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Olivia Munn, Emma Greenwell From ‘The Path’ to Star on Starz Spy Show ‘The Rook’

Olivia Munn, Emma Greenwell From ‘The Path’ to Star on Starz Spy Show ‘The Rook’
The Path” star Emma Greenwell has been cast as the lead in Starz’ new spy thriller “The Rook,” with Olivia Munn along for the ride, an individual with knowledge of production tells TheWrap.

The actresses will be joined by Joely Richardson (“Nip/Tuck”), Adrian Lester (“Hustle”), Ronan Raftery (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), Catherine Steadman (“Downton Abbey”) and Jon Fletcher (“Genius: Einstein”) on the series, which hails from Lionsgate and Liberty Global.

Based on a novel of the same name by Daniel O’Malley, the spy drama is adapted and co-produced by playwrights and screenwriters Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel, with “Twilight” creator Stephanie Meyer and Stephen Garrett (“The Night Manager”) also executive producing. “The Handmaid’s Tale”s Kari Skogland lined up to direct the pilot episode.

Also Read: Starz's 'Vida' Shows the Reality of Unfairly 'Criminalized' East La (Exclusive Video)

Greenwell will lead the series as Myfanwy Thomas, a young woman who wakes up in a London park suffering total amnesia and is pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries. Grappling with supernatural abilities of her own, she must fight to uncover her past and resume her position within Britain’s secret service, the Checquy, before the traitors who stole her memory can finish what they started.

Munn will play Monica Reed, a bold American intelligence officer with subtle supernatural powers who crashes into the Checquy investigation of her former lover’s death. Richardson has been cast as Lady Farrier, Myfanwy’s mentor and ally who sits at the head of the Checquy, defending her tenuous hold on its secrecy. Lester is set as Conrad Grantchester, the suave and charismatic deputy to Farrier, who ultimately challenges her role as King.

The four Gestalt siblings will be played by Raftery as Robert, Steadman as Eliza and Fetcher as twins Teddy and Alex.

Also Read: 'Vida' Stars Mishel Prada, Maria-Elena Laas, Melissa Barrera and Chelsea Rendon StudioWrap Portraits (Exclusive Photos)

Production on “The Rook” is currently underway in London. It will air on Starz in the U.S. and Liberty Global’s international platforms, with Lionsgate handling worldwide distribution.

Read original story Olivia Munn, Emma Greenwell From ‘The Path’ to Star on Starz Spy Show ‘The Rook’ At TheWrap
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Olivia Munn Among 7 Cast in Starz Drama From 'Twilight' Creator

Starz's forthcoming Stephenie Meyer drama The Rook has set its cast.

Emma Greenwell (The Path), Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Olivia Munn (The Newsroom), Adrian Lester (Hustle), Ronan Raftery (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Catherine Steadman (Downton Abbey) and Jon Fletcher (Genius) have joined the cast of the thriller.

The Rook tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a London park suffering total amnesia — and surrounded by dead bodies, all wearing latex gloves. Pursued by shadowy paranormal adversaries and grappling with peculiar 'abilities' of her own, she must fight to uncover her past and resume her...
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Team 1970s Football ruled ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’: ‘The New York Giants have taken over Studio 54!’ [Watch]

Team 1970s Football ruled ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’: ‘The New York Giants have taken over Studio 54!’ [Watch]
Team dances are common on “Dancing with the Stars,” but what’s not common is for the contestants to have to learn a team dance in their second week on the show. Since this all-athletes season of “DWTS” is just four weeks long it’s on an accelerated schedule, so the eight remaining couples had to learn their own individual dances as well as their team dances after having just gotten their legs used to the dance floor a week ago. But Team 1970s Football — featuring Mirai Nagasu, Adam Rippon, Arike Ogunbowale and Jennie Finch Daigle — made the most of it.

See ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ – You have till Tuesday evening to vote for your favorite on ‘DWTS’ week two

This team routine was an unlikely marriage between disco and the gridiron, made all the more complicated by the fact that none of the pros or celebrities on Team
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50 Cent’s ‘The Oath’ Renewed for Season 2 by Sony Crackle

50 Cent’s ‘The Oath’ Renewed for Season 2 by Sony Crackle
Updated: “The Oath,” the L.A.-set crime drama from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, is returning for a second season on Sony Crackle, the streaming network announced along with other news from its upfront presentation.

According to Sony, “The Oath” season 1 — which premiered March 8 with the bingeable release of all 10 episodes — has been Crackle’s most-watched original series ever and currently has the highest viewer-retention rate. Sony didn’t release specific metrics, however.

The Oath” explores the secret underworld of gang crime rings — in which the members who make the cut take a pledge to do whatever it takes
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Noel Clarke & Ashley Walters debut first look trailer for new series Bulletproof

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Doctor Who star, Noel Clarke and CuffsAshley Walters took to social media to debut the very first look trailer for their brand new Sky One series Bulletproof.

The series, which consists of 6 episodes at 60 minutes each, dives deep undercover and venture out onto the streets of London with Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters in a cinematic crime series that mixes drama, action and comedy to deliver a distinctive and dynamic new take on the police buddy genre. Adrenalin-fuelled and packed with compelling characters.

Watch the trailer below.

Bulletproof Synopsis

Bulletproof follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Clarke) and Pike (Walters) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. But the series is more than high-octane action and thrilling cases. On the surface Bishop and Pike have a lot in common, they are cool, smart and unapologetically street-wise and tough.

But even more, they share a deep, fraternal
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Tony Jordan Making ‘Gomorrah’-Style Crime Drama for Antenna Group

Acclaimed British TV scribe Tony Jordan is teaming up with Greece-based Antenna Group to make “Besa,” a crime series set in the world of the Albanian mafia. Antenna’s Prva channel in Serbia, Planet TV in Slovenia, and Rtl in Croatia will air the series.

Antenna will sell the show internationally, with the pre-sales effort getting underway at MipTV. Shooting starts in Serbia this month, with delivery slated for September.

“Besa” means code of honor in Albanian. The series will follow a family man who kills the daughter of a mafia boss in a road accident. To make up for
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In Praise of Burt Reynolds: The Last Good Ol' Boy Movie Star

In Praise of Burt Reynolds: The Last Good Ol' Boy Movie Star
"When you're famous, everybody wants to screw ya." So sayeth Vic Edwards, the faded screen idol portrayed by Burt Reynolds in Adam Rifkin's The Last Movie Star. This former sex symbol has long since passed the "everybody wants to screw ya" stage, his body forever wracked by too many film stunts and eyebrows perpetually levitated from too many facelifts. He spends much of his time bemoaning the wreckage of his life and career, both of which went off the rails decades ago due to a series of poor decisions.
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LeBron James to produce basketball film Hustle

Nick Harley Feb 15, 2018

LeBron James has set up another project to produce, this time the basketball movie Hustle...

Hot off the heels of the announcement that he’ll be producing a House Party remake for New Line, NBA superstar and media mogul LeBron James has announced he’ll be producing an upcoming basketball film, Hustle.

Coming courtesy of LeBron’s SpringHill Entertainment and Legendary Entertainment, Hustle was a much-sought after spec script that was snatched up by Legendary’s Jay Ashenfelter. Written by in-demand screenwriter Taylor Materne, Hustle is centered on a down on his luck basketball scout who discovers a Chinese streetball prodigy and convinces him to travel to America to train for the NBA draft. While the young basketball talent deals with being a fish out of the water, the scout must deal with lingering family issues.

A former Ya novelist, Materne has a former Black List script
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Legendary Wins Bidding War for ‘Hustle’ Spec Script With LeBron James Producing

  • The Wrap
Legendary Entertainment has won a bidding war for the spec script “Hustle,” with LeBron JamesSpringhill Entertainment and Roth/Kirschenbaum Films producing, TheWrap has learned. Dave Meyers will direct from a script byTaylor Materne. Meyers is best known directing several music videos for Kendrick Lamar, including the Grammy-winning “Humble” and “All the Stars” from the “Black Panther” soundtrack. Maverick Carter will produce alongside James for Springhill Entertainment. Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Zack Roth will produce for Roth/Kirschenbaum Films. Also Read: LeBron James to Produce 'House Party' Remake for New Line “Hustle” centers on a washed-up basketball scout who discovers a Chinese streetball phenom...
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Legendary Lands ‘Hustle’ Spec From LeBron James and Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Exclusive)

Legendary Lands ‘Hustle’ Spec From LeBron James and Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Exclusive)
Following a heated bidding war, Legendary Entertainment has landed the spec “Hustle” with LeBron JamesSpringhill Entertainment and Roth/Kirschenbaum Films producing.

Taylor Materne penned the script, which had bids from four studios before Legendary ultimately won out with a high six-figure sale.

Dave Meyers will direct the film. Meyers is best known for his work with hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar and is coming off a Grammy win for his direction of Lamar’s music video “Humble.” He recently directed the music video for Lamar’s single with Sza, “All the Stars,” from the “Black Panther” soundtrack.

James and Maverick Carter will produce through their Springhill Entertainment with Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Zack Roth producing through Roth/Kirschenbaum Films. Jamal Henderson and Spencer Beighley of Springhill will exec produce. The project was brought to Legendary by creative executive Jay Ashenfelter.

The project follows a washed-up basketball scout who discovers a Chinese streetball phenom and sees him
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Photo Flash: First Look at Christian Slater and More in Glengarry Glen Ross in the West End

Christian Slater Mr Robot, True Romance, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Robert Glenister Hustle, Spooks, Kris Marshall Death in Paradise, Love Actually, My Family, Stanley Townsend Girl from the North Country, The Nether and Don Warrington Death in Paradise, Rising Damp, are the 'deal chasing' cut-throat sales team in David Mamet's masterpiece, Glengarry Glen Ross, alongside Daniel Ryan as Lingk Linda Green, Posh and Oliver Ryan as Baylen Dr Faustus, As You Like It. This trailblazing modern classic, directed by Sam Yates, runs at the Playhouse Theatre now through 3 February 2018, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below
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Bww TV: Watch Christian Slater & More in Trailer for West End's Glengarry Glen Ross

Christian Slater Mr Robot, True Romance, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Robert Glenister Hustle, Spooks, Kris Marshall Death in Paradise, Love Actually, My Family, Stanley Townsend Girl from the North Country, The Nether and Don Warrington Death in Paradise, Rising Damp, are the 'deal chasing' cut-throat sales team in David Mamet's masterpiece, Glengarry Glen Ross, alongside Daniel Ryan as Lingk Linda Green, Posh and Oliver Ryan as Baylen Dr Faustus, As You Like It.
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'The Night Manager' firm hires former Film4 exec Anna Higgs

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The Ink Factory makes three hires.

The Night Manager outfit The Ink Factory has made three hires, including former Film4 executive Anna Higgs.

Higgs, most recently creative director at digital channel Nowness will join as head of story worlds and marketing.

She will work alongside Emma Broughton, head of development. According to the company, Higgs will lead on strategy for building film and TV projects into immersive narratives across different platforms.

Based in London, she will also be tasked with growing the company’s in-house digital team and overseeing audience development and marketing functions.

Meanwhile, Sophie Johnston and Arielle Gottlieb both join Broughton’s team as script executives.

Gottlieb previously script-edited Hooten And The Lady for Red Planet Pictures, and was a story producer at Nutopia, script consultant for Euston Films, head of development at MakeFilm, and acquisitions assistant at Fine Line Features.

Johnston began work as a script editor on The Bill before joining Kudos where she
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‘Night Manager’ Producer Ink Factory Hires Former Film4 Exec for Digital Push

‘Night Manager’ Producer Ink Factory Hires Former Film4 Exec for Digital Push
The Ink Factory, producer of “The Night Manager,” is beefing up its London office with several new hires, including Anna Higgs, who will work on digital initiatives. She joins from online channel Nowness, having previously been at Film4.

The development team has also been boosted with Sophie Johnston and Arielle Gottlieb joining as script executives, reporting to head of development Emma Broughton.

Higgs will take the title of head of story worlds and marketing at film and TV producer the Ink Factory, working up digital content for its big and small screen properties and new digital projects outside of these spaces.

She was a commissioning editor and head of digital at Film 4, and the Ink Factory said with her on board it is “looking beyond traditional narrative formats.” Most recently, Higgs was at Nowness, an online culture and lifestyle channel.

“I am looking forward to helping shape an innovative media company that won’t just be fit
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‘Night Manager’ Producer Ink Factory Hires Former Film4 Exec for Digital Push

‘Night Manager’ Producer Ink Factory Hires Former Film4 Exec for Digital Push
The Ink Factory, producer of “The Night Manager,” is beefing up its London office with several new hires, including Anna Higgs, who will work on digital initiatives. She joins from online channel Nowness, having previously been at Film4.

The development team has also been boosted with Sophie Johnston and Arielle Gottlieb joining as script executives, reporting to head of development Emma Broughton.

Higgs will take the title of head of story worlds and marketing at film and TV producer the Ink Factory, working up digital content for its big and small screen properties and new digital projects outside of these spaces.

She was a commissioning editor and head of digital at Film 4, and the Ink Factory said with her on board it is “looking beyond traditional narrative formats.” Most recently, Higgs was at Nowness, an online culture and lifestyle channel.

“I am looking forward to helping shape an innovative media
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Grey Lady Starring Eric Dane and Natalie Zea Arrives on DVD and Digital HD June 27th

Eric Dane and Natalie Zea star in the thrilling drama, Grey Lady, arriving on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on June 27 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Following a clue given to him by his murdered partner and lover, Detective James Doyle must track down a serial killer before he becomes the next victim. Written and directed by John Shea (Southie) the film also stars Adrian Lester, Carolyn Stotesbery, Chris Meyer, Rebecca Gayheart, and Amy Madigan. The Grey Lady DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Here’s the Grey Lady trailer:

Official Synopsis

When Boston Police Detective James Doyle’s (Eric Dane) partner is killed in an ambush, a clue sends him to Nantucket in the lonely off-season. A murder mystery unfolds, one that draws the guilty and the innocent into its vortex. As Doyle hunts the killer and the killer hunts him, he discovers that things
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‘Patti Cake$’ Trailer: The Sundance Hit Drama Follows an Unlikely Rapper

‘Patti Cake$’ Trailer: The Sundance Hit Drama Follows an Unlikely Rapper
“Patti Cake$” was a hit at Sundance, where it earned rave reviews and was purchased by Fox Searchlight for a healthy $9.5 million. The film will also screen at the Cannes Film Festival’s lauded Directors’ Fortnight section. The drama marks the directorial feature film debut for Geremy Jasper, one of the co-directors behind such music videos as Selena Gomez’s “Love You Like A Love Song” and Florence + The Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over.” Check out the official trailer for “Patti Cake$” below.

Read More: ‘Patti Cake$’ Review: Here’s the Best Hip-Hop Movie Since ‘Hustle & Flow’ – Sundance 2017

Written by Jasper, the film follows Patricia “Patti Cake$s” Dombrowski (played by Danielle Macdonald), a Jersey girl who will not allow anything to get in her way of achieving her dreams of becoming a big rap star. New York underground theater performer Bridget Everett stars as Patti’s alcoholic mother,
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Aliens: new audiobook prequel on the way

Rob Leane Mar 30, 2017

Audible is releasing River Of Pain, an audiobook set between Alien and Aliens, in April....

Audible are getting in on the expanding-the-world-of-Alien game. The audiobook giants have a new project on the way (its second venture into the world of Alien), which will cover a different era to Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant film.

Covenant takes place after Prometheus but before Alien, while Audible's incoming audiobook is set after the original Alien but before James Cameron's Aliens.

Audible has put together an audio adaptation of Alien: River Of Pain, a 2014 novel by Christopher Golden.

Here's the official synopsis of the book, which explores the origins of Newt and what happened while Ripley was travelling back to Earth...

"When Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, she learns that the planet Lv-426 — now called Acheron — has been colonized. But Lv-426 is where Ripley and the crew of
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‘Riviera’ First Trailer Brings Julia Stiles to TV in a Lavish Sexy New Thriller Series

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‘Riviera’ First Trailer Brings Julia Stiles to TV in a Lavish Sexy New Thriller Series
Sky Atlantic has released its first trailer for its upcoming show “Riviera,” which is set to premiere in the U.K. June 1, fittingly kicking off the summer season with a murder mystery set in a sun-drenched paradise south of France. The show is produced by Neil Jordan, the Oscar-winning director of “The Crying Game.”

Read More: Why Filmmakers Like Neil Jordan Are Drawn to Television Even While Feeling Cinema Is ‘Irreplaceable’

Emmy nominee Julia Stiles plays Georgia, a wealthy woman whose husband Constantine dies in a yacht explosion. The show revolves around her searching for answers regarding her husband’s life and suspicious business dealings, shedding light on the mystery surrounding his death.

The show also features Oscar-nominated actress Lena Olin, in the role of Constantine’s ex-wife. Also starring are Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones“) and Adrian Lester (“Hustle”).

Read More: Nice! Idris Elba and John Ridley Team Up
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First look images of Taron Egerton and Eve Hewson on set of Robin Hood

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Author: Zehra Phelan

As Taron Egerton suits up to rob the rich to give to the poor on the set of Robin Hood – which started filming in Dubrovnik, Croatia yesterday – a number of photos have emerged from the set showing some of the cast, including Egerton, in a jovial mood.

Related: Taron Egerton on his first animation, Sing

The tale of Robin Hood has been told time and time again on the big screen from the 2010 version starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, to 1991’s version with Kevin Costner and the 1938 outing with Errol Flynn. It’s an age-old story which never gets old and moves with the times to engage new audiences with the latest in the hottest names brought in to put bums on seats.

This latest version of the poor man’s hero is due for release in 2018 and has a number of actors to thrill a wide range of audience.
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