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Bohemian Rhapsody Star Reportedly Being Eyed For Dceu’s Hawkman

The Jsa are on the way, as Dwayne Johnson recently confirmed that his Black Adam movie would introduce the Justice Society to moviegoing audiences for the first time. This corroborates reports saying that The Rock’s anti-villain is set to battle Hawkman in the film, rather than a more obvious choice of hero such as Superman or Shazam. And given the character’s lesser-known status to wider audiences, Warner Bros. may want to nab a recognizable face to play him.

In fact, We Got This Covered has heard that the studio is eyeing up Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek for the part of Carter Hall in the Dceu. This follows on from our previous intel that said Aladdin star Mena Massoud was in the running. Our sources – the same ones who told us Robert Pattinson beat out Nicholas Hoult for the role of Batman, and that Black Adam will appear in Shazam!
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Screen Australia invests in development of 26 projects, including a podcast

(L-r): Melissa Lee Speyer, Gemma Bird Matheson, Lynette Wallworth.

Screen Australia has put almost $900,000 towards the story development of seven TV dramas, nine online projects, nine features and in an agency first – a podcast.

Podcast Engineering Consciousness, helmed by Emmy Award winner Lynette Wallworth, explores what happens to someone’s consciousness during a near-death experience. The idea is that the podcast will be used as a proof-of-concept for a television drama on the same topic. It will be produced by Bunya ProductionsSophia Zachariou and Greer Simpkin.

Also on the slate is a live-action feature film from Ludo Studio (Bluey), written and directed by Daley Pearson, and a 10-part fictional TV series about what went on behind the scenes of the iconic Leyland Brothers’ adventures across Australia, created by Daina Reid and produced by Joanna Werner.

This is the first story development round of the year. Screen Australia runs
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‘The College Admissions Scandal’ Lifetime Movie Trailer Is Really Next Level

‘The College Admissions Scandal’ Lifetime Movie Trailer Is Really Next Level
If your first thought when the college admissions scandal first broke was, “This seems like exactly the type of material that would benefit from an even-handed documentary shedding light on the evils of the Ivy League industrial complex and an educational system that prioritizes wealth and privilege over individual character and merit,” then you’re about to be sorely disappointed, sis, because that movie has not happened! However, if your first thought was, “Wow, what a mess, I can’t wait to see the Jewish best friend from Adventures in Babysitting
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College Admissions Scandal: Watch Desperate Moms Unravel in First Trailer for Lifetime Movie

  • PEOPLE.com
The first trailer for Lifetime’s upcoming movie about the college admissions scandal just dropped — and it draws clear parallels to the real-life high profile scandal.

The movie stars Penelope Ann Miller (Riverdale, American Crime) and Mia Kirshner (Star Trek: Discovery, The L Word) as two wealthy mothers desperate to get their teenagers into the best possible college.

In the trailer, Miller’s character Caroline vows she’ll “do anything” for her son, who she claims is “losing his way” — and she eventually pays to alter his Sat scores. Her story appears to be inspired by actress Felicity Huffman, who
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Aacta announces short-form nominees

‘Robbie Hood’.

Aacta unveiled the nominees for this year’s awards for Best Short Film, Best Short Animation, Best Short Documentary and Best Scripted Online Video this evening at Shorts+Web Fest in Sydney.

In contention for Best Short Film are: Jane Cho’s The Egg; Michael Shanks’ Rebooted; Madeleine Gottlieb’s Snare; and Curtis Taylor and Nathan Mewett’s Flickerfest winner Yulubidyi – Until The End.

Up for Best Short Animation are Lee Whitmore’s Sohrab and Rustum; Yori Narpati, Erika Ju and Quynh Truong’s Sole; Simon Rippingale’s Jasper and Greg Holfeld’s Pinchpot.

Aacta introduced the award for Short Documentary earlier this year, with the inaugural nominees Pia Borg’s Demonic, which premiered in Cannes earlier this year; Luke Taylor’s Home Front – Facing Australia’s Climate Emergency; Stefan Bugryn’s War Mothers: Unbreakable, which premiered in Tribeca, and Michi Marosszeky’s Woven Threads.

Ludo Studio are
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Fanatic Feed: Katrina Law Joins Hawaii Five-0, St. Elmos Eyes TV Adaptation, and More!

Here is a wrap up of all the news you need to know from Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Katrina Law is making her way to Hawaii Five-0.

The Arrow veteran has copped a series regular role on the tenth season of the veteran CBS drama series.

The actress is on board as Quinn Liu, a former Staff Sergeant with Army Cid who was demoted for insubordination.

Quinn comes into contact with the team during a case involving veterans, and despite a troubling beginning, the team quickly recognizes her as an asset.

Related: Training Day Canceled at CBS

“We are thrilled to have Katrina join the [cast],” says showrunner Peter M. Lenkov of the casting.

“She dazzles as Quinn, the team’s newest recruit, and viewers are going to love seeing how she first encounters McGarrett and Danny (played by Scott Caan). If you know the show well, you’ll be feeling some déjà vu.
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Lifetime's College Admissions Scandal Movie Casts Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner

Lifetime's College Admissions Scandal Movie Casts Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner
Lifetime has cast three of its lead roles in the upcoming movie about the college admissions scandal.

With production set to begin this month, Penelope Ann Miller (Riverdale, American Crime) and Mia Kirshner (Star Trek: Discovery, The L Word) have signed on to headline the movie, aptly titled The College Admissions Scandal. The fictionalized account will follow the story of over 50 wealthy and elite families who tried to cheat the college admissions system.

Michael Shanks (Stargate: Atlantis, Saving Hope) has been cast as Rick Singer, the college admissions consultant who has admitted his role as the ringleader of the scam
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Lifetime's College Admissions Scandal Movie Adds Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner in Lead Roles

Lifetime's College Admissions Scandal Movie Adds Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner in Lead Roles
Lifetime’s take on the widely publicized college admissions scandal has found its leads in Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner… but they’re not playing who you think they’re playing.

Initially greenlit in July, the cable flick — tentatively titled College Admissions Scandal — will chronicle the real-life story of how more than 50 individuals were exposed for criminally conspiring to influence admissions decisions at America’s top universities.

More from TVLineCollege Admissions Scandal to Be Turned Into Scripted TV Series — Who Should Play Felicity and Lori?College Admissions Scandal Getting the Lifetime Movie TreatmentLifetime's Nxivm Sex Cult Movie Casts Roles
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Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner to Star in Lifetime’s ‘College Admissions Scandal’ Movie

  • The Wrap
Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner to Star in Lifetime’s ‘College Admissions Scandal’ Movie
Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner have been cast in Lifetime’s upcoming film based on the college admissions scandal that saw dozens of wealthy families indicted on fraud charges earlier this year.

Tentatively titled “College Admissions Scandal,” the two-hour film will center on two wealthy mothers who encounter college admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer and willingly partake in getting their kids into top-tier colleges.

Michael Shanks will play Singer in the film.

In the film, Miller and Kirshner star as two wealthy mothers, Caroline (Miller), a sought after interior designer and Bethany (Kirshner), an owner of a successful financial services firm, who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college. When charismatic college admissions consultant Rick Singer (Shanks) offers a side door into the prestigious institutions of their dreams,
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‘The College Admissions Scandal’: Penelope Ann Miller & Mia Kirshner To Headline Lifetime Movie

  • Deadline
‘The College Admissions Scandal’: Penelope Ann Miller & Mia Kirshner To Headline Lifetime Movie
Exclusive: Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner are set as the leads in Lifetime’s upcoming movie The College Admissions Scandal following the story of over 50 wealthy and elite families that tried to cheat the college admissions system. Additionally, Canadian actor Michael Shanks portrays college admissions consultant Rick Singer. Production is set to begin this month.

The College Admissions Scandal will debut this fall as part of Lifetime’s Ripped From the Headlines movie slate, which includes Escaping the Nxivm Cult: A Mother’s Fight to Save Her Daughter, Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story and Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story.

The College Admissions Scandal follows two wealthy mothers, Caroline (Miller), a sought after interior designer and Bethany (Kirshner), an owner of a successful financial services firm, who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college.
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Lifetime's College Admissions Scandal Movie Casts Penelope Ann Miller, Mia Kirshner

Lifetime's College Admissions Scandal Movie Casts Penelope Ann Miller, Mia Kirshner
Lifetime's movie about the college admissions bribery scandal has cast three of its lead roles.

Penelope Ann Miller, Mia Kirshner and Michael Shanks will star in the film, which carries the self-explanatory title The College Admissions Scandal. The cable network announced the film in late July and is planning for a quick production and premiere on Oct. 12 — which will likely make it the first of several projects on the scandal, dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues" by federal investigators, to make it to air.

Following the movie, the cabler will air an hour-long Beyond the Headlines documentary on the scandal,...
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Shorts and web series shortlisted for Aacta Awards to screen at festival event

‘Sarah’s Channel’ is among the projects shortlisted for the Aacta Award for Best Online Series.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) will screen a selection of the projects shortlisted for the Aacta Awards for best short film, best short animation, best short documentary and best online series as part of Shorts+Web Fest, a free event to be held in Sydney late August.

The two-day festival, to be hosted by Jan Fran (The Feed), will feature screenings, masterclasses, Q&a interviews, stand-up comedy, as well as food trucks, pop-up bars and a live DJ. The event will culminate in special guests Danielle Cormack and Jake Ryan announcing the nominees for each category.

Among the projects shortlisted for best short film are Gracie Otto’s Desert Dash; Jane Cho’s The Egg; Marcus McKenzie’s The Projectionist, which won five prizes at the South Australian Screen Awards; Madeleine Gottlieb’s Snare,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 15)

1966: David found Victoria on Dark Shadows.

1982: Holly's preliminary hearing began on Gh.

1988: Gl's Ben wanted to know if Aunt Mo was his new mommy.

1999: AMC's Alex had big news for David."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1964: On Another World, on the night before Pat Matthews' (Susan Trustman) murder trial was to begin, she still refused to take the truth serum despite a last-minute plea from her father, Jim (Shepperd Strudwick).

1966: On Dark Shadows, David Collins (David Henesy) discovered Victoria Winters
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Unspeakable: Casting Confirmed for SundanceTV and CBC Miniseries

Who's joining SundanceTV's new drama? Recently, the network announced Sarah Wayne Callies (pictured), Shawn Doyle, Michael Shanks, and Camille Sullivan have joined the upcoming TV show Unspeakable.The eight-part miniseries "chronicles the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada in the early 1980s and the tragedy that resulted after thousands of people were infected by tainted blood."Read More…
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TVLine Items: Bebe's Good Fight, Xtina Is Race-y, Sweetbitter Taste and More

TVLine Items: Bebe's Good Fight, Xtina Is Race-y, Sweetbitter Taste and More
Judge Claudia Friend is returning to fight The Good Fight.

Bebe Neuwirth will reprise her Good Wife character on the CBS All Access offshoot, which begins streaming Season 2 on Sunday, March 4, according to EW.com.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Christina Aguilera will serve as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s Season 10 premiere, airing Thursday, March 22 at 8/7c.

* Science Guy Bill Nye will guest-star as himself — who also happens to be Patterson’s (Ashley Johnson) father! — in an episode of NBC’s Blindspot.

* Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii Five-0) is set to recur on Castle Rock,
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‘Unspeakable’: Sarah Wayne Callies & Shawn Doyle Lead Cast Of CBC/Sundance TV Miniseries

Sarah Wayne Callies (Colony, The Walking Dead), Shawn Doyle (Bellevue, Big Love), Michael Shanks (Stargate Sg-1, Saving Hope) and Camille Sullivan (The Disappearance, The Man in the High Castle) have been cast in Unspeakable, an eight-part miniseries set for premiere on CBC in Canada and SundanceTV in the U.S. Production begins this spring in Vancouver. Created by Robert C. Cooper (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Stargate Sg-1, Stargate: Atlantis) and based on…
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Stargate Sg-1: A Cable Channel Made Sure the Series Stayed Cancelled?

Why was Stargate Sg-1 cancelled? Recently, executive producer Joseph Mallozzi explained why there was no 11th season for the Syfy TV show, GateWorld reports.Part of the Stargate franchise, the sci-fi series begins a year after the events of the 1994 film and follows a team of specialists as they travel to distant parts of the galaxy using a network of alien portals called Stargates. The cast included Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Richard Dean Anderson, Don S. Davis, Gary Jones, Teryl Rothery, and Dan Shea.Read More…
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 15)

1966: David found Victoria on Dark Shadows but left

without helping her. 1982: Holly's preliminary hearing got

underway on Gh. 1988: Gl's Ben wanted to know if "Aunt Mo" was

his new mommy. 1999: AMC's Alex had big news for David."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1964: On Another World, on the night before Pat Matthews' (Susan Trustman) murder trial was to begin, she still refused to take the truth serum despite a last-minute plea from her father, Jim (Shepperd Strudwick).

1966: On Dark Shadows, David Collins (David Henesy) discovered Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) in the secret room
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Saving Hope

Network: , Episodes: 85 (hour)Seasons: FiveTV show dates: June 7, 2012 -- August 8, 2017Series status: EndedPerformers include: Michael Shanks, Erica Durance, Daniel Gillies, Michelle Nolden, K. C. Collins, Kristopher Turner, Julia Taylor Ross, Ben Ayres, Huse Madhavji, Salvatore Antonio, and Glenda Braganza.TV show description:      Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks), the charismatic Chief of Surgery at Hope-Zion Hospital, suffers a massive brain hemorrhage on his wedding day and ends up in a coma. This leaves the hospital in chaos and his fiance, fellow surgeon Alex Reid (Erica Durance), in a state of shock. Along with a newly arrived star surgeon named Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies), Alex races to save Harris' life. While comatose, Harris explores the hospital halls in "spirit" form, sees it from an outsider's perspective, and isn't sure if he's a ghost or is just dreaming.
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Saving Hope: Ion to Air Last Episode Next Week; Photo & Synopsis Released

Saving Hope is coming to an end. Recently, Ion released a photo and new details for the final episode of the TV show.The medical drama follows the staff of Hope Zion Hospital. The cast includes Michael Shanks, Erica Durance, Daniel Gillies, Michelle Nolden, K. C. Collins, Kristopher Turner, Julia Taylor Ross, Ben Ayres, Huse Madhavji, Salvatore Antonio, and Glenda Braganza.Read More…
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