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‘Whiskey Cavalier’ Casts Dylan Walsh; Ken Kirby Books ‘Grand Hotel’

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Unforgettable alum Dylan Walsh is set for a recurring role opposite Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan on ABC’s dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, from Bill Lawrence, Dave Hemingson and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Hemingson, Whiskey Cavalier, from WBTV and Lawrence's studio-based Doozer Prods., follows the adventures of FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) — played by Foley — who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with quick, cunning and completely… Read

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‘Bumblebee’ Review: Toy-Driven Franchise Miraculously Transformed Just In Time For Holidays

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After five bruising and very loud Transformers movies, each with diminishing returns even for fans of the Michael Bay-directed series, I assumed we were done with the toy-turned-franchise. Well, it turns out Bay was done, but the series lives on in another form as a prequel and origin story for its most lovable piece of heavy metal, Bumblebee, the B-127 robot disguised as a Volkswagen. Considering my lack of admiration for the previous editions, I had zero expectations… Read

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Penny Marshall: A Life & Career In Pictures

The actress and filmmaker who went from recurring on The Odd Couple to starring in one of the biggest sitcoms of the 1970s to producing and/or directing studio features including Big and A League of Their Own has left us. Penny Marshall died Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home at 75, leaving behind a legacy of revered and respected work in front of and behind the camera. Click on the image above to launch a photo gallery of her career. Marshall played Laverne DeFazio… Read

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Nash Grier, ‘Dance Moms’ Nia Sioux, D’Ambrosio Twins, & Nina Kiri To Star In Indie Film ‘The Code’

EXCLUSIVE: Social media star Nash Grier, Dance Moms original Nia Sioux, twins Bianca and Chiara D'Ambrosio (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn), and Nina Kiri (The Handmaid’s Tale) have all been tapped as leads in The Code, a sci-fi adventure feature written and directed by Tony Aloupis (Safelight, Sugar). Co-produced by Origin Entertainment and Hacienda Film Co., the film is set in the distant future, in an age where humans have enjoyed centuries of peace, prosperity, and… Read

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Cathy Schulman & Jeff Gaspin Developing TV Series Adaptation Of ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ Novel With ‘FOTB’s Laura McCreary

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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winning producer Cathy Schulman (Crash) and former NBCUniversal TV Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin and his Gaspin Media have acquired the rights to Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer’s just-published novel Mr. Nice Guy, to develop for television. Fresh Off The Boat co-executive producer Laura McCreary will pen the TV adaptation for the half-hour dramedy series. Schulman will produce via her Welle Entertainment with Gaspin and Tony Sabistina through… Read

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Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ Script: Closely Guarded Until Now – Read It In Full

EXCLUSIVE: Famously, when writer-director Alfonso Cuarón set out to shoot Roma—his singular black-and-white period piece, examining memories from his childhood in Mexico City—he kept his script close to the vest. During production, his actors, many of them non-professional, were asked to focus only on the moment at hand, rendering the truth in that. Behind the scenes, it was only the rare collaborator, like production designer Eugenio Caballero, who was allowed to read… Read

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‘Queer As Folk’ Reboot In Works At Bravo

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Bravo has put into development a reboot of Queer as Folk, based on the UK series, from original series creator Russell T. Davies, writer/director Stephen Dunn and Universal Cable Productions, Deadline has confirmed. Written and directed by Dunn, the new version, which will feature new characters in a new setting, is described as a modern take on the original British series that centers on a group of club-going friends who find support in the gay community following a… Read

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Oscar-Snubbed ‘Girl’ Director Lukas Dhont Responds To Tough Words From Trans Critics: “The Biggest Strength Of Art Is Empathy”

Lukas Dhont’s feted debut feature Girl has been among the most talked about foreign language films of the year. The Belgian drama has also become a lightning rod for the growing discussion over on screen representation. The film recounts the true story of a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. The movie won four prizes at Cannes including the prestigious Camera d’Or and was subsequently snapped up by Netflix and key arthouse… Read

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Bruce Willis Signs Three-Picture Deal With MoviePass Films

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EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Willis has made a three-picture deal with MoviePass Films. MoviePass Films CEOs and Co-founders Randall Emmett, George Furla, and Ted Farnsworth set the deal. It solidified a long relationship that Willis has had with Emmett/Furla/Oasis. He has made 14 films with them, with 10 Minutes Gone in post-production and past efforts that include the Richard Donner-directed 16 Blocks and the Stephen Frears-helmed Lay the Favorite. The first in the new three-pic… Read

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Wolf Kasteler Public Relations Promotes Pair To VP

EXCLUSIVE: Caryn Leeds and Annick Oppenheim have been promoted to VP at Wolf Kasteler Public Relations, working out of its New York and Los Angeles offices, respectively. Leeds’ client roster at Wolf Kasteler includes Elizabeth Marvel, Marin Hinkle and rising stars Bel Powley, Sarah Gadon and Dominique Fishback. She began her publicity career as a coordinator in NBC's East Coast Entertainment Publicity department before moving into personal publicity at BWR in 2005. She… Read

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Chanté Adams To Star In TNT Pilot ‘Beast Mode’

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Rising star Chanté Adams (Monsters and Men) has been cast as a lead opposite Anika Noni Rose in Beast Mode (working title), TNT's drama pilot inspired by the life of legendary boxing trainer Ann Wolfe. Tina Mabry (Pose) is attached to direct the pilot, written and executive produced by David Schneiderman and produced by Wolfe and MACRO in association with Studio T. Pulling herself and her two daughters up from poverty, abuse, homelessness and criminality, Marsha… Read

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Joanna Kulig On The “Two Hearts” At Center Of ‘Cold War’ Romance – The Contenders L.A. Video

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Amazon’s Cold War has been heating up since Pawel Pawlikowski won the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Director award for it after its world premiere there in May. The black-and-white film, the follow-up to the helmer’s 2015 Foreign Language Oscar winner Ida, was just shortlisted for this year’s Oscar race as Poland’s entry after scoring major wins at the European Film Awards. The captivating music- and dance-filled film stars Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot in a love story… Read