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Film News Roundup: Gale Anne Hurd to Get Lifetime Achievement Award From Heartland Festival (Exclusive)

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Film News Roundup: Gale Anne Hurd to Get Lifetime Achievement Award From Heartland Festival (Exclusive)
In today’s film news roundup, Gale Anne Hurd will be honored with a lifetime achievement award, Nicole Kidman’s “Destroyer” gets an AFI Fest screening, and the holiday romance “Mr. 365” starts production.

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The Heartland International Film Festival has selected “The Terminator” and “The Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd for its lifetime achievement award.

Heartland Film Festival’s director of film programming Greg Sorvig, said, “Gale Anne Hurd has cemented her place in film history as a creator and guiding force behind some of the most iconic genre works in film and television history. You could start and end the list with ‘The Terminator,’ ‘Aliens,’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ but the fact that there is so much more beyond those two unforgettable films and that groundbreaking television series, speaks to her lasting impact on our film culture.”

Hurd will receive the award at AMC Castleton Square in
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‘UnReal’: François Arnaud, Natalie Hall, Five More Join Season 4 Cast Of Lifetime Series

Lifetime’s UnReal is already rounding out its cast for Season 4. François Arnaud (The Borgias; Midnight, Texas), Natalie Hall (Drop Dead Diva, True Blood), Meagan Holder (Pitch, You Again), Alejandro Muñoz (Ein Sommer in Barcelona), Meghan Heffern (Designated Survivor, What If), Christopher Russell (Star Trek: Discovery, Land of the Dead) and Alli Chung (Dark Matter, The Expanse) have all signed on for Season 4. Arnaud is Tommy, a charming and ambitious game producer who…
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Scoop: UnREAL Adds 7 Actors for Season 4's 'All-Star' Edition

Scoop: UnREAL Adds 7 Actors for Season 4's 'All-Star' Edition
You know how reality shows love bringing back the best most notorious past contestants for all-star seasons? UnREAL‘s Everlasting will do the same in its far-off fourth season.

Though the Lifetime drama hasn’t yet returned for Season 3, several actors have been added to the cast for Season 4, TVLine has learned. The six new faces include Midnight, Texas lead François Arnaud and Pitch‘s Meagan Holder.

VideosUnREAL Season 3 Trailer: A Savvy Female Suitor, a Castrated Man-Bun and a Worried Rachel and Quinn

(Before you freak, Midnight, Texas fans: UnREAL‘s shortened Season 4 episode order would allow Arnaud to participate
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‘Dirk Gently’ Review: Season 2 Premiere Is a Messy ‘Acceleration of Strangeness’

‘Dirk Gently’ Review: Season 2 Premiere Is a Messy ‘Acceleration of Strangeness’
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” titled “Space Rabbit.”]

“How did I forget how annoying you are?” asks Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) in the trailer for BBC America’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.” It’s a familiar feeling for viewers reentering the world Max Landis adapted from Douglas Adams’ source material because just as with last year, this season is not content to unspool a story quietly, logically, or with any sort of restraint.

The overstuffed episode checks back in with eight returning characters (yes, we’re also counting Rowdy 3 member Vogel and the dog Rapunzel), and introduces at least eight more. Despite that surfeit of players, we have yet to even meet Alan Tudyk, who joins this year as the gun-happy Mr. Priest.

Read More:‘Dirk Gently’: 7 Blunt Statements About Max Landis and the Lunatic World He’s Created in Season 2

A little over two months have passed since all hell broke loose in the Season 1 finale,
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Christopher Russell & Dylan Playfair Cast As Male Leads In ‘Gorgeous Morons’

ABC Family has found its Gorgeous Morons. Christopher Russell (Land Of The Dead) and Dylan Playfair (Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story) have been cast as the male leads in multi-camera comedy pilot Gorgeous Morons, from ABC Signature. The project, co-created by Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky and Danny Chun and written by Chun, focuses on Madison and Aj, played by Russell and Playfair respectively, two stunningly handsome but ridiculously simple brothers who find their…
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