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Mark Ruffalo to Play Twin Brothers (!!) in HBO's I Know This Much Is True

Mark Ruffalo to Play Twin Brothers (!!) in HBO's I Know This Much Is True
Get ready to see double the Mark Ruffalo on your TV screen: The actor has signed on to star as twin brothers in the upcoming HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is True, TVLine has learned.

Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True is “a family saga that follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness,” according to HBO’s official description, “set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.” Ruffalo will star as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, and will serve as an
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'Halloween' Looks to Scare Up $70M Opening, Helping October 2018 Maintain a Record Pace

'Halloween' Looks to Scare Up $70M Opening, Helping October 2018 Maintain a Record Pace
As of yesterday, October is pacing a massive +42.3% ahead of October 2017. In fact, October 2018 is narrowly outpacing October 2014, the largest October on record, and this weekend should help increase that lead. Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween is poised to deliver what will now be the second largest October opening ever behind Venom, which broke the record only a couple weeks ago. The weekend also sees the nationwide expansion of Fox's The Hate U Give, which is expected to deliver in the mid-to-high single digit millions, but could break out a bit higher after a strong showing in limited release. October 2018 is going big when it comes to new releases and after this weekend the month will feature three of the top ten October releases of all-time after Venom's chart-topping, $80.2 million debut and A Star is Born's $42.9 million opening on the same weekend. Added to the list will be this
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Sebastian Stan, Jamie Dornan to Romance Shailene Woodley in New Drake Doremus Film

Sebastian Stan, Jamie Dornan to Romance Shailene Woodley in New Drake Doremus Film
Sebastian Stan and Jamie Dornan are set to compete for the affections of Shailene Woodley in an untitled new indie film from director Drake Doremus, Collider has learned. Woodley will play an artist who dumps her longtime boyfriend, but her attempt to take a break from dating ends when she quickly finds herself in two passionate romances -- one with Dornan's artsy writer, the other with Stan's passionate bad boy. Matthew Gray Gubler will co-star in the LA-set film, which Doremus co-wrote with novelist Jardine Libaire. CJ Entertainment is developing, financing and producing the movie, which …
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‘Manifest’ Gets Order For Three Additional Episodes From NBC

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‘Manifest’ Gets Order For Three Additional Episodes From NBC
NBC has picked up three episodes of breakout new drama Manifest, bringing the total freshman episode count to 16.

The size of the order, which is below full-season 22 episodes, is not surprising. Shorter-run seasons — between 13 and 18 episodes — have become the norm for heavily serialized broadcast dramas, including NBC’s This Is Us, Fox’s Empire and ABC’s How To Get Away with Murder.

So far this fall “Manifest” has averaged a 3.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 17.2 million viewers in L+7, making it television’s #1 new series in both measures. Counting all entertainment programs on broadcast and cable, “Manifest” ranks #4 in L+7 adult 18-49 averages behind only “This Is Us,” “The Walking Dead” and “The Big Bang Theory” and #2 in total viewers behind only “Big Bang.” Adding in alternate platform viewing raises the “Manifest” L+7 18-49 rating to a 5.1.

“Manifest” stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise,
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Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn Join Clark Duke’s Directorial Debut ‘Arkansas’

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Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn Join Clark Duke’s Directorial Debut ‘Arkansas’
Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn have joined Clark Duke’s feature directorial debut “Arkansas,” which Duke wrote and will also star in, Vmi Worldwide President Andre Reis announced Thursday.

“Arkansas” follows a pair of drug runners in the Dixie Mafia, whose lives get turned upside down when a drug deal goes horribly wrong.

“Arkansas” is produced by Patrick Hibler, Jeff Rice, Martin Sprock and Storyboard Media. Media Finance Capital’s David Gilbery and Charles Dorfman funded the film and will also serve as executive producers alongside Hercules Film Fund. Rhea Films’ Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti, Don Kee ProductionsJason Allison, Michael S. Smith and Franchesca Lantz, Andre Relis, Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard and Phil Kim are also executive producing.

Hemsworth’s credits include “The Hunger Games” films as well as “The Expendables” and “Independence Day: Resurgence.
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Jason Blum Apologizes for ‘Dumb Comments’ About Lack of Female Directors

Jason Blum Apologizes for ‘Dumb Comments’ About Lack of Female Directors
Jason Blum is “sorry” for his “dumb comments” about a lack of female directors available to make movies under his Blumhouse banner.

“Thank you everyone for calling me out on my dumb comments in that interview,” he said early Thursday morning on Twitter, referencing a Polygon piece that was published not 20 hours prior. “I made a stupid mistake.”

Blum then went on to point out the female-skewing demographics of both his audience and executive team. He also referenced actress Jamie Lee Curtis as the anchor of his new movie “Halloween,” which hits theaters tomorrow. In addition to starring in the film, Curtis is also an executive producer on it.

Citing his “passion” for gender parity several times, Blum said this morning that his company has “not done a good
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‘All About the Washingtons’ Canceled by Netflix

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‘All About the Washingtons’ Canceled by Netflix
Netflix has canceled “All About the Washingtons.”

The scripted comedy starred Joseph Simmons — Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C. — and real-life wife Justine Simmons playing fictionalized versions of themselves raising a family of four kids. After Joey decides to retire from a long career as hip-hop royalty, his wife Justine takes advantage of the opportunity to pursue a career of her own now that Joey is available to focus on raising the kids and keeping the house in order. The couple’s kids are portrayed by rising stars Kiana Ledé, Nathan Anderson, Leah Rose Randall and Maceo Smedley.

All About the Washingtons,” the first season of which premiered Aug. 10, was originally developed by ABC Studios and Amblin Television for the ABC television network. ABC passed on the show, which went on to land a series order from Netflix. Executive producers on the series were Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons, Michael Lehman, Darryl Frank,
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Ethan Hawke’s ‘First Reformed’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations

Ethan Hawke’s ‘First Reformed’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations
First Reformed,” a drama about a priest who questions his faith played by Ethan Hawke, scored the most nominations for the 2018 Gotham Awards, the annual ceremony in New York honoring independent film.

The movie, written and directed by Paul Schrader, landed in three categories: best feature, best actor (for Hawke) and best screenplay.

The Favourite,” Fox Searchlight’s comedy set in the 18th century court of Queen Anne, picked up two nominations for best feature and best screenplay. It will also be awarded a special jury prize for its cast of Olivia Colman (considered an Oscars favorite for playing the monarch), Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz.

The Gotham Awards, presented by the Independent Film Project, are decided by small committees of journalists and film critics. Nevertheless, on the mad dash to the Oscars, the ceremony has become the Iowa caucus of awards season because of its early date. Last year,
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Netflix, Bambu Roll on Gabriela Tagliavini’s ‘A pesar de todo’

Netflix has gone into production on its latest original movie in Spain, ‘A pesar de todo,’ staring Blanza Suárez, Macarena García, Amaia Salamanca and Belén Cuesta.

Directed by Argentine-born Gabriela Tagliavini the comedy returns Netflix to women character-driven narratives of other productions such as “Cable Girls,” and links it once more to one of the Spanish production houses which arguably has best explored a woman’s world, Ramón Campos and Teresa Fernández-Valdés’s Bambu Producciones.

The four actresses play sisters embroiled in a mystery case sparked by the last wish of their dead mother. Before dying, the mother (Marisa Paredes) makes a video for each of her daughters which contain a series of revelations about a family secret which will turn their world upside down and set them off on a common journey which will help them rediscover each other and themselves.

‘A pesar de todo’ initiated production on Thursday
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Film Review: ‘Big Kill’

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear — specifically, the mid-1950s to the late ’60s — when Paramount and Warner Bros. relied on producers such as A.C. Lyles and Hal Wallis, and directors like Henry Hathaway, Gordon Douglas, and Burt Kennedy, to maintain a steady flow of workmanlike Westerns for consumption by diehard horse opera fans at theaters and drive-ins everywhere. That’s the invitation extended by writer-director-star Scott Martin’s “Big Kill,” one of the precious few Westerns of recent years that one can easily imagine as a decades-ago vehicle for John Wayne, Dean Martin, James Stewart, and their contemporaries with only minor tweaking of the script.

Yes, it clocks in at a leisurely 127 minutes, but that makes it only four minutes longer than John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (1962) — just one of the obvious influences on Martin’s scenario about an upright tenderfoot
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Film Review: ‘Reach’

Teens and their parents have a boatload of issues to deal with these days, and it seems like director Leif Rokesh wants to deal with all of them in “Reach.” Every character represents a superficial snapshot of modern strife in one form or another. Though its heart is in the right place when it comes to many of the boldly-portrayed sentiments, the indie melodrama plays like a hokey, weak after-school special rather than a powerful and alarming wake-up call.

Steven Turano (Garrett Clayton) is going through a rough patch on his first day as a high school senior. This year should be a cake walk, but for the perpetually withdrawn, suicidal teen, life is a torturous prison. His only potential escape route is the unopened bottle of prescription pills tucked away in his backpack. Steven is bullied sun up ’til sundown by men that include his disciplinarian detective father Steve
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#MeToo in Bollywood: 'The Fault in Our Stars' Remake Director Suspended

Fox Star Studios India, part of 21st Century Fox's Star India network, has suspended Mukesh Chhabra from directing the Bollywood remake of The Fault in Our Stars pending an inquiry against him over sexual harassment allegations.

Shooting of the remake, entitled Kizie Aur Manny, has been put on hold.

Chhabra is one of Bollywood's best-known casting directors and was making his directorial debut with the film. Sexual harassment allegations against him and another casting director, Vicky Sadana, were reported last week by the Mid-Day newspaper, quoting unnamed aspiring actors. The story quoted one accuser as saying that during an audition,...
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Trump Calls Montana Politician Who Attacked a Reporter ‘My Kind of Guy’ (Video)

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Donald Trump praised the Montana congressman who attacked a reporter in 2017 as “my kind of guy” at a rally on Thursday.

“By the way, never wrestle him,” Trump said of Montana Republican Greg Gianforte. “You understand that? Never. Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy. He’s my guy.” Trump also mimed a body slam, to loud cheers and laughter from the audience.

Last year, during the special election to replace Republican Ryan Zinke, who stepped down to become Secretary of the Interior, Gianforte had a confrontation with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs at his campaign headquarters. According to Jacobs and two other witnesses, Gianforte “bodyslammed” the reporter after being asked about the Republicans’ healthcare plan.

Also Read: 'Watergate' Director Says John McCain Used His Film to Send a Message About Trump

Gianforte downplayed the extent of the violence but eventually apologized. He pleaded
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Camerimage Reveals Main Competition Lineup

Camerimage Reveals Main Competition Lineup
The main competition lineup has been revealed for Camerimage, the international film festival of the art of cinematography, which will be held Nov. 10-17 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Among the films in the competition are First Man, A Star is Born and Poland's foreign language Oscar entry Cold War. The lineup also includes, unusually, two films for which the director is also credited as the cinematographer: Roma, for which Alfonso Cuaron is credited as both the director and cinematographer; and 2017's Phantom Thread, for which Paul Thomas Anderson has both credits.

Camerimage has emerged as a bellwether ...
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Trevor Noah Thinks He’s Figured Out How to Stop Voter Suppression Efforts (Video)

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Trevor Noah Thinks He’s Figured Out How to Stop Voter Suppression Efforts (Video)
On Thursday night’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah proposed a novel solution to Republican election efforts that critics call voter suppression: black people should register en masse as Republicans.

The joke came during a look at the gubernatorial race in Georgia between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. Kemp is currently Georgia’s Secretary of State, which means he is overseeing his own election, but he has rejected calls to step down. Meanwhile, Kemp has put 53,000 registrations on hold over various inconsistencies, 70 percent of which are for black voters (who are expected to overwhelmingly vote for Abrams).

To get around that problem, said Noah: “Every black person in America needs to register as a Republican.”

Also Read: Trevor Noah Identifies the Real 'WorldStar' Moment in the 'Cornerstore Caroline' Saga (Video)

“Just say you’re gonna vote red. You don’t have to do it, just say ‘I’m a Republican,
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Britney Spears Announces New Las Vegas ‘Domination’ Residency

Britney Spears Announces New Las Vegas ‘Domination’ Residency
Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas for another residency at a new locale. The pop singer announced the news with an extravagant livestream from Las Vegas via Ellen DeGeneris’ YouTube channel on Thursday.

Dubbed Britney: Domination, it will take place at the new Park MGM’s Park Theater and it will kick off in February and runs through August. Tickets go on sale on October 26th.

Spears’ previous residency took place at Planet Hollywood. Her Britney: Piece of Me residency initially launched in 2013 as a 50-date, two year run,
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'The Florida Project' Director Sean Baker to Head Mumbai Film Festival International Jury

'The Florida Project' Director Sean Baker to Head Mumbai Film Festival International Jury
Sean Baker, director of The Florida Project, will head the international jury of the 20th Mumbai Film Festival.

Baker is joined on the jury by Thom Noble, Oscar-winning editor for WitnessJacqueline Lyanga, a former AFI Fest director and now guest director of the Vr and Immersive Storytelling Showcase at the La Film Festival and Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, known for acclaimed titles such as Maqbool, Omkara and his latest release Pataakha.

The international competition section features debutant film-makers vying for the Golden Gateway award and this year's lineup includes such titles as Paul Dano's Wildlife. As reported earlier,...
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‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown': Peanuts Creator’s Daughter Recalls Giving Real Halloween Rocks

In case you’re one of the few Americans who hasn’t seen “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” a well-known gag in the long-running television special involves Charlie getting rocks for Halloween instead of candy.

“Every once and a while my sister and I thought it’d be fun to give somebody a rock,” Jill Schulz, the youngest daughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, told TheWrap of her own childhood memories from Halloween.

“I’m pretty sure they knew we were joking,” she added of her real-life Halloween rock prank.

Also Read: 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' 50th Anniversary: How Snoopy First Took Flight

Dressed in his awkward, homemade ghost costume during a neighborhood trick-or-treat escapade with friends, Charlie Brown famously exclaims “I got a rock!” every time he peers into his Halloween candy sack.

Unlike Peppermint Patty, Sally and Pig-Pen, who get gobs of sugary treats,
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‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown': How Snoopy First Took Flight

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither were the Peanuts animated shows, inspired by Charles M. Schulz’s long-running comic strip.

But when it came to outlining the entire concept for “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” which first aired in 1966, it was all hashed out by lunchtime, save a few scenes that were added after Schulz, director-producer Bill Melendez (also the voice of Snoopy) and executive producer Lee Mendelson finished their sandwiches.

“The reason we were able to do it in one day is that the main theme of the show had been in the comic strips for years,” Mendelson said during an interview with TheWrap in 2016.

Also Read: Ken Bone Inspires Sexy Halloween Costume That May Inspire Sexual Confusion (Photo)

Indeed, Schulz had already featured Linus in the pumpkin patch with Sally in his newspaper strip. “We just added a Halloween party, a trick-or-treat passage
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‘The Good Place’ Recap: Jeremy Bearimy

‘The Good Place’ Recap: Jeremy Bearimy
A review of “Jeremy Bearimy,” this week’s The Good Place, coming up just as soon as I flout the one lollipop per customer rule…

“How do we get out of this?” Michael asks Janet in this episode’s opening scene. In that moment, he is a stand-in for every TV character who’s ever been backed into a narrative corner by his or her writers, and for those same writers as they search desperately for a way out of those traps they’ve created. On most shows that move at a sensible pace,
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