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‘Only The Brave’ Review: Josh Brolin Leads Powerful Story Of Granite Mountain Hotshots

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Sometimes a movie comes along at exactly the time it is needed, and that couldn’t be more true than in the case of Only The Bravewhich tells the true and tragic story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group of 20 Arizona-based firefighters who fought against all odds to contain the Yarnell Mountain fire in Prescott, AZ in 2013 with deadly results. Although the account of these real-life everyday heroes could be looked at as something of a downer, the film… Read

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Anthony Edwards Signs On To Broadway’s ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Revival

Anthony Edwards (ER, Top Gun) will make his Broadway debut alongside Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff in the spring revival of Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God. Edwards will play Mr. Franklin. Tony winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Holler If Ya Hear Me) is directing Performances are slated to begin March 22 at Studio 54, with opening night set for April 11. Jackson and Ridloff star as a teacher and a deaf former student who become romantically involved. Childr… Read

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Miramax Taps Legendary TV’s Lauren Whitney As President of Television

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EXCLUSIVE: Legendary’s president of scripted television Lauren Whitney is leaving the company to join Miramax as President of Television. The hire is part of the ongoing reorganization led by Miramax CEO Bill Block, who joined the company in April with the goal of ramping up film and TV production to bolster the Miramax film library. He started off by laying off Miramax’s existing TV and film staffs in May, which was followed by an executive search. Whitney will now build… Read

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Broadway Box Office Flat As Bruce Settles In; ‘The Band’s Visit’ Toots $769K

The Broadway transfer of The Band’s Visit – which topped many critics’ Best Of lists last season in its off-Broadway premiere at the Atlantic Theatre Company  – played to full houses in its first full week of previews. David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ adaptation of the Israeli film, with a cast led by Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Katrina Lenk (Indecent), took in $769K, 84 percent of its gross potential, with tickets averaging $104.84 for seven performances at  the Shubert… Read

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CSA Announces Open Casting Call For Transgender Actors

The Casting Society of America has announced that they will be hosting an international open call for transgender actors as part of their initiative for more transgender inclusion in TV and film. The Hollywood landscape is shifting and therefore demanding more diversity and the CSA has a commitment to inclusion within the entertainment industry to challenge unconscious bias, empower casting directors to lead the inclusion conversation, and discover, educate, and promote… Read

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‘Nancy Drew’ TV Series In Works At NBC From Tony Phelan, Joan Rater & Dan Jinks

NBC has put in development Nancy Drew, a drama inspired by the famous children’s books, from Doubt creators Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, producer Dan Jinks and CBS TV Studios. This is the same creative team that was behind the 2016 CBS pilot of the same name. But beyond the title and the underlying source material, there is very little in common between the projects as NBC’s is based on a brand-new idea by Phelan and Rater. In NBC’s Nancy Drew, written by the duo, when the… Read

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Donald Trump Holds Pop-Up Rose Garden Presser: “Hillary, Please Run!”

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In a surprise Rose Garden pop-up news conference/45-minute free-for-all, President Donald Trump begged Hillary Clinton to make another White House run in 2020, while simultaneously forecasting another ignominious electoral college defeat. “I hope Hillary runs,” Trump beamed/knife-twisted. Speaking to her directly via TV news cameras, he added, “Hillary! Please run again!” Clinton’s recent remark that she is in support of NFL players taking a knee during the national… Read

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Producers Guild Board Votes Unanimously To Expel Harvey Weinstein

The national board of directors of the Producers Guild of America voted unanimously today to expel Harvey Weinstein. The vote comes two days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also voted to expel the disgraced movie mogul. The TV Academy is considering a similar move. Read the PGA’s full statement below. Under PGA rules, Weinstein now has 15 days to present any reasons why he shouldn't be kicked out of the guild in the wake of numerous well-known… Read

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‘Locke & Key’: ‘It’ Actor Owen Teague Set For Horror-Fantasy Pilot At Hulu

Owen Teague is reuniting with It director Andy Muschetti for the Hulu pilot Locke & Key. Teague is the third actor from It to sign on to the horror-fantasy drama, joining Jackson Robert Scott and Megan Charpentier. Locke & Key is an adaptation of the IDW comic by Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. Written by Hill and directed by Muschietti, the project revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine… Read

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‘The Sinner’ EP Antonio Campos Tapped To Write & Direct ‘Splitfoot’ Horror Film Based On New Yorker Article

EXCLUSIVE: Antonio Campos (Afterschool) has signed on to rewrite and direct the upcoming horror film, Splitfoot (fka Voices Through the Trumpet), based on a 1936 article in The New Yorker about the first documented haunted house, written by journalist and bestselling author Carl Carmer. It follows the true story of a deeply damaged New Yorker reporter who, in the 1930s, travels upstate to the remote town of Lilydale, NY, the mecca of American spirituality, a place where a… Read

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‘Veep’s Reid Scott Joins Sony’s ‘Venom’; Blumhouse’s ‘Truth Or Dare’ Adds Sam Lerner

Veep regular Reid Scott has landed a role in Sony’s Marvel movie Venom. No details about his character in the film starring Tom Hardy as the Spider-Man supervillain. Ruben Fleischer is directing the pic from a screenplay from Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Sony has set a release date for October 5, 2018. Scott plays the smarmy Dan Egan on HBO’s Emmy-laden D.C. comedy, Veep,  and is a four-time SAG Award nominee for its ensemble. He also received an Emmy nom for his… Read

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‘Heart Of The Beast’ Acquired By ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ Producer Daniela Taplin Lundberg

EXCLUSIVE: Daniela Taplin Lundberg, one of the producers of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation as well as Sundance favorite Patti Cake$, has picked up the spec Heart of the Beast from writer Cameron Alexander after a competitive bidding situation. Lundberg will produce the dramatic thriller through her New York-based company Stay Gold Features. Heart of the Beast is about a former Navy SEAL and his retired combat dog who attempt to return to civilization after… Read