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'Transparent' Mulls Future Without Jeffrey Tambor Amid Harassment Claims

'Transparent' Mulls Future Without Jeffrey Tambor Amid Harassment Claims
Transparent is assessing its options in wake of sexual harassment allegations being leveled against the show's star Jeffrey Tambor

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that creator Jill Soloway and the writers are fighting to save the show from cancellation after a second allegation, from Transparent co-star Trace Lysette, was made public. Amazon Studios had begun an internal investigation into Tambor after his former assistant, transgender actress Van Barnes, accused the Emmy-winning actor of behaving in a sexually inappropriate manner. 

Lysette, in an interview with THR, alleged that Tambor sexually harassed her on multiple occasions, claiming he "got...
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Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern in Next Film

Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern in Next Film
As his current film “The Meyerowitz Stories” readies for an awards season push, Noah Baumbach has lined up an all-star cast for his next movie.

Sources tell Variety that the auteur has tapped Adam Driver, Laura Dern, and Scarlett Johansson to star in his next film. Merritt Wever and Azhy Robertson are also on board.

Plot details are unknown at this time, but Baumbach is preparing to write and direct the film. Netflix, who is handling the distribution of “The Meyerowitz Stories,” is handling financing and distribution of this movie as well.
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‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel Taps ‘The Square’ Star Claes Bang as Villain (Exclusive)

‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel Taps ‘The Square’ Star Claes Bang as Villain (Exclusive)
Claes Bang, who broke out in the critically acclaimed Cannes Palme d’Or winner “The Square,” has landed a role as one of the antagonists in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the sequel to the smash hit “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

Claire Foy is set to star as Lisbeth Salander and “Blade Runner 2049’s” Sylvia Hoeks is on board as Salander’s twin sister. The new installment of Sony Pictures’ Millennium franchise will commence production in January in Berlin and Stockholm. The film hits theaters on Oct. 19, 2018.

The studio had no comment on the casting.

The movie will be directed by Fede Alvarez, who helmed 2016’s surprise hit “Don’t Breathe” for Sony.
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Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special “Equanimity” Gets a Premiere Date

Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special “Equanimity” Gets a Premiere Date
Back in March, Dave Chapelle made his return to television (or at least, streaming television) after 10 years with two Netflix stand-up specials. Both "The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" premiered on the same day, giving fans two different shades of his comedy. But the current events humor of "Spin" alongside the more personal stories of "Texas" combined into a worthy comeback for the comedian, which Evan Valentine reviewed last year saying: "Dave Chappelle is back, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of his self imposed exile, with plenty of insight to share." …
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Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Soars to $13 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Soars to $13 Million on Thursday Night
Warner Bros.-DC’s “Justice League” has opened with a solid, but not spectacular $13 million at around 3,700 North American locations on Thursday night.

The number for “Justice League” is the fifth-biggest Thursday preview of 2017, following “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and “Thor: Ragnarok.” “Justice League” tied “It’s” Thursday preview gross. The figure is also $2 million more than “Wonder Woman’s” Thursday night number in June.

Justice League” expands to 4,051 domestic sites on Friday. It has remained on track for an opening weekend of $110 million since late October.
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‘Nashville’ to End After Season 6 on CMT

‘Nashville’ to End After Season 6 on CMT
The music is finally going silent for “Nashville.”

The CMT drama’s upcoming 16-episode sixth season will be its final run, the network announced Friday.

Season 6 will be split into two parts, with the first half premiering Jan. 4. The series finale for the project from producers Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment will air in the summer of 2018, although an exact air date has not yet been set. [p[ The Callie Khouri-created show released a trailer today providing the first look at Season 6, which can be seen above.
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Jeffrey Tambor Accused of Sexual Harassment by ‘Transparent’ Actress Trace Lysette

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Jeffrey Tambor Accused of Sexual Harassment by ‘Transparent’ Actress Trace Lysette
Another woman has come forward with accusations of sexual harassment against “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor.

Trace Lysette, a trans actress who has had a recurring role on the Amazon series, issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday accusing Tambor of having made “many sexual advances and comments at me, but one time it got physical.”

In the statement, Lysette detailed an encounter she had with Tambor while filming a Season 2 episode of the show, saying that Tambor thrusted himself against her on set after sexualizing her with an “over the top comment.”
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Michelle Williams Eyes ‘Rio’ With Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal

Michelle Williams Eyes ‘Rio’ With Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal
Michelle Williams is in talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal in the StudioCanal pic “Rio.”

Call Me By Your Name” helmer Luca Guadagnino is directing from a script by Steven Knight.

The film follows a financial reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death.

Studiocanal will finance and produce along with Cumberbatch and his Sunny March production company with Adam Ackland.

Williams is currently filming Sony’s “Venom” as well as reshoots for “All the Money in the World” after Christopher Plummer replaces Kevin Spacey in the pic.

Her upcoming films include Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” Fox’s musical “The Greatest Showman on Earth,” and Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” all of which could figure in the awards season conversation.

She is still attached to star in the Janis Joplin biopic “Janis” as well
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‘Get Down’ Star Justice Smith Lands Lead in Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie for Legendary (Exclusive)

‘Get Down’ Star Justice Smith Lands Lead in Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie for Legendary (Exclusive)
Legendary has tapped breakout talent Justice Smith to star in the first-ever live-action “Pokemon” film titled “Detective Pikachu,” based on the titular character, sources tell Variety.

Rob Letterman is on board to direct from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.

First introduced in Japan in 1996, Pokemon has spawned more than 295 million video games sold worldwide, 23.6 billion Tcg cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 20 seasons. The hugely popular “Pokemon Go” app saw the pocket monsters surge back into the pop culture consciousnesses last year.

Universal Pictures will handle distribution of the live-action film outside Japan, as it has done with Legendary’s other films for years. The Pokémon Company’s long time movie collaborator, Toho, will handle distribution of the film franchise in Japan, as it had similarly done in its partnership with Legendary on “Godzilla.”

Smith recently broke out on the Netflix musical drama series “The Get Down” after director Baz Luhrmann handpicked
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‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation in Development at CBS

‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation in Development at CBS
CBS is developing a new series based on the comedy movie Stripes.

Inspired by the 1981 film starring Bill Murray, the single camera comedy will follow a perennial rebellious outsider who ultimately finds his purpose in life when he joins the U.S. military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics. The original film, directed by Ivan Reitman, grossed over $85 million during its run.

The television reboot will be written by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger, who are known for their sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U’Know. They later turned the troupe into a TV series...
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George Clooney to Star in 'Catch-22' Adaptation From Paramount TV (Exclusive)

George Clooney to Star in 'Catch-22' Adaptation From Paramount TV (Exclusive)
George Clooney is returning to the small screen.

The Oscar winner and Emmy nominee for his time on ER is set to star and direct a limited series based on the seminal Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.

The six-episode series, produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, does not yet have a network. The package — co-written by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michod (War Machine) will be shopped in December. With a proven star in Clooney, it's expected to land a sizable fee at a deep-pocketed outlet.

Catch-22— originally adapted into a feature film in 1970 from Paramount Pictures and...
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‘Mad Men’ Producer Calls Matthew Weiner ‘Emotional Terrorist’ After Harassment Accusation

‘Mad Men’ Producer Calls Matthew Weiner ‘Emotional Terrorist’ After Harassment Accusation
Former “Mad Men” senior consultant and producer Marti Noxon is not pulling punches when it comes to backing Kater Gordon, who has accused Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment. On Friday, Noxon took to Twitter to describe the Emmy-winning show creator as an “emotional terrorist, who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs me.” The writer-producer added, “everyone at ‘Mad Men,’ regardless of gender or position, was affected by this atmosphere.” Also a former exec producer of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Noxon unleashed her opinion of Weiner and his behavior on the public — and it.
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Women Filmmakers From the Middle East and North Africa Unite to Champion Female Artists

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Female artists and filmmakers from across the Middle East and North Africa will come together on Saturday to bridge cultural and political divides through storytelling. The Women Creating Change (Wcc) launch event, which will be held at Los Angeles City College, will bring together women from across the region for a panel conversation featuring prominent Middle Eastern and North African filmmakers, one-on-one networking session with women from the industry and a screening of the award-winning documentary short “Women in Sink” from Israeli director Iris Zaki. “The three goals we’re working toward are empowering women, creating a community for the Middle Eastern and.
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‘Project Runway’ Contestant Wendy Pepper Dies

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‘Project Runway’ Contestant Wendy Pepper Dies
Wendy Pepper, a fashion designer who competed on two seasons of “Project Runway” has died. According to a death notice posted in the Washington Post on Friday, Pepper, born Anne Eustis Pepper, died peacefully on Sunday “surrounded by her loving family.” Pepper finished in third place on the first season of the Bravo-turned-Lifetime reality competition, losing to Kara Saun and winner Jay McCarroll. She also competed on the second season of “Project Runway All Stars” and was eliminated in the second episode. Also Read: 'Project Runway': 7 Things You (Probably) Won't See on Season 16 Finale Following the show, Pepper sold her designs out of.
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‘Gunpowder’ Trailer: Remember, Remember Kit Harington in November (Video)

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‘Gunpowder’ Trailer: Remember, Remember Kit Harington in November (Video)
Jon Snow fans, you won’t have to wait until “Game of Thrones” returns for your Kit Harington fix, and we’ve got a new trailer to get you hyped. Harington is starring in HBO’s upcoming three-part miniseries “Gunpowder,” which is all about the plot to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 1600s. Harington is Robert Catesby, the mastermind behind the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 London. Catesby is a Catholic in Protestant England, which if you remember your history lessons, means he’s treated anything but well by the royals. “The Fifth of November.
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Murderer of Jenna Dewan Tatum’s ‘Step Up’ Stand-in Gets 30 Years in Prison

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The man who killed a Washington, D.C. yoga instructor who served as Jenna Dewan Tatum’s stand-in for the film “Step Up” was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the crime on Friday, ABC affiliate Wjla reports. Duane Johnson, also known as Adrian Duane Johnson, pleaded guilty to first degree felony murder in connection to the Christmas 2016 killing of Tricia McCauley in September. The U.S. attorney’s office said that McCauley left her Washington, D.C., home on Dec. 25, 2016 en route to a friend’s holiday party when she encountered Johnson, who entered her car and sexually assaulted her.
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Le Gentil Garcon Brings Classic Hollywood to Hermes for the Holidays

Le Gentil Garcon Brings Classic Hollywood to Hermes for the Holidays
French artist Le Gentil Garcon has designed Hermes’ holiday window installations at its 690 and 691 Madison Avenue boutiques in New York City. His installations were unveiled on Thursday and will continue to be on display through Feb. 2.

In the latest edition of the annual tradition by the fashion house, Le Gentil Garcon has designed a universe of cinema with window installations inspired by “object sense,” the theme for this year’s display.

The artist has transformed the primary focal window into a “classic movie-house where passersby will encounter a randomized selection of stylized black-and-white film clips” that Le Gentil Garcon crafted by hand. The artwork invites people to journey though the different films projected with products enlivened by humor and wit.

Both the Maison and men’s store, which face one other across Madison Avenue, display three-dimensional renditions of classic movie posters in their windows. Each window portrays a particular genre of cinema — romance, horror, mystery,
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‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller Accused of Raping Underage Actress Aurora Perrineau (Exclusive)

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‘Girls’ Writer Murray Miller Accused of Raping Underage Actress Aurora Perrineau (Exclusive)
Actress Aurora Perrineau has gone to police to accuse “Girls” writer and executive producer Murray Miller of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 years old, TheWrap has exclusively learned. Perrineau, who has appeared in Jennifer Lawrence’s “Passengers” and is the daughter of “Lost” actor Harold Perrineau, told TheWrap she filed a report with the West Hollywood’s Sheriff’s Station on Friday. TheWrap obtained the results of a polygraph test Perrineau said she passed in September in which she detailed her accusations against Murray, who was also a producer on the Fox animated comedies “King of the Hill” and “American Dad.
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How Japan’s ‘In This Corner of the World’ Captures 1940s Hiroshima Before the A-Bomb

Sunao Katabuchi pulled a book out of his bag and held it up to the audience at a recent screening of his film “In This Corner of the World.” It was ratty, folded and in pieces, because for six years, he took diligent notes and was painstakingly accurate in recreating 1940s Hiroshima before the atomic bomb dropped. Katabuchi interviewed Japanese survivors kept out of the city, all of whom are now in their eighties. He got a glimpse of how people in Japan lived in the months leading up to that fateful day. Katabuchi wanted to know what parks children.
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Don Pedro Colley, 'Dukes of Hazzard' Actor, Dies at 79

Don Pedro Colley, 'Dukes of Hazzard' Actor, Dies at 79
Don Pedro Colley, an actor who appeared in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, in the first film directed by George Lucas and on the 1980s CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard, has died. He was 79.

Colley died Oct. 11 in his hometown of Klamath Falls, Ore., following a long battle with cancer, his friend William Sowles said.

Colley also had roles in The World's Greatest Athlete (1973), Herbie Rides Again (1974) and Piranha (1995) and in blaxpoitation films including The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972), Black Caesar (1973) and, playing a voodoo lord of the dead, Sugar Hill...
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