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‘Once Upon a Time’ Alum Jennifer Morrison Joins ‘This Is Us’ Season 4

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Alum Jennifer Morrison Joins ‘This Is Us’ Season 4
Once Upon a Time” alum Jennifer Morrison has been cast in a recurring role on Season 4 of “This Is Us.”

Details about her character are still being kept under wraps, an individual with knowledge of production tells TheWrap.

But if you’re already desperate to find out who Morrison is playing, you can start crossing off the days until you’ll have your answer, as NBC announced earlier this week the Dan Fogelman-created drama will debut its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The premiere date news follows last month’s announcement that the broadcast network had handed the series an unprecedented three-season renewal, ensuring you’ll still be with the Pearson Family through at least Season 6.

Also Read: Fall TV Premieres: Here's When All Your Favorite Shows Will Return (Updating)

This Is Us” stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan and Susan Kelechi Watson.
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Jennifer Morrison to Lead CBS Pilot ‘Under the Bridge’

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Jennifer Morrison to Lead CBS Pilot ‘Under the Bridge’
Jennifer Morrison has been cast in the lead role of the CBS drama pilot “Under the Bridge,” Variety has learned.

Morrison will play Kate, a cardiothoracic surgeon who has managed to be ambitious without offending anyone, a skill-set one acquires as a woman. Curious, open, but never naive, Kate is forced to return to work after a self-imposed sabbatical when her husband is voted out of the medical practice they created together with their group of best friends.

The show revolves around the scandal which rocks Kate’s medical practice, and she must rise to the occasion and take the lead in trying to mend both the practice and her own marriage.

One of those friends who started the practice is Dan, who will be played by the show’s co-lead David Ajala. Dan is described as a gorgeous, dry and somewhat broken man who “works hard for everything, except sex.
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Buffalo Boys Trailer: Mount Up for a Brutal Indonesian Western Thriller

In 19th century Java, two exiled brothers who grew up on the plains of the American Wild West, return to their rightful home to unravel the mystery of their past and avenge the brutal death of their parents. Today, we have the trailer and poster for Buffalo Boys, which hits the high plains of home entertainment today.

Buffalo Boys stars Yoshua Sudarso (TV's Power Rangers: Dino Chargo and Pretty Boys), Ario Bayu (Java Heat), Pevita Pearce (The Sinking of Van Der Wijck), Tio Pakusadewo (Letters from Prague), Conan Stevens (The Hobbit), and Reinout Bussemaker (Flight HS13). The film will be released in theaters and on Digital this January 11, 2019.

In 19th Century Java, a brutal massacre and the murder of Sultan Hamza by Captain Van Trach and his Dutch soldiers force Arana, Jamar and Suwo - the sultan's brother and infant sons - to flee the country. Together, they travel
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Alex Pettyfer on Making His Directorial Debut with ‘Back Roads’

From first-time feature director Alex Pettyfer (who also plays the lead role in the film), the dark indie drama Back Roads, tells the story of Harley Altmyer (Pettyfer), a young man in a rural Pennsylvania town who’s been taking care of his three younger sisters since their mother went to prison for murdering their abusive father. Uneducated and working two dead-end jobs just to try to hold his family together, Harley connects to an older, married woman (Jennifer Morrison) and shocking family secrets threaten to destroy them all. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, …
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Alex Pettyfer Delivers Memorable Directorial Debut in Back Roads [Review]

With each new project, Alex Pettyfer has been moving further from his early days in Hollywood as a teen heartthrob. With last year's The Strange Ones (review), and The Last Witness earlier this year, he has re-emerged as a more mature performer and Back Roads presents yet another side to the actor: director.

Adapted from Tawni O'Dell's best-selling novel of the same name by O'Dell herself and acclaimed writer/director Adrian Lyne, Back Roads stars Pettyfer as Harley Altmyer, a young 20-something who has been left to care for his three younger sisters after his mother is convicted of murderi
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Film Review: ‘Back Roads’

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Film Review: ‘Back Roads’
When an actor who’s been packaged as a sexy mainstream star hops off the commercial train to direct a small independent feature, one that takes on a topic as raw as child sexual abuse, you can presume that the movie in question is a passion project. But it can also be a calculated image-changer. “Back Roads,” directed by the rising British actor Alex Pettyfer, who also stars in it, may be a bit of both. The film is based on Tawni Odell’s 1999 novel, which is set in backwoods Western Pennsylvania, and it’s about a family so fractured that it’s become a hornets’ nest of rage, misery, and dysfunction.

Pettyfer plays Harley, who’s been taking care of his three younger sisters for two years — ever since their mother, Bonnie (Juliette Lewis), was sent to prison for killing their father. The father was a violent abuser, so
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‘Back Roads’ Film Review: Alex Pettyfer’s Directorial Debut Follows a Twisty Path

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‘Back Roads’ Film Review: Alex Pettyfer’s Directorial Debut Follows a Twisty Path
The dysfunctional family plot of “Back Roads,” which marks the directorial debut of actor Alex Pettyfer, is so twisted that every 10 minutes or so there is a new revelation meant to shock the audience, and this presumably goes back to Tawni O’Dell’s novel, on which the film is based.

The way this story is told also might have something to do with the participation of Adrian Lyne, who co-wrote the script with O’Dell. This is Lyne’s first film credit since the drama “Unfaithful” in 2002, and the particular emphasis on sex feels like it is his handiwork, so to speak.

Pettyfer also stars as Harley, a young man who has had to take responsibility for raising his three sisters after his mother (Juliette Lewis) was put in jail for murdering their father. This information is relayed to us in a slightly awkward title card at the beginning of the film.
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Back Roads Exclusive Interviews With Alex Pettyfer, Jennifer Morrison and Nicola Peltz

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Alex Pettyfer’s compelling directorial debut Back Roads premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, a decade after Pettyfer had auditioned for Adrian Lyne’s unsuccessful attempt to bring the same Tawni O’Dell novel to the screen.

Pettyfer’s tenacity as a producer saw the film finally being made with him taking on both directing and lead actor duties. Set in rural Pennsylvania, Pettyfer plays Harley, a young man who is forced to take care of his three younger sisters, including rebellious teenager Amber (Nicola Peltz), when his mother (Juliette Lewis) is sent to prison for killing his abusive father. Things are further complicated when Harley begins a relationship with an older married woman, Callie (Jennifer Morrison).

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Back Roads opens at The Roxy Cinema in New York on Thursday 6th December followed by additional Us cities on Friday 7th December, along with a same day digital/VOD release.
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December 2018 VOD & Digital Releases Include Halloween (2018), All The Creatures Were Stirring, Leprechaun Returns, Hell Fest, Venom

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Happy almost December, everyone! Now that the final month of 2018 is nearly upon us, we have one last batch of Digital and VOD releases for the year to look forward to, and there are a ton of great titles coming in the next few weeks that should keep horror fans more than entertained as the days continue to get shorter and the temperatures keep dipping lower and lower.

December’s digital releases kick off in a big way on December 4th, with eight different titles arriving on various platforms. A trio of holiday horrors debut that day—All the Creatures Were Stirring, Slay Belles, and Elves—as well as a pair of indie films from Artsploitation Films (Luciferina and Snowflake) and the sequel The House That Never Dies: Reawakening. December 7th is another busy day, as we have four more movies making their digital debuts, including Clara’s Ghost, Back Roads,
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Sally Field movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Norma Rae,’ ‘Steel Magnolias,’ ‘Places in the Heart’

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Sally Field movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Norma Rae,’ ‘Steel Magnolias,’ ‘Places in the Heart’
As she said when she collected her second Oscar for Best Actress, Sally Field hasn’t had an orthodox career. Plucked out of a drama class when she was barely out of high school Field was cast as the perky surfer girl Gidget for one season on TV. She then did three seasons in the preposterous series “The Flying Nun.” Not exactly the kind of work that would portend a serious new actress had arrived. In fact at the age of 24, Field found herself to be somewhat of an industry joke.

While many sitcom stars who fell into obscurity, Field managed to turn her career around. She began working with famed acting teacher Lee Strasberg and slowly things started to change for her. She found work in a series of well regarded TV movies and won an Emmy for the miniseries “Sybil” about a child abuse victim that developed 16 different
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Alex Pettyfer Hits The ‘Back Roads’ Of Noir Country In Directorial Debut

Groomed to be a leading man since 2011’s I Am Number Four, Alex Pettyfer has taken a much different route in his career, and his mesmeric turn in 2017’s The Strange Ones was proof that indie films would be a vital piece to his creative puzzle.

Pettyfer takes things a step [...]

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Michael Shannon, Nick Robinson, Britt Robertson and Alex Pettyfer are Echo Boomers

Michael Shannon (Fahrenheit 451), Nick Robinson, Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland) and Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) are set to star in the burglary drama Echo Boomers, Variety has revealed.

The film will mark the directorial debut of Seth Savoy, who has also written the script, and tells the true story of a group of disillusioned twentysomethings who burgle the rich. Filming on the project is set to get underway in January.

Michael Shannon recently signed on to star in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, and will also appear in the John le Carre TV adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl. Nick Robinson has Strange But True, Native Son and Weetzie Bat on his slate, while Britt Robertson currently stars in ABC’s legal drama For the People and Alex Pettyfer’s directorial debut Back Roads is set for release in December [watch the trailer here].

The post Michael Shannon, Nick Robinson, Britt Robertson and Alex Pettyfer are
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‘Back Roads’ Trailer: Alex Pettyfer Explores Family Trauma In His Directorial Debut

Though best known for his acting career, and some questionable behavior and controversial remarks that have seen him excommunicated from the cool circles of Hollywood, Alex Pettyfer is making news by taking on the role of director in a new drama due out in December. “Back Roads” is based on the Oprah Winfrey book club novel of the same name, written by Tawni O’Dell in 1999.

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Back Roads (2018) Movie Trailer: After Juliette Lewis’ Imprisonment, Alex Pettyfer is Responsible for the Family

Back Roads Trailer Alex Pettyfer‘s Back Roads (2018) movie trailer stars Alex Pettyfer, Jennifer Morrison, Nicola Peltz, Chiara Aurelia, and Hala Finley. Back Roads‘ plot synopsis: “After his mother, (a gritty Juliette Lewis), is imprisoned for killing his abusive father, Harley Altmyer (Alex Pettyfer) is left to care for his three younger [...]

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Explore the Impact of Family Trauma in Official Trailer Debut for Alex Pettyfer’s Directorial Debut Back Roads

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Explore the Impact of Family Trauma in Official Trailer Debut for Alex Pettyfer’s Directorial Debut Back Roads
Explore the impact of family trauma with the release of the official trailer for the upcoming visceral noir thriller, ‘Back Roads.’ The trailer, which debuted exclusively on Entertainment Weekly, is supporting the feature film directorial debut from actor Alex Pettyfer. The movie is set to be released on December 7 in theaters and on Digital […]

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Alex Pettyfer’s directorial debut Back Roads gets a trailer and poster

Ahead of its release next month, a trailer and poster have arrived online for the upcoming adaptation of Tawni O’Dell’s novel Back Roads. The thriller marks the directorial debut for Alex Pettyfer, who also stars in the film alongside Jennifer Morrison, Nicola Peltz, Robert Patrick, Juliette Lewis, and Chiara Aurelia; take a look here…

A young man cares for his younger sisters after their mother is imprisoned for murdering their abusive father. When he strikes up an affair with a married woman, long-dormant family secrets bubble to the surface in this noir thriller.

Back Roads is set for release on December 7th.

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First Trailer for Alex Pettyfer's Directorial Debut Noir Film 'Back Roads'

"So twisted. Full of secrets." Samuel Goldwyn Films has released the first official trailer for an indie noir thriller titled Back Roads, which first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Back Roads is also the directorial debut of English actor Alex Pettyfer, who also stars in the film as a young man stuck in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his three younger sisters after the death of his abusive father and the arrest of his mother. When he strikes up an affair with a local married woman, long-dormant family secrets bubble to the surface in this "back roads" thriller. The film's full cast includes Jennifer Morrison, Nicola Peltz, Chiara Aurelia, Hala Finley, June Carryl, Robert Patrick, with Juliette Lewis. This looks like a gritty, sweaty backwoods noir film for sure - and I'll admit that it doesn't seem so bad. Worth a watch. Here's the first official
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Alex Pettyfer Directs Himself in Back Roads [Trailer]

From the get-go, Alex Pettyfer appeared to be more than just a teen heartthrob and though he went through a rough patch after the release of Magic Mike the actor has, particularly over the last few years, emerged as an artist determined to shape his career in his own way. The results have, to date, been almost unanimously positive and it appears that Pettyfer will continue to impress in his next role: actor/director.

For his debut as a director, Pettyfer has chosen to direct an adaptation of Tawni O'Dell's best selling novel.

Back Roads stars Pettyfer as Harley Altmyer, a young man whose life is turned upside down when his mother is arrested for the murder of his abusive father and Harley is left to care for his three younger sisters. He seeks solace in a relationsh
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‘13 Reasons Why’s Steven Silver, Nicola Peltz, Spencer Neville To Topline ‘The Obituary of Tunde Johnson’ Indie

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‘13 Reasons Why’s Steven Silver, Nicola Peltz, Spencer Neville To Topline ‘The Obituary of Tunde Johnson’ Indie
Exclusive: Steven Silver (13 Reasons Why), Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction), and Spencer Neville (Ozark) are set to star in The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, with production slated to commence this week in Los Angeles. Ali LeRoi is directing the indie drama based on a script written by Nigerian-born USC student Stanley Kalu.

Set in Southern California, the film centers on Tunde Johnson (Silver), a queer, black prep school senior who finds himself in an endless loop of police brutality. Soren O’Connor (Neville) is Johnson’s all-American athlete boyfriend who hides his sexuality from both his conservative father and society by maintaining a relationship with Tunde’s best friend Marley Meyers (Peltz).

Producers are Jason Shuman and Zachary Green, co-creators of the million-dollar screenplay competition called The Launch, which selected Kalu’s script as its first winner. Philanthropists Chuck and Marni Bond are also producing.

Silver, who stars as
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Robert Patrick Joins Director Steven Soderbergh's Netflix Film The Laundromat

I’m a big fan of Robert Patrick, who is best know for his roles in Terminator 2 and The X-Files, so it’s great to see him join Steven Soderbergh’s new film project The Laundromat.

Patrick joins an already impressive cast that includes Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, David Schwimmer and Will Forte.

The story centers around one of the largest money laundering schemes ever. “The Panama Papers refers to the documents that linked money laundering to politicians and powerful higher-ups such as U.S. President Donald Trump. The documents came to light due to a whistleblower with knowledge of the Mossack Fonseca law firm.”

Schwimmer will take on the role of Matthew Quirk, an attorney who speaks on behalf of one of the insurance companies after 20 elderly passengers die on a boating excursion. “The boating company learned its insurance isn’t the large company it thought it was,
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