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TVLine Items: PaleyFest 2018 Gets Stranger, Quantico Recruit and More

TVLine Items: PaleyFest 2018 Gets Stranger, Quantico Recruit and More
PaleyFest 2018 is going to the Upside Down.

Netflix’s sci-fi thriller Stranger Things is among the first panels announced for the annual television event, which will take place March 16-25 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

RelatedStranger Things Renewed for Season 3

Additional honorees include NBC’s Will & Grace and ABC’s The Good Doctor, with the full lineup to be announced on Jan. 9. Ticket information can be found at paleyfest.org.

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* Quantico has tapped Amber Skye Noyes (The Deuce, Beauty and the Beast) to recur during Season 3 as Celine Fox,
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Amber Skye Noyes Joins ABC’s ‘Quantico’ In Third Season Recurring Role

Amber Skye Noyes (The Deuce, Beauty and the Beast) has been cast in a recurring role on the third season of ABC's Quantico. She will play Celine Fox, a new recruit of an elite black ops team. Quantico, which debuted in 2015, is set for a mid-season premiere. The show, from executive producers Josh Safran and Mark Gordon, follows young FBI recruits training at the Quantico base. Noyes joins the cast that includes Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, and Johanna Braddy
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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders

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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders
Every year, the studios take their best genre successes and try to push them beyond the technical ghetto. Oscar campaigners want to convince critics, guilds, and Oscar voters that their movie rises to the level of art. But it’s rare for fantasy, horror, thriller, action or comic-book movies to pass over to the Best Picture side.

When they do, it tends to be an exception like Peter Jackson’s fantasy trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. All three films scored Best Picture nominations and technical wins: “Fellowship” scored 13 nominations and wins for Makeup, Visual Effects, and Cinematography; “The Two Towers” earned six and won Sound Editing and VFX; and then came the ultimate triumph for the finale “The Return of the King”: a grand sweep of all 11 nominations including Best Picture. But while “Lotr” fell into the fantasy genre, it was boosted by the literary pedigree of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Gal Gadot to Shoot WWII Thriller Ruin Before Wonder Woman 2?

Gal Gadot to Shoot WWII Thriller Ruin Before Wonder Woman 2?
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is in talks to star in director Justin Kurzel's World War II thriller Ruin, which, if her deal is finalized, will be shot early next year, before the actress gets to work on Wonder Woman 2. Warner Bros confirmed during Comic-Con 2017 that the Wonder Woman 2 release date has been set for December 13, 2019, and with shooting on the superhero sequel not expected to happen until next summer, that gives the actress time to shoot Ruin before returning as Diana of Themyscira. Unfortunately, no details about Gal Gadot's character have been revealed at this time.

The project is set in the aftermath of World War II, and is said to be a gritty period revenge thriller in the same vein as Inglorious Basterds and Fury. The story follows a "nameless ex-Nazi captain" who wanders through the ruins of Germany following the war's end. Wanting
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"Chicago P.D." Casts "Sleepy Hollow" Vet Zach Appelman as Burgess' New Beau

Sleepy Hollow alum Zach Appelman is the man who has stolen Burgess’ heart on Chicago P.D.

The actor will guest-star on the NBC drama as federal prosecutor Matt Miller, the recently referenced new boyfriend of Intelligence rookie Kim Burgess, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedChicago P.D. Enlists Jessica Jones Actor — What’s His Connection to Upton?

Miller — who appears in Episode 8 — really likes Burgess, and thus, is fighting to balance his work and personal life. However, complications in the pair’s relationship arise when they realize they’re both working mob cases, pitting Chicago prerogatives vs. federal initiatives.

“I get the sense that [the couple is] getting serious,
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New Justice League promo art unveiled, early box office projections point to $150 million domestic opening

With the release of Justice League fast approaching, a new batch of promo art has arrived online for the upcoming DC superhero blockbuster featuring all six members of the team; check it out below via Cbm…

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Meanwhile, Box Office Pro is reporting that early projections for Justice League’s domestic opening weekend point to a debut of around $150 million, with a total North American haul in the region of $330 million.

Should that prediction prove accurate, it would give Justice League the second biggest opening weekend of the year behind Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ($174.8 million), and the second biggest for the DC Extended Universe after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s $166 million).

Of course, it’s still early days,
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Gal Gadot Was Almost Cast as Imperator Furiosa in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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Gal Gadot Was Almost Cast as Imperator Furiosa in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
Gal Gadot is doing pretty well for herself these days. “Wonder Woman” is behind only “Beauty and the Beast” as the highest-grossing film of the year, and “Justice League” is on the way. Before getting that life-changing part, however, the actress struggled to land high-profile gigs — including, it turns out, Imperator Furiosa of “Max Max: Fury Road.”

Read More:‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Inspired A Little Girl To Tears at Comic-Con

Gadot reveals that she was up for the role that eventually went to Charlize Theron in a new Hollywood Reporter interview. The reason she missed out on it and similar parts? She didn’t have the name recognition. “I had so many ‘almosts’ for big, great things, but I was never big enough of a name,” she says. “It was always me and ‘the big name’.”

Read More:‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Earned a Surprising Low
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Zoology: Our Favourite Fable Stories In Films

Childhood lessons are commonly told through folklore tales; the life lesson often being that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The messaging, however cliché, is important to learn as we navigate life’s’ hardships. We all know that beauty fades and it is our emotional strength that will stay with us.

To celebrate the theatrical release of Ivan I Tverdovsky’s Zoology on 29th September – we showcase some of our favourite fable stories in films.

Beauty And The Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a well-known example of this metaphor. A young Prince is cursed to remain a beast forever unless he learns how to be selfless and kind. Through this, he finds true love from Belle who accepts and loves him despite his beastly looks. This lesson is about loving someone for who they are and not for what they look like on the outside.
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Tim Burton’s Live-Action Dumbo adds Alan Arkin

Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo movie has added new cast member Alan Arkin. The cast in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo already includes Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, and Danny DeVito. Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins will also appear in their first film roles.

The original story followed an baby circus elephant who strives to achieve his full potential.

In this reimagining, the film follows Holt Farrier, a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.

Arkin will take on the role of J Griffin Remington,
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Alan Arkin Joins Tim Burton’s Dumbo Remake

Dumbo, Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of their classic animated films, has found yet another big name talent to add to its cast.

Variety has confirmed today that Argo‘s Alan Arkin has now signed up for the pic. A legendary actor and one who always impresses, this will mark the second time that Arkin’s teamed up with director Tim Burton, as the pair previously worked together on 1990’s Edward Scissorhands.

He’s not the only Burton regular to be roped in for the project, either. Former Beetlejuice and Batman star Michael Keaton is on board, as is his Batman Returns co-star Danny DeVito (who also worked with Burton on Mars Attacks! and Big Fish). Another Burton regular, Eva Green (Dark Shadows, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), is involved as well, rounding out what’s a very impressive cast.

As you no doubt know, Dumbo
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Disney's Dumbo Remake Gets Oscar Winner Alan Arkin

Disney's Dumbo Remake Gets Oscar Winner Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin is the latest star to join the cast of Tim Burton's live-action remake of Dumbo. The Academy Award winning actor joins Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and Colin Farrell in what is shaping up to be a pretty interesting remake as seen through the eyes of Tim Burton. Jon Favreau is currently working on a live-action remake of The Lion King and Disney is trying to remake everything they can after the smash success of the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.

According to Variety, Arkin joined the cast of Disney's Dumbo, which is currently in production in London at the moment. Arkin will portray J. Griffin Remington, a Wall Street tycoon. It is not clear what his part will exactly be. This live-action remake will follow Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a former circus star who deals with the struggles of returning from war. While
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Alien: Covenant Barely Gets Box Office Win Over Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Alien: Covenant Barely Gets Box Office Win Over Guardians of the Galaxy 2
As expected, Marvel's box office blockbuster sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had no trouble taking care of business in its first two weeks at the box office. In its third frame this weekend, though, it was expected to be a close race between Guardians 2 and 20th Century Fox's Alien: Covenant, and this weekend's box office race most certainly delivered. It was in fact a very close race, with Alien: Covenant coming out on top with $36 million, with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 following close behind with $35 million. Since these movies are so close together, it's possible that they could swap spots on the charts when the actual numbers are released.

This opening weekend tally is far below the $51 million debut of 2012's Prometheus, with this Alien prequel, set 10 years after the events of Prometheus. The prequel Prometheus was see as quite the disappointment to many fans ,but Alien: Covenant
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'Alien: Covenant' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Duke it Out for Weekend Box Office #1

'Alien: Covenant' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Duke it Out for Weekend Box Office #1
This weekend could feature a little excitement at the top of the box office as Fox debuts Alien: Covenant into theaters domestically where it hopes to end the the two week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the top of the box office and depending on who you ask it could go either way. Fox will also release the fourth film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, and Warner Bros. is releasing Everything, Everything, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, hoping to find some of the magic they found last year in Me Before You. Starting with the battle between Alien: Covenant and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, we're currently anticipating a #1 finish for what is effectively now the eighth film in the Alien franchise. Covenant is a sequel to 2012's Prometheus, which is
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Will Alien: Covenant Revive The Ailing Franchise Or Do More Damage? -- The Weekend Warrior

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, and to paraphrase those renowned seventies scholars the Brady Bunch, “When it’s time to change then it’s time to change.”

While I’ve tried my hardest to slowly sneak those changes in, it’s gotten to the point where we’ll need to do something more drastic if the few of you reading the Weekend Warrior on a weekly basis actually want it to remain coming to you on a weekly basis. Because of that, we’re going to try something different by not throwing in as much independent limited releases for those checking the column out, and making the column a little more focused at least for the time being. (I’m probably going to move reviews for my Top Picks over to my blog, which is easy enough to
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Can Alien: Covenant Burst Through Guardians 2 at the Box Office?

Can Alien: Covenant Burst Through Guardians 2 at the Box Office?
Marvel's blockbuster sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2 had no trouble destroying its box office competition last weekend with $65.2 million, up slightly over the Sunday estimate of $63 million, and posting a 55.5% decrease from last weekend's $145 million debut. The sequel wasn't given any real competition by the underperforming Snatched ($19.5 million) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ($15.3 million), but this weekend, it faces its toughest challenge yet, with 20th Century Fox's Alien: Covenant, along with the studio's family-friendly sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Warner Bros.' Everything, Everything. We're predicting that the R-rated Alien: Covenant should have no trouble taking the top spot this weekend, with an estimated $39.6 million.

This figure does come in far below the $51 million debut of 2012's Prometheus, but there are a number of factors as to why it may come in below its predecessor. Prometheus was seen as quite the disappointment
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Production kicks off on Goalpost’s ‘Fighting Season’

(l-r): Jay Ryan, Ewen Leslie (seated), George Pullar, Paul De Gelder, Marco Alosio and Julian Maroun (seated). (Photo: Mark Rogers).

Shooting begins this week in Sydney on Fighting Season, a new Foxtel drama that follows Australian soldiers returning from Afghanistan..

The six-part series looks at a possible cover-up where the "lines between killer and family man, between hero and victim, between truth and imagination, are constantly shifting."

Producer Kylie du Fresne said the series is based on extensive research and interviews with former soldiers about their time in Afghanistan and the realities of coming home and reintegrating into society..

A Goalpost Pictures production, the show will be helmed by director Kate Woods (Looking for Alibrandi), who returns to Australia after a decade working in the Us on programs like Law and Order Svu and Suits. Wasted on the Young.s Ben Lucas will also direct..

The cast is led
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CBC Orders New Legal Series with Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast)

Kristin Kreuk is headed to CBC. TVLine reports the Beauty and the Beast star has joined a new TV show from the Canadian network.From writer Brad Simpson, the legal drama "centers on Joanne, a fast-rising attorney who leaves her fancy big-city corporate job to tackle a controversial case in her hometown. And she ends up staying put."Read More…
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Kristin Kreuk-Fronted Legal Drama Ordered Straight to Series at CBC

Kristin Kreuk-Fronted Legal Drama Ordered Straight to Series at CBC
Kristin Kreuk‘s word is law. Or at least it will be up North.

The Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) has placed a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a untitled small-town legal drama starring and exec produced by the Smallville and Beauty and the Beast actress.

RelatedSmallville‘s Big Finish: An Oral History Marking 5 Years Since Clark Took Flight

The project, from writer Brad Simpson (King, Rookie Blue), centers on Joanne, a fast-rising attorney who leaves her fancy big-city corporate job to tackle a controversial case in her hometown. And she ends up staying put.

Production is slated to begin this summer in Winnipeg.
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“Power” Showrunner Courtney Kemp Inks Multi-Year Deal with Starz and Lionsgate

Courtney Kemp: BlackTree TV/YouTube

More projects from Courtney Kemp could be coming our way. The “Power” creator and showrunner signed an exclusive multi-year overall deal with Starz and Lionsgate, Variety reports. This new pact will see Kemp developing and producing more projects for Starz through her production company, End of Episode. Kemp will also maintain her role at “Power.”

“This new deal presents a wonderful opportunity to extend my creative efforts on ‘Power’ while developing new shows for Lionsgate,” Kemp said in a statement.

Chris Albrecht, prez and CEO of Starz added, “Courtney A. Kemp is the complete showrunner package, and we’re thrilled to continue collaborating with such a creative talent and outstanding producer. We are proud to see Courtney receive the recognition she deserves in our industry.”

Power” tells the story of drug kingpin James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick, “Middle of Nowhere”) and his attempts to go legit. According to Variety, Kemp’s show “doubled viewership from its premiere episode to its Season 1 finale and generated the largest concentration of African American viewership of any scripted premium series in almost a decade in Live+7 viewership.”

The show switched to Sunday nights after its second season, a decision that paid off in dividends. The third season premiere snagged 2.26 million viewers after the move, an increase of 58 percent from its Season 2 premiere. Season 3 averaged 8 million multiplatform viewers per episode.

Before making her creator/showrunner debut with “Power,” Kemp worked as a writer and supervising producer on “The Good Wife,” where she earned Emmy and Writers Guild nods. She also wrote for “The Bernie Mac Show,” among other series. Kemp previously served as producer on “Beauty and the Beast” and “Hawaii Five–0.”

“As I was working my way up the ranks people didn’t see me as a threat because I was female and perhaps because I was of color, but I cannot say that definitively,” Kemp said in a 2015 interview. “I was the chick! I was the funny chick. Then it’s like, when you weren’t looking I took that.”

Power” returns for its fourth season on Starz June 25 and has already been renewed by the network for a fifth season.

Power” Showrunner Courtney Kemp Inks Multi-Year Deal with Starz and Lionsgate was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Friends, Romans, Cinemagoers

Chances are you will recognise the above title as an infamous line from William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar – but don’t panic, it’s not time to dust off your old school textbooks. Just that yours truly decided to pop along to his local cinema the other night for a screening with a difference. Broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon to the Reel Cinema in Grantham, no less, was their 2017 production of the historic play. I may never pay to go and watch a movie again.

Okay, so that’s more than a slight exaggeration, but amongst Beauty and the Beast, Their Finest and The Fate of the Furious, it just leapt out at me. As I had watched a version of Julius Caesar many moons ago on a school trip, I had an inkling of what to expect from the play itself. However, it was
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