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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Spark ‘Breaking Bad’ Reunion Buzz With Cryptic ‘Soon’ Messages

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Spark ‘Breaking Bad’ Reunion Buzz With Cryptic ‘Soon’ Messages
Is the “Breaking Bad” movie closer to release than fans might think? Emmy winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have skyrocketed the buzz around the upcoming project thanks to a pair of cryptic social media posts. Both actors took to Twitter on June 25 and posted the same photo of two donkeys with the caption: “Soon.”

Breaking Bad” writer and “Better Call Saul” showrunner Peter Gould reacted to the photos with his own post that reads: “Looking forward to this.”

The “Breaking Bad” movie is one of the most secretive projects in Hollywood. It’s so secretive that nothing about the movie has been confirmed, even as it’s widely believed to be a sequel movie following Paul’s character Jesse Pinkman after the events of the series finale. Jesse was last seen escaping from a kidnapping and driving off to an unknown destination. Series creator Vince Gilligan is the driving force behind the film,
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John Stamos on Whether or Not Fuller House Will Address Lori Loughlin's Absence in Season 5

John Stamos on Whether or Not Fuller House Will Address Lori Loughlin's Absence in Season 5
Fuller House is returning for its fifth and final season, but there is one key cast member who will not be returning. Following Lori Loughlin's involvement in the college admissions cheating scam earlier this year, Netflix announced that the actress will not be reprising her role as Aunt Becky on the Full House spinoff. Now that filming for the final season has officially begun, the one question on everyone's minds is: How will the show address her character's absence?

Well, it seems like the cast is just as unsure as the fans are. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, John Stamos, who plays Loughlin's onscreen husband and is also a producer for the show, admitted that they are still trying to "figure it out." Since Stamos and Loughlin often make guest-appearances together, he explained that it hasn't come up yet because he hasn't started filming.

"I'm going to talk
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The L Word: Generation Q: Showtime Sequel Series Casting

The L Word: Generation Q: Showtime Sequel Series Casting
The L Word has some new company. Showtime just announced Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni and Rosanny Zayas have joined the upcoming sequel TV show, The L Word: Generation Q.

A follow-up to The L Word, the drama series will "follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey) and Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), along with new characters Dani Nùñez (Mandi), Micah Lee (Sheng), Sarah Finley (Toboni) and Sophie Suarez (Zayas) as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A."
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‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Drama From David E. Kelley & A+E Studios Gets CBS Series Production Commitment

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‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Drama From David E. Kelley & A+E Studios Gets CBS Series Production Commitment
In one of the first big sales of the 2019-20 broadcast development season, CBS has given a series production commitment to The Lincoln Lawyer, a legal drama from The Practice creator David E. Kelley based on Michael Connelly’s series of bestselling novels. The project hails from A+E Studios, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios.

Written by Kelley, The Lincoln Lawyer centers on Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, who runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles.

Kelley will executive produce with Connelly and Ross Fineman.

The high-profile project, which marks Kelley’s return to broadcast, was taken out by A+E Studios just before the upfronts, with CBS quickly snapping it.

The Lincoln Lawyer stems from a previous spec script Kelley had written which A+E Studios acquired a year or so ago,
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‘Maniac’ Creator to Helm ‘Made for Love,’ ‘Station Eleven’ for WarnerMedia

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‘Maniac’ Creator to Helm ‘Made for Love,’ ‘Station Eleven’ for WarnerMedia
Maniac” creator Patrick Somerville has signed on to helm two new series, “Made for Love” and “Station Eleven,” for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.

“Made for Love,” which will be executive produced and directed by S.J. Clarkson, is a 10-episode, straight-to-series adaptation based on the novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting. Nutting, Liza Chasin and Dean Bakopoulos will also executive produce. WarnerMedia Entertainment will co-produce with Paramount TV.

The half-hour comedy follows Hazel Green, a 30-something woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to an unstable tech billionaire. Soon she discovers that her husband has already implanted a revolutionary monitoring device — the Made for Love — in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her thoughts and feelings as she tries to stay alive.

“Station Eleven” will be directed by frequent “Atlanta” and “Barry” director Hiro Murai, who will also serve as an executive producer.
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Amazon to Launch Steve McQueen’s Anthology Series ‘Small Axe’ in the U.S.

Amazon to Launch Steve McQueen’s Anthology Series ‘Small Axe’ in the U.S.
Amazon has boarded “Small Axe,” the upcoming anthology series from “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen, and will launch the series in the U.S. It will bow on the BBC in the U.K. and BBC Studios is selling it internationally.

Amazon’s European content chief Georgia Brown revealed its involvement in the series, Tuesday, at a British parliamentary hearing into the broadcasting and Svod landscape in the country.

McQueen will direct and Lucy Richer will exec produce the show. It is being made by Turbine Studios, the U.K.-based producer founded by seasoned execs including Andrew Eaton and Tracey Scoffield.
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Michael Gladis, Adam Rodriguez, Ethan Peck Among Six Cast in Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Follow Up

Michael Gladis, Adam Rodriguez, Ethan Peck Among Six Cast in Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Follow Up
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” is rounding out its cast with the addition of six new actors.

Michael Gladis has joined the show as a series regular, while Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Thomas Kretschmann, and Dominic Sherwood will appear in recurring roles. Ethan Peck will guest star in multiple episodes. The six join previously announced cast members Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Adriana Barraza, Rory Kinnear, Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves, Nathan Lane, Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner, and Lin Shaye.

Described as a spiritual descendant of the original “Penny Dreadful,” the new series opens in 1938 Los Angeles. When a grisly murder shocks the city,
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Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande Join Ryan Murphy's The Prom on Netflix

Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande Join Ryan Murphy's The Prom on Netflix
Ryan Murphy has a knack for getting together a star-studded cast, so the ensemble he put together for his Netflix adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom shouldn't come as a surprise. Yet, here we are, still marveling at this cast that includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Ariana Grande. E! News can confirm Streep, Kidman, Grande, James Corden, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells are all on board the Netflix movie set for a 2020 release. Murphy is set to direct and executive produce under his new Netflix deal. Deadline first reported the news. Streep, who is currently appearing in Big Little Lies season two opposite Kidman, will play Dee Dee Allen, a Tony winner who teams up with...
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Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp Join Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ (Exclusive)

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Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp Join Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ (Exclusive)
Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” has rounded out its cast, with veteran actors Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp among the stars signing on for the latest movie from the “Baby Driver” director.

Stamp can currently be seen in Netflix hit “Murder Mystery” with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. Rigg’s recent roles include Olenna Tyrell in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The British star of stage and screen also picked up the Variety Icon Award in Cannes earlier this year.

The roster of other talent coming on board “Last Night in Soho,” which is being produced by Wright and Working Title Films, includes Rita Tushingham (“Doctor Zhivago”), Michael Ajao (“Attack the Block”) and Synnøve Karlsen (“Medici”).

The new names join the previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Matt Smith in the film. Production is underway on the London-set psychological thriller, which Wright is directing from a
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Bob Berney to Leave Amazon Studios’ Head of Marketing and Distribution Position

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Bob Berney to Leave Amazon Studios’ Head of Marketing and Distribution Position
Bob Berney, Amazon Studios’ head of marketing and distribution, is stepping down, Variety has confirmed.

Berney was hired by Amazon in 2015 and recently reached the end of his four-year contract. His last day will be Friday.

During his time at amazon, the film veteran oversaw a number of successful films including “Manchester by the Sea” – which became the first streamer film nominated for best picture – as well as other critically acclaimed films “The Big Sick,” “Cold War” and “The Salesman.”

Matt Newman, one of the studio’s feature film co-heads, will likely step in as the company looks to fill the position.

Berney first entered the film industry in 2005 with the launch of the indie production company Picturehouse, with HBO Films and New Line, where he oversaw a number of films including “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Soon after, the film veteran moved to Apparition before co-founding and serving as president of theatrical distribution for FilmDistrict.
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‘Roma,’ ‘The Good Girls’ Top Mexico’s Ariel Academy Awards

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‘Roma,’ ‘The Good Girls’ Top Mexico’s Ariel Academy Awards
The Mexican Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences hosted the 61st edition of their Ariel Awards on Monday evening, where Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Alejandra Márquez Abella’s “The Good Girls” stood out among the winners.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Cuarón’s “Roma” scooping best picture is that it’s only the second of his films to win an Ariel award, and the first to be nominated for best picture. In 1992 “Sólo con Tu Pareja” was nominated for best first work and screenplay, and won best original story. In 2001 he chose not to submit his Oscar-nominated classic “Y tu mamá también” in protest at the Academy’s voting practices.

By the end of the Monday evening however, “Roma” netted 10 prizes, including best director, supporting actress, photography, screenplay, editing, sound, art design, visual effects and special effects to go along with the best picture prize.

A festival darling over the past year,
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Already Pulled From Shanghai Festival, ‘The Eight Hundred’ Cancels Its China Release

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Already Pulled From Shanghai Festival, ‘The Eight Hundred’ Cancels Its China Release
Already pulled from its prestigious spot as the opener of the Shanghai International Film Festival, war epic “The Eight Hundred” has been dealt a further below with the cancellation of its scheduled release in China next week.

In a terse announcement on its official Weibo account, the film said late Tuesday that, “after consultation between the production team and other entities, ‘The Eight Hundred’ will cancel its original July 5 premiere and temporarily vacate the summer release date window. The new release date will be announced at a later time.”

The statement gave no indication as to what occasioned the cancellation. But China is undergoing a period of strong social and cultural tightening, and Chinese film censors have been especially active lately in ordering changes to films or yanking them from festivals and the domestic release schedule.

Besides “The Eight Hundred’s” announcement, an upcoming film whose original Chinese title translates
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Golden Horse Awards To Hit Same Day As China’s Golden Rooster Awards

The Golden Horse Awards, known as Asia’s Oscars, will be held this year on the same day as mainland China’s Communist Party-backed Golden Rooster Awards, the festival announced Wednesday. The timing ever-so-conveniently more or less assures that no major Chinese talent will attend the Taiwan-based event.

Hong Kong director Johnnie To will act as chairman of the jury, the festival also revealed. He has been nominated eight times for the best director Golden Horse Award, and won it thrice: in 2000 for “The Mission,” 2004 for “Breaking News” and 2012 for “Life Without Principle.”

He thanked director Ang Lee, head of last year’s executive committee, for the invitation, saying: “The Golden Horse Awards are the most prestigious awards in the Chinese-language cinema and a very important recognition that my films have received. Before I’m awarded another prize, I feel honored to have this chance to offer my services.
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Key Berlin Film Festival Venue Set to Close – or Is It?

The announcement that German exhibitor CineStar would close its multiplex at Berlin’s famed Sony Center in Potsdamer Platz has thrown the cinema’s participation as a key venue for the Berlin Film Festival into doubt. Whether it actually shutters, however, remains to be seen.

British-based Vue International is awaiting approval from German antitrust officials on its €221.8 million ($252.7 million) bid to take over CineStar, which operates 57 sites with 438 screens across the country. Vue already owns rival exhibitor Cinemaxx, which has 30 sites – including its own multiplex in Potsdamer Platz – and 257 screens. A merger would create Germany’s biggest cinema operator by far.

CineStar reportedly told its employees at the Sony Center multiplex in April that it would close the site by year’s end, when its lease is set to expire. The company, which declined to comment for this story, has issued no reason publicly for the closure.

But it informed
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Nahnatchka Khan, Hasan Minhaj, ‘Just Mercy’ Cast Talk Inclusion

Nahnatchka Khan, Hasan Minhaj, ‘Just Mercy’ Cast Talk Inclusion
Always Be My Maybe” was “satisfying” to create because it gave focus to two characters that wouldn’t typically be portrayed as romantic leads, said director Nahnatchka Khan of her Netflix film at the CAA Amplify conference in Ojai, sitting on a panel with comedian Hasan Minhaj and NBA star Chris Paul.

“We’re all big fans of the rom-com genre, and then special things happen when you center people who have never been centered before,” said Khan of the Asian American ensemble. “Randall Park and Ali Wong, they are so many things; they’re not just one thing, they
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Tokyo Fest "Fantastic Southeast Asia" Section to Showcase Regional Genre Flicks

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The Crosscut Asia section at this year's Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff) will focus on genre films from Southeast Asia.

The sixth edition of Crosscut Asia, Fantastic Southeast Asia, will feature Filipino auteur Liv Diaz's sci-fi The Halt, the horror-fantasy-action film Sisters from Thai director and producer Prachya Pinkaew (Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior) and the Tatami episode of the Eric Khoo-produced HBO Asia horror series Folklore, directed by Japanese actor Takumi Saitoh.

The program will include "thrillers to romantic horrors, reflecting regional characteristics in the region," according to Tiff.

The first three editions featured works from Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, respectively,...
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Sebastian Maniscalco to Host MTV VMAs

MTV has announced that comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco will host the 2019 “VMAs” live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Monday, Aug. 26.

Last year, Maniscalco published his best selling book “Stay Hungry,” followed by a stand up tour of the same name. The comedian has also sold out shows at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall and was named the 2018 Billboard “Comedian of the Year.” Additionally, Maniscalco will appear in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Netflix film “The Irishman” alongside an ensemble cast that includes Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Joe Pesci and Ray Romano.
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The NRA Kills Off Nratv

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The National Rifle Association has ended production of Nratv, the live broadcasting media arm it launched in 2016, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

The organization has also formally severed ties with Ackerman McQueen, the Oklahoma-based advertising agency that operated Nratv and has represented the NRA since the 1980s, according to the Times.

Nratv may continue to air previously recorded content on its website, but all live broadcasting will cease, and on-air personalities like Dana Loesch, who were technically employees of Ackerman McQueen, will no longer represent the NRA publicly, the Times reports.

Also Read: NRA TV Ripped for Turning 'Thomas and Friends' Characters Into Kkk Members

The NRA and Ackerman McQueen did not immediately respond to requests for comment from TheWrap.

The Times said Tuesday that Lapierre will announce the decision in an email to members Wednesday morning.

“Many members expressed concern about the messaging on Nratv becoming too far
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‘Stuber’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Twentieth Century Fox claims the top spot in spending with “Stuber.”

Ads placed for the comedy had an estimated media value of $4.91 million through Sunday for 1,325 national ad airings on 42 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from June 17-23. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Twentieth Century Fox prioritized spend across networks including Adult Swim, TBS and TNT, and during programming such as the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and the 2019 Bet Awards.

Just behind “Stuber” in second place: Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which saw 757 national ad airings across 44 networks, with an estimated media value of $4.69 million.

TV ad placements for Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” (Emv $4.55 million), Universal Pictures’ “Yesterday” ($3.9 million
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Feist to Launch ‘Pleasure Studies’ Storytelling Podcast

Feist has announced a new podcast series called Pleasure Studies, which is co-presented by Talkhouse and Earios. The storytelling series will premiere on July 9th with a new episode available each week via podcast services. Each episode will examine different themes Feist explored on her 2017 album, Pleasure.

In a short trailer for Pleasure Studies, various voices reveal personal things about themselves, from discussing being an undocumented immigrant and having panic attacks to living in a compound with sex workers. Feist concludes the teaser. “It’s a storytelling project that looks
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