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How Dan Fogelman Finally Convinced M Night Shyamalan to Guest Star on ‘This Is Us’

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How Dan Fogelman Finally Convinced M Night Shyamalan to Guest Star on ‘This Is Us’
What do M. Night Shyamalan and “This Is Us” have in common? They both love a great twist. That mutual passion brought them together in September when the master of the on-screen twist had a guest spot on the Dan Fogelman-created NBC family drama. While Shyamalan’s scene was quick — he was the director on one of Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) films, the acting gig was a long time coming.

“Well, Dan said, ‘Hey, we might have this thing for you.’ He’s come before in previous seasons, and he’s been super gracious and was saying it’s really complementary,” Shyamalan told TheWrap. “And the format of a show is a lot of reveals and it’s kind of the drama version of telling stories in a different format.”

“It feels right in some aspects, that you’re constantly revealing, revealing, revealing and using the time periods to do that,
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‘Dash & Lily’: Five Set To Recur In Netflix’s Holiday Ya Series From Shawn Levy & Nick Jonas

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‘Dash & Lily’: Five Set To Recur In Netflix’s Holiday Ya Series From Shawn Levy & Nick Jonas
Exclusive: Glenn McCuen (Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures), Michael Park (Stranger Things), Gideon Emery (Teen Wolf), Jennifer Ikeda (Maniac) and Diego Guevera (Strapped for Danger) are set to recur in Dash & Lily, Netflix’s 2020 romantic comedy series from Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Nick Jonas’ Image 32.

Based on the Ya book series Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, the eight-episode holiday comedy revolves around cynical Dash (Austin Abrams) and optimistic Lily (Midori Francis). Trading dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, they find they have more in common with each other than either expected.

McCuen will play Edgar Thibaud, a popular prep school boy from a privileged upbringing. Confident, flirtatious and sometimes oblivious, he’s a former bully who’s trying to reform.

Park is Gordon, Dash’s father, a world traveler who skis,
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This Is Us Fans Should Be Concerned About the Kate Cliffhanger

This Is Us Fans Should Be Concerned About the Kate Cliffhanger
This Is Us introduced another mystery, but this cliffhanger was slightly more alarming than last year's "her." At the end of "Storybook Love," the first This Is Us episode directed by series star Milo Ventimiglia, Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and adult Kate (Chrissy Metz) received Randall's (Sterling K. Brown) baby gift and start sifting through family photographs that were included. A photo that caught their attention: young Kate (Hannah Zeile) with her then-boyfriend Marc (Austin Abrams). "I was trying so hard to hold it together that year after your father died," Rebecca said. "And I wanted to believe so badly that you kids were happy, I didn't see what was...
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‘This Is Us': Milo Ventimiglia on Directing His Co-Stars, Kate’s Mysterious Past With Marc

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‘This Is Us': Milo Ventimiglia on Directing His Co-Stars, Kate’s Mysterious Past With Marc
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Tuesday’s “This Is Us.”)

Tuesday’s episode of “This Is Us” featured yet another adorable chapter from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) storybook love — and was appropriately titled “Storybook Love” — while continuing to explore the darker period the Pearsons faced after Jack’s death and jumping into the trials and tribulations of the Big Three, Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Kevin (Justin Hartley), in the present day.

The job of juggling those three storylines fell to star Ventimiglia this week, who made his “This Is Us” directorial debut with tonight’s Season 4 episode. And though the NBC family drama’s star is not a stranger to sitting behind the camera, this hour marks the first directed by an of the show’s actors.

“During the second season, [executive producer] Ken Olin looked at me when we were on set and said,
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Euphoria Actor Austin Abrams Joins This Is Us Season 4 as a Love Interest For Teen Kate

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Kate may be happily married to Toby on This Is Us, but it looks like we'll be learning about her past loves this season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Austin Abrams has joined the season four cast as a love interest for teenage Kate. The Euphoria actor will play a new character named Marc, who meets Kate (Hannah Zeile) in a record store. Aww! Maybe he's an aspiring musician like Kate? The 23-year-old actor will make his This Is Us debut in the Oct. 15 episode "Flip a Coin" and will have a recurring role during the show's 1990s timeline.

Abrams, who is best known for his roles on HBO's Euphoria and AMC's The Walking Dead, joins a long list of new stars for this season. Once Upon a Time alum Jennifer Morrison plays a vet who crosses paths with Nicky and Kevin, while When They See Us
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Nick Jonas Has Joined Shawn Levy in Producing Ya Netflix Series Dash & Lily

Shawn Levy, executive producer of the mega-hit series Stranger Things, and singer/actor Nick Jonas have come aboard a new Ya series for Netflix based on the book series Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. They also wrote Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

Levy and Jonas are coming together to produce the holiday show that has the shortened title of Dash & Lily, which will have a first season made up of eight episodes, each thirty minutes long.

Austin Abrams and Midori Francis star as the title characters, and Variety provides the following description for the series:

In the show, a whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected.
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This Is Us Recap: Randall and Beth's Malik-Related Freakout Begins

This Is Us Recap: Randall and Beth's Malik-Related Freakout Begins
In this week’s This Is Us, You can’t swing a dead possum without hitting a Pearson family sore spot. (And in one instance, the aforementioned deceased creature is the Pearson family sore spot.)

Kate and Toby have a fight about a toy, but it’s really about CrossFit. Kevin wants to buy Nicky a new Rv, but Jack’s bro wants nothing to do with his nephew’s “Hollywood douchebag” money. And on the day Beth opens her dance studio, a stinky possum carcass — as well as Randall’s realization that Deja’s crush has a kid of
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Netflix Orders ‘Dash & Lily’ Adaptation with Austin Abrams & Midori Francis

Are you a fan of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, a series of Ya novels about young, unlikely love in New York City? How about friggin' Nick Jonas? Or Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy? Then you're in luck, friend: Netflix has ordered a TV adaptation of these charming, off-the-beaten-path books called Dash & Lily. Playing the title roles? Austin Abrams (The Walking Dead, Euphoria) and Midori Francis (Good Boys), aka the odd couple you're about to stan for eight binge-worthy episodes of holiday romance. If you'…
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Austin Abrams, Midori Francis to Star on Netflix Holiday Rom-Com Series ‘Dash and Lily’

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Netflix has ordered a TV adaptation of the Ya series “Dash & Lily” from producers Nick Jonas and Shawn Levy (“Stranger Things”), the streaming service announced on Tuesday. The eight-episode, holiday rom-com show stars “The Walking Dead” alum Austin Abrams and “Good Boys” actress Midori Francis in the titular roles.

Here’s the official description for the 30-minute show, based on Rachel Cohn and David Levithan’s young adult book series, “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares”: A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected.

Along with Abrams and Francis, the series stars Dante Brown, Troy Iwata, Keana Marie, James Saito and Jodi Long.

Also Read: Rob Lowe, Vanessa Hudgens Headline Netflix's Holiday
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Nick Jonas, Shawn Levy Team for Netflix YA Series

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Nick Jonas, Shawn Levy Team for Netflix YA Series
Nick Jonas and “Stranger Things” producer Shawn Levy are teaming on a YA holiday series which has been ordered at Netflix.

The show in question, “Dash & Lily,” is based on the book series “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares” by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, and will consist of eight 30-minute episodes, scheduled to launch sometime in 2020.

Austin Abrams (“Euphoria”) and Midori Francis (“Good Boys”) have been cast as the titular romantic couple. In the show, a whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected.

Levy will executive produce with Josh Barry via his 21 Laps banner, which now has multiple projects including “Stranger Things,” set up at the streamer. Jonas will Ep via his Image 32 shingle.
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Austin Abrams & Midori Francis Star In Netflix Holiday Ya Series ‘Dash & Lily’ From Shawn Levy & Nick Jonas

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Netflix has started production on Dash & Lily, an eight-episode holiday romantic comedy series, from Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Nick Jonas’ Image 32. It marks the fifth Netflix series for Levy, who signed one of the first big overall deals with the streamer and has emerged as one of its most prolific producers.

Austin Abrams and Midori Francis (Good Boys) lead the cast of the half-hour series, based on the Ya book series Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares from authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. It also includes series regulars Dante Brown and Troy Iwata and recurring Keana Marie (Huge in France), James Saito (Always Be My Maybe), and Jodi Long (Sullivan & Son).

Described as a whirlwind Holiday romance, the series revolves around cynical Dash (Abrams) and optimistic Lily (Francis) who trade dares, dreams, and
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Dash & Lily: Netflix Orders Holiday Rom-Com Series Based on Ya Books

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares is getting the TV treatment. The young-adult novels, written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, will serve as the inspiration for Netflix’s holiday-themed series Dash & Lily, TVLine has learned. Production on the first season, which will feature eight 30-minute episodes, has already begun in New York City.

Per the series’ official description, “a whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected.
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Ya Rom-Com From 'Stranger Things' Team, Nick Jonas Set at Netflix

Netflix is adding to its roster of young adult programming with a series order for a romantic comedy called Dash & Lily.

The eight-episode, half-hour series comes from Stranger Things producer 21 Laps and Nick Jonas' Image 32. It's based on the book Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist). Austin Abrams (Euphoria, This Is Us) and Midori Francis (Good Boys) will play the title roles.

Production on the series is underway in New York for a 2020 premiere. Joe Tracz (A Series of Unfortunate Events) — who's also ...
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TVLine Items: God Finds Stepdad, Euphoria Actor to This Is Us and More

TVLine Items: God Finds Stepdad, Euphoria Actor to This Is Us and More
Cara’s family tree is expanding on God Friended Me: Tom Everett Scott (I’m Sorry, Southland) will guest-star on the CBS drama as the young journalist’s stepfather, Paul Levine, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Miles will meet his girlfriend’s stepdad for the first time after learning Paul is his newest Friend suggestion in the second season’s ninth episode. Viewers, of course, will recall that Cara’s mother (played by Dear Evan Hansen‘s Rachel Bay Jones) got remarried and had a daughter after leaving Cara’s father (Alias vet Michael Vartan).

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'This Is Us' Adds 'Euphoria' Actor (Exclusive)

'This Is Us' Adds 'Euphoria' Actor (Exclusive)
This Is Us is adding another new castmember in season four.

Austin Abrams (Euphoria) will recur in one of the show’s 1990s storylines. The actor will play Marc, who meets teen Kate (Hannah Zeile) in a record store — and who, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, will play a love interest for the Pearsons' daughter.

He’ll first appear in the Oct. 15 episode, “Flip a Coin,” which sees Kevin (Justin Hartley) reflecting on his past, Rebecca (Mandy Moore) visiting Randall (Niles Fitch) at college, and Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) mom coming to visit. Kate (Chrissy Metz) and ...
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Rome Film Fest Unveils Lineup: ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Judy’ & ‘Hustlers’ In The Mix; Lebowski Spinoff ‘Jesus Rolls’ Gets Special Screening

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Rome Film Fest Unveils Lineup: ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Judy’ & ‘Hustlers’ In The Mix; Lebowski Spinoff ‘Jesus Rolls’ Gets Special Screening
The Rome Film Festival (October 17-27) has unveiled its 2019 official selection, which includes Downton Abbey, Waves, Judy, The Aeronauts, Hustlers and Werner Herzog documentary Nomad about writer Bruce Chatwin.

A total of 33 films and documentaries will play in the official lineup (full list below). As previously announced, the fest will open with Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn while Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman will have a centerpiece screening. Only two Italian movies are included in the main selection.

The festival also revealed a pre-opening October 16 world premiere for John Turturro’s anticipated The Big Lebowski spinoff, The Jesus Rolls, which follows Lebowski character Jesus Quintana.

The impressive lineup of onstage interviews includes Bill Murray and Viola Davis – both of whom will receive lifetime achievement awards – Fanny Ardant, Olivier Assayas, Ethan Coen, Benicio Del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Ron Howard, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Edward Norton, Bertrand Tavernier, John Travolta and Jia Zhangke.
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark home release set for Halloween

Lionsgate is set to release Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark on digital on 22nd October and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on 5th November.

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In Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, it’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities in the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time-stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome.

The 4K Uhd, Blu-Ray, and Digital special features will
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Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 Review – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, 2019.

Directed by André Øvredal.

Starring Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Zajur, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Natalie Ganzhorn, Dean Norris and Javier Botet.

Synopsis:

A group of teenagers are pursued by various supernatural beasties when they uncover an old book from a haunted house.

Alvin Schwartz’s legendary children’s horror book series receives a stately if not-quite-convincing treatment from Trollhunter director André Øvredal and producer Guillermo del Toro. No matter the clear care put into bringing these beloved stories to the big screen, the end result just doesn’t register enough of a pulse to truly tantalise.

In a controversial move, rather than take the anthology form of the written stories, del Toro has opted to compile them into a contiguous new narrative. This story takes place in 1968, with a heavy accompanying Vietnam War context, where four misfit teenagers visit their local haunted
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Movie Review – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, 2019.

Directed by André Øvredal.

Starring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Javier Botet, Mark Steger, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Natalie Ganzhorn, Dean Norris, and Kathleen Pollard.

Synopsis:

A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives.

Before actually reviewing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark let’s clarify one slightly misleading thing (especially for those that happen to be familiar with Alvin Schwartz’s popular stories). This is not an anthology film, but it does contain a rather unique approach to constructing a movie that resembles a series of horror sketches involving different types of monsters, all in the form of a supernatural haunted book where sentences and stories magically materialize onto blank pages describing in detail the death or disappearance of a character (whichever is more convenient or family-friendly for the plot
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Movie Review – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, 2019.

Directed by André Øvredal.

Starring Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Zajur, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Natalie Ganzhorn, Dean Norris and Javier Botet.

Synopsis:

A group of teenagers are pursued by various supernatural beasties when they uncover an old book from a haunted house.

The importance of gateway horror for young audience cannot be overstated. Illicit viewing of terrifying and entirely age-inappropriate material was a childhood rite of passage for just about anyone with a penchant for scares in their adult days. Whether it’s a secretly borrowed DVD of a gory classic or the dog-eared pages of a Stephen King novel, the first taste of that forbidden fruit is always the most flavoursome. It’s for that reason that horror movies actually made for a younger audience are of vital importance, whether it’s the recent Jack Black double-whammy of Goosebumps and The House With a Clock In Its Walls
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