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‘Charmed,’ ‘All American': Watch Trailers for The CW’s New Fall Shows (Video)

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Your first glimpse at The CW’s “Charmed” reboot is here, along with a trailer for football drama “All American,” which were released at the network’s 2018 upfronts presentation in New York on Thursday.

In addition to five new series orders, The CW renewed 12 of its series, including “Riverdale,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” and “Jane the Virgin.” “Life Sentence” and “Valor” were canceled last week, both after one season.

Check out the full schedule — including the added Sunday night — over here, and watch the trailers below.

Also Read: The CW Boss on Starting Up Sundays Again: We Wanted 'Shows That Empowered Women'

Charmed

After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

The
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CW Gives Series Orders to ‘Charmed,’ ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ and Three Other Dramas

The CW has given series orders to five dramas for the 2018-19 season, including reboots of “Charmed” and “Roswell, New Mexico.”

Also earning pickups are “In the Dark,” “All American,” and “Legacies.”

CW’s new roster for the coming season is once again heavy on fantasy and supernatural themes. “All American” is a departure in telling the culture-clash story of a high school football player from South Los Angeles who is recruited to play for a school in Beverly Hills. Penned by April Blair, “All American” adds another show to the CW roster of exec producer Greg Berlanti, who scored
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The CW Renews ‘iZombie,’ Orders ‘Charmed’ and ‘Roswell’ Reboots to Series

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The CW has renewed “iZombie” for a fifth season and picked up five new series, the network said Friday.

Among them are the “Charmed” and the “Roswell, New Mexico” reboot starring Jeanine Mason. “In the Dark,” “All American” and “Legacies” were also ordered to series.

The new take on “Charmed” comes from “Jane the Virgin” alum Jennie Snyder Urman and was originally developed last cycle and passed on by the network, is described as a “fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series” and will center on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches.

Also Read: 'Life Sentence' Dead After 1 Season on The CW, Star Lucy Hale Says

“Roswell, New Mexico” is based on the book series “Roswell High” by Melinda Metz, and is executive produced by “Vampire Diaries” and “Originals” Ep Julie Plec, who scored another pickup in her vampire spinoff “Legacies.”

See the official descriptions below.

iZombie

Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, iZOMBIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”).

Charmed

After the tragic death of their mother, three sisters in a college town are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.

Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin write and executive produce with Jennie Urman, Ben Silverman, Carter Covington and director Brad Silberling. The project comes from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content.

Also Read: 'Valor' Canceled After 1 Season at The CW

In the Dark

A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents.

Corinne Kingsbury will write and executive produce with Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock, and Emily Fox of Red Hour Films. Michael Showalter will also executive produce and direct. The project comes from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Red Hour Films.

“Roswell, New Mexico”

After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Carina Adly MacKenzie will write and executive produce with Brett Matthews, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, Lawrence Bender, KEvin Kelly Brown and director Julie Plec. The project is based on the “Roswell High” book series by Melinda Metz and comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions.

Also Read: Upfronts 2018: How CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC and CW Rank by Ratings Ahead of Big TV Ad Sales Push

“All American”

When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Crenshaw and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

April Blair writes and executive produces with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and director Rob Hardy. Robbie Rogers produces, and Dane Morck serves as consultant. The project comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions.

“Legacies”

Continuing the tradition of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?

Julie Plec and Brett Matthews write and executive produce with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The project comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with My So-Called Television and Alloy Entertainment.

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Film News Roundup: ‘Jumanji’ Actor Mason Guccione Joins Tom Hardy’s Al Capone Biopic (Exclusive)

Film News Roundup: ‘Jumanji’ Actor Mason Guccione Joins Tom Hardy’s Al Capone Biopic (Exclusive)
In today’s film news, Mason Guccione scores a role opposite Tom Hardy, the Israel Film Festival announces honors and Leven Rambin’s Ptsd drama gets bought.

Casting

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” actor Mason Guccione has been cast opposite Tom Hardy in a key role in the Al Capone feature biopic “Fonzo,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Josh Trank is directing from his own script about the ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, was jailed for tax evasion and died at the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment as dementia rotted his mind. Producers are keeping the details of Guccione’s character under wraps.
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‘Seven Seconds’ Won’t Return for a Second Season on Netflix

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‘Seven Seconds’ Won’t Return for a Second Season on Netflix
Seven Seconds” will not be getting a second season at Netflix.

Starring Regina King, Clare-Hope Ashitey with Russell Hornsby, Beau Knapp, Michael Mosley and David Lyons, the drama followed people involved in an investigation of the death of a young black boy, as well as the boy’s family. The ten-episode season debuted on the streaming service February 23.

“We loved working with Veena Sud, Regina King and the cast and crew of ‘Seven Seconds.’ Together they created a compelling, timely and relevant crime drama. The first season is a complete, stand-alone story that we are proud to feature on Netflix for years to come,” said Netflix VP of Originals Cindy Holland in a statement provided to TheWrap.

Though the show won’t be returning to the streaming service, Netflix isn’t abandoning it. An individual with knowledge tells TheWrap that the streaming service will likely submit the show for limited series Emmys consideration.

Seven Seconds” was created by “The Killing” alum Veena Sud, who also served as executive producer alongside Gavin O’Connor, Lawrence Bender, Kevin Kelly Brown, Alex Reznik and Dan Nowak.

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‘Fonzo’ Behind-the-Scenes: Tom Hardy Shares Photos of Dramatic Al Capone Transformation

‘Fonzo’ Behind-the-Scenes: Tom Hardy Shares Photos of Dramatic Al Capone Transformation
Tom Hardy has played historical figures on screen in the past, but it looks like his upcoming role as Al Capone in the biographical drama “Fonzo” will be one of his most transformative true roles yet. Production is currently underway in New Orleans on the biopic, which is being directed by “Fantastic Four” and “Chronicle” filmmaker Josh Trank. Hardy has been sharing behind-the-scenes photos from the “Fonzo” production on his Instagram page.

“Fonzo” takes place 10 years into Capone’s prison sentence. The 47-year-old gangster begins suffering from dementia and becomes haunted by his violent past. Joining Hardy on screen is Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle McLachlan, and “Dunkirk” breakout Jack Lowden.

The production is notable for being Trank’s first since “Fantastic Four.” The director feuded with studio 20th Century Fox over final cut privileges and reshoots and bashed the film’s theatrical release in a since-deleted Tweet that claimed
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Film News Roundup: Halle Berry Signed for ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake at Sony

Film News Roundup: Halle Berry Signed for ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake at Sony
In today’s film news roundup, Sony’s working on a “Jagged Edge” remake with Halle Berry, Al Sapienza is playing the brother to Tom Hardy’s Al Capone and MoviePass partners with Flix Brewhouse.

Castings

Halle Berry will star in a remake of courtroom thriller “Jagged Edge” for Sony Pictures in a project that’s in the early stages of development with Matti Leshem and Doug Belgrad producing.

Sony had no comment. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions topper Steven Bersch and Scott Strauss are supervising.

The original 1985 thriller “Jagged Edge” starred Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges and involved Bridges’ publisher character being accused of murdering his heiress wife. Close portrayed the lawyer for Bridges character and Robert Loggia was nominated for an Oscar for his role as a private detective.

Berry is represented by Wme and Management 360 and appeared in last year’s “Kingsman: the Golden Circle” and the thriller “Kidnap.
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Tom Hardy Shares First Photo as Al Capone in ‘Fonzo’

Tom Hardy Shares First Photo as Al Capone in ‘Fonzo’
In an Instagram photo posted over the weekend, Tom Hardy offered a first look at his latest role, taking on infamous mobster Al Capone.

Hardy, who captioned the photo “Chasing Fonzo,” will play Capone in the upcoming biopic “Fonzo,” which will also star Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kathrine Narducci. The first look at Hardy’s character shows the actor with a shaved head and tattoos, holding one of the gangster’s iconic fedoras.

“Fonzo,” written and directed by “Fantastic Four’s” Josh Trank, will follow Capone at age 47, after he spent several years in prison and has returned to rule Chicago as a ruthless businessman following his life as a mob boss. It will also follow his struggle with dementia, which eventually killed him following his near decade of imprisonment.

Cardellini will play Capone’s long-suffering wife Mae, Dillon will depict his closest friend Johnny, MacLachlan will portray his doctor Karlock,
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Jack Lowden to reunite with Dunkirk co-star Tom Hardy in Al Capone biopic Fonzo

Jack Lowden is set to reunite with his Dunkirk co-star Tom Hardy in the Al Capone biopic Fonzo, according to Deadline. He will portray FBI Agent Crawford as he attempts to put Hardy’s Capone behind bars.

Fonzo is from writer/director Josh Trank (Fantastic Four). Over the past weekend the film added several actors to its cast, including Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), Matt Dillon (Wayward Pines), Linda Cardellini (Bloodline) and Kathrine Narducci (The Sopranos).

Fonzo will focus primarily on Capone at the age of 47, as dementia rots his mind and his past becomes present with harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins in the city of Chicago.

Principal photography on Fonzo will commence in April in New Orleans, with Lawrence Bender, Aaron L. Gilbert, Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder producing.

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Kyle MacLachlan, Matt Dillon, Linda Cardellini and Kathrine Narducci join Tom Hardy in Fonzo

With filming on the Tom Hardy-headlined Al Capone biopic Fonzo set to get underway next month, THR is reporting that Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), Matt Dillon (Wayward Pines), Linda Cardellini (Bloodline) and Kathrine Narducci (The Sopranos) have joined the cast of the gangster drama.

Fonzo is being directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four), and will focus primarily on Capone at the age of 47, as dementia rots his mind and his past becomes present with harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins in the city of Chicago.

Cardellini is set to portray Capone’s wife Mae, with Dillon as his closest friend Johnny, MacLachlan as his doctor Karlock, and Narducci as his sister Rosie.

Principal photography on Fonzo will commence in April in New Orleans, with Lawrence Bender, Aaron L. Gilbert, Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder producing.

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Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan Join Tom Hardy’s Al Capone Biopic

Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan Join Tom Hardy’s Al Capone Biopic
Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kathrine Narducci are joining Tom Hardy in the Al Capone biopic “Fonzo,” written and directed by Josh Trank.

The film is backed by Bron Studios, in association with Creative Wealth Media. Principal photography will begin on April 2 in New Orleans.

The producers are Aaron L. Gilbert for Bron; Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder for Addictive Pictures; and Lawrence Bender for A Band Apart, alongside executive producer Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media. CAA and Endeavor Content are handling North American rights, with Bloom working on international sales.

Capone was a ruthless mobster who ruled Chicago with an iron fist during the 1920s. He was prosecuted for income tax evasion in 1931 and imprisoned. He died at the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, of dementia.

Cardellini will play Capone’s long-suffering wife Mae, Dillon will depict his closest friend Johnny, MacLachlan will portray his doctor Karlock,
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Matt Dillon, Linda Cardellini among cast additions on 'Fonzo'

Matt Dillon, Linda Cardellini among cast additions on 'Fonzo'
Cast join Tom Hardy for New Orleans shoot

Matt Dillon, Linda Cardellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Katherine Narducci have joined Tom Hardy on Bron StudiosAl Capone biopic Fonzo, set to start production on April 2.

Bloom handles internationals sales and CAA and Endeavor Content represent North American rights to the story of the final days of the gangster’s life as dementia sets in.

Josh Trank will direct in New Orleans from his screenplay. Cardellini, who starred in Netflix show Bloodline and is in Avengers: Infinity War, will play Capone’s long-suffering wife Mae, while Dillon, whose credits include Crash and
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Ascot Elite acquires Efm quartet including Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder rom-com

Ascot Elite acquires Efm quartet including Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder rom-com
Titles include Neil Jordan’s The Widow.

Zurich-based distributor Ascot Elite has secured rights to a quartet of titles from the European Film Market, which took place last month in Berlin.

The company has taken The Widow, Destination Wedding, The Unthinkable and The Guilty for German-speaking Europe and Switzerland.

Directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) The Widow was produced by Quentin Tarantino’s longtime collaborator Lawrence Bender, the film depicts the friendship between a young woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) whose mother has died and a lonely widow (Isabelle Huppert). The deal was struck with sales agent Sierra/Affinity.

Romantic
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The CW’s Roswell reboot casts Jeanine Mason as its lead

Last month it was announced that The CW has given the green light to a pilot for a reboot of Roswell, and now Deadline brings word that Jeanine Mason (Grey’s Anatomy) has been cast as the show’s lead.

Mason will place Liz Ortecho, a jaded biomedical researcher and the daughter of undocumented immigrants. Reluctantly returning to her tourist trap home of Roswell, New Mexico, Liz “is haunted by a tragic incident. She discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: He’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.”

Based on
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Hollywood Flashback: Berlinale Liked Gus Van Sant’s Apples in 1998

Hollywood Flashback: Berlinale Liked Gus Van Sant’s Apples in 1998
Though the image of him holding a Silver Bear trophy in the air, with producer Lawrence Bender beaming beside him, would suggest that director Gus Van Sant reigned triumphant at the 1998 Berlin International Film Festival, that wasn’t quite the case. His film Good Will Hunting was indeed awarded a Silver Bear — but it went to Matt Damon, who, as star and co-writer (with Ben Affleck), was given the honor for “outstanding single achievement.” (The jury did not specify to which single achievement it was referring.) Van Sant, meanwhile, saw the Golden Bear for best film go that year...
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‘Roswell’ Reboot Pilot Casts ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Jeanine Mason in Lead Role

‘Roswell’ Reboot Pilot Casts ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Jeanine Mason in Lead Role
Jeanine Mason has been cast in the lead role upcoming “Roswell” reboot pilot at The CW, Variety has confirmed.

The untitled “Roswell” project would follow Liz Ortecho (Mason), the daughter of undocumented immigrantswho reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico. There she discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Mason is perhaps best known for winning Season 5 of “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox. She currently appears in the recurring role of Dr. Sam Bello on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” and has previously
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‘Originals’ Creator Julie Plec to Direct ‘Roswell’ Reboot Pilot at CW

Julie Plec will direct and executive produce the pilot of the “Roswell” reboot at the CW, Variety has learned.

If the project is ordered to series, Plec would also serve as an executive producer on the series through her My So-Called Company production banner.

This is the latest chapter in Plec’s longstanding relationship with the CW. She is the creator of the CW drama “The Originals,” which returns for its fifth and final season in April. She was also the showrunner and co-developer of the CW’s “Vampire Diaries” series, which ran for eight seasons. Plec also recently directed an episode of the hit CW drama “Riverdale.”

The untitled “Roswell” project would follow the daughter of undocumented immigrants who reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico. There she discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden
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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski's Rape Victim

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Quentin Tarantino is issuing a mea culpa after old comments he made live on the air about Roman Polanski's child rape victim were met with rage. Tarantino issued a statement Thursday, apologizing to Polanski's then-13-year-old victim, Samantha Geimer, after a 2003 interview with Howard Stern surfaced, during which he said the sex was "not rape" ... and that Geimer "wanted to have it." [[tmz:video id="0_haj322og"]] Geimer addressed the controversy Tuesday, saying Tarantino's comments were "wrong" and "I bet he knows it.
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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]

Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino has lived something of a charmed life. He’s a master auteur who, ever since Miramax Films picked up 1992’s “Reservoir Dogs,” was backed, supported, and nourished by one powerful patron: Harvey Weinstein. In some ways, Tarantino made movies in a bubble.

As Weinstein fell, Tarantino entered the real world in more ways than one. After asking for time to process, Tarantino had to acknowledge that when he dated then-girlfriend Mira Sorvino, she told him she had been assaulted by Weinstein. And so he did, in the New York Times last October, effectively distancing himself from his long-time mentor.

Now, Tarantino is forced to face his own behavior — not only with his muse Uma Thurman on the set of “Kill Bill,” but also on the promotional circuit for that film in 2003, when he insisted on telling Howard Stern that Roman Polanski rape victim was a “party girl.
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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]

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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer For Howard Stern Comments [Exclusive]
Writer-director Quentin Tarantino has lived something of a charmed life. He’s a master auteur who, ever since Miramax Films picked up 1992’s “Reservoir Dogs,” was backed, supported, and nourished by one powerful patron: Harvey Weinstein. In some ways, Tarantino made movies in a bubble.

As Weinstein fell, Tarantino entered the real world in more ways than one. After asking for time to process, Tarantino had to acknowledge that when he dated then-girlfriend Mira Sorvino, she told him she had been assaulted by Weinstein. And so he did, in the New York Times last October, effectively distancing himself from his long-time mentor.

Now, Tarantino is forced to face his own behavior — not only with his muse Uma Thurman on the set of “Kill Bill,” but also on the promotional circuit for that film in 2003, when he insisted on telling Howard Stern that Roman Polanski rape victim was a “party girl.
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