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"Northern Exposure" Revival Starring Rob Morrow In Works At CBS From Original Series Creators, Cast

A long-talked-about revival of CBS’ cult fave drama series "Northern Exposure" is moving forward. The project has been put in development at CBS with original series star Rob Morrow set to reprise his role and executive produce. It hails from original series co-creators Josh Brand and John Falsey, actor John Corbett, Morrow, Ben Silverman and Universal TV.

Written by Brand, the revival centers on Dr. Joel Fleischman, played by Morrow, who returns to Cicely, Alaska, for the funeral of an old friend and finds a new set of quirky characters and reunites with old ones in this continuation of the classic series.
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‘RBG,’ ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Land Producers Guild Awards Documentary Nominations

‘RBG,’ ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Land Producers Guild Awards Documentary Nominations
The Dawn Wall, Free Solo, Hal, Into the Okavango, RBG, Three Identical Strangers and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? have been nominated as the best produced documentaries of 2018 by the Producers Guild of America, the PGA announced on Tuesday.

The winner will be announced on Jan. 19 at the 2019 Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
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Early Showings of ‘Aquaman’ Set for Amazon Prime Members

Early Showings of ‘Aquaman’ Set for Amazon Prime Members
Amazon is offering its Amazon Prime members an exclusive early showing of Warner Bros.Aquaman on Dec. 15 — six days before the fantasy-adventure film opens in North America.

Amazon launched the promotion Monday under which Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets through Atom Tickets for the showing at more than 1,000 Regal, AMC, ArcLight Cinemas, and National Amusements theaters.
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George R.R. Martin Says "Game of Thrones" Prequel Pilot Won’t Involve Targaryens, TBD on Dragons

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George R.R. Martin has shared yet another fact about the “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot — which may or may not be titled “The Long Night.”

While discussing his new book, "Fire and Blood" — which catalogs the history of Westeros before the current events of Martin’s "A Song of Ice and Fire" books and David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ fantasy series — the author teased more about the upcoming project, which is set 10,000 years before “GoT.”

And, well, if you were hoping for a lot of the same elements of “Thrones” in its prequel, you might be disappointed, as this Westeros very different from the one we know now. For one, there won’t be Targaryens and there may not even be dragons, said Martin, who is working with HBO and showrunner Jane Goldman.

Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Season 8: Here's Everything We Know About the Series' Epic
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The Ink Factory Rebooting Roald Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected" For TV

The Ink Factory Rebooting Roald Dahl's
Exclusive: The Ink Factory has successfully mined the library of John le Carré with "The Night Manager" and "The Little Drummer Girl" and it seems that the company is now looking do the same with acclaimed British author Roald Dahl.

I hear that Simon and Stephen Cornwell’s firm is rebooting Roald Dahl’s "Tales of the Unexpected" for TV and has set up a number of writers to work on the project. The company is working closely with the Roald Dahl Estate on the project.

The series, which was originally produced by Anglia Television for British commercial broadcaster ITV between 1979 and 1988, told a different story each week with Dahl’s trademark sinister and comedic undertones with a twist at the end.
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Update on George Miller's 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'

Update on George Miller's 'Three Thousand Years of Longing'
Three Thousand Years of Longing, the upcoming feature from Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller, is slowly spreading worldwide.

Glen Basner's FilmNation, which introduced the project -- starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton -- to buyers at the American Film Market earlier this month, has closed pre-sales in much of Europe and Asia for the feature.

Alongside previously announced deals in France (Metropolitan) and Italy (Eagle), FilmNation signed agreements for the film in Spain (DEA Planeta/Tri Pictures), Poland (Monolith), Scandinavia (Nordisk) and Switzerland (Ascot Elite), among others. The epic love story will be going out in Latin America via IDC,...
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Robert Rodriguez Launches VR Action Film ‘The Limit’ Starring Michelle Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez Launches VR Action Film ‘The Limit’ Starring Michelle Rodriguez
STXsurreal, the VR studio for Robert SimondsSTX Entertainment, announced on Tuesday the launch of The Limit, a new VR film from director Robert Rodriguez.

Michelle Rodriguez, Norman Reedus, "and You" star in the immersive new story from Rodriguez, a 20-minute action movie captured in a new VR format that stretches wider than 180 degrees. It’s designed to bridge the gap between traditional, large-format filmmaking and newer 360-degree video.

In The Limit, you, the viewer, play a rogue agent with a mysterious past who enlists the help of enhanced super-assassin M-13 (Michelle Rodriguez) to retrieve your identity and strike against the deadly organization that created you.
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‘Twin Peaks’ Origin Story ‘Blonde, Beautiful and Dead’ Optioned by Part2 Pictures (Exclusive)

‘Twin Peaks’ Origin Story ‘Blonde, Beautiful and Dead’ Optioned by Part2 Pictures (Exclusive)
Part2 Pictures has optioned “Blonde, Beautiful and Dead: The Murder Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks,” an upcoming project from MetaBook about Hazel Drew, the young woman whose murder 110 years ago became the basis for the fictional killing of Laura Palmer.

“Blonde, Beautiful and Dead,” by David Bushman and Mark Givens, examines the death of Drew in Sand Lake, New York, home of “Twin Peaks” co-creator Mark Frost’s grandmother, Betty Calhoun. Calhoun used to tell Frost stories about Drew, who was found dead in the waters of Teal’s Pond. Like Laura Palmer, she was said to have a double life that included multiple lovers.

Frost will write the foreword of the book, which explains how his grandmother’s stories about the killing lingered with with for decades, leading to the inception of the murder mystery at the center of his and David Lynch’s unforgettable “Twin Peaks.”

Under the deal,
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David Guetta, Bebe Rexha, J Balvin Throw Tropical Rager in ‘Say My Name’ Video

David Guetta, Bebe Rexha, J Balvin Throw Tropical Rager in ‘Say My Name’ Video
David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and J Balvin unveiled a vibrant new video for their collaboration “Say My Name,” which appears on the French DJ/producer’s latest album, 7.

Hannah Lux Davis directed the video for “Say My Name,” which boasts a tropical vibe and vivid color palette. The clip is interspersed with shots of jungle flowers and animals, crafting a unique visual complement to the scenes of Guetta, Rexha and Balvin performing the track on a neon-lit dance floor filled with ravers in eye-popping outfits.

Say My Name” marks the
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Hollywood Figures Urge Georgia Production Boycott, but Shooting Is Likely Safe…For Now

Hollywood Figures Urge Georgia Production Boycott, but Shooting Is Likely Safe…For Now
Despite accusations of voter suppression and calls for a boycott from Judd Apatow and other top Hollywood figures, the film and television industry is unlikely to pull out of Georgia. Films such as “Venom” and shows such as “The Walking Dead” have been flocking to the Peach State for years, drawn by its generous tax incentives and seasoned crews.

However, that relationship has been strained by the election of Brian Kemp as governor. The conservative Republican isn’t just raising the entertainment industry’s ire due to his views. Figures such as Apatow, Bradley Whitford, Alyssa Milano, and “Veep” producer Frank Rich are outraged over claims that Kemp used his position as secretary of state to purge the voter rolls and make it harder for minorities and supporters of his opponent Stacey Abrams to cast their ballot.

A successful boycott could rob Georgia of an estimated $2.7 billion in annual direct
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‘A Legendary Christmas': Awkwafina, Derek Hough, Ben Schwartz Join NBC Special

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‘A Legendary Christmas': Awkwafina, Derek Hough, Ben Schwartz Join NBC Special
Deck the halls! Awkwafina, Derek Hough and Ben Schwartz are joining John Legend and Chrissy Teigen for their NBC holiday special, “A Legendary Christmas.”

Also rounding out the updated guest list are Neal Brennan, Yassir Lester, Sam Richardson and Tien Tran. Previously announced guests include Stevie Wonder, Kenan Thompson and Zach Galifianakis.

As TheWrap exclusively reported last month, “A Legendary Christmas” will include performances of songs from Legend’s new album — which was released on Oct. 26 — and appearances by the couple’s friends and family.

Also Read: 'A Legendary Christmas': Stevie Wonder, Kenan Thompson, Zach Galifianakis Join NBC Special (Exclusive)

Legend and Teigen will also go surprise caroling with Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Raphael Saadiq and Meghan Trainor. Saadiq serves as the musical director of the special and executive produces the special.

Other special appearances include “The Voice” coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

Also Read: John Legend,
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Mississippi Voters Could Make History in Yet Another Race About Race

Who knew Cindy Hyde-Smith was such a comedian? The Republican senator from Mississippi, appointed in March to replace the ancient and ailing Thad Cochran, has been on quite a roll in the run-up to next Tuesday’s runoff election against Mike Espy, who was the state’s first black congressman since Reconstruction before serving in Bill Clinton’s cabinet.

At a campaign event earlier this month, Hyde-Smith chose the following quip to praise the cattle rancher who’d introduced her to the assembled white folk: “If he invited me to a public hanging,
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This Oscar Season, Women Lead Films Like ‘Colette,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots’

This Oscar Season, Women Lead Films Like ‘Colette,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots’
From the soft-spoken methodical meter KiKi Layne’s Tish Rivers uses to narrate the history of social and criminal injustices that have ruined the lives of black men and their families in writer-director Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” to Carey Mulligan’s Jeanette Brinson, a curt and frustrated midcentury housewife who flaunts her extramarital affair in director Paul Dano’s “Wildlife” — a story he and partner Zoe Kazan adapted from the Richard Ford book — this year’s lead actress roles do not rely on stereotypes or character tropes.

“I don’t want to play such a narrow view of femininity that we have so often: that supportive wife, that supportive mother, supportive girlfriend kind of archetype,” says Keira Knightley, who stars in “Colette,” Wash Westmoreland’s biopic about the French novelist from the turn of the previous century that he co-wrote with his late husband, Richard Glatzer, and playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
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The Kinks’ ‘Village Green’ Is Certified Gold, Half a Century Later

The Kinks’ ‘Village Green’ Is Certified Gold, Half a Century Later
Just over 50 years since the landmark album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society came out, it’s been certified gold in the U.K. The award means that the LP has sold more than 100,000 copies in the band’s native country. It’s still uncertified in the United States, where it would take half a million copies sold to earn a gold plaque.

“This is like what they give somebody when they retire,” Ray Davies said when he was receiving the plaque, in an ITV featurette about the album.
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Watch Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton in Quirky ‘You Make It Feel Like Christmas’ Video

Watch Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton in Quirky ‘You Make It Feel Like Christmas’ Video
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton embrace the holiday spirit in the campy new video for “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” The track appears on Stefani’s 2017 album of the same name, which was recently reissued with five additional songs.

The Sophie Muller-directed clip finds Stefani and Shelton performing the brassy cut alongside a big band comprised entirely of children, as well as a cadre of young dancers dressed in Santa outfits. The clip also features Shelton and Stefani acting out cheeky holiday scenes, like building snowmen, picking up
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Gunpowder & Sky Nab Worldwide Rights to Filipino Food Doc ‘Ulam: Main Dish’

Gunpowder & Sky Nab Worldwide Rights to Filipino Food Doc ‘Ulam: Main Dish’
Van Toffler’s Gunpowder & Sky has taken the worldwide distribution rights to Alexandra Cuerdo’s documentary “Ulam: Main Dish.”

The festival player, a celebration and account of the Filipino food movement rising on the U.S. culinary scene, will begin a limited theatrical release on Dec. 1 before hitting numerous streaming video platforms.

The film was chosen by late culinary titan Jonathan Gold as a special screening for the inaugural Los Angeles Times Food Bowl in 2017. Gold called the film a “love letter to Filipino cooking in America.”

Subjects include celebrity chef Alvin Cailan, creator of L.A. favorite Eggslut and the Usual; Food and Wine’s 2018 Restaurant of the Year winner Chad and Chase Valencia and their shop Lasa; Nicole Ponseca and chef Miguel Trinidad, creators of New York City’s Maharlika and Jeepney; and Angeleno Andre Guerrero of The Oinkster, Maximiliano and The Little Bear.

“A rising tide lifts all boats.
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Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema to Re-Open on Dec. 1

Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema to Re-Open on Dec. 1
Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema, which was closed in January for remodeling, is re-opening on Dec. 1 with a matinee showing of “Batman Returns.”

The New Beverly will then offer a double feature that day of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Butch and Sundance: The Early Days.” There will also be a midnight showing of Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused.”

The 300-seat revival theater, which was opened in 1929 on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, has been owned and operated by Tarantino since 2007. He has continued the double-feature programming format during his tenure with 35mm screenings.

The theater revealed its re-opening and December lineup on Twitter on Tuesday. Tickets are not yet on sale. There are several holiday double features including a pairing of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” with “Scrooged” and “Black Christmas” with “Silent Night, Deadly Night.”

Tarantino bought the building to save the property from
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‘Northern Exposure’ Revival in the Works at CBS

“Northern Exposure” might be the next series to get the revival treatment, with CBS currently developing the project, an individual with knowledge of production tells TheWrap.

Original series star Rob Morrow will be reprising his role as Dr. Joel Fleischman for the in-the-works revival, and also executive produce.

An insider says John Corbett, another original “Northern Exposure” star, will be producing, and also return from time-to-time as his character Chris Stevens. No word yet on which other cast members will make a comeback.

Also Read: 'Northern Exposure' Reboot: Cast Tells 'Today' Show 'Something Is in the Works' (Video)

Here’s the official logline for the project: When Dr. Joel Fleischman returns to Cicely, Alaska for the funeral of an old friend, he finds a new set of quirky characters and reunites with old ones in this continuation of the classic series.

Northern Exposure” creator Josh Brand
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‘Northern Exposure’ Revival in Development at CBS

A revival of “Northern Exposure” is currently in development at CBS, Variety has learned.

Original series star Rob Morrow will reprise his role as Dr. Joel Fleischman, who returns to Cicely, Ala., for the funeral of an old friend. Once there, he finds a new set of quirky characters and reunites with old ones.

Morrow will also executive produce in addition to starring. Fellow original series star John Corbett is attached as a producer, though he is not set to appear in the revival at this time.

Josh Brand will write and executive produce, with Morrow, John Falsey, and Ben Silverman executive producing.
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Actors Like Rami Malek, Viggo Mortensen Work Outside Their Comfort Zones This Season

Actors Like Rami Malek, Viggo Mortensen Work Outside Their Comfort Zones This Season
Imagine being asked to record an audition to play rock ’n’ roll legend Freddie Mercury in a movie, but your tryout is specifically for the members of Queen, Mercury’s former bandmates. That was the awkward position Rami Malek was put in before he starred in the Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

“We ended up watching it [together] in Roger Taylor’s flat, in London,” Malek says. “One of the craziest, most surreal moments of my life, was standing next to them and basically trying to gauge their reaction in real time. Something no human should be subject to.”

Malek, best-known for his Emmy-winning role on “Mr. Robot,” has spent most of his free time in serious roles in indie films such as “Short Term 12” and “Buster’s Mal Heart.” Playing Mercury in a movie that comes awfully close to a musical was completely out of his comfort zone.

“I don
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