Robert Eggers, Alexander Skarsgard Team for Viking Saga The Northman

Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Skarsgård and Willem Dafoe are being targeted for roles in the drama.

Robert Eggers, days away from the opening of The Lighthouse, is setting his sights on his next feature project.

Eggers is sticking to historical times with The Northman, a Viking drama that is being set up at New Regency.

Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Skarsgård and Lighthouse star Willem Dafoe are in various stages of talks to star in the saga.

Lars Knudsen, who produced Eggers’ breakout The Witch, as well as Ari Aster’s Hereditary and Midsommar, is producing the project. Skarsgard is said to have approached Eggers with the initial idea for the story and will also be a producer.

Written by Eggers and Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón, Northman is described as a grounded story set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century that centers on a Nordic prince who seeks revenge for the death of his father.

If talks progress and deals are made, Skarsgard would play the prince and Kidman would portray his mother. Keeping fingers crossed that all works out and Alex will be in this role! Funny how the film is titled The Northman. His character in True Blood was Eric Northman.

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Stranger Things Renewed for Season 4

STRANGER THINGS RENEWED FOR SEASON 4 AS 

NETFLIX MAKES OVERALL DEAL WITH THE DUFFER BROTHERS

Hollywood, Calif., – September 30, 2019 — Netflix has renewed the worldwide hit series Stranger Things for a fourth season and signed series creators and showrunners The Duffer Brothers to a multi-year film and series overall deal.

“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. “We can’t wait to see what The Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives. From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together — beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!”

About The Series:

Stranger Things is a Netflix Original Series created by The Duffer Brothers and produced by Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps Entertainment. The Duffer Brothers serve as executive producers on the series alongside Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps Entertainment and Iain Paterson.

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DAVID E. KELLEY, BRETT GELMAN, JUSTINE LUPE, BREEDA WOOL, KATE MULGREW, GABRIEL EBERT, GLYNN TURMAN AND JACK BENDER TO ATTEND PHOTO CALL FOR AT&T AUDIENCE NETWORK’S “MR. MERCEDES” SEASON THREE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD SCREENING

Star-studded cast from AT&T AUDIENCE Network’s hit series based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, “Mr. Mercedes” to attend photo call at the Linwood Dunn Theater on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30pm.

WHAT:                The cast of AT&T AUDIENCE Network’s “Mr. Mercedes” will attend a photo call for a special SAG screening of the season three premiere at the Linwood Dunn Theater.

Premiering on Tuesday, September 10th at 10 p.m. ET/PT, season three will closely follow the story contained in “Finders Keepers,” the second book in the Bill Hodges trilogy from prolific author Stephen King, and continue to explore the fallout from the massacre perpetrated by Brady Hartsfield. The cast includes Brendan Gleeson (“Into the Storm”) as Detective Bill Hodges, Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) as Jerome Robinson, Brett Gelman (“Stranger Things”) as Roland Finklestein, Holland Taylor (“The Practice”) as Ida Silver, Justine Lupe(“Succession”) as Holly Gibney,  Breeda Wool (“Unreal”) as Lou Linklatter, Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”) as John Rothstein, Gabriel Ebert (“Ricki and the Flash”) as Morris Bellamy, Kate Mulgrew (“Orange Is the New Black”) as Alma Lane, and Glynn Turman (“How to Get Away With Murder”) as Judge Bernard Raines. Executive Producers of the show include David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies,” “Boston Legal,” “Ally McBeal,”) and Jack Bender (“Lost,” “Under the Dome,” “Game of Thrones”), as well as Stephen King himself.

AT&T AUDIENCE Network is available on all AT&T video platforms including DIRECTV Ch. 239, AT&T TV NOW, and U-verse.

WHO:                  Cast and executive producers of “Mr. Mercedes:” David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro, Jack Bender, Brett Gelman, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool, Kate Mulgrew, Gabriel Ebert, Glynn Turman, Rarmian Newton, Josh Daugherty and Claire Bronson.

    

WHERE:              Linwood Dunn Theater

1313 Vine St.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

WHEN:                Tuesday, September 10th 

 

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance set to Premiere August 30

Return to the age of wonder and brace yourself for the darkening, with the new trailer for “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”

 “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” the epic prequel series to the beloved 1982 Jim Henson film “The Dark Crystal,” premieres August 30 only on Netflix.

  • Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

  • Logline: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

  • Voice Cast: The Gelfling are voiced by Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Harris Dickinson (Maleficent 2), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen), Theo James (The Divergent Series), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), Mark Strong (Kingsman), Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), and Hannah John-Kamen (Game of Thrones). The  Skeksis & Mystics are voiced by: Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy), Mark Hamill (Knightfall, Star Wars), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Jason Isaacs (The OA), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective), Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine), Benedict Wong (Avengers: Endgame), and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians). Sigourney Weaver voices The Narrator.  Aughra is voiced by Donna Kimball.

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Netflix Orders Episodes of New Series Ginny & Georgia

 

  • Netflix has ordered ten episodes of mother/daughter coming of age series Ginny & Georgia with newcomer Antonia Gentry (Candy Jar), “Ginny,” and Brianne Howey (The Passage), “Georgia,” in the lead roles, from creator Sarah Lampert, showrunner Debra J. Fisher and director Anya Adams.

  • Synopsis: Angsty and awkward fifteen-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) often feels more mature than her thirty-year-old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey). After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they’ve never had… a normal life. For Ginny, that means navigating a prestigious school, rising popularity, and complicated love interests. But it’s not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia’s past threatens her and her family’s new way of life.

  • Writer / Creator: Sarah Lampert

  • Showrunner/Executive Producer: Debra J. Fisher (Alias, Criminal Minds, Being Mary Jane)

  • Executive Producers: Jeff Tahler (Madica Productions), Jenny Daly (Critical Content), Holly Hines, and Daniel March (Dynamic Television)

  • Director/Executive Producer: Anya Adams (GLOW, Black-ish) – first two episodes

  • Co-Executive Producer: Elena Blekhter

  • Filming Location: Toronto, Canada

  • Format: 10 episodes x 60 minutes, YA Series

  • Launch Date: 2020

    Series Regulars:

    Brianne Howey (The Passage) will play “Georgia.”  Georgia is shrewd, smart manipulative and steely under her charm.  She escaped poverty and had her first child, Ginny, at age 15. A firm believer in retribution, Georgia is a survivor, no matter what life throws at her.

    Antonia Gentry (Candy Jar) will play “Ginny.”  Ginny is a very smart, rebellious, and vulnerable teenager beneath an armor of outspokenness and quick wit. Ginny is the bi-racial daughter of Georgia and not quite sure what to make of their new home in an upscale Massachusetts town.

    Diesel La Torraca (Little Monsters) will play “Austin.”  Austin is Ginny’s sweet, innocent, perpetually unkempt younger son.  He is desperate to hold on to the promise of their new life in Massachusetts.

    Jennifer Robertson (Schitt’s Creek) will play “Ellen.”  Ellen is a working mom and more grounded than her preppy upscale neighbors.  She is the mother of 15-year-old twins Maxine and Marcus, says what she thinks, and lives across the street from new neighbors Georgia and her two children.

    Felix Mallard (Happy Together) will play “Marcus.”  Marcus is the edgy, bad boy across the street you shouldn’t have a crush on but do.  Maxine’s twin brother, he is intrigued with his new neighbor Ginny.

    Sara Waisglass (Degrassi: Next Class) will play “Maxine.”  Maxine is cool, popular, smart, quirky, confident, and has a huge crush on Georgia. She is impressed with new girl Ginny and immediately befriends her.

    Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) will play “Mayor Paul Randolph.”  Some would call him a young JFK. As Mayor of Wellsbury, Massachusetts, Paul is focused, driven, and recognizes a formidable force in Georgia.

    Raymond Ablack (Narcos) will play “Joe.”  Joe is granola in a manly way, not a man bun way. He owns the local farm to table restaurant, Blue Farm Cafe. And can’t help but notice when Georgia moves to town.

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Candyman Film Principal Photography Begins in Chicago

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPY BEGINS IN CHICAGO FOR NEW CANDYMAN FILM

FROM MGM & JORDAN PEELE’S MONKEYPAW PRODUCTIONS

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

& Colman Domingo Set to Star

Universal Pictures To Distribute Globally

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 13, 2019 – Principal photography commenced in Chicago this week on Candyman from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Us), Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits) and Colman Domingo (Euphoria) have signed on to star in the film and will be accompanied by a lineup of talented local actors from the Chicago area.

Written by Peele and Rosenfeld and directed by rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods), Candyman is a spiritual sequel to the 1992 gothic horror film by Bernard Rose, originally based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden. The film will be shot entirely in Chicago and feature various locations throughout the city, including the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified North Side where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. Universal Pictures will distribute Candyman globally with the U.S. release date slated for June 12, 2020.

Collaborating with DaCosta is a creative team led by EP and UPM David Kern (The Age of Adaline, The Lincoln Lawyer), director of photography John Guleserian (Love, Simon, Like Crazy); production designer Cara Brower (Us, Twin Peaks [2017]); costume designer Lizzie Cook (Sense8, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and VFX supervisor James Mcquaide ( The Boy, Underworld franchise).  Continue reading

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Season 3 of 13 Seasons Why Premieres August 23

13 Reasons Why

Who killed Bryce Walker? Everyone has their reasons… The secrets at Liberty High run deep, and in the aftermath of the Homecoming game all of the friends have something to hide. As the mystery of his death engulfs the town, there are numerous suspects in focus. But were any of them truly capable of murder? And who is the new girl? Police are determined to get to the truth, but with a web of secrets and lies this tangled, will anyone be found guilty?

Season 3 Cast: Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker, Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, Miles Heizer as Alex Standall, Devin Druid as Tyler Down, Ross Butler as Zach Dempsey, Timothy Granaderos as Montgomery de la Cruz, Anne Winters as Chloe, Steven Weber as Principle Bowen, Brenda Strong as Mrs. Walker, Amy Hargreaves as Mrs. Jensen and introducing Grace Saif as Ani, Bex Taylor Klaus as Casey and Tyler Barnhardt as Charlie.

Creator: Brian Yorkey (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize)

Season 3 Episodes: 13 x 60

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First Look at Alexander Skarsgard in The Kill Team

“The Kill Team” is based on a true story what was chronicled in a 2013 documentary of the same name, and made its debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

When young soldier Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff) witnesses some of his fellow recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic leader, Sergeant Deeks (Alexander Skarsgard), his conscience compels him to consider reporting what he witnessed.

However, Briggman’s reticence toward the other members of the heavily-armed, increasingly violent platoon fuels Deeks’ suspicions, leading the soldier to fear that he’ll be the next target.

Directed and written by Dan Kraus (who also directed the documentary), “The Kill Team” also stars Rob Morrow as Briggman’s father, a former Marine whose pride in his son’s military service turns to concern when he comes to realize the truth.

“The Kill Team” arrives in theatres on Oct. 25.

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Styling Hollywood Trailer from Netflix

LOVE… BUT MAKE IT FASHION!

STYLING HOLLYWOOD – FIRST LOOK AT THE TRAILER HERE

Streaming on Netflix August 30

ABOUT STYLING HOLLYWOOD

Styling Hollywood is a series following celebrity stylist Jason Bolden and his interior designer husband Adair Curtis as they run their lifestyle company JSN STUDIO while balancing marriage and life’s ups and downs. With their talented crew of colorful employees, watch as they curate “Black Girl Magic” for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Eve, and Ava DuVernay (just to name a few).

Styling Hollywood is produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment and ITV America.  Carlos King, David George and Jordana Hochman serve as executive producers with Angela Rae Berg serving as executive producer and showrunner.

Styling Hollywood: Season 1 launches globally on Netflix August 30, 2019.

For more information please visit:  www.netflix.com/stylinghollywood

Follow Styling Hollywood:

#StylingHollywood

Instagram:@StylingHollywood / @JasonBolden / @Adair_Curtis

Twitter: @Jason_Bolden  / @AdairCurtis

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WB Brings Pikachu and Shazam Activations to Comic Con 2019

 

POKEMON DETECTIVE PICKACHU COMIC CON CONSUMER ACTIVATION

Experience the magic of Ryme City in an immersive walkthrough pop-up based
on the hit film Pokémon Detective Pikachu.Guests will be able to explore the city and capture Instagrammable moments including the neon cityscape, Ryme City marketplace, film prop displays, an infinity room and more. Fans can win prizes while having the opportunity to take photos with multiple characters from the film including Detective Pikachu himself! On July 23, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, AppleTV, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On August 6, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

Where: Outside The Omni Hotel

675 L St.
San Diego, CA 92101

WHEN: Open to the public:
Wednesday, July 17: 5PM – 7PM Thursday, July 18: 10AM – 7PM Friday, July 19: 10AM – 7PM Saturday, July 20: 10AM – 7PM

Sunday, July 21: 10AM – 4PM

ABOUT POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU:

When detective Harry Goodman goes missing, his son Tim (Justice Smith) and Harry’s former Pokémon partner Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together on an epic adventure through Ryme City, they uncover a shocking plot that could destroy the whole Pokémon universe.

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FX Returns to Comic Con 2019

FX NETWORKS RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON WITHAMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 – FACE THE DARKNESS ACTIVATION

The FX Fearless Forum Space Located at the Hilton Bayfront Park Will Also Host Themed Activations From What We Do in the Shadows, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, and a Nightly Projection Stunt From BARTKRESA studio and FX Design

LOS ANGELES (JULY 1, 2019) – FX Networks is thrilled to announce that FX Fearless Forum will be anchored by the American Horror Story: 1984 – Face the Darkness activation. FX’s American Horror Story activations are popular with fans at Comic-Con and 2019 will be no different. Face the Darkness taps into the essence of the hit series’ ninth installation, American Horror Story: 1984, premiering Wednesday, September 18, with an immersive excursion featuring classic tropes of slasher horror, augmented by night vision goggles to turn up the terror.

FX Fearless Forum takes over the network’s traditional space adjacent to the Convention Center at this year’s annual San Diego Comic-Con and will also feature activations including the What We Do in the Shadows Lair, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Sunscreen Zone, and the Archer O2 Station.
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