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‘Kansas City’: Andrew Caldwell, Jade Pettyjohn & Anthony Keyvan Cast In Hulu Comedy Pilot

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‘Kansas City’: Andrew Caldwell, Jade Pettyjohn & Anthony Keyvan Cast In Hulu Comedy Pilot
Andrew Caldwell (iZombie), Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) and Anthony Keyvan (Fresh Off The Boat) are set as series regulars opposite John Slattery, Rafe Spall and Allison Tollman in Hulu’s political, dystopian half-hour comedy pilot Kansas City, from Amblin TV and Sony Pictures TV.

Set in Kansas City, the single-camera project, which has yet to get a formal pilot greenlight but already is in production, was written by Zev Borow (Lethal Weapon), with Rhys Thomas (Comrade Detective) set to direct.

Kansas City is set in a future where the city is separated by a wall between liberals and conservatives. Absurd misinformation and enmity rage as the two cities aim to undermine each other. In West Kansas City, political heavyweight Ellis Brookmeyer (Slattery) holds sway. His former son-in-law, Ben Graham (Spall), lives in East K.C. and yearns to be reunited with his daughter Clarissa. To accomplish this Ben gets involved with an East K.C. intelligence operation, with consequences he can not predict, let alone control.

Caldwell will play Seth, the top-selling hot tub, spa tub, and home sauna salesmen in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. He is also an operative for the East Kansas City Intelligence Service.

Pettyjohn’s Clarissa is a high school sophomore, church-goer, and aspiring jazz singer, who feels close to all the members of her family regardless of which side of the wall they call home.

Keyvan is Jamaal, a 16-year-old who recently moved to West Kansas City from Chicago, another country, literally. Clarissa (Pettyjohn) befriends him and the two expand each other’s worldview in ways neither thought possible.

Caldwell recurred as Harley Jones on the CW’s iZombie and recently guest-starred on Netflix’s American Vandal, among other credits. He’s repped by Artists First and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.

Pettyjohn will next appear alongside Nicole Kidman in feature Destroyer and Laura Dern in Trial By Fire, both set for a fall release. On TV, she was most recently seen as Summer Hathaway in Nick’s School of Rock. Pettyjohn is repped by Innovative Artists and manager Karen Renna.

Keyvan’s recent TV credits include Alexa & Katie, Major Crimes and Fresh Off The Boat, among others. He’s repped by Coast to Coast Entertainment, Protégé Entertainment and Meyer & Downs.
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‘Scandal’ Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Cast In ‘Against All Enemies’

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‘Scandal’ Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Cast In ‘Against All Enemies’
Exclusive: Cornelius Smith Jr. has locked in his first post-Scandal project. The actor has been cast the in the Benedict Andrews-directed political thriller, Against All Enemies, which will begin filming this summer. Smith Jr. joins Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Vince Vaughn, Anthony Mackie, Margaret Qualley, and Colm Meaney in the pic, which is inspired by true events

Jade Pettyjohn has also joined the cast as Jenny Kowalski, daughter of Carl Kowalski played by Vaughn.

The plot centers on iconic actress Jean Seberg (Stewart) who, in the late 1960s, was targeted by the illegal FBI surveillance program Cointelpro in retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party.

Smith will play the role of Ray Robertson, a seemingly nice guy in cahoots with FBI agent Carl Kowalski who sets up one of his friends to take a fall.

Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik are producing alongside Kate Garwood and Stephen Hopkins,
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School of Rock

Network: Nickelodeon. Episodes: 45 (half-hour). Seasons: Three. TV show dates: March 12, 2016 — April 8, 2018. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Breanna Yde, Jama Williamson, and Tony Cavalero. TV show description: A live action comedy, the School of Rock TV show centers on a group of middle school students at an elite Austin, Texas prep school. Dewey Finn (Cavalero) is a hapless rocker, who manages to maneuver his way into a substitute teaching gig. In his offbeat way, Dewey encourages his young charges to let loose and rock out. Thanks to his urging, Zack (Lim), Lawrence (Miner), Freddy (Hurtado), Summer (Pettyjohn) and Tomika (Yde) form a secret band. Read More…
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Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
In today’s film news roundup, Pedro Pascal joins the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicole Kidman’s “The Destroyer” completes its cast, and Iatse chief Matthew Loeb gets an honor.

Castings

Games of Thrones” star Pedro Pascal has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” opposite Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, and Regina King.

If Beale Street Could Talk” is adapted from the 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name about a pregnant Harlem woman whose lover is falsely accused of rape. Production companies are Jenkins’ Pastel company, Brad Pitt’s Plan B, and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, which is also financing the film.

“Beale Street” is the first movie for Jenkins since “Moonlight” won the best picture Academy Award. The film marks the first feature under the production pact between Pastel and Annapurna and is also part of Plan B’s production
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Telluride Horror Show 2017’s Second Wave of Programming Includes Psychopaths, Tragedy Girls, and More

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Following their exciting first wave of announcements, the Telluride Horror Show has revealed its second slate of films, and they are definitely a worthy follow-up to the first wave, with the anticipated titles including Mickey Keating's Psychopaths, Tyler MacIntyre's Tragedy Girls, and many more:

Press Release: The highly anticipated second wave of films and guests, as well as special events and schedule, has been announced for the 2017 Telluride Horror Show, which will kick off on Friday the 13th of October and run through October 15th in picturesque Telluride, Colorado.

The second wave includes the World Premieres of Derelicts and Never Hike Alone (a fan tribute to Friday The 13th), as well as the U.S. Premiere of Borley Rectory and Colorado Premieres of Tragedy Girls, Desolation, Cold Hell, and Psychopaths. Fourteen additional short films have been included.

More guests have been confirmed, including directors Greg McLean (Jungle), Patrick Brice
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School of Rock

Network: Nickelodeon. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: March 12, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Breanna Yde, Jama Williamson, and Tony Cavalero. TV show description: A live action comedy, the School of Rock TV show centers on a group of middle school students at an elite Austin, Texas prep school. Dewey Finn (Cavalero) is a hapless rocker, who manages to maneuver his way into a substitute teaching gig. In his offbeat way, Dewey encourages his young charges to let loose and rock out. Thanks to his urging, Zack (Lim), Lawrence (Miner), Freddy (Hurtado), Summer (Pettyjohn) and Tomika (Yde) form a secret band. Read More…
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School of Rock: Season Three Renewal from Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is sticking with School of Rock. Deadline reports the network has renewed the TV series for a third season.Based on the 2003 movie, the sitcom follows a down-on-his-luck musician/substitute teacher who inspires his students to start a band. The cast includes Tony Cavalero, Jama Williamson, Ricardo Hurtado, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Jade Pettyjohn, and Breanna Yde.Read More…
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Johnny Depp, David Lynch, J.K. Simmons Join Zombie Film Made by Teen Cancer Patient

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Johnny Depp, David Lynch, J.K. Simmons Join Zombie Film Made by Teen Cancer Patient
With a little help from friends, Make a Film Foundation has brought a 16-year-old cancer patient’s zombie thriller to life. Johnny Depp, David Lynch, J.K. Simmons and Laura Dern are among the stars of Anthony Conti’s “The Black Ghiandola,” a short film directed by the trio of Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwicke and Ted Melfi; Conti (who also stars) wrote the project alongside Scott Kosar (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre”) and Wash Westmoreland (“Still Alice”).

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“Anthony is an alchemist — there was magic happening all around the set,” Tamika Lamison, who founded Make a Film Foundation in 2007, told the Hollywood Reporter. “It was like a magnet that kept attracting the best in so many people and attracting the extraordinary ‘yes’ at every turn.” Conti is living with stage IV adrenal cortical cancer.

Read More: Johnny Depp To Star As Investigator
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Johnny Depp Joins Zombie Movie for Teen Living with Stage 4 Cancer

The news of an A-list star like Johnny Depp joining a new film always makes headlines, but this time around, the beloved actor is taking on a new film project for an incredibly worthy cause. The star is just one of many notable actors and filmmakers who came aboard a new horror short film entitled The Black Ghiandola, written by a teenager named Anthony Conti who is living with Stage 4 cancer, as part of an initiative through the Make a Film Foundation. Today we have photos from the set and new details about the project.

The Hollywood Reporter explains that 16-year-old Anthony Conti is suffering from stage IV adrenal cortical cancer. He teamed up with the Make a Film Foundation to get his horror short film off the ground, attracting actors like J.K. Simmons, Laura Dern, Penelope Ann Miller, Richard Chamberlain, Jade Pettyjohn, Chad Coleman, Pritesh Shah and Keith Allan,
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School of Rock: Nickelodeon's New Series Debuts in March; Watch a Preview

Nickelodeon's new, live-action School of Rock TV series premieres Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 9:30pm Et/Pt, after which it will move to Saturdays at 8:30pm. Watch a preview, below. Among its executive producers is Eli Bush. Bush co-produced The Newsroom TV series, which was cancelled by HBO after three seasons.

The cast of School of Rock includes Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Breanna Yde, and Tony Cavlero. The first season of School of Rock features guest spots from Pete Wentz, Kendall Schmidt, and Kira Kosarin. Much like Glee, episodes will include musical performances by the cast covering hit songs.

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‘All I Want For Xmas’ Review

Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Shannen Doherty, Mason Douglas, Jsu Garcia, Juliocesar Chavez, Jade Pettyjohn, Sally Kirkland, Kylie Rogers, Richard Riehle, Eddy Salazar, Reese Hartwig, Paul Kouri, Paloma Maria Mettler | Directed by Emilio Ferrari

When Jamie makes a Christmas wish of having different parents and no annoying sister that comes true, he finds himself living the extravagant lifestyle he always dreamed of. He has every toy he has ever wanted and could never have got in his previous life… But at what cost?

Ok well, reviewing a Christmas film three months away from the actual event is probably one of the weirdest experiences ever. But, here we are. I have watched it, so now you get to read what I thought of it. As you should expect, All I Want For Xmas, like most Christmas films, spends most of the time reminding you it is Christmas in as many ways possible.
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TVLine Items: School of Rock Casts Its Class, NBC's First Date and More

TVLine Items: School of Rock Casts Its Class, NBC's First Date and More
Nickelodeon is ready for some headbanging.

The kids’ network has locked down the cast of its upcoming School of Rock series, based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black as a down-and-out musician who poses as a substitute teacher.

RelatedJack Black on School of Rock TV Series: ‘I Have Nothing to Do With It’

Joining Hart of Dixie‘s Tony Cavalero, who will play fraudulent instructor Dewey Finn, are:

* Lance Lim (Growing Up Fisher) as electric guitarist Zack

* Jade Pettyjohn (Revolution) as band manager Summer

* Aidan Miner (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as keyboardist Lawrence

* Breanna Yde (The
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Casting Net: 'Doctor Who' alum Matt Smith to star in 'Patient Zero'

Casting Net: 'Doctor Who' alum Matt Smith to star in 'Patient Zero'
Doctor Who alum Matt Smith will star opposite Natalie Dormer in Patient Zero. Stefan Ruzowitzky is directing the action thriller from a script by Mike Le. The story follows the spread of a super strain of rabies, which leads to the evolution of a new, violent species. An immune survivor must race to find Patient Zero, and a cure, to save his infected wife and the human race at large. [Deadline] • Brenton Thwaites is in final negotiations for the role of a British soldier, Henry, in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean installment. The actor is known for this year's Maleficent and The Giver.
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What Did We Do To Deserve More "Cowgirls 'n Angels"? We Should Stop Doing That.

Dakota Rose (Haley Ramm), the granddaughter of legendary horse trick rider Austin Rose (Keith Carradine), is struggling to live up to her family’s legacy. When her sister Kristen (Emily Bett Rickards) reveals that Dakota was adopted, Dakota leaves home to spend the summer at her grandfather’s ranch and help him out with his miniature horse program. As she searches for her birth parents, she bonds with a young girl named Summer (Jade Pettyjohn) who is in the ranch’s foster kids program.

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American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Blu-ray Review

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The Movie Pool thinks the American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Blu-ray sticks the landing!

The Set-up

A young gymnast (Jade Pettyjohn) struggles with her school grades as she prepares for a regional meet. Also stars Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering, and Cathy Rigby.

Directed by: Vince Marcello

The Delivery

American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars is the faithful and entertaining live action version of the best-selling series of books. If you are the parent of a young girl, chances are you have already heard of the American Girl books. The movies that they have spawned are outstanding companion pieces, including the McKenna movie.

My sister is an elementary teacher, and her girls are obsessed with American Girl, from the dolls, to the books, and the movies. It has a great reputation with teachers and parents because it espouses

The story follows a young girl trying to balance her friendships,
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Exclusive: Nia Vardalos Talks An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Blu-ray

Exclusive: Nia Vardalos Talks An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Blu-ray
Nia Vardalos Talks McKenna Shoots for the Stars, an American Girl Blu-ray in stores July 3rd

First released in 1986, the American Girl doll collection has taken the world by storm, launching specialized shops across the country that allow young girls and their families to take part in the American Girl experience. The franchise has also launched its own branded magazine, and the well-received 2008 feature film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Now, the popular phenomenon comes home with the first ever direct-to-video full-length feature McKenna Shoots for the Stars, An American Girl Blu-ray and DVD that arrives in stores this Tuesday, July 3rd.

In the tradition of The American Girl storylines that have enchanted parents and children alike, McKenna Shoots for the Stars follows doll of the year McKenna (Jade Pettyjohn) and her real-life adventures in becoming a world-renowned gymnast. To celebrate this release, we have clips, featurettes, and an exclusive
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Clips from 'An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars' on Blu-ray and DVD

See clips from Vince Marcello's An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, starring Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering, Cathy Rigby, Kerris Dorsey and Jade Pettyjohn. Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin write based on the “McKenna” stories by: Mary Casanova. The family film finds release via Universal Studios Home Entertainment on July 3rd on DVD and Blu-ray. Meet McKenna Brooks, a determined and confident young gymnast, in this all-new modern-day adventure. McKenna™ is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team but off-track in school, where she’s suddenly struggling to keep up. When her teacher suggests a tutor, she’s embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna™ needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges – and,
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Clips from 'An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars' on Blu-ray and DVD

See clips from Vince Marcello's An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, starring Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering, Cathy Rigby, Kerris Dorsey and Jade Pettyjohn. Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin write based on the “McKenna” stories by: Mary Casanova. The family film finds release via Universal Studios Home Entertainment on July 3rd on DVD and Blu-ray. Meet McKenna Brooks, a determined and confident young gymnast, in this all-new modern-day adventure. McKenna™ is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team but off-track in school, where she’s suddenly struggling to keep up. When her teacher suggests a tutor, she’s embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna™ needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges – and,
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New clips from upcoming American Girls movie

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Get a sneak peek at the newest American Girl movie, McKenna Shoots for the Stars!

American Girl fans everywhere will be celebrating the latest entry in the movie series when An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on July 3, 2012.

The film follows McKenna Brooks™, a determined and confident young gymnast, in an all-new modern-day adventure. McKenna™ is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team but is off-track in school, where she's suddenly struggling to keep up. When her teacher suggests a tutor, she's embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then, a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna™ needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges – and, with the help of family and friends,
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