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What’s Next for ‘Game of Thrones” Cast Members

  • Variety
What’s Next for ‘Game of Thrones” Cast Members
Eight years and eight seasons later, the “Game of Thrones” cast finally has some downtime to relax or move onto other projects. Some stars, like Kit Harington, who told Variety that he doesn’t plan on taking another role as physically demanding as Jon Snow, certainly deserve a break, but others have wasted no time getting back on screen. Here are a few of the upcoming projects you can catch your favorite Westeros characters in next.

Sophie Turner

Just a few short weeks after the “Thrones” finale, superhero fans can see Turner reprise her role as Jean Grey in “Dark Phoenix” on June 7. It’s unclear whether the actress will keep the role in future X-Men films following the Disney-Fox merger, but she’ll also star in “Broken Soldier,” a drama about a war vet suffering from Ptsd.

Lena Headey

With Cersei Lannister’s fate behind her, Headey’s next
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‘Game of Thrones’: Relax, the Finale Is Going to Be Just Fine

‘Game of Thrones’: Relax, the Finale Is Going to Be Just Fine
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 8, Episode 5, “The Bells.”]

Following Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) epic heel turn in the penultimate episode of “Game of Thrones,” fans who feel betrayed by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have alternately called for a redo of the season or to just burn it all down like so much of the Red Keep. Ending the series was never going to be an easy task — even if the duo had author George R.R. Martin’s rough master plan at their fingertips — but this season’s missteps have corroded fans’ faith seemingly for good. Fear not. The problems that have been present throughout the season are actually why the finale will stick the (King’s) landing.

The season began with a promise from the showrunners to be more respectful of time and pacing, but they overcorrected with the first two episodes’ static plotting. However, they included several lovely character moments,
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Conleth Hill Reflects on Varys's Death on Game of Thrones: "I Really Was Inconsolable"

Conleth Hill Reflects on Varys's Death on Game of Thrones:
Warning: The following post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones episode five, "The Bells."

The Spider is burned. In the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, Varys meets his end. While his fiery death is the first sign of Daenerys's Mad Queen tendencies in the episode, it's a death that the character knows is coming. The second he hears footsteps approaching, he removes his rings and burns his remaining letters. For a person who has always put the sanctity of the realm before himself, he stands his ground.

After finding out that Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen is the true heir to the Iron Throne, he commits treason, disobeying Dany while getting the word out about Jon's lineage. Initially, actor Conleth Hill took Varys's death "very personally," but eventually he realized the death is "noble and for the good."

Following Varys's end, Hill spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the bloody episode.
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‘Rocketman’ Film Review: Elton John Gets a Musical Fantasy That Sometimes Achieves Liftoff

‘Rocketman’ Film Review: Elton John Gets a Musical Fantasy That Sometimes Achieves Liftoff
Well, never mind those “Bohemian Rhapsody” comparisons. The Elton John musical “Rocketman,” which premiered to a thunderous ovation at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday night, may be the second rock-related movie in the last year in which director Dexter Fletcher had a hand, but the two films are dramatically different in ways that for the most part are good for “Rocketman.”

Bohemian Rhapsody,” which Fletcher stepped in to finish after original director Bryan Singer was fired, acted like a standard biopic with concert and recording scenes thrown in. “Rocketman” takes a wilder, bolder approach: It’s a full-fledged musical, using dozens of Elton John songs to tell his life story in a way that freely mixes reality and fantasy.

This is a jukebox musical for the big screen, “Mamma Mia!” forced into a vaguely biographical form or one of the Broadway shows that use an artist’s music to tell their story,
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Conleth Hill Reflects on Varys's Death on Game of Thrones: "I Really Was Inconsolable"

Warning: The following post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones episode five, "The Bells."

The Spider is burned. In the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, Varys meets his end. While his fiery death is the first sign of Daenerys's Mad Queen tendencies in the episode, it's a death that the character knows is coming. The second he hears footsteps approaching, he removes his rings and burns his remaining letters. For a person who has always put the sanctity of the realm before himself, he stands his ground.

After finding out that Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen is the true heir to the Iron Throne, he commits treason, disobeying Dany while getting the word out about Jon's lineage. Initially, actor Conleth Hill took Varys's death "very personally," but eventually he realized the death is "noble and for the good."

Following Varys's end, Hill spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the bloody episode.
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Category submissions for A&E, History Channel and Lifetime

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for A&E, History Channel and Lifetime. For this season, the A&E networks have returning dramas “Knightfall” and “Vikings” plus newcomer “Project Blue Book,” past Emmy favorites “Born This Way,” “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” and “Project Runway” plus TV movies starring Rob Lowe, Christina Ricci and Maurice Benard as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of lead, supporting and guest stars for their dramas and TV movies, plus reality, documentary and informational programs. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

See Watch dozens of our fun video interviews with 2019 Emmy contenders

“Biography: Chris Farley – Anything For A Laugh” (A&E)

Informational Series or Special

“Biography: Chris Rock’S Bring The Pain” (A&E)

Informational Series or Special

“Biography: Freaks
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Project Blue Book: Is the History TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

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Is the truth out there? Has the Project Blue Book TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on History? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Project Blue Book, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

A History drama, Project Blue Book stars Aidan Gillen, Michael Malarkey, Laura Mennell, Ksenia Solo, Michael Harney, and Neal McDonough. Inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Gillen), the story centers on the real-life, top-secret investigation into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related activity, conducted in the 1950s and ’60s by the United States Air Force. Read More…
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Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult, Aidan Gillen, Tyler Perry and more join Angelina Jolie in Those Who Wish Me Dead

Back in January it was announced that Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) is set to star in Those Who Wish Me Dead, a chase thriller from writer-director Taylor Sheridan (Wind River), and now comes word of a host of additions to the cast.

As revealed by Deadline, Jolie will be joined in the adaptation of Michael Koryta’s book by Jon Bernthal (The Punisher), Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Tyler Perry (A Madea Family Funeral), Medina Senghore (Happy!), Jake Weber (Dawn of the Dead) and Finn Little (Tidelands).

Described as “a hard-boiled chase thriller set against a wildfire in the Montana wilderness”, Those Who Wish Me Dead follows “a teenage boy who, after witnessing a brutal murder, is given a new identity and placed in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens as he is being pursued by said killers.”

The post Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult, Aidan Gillen, Tyler
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Angelina Jolie Thriller ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Lands at New Line

New Line Cinema is teaming up with Bron Studios on the Angelina Jolie-led “Those Who Wish Me Dead.” The film is directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (“Wind River”) from his screenplay based on the bestselling novel by Michael Koryta, which was previously adapted by Charles Leavitt and Michael Koryta.

A female-driven neo-Western set against a wildfire in the Montana wilderness, “Those Who Wish Me Dead” begins principal photography this month.

Along with Jolie, the film stars Nicholas Hoult, Jon Bernthal, Tyler Perry, Aidan Gillen, Medina Senghore (“Blindspot”), Finn Little (“Storm Boy”) and Jake Weber.

Also Read: Angelina Jolie to Star in Taylor Sheridan's 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'

Sheridan will produce alongside Garrett Basch, Steven Zaillian, with Aaron L. Gilbert and Kevin Turen producing for Bron Studios. Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media, Kathryn Dean and Michael Friedman are also executive producers.

Those Who Wish Me Dead
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Bron Sets Taylor Sheridan-Angelina Jolie Thriller ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ At New Line

  • Deadline
Bron Sets Taylor Sheridan-Angelina Jolie Thriller ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ At New Line
Exclusive, updated with quotes: New Line Cinema has come aboard to partner with Bron Studios on Those Who Wish Me Dead, the thriller written and directed by Wind River‘s Taylor Sheridan that stars Angelina Jolie. Principal photography now is set to begin this month.

In the deal, New Line will co-finance the pic with Creative Wealth Media, while Warner Bros will handle worldwide marketing and distribution. Film Rites and Bron Studios are the producers.

“Taylor Sheridan is an exceptional filmmaker, and we are thrilled to be partnering with him, Angelina Jolie, Bron and the entire filmmaking team on this exciting project,” New Line’s Carolyn Blackwood and Richard Brener said in a joint statement.

As Deadline broke in January, Sheridan and Jolie are teaming on the film based Michael Kortya’s bestselling novel, which previously was adapted by Charles Leavitt and Koryta. Sheridan penned the latest draft of the script,
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Jon Bernthal, Aidan Gillen, Medina Senghore + More Join ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Thriller From Taylor Sheridan

  • Deadline
Jon Bernthal, Aidan Gillen, Medina Senghore + More Join ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Thriller From Taylor Sheridan
Jon Bernthal, Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones), and Medina Senghore (Syfy’s Happy! series) are officially set to co-star in Taylor Sheridan’s Those Who Wish Me Dead, Deadline has confirmed. Nicholas Hoult, Tyler Perry, Finn Little, and Jake Weber have also joined Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie in the thriller written and to be directed by Sheridan.

The pic, which hails from Bron Studios and Film Rites, is based on the novel of the same title by author Michael Koryta. The film is described as a hardcore chase thriller set against a wildfire in the Montana wilderness. The story centers on a teenage boy who, after witnessing a brutal murder, is given a new identity and placed in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens as he is being pursued by said killers.

Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron is producing the
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‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 3 Sneak Peek: Ser Brienne of Tarth Goes to War – Photos

‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 3 Sneak Peek: Ser Brienne of Tarth Goes to War – Photos
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the “Game of Thrones” Season 8, Episode 2, “Knight of Seven Kingdoms.”]

The horns have sounded three times, and that means all of the seven hells will break loose on the upcoming episode of “Game of Thrones” on Sunday. For those less familiar with this method of communication, up North in Westeros, the first sound of the horn means that the Rangers are returning to the roost. A second blast indicates that wildlings are on the way. But three blasts — that’s reserved for the worst scourge of all: the White Walkers, aka Others.

It’s a bleak sound to hear especially after such a heartfelt episode that gave viewers more reasons to care about these already beloved characters. In Episode 2, Tormund proves that giants milk doesn’t just do a body good, but also makes them not buy into gender norms. His questioning why Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) – the noblest warrior of them
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Reid Scott on How His ‘Veep’ Character Would Fare on ‘Game of Thrones': ‘He’s Littlefinger’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
How would Dan Egan fare in Westeros?

With “Veep” airing its final season alongside the final run of HBO’s other awards darling, “Game of Thrones,” TheWrap asked Reid Scott, who plays Egan on “Veep,” how he thinks Egan would fare in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world.

His answer? Egan would feel right at home among the back-stabbing and political gamesmanship of the Seven Kingdoms. “Oh, he’s Littlefinger. Like 100%,” Scott told TheWrap. “Or, at least he’s like Littlefinger’s protégé, or something like that, or that’s what he would aspire to be. I think he would do great.”

Also Read: Reid Scott Tries to Recall the Worst Thing Dan Egan Did on 'Veep': 'Where Do I Start?' (Video)

And yes, Scott knows that Littlefinger — aka Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen) — despite being able to scheme his way almost through seven seasons, met his demise in the Season 7 finale.
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Game of Thrones

Network: HBO

Episodes: 73 (hour)

Seasons: Eight

TV show dates: April 17, 2011 -- May 19, 2019

Series status: Ending

Performers include: Sean Bean, Conleth Hill, Donald Sumpter, Harry Lloyd, James Cosmo, Jason Momoa, Jennifer Ehle, Jerome Flynn, John Bradley, Mark Addy, Ron Donachie, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Carice van Houten, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Iain Glen, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jack Gleeson, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Liam Cunningham, Maisie Williams, Michelle Fairley, Natalie Dormer, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Rose Leslie, Sophie Turner, Stephen Dillane, and Charles Dance.

TV show description:      

This medieval fantasy TV show is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. The first is titled A Game of Thrones.

Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, the series chronicles the violent
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‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Reveal How House Stark Is Preparing for the Battle of Winterfell

‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Reveal How House Stark Is Preparing for the Battle of Winterfell
When “Game of Thrones” began, only the eldest Stark sibling had ruling and warfare in mind, but now that he’s dead, his brothers and sisters have taken up that heavy, fur-lined mantle. Season 8 opens with a massive war literally on the horizon as the White Walkers and their undead wight army have breached The Wall and are heading towards the world of men. First stop: Winterfell.

The stronghold of House Stark had always been the rock for the Northern people, which is why it’s appropriate that the series begins and ends at Winterfell. And it will be an ending, one way or another. If the humans are victorious, erstwhile bastard Jon Snow has a legitimate claim to the Iron Throne, Mother of Dragons notwithstanding. If the White Walkers win, humanity stands no chance of surviving.

As the weapons are gathered and assessed, the remaining Stark siblings have begun
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'Game of Thrones': Who Will Die in the Final Season?

'Game of Thrones': Who Will Die in the Final Season?
When it comes to death and Game of Thrones, author George R.R. Martin has two prevailing comments on the subject.

First: despite appearances to the contrary, the Westeros architect isn't such a bloodthirsty fellow — at least not compared to David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the Game of Thrones showrunners, who have presided over the televised Red Wedding, the temporary death of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), the execution of Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (Aidan Gillen) and the time-travel terminator of Hodor (Kristian Nairn), among many other examples. As Martin explains: "I'll point out that David and Dan ...
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MipTV: A+E Draws Buyers to ‘Project Blue Book,’ Season 2 of ‘Knightfall’

  • Variety
Ahead of the launch of the MipTV content market in Cannes, A+E Networks has inked a raft of fresh deals for its scripted UFO show “Project Blue Book” and season 2 of Knights Templar drama series “Knightfall.”

Broadcasters on board for the 10-episode second season of “Project Blue Book” include Sci Fi Channel Europe (U.K.), Corus (Canada), Sbs (Australia), Tvnz (New Zealand), U-Next (Japan), History, History TV18 (India), Ote (Greece), Manoto (Farsi-speaking diaspora), Mesimvria (Cyprus) and Showmax (Africa).

The series, inspired by the investigations into UFOs and related phenomena conducted by the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s and 60s, stars Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) and Michael Malarkey (“The Vampire Diaries”). It is executive produced by Robert Zemeckis.

In the U.S., the show is the best performing new series on cable among all viewers this season, averaging 3 million viewers in Live+3 ratings. Since the show debuted, History is
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Music Executives on Screen: 10 Memorable Movie Portrayals

  • Variety
In the Netflix biopic “The Dirt,” Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live” fame portrays A&R exec Tom Zutaut, the man who signed Motley Crue to Elektra and Guns N’ Roses to Geffen, while veteran character actor David Costabile is manager Doc McGhee. They follow in a long and illustrious line of label executives portrayed on screen, ranging from critical and box-office hits like “Ray” and “La Bamba” to lesser-seen music pics like “Cbgb” and “The Runaways.” Here’s our list of 10 of the most memorable:

1. Steven Coogan as Tony Wilson (“24 Hour Party People”). Coogan’s brilliant portrayal of the Manchester icon and Factory Records founder in Michael Winterbottom’s 2002 film also includes great turns from Paddy Considine as Rob Gretton, the manager of Joy Division and New Order who passed away in 1999, and “Lord of the Rings” star Andy Serkis as Martin Hannett, the noted producer and Factory partner
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Oscar-Winning ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Editor Knows That Meeting Scene Is Poorly Edited

Oscar-Winning ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Editor Knows That Meeting Scene Is Poorly Edited
Bohemian Rhapsody” won John Ottman his first Oscar for Best Film Editing, but the victory led to a considerable amount of backlash from moviegoers and film critics who believed the Queen biopic was one of the worst edited films of the year. In the wake of the Oscar win, a scene from the film in which the band meets with their eventual manager, John Reid (Aidan Gillen), went viral online for its sloppy and disorienting editing rhythm. The scene even inspired a video essay examining the bad editing choices that has earned over 1.6 million views on YouTube.

While Ottman deserves credit for editing together a coherent film following the behind-the-scenes drama that resulted in director Bryan Singer being fired with three weeks left in production, not even he will try to defend the much-mocked scene of Queen’s meeting with Reid. In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Ottman
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Sansa sensibility: Will Sophie Turner (‘Game of Thrones’) finally get Emmy attention as the most underappreciated Stark?

Sansa sensibility: Will Sophie Turner (‘Game of Thrones’) finally get Emmy attention as the most underappreciated Stark?
The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” premieres April 14, which means this fall will be its last hurrah at the Emmys. The epic fantasy is already a three-time winner for Best Drama Series and the most awarded primetime drama or comedy series in history, but one member of the cast who hasn’t been invited to the party yet is Sophie Turner. Will she finally get her due this year? Goodness knows she has already been through enough.

Turner plays Sansa Stark, who has survived despite the calamities that have befallen her family. Her father Ned (Sean Bean) was beheaded. Then her brother Robb (Richard Madden) and mother Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) were assassinated at the Red Wedding. Even her younger brother Rickon (Art Parkinson) was murdered. The rest of her family was scattered until recent seasons brought the survivors back together.

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