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Mary Elizabeth Winstead joins Will Smith in Ang Lee's Gemini Man

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When it was revealed last week that Clive Owen was in talks to take on the villain role in Ang Lee's Gemini Man, it was also mentioned that the announcement of the female lead would soon follow. Lee met with Tatiana Maslany (Stronger), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2), and THR has now reported that Winstead... Read More...
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead cast in Gemini Man

A few days ago it was reported Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) were up for the lead role in Ang Lee’s Gemini Man opposite Will Smith. Now The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed which actress will star in the film: Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Gemini Man follows Will Smith as in dual roles as Henry, an aging assassin who is trying to retire but is marked for death and faced with the ultimate opponent: a clone of himself, only 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities.

Winstead will portray Danny, an operative working for the same agency as Henry who is tasked with surveilling him, but eventually teams up with him. She beat out Maslany for the lead role.

Clive Owen (Children of Men) is currently in talks to star in the film as one of the villains.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With Will Smith in Skydance’s ‘Gemini Man’

Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With Will Smith in Skydance’s ‘Gemini Man’
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has landed the female lead opposite Will Smith in Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media’s “Gemini Man,” sources tell Variety.

Variety first reported that Winstead was one of the finalists for the role, with Tatiana Maslany and Elizabeth Debicki also up for the part. Clive Owen is in talks to play the villain, with Ang Lee directing.

Skydance came on to the project, which has been in development for two decades, last year. Jerry Bruckheimer, Skydance chief David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger are producing. Don Murphy and Chad Oman are executive producing.

The film follows an over-the-hill hitman who faces off against a younger clone of himself. The actioner is set to bow on Oct. 4, 2019.

“Gemini Man” was first set up at Disney in 1997 as a pitch by Darren Lemke, with Murphy producing and Tony Scott directing. Curtis Hanson was also attached to direct at one point as well before Lee came
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star Opposite Will Smith in 'Gemini Man' (Exclusive)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star Opposite Will Smith in 'Gemini Man' (Exclusive)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has nabbed the female lead in Gemini Man, the Will Smith action thriller that Ang Lee is directing.

Skydance and Paramount are behind the project, which is eyeing a February start.

The project sees Smith playing two opposing roles: one of Henry, an aging assassin who wants to get out of the business, and that of his ultimate opponent, a clone who is 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities that has been tasked to kill him.

Winstead, who beat out Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany for the role, will play an operative who...
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Clive Owen Joins Will Smith In Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’

Variety is reporting that British actor Clive Owen has joined Will Smith in Ang Lee’s planned Gemini Man. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media are behind the high-profile project and the word over at the trade is that Lee is expected to meet with Tatiana Maslany, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Elizabeth Debicki for the female lead in the coming weeks.

Gemini Man follows an over-the-hill hitman (Smith) who faces off against a younger clone of himself. Clive Owen is expected to play the main antagonist in the film.

Gemini Man already has a release date set for October 4, 2019, with a spring shoot potentially scheduled.

Owen was last seen in the Luc Besson-directed Valerian and the City Of A Thousand Planets, and on the TV series The Knick.

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Tatiana Maslany, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Elizabeth Debicki wanted for female lead in Gemini Man

According to THR, Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) are testing for the female lead opposite Will Smith in Ang Lee’s upcoming action sci-fi movie Gemini Man.

The actresses are reportedly in contention for the role of Danny, an operative tasked with surveilling Smith’s character Henry, an aging assassin who wants to get out of the business but finds himself in a battle with the ultimate opponent: his clone, who is 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities. In addition, Clive Owen (Sin City) is also in talks to portray one of the film’s villains, the head of the cloning program.

Gemini Man has spent the past twenty years in development hell, having first been set up at Disney in 1997 with Tony Scott directing. However, the plan to have the same actor portraying both
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Tatiana Maslany, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Vying for Lead Role in Will Smith's 'Gemini Man'

Tatiana Maslany, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Vying for Lead Role in Will Smith's 'Gemini Man'
Tatiana Maslany and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are the frontrunners for the female lead in Gemini Man, an action movie to star Will Smith.

Ang Lee is directing the movie, which hails from Skydance and Paramount.

Smith is playing two roles in the unique actioner. One is that of Henry, an aging assassin who wants to get out of the business but finds himself in a battle with the ultimate opponent: his clone, who is 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities.

Clive Owen, meanwhile, is in talks to play the head of the cloning program, one of...
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Clive Owen Joins Will Smith in Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ (Exclusive)

Clive Owen Joins Will Smith in Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ (Exclusive)
Clive Owen is in talks to join Will Smith in Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media’s “Gemini Man,” which Ang Lee will direct.

The exact details behind the role are unknown other then that it will be an antagonist role. Lee is expected to meet with Tatiana Maslany, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Elizabeth Debicki for the female lead in the coming weeks, sources tell Variety.

Skydance came on to the project, which has been in development for two decades, last year. Jerry Bruckheimer, Skydance chief David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger are producing. Don Murphy and Chad Oman are executive producing.

The film follows an over-the-hill hitman who faces off against a younger clone of himself. The actioner is set to bow on Oct. 4, 2019.

Gemini Man” was first set up at Disney in 1997 as a pitch by Darren Lemke, with Murphy producing and Tony Scott directing. Curtis Hanson was also attached to direct at one point
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Critics Choice Awards Winners: Who Took Home the Gold?

The 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards were held on Thursday night, and the event honored the biggest creative and acting forces on the small screen.

As expected, Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale and Feud: Bette and Joan were well represented in terms of wins while Netflix racked up 20 nominations, but how many of them became wins?

Find out below!

Best Drama Series

American Gods (Starz)

The Crown (Netflix )

Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) — Winner

Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC)

Best Actor In A Drama Series

Sterling K. BrownThis Is Us (NBC) — Winner

Paul GiamattiBillions (Showtime)

Freddie HighmoreBates Motel (A&E)

Ian McShane – American Gods (Starz)

Bob OdenkirkBetter Call Saul (AMC)

Liev SchreiberRay Donovan (Showtime)

Best Actress In A Drama Series

Caitriona BalfeOutlander (Starz)

Christine BaranskiThe Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Claire FoyThe Crown (Netflix)

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Critics' Choice Awards: Big Little Lies, Sterling K. Brown and More TV Winners

Critics' Choice Awards: Big Little Lies, Sterling K. Brown and More TV Winners
The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were held on Thursday night, honoring the year’s biggest achievements on screens both big and small.

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Netflix entered the race with the highest number of nominations (20 total!), though FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan had the distinct honor of being the most-nominated individual series. But as we were reminded during the broadcast, getting nominated is just the first step.

Scroll down for the complete list of TV nominees and winners, which will be updated throughout the night,
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Pose: Why Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) Isn't in the New Fox Series

Pose: Why Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) Isn't in the New Fox Series
Why was Tatiana Maslany recast in Pose?

Recently, executive producer Ryan Murphy explained why the Orphan Black star is missing from the new Fox TV show.

Set in the 1980s, the dance musical and “looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world.” Notably, Pose will feature the largest cast of transgender and LGBT actors for a scripted TV series.
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Who Is Brad Falchuk? 5 Things to Know About Gwyneth Paltrow's Fiancé

Who Is Brad Falchuk? 5 Things to Know About Gwyneth Paltrow's Fiancé
With Gwyneth Paltrow confirming that she’s engaged to Brad Falchuk after three years of dating, many are curious to know more about the 46-year-old writer-producer.

The couple went public with their romance in April 2015 at Robert Downey Jr.’s 50th birthday bash, after a year of flying under the radar with their relationship. And they’ve been equally shy about their engagement: Et reported that Falchuk popped the question a year ago.

A rep for Paltrow has not commented yet, but a source close to the actress previously told People, “She’s crazy about Brad.” Though the source said
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Ryan Murphy Explains Why Tatiana Maslany’s Role Was Recast in FX Drama ‘Pose’

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Ryan Murphy Explains Why Tatiana Maslany’s Role Was Recast in FX Drama ‘Pose’
Ryan Murphy explained the decision to reconceive and recast the role originally to be played by Tatiana Maslany in his new FX period drama “Pose” on Friday. “It just became apparent to me — she’s a very young woman. I sort of felt, working with our young cast, that we needed an older figure in the world to be the dance teacher,” Murphy said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday. “Someone who was of a different generation and more of a mentor as opposed to a peer.” The “Orphan Black” star had originally been cast as a modern dance teacher.
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Tatiana Maslany's Pose Exit Explained

Tatiana Maslany's Pose Exit Explained
Tatiana Maslany will not be striking a Pose for Ryan Murphy, and now we know why.

Shortly after ordering the ’80s-set drama to series, FX announced that the Orphan Black star’s role as a modern dance teacher had been rewritten to be a 50-year-old African-American woman (now played by The Leftovers’ Charlayne Woodard). At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour on Friday, Murphy — who co-created Pose with Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals — told reporters that the decision to part ways with the Emmy winner was an age-related one.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals Which Scene in ‘Stronger’ ‘Kind of Undid’ Him: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals Which Scene in ‘Stronger’ ‘Kind of Undid’ Him: Awards Season Spotlight Profile
Based on the autobiography of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, “Stronger” dives into potentially melodramatic territory to deliver a surprisingly grounded and unvarnished look at a story of survival through unimaginable pain. Director David Gordon Green takes his first stab at real-life material, directing Jake Gyllenhaal in a riveting performance that further cements his status as one of the best actors of his generation.

“We set off to make a movie that was as honest as it could be,” Gyllenhaal told IndieWire in an interview for our Awards Season Spotlight series. “As honest as pretending a real-life story can be. To understand pain in a way, but to understand the triumph through pain.”

Read More:‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar

Also serving as a producer of the film, Gyllenhaal spoke about avoiding sentimentality by focusing on the relationship
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Oscars: Every woman who won Best Supporting Actress for playing a real life person, including Alicia Vikander, Lupita Nyong’o, Melissa Leo, Cate Blanchett

Oscars: Every woman who won Best Supporting Actress for playing a real life person, including Alicia Vikander, Lupita Nyong’o, Melissa Leo, Cate Blanchett
Allison Janney, Tatiana Maslany, or Claire Foy might soon be joining Oscar’s dignified ranks for playing real life women. Oscar voters have shown from the beginning that they love actors who portray historic people. Perhaps it’s because they can make easy comparisons. Or perhaps it’s because they are often heroic figures. Whatever the reason, it has occurred […]
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‘Orphan Black’ Star Tatiana Maslany Quietly Dropped From Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose’

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‘Orphan Black’ Star Tatiana Maslany Quietly Dropped From Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose’
Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany will not be part of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming drama, “Pose,” when it airs on FX next summer.

The actress had originally been cast as a modern dance teacher who takes a special interest in the talent of Damon (Ryan Jamaal Swain) in the series set in mid-’80s New York City.

However, the role has since been reconceived as a 50-year-old African American woman, to be played by “ER” and “Law & Order: SVU” alum Charlayne Woodard.

Woodard is also...
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Pose: Ryan Murphy Dance-Musical Series Officially Ordered to Series at FX — Tatiana Maslany's Role Recast

Pose: Ryan Murphy Dance-Musical Series Officially Ordered to Series at FX — Tatiana Maslany's Role Recast
FX officially chose Pose.

The network ordered Ryan Murphy’s new dance-musical drama to series Wednesday, TVLine has learned.

Set in 1986, the series takes on the rise of Donald Trump-style superwealth, the denizens of downtown (including the literary scene) and the underground Lgbt subculture known as ball culture.

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The series’ cast includes James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek), Billy Porter (Broadway’s Kinky Boots), Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Evan Peters (American Horror Story).

Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), who’d previously been announced as taking part in the series,
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Ryan Murphy's 'Pose,' With History-Making LGBTQ Cast, Ordered to Series at FX

Ryan Murphy's 'Pose,' With History-Making LGBTQ Cast, Ordered to Series at FX
FX is moving forward with its history-making dance musical drama Pose, from prolific producer Ryan Murphy.

As the network is creating buzz around the Versace-themed second season of American Crime Story ahead of its Jan. 17 debut, the John Landgraf-led outlet has handed out an eight-episode series order to yet another drama from Murphy. The series will debut in summer 2018 and will begin production in February in New York. Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) is no longer attached; she was poised to star as a modern dance teacher. The role has been recast as the part was reimagined as a 50-year-old African-American woman during production on the pilot. Charlayne Woodard (The Leftovers, ER) will take over the part.
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The Americans: Paige Is All Grown Up, Spying With Mom — 2018 First Look

It’s not just a haircut.

When The Americans returns for its sixth and final season in 2018, Paige will be sporting a different ‘do to go with her confident new spy attitude, as seen in TVLine’s exclusive first look.

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The acclaimed FX drama’s swan song picks up three years after the events of last May’s finale, with the eldest Jennings child having “changed a lot” in that time, star Holly Taylor tells TVLine. Paige is now “in college, making a few friends, and is more sure of herself. She’s still curious and intelligent,
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