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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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John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz “Lucifer” And “Miserable Son Of A Bitch”; TV News Feasts

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In the latest episode of our favorite reality TV series, White House Race, former Speaker of the House John Boehner came out of mothballs to call GOP candidate Ted Cruz  “Lucifer” and a S.O.B. "Lucifer in the flesh," is how Boehner described Cruz when asked about the crop of presidential hopefuls during an event held at Stanford University last night. "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more… Read

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Sara Ramirez’s Cryptic Tweet Fuels Speculation Over Her ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Future

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Is Sara Ramirez leaving Grey’s Anatomy? Ramirez, who plays Dr. Callie Torres on the ABC medical drama, sparked a social media frenzy after tweeting “That’s a wrap for Dr. #CallieTorres” and thanking viewers for “an enriching and unforgettable #rollercoaster ride.” That's a wrap for Doctor #CallieTorres #Season13 #GreysAnatomy #ThankYou all for an enriching & unforgettable #Rollercoaster ride! ❤️'🏽😷🌈🎢' — Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) April 27, 2016 Giving her message a… Read

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‘Tulip Fever’ Trailer: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Forbidden Love & The Booming Tulip-Bulb Market

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A young bride. A dashing portraitist. A suspicious older husband. A tough nun. And a booming market for tulip bulbs in 17th century Amsterdam. That sets the scene for Tulip Fever, and now the Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for the pic. Alicia Vikander plays the married woman who begins a passionate affair with the artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. “You’re not happy, are you?” the man asks, rhetorically. Much painting and sketching ensues… Read

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Peter Bart: Tech Titans Aim To Disrupt Ad Biz Right Before Our Eyes

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The “hot” word of the moment is “disruptive.” Every new technology, or business plan, seems aimed at disrupting the orderly way we presently do or see things. As if the elections weren't disruptive enough. In that context, I have been attending demonstrations of intriguingly disruptive technologies that deliver “virtual reality” and “mixed reality.” This week I also got a glimpse of a new Videri system designed to alter the reality of visiting a Starbucks or a movie… Read

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Nat Geo Orders First Scripted Series: ‘Genius’ Anthology From Imagine TV, Ron Howard To Direct

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EXCLUSIVE: National Geographic Channel has given a straight-to-series order to Genius, its first ever scripted series. The anthology drama– telling the stories of the world's most brilliant innovators — hails from Imagine TV, Fox 21 TV Studios, OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow. Imagine principal, Oscar-winning helmer Ron Howard, is set to direct the first episode of the series, whose maiden season will focus on famous physicist Albert Einstein, based on Walter… Read

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Bleiberg Joins BB Film To Produce Nate Parker Script ‘Predilection’ – Cannes

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Bleiberg Entertainment has partnered up with BB Film Productions to produce the upcoming thriller Predilection, directed by Marcio Garcia and written by The Birth of a Nation writer-director-star Nate Parker. An adaptation of Garcia’s 2009 short film Predileção, the globe-trotting heist story follows a low level criminal given an enormous opportunity to move up in the world when he meets a legendary thief during a brief jail sentence. Together, the pair devise an… 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

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Cable Net Z Living Greenlights Four New Health-Focused Series

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Health entertainment network Z Living has greenlit four new original series and acquired three others for its 2016-2017 slate. New original series include Finding Fido, about finding the perfect canine companion, Altar’d, a series focused on overweight couples who are trying to lose weight before their wedding day, The Big Fat Truth, based on JD Roth’s book, and Yoga Girls, about yoga instructors who compete for business on LA’s West side. Finding Fido and Altar'd go into… Read

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Johnny Depp-Produced ‘Muscle Shoals’ Among 5 Series In Works At IM Global TV

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IM Global TV is teaming with Johnny Depp and Richard Branson to develop a limited music drama series based on Rick Hall’s autobiography The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame. It’s one of five new series projects put in development by Reliance Entertainment’s TV studio — a division of feature-film financing, production and sales company IM Global — along with I, Rebel; LD50 and adaptations of the book The Lesser Dead and graphic novel Planetoid. Muscle S… Read

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Paul Rudd Set To Star As Moe Berg In Fact-Based WWII Tale ‘The Catcher Was A Spy’

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EXCLUSIVE: Paul Rudd is set to star in The Catcher Was a Spy, a WWII thriller that Ben Lewin (The Sessions) will direct, with PalmStar Media producing and financing. The script is by Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat, who adapted the Nicholas Dawidoff bestselling book. PalmStar Media’s Kevin Frakes and Mark Fasano will produce along with Animus Films’ Jim Young and Tatiana Kelly of Serena Films, and Michael Bederman. PalmStar’s Buddy Patrick will Executive… Read