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Andy Fickman, Jenna Dewan to Team on Romantic Comedy ‘Roomies’ (Exclusive)

Andy Fickman, Jenna Dewan to Team on Romantic Comedy ‘Roomies’ (Exclusive)
Andy Fickman will direct and produce the music-driven romantic comedy “Roomies” with Jenna Dewan via her company, Everheart Productions.

Fickman’s Oops Doughnuts’ Betsy Sullenger and Everheart senior VP Jean Song will also produce.

“Roomies” is based on the 2017 romance novel of the same name by Christina Lauren, about a woman who marries an illegal immigrant in order to keep him in the country and help him get his dream job of starring in a Broadway musical. The story follows the couple as their marriage of convenience evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers. Christina Lauren, the combined pen name of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, will adapt their own novel.

Andy Fickman has directed and executive produced CBS’s “Kevin Can Wait” and Netflix’s stand up special “Never Don’t Give Up,” both starring Kevin James. He also helmed James in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” Disney Channel’s “Liv & Maddie,
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Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson’s family holiday becomes their worst nightmare in trailer for The Strangers: Prey At Night

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Vertigo Releasing have unleashed an unnerving trailer for their forthcoming horror “based on true events” The Strangers: Prey At Night.

Directed by Johannes Roberts (Forest of the Damned, Roadkill), the film stars Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, The Neon Demon, Dark Places), Martin Henderson (Everest, Hellbent), Bailee Madison (The Good Witch, Parental Guidance, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark) and Lewis Pullman (Battle of the Sexes).

Also in trailers – First trailer for Illumination’s The Grinch has arrived

The film hits cinemas May 4th

The Strangers: Prey At Night Official Synopsis

When Cindy (Christina Hendricks) and her husband, Mike (Martin Henderson), take their rebellious teenage daughter Kinsey (Bailee Madison) and son Luke (Lewis Pullman) on a road trip, what began as an ordinary, gripe-filled family excursion soon becomes their worst nightmare come to life. Upon arrival at a secluded mobile home park, a knock on their trailer door leads to
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New Trailer Arrives For Horror Sequel ‘The Strangers: Prey At Night’

Vertigo has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming horror sequel The Stranger: Prey at Night. The film, which releases later in the year, stars Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, The Neon Demon, Dark Places), Martin Henderson (Everest, Hellbent), Bailee Madison (The Good Witch, Parental Guidance, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark) and Lewis Pullman (Battle of the Sexes).

When Cindy (Christina Hendricks) and her husband, Mike (Martin Henderson), take their rebellious teenage daughter Kinsey (Bailee Madison) and son Luke (Lewis Pullman) on a road trip, what began as an ordinary, gripe-filled family excursion soon becomes their worst nightmare come to life. Upon arrival at a secluded mobile home park, a knock on their trailer door leads to an inescapable night of terror as three masked strangers, with inexplicable deadly intentions, force this fractured family to come together and fight for their lives.

Look out for the film in UK cinemas from May 4th,
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Bette Midler & Sharon Stone to Star in Film Adaptation of “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”

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Bette Midler and Sharon Stone are taking “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” to the big screen. Variety reports that the pair will star in a film adaptation of the award-winning play, which debuted on Broadway in 2000 and ran for 777 shows.

Set in the Upper West Side, the comedy centers on Marjorie (Midler), an upper middle class woman in the throes of an existential crisis. “Her loving husband, an acclaimed allergist to the homeless, tries in vain to help, but everything changes with the arrival in New York of Marjorie’s fascinating and mysterious childhood friend Lee, played by Stone,” the source summarizes. “As Lee becomes the Taubs’ permanent houseguest, Marjorie’s depression magically lifts — but Lee has a secret agenda.”

Andy Fickman (“She’s the Man”) is directing the pic.

Midler received Oscar nods for her roles in “For the Boys” and “The Rose” and won
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Sharon Stone and Bette Midler Team for Tale of the Allergist's Wife

Sharon Stone and Bette Midler Team for Tale of the Allergist's Wife
Two-time Academy Award Nominee, Grammy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe Winner Bette Midler, who is fresh off the back of her wildly successful Tony Award winning turn as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's, Hello, Dolly!, will join Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Winner/Nominee Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Mosaic) to star in the film version of Charles Busch's Tony Nominated Broadway hit, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, to be directed by Andy Fickman (Parental Guidance, Game Plan). Imr will commence foreign sales at the Efm in Berlin.

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife is the newest entry in the grand tradition of odd couple comedies. Midler will play Marjorie Taub, an upper-middle-class, Upper-West-Sider in the midst of a volcanic later-life crisis. Her loving husband, acclaimed allergist to the homeless, Dr. Ira Taub, tries in vain to help. But everything changes with the
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Bette Midler, Sharon Stone to Star in ‘The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’ Movie

Bette Midler, Sharon Stone to Star in ‘The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’ Movie
Bette Midler and Sharon Stone are starring in a movie version of the play “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.”

Andy Fickman, whose credits include “Parental Guidance” and “Game Plan,” is attached to direct. Imr will commence foreign sales at the European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA will represent the U.S. and Canada rights.

Robert Cort (“Runaway Bride”) and Daryl Roth, who’s a producer on Broadway’s “Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” will produce with Jeffrey Melnick as executive producer.

“The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” is an odd-couple comedy in which will Midler play Marjorie Taub, an upper-middle-class, Upper-West-Sider in the midst of a volcanic later-life crisis. Her loving husband, an acclaimed allergist to the homeless, tries in vain to help, but everything changes with the arrival in New York of Marjorie’s fascinating and mysterious childhood friend Lee, played by Stone. As Lee becomes
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Bette Midler, Sharon Stone to Star in 'Tale of the Allergist's Wife' Film

Bette Midler, Sharon Stone to Star in 'Tale of the Allergist's Wife' Film
Sharon Stone and Bette Midler are set to star in the odd-couple comedy The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, to be directed by Andy Fickman.

Midler is reteaming with Fickman, with whom she worked on the 2012 family comedy Parental Guidance.

Allergist’s Wife will see Midler play Marjorie Taub, an upper-middle-class, upper-West-Sider in a later-life crisis. Her loving husband, an allergist to the homeless, tries in vain to help. But everything changes when Marjorie's fascinating and mysterious childhood friend, Lee (Stone), arrives with the glamorous, globe-trotting life she always dreamed of. As Lee becomes the Taubs’ permanent house guest, Marjorie's...
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Bette Midler, Sharon Stone to Star in ‘The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’

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Bette Midler, Sharon Stone to Star in ‘The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’
Bette Midler and Sharon Stone will star in a film version of Charles Busch’s Broadway comedy “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” producers announced Monday. Andy Fickman (“Parental Guidance,” “Game Plan”) will direct the adaptation of the odd-couple comedy, which premiered on Broadway in 2000 in a production starring Linda Lavin and Michele Lee. Midler will play Marjorie Taub, an upper-middle-class, Upper-West-Sider in the midst of a volcanic later-life crisis. Her loving husband, acclaimed allergist to the homeless, Dr. Ira Taub, tries in vain to help. But everything changes with the arrival in New York of Marjorie’s fascinating and mysterious childhood...
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Bette Midler, Sharon Stone Buddy Up For ‘Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife’ – Berlin

Bette Midler, Sharon Stone Buddy Up For ‘Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife’ – Berlin
Exclusive: Here’s a fun project for Berlin: Bette Midler and Sharon Stone are teaming to co-star in the film version of Charles Busch’s Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated odd-couple Broadway comedy, The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife. Andy Fickman, who directed Midler in 2012’s Parental Guidance, is helming. Imr will introduce the film to buyers at the Efm this week. CAA is repping U.S. and Canadian rights. Midler, who’s coming off a Tony-winning turn as Dolly Gallagher…
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Aline Brosh McKenna, Lesli Linka Glatter, Ava DuVernay Celebrate Women Directors With ‘Female Filmmaker Friday’ Social Media Movement

A handful of female Hollywood directors took to Twitter on Friday for #FemaleFilmmakerFriday, a hashtag launched to highlight women working behind-the-scenes and inspire the next generation.

Aline Brosh McKenna, co-creator and showrunner of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” tweeted a photo of herself on set, writing “We were planning this for 2/2 but people were excited, so let’s go for it! My friend Tamra Davis recently posted a photo of herself directing and it inspired me, so I invited some women to do the same.”

“It’s hard to become what you do not see,” added McKenna, who also wrote “The Devil Wears Prada” and “27 Dresses.”

We were planning this for 2/2 but people were excited, so let's go for it! My friend Tamra Davis recently posted a photo of herself directing and it inspired me, so I invited some women to do the same. It's hard to become what you do not see. #femalefilmmakerfriday pic.twitter.
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Black Mirror Season 4 Gets Premiere Date, Full (and Foreboding) Trailer

Black Mirror Season 4 Gets Premiere Date, Full (and Foreboding) Trailer
Netflix has finally revealed the premiere date for Season 4 of Black Mirror — and it is soon.

VideosBlack Mirror Sets Phasers to Spoof With Star Trek Homage

The acclaimed anthology series will release its six new episodes on Friday, Dec. 29, it was announced, along with the release of a full trailer teasing each of the cautionary tales on tap.

VideosBlack Mirror: Jodie Foster Spins Scary Tale of Parental Guidance

The casting for Season 4 of the Emmy-winning, “anxiety-inducing” (Netflix’s words) includes Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights), Rosemarie DeWitt (The Last Tycoon), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother
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Black Mirror Sets Phasers to Spoof With Star Trek-Like Outing — Watch Trailer

Black Mirror Sets Phasers to Spoof With Star Trek-Like Outing — Watch Trailer
How I Met Your… Extraterrestrial Monster?

Cristin Milioti plays a new crew member aboard a space exploration vessel in the trailer for a Black Mirror Season 4 installment that pointedly evokes Star Trek while braving the great beyond.

VideosBlack Mirror Trailer: Jodie Foster Spins a Frightful Tale of Parental Guidance

In the episode “USS Callister,” viewers are invited to join Captain Daly (played by Friday Night LightsJesse Plemons) and his trusty crew as they explore the galaxy and the dangers of unknown alien planets.

Will their adventure be as light-hearted and full of knowing chuckles as the trailer suggests?
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TVLine Items: John Stamos Joins You, Grand Tour Celeb Guests and More

TVLine Items: John Stamos Joins You, Grand Tour Celeb Guests and More
John Stamos is coming between Penn Badgley and the object of his obsession.

The Scream Queens and Fuller House star will recur on Lifetime’s upcoming psychological thriller You, from executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow) and Sera Gamble (The Magicians, Supernatural), our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPretty Little LiarsShay Mitchell Joins Cast of Lifetime Thriller You

Based on the Caroline Kepnes novel, the series follows bookstore owner Joe (Gossip Girl vet Badgley), who becomes obsessed with aspiring writer Beck (Once Upon a Time‘s Elizabeth Lail) and uses social media to keep tabs on her and
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Marvel's Daredevil Adds Wilson Bethel as Series Regular for Season 3

Marvel's Daredevil Adds Wilson Bethel as Series Regular for Season 3
Wilson Bethel is getting caught up in the Daredevil vs. Kingpin battle.

The Hart of Dixie alum has joined Marvel’s Daredevil as a series regular for Season 3, our sister site Variety reports.

RelatedDaredevil Season 3: Vincent D’Onofrio Returning as Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin)

Bethel will portray an FBI agent — his name is not being disclosed for now — who plays a critical role in the conflict between Matt Murdock aka Daredevil and returning foe Wilson Fisk /Kingpin.

In August, a leaked character description for an FBI agent led to speculation that the Netflix drama would be introducing the Marvel antagonist Sin-Eater.
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House of Cards Studio Aiming to Resume Production on Final Season

House of Cards Studio Aiming to Resume Production on Final Season
As the investigation continues into on-set sexual misconduct allegations made against Kevin Spacey, House of Cards producer Media Rights Capital is looking to move forward with production on the sixth and final season.

In a letter obtained by TVLine (which can be read below), an Mrc executive indicates to the cast and crew that talks with Netflix remain ongoing, with an eye on resuming production sometime after Dec. 8.

Dear Cast and Crew,

As we move into the holidays, we want to express our appreciation for all of the meaningful messages of support
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
Mystery Science Theater 3000 acolytes had reason to be extra grateful this Thanksgiving: Netflix on Thursday renewed the rebooted revived cult fave for a second season (or 12th season, if you’re thinking cumulatively).

The streamer made the announcement (which you can watch above) at the conclusion of the annual holiday marathon on YouTube. While there’s no specific timetable for the release of the new episodes, Netflix teased that the show — featuring hosts Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray and Felicia Day — would return “in the not-too-distant-future.”

The inaugural season of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return launched last spring, nearly
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Glow's Betty Gilpin Prepares For Wrestling Dramedy's Season 2: 'I Feel Like My Soul Was in a Five-Car Pileup'

Glow's Betty Gilpin Prepares For Wrestling Dramedy's Season 2: 'I Feel Like My Soul Was in a Five-Car Pileup'
The thing about being one of the leads in a 1980s-set dramedy about lady wrestlers is, your look is still stuck in the Reagan era even after the cameras stop rolling for the day.

“I’m looking at my gel French manicure now, and that, combined with my spray tan, every public place I walk into, I want to clink a glass, like, ‘Ding, ding, ding’ and announce that this is for a character and not from my personal choice,” Glow‘s Betty Gilpin says, chuckling.

PhotosGlow‘s Jackie Tohn Reflects on Castle, Veronica Mars, The Sopranos and More
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Ratings: Charlie Brown Leads Quiet Thanksgiving Eve, CBS Dramas Steady

ABC’s broadcast of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving this Wednesday drew 6.7 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating, down 7 and 15 percent from last year but still leading the night in the demo.

Closing the network’s night, leading out of sitcom reruns, a special 20/20 did 3.6 mil and a 0.8.

Related2018 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Over on all-originals CBS, Survivor (7.4 mil/1.4) slipped to season lows yet drew the night’s biggest audience, while Seal Team (7 mil/1.1) and Criminal Minds (6.3 mil/1.0) managed to hold steady.

RelatedMr. Robot Recap: The Fall Guy(s)

Elsewhere,
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Looks Like A Nier Porno Is Being Made In Japan

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Well, well, well.... hello there! It seems like the heat is on to get a Nier Automata porno going for all the salivating fans out there of both the game and the adult film industry. Nier creator Yoko Taro had expressed his interest in making an adult film now that Japanese adult film makers Tma have begun filming a porno inspired by Nier. 

Ignoring Bing's poor translation skills, this could be the first time a game creator has expressed a wish to create a porn film after someone indicated making one inspired by his game. And even though the tweet by Tma indicated that the "Actress name still closeted", porn star Honoka Mihara has indicated that she is doing a Nier AuXXMata cosplay. Coincidental?

Here are the images from the Tma tweet, with a side by side comparison with Mihara:

I must agree with Brian Ashcraft
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Sandra Bullock to Star in High-Concept Comedy for Warner Bros.

Sandra Bullock is set to co-produce and star in a high-concept comedy for Warner Bros., The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Bullock will produce with Michael Bostick of Rocket Science Entertainment. Currently untitled, the project will feature a script by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, the married duo who wrote Parental Guidance and the upcoming Robert De Niro family comedy The War With Grandpa. The pair just wrote and directed the Michael Caine comedy Coup d'Etat, due out next year.

Warner Bros. production and development president Courtenay Valenti will oversee for the studio. Bullock realigns with Warners after just wrapping the starry ensemble spinoff Ocean's Eight, directed by Gary Ross,...
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