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Justin Rosniak gets to play good guys

Justin Rosniak in ‘Les Norton’ (Photo: Tony Mott).

Justin Rosniak has been cast as crooks and other wayward types so often in his career he is relishing the opportunity to play more upstanding characters.

“There is not a lot of diversity in characters in Australia so once you get locked into something, some people only see you as one thing,” he tells If. “I often long to get to show my range a bit more, or a softer side.

“So it’s been good that in the last couple of years I have started to get roles that push me in other directions and allow me to add a few different layers.”

In the second season of Mr Inbetween, the comedy/drama created by and starring Scott Ryan as criminal-for-hire Ray Shoesmith, he gets the chance to show a different side to his character Gary, Ray’s best friend.

“Gary
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Olivia Wilde’s Thriller ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Sells to New Line

  • Variety
Olivia Wilde’s Thriller ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Sells to New Line
New Line has won the bidding for “Don’t Worry Darling,” a psychological thriller to from Olivia Wilde.

A total of 18 bids were submitted on the project, centered on a 1950s housewife whose reality begins to crack, revealing a disturbing truth underneath. Wilde is directing, producing and starring in the film.

Wilde’s “Booksmart” partner Katie Silberman will rewrite the original script from Shane and Carey Van Dyke. Wilde and Silberman will produce along with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment. The project will be overseen at New Line by Daria Cercek and Celia Khong.

The deal, which closed Friday Night, comes on the heels of Wilde’s acclaimed directorial debut “Booksmart,” a coming-of-age comedy about two best friends who cut loose on their last day of high school.

Wilde is currently in production on Clint Eastwood’s “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” set to release in 2020. Her
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Leon Ford takes a break after ‘The Letdown,’ ‘Upright’ and ‘Rams’

Leon Ford in ‘The Letdown’ (Photo credit: Tony Mott).

Admirers of Leon Ford who enjoyed his work as Ruben in the ABC’s The Letdown and other shows should savour his performance in Jeremy Sims’ upcoming movie Rams because after that he will be off screen for a while.

The actor-writer moved to Los Angeles last year with his wife Alice Bell and their three young children as Alice serves as the writer/creator and co-showrunner on The Expatriates, a 10-part Amazon series produced by Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films.

Based on Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel, the series centres on a group of close-knit American women and their lives as outsiders in Hong Kong and is yet to go into production.

“I would like to find a happy medium that a lot people have where they can go and back forth and do jobs,” he tells If during a family vacation in Australia.
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Joss Whedon’s HBO Series ‘The Nevers’ Sets Main Cast

  • Variety
Joss Whedon’s HBO Series ‘The Nevers’ Sets Main Cast
Joss Whedon’s new HBO series has found its principal cast members.

Whedon’s series “The Nevers” has cast Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens, Zackary Momoh, Amy Manson, Nick Frost, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Denis O’Hare. They join previously announced cast member Laura Donnelly, who will star as Amalia True.

The Nevers,” which was ordered straight-to-series last July, is described as an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.

Breakdowns for the characters are below:

-Williams will play Lavinia Bidlow, a wealthy spinster and champion of the “Touched.” Lavinia funds the Orphanage (where Amalia and many of the Touched live) through her vast family fortune. She is stern and old-fashioned, but as strong-willed and clever as anyone she confronts.

Williams’ past TV
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Rush Detail ‘Exercise in Fan Indulgence’ in New ‘Cinema Strangiato’ Trailer

Rush Detail ‘Exercise in Fan Indulgence’ in New ‘Cinema Strangiato’ Trailer
At this point, it’s pretty clear that Rush have no real future as either a studio or live band. But this August, a little more than four years after the Canadian prog-rock legends played their final notes together onstage in 2015, fans will have the chance to celebrate the group at worldwide, one-night-only screenings of a new film called Cinema Strangiato. Today, they’re teasing the contents with a new trailer.

The feature, partly named after Rush’s beloved 1978 instrumental “La Villa Strangiato,” promises highlights from Rush’s 2015 R40 Live
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‘RIng of Honor’ Wrestling Review (June 16th 2019)

  • Nerdly
Welcome to this week’s Ring Of Honor review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a big four way match for the main event. Let’s get right to it and John Wick the hell out…I forgot the joke.

Match #1: Hirooki Goto defeated Hikuleo The following is courtesy of rohwrestling.com:

This match between Njpw competitors pitted the veteran Goto against the up-and-coming Hikuleo, the 6-foot-8 younger brother of The Guerillas of Destiny’s Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa. Goto hit a big clothesline for a near fall, but Hikuleo answered with a superplex for a near fall. Hikuleo then turned Goto inside out with a clothesline, but Goto kicked out at two. Goto eventually finished off the youngster after hitting Ushigoroshi and Gtr.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a fun bout that gave Hikuleo a chance to fight an established professional in Goto,
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Flashback: Rush Play Their Final Song as a Band at Last Concert in 2015

Flashback: Rush Play Their Final Song as a Band at Last Concert in 2015
Not that it’s any big surprise at this point, but Geddy Lee recently re-affirmed the sad fact that Rush are over as a band in a new interview with the Toronto Sun. “Neil [Peart] insisted that [the 2015 R40 tour] was his last gig,” he said. “And you know, Alex [Lifeson] and I would look at each other and go, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, he’s just saying that.’ So I think we kind of knew, we should have known, it was the last show. But I think being eternal optimists we hoped that after a
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Christian Bale and Matt Damon get their vroom-vroom on in the 1st trailer for ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ [Watch Video]

If you feel the need for speed come Nov. 15, “Ford v. Ferrari” at the very least should get your engine going.

The year is 1966. Ford Motor Company executive Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal) and Henry Ford II (Tracey Letts) are on a mission to build a revolutionary American car that can overtake Italy’s Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. He recruits two men for the job — U.S. visionary designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and daredevil British-born racer Kevin Miles (Christian Bale).

The two innovators would fight off corporate meddlers, defy the laws of physics and struggle with their own personal foibles as they race the clock to build the revolutionary Ford GT40. Besides the thrill of watching fast-paced action on the big screen, moviegoers will get to see two great actors buddy up for the first time in a film. The two Oscar winners — Damon
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Lewis Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger Attend Niki Lauda Memorial In Austria

  • TMZ
Racing fans from all over the world packed St. Stephen's Cathedral in Austria on Wednesday to bid farewell to F1 legend Niki Lauda ... including Lewis Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The mourners braved heavy rains to get inside the church, where Lauda's coffin was flanked by flower wreaths. His trademark red crash helmet was placed on top.   The 70-year-old passed away last week -- nine months after undergoing surgery for a lung transplant.  Lewis Hamilton has
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Geoffrey Rush defamation case: newspaper's appeal 'weighs heavily' on actor

Oscar-winner wants appeal against record $2.9m judgment determined as quickly as possible, lawyer tells court

The Daily Telegraph’s appeal against the record $2.9m judgment against it in the Geoffrey Rush defamation case “weighs heavily” on the Oscar-winning actor, an Australian court has heard.

The Sydney tabloid newspaper, through its owner News Corp, is appealing against Justice Michael Wigney’s verdict in the Rush case, citing 16 grounds on which it claims the trial was miscarried and that the judge’s conduct of the case “gave rise to an apprehension of bias”.
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‘Booksmart’ reviews: Olivia Wilde’s ‘note-perfect’ directorial debut follows in the footsteps of ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Eighth Grade’

‘Booksmart’ reviews: Olivia Wilde’s ‘note-perfect’ directorial debut follows in the footsteps of ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Eighth Grade’
Booksmart” premiered at the SXSW Festival back in March and officially debuted in theaters on May 24, telling the story of two overachieving teenage girls who want to break out of their shells for one wild night before high school graduation. It follows in the footsteps of other recent coming-of-age comedies about young women, including “Lady Bird,” “The Edge of Seventeen” and “Eighth Grade,” and it’s as critically acclaimed as those previous films.

As of this writing the film has a MetaCritic score of 84 based on 39 reviews — 38 of them positive and only 1 somewhat mixed. On Rotten Tomatoes it has a resounding freshness rating of 99% based on 157 reviews — only 2 of those are classified as negative. It’s the feature directorial debut of Olivia Wilde, the actress known for her roles in “House,” “Tron: Legacy” and “Rush.” Will she enjoy as much success for her work as Greta Gerwig (double Oscar nominee
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Review: Olivia Wilde's Debut Comedy 'Booksmart' Makes the Grade

Olivia Wilde. The American actress, who derived her stage name from Irish author Oscar Wilde, is best known for her roles on television series including "The O.C." and "House", and in films like Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, Year One, In Time, Drinking Buddies, and Rush. Now, the talented star of stage and screen is working behind the camera. After directing the shorts Free Hugs (2011), Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: No Love Like Yours (2016), and Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dark Necessities (2016), Wilde is making her feature-length directorial debut with Booksmart, an uproarious and unfiltered coming-of-age comedy that's equal parts Superbad, Lady Bird, Can't Hardly Wait, and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, filled to the brim with a bevy of top-notch performances from an ensemble of young, up-and-coming stars. Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein (of Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Lady Bird) star as Amy and Molly, ...
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Geoffrey Rush Wins Record Breaking Payout In Defamation Case Against News Corp-Owned Oz Outlet After Harassment Allegations

Geoffrey Rush Wins Record Breaking Payout In Defamation Case Against News Corp-Owned Oz Outlet After Harassment Allegations
Geoffrey Rush has won the largest ever defamation payment awarded to a single person in Australia after a court found Sydney’s Daily Telegraph defamed the actor by accusing him of inappropriate behavior towards a former co-star.

The Oscar-winning actor was awarded A$2.9M ($2M) by a local court. Last month, Rush won the defamation case and News Corp-owned publisher Nationwide News was ordered to pay at least A$850,000 – this payout is far bigger, although Rush was originally seeking A$25M in damages.

The Telegraph’s 2017 splash, published under the headline ‘King Leer’, reported the Sydney Theatre Company had received an anonymous complaint against Oscar-winner Rush. The paper followed this up with additional stories about a pattern of untoward behavior.

Rush sued the newspaper and writer Jonathon Moran, claiming the articles portrayed him as a “pervert” and a “sexual predator”. The stories were initially written without the permission or involvement of the alleged victim,
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Dale Earnhardt Jr-Michael Waltrip Nascar Doc Acquired by 1091, Feature Version Also in the Works

The Nascar documentary about drivers Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr., “Blink of an Eye,” has been acquired by 1091 and a feature film adaptation is in the works, the company announced Wednesday.

“Blink of an Eye” is directed by Paul Taublieb and focuses on Waltrip’s relationship with Dale Earnhardt Sr. Roger Birnbaum, with whom Taublieb produced the 2014 film “The Vow,” will develop the documentary into a dramatic feature.

1091 will release “Blink of an Eye” theatrically and on demand this fall following a private screening at the Nascar Hall of Fame Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 24.

Also Read: Fox Sports Goes Inside Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon Rivalry in New Doc (Exclusive Video)

Based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name, “Blink of an Eye” shows how across 462 races, Waltrip amassed an all-time record losing streak before joining Earnhardt Sr.’s race team for
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Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula One Legend Portrayed in the Film ‘Rush,’ Dies at 70

  • The Wrap
Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula One Legend Portrayed in the Film ‘Rush,’ Dies at 70
Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda, the Austrian Formula One racing legend whose rivalry with British driver James Hunt during the 1970s inspired the Ron Howard film “Rush,” died Monday from undisclosed causes. He was 70.

“His unique successes as a sportsman and entrepreneur are and remain unforgettable,'” Lauda’s family said in a statement. “His tireless drive, his straightforwardness and his courage remain an example and standard for us all. Away from the public gaze he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. We will miss him very much.”

Born in 1949, Lauda entered a racing career despite the disapproval of his family. His determination to succeed as a racer was such that in 1971, finding his career stalled, Lauda took out a £30,000 bank loan to buy his way into a team. His big break came three years later when he was invited to join the Ferrari team, kicking off a decade-long
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Niki Lauda Dies: Racing Legend Portrayed In The Film ‘Rush’ Was 70

Niki Lauda Dies: Racing Legend Portrayed In The Film ‘Rush’ Was 70
Austrian Formula One champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, according to his family.

“With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” The Austria Press Agency reported his family said.

The racing legend earned F1 world champion titles in 1975, 1977 and 1984. He suffered severe burns in a horrific crash in 1976. Despite his injuries, he managed a comeback weeks later and went on to win two titles in the years that followed.

Lauda’s comeback and rivalry with British driver James Hunt were the focus of the 2013 film Rush directed by Ron Howard.

Spanish-born actor Daniel Brühl played Lauda in the film, and Hunt was portrayed by The Avengers actor Chris Hemsworth. The film received two Golden Globe nominations, including best motion picture – drama and best supporting actor for Brühl.

Lauda was born on Feb. 22, 1949. He remained closely involved with
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Formula 1 Legend Niki Lauda Dead at 70

  • TMZ
Formula 1 Legend Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Legendary Formula 1 racer Niki Lauda has died ... according to his family. Lauda, considered one of F1's greatest drivers ever, died Monday ... nine months after undergoing surgery for a lung transplant.  Niki won the F1 drivers' championship in 1975 and '77 with Ferrari and again in '84 with McLaren ... but he's most famous for crashing and catching fire in 1976 at the German Grand Prix. Lauda was badly burned in the crash, but he made a miraculous
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Olivia Wilde: Society Had To Catch Up With What ‘Booksmart’ Celebrates [Interview]

Head’s up everyone, Olivia Wilde is the next big thing. Yeah, you know her from her work as an actress in films such as “Tron: Legacy,” “Her” and “Rush,” but at 35, she’s seamlessly stepped behind the camera for the new coming of age comedy, “Booksmart.” And if every studio in town isn’t trying to get on board her next project someone at those companies needs to be fired.

Continue reading Olivia Wilde: Society Had To Catch Up With What ‘Booksmart’ Celebrates [Interview] at The Playlist.
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Writer Timothy Lee’s career hits high gear

Timothy Lee on location in ‘Mystery Road.’

After serving as a script editor on three seasons of House Husbands and writing episodes of Rush and Serangoon Road, Timothy Lee’s career has gone up a couple of gears.

Lee, who graduated from Aftrs in 2006, modestly credits his progression in part to the talent drain which has resulted in numerous Aussie writers plying their trade in the Us and the UK.

“That has created opportunities for the next generation of writers,” says Lee, who got his start as a script assistant/researcher on Rescue Special Ops after securing an Australian Writers’ Guild internship with Southern Star, mentored by Sarah Smith.

That led to writing episodes of the Nine Network drama and the fourth season of Network Ten’s cop show Rush. Working on Playmaker Media’s House Husbands, he reflects, “was good for my craft but not so good for my profile.
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Leone Film Group at 30: From Spaghetti Westerns to Hollywood Movies

  • Variety
Italy’s Leone Film Group, the company founded by Spaghetti Western master Sergio Leone, has been on a roaring roll since 2012.

That’s when his children, Raffaella and Andrea, who now run the company, spotted a theatrical distribution gap left open by Medusa and Rai Cinema and stepped in to swiftly sign an output deal with DreamWorks. This, in turn, propelled its expansion.

The two Leone siblings hadn’t been idle before then. They were already among the top distributors of TV movies in Italy, having delved into that market in 1989, the year their father founded the company. That was also the year that Leone Sr. died.

In those days, driven by Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset, Italian TV was flourishing, recalls Andrea. “For us, movies are a passion; but at the same time they are business,” he says. During that period, “there was serious opportunity to do business in that segment.
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