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TV Casting Round-Up (02.16.18) Freddie Prince Jr., Lucy Davis, Joel McHale Land Roles & More…

FreddieExcerpt 24‘s Freddie Prine Jr. and Undateable‘s David Fynn have been tapped as male leads in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot I Mom So Hard.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (02.16.18)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMFolowing the departure of Jennifer Salke at NBC, the peacock network promotes two women from within to run their scripted programming. Keep 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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TV Casting Round-Up (02.15.18) Guy Pearce, Kat Dennings, Romany Malco Land Roles & More…

GuyExcerptGuy Pearce is set to star in the newly titled eight-episode supernatural drama series The Innocents.

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Ralph Macchio & William Zabka Reignite Their Rivalry from “The Karate Kid” in Youtube Red’s “Cobra Kai” (Video)

CobraExcerptThe series focuses on Johny Lawrence reopening the Cobra Kai dojo, which causes his rivalry with Daniel LaRusso to be reignited.

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Latest “Ready Player One” Trailer Takes You to a World of Pure Imagination (Video)

ReadyExcerpt The trailer is set to a cover of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, which is a fitting pair for a film about entering a fully immersive video game.

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Joaquin Phoenix is Jesus & Rooney Mara is his Confidant in “Mary Magdalene” Trailer (Video)

MaryExcerpt

The upcoming biblical drama looks at the story of Jesus (Phoenix) through the perspective of his confidant Mary Magdalene (Mara).

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“Justice League” Star Ray Fisher to play Mahershala Ali’s Son in “True Detective” Season 3

RayExcerpt Season 3 will tell the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

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Josh Hutcherson & Suki Waterhouse to Star in Thriller “Plume”

SukiExcerpt Tilda Cobham-Hervey was previously announced to star in the film from director Mike Gan.

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Dev Patel To Star in “The Personal History of David Copperfield” From “Veep” Creator Armando Iannucci

DevExcerpt The film will be a modern take on Dickens’ title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his place within it.

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14 Movies to Remind You Love is Dead This Valentine’s Day

ValentinesExcerpt Sorry, but you won’t find any uplifting romance films on this list. For those who prefer to sulk this Valentine’s Day, here are 14 films that will make you happy to be single.

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Michael Keaton in Talks to Star in Real-Life Inspirational Drama “What is Life Worth”

KeatonExcerpt The film is billed as in the vein of Erin Brockovich and Oscar-winning Spotlight, which Keaton also starred.

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TV Casting Round-Up (02.13.18) Bella Heathcote, Jamie McShane, Josh Dallas Land Roles & More…

HeathcoteExcerptThe Man in the High Castle star Bella Heathcote has been cast as the female lead opposite Jack Reynor in CBS All Access’ drama series Strange Angel.

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Morgan Freeman & Forest Whitaker in Talks to Join John Travolta’s “Poison Rose”

PoisonExcerpt The Poison Rose is being described in the vein of Chinatown, L.A Confidential, and The Long Goodbye.

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Dwayne Johnson is on a Mission to Save the World in Latest “Rampage” Trailer (Video)

RampageExcerptSan Andreas director Brad Peyton and Dwayne Johnson reteam for the 1980’s video game inspired film.

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TV Casting Round-Up (02.12.18) “The Orville”, “Claws”, “Shooter” Add to Their Cast & More…

OrvilleExcerpt Agents of Shield actress Felisha Terrell and Girls Trip star Regina Hall also land recurring roles.

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TV Casting Round-Up (02.09.18) Tracee Chimo, Anupam Kher, Freema Agyeman Land Recurring Roles & More…

Freema Doctor Who alumna Freema Agyeman and Anupam Kher (The Family Man) are set for series regular roles in NBC’s BELLEVUE…And more on today’s TV casting round-up!

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“Phantom Thread” Star Vicky Krieps Joins “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

VickyExcerptAlso starring is Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) as Salander’s twin sister, and Claes Bang (The Square) as the villain.

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Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners Nabs World War II Drama “Daughters of the Resistance”

SpielbergExcerptThis project continues Spielberg’s ongoing interest in telling stories about World War II, as he directed Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List.

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Cody Fern Joins “House of Cards” as Series Regular

FernExcerptFern most recently appeared in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, opposite Darren Criss.

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“This is Where It Ends” Optioned by Gotham Group with Lysa Heslov Set to Direct

EndsExcerpt The novel focuses on an Alabama high school student armed with a gun who takes his schoolmate’s hostage in a locked gymnasium.

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TV Casting Round-Up (2.07.18) “Vikings”, “Mr. Mercedes” Adds Cast Members & More..

VikingsExcerpt Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old to Die Young also adds a cast member, along with ABC’s upcoming pilot A Million Little Things.

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Sony Nabs “Infinitum” Script From “Arrow” & “Legends of Tomorrow” Co-Creator Marc Guggenheim

MarcExcerpt While the logline is being kept under wraps a source described it as a sci-fi love story with Memento being a touchstone.

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Julianne Moore to star in “After the Wedding” Remake

JulianneExcerpt Bart Freundlich is set to write and direct the film that reimagines the two lead roles as women, creating a story of motherhood and family in New York.

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Netflix’s Trailer for Season 2 of “Jessica Jones” Has Jessica Uncovering Her Past

JessicaJonesExcerpt Season 2 premieres on Netflix March 8, which is also International Women’s Day (hell yeah!).

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Hilary Duff to Star in “The Haunting of Sharon Tate”

HilaryDuffExcerptThe Haunting in Connecticut helmer Daniel Farrans will write and direct the film that takes a look at the last days leading up to Tate’s murder from her perspective.

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CBS All Access Releases First Trailer for Season 2 of “The Good Fight” (Video)

TheGoodFightExcerpt The series comes from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King and stars Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie, and Cush Jumbo.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (02.02.18)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMBuzzfeed, CBS, Showtime, and more companies are promoting from within in our latest Executive Shuffle. Keep 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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20 Movie Trailers We Want to See During the Super Bowl, From “Solo” to “The Predator”

SuperBowlExcerptRegardless of whether Paramount or Netflix releases the film, Super Bowl Sunday would be a great time to get our first look at the hush-hush new Cloverfield movie, wouldn’t you agree?

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Universal Picks up Sci-Fi Script from Gemologist Turned Screenwriter Adam Bloom

Universal ExcerptThis is the first sale for Bloom, who is a gemologist who didn’t even have an agent until several weeks ago.

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John Logan to Adapt Leonardo Da Vinci Biography for Leonardo Dicaprio

LeaonardoExcerpt Logan will be penning the script while DiCaprio is filming his scenes for the untitled Charles Manson project with Quentin Tarantino.

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