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Kelly Macdonald To Star In ‘Giri/Haji’; BBC One/Netflix Thriller From Sister Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: Puzzle and Boardwalk Empire star Kelly Macdonald has lined up a leading role in BBC One/Netflix's upcoming thriller Giri/Haji, Deadline understands. I hear Macdonald will play Sarah, a London-based forensics lecturer and policewoman who forms an unlikely friendship with a Japanese detective searching for his brother who has become entangled with the Yakuza. First announced in May 2017, Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame) hails from Humans writer Joe Barton, and Jane… Read


Damien Chazelle & Ryan Gosling’s ‘First Man’ To Open 75th Venice Fest; Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘ROMA’ Also Expected In Lineup

The Venice International Film Festival will launch with a moonshot. Deadline has confirmed that First Man, Universal’s Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling from director Damien Chazelle, will open its 75th anniversary edition on August 29. It’s a return trip for the director and star, whose previous team-up La La Land premiered at Venice in 2016 en route to a fruitful awards season. Josh Singer scripted the film based on James R. Hansen’s biography. Chazelle’s La L… Read


Victor Rasuk Joins Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Mule’

EXCLUSIVE: Victor Rasuk has joined the cast of The Mule, the Warner Bros. crime drama directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. In The Mule, Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive—easy enough but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel, and also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates… Read


‘Boy Erased’ Trailer: A Choice Between Conversion Therapy Or Being Shunned By Your Family & Faith

“I love you,” the small-town Baptist pastor tell his son, “but we cannot see a way that you can live under this roof if you’re gonna fundamentally go against the grain of our beliefs.” And when 19-year-old Jared admits to his folks, “I think about men — I don’t know why,” he is faced with an ultimatum: Attend a conversion-therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends and faith. Here’s the first trailer for Boy Erased, starring Lucas Hedges… Read


Netflix India Petitioned To Delete Content From ‘Sacred Games’ Series


Netflix is being taken to court in India and asked to delete certain “offensive scenes” and remarks about former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in its original series, Sacred Games. The Delhi High court is studying a petition filed by Nikhil Bhalla against Netflix, which is producing Sacred Games as its first Indian original series. Bhalla is a member of the opposition Congress party, which Gandhi led until his assassination in 1991. Sacred Games is set in Mumbai and… Read


‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Gets Greenlight; Original Cast Returns For Summer Start

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EXCLUSIVE: It’s official, the Downton Abbey movie is a go. Focus Features has set production with Carnival Films to begin this summer for a return to all things Crawley. The original principal cast, including Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and more, are set to reprise their upstairs/downstairs roles with Focus and Universal Pictures International distributing. Creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay and will produce alongside Gareth… Read


‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman Teases Season 3: Jack’s Vietnam Journey, A Lovable Miguel & More; Talks ‘Life Itself’

Celebrating the continued Emmys success of his acclaimed NBC drama This is Us — which took eight nominations this morning, including a repeat in the drama series category — creator Dan Fogelman was happy to see that the show's first season recognition was no "fluke." While discussing today's nominations with Deadline, Fogelman also touched candidly on what's to come in the intergenerational family series' anticipated third season, which is currently in production. "We… Read


‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ Trailer: Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie Revisit The Legend

Here is the first trailer for Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan as the young monarch and Margot Robbie as her rival Queen Elizabeth I. The logline: The charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan) had a turbulent life. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young… Read


‘Shadowhunters’ Producer Updates On Future As #SaveShadowhunters Campaign Goes Global

EXCLUSIVE, update with further details: While it may not be the confirmation Shadowhunters fans are hoping for just yet, producer Martin Moszkowicz tells Deadline discussions are ongoing as to “how we can continue to bring Cassandra Clare's vision to television.” The series is currently due to end after its 3rd season on Freeform in the U.S. and Netflix internationally with two extra episodes ordered to act as a finale and wrap the story. The expanded 12-episode final… Read


‘The Walking Dead’ & ‘Fear The Walking Dead’: AMC Reveals New Key Art For Zombie Dramas

The carnage continues, and here’s a taste of it. AMC has revealed the Season 9 key art for its signature horror drama The Walking Dead and the midseason one for spinoff Fear the Walking Dead. Check both out below before the zombified series attack San Diego for Comic-Con in a couple of weeks. The Walking Dead poster features Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan and Melissa McBride with a crumbling Capitol Building in the background. All five actors… Read

Box Office

‘Sorry To Bother You,’ Annapurna Says; ‘Whitney’ Docu Takes The Stage: Specialty Box Office Preview

Sundance debut Sorry to Bother You opens in seven markets this weekend via Annapurna, which picked up the title out of the festival. Written and directed by Boots Riley, the genre-bending fantasy-sic-fi stars Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson. Cannes 2018 doc Whitney will go out in well several hundred locations, hoping to tap the momentum of docs RBG, Won't You Be My Neighbor? and Three Identical Strangers, which have had robust theatrical runs this spring/summer… Read


‘Homecoming’: First-Look Photos From Julia Roberts’ Amazon Series

Amazon has released the first photos from Homecoming, its high-profile psychological thriller series starring Julia Roberts and directed by Mr. Robot‘s Sam Esmail. Have a look below. Amazon made a straight-to-series two-season order for Homecoming nearly a year ago, amid a very competitive situation. Here’s the logline: Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian… Read