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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (04.13.18)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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James Cameron, Tim Miller Cast “Agents of SHIELD” Star Gabriel Luna as the New Terminator

TerminatorExcerptNatalie Reyes (Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas) and Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) have also been cast to star in the film. Both Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, two of the franchise staples, will return, joined by Mackenzie Davis from The Martian and Blade Runner 2049.

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Elle Fanning is the Woman Who Created Frankenstein in “Mary Shelley” Trailer (Video)

MaryExcerpt The film follows The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.

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Kyle Chandler to Star in Hulu’s “Catch-22” as George Clooney Switches Roles

KyleExcerptClooney was originally slated to play Colonel Cathcart, but that role will now go to Chandler. Clooney will instead play the supporting part of Scheisskopf, which gives him more time to focus on directing and producing.

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Lucy Hale Gets High With Her High School Friends in First Trailer for Netflix Comedy “Dude” (Video)

LucyExcerptThe film follows four friends who are riding the high of high school by bonding over relationships, drugs, and living their best lives.

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“Jessica Jones” Renewed for Season 3 by Netflix

JessicaExcerptThe renewal comes a little more than a month after its second season launch on March 8, International Women’s Day.

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Jim Carrey Investigates a Grisly Murder in “Dark Crimes” Trailer (Video)

DarkExcerptThe film follows Tadek (Carrey), as a Polish detective who finds similarities between a murder and a crime in a book. His journey down the rabbit hole eventually leads him to uncover a tangled web of lies and corruption.

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Something Terrible has Happened in Amazon’s “Picnic at Hanging Rock” Trailer (Video)

RockExcerptThe series follows the mysterious disappearance of three girls and their governess from the Appleyard Ladies College in the 1900’s.

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“Silicon Valley” and Bill Hader’s Dark Comedy “Barry” Renewed by HBO

HBOExcerpt HBO is moving forward with a second season of its acclaimed comedy series Barry, and the cable network has also given the go-ahead for a sixth season of Silicon Valley.

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Martin Scorsese to Direct Untitled Netflix Comedy About SCTV

MartinExcerptThe Canadian classic SCTV aired for six seasons between 1976 and 1984, quickly establishing itself as one of pop culture’s touchstone comedies. The series’ stars include some of the most beloved and celebrated names in laughter, include the late John Candy and Harold Ramis.

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“Rogue One” Star Donnie Yen to Star in Disney’s Live Action “Mulan”

YenExcerptYen will play Commander Tung, a mentor, and teacher to Mulan. He joins previously announced cast member Liu Yifeil as the titular character.

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Warren Ellis AI Comic “Injection” Being Adapted for Television

InjectionExcerpt The comic centers on a group of highly specialized indviduals who create an unusual artificial intelligence using a combination of technology and shamanistic magic.

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Nick Offerman & Kiersey Clemons Get Their Groove on in “Hearts Beat Loud” Trailer (Video)

HeartsExcerptThe film follows Frank (Offerman) and his daughter Sam (Clemons) as they form a band and inadvertently create a hit song the summer before she’s supposed to head off to college.

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Paramount Players Acquires Comedy Pitch from “Uncle Drew” Writer Jay Longino

JayExcerptWhile the title and logline are being held under lock and key, the project is said to be set in the world of West Coast hip-hop.

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Liam Neeson & Lesley Manville Cast in Indie Romance “Normal People”

NeesonExcerpt The film centers on a long-married couple who test their relationship and face an uncertain future when the wife is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Sacha Baron Cohen to Portray Eli Cohen in Netflix Limited Series “The Spy”

SachaExcerptSacha will portray Eli Cohen, whose actions, connections and immense sacrifices as a spy in the 60’s have made him a national hero in Israel.

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Glenn Close Stuns in First Trailer for Likely Oscar Bid “The Wife” (Video)

WifeExcerpt Adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s novel of the same name, The Wife follows Close as Joan Castleman, a highly intelligent and the perfectly devoted wife.

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New Regency Acquires Rights to Stephen Giles Novel “The Boy at the Keyhole”

RegencyExcerptThe project follows a British boy who, after his mother is abruptly called away to America, begins to suspect that perhaps she did not leave but was murdered, by the housekeeper who cares for him in the family’s isolated estate.

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Watch the “Westworld” Team Rickroll the Internet (Video)

WestworldExcerpt Jonathan Nolan and the Westworld team are Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you…

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Tiffany Haddish to Produce Comedy Series “Unsubscribed” at HBO

TiffanyExcerptThe show is being described as an examination of female blackness, beauty, and identity through a behind-the-scenes look at the Instagram hustle.

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Karl Urban to Star in Amazon’s Superhero Series “The Boys” as Billy Butcher

KarlExcerptThe series centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys”, who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their grit and willingness to fight dirty.

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Adam Driver & Jonathan Pryce go on a Fantastical Journey in “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” Trailer (Video)

DonExcerptJonathan Pryce plays a delusional older man who is convinced he is the real Don Quixote. After he confuses an advertising executive named Toby (Adam Driver) for his squire, Sancho Panza, the two men set out on a journey that slowly seduces Toby into Don Quixote’s illusionary world.

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Jordan Peele to Produce Lorena Bobbit Documentary Series for Amazon

JordanExcerpt In 1993, Lorena made headlines when she cut off her husband’s penis. She later claimed that she did so after he raped her. The series will examine how the case laid the foundation for the modern 24-hour news cycle and increasing sensationalistic media coverage.

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George Clooney, “Spotlight” Producers Team for “Trading in Starvation” at Focus Features

FocusExcerpt The drama is inspired by a number of different stories that piece together a narrative about starvation in third world countries.

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“X-Men: First Class” Writer Ashley Edward Miller to Write “Red Sonja”

RedExcerptThe Red Sonja is a sword and sorcery comic-book heroine created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor for Marvel Comics in 1973.

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Jennifer Gwartz & Jon Harmon Feldman Sell “Lost Boys and Technicolor Girls” & “Ex-Best” to Freeform

FreeformExcerptLost Boys and Technicolor Girls is an hourlong drama based on an upcoming book by Alice Bermans, and Ex-Best is a half-hour comedy based on the web series of the same name.

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“The Affair” Returns with Season 4 Teaser & Poster Art

AffairExcerptThe series explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together.

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“X-Files” Star Annabeth Gish Joins Charles Manson Drama “Charlie Says”

GishExcerptGish joins cast members Matt Smith as the notorious cult leader, Suki Waterhouse, Odessa Young, and Chace Crawford in the upcoming film from American Psycho director Mary Hannon.

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TV Casting Round-up (04.3.18) Toby Huss, Leah Gibson and Jackson Pace Land Roles & More…

TVExcerptHalt and Catch Fire alum Toby Huss and Jessica Jones‘ star Leah Gibson have been cast as series regulars in an upcoming half hour drama. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Anthony Hemingway to Direct Premiere Episode of “The Purge” Series for USA/Syfy

AnthonyExcerptThe series will be an entirely new entry into America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness and is slated to launch in conjunction with the next installment in the movie franchise, The First Purge.

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