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Blake Lively to Star in Murder Mystery From 'Big Little Lies' Author (Exclusive)

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Blake Lively's got a secret.

The Gossip Girl grad will star in CBS Films' adaptation of The Husband's Secret, the New York Times best-seller from Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty.

Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano are producing via their Depth of Field shingle. Lively will also executive produce the adaption, which is currently out to potential directors.

Lively will play Cecilia Fitzpatrick, a chronic perfectionist whose suburban bubble is burst when she finds a note from her husband addressed to her with instructions to open it in the event of his death. But he's still alive. She then discovers a secret that her husband has been »


- Mia Galuppo

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T.J. Miller Exiting HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

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T.J. Miller is leaving Silicon Valley.

The actor best known for his portrayal of blowhard entrepreneur Erlich Bachman in the HBO comedy will not be back for the upcoming fifth season. HBO confirmed the news of his exit on Thursday.

"The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for season 5," said the cable network in a statement. "In Erlich Bachman, T.J. has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, we appreciate his contribution and look forward to future collaborations."

News of Miller's departure comes »


- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Box Office: ‘Baywatch’ Dives in With $1.25 Million on Wednesday

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Baywatch” got a head start on the competition by opening in previews on Wednesday, before it goes wide early on Thursday ahead of Memorial Day Weekend.

After its first night of earnings Paramount’s comedy made $1.25 million at 2,554 locations. Previews began at 7 p.m.

For its opening weekend, “Baywatch” is pegged at about $40 million from an eventual 3,647 locations. The summer comedy carries a $60 million production price tag.

Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron star in the comedy that spawned from the 1990s NBC drama starring David Hasselhoff and a team of lifeguards who patrolled the beaches of Los Angeles. This time around it’s Johnson, an experienced and devoted lifeguard, who butts heads with a new recruit, Efron, until they uncover a criminal plot.

Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera also star. Seth Gordon directed the film based on a screenplay by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. »


- Seth Kelley

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Sony’s Silver Sable, Black Cat Movie Lands Gina Prince-Bythewood as Director

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Gina Prince-Bythewood is in talks to direct “Silver and Black,” the second announced standalone film in Sony’s Marvel Universe. If the deal goes through, she would become first African-American woman to direct a movie based on Marvel characters. The film will be based on the characters Silver Sable and Black Cat (aka Felicia Hardy), who are known for their connections with Spider-Man. Silver Sable is a mercenary who runs a company that hunts criminals. She hasn’t been introduced in a previous film. Meanwhile, Hardy made her debut in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” played by Felicity Jones. Also Read: »


- Carli Velocci and Matt Donnelly

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Rosario Dawson in Negotiations to Star in X-Men Spinoff ‘New Mutants’

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Rosario Dawson is in talks to star in X-Men spinoff “New Mutants,” a person close to the project told TheWrap.

Dawson will play Dr. Cecilia Reyes. Her character in the spinoff acts as a mentor for the young adult ensemble cast that already includes “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams and “Split” star Anya Taylor-Joy.

Williams is set to play Rahne Sinclair, or Wolfsbane, who must figure out how to reconcile her ability to turn into a wolf with her religious beliefs. Taylor-Joy is Illyana Rasputin, »


- Ashley Boucher

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‘The Get Down’ Canceled by Netflix After 1 Season

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The Get Down” has been canceled after one season on Netflix, TheWrap has learned. The debut season of the Baz Luhrmann series about the rise of hip-hop in 1980s New York was split into two parts, with Part 2 premiering on the streaming platform last month. The series was marked by behind-the-scenes turmoil before it even premiered, with reports surfacing that the pricey musical drama suffered multiple delays in production. The series reportedly cost as much as $120 million for 12 episodes, and went through multiple showrunners, including “The Shield” alum Shawn Ryan and novelist Thomas Kelly. Also Read: 'The Get Down »


- Reid Nakamura

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Emmy experts predict a ‘Feud’ feud for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor: Stanley Tucci vs. Alfred Molina

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Best Movie/Mini Actress isn’t the only Emmy category where “Feud: Bette and Joan” could battle itself for the win. According to our experts, there’s another “Feud” feud brewing in the race for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor. As of this writing we’ve polled 15 journalists from top media outlets, and they’re split between two stars of […] »


- Daniel Montgomery

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‘Fargo’ Review: A Battle Between Ewan McGregors Has Never Felt So Wretched — And Season 3 Never More Exciting

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[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 6, “The Lord of No Mercy.”]

Immediate Reaction

Gloria Burgle to the rescue!

After an episode of incredible tension and unexpected tragedy, we didn’t realize how badly we needed to hear Carrie Coon say, “Screw it,” whip the cruiser around, and high-tail it back to “the P.O.’s domicile.” While the simultaneously ominous and uplifting strings certainly served to get our hearts beating, “Fargo” may as well have played Bonnie Tyler’s famous “Footloose” jam “Holding Out for a Hero” — because one is on the way!

It’s just we had to hold out a little too long. Just enough road blocks were thrown in front of Burgle to keep her from cracking the case earlier, and all that time led to an inevitable tragedy. Ray (Ewan McGregor) is the first major victim of Season 3 (unless you count the annual pilot sacrifice of Scoot McNairy’s Maurice Lafay), in a particularly well-orchestrated offing. First »


- Ben Travers

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CAA and China's Bona Film Group Establish $150 Million Film Fund

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CAA has launched a long-term film fund with China's Bona Film Group, starting with an initial $150 million investment.

The fund will be directed to U.S.-China co-productions as well as to Chinese-language films for the local market and English-language films for worldwide. Bona will retain all Chinese distribution rights for films financed through the fund, while CAA will represent North American and select international rights.

The first film financed through the fund is Roland Emmerich's World War II drama Midway. Bona's $80 million deal to lead the investment, announced Tuesday, was the largest deal struck at Cannes so far this year. CAA »


- Rebecca Sun

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Cannes: France’s Mpm Film Takes Carolina Jabor’s ‘Liquid Truth’ (Exclusive)

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Cannes — Paris-based production-sales company Mpm Film has acquired worldwide rights outside South America to Carolina Jabor‘s “Liquid Truth.”

The feature marks the second fiction feature directorial outing by producer-director Jabor, who debuted with “Good Luck,” a box office hit, and also directed documentary “O mistério do samba.” One of the fast-rising women art film directors in Brazil, Jabor also has a cachet as a TV director, helming multiple episodes of Conspiraçao’s flagship TV hit, “The Invisible Woman.”

Produced by top Brazilian independent company Conspiraçao Filmes, whose credits include Andrucha Waddington’s “Lope,” omnibus feature “Rio, I Love You,” and Globo Filmes –the film arm of Brazilian media giant Globo, “Liquid Truth” was 100% financed by Globo using its access to Brazilian tax-break money.

The international sales agent deal was brokered by Ricardo Monastier for Mpm and Leonardo Barros for Conspiracao.

Based on a recent stage play by Catalan author »


- Emilio Mayorga and John Hopewell

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Blake Lively to Star in Thriller ‘The Husband’s Secret’ From ‘Big Little Lies’ Author

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Blake Lively is set to star in CBS Films’ thriller “The Husband’s Secret.”

Lively will also executive produce the film, with Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, and Andrew Miano producing via their Depth of Field production company.

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Blake Lively on Women in Hollywood, Directing and Possible ‘Gossip Girl’ Reunion

Based on “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty’s novel, the story follows a wife, mother, and chronic perfectionist who inadvertently discovers that her husband has been keeping a secret from her for years … a secret that leads her to realize that her life is built on a foundation of lies and murder.

Liane Moriarty has established herself as one of the defining voices of the modern woman and Blake Lively’s unique combination of vulnerability, strength, and extraordinary talent makes her the perfect actress to realize Moriarty’s creation,” said CBS Films President Terry Press.

The book was published »


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Eva Longoria Joins Anna Faris in ‘Overboard’ Remake

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Eva Longoria has joined the cast of the “Overboard” remake at MGM, sources have confirmed.

The film stars Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez and is based on the 1987 romantic comedy starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.

The remake will be co-directed and written by Rob Greenberg (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Bob Fisher (“We’re the Millers”). Ben Odell and Derbez will produce through their 3Pas Studios.

MGM partnered with Pantelion Films to co-produce, co-finance, and co-distribute the film, with Lionsgate handling domestic theatrical distribution. Production stars this May in Vancouver.

The original movie will be re-imagined with a reversal of the leading roles. The story will focus on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families, portrayed by Derbez, who falls overboard off his yacht. He’s then convinced by Faris’ single, working-class mom that he’s her husband.

Longoria can currently be seen on the »


- Justin Kroll

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Cannes Critic’s Week Awards ‘Makala’ and ‘Gabriel and the Mountain’

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Cannes’ Critics Week awarded Emmanuel Gras’ Congo-set documentary “Makala” and Brazilian director Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa’s drama “Gabriel and the Mountain” its two top awards on Thursday. “Makala,” Gras’ second documentary, won the Nespresso Grand Prize at Critics Week, while Barbosa’s film netted the Visionary prize and Fondation Gan award. Also Read: Lars Von Trier's Serial Killer Movie 'The House That Jack Built' Lands at IFC FilmsMakala” follows a young man (Kabwita Kasongo) who lives in the Congolese countryside and works on production of charcoal to give his family a better future. Gras last directed 2011’s “Bovines, »


- Nigel M. Smith

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Bona Film Group and CAA Establish Film Fund

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Bona Film Group and CAA have launched a long-term film fund, with an initial $150 million investment. The fund will be co-managed by Bona and CAA, with a focus on financing English-language films for the global marketplace, Chinese co-productions, and Chinese-language films for the local market.

All films financed through the fund will be distributed in China by Bona Film Group; CAA will represent the North American and select international distribution rights to all films.

The announcement follows the news of Bona Film financing Roland Emmerich’s next film “Midway,” which is based on the famous World War II battle between U.S. and Japanese forces.

“With Bona, we have a strategic partner that brings an unmatched level of expertise of the Chinese film distribution landscape and a shared commitment to helping grow the Chinese film market,” said Roeg Sutherland, head of CAA’s Global Film Finance & Sales Group. “In addition »


- Justin Kroll

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‘Love Connection’ Premiere Sneak Peek: Andy Cohen Reacts to Dater’s JLo Diss (Exclusive Video)

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There is apparently one man on the planet who isn’t looking for someone like Jennifer Lopez, as host Andy Cohen learns on Thursday’s series premiere of “Love Connection.” The exclusive clip above from Fox’s revived version of the romance show features Sheena and Gregory, who discuss their recent first date. Sheena describes Gregory as “attractive,” but he does not exactly return the favor. “It’s going well — she’s a really nice girl,” Gregory says in a self-recorded video during the actual date. “Probably not someone that I would continue to date. I typically go for maybe »


- Ryan Gajewski

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‘Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary: Cast Then and Now (Photos)

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A long time ago — 40 years, to be exact — in a galaxy far, far from away, “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope” premiered, forever changing the pop culture landscape … er … space-scape?

Now, after eight films, one animated series, and countless other canon entries, the original 1977 cast has found themselves as popular as ever in 2017 thanks, in part, to the recent releases of “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One.”

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40 Years Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, ‘Star Wars’ Was Born

Some of the “New Hope” stars are still working today. Harrison Ford is gearing up for the “Bladerunner” sequel, while Mark Hamill can be heard as most iterations of the Joker in the DC Comics universe. Perhaps the cast member whose presence has been felt most over the past year is Carrie Fisher, who died from cardiac arrest in late 2016. Her final film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be released Dec. »


- JD Knapp

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T.J. Miller to Exit HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’

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The Bachmanity is coming to an end, as T.J. Miller is leaving HBO’s “Silicon Valley” after Season 4. The actor has played grumpy entrepreneur Erlich Bachman on the Emmy-nominated comedy since its April 2014 launch. The series was picked up on Thursday for a fifth season. “The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for season 5,” HBO said in a statement. “In Erlich Bachman, T.J. has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, we appreciate his contribution and look forward to future collaborations. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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‘Price Is Right’ Contestant Breaks Plinko Record, Goes Completely Nuts (Video)

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The Price Is Right” contestants are notoriously easy to excite but on Thursday’s show, one lucky winner went the extra mile after breaking the show’s all-time Plinko record: He completely lost his mind. Ryan (the show only provides contestants’ first names) was already worked up when host Drew Carey invited him to the stage, sprinting down the aisles and doing high-fives with the crowd. He screamed even louder when Carey revealed he’d be playing the Plinko game, in which contestants drop a chip down a gigantic pinball board to land on a winning sum. Also Read: 'SNL' »


- Nigel M. Smith

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Dwayne Johnson Laughs Off Horrible ‘Baywatch’ Reviews: ‘Critics Hate It’

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is hoping to get the last laugh on critics who are lambasting his new movie “Baywatch.” Johnson, who plays Mitch Buchannon in the big-screen reboot of the David Hasselhoff water-safety series, took to Twitter on Thursday to make light of the far-less-than-positive critical reception that the film has received, declaring, “People just want to laugh & have fun.” Johnson offered his assessment after being informed that the film had inched up from a 13 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes to a whopping 18 percent. (As of this writing, the film has further inched up to 21 percent »


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Tj Miller to Exit ‘Silicon Valley’ Ahead of Season 5

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Tj Miller will not be returning for the fifth season of “Silicon Valley” on HBO, Variety has confirmed.

“The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for season 5,” HBO said in a statement. “In Erlich Bachman, T.J. has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, we appreciate his contribution and look forward to future collaborations.”

Miller has been on the show since Season 1, playing Erlich Bachman, an extremely arrogant entrepreneur. Miller also currently stars in Comedy Central’s “The Gorburger Show.” On the film side, he appeared alongside Ryan Reynolds in the immensely popular R-rated superhero film “Deadpool” as Weasel, a role he will reprise in the film’s upcoming sequel. He will also provide a voice in Sony’s “Emoji Movie”–for which he parasailed into the Cannes film festival to promote–and play a part in »


- Joe Otterson

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