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'It' Sequel Gets September 2019 Release Date

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Pennywise the Dancing Clown is getting ready to terrorize audiences all over again.

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. on Monday announced that a sequel to the horror blockbuster It will hit theaters, including Imax locations, on Sept. 6, 2019.

Since its debut earlier this month, the film adaptation of Stephen King's book has shattered numerous records, including becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time, not adjusting for inflation. The Exorcist, released in 1973, made $233 million in North America and $441.3 million worldwide, but the domestic portion swells to $917.5 million when adjusting for inflation.

It has earned »

- Pamela McClintock

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Leslie Abramson Won’t Watch Edie Falco Play Her in NBC’s Menendez TV Movie

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Leslie Abramson, the spitfire Los Angeles defense attorney who represented one of Erik Menendez in two sensational murder trials, says she will not watch Edie Falco portray her on NBC’s “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”

“Oh boy,” Abramson told TheWrap when asked about true-crime TV movie. “I have nothing to say. Absolutely nothing. Goodbye.”

Before she hung up, she was asked “Are you going to watch it?” “No,” she said.

NBC and Dick Wolf Productions are betting big on Falco’s performance. »

- Susan Seager

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Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey Joins Scream

14 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Well that didnt take long, at all.

Mere hours after Teen Wolf wrapped its run, it was announced that Tyler Posey is staying close to the MTV family, boarding the cast of Scream Season 3.

The horror drama’s brand-new chapter follows Dion (played by Rj Cyler), a football player who on track to score a college scholarship… until a masked killer uses his darkest secrets against him, turning his life upside down and making him question his own sanity.

Per THR. »

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‘Star Trek: Discovery': 5 of Your Biggest Questions Answered

24 September 2017 6:33 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Major spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery’s” first two episodes. “Star Trek: Discovery” always had a lot to live up to. It’s the first new “Star Trek” TV show in over a decade, so it has to be both a new take on the franchise and a tribute to the original series. There’s over 50 years of canonical history to pick and choose from, but how do you do it without outright copying a previous installment, especially when the J.J. Abrams films have been just that? As the flagship product for CBS All Access, the network’s new streaming service, »

- Carli Velocci

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Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino Ink Overall Deal at Amazon Studios

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Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino have signed a multi-year overall deal with Amazon Studios, the streamer announced Monday.

The husband and wife team currently serve as executive producers on the Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which is written and directed by Sherman-Palladino. The series was picked up for two seasons in April, the first multi-season order for a new series in Amazon’s history. It follows a 1950’s New York housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) who discovers a talent for stand up comedy. The pilot became available on Amazon Prime in March.

“Amy and Dan are brilliant,” said Joe Lewis, head of comedy, Drama and VR for Amazon Studios. “Everything they create has such an incredible vision behind it. On top of that, they’re wonderfully funny and smart people. Also, Amy has the best hats in show business. We’re excited about the next two seasons of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ with them and, with »

- Joe Otterson

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Casey Affleck's Sea Change Media Signs First-Look Deal With Amazon

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Casey Affleck's production company Sea Change Media has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Amazon Studios.

The two-year deal, covering both film and television projects, repairs Affleck with Amazon, after he won the best actor Oscar for Manchester by the Sea, which Amazon nabbed out of the Sundance Film Festival. Whitaker Lader, a Sundance Institute alum, serves as head of production and development of Sea Change, which looks to develop bold, authentic, smart content, shining a light on underrepresented voices and stories, and operating with a philosophy of inclusivity and collaboration.

"This deal with Casey exemplifies our focus in expanding Amazon Studios’ relationships »

- Ashley Lee

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Jan Triska, Star of ‘Ronin’ and ‘Ragtime,’ Dies at 80 After Fall From Bridge in Czech Republic

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Jan Triska, a Czech actor who starred in such Hollywood movies as “Ronin” and “Ragtime,” has died after a fall on Saturday from Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80 years old. According to the Associated Press, Prague theater director Jan Hrusinsky confirmed the death on Monday. The actor died in Prague’s military hospital overnight from his injuries after Saturday’s fall. The circumstances of the fall are still unclear. Triska moved to the United States in 1977 after he signed a human rights manifesto against Czechoslovakia’s then-Communist government, according to The Guardian. He had been inspired by his close friend, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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'Insecure' Director to Adapt Man Booker Prize-Winning Novel for Amazon Studios (Exclusive)

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Melina Matsoukas, chief director of the HBO series Insecure, is tackling an adaptation of the award-winning Marlon James novel A Brief History of Seven Killings for Amazon Studios.

Matsoukas is developing the project as a series and will executive produce as well as direct the episodes. Teaming with her is James, who will write the script as well as executive produce, while Malcolm Spellman, a writer and co-executive producer on Empire, will be the showrunner and exec produce as well.

Seven Killings begins with the attempted assassination of reggae icon Bob Marley and explores its aftermath, looking at one vital »

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Wme Signs ‘The Mermaid’ Co-Writer Lu Zhengyu (Exclusive)

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Wme has signed Chinese actor-filmmaker Lu Zhengyu, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Lu is a protégé of Hong Kong-based superstar filmmaker Stephen Chow and served on the writing team for 2013’s Journey to the West and 2016’s The Mermaid, which at $527 million was China’s all-time highest-grossing film until that record was broken by Wolf Warrior 2 last month. Lu appeared onscreen in both Journey to the West and The Mermaid and served as executive director, a position similar to first assistant director in the U.S. but described as having more responsibilities.

In the vein of Chow’s own »

- Rebecca Sun

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Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates Graham-Cassidy Bill Being on Life Support, Which May or May Not Be Covered

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“I wound up in the middle of the national health-care debate. I know, it’s ridiculous.” »

- Halle Kiefer

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Colbert to Trump: NFL Protest ‘Has Everything to do With Race, Just Like Your Presidency’

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Stephen Colbert tackled Donald Trump head-on Monday night, calling out the president for his divisive comments about the NFL over the weekend. The “Late Show” host said that Trump’s demand that any players who protest the national anthem should be fired “was unnecessary roughness … There should be a flag on that play. And I’m going to say, a Confederate flag.” While quoting Colin Kaepernick’s mom, Teresa Kaepernick, who’s response to Trump’s tweets was to say she was a “mean son of a b—-,” Colbert called her the “coolest mom in sports.” Also Read: LeBron James Defends National Anthem Protests, »

- Debbie Emery

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The Mindy Project Recap: The Peter Principle

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Jeremy finally gets his happy ending! »

- Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

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‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

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In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Warner Bros. Animations claims the top spot in spending with “The Lego Ninjago Movie.”

Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $4.38 million through Sunday for 1,227 national ad airings across 48 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Sept. 18-24. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Warner Bros. prioritized budget across networks including ABC, Comedy Central and NBC, and targeted a sports-fan crowd with airings during NFL Football and College Football games. It also prioritized spend during shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Big Bang Theory and South Park.

Just behind “The Lego Ninjago Movie” in second place: Universal Pictures’ “American Made,” which saw 883 national ad airings across 41 networks, with an estimated media value of $4.31 million. Notably, »

- iSpot.tv

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‘Les Miz’ Movie’s Samantha Barks to Star in Broadway-Bound ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical

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Samantha Barks, who played Eponine in the 2012 big-screen musical “Les Misérables,” will star opposite “Shameless” actor Steve Kazee in the Broadway-bound musical version of “Pretty Woman.” The new production, with a score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, will premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre on March 13, 2018, in advance of an expected Broadway opening in fall 2018. Two-time Tony winner Jerry Mitchell will direct the new musical, which boasts a book by the late director Garry Marshall and the 1990 film’s screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Also Read: 'Pretty Woman' Cast Reunion Reveals Film's Dark Original. »

- Thom Geier

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Leads Set for Broadway-Bound 'Pretty Woman' Musical

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The perennially popular 1990 rom-com Pretty Woman, about a Hollywood Boulevard hooker who gets rescued by a wealthy businessman and then rescues him right back, is one step closer to its new incarnation as a stage musical.

Lead producer Paula Wagner has announced plans for a Chicago tryout in spring 2018 before bouncing to Broadway in the fall. Also confirmed are the lead actors taking on the roles played onscreen by Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

Samantha Barks, best known as Eponine in the 2012 movie version of Les Miserables, will play down-on-her-luck prostitute Vivian Ward, while Steve Kazee, a »

- David Rooney

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Film Review: Chadwick Boseman in ‘Marshall’

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If comic-book superheroes get origin stories, why shouldn’t Supreme Court justices? With its punchy, one-word title, “Marshall” sounds like it might be our introduction to some kind of pulp enforcer, but is in fact the story of ambitious young civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall — who would go on to become the first African-American associate justice named to the highest court in the land — and one of his early cases, reminiscent of the one Atticus Finch tries in “To Kill a Mockinbird,” in which a terrified black chauffeur stands accused of the rape and attempted murder of his white employer.

How appropriate then that the title role should go to Chadwick Boseman, the handsome, fast-rising star who has played heroes both real (Jackie Robinson in “42”) and imaginary (Black Panther in the upcoming Marvel film), and who balances the two in this performance, offsetting Marshall’s mythic stature as the chief counsel for the NAACP with those qualities »

- Peter Debruge

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'Marshall': Film Review

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It was a pre-racial-integration case like many others, a poor black man accused of assaulting and raping a wealthy white woman; one person's word against the other's, and guess who wins. But this one was a bit different in that one of the two attorneys for the defense was Thurgood Marshall, in the early 1940s working for the NAACP and two decades later to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall is a solid, straightforward courtroom drama with proud liberal credentials, one that could have been made by Norman Jewison around 1967. But it »

- Todd McCarthy

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The Kevin Can Wait Season Premiere Addresses the Death of Erinn Hayes’ Character With a Coupon Joke

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Looks like Kevin can wait before telling you exactly what happened to his wife, whether you want him to or not. »

- Halle Kiefer

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Jimmy Kimmel Says Graham-Cassidy Bill ‘Is Almost Certainly Dead’ (Video)

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Jimmy Kimmel jumped back into the health care debate on Monday night to celebrate the dim prospects for the Graham-Cassidy bill. The late-night host said while he was traveling to three cities over the weekend, “strangers wanted to tell me that the Affordable Care Act — that our president and half our senators are so desperately trying to kill — saved or drastically improved their lives, members of their family’s lives, and/or their children’s lives,” he said. “They came to me and said Mr. Fallon, thank you for speaking out,” he joked. But he added that many who thanked him for speaking. »

- Debbie Emery

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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finale recap: Was Lex, Taylor, Koine or Kiki crowned as the season 14 champ?

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On Monday, September 25, the final four of “So You Think You Can Dance” season 14 took the stage for the last time to perform with their peers and all-star partners before finding out which of them was named America’s favorite dancer. Judges Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe and Vanessa Hudgens were in the house to […] »

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