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Carey Mulligan Is In Vogue, UK to NYC And Loving It Video

16 hours ago | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

British actress Carey Mulligan apparently loves being a New Yorker. From her meticulous preparation for Broadway’s Skylight to learning to ride for the sweepingly romantic Far from the Madding Crowd, Carey Mulligan gave the fashion magazine a great short interview. Mulligan earned an Oscar-nominated for 2009’s An Education, and she co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby.” Her notable Broadway debut was back in a 2008 production of Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” Mulligan is married to musician Marcus Mumford, frontman of Mumford & Sons.Moving to New York City might seem scary to some people, but for Mulligan, in […] »

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This week in tv news: AMC’s ‘Preacher’ adaptation casts its lead

18 April 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Dominic Cooper, who will be taking on the lead role of Jesse Custer in AMC’s Preacher

AMC has cast the lead role in its upcoming series Preacher. The adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic series has formally signed Dominic Cooper as the titular preacher Jesse Custer, as confirmed by executive producer and co-developer Seth Rogen.

We have Jesse Custer! @dominiccoop is gonna save our souls. #Preacher

Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015

This is not Cooper’s first foray into the world of comic books, as he has also played Howard Stark, father to Iron Man Tony Stark, on both the big and small screen. Cooper, whose formal signing comes after weeks of talks, joins a cast that already includes Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Lucy Griffiths. A premiere date for Preacher has yet to be announced.

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HBO made a number of moves over the past week. Key among »

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: 'Beauty & The Beast' live action cast smiles

17 April 2015 10:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In this week's edition of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Check out the big smiles on the first photo of the cast from upcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast," featuring Josh Gad (LeFou), Dan Stevens (the Beast), Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston) and Kevin Kline (Maurice). Plus, more stories including: "Chuck" star Zachary Levi will turn host Syfy's "Geeks Who Drink," a new game show based in the world of pub trivia. Rihanna drops a new music video for "American Oxygen." NBC's "Emerald City" apparently will live again. For the first time. Matthew Vaughn jumps on board to direct "Flash Gordon." Baz Luhrmann excitedly tapped an unknown to play the female lead in "The Get Down," his new Netflix original premiering in 2016. Slayer reveals a new song, their first new music since their 2009 effort. And more! What was on your radar this week? »

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Academy Award-Winning Costumer Designer Catherine Martin on Working with Husband Baz Luhrmann

17 April 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Academy Award-winning costume/ production designer Catherine Martin took part in "Tribeca Talks: Master Class: Get The Look" during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on April 17. The event featured a conversation between Martin and Vogue's International Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles. Martin, or "Cm" as she is known in the industry, has helped to create some of the most distinctive on-screen movie moments of all time, designing films such as "Moulin Rouge," "The Great Gatsby" and "Strictly Ballroom." She has worked on all of director Baz Luhrmann's projects -- and she is also married to him.  Read More: Watch: 'Inherent Vice' Costume Designer Mark Bridges Takes You Into The Closet Here are some highlights from the discussion: Getting into the business "I was the nerdy kid who loved historical costumes," said Martin of her childhood. "I loved the glamour and make believe of what clothes can do for you." »

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Baz Luhrmann Casts “The Get Down” Lead For Netflix

17 April 2015 11:57 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Casting news: Baz Luhrmann discovers his new leading ladyFollowing on the heels of Claire Danes (Romeo and Juliet), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge) and Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby), Baz Luhrmann has discovered his new leading lady, who will make her acting debut in “The Get Down,” Luhrmann’s new Netflix Original Series set to debut in 2016.  Herizen Guardiola is cast as “Mylene Cruz,” a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family’s fiercely religious church walls. An 18-year-old singer/songwriter, Herizen will make her acting debut in The Get Down.Says […] »

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Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Series ‘The Get Down’ Casts Newcomer Herizen Guardiola As Lead

17 April 2015 6:54 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Baz Luhrmann has a found a leading lady that sings the right tune. Herizen Guardiola has been cast to star in the director’s upcoming Netflix series, The Get Down. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter will make her acting debut in The Get Down, playing Mylene Cruz, “a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family’s fiercely religious church walls.” She joins a cast that already includes Justice Smith (Ezekiel), Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Skylan Brooks (Ra Ra), and Tremaine Brown, Jr. (Boo Boo). TVLine posted the first photo of Guardiola in character, which can be seen above. “So many really talented actors were seen to play the lead female role of Mylene Cruz, daughter of Reverend Ramon Cruz and niece of Papa Filipe Fuerte Cruz in The Get Down,” said Luhrmann in a statement. “It.s always thrilling to find a fresh unknown… »

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The Get Down: Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Drama Finds Its Leading Lady

16 April 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Baz Luhrmann is giving an up-and-coming actress something to sing about.

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Herizen Guardiola, 18, will make her acting debut in Luhrmann’s Netflix drama The Get Down, playing Mylene Cruz, a powerful vocalist from a religious family who dreams of making a career in disco.

The 13-episode drama, debuting in 2016, takes place in 1970s New York during the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco. In addition to Guardiola’s character, The Get Down will follow the South Bronx teens who would come to change the music game forever.

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Netflix's 'The Getdown' Directed by Baz Luhrman Has Found Its Female Lead

16 April 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Newcomer Herizen Guardiola has been cast as the female lead in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Original Series "The Get Down," which is set to debut in 2016. Making her acting debut, Guardiola will star as Mylene Cruz, described as a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family's fiercely religious church walls. Says Luhrmann, "So many really talented actors were seen to play the lead female role of Mylene Cruz, daughter of Reverend Ramon Cruz and niece of Papa Filipe Fuerte Cruz in 'The Get Down.' It’s always thrilling to find a fresh unknown talent, particularly one who is not only a terrific »

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Netflix's 'The Getdown' Directed by Baz Luhrman Has Found Its Female Lead

16 April 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Newcomer Herizen Guardiola has been cast as the female lead in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Original Series "The Get Down," which is set to debut in 2016. Making her acting debut, Guardiola will star as Mylene Cruz, described as a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family's fiercely religious church walls. Says Luhrmann, "So many really talented actors were seen to play the lead female role of Mylene Cruz, daughter of Reverend Ramon Cruz and niece of Papa Filipe Fuerte Cruz in 'The Get Down.' It’s always thrilling to find a fresh unknown talent, particularly one who is not only a terrific actor but a magnificent vocalist. The entire 'The Get Down' team welcome Herizen Guardiola into our story." The actress joins previously announced starring cast members, Justice Smith (as Ezekiel), Shameik Moore (as Shaolin »

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Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Drama Casts Female Lead

16 April 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Singer-songwriter Herizen Guardiola will make her acting debut as the female lead in “The Get Down,” Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Netflix drama about teens coming of age in 1970s New York.

Guardiola will play Mylene Cruz, described as a “shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family’s fiercely religious church walls.” She joins fellow newcomers Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Skylan Brooks and Tremaine Brown Jr. in a story about teenagers struggling to survive in the Bronx while armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans.

“So many really talented actors were seen to play the lead female role of Mylene Cruz, daughter of Reverend Ramon Cruz and niece of Papa Filipe Fuerte Cruz in ‘The Get Down,'” said Luhrmann. “It’s always thrilling to find a fresh unknown talent, particularly one »

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The 100's Adina Porter Joins Wgn America Slavery Drama Underground

15 April 2015 4:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Adina Porter’s new role will take her Underground.

The actress will play a woman who helps slaves find their way along the Underground Railroad in Wgn America’s forthcoming historical drama, per our sister site Deadline.

Porter, whose extensive resume includes roles on The 100, True Blood and The Newsroom, will portray Pearly Mae. The character is instrumental in spreading a song that contains clues that lead escaping slaves to freedom.

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The one-hour drama, which was ordered straight to series in February, “follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from »

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Cannes: 'Standing Tall' to open 2015 festival

13 April 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A female director will open the festival for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Standing Tall (La Tête Haute), a film by French director Emmanuelle Bercot, is to open the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 13.

It marks the first time a film by a female director has opened the festival since Diane KurysA Man in Love in 1987.

Standing Tall stars Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier and Rod Paradot, who plays the main character, juvenile delinquent Malony, following his upbringing from childhood to adulthood, as a children’s judge and social worker try to save him.

It was filmed in the Nord-Pas de Calais, Rhône-Alpes and Paris.

Surprising

“The choice of this film may seem surprising, given the rules generally applied to the Festival de Cannes opening ceremony,” said Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the festival.

This reference to a “surprising” choice likely refers to the recent run of star-powered openers including Woody Allen’s [link »

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Cannes: 'La Tête Haute' to open 2015 edition

13 April 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A female director will open the festival for the first time in nearly 30 years.

La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), a film by French director Emmanuelle Bercot, is to open the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 13.

It marks the first time a film by a female director has opened the festival since Diane KurysA Man in Love in 1987.

La Tête Haute stars Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier and Rod Paradot, who plays the main character, juvenile delinquent Malony, following his upbringing from childhood to adulthood, as a children’s judge and social worker try to save him.

It was filmed in the Nord-Pas de Calais, Rhône-Alpes and Paris.

“The choice of this film may seem surprising, given the rules generally applied to the Festival de Cannes opening ceremony,” said Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the festival.

This reference to a “surprising” choice could refer to the recent run of star-powered openers including Woody Allen’s [link »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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This week in tv news: Nina Dobrev to exit The Vampire Diaries at the end of this season

11 April 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Arrested Development, which producer Brian Grazer confirmed would be returning

Netflix’s upcoming series The Get Down has cast its four lead roles. The hip hop drama, set in New York in the 70s, has tapped Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Skylan Brooks, and Tremain Brown Jr. to star in the series. Moore, who will soon be seen on the big screen in the Sundance feature Dope, will be playing Shaolin Fantastic, while Smith, who is in this summer’s Paper Towns, will play Ezekiel. Brown Jr. will make his acting debut on the series by playing Boo-Boo, while Brooks, who was one of the two leads in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, will play Ra-Ra.

Netflix describes The Get Down thusly.

The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York — broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are »

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TVLine Items: Grace and Frankie Trailer, Freaks and Geeks Reunion and More

9 April 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Much like grief, there are five stages of losing your husband to a gay man. And Netflix’s Grace and Frankie is about to delve into every one of them.

The streaming giant has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming comedy, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, respectively) leave their wives for each other.

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First Look: Cast Of Baz Luhrmann's ‘70s-Set Netflix Show 'The Get Down' Including The Star Of Sundance Hit ‘Dope’

9 April 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In case you’ve forgotten, many of our best auteurs are moving into the narrative space of television because TV has obviously flourished in recent years with character-based stories for adults not built on blockbuster spectacle. If we’re not careful, maybe every great filmmaker is just going to head towards television (though that may not be the worst thing in the world if you’re an adult and like real characters). Read More: 15 Filmmakers At The Forefront Of The TV Revolution Baz Luhrmann's the latest and in case you’ve forgotten he’s got a new show brewing for Netflix called “The Get Down.” It’s about a rag tag group of teenagers who are wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late ‘70s, and presumably we’ll see the birth of hip-hop, breakdancing, beatboxing within that milieu. Today Netflix revealed the cast, and the actor »

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First Look: Cast Of Baz Luhrmann's ‘70s-Set Netflix Show 'The Get Down' Including The Star Of Sundance Hit ‘Dope’

9 April 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In case you’ve forgotten, many of our best auteurs are moving into the narrative space of television because TV has obviously flourished in recent years with character-based stories for adults not built on blockbuster spectacle. If we’re not careful, maybe every great filmmaker is just going to head towards television (though that may not be the worst thing in the world if you’re an adult and like real characters). Read More: 15 Filmmakers At The Forefront Of The TV Revolution Baz Luhrmann's the latest and in case you’ve forgotten he’s got a new show brewing for Netflix called “The Get Down.” It’s about a rag tag group of teenagers who are wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late ‘70s, and presumably we’ll see the birth of hip-hop, breakdancing, beatboxing within that milieu. Today Netflix revealed the cast, and the actor »

- Edward Davis

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Baz Luhrmann’s Hip-Hop Drama For Netflix Casts Four Leads

9 April 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Four teenagers are set to lead The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s longtime passion project that Netflix ordered to series in February. The music-driven drama revolves around a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers who are wild in the streets — nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them, except one another. Tj Brown is set as Boo-Boo, a mechanically minded kid who wants to get down and is an irrepressible 40-year-old in a 14-year-old body. Justice Smith (Paper Towns) will… »

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Here Are the 4 Young Actors Who Will Star in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Musical Drama Series 'The Get Down'

9 April 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Following a global casting call for actors by director Baz Luhrmann, to fill major roles in his upcoming Netflix musical drama "The Get Down," a starring cast is now set. Announced via press release, Shameik MooreJustice SmithSkylan Brooks and  Tremaine Brown Jr. have all booked lead roles in the series which will unfold over 13 episodes (each an hour long), tracking the history of hip-hop, and other innovative forms of music and art of the period.  Here's a description: "Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, 'The Get Down' is a mythic saga of how New. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Here Are the 4 Young Actors Who Will Star in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Musical Drama Series 'The Get Down'

9 April 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Following a global casting call for actors by director Baz Luhrmann, to fill major roles in his upcoming Netflix musical drama "The Get Down," a starring cast is now set. Announced via press release, Shameik MooreJustice SmithSkylan Brooks and  Tremaine Brown Jr. have all booked lead roles in the series which will unfold over 13 episodes (each an hour long), tracking the history of hip-hop, and other innovative forms of music and art of the period.  Here's a description: "Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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