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11.08.23 | Vanity Fair

True Detective: Night Country First Look: “It’s Cold and It’s Dark and It’s Female”

ssa López loves a good murder—though not just any whodunit will do. “I’m not so much of a fan of the cozy mystery,” she explains. “I like the dark, fucked-up mystery.” That’s what makes the Mexican filmmaker such a good match for True Detective, which is finally returning to HBO for its fourth season this January, after a nearly five-year hiatus.
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11.07.23 | Hollywood Reporter

DeWanda Wise to Star in ‘Imaginary’ Thriller for Blumhouse, Lionsgate

The Harder They Fall' actor will also executive produce the horror pic set for a March 8, 2024 release. DeWanda Wise is set to star in and executive produce the horror thriller Imaginary for Blumhouse Productions and Lionsgate.
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10.30.23 | Deadline

‘Fourth Wing’: Amazon MGM Studios, Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Developing Fantasy Series Based On Rebecca Yarros Bestseller

EXCLUSIVEAmazon MGM Studios has snapped up rights to Rebecca Yarros‘ fantasy book series The Empyrean, and is moving to develop its first title, Fourth Wing, for TV alongside Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society.
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10.27.23 | Variety

Oscars Party Crashers: How ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘The Iron Claw’ and ‘Napoleon’ Could Affect Awards Season

A late-release awards contender can move through Oscar season like a cat. It crouches low, waiting patiently for the right moment to pounce. With the deployment of a skillful campaign, yet-unscreened films waiting in the wings — notably “The Color Purple,” “The Iron Claw” and “Napoleon” — might execute the perfect strike, catching established front-runners like “Oppenheimer” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” by surprise.
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10.25.23 | Deadline

FX Developing Series Based On ‘This American Life’ Segment “I Was A Teenage Smuggler” From ‘The Bear’s Joanna Calo & Carlos López Estrada

EXCLUSIVE: FX is developing a half-hour comedy series based on the 2021 This American Life segment “I Was a Teenage Smuggler.” The series will be penned by Joanna Calo, Carlos López Estrada and the story’s reporter Kevin Sieff. They will serve also executive produce alongside Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp of This American Life.
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10.17.23 | Hollywood Reporter

Christian Bale, Gemma Chan, Mark Hamill and Florence Pugh Lead ‘The Boy and the Heron’ English-Language Voice Cast

Also among the cast are Dave Bautista, Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson and Dan Stevens in Hayao Miyazaki's latest film, which opens in North America on Dec. 8. Indie producer and distributor GKIDS has revealed the English voice cast for Hayao Miyazaki’s anticipated hand-drawn animated feature The Boy and the Heron.
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10.12.23 | Variety

‘The Book of Clarence’ Review: LaKeith Stanfield Is an Unlikely Messiah in Jeymes Samuel’s Brash Biblical Epic

The grand-scale Biblical epics that midcentury Hollywood churned out to roaring box-office returns had many drawcards as (so to speak) mass entertainment — brawny action, transporting spectacle, then jaw-dropping effects — but a sense of humor, by and large, wasn’t one of them.
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10.09.23 | W Magazine

For Chef Kwame Onwuachi, Every Dish Tells a Story

For W’s annual The Originals portfolio, we asked creatives—pioneers in the fields of art, music, food, dance, fashion, and more—to share their insights on staying true to themselves. See this year’s full class of creatives here.
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10.07.23 | Deadline

Jeymes Samuel Talks ‘The Book Of Clarence’, Casting Omar Sy & And Crafting His Own “Era” Of Subversive Filmmaking – Contenders London

“I wanted to tell a story about the environment that I grew up in but based in the biblical era and merge the two,” Jeymes Samuel told Deadline’s Baz Bamigboye of the idea behind his latest pic, The Book of Clarence, at London Contenders. Starring LaKeith Stanfield, David Oyelowo, and Benedict Cumberbatch, The Book of Clarence tells the story of Stanfield’s streetwise but down-on-his-luck Clarence, who is struggling to find a better life for his family while fighting to free himself of debt.
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09.21.23 | Deadline

‘Launchpad’ Season 2: Disney+ Debuts Posters For 6 New Connection-Themed Short Films

EXCLUSIVE: It’s all about connection in Season 2 of Disney+‘s Launchpad. The collection of live-action shorts is set to debut on September 29, and Deadline has an exclusive look at the posters for all six — Project CC, The Ghost, The Roof, Beautiful, FL, Black Belts and Maxine. Three of the posters are above, and the remainder are below.
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09.20.23 | Deadline

Comedian Funny Marco Signs With M88

EXCLUSIVE: M88 has signed comedian and podcaster Funny Marco for management, Deadline has learned. Born Marco Summers, Funny Marco is known for a mix of viral online prank content, comedic sketches and celebrity interviews, having already secured a following of 4.7M on Instagram, 2.3M on TikTok, 1.11M on YouTube, and 17.6K on Twitch.
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09.19.23 | ABC News

Watch ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ teaser trailer

The teaser trailer for the upcoming "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series is here. Percy Jackson, the 12-year-old modern demigod in the popular fantasy book franchise by Rick Riordan, is coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god, Zeus, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt, according to a synopsis for the series.
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09.14.23 | NY Times

In ‘The Refuge Plays,’ Nicole Ari Parker Comes Home

On the Max series “And Just Like That …,” Nicole Ari Parker plays the elegant documentarian Lisa Todd Wexley. New York audiences will soon see her in another guise, as a great-grandmother living off the grid in Southern Illinois. Her go-to accessory? An ax. This is Early, the woman at the center of Nathan Alan Davis’s “The Refuge Plays,” directed by Patricia McGregor and produced by Roundabout Theater Company in association with New York Theater Workshop.
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09.14.23 | Hollywood Reporter

‘One Piece’ Quickly Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

One Piece isn’t going to be a one-off. Netflix has renewed the charming adventure series for a second season. Executive producer (and creator of the original manga) Eiichiro Oda said in video announcing the pickup on Thursday: “To the Straw Hat Grand Fleet: What did you think of Season 1 of the live-action One Piece? I spent a long time working on it with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios.
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09.14.23 | Variety

Celeb Event Pics: H.E.R. Attends US Open, Young Mazino Hits NYFW

September’s events kicked off with a concert as celebrities including Cynthia Bailey and Ariana DeBose flocked to Los Angeles to see Beyoncé on her Renaissance World Tour stop at SoFi. Meanwhile on the East Coast, H.E.R. attended the US Open as New York Fashion kicked off with appearances from La La Anthony, Young Mazino, and Rosario Dawson. Also, James Marsden celebrated NYFW and the VMAs at The Mulberry in New York City.
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