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Dominique McElligott, who most recently starred in ABC’s “Astronaut Wives Club,” has been cast as a series regular in Amazon’s pilot “The Last Tycoon,” Variety has learned exclusively. She will star alongside Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer and Lily Collins in the period piece drama.
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel, “The Last Tycoon” centers on Monroe Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930’s, who is based on real-life film mogul Irving Thalberg. The series would follow Monroe as he climbs to the height of power, pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio, Pat Brady (played by Kelsey Grammer) who is inspired by MGM co-founder Louis B. Mayer.
McElligott will play Kathleen Moore, a pretty and intelligent waitress who works at the restaurant frequented by most of the studio’s writers, which is where she meets Monroe who »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Happy New Year everybody and welcome to 2016! With a whole new year (366 days, with the Leap Year) ahead of us, what better way to kick things off than with new Academy Award predictions? Well, I’m sure there are better ways, but this is what I’ll be doing today, anyway. Voters are now making use of their ballots, all of the films have been released, and almost everything that’s going to be seen has been seen. The movies still in contention now await the news as to where the Academy is going to cite them or not on nomination morning. With all of that going down currently, it makes perfect sense for a new set of predictions to share with you all. Here goes nothing… What you’ll notice below (in addition to a tinkering with the three Shorts categories) is that The Big Short has made a »
- Joey Magidson
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