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First Godzilla vs. Kong set photos feature Alexander Skarsgard and Eiza Gonzalez

Last week, Legendary announced that filming on 2020’s big MonsterVerse clash Godzilla vs. Kong had got underway, and now we’ve got a look at the first set photos direct from Honolulu in Hawaii.

Naturally, both the King of the Monsters and the Eighth Wonder of the World are absent, given that they’re CGI creations and all. However, we do get a look at new cast additions Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies) and Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), both of whom are sporting gold and black military jumpsuits, while Skargsard’s character also seems to have had a bit of a falling out with another member of his team.

See Also: Godzilla: King of the Monsters director announces that the movie is complete

Alexander Skarsgard and Eiza Gonzalez were spotted filming #GodzillaVsKong for the first time! See the pics: https://t.co/SD6iP3rowE

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John Leguizamo, ‘Bumblebee’s Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Michael K. Williams To Star In ‘Critical Thinking’; Leguizamo Directing

John Leguizamo, ‘Bumblebee’s Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Michael K. Williams To Star In ‘Critical Thinking’; Leguizamo Directing
John Leguizamo, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., who next appears opposite Hailee Steinfeld in Paramount’s standalone Bumblebee film, and The Wire alum Michael K. Williams will star in the indie film Critical Thinking, with Leguizamo also directing.

It’s a true story, set in 1998, of how a group of disparate kids from a working-class barrio west of downtown Miami are brought together by their inspirational chess coach, Mario Martinez (Leguizamo), at Miami Jackson High School to become the first inner city school to win the U.S. National Chess Championship.

Angel Curiel (Pose), William Hochman (Paterno), Jeffry Battista (Mi Familia Perfecta), Corwin Tuggles (Detachment), and Rachel Bay Jones (Ben Is Back) also co-star in the film, which will begin shooting this month in Miami.

Scott Rosenfelt is producing the project with Carla Berkowitz and Harvey Chaplin serving as executive producers.
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Lance Reddick cast in Godzilla vs. Kong

As production begins on Godzilla vs Kong, the film has made one more addition to its cast. According to Deadline, Lance Reddick (The Wire) is set to star in the anticipated monster film.

The film is the fourth instalment of the MonsterVerse series after Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island and next summer’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It is unknown what Reddick’s role will be, but he’ll star alongside Millie Bobby Brown, who will reprise her King of the Monsters role, and Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies) in the film. Reddick will be seen next opposite Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman in Angel Has Fallen and Keanu Reeves in John Wick 3: Parabellum.

In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet
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First Godzilla Vs. Kong Set Pics Reveal Hawaii Locations

The up-and-coming MonsterVerse will be making its return to the setting of Kong: Skull Island with the crossover smackdown Godzilla vs. Kong, and with production now underway for the Adam Wingard film, Reel News Hawaii has quickly gathered an impressive haul of images from the location.

Though these island pics may look peaceful, they could well be the settings for some outsized conflicts once the CGI beasts are added in. But until we get some fully rendered footage, let’s just soak in this lush environment while the production moves forward under the name “Apex.” As well as plenty of forest photos, you can see a few pics of the Battleship Missouri, along with a vehicle bearing the Monarch logo.

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Doc Awards Race “Harder To Predict” In Year Of Multiple Strong Contenders

Doc Awards Race “Harder To Predict” In Year Of Multiple Strong Contenders
The Motion Picture Academy did away with creating an Oscar category for ‘popular movie’ that would have allowed voters to select a Best Picture and a best box office hit. But in the documentary category there’s no need to choose between popular success and artistic merit: Some of this year’s top contenders offer both.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville’s film about cardigan-clad children’s television pioneer Fred Rogers, has zoomed past the $22 million mark in ticket sales, making it far and away the most successful documentary of recent years. And it’s a frontrunner for the Oscar, having already earned nominations for the Ida Awards and the Gotham Independent Film Awards—and a Critics’ Choice Documentary Award win—not to mention making Doc NYC’s exclusive shortlist.

“It feels great,” says Neville of the critical and financial success. “Nobody believed that a
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Lance Reddick, Uncredited in 1998’s ‘Godzilla’, Joins Cast of ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

According to IMDb, The Wire and Fringe actor Lance Reddick appeared as “Soldier on Manhattan Bridge” in Roland Emmerich’s 1998 box office bomb Godzilla. Now, 20 years later, he might come face to face with the giant lizard once more – Reddick is the latest actor to join the ensemble cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla […]

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Bosch Renewed for Season 6, Well Ahead of Its Season 5 Premiere

Harry Bosch is very much staying on the case, now that Amazon has granted the Lapd detective’s eponymous crime drama an early Season 6 renewal — just as production on Season 5 is ending.

“I’m on the set where we are wrapping up the filming of Season 5,” says executive producer Michael Connelly, on whose novels the series is based, “and now this great news that we get to do it again with a sixth season. Can’t wait!”

The longest-running Amazon Prime original, Bosch stars Lost alum Titus Welliver as the titular homicide detective, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as Detective Jerry Edgar,
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‘Bosch’ Actor Lance Reddick Cast In ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

‘Bosch’ Actor Lance Reddick Cast In ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’
Exclusive: Lance Reddick, who is perhaps best known for Amazon’s Bosch series, HBO’s The Wire, and the John Wick films, is the latest to join the extended cast list of Warner Bros/ Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong, which will hit theaters May 22, 2020.

Adam Wingard is at the helm of the fourth installment in the monsterverse. Reddick is joining Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir.

Reddick, who next appears in Angel Has Fallen with Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman, is repped by Paradigm, manager Will Douglas, and attorney James Hornstein.
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Robert Zemeckis Returns To Science Fiction With ‘Project Blue Book’ & ‘Bios’

Robert Zemeckis Returns To Science Fiction With ‘Project Blue Book’ & ‘Bios’
Exclusive: Now this has a familiar ring to it: Robert Zemeckis is revisiting the 1950s to rewrite history with one new project and then he’s going back to the future to prove the power of love with a second project.

No, Zemeckis isn’t revving up the DeLorean for more Marty McFly sequels — however, the director of the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990) and Contact (1997) is making a relatively rare return to science fiction with the two projects. This time around, however, his foray into the genre is in a producing role. On Monday, Zemeckis talked about the two projects: Bios, the upcoming feature film; and Project Blue Book, a television series that premieres in January on History.

Bios, scheduled to start filming early next year, reunites Zemeckis with one of his most celebrated collaborators. “We’re producing a really magnificent science fiction project called Bios with Tom Hanks,
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The Good Cop Cancelled at Netflix

The Good Cop Cancelled at Netflix
In the end, The Good Cop just couldn’t get arrested. Netflix has cancelled the Tony DanzaJosh Groban feel-good procedural after one season, TVLine has confirmed.

The Good Cop will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re grateful to creator Andy Breckman and his fellow producers, writers, the incredible crew and especially stars Tony Danza and Josh Groban for bringing this classic odd couple father-son story to Netflix.”

The Good Cop starred Danza as a disgraced former NYPD officer who now lives with his earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective son (Groban). The duo
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Review: Charm City takes a stark look at a growing urban nightmare gone haywire

The city of Baltimore has always had a dubious reputation for urban decay, deterioration, and destruction. It does have its intrinsic charm as it once thrived as a busy east coast seaport center and the hub for manufacturing businesses. In all fairness, America is notoriously saturated with neglected cities around the nation beleaguered by massive disenfranchised populations, drugs, rising poverty, corrosive local governmental practices and policies, escalating crime rates and war-torn neighborhoods. Nevertheless, Baltimore receives the instant bad wrap for its pronounced decadence and disillusionment. In fact, popular television shows about Baltimore's underbelly of seediness such as the revered and realistic NBC's  Homicide: Life on the Streets and HBO's The Wire have captured the horrific images of one of Maryland's polarizing inner cities.  Filmmaker Marilyn Ness' disturbing and defiant...

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Michael B Jordan on Why He’s Taking a ‘Color-Blind’ Approach to Choosing New Roles

Michael B Jordan on Why He’s Taking a ‘Color-Blind’ Approach to Choosing New Roles
Michael B. Jordan says that as his star rises, he’s taking a more color-blind approach to the parts he chooses, finding himself in a position to turn down roles specifically for black actors in period pieces or biopics in favor of more diverse parts, even those originally written for white men.

In a new GQ profile of the “Creed II” star, Jordan says that by age 19 after starring in “The Wire” and “Friday Night Lights” and before landing “Fruitvale Station,” he was frustrated by the parts he was offered like that of thugs or drug dealers, which he often considered stereotypical for a young black actor. He further disliked competing with every other actor of color for the handful of good parts available.

“You feel like you’re pitted against each other, in hindsight. I was like, ‘Damn! Everybody should be able to, like, work and grow and eat together.
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The Wire creator developing alternate history series The Plot Against America

With The Deuce coming to an end, The Wire creator David Simon has found his next project and is set to reunite with HBO once again for an adaptation of Phillip Roth’s 2004 alternate history novel The Plot Against America.

The official Amazon description for the novel reads:

When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invades every Jewish household in America. Not only has Lindbergh publicly blamed the Jews for pushing America towards a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but, upon taking office as the 33rd president of the United States, he negotiates a cordial ‘understanding’ with Adolf Hitler, guaranteeing peaceful relations between the two nations.

What then follows is the alternative America of this startling counterfactual novel by Philip Roth, who recounts what it was like for his Newark family during the menacingly anti-Semitic years of the Lindbergh presidency.
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HBO orders David Simon's The Plot Against America mini-series

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Surprise, surprise, David Simon is sticking with HBO, and his next project with the premium cable network will be an adaptation of Philip Roth's "The Plot Against America." David Simon will co-write the script for the six-episode mini-series alongside his frequent collaborator Ed Burns (The Wire), with the pair serving as executive producers as well. The alternate-history…
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TVLine Items: Jean Smart to Watchmen, Wire Boss' HBO Miniseries and More

TVLine Items: Jean Smart to Watchmen, Wire Boss' HBO Miniseries and More
Jean Smart can’t get enough of comic book characters: The actress — who co-stars in FX’s Marvel drama Legion — has joined HBO’s upcoming Watchmen adaptation in a series-regular role, our sister site Deadline reports.

Smart will play an unnamed FBI agent who is investigating a murder. (There is speculation that Smart’s character is Agent Blake.)

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, the forthcoming drama “embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own,” per the network. Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) will oversee
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'The Wire' creator David Simon joins 'The Plot Against America' for HBO

'The Wire' creator David Simon joins 'The Plot Against America' for HBO
Timely six-part Philip Roth adaptation imagines alternate fascist America.

The Wire creator David Simon is returning to his regular home at HBO to write and serve as executive producer on The Plot Against America, a miniseries adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel about an alternate fascist America.

HBO has given a production commitment to the six-part screen version of Roth’s 2004 novel, which imagines an American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family that witnesses the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.

Simon will
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‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon To Write New HBO Limited Series About A Fascist, Xenophobic President

HBO isn’t getting out of the David Simon business anytime soon. As his latest series, “The Deuce,” ends its run next year, the writer-producer already has his next project lined up at the network, titled “The Plot Against America.”

Read More: David Simon’s ‘The Deuce’ Renewed For A Third And Final Season By HBO

THR reports that HBO has signed Simon to write a six-episode miniseries called “The Plot Against America,” based on the Philip Roth novel of the same name.

Continue reading ‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon To Write New HBO Limited Series About A Fascist, Xenophobic President at The Playlist.
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‘The Plot Against America’: David Simon Lands Next HBO Project After ‘The Deuce’ with Philip Roth Adaptation

‘The Plot Against America’: David Simon Lands Next HBO Project After ‘The Deuce’ with Philip Roth Adaptation
With one last season of his acclaimed drama “The Deuce” on the horizon, David Simon has already lined up his next challenge. Variety reports that HBO has given the go-ahead for a limited series adaptation of the 2004 Philip Roth novel “The Plot Against America,” which Simon had been developing for TV since before the author’s death in May.

“The Plot Against America” takes place in an alternate version of United States history in which aviation hero Charles Lindbergh becomes president, pushing the country perilously close to authoritarian rule. Lindbergh signs a treaty with Hitler after running on an isolationist platform, and the 1940s become a decade when anti-semitism rises across the country. The novel incorporates a number of other real-life figures as the consequences spiral out from Lindbergh’s election and subsequent policies.

Simon and Ed Burns will write and executive produce this planned TV version of the novel.
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HBO Orders David Simon Fascism Drama ‘The Plot Against America’

While David Simon’s drama series The Deuce was just renewed for a third and final season, the talented The Wire creator is already setting up another project at the pay cable network. Per THR, HBO has made a production commitment to Simon’s adaptation of the Philip Roth novel The Plot Against America, which will be a six-episode miniseries. This is expected to be Simon’s next project after he wraps The Deuce. The novel was published in 2004 and imagines an alternate history in which Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated in the 1940 presidential election by Charles …
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HBO Lands David Simon’s Fascism Drama ‘The Plot Against America’

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HBO Lands David Simon’s Fascism Drama ‘The Plot Against America’
Though David Simon’s “The Deuce” is set to wrap up its third season next year, HBO is staying business with the former “Wire” creator.

The pay cable network has given a production commitment to Simon’s adaptation of the Philip Roth book, “The Plot Against America,” which will be a six-part miniseries.

Based on Roth’s 2004 book, the series imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism. In the novel, Lindbergh defeats Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, with the story based on his own isolationist ideas from Lindbergh’s days as a spokesman for the America First Committee.

Also Read: HBO Renews David Simon's 'The Deuce' for Third and Final Season

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