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Deadwood Movie May Shoot This Year Says Ian McShane

Deadwood Movie May Shoot This Year Says Ian McShane
This August will mark the 11th anniversary of a very sad date in TV history, the last episode of Deadwood, which was unceremoniously canceled after its Season 3 finale. Given the massive fan base for the show, many had been holding out hope that the show would come back in some way, and in January 2016, those fans' prayers were answered when the network gave the green light for a new Deadwood movie. We reported in April that series creator David Milch has delivered his script to HBO, but we haven't heard anything since then. Today we have word from Ian McShane, who said that the movie may in fact shoot before the end of the year.

Variety spoke with Ian McShane, who was promoting his new hit series American Gods on Starz, when the talk eventually shifted to Deadwood. The last update we had on the movie was last month, when
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Deadwood Reunion Movie Needs to Happen Now or Never Hints Ian McShane

Deadwood Reunion Movie Needs to Happen Now or Never Hints Ian McShane
Back in January, HBO finally confirmed that rumors of a Deadwood movie are true, with series creator and executive producer David Milch being given the green light to start working on this long-awaited reunion. No plot details have surfaced at this time, and we haven't had any additional updates since January, but original Deadwood star Ian McShane thinks that the network should move quickly with this project, because he and the rest of his cast may not be available if the development process drags out. Here's what he had to say during a new interview with Chris Hardwick.

"There's talk about it now, them writing a script. But I'll believe it when I'm on the street in my muddy boots...Now would seem a perfect time, it's ten years since they elbowed it. It's perfect time. Tim's got a huge following from the show he did, Justified. All the other people are free,
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‘The Blacklist’ Adds Leon Rippy; Phylicia Rashad Joins ‘Empire’

Saving Grace alum Leon Rippy has booked a recurring role on the fourth season of NBC’s hit drama series The Blacklist. Rippy will play Hunter, a mysterious survivalist who stumbles upon a secret that will have dire consequences. He's an enigmatic character whose unhinged behavior makes him hard to pin down as friend or foe. Rippy, who starred in HBO’s Deadwood, most recently was seen on Hulu miniseries 11.22.63. He is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency. The Cosby…
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J.J. Abrams Wanted James Franco for ‘11.22.63’ After Reading His Article on the Book

J.J. Abrams Wanted James Franco for ‘11.22.63’ After Reading His Article on the Book
The latest adaptation of one of bestselling author Stephen King’s novels, Hulu mini-series “11.22.63,” launched with a premiere at L.A.’s Bruin Theater on Thursday. Executive producer J.J. Abrams told Variety how an article that star James Franco wrote about the book led to the actor’s casting.

“When I read this piece that Franco had written, it was so passionate about this character, about this world, about this story,” Abrams said. “He was also, in the piece, giving me s–t for being involved in too many projects, so I thought at the very least I should reach out and see if he wanted to be involved in this one with me.”

Franco revealed that King’s time-travel novel was one of the first books that he picked up after having to read 150 for his oral exams as a student in the Yale English department. The book caught his eye,
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New Teaser Trailer for Stephen King’s 11.22.63 Event Series

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"The past hates trespassers" in the new teaser trailer for Stephen King and J.J. Abrams' 11.22.63 event series, premiering February 15th on Hulu.

"Based upon the best-selling 2011 novel written by King and published by Scribner, 11/22/63 is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself … which doesn’t want to be changed.

A nine-hour event series, 11/22/63 has received a direct-to-series order from Hulu, and the project marks the first original programming collaboration between Hulu and Wbtv. J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk are executive producers of 11/22/63. Carpenter will write the teleplay, based on the novel by King. Bad Robot’s Kathy Lingg is co-executive producer, and Athena Wickham is producer."

An eight-part event series, the first
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Watch the First Teaser Trailer for Stephen King’s 11.22.63 Event Series

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"I'm gonna tell you something that's gonna seem crazy." Readers followed time traveling English teacher Jake Epping back to the ’60s in Stephen King's novel 11/22/63, and soon they'll witness his cautionary adventure on the small screen in Hulu's event series adaption of King's work. Ahead of its February 15th debut, the upcoming series is glimpsed in its first teaser trailer.

The first two-hour portion of the eight-part event series was directed by Kevin Macdonald (How I Live Now, The Last King of Scotland).

In addition to James Franco playing the lead role of Jake Epping, the cast includes Chris Cooper as Al Templeton, Sarah Gadon as Sadie Dunhill, Cherry Jones as Marguerite Oswald, Daniel Webber as Lee Harvey Oswald, George MacKay as Bill Turcotte, Lucy Fry as Marina Oswald, and Leon Rippy as Harry Dunning. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

"Based upon the best-selling 2011 novel written
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Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Event Series Teased in New Photo

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We're less than four months away from the February premiere of Hulu's event series adaptation of Stephen King's 11/22/63, and a new photo unveiled by EW offers fans their first look at James Franco as time traveling English teacher Jake Epping.

EW's first photo of Franco in 11/22/63 gives a glimpse into the event series that will follow an English teacher who attempts to stop President John F. Kennedy from being killed on that fateful day in Dallas over fifty years ago. The nine-hour event series premieres February 15th on Hulu.

The first two-hour chunk of the series will be directed by Kevin Macdonald (How I Live Now, The Last King of Scotland). In addition to Franco, the cast includes Chris Cooper as Al Templeton, Sarah Gadon as Sadie Dunhill, Cherry Jones as Marguerite Oswald, Daniel Webber as Lee Harvey Oswald, George MacKay as Bill Turcotte, Lucy Fry as Marina Oswald,
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'Deadwood' Movie to Finally Wrap-Up HBO Series?

'Deadwood' Movie to Finally Wrap-Up HBO Series?
Nine years ago this month, HBO's hit series Deadwood aired its last episode after just three seasons on the air. Ever since then, fans have been clamoring for the show to return in some form, with series star Kim Dickens saying last year that Deadwood creator David Milch still wants to give the beloved Western series a proper ending. Earlier today, star Garret Dillahunt told his Twitter followers that he's heard rumors of a Deadwood movie. Here's what the actor had to say on his Twitter page.

"So uh....I'm hearing credible rumors about a #Deadwood movie. #Everybodypray. Come on @HBO...you made @entouragemovie. Give the #Deadwood fans some closure. #Youcandoit."

TV Line also reports that HBO is actually in negotiations with David Milch for a movie that will wrap up the story line, though it is not stated whether or not this will be a movie that airs on HBO or in theaters,
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Josh Duhamel Books Role on Hulu's '11/22/63'

The upcoming Hulu miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's "11/22/63" has added yet another big name to its already-sprawling cast, with actor Josh Duhamel joining the ensemble.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Duhamel will have a regular role on the series, which stars James Franco as English teacher Jake Epping, who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the titular date. According to THR, Duhamel's character is an antagonist for Epping:

Duhamel will play Frank Dunning, the father of Jake's student Harry Dunning (played by youngster Jack Fulton and Leon Rippy), in 1960s Kentucky. Frank is the rakish town butcher, a ladies' man with an effortless smile that everyone welcomes -- except Jake, the only man who knows the full violence of which Frank is capable.

The rest of the impressive cast includes Daniel Webber (who's playing assassin Lee Harvey Oswald), Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones,
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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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Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Miniseries Finds Director And Supporting Cast

11/22/63 is proof that not every literary adaptation starring James Franco is based on the works of John Steinbeck or William Faulkner. This upcoming miniseries hails from legendary horror author Stephen King (whose works outside of the scary realm are equally as prolific as those within it) and focuses on a small-town school teacher who realizes he is able to travel through time via a door in a local diner. Franco previously snagged the lead role as the teacher Jake Epping, who takes it upon himself to prevent the assassination of JFK, and the show has now secured a director and supporting cast.

Academy Award winner Kevin McDonald (The Last King Of Scotland) has signed on to direct and executive produce the first two episodes of the nine-hour event series. He will work from a script penned by Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), who is expected to seriously curtail King
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Kevin Macdonald to Direct Stephen King Mini-Series '11/22/63'

Hulu doesn't quite have the original content success Netflix and Amazon has celebrated, but they are trying their hardest to change that. As they accelerate into motion their mini-series adaptation of Stephen King's JFK assassination novel "11/22/63", they roped in Chris Cooper, Lucy Fry, George MacKay, Leon Rippy and Cherry Jones to star alongside James Franco, Sarah Gadon and Daniel Webber for its upcoming nine-episodes. Also, Kevin Macdonald (Black Sea) is on board to direct the first two episodes. Franco was already confirmed to lead as Jake Epping, a modern-day high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the president's assassination. Meanwhile, Gadon, just as of yesterday, signed on as the female lead Sadie Dunhill, a librarian in the '60s who falls for Franco's character. Webber will portray Lee Harvey Oswald, the man credited with the assassination of JFK. Cooper will play diner owner and Franco's mentor,
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Chris Cooper Joins 11/22/63

Chris Cooper Joins 11/22/63
It feels like just yesterday we were reporting on Sarah Gadon joining the cast of J.J. Abrams and Hulu’s streaming adaptation of Stephen King’s JFK time-travel take 11/22/63. That might be because it was just yesterday. Today, though, brings word that Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, Daniel Webber, George MacKay, Lucy Fry and Leon Rippy are also all part of the cast. James Franco is starring as Jake Epping, a divorced English teacher who stumbles on a time portal than can send him back to late 1958, kicking off a quest to prevent the shooting of President John F. Kennedy while on a tour in Dallas in 1963, a mission complicated by his falling in love and the tricky, resolute nature of time, which keeps springing back into shape.Gadon is Sade, the plucky librarian Jake falls for. Cooper will be Al Templeton, the owner of Al’s Diner and a mentor
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J.J. Abrams' Hulu Adaptation of Stephen King's 11/22/63 Novel Casts Lee Harvey Oswald, 6 Other Roles

J.J. Abrams' Hulu Adaptation of Stephen King's 11/22/63 Novel Casts Lee Harvey Oswald, 6 Other Roles
Hulu’s J.J. Abrams-produced adaptation of the timey-wimey Stephen King novel 11/22/63 has cast presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, plus another half-dozen roles.

RelatedJames Franco to Lead J.J. Abrams’ Hulu Adaptation of Stephen King’s 11/22/63

Based on King’s best-selling novel, 11/22/63 follows Jake Epping (played by James Franco), a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Ergo, you need your shooter, and Aussie actor Daniel Webber (Home and Away; above photo, left) will fill the role of Oswald. In turn, Cherry Jones (24; photo, center) and Lucy Fry
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Win Leverage: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD

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To mark the release of Leverage: The Complete Fourth Season on 11th November, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD.

Season 4 features cameos from big screen legends Eric Stoltz and Danny Glover as the Leverage team navigate their way through international conspiracies, in a bid to take revenge on those who use their wealth and power to victimise others. The new season opens up on a picturesque Alaskan mountain top, continuing last season’s thrilling cliff-hanger where Nate and Sophie (Gina Bellman) must now make a tricky decision on their next move.

Season 4 sees the team wrapped up in a murder mystery night, an international chess tournament, and soon they learn they are being followed by a mysterious business man named Jack Latimer (Leon Rippy), who has discovered how to profit from their cases. As they attempt to learn more about him, the team is drawn
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Stargate Reboot Will Be a Trilogy Reveals Roland Emmerich

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Stargate Reboot Will Be a Trilogy Reveals Roland Emmerich
Stargate was a moderate hit for MGM back in 1994, bringing in $196 million at the worldwide box office. It never got a sequel, instead spawning a number of syndicated television spin-offs. That wasn't the original plan, though, as director and co-writer of the movie explains in a new interview.

Roland Emmerich claims he always had a trilogy in mind for the sci-fi epic, but that never came to fruition. While he is planning direct sequels to his other sci-fi hit Independence Day, he thinks its impossible to do the same with Stargate, as the original story's continuation needs to be immediate and the actors are far too old to return now.

Instead, the director is planning a whole new reboot that will consist of three film's bringing his original trilogy plans to the screen for the first time. This is what Roland Emmerich told Digital Spy about his plans to keep working in the Stargate universe.
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Under The Dome episode 8 review: Thicker Than Water

Review Frances Roberts 14 Aug 2013 - 13:10

Joe and Julia receive a cryptic message from an egg in this week’s insultingly dim episode of Under the Dome.

This review contains spoilers.

1.8 Thicker Than Water

There’s something indecorous about laying into Under the Dome. For a start, it’s too easy (titling an episode ‘Thicker Than…’ is just asking for it). Secondly, if I wasn’t writing about it for this site, I’d have switched off by now. Only sticking around to take swipes at something I’m fairly sure will piss me off each week really isn’t cricket, especially as everyone who agrees with me me will have skedaddled long ago, leaving only a robust ten million fans to shout me down in the comments.

And yet.

Every clunker of a line, every melodramatic stare-down, every attempt at depth flattened by overly on-the-nose exposition and dialogue feels
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Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Answers Burning Questions on the Dome's Power

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's episode of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]

Following the frantic chaos of riots, Chester's Mill has moved on to the politics of being stuck under a dome.

During Monday's episode, Big Jim (Dean Norris) tries to take Ollie's (Leon Rippy) land under eminent domain. Ollie shows his strength in numbers, forcing the group to leave empty-handed. They also leave one less in number since Junior (Alexander Koch) decides to join Ollie's band of outlaws. After Junior learns the truth that his mother killed herself, he sets his sights on taking his father out, but things don't go as planned. With new mysteries raised, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to get some answers:

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Under the Dome: Big Jim's Life Is About to Implode!

As de facto leader of Chester's Mill, Big Jim Rennie (Dean Norris) has had a lot on his plate since the dome descended on Under the Dome. Whether it's a greedy racist hillbilly trying to take over the town or the threat of Rev. Coggins (Ned Bellamy) outing his drug business, Jim has faced adversity without turning into his dastardly novel counterpart — but that's about to change.

Last week, when the aforementioned Ollie (Leon Rippy) set out to take control of Big Jim's propane, the councilman made an example by blowing up his lackey. That act of aggression set things in motion for Big Jim to face off against his son Junior (Alexander Koch) for a family reunion that could turn deadly when secrets are revealed. To get the scoop on what executive producer Neal Baer calls an Emmy-worthy performance from Norris, TVGuide.com turned to the man himself:

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Under the Dome episode 6 review: The Endless Thirst

Review Frances Roberts 30 Jul 2013 - 17:00

Under The Dome shows some signs of improvement this week, as the people of Chester's Mill start to turn on one another...

This review contains spoilers.

1.6 The Endless Thirst

Sometimes it takes nearly being blown up by a thermobaric missile to really put things in perspective, don’t you find?

Having survived the Us government’s attempted mass-murder, the folk of Chester’s Mill finally got their priorities straight this week and set about looting and murdering like it was going out of fashion. The result was an episode that provoked a slightly less furrowed, frustrated brow than usual. You could go so far as to say it was sort of, you know, alright.

Granted, Sheriff Linda was still burdened with the dialogue of a nineties videogame character (“This thing is spreading. We need to do something and fast” she told Barbie this week,
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