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Party of Five Reboot Is Happening at Freeform

Party of Five Reboot Is Happening at Freeform
Another day, another reboot! Party of Five is the latest series staged to make a TV comeback, as Freeform is set to reboot the the beloved '90s drama, E! News has confirmed. The network has handed a pilot order to the original series creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, who will be modernizing the drama by tackling immigration. Similar to the original series, the reboot will follow five siblings, the Buendias, who struggle to keep their family together after their parents are deported back to Mexico.  The original Party of Five, which ran from 1994-2000, starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert (and various actors who played the youngest, Owen) as siblings...
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‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order

‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order
The untitled drama series based on Gabrielle Union’s “Bad Boys” character has been ordered to pilot at NBC.

Union will star as Syd Burnett, her character from “Bad Boys 2.” In the show, she has left the DEA and now has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She’s partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields. Union will also executive produce in addition to starring.

The project had received a pilot production commitment at the network in October.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
There is now a movie about to be released on the Lifetime channel about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I’m not sure whether to move on to the next article or simply say congratulations and leave it at that. On one hand it’s a blessed event that should be given a great deal of respect as people all over the globe that care about the union are overjoyed and giving their well wishes to the happy couple. But on a very different note it sounds more like a chance to glorify a couple that have already been made famous and

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
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Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90

Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90
Veteran actor Peter Wyngarde, who starred as flamboyant investigator Jason King in the iconic 1970s British police series “Department S,” has died. He was 90.

Wyngarde died in a West London hospital, his agent Thomas Bowington told Variety.

“Peter Wyngarde passed away peacefully in his sleep early evening Monday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,” Bowington said, adding that Wyngarde was “one of the most original and truly great actors I’ve ever seen and by far the most exceptional man I have ever met.”

Wyngarde had a long career on stage and screen but is best known as handlebar-mustachioed investigator King. He also appeared in classic series including “The Avengers,” “The Saint,” and “The Prisoner.”

The King character was an author and investigator in “Department S,” and in 1971 was given his own series, “Jason King.” The show was canceled in 1972, but Wyngarde continued to appear on stage and screen in Britain and internationally.

His movie appearances
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Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign

Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign
As the family-friendly fantasy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle attempts to hang on to the top spot at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row, it is facing off against a challenge from 12 Strong, which follows a Special Forces team into battle in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Both films could take in about $15 million or more before the dust settles.

So far, Sony’s Jumanji has proven to be unexpectedly resilient. In both its third and fourth weekends it fell by just 25 percent during each frame. The fall-off is expected to...
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‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon

‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon
Amazon is doing more clearing the decks with the cancelation of three comedy series, Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

One Mississippi was canceled after two seasons, while I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson were axed after one.

“This is part of a move towards bigger, wider-audience series,” an Amazon insider told Deadline. Notaro’s semi-autobiographical One Mississippi has garnered strong
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Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys

Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys
Amazon’s new superhero series The Boys is adding a few boys — and one girl — to its cast.

Banshee alum Antony Starr leads a quintet of cast additions to the straight-to-series drama created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless), according to our sister site Deadline. Starr will play Homelander, the leader of the show’s primary superhero collective known as The Seven. But he’s not necessarily the hero here: Based on the comic by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Happy!), The Boys is set in a world where superheroes have let fame go to their heads and gotten corrupt
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Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then you already know all about Arya Stark’s kill list. Let’s do a little backstory, just in case you’re not familiar. George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fictional book series ”A Song of Ice and Fire,” was brought to the screen by HBO, the show being named after the first book of the series, Game of Thrones. Martin’s extensive storytelling skills immerse you in the medieval fantasy epic, depicting powerful families, queens and kings, renegades and knights, honest men and liars, all playing the deadly game, all wanting control of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms,

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
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Read Woody Allen’s Response to Dylan Farrow

Read Woody Allen’s Response to Dylan Farrow
Woody Allen has released a statement following his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s interview with Gayle King on Thursday’s “CBS This Morning.” Farrow spoke out in graphic detail about a sexual assault she said she suffered at the hands of Allen when she was 7 years old. “Dylan’s older brother Moses has said that he witnessed their mother … relentlessly coaching Dylan, trying to drum into her that her father was a dangerous sexual predator,” Allen said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “It seems to have worked — and, sadly, I’m sure Dylan truly believes what she says.” “Even though the Farrow...
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Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview

Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview
Dylan Farrow detailed her allegations of sexual assault at the hands of her father, Woody Allen, in a lengthy interview with Gayle King that aired on Thursday’s edition of “CBS This Morning.”

Farrow, 32, recounted her story of being touched by Allen, her adoptive father, in August 1992. She also said she experienced other incidents of inappropriate behavior with her father, including him asking her to come into bed with him when he was wearing only underwear. Allen has once again strongly denied the allegations.

Farrow said she decided to give her first TV interview on the alleged assault that occurred when she was 7 because of the groundswell of public support for victims of sexual harassment and abuse. She has called on actors to shun Allen and his films.

“It was very momentous for me to see this conversation finally carried into a public setting,” Farrow said of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. “Because I have
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EuropaCorp Being Circled By Potential Buyers, Investors (Exclusive)

EuropaCorp Being Circled By Potential Buyers, Investors (Exclusive)
Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is being circled by potential buyers and investors as it struggles to climb out from under a mountain of debt. Among the suitors, sources say, is business tycoon Tarak Ben Ammar, a shareholder in The Weinstein Co. and a board member of Vivendi.

Hit by the disappointing performance of last year’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” EuropaCorp has directed its primary lender, JP Morgan, to find someone who can inject equity capital into the company, as well restructure and pay a portion of its debt. Several well-informed sources tell Variety that the company urgently needs to find a solid partner by March 30, which marks the end of its financial year. The company’s market capitalization fell to €57.4 million ($70.2 million) as of Thursday, while losses reached €119.9 million ($146.8 million) and its net debt skyrocketed to €230 million ($281.6 million) as of September.

JP Morgan currently holds EuropaCorp’s assets, including its valuable
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Lionsgate Roars: Shares Up 7 Percent on Merger Report

Lionsgate could be a takeover target in 2018 — and that has Wall Street buzzing. Shares of the studio jumped 6.75 percent to $34.46 on Wednesday, following a Deadline report it has several potential suitors, including Amazon, Verizon, and a combined CBS-Viacom. Reps for Lionsgate did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Also Read: Amazon Studios to Shift Strategy From Indies to $50 Million-Plus 'Commercial' Movies (Report) The CBS-Viacom-Lionsgate triumvirate would bring popular franchises like “The Hunger Games” and “Orange Is the New Black” to the bolstered network. Last week, TheWrap reported Shari Redstone, CBS and Viacom vice-chairwoman, was pushing to consolidate...
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‘Lip Sync Battle’ Producer Explains Why Co-Host Chrissy Teigen Will Steal the Live Show

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‘Lip Sync Battle’ Producer Explains Why Co-Host Chrissy Teigen Will Steal the Live Show
The very first live “Lip Sync Battle” may be all about Michael Jackson — but it’s definitely going to star Chrissy Teigen. The Queen of Twitter has been hosting the show with LL Cool J since it was first created in 2015, and executive producer Casey Patterson (who is a self-professed “Chrissy superfan”) tells TheWrap that the format of Thursday’s episode, which is being taped in real time at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, is going to be perfect for Teigen. After all, she is “the funniest person” she knows. “She can just be herself,” Patterson says. “There is no...
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Itzhak Perlman Doc Goes to Greenwich Entertainment

Newly formed indie distributor Greenwich Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Itzhak, Alison Chernick’s documentary about violinist Itzhak Perlman.

The film, which screened as the opening night film at the Hamptons International Film Festival and also played Doc NYC and the Palm Springs Film Festival, will be released theatrically beginning May 9 in New York and will be broadcast on PBS’ American Masters in October as part of their National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Itzhak was produced by Chernick and executive produced by Michael Kantor and Penny Lieberman.

New York-based Greenwich was launched in September...
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‘Arrow’: Echo Kellum Teases the New Team Arrow in Midseason Premiere

Team Arrow took quite a hit in Season 6’s midseason finale, and it didn’t even come at the hands of one of the villains.

After learning that someone on his team became a witness in the case to prove he is the Green Arrow, Oliver (Stephen Amell) grew suspicious of his newest team members — Dinah (Juliana Harkavy), Curtis (Echo Kellum), and Rene (Rick Gonzalez). After wrongly accusing Dinah of betraying him it was revealed that it was actually Rene who had flipped on Oliver after there were threats to take his daughter away.

Tensions rose, trust was lost, and when the team learned Oliver had begun spying on the three of them, Dinah, Curtis, and Rene walked out on the team.

“It was a begrudging decision for him to come to,” Kellum tells Variety. “They’ve been the closest thing he’s had to a family since his divorce, and he doesn
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'Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan': Film Review

The latest of NYC documentarian Manfred Kirchheimer's films to be given its theatrical premiere several years late, Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan is officially a 2006 film but was under construction, as it were, for around sixteen years. The most broadly appealing of the bunch, it offers an eccentric but accessible look at American high-rise history. Even architecture students for whom this is old news should appreciate the wealth of archival stuff here; the rest of the doc arthouse crowd should enjoy it even more.

With a film whose one-man-show assembly spans a generation, one might expect some...
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Newsweek, Ibt Headquarters Raided by NYPD

The Manhattan headquarters of Newsweek and its parent company, Ibt Media, was raided on Thursday by the New York City Police Department, TheWrap has learned. While the reason for the raid was not immediately known, officers armed with a warrant have been photographing company servers as part of a larger investigation, according to a person familiar with the matter. According to the New York Post, the IRS last month placed a $1.2 million federal tax lien against Etienne Uzac, who co-founded Ibt Media with Jonathan Davis in 2006. Also Read: Newsweek Blasted (Again) for Suggesting Trump Suffers From 'Erectile Dysfunction' The Manhattan district...
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Peter Wyngarde, Inspiration for Austin Powers, Dies at 90

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Peter Wyngarde, Inspiration for Austin Powers, Dies at 90
Peter Wyngarde, the cult British actor who served as Mike Myers’ inspiration for Austin Powers, died Thursday, according to his agent. He was 90. Wyngarde is best known for playing the titular role in the 1971 British series “Jason King.” In the short-lived spinoff of the espionage series “Department S,” Jason King was a suave, garishly dressed adventure novelist who would often travel to exotic locales for research on his stories, only to get mired in mysteries with dangerous villains and exotic women. Comedian Myers has named King as a major inspiration for Austin Powers, particularly for his dandy, leisure suit...
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Robert Redford Says #MeToo Movement Will Give Women More Opportunities in Hollywood

Robert Redford Says #MeToo Movement Will Give Women More Opportunities in Hollywood
Robert Redford kicked off the Sundance Film Festival by praising the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements as a “tipping point” in Hollywood that will create more opportunities for women in Hollywood.

“I’m pretty encouraged right now,” said Redford during a press conference on Thursday. “What it’s doing is bringing forth more opportunities for women and more opportunities for women in film to have their voices heard and do their own projects.”

Redford said that the industry had been dominated by men, but he predicted that things are changing as women push back against harassment in the workplace and demand to be paid the same as their male counterparts.

“It’s changing the order of things so women have a stronger voice,” he said.

The Sundance founder also said that men have to be responsive to the concerns being raised.

“The role for men right now would be to listen and to let women’s voices
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First Look at Poster for Buzzy Sundance Heist Film ‘American Animals’ (Exclusive)

First Look at Poster for Buzzy Sundance Heist Film ‘American Animals’ (Exclusive)
American Animals,” a true story about a group of college students who plan an elaborate rare books and art heist, debuts Friday at the Sundance Film Festival.

The movie hits the mountainside festival with a lot of buzz, and is sure to be a conversation starter for its colorful plot, imaginative direction by Bart Layton, and the lead performances of stars-on-the-rise like Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan. It is looking for distribution and competing in the U.S. dramatic competition section.

The film unfolds in Lexington, Ky., in 2004 and follows childhood friends Spencer (Keoghan) and Warren (Peters) as they rebel against their suburban upbringing. The two plot to steal priceless Audubon prints and rare books from Transylvania University’s special collections library. Their story was the basis of a compelling Vanity Fair article and their exploits rank as one of the most audacious art thefts in recent history. But it’s not all fun and games, as Spencer
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