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Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger to Topline Sophie Hyde’s “Animals”

Shawkat and Grainger on the set of “Animals”: Brocklehurst Productions

“Animals” is inching closer towards the big screen. Alia Shawkat (“Search Party”) and Holliday Grainger (“Tulip Fever”) have been cast in Sophie Hyde’s adaptation of Emma Jane Unsworth’s best-selling novel. A press release announced the news.

The comedy follows Laura (Grainger) and Tyler (Shawkat), hedonistic best friends and drinking buddies whose lives are turned upside down when Laura becomes engaged to a man who decides to go teetotal. Unsworth penned the adaptation of her book.

Currently shooting in Dublin, “Animals” is an official Irish/Australian co-production from Vico Films and Closer Productions.

The pic marks Hyde’s follow-up to “52 Tuesdays,” her feature debut. The acclaimed coming-of-age drama centers on a 16-year-old and her transgender parent in the midst of transitioning. The film’s title refers to the fact that the teen and her parent see each other exclusively on Tuesday afternoons.
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Cumberbatch's Patrick Melrose to Launch Showtime's New Saturday Plan

Cumberbatch's Patrick Melrose to Launch Showtime's New Saturday Plan
Showtime is adding scripted originals to Saturday nights, starting with the Benedict Cumberbatch-led Patrick Melrose.

Based on the semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, the limited series will premiere May 12 at 9/8c, airing for five consecutive Saturdays. Watch a teaser clip above.

“As the size of our programming slate continues to grow, it makes sense … to offer another night of premieres – allowing us the opportunity to eventize series like Patrick Melrose,” Showtime president David Nevins said in a statement.

As the title character, Cumberbatch struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice concept art shows unused Metallo design

In addition to battling each other, The World’s Finest saw themselves taking on Lex Luthor, Doomsday and KGBeast in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it seems we could have had another classic Superman adversary in the movie.

Via Batman-News, some concept art from illustrator Rob McKinnon has arrived online showing a design for the kryptonite-powered cyborg Metallo:

You may recall that way back in 2013, a rumour emerged claiming that Metallo would be the main antagonist in Batman v Superman, and as the above concept art shows, he was certainly considered at one point or another.

Let us know what you make of the Metallo design, and if you’d like to see him featuring in a future Dceu movie…

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the
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Devilworks scores North America deal on 'The Man Who Was Thursday' (exclusive)

Devilworks scores North America deal on 'The Man Who Was Thursday' (exclusive)
Genre specialists to distribute Balazs Juszt’s film in North America.

Genre specialists Devilworks have struck a North American distribution deal for thriller The Man Who Was Thursday.

The deal was reached with Sp Releasing for Hungarian director Balazs Juszt’s film, which was inspired by G.K. Chesterton’s existentialist novel of the same name. The film stars Ana Ularu (Emerald City, Inferno), François Arnaud (The Borgias, Rabid Dogs) and Jordi Mollà (Riddick, Criminal).

This Us-Hungary-Italy-Romania co-production follows Father Smith’s descent into the Roman Underworld and a battle between god and the devil, with the fate of humanity at stake.
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Daredevil Season 3 Promo Art Released By Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada

Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada recently released a cool piece of promo art that he created for Daredevil Season 3. Quesada has created promo art like this for every Marvel series that has debuted on for Netflix so far. It's become a tradition for him to give us stuff like this to get fans excited. The art features Daredevil taking a leap of faith off the top of a building

We know this next chapter of the story will be inspired by Frank Miller's 1980 Born Again storyline from the comics. Charlie Cox will return as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Vincent D’Onofrio will be back as Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin.

Newcomers to the series include Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie) as an FBI agent and Joanne Whalley (The Borgias, Gossip Girl, Wolf Hall) as Sister Maggie,
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TVLine Items: Daredevil's Sister Maggie Cast, Helen Mirren to HBO and More

It seems that Matt Murdock has God on his side.

Marvel’s Daredevil has cast Joanne Whalley (The Borgias) as Sister Maggie, a strong-willed nun who — being Matt’s “dead” mom and all — speaks her mind and cares deeply about the titular hero’s safety. The unexpected “resurrection” was first teased in the finale of Marvel’s The Defenders.

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The actress joins fellow Daredevil newcomer Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), as well as returning cast member Vincent D’Onofrio (aka Wilson Fisk), on Season 3 of the Netflix drama, slated to debut later this year.
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Trailer For the Monster Film Cold Skin is a Lovecraftian Tale of Isolation and Madness

If you're a movie fan looking for something a little different than the kind of films Hollywood keeps pumping out, here's a crazy looking unique film that you might enjoy. It's a creature feature thriller called Cold Skin and it tells a Lovecraftian type tale of isolation and madness.

The film comes from director Xavier Gens (The Divide, Frontiere(s), The Crucifixion) and it's an adaptation of the Albert Sanchez Piñol’s Spanish novel. The film has been in and out of development since 2009 and at one point 30 Days of Night director David Slade was attached.

The film is set on the edge of the Antarctic Circle a few years after World War I and this is the synopsis:

On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, a steamship approaches a desolate island. On board is a young man, poised to take the post of weather observer, to live in solitude
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High School Lover Starring James Franco Available on DVD November 21st

James Franco returns to Lifetime as executive producer and star of the enthralling romance-thriller High School Lover, available on DVD November 21 from Lionsgate. This captivating feature film debut from director Jerell Rosales features Paulina Singer as 17-year-old Kelly, who falls for a rising Hollywood star (François Arnaud), and her father (Franco) must find a way to end the forbidden affair before it takes a dangerous turn for the worse. The High School Lover DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

When 17-year-old Kelly (Paulina Singer) sneaks out to the city one night with her friends, she isn’t expecting to meet Hollywood’s hottest actor, Christian Booth (François Arnaud). To Kelly’s surprise, Christian contacts her and they begin spending time together. When her father (James Franco) finds out about the relationship — and the wide age gap — he demands that Kelly stop seeing Christian. As Christian’s adoration turns into obsession,
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‘Scorpion’ Star Elyes Gabel Signs With ICM Partners

Scorpion star Elyes Gabel has signed with ICM Partners. He follows his agent Brad Schenck who moved to ICM Partners from Paradigm last month. British actor Gabel plays the lead role of Walter O’Brien in CBS’ drama series Scorpion, now in its fourth season. He also co-starred as Adam Lucas in the final season of Body of Proof for ABC. His other notable TV credits include Game of Thrones and The Borgias. On the feature side, Gabel appeared with Oscar Isaac in J.C…
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Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen to Star In Robert Zemeckis UFO Drama Blue Book

Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen to Star In Robert Zemeckis UFO Drama Blue Book
The man formerly known as Littlefinger soon will investigate extraterrestrial lifeforms.

Game of Thrones alum Aidan Gillen is set to star in History Channel’s Blue Book, from exec producer Robert Zemeckis, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The 10-episode scripted drama, created by David O’Leary, centers on a real-life, secret U.S. government operation in the 1950s and ’60s that investigated UFO-related phenomena. Gillen is set to play Dr. J. Allen Hynek, an astrophysicist and UFO skeptic recruited by the Air Force “to spearhead this
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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Charles Dance Set for ‘The Book of Vision’; Terrence Malick Exec-Producing (Exclusive)

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Charles Dance Set for ‘The Book of Vision’; Terrence Malick Exec-Producing (Exclusive)
Game of Thrones” star Charles Dance, Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek, and rising Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason (“Borg/McEnroe”) will topline “The Book of Vision,” an English-language fantasy/mystery directed by Italy’s Carlo Hintermann and executive produced by U.S. auteur Terrence Malick. Principal photography on the pic began Monday in Belgium.

The film, which was pitched to buyers at Rome’s Mia market, is a time-shifting tale “centered around the history of the doctor-patient relationship,” said Hintermann, whose collaborations with Malick include serving as second-unit director on the Italian shoot of the Palme d’Or-winning “The Tree of Life.” Hintermann also co-wrote a book on Malick and directed a documentary about working with him.

The Book of Vision” follows a young Italian doctor named Eva who, while studying the history of medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, discovers an 18th-century text about a Prussian doctor which hides a mystery. “As Eva studies
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‘UnReal’: François Arnaud, Natalie Hall, Five More Join Season 4 Cast Of Lifetime Series

Lifetime’s UnReal is already rounding out its cast for Season 4. François Arnaud (The Borgias; Midnight, Texas), Natalie Hall (Drop Dead Diva, True Blood), Meagan Holder (Pitch, You Again), Alejandro Muñoz (Ein Sommer in Barcelona), Meghan Heffern (Designated Survivor, What If), Christopher Russell (Star Trek: Discovery, Land of the Dead) and Alli Chung (Dark Matter, The Expanse) have all signed on for Season 4. Arnaud is Tommy, a charming and ambitious game producer who…
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‘Narcos’ Star Matias Varela Inks With ICM Partners

Swedish actor Matias Varela, breakout star of Season 3 of the hit Netflix series Narcos, has signed with ICM Partners. In Narcos, Varela plays the real-life character Jorge Salcedo who was the head of security for the infamous Cali cartel. Salcedo eventually flipped, becoming a DEA informant. Varela also recurred on Showtime's The Borgias. In film, he was most recently seen opposite Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed, and opposite Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the…
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Batman v Superman concept art shows alternative designs for the Batsuit

Concept artist Jerad S. Marantz has taken to Instagram to share some of his early, unused designs for the Batsuit in last year’s DC blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; take a look below…

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Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick), Kevin Costner
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Midnight, Texas: Will You Stick With NBC's Spirited Supernatural Drama?

Midnight, Texas: Will You Stick With NBC's Spirited Supernatural Drama?
A small town full of otherworldly beings welcomed a stranger into its midst as Midnight, Texas premiered Monday on NBC. But did the supernatural drama make you feel at home, too?

In a moment, we’ll want to hear what you thought of True Blood author Charlaine Harris’ latest TV adaptation. But first, a brief recap:

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Manfred (The BorgiasFrançois Arnaud) is a rakish psychic/medium of significant ability who’s on the run from some shady folks. He hops in his Rv and hightails it out of town,
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‘Midnight, Texas’: How the Author Behind ‘True Blood’ Rewrote Her Own Vampire Rules to Create a More Tolerant World

‘Midnight, Texas’: How the Author Behind ‘True Blood’ Rewrote Her Own Vampire Rules to Create a More Tolerant World
It’s a cool February day in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a group of misfits are striding with purpose across the small town set of “Midnight, Texas.” Since the events of the shoot are for the series’ season finale, details can’t be divulged about the group’s purpose or destination yet, but what’s important is that they’re doing it as a team. With so many of vampire and supernatural shows ending in the past few years, the NBC series is looking to revitalize the genre with its emphasis on inclusion, not division.

From the author behind “True Blood,” comes “Midnight, Texas,” which shares more than a few hallmarks of HBO’s ultra racy vampire show. Besides featuring a mix of supernatural beings, including one sexy vampire main character, the NBC show is also inspired by author Charlaine Harris’ experiences with southern living. Well, Texan living, in this case.
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Comic-Con 2017: NBC’s Midnight, Texas Events Include Immersive 4D Experience & Live Tarot Card Readings

The place where only outsiders fit in is now at San Diego Comic-Con as NBC and Universal Television have plenty of Midnight, Texas events underway, including an immersive 4D experience and live tarot card readings:

Press Release: Universal City, Calif. – July 7, 2017 – NBC and Universal Television head to San Diego Comic-Con with a star-studded panel for the anticipated new supernatural thriller “Midnight, Texas” and take-over the entire Gaslamp Square with one of the largest interactive fan experiences yet. “Midnight,Texas” premieres immediately following Comic-Con weekend on Monday, July 24 at 10 P.M. Et/Pt on NBC.

NBC is also offering an exclusive fan opportunity to meet the cast of “Midnight, Texas” and best-selling author Charlaine Harris at a special book-signing of ‘Midnight Crossroads,’ the book that inspired the television series. The book signing will be held on Friday, July 21 from 5:45-7 p.m. at the Gas & Go pop-up station adjacent to the Tin Fish Gaslamp restaurant.
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Midnight, Texas Sneak Peek: A Dead Woman Needs Help, Is Kinda Gross

Midnight, Texas Sneak Peek: A Dead Woman Needs Help, Is Kinda Gross
The town of Midnight, Texas may reside on a veil between the world of the living and literal hell, but the ghostly vision in this exclusive sneak peek definitely feels like a dip into the underworld.

Adapted from the best-selling book trilogy from True Blood author Charlaine Harris, NBC’s upcoming supernatural drama follows newly relocated psychic/medium Manfred (The BorgiasFrançois Arnaud) as he adjusts to life in the titular town. His new neighbors (of both the human and supernatural variety) include: a witch (Luke Cage’s Parisa Fitz-Henley); an angel (Sex and the City’s Jason Lewis); a
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‘Their Finest’ UK DVD and Blu-ray release details announced

The UK DVD and Blu-ray release of British film Their Finest has been announced.

Capturing and reflecting the spirit of a nation at war, one woman must navigate the complexities of movie production, the stiff upper lips of government and her own romantic entanglements in the irresistible British comedy drama Their Finest, available on digital platforms from August 14th and on Blu-ray and DVD from August 21st courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

1940, London, the Blitz. With the country’s morale at stake, inexperienced screenwriter, Catrin (Gemma Arterton; The Girl With All The Gifts, Tamara Drewe) and a makeshift cast and crew work under fire to make a film to lift the country’s flagging spirits and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow screenwriter, Buckley (Sam Claflin; My Cousin Rachel, Me Before You), the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the
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Snowpiercer: Mickey Sumner Joins TNT Pilot Based on 2013 Thriller

Snowpiercer: Mickey Sumner Joins TNT Pilot Based on 2013 Thriller
Frances Ha standout Mickey Sumner has come aboard Snowpiercer, TNT’s forthcoming adaptation of the 2013 futuristic thriller, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe, all as class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are called into question. Sumner will play Bess Till, a brakeman who is part of the train’s security force who suddenly finds herself caught up in
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