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Richard Gere Confirmed For First Major TV Role In BBC Drama ‘MotherFatherSon’

Richard Gere Confirmed For First Major TV Role In BBC Drama ‘MotherFatherSon’
Richard Gere is confirmed to star alongside Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) and Billy Howle (On Chesil Beach) in , Tom Rob Smith’s (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) eight-part drama MotherFatherSon for BBC Two. As we reported last month, Gere will play Max, a charismatic self-made American businessman with media outlets in London and around the world. Helen McCrory will play Kathryn, a British heiress who has been estranged from Max…
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Liam Neeson Joins Chris Hemsworth in 'Men in Black' Spinoff

Liam Neeson Joins Chris Hemsworth in 'Men in Black' Spinoff
Liam Neeson is in negotiations to join Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in in Sony's Men in Black reboot.

Fate of the Furious filmmaker F. Gary Gray is directing the movie, written by Iron Man screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. The studio has the film dated for June 14, 2019.

Hemsworth and Thompson are not playing the same alien-fighting and world-saving characters portrayed by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the initial trilogy. The new movie is set in the same on-screen world, however.

Plot details and what characters Hemsworth and Thompson are playing are being kept ...
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Michelle Williams Film About Underground Abortion Clinic Lands at Amazon

Michelle Williams Film About Underground Abortion Clinic Lands at Amazon
Michelle Williams is set to star in and produce “This is Jane” for Amazon Studios, sources familiar with the project told TheWrap on Tuesday.

The film, based on the Laura Kaplan’s book “The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service,” will tell the true story of a Chicago woman who founded and ran Jane, an underground abortion service.

Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”) will direct and John Lesher (“Birdman”) will co-produce the film.

Jane was a group in the late ’60s and early ’70s run by women who taught themselves how to perform abortions before Roe v. Wade made it legal. They helped more than 11,000 women get access to services denied by the medical community. Williams will play the role of Jenny, who founded Jane.

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'John Wick' Director, 'Colony' Creator Tackle Comic Book 'Analog' for Lionsgate (Exclusive)

'John Wick' Director, 'Colony' Creator Tackle Comic Book 'Analog' for Lionsgate (Exclusive)
John Wick director Chad Stahelski and Ryan Condal, the creator of USA’s alien invasion show Colony, are teaming up to adapt sci-fi comic Analog.

Lionsgate has won a bidding war to pick up the title, an Image Comic from writer Gerry Duggan and artist David O’Sullivan. Condal will write the script while Stahelski will direct. 87eleven, the production banner run by Stahelski and fellow action maestro David Leitch, will produce.

The package hit studios over the weekend, generating multiple offers. In the end, Lionsgate, which is behind the Wick movies, flexed its might, wanting to keep Stahelski in is ...
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‘UnReal’ Set to Move to Hulu for Fourth, Final Season

‘UnReal’ Set to Move to Hulu for Fourth, Final Season
Drama series “UnReal” is set to move from Lifetime to Hulu for its fourth and what will likely be its final season.

The streaming service and A+E Studios are close to a deal, sources tell Variety, that would see the fourth season, which has already been shot, air in its initial window on Hulu. The agreement would see Hulu pay an additional fee on top of it was already set to pay for subscription video on-demand rights for the season.

Hulu is, through a previous agreement with producer A+E Studios, the exclusive Svod home for the series, with seasons
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Netflix, Michael Bay, Ryan Reynolds & Skydance Set Action Franchise ‘Six Underground’

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Netflix, Michael Bay, Ryan Reynolds & Skydance Set Action Franchise ‘Six Underground’
Exclusive: In what would amount to its biggest budget feature project yet, Netflix is partnering with Skydance Media on Six Underground, an action thriller that Michael Bay will direct with Deadpool‘s Ryan Reynolds starring. Sources said the commitment here is in the $150M range, and Bay will start production this summer for 2019 release.

The project was developed by Skydance from a script by Deadpool screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Bay and Skydance announced in March their intentions to make the film together, with Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger will produce Six Underground along with Bay.

Wme reps Bay and Reynolds, the latter of whom comes off a $300 million global opening for Deadpool 2.

As for Netflix, this is the latest big project to come along even as some media and the Cannes Film Festival put out a vibe to try and marginalize its movie initiatives.
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'Cheyenne' Star Clint Walker Dead at 90

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'Cheyenne' Star Clint Walker Dead at 90
11:15 Am Pt -- Clint's daughter, Valerie, tells us Walker died from congestive heart failure.Clint Walker -- best known for playing a TV cowboy on the hit western series "Cheyenne" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Clint died suddenly Monday in the company of his wife and daughter ... according to a source close to the family. It's still unclear what caused his death, but a family member says they believed it was a heart issue.
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Sony Announces Lord and Miller Animated Comedy ‘The Mitchells Vs the Machines’ (Exclusive)

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Sony Announces Lord and Miller Animated Comedy ‘The Mitchells Vs the Machines’ (Exclusive)
Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled the title and first details for its previously untitled Phil Lord and Chris Miller-produced Sony Pictures Animation Movie.

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines” will be an animated comedy from producers Lord and Miller, set for release on January 10, 2020.

The Mitchells are a dysfunctional, loving family whose road trip gets interrupted by a tech uprising. All around the world, devices we love like phones and self-driving cars turn on humanity, and the Mitchells have to work past their problems to save the world.

Mike Rianda is directing the film. He also wrote the screenplay with co-director Jeff Rowe. Lord and Miller produce alongside Kurt Albrecht.

Miller and Lord’s credits include “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street.” They also have an executive producing credit on the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story
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Charlize Theron is Megyn Kelly for the Untitled Jay Roach Film

Charlize Theron is Megyn Kelly for the Untitled Jay Roach Film
This casting is a stroke of genius. The crosshairs are set. After a decade of spearheading various broad comedies, Jay Roach found a new life targeting hypocritical politicians and the financial system that fuels their power. In 2008, he went after the absurd behind-the-scenes turmoil of […]

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Jet Li's manager says illness is not "life-threatening" after health scare

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Jet Li's manager says illness is not
Jet Li fans were given a bit of a scare recently when a photo of the actor began circulating around the internet of him looking thin and “unrecognizable.” The photo led people to begin speculating about Li’s condition, with many saying they were “praying” for his health. However, the movie star’s manager, Steven Chasman, has come out to say the actor is... Read More...
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‘The Voice’ Crowns Season 14 Winner

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(Spoiler alert: Please do not read this post if you would rather not know who won Season 14 of NBC’s “The Voice”)

The Voice” has crowned a champion for Season 14: Congratulations to Brynn Cartelli from Team Kelly!

At just 14, the singer is the youngest winner in the show’s history and will celebrate with $100,000 in prize money and a record deal with Universal Music Group.

The competition cut down to the Final 4 last week, leaving Team Adam out of the running. With both Spensha Baker and Kyla Jade, Blake Shelton had 50 percent of the remaining competitors. Kelly Clarkson had Cartelli in the running, while Alicia Keys repped the lone dude standing, Britton Buchanan.

Also Read: NBC's Fall Schedule: 'Manifest' to Follow 'The Voice,' 'New Amsterdam' Scores 'This Is Us' Lead-In

Next season, Clarkson is returning and so is Season 13 judge Jennifer Hudson. The
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‘Seal Team': John Glenn to Serve as Showrunner on Season 2 Following Shake-up

John Glenn will step in as showrunner for CBS’s “Seal Team” as the CBS drama undergoes a behind-the-scenes shakeup ahead of its second season.

Series creator Benjamin Cavell and original showrunner Ed Redlich have both exited the David Boreanaz-led military drama. No reason was given for their departures.

A reliable performer for the network since its premiere last fall, “Seal Team” has averaged 9 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults under 50. Hailing it as its most-watched new drama of the season, CBS handed the show an early Season 2 pickup in March, along with the Shemar Moore-led “S.W.A.T.

Also Read: CBS Fall Schedule: 'Murphy Brown' Booked for Thursdays, 'Magnum Pi' on Mondays

Boreanaz stars in the CBS Television Studios series, which follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous missions
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Film Review: Jim Carrey in ‘Dark Crimes’

Film Review: Jim Carrey in ‘Dark Crimes’
In “Dark Crimes,” Jim Carrey wears a grayish beard, cropped hair, and the jacket and turtleneck of a silently dissident Slavic literature professor from the mid-’60s. His character, named Tadek, is actually a Polish police officer, and Carrey speaks in an accent that’s so whispery and vague I got the feeling that if he were playing a Polish plumber back in his “In Living Color” sketch-comedy days, he might have worked that much harder to make his inflections authentic.

Tadek is a detective who got demoted to the lowly job of records-room clerk after a botched investigation. Desperate to win back his status, and his dignity, too, he seizes on a murder case that no one else will touch, maybe because it involves a sex club frequented by his boss. Throughout “Dark Crimes,” Carrey broods and stares like an actor who’s out to muffle any hint of
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Strictly Business Podcast: Colin Callender on ‘Cursed Child’ and Navigating Co-Productions

Strictly Business Podcast: Colin Callender on ‘Cursed Child’ and Navigating Co-Productions
Producer Colin Callender is premium TV’s go-to guy for classy international co-productions.

This year Callender’s Playground LLC banner is fielding three high-profile projects: the Starz/BBC adaptation of “Howard’s End,” PBS/BBC’s “Little Women” and Amazon’s upcoming rendition of “King Lear” starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. He’s also a producer of the West End smash “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which opened on Broadway last month.

In the latest episode of Strictly Business, Variety‘s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of entertainment, Callender talks about the nuts
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‘Roseanne’ Finale: A Donald Trump Tweet Saves the Conners

‘Roseanne’ Finale: A Donald Trump Tweet Saves the Conners
(Spoiler alert: Please don’t read on if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s finale of “Roseanne.”)

The first season of ABC’s “Roseanne” revival came to an end on Tuesday with the Conner family on the brink of financial ruin… only to be saved at the last minute by a tweet from Donald Trump.

Tuesday’s season finale tied together Dan’s storyline about losing out on jobs because of undocumented workers and last week’s revelation that Roseanne had turned to opioid abuse as a replacement for the knee surgery they can’t afford. Dan tells his wife that in order for his business to pick up so they could pay for the operation, he had no choice but to lower his prices. “Don’t tell me you’re going to hire illegals,” Roseanne responds, horrified.

She also reminds Dan that hiring “those other guys” comes at the
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TV News Roundup: Jamie Foxx Returns to Host Bet Awards

TV News Roundup: Jamie Foxx Returns to Host Bet Awards
In today’s roundup, Jamie Foxx will once again host the Bet Awards and HBO renews “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas.”

Casting

USA Network announced Elisha Henig will join the second season of “The Sinner” as a series regular. Henig will play Julian, described as a bright but peculiar young boy on the brink of adolescence who is from a sheltered, unconventional background and is now thrust into the outside world.

Renewals

Nickelodeon has renewed the shows “Paw Patrol,” “Blaze and the Monster Machines,” “Rusty Rivets,” and “Top Wing.” The renewals are part of the network’s largest preschool content
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Richard Gere Returns to TV After Nearly 3 Decades for BBC Drama ‘MotherFatherSon’

Richard Gere Returns to TV After Nearly 3 Decades for BBC Drama ‘MotherFatherSon’
Richard Gere is set to star in the BBC Two miniseries “MotherFatherSon,” the network announced on Tuesday.

Created and written by “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” writer Tom Rob Smith, the drama follows Max (Gere), a charismatic self-made American businessman with media outlets in London and around the world.

The series marks Gere’s first major TV role in decades, and filming is scheduled to begin this summer in London and on location in Spain.

Also Read: BBC Orders Docuseries 'Englistan' from Riz Ahmed

“It’s been almost 30 years since I worked in television,” Gere said in a statement. “I’m so pleased to be working now with the BBC on this extraordinary 8 hour project with such talented people and which resonates so much to the time we live in.”

Peaky Blinders” actress Helen McCrory will co-star in the miniseries as Kathryn, a British heiress who has
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Film News Roundup: City of Los Angeles Names June 16 Buster Keaton Day

In today’s film news roundup, the City of Los Angeles sets Buster Keaton Day and deals are made for “The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo” and dance drama “All Styles.”

Honor

The City of Los Angeles has declared that June 16 will be Buster Keaton Day in honor of the pioneering comedian and filmmaker.

A bronze plaque commemorating the location of a movie studio where both Keaton and Charlie Chaplin created their timeless comedies in the early part of the 20th Century will be dedicated at 4 p.m. on June 16 at 1021 Lillian Ave., near the intersection of Eleanor Avenue and Lillian Way in Los Angeles. The dedication and and several other events have been organized by the International Buster Keaton Society to remedy the incorrect placement of a similar plaque in 1988.

Scheduled guests include Los Angeles councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, film historian Leonard Maltin, and members of Keaton’s family,
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Liam Neeson Joins Cast of Sony’s ‘Men in Black’ Spinoff

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Liam Neeson Joins Cast of Sony’s ‘Men in Black’ Spinoff
Liam Neeson is set to join Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in Sony Pictures’ “Men in Black” spinoff, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Neeson will play the head of the MiB’s U.K. office.

F. Gary Gray is directing from a script by “Iron Man” writers Matt Holloway and Art Marcum.

The film is slated for release on June 14, 2019.

Also Read: 'Men in Black' Spinoff Adds 'Thor: Ragnarok' Breakout Tessa Thompson

The spinoff will not see Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith return to play Agents J and K. Instead, the ensemble piece focuses on the secretive New York agency that defends Earth from hostile aliens and helps friendly ones blend into human society. The spinoff is being compared to “Jurassic World,” in that it will take the series in a newer, broader direction while giving a nod to the previous
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Michelle Williams to Star in Underground Abortion Movie ‘This Is Jane’

Michelle Williams to Star in Underground Abortion Movie ‘This Is Jane’
Michelle Williams will star in “This Is Jane,” Amazon Studios’ historical drama that follows women who provided abortion services in the years before legalized abortion.

“Boys Don’t Cry” director Kimberly Peirce came on board in 2017 to helm “This Is Jane,” set up at John Lesher’s Le Grisbi Productions. Lesher and Peter Heller are producing.

The project is based on Laura Kaplan’s book “The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service,” which follows women who provided abortion services in the years before 1973’s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. Kaplan, who joined the three-year-old organization Jane in 1971, assembled the histories of the anonymous women who are identified only by pseudonyms.

Williams will play Jane founder’s, known as Jenny. The actress has been nominated for Academy Awards for “Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue Valentine,” “My Week With Marilyn,” and “Manchester by the Sea.” She recently
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