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Universal Pictures Schedules Jordan Peele’s Next Movie for March 2019 Release

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Not long after entering a two-year, first-look deal with Universal Pictures, Get Out director Jordan Peele now has a release date for his next movie, a yet-to-be-titled social thriller.

Multiple outlets, including THR, reveal that Peele's upcoming film is scheduled to come out in theaters on March 15th, 2019.

While plot details for Jordan's next film—which he will write, direct, and produce—are under wraps, it's expected to have a budget"about five times bigger" than the $5 million Peele utilized to make Get Out, which has grossed $230 million globally since Universal gave it a wide theatrical release in February.

Peele's Monkeypaw Productions is teaming up with Universal Pictures in the first-look deal, giving Universal the first shot at releasing Peele's projects. Under the new deal, Peele will also produce films and look to team up with Jason Blum (whose Blumhouse Productions helped support Get Out) on small-budget movies. »

- Derek Anderson

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Remembering 'Felicity,' 15 Years After the Series Finale

23 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On May 22, 2002, Felicity ended its four-year run on the now-defunct WB network, a channel hailed for its knack for breeding nuanced teen dramas in the late ‘90s and early aughts. The one-hour series, which debuted four years earlier in the fall of 1998, was an introspective and melancholic take on the trials and tribulations of Felicity Porter (Keri Russell), a wide-eyed, curly-haired California girl who impulsively follows her crush, sensitive jock Ben Covington (Scott Speedman), to the hustle and bustle of New York City for college.

Coincidentally premiering the same year as Sex and the City, another female-driven coming-of-age story set in Manhattan, and fielding welcomed comparisons to Ally McBeal, a popular dramedy at the time, Felicity shied away from the glitz and glamour of living in the big city -- instead focusing on the often uncomfortable and agonizing journey of being a young woman searching for her place and purpose in the world.

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Jordan Peele’s New Social Thriller Set for 2019 by Universal

22 May 2017 2:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After signing Jordan Peele to a first-look deal following the success of his directorial debut, “Get Out,” Universal has dated his next film for March 15, 2019.

Currently untitled, the movie’s plot details are being kept under wraps. Peele will write, direct, and produce the social thriller based on his original idea.

The pic will face stiff competition from Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel,” which opens the week before, and Millie Bobby Brown’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” which launches the following week.

Get Out” opened at the top of the domestic box office in February, and the thriller has since become both a commercial and critical success, grossing almost $230 million worldwide. Under his new deal, Peele will also produce a wide range of movies for the studio through his Monkeypaw Productions, including several micro-budget projects with Jason Blum, »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Get Out’ Exclusive Featurette: Jordan Peele on How He Made His Thriller Believably Suspenseful — Watch

22 May 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Having ended its massively successful theatrical run with $229 million in box-office returns against a budget of just $4.5 million, Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand tomorrow. In the meanwhile, avail yourself of a new featurette shared exclusively with IndieWire.

Read More: ‘Get Out’ Alternate Ending Almost Ruined One of the Best Movie Moments of 2017

“The trick with this movie was to make sure that nothing too crazy happened so fast that we wouldn’t believe the characters would even stay in this situation,” explains Peele as the behind-the-scenes clip begins. Daniel Kaluuya chimes in as well, adding that “Get Out” is “more about suspense…four-fifths of the film is anticipation.”

Read More: ‘Get Out’ Opens Hollywood’s Doors for a Promising Director: Here’s Why Jordan Peele Should Be Wary

Peele continues: “I wanted to make sure that the hero in my horror movie never »

- Michael Nordine

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Nick Searcy Joins Taraji P. Henson in Civil Rights Drama ‘Best of Enemies’ (Exclusive)

22 May 2017 11:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nick Searcy has joined the cast of civil rights drama “The Best of Enemies” opposite Babou Ceesay, Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson.

Production commences in Atlanta later this month under Fred Bernstein’s Astute Films banner with Danny Strong, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Bernstein, Matt Berenson, Robin Bissell, and Dominique Telson producing. Rick Jackson and Jeremiah Samuels are executive producers.

Bissell, an exec producer on “The Hunger Games,” will make his directorial debut from his own script, based on Osha Gray Davidson’s book “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South.” The story centers on civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Henson) who battled Kkk leader C.P. Ellis (Rockwell) for a decade until 1971, when the two agreed to co-chair a two-week community meeting to deal with a court-ordered school desegregation decree.

Searcy will play the role of the wealthy leader of the White Citizen’s Council, »

- Dave McNary

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God Particle screenwriter explains how it became a Cloverfield movie

21 May 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Much like The Cellar, which eventually became 10 Cloverfield Lane, the upcoming sci-fi God Particle is set to fall under the Cloverfield banner, a Twilight Zone-esque series of movies taking place within the Cloverfield universe. And, speaking to Collider, screenwriter Oren Uziel has revealed how his original script came to be a part of the ‘Cloververse’.

“It was written before 10 Cloverfield Lane and the expanded Cloverfield universe even existed as a thing,” said Uziel. “It was a spec that I wrote probably a year or so after Shimmer Lake, so it definitely existed as its own science-fiction. And then after years of, you know how scripts kind of hang around—people like them but for whatever reason they decided to make it and then suddenly everything fell into place with J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, and Paramount. I don’t know exactly when it became a Cloverfield movie, but I suspect »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch the Weirdest Star Wars Videos Ever Unearthed

20 May 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars isn't just a movie. It's a way of life. Hell, J.J. Abrams even called it a religion. And anything that sacred is ripe for parody, rip-offs and all sorts of bizarre offshoots, just like all the more legitimate, and not so legitimate religions before it. This means there is an awful lot of Star Wars related video swimming around our own universe. Some of it is sanctioned by LucasFilm, a lot of it is not. But now, it is all being compiled into one brain-breaking mixtape called Star Wars Nothing But Star Wars.

This Mixtape does have a trailer, which shows off some of the best it has to offer. This lovely video tribute comes direct from Cinefamily. And we have it embedded below for your prying eyes to witness. All thanks to Youtube. Says Cinefamily about this truly unique and itchy experience.

"On May 25th, 1977, a film »

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‘Overlord’ Full Cast Announced: Could This Be Another ‘Cloverfield’ Sequel?

20 May 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What’s J.J. Abrams got in his next mystery box?  The answer appears to be the full cast for director Julius Avery’s supernatural World War II drama “Overlord,” which Abrams’ Bad Robot is producing alongside Paramount Pictures — and which may or may not be part of the ever-expanding “Cloverfield” universe.

Read More: Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams to Adapt ‘Lovecraft Country’ as HBO Anthology Series

Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell, who were previously announced as headlining the film, are to be joined by Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Dominic Applewhite, Iain de Caestecker, John Magaro, Mathilde Ollivier and Bokeem Woodbine. Should the film wind up being related to “Cloverfield,” it won’t be the first time Abrams pulled a fast one on us — the true nature of last year’s “10 Cloverfield Lane” wasn’t revealed until shortly before its premiere.

Read More: Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to Partner on »

- Michael Nordine

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Watch the trailer for Andy Samberg’s mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy

20 May 2017 1:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and Saturday Night Live veteran Andy Samberg will be tackling the world of performance-enhancing drugs in the comedic Tour de Pharmacy, a mockumentary about the “dark and fictitious time in cycling history”: the 1982 Tour de France where everyone, apparently, was doping on drugs to win the race. Watch the trailer here…

In 1982, the sport’s most venerable, time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors. Riddled with nefarious characters, that year’s competition was a hornet’s nest of moral depravity. Through the perspective of five riders, Tour de Pharmacy gives an inside look into the grim realities of the darkest event in a sport notoriously tainted by controversy.

The 50-minute comedy special was written by GirlsMurray Miller and is executive produced by Miller and Samberg. Joining Samberg in the film is a host of talent, such as John Cena, »

- Ricky Church

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TV News Roundup: New Andy Samberg HBO Mockumentary Sets Premiere Date

19 May 2017 5:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Andy Samberg and Murray Miller’s HBO special gets a premiere date, and “Murder Chose Me” secures a second season.

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An HBO special presentation starring and executive produced by Andy Samberg and executive produced by Murray Miller (“King of the Hill”; HBO’s “Girls”) premieres Saturday, July 8 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt exclusively on HBO. “Tour de Pharmacy,” a fictional sports mockumentary, takes on the professional world of cycling in 1982. The satire follows five riders during a dark and controversial fictitious time in cycling history, marked by doping of virtually all competitors. The series features numerous guest stars, including: John Cena, Daveed Diggs, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fielder, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Joe Buck, Mike Tyson, J.J. Abrams, and Lance Armstrong among many others. This marks Samberg and Miller’s second HBO collaboration, following the 2015 tennis mockumentary “7 Days in Hell.” Jake Szymanski will direct and co-executive produce, Murray Miller »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Castle Rock: André Holland (American Horror Story) to Lead Stephen King Series

19 May 2017 3:27 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

André Holland, who played Matt Miller in the sixth season of American Horror Story has a new role. Holland has joined the Castle Rock TV show at Hulu, as the series lead. The psychological horror series comes from J.J. Abrams and author Stephen King. Hulu ordered Castle Rock to series, back in February of this year. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Animals’ Renewed for Season 3 at HBO

19 May 2017 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has renewed “Animals” for Season 3 ahead of its Season 2 finale, the premium cable channel announced Friday.

The series was created by executive producers Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, with Duplass Brothers Productions producing.  The animated comedy series focuses on the downtrodden creatures native New York City,  including rats, pigeons, and bedbugs.  Matarese and Luciano also write and direct all the episodes, and voice many of the characters.

Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass also executive produce the series, with producers James Fino, Joe Russo II, Kenny Micka, and co-executive producer Jen Roskind.  The animation for “Animals” was created with Dan Harmon’s Starburns Industries, the studio known for the TV series “Rick & Morty” and the feature film “Anomalisa.”

Guests on the first two seasons included: A$AP Rocky, Rob Corddry, Molly Shannon, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari, Ellie Kemper, Kumail Nanjiani, Marc Maron, Pete Holmes, Horatio Sanz, Cobie Smulders, Wanda Sykes, Shawn Wayans »

- Joe Otterson

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‘Tour De Pharmacy’ Trailer: Orlando Bloom and Andy Samberg Spoof Doping and Biking in HBO Mockumentary

19 May 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO has released the trailer for its upcoming mockumentary “Tour De Pharmacy,” a spoof of the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs in professional cycling. The Jake Szymanski-directed satire features an all-star cast, including Andy Samberg, Orlando Bloom, Daveed Diggs, Will Forte, Julia Ormond, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Mike Tyson, Maya Rudolph, Chris Webber, “an anonymous informant,” and more.

Read More: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Trailer: Watch Orlando Bloom Return to the Series

Written by Murray Miller (“King of the Hill,” “Girls”), “Tour De Pharmacy” explores a dark and fictitious time in cycling history —during 1982— when basically all competitors were doping. Through the perspective of five riders, the mockumentary offers a “none-too-serious”  inside look into what went on during the controversial event.

The film is executive produced by Samberg and Miller, the duo behind last year’s hilarious mockumentary “7 Days in Hell.” The film starred »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Tour De Pharmacy’ Trailer: Orlando Bloom and Andy Samberg Spoof Doping and Biking in HBO Mockumentary

19 May 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO has released the trailer for its upcoming mockumentary “Tour De Pharmacy,” a spoof of the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs in professional cycling. The Jake Szymanski-directed satire features an all-star cast, including Andy Samberg, Orlando Bloom, Daveed Diggs, Will Forte, Julia Ormond, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Mike Tyson, Maya Rudolph, Chris Webber, “an anonymous informant,” and more.

Read More: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Trailer: Watch Orlando Bloom Return to the Series

Written by Murray Miller (“King of the Hill,” “Girls”), “Tour De Pharmacy” explores a dark and fictitious time in cycling history —during 1982— when basically all competitors were doping. Through the perspective of five riders, the mockumentary offers a “none-too-serious”  inside look into what went on during the controversial event.

The film is executive produced by Samberg and Miller, the duo behind last year’s hilarious mockumentary “7 Days in Hell.” The film starred »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams teaming for Lovecraft Country

18 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh from the success of Get Out, Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions company are teaming with J.J. AbramsBad Robot for a TV adaptation of Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel Lovecraft Country, which has been given a straight-to-series order from HBO. The pilot is being written by Misha Green (Underground), who will also serve as showrunner, with Peele and Abrams as executive producers.

Lovecraft Country “focuses on 25-year-old Atticus Black. After his father goes missing, Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”

“When I first read Lovecraft Country I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television,” said Green. “Jordan, J. »

- Gary Collinson

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Angela Bassett Joins Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible 6’

18 May 2017 3:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Angela Bassett has joined Tom Cruise in Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible 6” to play the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Filming of the sequel began April 8 in Paris with Christopher McQuarrie directing from his own script. Producers are J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger.

Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris are reprising their roles from previous “Mission: Impossible” films while Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby and Sian Brooke have come on board as new characters. Paramount has set a July 27, 2018 release date.

Bassett took a similar role as director of the U.S. Secret Service in the 2016 action-thriller “London Has Fallen.”

Bassett will be seen next in Marvel-Disney’s “Black Panther” playing Ramonda opposite Chadwick Boseman in the title role. “Black Panther” opens on Feb. 16. She recently stared in Spike Lee’s “Chi-raq.”

She’s also expected to »

- Dave McNary

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Angela Bassett Joining Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible 6'

18 May 2017 2:27 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Angela Bassett will soon take on the impossible.

The actress is joining Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 6, which will also star Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin.

Director Christopher McQuarrie is returning for the sixth installment of the franchise, which is set to hit theaters July 27, 2018.

The Bad Robot Productions and Paramount feature is currently in production, boasting J.J. Abrams as a producer.  

Bassett is a regular on Ryan Murphy's anthology series America Horror Story and will work with the prolific TV producer on the upcoming procedural drama 911. She will next be seen on the big screen in »

- Mia Galuppo

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Misha Green Teaming Up with Jordan Peele for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country”

18 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Misha Green: Producers Guild of America/ YouTube

If you couldn’t get enough of “Get Out’s” winning combination of horror thrills and biting social commentary about race in the United States, you’re in luck. The smash hit’s writer-director, Jordan Peele, has a new project in the works at HBO and he’s enlisted “Underground” showrunner Misha Green to work on the project. She’ll serve as showrunner, producer, and writer on the premium cable network’s adaptation of Matt Ruff’s “Lovecraft Country.” Deadline broke the news.

Published in 2015, “Lovecraft Country” centers on Atticus Black, a 25-year-old man who seeks answers after his father goes missing. “Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him,” the source writes. “This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”

According to Deadline, “The goal is an anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective.”

Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is joining forces with J.J. AbramsBad Robot and Warner Bros Television on the project, which has already received a straight-to-series order from HBO. The network’s faith in the show comes as no surprise. Peele is in high-demand after “Get Out’s” reception among critics and at the box office, where it’s earned over $214 million worldwide on a budget of just $4.5 million. The horror film centers on a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) who meets his white girlfriend’s (Alison Williams) parents for the first time.

“When I first read ‘Lovecraft Country’ I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television,” said Green. “Jordan, J.J., Bad Robot, Warner Bros, and HBO are all in the business of pushing the limits when it comes to storytelling, and I am beyond thrilled to be working with them on this project.”

No word on when to expect “Lovecraft Country.”

Green co-created “Underground,” a Wgn American series that centers on the Underground Railroad. The final episode of the period drama’s second season aired just over a week ago. She’s also written for series such as “Heroes” and “Sons of Anarchy.”

Earlier this month, Vanity Fair asked Green — who is a 32-year-old black woman — if she feels like she has to overcome people’s assumptions when she walks into a room. She responded, “I think people have their assumptions, but I don’t buy into their assumptions. The other day, I was just in a pitch. I walked up, and the person I was introduced to was like, ‘Oh, my God. You write like a man.’’’

Green recalled, “I was like, ‘What does that mean?’ Then he was like, ‘Oh.’ Everybody in the room was like, ‘Oh, no. Uh oh. This is already going horrible.’ I was just like, ‘Well, what does that mean?’ He was like, ‘Just that you’ve got an aggressive — you know.’ I was like, ‘Women can be aggressive, too. In fact I’ve heard they’re some of the most aggressive people, to hear men talk about us.’ I think that I find it all funny, to be honest,” she said. “It’s no secret — I’ve said this before — people have mistaken me for a P.A. on the set. On my own set.”

While Green’s experience is infuriating and disheartening, it’s not all that surprising. And it proves how badly the entertainment industry needs more inclusive leaders — so people aren’t shocked to discover their boss is a woman of color.

Check out an interview where Green discusses what it’s like to be a showrunner below.

https://medium.com/media/48d11e31886d9e4901748b1945e06e4d/href

Misha Green Teaming Up with Jordan Peele for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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J.J. Abrams’ supernatural WWII movie Overlord announces full cast

18 May 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures and J.J. AbramsBad Robot have announced the full cast for director Julius Avery’s (Son of a Gun) supernatural World War II movie Overlord, which is rumoured to be part of the shared Cloverfield universe, or ‘Cloververse’.

Joining the previously announced Jovan Adepo (Fences) and Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street) are Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Dominic Applewhite (The King’s Speech), Pilou Asbaek (Ghost in the Shell), Iain de Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), John Magaro (The Big Short), Mathilde Ollivier (The Misfortunes of Francois Jane) and Bokeem Woodbine (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

The official synopsis reads:

On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success.  But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.

Production on Overlord »

- Gary Collinson

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Could Bad Robot’s and Paramount Pictures Overlord be the next Cloverfield installment?

18 May 2017 4:39 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The rumour mill has gone into overdrive with the announcement of the full cast list for Paramount and Bad Robot’s next sci-fi outing, Overlord. Bad Robot is known for its secretive approach to films which cause a rumbling of excitement among movie fans, so speculation is now mounting that Overlord could very well be the next installment in the Cloverfield saga.

Related: Cloverfield franchise news and interviews

What makes this look even more likely is the fact that Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane producer J.J. Abrams is also onboard to produce Overlord alongside Lindsey Weber, by giving away this kind of information Bad Robot and Paramount knew this would get tongues wagging and could very well be a ruse to lull us into a false interpretation.

The story is set on the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry »

- Zehra Phelan

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