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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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'Eighth Grade' Break-Out Elsie Fisher to Star in Musical 'The Shaggs' (Exclusive)

'Eighth Grade' Break-Out Elsie Fisher to Star in Musical 'The Shaggs' (Exclusive)
Elsie Fisher has booked her first starring role since breaking out in Bo Burnham's indie Eighth Grade.

Fisher will star in The Shaggs, a musical feature that is based on the real-life story of the Wiggin sisters, three musically inept teenagers from New Hampshire who, in 1968, recorded one of the most infamous rock-and-roll albums of all time, Philosophy of the World.

Ken Kwapis, whose feature credits include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and A Walk in the Woods, will direct from a screenplay by Joy Gregory. Inspired by a 1999 New Yorker article by Susan Orlean, Gregory had previously ...
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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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‘Murphy Brown’ Sets All-Star Guest Lineup, Including Alums Katie Couric and Bette Midler

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Murphy Brown” just added several guest stars to appear on the CBS revival, including Katie Couric and Bette Midler, who appeared on the sitcom’s original run. Brooke Shields, John Larroquette and Peter Gallagher are also set to appear.

Midler will reprise her role as Caprice Morton, previously known as Caprice Feldman, Murphy’s former secretary. Now, though, Caprice has a surprising new connection to Murphy, making her, if possible, even more entitled and unbearable. Midler will appear in the Thursday, Nov. 8, episode.

Couric previously appeared on the series in 1992, attending Murphy’s baby shower. She will appear in the Thursday, Nov. 8, episode as herself, hosting a Lifetime Achievement event and running into her old friends, Murphy and Corky.

Also Read: Murphy Brown Crashes Sarah Huckabee Sanders Press Conference to Ask 'Why Do You Lie?' (Video)

Also appearing on Nov. 8 will be Larroquette, playing Judge Nate Campbell, a kindred spirit to Murphy.
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Tiffany Haddish’s ‘Limited Partners’ Rounds Out Cast (Exclusive)

Tiffany Haddish’s ‘Limited Partners’ Rounds Out Cast (Exclusive)
Ari Graynor, Jacob Latimore, Karan Soni, Jimmy O. Yang, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair, and Billy Porter have rounded out the ensemble of the Paramount Players comedy “Limited Partners” starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne.

Miguel Arteta is directing the pic with Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly penning the script.

The story centers on two female friends who build a successful company, then find their relationship tested following a buyout offer.

Peter Principato, Itay Reiss, and Joel Zadak are producing through Artists First, the re-named Principato-Young. Haddish is an executive producer and helped develop the script.

The film is scheduled to bow on June 28, 2019.

Graynor was most recently seen in Showtime series “I’m Dying Up Here” and can be seen next in “The Front Runner.” She is repped by UTA and Management 360. Yang is best known for his role on “Silicon Valley” and was also recently seen in “Crazy Rich Asians.
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TV Roundup: Netflix Drops ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Trailer (Watch)

In today’s TV News Roundup, Netflix releases the trailer for “Narcos: Mexico,” streaming Nov. 16.

First Looks

Watch the trailer for “Narcos: Mexico,” veering away from the first three seasons in Colombia to explore the origins of the drug war in Mexico. The new season streams Nov. 16 on Netflix.

Emmy Winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan will narrate “Paris to Pittsburgh,” an upcoming climate change documentary from Bloomberg Philanthropies and Radical Media. The film will be broadcast worldwide from National Geographic Documentary Films on Wed., Dec. 12 at 9pm Est/Pst.

Bravo’s “Top Chef” returns Thursday, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m.
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Hear Lord Huron Praise ‘Incredible Heart’ of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’

Hear Lord Huron Praise ‘Incredible Heart’ of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’
After the release of Lord Huron’s acclaimed third album Vide Noir, the Los Angeles-based indie rock band took a few steps back during a session at Spotify Studios to cover a formative influence: Neil Young. For singer Ben Schneider, Young was a “perennial presence” growing up since his parents were fans. But when “Harvest Moon” came out in 1992 followed by the unplugged version in 1993, those records had a formative influence on Schneider. He was only nine year sold, but old enough to appreciate the Godfather of Grunge in his own way.
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Heidi Klum Puts Some Bite in This Year’s Halloween Costume With Super-Creepy Sneak Peek (Video)

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Heidi Klum Puts Some Bite in This Year’s Halloween Costume With Super-Creepy Sneak Peek (Video)
Looks like Heidi Klum’s Halloween costume is really going to bite this year.

With October 31 fast approaching, an annual tradition has once again kicked into high gear — trying to figure out what kind of get-up mistress of disguise Klum will pull off this year.

“America’s Got Talent” personality Klum offered a chilling glimpse of what’s to come via her social media accounts Thursday, suggesting that her costume, might, just maybe, feature multiple mouths. And while the prospect of Klum bearing multiple mouths might not initially sound like such a bad thing, the video she shared might give one reason to think twice.

Also Read: Heidi Klum Thrills in Epic Michael Jackson Halloween Costume (Photos)

“Chomping at the bit for Halloween to get here… at least the teeth for my costume are ready!” Klum wrote in accompaniment of the video.

As for the video itself, it features two foreboding sets of chompers,
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‘Daredevil’ Star and Showrunner Talk Season 3, Kingpin’s Return and Bullseye

‘Daredevil’ Star and Showrunner Talk Season 3, Kingpin’s Return and Bullseye
Daredevil” Season 3 just dropped on Netflix, and fans of the Marvel series are in for a wild ride.

As the season begins, Matt Murduck (Charlie Cox) is still recovering from the events at Midland Circle at the end of “The Defenders.” The trauma that he suffered in that encounter will fuel him this season, series showrunner Erik Oleson told Variety.

“He is broken physically, broken emotionally, and broken spiritually,” Oleson said. “A building fell on his head. He is not in a good place. He’s angry about what has happened to him and he’s got some issues to work through.
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Judi Dench Joins Star-Studded ‘Cats’ Movie

Judi Dench Joins Star-Studded ‘Cats’ Movie
Judi Dench has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Working Title’s film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats.”

Dench was set to play Grizabella in the original West End production in 1981, but she snapped her Achilles Tendon shortly before previews began and had to withdraw from the show. The project is based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot.

Idris Elba joined “Cats” on Oct. 16, adding to a star-studded cast that already included Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Taylor Swift. It’s expected that Dench will portray the respected feline Old Deuteronomy in the movie. The character’s name is derived from Deuteronomy, the fifth book of the Old Testament of the Bible.

Dench’s recent credits include “Victoria & Abdul,” The “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” films, “Philomena,” “Skyfall,” and Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” She will
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British Government Sets Up $78 Million Fund to Boost Children’s Content

The British government has announced plans for a £60 million ($78.3 million) fund to boost production of new children’s television content. The Contestable Fund, which was announced by British culture minister Jeremy Wright on Friday, aims to halt the decline of U.K.-produced children’s content and reverse a growing trend towards airing repeats.

The initiative will offer additional support for programming made in indigenous British languages such as Welsh and Gaelic; a multi-million-pound offering for commercial radio; and a special fund to help fledgling production companies develop and pitch original concepts.

“Young people in the U.K. deserve high-quality content that entertains,
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5 Questions With Fine Brothers Entertainment Head of Television Brandie Tucker

Fine Brothers Entertainment (Fbe) recently inked co-production deals with Nick Cannon’s NCredible Entertainment, Kinetic Content, and Sonar Entertainment, continuing the company’s expansion into television and long-form offerings. So far, Fbe has created and sold 15 scripted and unscripted series to television networks and premium SVODs including Nickelodeon, Freeform, TruTV, Facebook, YouTube Premium, and Eko. That deal happened under the direction of Fbe’s Head of Television, Brandie Tucker, and this week we caught up with Tucker to learn more. She talked about Fbe’s development slate, the value of YouTube Premium versus Facebook Watch, and the growing importance of interactive story-telling.

Also Read: Fine Brothers Entertainment Expands Its Long-Form Slate (Exclusive)

TheWrap: Fbe just added four new TV projects to its development slate, which of these projects excites you the most and why?

Brandie Tucker: I hate to give the obvious answer, but there truly is something that uniquely excites me about each project,
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15 Women Horror Directors Jason Blum Can Add to His List

Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum stirred up controversy Wednesday when he claimed his studio hasn’t produced a theatrical release by a woman because there weren’t “a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror.” Many people took to Twitter to criticize Blum’s unqualified statement, with one user saying it took just one “quick Google search” to find the plethora of women at the helm of horror films. (Blum did say that he had tried to hire “The Babadook” director Jennifer Kent but she turned him down.)

Later that day, at the premiere for “Halloween,” which he produced, Blum apologized and said “Today was a great day for me because I learned a lot and because there are a lot of women out there that I’m going to meet as a result of today so I’m grateful for it.”

For
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Judi Dench Is Latest Addition to ‘Cats’ Cast

Judi Dench Is Latest Addition to ‘Cats’ Cast
Judi Dench is the latest addition to the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats,” which will be released by Universal Pictures.

Taylor Swift, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, and Idris Elba have also been cast for the film, which is set for release on December 20, 2019.

It’s a long time coming for Dench, as she was set to play Grizabella in the original 1981 West End production but had to bow out after suffering an Achilles injury shortly before previews.

Also Read: Idris Elba to Join Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift in Universal's 'Cats' Adaptation

Tom Hooper is directing the film and co-writing with Lee Hall. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Hooper, as well as fellow “Les Misérables” producer Debra Hayward–who brought the idea to Working Title. Lloyd Webber will be an executive producer with Steven Spielberg and Angela Morrison.

Dench
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‘Mid90s’ Film Review: Jonah Hill Scores Solid Directorial Debut With Coming-of-Age Indie

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‘Mid90s’ Film Review: Jonah Hill Scores Solid Directorial Debut With Coming-of-Age Indie
Jonah Hill’s directorial debut is an homage so faithful to its titular era, you’d be hard-pressed to pinpoint the year in which it was actually made. The giveaway, though, is in the intense sense of nostalgia that suffuses every frame of “Mid90s.”

Hill, currently starring in Netflix’s “Maniac,” was 13 in 1996, the same age as his protagonist, Stevie, who’s struggling to make sense of his unhappy life. His older brother, Ian, has a lot of rage issues, most of which he takes out on Stevie in violent fashion. And his young single mom, Dabney, is just trying to hold things together.

Facing down a summer with nothing to do and no one to do it with, Stevie finds a new family among the teens who hang out at a nearby L.A. skate shop. Ray (Na-kel Smith) works there, but he seems to be the only
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