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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91

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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, who has almost 200 acting credits to his name, with films like Alien and TV shows like Twin Peaks, passed away at the age of 91 yesterday. It hasn't been announced if there will be a public memorial service or if the remembrance will be a private affair.

Variety reports that the actor passed away from natural causes earlier today in Los Angeles. One of the actor's final films, Lucky, where he plays an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, will be released via Magnolia Pictures on September 29. He also has another film in post-production entitled Frank and Ava, where he stars alongside Eric Roberts and Lukas Haas. No release date has been handed out at this time.

Harry Dean Stanton was born July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky to Sheridan Harry Stanton, a barber and a tobacco farmer, and Ersol, a cook. Harry first followed in his mother's footsteps,
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May We All One Day Be as Happy as Leo Blissfully Running to Catch a Cab in NYC

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May We All One Day Be as Happy as Leo Blissfully Running to Catch a Cab in NYC
Leonardo DiCaprio is having what I like to call "the Summer of Me," which basically means he's putting himself first to indulge and enjoy the hell out of life. So far this Summer we've seen him invent a fun new way to carry a bag, creatively wrap a towel around his lovely body, vacation with Bff Kate Winslet, and vape in the sunshine, but his latest outing is honestly our favorite of them all. The actor was spotted having a boys' day out in New York City on Thursday with his friend Lukas Haas. Not only did the pair have an actual race to see who could catch a cab first, but Leo also had Lukas take photos of him outside a yogurt shop (maybe Leo has a secret street style Instagram account we don't know about?). These pictures will make you way too happy, so do yourself a favor
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Lily Collins joins Nicholas Hoult in J.R.R. Tolkien biopic

According to Variety, Lily Collins (To the Bone) has signed on to star opposite Nicholas Hoult in Tolkien, a biopic of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tolkien is being directed by Dome Karukoski from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, and explores Tolkien’s early life s he finds friendship, love, and artistic inspiration among a group of classmates prior to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Collins is set to portray Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s eventual wife, and the inspiration for the Middle-earth characters Luthien Tinuviel and Arwen Evenstar.

Collins has recently received plaudits for her role in To the Bone, and also starred as the female lead in Amazon’s period drama series The Last Tycoon. She will next be seen in Halo of Stars alongside Holliday Grainger, Harry Treadaway, and Lukas Haas.
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Shirtless Leonardo DiCaprio Serves Poolside Glamour With Kate Winslet in St.-Tropez

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Shirtless Leonardo DiCaprio Serves Poolside Glamour With Kate Winslet in St.-Tropez
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet reunited for a charity gala in St.-Tropez, France, last month, and during their downtime, the BFFs lounged by the pool at Leo's villa with a few other friends, including Tobey Maguire, Kevin Connolly, and Lukas Haas. Leo went shirtless in a pair of swim trunks for the pool day, while Kate covered up her neon bikini with a sheer dress. The Oscar winners were spotted chatting it up and sharing a hug, and Leo also made sure to strike a few poses between hitting the vape pen and checking his cell phone for text messages from models (we assume). It was during this same getaway that Leo debuted a Project Runway-worthy beach towel design, which we couldn't be more thankful for. Speaking of models, Leo has reportedly been busy romancing yet another stunner since his pool day with Kate. This week, Page Six
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Lukas Haas Cast In Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’

Exclusive: Lukas Haas has signed on for Steve McQueen’s forthcoming bank heist thriller Widows from New Regency and 20th Century Fox. He joins the admirable roster of actors that includes Viola Davis, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell. The film, written by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, will hit theaters November 16, 2018. Based on the British miniseries, Widows begins when four armed robbers are killed during a robbery and their surviving widows come together to…
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Nina Agdal Split: Inside Their Yearlong, Globe-Trotting Romance — from Ibiza to St. Bart’s

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Nina Agdal Split: Inside Their Yearlong, Globe-Trotting Romance — from Ibiza to St. Bart’s
Leonardo DiCaprio and Nina Agdal have split after a year together, and a source tells People that the breakup is “amicable” and that the two “remain friends.”

The split caps a blissful year during which the two captured headlines — and photographers’ lenses — with their glamorous, globe-trotting romance, which spanned posh locales like Ibiza, St. Bart’s and the Bahamas.

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, 25, and Oscar-winning actor, 42, had mostly kept their relationship – which kicked off last summer – out of the spotlight. Here’s a look back at everything we know that’s happened since they first linked up.

May 2016

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18 actors whose characters were cut out of movies in post-production

Simon Brew Apr 28, 2017

The actors whose role in a film was shot, but chopped out of the final cut...

Yep, I know. I’ve read lists like this too, and I know that Eric Stoltz was cut out of Back To The Future. If it’s all well and good, I’ll leave that example out.

See related Alien 5 to ignore Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection Alien 5: will it ever happen?

What I’ve tried to find here is a mix of reasonably known and less known instances of an actor being cut out of a film after they’ve filmed sequences for it. I’ve also tried to get to the reason they were left out as well.

Whilst all this may still sound like an exercise in clickbait, being cut out of a production does have a consequence beyond ego hurting a bit. For the side effect
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I Wonder What It’s Like to be Lukas Haas

So I was watching the movie Alpha Dog the other day and you might remember that Lukas Haas has a small part in it towards the end. And then I started thinking about Lukas Haas’s career. This is a guy who’s essentially been in Hollywood his entire life. If you’ll recall he was the little kid in Witness which was made in 1985. Amazingly this wasn’t even his first role. He had 4 acting credits before that dating back to 1983 when he was in a movie Testament at the age of 7. It’s widely noted that Lukas was discovered

I Wonder What It’s Like to be Lukas Haas
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Movies Where Sports Betting Plays a Role

There are no shortage of films churning out of Hollywood where gambling is a central theme. Rounders, Casino and many others remind us of the consequences when gambling, or an obsession with gambling, goes too far.

Sometimes Hollywood narrows their focus to go beyond the Blackjack tables and into the world of sports betting. Though films featuring sports betting in some way, shape or form don't roll off the tongue with the same ease as a more traditional gambling film, there is plenty of representation in this niche.

Here are some of what I consider the top sports betting-themed films worth checking out, especially with March Madness and endless office bracket pools just around the corner. All of them are at least a decade old and shouldn't be too hard to rent or watch on a streaming service.

Bookies (2003)

Familiar names Nick Stahl, Lukas Haas, Johnny Galecki and Rachael Leigh Cook
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Nina Agdal Jet Off to Mexico with Lukas Haas and Mystery Woman

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Nina Agdal Jet Off to Mexico with Lukas Haas and Mystery Woman
Leonardo DiCaprio and Nina Agdal are enjoying some fun in the sun alongside Lukas Haas and a mystery brunette.

Close pals DiCaprio, 42, and Haas, 40, were spotted going for a swim along with the unidentified woman in Cancun on Tuesday, as photos show the three frolicking in the water.

Although Agdal was not pictured, a source tells People she accompanied DiCaprio on the trip.

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On Monday, the 24-year-old model took to Instagram to post a photo of herself standing in sparkling blue water.

“Monday blues,” she captioned the picture, including both a palm tree and blue heart emojis.

The Cancun
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Kirsten Dunst’s Directorial Debut The Bell Jar Recruits Fargo Star Jesse Plemons

Sound the Fargo reunion klaxon! For The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Jesse Plemons – star of Breaking Bad, Bridge of Spies and Black Mass – will reteam with actor/director and real-life girlfriend Kirsten Dunst for The Bell Jar, a new spin on Sylvia Plath’s literary classic of ’63.

There, Plemons will join Dakota Fanning, who landed the lead role of Esther Greenwood during the summer months. Meanwhile, Lenny Shepherd is the name of Plemons’ character, and we understand that production is expected to kick into gear early next year.

Acting as the directorial debut of Kirsten Dunst, there are precious few story details available for this new interpretation of The Bell Jar. That being said, we’re inclined to believed Dunst will remain fairly faithful to Plath’s novel, as opposed to churning out a modern redo of Larry Peerce’s own film adaptation from 1979.

What we do know for
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Garry Kasparov questions Jamie Foxx's meeting with Venezuelan president

Actor’s recent trip to visit Nicolás Maduro ‘may have been motivated by financial interests’, says former chess grandmaster and human rights activist

The human rights activist and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has attacked the actors Jamie Foxx and Lukas Haas for visiting Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolás Maduro, suggesting their presence in the country was connected to financial gain.

Kasparov, chair of the Human Rights Foundation, wrote a letter to Foxx and Haas – seen by the Hollywood Reporter – saying: “We have reason to believe that your visit with one of Latin America’s most notorious strongmen of the last few decades may have been motivated by financial interests and we would like you to clarify this to your millions of fans across the world.”

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Seven More Scream Factory Releases You Don’t Want To Miss!!

A little while back, we wrote about Twenty Essential Scream Factory Releases, which were DVD/Blurays releases that the gang at Scream Factory knocked right out of the park. It was a fun, overwhelmingly in depth project to take on, going through my Sf collection (I’m a self-proclaimed fanatic of the brand, and will continue to be) and figuring out which films and releases were ones I considered good, bad and downright Essential.It’s be a little while since that piece and the Sf crew continues to put out excellent titles, so I thought I’d do my best to turn you fright fanatics onto a few more films which I not only love, but feel like were given the “all out” treatment when it comes to home releases. Here are Seven More Scream Factory Releases You Don’t Want to Miss!!

7.) The Dead Room (Dir. Jason Stutter
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September 27th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Blood Diner and Chopping Mall

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You can tell Halloween is right around the corner, as September 27th has over 20 different horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases looking to put a dent in your wallet. As far as new movies go, The Shallows, The Neon Demon, and Warcraft are all coming home on Tuesday, and for all you classic horror fans, there are new releases of An American Werewolf in London, Blood Diner, Chopping Mall, Lady in White, Slugs, and the 30th anniversary Blu-ray for Highlander.

Other notable releases for September 27th include Stephen King’s Cell, Count Dracula’s Great Love, The Mangler, Grimm: Season Five, and The Shape of Things to Come.

An American Werewolf in London: Restored Edition (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor,
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Contest: Win Lady In White on Blu-ray

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A small town harbors a supernatural secret in Frank Laloggia's Lady in White, hitting high-definition courtesy of Scream Factory on Tuesday, September 27th, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Lady in White.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Lady in White Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on September 30th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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From the Press Release: "Sometimes it takes a little help from the living for the dead to rest. Scream Factory™ proudly presents Lady in White for the first time
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Blu-ray Review: Lady In White

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As a young boy of about 11 or 12, I fell in love with Frank Laloggia’s 1988 ghost story Lady in White. Maybe that’s because it’s told from the perspective of a boy not too much younger than me at the time, or because that boy shared the same love of horror fiction and monster movies that I had growing up. I think, though, that my response had something to do with the fact that Laloggia had crafted that rare thing: a good story—a good ghost story, better yet—and had done so with grace, class, and a lot of heart. Even as a kid, that much was evident.

Horror author Frankie Scarlatti (an uncredited Laloggia) recalls one fateful autumn from his youth, shortly after the passing of his mother. Young Frankie (played in flashback by Lukas Haas) is seen growing up in his Italian-American home in the early 1960s,
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Lady In White Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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Scream Factory takes horror fans back to a fateful Halloween night in 1962 with two high-definition clips and a trailer from their Lady in White Blu-ray, floating onto shelves on Tuesday, September 27th with a new director's cut.

From the Press Release: "Sometimes it takes a little help from the living for the dead to rest. Scream Factory™ proudly presents Lady in White for the first time ever on Blu-ray on September 27, 2016. This 2-disc set includes the never-before-released full-length director’s cut, extended behind-the-scenes footage, and many more special features.

For ten year old Frankie Scarletti (played by Lukas Haas), school isn’t just a place for learning. On Halloween of 1962, after being forced to spend the night locked in the coffin-like confines of his fourth-grade cloakroom, Frankie discovers the ghost of a little girl who was murdered in the very same room ten years earlier by a serial killer that
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‘The Bell Jar’: Kirsten Dunst’s Entire Career Has Been Leading Up To Her Feature Directorial Debut – Girl Talk

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‘The Bell Jar’: Kirsten Dunst’s Entire Career Has Been Leading Up To Her Feature Directorial Debut – Girl Talk
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present and future.

In the spring of 1999, Sofia Coppola’s feature directorial debut, a big screen version of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel “The Virgin Suicides,” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. A delicate, deeply feeling and achingly human portrait of suburban ennui and teenage depression, the film was anchored by a performance by a then-17-year-old Kirsten Dunst. As Lux Lisbon, the prettiest and wildest and most broken of the five Lisbon sisters that the film so intimately chronicles, Dunst was tasked with straddling the gap between deep pain and flickering hope.

The film follows the Lisbons after their youngest sister, Cecilia, twice attempts suicide, completing the act on her second try, all during party thrown by her terrified parents in hopes of cheering her up enough to keep her alive. The Lisbons, by and large, are suffocated by their
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Kirsten Dunst To Make Directorial Debut With The Bell Jar, Dakota Fanning On Board

Deadline brings word that Kirsten Dunst is set to make her first foray behind the camera with The Bell Jar, a new adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name that has already secured Dakota Fanning to headline.

Johnson, who has lined up roles in Brimstone and Ewan McGregor’s crime drama American Pastoral (which, incidentally, also marks McGregor’s directorial debut), will lead the feature film as Esther Greenwood. Nellie Kim, meanwhile, penned the script opposite Dunst.

For those unfamiliar with Plath’s source material, The Bell Jar is set against a post-war 1950s, where Greenwood secures an internship with a high-profile magazine in New York City. However, a crippling mental illness begins to take hold as Greenwood returns home to Boston.

This isn’t the first time that The Bell Jar has found its way onto the silver screen; in 1979, a movie adaptation placed Marilyn Hassett in the lead role,
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Kirsten Dunst to Direct Indie Drama ‘The Bell Jar’ Starring Dakota Fanning

Kirsten Dunst to Direct Indie Drama ‘The Bell Jar’ Starring Dakota Fanning
Kirsten Dunst is set to make her feature film directorial debut with an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar.” Dakota Fanning will star in the independent drama with plans for a first-quarter start of production.

Fanning will play the lead role of Esther Greenwood in the pic, based on Plath’s 1963 novel. Dunst has adapted the script with Nellie Kim.

Priority Pictures optioned remake rights from Studio Canal. “The Bell Jar” was made into a feature film in 1979.

Priority’s Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder and Greg Little will produce alongside Fanning and Echo Lake Entertainment’s Brittany Kahan. Celine Rattray is executive producing.

In the book, Greenwood takes an internship at a magazine in New York City, and then begins to suffer a mental breakdown when she returns home to Boston.

The novel is the only book ever published by Plath, who committed suicide in 1963.

Dunst directed a pair of short films — “Welcome,
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