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The Haves and the Have Nots: Season Five Debuts in January on Own

Have at it. Own has announced the fifth season of The Haves and the Have Nots TV show will premiere on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. An Own drama from Tyler Perry, The Haves and the Have Nots centers on the rich and powerful Cryer family of Savannah, Georgia and their hired help. The cast includes Aaron O’Connell, Angela Robinson, Crystal Fox, Gavin Houston, John Schneider, Peter Parros, Renée Lawless, Tika Sumpter, and Tyler Lepley. Read More…
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Taraji P. Henson in First Trailer for Tyler Perry's Next Drama 'Acrimony'

"So, do you think you have an anger problem?" Lionsgate has revealed the first trailer for Tyler Perry's next drama, an infidelity thriller starring Taraji P. Henson called Acrimony. The word acrimony is actually a noun meaning "bitterness or ill feeling." It connects to the plot here, because Henson plays a woman tired of standing by her husband who continues to lie and cheat on her. Lyriq Bent plays her husband, with a cast including Danielle Nicolet, Jazmyn Simon, Tika Sumpter, Jason Vail, and Ptosha Storey. The film seems to be told through flashbacks, with Henson retelling her story of how she first met him and all the abuse she has quietly received over the years, before turning vicious and vengeful. This doesn't look so bad. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Tyler Perry's Acrimony, direct from Lionsgate's YouTube: A faithful wife (Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson
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Tyler Perry's Acrimony Trailer Sends Taraji P. Henson Into a Rampage

Tyler Perry's Acrimony Trailer Sends Taraji P. Henson Into a Rampage
Lionsgate has released the first trailer for Acrimony, the new film from director Tyler Perry, along with the new poster and first look photo featuring stars Taraji P. Henson and Lyriq Bent as the married couple Melinda and Robert. For those expecting a wacky Tyler Perry comedy, you won't find that here, with the director taking a turn into thriller territory with this tale of marital strife that is much, much darker than the filmmaker's Madea comedies, but it remains to be seen how audiences will react to this type of movie from the acclaimed director.

Acrimony centers on a faithful wife (Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson), tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent), becomes enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed. The trailer takes us back to the beginning of their relationship, when a young Melinda (Ajiona Alexus) first meets a young Robert (Antonio Madison
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Performer of the Week: Jane Krakowski

Performer of the Week: Jane Krakowski
The Performer | Jane Krakowski

The Show | BoJack Horseman

The Episode | “The Old Sugarman Place” (Sept. 8, 2017)

The Performance | We don’t often honor animated shows in this space… much less melancholy animated sitcoms about a chronically depressed horse. But dammit, we had to this week, because Krakowski’s hilarious, heartbreaking Season 4 guest spot as BoJack’s grandmother Honey was just that good.

We met Honey in flashbacks, as BoJack retreated from the world in his family’s old Michigan lake house. At first, it seemed like Krakowski would just be in comedy mode as Honey rattled off 1940s slang while fawning
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Jamie Lee Curtis Returning for ‘Halloween’ Reboot

Jamie Lee Curtis Returning for ‘Halloween’ Reboot
Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to play the iconic Laurie Strode in the “Halloween” franchise.

Universal Pictures also set Oct. 19, 2018, as the release date for what it’s calling the final film in the “Halloween” series.

The horror movie is being produced by Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax.

Curtis’ character will have a final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining leading horror producer Jason Blum, who’s behind “Get Out,” “Split,” and “The Purge” and “Paranormal Activity” franchises.

David Gordon Green is directing from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the series since its inception, will produce. Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Green
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The Haves and the Have Nots: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

Vulture WatchWho's crying for the Cryers? Has The Haves and the Have Nots TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Haves and the Have Nots season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the cable channel, The Haves and the Have Nots follows the complex dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family of Savannah, Georgia and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion. The cast includes Aaron O’Connell, Angela Robinson, Antoinette Robertson, Brett Davis, Crystal Fox, Gavin Houston, John Schneider, John Chaffin, Nicholas James, Peter Parros, Presilah Nunez, Renee Lawless, Tika Sumpter, and Tyler Lepley. Read More…
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The Haves and the Have Nots: Season Four Ratings

Last year, the ratings for The Haves and Have Nots TV show on Own dropped in the ratings but it remained the cable channel's highest-rated scripted series. Will the numbers rise or continue to fall in season four? Will The Haves and Have Nots be renewed for season five or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.The Haves and the Have Nots follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family of Savannah, Georgia and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion. The cast includes Aaron O'Connell, Angela Robinson, Antoinette Robertson, Brett Davis, Crystal Fox, Gavin Houston, John Schneider, John Chaffin, Nicholas James, Peter Parros, Presilah Nunez, Renee Lawless, Tika Sumpter, and Tyler Lepley.Below are the show's TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated
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The Haves and the Have Nots: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

Vulture WatchWho's crying for the Cryers? Has The Haves and the Have Nots TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Haves and the Have Nots season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the cable channel, The Haves and the Have Nots follows the complex dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family of Savannah, Georgia and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion. The cast includes Aaron O’Connell, Angela Robinson, Antoinette Robertson, Brett Davis, Crystal Fox, Gavin Houston, John Schneider, John Chaffin, Nicholas James, Peter Parros, Presilah Nunez, Renee Lawless, Tika Sumpter, and Tyler Lepley. Read More…
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Alysia Reiner, Clarke Peters Among Actors Joining Political Thriller ‘The Pages’

Alysia Reiner, Clarke Peters Among Actors Joining Political Thriller ‘The Pages’
Alysia Reiner, Clarke Peters, David Eigenberg, Jeff Hephner, Rex Linn, and Alex Weismann have joined the cast of political thriller “The Pages.” Joe Chappelle is directing the movie, which currently shooting in Chicago, from his own script.

CorradoMooncoin is the production company and Colleen Griffin is the producer with Candy Straight serving as executive producer. CAA is handling film sales.

Previously announced cast include Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli, Jamie Lee Curtis and Deana Dunagan. Sumpter portrays a former top U.S. security advisor threatened by associates from her dark past including a steely, commanding politician (played by Curtis) with an unwavering knack for achieving her goals.

Dunagan portrays a shrewd, no-nonsense professor who invites controversy onto her prestigious college campus by welcoming a guest speaker with a checkered and widely scrutinized past. Reiner plays an honest, pragmatic cabinet member, and Hephner plays a hardened, calculating chief of staff. Peters is the editor of a local newspaper with
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‘The Pages’: Alysia Reiner, David Eigenberg Among Additions to Political Thriller

‘The Pages’: Alysia Reiner, David Eigenberg Among Additions to Political Thriller
Alysia Reiner (Orange Is The New Black) David Eigenberg (Sex In The City), Clarke Peters (Treme) Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire), Rex Linn (CSI: Miami) and Alex Weisman (Chicago Med) are the latest cast additions to the CorradoMooncoin political thriller The Pages. They join the previously cast Deanna Dunagan, Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film, written and directed by Joe Chappelle, centers on former top U.S. security advisor, Elizabeth 'Libby' Lamm…
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Octavia Spencer, Dulé Hill and More Stars React to the Death of True Blood Star Nelsan Ellis

Octavia Spencer, Dulé Hill and More Stars React to the Death of True Blood Star Nelsan Ellis
Celebrities, friends and former costars are remembering actor Nelsan Ellis, who People confirmed died after complications with heart failure at the age of 39.

Known for his breakout role as Lafayette on HBO’s True Blood, Ellis had a number of high-profile credits to his name — including parts on the big screen in The Help, Secretariat, and Lee DanielsThe Butler (where he portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr.).

His Help costar Octavia Spencer — who also starred alongside Ellis in the James Brown biopic Get On Up — was one of the first celebrities to react, writing a post on Instagram, “Just got word that we lost @nelsanellisofficial,
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Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli, Jamie Lee Curtis join 'The Pages'

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Joe Chappelle wrote and directs thriller that starts production in Chicago this week.

Us-based producer CorradoMooncoin announced on Wednesday that Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli and Jamie Lee Curtis will star in political thriller The Pages.

Joe Chappelle wrote and will direct the female-driven story of obsession, betrayal and regret that begins production in Chicago this week.

Colleen Griffen is producing for CorradoMooncoin and Candy Straight is executive producer.

CAA handles sales on the story of a former Us security advisor played by Sumpter who is threated by associates from her dark past. Sumpter was recently seen as Michelle Robinson (Obama
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Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in Political Thriller 'The Pages'

Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in Political Thriller 'The Pages'
Tika Sumpter and Jamie Lee Curtis will star in the Chicago-set political thriller The Pages.

The movie follows a former top U.S. security adviser (Sumpter) who is threatened by associates from her dark past, including a steely politician (Jamie Lee Curtis). The Pages is a female-fronted story of obsession, collusion and hopeful redemption. 

Ben Tavassoli will also star in the indie feature from writer-director Joe Chappelle, whose credits include episodes of Chicago Fire, Fringe, CSI: Miami and The Wire.

Corrado Mooncoin, a Chicago-based independent film and TV production company, will produce The Pages, which begins principal photography this week. CAA is handling film rights. 

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Tika Sumpter & Jamie Lee Curtis To Topline Political Thriller ‘The Pages’

Tika Sumpter & Jamie Lee Curtis To Topline Political Thriller ‘The Pages’
Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli and Jamie Lee Curtis have been set to star in The Pages, a political thriller written and being directed by Joe Chappelle. Chappelle and Colleen Griffen’s CorradoMooncoin is producing the pic, which beings principal photography this week in the pair’s hometown of Chicago. The plot centers on a former top U.S. security adviser Elizabeth “Libby” Lamm (Sumpter) who is threatened by associates from her dark past including steely, commanding…
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli to Star in Political Thriller ‘The Pages’

Jamie Lee Curtis, Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli to Star in Political Thriller ‘The Pages’
Production company CorradoMooncoin has cast Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli and Jamie Lee Curtis in the political thriller “The Pages,” which will be shot in Chicago this summer.

Principal photography begins this week with Joe Chappelle directing from his own script in a female-driven story of obsession, betrayal and regret. The film will be produced by Colleen Griffen for CorradoMooncoin and executive produced by Candy Straight. CAA is handling film sales.

Sumpter will portray a former top security advisor threatened by associates from her dark past including a steely politician — played by Curtis — with an unwavering knack for achieving her goals.

“For me, ‘The Pages’ explores the challenges — from both abroad and home — that our democracy currently faces and how the individual can persevere and fight the good fight,” said Chappelle.

Chappelle’s credits include “Chicago Fire,” “Fringe,” “CSI: Miami” and “The Wire.” Griffen directed and produced the feature film “The Cold and the Quiet.” Straight most recently executive produced “Equity,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics.

Sumpter recently portrayed the young Michelle Robinson (Obama) in the feature film “Southside With You.” She currently stars in Tyler Perry’s series “The Haves and the Have Nots” on Own and will next be seen in David Lowery’s “Old Man and the Gun.” Sumpter is represented by Wme and Brookside Artist Management.

Tavassoli played the lead role in the BBC series “New Blood,” and just wrapped “Overlord” for Paramount. He is represented by Troika and Thruline Entertainment. Curtis is represented by CAA.

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Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in Indie Thriller ‘The Pages’

Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in Indie Thriller ‘The Pages’
Tika Sumpter, who starred as Michelle Obama in last year’s “Southside With You,” returns to Chicago this week to shoot the indie political thriller “The Pages.” Jamie Lee Curtis and Ben Tavassoli (BBC’s “New Blood) co-star in the feature, which is written and directed by Joe Chappelle, who’s best known for his work directing TV series like “The Wire,” “Fringe” and “Chicago Fire.” Sumpter plays a former top U.S. security adviser who is threatened by associates from her dark past, including a steely, commanding politician (Curtis) and an unyielding, patriotic chief of staff. Also Read: How
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David Lowery’s ‘The Old Man and the Gun’ Wraps Production; Read Six Lessons Lowery Learned While Shooting It

David Lowery’s ‘The Old Man and the Gun’ Wraps Production; Read Six Lessons Lowery Learned While Shooting It
David Lowery’s a busy guy. Six months after “Pete’s Dragon” was released, the writer/director premiered “A Ghost Story” at Sundance; now, according to the Road Dog Productions blog, “The Old Man and the Gun” has finished filming. A crime drama starring Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Elisabeth Moss and Tom Waits, the film has already been acquired by Fox Searchlight. Lowery shared six lessons he learned while making the film:

Read More: ‘A Ghost Story’: David Lowery’s Sundance Sensation Gets Haunting Soundtrack From Daniel Hart — Listen

“A little bit more about how to work with actors – a never-ending study that always reveals new dimensions, partially within the process but mostly in myself. How to let go a little bit more and not shoulder everyone else’s burdens. Everyone has creative challenges on movies, but I chose the people I chose
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The Haves and the Have Nots: Own Drama Returns in June

"There's nothing normal about this much pain." This week, Own released a preview for new episodes of the TV series The Haves and the Have Nots. From Tyler Perry, the drama follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family of Savannah, Georgia and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion. The cast includes Tika Sumpter, Crystal Fox, Renee Lawless, Tyler Lepley, Jaclyn Betham, Aaron O’Connell, Peter Parros, Angela Robinson, Gavin Houston, Eva Tamargo, and John Schneider.Read More…
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10 Great Fiction Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

10 Great Fiction Podcasts to Listen to Right Now
Perhaps your average idea of a podcast is a public radio news program, with longform journalism uncovering a hidden area of everyday life. Maybe it’s an interview show, where hosts dig into the personal and professional lives of experts in any number of fields. Your favorite might even be a show where a handful of people talk about their favorite bits of pop culture — of which IndieWire has a few! — every week.

Beyond those podcasting subgenres is an emerging world of quality audio fiction, scripted programming that follows a carefully crafted story arc. Sometimes these shows are episodic, stretching over years’ worth of episodes. Others are less straightforward spins on a theatrical premise. There are enough shows out there to flood your queue, but for now, here are 10 quality podcasts worth subscribing to (if you haven’t already).

Bronzeville

Some scripted podcasts use a lush production design to approximate a particular time and place.
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Fox Searchlight boards ‘Old Man And The Gun’

Fox Searchlight boards ‘Old Man And The Gun’
Film is based on article in The New Yorker magazine.

Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired North American and UK rights to David Lowery’s Old Man And The Gun.

Endgame Entertainment financed and produced the crime drama that just wrapped production in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Old Man And The Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, from his escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Lowery wrote and directed the film based on a short story by David Grann that appeared in The New Yorker.

The film stars Oscar winners Robert Redford, Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek, alongside Danny Glover, Tom Waits and Tika Sumpter.

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