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Katie Lovejoy to Write ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Retelling ‘The Season’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

Katie Lovejoy to Write ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Retelling ‘The Season’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)
Katie Lovejoy will pen the adaptation of “The Season” for Warner Bros. with Temple Hill producing, sources tell Variety.

The project is described as a modern retelling of “Pride and Prejudice” set in Texas high society. Adapted from the book published in 2016 by Jonah Lisa Marsh and Stephen Dyer, “The Season” follows Megan McKnight, a soccer star with Olympic dreams, but she’s not a girly girl. So when her Southern belle mother secretly enters her in the Dallas debutante season, she’s furious — and has no idea what she’s in for. Her attitude gets her on probation with the mother hen of the debs, and she is given a month to prove she can ballroom dance, display impeccable manners, and curtsey like a proper Texas lady or she’ll get the boot and disgrace her family.

Pete Harris and John Fischer are overseeing the project for Temple Hill.

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Gregory Walcott, ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space’ Star, Dies at 87

Gregory Walcott, ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space’ Star, Dies at 87
Gregory Walcott, who starred in several movies in the ’50s and early ’60s including, perhaps most notably, the critically panned “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” has died, his son announced on Facebook. He was 87.

“We said goodbye to my dad today,” wrote his son, “Men in Black” puppeteer Todd Mattox, on Friday. “He spent his life making people feel good.”

Walcott starred as pilot Jeff Trent in 1959’s “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” which is widely considered one of the worst films of all time. Despite its reputation, it gained a large cult following, which Walcott was reluctantly at the center of.

“I had done so many great films and worked with so many great directors that I didn’t want to be identified with such a piece of trash,” he said in a 1998 interview with Filmax magazine.

He starred alongside Bela Lugosi in the film. Lugosi, however, had died
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Claudette Colbert Q&A Pt.2: Since You Went Away, Cecil B. DeMille Movies, Midnight

Claudette Colbert/James Robert Parish Q&A Pt.1: 'The Claudette Colbert Business' A follow-up to the previous question: Which roles did Claudette Colbert want — whether at Paramount or elsewhere — that she didn't get? Colbert knew her limitations (because of her sophisticated look and being French-born), so, once a star, she stayed away from seeking parts that would be too far afield from her screen type. Noticeably, she was one of the few actresses in late-1930s Hollywood who did not seek the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind despite the fact that she was a great favorite and personal friend of Gwtw producer David O. Selznick. A few years later, Selznick offered Colbert a huge salary to star in his life-on-the-homefront World War II saga, Since You Went Away. She couldn't resist the hefty fee, but lived to regret the decision, because the set of that
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Claudette Colbert on TCM: Boom Town, Parrish, Midnight, Outpost In Malaya

Mostly a Paramount star, Claudette Colbert hasn't been a frequent presence on Turner Classic Movies — that is, apart from reruns of her relatively few movies at MGM, Warner Bros., and Rko. Unfortunately, TCM's "Summer Under the Stars" day dedicated to Colbert — Friday, August 12 — won't rectify that glaring cinematic omission. [Claudette Colbert Movie Schedule.] Despite the fact that dozens of Claudette Colbert movies remain unavailable — thanks to Universal, owner of the old Paramount movie library — TCM is only presenting one Colbert premiere, Ken Annakin's British-made 1952 drama The Planter's Wife / Outpost in Malaya, co-starring Jack Hawkins. Of course, one rarely seen movie is better than none, but still… Think The Wiser Sex, The Lady Lies, Manslaughter, Young Man of Manhattan, The Phantom President (in case it's lying in some vault somewhere), The Man from Yesterday, Misleading Lady, His Woman, Zaza, Secrets of a Secretary, I Met Him in Paris, Texas Lady, Practically Yours, Skylark, Private Worlds,
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