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Domhnall Gleeson Joins ‘Run’ Pilot at HBO

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Domhnall Gleeson Joins ‘Run’ Pilot at HBO
Domhnall Gleeson has been cast in a lead role in the upcoming comedy pilot “Run” at HBO, Variety has confirmed.

The project is described as a romantic-comedic-thriller that follows Ruby, a woman living a humdrum existence, who one day gets a text, inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame.

Gleeson will play Billy Johnson, a successful life guru from a wealthy Irish family. Born with the gift of the gab, he deftly combines a boatload of charisma with a boundless need for approval.

Gleeson’s latest projects include Andrea Berloff’s “The Kitchen,” “The Little Stranger” directed by Lenny Abrahamson, “Peter Rabbit” directed by Will Gluck, and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Other credits include Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel “Brooklyn,” “The Revenant” directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu,
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Star Wars' Domhnall Gleeson Lands Male Lead in HBO Pilot Run

Star Wars' Domhnall Gleeson Lands Male Lead in HBO Pilot Run
Star Wars‘ Domhnall Gleeson has landed a starring role in HBO’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge-produced pilot Run, TVLine has learned.

Written by Waller-Bridge’s frequent collaborator Vicky Jones, Run — which is being billed as a comedic thriller — centers on ex-lovers who made a pact 15 years ago that if they ever needed to escape life, they could send each other a simple text message, “Run,” and impulsively disappear together.

Gleeson will play Billy Johnson, a successful life guru from a wealthy Irish family. Born with the gift of the gab, he deftly combines a boatload of charisma with a boundless need for approval.
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'Run': Domhnall Gleeson To Star In HBO Comedic Thriller Pilot

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'Run': Domhnall Gleeson To Star In HBO Comedic Thriller Pilot
In his first major TV series commitment, Domhnall Gleeson, known for his roles in the Star Wars and Harry Potter movie franchise and in Ex Machina, has been tapped to star opposite Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Run, a romantic comedic thriller pilot from Killing Eve creator Waller-Bridge and her frequent collaborator Vicky Jones. Waller-Bridge has a recurring role in the project, which hails from Entertainment One, Jones and Waller-Bridge’s DryWrite and Wigwam Films.

Written by Jones, Run centers on Ruby, a woman living a humdrum existence, who one day gets a text, inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame.

Gleeson will play Billy Johnson, a successful life guru from a wealthy Irish family. Born with the gift of the gab, he deftly combines a boatload of charisma with a boundless need for approval.
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‘BoJack Horseman’ Insiders Break Down the Vietnam Episode and How No One Can Pronounce ‘Nguyen’ Correctly

‘BoJack Horseman’ Insiders Break Down the Vietnam Episode and How No One Can Pronounce ‘Nguyen’ Correctly
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “BoJack Horseman” Season 5, Episode 2, “The Dog Days Are Over.”]

Beneath the animated, anthropomorphic, and pun-tastic exterior of“BoJack Horseman” is a brilliantly satirical series that conveys an uncanny authenticity when it comes to representing the troubled side of the human emotional experience. That’s why it rang false that the Vietnamese American character Diane Nguyen was voiced by white actress Alison Brie. In January, creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg tweeted out a mea culpa about the cartoon whitewashing, and discussed with IndieWire how his “colorblind” casting didn’t result in inclusivity or proper representation, which he was determined to improve on his show.

While “BoJack Horseman” has increased its casting of people of color, in “The Dog Days Are Over” the show was able to increase inclusivity behind the scenes as well. In the episode, Diane is left adrift after divorcing Mr. Peanutbutter and heads to Vietnam, where her parents are from.
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Mark Hamill Was the Subject of a Royal Prank While Meeting Princess Margaret in 1980

Mark Hamill Was the Subject of a Royal Prank While Meeting Princess Margaret in 1980
May the farce be with you, Mark Hamill!

Billy Dee Williams took a trip down memory lane on Wednesday, sharing “one of my favorite photos” on Twitter: A snap featuring his Star Wars costar nervously looking towards the ground as he shook hands with Queen Elizabeth‘s sister, Princess Margaret, at the London premiere of The Empire Strikes Back in 1980.

Turns out, there may be more to the lack of eye contact between the actor and the royal than just a respectful bow.

“This photo was snapped moments after @realbdw told me that direct eye contact with royalty was
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IFC Midnight Acquires Thriller ‘Rust Creek’ Starring Hermione Corfield

IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to Rust Creek, a thriller directed by Jen McGowan, penned by Julie Lipson and starring Hermione Corfield. The label plans for a January theatrical release.

Corfield, in her first leading role, plays Sawyer, an ambitious, overachieving college senior with a seemingly bright future. While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen Kentucky woods, where she’s punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. She is forced into an uneasy alliance with an enigmatic loner (Jay Paulson) with shadowy intentions to escape alive. Sean O’Bryan, John Marshall Jones, Micah Hauptman, Daniel R. Hill and Jeremy Glazer co-star.

The story comes from Lunacy Productions’ Stu Pollard, who also produced. McGowan’s debut feature, 2014’s Kelly & Cal, was also released by IFC.
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IFC Midnight Buys U.S. Rights to Survival Thriller ‘Rust Creek’

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IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. rights to the thriller “Rust Creek,” starring British actress Hermione Corfield in her first leading role.

Jen McGowan directed from a script by Julie Lipson, based on a story by Lunacy Productions’ Stu Pollard, who also produced the thriller.

“Rust Creek” stars Jay Paulson, Sean O’Bryan, John Marshall Jones, Micah Hauptman, Daniel R. Hill, and Jeremy Glazer. IFC Midnight is planning a January theatrical release.

Corfield, whose credits include “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” plays an ambitious, overachieving college senior with a seemingly bright future. While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen Kentucky woods, where she’s punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. With nowhere left to run, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with Paulson’s enigmatic loner.

In accordance with Lunacy Productions’ mandate to support female filmmakers,
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Rian Johnson Enlists Sissy Spacek & David Strathairn For New LCD Soundsystem Music Video

Lost in the controversy surrounding “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is the fact that regardless of fandom’s opinion on the film, filmmaker Rian Johnson is still a pretty great talent. You may not like what he did with Luke Skywalker, Snoke, or Rey’s parents, but the writer-director has already impressed many with his work on “Brick” and “Looper” before he took on the massive “Star Wars” universe.

Continue reading Rian Johnson Enlists Sissy Spacek & David Strathairn For New LCD Soundsystem Music Video at The Playlist.
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Domhnall Gleeson slams toxic Star Wars fans for harassment of Kelly Marie Tran

During an interview with HeyUGuys to promote the release of his new movie The Little Stranger, actor Domhnall Gleeson has spoken out in defence of his Star Wars: The Last Jedi co-star Kelly Marie Tran, slamming those toxic fans who were responsible for harassing and abusing the actress and leading to her exit from social media.

“People having an opinion about the film is absolutely fine,” said Gleeson, who will reunite with Tran on next year’s Star Wars: Episode IX. “You pay your money, and you’re allowed to have an opinion. The stuff with Kelly was bullshit. That’s a different thing altogether, so those people are just morons. Those people are just assholes. It’s a different level of stuff. You don’t buy that when you buy your tickets. I thought the piece she wrote was amazing and I’ve got huge respect for her. I
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Luke Skywalker’s Last Words Revealed in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Comic

Marvel’s comic book adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi fleshes out Rian Johnson‘s acclaimed film, inserting tiny gems that make Episode 8 feel all the richer. And while The Last Jedi provided us with the perfect ending to Luke’s (Mark Hamill) journey, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi comic book throws a cherry on top with its insight […]

The post Luke Skywalker’s Last Words Revealed in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Comic appeared first on /Film.
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Exclusive: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Lenny Abrahamson talk their thrilling film The Little Stranger

To celebrate the release of The Little Stranger, which hits UK cinemas this weekend, we sat down with the film’s stars and director to discuss the film and why we all love a good ghost story.

The film is directed by Lenny Abrahamson and stars Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars), Ruth Wilson (The Affair), Will Poulter (The Revenant) and Charlotte Rampling (Red Sparrow). You can check out our interviews in the video below, and read our review of the film here.

The Little Stranger tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother,
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Star Wars: Episode IX Theory Teases Unexpected Origins For Rey

When Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped the subversively anticlimactic twist that Rey’s parents were a pair of lowlife nobodies, not only did the Rian Johnson-helmed film diverge from the franchise’s tradition of epic, Force-infused lineages, but also went against The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams’ intentions to give the heroine a more relevant set of ancestors. But with Abrams back at the helm for Star Wars: Episode IX, many are speculating that the director will retcon the reveal from The Last Jedi to suggest that Rey actually did have a pair of pretty important parents.

That being said, you have to wonder if Abrams would really have the nerve to undo one of the bigger twists from last year’s release. Besides, if Rey’s parents really were nothing more than a pair of filthy junk traders, that still leaves the possibility that the character’s
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Superman and the Dceu: Henry Cavill Never Stood a Chance

Henry Bevan on Superman and Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill is Superman no more. When the Hollywood Reporter dropped this rumour and suggested Warner Bros. want to replace him Michael B. Jordan, the internet went into a tizzy. Some were happy to see him leave. Others were angry at DC and Warners. Many were angry their timeline was full of something they didn’t care about.

The actor himself responded with a bizarre video that didn’t confirm or deny his exit, and people must remember there has been no confirmation that he is hanging up the cape. Regardless, Superman will exist after Cavill. The actor is only renting the Fortress of Solitude.

Naturally, people are discussing Cavill’s legacy. Due to the binary nature of social media, the dialogue is split into good and bad. Professionals like Nicolas Cage and Steven S DeKnight have praised his performance, others have argued
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Adam Driver and Kanye West to Host the 44th ‘Saturday Night Live’ Premiere

Saturday Night Live is set to premiere its absolutely bonkers 44th season on September 29, and the long-running sketch comedy show is opening with one heck of a duo: Adam Driver will host the premiere with musical guest Kanye West. Driver has had a pretty fantastic 2018, which basically kick-started at the tail-end of 2017 with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in which he reprised the role of precious baby Sith boi Kylo Ren. Depending on who you ask, this marked the end of Star Wars and also possibly the world as we know …
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Disney’s 2018 Global Box Office Becomes 2nd Biggest In Studio’s History, Tops 2017

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Disney’s 2018 Global Box Office Becomes 2nd Biggest In Studio’s History, Tops 2017
Through this weekend, The Walt Disney Studios’ 2018 worldwide grosses have topped the full 2017 haul ($6.458B) to make this year already the second biggest in Mouse history. With $6,468.1M through Sunday, this is also now the third highest grossing year in industry history. The studio holds the overall industry record with 2016’s $7.6B which is followed by Universal’s $6.89B from 2015.

Disney titles so far in 2018 are split $2,745.8M domestic and $3,722.2M at the international box office.

In 2018, four movies have topped $1B globally, including three from the Magic Kingdom. The leader is Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War which in June became only the fourth movie to ever cross $2B.

Despite the underperformance of pics like Solo: A Star Wars Story ($393M) and A Wrinkle In Time ($132.7M), this has been a mighty year for the Mouse. In the billion-dollar-plus club, Infinity War is joined by Black Panther, a phenomenon and
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Star Wars: Episode IX May Reveal That There’s A Traitor In The First Order

While Disney remain stingy on official announcements regarding next year’s Star Wars: Episode IX, the leaks, rumors, and theories just keep coming, each offering some indication of how the J.J. Abrams-directed film could pick things up after the various divisive twists of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This latest leak suggests that the First Order has a traitor in their midst, and while the mysterious figure might not exactly be a Resistance sympathizer, this could still mean good news for Rey, Finn, and the rest.

The report makes the following assertion:

“Kylo Ren is suspicious of an individual in the First Order handing out information to the Resistance. Part of the Episode 9 storyline will have a cat and mouse element to it, similar to Revenge of the Sith where the Jedi were trying to find out who the Sith lord is, which turned out to be Palpatine.”

Latest
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9 New Halloween Photos Tease The Return Of Michael Myers

The other week, director John Carpenter teased that the new David Gordon Green-directed Halloween is the best of the series since the 1978 original, and based on the early reviews coming out of Tiff for the Blumhouse production, he just might be correct.

At the time of writing, Rotten Tomatoes currently has the percentage of positive reviews for the film at a very impressive 83%, based on the opinions of 40 critics. For the most part, everyone seems to be largely in agreement that Green’s managed to deliver a modern update of the long-running slasher series that does the property justice.

Co-writer Danny McBride has already expressed his hope that the movie doesn’t ruin too many childhoods, and while critical acclaim and fan adulation don’t always come hand in hand (see: Star Wars: The Last Jedi), these early reviews are about as good a forecast as we could hope for at this stage.
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Meet The Aces in new Star Wars Resistance featurette

Having introduced Team Fireball, Disney Xd has now unveiled a new featurette for Star Wars Resistance focussing on Torra Doza, Hype Fazon, Freya Fenris, Griff Halloran and Bo Keevil, five hot-shot Resistance pilots known as ‘The Aces’. Check it out here…

See Also: Star Wars Resistance featurette introduces Team Fireball

See Also: Star Wars Resistance animated series gets a first trailer

Star Wars: Resistance will feature the voices of Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives) as Kazudo Xiono, Suzie McGrath (East Enders) as Tam Ryvora, Scott Lawrence (Legion) as Jarek Yeager, Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor) as Torra Doza, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Neeku Vozo, Donald Faison (Scrubs) as Hype Fazon, Jim Rash (Community) and Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales) as Flix and Orka, respectively, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Poe Dameron, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Captain Phasma and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time) as General Leia Organa.
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Greg Grunberg’s Snap Wexley confirmed to return in Star Wars: Episode IX

He kind of let it slip himself back in July, but now it seems it is official, with Deadline reporting that Greg Grunberg will be reprising his Star Wars: The Force Awakens role as X-Wing pilot Snap Wexley in the currently in production Star Wars: Episode IX.

The news isn’t surprising at all, given that Grunberg is good friends with director J.J. Abrams and has appeared in the likes of Felicity, Alias, Lost, Mission: Impossible III, Super 8 and Star Trek Beyond for the filmmaker.

Grunberg, whose character sat out last year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will next be seen in the Bradley Cooper-directed A Star Is Born, which opens in October.

See Also: First set photos from Star Wars: Episode IX feature Finn, Poe and Chewbacca

Star Wars: Episode IX is set for release on December 20th 2019 with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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‘Sorry for Your Loss’ Review: A Nuanced Portrait of Grief

‘Sorry for Your Loss’ Review: A Nuanced Portrait of Grief
Grief is a very tough sell as the subject of an ongoing TV show. Whatever catharsis the dramatization might offer in short bursts, the potential for the “Why am I still watching this?” reflex is incredibly high.

The Leftovers tried to alleviate this problem by wrapping the whole idea in sci-fi craziness (not that it did much good, ratings-wise). Showtime’s new Kidding has the benefit of Jim Carrey, but still seems afraid of getting too close, too often, to the feelings of loss that are ripping his character apart.
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