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Disney's Jungle Cruise Will Have Edgar Ramirez Fighting The Rock

Disney's Jungle Cruise Will Have Edgar Ramirez Fighting The Rock
With Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall already set to star in Disney's Jungle Cruise, the production has now added one of its main villains. Edgar Ramirez has signed on to play a bad guy with a "conquistador background." While it remains to be seen how that heritage will play into the story, the plot is said to take place in the early 20th Century in the Amazon jungle.

The story follows Dwayne Johnson, a boat captain who is hired to take a sister (Emily Blunt) and brother (Jack Whitehall) on an expedition with supernatural elements thrown in. The story also features a competing German expedition, with both parties battling wild animals along the way. Filming is slated to begin sometime in May, with shooting expected to last throughout the summer months.

Disney hasn't set a release date for Jungle Cruise at this time, but with filming starting this summer,
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Watch the Exclusive Premiere of the Chilling Poetry Trailer for Wgn America’s 100 Code

Percy Bysshe Shelley's classic poem "Good-Night" is the backdrop for a chilling new trailer for Wgn America's series 100 Code, a new crime drama about a sinister serial killer who leaves his victims submerged in flower fields. With the series premiering this May, we've been given the opportunity to exclusively unveil the new video for the crime drama starring Dominic Monaghan and the late, great Michael Nyqvist.

A 12-episode series, 100 Code will premiere on Wgn America on Tuesday, May 29th. We have the official press release with more details on the series below, as well as the exclusive poetry trailer:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Wgn America announced today that its much-anticipated crime drama “100 Code” will premiere on Tuesday, May 29 at 10/9c. Starring Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as New York Detective Tommy Conley and the late Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Al Pacino Will Fight To the Death for 35mm and HBO, With Barry Levinson to Back Him Up — Turn It On Podcast

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Al Pacino Will Fight To the Death for 35mm and HBO, With Barry Levinson to Back Him Up — Turn It On Podcast
Al Pacino and Barry Levinson have become a bit of a dream team for HBO, partnering on past films for the pay cable network including “Phil Spector” and the Jack Kevorkian story “You Don’t Know Jack.”

Now, they’re behind this Saturday’s “Paterno,” with Pacino once again playing a controversial, and much maligned, real-life figure. Pacino and Levinson said they frequently end up at HBO because, in all honestly, the movie studios aren’t making the kind of character films that are their specialty.

“We’re able to do certain kinds of films that you might not be able to do otherwise,” Levinson said. “The theatrical world is much more adventure action type of things, and these are much more personal, more intimate stories.”

Levinson also noted that thanks to the reach of a network like HBO, “you get a real audience. If you were to take the
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Hour-Long Lunch with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino Auctions for $110,000

Hour-Long Lunch with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino Auctions for $110,000
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are teaming up for a very expensive lunch date.

One lucky and financially well-endowed fan bid $110,000 to join the two Hollywood icons, along with a guest, for a private lunch in New York City on Thursday.

The proceeds will benefit the Tribeca Film Institute, which works to “identify a diverse group of exceptional filmmakers and media artists [and] then empower them with funding and resources to fully realize their stories and connect with audience,” according to their website.

In addition to lunch and drinks with a guest, the high bidder is allowed to take a
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Bellevue on Wgn America: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture WatchHow long will Annie Ryder be on the case? Has the Bellevue TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Wgn America? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Bellevue, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Wgn America cable channel Bellevue stars Anna Paquin, Shawn Doyle, Allen Leech, Madison Ferguson, Billy MacLellan, Sharon Taylor, Janine Thériault, Amber Goldfarb, Vincent Leclerc, Joe Cobden, Victoria Sanchez, and Sadie O’Neil. The Canadian crime drama, which originally premiered on CBC, centers on the disappearance of a transgender teen. The disappearance of Bellevue’s high school hockey star, Jesse Sweetland (O’Neil), evokes memories for Detective Annie Ryder, whose father committed suicide, after failing
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Al Pacino on being digitally de-aged for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman

Martin Scorsese is currently in post-production on his latest film, mob epic The Irishman, with the Netflix movie’s budget reportedly ballooning from $100 million to around $175 million thanks in no small part to the extensive visual effects required to digitally de-age its cast.

Once such cast member is Al Pacino, who is teaming on the role of Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, and during an interview with The Ringer (via IndieWire), the screen legend has been discussing his approach to playing a character almost half his age.

“I was playing Jimmy Hoffa at the age of 39, they’re doing that on a computer,” said Pacino. “We went through all these tests and things. Someone would come up to me and say, ‘You’re 39.’ [You’d recall] some sort of memory of 39, and your body tries to acclimate to that and think that way. They remind you of it.”

The Irishman tells the story
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Flack: Additional Casting Announced for Pop TV's Anna Paquin Series

Flack has some new company. Recently, Pop announced Sophie Okonedo, Lydia Wilson, Genevieve Angelson, Rebecca Benson, Marc Wilson, Arinzé Kene, and Rufus Jones have joined the upcoming TV show.The dramedy stars Anna Paquin "centers on an American PR executive living in London who must figure out how to make the best of bad situations and somehow manage to get out unscathed."Read More…
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TV News Roundup: Fox Sets Return Dates for ‘Beat Shazam,’ ‘Love Connection’

In today’s roundup, Fox announced the return dates for the second seasons of “Beat Shazam” and “Love Connection,” and Pop TV announced the cast for “Flack.”

Casting

Pop TV announced the ensemble cast joining Anna Paquin on the new drama series “Flack.” The six one-hour episodes are set in the ruthless world of celebrity PR. Paquin plays an American PR executive living in London who must learn to successful manage crises. The new additions are Sophie Okonedo, Genevieve Angelson, Lydia Wilson, Rebecca Benson, Arinzé Kene, Marc Warren, and Rufus Jones.

Dates

Fox announced the premiere dates for several returning and new series.
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Good Girls Revolt's Genevieve Angelson Is Anna Paquin's Sister in Flack Series

Good Girls Revolt's Genevieve Angelson Is Anna Paquin's Sister in Flack Series
Genevieve Angelson, the star of Amazon’s gone-too-soon Good Girls Revolt, has boarded the cast of True Blood alum Anna Paquin‘s Flack dramedy for Pop.

Set in the fast-paced and cut-throat world of celebrity PR, Flack centers on Paquin’s Robyn, an American publicist living in London who must figure out how to make the best of bad situations and somehow manage to get out unscathed.

Angelson will play Robyn’s sister and confidant, Ruth, a mother of two who loves her kids but can’t help longing for the life she used to enjoy before their arrival (and
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‘Flack’: Sophie Okonedo, Genevieve Angelson, More Join Anna Paquin’s Pop TV Drama

Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo, Game of ThronesRebecca Benson, Arinzé Kene, Marc Warren and Rufus Jones are rounding out the cast of Flack, Pop TV’s first scripted drama series centered on the celebrity PR business that stars Anna Paquin. Production on six one-hour episodes kicks off this week in London. Good Girls Revolt‘s Genevieve Angelson and Requiem‘s Lydia Wilson have also been confirmed to join after Deadline scooped the news of the project earlier this month. The…
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Trailer for Furlough starring Tessa Thompson, Melissa Leo and Whoopi Goldberg

Ahead of its release this Friday, a poster and trailer have arrived online for director Laurie Collyer’s upcoming comedy Furlough which stars Melissa Leo, Tessa Thompson, Anna Paquin, Whoopi Goldberg, Edgar Ramirez, and La La Anthony; take a look below…

In between caring for her mother (Goldberg), a young woman (Thompson) works part time at a prison. The rookie guard gets a chance to prove her mettle when she’s tasked with accompanying a hell-raising inmate (Leo) on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. But things soon spiral out of control, sending the pair on a hilarious, surprising, and ultimately touching road trip.

Furlough is set for release on March 16th.

The post Trailer for Furlough starring Tessa Thompson, Melissa Leo and Whoopi Goldberg appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Film Review: ‘Furlough’

Film Review: ‘Furlough’
“Furlough” looks, sounds and plays like a comedy — albeit without the actual jokes. The story of an African-American corrections officer tasked with taking a Caucasian inmate on a trip to see her dying mother, Laurie Collyer’s film assumes the racially-mismatched-buddy form of “48 Hrs.” and the contentious central dynamic of “Midnight Run,” except that its first draft-grade script lacks the absurdity necessary to elicit laughs, or the depth that might make it moving. Caught between its competing urges, it merely squanders its accomplished leads Tessa Thompson and Melissa Leo in a listless purgatory.

Uptight Nicole (Thompson) lives at home with, and cares for, her mom (Whoopi Goldberg), all while working at an upstate New York prison for women where she covets a full-time job. She’s promised that position by her warden (Erik Griffin) if she agrees to babysit Joan (Leo) on a 36-hour excursion to visit her ailing mother,
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Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman said to be way over budget

For the past six months or so, Martin Scorsese has been hard at work shooting his latest film The Irishman, which sees him returning to the mob genre and directing a hugely impressive cast which includes the likes of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel.

We already knew that the Netflix Original movie was shaping up to be Scorsese’s most expensive, requiring extensive visual effects to digitally de-age its cast as the filmmaker explores the life of Frank Sheeran, a labor union official with links to organised crime, who claimed to have been responsible for killing Jimmy Hoffa.

Well, according to Page Six, The Irishman is actually costing Netflix a lot more than it originally envisioned. The streaming service bought the film for $105 million and agreed to finance its $125 million budget. However, that is said to have swelled to $175 million, “and they haven’t done
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TVLine Items: Anna Paquin Is Pop's Flack, Bet Casts Whitney and More

TVLine Items: Anna Paquin Is Pop's Flack, Bet Casts Whitney and More
Anna Paquin is sinking her teeth into the world of (gasp!) public relations.

The True Blood alum is set to star as Robyn, a London-based public relations executive who lacks clarity in her private life, in the upcoming Pop dramedy Flack.

Oliver Lansley has written six of the best scripts I’ve ever read,” Paquin said in a statement. “I am incredibly excited about tackling the creative complexities of Flack as an actress.”

Paquin’s previous TV credits also include Bellevue and Alias Grace.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood‘s Pippy) will play
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Pop TV and UKTV Order ‘Flack’ Series With Anna Paquin

Pop TV and UKTV Order ‘Flack’ Series With Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin will star as a PR maven in “Flack,” a new scripted series for Pop TV in the U.S. and UKTV in the U.K. Peter Cattaneo (“The Full Monty”) will direct the limited series. Paquin (“True Blood”) will play Robyn, an expert at crisis PR, but a self-saboteur when it comes to her personal life.

The six-parter will shoot in London, starting this month. Hat Trick Productions is making the show alongside Paquin’s Casm banner. It was created by Oliver Lansley (“Whites”).

“Oliver Lansley has written six of the best scripts I’ve ever read,” said Paquin.
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Anna Paquin to Star in Pop TV's New Limited Series 'Flack'

Anna Paquin is returning to TV. The True Blood and Alias Grace star is set to appear in Pop TV’s upcoming scripted dramedy Flack. The limited series will consist of six hourlong episodes.

The series will follow the successful London-based publicity connoisseur Robyn (Paquin) in the extremely competitive and celebrity-driven world of public relations. While her wit helps her accomplish her professional responsibilities, her personal life is often neglected. Viewers will follow Robyn as she tackles issues that surface when working in the modern digital age in which scandals easily go viral. Robyn will deal with high-profile clients, including entertainment, fashion...
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Anna Paquin to Lead Pop TV’s Comedy Series ‘Flack’

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Anna Paquin to Lead Pop TV’s Comedy Series ‘Flack’
Pop TV is heading into the world of “high-stakes, celebrity-driven public relations” with “Flack,” a new original-scripted comedy series starring Anna Paquin. The show is equal parts hilarity and heart, reflecting the brutal reality and complexities of modern life where problems can go viral in an instant. The series centers on an American PR executive living in London (Paquin) who must figure out how to make the best of bad situations and somehow manage to get out unscathed. Paquin stars as the sharp and witty publicity maven, Robyn, who’s an expert at her craft, but a complete self-saboteur when it comes...
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Anna Paquin, ‘The Full Monty’ Director Peter Cattaneo Team On PR-World Series ‘Flack’ For Pop TV, UKTV

Exclusive: Pop TV is going into production on its first scripted drama series commission, I can reveal. True Blood and X-Men franchise star Anna Paquin will lead cast and co-produce the PR-world comedic-drama with UKTV and Episodes co-producer Hat Trick Productions. Rising actresses Lydia Wilson, fresh off the starring role in BBC-Netflix series Requiem, and Genevieve Angelson, co-star of Amazon series Good Girls Revolt, are both in final negotiations to join Oscar-winner…
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2018 Oscars: ‘Lady Bird’ showed both good and bad signs for women at Academy Awards

2018 Oscars: ‘Lady Bird’ showed both good and bad signs for women at Academy Awards
March 8 is International Women’s Day, so I think it’s worth reflecting on the conclusion to this awards season. At the 2018 Oscars “Lady Bird” got left in the cold like a high school senior without a date for prom. The academy went to great lengths in celebrating women this year. They showcased the #MeToo movement and presenters raised gender equality issues. However, the voters failed to award this groundbreaking accomplishment in women’s filmmaking, suggesting there is still room for Hollywood to grow.

SEEDirector Ava DuVernay back in the Oscar discussion yet again thanks to Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time

The film was written and directed by Greta Gerwig and its nomination haul was impressive for such a female-driven film. It’s only the second film directed and written by a woman to score Oscar nominations for Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actress and Supporting Actress.

The other time was
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