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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's, Good Doctor, Walking Dead, Blindspot, Elementary, Once Upon a Time and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's, Good Doctor, Walking Dead, Blindspot, Elementary, Once Upon a Time and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I was pissed that Walking Dead teased us with the helicopter all season and then didn’t tell us whose it was. Do you know? —Luke

Ausiello: No — but I do know that you’ll eventually find out whose it is. Going into Season 9, “there is absolutely a story there,” showrunner Scott Gimple tells TVLine. “We have plans for that. But there was other business to take care of [in ‘Wrath’]. What was happening between Rick and Negan was
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‘American Gods’ Ricky Whittle Signs With Wme

Exclusive: In a move that is way more bottom line and big league than leap of faith, American Gods star Ricky Whittle has signed up with Wme for representation in all areas, I've learned. Just over a week after the Starz series based on Neil Gaiman's acclaimed 2001 novel kicked off work on its second season, Whittle has cleaned the decks with his now past reps at Talentworks and managers Untitled Entertainment. Throwing in his lot with the Ari Emanuel and Patrick…
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The Eternals Movie Planned for Marvel Phase 4?

Marvel Phase 3 comes to a close with Avengers: Infinity War and next year's Avengers 4. So, many are already looking ahead to see what the studio will be developing for the future. A new rumor hints that one of the Phase 4 movies will be The Eternals. While still unconfirmed, this report claims Marvel is getting ready to make an official announcement regarding Jack Kirby's The Eternals comic books. Many believe this could be the McU's answer to The New Gods currently in developing for the Dceu at Warner Bros.

There had been an earlier rumor about The Eternals movie that recently surfaced from a different, more unreliable source, but this report comes from Bleeding Cool, who claim they have been informed about by a "very reliable source," who claims that we should expect an official announcement, "imminently." Marvel Studios has reportedly been meeting with writers to tackle this script,
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Supergirl, Once, Flash, Blindspot, American Gods, The Middle, Timeless and More

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Supergirl, Once, Flash, Blindspot, American Gods, The Middle, Timeless and More
Will a secret stupefy Supergirl? Will Once Upon a Time spin a tale of two [Spoilers]? Will Timeless pairing turn passionate? Which NCIS agent is on a serial killer’s hit list? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Anything about Supergirl’s Kara and Lena and what the future holds for them? –Nancy

As part of TVLine’s upcoming in-depth Q&A about the back half of Season 3 (premiering Monday, April 16), executive producer Jessica Queller told me, “There’s a big reveal” involving Lena “that will enrage Supergirl and the Deo. It turns into an
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Neil Gaiman To Adapt The Gormenghast Fantasy Novels as a Series with Akiva Goldsman

Neil Gaiman To Adapt The Gormenghast Fantasy Novels as a Series with Akiva Goldsman
Neil Gaiman is teaming up with Akiva Goldsman to bring the Gormenghast fantasy series to TV in an effort to give fans an in-depth look at what is perhaps one of the most impressive stories ever written. The series is comprised of five books written by Mervyn Peake and the story focuses upon the inhabitants of Castle Gormenghast. The structure is described as sprawling, gothic-like structure that features a wide cast of characters such as Titus, who is the heir to the House of Groan. There are also other such as the kitchen boy Steerpike who constantly schemes against everyone

Neil Gaiman To Adapt The Gormenghast Fantasy Novels as a Series with Akiva Goldsman
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Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman to adapt Gormenghast for the small screen

Deadline is reporting that Fremantle North America has tapped Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery) to develop a TV adaptation of British author Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast book series.

“There is nothing in literature like Mervyn Peake’s remarkable Gormenghast novels,” said Gaiman. “They were crafted by a master, who was also an artist, and they take us to an ancient castle as big as a city, with heroes and villains and people larger than life that are impossible to forget. There is a reason why there were two trilogies that lovers of the fantasy genre embraced in the Sixties: Lord of the Rings, and the Gormenghast books. It’s an honor to have been given the opportunity to help shepherd Peake’s brilliant and singular vision to the screen.”

“Nothing combines a dark atmosphere with humor and intrigue the way that Gormenghast does. It’s
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American Gods: Season Two; Starz Series Working on Replacing Gillian Anderson

Who will be the new Media? TVLine reports American Gods will replace Gillian Anderson's role for season two of the Starz TV show.Anderson played the New God Media during season one of the fantasy drama before announcing her exit earlier this year. The series is based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and centers on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a former inmate who is drawn into a secret world where gods and magic are real. The cast also includes Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, and Orlando Jones.Read More…
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Adam Driver and Jon Hamm in talks to join CIA thriller The Torture Report

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Adam Driver and Jon Hamm join the likes of Annette Benning and Jennifer Morrison in talks to join the CIA thriller The Torture Report.

The project is based on the CIA’s rendition and interrogation program following 9/11. Back in 2014, a 500-page dossier was released that revealed eye-opening accounts of extreme interrogation tactics performed on detainees, which was employed by the CIA post 9/11 during the war on terror.

Also in the news – Zachary Quinto updates on the future of the Star Trek film franchise: Three potential new scripts in the works.

The project is to be written by The Bourne Ultimatum and Contagion scribe Scott Z. Burns. Vice Studios is producing the project with Danny Gabai, Eddy Moretti, Jennifer Fox, Burns, Michael Sugar, Steven Soderbergh and Kerry Orent.

Driver was last seen in the latest in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi. He will reprise his role yet again in Episode IX.
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‘Lean on Pete’ Review: Andrew Haigh’s Boy-and-His-Horse Tale Hits Hard

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‘Lean on Pete’ Review: Andrew Haigh’s Boy-and-His-Horse Tale Hits Hard
When a European director makes his or her first movie in the United States, you can pretty much rely on two things: the camera’s awe at the wide-open spaces and big skies, and a downbeat story of how the Land of Opportunity so often lets its most helpless citizens fall between the cracks.

So on the American Miserabilism shelf at your local shuttered video store, you can put Andrew Haigh’s powerful and poignant “Lean on Pete” alongside such other classics of the genre as Werner Herzog’s “Stroszek” and Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey.”

Lean on Pete” calls to mind other greats as well — one imagines a pitch meeting where it was described as “The 400 Blows” meets “Wendy and Lucy” — but writer-director Haigh, working from the novel by Willy Vlautin, has his own way of telling this kind of story. While the film’s semi-picaresque, road-trip nature might seem antithetical to the maker of such intimate dramas as “Weekend” and “45 Years,” Haigh brings his gifts as a filmmaker with him to the great outdoors, always capturing little moments of character and emotion even in an expanse of seemingly infinite American desert.

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Teenage Charlie (Charlie Plummer, “Boardwalk Empire”) has just moved to Portland, Oregon, with his ne’er-do-well dad Ray (Travis Fimmel). Mom is long-gone, and Charlie’s only other family is his loving aunt Margy (Alison Elliott, “20th Century Women”), who he hasn’t seen since childhood after she and Ray had a squabble about how he’s been raising Charlie. (When Charlie was 12, Ray left the boy alone for several days to spend time with a woman.)

Their new house is near a racetrack, and Charlie ingratiates himself with small-time horse owner Del (Steve Buscemi), working with him at the stable and traveling with him to seedy races on the state-fair circuit. Along the way, Charlie befriends Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny), a jockey who rides Del’s horses from time to time. Bonnie tries to tell Charlie that the horses aren’t pets, and that he shouldn’t get attached, but it’s too late — he’s already bonded with an aging Quarter Horse named Lean on Pete, even though the racer is coming to the end of his career, likely to be “sent to Mexico” (where horses can be legally slaughtered) once his use to Del has run out.

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When the husband of Ray’s latest conquest beats Ray bad enough to send him to the hospital, Charlie has to elude Family Services while still earning money to keep up the household. But as Ray’s condition worsens, and Lean on Pete seems destined to be destroyed, Charlie steals Del’s truck in an attempt to save the horse and to look for Margy in Wyoming.

As you might imagine, Charlie’s journey gets more and more bleak as he faces starvation, thirst and eventual homelessness. But while “Lean on Pete” certainly has its dark moments, and its 119 minutes seem like it’s never going stop throwing obstacles in Charlie’s way, there’s ultimately a sense of hope here, much of it being communicated by Plummer, in an extraordinary performance. There’s so little calculation or actorliness in his work that I thought Haigh had found a 15-year-old non-actor; I was surprised to learn after the fact that Plummer is an experienced pro with an ascendant career. (He’s about to play kidnap victim John Paul Getty III in Ridley Scott’s forthcoming “All the Money in the World.”)

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The anguish and determination that Plummer can display with just a look or subtle motion is heartbreaking; this is the kind of naturalistic acting that can just kick you in the stomach. He’s part of a strong ensemble: Buscemi’s Del makes an honest mentor, but he doesn’t sugarcoat the character’s darker side. (And it’s fun to see the easy chemistry between Buscemi and Sevigny: she starred in his feature directorial debut “Trees Lounge” two decades ago.) Steve Zahn turns up as a mercurial homeless man who offers Charlie some help along the way, and Elliott (an indie stalwart since her breakout role in “The Spitfire Grill”) radiates a warmth that makes you realize why finding Margy is worth Charlie’s Herculean effort.

Haigh adjusts to a different kind of storytelling here: “Weekend” was fairly dialogue-heavy (as was, to an extent, his little-seen debut “Greek Pete”), and unlike “45 Days,” he can’t substitute dialogue with a meaningful glance from Charlotte Rampling. Still, he manages a lot of quiet here — with the exception of some exposition dumps that Charlie gives the horse in conversation — and his storytelling is no less powerful. Danish cinematographer Magnus Nordenhof Joenck (“A War”), also working in the States for the first time, collaborates with Haigh to place the characters into a very specific context, finding both beauty and horror in the American sprawl.

Your gut will be wrenched by “Lean on Pete,” but it’s also quite likely that your heart will be touched. It’s a powerful new entry for a director who is ever more deserving of attention, and it provides a spotlight for a talented young actor who would appear to be going places.

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Neil Gaiman to produce Gormenghast adaptation for TV

Author set to adapt Mervyn Peake’s gothic fantasy series for TV, after years of talks

Neil Gaiman will help bring Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast books to the small screen after years of talks about a new adaptation of the gothic fantasy series.

Gaiman, who began discussions with studios about a film adaptation of Peake’s tale in 2015, will produce a television series instead. Set in the crumbling castle of Gormenghast, the books follow the life of Titus Groan, the 77th Earl of Groan, and the machinations of the monstrously ambitious kitchen boy, Steerpike.

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Neil Gaiman attached to 'Gormenghast' TV adaptation

Neil Gaiman attached to 'Gormenghast' TV adaptation
Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman are non-writing executive producers for FremantleMedia.

FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) has bought the rights to Mervyn Peake’s fantasy novel series Gormenghast and attached author Neil Gaiman and film writer-producer Akiva Goldsman as non-writing executive producers of a new TV adaptation.

Fmna said it secured rights to all five books in the series, which comprises Titus Groan, Gormenghast, Titus Alone and novella Boy In Darkness, all published between 1946 and 1956, and Titus Awakes, completed after Peake’s death and published in 2009.

The books trace the life of Titus Groan, reluctant heir to Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom,
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TV News Roundup: Anthony Hemingway to Direct ‘The Purge’ Series Premiere

In today’s roundup, independent studio Cedar Park announced it will develop the Cuban-focused show “The Exiles,” and Anthony Hemingway will direct the pilot of series “The Purge.”

Development

Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Television announced that Anthony Hemingway (“Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.”) will direct the premiere episode of USA/Syfy series “The Purge.” The show is based on the film franchise and is executive produced by the creator James DeMonaco. Thomas Kelly will be the executive producer and showrunner of the series.

Chris Long and David Ayer’s independent studio Cedar Park announced Tuesday
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New Us Trailer for Cult Sci-Fi 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties' from A24

"They must be from California..." A24 has debuted another trailer for John Cameron Mitchell's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's How to Talk to Girls at Parties, even though we've seen a few international trailers previously. HtTtGaP is totally wacky cult sci-fi film that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this summer to mixed reviews. The film stars Tony-winner Alex Sharp as Enn, a boy from the dreary London suburb of Croydon. Set in the late 70s, it's a punk rock-infused, horny-adventure about a group of punk kids who discover a secret convent of aliens visiting planet Earth. The cast includes Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas, and Tom Brooke. I did not care for this film at all, and while this is a good marketing push from A24, it's going to be forgotten, which is cool because it will be a cult classic even faster. Here's the
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"Gormenghast" TV Series

Oscar winning screenwriter/producer Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind") and Neil Gaiman ("American Gods") will adapt creator Mervyn Peake's 5 "Gormenghast" books into a TV series for FremantleMedia (North America):

Peake originally wrote three novels in the series including "Titus Groan" (1946), "Gormenghast" (1950)...

...and "Titus Alone" (1959), before his death in 1968. 

In addition, Peake's novella "Boy in Darkness" (1956) and "Titus Awakes" (2009), a posthumously published novel completed and published by Peake's widow, will also be adapted.

"There is nothing in literature like Mervyn Peake's remarkable 'Gormenghast' novels," said Gaiman.

"They were crafted by a master, who was also an artist, and they take us to an ancient castle as big as a city, with heroes and villains and people larger than life that are impossible to forget. There is a reason why there were two trilogies that lovers of the fantasy genre embraced in the Sixties: 'Lord of the Rings'
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‘Gormenghast’ Fantasy Novels to Be Adapted for TV By Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman

‘Gormenghast’ Fantasy Novels to Be Adapted for TV By Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman
Neil Gaiman is stepping up his TV game. The author has been gradually making his way over to the small screen, first executive producing the Starz adaptation of his magnum opus novel, American Gods, then taking on the role of showrunner for the BBC adaptation of Good Omens. Now, he will be teaming up with Akiva Goldsman to […]

The post ‘Gormenghast’ Fantasy Novels to Be Adapted for TV By Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman appeared first on /Film.
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A24 Releases Official Trailer for Movie Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Based on Neil Gaiman's graphic novel of the same name (which was illustrated by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon), How to Talk to Girls at Parties is teased in a new trailer from A24 that blends the punk scene of 1970s London with bizarre visitors from space:

"From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (“American Gods,” Coraline) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, How to Talk to Girls at Parties. Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling
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American Gods Casting New Media Role to Replace Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson may have been one of the biggest names to grace American Gods‘ first season, but Neil Gaiman’s world is looking for someone completely different to play the role of Media when the show returns.

Adapting Gaiman’s 2001 novel about the battle between old deities and their modern equivalents, American Gods was one of 2017’s most anticipated shows.
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American Gods Adding New Media Role to Replace Departing Gillian Anderson

American Gods Adding New Media Role to Replace Departing Gillian Anderson
Looks like American Gods‘ Tech Boy has a plugged-in new buddy: The Starz series will add the role of New Media in the upcoming Season 2, TVLine has learned exclusively.

We hear the show is searching for a 20-something, Asian woman to play the series-regular part, which symbolizes the role of social media in modern American life the same way that Gillian Anderson’s Media represented television and pop culture in Season 1.

Though Starz had no comment, it appears that the series is moving to fill the gap left by Anderson’s departure from the series.

In January, Anderson told reporters
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How to Wait for "How to Talk to Girls..."

by Chris Feil

It's been so long since the first much salivated over set photos of Nicole Kidman as a spiky haired punch in How to Talk to Girls at Parties, that she's had an entire awards run and career resurgence in the meantime! The John Cameron Mitchell adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story got a quiet esponse when it debuted in last year's Cannes (outside the competition) and there hasn't been much news since. But now there's a trailer...
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Elle Fanning is an Alien Invading The 1970s Punk Scene in New Trailer For How To Talk To Girls At Parties

A brand new delightfully strange trailer has just been released for the feature film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story How To Talk To Girls At Parties. The movie stars Elle Fanning as an alien who has a limited amount of time on Earth and while here she meets a boy, falls in love, and invades the punk rock scene. It looks like this turned out to be a wild and crazy film and it's sure to make a fantastically fun movie-going experience! 

The film was directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Nurse Jackie) and has a great cast that also includes Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, and Ruth Wilson.

The story is set in the "exotic and unusual world: suburban London in the late 70s. Under the spell of the Sex Pistols, every teenager in the country wants to be a punk, including our hopeless hero Enn. Hearing
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