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Filmmaker John Singleton Rides the Peak TV Wave to Recharge His Career

13 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Uber driver can’t come fast enough for John Singleton.

The filmmaker is hopping between studio lots in Hollywood on a warm afternoon in early November as he tends to the two drama series he’s launching this year: Bet’s “Rebel” and FX’s “Snowfall.”

At the Lot complex just off Formosa, Singleton is working with longtime collaborators on the sound mix and other post-production touches for the two-hour telepic that will introduce “Rebel” on March 28. In a nutshell, the series, Singleton explains, is “ ‘Shaft’ with a black woman.”

After reviewing the progress on “Rebel,” Singleton, 49, hurries out to the street, searching for the Uber while talking a blue streak, punctuated by a distinctive high-pitched giggle when he really wants to make a point. He’s revved up about the promise of the series and the breakout potential of his star, Danielle Moné Truitt.

“I call it film noir with neo soul, neo »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Jane Curtin Joins Fox's Liz Meriwether Comedy 'Thin Ice' (Exclusive)

16 March 2017 3:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Winter is coming for Jane Curtin.

The Saturday Night Live grad has joined the cast of Fox's Liz Meriwether comedy pilot Thin Ice, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The 20th Television project centers on a woman who reclaims her dreams when she finds herself at the end of the Earth — Antarctica — surrounded by a brilliant group of misfits. Curtin will play Mrs. Brooks, a recent widow excited to finally be in Antarctica and a part of the research team.

Bridgit Mendler (Undateable) toplines the comedy, with Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (The Wire), Ramona Young, Dan Gill »

- Kate Stanhope

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American Crime's Timothy Hutton Boards Amazon's Jack Ryan

16 March 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

American Crime‘s Timothy Hutton will soon be investigating international crimes with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, booking a recurring role on the Amazon original series.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

The eight-episode drama — which is based on an idea conceived by Lost‘s Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland and therefore not a direct adaptation of Clancy’s popular book series — stars former Office staffer John Krasinski as the eponymous hero. Per the official logline, Ryan is an “up-and-coming CIA analyst” who gets thrust “into the center of a »

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HBO’s ‘Animals’: Creators Reveal Guest Stars and Season 2 Plans At SXSW

13 March 2017 1:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In just a few short years, Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano have gone from working at an ad agency in New York to writing about the animals that live in New York on HBO’s “Animals.” At their panel at SXSW this year, moderated by IndieWire’s Eric Kohn and accompanied by producer Jen Roskind, the three of them detailed how a small independent pilot managed to get picked up by HBO. They also offered some sneak peeks into what the unpredictable series has to offer, going into Season 2.

When the first episode was created, with only Matarese and Luciano on board hoping to turn it into a full-fledged web series, screenings of “Animals” was kept exclusively to small crowds in and around their native New York. After being featured at a festival though, they were found by the Duplass brothers, who decided to go ahead and fund the show independently. »

- Maya Reddy

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HBO’s ‘Animals’: Creators Reveal Guest Stars and Season 2 Plans At SXSW

13 March 2017 1:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In just a few short years, Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano have gone from working at an ad agency in New York to writing about the animals that live in New York on HBO’s “Animals.” At their panel at SXSW this year, moderated by IndieWire’s Eric Kohn and accompanied by producer Jen Roskind, the three of them detailed how a small independent pilot managed to get picked up by HBO. They also offered some sneak peeks into what the unpredictable series has to offer, going into Season 2.

When the first episode was created, with only Matarese and Luciano on board hoping to turn it into a full-fledged web series, screenings of “Animals” was kept exclusively to small crowds in and around their native New York. After being featured at a festival though, they were found by the Duplass brothers, who decided to go ahead and fund the show independently. »

- Maya Reddy

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Snowed in by Winter Storm Stella? Here Are the Best Shows and Movies to Binge During the Blizzard

13 March 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you’re one of the thousands of people who are forced to stay home on Tuesday due to Winter Storm Stella, there is a bright spot amidst all that snow —getting caught up on all the things you’ve been meaning to stream.

If you’re looking for ideas — or just don’t know where to start — we’ve put together a handy guide on the best TV and movies to stream on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and more. And we’ve broken them down by your moods — from wishing you were on a sunny beach somewhere (then-teenaged Lauren Conrad »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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The Week in Star Wars – Detailed The Last Jedi scene descriptions leaked, Rebels renewed, more Han Solo casting and more

12 March 2017 4:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Your weekend edition of The Week in Star Wars is back with details of scenes from The Last Jedi, some news on Star Wars Rebels, Han Solo casting news and more…

Let’s kick things off with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as some scenes from the movie were shown to Disney shareholders this week. The news first broke when Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller broke down what he saw, including Luke Skywalker’s first lines of dialogue [you can read those here]. Following on from that, the folks over at Slash Film got a hand on a complete breakdown of what was shown. We won’t post them here for fear of you being spoiled, but if you want to check them out you can do so here. Expect that trailer in April…

…During the run-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was reported that J.J. Abrams had taken the film »

- Luke Owen

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TNT Adds Sean Astin To ‘The Alienist’ – The Most Interesting Show Headed Your Way

10 March 2017 8:22 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

If you haven’t heard about TNT‘s upcoming series, The Alienist, you’re going to want to make sure you keep your eye on it from now on. Already one of the most interesting shows on the horizon, they’ve now added Sean Astin in one of the main roles, and he seems perfect for the part.

The series is based on the novel by Caleb Carr, and is a wild, psychological thriller set in New York City in 1896. A strange, and gruesome series of murders grabs attention in the city, and the new police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, looks to have criminal psychologist (aka “alienist”) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moor (Luke Evans) conduct the investigation in secret. They in turn call on the help of a group of “irregulars,” including Sara Howard, a secretary on Roosevelt’s staff who wants to become the first »

- Marc Eastman

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Ruth Wilson webchat – your questions answered on The Affair, Idris Elba and Marmite

7 March 2017 6:07 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Olivier-nominated actor joined us live from the National Theatre to talk about crying on cue, why American TV takes so many risks and what she has in common with Hedda Gabler

2.07pm GMT

Thanks for reading! And watching. Great answering all your questions - au revoir!

2.05pm GMT

helizsct asks:

Do you find parallels between the characters you play – ie Stella and Hedda? Both are destructive in their own way. Do you ever draw on your experiences playing other characters with whom you can see similarities?

Sometimes there are similarities, but I've never put those two together. I've seen moments of Alice in Hedda, and moments of Alison in Hedda - in their self loathing. Alice is a psychopath, and is slightly different, she enjoys it and doesn't have a conscience; Alison and Hedda have a deep sense of self-loathing, with Hedda it's quite far down and she doesn't recognise it. »

- Guardian Staff

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Movie News: Michael K. Williams Touted for Han Solo Movie; First Look at Emily Blunt in 'Mary Poppins Returns'

6 March 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Han Solo: Michael K. Williams (Assassin's Creed, HBO's The Wire) is in talks to join the untitled Han Solo movie. If things work out, Williams will join Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton. Production is now underway; Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing. The Star Wars spin-off movie will open in theaters next year. [Variety]   Here's your first look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in "Mary Poppins Returns," coming to theatres December 25, 2018. pic.twitter.com/NSEFZcsbaK — Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) March 3, 2017 Mary Poppins Returns: Disney has provided the first look at Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns. The sequel is set in London during the Great...

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- Peter Martin

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Lakeith Stanfield Gets Submerged in Tropical Crime in Trailer for ‘Live Cargo’

6 March 2017 11:27 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While he first made an impression in his debut feature film, Short Term 12, it’s been thrilling to see the star of Lakeith Stanfield rise. Since his 2013 break-out, we’ve seen him in AtlantaSelma, Dope, Straight Outta Compton, Snowden, Miles Ahead, and most recently, Get Out. For his next role, he’s heading to the Bahamas in the black-and-white, grounded crime drama Live Cargo.

Premiering back at Tribeca Film Festival last year, Gunpowder & Sky Distribution picked it up for a release a the end of the month and have now released the first trailer. Coming from writer-director Logan Sandler, it stars Stanfield and Dree Hemingway as a couple who are reeling from a personal loss and head to the tropical location, only to be caught up in its criminal underbelly. Judging from the preview it looks to be a powerfully atmospheric drama with strong performances.

Also starring Robert Wisdom and Leonard Earl Howze, »

- Leonard Pearce

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[Confirmed] Michael K. Williams is Joining The Han Solo Spinoff

6 March 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Word came in at the start of the weekend that Michael K. Williams could be joining the cast of the new Han Solo Star Wars movie, and today brings about the official confirmation.  

[Update: This morning, Disney/Lucasfilm made the casting offiical, though they won't discuss what role or capacity he'll be playing:

StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that Williams has officially signed on for the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. Williams comes to Star Wars having played many memorable roles in both TV and film, including Omar Little in The Wire and Albert “Chalky” White in Boardwalk Empire, bringing charisma, humanity, and nobility to all his performances.

The original article follows below.]

Remember when we reported the Han Solo movie had started filming? You don’t? Well here’s that article but in the midst of the filming beginning a new rumor of casting is being thrown around. Originally reported by Variety actor Michael K. Williams (Ghostbusters, Assassins Creed) is now supposedly in final talks to join this cast. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jason The X)

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News Briefs: Michael K. Williams Touted for Han Solo Movie

5 March 2017 8:14 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Han Solo: Michael K. Williams (Assassin's Creed, HBO's The Wire) is in talks to join the untitled Han Solo movie. If things work out, Williams will join Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton. Production is now underway; Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing. The Star Wars spin-off movie will open in theaters next year. [Variety]   Here's your first look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in "Mary...

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- affiliates@fandango.com

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Set photos offer first look at Marvel’s Runaways

4 March 2017 3:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production kicking off on Marvel and Hulu’s Runaways TV series, a batch of set photos have arrived online from the Ernest McBride High School in Long Beach, California, which offers our very first glimpse at the young cast, including Lyrica Okano (Nico Minoru), Ariela Barer (Gert Yorkes) and Gregg Sulkin (Chase Stein). There’s nothing really exciting going on, but you can take a look at the set photos here…

Early set photos offer our first look at The Runaways! pic.twitter.com/hEOVrQCMia

— Marvel fan Hun (@hun_marvel) March 4, 2017

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.

The cast of Runaways includes Ariela Barer (New Girl) as Gert Yorkes, Lyrica Okano (The Affair) as Nico Minoru, »

- Gary Collinson

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James Franco Meets James Franco In New Pics From The Deuce

3 March 2017 1:10 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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James Franco is set to star alongside James Franco’s favorite creative genius, James Franco, in the new HBO series The Deuce. The show, by The Wire and Treme creator David Simon, depicts the rise of the porn industry in the 1970s, with plans to begin in the early 70s and, if the series proves popular, end in the mid-1980s. It’ll explore the beginnings of HIV, the effects of drug epidemics and the start of gentrification in the city.

Franco is playing extremely mustachioed twins Vincent and Frankie, low-level mob gophers who recognize that there’s money to be made in skin flicks and begin an inexorable rise to the top of their industry. Typically for Hollywood’s greatest polymath, Franco’s involvement with the project doesn’t end with him merely appearing in it (twice), as he’s also directing two episodes of the show. »

- David James

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Disney courts Michael K. Williams for key role in upcoming Han Solo spinoff

3 March 2017 12:29 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Back in January, it was confirmed that Wooody Harrelson would be joining the cast of the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film, alongside co-stars Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover for the Chirstopher Miller and Phil Lord space smuggler's solo adventure. Today, we're getting word that the House of Mouse is eyeing up The Wire actor Michael K. Williams to star in the... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Michael K. Williams in final talks for Han Solo standalone Star Wars movie

3 March 2017 11:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to an exclusive report from Variety, Michael K. Williams (The WireThe Night Of) is likely to become the latest actor to step into the Star Wars universe, as he’s in final negotiations to join the cast of the still-untitled Han Solo standalone movie. As of now, his exact role in the film is unknown.

Williams will star alongside Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Much like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the folks over at Disney and Lucasfilm are compiling an ensemble filled with A-list actors, up-and-comers and much-loved TV actors alike, with Williams falling into the latter of those categories.

While primarily known for his TV work, especially on such shows as The Wire, Boardwalk Empire and The Night Of, Williams has consistently been working in movies as well, appearing in Triple 9, »

- Justin Cook

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Michael K Williams in Talks to Join ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff

3 March 2017 11:12 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Wire” star Michael K. Williams is in talks to join the “Stars Wars” Han Solo spinoff, TheWrap has learned. The actor is best known for his portrayal of Omar Little on the HBO hit series, and for his role as Albert “Chalky” White on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” The cast for the spinoff already includes Alden Ehrenreich (as the titular hero), Donald Glover (Land Calrissian), Emilia ClarkeWoody Harrelson and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge also star. Also Read: 'Star Wars' Han Solo Spinoff: First Look at Main Cast on Set (Photo) The untitled Han Solo film, »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Newswire: Michael K. Williams might also be in the Han Solo spinoff movie

3 March 2017 11:12 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Disney recently released a photo of some of the stars of the Han Solo spinoff hanging out, but their ranks are still expanding. According to Variety, Michael K. Williams is very close to being cast in the film. Naturally, we have no idea who he is playing, because this is Star Wars and everything is shrouded in secrecy until it isn’t. However, the actor reportedly is in “final talks.” Williams, best known for his role as Omar Little in The Wire, also appeared on Boardwalk Empire and The Night Of, among countless over projects. He also did an arc on Community, giving that show a ridiculously strong legacy in this film. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Han Solo Spinoff Adds Michael K. Williams In A Key Role

3 March 2017 11:11 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The cast of Disney’s upcoming Han Solo spinoff has just grown a bit bigger today, as The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams is said to be climbing on board in a key role. Variety are the ones with the report, and while they didn’t disclose anything further, we expect him to be an important part of the plot.

The actor joins an already stacked cast, one which boasts Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Not bad, right? With production now well underway, we imagine that Williams is the last major addition to the spinoff, but at this point, it’s unclear.

Either way, the studio’s assembled an impressive list of talent so far to bring the movie to life and already, excitement’s starting to mount for what’s sure to be another strong entry into the Star Wars universe. »

- Josh Wilding

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