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Living Biblically's Lindsey Kraft Books Top-Secret Dirty John Gig

Living Biblically's Lindsey Kraft Books Top-Secret Dirty John Gig
Dirty John just made a very mysterious addition to its cast: Living Biblically alumna Lindsey Kraft is set to guest-star on the forthcoming Bravo anthology series in a top-secret role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

A Bravo rep confirmed Kraft’s casting but declined to offer details on her character.

The actress, who has been recurring on Grace and Frankie since Season 3, will continue to appear on the Netflix comedy while shooting Dirty John. In addition to CBS’ one-and-done sitcom Living Biblically, Kraft’s recent TV credits include The Ranch, Modern Family and Getting On.

Based on the popular podcast of the same name,
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TVLine Items: Time Traveler's Wife HBO Series, Victoria Return Date and More

TVLine Items: Time Traveler's Wife HBO Series, Victoria Return Date and More
Former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is once again time-hopping, this time with The Time Traveler’s Wife at HBO.

The cable network has given a series order to Moffat’s adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, which was previously made into a 2009 film starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, our sister site Deadline reports.

The show is described as an intricate and magical love story about Clare and Henry, whose marriage has one major problem: time travel.

“I read Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife many years ago, and I fell in love with it,” Moffat told Deadline.
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‘Dirty John’: Jake Abel & David Barrera To Recur In Bravo True Crime Anthology

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Jake Abel (Percy Jackson & The Olympians) and David Barrera (Bosch) are set for recurring roles opposite Connie Britton and Eric Bana on Bravo’s true crime anthology series Dirty John, from Universal Cable Productions, Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment.

Written by Chance co-creator Alexandra Cunningham, Dirty John is based on the articles and breakout true-crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. It centers on John Meehan (Bana), a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra Newell (Britton) off her feet and pulls her into his web of lies. The series chronicles the true story of how a romance with Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial and manipulation.

Abel will play Trey, Debra’s oldest child and only son. Barrera will portray Palmer, a successful builder and colleague of Debra’s who has a good sense of humor.

Britton is executive producing with Reiner, Cunningham, Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle and Charles Roven,
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First Trailer for Indie Comedy 'Almost Friends' with Freddie Highmore

"I don't have all the answers yet." Gravitas Ventures has debuted the trailer for an indie romantic comedy titled Almost Friends, which premiered at the Austin Film Festival last year but is just now finally getting a release. Freddie Highmore stars in this as a twenty-something kid still living at home with his mom and stepfather. He falls for a local girl named Amber, but of course she already has a boyfriend and plans to move away. "Will Charlie reach his tipping point or will he finally find the path forward?" The cast includes Odeya Rush as his romantic interest, Haley Joel Osment as his best friend, plus Christopher Meloni, Jake Abel, Rita Volk, Marg Helgenberger, Taylor John Smith, and Christie McNab. Check it out. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jake Goldberger's Almost Friends, direct from YouTube: Charlie (Freddie Highmore) is an unmotivated man in his mid
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TVLine Items: Supernatural Casts New Michael, Will & Grace Guests and More

TVLine Items: Supernatural Casts New Michael, Will & Grace Guests and More
Supernatural is giving the archangel Michael a makeover in Season 13.

Christian Keyes (Let’s Stay Together) will portray the character — last seen using Jake Abel’s Adam as his vessel in Season 5 — when it’s revealed that Michael is not only alive in the apocalypse world, but is also a Genghis Khan-like conqueror, EW.com reports.

Could Michael be the show’s new Big Bad? Executive producer Andrew Dabb previously teased that Dean and Sam’s biggest threat in Season 13 will be “an old — let’s call him friend — who we have not seen for many years” and who hails from the alternate world.
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Hollywood Contenders – Could Paul Dano be a bigger Oscar contender than some think for “Love & Mercy”?

Over the course of the awards season so far, specifically during the precursors, no one has had a quicker ride to the top tier of contention than Paul Dano. Originally, it seemed like his excellent work in Love & Mercy was destined to be overlooked, but then something interesting happened…he started getting nominated, as well as winning in certain places. Now, he’s a legitimate threat to be nominated at the Academy Awards. I’m thrilled that such a good performance in such a small film is catching on, so it begs the question…have we been underestimating Dano the whole time? Let’s discuss that a bit now! This is the story of Brian Wilson the frontman for the Beach Boys. The movie shows us him in the 1960’s as an emerging superstar before mental illness gets the best of him, as well as in the 1980’s when he
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Veronica Mars' Kyle Gallner Marries Mother of His Children in Outdoor Wedding

Veronica Mars' Kyle Gallner Marries Mother of His Children in Outdoor Wedding
Actor Kyle Gallner married his longtime girlfriend in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on Saturday, he announced through social media.

Gallner, who is best recognized as Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas from Veronica Mars, and Tara Ferguson share two children together – Oliver, 2, and Leo, 1.

"I married my best friend yesterday," Gallner, 29, wrote on Instagram. "It was such an amazing day. I love this woman!"

The star shared a photo from the rustic ceremony alongside the big news.

Ferguson picked a sleeveless white gown while the groom donned a navy suit and wore his hair piled high into a bun. The duo exchanged vows
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Brian Wilson Received Neither "Love" Nor "Mercy"

There's a lot to lose out there.

Brian Wilson had a pretty rough go of it. Physically and emotionally abused by his father (Bill Camp), in the band he gets little support from his brothers (Brett Davern and Kenny Wormald) and considerable hostility from his cousin Mike (Jake Abel), and later in life is mentally tortured by control freak Dr. Gene Levy (Paul Giamatti). All the while, Brian (Paul Dano/John Cusack) suffers from a significant mental illness--whether schizophrenia or something else is ambiguous--and writes the music that makes the Beach Boys a household name to this day. Love & Mercy (2015) fully and even ruthlessly expresses the torturous aspects of Wilson's life while still servicing the musical genius and fan expectations. To its credit, the film is far more devoted to the former than the latter.

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Giveaway: Win a 'Good Kill' Blu-ray and Signed Poster

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Giveaway: Win a 'Good Kill' Blu-ray and Signed Poster
Ethan Hawke takes us inside the daily life of a drone pilot in Good Kill, which was released on Digital HD last month and arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today, September 1, from Paramount Home Media Distribution. If you didn't get a chance to see this thriller in theaters, then we have you covered. We have a contest lined up, with one grand prize winner taking home a signed poster and a copy of the Blu-ray.

Hailed as "exhilaratingly of the moment" (Guy Lodge, Variety), the compelling thriller Good Kill comes from the producers of The Hurt Locker and writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War). Good Kill features Ethan Hawke's "best screen role in years" (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter) as a drone operator in 21st century warfare, where combat unfolds like a video game, but with real lives at stake. Veteran Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Hawke
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Christopher Meloni Joins Holding Patterns

It was recently announced that Freddie Highmore ("Bates Motel"), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps) and Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) signed on to star in the upcoming "Holding Patterns" comedy/drama. And now, Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel, "Law and Order") and Marg Helgenberger ("CSI") have joined the cast. The film follows a young man (Highmore) still living at home with his mother and stepfather who sets his sight on a girl (Rush) who works at his local coffee shop. The problem — she has a serious boyfriend. As the two become closer, the line between friendship and romance becomes blurred and they're forced to examine where their lives are going. The new movie is directed by Jake Goldberger (Don McKay, Life of a King) and produced by Alex A. Ginzburg (Hardcore) and Jim Young (The Words). It co-stars Jake Abel (The Host), Rita Volk ("Faking It") and Taylor John Smith (Wolves
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Freddie Highmore and Odeya Rush Join Holding Patterns

Freddie Highmore ("Bates Motel") and Odeya Rush (The Giver, Goosebumps) signed on for the upcoming "Holding Patterns" drama, which co-stars Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), Rita Volk ("Faking It"), Taylor John Smith (Wolves) and Jake Abel (Percy Jackson). The story centers on Charlie (Highmore), who's in his mid-20s and still living at home with his mother and stepfather. Dealing with a lack of motivation, he has put all his eggs in one basket: Amber (Rush), the girl who works at his local coffee shop. The problem is, Amber has a serious boyfriend. As Amber and Charlie become closer, the line between friendship and intimacy is blurred, and the situation forces both of them to examine where they are in their lives. The new film is written and directed by Jake Goldberger (Don McKay, Life of a King) and produced by Alex A. Ginzburg (Hardcore), Tony Lee (Geezer) and Jim Young (The Words,
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Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush, Haley Joel Osment Cast in Coming-of-Age Comedy ‘Holding Patterns’

  • The Wrap
Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush, Haley Joel Osment Cast in Coming-of-Age Comedy ‘Holding Patterns’
Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush and Haley Joel Osment have joined the cast of coming-of-age comedy “Holding Patterns,” which also stars Rita Volk, Jake Abel and Taylor John Smith. The film follows Charlie Brenner (Highmore), who in his mid-twenties but still lives at home with his mother and stepfather. Having no sign of motivation or structure in his life, he falls for a girl called Amber (Rush), who already has a serious boyfriend. However, Amber and Charlie become close, and the grey zone between friendship and love is blurred. “I could not be more excited about the cast we’ve been able to.
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‘Bates Motel’s’ Freddie Highmore Starring in Romance ‘Holding Patterns’

‘Bates Motel’s’ Freddie Highmore Starring in Romance ‘Holding Patterns’
Freddie Highmore (“Bates Motel”), Haley Joel Osment and Odeya Rush (“The Giver”) are starring in the coming-of-age dramatic comedy “Holding Patterns.”

The movie has started shooting in Mobile, Ala., with Jake Goldberger directing from his own script. Rita Volk (“Faking It”), Jake Abel and Taylor John Smith (“Insidious: Chapter 3”) are also starring.

Producers are Alex Ginzburg and Tony Lee (“Geezer”) for their Let It Play banner and Jim Young (“The Words”) for Animus Films.

Highmore portrays an unmotivated man in his mid 20s still living at home with his mother and stepfather who falls for a young woman who has a serious boyfriend.

Highmore stars as Norman Bates in A&E’s “Bates Motel” and will next be seen in the upcoming miniseries “Close to the Enemy.” Rush will co-star in Jack Black’s “Goosebumps” and Osment was most recently seen in “Entourage.”

Goldberger’s directing credits include “Don McKay,
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Freddie Highmore joins 'Holding Patterns'

New young cast members include Odeya Rush and Haley Joel Osment on Animus Films’ coming-of-age film.

Holding Patterns is currently shooting on location in Mobile, Alabama, and centres on a young man living at home with his mother and stepfather who sets his heart on the girl at the local coffee shop.

Jake Goldberger directs from his screenplay and Rita Volk, Jake Abel and Taylor John Smith co-star.

Alex Ginzburg and Tony Lee produce for Let It Play alongside Jim Young for Animus Films.

The production company recently wrapped historical drama and upcoming Toronto world premiere The Man Who Knew Infinity starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.

Goldberger made his feature debut on the darkly comic thriller Don McKay starring Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue and Melissa Leo and Animus FilmsLife Of A King starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
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'Good Kill' Digital HD Preview with Ethan Hawke | Exclusive

'Good Kill' Digital HD Preview with Ethan Hawke | Exclusive
Stars Ethan Hawke, January Jones and Zo&#235 Kravitz reveal what it's like to work with writer-director Andrew Niccol in our exclusive preview for Good Kill. This drone thriller is available on Digital HD starting today, ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD release on September 1. The will film also be available for sale or rental from cable, satellite and telco providers through its theatrical distributor, IFC Films.

Hailed as "exhilaratingly of the moment" (Guy Lodge, Variety), the compelling thriller Good Kill comes from the producers of The Hurt Locker and writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War). Good Kill features Ethan Hawke's "best screen role in years" (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter) as a drone operator in 21st century warfare, where combat unfolds like a video game, but with real lives at stake. Veteran Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Hawke) yearns to get back into the cockpit of a plane,
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English newcomer cast as tragic Scottish hero Bonnie Prince Charlie

English actor Jamie Bacon, who has never been to Scotland, is to play the lead role in a film about Bonnie Prince Charlie.

The Great Getaway will follow the Young Pretender's escape across the Western Isles, after defeat at Culloden in the failed Jacobite rising of 1745.

Having previously appeared in small roles in little-known British indies, this is Bacon's first major film role. Although previously linked with American actor Jake Abel, executive producer Robbie Moffat has said that Bacon would be "perfect" for the part.

Of the decision to cast an English actor, Moffat said: "Bonnie Prince Charlie was born in Rome to a Polish mother and an English father. He did not have a Scottish accent.

"One of the things this film is trying to do is rid the story of its myths."

In fact, Bacon actually has something in common with the Scottish Prince.

"I've never been to Scotland before.
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Love & Mercy Screenwriter Oren Moverman on Brian Wilson’s Mythology, Fact vs. Fiction, and More

I’ve seen a lot of biopics. Most are forgettable. Many feel like a Lifetime movie that somehow got a theatrical release. Director Bill Pohlad’s Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy is not one of those films. Written by Oren Moverman, the film takes a non-traditional approach to telling the Beach Boys member's life by splitting the story between Wilson in his 20s (Paul Dano) and Wilson in his 40s (John Cusack), and it doesn’t shy away from showing the dark side of Wilson’s mental illness that almost consumed him. Loaded with a cast giving it their all, a great script, and superb direction, Love & Mercy is a fantastic film that deserves your time and money. The movie also stars Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Bill Camp, and features a tremendous soundtrack. For more on the film, read Adam’s review or watch the trailer. The other
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See Paul Dano’s Amazing Brian Wilson Performance in This Exclusive Clip From Love & Mercy

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See Paul Dano’s Amazing Brian Wilson Performance in This Exclusive Clip From Love & Mercy
The new film Love & Mercy (out this Friday) takes an unusual approach to portraying the life of Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson: He's played at various ages by Paul Dano and John Cusack, and as the film crisscrosses between them, it's Dano's performance in particular that has been praised as an uncanny standout. Just take a look at this exclusive clip, in which Wilson labors on a song with bandmate Mike Love (Jake Abel): Dano totally inhabits Wilson's ethereal sadness, and it's all in the eyes. And, hey, if you're not convinced by my description, rest assured that this clip will also gift you with a pretty chic beret-and-turtleneck ensemble, some fabulous '60s production design, and a reaction shot from a dog named Banana. Sold yet?
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John Cusack and Paul Dano have two of their best roles to date in “Love & Mercy”

One of my all time favorite actors happens to be John Cusack. Over the past decade or so, one of my newer favorites is Paul Dano. As such, the concept of the two of them in a film together pumped me up from the minute that they were cast in Love & Mercy. Then, I saw it and realized that they wouldn’t be sharing the screen, but instead would be combining to bring the Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson to life. The film is really strong, using both Cusack and Dano to great effect in a soft of hybrid performance. It’s very unique, and now audiences will get to enjoy their work this weekend when the movie comes to theaters. If you don’t know who Brian Wilson is, well…where have you been? He’s the frontman for the Beach Boys, and this is his story. We see
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