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Eva Green & Eve Hewson To Star In BBC Two’s Adaptation Of ‘The Luminaries’

Sin City star Eva Green and The Knick's Eve Hewson are to star in BBC Two adaptation of The Luminaries. The pair will star in the six-part drama, produced by Working Title Television alongside New Zealand actor Marton Csokas, who starred in Lord of the Rings. Green plays Lydia Wells, while Hewson stars as Anna Wetherell and Csokas stars as Francis Carver. The drama is based on Eleanor Catton's 2013 Man Booker Prize winner The Luminaries. She adapts. The period tale of… Read

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‘The Crown’s Harriet Walter & ‘Mr Selfridge’s Frances O’Connor To Star In Sky/Foxtel Family Drama ‘The End’

The Crown's Harriet Walter and Mr Selfridge's Frances O'Connor are set to star in The End, a family drama for Sky and Australia's Foxtel. It is produced by The King's Speech and Top of the Lake indie See-Saw. The show, which will air in 2019, is about three generations of a family with separate but intersecting obsessions – trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it count. O'Connor plays Dr Kate Brennan, an Australian-based specialist in… Read

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Paul John Vasquez Dies: The ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Actor Was 48

Known for appearing in the FX series Sons of Anarchy, actor Paul John Vasquez died Monday in San Jose, Calif. from unknown causes. He was 48. According to multiple reports, Vasquez was found dead at his father’s home. His father found him unconscious and called the paramedics. He was unable to be revived. The cause of death is currently being investigated. He was born and raised in San Jose, Calif. After graduating in 1988, he moved to Los Angeles where he went on to… Read

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‘This Is Us’ Season 3: Creator Dan Fogelman Says “People Will Get Their Answer” About Mystery ‘Her’ Character

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about the This is Us Season 3 premiere on NBC. Viewers were focused on the distant future for the Season 3 premiere of This Is Us Tuesday night, as we finally got another clue as to who the much-older-future Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and his now-teenage daughter were ominously visiting in the hospital in the Season 2 finale. Referred to only as 'her', this person was widely rumored to be Randall's wife Beth (Susan Kelechi… Read

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Season 3 Premiere: Riggs Gets Respectful Goodbye, Cole Receives Warm Welcome In Series Reset

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about the season 3 premiere of Lethal Weapon. With all the drama surrounding Clayne Crawford’s behavior and subsequent firing from Fox’s Lethal Weapon, inquiring minds were wondering what the next steps were for the action drama. How would they handle Crawford’s exit? Would they lowkey drag him out of pettiness? How would Damon Wayans function without him? How easy would it be to insert Seann William Scott’s Wesley Cole into… Read

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‘Dancing With The Stars: Juniors’: Honey Boo Boo, Tripp Palin, Miles Brown To Cut A Rug On Reality Competition

ABC unveiled the cast of celebrity kids and professional junior ballroom dancers that will put on their dancing shoes for the upcoming season Dancing With the Stars: JuniorsHosted by Dancing with the Stars Season 25's Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz the Dancing With the Stars: Juniors will kick off with a two-hour season premiere Oct. 7. The ballroom floor will welcome 12 celebrity kids and professional junior ballroom dancers including Toddlers & Tiaras star Alana "Hone… Read

Frank Parker Dies: Veteran Actor Who Played Grandpa Brady On ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Was 79

Frank Parker, a veteran TV character actor who recurred on the soap opera Days of Our Lives for a quarter-century, has died. He was 79. Legacy.com said he died September 16 in Vacaville, CA, from complications of Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Parker played Grandpa Shawn Brady on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives from 1983 until he retired in 2008. He was given a hero’s exit from the show: His character was on a sabotaged airplane and gave up his oxygen mask to save his… Read

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‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ Review: Broadway’s Mighty Janet McTeer Brings Legend To Life

Whatever combination of passion, narcissism and bravery swirl to form an actor’s decision to tackle Hamlet must merit a spot in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Short of that, we’ll have to rely on the wondrous Janet McTeer’s star turn in Theresa Rebeck’s spirited, funny new play Bernhardt/Hamlet to guide us up theater’s Mount Everest. Opening tonight at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre, Bernhardt/Hamlet is based on a… Read

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Cinedigm CEO Chris McGurk Offers New Details About OTT Streaming Service Bambu

Cinedigm CEO Chris McGurk offered fresh details today about a planned Chinese streaming service aimed at younger Western audience, and poised to launch early next year. The new OTT service, to be called Bambu, will feature contemporary Chinese films, television shows and music curated for American millennial viewers. Cinedigm already has reached deals with state-run broadcaster Central China Television and with Shanghai Media Group to bring hundreds of hours of first-run… Read

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Austin Film Festival’s 25th Anniversary Lineup Set; ‘Donnybrook’ Among Fantastic Fest Winners; Screamfest Gets Help From Lin Shaye – Festival Briefs

Ben Is Back

The Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference has set its full lineup for the 25th anniversary edition that runs October 25-November 1. The full slate includes 23 world, North American and U.S. premieres, and features awards-season slots for Steve McQueen's Widows, Peter Farrelly's Green Book, Mike Leigh's Peterloo and Paul Dano's Wildlife, joining the previously announced likes of Boy Erased, The Favourite and closing-night film The Front RunnerBen is Back, the drama… Read

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Donald Trump To Appoint MPAA Chief Charles Rivkin To Key U.S. Advisory Panel On Trade

As the international trade wars continue to heat up, especially with China, Donald Trump is looking to Hollywood for advice. The White House said today that the president intends to appoint MPAA chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin to the U.S. Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Rivkin has experience in global trade matters. Before taking over the motion picture trade group from ex-sentaor Chris Dodd last year, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for… Read

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New Line In Lead To Catch ‘Train To Busan’ Remake; Gary Dauberman Scripting, James Wan Producing Zombie Thriller – Update

Train To Busan

UPDATED, 4:40 PM: We’re hearing New Line Cinema has taken the pole position on acquiring the remake of Train to Busan, which Gary Dauberman will write and James Wan will produce alongside original rightsholder Gaumont. Five studios have been in the mix on the hot property, a redo of the 2016 Korean apocalyptic zombie thriller, with Universal bowing out earlier and Paramount, Lionsgate and Screen Gems all circling with New Line. We understand New Line is now in… Read