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Benji Reboot Begins Shooting, Blumhouse Shares First Photo

Benji Reboot Begins Shooting, Blumhouse Shares First Photo
It has been quite some time since Hollywood has produced a hit movie centered around an adorable dog, but that may very well change next year. That being said, the movie is coming from a very unlikely source. Blumhouse, the studio behind Paranormal Activity and Sinister, is making a Benji reboot and it is filming right now. The studio also recently announced the cast for the movie, who also have a history with horror flicks.

Deadline is reporting that the cast for the new Benji movie will be headlined by Kiele Sanchez, who is known for her roles in The Purge: Anarchy and the TV series Kingdom. Other members of the cast included Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp, Will Rothhaar, Angus Sampson and Jerod Haynes. The report also noted that the movie is already in production in New Orleans.

Brandon Camp is taking over the reigns of the franchise from his father Joe,
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Newswire: The Benji reboot has finally started filming

After six years (or 42, from the point of view of its canine star), Brandon Camp’s Benji reboot has finally started filming. Camp—the son of Joe Camp, who directed the 1974 original—has assembled a cast that includes The Purge: Anarchy’s Kiele Sanchez, Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp, Will Rothhaar, Angus Sampson, Jerod Haynes, and, presumably, a pretty adorable dog.

Less authoritarian than Rin Tin Tin, more approachable than the haughtily aristocratic Lassie, Benji has traditionally been portrayed by scruffy mutts in his on-screen roles. The new Benji was apparently found in a Humane Society after being abandoned in a supermarket parking lot; now he’s on-set in New Orleans, working to foil kidnappings and bring the franchise back after a 12-year hiatus.

[via Deadline]
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‘Benji’ Reboot Sets Cast; Filming Already Underway In New Orleans

‘Benji’ Reboot Sets Cast; Filming Already Underway In New Orleans
Exclusive: Director Brandon Camp’s retelling of his father Joe Camp’s 1974 Benji movie has unveiled its cast including Kingdom and Purge: Anarchy actress Kiele Sanchez, Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp, Will Rothhaar, Angus Sampson and Jerod Haynes. Pic, which is already in production in New Orleans, La, also boasts renowned animal consultant Mark Forbes as head trainer whose work has been seen in such movies as We Bought a Zoo, Marley & Me and Dr. and Doctor Dolittle. Also…
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New Castle Season 7,Episode 8 Intense Spoiler Promo Clip Hit The Net

Last night, ABC dropped the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Castle" episode 8 of season 7, and it appears to be wicked intense and dramatic as a crazy gunman with a bomb holds up a subway with Esposito on it and a bunch understandably frightened passengers, and more! The episode is titled, "Kill Switch." In the new, 8th episode official plotline: "When subway passengers, including Detective Esposito, are taken hostage by a mysterious gunman, Castle, Beckett and the team will have to find out the gunman's agenda before it’s too late. " Guest stars feature: Will Rothhaar as Jared Stone, Maya Stojan as Tory Ellis, Nathan Anderson as Brent Reeves and Wendy Braun as Carol Jarvis. The episode was written by David Amann and it was directed by Jeannot Szwarc. Episode 8 is scheduled to air on Monday night, November 24th at 9pm central time on ABC.
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New Castle Season 7,Episode 8 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By ABC

Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Castle" episode 8 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "Kill Switch," and it sounds like things will get very drama-filled and mega intense as a crazy gunman holds up a subway that contains Esposito and a bunch of scared passengers, and more! In the new, 8th episode press release: When subway passengers, including Detective Esposito, are taken hostage by a mysterious gunman, Castle, Beckett and the team are going to have to uncover the gunman's agenda before it’s too late. Guest stars feature: Will Rothhaar as Jared Stone, Maya Stojan as Tory Ellis, Nathan Anderson as Brent Reeves and Wendy Braun as Carol Jarvis. The episode was written by David Amann and it was directed by Jeannot Szwarc. Episode 8 is set to air on Monday night, November 24th at 9pm central time on ABC.
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Grimm Adds Killing Kennedy Assassin as Mysterious Cop in Season 4

Grimm Adds Killing Kennedy Assassin as Mysterious Cop in Season 4
Nick, Hank: Meet your new co-worker.

Will Rothhaar, who portrayed Lee Harvey Oswald in National Geographic Channel’s Killing Kennedy, is joining Grimm as a cop with a dark side, TVLine has learned.

Rothhaar’s Officer Acker will debut in Episode 8 of the NBC drama’s upcoming fourth season, and he’ll be around for at least three episodes.

He joins previously announced Season 4 guest stars Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is the New Black), Toni Trucks (Franklin & Bash) and Erick Avari (The Mentalist).

In addition to Killing Kennedy, Rothhaar’s TV resume includes stints on Reckless, Last Resort, Perception, CSI and Fringe.
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Exclusive: Killing Kennedy Debuts on Digital HD November 22nd

Exclusive: Killing Kennedy Debuts on Digital HD November 22nd
Earlier this month, the National Geographic channel debuted the TV movie Killing Kennedy, which became a ratings hit for the network, attracting 3.4 million viewers. We can exclusively report that this adaptation is available on Digital HD formats starting today, November 22, the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.

Based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's best seller comes this shocking thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a former Marine grows disillusioned with America. When their paths ultimately cross, the course of history is changed forever as seen in this mesmerizing film about the assassination of JFK -- and its chilling aftermath.

Michelle Trachtenberg, Will Rothhaar and Jack Noseworthy co-star in this riveting drama. Nelson McCormick directed from an adapted screenplay by Kelly Masterson.

Fox Home Entertainment hasn't revealed when the Blu-ray and DVD will debut quite yet,
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JFK 50th anniversary: TV specials and documentaries guide

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is on Nov. 22, and TV programming related to the anniversary will be hard to escape all month long.

Here's a rundown of some of the specials, movies and other retrospectives on JFK and his death that are airing in November. All times Eastern.

Friday, Nov. 8

"JFK: The Lost Bullet" (Nat Geo, 7 p.m.): Using remastered home movies from the scene of the Kennedy assassination, this hour-long special looks for evidence that may have been missed in earlier viewings.

"JFK: The Final Hours" (Nat Geo, 8 p.m.): Actor Bill Paxton, who as an 8-year-old saw Kennedy deliver one of his final speeches in Fort Worth, Texas, on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, hosts this two-hour documentary retracing the final day of JFK's life via accounts of those who were with him.

"JFK: The Smoking Gun" (Reelz, 8 p.m.):
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Ratings: Killing Kennedy Hits High for NatGeo

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Ratings: Killing Kennedy Hits High for NatGeo
The premiere of the TV-movie Killing Kennedy on Sunday night drew 3,354,000 total viewers, squeaking past last February’s Killing Lincoln (3.351 mil) to deliver National Geographic Channel’s largest audience ever.

What’s more, Kennedy’s 1.1 rating in the 25-54 demo marks the network’s best performance with that target since Lincoln, as well as a 175 percent improvement on the Sunday time slot’s 2013 average.

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“The success we saw last night proved once again that authentic, smart television can not only be entertaining, but also be important,
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‘Killing Kennedy’ Gets Record Viewers for National Geographic Channel

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‘Killing Kennedy’ Gets Record Viewers for National Geographic Channel
Killing Kennedy” brought in the highest total viewership in National Geographic Channel’s history, earning 3.4 million total viewers. The TV movie, which stars Rob Lowe as John F. Kennedy, Will Rothhaar as assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy, earned a 2.8 household rating — the second highest in network history. Also read: ‘Killing Kennedy’s’ Will Rothhaar to Lee Harvey Oswald’s Ghost: ‘I Wish I Could Teach You How to Play Baseball’ “Killing Kennedy” was in the top 10 for total social mentions among all primetime cable programs last night across Trendrr and Social Guide,
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‘Killing Kennedy’ Draws Record Viewership For National Geographic Channel

Scott Free and Bill O’Reilly‘s Killing movies are becoming a formidable franchise for National Geographic Channel. Last night, the second installment in the series, Killing Kennedy, pulled 3.354 million viewers and 1.1 rating in adults 25-54. Killing Kennedy edged the first movie, Killing Lincoln (3.351 million), in total viewers to record Ngc’s largest audience in history and tied Killing Lincoln‘s 1.1 25-45 rating, also an all-time record for the channel. In households, Killing Kennedy posted a 2.8 rating, second highest ever behind the documentary Inside 9/11. Additionally, Ngc says that #killingkennedy was the No. 1 trending topic in the U.S. during the telecast, with the network’s website experiencing record traffic. “Killing Kennedy demonstrated once again that our constant efforts to expand the type of programming National Geographic Channel presents is paying off,” said Ngc President Howard Owens. Killing Kennedy stars Rob Lowe (President Kennedy), Will Rothhaar (Lee Harvey Oswald), with Michelle Trachtenberg
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TV Ratings: 'Killing Kennedy' Edges Past 'Killing Lincoln' Record With 3.4 Million Viewers

TV Ratings: 'Killing Kennedy' Edges Past 'Killing Lincoln' Record With 3.4 Million Viewers
National Geographic's latest scripted foray, and second collaboration with Bill O'Reilly, falls short of a network record against substantial competition from the NFL and "The Walking Dead."

The National Geographic Channel continues to make strong strides into scripted programming.

Sunday night saw the network's second adaptation from Bill O'Reilly book, Killing Kennedy, average nearly 3.4 million viewers during its two-hour inaugural telecast. That puts it just a hair above the network's previous record viewership set by Killing Lincoln earlier this year. (Kennedy brought in 3,354,000, while Lincoln took 3,351,000.)

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The telepic, airing two weeks ahead of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, had substantial competition from the NFL and AMC's unstoppable The Walking Dead (12.2 million viewers at 9 p.m. Et). The 8 p.m. debut also earned a 1.1 rating with adults 25-54.

Killing Kennedy is just the latest effort in a big scripted push at the network.
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'Killing Kennedy': How did Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin do as JFK and Jackie O?

In the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, TV programming is going to be flooded with specials, movies and retrospectives on JFK's death. "Killing Kennedy," perhaps the highest-profile of the bunch, came to kick things off on Sunday (Nov. 10).

In the Nat Geo film, based on Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's best-selling book, Rob Lowe stars as Kennedy, alongside Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy. Following Kennedy's final three years, things kick off in 1960, tracking the parallel stories of the ill-fated president and Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar). While JFK faces the the threat of Communism in Cuba, Oswald's in Russia, renouncing his American citizenship and meeting his wife, Marina (Michelle Trachtenberg). Eventually, their paths cross in a most horrific way, with the movie eschewing the multiple killers conspiracy that's commonly considered, instead presenting the assassination in the most traditional sense.
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'Killing Kennedy': Rob Lowe, Ginnifer Goodwin bring Bill O' Reilly's JFK docudrama to life

On Nov. 22, America and the world mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most momentous events of the 20th century, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

As it did last year with "Killing Lincoln," National Geographic Channel has turned to another best-seller by Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard to dramatize the occasion.

Premiering Sunday, Nov. 10, the docudrama version of "Killing Kennedy" follows the twin trajectories of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald until they meet on that fateful day in Dallas' Dealey Plaza.

Directed by Nelson McCormick from a script by Kelly Masterson, "Killing Kennedy" stars Rob Lowe as JFK, Ginnifer Goodwin as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald, Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald, Jack Noseworthy as Bobby Kennedy, Casey Siemaszko as Jack Ruby, Francis Guinan as Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Flood as Kennedy insider Kenneth O'Donnell.

On this bright mid-June day in Richmond,
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Will Rothhaar: What It Takes to Play Killing Kennedy's Lee Harvey Oswald

Will Rothhaar: What It Takes to Play Killing Kennedy's Lee Harvey Oswald
Many actors dream of playing a super hero or a knight in shining armor, but for Will Rothhaar, playing Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was right up his alley. "Oswald has always been vilified in a huge way but no one has gone in to intimate moments in his life. I was definitely eager to get in to it," Rothaar tells People of being cast as JFK's killer in the new National Geographic Channel movie Killing Kennedy. "It was fascinating to dig deep and find out things about him that I didn't know." In preparation for the film, which follows
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Michelle Trachtenberg Talks Killing Kennedy, Chasing the Project, What Drew Her to Marina Oswald & Working with Will Rothhaar on Character Dynamics

Produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, National Geographic Channel’s Killing Kennedy chronicles the build-up to one of America’s most shocking events – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1959, two men faced major turning points in their lives, one in Washington, D.C., preparing to announce his presidential candidacy, and the other at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, renouncing his American citizenship. This film charts the highs and lows of those two men, eventually intersecting with two shocking deaths that stunned a nation. It stars Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy and Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald, with Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Michelle Trachtenberg talked about why she chased this project, what drew her to Marina Oswald,
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Ginnifer Goodwin Talks Killing Kennedy, Showing the Private Side of Jackie Kennedy, Working with Rob Lowe, and the Shoot’s Most Emotional Moment

Produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, National Geographic Channel’s Killing Kennedy chronicles the build-up to one of America’s most shocking events – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1959, two men faced major turning points in their lives, one in Washington, D.C., preparing to announce his presidential candidacy, and the other at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, renouncing his American citizenship. This film charts the highs and lows of those two men, eventually intersecting with two shocking deaths that stunned a nation. It stars Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy and Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald, with Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Ginnifer Goodwin talked about why she’s avoided playing Jackie Kennedy until now,
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What to Watch Sunday: Killing Kennedy, Revenge Gets Ugly, Shake It Up's Last Dance and More

What to Watch Sunday: Killing Kennedy, Revenge Gets Ugly, Shake It Up's Last Dance and More
On TV this Sunday: National Geographic targets the JFK assassination, an Ugly Betty alum visits Revenge, Shake It Up takes a final bow and Bob’s Burgers add a taste of Community. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Killing Kennedy (NatGeo) | Based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, this TV-movie follows President John F. Kennedy (Parks and Recreation’s Rob Lowe) and his ultimate assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar,
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Will Rothhaar Talks Killing Kennedy, Bringing Lee Harvey Oswald to Life, Working with Rob Lowe and Michelle Trachtenberg, and Oswald’s Motivation

Produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, National Geographic Channel’s Killing Kennedy chronicles the build-up to one of America’s most shocking events – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1959, two men faced major turning points in their lives, one in Washington, D.C., preparing to announce his presidential candidacy, and the other at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, renouncing his American citizenship. This film charts the highs and lows of those two men, eventually intersecting with two shocking deaths that stunned a nation. It stars Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy and Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald, with Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Will Rothhaar talked about why he was so interested in this project, the
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‘Killing Kennedy’s’ Will Rothhaar to Lee Harvey Oswald’s Ghost: ‘I Wish I Could Teach You How to Play Baseball’

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‘Killing Kennedy’s’ Will Rothhaar to Lee Harvey Oswald’s Ghost: ‘I Wish I Could Teach You How to Play Baseball’
Will Rothhaar knows Lee Harvey Oswald inside and out. He may not have been born to play the role in the National Geographic Channel’s ”Killing Kennedy,” but Rothhaar’s upbringing certainly made him a shoo-in. As a kid, he spent a lot of time in Dallas — the city where John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Oswald, the man Rothhaar portrays. Rothhaar’s grandparents lived there, so he estimates that he has been to Dealey Plaza — the site of the shooting — at least five times. The first time he went, his father took him up to Oswald’s sniper’s nest in the.
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