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Abbi Jacobson to Lead Voice Cast for Netflix's Animated Matt Groening Comedy

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

A year and a half after word leaked that The Simpsons creator Matt Groening would be tackling an animated comedy for Netflix, the streaming giant is making it official.

The company announced Tuesday that it has officially picked up 20 episodes of adult animated comedy fantasy Disenchantment.

The series, news of which first leaked in January 2016, takes place in a crumbling medieval kingdom called Dreamland. The series follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, »


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Daniel Craig to Return as James Bond in 2019 Movie (Report)

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Daniel Craig will reprise his performance as James Bond in the spy series’ next installment, according to the New York Times. Franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of Eon Productions, announced on Monday that the 25th James Bond film will hit the U.S. on November 8, 2019. It will rollout in Europe one week prior, keeping with tradition. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will return to write the script, as they have for each Craig-led Bond — titles including “Skyfall,” “Spectre,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale.” Also Read: New James Bond Movie Set for 2019 Release, No Word on Daniel Craig The. »


- Nigel M. Smith

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Toronto Film Festival Books Films From George Clooney, Guillermo del Toro, Angelina Jolie

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George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father,” Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” and Andy Serkis’ directorial debut “Breathe” are among the films that will screen at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced at a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday. Those films will bring such stars as Matt Damon (“Suburbicon” and “Downsizing”), Jennifer Lawrence (“mother!”), Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) and Andrew Garfield (“Breathe”) to Toronto, along with dozens of others in the additional films announced in the Galas and Special Screening sections. »


- Steve Pond

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Anne Hathaway and Alethea Jones Frontrunners to Star, Direct Sony’s ‘Barbie’ Movie

16 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to star in Sony’s upcoming “Barbie” film with Alethea Jones in talks to direct, TheWrap has learned. Based on the famous doll line, the film is currently slated for a June 29, 2018, release and is produced by Amy Pascal, Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Richard Dickson, president and COO of Mattel, is executive producing the movie. Kim Caramele and Diablo Cody share writing credit on the screenplay, and Jones is considered the frontrunner to direct. Amy Schumer was previously attached to the project, but later dropped out. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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New James Bond Movie Set for 2019 Release, No Word on Daniel Craig

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James Bond is heading back to movie theaters with or without Daniel Craig.

Franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of Eon Productions, announced that the 25th James Bond film will hit the U.S. on November 8, 2019. It rollout in Europe one week prior, in keeping with tradition.

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are returning to write the script, as they have for each Craig-led Bond — titles including “Skyfall,” “Spectre,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale

More to come. Read the full announcement from Eon:

Producers Michael G. »


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ABC Sets Fall Premiere Dates for Marvel’s ‘Inhumans,’ Daveed Diggs’ ‘The Mayor’

21 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has set their fall premiere dates for the 2017-2018 season.

The network’s new offerings will kick off with medical drama “The Good Doctor” starring Freddie Highmore premiering on Monday, Sept. 25 following “Dancing with the Stars.” The new Marvel series “Inhumans” will then launch with a two-hour premiere on Friday, Sept. 29.

The Kyra Segdwick-led drama “Ten Days in the Valley” will begin on Sunday, Oct. 1 following the Season 9 premiere of “Shark Tank.” Comedy series “The Mayor,” from executive producer and “Hamilton” breakout Daveed Diggs, will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 3 after the Season 4 premiere of “black-ish.” “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” formerly “The Gospel of Kevin,” will air immediately after.

ABC’s other new series orders–“Alex Inc.,” “The Crossing,” “Deception,” “For the People,” and “Splitting Up Together”–will debut at midseason.

Read the full list of premiere dates below. All times listed are Et, and new shows are listed in bold.

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- Joe Otterson

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‘Justice League’ Extensive Reshoots Causing Headaches for Star Schedules (Exclusive)

24 July 2017 9:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. and DC are spending big money to ensure that “Justice League” builds on the creative success of “Wonder Woman” instead of serving up a “Suicide Squad”-style disappointment.

The studio, which had no comment on the scheduling trouble, is spending approximately $25 million on extensive reshoots that have dragged on for roughly two months in London and Los Angeles, according to multiple insiders. Like “The Avengers,” “Justice League” centers on a group of superheroes who band together to save the world. The ensemble nature of the comic book movie, and the fact that its cast includes several of the most in-demand actors working in Hollywood today, is creating scheduling headaches that have prolonged the shooting.

It’s standard for big Hollywood movies to schedule a few weeks of pick-up work, but the cost and time allotted to the work on “Justice League” is raising some eyebrows. Reshoots, or additional photography, to »


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George R.R. Martin Says ‘Winds of Winter’ Could Hit Shelves in 2018

24 July 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

George R.R. Martin gave fans another update on his long-awaited next installment in the “Song of Ice and Fire” novel series.

“I’ve seen some truly weird reports about [‘Winds of Winter’] on the internet of late, by ‘journalists’ who make their stories up out of whole cloth,” Martin wrote on his Livejournal. “I don’t know which story is more absurd, the one that says the book is finished and I’ve been sitting on it for some nefarious reason, or the one that says I have no pages. Both ‘reports’ are equally false and equally moronic. I am still working on it, I am still months away (how many? good question), I still have good days and bad days, and that’s all I care to say.”

Martin also said that he is working on a two-volume history of Westeros’ history under the Targaryen dynasty, which is currently titled “Fire and Blood,” with »


- Joe Otterson

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C.C.H. Pounder Returning for 'Avatar' Sequels

24 July 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

C.C.H. Pounder will reprise her role as Moat in James Cameron's Avatar sequels.

In the 2009 sci-fi fantasy, Pounder played the Omatikaya Clan's tsahik, or spiritual leader.

While plot details for the sequel are being kept under wraps, the actress is joining returning castmembers Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver

Oona Chaplin is one of the few newcomers joining the four follow-ups. 

Avatar 2 will open wide on December 18, 2020, with subsequent movies coming out in December 2021, 2024 and 2025. 

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- Mia Galuppo

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Justin Bieber Cancels Remainder of Purpose World Tour

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Justin Bieber has canceled the remaining dates on his Purpose World Tour, the pop star announced on Monday. No reason was given for the decision beyond “unforeseen circumstances.” Bieber had 15 more shows scheduled in the U.S., Canada, Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia through October. He has played more than 150 shows since the stadium tour began in March 2016. Tickets for the upcoming shows will be refunded. Also Read: Justin Bieber Banned From Playing in China Over 'Bad Behavior' Bieber’s 29 shows in 26 cities in the first half of 2017 earned more than $93 million. Combined with the shows Bieber performed »


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Zach Galifianakis (‘Baskets’) crashes kids’ birthday party to perform as Baskets the Clown [Exclusive Emmy Episode]

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Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Zach Galifianakis is entering the “Baskets” episode “Freaks” as his Emmy submission for Best Comedy Actor. This installment of the FX program aired January 19 and was the 1st episode of the 2nd season. In this premiere segment, Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) hops the train to Kettleman City and works […] »


- Chris Beachum

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'Snowfall': FX's Crack-Era Drama Falls Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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In the new FX drama Snowfall, it's the summer of 1983 in South Central L.A.: palm trees, fire hydrants, boomboxes and the friendly neighborhood weed dealer. There's a kid named Franklin Saint – he went to a preppie boarding school in the Valley, but instead of moving on to college, he's drifted back to his old mean streets, working nights at a convenience store. By day, he sells pot to the local kids who dance while their radios blast "Jam on It." Across the country, a rap crew from Queens »


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Fans Split on Daniel Craig’s Reported Return as James Bond

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James Bond fans are split on whether Daniel Craig  — reported to be returning as 007 — is a good thing. Some fans celebrated the news on social media on Tuesday, while others said his “time is just up.” “As a Huge Bond fan, it kills me to say that I am not excited about Daniel Craig being in the next film. He was great. His time is just up,” wrote one user. “Oh boy, they dragged Daniel Craig back for another go at a role he hates in a series he has nothing but distain for. Hooray,” wrote another. Also Read: »


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Epix Renews ‘America Divided,’ Sets Season 2 Premiere Dates for ‘Berlin Station,’ ‘Graves’

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Epix has renewed the documentary series “America Divided” and also set the Season 2 premiere dates for “Berlin Station” and “Graves,” the network announced Tuesday at the TCA summer press tour.

The 4-episode second season of “America Divided” will premiere on Epix in 2018. In Season 2, Norman Lear and Jesse Williams return as executive producers and correspondents with another cast of celebrated Americans to continue the series’ mission to explore America’s most urgent challenges. The second season will once again go cross-country to investigate the forces driving people apart and introduce viewers to ordinary people engaged in extraordinary efforts to overcome our country’s racial, class, gender, religious and partisan divides.

“’America Divided’ season one truly distinguished Epix as a destination for provocative, timely and important documentary storytelling,” said Mark Greenberg, president and CEO of Epix. “We are thrilled to be working with this team again to take a probing look at some of the most polarizing matters »


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Toronto International Film Festival 2017 Lineup (Photos)

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The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2017 lineup for the galas and special presentations categories.

Related storiesToronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Movies From Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Alexander PayneToronto Film Festival Kicks Off $3 Million Campaign to Support Female FilmmakersFilm Review: 'The Exception' »


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Netflix Orders Matt Groening’s Fantasy Animated Series Disenchantment, Since It Really Wants Its Own Simpsons

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Disenchantment will feature the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre. »


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3 Ways Facebook Can Jump Into the News Business

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As Facebook heads into its Q2 earnings with more than 2 billion users and a staggering amount of ad dollars, Wall Street will have its eye on what’s coming next for the social media kingpin. How can it continue to leverage its massive audience to generate new revenue streams? Facebook is preparing to launch its much-anticipated lineup of original content later this summer, and there are also signs that its on the verge of becoming an even bigger media platform. Campbell Brown, Head of News Partnerships at Facebook, confirmed last week it’s developing a subscription service for publishers willing to. »


- Sean Burch

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Emmy episode analysis: Tom Hanks embraces his wacky side on ‘SNL’

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It took Tom Hanks nine tries as host of “Saturday Night Live,” but he finally earned an Emmy nomination for his efforts. Shockingly, this is Hanks’s first Emmy nomination as an actor. He has 16 previous nominations for his work as a producer, director, and writer. He won six of those bids: for producing “Olive […] »


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'Wonder Woman' Creator and Tonya Harding Biopics Top Toronto Film Festival

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New biopics on the creator of Wonder Woman and disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, as well as a comedy crime caper from George Clooney, are among the films set to premiere at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. The festival will take place September 7th to 17th.

Other films set to feature at the annual festival include the latest from Darren Aronofsky's mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence; Emma Stone and Steve Carell's true-story tennis flick Battle of the Sexes; and Guillermo del Toro's Cold War thriller The Shape of Water. »


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Ben Stiller Has a Nervous Breakdown in First Trailer for ‘Brad’s Status’

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Ben Stiller deals with middle-age disappointment in the first trailer for Mike White’s bittersweet comedy “Brad’s Status.”

Stiller plays the titular Brad, who, despite a good career and happy family, is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school. While escorting his musical prodigy son (played by Austin Abrams) on an East Coast tour of colleges, he is forced to confront the success of his friends and his own feelings of failure.

“My mind drifts at night,” he says in a voiceover. “I work for a nonprofit and I have nothing to show for it.”

By comparison, his college pals are now a Hollywood bigshot (White), a hedge fund founder (Luke Wilson), a tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit and bestselling author (Michael Sheen).

“Dad, are you having a nervous breakdown?” Abrams asks after noticing his father’s anxiety.

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment first unveiled the project last year after White »


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