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Bruce Greenwood Boards ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’

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Bruce Greenwood Boards ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’
Exclusive: Bruce Greenwood is joining Warner Bros.Stephen King The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep in the role of Dr. John.

The description of Greenwood’s character is being kept under wraps.

Deadline exclusively broke the news about Doctor Sleep as well as its castings which Mike Flanagan wrote and is directing. Ewan McGregor stars as the grown up Danny Torrance, and the film also has Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe and Zahn McClarnon in key roles. Rebecca Ferguson plays Rose The Hat, the head of a cult that feeds on the “steam” created by young people who have a touch of the “shining” and her main target is Abra Stone. Back in August, we reported that young Broadway actress Kyliegh Curran landed the role of Abra Stone, a girl who has the gift of ‘The Shining’.

Flanagan rewrote Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel that picks up the
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NBC Buys Condo Comedy From Seth Meyers Starring His Brother Josh Meyers

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NBC Buys Condo Comedy From Seth Meyers Starring His Brother Josh Meyers
The Meyers brothers have teamed for The Exceptional, a half-hour single-camera comedy series, which has been set at NBC with a script commitment.

Starring, co-written and executive produced by actor-comedian Josh Meyers and executive produced by late-night host Seth Meyers and his producing partner Mike Shoemaker, The Exceptional hails from Universal TV and Seth Meyers and Shoemaker’s studio-based Sethmaker Shoemeyers Prods.

Co-written/executive produced by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, The Exceptional is set in Los Angeles. The Hoa board members of the Exceptional, a Los Angeles condo building, find themselves hopelessly deadlocked. That is, until a fellow resident, Justin (Josh Meyers), reluctantly agrees to join the board and, in his first meeting, stumbles into becoming its president. Now Justin has to leave his self-obsessed bubble and engage with his neighbors, finding himself knee deep not only in the issues of the building but also the personal problems of
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Marvel Female Superhero Project in the Works at ABC From ‘Wonder Woman’ Writer

Marvel Female Superhero Project in the Works at ABC From ‘Wonder Woman’ Writer
ABC has given a production commitment to a series that will feature female Marvel superheroes, Variety has confirmed.

The project hails from Allan Heinberg, who wrote the screenplay for “Wonder Woman.” The exact details of the project are being kept under wraps, so no word yet on exactly which characters from the Marvel universe will be featured. Heinberg will executive produce along with Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb, with Marvel TV and ABC Studios producing. Heinberg is working on the series under his overall deal with ABC Studios.

A veteran comic book writer for Marvel and DC, Heinberg’s television credits include “The Catch,
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Amazon Studios Signs ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Director Reed Morano to Exclusive Overall TV Deal

Amazon Studios Signs ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Director Reed Morano to Exclusive Overall TV Deal
I think Reed Morano’s alone now… with Amazon Studios. The Emmy-winning director has signed an overall deal with Morano to exclusively create original series for Amazon Prime Video. Morano recently directed “I Think We’re Alone Now,” which won the Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Morano made history last year when she won both the Emmy Award and DGA Award for directing the pilot to Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the first time a female director had won both prizes in the same year. She was also the first woman to win the Outstanding Directing for a Drama Emmy in 22 years.

“Reed is a creative powerhouse whose distinct point of view shines through her immersive, emotional storytelling and commanding cinematic style,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “We’re honored to partner with her to exclusively create originals for the global Prime Video audience.
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Snowfall Renewed for Season 3 at FX

Snowfall Renewed for Season 3 at FX
The forecast at FX calls for more Snowfall: The basic cable network has renewed the ’80s-set drug drama for a third season.

Word of Snowfall‘s Season 3 pick-up comes just a day ahead of its Season 2 finale. Titled “Education,” the episode finds Franklin facing the consequences of his actions, while Teddy pulls out all the stops to assist his partners. Lucia, meanwhile, makes a sacrifice to save Gustavo’s life.

“It has been great to see Snowfall‘s audience and critical acclaim grow in its second season,” Eric Schrier, FX’s co-president of original programming, said in a statement. “The
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Downton Abbey Movie Gets a Fall 2019 Release Date

Downton Abbey Movie Gets a Fall 2019 Release Date
Focus Features will release the Downton Abbey movie on Friday, September 20, 2019 in North America and Universal Pictures International will release it on Friday, September 13, 2019 internationally. Commented Focus chairman Peter Kujawski about the release.

"Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter. We're thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen next September."

The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-us television show in the history of the Emmys - even earning a Special
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Wes Anderson’s Next Movie Confirmed As A 1950s-Set Musical Comedy In A Fictional French City

Wes Anderson’s Next Movie Confirmed As A 1950s-Set Musical Comedy In A Fictional French City
We’ve been hearing rumblings about Wes Anderson’s next film for a few weeks now. First, we heard that it might be filming in France, where Anderson has called home for quite a while now. Then came rumors of the film potentially being some sort of musical. But now, it appears that we can confirm all that information, and round it out with a better idea of what we might expect. Suffice to say, Anderson appears to be pushing the boundaries of his whimsical comfort zone.

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‘Infinity War’ Directors Troll the Internet With Mysterious ‘Avengers 4’ Photo Tease

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‘Infinity War’ Directors Troll the Internet With Mysterious ‘Avengers 4’ Photo Tease
The directors of “Avengers: Infinity War” just shared a photo on social media that’s presumably a tease about “Avengers 4” — and fans are freaking out.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo published the photo through their joint Twitter account, @RussoBrothers, and on their Marvel-laden Instagram account, therussobrothers. The dark, black-and-white photo shows Joe Russo seated on what appears to be a studio sound stage, looking at a laptop. Nothing about the photo seems especially out of place or even particularly mysterious, but then there’s the caption.

Look hard… pic.twitter.com/NxI8RFh4f6

— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) September 19, 2018

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“Look hard….” reads the tweet that goes with photo. So, of course, fans have been looking very hard at their computer and smartphone screens ever since. Still, nobody is quite sure what
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Loki, Scarlet Witch, Other Marvel Heroes to Get Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service (Exclusive)

Loki, Scarlet Witch, Other Marvel Heroes to Get Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service (Exclusive)
Disney is enlisting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the company prepares to launch its upcoming streaming service. The entertainment giant is in early development on an ambitious plan for a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These series will likely include shows centered on Loki and the Scarlet Witch, along with other beloved superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies.

Marvel and Disney had no comment.

There’s an important distinction from other Marvel small screen efforts, however. The actors who portrayed these heroes and villains in the Avengers films and their spin-offs, such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, are expected to play them in the streaming shows. Moreover, though sources close to the production are staying mum on the cost of the programming, the budgets are expected to be hefty rivaling those of a major studio productions.
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Can ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Become the Fall’s First Family Box Office Hit?

Can ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Become the Fall’s First Family Box Office Hit?
The second half of September will be a slow period for the box office, as studios are expecting that “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” will take up most of the audience interest when they arrive in October. That said, Universal and Amblin are sending in an interesting contender in the form of “The House With a Clock in its Walls,” the first PG-rated film from gory horror director Eli Roth.

Based on John Bellairs 1973 Ya novel of the same name, “Clock” is a film that takes several pages from the classic Amblin dark fantasy films of the 1980s, like “Gremlins” and “The Goonies,” designed to give kids a good scare. Compared to the other Halloween titles that will be on offer next month, the film’s fright factor sits somewhere between the sillier “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” and the very much not-for-kids “Halloween” sequel.

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Exclusive: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry in Talks to Star in ‘Child’s Play’ Reboot

Exclusive: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry in Talks to Star in ‘Child’s Play’ Reboot
MGM's Child's Play reboot has found its leads on FX, apparently, as Aubrey Plaza (Legion) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) are in negotiations to star in the killer doll movie, Collider has exclusively learned. Lars Klevberg, who directed the as-yet-unreleased horror movie Polaroid, is set to direct from a script by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2). It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce via their KatzSmith Productions banner, while Aaron Schmidt will serve as an executive producer. Production will start soon in Vancouver. The contemporary reboot is believed to follow a group …
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Film Review: ‘Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable’

A documentary about an artist or photographer should feel like an adventure, one that burrows into the boldness of its subject. “Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable” is an exceedingly good documentary, produced by American Masters in the sturdy and enlightening house style of that series, and in this case the adventure emerges directly from the work itself, because Garry Winograd was a revolutionary photographer. He drew on a mode of raw-slice-of-life documentary and “street” photography that traced back to figures like Robert Frank, Walker Evans, and a shutterbug that the film, oddly enough, never mentions: Weegee.

But Winogrand turned that tradition into something that could spin your head with its verité virtuosity. Beginning in the mid-’50s, he took his camera out into the New York streets and came back with images that were so suffused with the life unfolding in front of him that those images may
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Paul Greengrass’ ’22 July’ Shows ‘How Norway Fought for Democracy’ (Video)

Paul Greengrass’ ’22 July’ Shows ‘How Norway Fought for Democracy’ (Video)
Paul Greengrass’ latest film “22 July” tells the story of a mass shooting in 2011 in Oslo, Norway, but he feels that the tragedy speaks both globally and to life in 2018.

“I wanted to make a film about how Norway responded to a right-wing terrorist attack, how Norway fought for democracy, because I think that’s first of all an inspiring story, it’s a story of our times,” Greengrass told TheWrap’s Steve Pond at Tiff. “This unprecedented shift to the far right is occurring today. It’s right in front of our eyes. It’s a problem across Europe and across North America.”

Greengrass said he knew he wanted to make the film when he saw the testimony of the right-wing terrorist depicted in the film, Anders Behring Breivik, and was shocked to see how his worldview has become widely adopted.

Also Read: How Paul Dano and Carey Mulligan
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Julie Chen Continues to Use Married Name on ‘Big Brother’ After ‘The Talk’ Exit

Julie Chen Continues to Use Married Name on ‘Big Brother’ After ‘The Talk’ Exit
Julie Chen, wife of ousted CBS CEO Leslie Moonves and CBS host, has continued to express her support for her husband on “Big Brother,” after departing her daytime role on CBS’s “The Talk.”

Chen opened Wednesday’s episode of the reality competition series — which was pre-taped on Tuesday, the same day her “Talk” exit was announced — with “Good evening, I’m Julie Chen Moonves.”

Chen, who has hosted reality show “Big Brother” since its inception, began using her married name in the Sept. 13 episode, which came just days after Ronan Farrow revealed new allegations against Moonves. At the time,
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Willie Nelson Talks Beto O’Rourke and Why He Feels Sorry for Ted Cruz

Willie Nelson Talks Beto O’Rourke and Why He Feels Sorry for Ted Cruz
“We’ve never had so much attention,” says Willie Nelson. He’s sitting on his bus, the Honeysuckle Rose, parked outside the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Nelson, animated and full of laughs, is killing time hitting a weed pen and sipping coffee before performing “Summer Wind” from My Way, his moving new Sinatra tribute album. But the attention Nelson is referring to is his endorsement of Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, who stands a real chance to unseat Ted Cruz in November. Nelson, 85, will play a rally for
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Watch Young Thug Weather Storms in Trippy Video for ‘Dirty Shoes’

Young Thug weathers storms in his trippy video for “Dirty Shoes” featuring Gunna. The track appears on the Young Stoner Life Records compilation, Slime Language, which dropped last month.

In the stylish clip, the rapper is seen in different outfits, appearing in a smoke and cloud-filled mirror in a room flanked by models, bathed in red light, turning into a skeleton and grooving alongside collaborator Gunna. While he and his crew in the clip make it through rain, lightning and hail, in the end only Young Thug’s shoes survive.
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Sienna Miller Says That Everyone ‘Can See Their Family’ in ‘American Woman’ (Video)

Sienna Miller Says That Everyone ‘Can See Their Family’ in ‘American Woman’ (Video)
Sienna Miller and Christina Hendricks don’t look much alike, but they play perfect sisters in Jake Scott’s family drama “American Woman.”

Miller says the bond she developed with Hendricks and the rest of the “American Woman” cast translated into a relatable, family portrait on screen.

“I think everybody who watches this film can see their family in it,” Miller told TheWrap’s Steve Pond at Tiff. “When you scratch at the surface of a family, everybody’s got the crazy aunt. We’re all so connected in many ways in that sense. It’s a beautiful look at a woman growing up and a beautiful look at family and relationships. We have this incredible cast, and I buy every part of us being this family.”

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Miller says this
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Film News Roundup: Danny Boyle’s Comedy Moved Forward

Film News Roundup: Danny Boyle’s Comedy Moved Forward
In today’s film news roundup, Danny Boyle’s upcoming comedy has been moved forward, James Wan is producing a horror movie based on the short “Milk” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” is returning to theaters.

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Universal Pictures will move its untitled Danny Boyle comedy forward three months from Sept. 13, 2019, to June 28.

Lily James, Himesh Patel and Kate McKinnon star. Boyle, who dropped out of directing the James Bond 25 movie recently, is teaming with screenwriter Richard Curtis, whose credits include “Love Actually” and “Notting Hill.” The story focuses on a struggling musician, played by Patel, and is set in the 1960s and 1970s.

Boyle and Curtis are also producing along with Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier serve as executive producers.

The film will open against Paramount’s Tiffany Haddish comedy “Limited Partners” and Fox’s untitled Ford vs.
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How Paul Dano and Carey Mulligan Adapted the Challenging Source Material of ‘Wildlife’ (Video)

How Paul Dano and Carey Mulligan Adapted the Challenging Source Material of ‘Wildlife’ (Video)
Paul Dano gave himself quite the challenge for his directorial debut, adapting — along with co-screenwriter Zoe KazanRichard Ford’s bleak and meticulously structured novel “Wildlife.”

The story is about a teenage boy who has moved to Montana, only to watch his parents’ marriage deteriorate. The source material doesn’t exactly lend itself to a movie, but Dano felt that it would be perfect for his directorial debut.

“I saw a tremendous amount of love and compassion in the writing, equaled by a tremendous amount of struggle, which I also just found to be true in life, these American themes, The American Dream, the nuclear family, it’s always been something I loved and have feelings about,” Dano told TheWrap’s Steve Pond at Tiff. “The idea of making a family portrait just seemed like the right place to start for a filmmaker.”

Also Read: 'Wildlife' Review: Paul Dano's Directorial
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La Film Festival Looks for Reinvention With Fall Berth

La Film Festival Looks for Reinvention With Fall Berth
Eight years ago, the La Film Festival hosted June premieres in downtown Los Angeles for a pair of decidedly high-profile movies — “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “Despicable Me.”

The festival’s 24th edition, which launches Thursday night, will be very different. Film Independent moved the festival from downtown two years ago to the Arclight venues. Tentpoles are long gone. And it’s moved out of summer and into awards season.

It’s not easy for large-scale, general interest film festivals to make an impact in such a sprawling city, where many people are too busy making movies to watch movies. And some filmgoers focus their attention on the dozens of local niche festivals catering to every interest from horror to French films, with Lgbt-focused Outfest claiming to draw the highest paid attendance of any Los Angeles festival.

The La Film Festival is hoping to regain its place among top local events with more than 200 features,
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