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Actors Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott will be diving into the cutthroat world of Washington D.C. politics for House of Cards season 5, according to Entertainment Weekly. Netflix revealed the casting news at a press event in New York City yesterday, where a number of announcements were made about their upcoming shows.
Take a look at three brand new images released by the platform; the first and second show Clarkson as she sits down to speak with Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood and the third highlights Campbell as he seems to be getting down to business with Joel Kinnaman’s Will Conway…
No details about either of these two new characters have surfaced, but the stills above suggest that they’ll be on opposite sides of the political spectrum/Underwood-Conway presidential election.
- Justin Cook
Karen Gillan signals her Jumanji character is just as unhappy as many viewers are about what they call her "sexist" jungle outfit. The 29-year-old Scottish actress plays Ruby Roundhouse in the upcoming film, which is set for release in December. The movie is a reboot of the hit 1995 dark fantasy adventure flick starring the late Robin Williams, which was about kids whose board game comes to life. In the new Jumanji, four people are sucked into the game's jungle world and must turn into characters to beat it. Gillan's is an Amazonian warrior. Last year, the first photo from the reboot was released and shows Gillan wearing a cropped shirt with »
The film, which Gillan also wrote and stars in, was previously called Tupperware Party but has reverted to working title Untitled Original Drama.
Gillan explained to Screen why she was forced to change the name.
“The title is currently in limbo”, she said. “Basically we had a title [Tupperware Party] and then realised that it was a brand name. That’s actually the name of the company that makes those tubs, so currently we’re deciding on a new title. I’m kind of digging the idea that we have to figure out a new title. I do believe that obstacles in creative situations often result in a better idea so I’m hoping that’s the case »
The dangers awakened by the cursed Jumanji game tend to involve the jungle, like wild beasts and dangerous plants, but it looks like producer Ted Field and his production company Radar Pictures landed on the “$2 million debt” space when they rolled the Jumanji dice. Unfortunately, this debt isn’t like a horde of wild monkeys or rampaging rhinoceros that can be banished back to the game like in the old Jumanji movie, as Deadline explains, it has to be defeated by diverting profits from the new Jumanji movie until the $2 million debt is paid off.
Let’s back up: Radar Pictures is one of the production companies involved in the new Jumanji movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan, but back in 2014, Radar was sued by another producer named Johnny Lin who had invested money in the company and then didn’t get the return that he ...
- Sam Barsanti
Exclusive: Radar Pictures and Ted Field won't be seeing any money from Jumanji when it comes out on December 22 – at least until a $2 million debt is paid off. In a court order dated December 20, Judge Gerald Rosenberg formally assigned funds and fees that Field or his company might get from their executive producing role on the Sony Pictures and Village Roadshow project starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas. "During the course of… »
5 items from 2017
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