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‘True Detective': Scoot McNairy to Join Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo for Season 3

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‘True Detective': Scoot McNairy to Join Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo for Season 3
Scoot McNairy is the latest addition to the “True Detective” Season 3 cast, a spokesperson told TheWrap Tuesday.

The “Godless” star joins Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff in the HBO drama’s upcoming run that focuses on a macabre crime in the Ozarks. The third season spans several decades and is divided into three separate time periods. McNairy will play Tom, a father with connections to state police. Ali plays state police detective Wayne Hays; Dorff plays his partner Roland West; and Ejogo plays Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher.
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9-1-1 Renewed for Second Season by Fox!

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9-1-1 Renewed for Second Season by Fox!
Fox has a hit on its hands!!

The thrilling new first responders drama, 9-1-1, from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen & CEOs, Fox Television Group.

“With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad and Tim have done it again,” said Walden and Newman.
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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' to Reveal How Han and Chewbacca Met

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' to Reveal How Han and Chewbacca Met
This May’s Solo: A Star Wars Story will feature an important moment in the history of a galaxy far, far away — the first meeting between the eponymous Corellian rogue and his future co-pilot, Chewbacca.

In a new Disney press kit detailing the studio’s 2018 releases, Solo’s plot description is sparse, yet still revealing more information than had previously been released: “Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one...
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Sundance Film Festival 2018: Guide to Events, Parties and More

Sundance Film Festival 2018: Guide to Events, Parties and More
Hollywood is taking over Park City's Main Street for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, scheduled for Jan. 18-28. Here's a guide to the must-visit spots — from panel discussions and eco-lounges to A-list parties and VIP gifting suites — at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Sundance: Day One Press Conference

Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., 1 p.m.

Sundance Institute founder and president Robert Redford, Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam and Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper take stage in front of members of the media to discuss the 2018 event and other fest initiatives. Barbara Chai, MarketWatch entertainment editor and head of arts and culture coverage for Dow Jones Media Group will moderate.

The two versions are delivered in the same theaters and fans have been split 50-50 on whether to experience the film from the light or dark side. The vibrations, tilts, wind, fog, strobe and other effects enhance differing aspects of the on-screen action for the light and dark side of the theaters. Light saber battles create differing reverb effects for the two sides, while the atmosphere...
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Trevor Jackson & Jason Mitchell To Star In Sony’s ‘Superfly’ Remake From Director X; Future, Steven R. Shore To Produce

Trevor Jackson & Jason Mitchell To Star In Sony’s ‘Superfly’ Remake From Director X; Future, Steven R. Shore To Produce
Exclusive: Sony’s Superfly film is assembling a team aptly fit for its title. As Deadline previously reported, Director X is officially attached to direct the remake with Trevor Jackson confirmed to star as Youngblood Priest. In addition, Mudbound and Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell has signed on to co-star as Eddie, along with Lex Scott Davis as Georgia, Andrea Londo as Cynthia, Jacob Ming-Trent (Showtime's White Famous) as Fat Freddy, and Omar Chapparo as…
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‘Catastrophe,’ ‘Divorce’ Co-Creator Sharon Horgan Inks Overall Deal With Amazon

‘Catastrophe,’ ‘Divorce’ Co-Creator Sharon Horgan Inks Overall Deal With Amazon
Sharon Horgan has inked a two-year overall deal with Amazon Studios. Amazon has also struck a first-look deal with Merman, the production company Horgan founded with Clelia Mountford.

The pair already have a relationship with Amazon, which has exclusively acquired all seasons of “Catastrophe” for the U.S. Produced by Avalon, Birdbath, and Merman, the comedy series about an unexpected pregnancy and a dysfunctional relationship was co-created by Horgan and Rob Delaney, her co-star on the show, which airs on Channel 4 in Britain.

“Sharon Horgan is one of the sharpest and most engaging actresses, writers, and directors working in television today. We are thrilled she is expanding her collaboration with us at Amazon to create new groundbreaking content,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series for Amazon Studios. “Her strong creative voice and storytelling sensibility have resonated with audiences globally and will make for outstanding shows for our Prime members.”

Horgan earned
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‘Stargate’ Alums Attached to Syfy International Original ‘The Outpost’

‘Stargate’ Alums Attached to Syfy International Original ‘The Outpost’
Syfy has greenlit “The Outpost,” an original fantasy series for its international networks. “Stargate” producer Dean Devlin and “Stargate SG-1” showrunner Jonathan Glassner will executive produce the 10-part series.

It will bow on NBCUniversal’s Syfy channel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Australia. Production got underway Tuesday, in Utah, for delivery later in 2018.

The Outpost” will star Jessica Green (“Ash vs. Evil Dead”) as Talon, the lone survivor of a race called the Blackbloods. After her village is destroyed by mercenaries, she sets out to find the killers of her family, discovering along the way that she has mysterious powers, which ultimately she must use to battle a fanatical religious dictator.
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'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son

'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son
Creed has found his opponent.

German-Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu will square off against Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2, MGM and Warner Bros.’ sequel to the 2015 hit that updated Rocky for a new generation, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Steven Caple will direct the movie, which is set to begin shooting in March in Philadelphia.

Creed starred Sylvester Stallone as boxer Rocky Balboa, who mentors Adonis Johnson (Jordan), the son of his rival, Apollo Creed.

The new pic also features a blast-from-the-past update: Munteanu will play the son of Ivan Drago, the ruthless Soviet boxer from Rocky IV, which...
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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List
The 49th NAACP Image Awards ceremony is underway, hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Nine awards will be handed out during the Monday broadcast, including Entertainer of the Year, with nominees Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Ava DuVernay and Chadwick Boseman.

47 other Image Awards were handed out Sunday night during a non-televised gala dinner, including Outstanding New Artist for singer SZA, and writing and directing wins for “Get Out” director Jordan Peele. Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Tiffany Haddish, and Kendrick Lamar among the night’s other big winners. For the complete list of winners from Sunday...
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Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund

Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund
Timothée Chalamet announced on Instagram Monday night that he will be donating his salary from his work on the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to three charities: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.

"I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer ... What I can say is this: I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary," Chalamet said in his...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger "Shocked and Saddened" by Eliza Dushku's 'True Lies' Assault Claims

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Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is "shocked and saddened" to learn of Eliza Dushku's alleged sexual assault during the filming of True Lies.

The action star, who toplined James Cameron's 1994 action thriller, tweeted on Monday evening that had he known about the incident at the time "you bet your ass all of us would have done something." Schwarzenegger also tweeted his support to and expressed his pride in Dushku, who played his daughter in the film, for coming forward.

Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something. I’m shocked and...
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Mathilde Krim, Inspirational Founding Chairman of AmfAR, Dies at 91

Mathilde Krim, Inspirational Founding Chairman of AmfAR, Dies at 91
Mathilde Krim, the founding chairman of amfAR and an inspirational leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, died Monday night at her home in Kings Point, New York, the organization announced. She was 91.

Krim was married to Arthur B. Krim, a president and chairman of United Artists, founding chairman of Orion Pictures and the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 1975 Oscars, from 1958 until his death in 1994.

The star-studded amfAR benefit is always among the most coveted events at the Cannes Film Festival each year; entering 2017, it had raised more than $210 million for...
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Stx President Sophie Watts Exits Over CEO Robert Simonds’ Alleged Harassment (Exclusive)

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Stx Entertainment President Sophie Watts is leaving her role at the entertainment company after complaining of harassment by her boss CEO Robert Simonds, according to two individuals with knowledge of the situation. Watts has been absent from Stx since at least December, but her official resignation was expected imminently. Reached for comment, Watts said, “I can’t comment on any of this.” Also Read: Katie Couric Breaks Silence on Matt Lauer: 'This Was Not the Matt We Knew' TheWrap attempted to reach Simonds by email and phone, with no reply. Company spokeswoman Patti Rockenwagner also did not respond to multiple emails and phone calls...
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Film Review: ‘Itzhak’

Film Review: ‘Itzhak’
Good music and good company make “Itzhak” a pleasure, though those seeking a methodical career overview should look elsewhere than this genial personality sketch of the world-famous violinist. Alison Chernick’s documentary captures the Manhattan-dwelling subject at home and on tour around the globe, hobnobbing with classical colleagues as well as the likes of close friend Alan Alda and former Potus Obama. It’s a portrait custom-made for public television (and duly co-produced by PBSAmerican Masters), though one that would also appeal to a select audience in limited theatrical exposure.

Itzhak Perlman was born in 1945 Tel Aviv to Polish émigré parents who were non-musical, though they quickly sussed their prodigy son’s talent. Others did not, if only because they thought he couldn’t get far on the leg braces that polio forced on him at age 4 — never mind that the violin is not customarily played with one’s feet. Nonetheless, at 13 he
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Fox Revives Ryan Murphy’s ‘9-1-1’ for Season 2

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Fox has renewed “9-1-1” for a Season 2. The first-responder drama hails from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, and stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton, among others. “9-1-1” explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations, per Fox’s official description. These first responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. The procedural drama also stars Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi and Rockmond Dunbar. With three days of delayed viewing, the series premiere...
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‘9-1-1’ Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

Fox has renewed drama series “9-1-1” for a second season, the network announced Tuesday.

The series–from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear–explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. It stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar.

“With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad and Tim have done it again,” said Gary Newman and Dana Walden, chairmen and CEOs of the Fox Television Group. “They have tapped into the cultural zeitgeist and reimagined the procedural as only they could, bringing it to life with a dream team of actors led by Angela, Peter and Connie. This is storytelling at its best and we’re so pleased that it’s resonated with our audience. We’d like to thank everyone involved with this production for their
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Hugh Wilson, ‘Police Academy’ Director and ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati’ Creator, Dies at 74

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Hugh Wilson, ‘Police Academy’ Director and ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati’ Creator, Dies at 74
Hugh Wilson, director of the hit big-screen comedies “Police Academy” and “The First Wives Club” and creator of the hit TV series “Wkrp In Cincinnati,” died on Tuesday at age 74, according to family members and media reports. “Wkrp in Cincinnati” ran for four seasons from 1978-82 and followed Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap (Howard Hesseman and Tim Reid), DJs at the titular radio station as it undergoes a rocky transition from a dated easy listening station to contemporary rock under the direction of overworked station boss Andy Travis (Gary Sandy) and his bumbling crew. Wilson based the show and several...
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Tyler Perry Studios President Ozzie Areu Exits to Form New Studio With Brother

Tyler Perry Studios President Ozzie Areu Exits to Form New Studio With Brother
Ozzie Areu is departing from his post as president of Tyler Perry Studios and joining with his sibling Will Areu to form Areu Bros. and purchase the former campus of Tyler Perry Studios.

The new company announced on Tuesday that the space is the former Delta Air Lines campus in Greenbriar, Ga., which served as Tyler Perry’s former studio space in southwest Atlanta. The brothers said they are building a multi-faceted media campus encompassing music, tech, motion pictures, and television operations.

While Ozzie Areu launches the venture, Will Areu will stay on as the president of production at Tyler Perry Studios.

“Ozzie has been a trailblazer in the entertainment industry since his start at Tps, where he and Will have worked tirelessly to contribute to our success,” Perry said. “While I am sad to say goodbye to Ozzie, I am excited for this next chapter in his career of entertaining people, as he continues
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Film Review: ‘The Third Murder’

Film Review: ‘The Third Murder’
It was probably time for Hirokazu Kore-eda to take a break from the tender seriocomedies about parents and children that have occupied his last decade, given that 2016’s “After the Storm” was a good film — yet also the least of his efforts in that terrain. Still, even those who pine for the chillier tenor and themes of earlier features (like “Nobody Knows,” “Distance” and “After Life”) are likely to greet “The Third Murder” with mixed emotions. This entirely dialogue-driven drama focuses on a mid-career lawyer whose jaded professionalism is shaken when he takes on a client charged with homicide but whose story seems to change with every telling.

Trouble is, that confessional “truth” changes so many times we cease to care what it might turn out to be — and in any case, Kore-eda leaves “whodunit” (let alone why) unanswered here. Ambiguity can be powerful in a mystery, yet “Murder’s” somewhat ponderously literal-minded attention to legal procedure
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