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– Bleecker Street has announced it has acquired U.S. and select territory rights to “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” to be directed by Bharat Nalluri. The film will start shooting next month and is targeting a holiday 2017 release date.
The cast includes Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens, Christopher Plummer as Scrooge and Jonathan Pryce as Dickens’ father. The Solution is handling rights for the rest of the world. The script is written by Susan Coyne and is based on the book “The Man Who Invented Christmas” by Les Standiford, published by Crown. The film recounts how Charles Dickens created the classic holiday fable, “A Christmas Carol.”
– Exclusive: Gravitas Ventures has announced it has acquired exclusive distribution rights »
- Kate Erbland
The cabler announced Wednesday that the acclaimed, ratings-challenged period drama would not be returning for a third season.
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“After careful consideration, we have reached the very difficult decision not to move forward with a third season of Manhattan,” Wgn America president Matt Cherniss in a statement. “We are proud of this critically acclaimed series, an extraordinary original drama, and are deeply disappointed that such a wonderful show could not find a larger audience. We thank the immensely »
The musician will guest-star as Thomas Dinley, the town’s barber/surgeon to whom residents go for anything “from a shave and a haircut to being leeched, bled, sliced open or sewn up,” per the official character description.
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Season 3 of the witch-trial-inspired series, »
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