four men attempting to rescue captives from a band of cannibals who live on the edge of civilization. Simmons (True Detective) will play Samantha O'Dwyer, the de facto town doctor and dedicated wife Wilson's character. Arquette (the Scream… Read

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Naomi Campbell To Recur On Fox’s ‘Empire'; Tina Casciani Joins CW’s ‘Jane The Virgin’

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Naomi Campbell has booked a recurring role on Fox's midseason drama Empire. The hip-hop industry drama from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer centers on Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), a music superstar who is about to take his company public. Campbell will play Camilla, an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), the much-younger potential heir to his father's throne, over whom she exercises considerable influence. Supermodel… Read

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Jenna Elfman Inks Development Deal With 20th TV To Topline New Series

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Jenna Elfman has signed a development and talent holding deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Under the pact, the studio will pair the actress with a writer to develop a comedy or drama project for her to star. Elfman has already begun meeting with potential writers. This marks Elfman's return to 2oth TV where she got her break as star of the popular ABC comedy Dharma and Greg. Elfman also co-starred on the studio's NBC comedy 1600 Penn. "Jenna is both a brilliant… Read

Pierce Brosnan To Trip Out As Drug Designer In Thriller ‘Urge’

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Pierce Brosnan has signed on to topline the dramatic thriller Urge, about a group of friends, who while on holiday at an island destination, take part in a new designer drug that makes them lose their ability to control their urges. Brosnan will play the creator and gate-keeper of the island's new drug.  Urge marks the feature directorial debut of Aaron Kaufman, who has served as a producer on Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and was also… Read

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Emma Watson, Daniel Bruhl To Star In Period Thriller ‘Colonia’

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German helmer Florian Gallenberger won an Oscar for his 2000 short film Quiero Ser (I Want To Be…) and followed that up with such features as Honolulu and City Of War: The Story Of John Rabe. Both those films starred Daniel Bruhl with whom the director is reteaming on Colonia. Principal photography is about to begin on the thriller that has Emma Watson opposite Bruhl in a tale inspired by true events. They play a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military… Read

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