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Mamie Gummer, Madeline Brewer, Brian Cox Join William Brent Bell’s ‘Separation’

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Mamie Gummer, Madeline Brewer, Brian Cox Join William Brent Bell’s ‘Separation’
Mamie Gummer, Madeline Brewer, Violet McGraw and Brian Cox have been added to the cast of Separation, joining Rupert Friend in the pic, a supernatural thriller directed by A Devil Inside helmer William Brent Bell.

The film takes on the horrifying consequences of divorce, and is being described as a cross between Kramer vs. Kramer and films like Sixth Sense and Mama. Friend and Gummer will play Jeff and Maggie, a newly separated couple battling for custody of their 7-year-old daughter (McGraw). Brewer will play the couple’s longtime nanny, and Cox is Maggie’s overbearing father. Nick Amadeus and Joshua Braun penned the script.

Bell is producing with Yale ProductionsJordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman Russ Posternak and Jesse Korman, along with RainMaker’s Clay Pecorin and Russell Geyser. Seth Posternak and Dennis Rice are xecutive producers, and Yale Productions’ Jon Keeyes is a co-producer.

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‘The Boy’ Director Plans Horrific ‘Separation’ with Rupert Friend

‘The Boy’ Director Plans Horrific ‘Separation’ with Rupert Friend
Rupert Friend (“Homeland”) will star in Separation, directed by William Brent Bell (The Boy, The Devil Inside), reports THR. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the story is said to be a contemporary supernatural thriller that explores the terrifying consequences of divorce like no film before, taking a page from Kramer vs. Kramer as well as The Sixth Sense and Mama. […]
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Rupert Friend to Star in Divorce-Themed Horror Film 'Separation' (Exclusive)

Rupert Friend to Star in Divorce-Themed Horror Film 'Separation' (Exclusive)
Rupert Friend will star in Separation, directed by William Brent Bell.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the story is said to be a contemporary supernatural thriller that explores the terrifying consequences of divorce like no film before, taking a page from Kramer vs. Kramer as well as The Sixth Sense and Mama. Nick Amadeus and Joshua Braun wrote the screenplay.

One of today’s most in-demand genre filmmakers, Bell is best known for a pair of horror hits -— The Boy, which was released by Stx and earned $64 million worldwide, and The Devil Inside, which cost $1 ...
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Amblin Acquiring Julian Terry’s Horror Short ‘Whisper’ For Fright Feature

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Exclusive: Amblin Partners is closing a deal to turn the horror short Whisper into a feature film. Julian Terry, who directed the short, is finalizing a deal to helm the movie.

The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing. Bryce McGuire will write the script. The short is a scary scenario in which household tech devices are used as a gateway for a supernatural entity that has scores to settle. Sources say the feature version has a Poltergeist feel which seems a good fit for Amblin. The producers shopped the package last week and Amblin execs Andrew Calof and Jeb Brody moved quickly to secure it.

The short lasts just long enough to create a scare, and its brevity and proof of concept makes it reminiscent of shorts like Mama, the Spanish short film that launched the careers of It‘s Andy and Barbara Muschietti.

It’s
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Interview: Javier Botet Talks Getting into Character for Mara, Finding Freedom on Two Pigeons, and More

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Arriving in theaters and on VOD this Friday is Clive Tonge’s Mara, a supernatural thriller centered on a paranormal entity of the same name who strikes her victims by utilizing sleep paralysis as a weapon.

Daily Dead recently spoke with Botet about his creative process on Mara, how he approaches collaborating with filmmakers on bringing their visions to life, and he even discussed the freedom he experienced recently on Two Pigeons (aka Freehold), in which he plays a stowaway living inside a guy’s apartment and takes full advantage of his stealthy status, as the makeup-free experience allowed him to really let loose.

So great to speak with you, Javier. In terms of Mara, and maybe this applies to other movies as well, but when you're coming on to do a character like this, what is your process as an actor? Do you work out the physicality before the makeup process,
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A Bloody Bev Headlines New Set Photo From It: Chapter Two

Beverly Marsh drenched in (fake) blood? It can only be the latest set photo from It: Chapter Two.

The New Line horror sequel is currently in the final stages of production as it prepares for a primetime release in September of 2019, and with big-name stars like Jessica Chastain (Marsh) and James McAvoy (Bill Denbrough) already moving on to X-Men: Dark Phoenix, it’s only a matter of time before writer-director Andy Muschietti has arrived at a finished cut of It: Chapter Two.

Until that day arrives, though, the filmmaker has served up the next best thing – a new set photo of Jessica Chastain as the adult Bev draping her arms around Muschietti, despite the fact she’s smeared in blood. It’s all in good fun, of course, as Chastain and Muschietti previously worked together on the horror hit Mama.

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Watch: Actor Javier Botet Talks About Being The Super Lanky Movie Monster In Films

Most folks know the names Doug Jones and Andy Serkis, but far fewer people probably know the name Javier Botet. Much like the aforementioned named actors, Botet is a guy primarily known for the work he does behind a mask, and has had his unique physique used in lots of different films such as Mama, Crimson Peak, and The Conjuring 2. Basically, if you see a super lanky creature with big hands in a film, it's probably Botet. Learn more about the actor in the video below, and check out some clips of the films you may have seen him in:
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The Flash Is Casting Rag Doll For Season 5

Having known since last month that Cicada will serve as the big bad throughout The Flash‘s fifth season, it’s about time we begin learning more about the guest villains popping up in Central City over the course of the next year. And now that the floodgates have been opened following Kiara Madeira being cast as Spin, it looks like another will soon be added to the club.

As it turns out, the next evildoer in town has been around since the Golden Age, yet hasn’t received too much exposure outside of the comics – barring the animated series The Batman, of course. In case you’re wondering, it’s Rag Doll whom we’re here to discuss today.

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Short Film They Hear It Gets Feature Adaptation

Legendary Pictures will be turning director Julian Terry’s short film They Hear It into a feature film. The goal is evidently to make a successful low budget horror short to movie hit ala Lights Out and Mama. Created by Terry as a proof of concept short, Terry won the Annabelle Creation short film contest last […]

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Legendary, Picture Co To Turn Julian Terry Short ‘They Hear It’ Into Horror Feature

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Legendary, Picture Co To Turn Julian Terry Short ‘They Hear It’ Into Horror Feature
Exclusive: Legendary Entertainment and The Picture Company have secured the rights to first time filmmaker Julian Terry’s horror short They Hear It. Created by Terry as a proof of concept short, the film will be turned into a feature by Legendary and The Picture Company on which Terry will make his directing debut. The premise: there is a mysterious and terrifying noise called The Sound that attracts children when they hear it. Full plot details of the feature version are being kept under wraps, but sources compare the story to It and A Nightmare On Elm Street, films that explore an ominous presence that stalks the youthful inhabitants of a small community.

The Picture Company’s Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona will produce the film, and Jacob Chase will be executive producer. Chase is the writer/director behind another high-concept horror short turned movie project – Larry, which Amblin Partners
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It Chapter Two Begins Production – Stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy

Back to Derry with these Losers. #ITMovie pic.twitter.com/dvg0fEP9Ts

— It Movie (@ITMovieOfficial) July 2, 2018

Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s “It Chapter Two,” director Andy Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “It,” which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “It” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest grossing horror film of all time.

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. Bill Skarsgård returns in the seminal role of Pennywise. James McAvoy stars as Bill, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa (TV’s “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) as Mike, Jay Ryan (TV’s “Mary Kills People”) as Ben,
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Check Out The Self-Directed Music Video For Rudy Mancuso’s First Solo Single, “Mama”

The multi-talented YouTube star Rudy Mancuso is continuing his musical foray with "Mama" -- the third single from his forthcoming album, and the first song that he has released from the project without a collaborator. Previously, Mancuso teamed with girlfriend Maia Mitchell and noted writer/performer Poo Bear on singles "Magic" and "Black & White," respectively.

In "Mama," Mancuso reflects on life lessons learned as a result of succumbing to temptation. The music video is surreal and sad, with Mancuso dancing alongside a fleet of animal mascots who attempt to lure him toward the very vices that his mother warns against, like drinking and smoking. He also gets repeatedly slapped in the face in a bid to jar him out of these unhealthy patterns.

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Jessica Chastain Joined ‘It: Chapter Two’ Because She’s a Stephen King Fan Who Loves How Horror ‘Empowers Women’

Jessica Chastain Joined ‘It: Chapter Two’ Because She’s a Stephen King Fan Who Loves How Horror ‘Empowers Women’
It was the kind of casting that seems preordained: When Jessica Chastain was officially tapped in February to play the adult Beverly Marsh in the much-anticipated horror sequel “It: Chapter Two,” the news came only after months of fans dream casting the redhead for the role, drumming up enough chatter that Chastain herself happily admitted to wanting the role in November of last year. The chance to take on the part of grown up Beverly (played by Sophia Lillis in the 2017 horror hit) also appealed to Chastain because it would reunite her with two of her favorite collaborators: director Andy Muschietti and his producer sister Barbara Muschietti.

But that wasn’t the only element that spoke to her. Like plenty of other genre fans, Chastain grew up reading Stephen King’s books and watching the movies they inspired, even if she was perhaps a smidge too young to dip into his brand of terror.
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Law & Order: Svu Season 19 Episode 21 Review: Mama

I'm a sucker for a good love story.

It was only a small part of the plot of  Law & Order: Svu Season 19 Episode 21, but Hal Linden's guest appearance broke my heart. He was hopelessly in love with a woman who first rejected him for her husband, then forgot him altogether because of dementia.

And then at the end of the hour, he came to the nursing home with flowers and Maddie finally remembered his name, bringing tears to my eyes.

I'm grateful that these two people got somewhat of a happy ending rather than some bizarre twist in which he turned out to have raped her.

"Mama" wasn't really about the love story between Maddie and Leonard Maxwell, of course. That was just a sideline.

In some ways, the case was a subplot too. The real story here was the way elderly people in nursing homes are treated. 

These women,
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George Clooney Had Dad Jokes at Met Gala, Quipped Twins Were Underneath Amal Clooney's Dress

He has dad jokes! According to Page Six, George Clooney was overheard at the Met Gala on Monday, May 7, joking that his twins were underneath his wife Amal Clooney's enormous dress. He was kidding, obviously, because no one at the event was lucky enough to meet their son and daughter! The lawyer stepped out in a Richard Quinn rose-covered gown with pants underneath alongside her hubby, who looked dapper in a black tuxedo with a white shirt and black bowtie. The duo previously welcomed their twins, Alexander and Ella, 11 months, in June 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) In a previous interview, Amal gushed about their kids' first words. "We’ve had some 'Mamas' and 'Dadas,'" she shared with Vogue. "George was very careful to ensure that 'Mama' was the first word." Too funny! George and Amal previously tied the knot in September 2014, and both are still smitten
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HBO Films’ “The Tale” Premieres on May 26

The Tale chronicles one woman’s powerful investigation into her own childhood memories, as she is forced to re-examine her first sexual experience – and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. Premiering on HBO on Saturday, May 26, the HBO Films presentation is written and directed by Sundance Grand Prize winner and Emmy–nominee Jennifer Fox, who based it on her own true story. It stars Laura Dern (Big Little Lies), Isabelle Nélisse (Mama), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager), Jason Ritter (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World), Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under), and John Heard (The Sopranos), with Common (Selma)

HBO Films’ “The Tale” Premieres on May 26
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It 2 Will Be Scarier and More Intense Promises Director

It 2 Will Be Scarier and More Intense Promises Director
It 2 is going to be even scarier than the first movie. It arrive in theaters last fall and, though a great many people were excited about a big screen adaptation of Stephen King's beloved novel, the movie caught virtually everyone by surprise. While the movie was quite scary, it also worked in a lot of humor and heart for good measure, which helped make it appealing to a very wide audience. Now, director Andy Muschietti is teasing a very different kind of experience for the upcoming second installment.

Warner Bros. recently presented at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and, unsurprisingly, one of the projects they teased during their presentation was It: Chapter 2. During the presentation, he promised that the movie is "going to be scarier and more intense," than the first one. He even went so far as to warn moviegoers to, "bring your adult diapers." So it's clear that
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Laura Dern comes to terms with her traumatic life in trailer for The Tale

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Laura Dern stars in the trailer for the real-life story, The Tale. A story based on the director, Jennifer Fox’s traumatic childhood.

The film is the first narrative feature from Sundance Grand Prize Winner and Emmy nominated writer-director Jennifer Fox, whose documentary films have earned international acclaim for their groundbreaking artistry and unflinching honesty. Fox has been extremely brave in bringing the story, which is based on her own life, to life. She pushes forward the boundaries of conventional storytelling, creating a dialogue between past and present to illustrate the interplay between memory and trauma.

The HBO Film stars Laura Dern, Jason Ritter (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World), Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), Academy Award winner Common (Selma), Frances Conroy, John Heard (The Sopranos), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager), and Isabel Nélisse (Mama).

Also in trailers – International trailer for Venom starring Tom Hardy arrives

The Tale premieres May 26 on HBO.
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TV News Roundup: ‘Glow’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date at Netflix

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TV News Roundup: ‘Glow’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date at Netflix
In today’s roundup, “Glow” Season 2 gets a premiere date and truTV renewed “At Home with Amy Sedaris” for a second season.

Casting

Anne Archer, Fionnula Flanagan, Hal Linden and Joe Piscopo will guest star in “Mama,” a new episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” airing May 16 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on NBC. Flanagan plays Madeleine, an assisted living home patient suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease who claims to have been raped, while other characters question her mental fitness to remember. Linden plays an enigmatic man from Madeleine’s past, while Piscopo appears as a Frank Sinatra impersonator working at the facility. Rounding out the guest stars, Archer portrays a notorious actress connected to the case.

Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Michael Strahan will headline Fox Sports’ new “Thursday Night Football Pregame Show” live from New York City for the 2018 NFL season. The “Thursday Night Football Pregame
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Svu Sets Guest Cast for Episode About an Alzheimer's Patient's Rape Claim

Svu Sets Guest Cast for Episode About an Alzheimer's Patient's Rape Claim
Fionnula Flanagan, Hal Linden, Anne Archer and comedian Joe Piscopo are set to guest-star in an episode of NBC’s Law & Order: Svu that investigates a rape claim made by a woman living with Alzheimer’s Disease.

In the episode, titled “Mama” and airing Wednesday, May 16 at 9/8c, Flanagan (Defiance) plays Madeline, an assisted living home patient who lives with Alzheimer’s. When she claims to have been raped, her mental state brings her allegation into question.

Archer (Privileged) in turn plays a notorious actress connected to the case, while Linden (Barney Miller) guest-stars as a mysterious man from Madeline’s past.
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