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Jeff Daniels, Scoot McNairy In Talks To Board Scott Frank’s ‘Godless’

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EXCLUSIVEJeff Daniels and Scott McNairy are in talks to board Scott Frank’s Godless for Netflix, joining the previously announced Jack O’Connell. The project is a limited period drama series from the Out of Sight duo of Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank. Written, directed and executive produced by Frank, Godless is a Western set in an 1800s New Mexico mining town. The project, which is currently casting, is set to film in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Soderbergh and Frank are… Read

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Gerard & Roth: And The Tony Award For Best Song Goes To…

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EXCLUSIVE: Deadline's Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres majority owner and president Jordan Roth talk about the state of the industry, the only stipulation being no holds barred. GERARD: Well of course there is no Tony Award for Best Song, but there ought to be. We’re seeing a surge on Broadway of contemporary song-writing teams and the original cast albums they generate are best sellers; note the Grammy Award for Hamilton. This season we have Sara Bareilles in her… Read

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Bernie Sanders Takes ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Victory Lap After Donald Trump Takes Debate Bait

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"Last night we had Donald Trump. Tonight, Bernie.  I'm interviewing all the candidates so I can decide which one of them will be my running mate,” Jimmy Kimmel said at the top of tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tonight’s visit by Sanders was a celebration for both men, having made headlines last night when Sanders planted a question on Kimmel’s show, directed at that night’s guest: Trump. Sanders, via Kimmel, asked Trump if he was willing to debate in advance of the June 7… Read

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‘American Psycho’ Will Close On Broadway Before The Tony Awards

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At once shocking in its finality and completely expected, American Psycho will play its last Broadway performance on Sunday, June 5 at the Shubert Organization’s Schoenfeld Theatre, one week before the Tony Awards, the producers announced Thursday. Closing at a total loss of its estimated $14 million capitalization, the Duncan Sheik musical will have played 81 performances including previews since opening to reviews from a split critical community. Audiences, on the other… Read

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Neil Brown Jr. Joins HBO’s ‘Insecure’; Jamie Ward In FX’s ‘Tyrant’

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Neil Brown, Jr has booked a recurring role opposite Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji in HBO comedy series Insecure. Created, executive produced and starring Rae, the eight-episode series looks at the friendship of two black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Brown will play Chad, a fast-talking “player,” but loyal to his friends. Brown was recently cast in BBC America’s Dirk Gently series and can next be seen in the feature Sandcastle opposite Henry… Read

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Gravitas Ventures & Broad Green Recruit Three War Films Including ‘Citizen Soldier’

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EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures, in partnership with Broad Green Pictures, has acquired global rights to the war drama Citizen Soldier, with Gravitas handling global VOD and Broad Green handling domestic Blu-ray and DVD release. Gravitas and Broad Green have also acquired the upcoming documentary Danger Close, currently in production and set for release in 2017, and the 2014 Afghanistan War docu The Hornet’s Nest, also directed by Salzberg and Tureaud. Set for release August… Read

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Full 2015-16 TV Season Series Rankings: ‘Blindspot’, ‘Life In Pieces’ & ‘Quantico’ Lead Newcomers

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CBS finished No. 1 in the 18-49 demographic for the second time in the last four years. And, if you attended CBS' upfront presentation last week, you've heard the one about CBS winning the season in overall audience for the eighth consecutive season and 13th time in 14 years, with an average of  10.9 million viewers. (Check out our network rankings story here.) NBC is completing the traditional primetime season having launched five of the season's top 10 new series in… Read

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WGA East Blasts Billionaire For Funding Hulk Hogan’s Legal War With Gawker

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The WGA East, which represents the editorial staff at Gawker Media, has issued a stinging rebuke of Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who admits to bankrolling Hulk Hogan's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit that resulted in a $140 million verdict against Gawker. "Peter Thiel has all but confessed that his primary objective is Gawker's demise," the guild said. "Plutocrats already have outsized power in this country, and we cannot allow them to use their vast fortunes… Read

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Hillary Clinton Scoffs At Donald Trump-Bernie Sanders Debate: “Not Gonna Happen!”

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UPDATED with Hillary Clinton reaction: "Oh, Wolf! This doesn't sound like a serious discussion!" Dem front-runner Hillary Clinton scolded CNN's Wolf Blitzer, when asked about the debate-for-dollars being discussed by GOP nominee Donald Trump and her Dem rival Bernie Sanders – in concert with some TV networks, according to Trump. “I don't think it's serious. It's not going to happen!" Clinton sniffed over the telephone when Blitzer pressed for her reaction to Trump’s… Read

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Neil Brown Jr. Inks With Don Buchwald & Associates; Ashley Darby Signs With Abrams Artists Agency

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Neil Brown Jr., who played DJ Yella in Straight Outta Compton, has signed with Don Buchwald & Associates for representation in all areas. Brown was cast this week in BBC America series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. He next will be seen in Iraq War drama Sand Castle opposite Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult. His other credits include features Fast & Furious and Battle Los Angeles. He recurred on Suits and appeared most recently in CSI: Cyber and NCIS: Los Angeles… Read

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Christopher Tricarico Exits Broad Green Pictures As EVP Biz Affairs; Restarting Law Firm

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EXCLUSIVE: Over a year and a half after joining Broad Green Pictures as executive vice president business affairs and general counsel, Christopher Tricarico has left the feature production and distribution company. With that move, The Man In The High Castle EP is restarting his boutique entertainment law firm, Tricarico Chavez LLP. “I am excited to return to the many clients whom I have had the pleasure to work with for more than a decade," Tricarico said today. "Much as… Read

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John Ratzenberger Joins HBO Pilot ‘A Lot’; Roberta Colindrez In ‘I Love Dick’ Amazon Pilot

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John Ratzenberger has been cast opposite Whitney Cummings in her half-hour HBO pilot A Lot. Inspired by Maureen Dowd's book Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide, the not-so-romantic comedy is about how a financially successful woman navigates a world complicated by the biological and cultural differences between the sexes. Ratzenberger plays Gerry, Amanda’s (Cummings) father, who has a stroke-related condition known as “locked-in syndrome”. He has full mental capacity… Read