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Annette Bening On Her Big Break In ‘Valmont’, ‘Sopranos’ Cameo & Unraveling Mystery Of Gloria Grahame In ‘Film Stars’

Spitfire, unapologetic, idiosyncratic, complex and sexy. These are some of the femme archetypes that Annette Bening has portrayed on screen and built a solid cinematic canon upon, from the Marquise de Merteuil in Milos Forman's feature adaption of Les Liaisons dangereuses, Valmont, to neurotic materialist housewife Carolyn Burnham in American Beauty, one of Bening's four Oscar-nominated roles, and beyond. This season she plays a film diva in her twilight, the late Gloria… Read


‘Black Mirror’ Creator Charlie Brooker On Season 4, Comedy, Jodie Foster & Potential Animated Spin-Off

Charlie Brooker, creator of anthology drama Black Mirror, has been travelling down a dystopian wormhole since 2011. However, Brooker, who spent years as a Guardian newspaper columnist, calling out the likes of former British Prime Minister David Cameron as a “pitiless blank-eyed hell-wraith,” has found a somewhat lighter tone in Season 4 of the tech-driven Netflix drama. Hang The DJ, which stars Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders) and George Blagden… Read


Hugh Jackman Opens Up About ‘The Greatest Showman’ & His Career At BAFTA Event

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Hugh Jackman believes that the success of La La Land has opened the door for more original live-action musical films as his own P.T. Barnum musical is set to bow later this month. The X-Men and Les Misérables star discussed his forthcoming Fox feature The Greatest Showman, which is set to open over Christmas, as well as his love of the genre and working with directors such as Baz Luhrmann and Chris Nolan at an event at BAFTA in London. The actor also revealed that he… Read


Neil Cross Discusses ‘Hard Sun’, ‘Luther’ Movie, ‘Escape From New York’ Remake

Neil Cross, creator of Idris Elba's BBC1 police drama Luther, is heading back to the small screen with Hard Sun, a six-part "pre-apocalyptic" crime drama that stars Agyness Deyn as Detective Inspector Elaine Renko and Jim Sturgess Detective Chief Inspector Charlie Hicks. After striking an exclusive overall deal with FremantleMedia, which owns Hard Sun producer Euston Films, Cross sat down with Deadline to discuss his latest television series as well as his feature film… Read


Christopher Nolan Discusses Howard Hughes Film And ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy At BAFTA Event

The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has claimed that the Batman trilogy is the last time that a filmmaker will be afforded the “luxury of time” on a studio movie. Nolan, in a wide-ranging interview at the The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London, added that he will one day make his long-gestating Howard Hughes project. Nolan was speaking at a BAFTA: A Life In Pictures event, hosted by film journalist Edith Bowman and he discussed many of the major… Read


Patrick Stewart Talks ‘Logan’ & Playing Charles Xavier One More Time – The Contenders Video

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"For an actor, it's just jam on your bread to have a role which is the same man underneath but dramatically transformed by illness, by fear, by loneliness, by desperation and by a horrible black humor that he possesses," Patrick Stewart says of playing X-Men founder Charles Xavier in 2oth Century Fox and Marvel’s Logan. Back as the world's most powerful telepath in the hit James Mangold-helmed film, Stewart was speaking onstage at the DGA Theater this month during… Read


‘This Is Us’ Midseason Finale: Sterling K. Brown On Potential Memphis Family Reunion & What’s Ahead For Randall & Kevin

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight's This Is Us midseason finale on NBC. Tonight completed the three-episode “Number” arc of NBC/Fox’s This Is Us, which kicked off November 14. Each episode focused on one of the three Pearson children as adults and during their high school days when they were discovering their own potential. “Number One” centered on a young Kevin (Logan Shroyer) incurring a high school football knee injury, one which would haunt him… Read


Mindy Kaling On Ending ‘The Mindy Project’, Possible Reboot & Transitioning To Film

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details from the series finale of The Mindy Project on Hulu. “It just felt good to end it with a lot of the same visuals as the pilot,” reflected The Mindy Project creator Mindy Kaling, whose character, after six seasons of relationship woes, ends the series in the full-circle manner, leading her back to Danny (Chris Messina). The series finale, aptly titled “It Had to Be You,” sees Dr. Mindy Kuhel Lahiri is a familiar spot where we… Read


NYC Film Czar Julie Menin Follows Up A Grammy Awards Coup With A Timely Focus On Women In The Biz

It took 16 months of arm-twisting, glad-handing, elbow-jabbing, butt-bussing bicoastal diplomacy and numbers-crunching, but January’s 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast by CBS from Madison Square Garden. The ceremony hasn’t originated in New York City since 2003, so the announcement proved to be a very high-profile, thumbs-up event for both Mayor Bill de Blasio and a city agency head more accustomed to complaints than congratulations. The optics were terrific for… Read


Alexandra Shipp Talks ‘Tragedy Girls’, Subverting Female Roles In Horror Films, Teases ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

In Tyler MacIntyre’s horror-comedy Tragedy Girls (in theaters October 20), Alexandra Shipp plays McKayala, the perfect mix of an outgoing, popular homecoming queen hopeful and deviant sociopath who enjoys the occasional act of Final Destination-inspired homicide. Along with her BFF  Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand), the two are amateur crime reporters on their “Tragedy Girls” blog and hellbent on boosting their social media popularity. To do that, they kidnap a serial killer so… Read


‘How To Get Away With Murder’: Karla Souza On Season 4 Premiere Reveals & What’s In Store

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - "I'm Going Away" - In the wake of Wes' tragic death, Annalise returns to her family home to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, and realizes that, in order to rebuild, she must make a tough and shocking decision. Meanwhile, "the Keating 4" all face an uncertain future while Laurel becomes obsessed with finding out what actually happened to Wes the night he died. In a flash-forward, a terrifying crime is committed and everyone is a suspect on the highly anticipated season four premiere of "How to Get Away with Murder," THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mitch Haaseth) LIZA WEIL, JACK FALAHEE, VIOLA DAVIS, MATT MCGORRY, AJA NAOMI KING

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight's Season 4 premiere of How to Get Away With Murder.   ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder returned tonight for its fourth season and the Viola Davis-led series picks up right where it left off, with Davis’ Annalise Keating putting the pieces back together after losing more than just her beloved Wes “Waitlist” Gibbons (Alfred Enoch) and the students struggling to move on with their lives. Season 3 had no shortage of… Read


‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’s Matthew Vaughn On Avoiding Franchise Fatigue & His Trilogy Ambition – Q&A

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EXCLUSIVE: Deadline caught up with Matthew Vaughn this week, right after he premiered Kingsman: The Golden Circle in London and endured a numbing onslaught of repetitive junket interviews. The follow-up to an audacious spy film he and writing partner Jane Goldman adapted from the Mark Millar comic book, Kingsman: The Golden Circle ups the ante on its formula of 007-caliber action mixed with quirky characters and R-rated irreverence. Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Channing Tatu… Read