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Harvey Weinstein: Examining 6 Upcoming Projects Inspired by His Downfall, From De Palma, Mamet, and More

Harvey Weinstein: Examining 6 Upcoming Projects Inspired by His Downfall, From De Palma, Mamet, and More
As Harvey Weinstein faces accusations from more than 100 women and a rape trial that could send him to prison for 25 years, directors, writers, and producers jockey for position: Who will be the first to prepare adaptations of his demise? He sparked an episode of “Law & Order: Svu” that aired earlier this year, but that only scratches the surface.

Of course, news headlines spur plenty of quickly announced films that never get made. Revolution Studios touted “Fan Interference” the week Steve Bartman’s foul ball catch kept the Cubs from the 2003 World Series, while Spike Lee pledged to direct a James Brown biopic for Paramount Pictures and Imagine Entertainment just one day after the soul legend’s death in 2006. However, a couple of these Weinstein undertakings are very much in the works, with one only months away.

Here, we assess the prospective Weinstein-inspired projects to date, from most to least likely.
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Watch Drake Return to ‘Degrassi’ in ‘I’m Upset’ Video

Watch Drake Return to ‘Degrassi’ in ‘I’m Upset’ Video
Drake returns to his roots in the video for his song “I’m Upset,” which finds him returning to the scene that put him on the map in the first place, the TV show “Degrassi.”

Of course, the clip incorporates other narratives, and one is in the opening scene, where Drake wakes up next to a woman in a bed placed in the middle of the the Air Canada Center, the arena in which his beloved Toronto Raptors play basketball. The sound of his phone pinging a reminder of his high-school reunion.

Sure enough, as soon as he suits up
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Video Interview: John Travolta on His New Role as ‘Gotti’

Chicago – John Travolta has fulfilled his career legacy of icon status, and he continues to work on projects that highlight his performance abilities. Fresh off his role as real-life Robert Shapiro in “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson,” Travolta takes on another historical figure in his portrayal of mobster John Gotti in the new film “Gotti.”

The film, directed by Kevin Connally (“Entourage”), is a multi-era biography film, based on a memoir by Gotti’s son John Jr. The main story reveals the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code, and a son who chose to leave that world behind, in hopes of redeeming himself and the family name.

John Travolta is the Title Character in ‘Gotti’

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John Travolta deftly takes on John Gotti, the “Dapper Don,” whose flamboyant style and personality made him one of the most famous organized crime lords of the 20th Century.
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‘Castle Rock’: How the Creators Earned Stephen King’s Blessing and Cast a ‘Fargo’ Favorite Off of Twitter

‘Castle Rock’: How the Creators Earned Stephen King’s Blessing and Cast a ‘Fargo’ Favorite Off of Twitter
When Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason made Stephen King scream at his TV, they knew they’d done him proud.

“After he watched the first episode, we were really excited because he said that for the first time in a very long time, he called out to his TV to tell someone to not go where they were about to go,” Thomason said during a panel discussion for his Hulu series “Castle Rock” Friday afternoon.

“Yeah, especially because he’s the guy who made a career out of sending people into places that they should not go,” Shaw said.

Making their first public appearance to discuss the Hulu anthology, co-developers and executive producers Shaw and Thomason debuted an exclusive four-minute clip at the Atx Television Festival in Austin, TX, and then spoke for 45 minutes about how the mysterious anthology show came to be. But without the friendship between another executive producer and King,
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‘Scarface’ Director Brian De Palma: I’m Writing a Horror Movie Inspired by Weinstein Scandal

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‘Scarface’ Director Brian De Palma: I’m Writing a Horror Movie Inspired by Weinstein Scandal
Scarface” director Brian De Palma says he is writing a horror film inspired by the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Speaking to French newspaper Le Parisien, the filmmaker said he is “writing a film about this scandal, which I am currently discussing with a French producer. My character will not be called Harvey Weinstein. But it will be a horror movie, with a sexual aggressor, and it will happen in the film industry.”

In another interview with the Afp news agency, De Palma, whose credits also include “Dressed to Kill,” “Carrie” and “Mission: Impossible,” said he had been following the Weinstein story “very closely.”

Also Read: 'Scarface' Remake Taken Off Universal Slate as Antoine Fuqua Enters Talks to Rejoin Project

“I know a lot of the people involved,” he said. “I’ve heard stories over the years.”

Weinstein was indicted earlier this week on charges of rape in the first and third degrees,
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Brian De Palma Says He’s Writing a Harvey Weinstein Horror Film

Brian De Palma Says He’s Writing a Harvey Weinstein Horror Film
Brian De Palma became a horror movie icon when he helmed “Carrie” in 1976, and now more than 40 years later, he says he is returning to the genre to create a Harvey Weinstein horror film.

In a recent interview with French publication Le Parisien, 77-year old De Palma said the allegations of Weinstein’s sexual abuse and harassment will be the premise of his latest work.

“I’m writing a film about this scandal, a project I’m talking about with a French producer,” the director said. “My character won’t be named Harvey Weinstein but it will be a horror film, with a sexual aggressor, and it will take place in the film industry.”

De Palma, also known for directing “Scarface,” “Dressed to Kill,” “The Untouchables,” “Blow Out” and the original “Mission: Impossible,” did not elaborate on how soon the script would be completed. Though his crime thriller “Domino,” starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau,
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Brian De Palma Writing Horror Film Based on Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Abuse

Brian De Palma Writing Horror Film Based on Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Abuse
Brian De Palma is returning to the horror genre with a new script inspired by Harvey Weinstein. The director, no stranger to the genre having made “Carrie,” revealed to French publication Le Parisien (via The Playlist) that he will be taking on Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse in a new film. Weinstein will not be a named character in the film, but he will inspire the movie’s narrative.

“I’m writing a film about this scandal, a project I’m talking about with a French producer,” De Palma said. “My character won’t be named Harvey Weinstein but it will be a horror film, with a sexual aggressor, and it will take place in the film industry.”

De Palma’s film is not the only work being developed based on Weinstein and his pattern of sexual abuse. Acclaimed playwright David Mamet is working on a Weinstein-related Broadway play.
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Brian De Palma Is Writing A New Film Based On The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Apparently, filmmaker Brian De Palma is not happy with Hollywood and the film industry. After an incredibly productive ‘70s and ‘80s, the director of films like “Scarface,” “Carrie,” and “The Untouchables” has slowed down his productivity in recent years. Having released only one film in the last decade, there has to be a reason why De Palma hasn’t been as prolific.

Continue reading Brian De Palma Is Writing A New Film Based On The Harvey Weinstein Scandal at The Playlist.
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Interview with Jun Tanaka: I want to show the terribleness and richness of the medium called film

Born 1978 in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, Jun Tanaka currently resides in Tokyo. After graduating from the Faculty of Economics at Shiga University, he studied at the Film School of Tokyo on the documentary course under Makoto Sato, Takefumi Tsutsui and others. “Bamy” is his first feature film.

On the occasion of Bamy screening at Nippon Connection, we speak with him about his career, debut film, ghosts, and cinema in general

Can you tell us a bit about the path that took you from the Faculty of Economics at Shiga University to shooting a movie?

I wanted to become a journalist and entered the department of economics. I started my career to support the film of a friend. At that time, I thought, “Maybe I can make a film, too” and therefore, I started film production. My first short film was a historical drama about the Meiji Restoration. Afterwards, I entered the
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Catalog From The Beyond: Tobe Hooper’s The Mangler (1995)

This year, I’ve dedicated myself to catching up on the work of Stephen King. His books have always been a bit of a blind spot for me, beginning when I was a kid and thought reading for pleasure was a laughable concept. As I got older, King was so ingrained in horror pop culture that I was never curious enough to try his work beyond a couple of false starts with The Stand (it’s so looooong). Recently, however, as I’ve finally become aware of the large chasm between experiencing art third hand and immersing myself in it, I’ve made it a point to start looping back around with heavy hitters like King. Of course, reading some of his classics like Carrie and Pet Sematary bring on the urge to visit the film adaptations since I haven’t seen Pet Sematary in years, and somehow, I’ve never seen Carrie at all.
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in June 2018

With June around the corner, a fresh round of shows and movies will soon arrive on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.

Netflix kicks off the month with some fan favorites for the first blistering hot days of the summer with “National Treasure,” “Marvel StudiosThor: Ragnarok,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Several binge-worthy shows will be returning for viewers for another season, including “Glow” Season 2, “Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 2, and the “Sense8” season finale.

Hulu offers its own dish of classics, including “Apocalypse Now,” “Carrie,” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Those looking for to finish out
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Michelle Williams to star in abortion drama This is Jane Doe

Deadline is reporting that Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams is set for the lead role in Amazon Studios’ abortion drama This Is Jane Doe.

Directed by Kimberly Pierce and based on Laura Kaplan’s nonfiction book The Story of Jane Doe, the film will see Williams as Jenny, a Chicago woman who founded and ran Jane, an underground abortion service which ran between 1968 and 1973, helping over 11,000 women by providing safe but illegal abortion services.

See Also: Michelle Williams to join Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal in Let It Fall Back

Williams can currently be seen in theaters opposite Amy Schumer in the comedy I Feel Pretty, and will next be seen alongside Tom Hardy in Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff Venom, which opens in October.

The post Michelle Williams to star in abortion drama This is Jane Doe appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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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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"White Boy Rick"

"White Boy Rick" is the new drug crime thriller, based on a true story, directed by Yann Demange, starring first-time actor Richie Merritt as 'Richard Wershe Jr.', who became the youngest FBI informant ever at the age of 14. Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Bel Powley, Piper Laurie and Matthew McConaughey, opening September 14, 2018:

"...blue-collar father (McConaughey) and teenage son (Merritt) relate to each other during the time 'Wershe Jr' became a confidential informant, to a drug dealer, to being abandoned by the FBI and sentenced to life in prison, serving 30 years..."

Bruce Dern ("The Cycle Savages") plays the kid's grandfather and Piper Laurie ("Carrie") his grandmother. Cast also includes Jonathan Majors, Y.G., Taylour Paige, Rory Cochrane and Brian Tyree Henry, produced by Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan") and Scott Franklin’s Protozoa Pictures.

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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Horror Movie Mothers on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

Even some of the most infamous horror movie villains were raised by caring (sometimes maniacal) mothers, and to celebrate this year's Mother's Day, the Corpse Club discuss some of their favorite matriarchs of the genre on a new episode of Daily Dead's podcast.

From the blood-spattered shores of Crystal Lake to the strenuously strict atmosphere of Carrie White's household, we discuss mothers both maniacal and loving (and sometimes both) on a new Mother's Day episode of Corpse Club. Co-hosts Heather Wixson, Patrick Bromley, Scott Drebit, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James gather around the microphones to pay tribute to some of their favorite (and least favorite) mothers in horror cinema, including Pamela Voorhees from Friday the 13th (1980), Margaret White from Carrie (1976), Mrs. Peltzer from Gremlins, and Norma Bates from Psycho (1960). So pick your favorite flowers, make a homemade card, and settle in for a special episode of the Corpse Club podcast.
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‘Riverdale': The Black Hood Is Back, Here’s Our New Suspect List

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‘Riverdale': The Black Hood Is Back, Here’s Our New Suspect List
Last week, we were treated to a special musical episode of “Riverdale” as the kids of Riverdale High put on “Carrie: The Musical.” But even more disturbing than Cheryl Blossom covered in blood was Midge crucified to the play’s backdrop with this eerie message: “I am back from the dead, all those who escaped before me will die – B.H.”

The Black Hood warned Kevin Keller, who directed the production, of violence to come, and boy, did he deliver.

So now that the Black Hood is back, we’re revamping our old suspect list, because, let’s be honest, Mr. Svenson never seemed a likely candidate for the town terrorizer. We decided to put our best Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones investigative hats on to create a suspect list of our own.

Also Read: Watch a Deleted Cheryl and Toni Duet From the 'Riverdale' Musical Episode (Video)

Claudius Blossom

Ok, the first suspect on our list is Cheryl’s uber-creepy uncle Claudius Blossom. He told her a sob story about being estranged from her dad, Cliff Blossom, but we don’t trust anything he says. Especially after we see him and Cheryl’s mom, Penelope, conspiring to get rid of Cheryl and Nana Blossom.

It’s clear that Claudius wants some power in Riverdale, but we still don’t know much about him. Whatever he’s up to, he’s shady Af, and since he didn’t show up until after the Black Hood was supposedly caught by Sheriff Keller, he has no alibi to previous transgressions.

Hiram and/or Hermione Lodge

We don’t think that Hiram and Hermione are actually carrying out any of the Black Hood’s actions on their own, but we definitely wouldn’t put it past them to hire someone to be the Black Hood for them. Obviously, the Lodges are trying to take over Riverdale by buying up nearly every property and Hermione’s mayoral run. Could they have hired the Black Hood to terrorize Riverdale just so they could swoop in to “save” the town? We wouldn’t put it past them.

Also Read: 'Riverdale' Musical Episode: Casey Cott on That Crazy Ending and Kevin's 'Iconic' Powder Blue Tux

Sheriff Keller

One theory circling Reddit is that Kevin Keller’s dad is the Black Hood. It seems counterintuitive until you give it more thought. One Redditor pointed out that both Ms. Grundy and Fred Andrews were punished for their affairs, but Keller hasn’t: “The Hood seems to have a keen awareness of the sins committed by the citizens of Riverdale so unless Keller was responsible for every preceding murder then his unanswered blatant adultery leaves room for questions.” We have to admit, that’s pretty convincing. Others point out that because Keller’s storyline has been lax lately, it’s simply time for him to become more relevant.

Chic Cooper

To be honest, this seems too obvious, but we have to keep Betty’s long lost older bro on this list because he is so weird and mysterious.

Hal Cooper

Now that Hal has returned home with Betty and Alice, he seems a less likely candidate. But he’s still clearly salty as hell about the Chic situation and how it played out. He’s also still ultra shady considering his connection to Penelope Blossom. At this point, he also seems like too obvious a suspect. But he does have a similar build to the Black Hood we saw in the past.

A good argument for Hal, though: the Black Hood was communicating with Betty, and Hal is obviously Betty’s dad. He’s been feeling on the outside of the family for a long time now, and could have been using his daughter to take out his anger.

Also Read: Watch the 'Riverdale' Cast Perform 2 Songs From 'Carrie' Musical Episode (Videos)

Could there be multiple Black Hoods?

As one Redditor put it, “a lot of people seem to neglect the sinners who are not being targeted and when looked at seems to paint a pretty clear picture.” Basically, this theory stems from the fact that the Black Hood says he wants to wipe out the “sinners” of Riverdale, but there are several people in Riverdale that aren’t targeted who are definitely sinners. The Black Hood’s true motives are a little unclear, so it would make sense if there were actually several people acting as the murderer.

Jughead Jones

Are you guys ready for the craziest theory yet? One theory, shocking if it ended up true, is that the Black Hood is Jughead Jones himself. First of all, he has those striking green eyes (though his build is way slimmer than the Black Hood we’ve seen). When all the Black Hood drama began, he and Archie had a strained relationship — and who was the Black Hood’s first victim? Fred Andrews, Archie’s dad. Fred and Jughead’s dad F.P. also have a strained relationship, which could add some motive.

Also, the Black Hood communicates with Betty exclusively for a while earlier on in the season. Juggie is one half of Bughead, after all, so who better to push all of Betty’s buttons?

Finally, Jughead desperately wanted to eradicate Jingle Jangle to keep Southside High and the Serpents from trouble, which would give him motive to take out the Sugarman.

When it comes to motive for murdering Midge during the musical, however, we’ll have to wait for more evidence.

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‘Riverdale’ Musical Episode: Casey Cott on That Crazy Ending and Kevin’s ‘Iconic’ Powder Blue Tux

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‘Riverdale’ Musical Episode: Casey Cott on That Crazy Ending and Kevin’s ‘Iconic’ Powder Blue Tux
(Spoiler alert: Please don’t read if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s episode of “Riverdale” Chapter 31: “A Night to Remember”)

The anticipated “Riverdale” musical episode has come and gone, but we are still reeling from the music, the drama, and the return of the Black Hood (we warned you: spoilers!).

TheWrap caught up with Casey Cott, who plays Kevin Keller, ahead of Wednesday’s episode to discuss what it was like directing Riverdale High’s production of “Carrie: The Musical.” The actor said the Broadway play’s themes “matches the dark undertone” of “Riverdale.”

“There’s a really cool line in the beginning of the episode where Jughead [Cole Sprouse] asks Kevin why we’re doing ‘Carrie’ and Kevin has a really lovely response: that ‘Carrie’ really reflects the town that is Riverdale,” Cott said. “So I think that’s why he’s chosen that musical, about this really dark town, going through all these really dark things, and there’s nothing more ‘Riverdale’ than that, so it works perfectly.”

Also Read: Watch the 'Riverdale' Cast Perform 2 Songs From 'Carrie' Musical Episode (Videos)

Although the special episode included a whopping 11 musical numbers, the cast didn’t have extra time to shoot it.

“We did it all in the same amount of time we do a normal episode, which is pretty insane,” Cott said. “Riverdale” isn’t shy when it comes to featuring music, but Cott said this episode was different than your average episode that features a song or two.

“Those musical episodes are pretty stationary, you know, they kind of happen on a stage,” the 25-year-old actor said. “Whereas a lot of these ones were happening in real time all over the [school] — all over, whether it was in the student lounge, the music room, or onstage, or in the theater … There are some similarities, but they are pretty different in the intricacy of shooting.”

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And as for the Black Hood’s macabre return? Cott is “all about it.”

When Mr. Svenson was revealed as the Black Hood earlier this season, Cott said he found it “kind of lame.”

“I was like, ‘I really hope this is not the end of this guy,'” he said. “But he’s back in full force and it’s about to get rowdy. So just prepare yourself because it’s next-level from here on out.”

Also Read: 'Riverdale' Star Camila Mendes Calls Photoshopped Cosmo Cover 'Personally Insulting'

Read the rest of our interview with Cott below, which includes how Kevin ended up in an “iconic” powder blue tuxedo for opening night.

TheWrap: It seemed like Kevin was trying to bring all these friends back together with this musical. Is that true?

Casey Cott: I think that’s very true. I think you definitely hit the nail on the head. That’s very apparent in the episode. I think that’s part of it, but I also think Kevin is just obsessed with this musical and wants it to be epic. So it’s half and half.

What about “Carrie: The Musical” is Kevin obsessed with?

I think Kevin is just excited to be able to put on a musical. I think it’s less about this specific musical and more just musicals in general. But obviously, he’s chosen this one for this year, and I think it matches the dark undertone. There’s a really cool line in the beginning of the episode where Jughead [Cole Sprouse] asks Kevin why we’re doing “Carrie” and Kevin has a really lovely response, that “Carrie” really reflects the town that is Riverdale. So I think that’s why he’s chosen that musical, about this really dark town, going through all these really dark things, and there’s nothing more “Riverdale” than that, so it works perfectly.

There’s one line where Kevin says, “Am I directing a train-wreck here?!” Things just keep going wrong. But why is Kevin uniquely situated to handle these crazy situations as the director?

“I think of anyone in the show, Kevin seems to be the most loyal friend — minus that one little weird thing with [Betty’s brother] Chick — but I think Kevin’s the most loyal friend. He’s the most wanting everyone to get along. He loves the drama, but not with his friends. And I think he’s always just trying to rally the gang and keep them together. Keep them strong.”

Were you a theater kid growing up?

I’m a super theater nerd. I went to school for acting and theater, musical theater, and my brother [Corey Cott] is a Broadway actor. We’re a very musical family.

What’s your favorite musical and/or TV musical episode?

I don’t think I have a specific favorite one, there’s so many. I love Sondheim and I love Stephen Schwartz, I love all the shows my brother has done. He just did a show called “Bandstand” last year that I loved. As far as musical episodes, the one that stands out in my mind is the “Scrubs” episode .. I think the “Scrubs” episode is the one that stands out in my memory that I remember from many years ago that I really enjoyed. There’s so many, it’s kind of its own genre.

How much time did you spend doing choreography and practicing the musical numbers in addition to regular film time?

Actually, we didn’t have any extra time to shoot this one. We did it all in the same amount of time we do a normal episode, which is pretty insane. The amount of things you have to do on top of just shooting an episode like, the dance rehearsals, the recording sessions, it was gnarly. But luckily, our cast is just people you throw on something, and they’re like alright, let’s do it. Just jump in and we went bonkers, but it was so much fun. And hats off to the crew, too, because they stuck through it. I have never had more fun, it was such a blast, so we did a lot with very little time but I think it ended up well.

You guys are used to performing musical numbers sometimes on the show in regular episodes, did that help prepare you?

We do sometimes. Those are really isolated. So let’s say, Josie and the Pussycats have a number, they’ll go to the recording studio on a Saturday or something and record that, and then we’ll all shoot it together, but it’s a lot more simple than the things we were doing for this episode. And those musical episodes are pretty stationary, you know, they kind of happen on a stage. Whereas a lot of these ones were happening in real time all over the [school] — all over, whether it was in the student lounge, the music room, or onstage, or in the theater… There are some similarities, but they are pretty different in the intricacy of shooting. Like the technicalities of actually shooting those scenes.

So the biggest thing about this episode is obviously the ending, it’s insane.

You mean when Midge [Emilija Baranac] is crucified to the backdrop?

That’s even more shocking than Cheryl covering herself in blood. It just escalates. So, what do you think about the Black Hood being back in Riverdale?

I’m all about it. Like I was ready for it to strike back up — cause I never believed that that guy [janitor Mr. Svenson] was the Black Hood. I just thought it was kind of lame. I was like, ‘I really hope this is not the end of this guy.’ But he’s back in full force and it’s about to get rowdy. So just prepare yourself because it’s next-level from here on out. But I was really excited that they threw it in at the end of this episode, because there’s so much happening that it brings you right back to the plot. It served a purpose in that way.

I was impressed with how well the story of the Riverdale students was woven into the story of Carrie and vice versa.

Totally. [Showrunner] Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] is a genius.

The last thing I have to talk to you about is Kevin’s powder blue tuxedo that he wears on opening night.

Thank you! … I’m like ‘guys, that thing was iconic!’

It was so iconic. So let’s talk about it, how did that happen?

So I went in to a costume fitting and they had that one, and then this like kind of mahogany one that was fine, but when I put the powder blue one on, I was like, guys, this is straight out of ‘”Dumb and Dumber.” But also in the style of our show, Kevin is being serious. This, like, has to happen. And then they had that gigantic bow tie, and from there on out, it was like game over. But you know what’s funny? I wore that for like four days of shooting, and by the end I was very excited to not wear it again. But people were just having a field day. There are a lot of photos of me in that suit… I don’t think they had to alter it at all, it just kind of fit. Of all the costumes to wear, that’s the one that fit.

It’s exactly what I would imagine Kevin would decide to wear

To wear to be an audience member. Yeah, so like make sure everyone knows it’s his show.

“Riverdale” airs Wednesdays on The CW at 8/7c.

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Loved the Music From Riverdale's Musical Episode? Here's Where You Can Listen

Are you shook over Riverdale's musical episode? So are we. There's a lot to take in when it comes to this song-filled special. Yes, Keven Keller is producing Carrie: The Musical at Riverdale High School, but other sinister things are afoot. Take, for instance, the potential return of the Black Hood, which some of the cast members teased recently at this year's PaleyFest in La. And of course, we'll see how the events of this episode set the stage for the rest of the season and the tragic finale. But there's a more obvious facet of the musical episode that you may be obsessing over: the music!

Wondering about the nine songs the cast sings throughout the hour? Well, there's a reason none of them sound familiar: they're not exactly top-40 pop songs that are topping the charts in 2018. As a matter of fact, each of the songs is from Carrie: The Musical,
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‘Riverdale’: 8 ‘Carrie’ References You May Have Missed From the Musical Episode

‘Riverdale’: 8 ‘Carrie’ References You May Have Missed From the Musical Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Riverdale” Episode 18, “Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember.”]

Well, the Riverdale High musical went about as well as could be expected, and by that we mean that someone got murdered.

For the special episode airing Wednesday, the students of “Riverdale” staged a production of “Carrie: The Musical,” a Broadway musical adapted from Stephen King’s 1974 novel. Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) directed the play with Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) in the title role and Alice Cooper (Madchen Amick) as her religious mother Margaret. Or at least, that was the plan until Kevin continued to receive cut-and-paste death threats from the Black Hood (but didn’t he die?) demanding that Cheryl be replaced as the lead or else a very heavy sandbag would take her out of commission.

Even though Cheryl refuses to bow to thespian terrorism, her mother Penelope (Nathalie Boltt) refuses to let her participate, forcing Kevin to replace Cheryl with
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Riverdale Recap: Break a Leg — Who Didn't Survive the Musical Episode?

Need to catch up? Check out our previous Riverdale recap here.

Take your seats, folks: It’s time to raise the curtain on Riverdale‘s musical episode. There might also be a certain hooded villain in the audience, though…

The singing kicks off right away, with the full ensemble lending their voices to the high-energy opening number “In,” from Carrie: The Musical. Kevin is directing a school production of Carrie, and his casting choices are, well, interesting: Archie and Betty are paired up as sweethearts Tommy and Sue, Veronica is playing mean-girl bully Chris, and Cheryl is playing the “iconic” lead role of Carrie White.
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