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Film News Roundup: Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Set for Jan. 21 Screenings

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Film News Roundup: Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Set for Jan. 21 Screenings
In today’s film news roundup, Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” is getting another day of screenings, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” opens in Australia and the Aarp announces its film nominations.

New Showings

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. have set a Jan. 21 release date for a third showing of Peter Jackson’s World War I documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old.”

The film will be screened at more than 1,000 locations in order to take advantage of the Mlk holiday weekend. The announcement was made Thursday by Jeffrey Goldstein, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, and Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events.

They Shall Not Grow Old” debuted in North America at 1,122 locations on Dec. 17 and took in $2.3 million. It grossed $3.4 million at 1,007 sites on Dec. 27, setting a record for a U.S. cinema event. Fathom specializes in event cinema and is jointly owned by AMC,
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Danica McKellar to Star in Comedy ‘The Fiddling Horse’

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Danica McKellar to Star in Comedy ‘The Fiddling Horse’
Danica McKellar will star in the leading role in C.J. Wallis’ upcoming dark comedy “The Fiddling Horse,” Variety has learned exclusively.

McKellar will be playing a woman who inherits a racehorse, and in an attempt to elevate her failing status within her high society circle, teams up with an ex-celebrity jockey-turned-trainer to secretly execute a long-con to cash in on the monetary and social winnings at the racecourse. Andy Kindler will be playing the trainer. Esther Ku also stars.

“The Fiddling Horse” is produced by FortyFPS Productions and Mk Ultra Productions, and is expected to begin filming this summer in Louisiana. Wallis directed the movie “Perfect Bid,” which named best documentary at last year’s Orlando Film Festival.

McKellar played the Winnie Cooper role on “The Wonder Years” and has credits on “The Big Bang Theory” and “The West Wing.” She voices the role of Miss Martian on DC cartoon
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Up-And-Coming Funnywomen Lead Astronauts Wanted, Complex Networks’ New Sketch Series

An upcoming arrival on Go90 will give four funnywomen a platform through which they can display their comedic chops. Sorry Not Sorry, a sketch series co-produced by Astronauts Wanted, Diga Studios, and Complex Networks, will arrive on July 25.

Each of Sorry Not Sorry’s eight episodes will consist of brief clips that will be loosely connected by a central theme. These scenes will be played out by four performers, including Manon Matthews and Hannah Pilkes, both of whom had substantial followings on Vine back when Twitter’s six-second video platform was still a thing. Joining them will be Esther Ku, who has appeared on MTV’s Girl Code, and Traci Stumpf, who has landed hosting gigs on digital platforms like ClevverTV and terrestrial channels like MTV.

The significant MTV ties among the Sorry Not Sorry cast should not come as a surprise, given that Judy McGrath, the exec at the top of Astronauts Wanted,
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Female Sketch Comedy Series ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ From Astronauts Wanted, Diga & Complex Networks Set At Go90

Astronauts Wanted, a joint venture of former MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath, Sony Music Entertainment and Diga Studios (Scream, Teen Wolf) have teamed with Complex Networks on Sorry Not Sorry, an eight-episode female comedy sketch show, for premiere July 25 on Verizon’s go90. Featuring rising comics Manon Mathews, Esther Ku, Traci Stumpf and Hannah Pilkes, Sorry Not Sorry takes inspiration from viral shortform content and is an extension of the casts' existing work on…
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