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Break out your bookmarks! Drew Barrymore, who recently opened up about her relationship with her mother after being emancipated at age 14, just released her new memoir, Wildflower. In honor of the book of personal essays, out now, the “Blended” actress is plucking the best books off her shelf for Us Weekly. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende The actress-producer says she devoured the family saga, set in a turbulent Latin America during the 20th century: “I read it on a train from L.A. to Seattle. I [...] »
How would you react if a loved one who died suddenly reappeared? That’s the central mystery behind A&E’s “The Returned,” a supernatural thriller debuting March 9, exec produced by Carlton Cuse and Raelle Tucker. It’s a remake of the French version “Les Revenants,” which debuted in 2013 on SundanceTV.
“I felt like the French show was really great,” says Cuse. “There wasn’t any reason to change the stuff what was working. To me, the model was the British and the American ‘Office.’ They both started in the same place, but they quickly became their own thing.”
Plus, he adds, “We definitely smoke a lot less cigarettes in the American version.”
Here, star Mark Pellegrino and executive producer Tucker offer more insight into the remake:
What drew you to the show?
Pellegrino: Carlton asked me if I would read for the part, which piqued my interest immediately. I »
- Debra Birnbaum
2 items from 2015
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