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Natalie Dormer Says She Knows How 'Game of Thrones' Ends

Natalie Dormer Says She Knows How 'Game of Thrones' Ends
Natalie Dormer’s Game of Thrones days have been over for quite some time, but she’s just as invested in the final season as the rest of the world. “I’m excited to see the next season. I’m on the edge of my seat like everybody else,” she told The Hollywood Reporter In Studio while promoting her film In Darkness and TV mini-series Picnic at Hanging Rock.

While the actress remained pretty tight-lipped on what information she knows about season eight — the final of the HBO hit series — she did tease that she knows how it ends, but ...
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Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in ‘Silent Heart’ Remake

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to Star in ‘Silent Heart’ Remake
Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, and Mia Wasikowska have signed on to star in “Blackbird,” a remake of Bille August’s Danish-language “Silent Heart,” with Roger Michell directing.

Millennium Films is producing the movie. Producers are Sherryl Clark and Millennium’s David Bernardi. Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, and Jonathan Yunger are executive producing.

Mitchell will direct from a script by “Silent Heart” screenwriter Christian Torpe. Shooting is planned for August in London.

Keaton will play a terminally ill mother who brings her family together for one last weekend before she commits suicide. Winslet and Wasikowsa will play her daughters.

In “Silent Heart,” released in 2014, the mother was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and was planning to pursue euthanasia with the help of her husband at the end of the weekend. But the decision became difficult to handle for the daughters and brought old conflicts to the surface.
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Amazon Orders Sci-Fi Series ‘Tales From the Loop’

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Amazon Orders Sci-Fi Series ‘Tales From the Loop’
Amazon has given a series order to “Tales From the Loop,” a science fiction drama from “Legion” writer Nathaniel Halpern. The project is a co-production with Fox 21 Television Studios.

“Tales From the Loop” is based on the art of Simon Stålenhag, whose paintings blend elements of futuristic science fiction with images of rural life in the Sweden.

“Simon Stålenhag’s paintings are renowned for their vision of a not-too-distant, futuristic landscape. We are looking forward to bringing that to life and sharing it with our Prime Video audience,” said Albert Cheng, co-head of television, Amazon Studios.

Halpern will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the series. Sixth & Idaho’s Matt Reeves (“The Batman”), Adam Kassan (“The Passage”) and Rafi Crohn (“The Passage”) will also exec produce. Mark Romanek (“Never Let Me Go”) will direct the pilot and exec produce the series. Mattias Montero, Johan Lindström and Samantha Taylor Pickett
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‘Vampire Chronicles’ Series in Development at Hulu

‘Vampire Chronicles’ Series in Development at Hulu
The planned series based on Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” has been put into development at Hulu, Variety has confirmed.

The Vampire Chronicles” series follows vampire Lestat de Lioncourt who serves as hero, antihero, and narrator. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content will produce. The two companies acquired the rights to the books back in April 2017.

Bryan Fuller was previously attached to the project, but exited earlier this year. Rice will executive produce along with her son Christopher Rice, a best-selling writer in his own right, with Christopher having written the original script for the project. David Kanter and Steve Golin
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Batwoman Series in Development at CW

Batwoman Series in Development at CW
Batwoman could soon be coming to the “Arrow”-verse.

Variety has learned that The CW is developing a series about the DC superhero that would debut in 2019 should it get picked up. News of the development comes after the network announced in May that the character would appear in the annual crossover event between four of the CW’s DC shows: “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” and “Supergirl.”

In the series, Kate Kane, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and
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Melissa London Hilfers Set To Write Sony ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake For Halle Berry

Melissa London Hilfers Set To Write Sony ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake For Halle Berry
Exclusive: Sony Pictures is moving forward with Jagged Edge, the thriller being crafted for Halle Berry to play the heroine lawyer role originated by Glenn Close in the 1985 hit. The studio has hired Melissa London Hilfers to write the script, and Doug Belgrad’s 2.0 Entertainment banner has been set to co-finance the film. Belgrad is producing with Matti Leshem. Scott Strauss is supervising for the studio. Creative Executive Michael Bitar is also working on the…
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‘The Crown’ Season 3: Helena Bonham Carter Makes Her Debut as Princess Margaret

‘The Crown’ Season 3: Helena Bonham Carter Makes Her Debut as Princess Margaret
On the heels of our first look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, Netflix has debuted more first look photos from the upcoming third season of its Emmy-winning drama series “The Crown.” The streaming giant has given fans their first look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret and Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones, Margaret’s photographer husband.

Carter, who recently appeared on the big screen opposite Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in “Ocean’s Eight,” is taking over the role of Margaret from Vanessa Kirby. Kirby just earned an Emmy nomination for Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the show’s second season. Daniels, meanwhile, is taking over for Matthew Goode.

“I’m not sure which I’m more terrified about – doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby’s Princess Margaret,” Carter said when her casting was made official.
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Party of Five's Neve Campbell Weighs In On Reboot, Possible Cameo

Party of Five's Neve Campbell Weighs In On Reboot, Possible Cameo
Has the world not seen the last of Julia Salinger?

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live Tuesday, Neve Campbell was asked whether she’d be open to a cameo on the previously announced Party of Five reboot, which back in January landed at Freeform with a pilot-production commitment. The potential series is centered on a first-generation Latino family that has immigrated to the United States.

“I love the idea of the new reboot because it’s very timely,” the actress said. “From what I understand [after speaking to series co-creator] Chris Keyser… they’re doing it with a Mexican family whose parents have been sent across the border,
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Stan Dragoti, Director of ‘Mr. Mom,’ ‘Love at First Bite,’ Dies at 85

Stan Dragoti, Director of ‘Mr. Mom,’ ‘Love at First Bite,’ Dies at 85
Stan Dragoti, director of “Love at First Bite” and “Mr. Mom,” died July 13 in Los Angeles. His wife Yolanda reported that he died after complications from pneumonia. He was 85.

In addition to rewatching his films such as “Mr. Mom” and “Love at First Bite,” he loved watching his movie “Necessary Roughness,” Yolanda Dragoti said, “Because he loved football.”

“He got me hooked on Turner Classic Movies, we would watch black and white movies all night long,” she recalled. “He was such a history buff, a film buff. I learned so much from him.”

Born in Manhattan, Dragoti was the son of Albanian immigrants.

He attended Cooper Union College and later the Visual Arts College before working at the New York City advertising agencies Young & Rubicam and Mary Wells Lawrence. He partnered with Charlie Moss to create the “I Love New York” tourism campaign.

Dragoti broke into Hollywood by teaming
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Blame ‘Sons of Anarchy’ for Rise in Nova Scotia Motorcycle Gangs

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Blame ‘Sons of Anarchy’ for Rise in Nova Scotia Motorcycle Gangs
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are blaming former FX crime drama “Sons of Anarchy” for the rise in Nova Scotia motorcycle gangs.

“I can tell you that it’s growing, ever since the phenomenon of ‘Sons of Anarchy,'” Constable Scott Morrison of the Criminal Intelligence Service of Nova Scotia told the Board of Police Commissioners during a recent presentation, according to the Star Halifax. “Where that television show has seemed to almost socialize outlaw motorcycle gang life, more people want to join that life, think it’s a brotherhood, think the camaraderie is there, based on the television show, and they’re joining up.”

“People look at that and they think, ‘Oh that’s an attractive lifestyle. They’re making money, riding their bikes, they’re doing this, they don’t have any problems with anyone,'” Constable Mike Carter of the Nova Scotia Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit added.
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‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Stage Musical in the Works

‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Stage Musical in the Works
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” film franchise is getting the stage treatment.

The film is being adapted as a stage musical by Blue Spruce Productions.

Blue Spruce, led by Scott Delman, has acquired the live theatrical rights from Alcon Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment — which teamed on the 2005 movie and its 2008 sequel — and will serve as the project’s lead producer.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alcon and Alloy maintain the option to invest in and co-produce the stage project. Both companies retain approval rights and will be involved in the development of the play.

The movies starred Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Alexis Bledel, who played best friends about to separate for the summer for the first time in their lives. The four decide to share a pair of jeans that fit them all perfectly over the course of the summer. Both pics were based on
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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 to Have Scenes Set During ‘Breaking Bad’ Timeline, Co-Creator Says

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 to Have Scenes Set During ‘Breaking Bad’ Timeline, Co-Creator Says
Better Call Saul” Season 4 will have its biggest crossover yet with “Breaking Bad,” the AMC series it was spun off from.

Co-showrunner Vince Gilligan divulged that the upcoming fourth season of “Saul” will enter into the “Breaking Bad” timeline. “We have a subplot that very squarely gets into ‘Breaking Bad’ territory and brings us into the world — or at least points us on a path toward the world — of Walter White,” Gilligan told Entertainment Weekly. “I can’t wait for folks to see that.”

Gilligan wouldn’t divulge any further details, only saying that the scenes would at least involve Saul. Saul Goodman first appeared in “Breaking Bad” midway through the second season, in an episode aptly titled, “Better Call Saul.”

Also Read: 'Better Call Saul' Season 4 Teaser: Jimmy McGill Starts to Become a Truly Criminal Lawyer (Exclusive Video)

It’s possible that “Better Call Saul” will show
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'My Friend Dahmer' Filmmaker Tackling Tragic Love Story 'All My Life' for Universal (Exclusive)

'My Friend Dahmer' Filmmaker Tackling Tragic Love Story 'All My Life' for Universal (Exclusive)
Marc Meyers, the indie filmmaker behind My Friend Dahmer, is making the jump to studio filmmaking.

Meyers has closed a deal to direct All My Life, a dramatic comedy based on the true story of a couple’s bittersweet love story.

The movie tells of a man from an Asian background and a Caucasian woman who are engaged to be married when the man finds out he has cancer and only a year to live. The two carry on with their plans to marry anyway, vowing to live life to the fullest until his passing.

The story is based on the real-life ...
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Amazon, TF1 Go Behind the Scenes With French World Cup Team (Exclusive)

Amazon, TF1 Go Behind the Scenes With French World Cup Team (Exclusive)
The coaches and players who went on to lift the World Cup trophy for France will be shown up-close in a new documentary project for Amazon and French channel TF1. Superstar soccer players such as Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba, plus their now-legendary coach, Didier Deschamps, were followed around by filmmakers who embedded themselves with the soon-to-be championship team as the squad prepared for the tournament.

“Les Bleus 2018, Au Coeur de l’Épopée Russe” is the first project from a newly minted documentary division at Federation Entertainment. Already one of France’s best-known producers, the company has specialized in scripted and kids’ fare,
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Yvonne Blake, 'Superman' Costume Designer, Dies at 78

Yvonne Blake, 'Superman' Costume Designer, Dies at 78
Yvonne Blake, designer of the iconic costumes for the 1978 box-office hit Superman, has died. She was 78.

Blake died Tuesday in Madrid, a spokesperson for the Spanish Film Academy told The Hollywood Reporter. She had been the academy's president since October 2016 but suffered a stroke in January.

She shared an Academy Award with Antonio Castillo for the three-hour-plus 1971 costume drama Nicholas and Alexandra, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. "I suppose all one can say is that if it wasn't for the Russian Revolution, I wouldn't be here," Blake said when accepting her award.

Her work ...
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CNN’s Erin Burnett Blasts White House Helsinki Walkback: ‘How Stupid Does Trump Think We Americans Are?’

CNN anchor Erin Burnett was not impressed with the White House’s walkback of Donald Trump’s press conference in Helsinki.

After the president insisted Tuesday that the whole issue could be explained by a single misspoken word, Burnett openly suggested the White House thought the American people were dumb.

“How stupid does Trump think we Americans are? The president’s excuse for his embarrassing press conference where he sided with President Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence chiefs does not add up,” said Burnett in an unusually strong opening monologue on her “Outfront” program.

Also Read: Erin Burnett Asks Sam Nunberg If He's Drunk During CNN Interview (Video)

“President Trump read from a prepared statement, offering up frankly what seems to be a dog ate my homework excuse on how things went terribly wrong in Helsinki, ” she added.

Burnett then went on a lengthy attack that might have sounded
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‘Agt’ Trapeze Act Goes Horribly Wrong When Husband Can’t Hold on to Wife (Video)

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‘Agt’ Trapeze Act Goes Horribly Wrong When Husband Can’t Hold on to Wife (Video)
Tuesday’s “Agt” featured a terrifying moment when an acrobat dropped his partner during a trapeze act gone wrong. Making matters worse, the duo was husband and wife — and their two-year-old son was sitting with grandma in the studio audience.

Great.

Thankfully, the woman was Ok after a scary fall. The whole thing wasn’t made any less frightening by the stage they had set on fire for dramatic effect. You know, because this stuff needed an extra element of danger — beyond the added blindfold that basically did her in.

Also Read: Simon Cowell Finally Got the Singing Dog He Always Wanted on 'Agt' (Video)

The judges and the crowd were frozen in horror when the fall occurred. These two crazies wanted to try the stunt again, but Mel B. (pictured above) would not let them. That was the first (and only) smart thing to happen during the performers’ stage time.
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NBA’s Media All-Stars: The Athletes Making Moves in Hollywood

NBA’s Media All-Stars: The Athletes Making Moves in Hollywood
When LeBron James left the Cavs to sign with the Lakers earlier this month, he left a chunk of change on the table. Under NBA rules, Cleveland could have rained down more than $200 million over five years on the man many consider the best player in the league. Los Angeles was allowed to pony up a mere $154 million over four years.

But there’s a great equalizer on the West Coast: Hollywood, where top current NBA stars aren’t just the face of films; they’re producers and financiers too. It didn’t start with Curry, who just formed his own production company after signing a multiyear development pact with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

This is a different kind of game, but one that’s just as appealing to those who are ultracompetitive. Let’s call them the NBA’s Media All-Stars.

LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers

He’s King James
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NBA’s Media All-Stars: The Athletes Making Moves in Hollywood

NBA’s Media All-Stars: The Athletes Making Moves in Hollywood
When LeBron James left the Cavs to sign with the Lakers earlier this month, he left a chunk of change on the table. Under NBA rules, Cleveland could have rained down more than $200 million over five years on the man many consider the best player in the league. Los Angeles was allowed to pony up a mere $154 million over four years.

But there’s a great equalizer on the West Coast: Hollywood, where top current NBA stars aren’t just the face of films; they’re producers and financiers too. It didn’t start with Curry, who just formed his
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Durban FilmMart Builds Bridges Between African, Int’l. Markets

When the 9th annual Durban FilmMart (Dfm) kicks off on July 20, with a busy four-day program running parallel to the Durban Int’l. Film Festival (Diff), organizers will be looking to build on nearly a decade of steady growth at the continent’s leading finance forum, and the premier springboard for African filmmakers launching into the international marketplace.

“One of the key objectives in establishing Durban FilmMart was to create a platform for African filmmakers to connect with the global markets,” said Toni Monty, head of the Durban Film Office, which jointly organizes the Dfm along with Diff and the eThekwini Municipality. “Durban FilmMart, however, can only take them so far. We work with partner markets in identifying projects that are ready to be exposed to international markets, so in this sense, in many respects, Dfm acts as an introduction and entry point for these filmmakers.”

16 African projects, evenly split between fiction and documentary,
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