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Holly Hunter on a Deep South Road Trip in 'Strange Weather' Trailer

"What kind of mother doesn't try to fix it?!" Brainstorm Media has debuted an official trailer for the indie drama titled Strange Weather, from writer/director Katherine Dieckmann. The film stars Holly Hunter as a mother who goes on a road trip to find out the truth about her son's suicide seven years ago. She travels around the Deep South, confronting the people who knew him to figure out more about her son. The cast includes Carrie Coon, Glenne Headly, Kim Coates, Shane Jacobsen, Johnny McPhail, Andrene Ward-Hammond. This film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and is playing at the Munich & Edinburgh Film Festivals this month. From the looks of it, Hunter gives one hell of a great performance. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Katherine Dieckmann's Strange Weather, direct from YouTube: Darcy Baylor (Holly Hunter) is an academic administrator at a Mississippi college, but another
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Parsing the ABC's 2017 slate with director of television Richard Finlayson

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Claudia Karvan as Josephine Newton.

The ABC has revealed the first part of its 2017 slate, with more programs to be unveiled in February.

The schedule includes over 20 new Australian shows, in addition to new seasons for established titles such as You Can't Ask That, Cleverman, Janet King and The Doctor Blake Mysteries..

Cleverman is returning.—.with a season that ABC TV's Richard Finalyson calls "a little less dark than the first".—.as is Glitch. The second season of the Matchbox zombie drama will be co-produced by Netflix and the ABC.

Perhaps the highest-profile new program comes from the team behind Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox:.Newton's Law stars Claudia Karvan as Josephine Newton, "a suburban solicitor with an over-developed sense of responsibility who attempts to return to her briefly glorious stint at the Bar."

Finlayson describes the eight-episode show as "really broad and light and funny.
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Tiff 2016: 9 Hot Acquisition Titles at Festival

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Tiff 2016: 9 Hot Acquisition Titles at Festival
Few film festivals in the world double as an acquisitions marketplace quite like the Toronto International Film Festival, which will screen more than 300 movies between September 8 and September 18. Most of these films have yet to land a U.S. distributor, and only a select group of titles will secure a distribution deal before the end of the fest.

Which movies are likely to be swarmed by buyers at Tiff 2016? Here are nine hot titles from the lineup that could be prime targets for acquisition execs.

The Bad Batch

Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to her hit debut “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” is billed as a “dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland.” The film follows a young girl named Samantha (Suki Waterhouse) who’s been banished from civilized society and ends up escaping from a community of cannibals. Produced by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, the film stars Keanu Reeves,
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New Amazon Pilots Include Marc Forster's Hand of God and Otto Bathurst's Hysteria

It's pilot season once again for Amazon Studios, and among the five announced shows getting a test run, two seem to offer a little something for the horror crowd. Read on for more about "Hand of God" and "Hysteria."

"Hand of God," directed by Marc Forster, stars Ron Perlman and Dana Delaney. You can get more info and watch the pilot here.

Co-stars include Alona Tal, Garret Dillahunt, Julian Morris, Emilio Rivera, Andre Royo, Maximiliano Hernández, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Wes Chatham, Sandy Martin, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Anthony Starke, Daniel Louis Rivas, Elaine Tan, Ravi Kapoor, Hugh Dane, Julian Acosta, Jennifer Cortese, and Brett Wyman.

Synopsis:

A psychological drama about a morally-corrupt judge who suffers a breakdown and believes God is compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice.

"Hysteria," directed by Otto Bathurst, stars Mena Suvari and T.R. Knight. You can get more info and watch the pilot here.

Co-stars include Laura San Giacomo,
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Hours Starring Paul Walker Debuts on DVD March 4th

Hours Starring Paul Walker Debuts on DVD March 4th
Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious franchise) reinvents himself, in one of his last roles, in the pulse-pounding drama, Hours, arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD March 4 from Pantelion Films and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The dramatic thriller also starring Genesis Rodriguez (Casa de Mi Padre, The Last Stand) is written and directed by first-time director Eric Heisserer.

Nolan Hayes (Walker) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife, Abigail (Rodriguez), who has gone into early labor. Things quickly spiral out of control when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina hits, ravaging the hospital and forcing an evacuation. With his baby dependent on a ventilator and no one around to help, Nolan faces one life-and-death decision after another and must fight to keep his daughter alive.

Featuring a music video by Safran and a PSA for Paul Walker's charity Reach Out World Wide,
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Russell Crowe to host AACTAs

Australia’s major TV and film awards ceremony has scored an A-list presenter, with the late announcement that Russell Crowe is to host the event.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards will take place for the second time on Wednesday.

The high profile actor’s involvement will also come as a boost for Network Ten, which will air the ceremony later that night.

According to Aacta, former Packed To The Rafters star Hugh Sheridan – originally announced as the presenter – was ruled out because of an “La schedule conflict”.

Appearing along with Crowe are fellow Oscar winners, Geoffrey Rush, who is Aacta president, and Cate Blanchett.

The event will take place in front of 1000 people at The Sar Event centre in Sydney. Other big TV and film names attending include Hugo Weaving, Rove McManus, Rebecca Gibney, Deborah Mailman, Lachy Hulme, Matt LeNevez and Shane Jacobsen.

In addition to the Aacta Awards in Sydney,
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Santa Apprentice wins Unicef Annecy Award

Australian/French Coproduction, Santa Apprentice, a children’s animated feature has won the Unicef Award at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France. Annecy is the largest animation event in the world.

Santa Apprentice, about a seven year old Nicolas learning the ropes to be the best Santa ever, stars Magda Szubanski, Delta Goodrem, Shane Jacobsen and Hugh Sheridan.

The film is directed by Luc Vinciguerra, script Alexandre Reverend and based on an original concept by Jan Van Rijsselberge .

Released last year in France, the film sold 100,000 tickets in the first week and 650,000 over the life of the release. Santa’s Apprentice made over 3.2 million Euros at the French box office ranking 4th in its first week. Santa’s Apprentice has already been sold to many countries including Austria, Canada, Greece, India, Russia and the United States of America.
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'Will & Grace' Star Sean Hayes To Play Larry In 'The Three Stooges'

'Will & Grace' Star Sean Hayes To Play Larry In 'The Three Stooges'
Here's the thing about shortlist stories--sometimes they're wrong, sometimes they are just refined wishlists and sometimes they simply leave people off. While Will Sasso landed the part of Curly in "The Three Stooges" movie, he was initially listed as Moe and now, the second member of the comedy trio to be added wasn't on any of those lists to begin with. Deadline reports that "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes has landed the role of Larry in the upcoming Farrelly Brothers film. James Marsden, Shane Jacobsen, Justin Timberlake, Woody Harrelson and Larry David were names tossed around as contenders but…
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Will Sasso cast as Curly in The Three Stooges

The Farrelly Brothers have found their Curly. MadTV funnyman Will Sasso has been cast as Curly Howard in the remake/reimagining of The Three Stooges coming from Peter and Bobby Farrelly. Sasso is an amazing imitator and should have no problem pulling this role off very well. He might not be the greatest actor in the world, but he sure knows his comedy.

Peter and Bobby Farrely have decided to divide the PG-rated film into three, 27-minute segments driven by physical comedy. According to Deadline, Peter Farrelly said “There will be non-stop slapping, more in the tone of Dumb and Dumber than anything else we’ve done. Our goal is 85 minutes of laughs in a film that will be very respectful of who the Stooges were. It’s by far the riskiest project we’ve ever done, without question, but it is also the one closest to our hearts.” Sounds
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Latest Possible ‘Three Stooges’ Casting: Will Sasso as Moe?

Latest Possible ‘Three Stooges’ Casting: Will Sasso as Moe?
It's difficult to tell what's going on with the new version of The Three Stooges. Can Peter and Bobby Farrelly not find actors they like to play the three famous comedy characters, or do the actors they like not want to do it? Recent reports pegged Johnny Knoxville as a likely [1] Moe, but then it turned out he wasn't doing the film [2] and reportedly hadn't even been offered the part. Now Will Sasso's name is in the mix, and seemingly for any of the Stooges, not just Moe. THR [3] says that the actor has " resurfaced as a likely frontrunner to play Moe, Larry or Curly." Huh? Curly, sure. Even Moe, perhaps. But THR's wording makes the casting process sound as if it is just getting down to throwing darts at headshots taped to the wall. That's probably a mis-characterization of where the process is -- probably. We've known that
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We Love Soaps TV 2.45 Then We Got Help's Rush, Jacobsen, Ferrara & Strauss

On episode 2.45 of We Love Soaps TV, Damon L. Jacobs and Kevin Mulcahy Jr. travel to Gossip in New York City to attend the Then We Got Help! Season Two launch party. Along the way they speak with actors Jessica Rush (Jenny), Shane Jacobsen (Scott), Susan Ferrara (Gerry) and Daryn Strauss (Paige), who also created the web series Downsized.

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- We Love Soaps TV 2.44 Then We Got Help's Emery, Earley & Hammond

- Then We Got Help! Official Website

- Then We Got Help! 2.1: "Haven't We Been Here Before?"

- Then We Got Help! 2.2: "Keep on the Sunny Side"

- Downsized Official Website

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Johnny Knoxville to be cast as Moe in the Farrelly brothers’ The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges has had a strange array of casting rumors (from Sean Penn to Justin Timberlake), but one of the rumors will soon be made official.

According to Variety, Johnny Knoxville (of Jackass fame) will soon sign a deal to play Moe in the Farrelly brothers’ big screen adaptation of The Three Stooges. Hank Azaria was also being considered for the role. The other two Stooges have yet to be cast, but Andy Samberg and Will Sasso are both in contention for the role of Curly, while Justin Timberlake, Woody Harrelson, Shane Jacobsen, and Larry David are up for Larry.

Read more on Johnny Knoxville to be cast as Moe in the Farrelly brothers’ The Three Stooges
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Knoxville for 'Stooges,' Zetumer for 'RoboCop' and Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Finds a Villain

Variety is reporting Jackass star Johnny Knoxville is close to a deal to star as Moe for Peter and Bobby Farrelly in their The Three Stooges feature at Fox. Benicio Del Toro was previously set to play Moe opposite Sean Penn and Jim Carrey. The shift in casting is being perceived as a move to attract a younger audience, you know, the group that didn't grow up with the Stooges, but are apparently clamoring for a feature film. The plan is to divide the PG-rated film into three, 27-minute segments driven by physical comedy. The Playlist says Andy Samberg and Will Sasso ("$#*! My Dad Says") are vying for the role of Curly while Shane Jacobsen, Justin Timberlake, Woody Harrelson and Larry David are all said to have been approached as prospective Larrys. Production is apparently eying an April start.

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Johnny Knoxville cast as Moe in The Three Stooges?

Update: Knoxville has Not been officially cast as the role, but Twentieth Century Fox and The Farrelly Brothers have let the actor know they want him for the role of Moe. Sorry for any confusion on our part.

The Farrelly Brothers have found one-third of their lead cast for their remake/re-imagination of The Three Stooges. We’ve heard names tossed around like like Jim Carrey, Benicio del Toro and Sean Penn for a few years, but Penn and Carrey dropped out some time ago. Most recently we heard names like Johnny Knoxville, Hank Azaria, Larry David, Justin Timberlake and a few others were up for a role in the new film, but now one of those actors has been picked to play Moe, and that’s Mr. Knoxville. But don’t rule out those other actors! There’s still a good chance the others could make it in the final cast.
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Johnny Knoxville & Andy Samberg on the Short list for 'The Three Stooges' Movie

We finally have an update on who might fill the shoes of the famous knuckleheads Larry, Moe and Curly in the Farrelly Brothers The Three Stooges movie.  The Wrap reports that the Farrellys have a short list of actors in my mind that includes longtime SNL funny man Andy Samberg, Jackass star Johnny Knoxville and a lesser- known Aussie actor named Shane Jacobsen.

Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey were long rumored to be cast, but then the Farrellys flip-flopped and decided they wanted to go with amateurs, who could lend more authenticity to the roles. 
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