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‘The Get Down’ Canceled by Netflix After 1 Season

14 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Get Down” has been canceled after one season on Netflix, TheWrap has learned. The debut season of the Baz Luhrmann series about the rise of hip-hop in 1980s New York was split into two parts, with Part 2 premiering on the streaming platform last month. The series was marked by behind-the-scenes turmoil before it even premiered, with reports surfacing that the pricey musical drama suffered multiple delays in production. The series reportedly cost as much as $120 million for 12 episodes, and went through multiple showrunners, including “The Shield” alum Shawn Ryan and novelist Thomas Kelly. Also Read: 'The Get Down »

- Reid Nakamura

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Joseph Kosinski Front-Runner to Direct ‘Top Gun 2’ Starring Tom Cruise (Exclusive)

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Cruise is getting ready to head back to the Danger Zone — and he’s bringing an old friend along for the ride.

Sources tell Variety that Joseph Kosinski — who directed Cruise in “Oblivion” — is the front-runner to direct “Top Gun 2” for Paramount and Skydance Pictures. While no official offer has been made, several insiders believe one is imminent.

Paramount had no comment.

Cruise met with potential helmers prior to and while filming “Mission Impossible: 6” in London to ensure the “Top Gun” sequel was ready to go after production wrapped. Even with Cruise and Kosinski having previously worked together on the 2013 sci-fi action film, sources say it was Kosinski’s vision the sequel’s direction that officially won him the job.

Cruise recently confirmed to a British talk show that the sequel was moving forward and would hopefully shoot »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Deadpool 2’ Sets Jack Kesy As Villain: Could He Be Black Tom?

24 May 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: 20th Century Fox has set Jack Kesy to play a major villain in Deadpool 2.

While insiders said it isn’t entirely clear which baddie he will play, sources have pinpointed a character called Black Tom. In the comics, he is a nemesis in the X-Men universe, a Dublin-born mutant who can manipulate, bond with, and project energy through plant life. He is also capable of issuing concussive blasts with a wooden object, usually a shillelagh.

The David Leitch-directed Dead… »

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‘Fargo’ Review: A Battle Between Ewan McGregors Has Never Felt So Wretched — And Season 3 Never More Exciting

13 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 6, “The Lord of No Mercy.”]

Immediate Reaction

Gloria Burgle to the rescue!

After an episode of incredible tension and unexpected tragedy, we didn’t realize how badly we needed to hear Carrie Coon say, “Screw it,” whip the cruiser around, and high-tail it back to “the P.O.’s domicile.” While the simultaneously ominous and uplifting strings certainly served to get our hearts beating, “Fargo” may as well have played Bonnie Tyler’s famous “Footloose” jam “Holding Out for a Hero” — because one is on the way!

It’s just we had to hold out a little too long. Just enough road blocks were thrown in front of Burgle to keep her from cracking the case earlier, and all that time led to an inevitable tragedy. Ray (Ewan McGregor) is the first major victim of Season 3 (unless you count the annual pilot sacrifice of Scoot McNairy’s Maurice Lafay), in a particularly well-orchestrated offing. First »

- Ben Travers

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There Is Only One App on Trump’s iPhone Right Now

15 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

President Trump has just a single app installed on his iPhone right now. Yes — you guessed it — it’s Twitter, according to Axios reporter Mike Allen, who cited a conversation with top White House officials. According to Trump staffers, the key to keeping Potus on task is limiting his down time, meaning less time to watch cable news and for firing off tweets. Loading up his schedule on his first international trip has worked well to this so far, according to Allen’s report. “Top White House officials tell me the key to forcing a more disciplined President Trump (like the one onstage overseas) is. »

- Sean Burch

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‘The Keepers’ Is the Best True-Crime Docuseries Yet

23 minutes ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

One of the most distinctive characteristics of Netflix’s “The Keepers,” a seven-part docuseries that premiered May 19, is that nearly every speaking character is a middle-aged woman. This is rare enough that it begins to be surprising, and soon after that, it becomes one of the defining elements of the show — following an interviewee into her living room as she is accompanied by her five small dogs, or reminiscing with another about her loving husband, now deceased. The B-roll notices things like the decorations on the walls, the family photos on the mantle, and the niceties of small talk. These are no Hollywood-friendly million-dollar kitchens, or carefully composed sitcom living rooms. The subjects of “The Keepers” keep cozy homes, in an unassuming, uncontrived way that indicates much about them. In this largely Catholic, working-to-middle class community of Baltimore, “The Keepers” manages to convey a mindset and shared, accepted values by just following the interviewees home.

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- Sonia Saraiya

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TV Ratings: ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Flounders Against ‘Survivor’ Season Finale

27 minutes ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC’s remake of the classic film “Dirty Dancing” failed to make a significant impact in the Wednesday ratings, coming in well below the season finale of “Survivor” in both key ratings measures.

According to Nielsen data, “Dirty Dancing” averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers, airing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. “Survivor,” airing from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., averaged a 1.9 and 8.6 million viewers on CBS, with the after-show at 10 p.m. pulling a 1.4 and 6.2 million viewers. Nevertheless, the remake drove ABC to its most watched Wednesday in nearly seven months, since November 2016 with the Cma Awards.

On Fox, the season finale of “Shots Fired” (0.9, 3.4 million) rose in both measures, as did the season finale of “Empire” (2.4, 6.9 million), which was also the highest-rated show of the night in the demo.

On NBC, the two-hour season finale of “Law & Order: Svu” (1.3, 6 million viewers) ticked up in both measures and delivered the show’s most »

- Joe Otterson

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Ratings: ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Draws 6.6 Million Viewers for ABC

34 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The “Dirty Dancing” remake delivered ABC’s most-watched Wednesday in nearly 7 months, but that doesn’t mean the Disney-owned broadcaster topped primetime. Neither did the network airing “Empire’s” season finale, though: Fox finished second in the key 18-49 demographic, but was fourth among total viewers. That leaves CBS and NBC, and last night belong to the “Survivor” net. Also Read: Why 'Dirty Dancing' Star Colt Prattes Was 'Terrified' to Deliver Patrick Swayze's Classic Line CBS was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.8 million, »

- Tony Maglio

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Inside 2003's Lavish $2 Million 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Disneyland Premiere

39 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On June 28, 2003, Anaheim's Disneyland closed its doors to the public to host its first red carpet premiere at the park — an event that cost about $2 million. The film's extravagant premiere welcomed an eclectic group of guests, from the film's stars Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp to Amanda Bynes (nearly a decade before the child star's DUI and hit-and-run arrests). 

The action-adventure movie broke multiple records at the box office following its star-studded premiere. It opened to $13.5 million in 3,269 theaters, marking the best Wednesday opening of 2003, surpassing Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' »

- Christina Schoellkopf

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Cannes: IFC Films Picks Up Lars von Trier's Serial Killer Drama 'The House That Jack Built'

41 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Lars von Trier's serial killer drama The House That Jack Built.

It marks the second teaming of IFC and the controversial helmer, after the specialty label released von Trier's Antichrist.

Set in the U.S. in the 1970s, the film follows the titular protagonist (Matt Dillon) from his point of view through five murders. Jack views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near, which both provokes and puts pressure »

- Tatiana Siegel

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‘American Gods’ Showrunners on How Trump Presidency Reshaped Neil Gaiman Series

44 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story about “American Gods” first appeared in The Race Begins issue of TheWrap Emmy Magazine. When Neil Gaiman wrote “American Gods” in 2001, he could not have predicted the television adaptation of his beloved novel would be released under a Donald Trump presidency. Even the showrunners, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, completed the show before the Republican took office and immediately called for a travel ban from predominantly Muslim countries. “The show was written in a progressive political climate, and is airing in an insane one,” Fuller said. “Our intent with the series was never to be political — it. »

- Linda Ge

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Manchester Crowd Sings ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ After Moment of Silence for Victims (Video)

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Thousands joined in an impromptu sing-along of Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” in Manchester on Thursday morning, following a one minute moment of silence for the 22 people killed and dozens injured in Monday’s terrorist attack following an Ariana Grande concert. “We can’t be looking backward to what happened, we have to look forwards to the future,” said Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow, the woman who started the sing-along, according to The Guardian. “We’re all going to join together, we’re all going to get on with it because that’s what Manchester does.” The vigil was hosted in Alberts Square, »

- Sean Burch

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Box Office: 'Baywatch' Swims to $1.3M in Wednesday Previews

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Baywatch — starring man-of-the-moment Dwayne Johnson alongside Zac Efron — swam out of the gate with $1.3 million in Wednesday night previews at the North American box office.

In a bold and risky move, Paramount and Skydance decided to make the film adaptation of the classic television show R-rated, with as many F-bombs as bikinis.

Baywatch decided to get a jump on the long Memorial Day weekend by opening a day early, and is projected to gross in the $40 million range for the five days, although Paramount is being more conservative in suggesting the low $30 million »

- Pamela McClintock

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#StarWars40th: The Top 15 Best Stories Ever Told in the ‘Star Wars’ Universe (Photos)

48 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Between the movies, TV shows, comics, video games, novels and reference books, you’d be hard-pressed to ever run out of stories to read about the “Star Wars” universe, past and present. It’s a big universe out there, and every story told in it is connected to all the others. Big stories are told as many different smaller ones, and small stories are told as chunks of a bigger picture. These are the best chunks, big or small, in the history of the “Star Wars” universe. 15. The rise of Admiral Daala in the “Jedi Academy Trilogy” After “Return of the Jedi” in the. »

- Phil Owen

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‘Game of Thrones’ Author Trashes Trump: ‘Joffrey Is Now the King in America’

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Let’s just send Donald Trump to Westeros, see what happens. “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin ripped the President in a recent Esquire interview, likening our Commander in Chief to his most insufferable fictitious character. “I think Joffrey is now the king in America,” the writer told the magazine. “And he’s grown up just as petulant and irrational as he was when he was thirteen in the books.” Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Trailer Teases the Big War Yet to Come (Video) Esquire also asked “Thrones” star Kit Harington what he thinks of the »

- Tony Maglio

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‘Baywatch’ Splashes to $1.25 Million at Wednesday Previews

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paramount and Skydance’s raunchy comedy “Baywatch” held previews a day earlier than usual for its Memorial Day weekend release, earning $1.25 million from 2,554 screens. Trackers have the film finishing second at the box office this weekend behind “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with a five-day total of $40-42 million. Paramount is comparing the preview results to a pair of comedies that had mid-week August releases: Fox’s “Let’s Be Cops,” which made $1.2 million from previews in 2014 and had a five-day opening of $26 million, and WB/New Line’s “We’re The Millers,” which made $1.7 million. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Seth Meyers chats ‘Late Night’ in the age of Donald Trump and season two of ‘Documentary Now!’ [Exclusive Video]

1 hour ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

“I would trade it in a heartbeat, but it’s been nice to have built this infrastructure for our show that can react to things that happen every day,” reveals Seth Meyers during our recent chat (watch the exclusive video above) about the success of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the wake of Donald Trump‘s election. Meyers’ NBC […] »

- Chris Beachum

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Box Office: ‘Baywatch’ Dives in With $1.25 Million on Wednesday

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Baywatch” got a head start on the competition by opening in previews on Wednesday, before it goes wide early on Thursday ahead of Memorial Day Weekend.

After its first night of earnings Paramount’s comedy made $1.25 million at 2,554 locations. Previews began at 7 p.m.

For its opening weekend, “Baywatch” is pegged at about $40 million from an eventual 3,647 locations. The summer comedy carries a $60 million production price tag.


Film Review: ‘Baywatch

Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron star in the comedy that spawned from the 1990s NBC drama starring David Hasselhoff and a team of lifeguards who patrolled the beaches of Los Angeles. This time around it’s Johnson, an experienced and devoted lifeguard, who butts heads with a new recruit, Efron, until they uncover a criminal plot.

Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera also star. Seth Gordon directed the film based on a screenplay by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. »

- Seth Kelley

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Jason Bateman Goes to the Dark Side in First Trailer for Netflix Series ‘Ozark’ (Video)

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Jason Bateman is a long way from comedy in the first teaser for the new Netflix series “Ozark,” released on Thursday. The 10-episode first season of the hour-long drama stars Bateman as a financial planner and father named Marty who, along with his family, relocates from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Laura Linney plays his wife Wendy. The teaser insinuates that Marty upends his life in order to “disappear.” But things don’t go as planned. “Look around,” Wendy tells Marty. “This place is death.” Also Read: 'Arrested Development' Gets Fifth Season Courtesy »

- Carli Velocci

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Hulu Nabs Rerun Rights to Starz Drama ‘Power’

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu has picked up off-network streaming rights to the Starz drama “Power.”

Hulu has the show’s first two seasons available immediately, with season three coming later this year. The fourth season of the Lionsgate TV crime drama, toplined by Omari Hardwick, is set to bow June 25 on Starz.

Power” ranks among the most-watched shows on the major pay TV outlets — HBO, Showtime, Starz and Epix — with an average of 8 million viewers per episodes across all platforms, per Starz.

“As one of the biggest shows on television today, ‘Power’ undoubtedly appeals to the Hulu audience and we cannot wait to bring the series to our viewers,” said Lisa Holme, Hulu’s Head of Content Acquisition. “Lionsgate has been a longtime partner and this new agreement continues to drive forward our efforts to build one of the most robust libraries of content in the market.”

The deal marks a rare example of older episodes of a premium TV »

- Cynthia Littleton

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