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Here’s Everything New and Leaving Hulu in November

  • The Wrap
Fall is upon us, and so is Hulu’s list of every title coming and going from the streaming service in November.

Among the list of arriving titles is a new episode of Hulu’s original monthly anthology series, “Into the Dark.” November’s episode is called “Pilgrim,” and claims to be inspired by true events — in which a woman invites a bunch of Pilgrim re-enactors over for Thanksgiving dinner. But things get spooky when the “actors” refuse to break character.

Other new arrivals include Season 5 of “You’re the Worst,” described as a modern look at love, the complete first seasons of “Dollface,” about a young woman re-entering the world of women, “The Accident,” which begins with a deadly explosion at a construction site, and “Love Island: Australia,” an answer to the U.K. and U.S. versions of the beloved reality dating show.

Also Read: Here's Everything New
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Here’s Everything New Coming to Amazon Prime Video in November

  • The Wrap
Amazon Prime Video is out with its list of everything new coming in November, and it includes the Amazon Original movie “The Report” starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, coming Nov. 29.

Based on a true story, “The Report” is described as following idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Driver), who is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.

The fourth and final season of “The Man in the High Castle” is out Nov. 1. According to Amazon’s description: “America will witness rebellion on both coasts as Juliana and Wyatt join forces with an
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Holly Hunter to Play Sally Yates in CBS Studios’ James Comey Miniseries

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Holly Hunter to Play Sally Yates in CBS Studios’ James Comey Miniseries
Holly Hunter has joined the upcoming CBS Studios miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty,” Variety has learned.

Hunter will star as Acting Attorney General Sally Yates. She joins previously announced cast members Jeff Daniels (James Comey), Brendan Gleeson (President Donald Trump), Michael Kelly (Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe), and Jennifer Ehle (Patrice Comey).

Yates served as Deputy Attorney General under U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch until Lynch stepped down in January 2017 after Trump was sworn into office. The Trump administration asked Yates to serve as Acting Attorney General until a permanent replacement was confirmed by the Senate. Her tenure in that position lasted just 10 days, as she refused to enforce Trump’s controversial travel ban that focused on certain Muslim-majority countries and was subsequently dismissed by the President. Yates is also well-known for repeatedly warning the White House about National Security
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Movie adaptation of John Grisham’s The Confession in development

According to The Wrap, Treehouse Pictures has acquired the rights to John Grisham’s New York Times bestselling 2010 novel The Confession, which tells the story of the fight to free a black man on death row who has been wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of a high school cheerleader after a forced confession.

The Amazon description for the book, which has sold over 40 million copies, reads:

Travis Boyette is a murderer. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body where it would never be found, then watched and waited as police and prosecutors arrested Donte Drumm, a black local football star with no connection to the crime. Tried, convicted and sentenced, Drumm was sent to death row.

Nine years later, Donte Drumm is four days from execution. Over 400 miles away in Kansas, Travis also faecs death,
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Film News Roundup: Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo Join Comedy ‘Covers’

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Film News Roundup: Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo Join Comedy ‘Covers’
In today’s film news roundup, Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo and Nina Dobrov get cast and Treehouse Pictures is developing John Grisham’s “The Confession” as a movie; Uzo Adaba’s “Miss Virginia” gets sold.

Castings

Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard and Diplo have joined the cast of the Focus Features comedy “Covers” opposite Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Ice Cube.

“Covers” is set within the talent, fame and fast-paced world of Hollywood’s music scene. “Late Night” director Nisha Ganatra is helming from a screenplay by Flora Greeson. Production is currently underway in Los Angeles.

Pullman’s credits include “Battle of the Sexes” and USA Networks’ “The Sinner.” Izzard most recently starred in “Victoria & Abdul.” Diplo has worked with artists including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Madonna. His most recent acting credit was in Detective Pikachu.

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Nina Dobrev is executive producing and starring in the female-driven comedy “Sick Girl,
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Treehouse Pictures Acquires Best-Selling John Grisham Novel ‘The Confession’

  • The Wrap
Treehouse Pictures, the production studio behind Netflix’s 2018 hit “Set it Up,” announced Wednesday that it has acquired rights to John Grisham’s New York Times best-selling novel “The Confession.”

Grisham’s novels have resulted in 10 theatrically-released feature films, including “The Firm,” “A Time to Kill” and “The Pelican Brief,” and they’ve grossed a collective $645.7 million at the domestic box office.

The Confession” tells the fictional story of Donté Drumm, a young black man whose own forced confession put him on death row nine years ago for the rape and murder of a high school cheerleader, a crime he didn’t commit.

Also Read: Every John Grisham Movie, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)

“With ‘The Confession,’ we saw a chance to create an edge-of-your-seat thriller about injustice and the value of life at a time when many of the themes are so relevant,” Treehouse Pictures President Justin Nappi said in a statement.
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TV Producer Michael Rosenberg Joins Untitled Entertainment

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Untitled Entertainment has brought in former top Entertainment One executive Michael Rosenberg to help further build out the management/production company’s television business.

Rosenberg previously served as Evp U.S. Scripted Television and Svp Original Scripted Series Programming for Entertainment One. He oversaw eOne’s TV Development, Current Programming and Production department.

At eOne, which he joined in 2009, Rosenberg executive produced such series as Hell On Wheels, Rogue, Skins and The Firm and miniseries Klondike. He segued to eOne following a stint as head of TV series for Blueprint Entertainment, which was acquired by eOne. There he developed and executive produced HBO’s Hung. Before Blueprint, Rosenberg served as president of Maverick Television, where he developed and exec produced FX’s The Riches.

Rosenberg was most recently an independent producer and executive produced Pop TV’s comedy series Let’s Get Physical.
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57 Mostly Awe-Inspiring Facts About Tom Cruise

57 Mostly Awe-Inspiring Facts About Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise, he of the ageless face, body and energy level, is celebrating a birthday today. Contrary to what's visible to the naked eye, the actor is turning 57. He has the appropriate amount of work under what must be a utility belt to back that up, but Cruise's sheer zest for life—most of which, for him, is dedicated to making movies—continues to awe and baffle. Which isn't to say that Cruise is the only star in Hollywood for whom age appears to be a misprint, far from it, but he has finally reached the same age Wilford Brimley was when a 30-year-old Cruise knocked the older man out with his briefcase in The Firm. And, while we're definitely here for it if Cruise...
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Sydney Pollack movies: All 20 films as a director, ranked worst to best, including ‘Tootsie,’ ‘Out of Africa,’ ‘The Way We Were’

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Sydney Pollack movies: All 20 films as a director, ranked worst to best, including ‘Tootsie,’ ‘Out of Africa,’ ‘The Way We Were’
Sydney Pollack would’ve celebrated his 85th birthday on July 1, 2019. The Oscar winning filmmaker could’ve branded himself as Hollywood’s favorite journeyman, crafting solid entertainments for over 40 years. But how many of his titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all 20 of his films as a director, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1934, Pollack got his start as an actor, studying under legendary New York teacher Sanford Meisner. He cut his teeth is television, appearing in such shows as “The Twilight Zone,” “Playhouse 90” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” before transitioning into directing for the small screen. Even after making a name for himself behind the camera, he kept popping up onscreen, starring in “The Player” (1992), “Husbands and Wives” (1992), “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999), “Changing Lanes” (2002), “Michael Clayton” (2007) and his own “Tootsie” (1982), to name but a few.

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Sydney Pollack movies: All 20 films as a director ranked worst to best

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Sydney Pollack movies: All 20 films as a director ranked worst to best
Sydney Pollack would’ve celebrated his 85th birthday on July 1, 2019. The Oscar winning filmmaker could’ve branded himself as Hollywood’s favorite journeyman, crafting solid entertainments for over 40 years. But how many of his titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all 20 of his films as a director, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1934, Pollack got his start as an actor, studying under legendary New York teacher Sanford Meisner. He cut his teeth is television, appearing in such shows as “The Twilight Zone,” “Playhouse 90” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” before transitioning into directing for the small screen. Even after making a name for himself behind the camera, he kept popping up onscreen, starring in “The Player” (1992), “Husbands and Wives” (1992), “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999), “Changing Lanes” (2002), “Michael Clayton” (2007) and his own “Tootsie” (1982), to name but a few.

It was this experience as a performer
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Steve Michaels’ Asylum Entertainment Group Launches Drama Label Clovis Entertainment With Former Sony Exec Derek Stoops

Exclusive: Steve Michaels’ Asylum Entertainment Group has launched drama label Clovis Entertainment and has brought in Sony Pictures Television exec Derek Stoops to run the division.

The company will develop and produce one-hour drama, particularly focusing on character-driven English language dramas as well as local language dramas for international channels and platforms. It will aim to be a cost-effective approach to series production for creative talent and offer them the opportunity make passion projects and receive uncommon financial upside with shared profit alongside Asylum.

This comes after Michaels (right) formed Asylum Entertainment Group, under whose banner his The Content Group sits, in January. In 2003, Michaels launched Asylum Entertainment, which he sold to Legendary in 2014. Last year, he bought back Asylum and launched a new company, The Content Group, using the Asylum slate, staff and infrastructure.

Stoops, who will report to Michaels, joins from Sony Pictures Television Networks, where he was
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Holly Hunter to star in a drama series

Oscar and Emmy winning actress Holly Hunter has joined the cast of the second season of drama series "Succession" in a recurring role.

Created by Jesse Armstrong, season 2 of "Succession" follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire, and while the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens ultimately to destroy them, reports deadline.com.

Hunter will play Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate.

The Season 2 cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed.

Hunter won the best actress Oscar for her performance in Jane Campion-directed "The Piano" and has Oscar nominations for "Broadcast News", "The Firm" and "Thirteen". She received the best actress Emmy for "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
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The Threequel Exceptions: Six Movies Where ‘3’ Was The Magic Number

“You wanted me back… I’m back!” Indeed we did, Mr Wick. By all accounts, Keanu Reeves’s third John Wick adventure is every bit as insanely entertaining as the first two. In this, he has achieved something truly rare and exotic – a Part III that isn’t a godawful disaster.

Number three is usually where the wheels fall off a movie franchise sending it veering over a cliff. Think of Superman III, Jaws 3-D, Smokey and The Bandit Part 3, Beverly Hills Cop III. Then there’s Blade Trinity, Spider-Man 3 and X-Men: The Last Stand, after which the series had to actually go back in time to recover itself. The most notoriously disappointing threequel is probably The Godfather Part III which put the mark of Cain on the words “Part III” for over 25 years.

And yet, every now and then, like John Wick Chapter 3, the stars realign and
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‘Succession’ Season 2 Adds Holly Hunter in Recurring Role

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‘Succession’ Season 2 Adds Holly Hunter in Recurring Role
Holly Hunter is joining HBO’s “Succession.”

Hunter will recur in the second season of the drama series in the role of Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate. She joins returning castmembers Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Arian Moayed.

Hunter won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance in “The Piano.” She has also received Oscar nominations for the films “Broadcast News,” “The Firm, and “Thirteen.” On the TV side, she is known for roles in the show “Saving Grace” and in TV movies like “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom,” “When Billie Beat Bobby,” “Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her,” and “Harlan County War.”

She is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360, and Ziffren Brittenham.
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Holly Hunter Joins HBO Drama Series ‘Succession’

Holly Hunter Joins HBO Drama Series ‘Succession’
Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Holly Hunter is joining the Season 2 cast of HBO’s drama series Succession in a recurring role.

Created by Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop) and executive produced by The Big Short‘s Adam McKay, Season 2 of Succession follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire, and while the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens ultimately to destroy them.

Hunter will play Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate.

The Season 2 cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed.

Succession is executive produced by Armstrong, McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod and Tony Roche. Armstrong also serves as showrunner.

Hunter won a best actress Oscar for her
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Dave Grusin Documentary Recounts a Life Spent Juggling Film Scores and Jazz Cats

  • Variety
The title of the just-completed documentary “Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time” reflects the subject’s lament that there aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the year for all the music that needs to be made. That desire to stretch the clock might seem hyperbolic coming from other musicians, but not for someone whose hats have included film and TV scorer, concert performer, producer and jazz label mogul, often all at once.

At a post-screening Q&A in Santa Monica this week, the great jazz bassist Marcus Miller spoke about being a youthful protege and watching Grusin casually change hats mid-day… and assuming that was normal.

“I started playing with Dave Grusin when I was 17, 18 — I don’t know how old, but I know I had braces,” Marcus laughed. “To see him run a session, and then know that he’s going to score a movie that night after the session…
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Oscars flashback 25 years: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks both win for the 1st time while Whoopi Goldberg makes history

Oscars flashback 25 years: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks both win for the 1st time while Whoopi Goldberg makes history
For this year’s Oscars ceremony on Sunday, “Black Panther” is the first motion picture based on a comic book to receive a nomination in the Best Picture category. “Roma” could very well become the first foreign-language film to win in that same category. And as the years go by, it’ll be difficult to remember that there was ever a time that these things weren’t part of the norm. Remember a time when Tom Hanks had never won an Oscar and was more well-known for his comedy roles? When people didn’t like to speak about AIDS, much less make a feature film about it? Or a time when the great Steven Spielberg had yet to hold the gold statue in his hand? And when a woman or an African-American person had never hosted the annual telecast solo? It’s hard to believe that 25 years have passed since
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The Essentials: The Best Gene Hackman Villains [Podcast]

Gene Hackman is one of the best actors of the 20th century — full stop. And his seemingly abrupt retirement in 2004 has allowed him to be canonized differently and earlier than fellow New Hollywood icons (read: De Niro and Pacino) who simply keep dressing up in schlockier versions of once-great roles. So while Gene is off in New Mexico zipping around on his e-bike, we celebrate his 89th birthday on January 30 in this episode of the Be Reel Podcast by looking at three of his most memorable villain/antagonist roles: “Superman: The Movie” (1978), “Unforgiven” (1992) and “The Firm” (1993).

Continue reading The Essentials: The Best Gene Hackman Villains [Podcast] at The Playlist.
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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Share a Smile During Christmas Outing With Royals

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Share a Smile During Christmas Outing With Royals
What feud? Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton shared a smile and laughs as the royals made their way to St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. The British royals are all celebrating Christmas here, despite unfounded rumors that Kate and Meghan have some feud between them. Meghan walked arm-in-arm with her husband Prince Harry while Kate strolled alongside Prince William. The prince's father, Prince Charles, was about a step ahead of the four members of "The Firm" as they are sometimes called. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, did not come along for the walk to church because she's recovering from a bad cold. The 97-year-old Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was absent and will reportedly...
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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Are Friends, and I'd Rather Not Hear Otherwise

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Are Friends, and I'd Rather Not Hear Otherwise
Meghan Markle officially joined the royal family when she wed Prince Harry in May, but even before they tied the knot, there was much speculation over how the former Suits star would fit in with her new relatives - especially her new sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. Not long after Meghan and Harry's engagement was announced in November 2017, all eyes were on the newly-minted "royal Fab Four" as they stepped out together for Christmas church service in Sandringham. And in March 2018 when the quartet attended a panel for the Royal Foundation, Meghan and Kate seemed to get on swimmingly during their joint outing; at the same time, it was reported that the two had shared some sweet private moments as well.

Related: Sorry, Harry and Will - Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Are Our New Favorite Royal Duo

According to Us Weekly, Meghan liked to "pop in" to visit Kate, and would
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