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Woody Harrelson to Replace Jason Statham in Action Comedy ‘The Man From Toronto’

Woody Harrelson to Replace Jason Statham in Action Comedy ‘The Man From Toronto’
Woody Harrelson has signed on to play the co-lead in Sony’s action comedy “The Man From Toronto” opposite Kevin Hart, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Harrelson is replacing Jason Statham, who last week left the film over creative differences just weeks before production was expected to begin. Harrelson’s deal is closed, and production is now expected to begin on schedule in five weeks.

Patrick Hughes (“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”) is directing the film about a world class assassin who accidentally bumps into a bumbling screw-up from New York City at a Toronto Airbnb, leading to a series of mistaken identities, clashing personalities and deadly stakes.

Also Read: Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux to Star in Watergate Limited Series at HBO

Robbie Fox wrote the screenplay based on his own story with Jason Blumenthal. Todd Black, Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing. Bill Bannerman is executive producing.
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Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, and Joel Edgerton to Star in Watergate TV Show

Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, and Joel Edgerton to Star in Watergate TV Show
Sam Esmail's Watergate series has lined up quite the cast. Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, and Joel Edgerton will star in Gaslit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is an adaptation of the Slate podcast Slow Burn.

Roberts will star as Martha Mitchell, an Arkansan socialite

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Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer & Joel Edgerton To Star In Watergate Drama ‘Gaslit’, UCP Series Based On ‘Slow Burn’ Podcast

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Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer & Joel Edgerton To Star In Watergate Drama ‘Gaslit’, UCP Series Based On ‘Slow Burn’ Podcast
Julia Roberts is reuniting with Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail on another podcast adaptation as she is attached to star, alongside Sean Penn, Armie Hammer and Joel Edgerton, in a remake of Slate’s Watergate audio series Slow Burn.

Roberts, who worked with Esmail on Amazon’s Homecoming, will play Martha Mitchell, wife of Richard Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell in Gaslit from Ucp.

The NBCUniversal Content Studios division is taking out the project to premium and streaming platforms with talent attached in a similar fashion to the way it did with Dr Death, featuring Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater, Dirty John, with Connie Britton, who was in negotiations, and Homecoming with Roberts. All of the above projects are based on podcasts, an important source of IP to the studio.

Robbie Pickering, who has worked on Mr Robot and Search Party, will serve as showrunner and executive
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Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, Joel Edgerton to Star in Watergate TV Series

Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, Joel Edgerton to Star in Watergate TV Series
Universal Content Productions has assembled an all-star cast to bring the Slate podcast Slow Burn to life as a TV series.

Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer and Joel Edgerton are attached to star in Gaslit, a modern take on Watergate that will focus on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal. The project, which will hails from Mr. Robot duo Sam Esmail and Robbie Pickering, will explore Richard Nixon's bumbling, opportunistic subordinates to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes and the tragic whistle-blowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down. A ...
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Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux set for Watergate series The White House Plumbers

HBO has tapped Woody Harrelson (True Detective) and Justin Theroux (The Leftovers) to star in The White House Plumbers, a five-part limited series which is set to explore the Watergate scandal, Deadline has revealed.

Created by Veep executive producers Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck and David Mandel, the series “tells the true story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt, played by Harrelson, and G. Gordon Liddy, played by Theroux, accidentally toppled the Presidency they were zealously trying to protect.”

“We’re excited to bring together such a talented team to take on this fascinating look at the internal machinations that brought down the Nixon White House,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys. “We’re especially happy to welcome both Woody and Justin back to HBO and are looking forward to getting started.”

Harrelson and Theroux are set to serve as executive producers on the series alongside Gregory,
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TVLine Items: Finn Jones to Dickinson, Genius Season 3 First Look and More

TVLine Items: Finn Jones to Dickinson, Genius Season 3 First Look and More
Finn Jones is punching in for a new TV role: The former Iron Fist star has joined the previously announced second season of Dickinson, TVLine has learned.

Jones will appear in the Apple TV+ comedy as Samuel Bowles, an energetic and magnetic newspaper editor. Additionally, Pico Alexander (Catch-22) has been cast as Henry “Ship” Shipley, an Amherst College dropout who boards with the Dickinsons.

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Dickinson stars Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld as an
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HBO Watergate Series ‘The White House Plumbers’ Will Star Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux

  • Slash Film
Just in time for impeachment season, here comes a new HBO Watergate series. The White House Plumbers will star Woody Harrelson as E. Howard Hunt, a shady CIA officer, and Justin Theroux as G. Gordon Liddy, a former FBI agent – two of the men who helped plan the Watergate break-in that eventually brought down Richard Nixon. […]

The post HBO Watergate Series ‘The White House Plumbers’ Will Star Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux appeared first on /Film.
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Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux to Star in Watergate Limited Series at HBO

  • The Wrap
Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux to Star in Watergate Limited Series at HBO
Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux are set to star in a limited series about Watergate for HBO, titled “The White House Plumbers.”

The series sees the duo star as E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), the masterminds of the Watergate break-in that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency. “The White House Plumbers” tells the true story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds accidentally toppled the presidency that they were zealously trying to protect.

It is based in part on public records and the book “Integrity” by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matthew Krogh.

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The series is from co-creators Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, with “Veep” showrunner David Mandel as the director and executive producer. It is a co-production with former ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee’s wiip, who will also executive produce with Nne Ebong.
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Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux to Star in Watergate Series at HBO

Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux to Star in Watergate Series at HBO
Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux are returning to HBO for a limited series about Watergate.

The pair will star in and executive produce The White House Plumbers, which centers on E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), who planned the Watergate burglary that eventually brought down Richard Nixon's presidency.

The five-episode series comes from Veep writers and executive producers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck. It will tell the true story of how Nixon's political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds accidentally toppled the presidency they were zealously trying to protect. The show is based partly on public records from the ...
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Kim Rozenfeld Steps Down As Apple Head Of Current Programming & Unscripted, Segues To First-Look Deal

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Following the November 1 launch of Apple TV+, the streamer is realigning its executive ranks under toppers Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, combining development and current into a single-executive structure.

Kim Rozenfeld is leaving as head of current scripted programming and docu/unscripted content. He will return to his producing roots with a first-look deal at Apple for his company Half Full Productions.

Apple TV+ head of scripted development Matt Cherniss will now also oversee current scripted series. Molly Thompson, who joined Apple as Head of Documentaries in April, reporting to Rozenfeld, will continue to oversee documentary film and series programming, development and current.

Former Sony TV head of current programming Rozenfeld was one of the first executive hires after Van Amburg and Erlicht left Sony TV in 2017 to lead worldwide video programming for Apple.

Before joining Sony TV as Evp Current Programming in 2011, Rozenfeld was a scripted series producer based at ABC Studios,
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Six-Part Series Adaptation of Best-Selling Biography Being Nixon Coming to TV

There is a six-part series adaptation coming out based on the bestselling biography, Being Nixon: A Man Divided, by Evan Thomas. Oscar-winning writer Ron Bass (Rain Man) will adapt the biography into a limited series, as well as executive produce.

The biography covered the entire life of the former president, and is described by Deadline as “a portrait of an incredibly fascinating and consequential man who remains one of America’s most studied presidents, a brilliant, relentless foreign policy strategist and political savant whose career in American politics spanned nearly five decades and whose legacy forever bears the stains of Watergate.”

This will undoubtedly be a fascinating series that will lift the cover on a period of time in the not too distant history of our country that has been shrouded in scandal and mystery since it happened. I love it when we get far enough away from historical moments
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Robert Redford to Receive Career Tribute at Marrakech Film Festival

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Robert Redford to Receive Career Tribute at Marrakech Film Festival
Robert Redford will receive a career tribute at the 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival.

The Marrakech fest will take place Nov. 29 to Dec. 7. As previously announced, Tilda Swinton will preside over the jury.

Redford, one of the leading figures of contemporary cinema, said it was “a great honor to be invited to Marrakech,

to meet creators and artists who will share with each other their unique voices and points of view….

“I extend my thanks to the Marrakech International Film Festival for this generous invitation,” he said in a statement.

The tribute will pay homage to Redford’s career as a director, producer, actor, activist and founder of the Sundance Institute and the Sundance Festival, the world’s first festival to be entirely dedicated to independent cinema.

Redford initially rose to fame as an actor. He landed his first starring role on Broadway in “Sunday in New York,
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How The Omen Wrote the Bible on Satanic Horror

Don Kaye Oct 22, 2019

Screenwriter David Seltzer looks back at The Omen, its origins and the sequel he never wrote.

In June 1976, 20th Century Fox released a horror film called The Omen. Backed by a vivid marketing campaign (“You are one day closer to the end of the world”), starring Hollywood legend Gregory Peck and shot by a little-known director named Richard Donner (Superman: The Movie), the relatively low-budget ($2 million) thriller became one of the biggest and most-talked about hits of that year.

Written by David Seltzer, The Omen featured Peck as Robert Thorn, a rising politician who is manipulated into adopting an orphaned baby after his own son dies in childbirth. But Thorn and his psychologically fragile wife (Lee Remick), who doesn’t know about the switch, are soon beset by unexplained “accidental” deaths, while Thorn is haunted by tormented figures who claim that little Damien is the Antichrist -- the son of the devil,
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Drunk History: Season Six Ratings

Even last year's drop in the Nielsen ratings didn't convince Comedy Central to hop on the wagon and cancel its Drunk History TV show. Now that it is back for a sixth season, will this show straighten up, fly right, and bring in a bigger audience, or just wallow in the basic-cable gutter? Will Drunk History be cancelled or renewed for season seven? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

From creators Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, each episode of Drunk History features a narrator and guest stars reenacting historical events as recounted by terribly tipsy tellers of tales. From the Alamo to Watergate and beyond, no subject is off-limits. Waters hosts the Comedy Central TV series, and frequent players include Bennie Arthur, Derek Waters, Craig Cackowski, Maria Biasucci, Mort Burke, Michael Coleman, Aasha Davis, and J.T. Palmer. Guest stars in season six include Evan Rachel
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Colbert Suggests Trump Broke the Law by Drawing Sharpie on Hurricane Dorian Map

Colbert Suggests Trump Broke the Law by Drawing Sharpie on Hurricane Dorian Map
In his monologue on The Late Show Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert addressed Watergate – no, not that Watergate. He was referring to the latest act of lunacy by President Trump who, when presenting on Hurricane Dorian this week, showed up a map that appeared to have been altered with Sharpie.

“The president gave the map a boob job,” Colbert quipped, then slid into his Trump impersonation: “It was a category 5, and now, she’s a category 10.”

The reason for the alleged extension of Hurricane Dorian into Alabama on Trump’s map
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The Very Real Possibility of President Elizabeth Warren

Not too many campaign websites first ask visitors if they are unsure about the candidate in question. But if you click the “I’m not sure yet” button on the ElizabethWarren.com launch page, you can enter your email before answering the question “What’s holding you back?” one of three ways. Two replies are typical for 160-some days before the Iowa caucuses: “I’m not ready to make a decision” and “I have questions about Elizabeth’s policy positions.”

It’s the one between those, though, that most captures
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 18)

1986: A gang member terrorized Another World's Victoria.

1986: Guiding Light's Alan revealed himself to be alive.

1986: As the World Turns' Chris Hughes passed away.

1997: Days of our Lives' Kristen brought Roman to Marlena."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1934: Actress Darlene Conley was born. Best known for her many years as Sally Sprectra on The Bold and the Beautiful, she also played evil Rose DeVille on The Young and the Restless in the late '70s (running a prostitution and baby selling business in
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Rip Torn Dies: ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Emmy Winner & Broadway Veteran Was 88

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Rip Torn Dies: ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Emmy Winner & Broadway Veteran Was 88
Rip Torn, who played Garry Shandling’s profane, fiercely loyal producer on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, co-starred in the original Men in Black films and was a major star of Broadway and Off Broadway during a seven-decade career, died today surrounded by family at his home in Lakeville, Ct. He was 88.

The prolific Torn played the unstoppable and unflappable Artie on Larry Sanders, which aired from 1992-98 and followed the behind-the-scenes and onstage antics of a successful late-night network talk show. Along with scoring a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Emmy in 1996, he was nominated for each of the show’s six seasons.

The year Torn won his Emmy, he also had been up for Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his turn on CBSChicago Hope. In 2008, he earned his ninth and final Emmy nom, for his recurring role as Don Geiss on NBC’s 30 Rock.
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#FreeBritney: Understanding the Fan-led Britney Spears Movement

#FreeBritney: Understanding the Fan-led Britney Spears Movement
On April 22nd, around 50 Britney Spears fans wielding neon posters bearing the hashtag #FreeBritney gathered outside of West Hollywood City Hall. The collection gathered peacefully, wearing her merchandise, playing her hits and explaining to the news teams on site that they were collectively concerned, specifically about the state of her long-running conservatorship. Tess Barker and Barbara Gray, originators of the #FreeBritney movement, probably never had such a scene in mind when they launched their podcast Britney’s Gram in November 2017.

Barker and Gray will gather with fellow #FreeBritney supporters again,
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‘Catch-22’: George Clooney Returns to Series Television as the Man in Charge

‘Catch-22’: George Clooney Returns to Series Television as the Man in Charge
It’s the day before his 58th birthday when George Clooney phones me from a car as he heads away from “a production meeting sitting with 40 people asking you for things.” As usual, he’s juggling: It’s what this admitted workaholic loves. Free from any financial concerns (he and partner Rande Gerber sold their tequila company Casamigos for $1 billion in 2017), Clooney can do whatever he wants.

Lay $1 million in $20 bills on each of his 14 closest friends. Hang with Amal and his twins in Italy. Shoot a dozen Nespresso commercials and funnel cash to various charities. Ramp up movies for Smokehouse’s new two-year first-look deal at MGM. Finish an eight-part Netflix series on Watergate. Launch his next directing gig, the long-awaited John DeLorean biopic. He may or may not take on the title role. That’s his call. He’s in charge.

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