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Katherine McNamara of "Shadowhunters" Slated to Join "Arrow" Cast

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Katherine McNamara of "Shadowhunters," which Freeform has announced will not return after its third season ends, will join the cast of The CW series "Arrow" in a recurring role, according to TV Line.

McNamara, who also has appeared in 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' and 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure,' reportedly will play a thief named Maya during the seventh season of "Arrow," which premieres on Oct. 15.

In June, IMDb broke the news that McNamara will appear in 'Replicate,' a sci-fi feature directed by John Murlowski. Calum Worthy ("American Vandal"), Joel Courtney ('Super 8'), and Andi Matichak ('Halloween') also have been added to the cast of that film, which does not yet have an official release date.

Also this summer, the "Arrow" cast teased the show's potential crossover with the upcoming "Batwoman" series while visiting the IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con. Check out the full video.

Todd Haynes to Direct Du Pont Family Drama ‘Dry Run’ (Exclusive)

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Todd Haynes to Direct Du Pont Family Drama ‘Dry Run’ (Exclusive)
Director Todd Haynes will take on one of America’s more famous families in his next film.

The “Carol” helmer is set to direct Participant Media’s “Dry Run,” a movie loosely based on the Du Ponts.

Participant and Mark Ruffalo are producing the pic from a script by Matthew Carnahan. Sources say Ruffalo is also considering starring in the film, but negotiations have yet to begin.

The family at the center of the story is expected to be modeled after the Du Ponts, historically one of America’s richest clans. E.I. du Pont moved to America in 1799 during the French Revolution and made his fortune as a gunpowder manufacturer, later expanding into dynamite, paints, plastics, dyes, and other materials. Some of his employees went on to invent nylon, Kevlar, and Teflon, leading to the family’s large fortune, which still totals in the billions today and is shared by more then 3,500 family members.
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Kenan Thompson Single-Dad Comedy From Lorne Michaels & ‘Superstore’ EP Set At NBC With Big Commitment

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Kenan Thompson Single-Dad Comedy From Lorne Michaels & ‘Superstore’ EP Set At NBC With Big Commitment
Exclusive: As he is heading into his 16th season on NBC’s late-night staple Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson also is setting sights on primetime. In one of the biggest deals for a comedy project so far this season, NBC has given a production commitment to Saving Larry, a single-camera comedy starring Thompson. It hails from SNL creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels and his Broadway Video as well as Superstore executive producer Jackie Clarke.

Written by Clarke, Saving Larry centers on a dad (Thompson), who after his wife dies, has to be both mother and father to his kids. And he has to do it all with his father-in-law hovering over him.

Thompson, a married father of two, and Clarke executive produce with Michaels and Andrew Singer for Broadway Video. Universal Television, where Broadway Video has a deal, is the studio.

Thompson, who recently told Deadline that he says he
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Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Taps ‘The Rider’ Director Chloe Zhao

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Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Taps ‘The Rider’ Director Chloe Zhao
After earning critical acclaim for her Sundance darling “The Rider,” director Chloe Zhao looks ready to step up to the big leagues as the up and coming director has been set to direct “The Eternals” for Marvel.

Matthew and Ryan Firpo are on board to pen the script with Marvel president Kevin Feige producing.

Created by Jack Kirby, the story of “The Eternals” is set millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans, creating the super-powered individuals as well as more villainous off-shoots known as the Deviants.

The two groups went on to battle each other throughout history to see which would eventually become the ultimate race.

Marvel sees this as the perfect transition into its next phase along with “Captain Marvel,” which released its recent trailer to huge acclaim earlier this week.

As for Zhao, the rising star in the director
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‘Doctor Sleep’ Finds Its Snakebite Andi In ‘Revenge’ Actress Emily Alyn Lind

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‘Doctor Sleep’ Finds Its Snakebite Andi In ‘Revenge’ Actress Emily Alyn Lind
Exclusive: Code Black and Revenge actress Emily Alyn Lind has boarded Warner Bros.The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep as Snakebite Andi who is a member of the nomadic psychic groups the True Knot who feed off the ‘steam’ of those children gifted with ‘the Shining’. Rose the Hat, the True Knot’s leader, has her main target in sight which is Abra Stone.

In the Stephen King novel Doctor Sleep, Andi was the first member of the True Knot to be introduced. She was sexually abused by her father, leading her to develop a hatred of all men and subsequently become a lesbian without realizing it. She’s nicknamed Snakebite because of her snake tattoo. Andi has the ability to make people fall asleep through suggestion. She’s in a relationship with fellow True Knot member Silent Sarey.

Mike Flanagan directs Doctor Sleep and adapted King’s novel. Trevor Macy and Jon Berg are producing.
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Robert Redford Backtracks On Retirement Talk As He Calls The Announcement A “Mistake”

Robert Redford Backtracks On Retirement Talk As He Calls The Announcement A “Mistake”
Robert Redford has won just about every award and accolade that can be given to someone in the entertainment industry. He’s won Oscars, Golden Globes, and a BAFTA. He’s earned lifetime achievement awards from the Academy and the Screen Actors Guild. But it appears that Redford has another accolade he’d like to add to his storied career — shortest retirement in history.

Back in August, the actor-filmmaker said that he was going to retire from acting after his latest film “The Old Man & The Gun.” He had plenty of reasons for it and seemed adamant that now was the right time to walk away from being in front of the camera.

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Film Review: ‘A Happening of Monumental Proportions’

Film Review: ‘A Happening of Monumental Proportions’
Some projects presumably gather their own momentum heedless of whether they ought to have gotten rolling in the first place. A first directorial and screenplay feature for actors Judy Greer and Gary Lundy, respectively, “A Happening of Monumental Proportions” boasts a cast of worthy names (down to some significant cameos), no doubt each of whom were attracted by the people who’d signed on before them. Involvement surely seemed like a good idea at the time.

Yet here the film is, sneaking into an unlucky 13 U.S. theaters well after an under-radar festival premiere, and darned if anyone seeing the final result could suss why so much established talent climbed aboard a vessel doomed to sink at the dock. This is one of those mirthless ensemble comedies in which the central mistake is assuming that having a couple “normal” characters afflicted by numerous cartoonishly annoying ones will be hilarious — and somehow life-affirming in the end.
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Daryl Hannah, Ashley Judd, Lili Reinhart, More Share ‘#WhyIDidntReport’ Sexual Misconduct

Droves of people have taken to Twitter to share why they didn’t immediately report sexual misconduct at the time of the abuse — including Hollywood stars Daryl Hannah, Ashley Judd, “2 Broke Girls” creator Whitney Cummings, “Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart and more.

The hashtag “#WhyIDidntReport” trended on the platform Friday after President Trump cast doubt on Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Ford because she did not immediately report the alleged sexual assault at the time of the “attack” she said took place decades ago.

Trump tweeted: “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”

Also Read: Alyssa Milano Tells Donald Trump to
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‘Capernaum’ Director Left Out ‘Shocking’ Details About Kids on the Streets That Audiences Couldn’t Handle

‘Capernaum’ Director Left Out ‘Shocking’ Details About Kids on the Streets That Audiences Couldn’t Handle
Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize winner, “Capernaum,” is so “shocking” that its director Nadine Labaki was concerned “people will not be able to handle it.”

When TheWrap sat down with Labaki at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about “Capernaum” — the story of a 12-year-old boy, Zein, who takes his parents to court for giving him life in a world full of pain and suffering — she said she was reluctant to show everything that happens to these kids on the streets because the truth is just so horrible.

“It’s too shocking and people will not be able to handle it. People don’t handle the truth because it’s too much,” Labaki told TheWrap. “That’s what I’m seeing as a reaction to this film — people say it’s too much… and it’s nothing compared to what the reality is.”

Also Read: 'Capharnaum' Film Review:
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Film Review: ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’

Film Review: ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’
In a pop-culture era rife with cleverness for its own sake, how did Rowan Atkinson’s new spy-spoof sequel wind up with a title as retro bland as “Johnny English Strikes Again”? Was “Johnny English Is Back!” already taken? How about “The Return of Johnny English”? “Johnny English Strikes Again” is the third in the series of goofy air-popped espionage satires in which Atkinson plays an MI7 agent who is stuck in the James Bond ’60s That said, it might as well be the 33rd entry in the series. Because it’s not as if we’re living in a world that’s hungry — starved! — for vintage spy spoofs.

The “Austin Powers” movies took the same comic theme and ran with it in a far more ticklishly crackpot, laugh-out-loud merry-surreal way. Michel Hazanavicius’s “Oss 117” films, starring Jean Dujardin, are succulently deft and detailed period satires. And then, of course,
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See Dave Navarro Present Moby With Rock to Recovery Icon Award

See Dave Navarro Present Moby With Rock to Recovery Icon Award
Dave Navarro presented his friend and musical peer Moby with the Rock to Recovery Icon Award at a ceremony held this week at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre.

“I have known Moby since 1995 when we were on tour together,” Navarro said. “We spent a few nights in seedy Europeans bars, and we did what we did 25 years ago. And since then, I have watched him do nothing but grow, change and evolve musically, emotionally, spiritually and in his service to the earth and humanity.”

The Jane’s Addiction guitarist continued, “Moby
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‘Breaking Bad’ Collects Series’ Music for Limited-Edition, Vinyl-Only Box Set

‘Breaking Bad’ Collects Series’ Music for Limited-Edition, Vinyl-Only Box Set
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Breaking Bad, the beloved series will collect five LPs-worth of music that featured during the show’s five seasons for a limited-edition, vinyl-only box set.

Limited to 5,000 copies, the Breaking Bad Original Soundtrack arrives November 30th and boasts five “Albuquerque crystal”-colored 10″ records, each housed in a jacket that represents one of the series’ five seasons.

The set also features “a lift off box set with Breaking Bad logo on front with special drip-off varnish,” an exclusive poster and “Los Pollos Hermanos” plastic ID
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Bob Greenblatt Plans to Step Down as NBC Entertainment Chairman

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NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt is preparing to step down from his role at the company, TheWrap has learned.

The executive, who has led NBC and its sister studio Universal Television since 2011, is expected to meet with NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke this weekend to discuss a plan for his exit. He is expected to depart by the end of the year.

Greenblatt’s exit had been widely speculated about throughout the summer, and the news comes just days after the network’s broadcast of the 70th Emmy Awards earlier this week.

Also Read: NBC's Bob Greenblatt on 'The Office' Reboot Rumors: 'Probably Best I Don't Talk About It'

No one decision directly caused the executive’s decision to step down, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke with TheWrap, though Greenblatt has been observed as being hit particularly hard by the recent death of
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Kenyan High Court Lifts Ban on Lesbian Love Story ‘Rafiki,’ Making Film Eligible for Oscars

Kenyan High Court Lifts Ban on Lesbian Love Story ‘Rafiki,’ Making Film Eligible for Oscars
The Kenyan High Court on Friday temporarily lifted a ban on “Rafiki,” director Wanuri Kahiu’s lesbian coming of age romance, making the film eligible for the 2019 Academy Awards.

“I am not convinced that Kenya is such a weak society that it cannot handle a gay theme. There are Kenyans who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy today,” judge Wilfrida Okwany said in her ruling, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The court ruled that “Rafiki” can be screened until Sept. 30, enough time to for a seven-day theatrical run, a requirement to be considered as the country’s submission for the best foreign-language Oscar. “Rafiki” will now screen daily at Nairobi’s Prestige Cinema and Prestige Plaza theaters between Sep. 23 and 29, according to the film’s official Twitter account.

Also Read: 'Rafiki' Film Review: African Gay Romance Is a First for Cannes

“Rafiki” was the first
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Bob Greenblatt Poised to Step Down as NBC Entertainment Chairman (Exclusive)

Bob Greenblatt Poised to Step Down as NBC Entertainment Chairman (Exclusive)
Bob Greenblatt is preparing to leave his post as NBC Entertainment chairman after leading the network’s turnaround during the past eight years.

Greenblatt, who renewed his contract with NBC last fall, is in the process of negotiating his exit plan at NBC after making the decision that the time is right for him to make the transition, multiple sources familiar with the situation have told Variety. He’s expected to meet this weekend with NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke to work out an exit plan that would give NBC a long runway for setting a successor. His official departure could
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‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Michael Ketterer Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Michael Ketterer, who placed in the Top 5 during the most recent season of reality competition series “America’s Got Talent,” was arrested Thursday on a felony domestic charge, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told TheWrap on Friday.

According to police, Ketterer, 41, was arrested Thursday at 3:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Highland Ave., which is near Hollywood Blvd. The Lapd spokesperson cited California Penal Code Section 273.5(a) PC, which relates to corporal injury to a spouse.

TheWrap has reached out to Ketterer’s record label for comment on the arrest.

Also Read: 'America's Got Talent' Winner Shin Lim Mystifies Ellen DeGeneres With Amazing Magic Trick (Video)

Citing “law enforcement sources,” TMZ reported that Ketterer was fighting with his wife, and when police arrived they noticed a visible red mark on her.

However, the singer told TMZ that the arrest was a “misunderstanding.” Acknowledging
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NBC News Chief Andy Lack Faces Scrutiny Over Handling of Sexual Harassment Claims

A new report alleges NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack has a history of not acting decisively on allegations of sexual harassment, the latest assertion that the NBC Universal news division has not taken as seriously as it could several bombshell revelations in recent months about its internal culture and its handling of stories related to the topic.

The story, posted Friday in The Daily Beast, alleges Lack has not moved quickly in the past when confronted by accusations of workers under his aegis acting inappropriately. In 2004. the report said, Lack declined to address inappropriate behavior by music executive Charlie Walk
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Ben Mendelsohn Takes a Welcome Break From Playing Bad Guys in ‘The Land of Steady Habits’ (Video)

Ben Mendelsohn Takes a Welcome Break From Playing Bad Guys in ‘The Land of Steady Habits’ (Video)
Ben Mendelsohn has played a recent streak of supervillains in movies like “Rogue One,” “Ready Player One” and the upcoming “Robin Hood” and “Captain Marvel.” But in Nicole Holofcener’s “The Land of Steady Habits,” he gets his chance at playing a different type of bad guy: a person who has left his wife, his job and has a broken relationship with his teenage son, leaving him in something of a mid-life crisis.

Mendelsohn likened starring in an indie drama versus a massive blockbuster to performing different styles of music as a violinist in an orchestra.

“If I transpose myself into a violinist, there are certain films you go and do. I’ve got a very definite rhythm to them, there’s a specific set to them.” Mendelsohn told TheWrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman at the Toronto International Film Festival. “And if I’m playing something like Nicole’s film,
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TV News Roundup: RuPaul’s Netflix Comedy ‘Aj and the Queen’ Adds 4 Cast Members

TV News Roundup: RuPaul’s Netflix Comedy ‘Aj and the Queen’ Adds 4 Cast Members
In today’s roundup, RuPaul’s upcoming Netflix comedy “Aj and the Queen” adds four cast members, and Disney Channel renews the animated series “DuckTales” for a third season.

Casting

The upcoming Netflix comedy series “Aj and the Queen,” starring RuPaul, has added four cast members. Josh Segarra (“Arrow”) will play Hector, Michael-Leon Wooley (“The Princess and the Frog”) will appear as Louis, Katerina Tannenbaum (“Sweetbitter”) will play Brianna, and Tia Carrere (“Blue Bloods”) is set to portray Lady Danger. The show features RuPaul as Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in
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‘Daredevil': Matt Murdock Goes Dark in New Season 3 Photos

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The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen is hanging up his red suit and returning to the black uniform of Season 1 — at least, that appears to be the case from new Season 3 photos Netflix released on Friday.

Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) was presumed dead at the end of “The Defenders” — but viewers saw at the very end that Matt did survive the collapse of the Midland Circle after all, and was laying in a bed at a convent.

In the first of the three photos released Friday, Matt is seen in his Og Daredevil garb — the ninja-esque outfit he wore before getting his red armor back in season 1 — clutching a cross perched on top of a building. Could this be the convent where we last saw him?

The second photo features Matt in his civies catching up with Foggy Nelson… who doesn’t look too happy about finding out his Bff
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