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'Y: The Last Man' Adds Amber Tamblyn to FX Pilot Cast

'Y: The Last Man' Adds Amber Tamblyn to FX Pilot Cast
FX continues to assemble an impressive cast for its take on Y: The Last Man.

Amber Tamblyn has joined the cast of the drama pilot based on Brian K. Vaughan's beloved comic.

Y: The Last Man ranks as one of the most critically acclaimed comic book series of all time. The DC Comics/Vertigo title was first launched in 2002 and revolves around Yorick Brown — the last surviving human with a Y chromosome — and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. The series follows escape artist Yorick after a mysterious plague as he sets out to find what might have wiped out ...
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Ashton Sanders, Jeffrey Wright Star In ‘All Day & A Night,’ ‘Black Panther’ Scribe Joe Robert Cole Directing For Netflix

Ashton Sanders, Jeffrey Wright Star In ‘All Day & A Night,’ ‘Black Panther’ Scribe Joe Robert Cole Directing For Netflix
Exclusive: Ashton Sanders is set to star with Jeffrey Wright in All Day & A Night, a drama written and to be directed by Joe Robert Cole, who co-wrote Black Panther. Netflix has set the film for a July 30 start date and will release the film on its streaming service. Nina Jacobson is producing. Sanders, who opens Friday alongside Denzel Washington in Equalizer 2, had his breakthrough in the Best Picture winner Moonlight, and he is again the fulcrum for a powerful…
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Natalie Dormer Says She Knows How 'Game of Thrones' Ends

Natalie Dormer Says She Knows How 'Game of Thrones' Ends
Natalie Dormer’s Game of Thrones days have been over for quite some time, but she’s just as invested in the final season as the rest of the world. “I’m excited to see the next season. I’m on the edge of my seat like everybody else,” she told The Hollywood Reporter In Studio while promoting her film In Darkness and TV mini-series Picnic at Hanging Rock.

While the actress remained pretty tight-lipped on what information she knows about season eight — the final of the HBO hit series — she did tease that she knows how it ends, but ...
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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in ‘Silent Heart’ Remake

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in ‘Silent Heart’ Remake
Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, and Mia Wasikowska have signed on to star in “Blackbird,” a remake of Bille August’s Danish-language “Silent Heart,” with Roger Michell directing.

Millennium Films is producing the movie. Producers are Sherryl Clark and Millennium’s David Bernardi. Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, and Jonathan Yunger are executive producing.

Mitchell will direct from a script by “Silent Heart” screenwriter Christian Torpe. Shooting is planned for August in London.

Keaton will play a terminally ill mother who brings her family together for one last weekend before she commits suicide. Winslet and Wasikowsa will play her daughters.

In “Silent Heart,” released in 2014, the mother was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and was planning to pursue euthanasia with the help of her husband at the end of the weekend. But the decision became difficult to handle for the daughters and brought old conflicts to the surface.
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IMDbPro App Adds Tracking Feature for Talent, Projects

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IMDbPro App Adds Tracking Feature for Talent, Projects
IMDbPro has added a feature to its iPhone app that allows users to keep tabs on the talent and projects they’re interested in most.

The new Track functionality is intended to help industry professional stay abreast of the latest developments in their business, funneling relevant trade news from sources like Variety for the people and programs (TV and film) a subscriber can opt in to track. Users can receive notifications and a personalized news stream in the app’s inbox.

“IMDbPro members are busy professionals and they need convenient, timely and cusotmizable access to news that matters the most,” said Col Needham, founder and CEO of IMDb.

Among the 5 million titles being tracked are 25,000 titles still in development that are accessible on the app but not IMDb itself. Amazon, which owns IMDb, recently offered a 60% discount to IMDbPro members to Amazon Prime subscribers for a limited time only.

“Track
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Jason Blum, James Wan Team for Horror Thriller 'M3GAN' (Exclusive)

Jason Blum, James Wan Team for Horror Thriller 'M3GAN' (Exclusive)
Jason Blum and James Wan, two titans in the scary movie world, are partnering for a techno horror thriller titled M3GAN.

Gerard Johnstone, who directed the Australian horror movie Housebound, is on board to helm the project, which has a script by Akela Cooper, a writer-supervising producer who has worked on Luke Cage and American Horror Story

Wan and Blum will produce the feature, which is aiming to begin shooting this fall.

M3GAN comes together on the eve of Comic-Con International: San Diego, the annual pop culture convention, at which both Blum and Wan will be present. Blum has two movies threre - Glass, M....
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Melissa London Hilfers Set To Write Sony ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake For Halle Berry

Melissa London Hilfers Set To Write Sony ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake For Halle Berry
Exclusive: Sony Pictures is moving forward with Jagged Edge, the thriller being crafted for Halle Berry to play the heroine lawyer role originated by Glenn Close in the 1985 hit. The studio has hired Melissa London Hilfers to write the script, and Doug Belgrad’s 2.0 Entertainment banner has been set to co-finance the film. Belgrad is producing with Matti Leshem. Scott Strauss is supervising for the studio. Creative Executive Michael Bitar is also working on the…
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‘The Crown’ Season 3: Helena Bonham Carter Makes Her Debut as Princess Margaret

‘The Crown’ Season 3: Helena Bonham Carter Makes Her Debut as Princess Margaret
On the heels of our first look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, Netflix has debuted more first look photos from the upcoming third season of its Emmy-winning drama series “The Crown.” The streaming giant has given fans their first look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones, Margaret’s photographer husband.

Carter, who recently appeared on the big screen opposite Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in “Ocean’s Eight,” is taking over the role of Margaret from Vanessa Kirby. Kirby just earned an Emmy nomination for Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the show’s second season. Daniels, meanwhile, is taking over for Matthew Goode.

“I’m not sure which I’m more terrified about – doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby’s Princess Margaret,” Carter said when her casting was made official.
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Party of Five's Neve Campbell Weighs In On Reboot, Possible Cameo

Party of Five's Neve Campbell Weighs In On Reboot, Possible Cameo
Has the world not seen the last of Julia Salinger?

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live Tuesday, Neve Campbell was asked whether she’d be open to a cameo on the previously announced Party of Five reboot, which back in January landed at Freeform with a pilot-production commitment. The potential series is centered on a first-generation Latino family that has immigrated to the United States.

“I love the idea of the new reboot because it’s very timely,” the actress said. “From what I understand [after speaking to series co-creator] Chris Keyser… they’re doing it with a Mexican family whose parents have been sent across the border,
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Stan Dragoti, Director of ‘Mr. Mom,’ ‘Love at First Bite,’ Dies at 85

Stan Dragoti, Director of ‘Mr. Mom,’ ‘Love at First Bite,’ Dies at 85
Stan Dragoti, director of “Love at First Bite” and “Mr. Mom,” died July 13 in Los Angeles. His wife Yolanda reported that he died after complications from pneumonia. He was 85.

In addition to rewatching his films such as “Mr. Mom” and “Love at First Bite,” he loved watching his movie “Necessary Roughness,” Yolanda Dragoti said, “Because he loved football.”

“He got me hooked on Turner Classic Movies, we would watch black and white movies all night long,” she recalled. “He was such a history buff, a film buff. I learned so much from him.”

Born in Manhattan, Dragoti was the son of Albanian immigrants.

He attended Cooper Union College and later the Visual Arts College before working at the New York City advertising agencies Young & Rubicam and Mary Wells Lawrence. He partnered with Charlie Moss to create the “I Love New York” tourism campaign.

Dragoti broke into Hollywood by teaming
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Blame ‘Sons of Anarchy’ for Rise in Nova Scotia Motorcycle Gangs

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Blame ‘Sons of Anarchy’ for Rise in Nova Scotia Motorcycle Gangs
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are blaming former FX crime drama “Sons of Anarchy” for the rise in Nova Scotia motorcycle gangs.

“I can tell you that it’s growing, ever since the phenomenon of ‘Sons of Anarchy,'” Constable Scott Morrison of the Criminal Intelligence Service of Nova Scotia told the Board of Police Commissioners during a recent presentation, according to the Star Halifax. “Where that television show has seemed to almost socialize outlaw motorcycle gang life, more people want to join that life, think it’s a brotherhood, think the camaraderie is there, based on the television show, and they’re joining up.”

“People look at that and they think, ‘Oh that’s an attractive lifestyle. They’re making money, riding their bikes, they’re doing this, they don’t have any problems with anyone,'” Constable Mike Carter of the Nova Scotia Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit added.
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‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Stage Musical in the Works

‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Stage Musical in the Works
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” film franchise is getting the stage treatment.

The film is being adapted as a stage musical by Blue Spruce Productions.

Blue Spruce, led by Scott Delman, has acquired the live theatrical rights from Alcon Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment — which teamed on the 2005 movie and its 2008 sequel — and will serve as the project’s lead producer.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alcon and Alloy maintain the option to invest in and co-produce the stage project. Both companies retain approval rights and will be involved in the development of the play.

The movies starred Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Alexis Bledel, who played best friends about to separate for the summer for the first time in their lives. The four decide to share a pair of jeans that fit them all perfectly over the course of the summer. Both pics were based on
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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 to Have Scenes Set During ‘Breaking Bad’ Timeline, Co-Creator Says

‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 to Have Scenes Set During ‘Breaking Bad’ Timeline, Co-Creator Says
Better Call Saul” Season 4 will have its biggest crossover yet with “Breaking Bad,” the AMC series it was spun off from.

Co-showrunner Vince Gilligan divulged that the upcoming fourth season of “Saul” will enter into the “Breaking Bad” timeline. “We have a subplot that very squarely gets into ‘Breaking Bad’ territory and brings us into the world — or at least points us on a path toward the world — of Walter White,” Gilligan told Entertainment Weekly. “I can’t wait for folks to see that.”

Gilligan wouldn’t divulge any further details, only saying that the scenes would at least involve Saul. Saul Goodman first appeared in “Breaking Bad” midway through the second season, in an episode aptly titled, “Better Call Saul.”

Also Read: 'Better Call Saul' Season 4 Teaser: Jimmy McGill Starts to Become a Truly Criminal Lawyer (Exclusive Video)

It’s possible that “Better Call Saul” will show
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'My Friend Dahmer' Filmmaker Tackling Tragic Love Story 'All My Life' for Universal (Exclusive)

'My Friend Dahmer' Filmmaker Tackling Tragic Love Story 'All My Life' for Universal (Exclusive)
Marc Meyers, the indie filmmaker behind My Friend Dahmer, is making the jump to studio filmmaking.

Meyers has closed a deal to direct All My Life, a dramatic comedy based on the true story of a couple’s bittersweet love story.

The movie tells of a man from an Asian background and a Caucasian woman who are engaged to be married when the man finds out he has cancer and only a year to live. The two carry on with their plans to marry anyway, vowing to live life to the fullest until his passing.

The story is based on the real-life ...
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Why Game of Thrones, the McU and More are Skipping San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Why Game of Thrones, the McU and More are Skipping San Diego Comic-Con 2018
The Con is going to look a little bit different this year. While some of the San Diego Comic Con stalwarts will be present and accounted for—we're looking at you, The Walking Dead and the DC Extended Universe—but a quick glance at the line-up for this year's convention, beginning in the sunny Southern California city on Thursday, July 19, and you might just be more surprised by what's not listed than by what is. Marvel Cinematic Universe? Maybe next year. Game of Thrones? Ditto. Outlander? Hope you're also planning on attending NYCC, Sassenach. But why are all these heavy-hitters sitting out in exactly the same year? Ah, we're glad you asked. Allow us to explain. ...
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Netflix Series And Movies Announced Based On The Work Of Mark Millar

Netflix Series And Movies Announced Based On The Work Of Mark Millar
Netflix has announced its first slate of films and series based on the stories of Mark Millar.

Netflix acquired Millar’s company, Millarworld, last year and since then has been developing projects with Mark and Lucy Millar, including The Magic Order, which has been published as Netflix’s first comic book and was the biggest selling new comic-book franchise in nearly 20 years.

Said Millar, “My wife Lucy and I are eleven months into our jobs at Netflix and it’s everything we hoped for to the power of ten. To see a movie based on your work every couple of years is incredibly exciting, but to see them all happening at once like this and with talent, this high-end is just off the scale. These are writers and directors I’ve privately been sending fan-mail to over the last eighteen months so to be working with them all is just enormously exciting.
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Discovery Extends CEO David Zaslav’s Contract Through 2023

David Zaslav, who helped orchestrate the $14.6 billion merger of Discovery and Scripps Networks earlier this year, will stay at the head of the combined company through 2023, Discovery revealed Wednesday. The executive, who has been at the helm of Discovery since 2007, had previously been on a contract slated to expire in 2020.

Discovery said the contact extension “provides ongoing management continuity and stability and ensures Zaslav’s continued leadership for the next five and a half years.”

The decision will keep the former NBCUniversal executive in place while the company is in the midst of some of his biggest initiatives to date.
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‘Mayans Mc’ Teaser: Get Ready to Pay Your Respects (Video)

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‘Mayans Mc’ Teaser: Get Ready to Pay Your Respects (Video)
Get ready to ride once again — just make sure you pay your respects first.

In a new teaser video for “Mayans M.C.” fans can see an elaborate roadside tribute to Jax, who (spoiler!) died in the “Sons of Anarchy” series finale.

“Mayans” picks up where “Sons” left off, seeing Ez Reyes as a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter at the United States’ border with Mexico in California. Where Ez was once the golden boy on the hunt for the America Dream, he finds he must carve out a new identity for himself.

Also Read: FX Sets 'Mayans Mc' Debut, Return Dates for 'Always Sunny' and 'Ahs'

The teaser video comes just days before “Mayans” makes its debut at San Diego Comic-Con with a panel in Hall H on Sunday at 1 p.m. Co-creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James will be at the panel, along with executive producer/director
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Eka Darville, Janina Gavankar, Italia Ricci Join North Fork TV Festival Lineup

Eka Darville, Janina Gavankar, Italia Ricci Join North Fork TV Festival Lineup
Eka Darville, Janina Gavankar, and Italia Ricci are heading to Greenport, N.Y. for the North Fork TV Festival this fall. They will be appearing on the festival’s Actor Panel moderated by casting director Rebecca Dealy of Chrystie Street Casting.

“We are thrilled to have Eka, Janina and Italia join Rebecca on stage for an interesting and exciting panel. We look forward to a lively discussion on how actors shape their TV roles and their viewpoint on the TV industry,” said Noah Doyle, founder of the Nofotv Festival.

Darville last portrayed Malcolm in “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.” Netflix released
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The Oscar Legacy of ‘The Dark Knight': Christopher Nolan’s Hit Changed the Rules, But Did That Even Matter?

The Oscar Legacy of ‘The Dark Knight': Christopher Nolan’s Hit Changed the Rules, But Did That Even Matter?
The release of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” 10 years ago led directly to a decade in which big commercial hits like “Wonder Woman,” “Deadpool,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Skyfall,” “Bridesmaids” and “Star Trek” received Best Picture nominations.

Best picture nominations, that is, from the Producers Guild Awards. Not the Oscars.

Sure, the Academy changed its rules in the aftermath of the notorious 2009 snub of “The Dark Knight” in an attempt to increase the likelihood of well-reviewed commercial hits landing nominations for the top category, but the change has mostly resulted in nominations for even more little indie films, not more big studio ones.

Also Read: 'The Dark Knight' to Mark 10th Anniversary With Limited IMAX Re-Release

And if this year’s biggest hit, “Black Panther,” doesn’t get a nomination in the top category this January, the Academy will find itself asking the same question it asked in
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