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First look at Sophia Lillis in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, full cast revealed

Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production have released the first look at Sophia Lillis (It) as young detective Nancy Drew in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. Additonally, the full cast for the film has also been revealed along with the photo.

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase will follow Nancy Drew, a smart high schooler with a penchant for keen observation and deduction, who stumbles upon the haunting of a local home. A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve the mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community.

Starring alongside Lillis is Zoe Renee (The Quad) and Mackenzie Graham (The Purge) as Nancy Drew’s core BFFs, George and Bess, respectively. Laura Slade Wiggins (Shameless) portrays Helen, a high school mean girl who reluctantly joins forces with Nancy to help solve the mystery.
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‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Lands Lead Role in ABC Drama Pilot ‘False Profits’

‘Scandal’ Star Bellamy Young Lands Lead Role in ABC Drama Pilot ‘False Profits’
Scandal” star Bellamy Young is staying in the ABC family.

The actress, who plays Mellie Grant on the Shondaland series, has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming ABC drama pilot “False Profits.” The project, described as a comedic soap in the vein of “Desperate Housewives,” follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.

Young will play Laura, a single mom with two kids who tries to make the best of a bad situation. Tired of being ten steps behind, Laura signs up for a multi-level marketing scheme for selling cosmetics.

Young has been with “Scandal” since the very beginning, with the show wrapping up its seventh and final season this spring. She will also appear in the upcoming Disney film “A Wrinkle in Time.” She has also appeared on shows like “Scrubs,” “Criminal Minds,” and “Dirty Sexy Money
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Fox Drama Pilot ‘Mixtape’ Casts Madeleine Stowe in Series Regular Role

Fox Drama Pilot ‘Mixtape’ Casts Madeleine Stowe in Series Regular Role
Madeleine Stowe has been cast as a series regular in the Fox drama pilot “Mixtape,” Variety has learned.

The project is described as a romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Stowe will play Margot, an actress who carefully controls how she presents herself to the world, but is secretly exhausted by having to do it.

Stowe previously starred in the ABC series “Revenge,” playing lead character Victoria Grayson for its four season run. She has also starred in films like “We Were Soldiers,” “The General’s Daughter,” and “Twelve Monkeys.”

She is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

“Mixtape” hails from writer and executive producer Josh Safran. Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle will executive produce, with co-executive producer Ali Krug. Annapurna Television will produce in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Should the project
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Shiloh Child Star Blake Heron's Death Ruled an Accidental Drug Overdose: Report

Shiloh Child Star Blake Heron's Death Ruled an Accidental Drug Overdose: Report
Blake Heron’s cause of death has been revealed, five months after he was pronounced dead at his Los Angeles area home in September.

The 35-year-old former child actor, best known for his role as Marty Preston in 1996’s Shiloh, died of an accidental drug overdose due to the “effects of multiple drugs,” according to his death certificate obtained by Entertainment Tonight.

Heron, who had also previously battled heroin addiction and had completed rehab, reportedly overdosed on the opioid fentanyl and also had other medications in his system.

The Los Angeles County Coroner did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “We Were Soldiers”

We Were Soldiers is an emotionally-charged story that shows the struggle that occurred at the Ia Drang Valley, or Valley of Death as it was known in those days. The conflict was between Us and North Vietnamese soldiers and like many such combat zones it was a bloody mess by the time all was said and done. Unfortunately while it was well-received the film is historically inaccurate as the director felt the need to change a few things along the way. The Vietnam War was, by all accounts, not a glamorous or entirely successful engagement, but many prefer to see

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “We Were Soldiers
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Passion of the Christ 2 Star Claims It Will Be the Biggest Movie Ever

Passion of the Christ 2 Star Claims It Will Be the Biggest Movie Ever
Passion of the Christ 2, which is tentatively titled The Resurrection, is really happening and James Caviezel, the man who brought Jesus Christ to life in the original, is officially on board to reprise his role. We first heard of a sequel to The Passion of the Christ in late 2016 when Mel Gibson was promoting Hacksaw Ridge, which managed to revive the director's career. Things have been quiet since, but it sounds like Gibson has started to sort things out and the sequel is moving forward.

Jim Caviezel recently was interviewed in honor of his upcoming movie Paul, Apostle of the Christ, in which, he plays Luke. He was asked about The Resurrection and confirmed his involvement. While he couldn't say much in terms of story details, he claims that it will be "the biggest film in history." Here's what Caviezel had to say about it.

"There are things that I
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How Costumes Reveal Character in Oscar Contenders ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and ‘Mudbound’

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How Costumes Reveal Character in Oscar Contenders ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and ‘Mudbound’
You won’t find a sharper contrast in period costume design than the farm life of “Mudbound” vs. the high fashion of “Murder on the Orient Express.” The former, directed by Dee Rees, is a sprawling saga about two families, one black, one white, in the 1940s Mississippi Delta. And the latter, helmed by Kenneth Branagh (who also plays the wildly mustachioed Hercule Poirot), is a stylish, 1934 murder mystery aboard the eponymous luxury locomotive.

Tackling Parallel Settings for “Mudbound

There were two challenges for costume designer Michael T. Boyd (“Bessie,” “We Were Soldiers,” “Gettysburg”): Authenticating clothing for parallel settings on the Mississippi Delta and in aerial and tank battles during World War II. “It stretches your creativity,” said Boyd, who was working on a small budget for the indie feature distributed by Netflix.

“You’re trying to realistically recreate the atmosphere,” Boyd added. “That was my mission on this show.
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‘The Vietnam War’ Recommended Reading List: From ’The Things They Carried’ to ‘The Sacred Willow’

‘The Vietnam War’ Recommended Reading List: From ’The Things They Carried’ to ‘The Sacred Willow’
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War” has been an 18-hour journey into understanding decades of trauma and loss that still affect Americans today. Even though more then 40 years have passed, emotions still run deep about that conflict.

During a Television Critics Association press tour panel for “The Vietnam War” in July, retired General Merrill McPeak spoke passionately about his view on the war.

Read More:‘The Vietnam War’ Filmmaker on the Horrifying Execution Footage That’s ‘Unbearable to Look At’

“I’ve heard it argued that we never lost a military engagement in Vietnam. We just lost the war,” he said. “I’ve not been back to Vietnam. I’m a poor loser… I’m not sure I’ll ever go to Vietnam. Many, many veterans do, and they’re warmly received. It’s a wonderful relationship we have with the Vietnamese now. It’s great. I celebrate it.
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Shiloh Child Star Blake Heron Found Dead at 35

Shiloh Child Star Blake Heron Found Dead at 35
Blake Heron, who played Marty Preston in 1996’s Shiloh, has died at the age of 35, his rep confirms to People.

The former actor’s girlfriend found him dead at his Los Angeles area home on Friday morning, law enforcement tells TMZ. He was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene, after paramedics failed to revive him.

TMZ reports that Heron had been sick over the last few days, but had also previously battled heroin addiction and had recently completed rehab.

However, the website notes that EMTs found no illegal drugs on the scene, only prescription flu medication. Sources tell the outlet
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‘Shiloh’ Star Blake Heron Dies at 35

‘Shiloh’ Star Blake Heron Dies at 35
Blake Heron, who gained fame as a teen actor during the 1990s, has died at his home in La Crescenta, Calif. He was 35.

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner and his former manager confirmed his death. Heron was found unresponsive at his residence on Friday morning. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. His cause of death has not been determined yet.

Heron was discovered by a friend who told authorities that he had been sick with the flu for the last few days.

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Heron, a native of Sherman Oaks, Calif., made his film debut in the 1995 Disney movie “Tom and Huck,” playing Ben Rodgers, and in the TV series “Reality Check” as Bud McNeight. In 1996, he starred in the Warner Bros. family drama “Shiloh,” portraying an adolescent who rescues an abused hunting dog in a small town. Michael Moriarty, Ann Dowd, and Scott Wilson co-starred in the pic. The
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'Shiloh' Star Blake Heron Dead at 35

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9:07 Pm P.T. -- Cops say Heron died of an apparent illicit substance overdose...First responders attempted to revive the actor with Narcan, but life saving measures were ineffective. Blake Heron, the actor who played Marty Preston in the 1996 movie, "Shiloh," is dead ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement tells TMZ, Heron's girlfriend went to his L.A. area home Friday morning and found him dead. Paramedics worked on Heron for 40 minutes trying to revive him,
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5 Untrue Things you Believe about War because of Movies

“War, huh, good God What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, listen to me!” Those lyrics from Norman Whitfield’s 1970 song “War” pretty much sums up how most of the population feels about it. This perception colored in by theatrical depictions of warfare. Through movies like “Saving Private Ryan” and “We Were Soldiers” we’ve gotten to gaze at the horrors of battle from a distance… But what if I told you the movies aren’t telling the truth? A film director’s goal is to captivate and create a movie that has resonance. To do that they often stretch the truth and

5 Untrue Things you Believe about War because of Movies
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Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, Depicted in 'We Were Soldiers,' Dies at 94

Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, Depicted in 'We Were Soldiers,' Dies at 94
Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. "Hal" Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has died. He was 94.

Joseph Galloway, who with Moore co-authored the book We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young, confirmed Saturday to the Associated Press that Moore died late Friday in his sleep at his home in Auburn, Ala.

Galloway said Moore, his friend of 51 years, died two days shy of his 95th birthday.

"There's something missing on this earth now. We've lost a great warrior, a great soldier,...
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Gen. Hal Moore Dies: Life Depicted In Randall Wallace-Mel Gibson Film ‘We Were Soldiers’

Gen. Hal Moore, the decorated Army chief whose life was depicted in the 2002 Vietnam film We Were Soldiers based on his own book, has died. He was 94. The film, written and directed by Randall Wallace and starring Mel Gibson as Moore, told the story of the Battle of Ia Drang. The war drama was released by Paramount and grossed $114.6 million worldwide. “I absolutely love that man,” said Wallace of his friend. “He taught me great things. He had so many ways of teaching in…
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Hacksaw Ridge In St. Louis

Lionsgate has released two new clips from director Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge.

Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Also starring Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Vince Vaughn, the film opens in theaters Nov. 4.

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Mel Gibson Producing Australian Military Drama ‘The Crossroad’ (Exclusive)

Mel Gibson Producing Australian Military Drama ‘The Crossroad’ (Exclusive)
Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey’s Icon Productions has acquired the movie rights to Mark Donaldson’s bestselling autobiography “The Crossroad.”

Donaldson was a rebellious teenager who had already lost his father, a Vietnam War veteran, when his mother disappeared, presumed murdered. A life of anger and self-sabotage beckoned, but he enlisted in the Australian Army and worked to achieve his goal of joining Australia’s elite Special Air Service.

In 2008 while serving in Afghanistan, he saved the life of a wounded Afghan interpreter while under Taliban fire, sprinting 80 meters to haul the injured man back to the safety of a slow-moving U.S. Humvee that was also being hit by enemy fire from all angles. In 2009, he became the first Australian since 1969 to receive the Victoria Cross and was named Young Australian of the Year by the National Australia Day Council in 2010.

In the book, Donaldson shares the journey
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Mel Gibson discusses The Passion of the Christ sequel The Resurrection

Back in June, Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace revealed that he’s reuniting with director Mel Gibson for a sequel to Gibson’s biblical epic The Passion of the Christ entitled The Resurrection. Gibson himself had remained silent on the subject, but during the SoCal Harvest evangelical event this past weekend, the actor and director has shared his first words on the project:

“Of course, that is a huge undertaking,” said Gibson (via The Playlist). “And you know, it’s not The Passion 2. It’s called The Resurrection. Of course, that’s a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because we don’t want to just do a simple rendering of it — you know, read what happened. But in order to read it, experience and explore probably deeper meanings of what it’s about, it’s going to take some doing and Randall Wallace is up to the task.
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Mel Gibson on ‘Passion Of The Christ’ follow-up ‘The Resurrection’

Mel Gibson is currently heading for the Venice Film Festival where he is set to unveil the much-anticipated Hacksaw Ridge, a film we’re really looking forward to seeing. The actor and filmmaker has been speaking with Greg Laurie at the SoCal Harvest (via The Playlist) about the plans for the his follow-up to The Passion of the Christ, The Resurrection.

“Of course, that is a huge undertaking,” Gibson said. “And you know, it’s not the ‘Passion 2.’ It’s called ‘The Resurrection.’ Of course, that’s a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because we don’t want to just do a simple rendering of it — you know, read what happened.”

“But in order to read it, experience and explore probably deeper meanings of what it’s about, it’s going to take some doing and Randall Wallace is up to the task,” Gibson added.
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The Passion Of The Christ 2 confirmed by Mel Gibson

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The Resurrection will be the follow-up to The Passion Of The Christ, confirms Mel Gibson...

Following rumours earlier in the year, Mel Gibson has now confirmed that he does indeed have plans to make The Passion Of The Christ 2.

The first movie, that he directed and effectively self-funded, grossed over $600m worldwide back in 2004. The existence of a follow-up was revealed by screenwriter Randall Wallace earlier this year, and now – for the first time – Gibson himself has confirmed the news.

“Of course, that is a huge undertaking, and you know, it’s not the Passion 2. It’s called The Resurrection”, Gibson told the SoCal Harvest evangelical event over the weekend.

“Of course, that’s a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because we don’t want to just do a simple rendering of it – you know, read what happened. But in order to read it,
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Mel Gibson Shares Plans for Passion of The Christ 2: The Resurrection

Mel Gibson Shares Plans for Passion of The Christ 2: The Resurrection
Mel Gibson is looking at having himself a bit of career resurgence after scandal took him out of the limelight several years ago, and it is one of his most notable projects that will be helping to bring him back. It was recently revealed that Passion of the Christ 2 is being worked on. Now, Gibson has himself confirmed the news and revealed that the sequel to the 2004 faith-based, R-rated blockbuster will be titled The Resurrection.

Gibson appeared at the SoCal Harvest event over the weekend for an interview with Pastor Greg Laurie. During the course of the interview, the subject of the sequel, which Mel Gibson has been fairly quiet about up to this point, did come up. Gibson decided to take the opportunity to open up about the movie, revealing the title and discussing some of the challenges in developing it. Here is what he had to say.

"Of course,
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