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Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’ To Get Spring Release In Universal Content Group Deal

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group is acquiring U.S. rights to The Public, the drama written, produced and directed by Emilio Estevez. He also stars in the film, which first screened at last year’s Santa Barbara Film Festival before having its official world premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival.

Greenwich Entertainment will release the pic in theaters in the spring on behalf of Uphecg, which is acquiring all rights — theatrical, home entertainment and TV. The deal, which CAA and Cassian Elwes negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers, is expected to close shortly.

The Public centers on downtown Cincinnati librarians Stuart Goodson (Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone), who see their regular winter day shaken up when homeless patrons decide to take shelter in their library for the night. What starts as a peaceful sit-in quickly escalates into a face-off with the police and the media. Alec Baldwin,
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‘O.G.’ Trailer: Jeffrey Wright is a Changed Man

‘O.G.’ Trailer: Jeffrey Wright is a Changed Man
Jeffrey Wright stars in O.G., a new film from HBO debuting next month. Wright plays a man in the final weeks of a 24-year prison sentence. The nature of Wright’s release becomes challenged when he decides to take a new inmate under his wing. Director Madeleine Sackler filmed O.G. in a real prison, with some of the men […]

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O.G. (2018) Movie Trailer: Jeffrey Wright is a Prison Inmate Whose Freedom is Imperiled by a New Arrival

O.G. Trailer Madeleine Sackler‘s O.G. (2018) movie trailer stars Jeffrey Wright, Theothus Carter, William Fichtner, Boyd Holbrook, and Mare Winningham. O.G.‘s plot synopsis: “O.G. follows Louis (Jeffrey Wright), once the head of a prominent prison gang, in the final weeks of his 24-year sentence. His impending release is upended when he takes [...]

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First trailer for O.G. starring Jeffrey Wright

HBO has released the first trailer for the upcoming drama O.G. Directed by Madeleine Sackler, the film stars Jeffrey Wright as a maximum-security prison inmate whose impending release following his 24-year sentence is upended; watch the trailer here…

O.G. follows Louis (Jeffrey Wright), once the head of a prominent prison gang, in the final weeks of his 24-year sentence. His impending release is upended when he takes new arrival Beecher (Theothus Carter), who is being courted by gang leadership, under his wing. Coming to grips with the indelibility of his crime and the challenge of reentering society, Louis finds his freedom hanging in the balance as he struggles to save Beecher.

O.G. is set to premiere on February 23rd and features a cast that includes Jeffrey Wright, Theothus Carter, William Fichtner, Boyd Holbrook, Mare Winningham, David Patrick Kelly, and Yul Vazquez.

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Jeffrey Wright Plays a Prisoner in First Trailer for HBO's Drama 'O.G.'

"I'm sure that you are a different person, but I don't want you to get out." Damn this looks intense. HBO has debuted an official trailer for an indie drama titled O.G., which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year. This was filmed at an actual prison, with real-life prisoners playing prisoners. The story centers on Louis, a maximum-security inmate and a former gang leader who genuinely regrets his crimes and, while serving over 24 years behind bars, has tried to live a new life of dignity and self-respect. Just weeks before release, he encounters Beech, a new prisoner (played by real-life inmate Theothus Carter) who asks for his help. "The younger inmate echoes of his older counterpart, stirring instincts within Louis that had long been buried beneath a tough exterior." Jeffrey Wright stars, with William Fichtner, Boyd Holbrook, Mare Winningham, Bahni Turpin, Yul Vazquez, David Patrick Kelly, and Ato Essandoh.
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TVLine Items: Unsolved Mysteries Reboot, Ryan Hansen Return and More

Netflix is looking to bring closure to more Unsolved Mysteries: The streaming service has picked up a modern take on the true-crime reality series, from the original creators and Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy.

The update will “once again look to viewers to help aid investigators in closing the book on long outstanding cases,” Netflix announced on Twitter.

The original Unsolved Mysteries ran for nine seasons on NBC from 1987 to 1997 before moving to CBS for its final two years. In 2001, Lifetime revived the program, which also briefly aired on Spike. Past hosts include Raymond Burr, Karl Malden, Robert Stack,
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‘O.G.’ Trailer: Tribeca Award-Winning Film Stars Jeffrey Wright As An Inmate Struggling To Do Good

Damn, Jeffrey Wright is a hell of an actor. Yes, we’re aware that’s not some revelation or surprising statement, but it doesn’t make it less true. Whether it’s his work on HBO’s hit series “Westworld,” Jeremy Saulnier’s underrated “Hold the Dark,” or even the Ya adventure “Hunger Games,” Wright is an acting chameleon in the greatest sense of the word.

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Elton John To Host Ejaf’s 27th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party

Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the Elton John AIDS Foundation (Ejaf)’s 27th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.

IMDb will serve as this year’s Presenting Sponsor.

For the 15th year, Chef Wayne Elias will design and prepare a sumptuous dinner for party guests to enjoy while watching a live telecast of the 91st Academy Awards. For the first time, IMDb will broadcast its annual IMDb Live streaming companion show from the event, co-hosted by Aisha Tyler and Dave Karger, offering viewers four hours of celebrity studded conversation and unique, entertaining and informative coverage of Hollywood’s biggest night. Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8 will return to conduct the evening’s highly anticipated live auction. The event will conclude with dancing until dawn with DJ Johnny Dynell.

Ejaf’s Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible
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‘True Detective’ Review: Season 3 Premiere Is All About the Memories, Man

‘True Detective’ Review: Season 3 Premiere Is All About the Memories, Man
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “True Detective” Season 3, Episode 1, “The Great War and Modern Memory,” and Episode 2, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.”]

After nearly three-and-a-half years off the air, “True Detective” is back, and it’s traveling back in time — again. The Season 3 premiere introduces Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali) in three different timelines: In 2015, he’s a retired detective suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, who’s asked to remember what happened during a homicide case from 1980. In this, the oldest timeline, Wayne and his partner Roland West (Stephen Dorff) are tasked with solving a small-town murder: one boy dead, his sister missing — later, in 1990, it appears she’s alive.

These are the basics of creator, writer, and producer Nic Pizzolatto’s new season, but there’s far more going on than that. The premiere, titled “The Great War and Modern Memory,” is grounded in the anthology series’ past — there are plenty of nods to everyone’s favorite season,
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Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch adds Henry Winkler

Aaay! Happy Days and Barry star Henry Winkler has become the latest addition to the cast of The French Dispatch, the new film from Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel).

The film takes place in the 20th century at the Paris office of an American newspaper, and is described as “a love letter to journalists”, weaving together three separate storylines.

Winkler joins a cast which reunites Anderson with Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Adrian Brody, Bob Balaban, Saoirse Ronan, as well as Benicio del Toro (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Lea Seydoux (Spectre) and Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name).

The French Dispatch is currently shooting on location in Paris. As yet, there’s no word on a release date.

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Henry Winkler Joins Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’

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Henry Winkler Joins Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’
Henry Winkler has become the latest actor to join the star-studded cast of Wes Anderson’s period project “The French Dispatch.”

The ensemble includes Frances McDormand, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Timothee Chalamet and Lois Smith along with Anderson regulars Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Bob Balaban. Plot details are under wraps, but the story is set during the 1950s at the Paris bureau of an American newspaper.

Anderson is directing from his own script. The movie is his first live-action film since 2014’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” for which he received three Academy Award nominations for producing, directing and screenplay. He won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for directing “Isle of Dogs.”

Anderson is also producing “The French Dispatch” with Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson and Steven Rales through Rales’ Indian Paintbrush company. No distribution deal has been announced yet. Fox Searchlight released “The Grand Budapest Hotel
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Henry Winkler Joins Wes Anderson's French Dispatch

Henry Winkler Joins Wes Anderson's French Dispatch
Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch has added Henry Winkler to its already very impressive cast. There has been a lot of buzz online about Anderson's latest project, which is still under a heavy cloak of mystery. Initially it seemed like the movie was going to be a musical starring Brad Pitt and, ultimately, that was debunked. But Anderson is indeed already hard at work on his next live-action feature and now he's got some help from the man formerly known as the Fonz.

According to a new report, Henry Winkler, who first came on everyone's radar during his time on Happy Days, has joined the cast of The French Dispatch. Details on his role, and the movie in general, are being kept under lock and key for the time being. What we do know is that the movie is already filming on location in France. It's said to be
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Late Night Hosts, Hollywood React To Donald Trump’s Primetime Address

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Late Night Hosts, Hollywood React To Donald Trump’s Primetime Address
When Donald Trump talks, the world will react — especially late night hosts and Hollywood. Trump gave his first national address from the Oval Office Tuesday about his wall and the southern border. He didn’t call it a national emergency like many thought he would. Instead, he called it a “humanitarian crisis – a crisis of the heart and crisis of the soul” in America. His choice of words and his general presence on prime time immediately became fodder for late-night hosts and Hollywood.

Seth Meyers from Late Night fired off a series of tweets commenting on the address. “Somebody please add ‘and live from New York, it’s Saturday night!’ into the teleprompter,” he wrote.

He then went on to say, “This looks like someone put an Ann Coulter audiobook in a Teddy Ruxpin” and “Is this Oval Office: Svu?”

Stephen Colbert said on The Late Show: “Trump’s
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19 HBO Original Programs to Be Excited About in 2019 — ‘True Detective,’ ‘Watchmen,’ and More

HBO enters 2019 preparing for the ending to end all endings: “Game of Thrones” final season is set for March, but closing such a key chapter to the premium cable network’s history only invites questions for its future. What’s next for the franchise? What’s next for HBO? And ultimately, what else can HBO produce to drive viewership, subscriptions, and awards in a crowded TV landscape?

The coming year will hold even more answers, starting with the series listed below. In 2019, HBO is expanding even further — more foreign language series to appeal globally, more TV movies to attract a burgeoning cinematic fan base, and more original programs overall, big and small, to fill the increasing demand for high-quality content. It’s not a question of which series will be the next “Game of Thrones,” but which series (plural) can help HBO retain its premium status. Here’s a few
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From Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ To Kristen Stewart As Jean Seberg: 28 Movies That Could Light Up Film Festivals In 2019

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The impassioned debate about Netflix’s place at major European festivals looks set to continue in 2019, but here we run down some of the undeclared films we’d love to see grace the festival circuit in 2019.

The Irishman

Perhaps the most-anticipated stand-alone film of the year. Martin Scorsese directs Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel and Anna Paquin in the big-budget crime drama about a mob hitman who recalls his possible involvement in the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. Cannes would be a dream scenario for film lovers but that currently looks unlikely given the ongoing impasse between the festival and Netflix, which backed and will release the pic. Could the two come to an arrangement? A release date has yet to be set.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s anticipated ninth film is as starry as they come. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino
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Saoirse Ronan joins Wes Anderson’s new film The French Dispatch

Mary, Queen of Scots star Saoirse Ronan is set to reunite with The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson as part of the star-studded cast of the filmmaker’s new project The French Dispatch.

Ronan joins an ensemble that includes Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton along with Benicio del Toro (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Lea Seydoux (Spectre) and Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name).

The French Dispatch is described as “a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris and centers on three storylines.”

Ronan has had a busy 2018, appearing in On Chesil Beach, The Seagull and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as reuniting with her Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig on Little Women, which is set for release on Christmas Day 2019.

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Saoirse Ronan Joins ‘The French Dispatch,’ Reuniting With Wes Anderson and Timothée Chalamet

Saoirse Ronan Joins ‘The French Dispatch,’ Reuniting With Wes Anderson and Timothée Chalamet
Saoirse Ronan is set to reunite with Wes Anderson for the first time since “The Grand Budapest Hotel” by joining the star-studded cast of the writer-director’s upcoming feature, “The French Dispatch.” The “Lady Bird” Oscar nominee let her involvement in “The French Dispatch” slip during a recent interview promoting her Christmas release, “Mary Queen of Scots.”

The French Dispatch” is described as a “love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris.” While original rumors pegged the film as a musical, that turns out not to be the case. Anderson’s script includes three different storylines. Ronan is the latest addition in a cast that includes Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton, plus Anderson newcomers Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, and Timothée Chalamet.

Ronan’s reunion with Chalamet should earn even more anticipation from indie movie fans. The two first
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Saoirse Ronan Reunites with Wes Anderson for ‘The French Dispatch’

For his tenth feature–and a return to live-action–Wes Anderson has been busy in on location in the southwest of France. Despite production having commenced a few weeks ago, no set photos have emerged from the locked-down set, but bit by bit we are learning the names of the expectedly impressive ensemble for the film, titled The French Dispatch.

With Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, and Lois Smith all on board, we have another name to add to the cast. Saoirse Ronan, who worked with Anderson in The Grand Budapest Hotel, will be joining the ensemble.

The post-wwii film has been described as “a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris and centers on three storylines.” Ronan, who let the news slip during a recent Q&A for Mary Queen of Scots,
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That’s bullshirt! SAG Awards 44 biggest TV snubs include ‘The Good Place,’ ‘Westworld,’ Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch …

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for television are often full of surprises. Like the Emmys that precede them they’re awarded by industry insiders, but this collection of actors, stunt performers, TV presenters, and various other media professionals represented by the SAG-AFTRA union often go their own way with their nominations and winners. This year was no exception, both in terms of who was nominated and who was snubbed. Check out the complete list of nominees here, and scroll down for 44 noteworthy names who weren’t included.

See 25 shocking SAG Awards snubs: ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Vice’ ensembles, critics picks Ethan Hawke and Regina King

Some shows were skunked completely. After multiple wins for its comedic ensemble cast and for Uzo Aduba‘s performance, “Orange is the New Black” was shut out entirely for the first time in its history. So was “The Good Place,” NBC’s critically
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SAG Awards 2019 TV nominations predictions: Racetrack odds in top 8 categories

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The 2019 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are on the way. They will be announced on Wednesday morning, December 12, in 15 categories honoring the best performances in film and television from the year 2018. So who will be recognized for their work? Scroll down to see our complete TV nomination predictions in eight categories listed in order of their racetrack odds. Our projected winners are highlighted in gold, while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics.

The SAG-AFTRA union represents more than 100,000 actors, stunt performers, journalists, presenters and other media professionals. The nominees are decided by randomly selected groups of those members who make up the nominating committees. The winners will be decided by all eligible members of the organization and awarded on Sunday night, January 27.

Meanwhile, Gold Derby’s odds are determined by combining the predictions of more than 1,000 of our users who have been entering their picks throughout the season in our predictions center.
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