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Connie Britton Lands First Post-‘Nashville’ Role in Netflix’s ‘Land of Steady Habits’

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Connie Britton will play the lead role in Nicole Holofcener’s comedy-drama “The Land of Steady Habits” for Netflix, following her departure from CMT’s “Nashville.”

Britton is joining Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco and Thomas Mann in “Steady Habits,” based on the Ted Thompson novel. Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu are producing through their Likely Story production company.

Holofcener is directing from her own script, based on a man in his fifties who implodes in the middle of affluent Connecticut life by leaving his wife. When the character — played by Mendelsohn — realizes he’s made a mistake, he tries to redeem his personal and professional missteps. Britton will play a divorcee who develops a connection with Mendelsohn’s character.

Britton has been nominated for four Emmys, including one for “Nasvhille” and two for “Friday Night Lights.” She appeared in »


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Bradley Whitford Joins Busy Philipps in NBC’s Tina Fey Pilot ‘The Sackett Sisters’

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The Sackett Sisters” is filling up its family tree.

The Tina Fey-produced comedy pilot at NBC has cast Bradley Whitford in a lead role, Variety has learned. Whitford joins previously announced star, Busy Philipps.

The Sackett Sisters” is a single-camera comedy about the Sackett family, which is reunited when two estranged sisters perform an act of public heroism and are forced to navigate the aftermath together. Whitford will play the character, Henry Sackett. Philipps will play one of the sisters, and the other sibling is still being cast, though insiders tell Variety a comic actress is in negotiations.

The pilot hails from “30 Rock” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” writer Luke Del Tredici, who will executive produce with Fey, Robert Carlock, and David MinerUniversal Television is producing with Fey’s Little Stranger shingle.

Whitford has courted a few pilot offers this season, both in comedy and drama. Lately, Whitford has earned critical praise for his role on Amazon »


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STX Weighing Legal Action Over Netflix Deal for Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ (Exclusive)

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Martin Scorsese’s upcoming mob movie “The Irishman” looks to be running into trouble as distributor STX is weighing legal action over Mexican producer Gaston Pavlovich’s pending deal with Netflix. STX bought all non-u.S. distribution rights to the Robert De Niro-starring movie last year in a $50-million deal that was the talk of the Cannes Film Festival.

But STX’s role in distributing the film was cast into doubt after Pavlovich and his Fabrica de Cine outfit tried to switch instead to a worldwide deal with Netflix. Meanwhile, “The Irishman” production budget is quickly ballooning to $125 million from its originally estimated cost of $100 million.

The studio released a terse statement through a spokesman.

“As a policy, STX does not comment on rumors or matters related to litigation,” the statement reads.

News of Netflix closing in on a global distribution deal for “The Irishman” has set off alarm »


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Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Scares Up $1.8 Million on Thursday

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Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller “Get Out” has opened with an impressive $1.8 million at 2,240 sites in Thursday night preview screenings starting at 7 p.m.

Universal-Blumhouse’s thriller about a young African-American man’s visit to his white girlfriend’s estate is coming into the market amid strong critical support with a rare 100% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes. “Get Out” expands to 2,773 North American theaters on Friday, where it’s expected to gross $18 million on its opening weekend and challenge the third weekend of “The Lego Batman Movie” for box office leadership.

The film, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford, is the feature directorial for Peele, best known for his Comedy Central series “Key & Peele.” The Fandango online ticket service reported that “Get Out” was accounting for a leading 32% of its sales Friday.

Get Out” should be highly profitable, given its modest $4.5 million price tag. Low-budget horror specialist »


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Freddie Highmore to Star in ABC Pilot ‘The Good Doctor’

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Freddie Highmore has found his next project — the “Bates Motel” star has been cast in the lead role in ABC’s drama pilot, “The Good Doctor,” Variety has learned.

The Good Doctor” tells the story of Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism who relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to win over his skeptical colleagues and save the lives of the patients he deeply cares for.

Highmore will play the central character, Dr. Shaun Murphy, who is described as being awkward at the best of times, not good with social interaction, but possessed of an engaging honesty and directness. A medical savant, Shaun has survived a troubled childhood to become a talented doctor. Unable to access emotions but brilliant and intuitive when it comes to medicine, Shaun »


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Matt Czuchry Set for Fox Pilot ‘The Resident’

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Matt Czuchry is returning to broadcast TV. The “Good Wife” and “Gilmore Girls” star has just booked a role on Fox’s medical pilot “The Resident.”

Czuchry will play Conrad Hawkins, a cocky third-year resident at Kings County Hospital. The hourlong follows an idealistic young doctor who begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine.

The Resident” hails from scribes Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi, with Phillip Noyce directing the pilot. Holden Jones will serve as executive producer, while Schore and Sethi are co-executive producers. Oly Obst and Antoine Fuqua are also exec producing. Fuqua Films and 3 Arts Entertainment are producing with 20th Century Fox TV.

Fox’s drama pilots in contention include a TV reboot of the war movie “Behind Enemy Lines,”  post-apocalyptic vampire thriller “The Passage,” and »


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‘Grimm’ Star Bitsie Tulloch Bids Adieu as Series End Nears (Exclusive Video)

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After six years of NBC’s supernatural drama, “Grimm” enters the last half of its final season.  “123 episodes is so rare these days, and we wouldn’t have been able to be on air for six years if you guys hadn’t been so supportive and so loyal,” Bitsie Tulloch messaged the show’s fans in a recent interview TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. Tulloch, who currently plays Eve, and portrayed Juliette Silverton and in earlier seasons, has been on the show since the beginning. Also Read: 'Price Is Right' Contestant Mistakes Drew Carey for Bob Barker (Video) “I’m going »


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Ari Melber Lands Weekly MSNBC Show Through Trump’s First 100 Days (Exclusive)

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TheWrap has exclusively learned that MSNBC will launch a new weekly limited series, “The Point,” on Sunday night at 5 pm. Et. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber will host the show that will aim to provide in-depth coverage of everything happening with the Trump Administration, including the ongoing war with mainstream media. “The Point” is scheduled to air on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. Et throughout the remainder of the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, with the final episode tentatively scheduled for April 30. Also Read: NBC News' Willie Geist on His Personal Stake in This Year's Oscars Melber is a. »


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Oscars: Could frontrunner ‘Moonlight’ lose Best Adapted Screenplay?

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The screenplay for “Moonlight” has contended at the precursor prizes as both an original and adapted work. “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins substantially reworked Tarell Alvin McCraney‘s un-produced play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by splitting the narrative into three chapters; McCraney has a “Story By” credit on the film. Sign up to get Gold Derby’s free newsletter […] »


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‘Nashville’ TV Ratings: A Tale of 5 Seasons, 2 Channels and 1 Shocking Death

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(Spoiler alert: Stop reading right now if you don’t want to know what happened on last night’s “Nashville” — because it was big.) If a character dies on basic cable, do broadcast viewers even hear about it? Connie Britton’s singin’ “Nashville” character Rayna Jaymes passed away last night from injuries she sustained the prior week in a car crash. Since the series is now on Cmt, far fewer fans tuned in than would have during its ABC heyday — but just how far has the series fallen in Nielsen TV ratings? Let’s find out together. “Nashville” was never a big hit, »


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Claire Danes, Jim Parsons to Star in Transgender Family Drama ‘A Kid Like Jake’ (Exclusive)

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Jim Parsons and Claire Danes are attached to star as a married couple in the family drama “A Kid Like Jake,” based on a celebrated Lincoln Center play, Variety has learned.

According to a plot description, the project is about a couple trying to raise a 4-year-old-son who prefers to dress up as a princess instead of G.I. Joe. The story is especially timely given widespread concerns about the rights of transgender youth in the United States. On Wednesday, President Trump rolled back protections for transgender students to use public-school bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity.

“A Kid Like Jake” will be adapted by Silas Howard (known for the TV series “Transparent”), one of only a few transgender directors in Hollywood.

Daniel Pearle wrote the screenplay, based on his 2013 stage play, about the Brooklyn couple, trying to find the »


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Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ to Bring in Sizable $28 Million on Opening Weekend

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Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller “Get Out” is dominating the box office with an opening weekend of as much as $28 million at 2,773 North American locations, early estimates indicated Friday.

Get Out,” which opened with an impressive $1.8 million at 2,240 sites on Thursday night, will finish far ahead the closest contender, Warner Bros.’ third weekend of “The Lego Batman Movie” with about $18 million.

The second weekend of the historical saga “The Great Wall,” which carries a $150 million price tag, is dropping sharply from its $21 million opening over the four-day Presidents Day weekend, and will finish with about $8 million. Matt Damon stars in “Wall,” financed by Legendary and several Chinese partners. The film grossed over $170 million in China

Lionsgate Premiere’s “Rock Dog” will open with about $5 million at 2,077 sites, while Open Road’s actioner “Collide” is likely to finish with a diminutive $2 million at 2,045 sites.

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Espn’s Dan Le Batard on Magic Johnson Criticism: ‘Social Justice Warriors Are Eating Their Own’

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This week’s announcement that Magic Johnson has been named team president for the Los Angeles Lakers sparked celebration from many long-suffering fans, but caused a division among some of Espn’s top talent. “Highly Questionable” host Dan Le Batard kicked off a firestorm when he criticized the five-time NBA champion’s ability to run the team, saying he only got the top job because “he’s famous and charming.” Le Batard’s comments triggered an instant reaction, most notably from fellow Espn host, Mike Wilbon, who blasted him on Twitter asking: “Did the electricity go out in LeBatard’s »


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Hollywood, Media Slam White House Media Crackdown: ‘Dictatorship, Plain & Simple’

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The Trump administration caused an uproar on Friday when reporters from outlets such as the New York Times, Politico and CNN were barred from the White House press briefing. Trump critics in the media and entertainment spheres have been outspoken about the move on social media, with some calling it an attack on the First Amendment. Others applauded reporters from Time magazine and the Associated Press for walking out of the briefing in protest. “Trump is only allowing media that supports him,” wrote actor and director Mark Duplass. “That is dictatorship, plain & simple. Who is going to stand up and. »


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CBS Anchor Scott Pelley Wonders If Trump Will Expand Enemies List to Include a ‘Painter, Filmmaker, Poet’

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“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley was honored with the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Award this week and used his speech as an opportunity to fight back against President Trump’s war on media, asking who else will be declared part of what the Trump administration calls the “opposition party.” “I have to admit, I am a little disoriented. When I left New York, the President of the United States had declared us the enemy of the American People,” Pelley said, referring to a term Potus tweeted last week. “By the time I got home to Texas, I had been mistaken for. »


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‘Collide’ Review: Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones Race Down the Road to Nowhere

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Collide” opens, in earnest, with a preamble about reasons. The narration comes immediately. “We all have our reasons,” says protagonist Casey Stein (Nicholas Hoult), “and mine is love.” Currently trapped inside a flipped over car — we’ll get to that later — Casey is alive right now because of love. That intangible magic he says “we all believe in.” It’s a broadly appealing sentiment with which to begin a film, but it also illuminates the script’s unending search for, ironically, reason. I don’t subscribe to the notion that a piece of art shows its entire hand within its first ten minutes; there. »


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‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Has Monster $34M China Debut

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Sony/Screen Gems’ “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” romped to a massive $33.6 million opening day (including previews) at the Chinese box office, easily beating out fellow video-game newcomer “Assassin’s Creed,” according to China analytics firm Ent Group. “Resident Evil” also topped the $21.3 million Paramount’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” earned during its opening day just two weeks ago, which was at the time the biggest February opening in China for any Hollywood film. “xXx” has gone on to earn $149 million at the Chinese box office, which far exceeds its U.S. total of $44 million. But the pull of “Resident. »


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Murder, Nunchucks and the Trump Era: Inside 'I Don't Feel at Home in the World Anymore'

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A few years ago, Macon Blair came home to find that his New York City apartment has been broken into and his laptop stolen. Having recently relocated to Manhattan, the Virginia native viewed the incident as a sort of urban-living rite of passage. And like most folks whose primary experience with criminal investigations comes from Law & Order re-runs (and who've also logged in a guest appearance on an Svu episode), the writer-director-actor assumed that everything was going to kick into high gear the minute the boys in blue showed up. »


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Murder, Nunchucks and the Trump Era: Inside 'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore'

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A few years ago, Macon Blair came home to find that his New York City apartment has been broken into and his laptop stolen. Having recently relocated to Manhattan, the Virginia native viewed the incident as a sort of urban-living rite of passage. And like most folks whose primary experience with criminal investigations comes from Law & Order re-runs (and who've also logged in a guest appearance on an Svu episode), the writer-director-actor assumed that everything was going to kick into high gear the minute the boys in blue showed up. »


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Why Emma Thompson Won’t Be in the ‘Love Actually’ Reunion Short Film

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Love Actually” director Richard Curtis announced in February that he reunited with the cast for a special short film, produced for the British charity Comic Relief. Although the project brought back almost the entire star-studded, Emma Thompson was not present.

Thompson explained, while doing press for “Beauty and the Beast” that it was “too soon” since the death of her counterpart in the film, Alan Rickman. For that reason, Curtis was unable to write her a part.

Rickman played Thompson’s adulterous husband, Harry, in the 2003 film. The rest of the ensemble cast includes Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Keira Knightley.

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Thompson told the Press Association that Curtis reached out to her while planning the 10-minute reunion film, which will be broadcast in the United Kingdom on March 24 for Red Nose Day.

“Richard wrote to me and said, »


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