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‘Fargo’ Season 4: Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw Among 12 Cast

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FX has revealed the Season 4 cast for Emmy-winning limited series Fargo, toplined by Chris Rock. Production begins this fall in Chicago for premiere on FX in 2020.

Joining Rock in the next installment are Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jason Schwartzman (Funny People), Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2), Jessie Buckley (Beast), Salvatore Esposito (Gomorrah), Andrew Bird (Baskets), Jeremie Harris (Legion), Gaetano Bruno (La porta rossa), Anji White (The Chi), Francesco Acquaroli, E’myri Crutchfield (Roots) and Amber Midthunder (Hell or High Water).

Created, written, directed and executive produced by Noah Hawley, who also serves as showrunner, the fourth installment is set in 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri. The locale serves as the crossroads and collisions of two migrations — Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the Us at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African
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Competition: Win horror ‘The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead’ on DVD!

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To celebrate the release of The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead – out on DVD and Digital 22nd July – we have a DVD up for grabs.

The seaweed is certainly not always greener in this particular lake. The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead begins with a mermaid falling in love with a human, but that’s where the similarities with Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale end, instead taking a terrifying twist as she instead aims to keep him underwater in her Kingdom of Death while his fiancé must overcome her fear of water in order to save his life. Creepy, haunting and packed with jump-scares, you’ll never feel safe to go back in the water.

If, like us, you like your horror films frothing and foaming with supernatural creatures and haunting visuals, this is one to cast your nets for.

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‘Carrier’ Podcast First Trailer: Upcoming Thriller Stars ‘Bad Times At The El Royale’s Cynthia Erivo

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Exclusive: Here’s a first trailer for new podcast Carrier, whose voice cast is led by Widows and Bad Times at the El Royale star Cynthia Erivo. Erivo also co-produces the podcast from burgeoning Los Angeles audio firm QCode, which was also behind the hit Rami Malek podcast Blackout.

Tony Award winner Erivo (The Color Purple) plays a long-haul truck driver who during her all-night trip across rural America discovers she’s transporting a trailer with disturbing, mysterious contents. The seven-episode series, QCode’s second narrative show, launches July 15 on Apple Podcasts.

Also starring in the scripted audio thriller are Lamorne Morris (New Girl), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Lance Reddick (The Wire), Elliott Gould (Ocean’s Eight), Robert Longstreet (The Haunting of Hill House), Dale Dickey (Hell or High Water) and Chris Ellis (The Oath). Also in the mix are Steve Howey, Oliver Cooper, Byron Bowers and Joel McKinnon Miller.
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Fantasia 2019: Evil Moves in Next Door in the Teaser Trailer & Poster for The Wretched

The Wretched was included in Sara Clements' list of "Five Female-Centric Films We Can’t Wait to See" at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, and ahead of its world premiere at the fest, we've been provided with the film's teaser trailer to share with Daily Dead readers, offering an eerie look at an ancient evil that moves in next door to a teenager one fateful summer.

Written and directed by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce, The Wretched stars John-Paul Howard (Hell or High Water), Piper Curda (I Didn’t Do It), Azie Tesfai (Supergirl), and Kevin Bigley (Netflix’s Upload).

The Wretched will make its world premiere at Fantasia on Friday, July 19th. To learn more, visit the film's official page on Fantasia's website, check out the teaser trailer (following its premiere on Bloody Disgusting) and poster below, and go here to catch up on
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Johnny Depp in The Professor Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital July 9th

Oscar® nominee Johnny Depp stars in the hilarious and heartwarming dark comedy The Professor, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital July 9 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. Depp plays a college professor who decides to live his last chapter with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness alongside A-list costars Rosemarie DeWitt, Zoey Deutch, and Golden Globe® nominee Ron Livingston. Produced by Oscar®-winner Greg Shapiro, Braden Aftergood (Hell or High Water), and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special), and written and directed by Wayne Roberts, this rogueishly humorous and touching film is not to be missed!. The Professor Blu-ray and DVD will include a making-of featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Johnny Depp delivers a wickedly funny performance as Richard, a buttoned-down college lecturer who, after learning he has six months to live, transforms into a rebellious party animal.
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Solstice Studios hires Nicholas Sherry to key sales role (exclusive)

Solstice Studios hires Nicholas Sherry to key sales role (exclusive)
Production on Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged set to start in New Orleans next month.

Solstice Studios has added a key member to the sales team, bringing on Nicholas Sherry from Sierra/Affinity to serve as vice-president of international sales.

Sherry will focus on Asia and emerging markets, and reports to acquisitions and international head Crystal Bourbeau.

The Australian executive was vice-president of international sales and distribution at Sierra/Affinity, where he worked on such films as Hell Or High Water, Manchester By The Sea, Molly’s Game, I, Tonya, and the upcoming Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.

President and CEO Mark Gill,
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Yellowstone Season 2 Premiere Delivers Series Highs

Yellowstone's highly anticipated return to Paramount Network delivered robust ratings for the Viacom-owned cabler. 

Yellowstone Season 2 Episode 1 pulled in 3.9 million total viewers across the night, according to a press release. 

In doing so, the Kevin Costner-fronted drama became cables most-watched original premiere this summer. 

Related: Yellowstone Scores Early Season 3 Renewal

The premiere was simulcast on Cmt, while an encore aired later on Wednesday night, and those numbers have been factored into the figures given from Paramount

In adults 18-49, Yellowstone Season 2's premiere was up 19 percent vs. last year' series premiere. 

L+Sd ratings for the Yellowstone season two premiere are included below, followed by the increase from the season one premiere:

· P25-54: 1.13 (+11%)

· M25-54: 1.28 (+20%)

· W25-54: .99 (+2%)

· P18-49: .79 (+19%)

· M18-49: .89 (+24%)

· W18-49: .68 (+12%)

The series also emerged a hit on social media, becoming the #1 most social cable drama for the night,
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Sean Penn Set to Direct Josh Brolin in Flag Day Starring Ensemble Cast

Sean Penn Set to Direct Josh Brolin in Flag Day Starring Ensemble Cast
Two-time Academy Award&#174 winner Sean Penn will direct Flag Day, in which he will star alongside his daughter Dylan Penn. Principal photography began this week.

Also joining the Flag Day cast are Academy Award&#174 nominee Josh Brolin, two-time Tony Award&#174 winner Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble (True Blood), Hopper Penn (War Machine), Miles Teller, and Katheryn Winnick. Tony Award&#174 winning wright Jez Butterworth penned the screenplay, which is based on Jennifer Vogel's 2005 memoir "Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father's Counterfeit Life.}

Based on a true story, Flag Day is an illuminating portrait of a daughter struggling to overcome the loving yet dark legacy of her con man father.

Five-time Academy Award&#174 nominee Sean Penn won the award twice for his lead performances in Milk and Mystic River and is the acclaimed director of Academy Award&#174 nominated Into the Wild, as well as The Pledge,
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Paramount Network Orders ‘The Last Cowboy’ Unscripted Series From Taylor Sheridan

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Paramount Network has ordered The Last Cowboy, an original unscripted series from Yellowstone co-creator Taylor Sheridan, Truly Original and 101 Studios.

The Last Cowboy features highly-skilled horsemen and trainers competing in the intense, high-stakes world of professional reining. It chronicles the lives of eight men and women who compete on the regular reining circuit, a western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops. These horsemen are determined to elevate and preserve the cowboy tradition as they train and engage in the exclusive ultra-competitive sport.

In conjunction with the series, Sheridan is also launching a reining event called “Run for a Million,” the sport’s first-ever, arena-based competition with a $1 million purse, marking the largest in its history. The upcoming experience will take place on August 15-17, 2019 at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, and the competition will come to life in the series finale.
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Yellowstone Season 2 Episode 1 Review: A Thundering

The return of the cable ratings success story Yellowstone means a lot of new story to slug through.

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This Yellowstone review contains spoilers.

Yellowstone Season 2 Episode 1

Earlier this morning, before the Yellowstone season 2 premiere on Paramount Network, the cable network announced in a press release that it had ordered a third season of the ratings success. The next batch of 10 episodes, which will continue the 10-episode run that began tonight, will premiere sometime in 2020. Oh, and remember Josh Holloway from Lost? He’s going to be in it, too.

Discussing Yellowstone’s season 3 renewal may be a strange way to begin a recap of “A Thundering,” the season 2 premiere episode, but it’s also an appropriate one. Three episodes into its initial run last summer, the drama series from Sicario and Hell or High Water writer Taylor Sheridan quickly became one of basic cable’s most-watched programs
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‘Flag Day’ Shoot Under Way: Sean Penn Directs & Stars In Drama With Dylan Penn, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Katheryn Winnick, More

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‘Flag Day’ Shoot Under Way: Sean Penn Directs & Stars In Drama With Dylan Penn, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Katheryn Winnick, More
Shoot is under way on Sean Penn-directed feature drama Flag Day, in which Penn will star alongside daughter Dylan Penn (Elvis & Nixon).

The strong supporting cast joining the production includes Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men), Norbert Leo Butz (Fair Game), Dale Dickey (Hell Or High Water), Eddie Marsan (Happy-Go-Lucky), Bailey Noble (True Blood), Hopper Penn (War Machine), Miles Teller (Whiplash), and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings).

Jez Butterworth (Edge Of Tomorrow) has penned the screenplay, which is based on Jennifer Vogel’s 2005 memoir Film-Flam Man: The True Story Of My Father’s Counterfeit Life. Based on a true story, the long-gestating film is a portrait of a daughter struggling to overcome the loving but dark legacy of her con man father.

William Horberg (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Jon Kilik (Babel) and Fernando Sulichin (Snowden) are producing the feature, which is a Wonderful Films, Rahway Road, New Element Films and Clyde Is Hungry Films production.
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Emmy spotlight: Kevin Costner modernizes the image of the Wild West on the Paramount Network’s ‘Yellowstone’

Emmy spotlight: Kevin Costner modernizes the image of the Wild West on the Paramount Network’s ‘Yellowstone’
Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Ian McShane, Ed Harris, Chris Cooper — all these performers are part of a vanishing breed of actor who can pull off being a cowboy in movies and on TV.

But could they be believable as a modern-day rancher protecting his family’s Montana cattle ranch that is the size of Rhode Island from being encroached upon by lumber companies, oil drillers, home builders, Native American casino interests and others looking to make a killing by destroying nature in the raw.

There is one actor who has the giddy-up to play such a nuanced patriarch and not devolve into a J.R. Ewing caricature and that is Kevin Costner. He’s proven that on the Paramount Network’s popular neo-Western “Yellowstone” as the head of the Dutton clan on a spread where you are just as likely to bump into a designer-suited
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Brian Tyler (‘Yellowstone’ composer) on going back in time for his ‘ancient’-sounding score [Exclusive Video Interview]

Brian Tyler (‘Yellowstone’ composer) on going back in time for his ‘ancient’-sounding score [Exclusive Video Interview]
Composer Brian Tyler “hadn’t really delved into” the western genre before signing onto “Yellowstone,” but he was eager to work on this series by Oscar-nominated writer-director Taylor Sheridan (“Hell or High Water“), who approached it like “a 10-hour movie” about “this family that’s at war, partly with itself, partly with others.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Tyler above.

See Emmy spotlight: Neo-Western ‘Yellowstone’ abides with Taylor Sheridan in charge of creative reins

The Paramount Network drama centers on a Montana ranching family fighting back as their land is encroached upon. Kevin Costner stars as John Dutton, the family patriarch, and the show’s cast also features Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser and Gil Birmingham.

“It really feels like a classic tale that’s out of time,” says Tyler of the series. So he “wanted to go back and look at music of the past.
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Emmy spotlight: Neo-Western ‘Yellowstone’ abides with Taylor Sheridan in charge of the creative reins

Emmy spotlight: Neo-Western ‘Yellowstone’ abides with Taylor Sheridan in charge of the creative reins
Hollywood has deputized Taylor Sheridan as the trail master of a new breed of 21st century Westerns. The actor turned screenwriter known for his lawman David Hale on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” first tackled the big screen with his so-called “frontier trilogy”: 2015’s “Sicario,”a Mexican drug-war thriller; 2016’s Texas-set “Hell or High Water,” about modern-day bank-robbing brothers; and 2017’s “Wind River,” the Lone Star native’s directorial debut that focused on the sad fates of Native Americans on a Wyoming reservation.

Sheridan struck gold with an Oscar nomination for his original script for “Hell or High Water,” which was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Jeff Bridges and Best Editing.

Last year, Sheridan went full-on westward ho with the arrival of “Yellowstone” on the newly minted cable channel Paramount Network. The cross between “Dallas” and old-school ‘60s TV Westerns like “The Rifleman” and “Gunsmoke
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‘Harry Haft’ First Look: Ben Foster and Vicky Krieps Star in Barry Levinson’s True-Life Boxing Drama

‘Harry Haft’ First Look: Ben Foster and Vicky Krieps Star in Barry Levinson’s True-Life Boxing Drama
After another transformative year, “Leave No Trace” and “Hell or High Water” star Ben Foster is slipping into one more immersive role. Foster is currently shooting Barry Levinson’s fact-based drama “Harry Haft,” which sees the actor taking on yet another demanding part, the kind the actor seems to thrive on. Based on the true story of Haft — which was dramatized in the novel “Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano” by Alan Scott Haft, Haft’s own son — the film will weave together the incredible drama of Haft’s life, from his time spent in Auschwitz to his eventual escape to New York City and its brutal professional boxing scene, all in hopes of recapturing a great lost love.

Per its current synopsis, the film follows Harry Haft, “who is driven by his love of a woman to survive the unimaginable horrors of the German concentration camps.
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Kristen Stewart To Star In Ben Foster’s Directorial Debut About Writer William S. Burroughs

Ben Foster has really come into his own as an actor. After co-starring in 2016’s Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water,” the actor went on to star in “Hostiles” and last year’s incredible “Leave No Trace.” Those are a far cry from his early career, which saw him star in “Freaks and Geeks” and “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Now, the actor is trying his time behind the camera, with a directorial debut starring none other than Kristen Stewart.

Continue reading Kristen Stewart To Star In Ben Foster’s Directorial Debut About Writer William S. Burroughs at The Playlist.
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Kristen Stewart, Ben Foster to Star in William S. Burroughs Film

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Kristen Stewart, Ben Foster to Star in William S. Burroughs Film
Kristen Stewart, Ben Foster and Tom Glynn-Carney have signed on to star in an untitled drama about Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs with Foster making his directorial debut on the project.

The film explores an unusual love triangle between Burroughs, portrayed by Foster; his charismatic, common-law muse, Joan Vollmer, played by Stewart; and a straight-laced American expatriate portrayed Glynn-Carney, who upends their lives to the extreme. Foster will direct from a script he’s co-written with Oren Moverman, based on Burroughs’ early works.

Burroughs, a heroin addict, killed Vollmer in a 1951 shooting accident in Mexico City. He achieved success two years later with his first novel, “Junkie.” He’s best known for his 1959 novel “Naked Lunch.”

Celluloid Dreams has acquired the international sales rights to the project and will be selling it at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens May 14. UTA Independent Film Group will handle sales for the United States and Canada.
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Kristen Stewart to Star in Ben Foster’s Directorial Debut

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Kristen Stewart to Star in Ben Foster’s Directorial Debut
Kristen Stewart will star in Ben Foster’s still-untitled directorial debut, an adaptation of William Burrough’s early works and letters.

Foster and Oren Moverman wrote the screenplay for the project — Celluloid Dreams has acquired the international sales rights for the film that will also star Tom Glynn-Carney.

Olive ProductionsWren Arthur, Waypoint’s Ken Kao, and Sight Unseen’s Moverman are producing, with Olive’s Steve Buscemi serving as executive producer.

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The film will explore an unusual love triangle between Burroughs (Foster) and his common-law muse Joan Vollmer (Stewart) and an American ex-pat named Allerton (Glynn-Carney). Burroughs is regarded as the primary literary outlaw of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, who served as an inspiration to many other writers.

“We have found the perfect partners in Hengameh Panahi and Charlotte Mickie of Celluloid Dreams,” Foster stated.
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‘Yellowstone’ Season 2 To Make World Premiere At Atx Television Festival

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Paramount Network’s epic ranch drama Yellowstone will premiere its second season at the Atx Television Festival. The fest also announced that they will be offering single ticket sales for select events. The eighth season of the fest will take place June 6-9 in Austin, Tex.

The second season Yellowstone season 2 will premiere at the fest on June 7 ahead of its June 19 debut on the Paramount Network. The screening will be followed by a panel conversation with cast members Luke Grimes, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, and Gil Birmingham. Additional panelists will be announced at a later date.

The series is co-created by critically-acclaimed, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water) and John Linson (Sons of Anarchy), and follows John Dutton (Kevin Costner), who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant
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Angelina Jolie’s ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Backed by New Line

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New Line Cinema and Creative Wealth Media will co-finance the Angelina Jolie wilderness thriller “Those Who Wish Me Dead,” the company announced Thursday.

New Line parent company, Warner Bros. Pictures, will handle worldwide marketing and distribution.

The film, described as a female-driven neo-Western set against a wildfire in the Montana wilderness, begins principal photography this month. Taylor Sheridan, whose received an Oscar nomination for his “Hell or High Water” script, is directing from his own screenplay based on Michael Kortya’s bestselling novel, previously adapted by Charles Leavitt and Michael Koryta.

In the novel, the story follows a 14-year-old boy who witnesses a brutal murder, is issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens while the killers are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him.

Jolie’s castmates include Nicholas Hoult, Jon Bernthal, and Tyler Perry. The
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