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“True Detective” Season 3 Finds HBO Following Netflix Into the Ozarks, But With the Great Mahershala Ali

mahershala-ali-excerptJeremy Saulnier, the director of Blue Ruin and Green Room has come on to executive produce and direct alongside series creator Nic Pizzolatto.

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Mahershala Ali to Star in “True Detective” Season 3 (Exclusive)

mahershala-ali-excerptTrue Detective has never had an African-American lead before, and Ali is a rising star in Hollywood, so his casting is a smart move on the network’s part.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Animated “Spider-Man” Movie Adds Mahershala Ali, “Atlanta” Star to Voice Cast (Exclusive)

Mahershala Ali Brian Tyree Henry Animated Spider-ManAs much as it sucks that Lord and Miller aren’t working on Han Solo anymore, it’s good that they have another high-profile project to focus their creative energy on.

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What’s Next for This Year’s Oscar Nominees, From Meryl to Mahershala

mahershala-ali-excerpt Which two Oscar nominees are working with Guillermo del Toro on The Shape of Water? The same duo who have their eye on high-profile TV projects in 2017.

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“Moonlight’s” Mahershala Ali Moving From Drug Dealer to Drug Drama “Triple Frontier”

Mahershala Ali Triple Frontier Director J.C. Chandor and writer-producer Mark Boal have recruited the Oscar-nominated actor for Paramount’s crime thriller.

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The Complete List of 2017 Independent Spirit Award Nominations

spirit-awards-excerptThe nominations for the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards were announced today at the W Hotel in Hollywood by Jenny Slate and Edgar Ramirez. Leading the pack in nominations are American Honey and Moonlight, which garnered six nominations each. The drama Manchester by the Sea received five noms while the biopic Jackie got four.

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The Complete List of TV Nominations for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

critics-choice-excerptThe nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced today, and with no surprise, HBO took the top spot raking in 22 nominations while ABC and Netflix tied for second with 14 nods. With critically acclaimed shows like The Americans, the new Donald Glover comedy Atlanta, and the uber-successful The People Vs. OJ Simpson FX ranked fourth.

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Complete List of Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations

gotham awards excerptManchester by the Sea is leading the Gotham Independent Film Awards as the nominees were announced today with four nominations including best feature. They will face off against Certain Women, Everybody Wants Some, Moonlight, and Paterson.

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Mahershala Ali Eyes Villain Role in “Alita: Battle Angel”

mahershala-ali-excerptJames Cameron’s adaptation of the popular manga Alita: Battle Angel is looking to cast buzzworthy actor Mahershala Ali. When the Emmy-nominated actor officially signs on he will join Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jackie Earl Haley, Ed Skrein and Keann Johnson for the sci-fi pic.

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Luke Cage – “Streets” Trailer (Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson, Alfre Woodard)

Luke Cage TrailerGiven superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

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Moonlight — Official Trailer (Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes)

moonnlightA tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

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Luke Cage – Main Trailer (Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard, Rosario Dawson)

luke cage trailerGiven superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

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Marvel’s Luke Cage — Comic-Con Teaser (Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali)

luke-cageGiven superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

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Kicks — Trailer (Jahking Guillory, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Christopher Meyer)

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Fifteen-year-old Brandon is ignored by girls and is always getting picked on for his tired sneakers. Sinking all of his money in a coveted pair of Air Jordans, Brandon gets a renewed sense of confidence and hope—until the shoes are snatched away.

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HIDDEN FIGURES (SALES)

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Centers on Katherine Johnson’s involvement in the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Based on the book Hidden Figures: The Story Of The African-American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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Battle Angel (Rodriguez) (SALES)

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In the twenty-sixth century, a female cyborg is rescued from the scrap heap by a scientist. Robert Rodriguez in talks to direct with James Cameron co-writing and co-producing for Twentieth Century Fox. The film is based off of the popular manga series.

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Mahershala Ali Joins “Luke Cage”

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With the core cast revealed, Marvel and Netflix are now moving on to other baddies for Luke Cage to fight.

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{TV Trailer} HOUSE OF CARDS — SEASON 3 TRAILER 2 (Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly)

Follows Frank Underwood, a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House majority whip who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of power.

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Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali Join Gary Ross’ “Free State of Jones”

Bill Martin Williams and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are also attached to the project.

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{TV Trailer} HOUSE OF CARDS — SEASON 3 TRAILER (Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly)

Follows Frank Underwood, a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House majority whip who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of power.

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{TV TRAILER} HOUSE OF CARDS — SEASON THREE TEASER TRAILER (Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly)

Follows Frank Underwood, a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House majority whip who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of power.

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FREE STATE OF JONES (SALES)

Logline: Based on the true story of Newton Knight, the leader of one of the greatest rebellions in Civil War history when he defected from the Confederate Army and banded together with a group of soldiers to form a state known as the Free State of Jones.

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THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES — TRAILER (Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes)

Story centers on a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, but when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer, their confrontation spirals into a generational feud.

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PILOT, TV & SERIES CASTING (03.30.12)

A daily recap of pilot and series castings!

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THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE (SALES)

Logline: A married female struggles to take care of her family because her husband is too proud to move to a better location.

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Two more round out the cast of “The Place Beyond the Pines”

They join Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper in the Derek Cianfrance-directed crime-drama.

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THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (SALES)

Logline: Story centers on a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, but when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer, their confrontation spirals into a generational feud.

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TRIPLE FRONTIER (SALES)

Logline: High stakes thriller set in the dangerous border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.

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