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‘Watchmen’: The Surprising Ways Robert Redford’s Presidency Changed Hollywood History

‘Watchmen’: The Surprising Ways Robert Redford’s Presidency Changed Hollywood History
The “Watchmen” pilot episode dropped a bombshell on American history: Oscar winner and Sundance Film Festival co-founder Robert Redford is the President of the United States and has been for 26 years and counting. Any “Watchmen” fan wondering over the last five weeks how Redford becoming the U.S. president changed the course of movie history is in luck thanks to /Film, which spoke to showrunner Damon Lindelof and got all the details one could possibly want on the topic.

When it comes to the Sundance Film Festival, Redford stepped down and left the Sundance organization in 1993 because he feared “that his political enemies would accuse him of using the institution as a mechanism for promoting his political agenda in the culture.” As U.S. president, Redford stayed committed to the arts by hiring acclaimed photographer Andres Serrano “to rebuild the National Endowment for the Arts following decades of reduction and
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‘The Old Man’ Co-Star Leem Lubany Inks With Paradigm

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‘The Old Man’ Co-Star Leem Lubany Inks With Paradigm
Exclusive: Leem Lubany, who is up next starring with Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow on the new FX series The Old Man, has signed with Paradigm. She will be represented in all areas.

Spy drama The Old Man is one of four series originally developed and ordered by FX that will debut exclusively on Hulu. Written by Jon Steinberg & Robert Levine, it also stars John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, Alia Shawkat, Austin Stowell and Ej Bonilla and is expected to premiere in fall 2020.

Lubany most recently played Gabrielle Joubert on the the Audience Network spy series Condor, and recently wrapped BBC miniseries Baghdad Central for Channel 4 in the UK starring Cory Stoll.

On the film side, Lubany’s credits include Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar, nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar in 2014. She has also appeared in Rock the Kasbah with Bill Murray and Saint Judy alongside Michelle Monaghan and Alfred Molina.
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Jenni Konner Inks Overall Deal With Fox 21 TV Studios

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Jenni Konner Inks Overall Deal With Fox 21 TV Studios
Exclusive: Writer, producer, and director Jenni Konner (Girls) has signed an overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios, part of Disney TV Studios. Under the multi-year pact, Konner will create, develop, produce and oversee series for network, cable and streaming platforms.

“From the moment that we sat down with Jenni we wanted to work together,” said Fox 21 Tvs President Bert Salke. “In addition to being smart, energetic, and a huge connector of people and ideas, Jenni has a signature taste and style that makes her a distinct and much-admired creator. We’re incredibly excited to be a part of that.”

Konner and her former longtime producing partner Lena Dunham worked together on all six seasons of HBO’s Girls. The two most recently developed and executive produced comedy series Camping, starring Jennifer Garner, at HBO where they previously had a deal.

“Before we even met I knew that Dana (Walden
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‘The King’s Man’ Pushed 7 Months to September 2020

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Disney’s ‘The King’s Man” has been pushed seven months from Feb. 14, 2020 to Sept. 18, 2020. It will still be released under the 20th Century Fox banner.

Matthew Vaughn is returning to direct “The King’s Man,” which is based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’s comic series “The Secret Service and follows the Kingsmen’s fight to end World War I while a team of tyrants and criminal masterminds try to take the lives of millions in the process. Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance star.

The film is a prequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014) and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (2017). Collectively, the two movies grossed more than $825 million at the worldwide box office. They starred Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Taron Egerton in both, while other cast members have included Mark Hamill, Sofia Boutella, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum,
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Austin Stowell Joins Jeff Bridges In FX On Hulu Series ‘The Old Man’

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Austin Stowell Joins Jeff Bridges In FX On Hulu Series ‘The Old Man’
Exclusive: Austin Stowell is joining the upcoming FX on Hulu drama The Old Man as a series regular. He will play a younger version of Jeff Bridges’ character Dan Chase. The series is set to premiere in the fall of 2020.

The series is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry and centers on the aforementioned Dan Chase, the titular “old man”, who absconded from the CIA decades ago and now lives off the grid. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past. Stowell’s story as the younger Dan Chase will take place thirty years prior to the events of the pilot, as he undertakes a dangerous mission against the backdrop of the Soviet-Afghan war.

As announced earlier this month by Disney boss Bob Iger, The Old Man is one of four series,
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Oprah Winfrey Buys California Ranch From Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges, 69, and wife Susan Geston just moved out of their $6.85 million Montecito compound and welcomed Oprah Winfrey, 65, into it. The couple had originally priced their home for $8 million when they put it back on the market, but their fellow Montecito resident and TV personality got lucky when the offer was […]

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FX to Stream Exclusively on Hulu, Moves ‘Devs,’ ‘Mrs. America,’ and More to Streamer

FX programming is officially coming to Hulu. With the blessing of Disney, their shared parent company, the basic cable network and streaming titan have partnered to not only stream FX’s originals library, but FX will also produce shows for Hulu, including four series set to launch in 2020.

Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed FX’s streaming shift during the Mouse’s fourth quarter earnings call Thursday. “FX on Hulu” will launch in March, featuring more than 40 of FX’s new and existing shows, in addition to new original series. New episodes of current FX series will hit Hulu the day after their linear premiere, Iger said during the call.

The upcoming original shows moving from FX to Hulu include “Mrs. America” (starring Cate Blanchett), “Devs” (Alex Garland’s first series), “A Teacher” (Hannah Fidell’s adaptation of her 2013 film), and “The Old Man” (starring Jeff Bridges). These shows, developed at FX,
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Mrs. America, Devs, More FX Originals Move to Hulu in New Streaming Deal

FX and Hulu have struck a new partnership… and that means several hotly anticipated FX series are moving to the streamer.

Four upcoming FX limited series — Mrs. America, Devs, The Old Man and A Teacher — will now air exclusively on Hulu, and not on FX’s linear network, as part of a new streaming deal between the two Disney-owned properties. Also, Hulu will now be the exclusive streaming home for more than 40 past and current FX series, and new episodes of most FX shows will be available to stream on Hulu immediately after they air. The partnership, dubbed “FX on Hulu,
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FX Moves 4 Shows to Hulu, Will Produce Original Series for Streaming Service

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Four series that were previously in development at FX are being moved over to Hulu, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on Thursday.

The Alex Garland sci-fi series “Devs,” Cate Blanchett’s “Mrs. America,” the Jeff Bridges-starring spy drama “The Old Man” and the Kate Mara-led limited series “A Teacher” are all being produced for Hulu and are eying a 2020 launch.

The move comes as Hulu becomes the “official” streaming home for FX shows — including all seasons of past FX shows and new original series produced by FX specifically for the streaming platform — under the banner of “FX on Hulu.” Episodes of current FX series will be made available to stream on Hulu the day after they air on the linear network beginning in March.

Also Read: FX Renews 'Mayans Mc' for Season 3 After Firing Co-Creator Kurt Sutter

Hulu’s dedicated original programming operation will remain in place, continuing
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Hulu To Be Official FX Streaming Home Next Year, Bob Iger Says; Cate Blanchett’s ‘Mrs. America’ & 3 Other Series Move Online

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Updated with statements from Randy Freer and John Landgraf: Coming off a solid quarterly earnings report today and less than a week before the launch of Disney+, Bob Iger had more streaming news to announce: FX is coming to Hulu with four exclusive series next year.

“Beginning in March, Hulu will become the official streaming home for FX Networks,” said the Walt Disney Company CEO on Thursday’s earning call. Praising the John Landgraf-run cabler as a “produced of high-quality and award-winning content and will become a key content driver for Hulu,” Iger also unveiled that the Cate Blanchett-led miniseries Mrs. America and three other new FX series will debut exclusively on what will be called “FX on Hulu” in 2020.

Along with the Era-based Blanchett project, Alex Garland’s Devs, A Teacher and the Jeff Bridges-starring The Old Man also will be on FX on Hulu now instead of FX proper.
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FX to Produce Original Series for Hulu as Brands Become More Closely Intertwined

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FX Networks is poised to produce original series for Hulu as the two brands become more closely intertwined now that Disney has taken full ownership of Hulu.

Disney chief Bob Iger said Thursday that Hulu will become the streaming home of FX channels, showcasing the cable group’s library and current series under the “FX on Hulu” banner to launch in March. Episodes of current FX series will be available on Hulu immediately after linear premiere, Iger said.

Moreover, FX will produce four original series for Hulu next year: Dramas “Devs,” “Mrs. America,” “A Teacher” and “The Old Man.” Those shows had been in the works for linear FX but will now be exclusive to Hulu.

Mrs. America” in particular is a high-profile property featuring Cate Blanchett as 1970s conservative firebrand Phyllis Schlafly. “Mrs. America” and tech thriller “Devs” will bow in the spring. “A Teacher,” starring Kata Mara, is
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FX to Produce Programming for Hulu

FX is making a streaming home on Hulu.

The cable network and the streaming service, both of which are owned by Disney, are teaming to launch "FX on Hulu." The programming hub will feature new original programming — including the previously announced FX drama Mrs. America starring Cate Blanchett — as well as become the exclusive home to more than 40 FX series including new and current shows.

In addition to Mrs. America, FX originals that will move to Hulu include A Teacher (starring Kate Mara and Nick Robinson), the Jeff Bridges drama The Old Man and Alex Garland's ...
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Go Inside Oprah Winfrey's $6.85 Million California Estate

Go Inside Oprah Winfrey's $6.85 Million California Estate
Congratulations are in order for Oprah Winfrey! According to Variety, the 65-year-old talk-show queen purchased a home in Santa Barbara, Calif. earlier this month. Fans will likely recognize the seller, too. Per the publication, the compound previously belonged to Jeff Bridges.  It looks like Winfrey paid a pretty penny for the place, too. Multiple listings show the abode sold for $6.85 million.  The "Spanish revival estate" was built in 1919 and features tons of charm. From the vaulted beam ceilings and fireplaces to the hardwood floors and French doors, this picturesque pad has it all. Still, the three-bedroom home has plenty of modern touches. For instance, the high-end kitchen...
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Six Movies That Capture the Trials and Triumphs of Addiction and Recovery

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Brad Lamm, founder of West Hollywood’s Breathe Life Healing Centers, offers his picks of recent movies that capture the trials and triumphs of addiction and recovery. For more from Variety‘s Recovery Issue, in which prominent entertainment figures offer insights on navigating a sober life in Hollywood, click here.

Crazy Heart, 2009

Director, writer: Scott Cooper

Jeff Bridges plays a fading, alcoholic country music star who begins a doomed romance with a writer (Maggie Gyllenhaal) that forces him to reassess his life.

You very well might have missed this alcohol-drenched gemstone of a flick inspired by the real-life song-cycle of country music star Hank Thompson. Bridges won the Oscar for best actor for “Crazy Heart,” and you deserve to see why.

The Hangover, 2009

Director: Todd Phillips

Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Three friends in Las Vegas for a bachelor party wake up after a bacchanal of drugs and booze with
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‘The Beach Bum’: Moondog & The Most Tripped-Out Cinematic Slackers

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Prepare to blaze as controversial director Harmony Korine brings his unique brand of arthouse provocation to the stoner comedy in The Beach Bum, starring Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey.

The Beach Bum follows the outrageous misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious weed-smoking, beer-chugging burnout who lives life by his own rules in the Sunshine State. If Moondog can put down the bong and brews for one minute, he might just be able to put his poetic talent to good use and write the next great American novel.

But with a rag-tag bunch of friends including R&b singer Lingerie (Snoop Dogg) and pyromaniac ex-addict Flicker (Zac Efron) plus some wild, neon-soaked parties, perhaps Moondog is doomed to a life of slumming it on the sandy beaches of Florida…

To celebrate the release of The Beach Bum, we’re taking a look back at some of the best tripped-out slackers in film.
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Jeff Bridges’ FX Pilot ‘Old Man’ Casts E.J. Bonilla, Leem Lubany (Exclusive)

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The FX drama pilot “The Old Man” starring Jeff Bridges has added two new cast members.

Variety has learned exclusively that both Leem Lubany and E.J. Bonilla have joined the project. In addition to Bridges, they join previously announced cast members John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, and Alia Shawkat.

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, the series centers on Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.

Lubany will star as a younger version of Abbey Chase, the deceased spouse of Dan Chase. Thirty years prior to the events of the story, she shares in his double life, before tragedy strikes in the form of a debilitating disease. Bonilla will play Raymond Waters,
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Antlers: Trailer and Release Date for Guillermo del Toro Produced Horror Film

Joseph Baxter Oct 23, 2019

Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film Antlers stars Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons as a small town plagued by a mysterious monster.

Antlers will showcase an intriguing spin on horror film conventions, mixing the old “a boy and his monster” fantasy trope of Pete’s Dragon and Where the Wild Things Are with a voraciously deadly deer twist.

Guillermo del Toro serves as a producer for the film; a duty that, a few years back, saw him appoint Black Mass director Scott Cooper, who would work off a script he co-wrote with up-and-coming scribe C. Henry Chaisson and Nick Antosca. The film adapts Antosca’s short story, The Quiet Boy. David Goyer and J. Miles Dale also serve as producers.

Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons headline here, joined by Jeremy T. Thomas, who plays a small-town kid with the most problematic secret buddy ever.

Antlers Trailer

The
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TVLine Items: Facts of Life Trio Reunite, David Anders Visits Roswell and More

TVLine Items: Facts of Life Trio Reunite, David Anders Visits Roswell and More
Three Eastland alumni have been reunited for a Lifetime holiday movie.

Airing Sunday, Dec, 1 (and “inspired by true events”), You Light Up My Christmas follows Emma (played by executive producer/The Facts of Life‘s Kim Fields) as she returns to her hometown built around her family’s Christmas light factory two weeks before Christmas. But upon her return, Emma discovers the lights have gone dim in the once-festive town (!!!), prompting her to reconnect with an old flame to set their hearts and the town ablaze with light again.

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‘Arrested Development’ Star Alia Shawkat Cast in FX’s ‘The Old Man’ Pilot

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‘Arrested Development’ Star Alia Shawkat Cast in FX’s ‘The Old Man’ Pilot
“Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat has been cast in FX’s “The Old Man.” She joins previously announced cast Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow and Amy Brenneman.

Based on Thomas Perry’s bestselling novel of the same name, “The Old Man” is described as following Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.

Shawkat will play Angela, described as a rising star at the FBI and a protégé to Deputy Director Harold Harper (Lithgow). Assigned to the pursuit of fugitive Dan Chase (Bridges), Angela is swept into a world of buried secrets and hidden agendas that will put her relationship with Harper to the test.

Also Read: Robert Pattinson on Playing Batman: 'It's a Dope Character'
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Alia Shawkat Joins FX Drama Pilot ‘The Old Man’

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Alia Shawkat Joins FX Drama Pilot ‘The Old Man’
Search Party star Alia Shawkat is set as a series regular opposite Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow in FX’s drama pilot The Old Man, from Black Sails co-creators Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine.

Written by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, The Old Man, which is based on the novel written by Thomas Perry, centers on Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.

Shawkat will play Angela. A rising star at the FBI, Angela is a protégé to Deputy Director Harold Harper (John Lithgow). Assigned to the pursuit of fugitive Dan Chase (Jeff Bridges), Angela is swept into a world of buried secrets and hidden agendas that will put her relationship with Harper to the test.
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