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Gal Gadot In Talks To Join Bradley Cooper In MGM’s ‘Deeper’

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Exclusive: Gal Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in Deeper, the MGM pic that Max Landis scripted and White God helmer Kornel Mundruczo will direct. In the drama, a disgraced astronaut embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, theorized to be the lowest point on planet Earth. He encounters an increasing level of danger, and soon finds himself in a psychological (and physical) fight against mysterious forces. Landis is… »

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Linda Hamilton to Return to ‘Terminator’ Franchise

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Linda Hamilton will return as Sarah O’Connor in the next installment of the “Terminator” franchise.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is also on board to reprise the role of the cyborg he made famous more then 30 years ago. The sequel will be produced by Skydance and series creator James Cameron. The upcoming film will mark the first time that O’Connor, Schwarzenegger, and Cameron will be working together on the franchise since the 1991 smash “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

Paramount Pictures is distributing, with 20th Century Fox handling it internationally. “Deadpool” director Tim Miller will helm the movie. »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Game of Thrones’: Fifth Prequel Series in Development at HBO

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A fifth “Game of Thrones” prequel series is officially in the works at HBO, Variety has confirmed.

Bryan Cogman, who has worked on “Game of Thrones” since Season 1, has been tapped to pen a potential fifth prequel project for the network. It was previously known that four prequels were in development, though George R.R. Martin said that a fifth was also in the works. When Martin first spoke of the fifth writer being recruited in May, he said that apart from himself and “Thrones” experts Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, “I don’t know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does.”

Cogman has worked on the show in various capacities over the years, most recently as a writer and co-executive producer. Among the episodes Cogman has written for the series are “Stormborn,” the second episode of Season 7, and “The Broken Man, the seventh episode of Season 6 which introduced the character of Lyanna Mormont »

- Joe Otterson

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Jake Lamotta Dead, Real-Life 'Raging Bull' Boxer 'Fought Til the End'

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Boxing legend Jake Lamotta -- the champ who was played by Robert De Niro in the movie "Raging Bull" -- died Tuesday, TMZ has learned. He was 95. Jake's wife tells TMZ, Jake died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia. Another family member tells TMZ, Jake's condition deteriorated in the last few weeks. He was put on a feeding tube, which he kept pulling out. His condition worsened considerably in the last »

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Lee Daniels Developing Pair of Drama Projects at Fox with Julian Breece, Peter Mattei

19 September 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lee Daniels will executive produce two drama projects currently in development at Fox, Variety has learned.

The first project, titled “Victory,” is a one-hour drama set in the world of competitive gospel choirs. It tells the story of a prodigal son and a group of forgotten young people who must rise above their personal hardships to save a church and heal a broken community through the power of song. The project has received a put pilot commitment at the network. Julian Breece will write and executive produce, with Daniels also executive producing along with Pam Williams and Kevin Donahue. This marks Breece’s second collaboration with Daniels and Fox, having recently sold the drama project “Mason Dixon.” Breece most recently served as a co-producer on Beau Willimon’s new Hulu series “The First.”

Fox has ordered a script with a penalty attached for the the second project, “East of Hope.” The »

- Joe Otterson

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Gal Gadot in Early Talks to Join Bradley Cooper in Supernatural Thriller 'Deeper'

10 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has found her next project: MGM’s supernatural thriller titled Deeper.

Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in Deeper, which was a hot Max Landis spec package when the studio picked it up in 2016, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Kornel Mundruczo, the Hungarian director behind White God, is directing the project, which centers on a disgraced astronaut who is on a deep-sea dive exploring a newly discovered trench but soon finds himself confronted by a sinister and dangerous force. It was described as having a tone similar to recent hits Gravity and The Martian.

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‘Flip or Flop’ Star Tarek El Moussa Shares Photo From ‘One of the Absolute Lowest Points of My Life’

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Flip or Flop” star Tarek El Moussa is once again sharing details about his past health issues. In an Instagram post Tuesday, the Hgtv personality shared a photo from “one of the absolute lowest points of my life,” depicting his dramatic weight loss resulting from his use of pain medications. El Moussa, who in the past has battled both thyroid and testicular cancer, said that the photo captured him during “the first time in my life when I wanted to quit!” Also Read: 'Flip or Flop' Star Tarek El Moussa Details Recent Health Setback: 'This Sucks!!!!' “Not embarrassed to share! »

- Tim Kenneally

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‘Will & Grace’ Lands First Ever Streaming Deal Ahead of New Season Premiere

21 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ahead of the iconic sitcom’s fall revival, NBC is making the entire “Will & Grace” back catalog available. NBC announced Wednesday that fans can watch all 194 episodes of the series’ original run on the NBC app, Hulu and On Demand through cable providers. The episodes will be available starting Thursday, just one week ahead of the new season’s premiere on Sept. 28. Also Read: NBC Chairman on 'Will & Grace' Revival: 'I Hope There Is More to Come' New episodes will then be available across the platforms following their broadcast premieres. “As we gear up for the launch of the upcoming season premiere, »

- Carli Velocci

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Ric Flair Details Near-Death Episode After Decades of Drinking: ‘It Scared the Sh– Out of Me’

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Nature BoyRic Flair is recovering from his recent near-death experience, which the WWE icon admits “scared the sh– out of me” in a recent interview. “I’m not out of the woods yet,” he told People in this week’s issue. Last month, the 68-year-old former pro wrestler was rushed to the hospital with stomach pains. Flair soon fell into kidney failure and was on the cusp of congestive heart failure. He was given just a 20 percent chance of survival, and placed in a medically induced coma. Also Read: WWE Icon Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan Dies at 73 Doctors removed part of Flair’s bowel, »

- Tony Maglio

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Gal Gadot in Talks to Join Bradley Cooper in Thriller ‘Deeper’

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Gal Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in the MGM thriller “Deeper.”

“White God” helmer Kornel Mundruczo is also attached to the project. Max Landis, who penned the script, will produce with David Goyer and Addictive Pictures. If a deal closes, production is expected to start in the first quarter of 2018.


Gal Gadot Comforts Young ‘Wonder Woman’ Fan at Comic-Con 2017

The film follows a former astronaut (to be played by Cooper) hired to take a submersible to the deepest part of the ocean. Supernatural events transpire as the vehicle gets closer to its destination.

Following the news that “Wonder Woman” helmer Patty Jenkins closed a deal to direct “Wonder Woman 2,” sources wondered if Gadot would film another movie prior to commencing production on the superhero sequel. The tentpole has become one of the biggest domestic box office hits of the year, grossing more then $411 million in the U.S. »

- Justin Kroll

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Ifp Week: What to Know About the Market That Counts 'Moonlight,' 'Obvious Child' Among Alumni

32 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Moonlight, Obvious Child and The Witch are just some of the films that have passed through New York's Ifp Week before going on to receive critical acclaim, awards recognition and, in Moonlight's case, the best picture Oscar earlier this year.

The Independent Filmmaker Project's annual market serves as a place for directors, producers, distributors and other entities to make the connections they need to help films ranging from the early-development to post-production stage make it to the big screen.

The 2017 edition, which began on Sunday and wraps up on Thursday in Brooklyn, consists of a feature film »

- Hilary Lewis

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NBC Sets First Streaming Pact for Original ‘Will & Grace’ Ahead of Series Relaunch

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NBC has set its first streaming deal for the original “Will & Grace” series, licensing eight seasons of the sitcom to Hulu with additional authenticated distribution on the NBC app and Mvpd platforms. The deal comes just in time to help promote the return of the sitcom on NBC later this month.

The sitcom that yielded 194 episodes from 1998 to 2006 will be available for streaming on Sept. 21, one week before the revival opens on NBC. The pact also covers the new episodes, which will be available for streaming shortly after each episode’s broadcast premiere.

The new-model “Will & Grace” is set for a 16-episode run and has been renewed for a second season. The original creative team of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are shepherding the revival along with director James Burrows. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes have returned that revolves around the relationship between a gay man and a straight woman and their friends »

- Joe Otterson

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Netflix in October: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos)

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Now that the back-to-school rush has settled down, the weather is changing and pumpkin spice is being sprinkled in your coffee rotation, let’s embrace fall. We can also embrace all of the exciting new movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in October. Here, we breakdown which ones you definitely shouldn’t miss, and a couple things you definitely have to re-watch before they leave. Coming October 1: “I Love You, Man” We bet you didn’t even realize how much you’d like to watch this movie again until we told you it’s coming to Netflix next month. »

- Ashley Boucher

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Casts Former Nightlife Kingpin Danny A Abeckaser (Exclusive)

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Former nightlife impresario-turned actor Danny A. Abeckaser has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” TheWrap has learned.

Abeckaser joins an all-star cast in the Netflix Original that includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Pesci and Ray Romano.

The project centers around Jimmy Hoffa, the controversial Teamsters labor union leader who vanished without a trace in the ’70s. Abeckaser previously worked with Scorsese on the HBO drama “Vinyl.”

Reps for the actor and Netflix did not immediately return TheWraps’ request for comment. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Thanks, Spotify: Subscription Services Deliver Real Money to Music Industry

44 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Streaming subscriptions services like Spotify, Tidal Music and Apple Music have helped the industry boost consumer sales by 17 percent through the first half of 2017, according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America. That year-over-year change reflects a massive shift from physical CD sales. Streaming revenue made up 62 percent of the music market during the period, with digital downloads comprising 19 percent and physical sales 16 percent. That’s a significant change from just the first half of 2015, when one-third of music revenue came from streaming. The RIAA’s streaming category includes paid services like Tidal and »

- Matt Pressberg

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'Stronger' Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Does 'Boston Strong' the Right Way, Warts and All

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Based on a True Story: That phrase – Hollywood-speak for bullshit – can put audiences on guard for fact-fudging and bogus uplift. Not so with Stronger, a powerhouse biopic that sidesteps the pitfalls of the genre in favor of keeping it real, warts and all. Kudos to a brilliant, hilariously unexpected performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, a beer-guzzling, Boston boyo who lost both his legs, just above the knee, in the 2013 Marathon bombing. For director David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express), the way to truly honor the man is »

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'Hollywood Masters' Series Sets Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, More for Season 8

47 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Helen Mirren and Patrick Stewart are among the top talent who will be taking part in season 8 of Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television's The Hollywood Masters, hosted by The Hollywood Reporter's executive editor, features, Stephen Galloway.

The new season kicks off Sept 27 with Mirren, followed by filmmakers Darren Aronofsky and Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Stewart and James Franco.

The join a lineup of participants that has included Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Sean Penn, Amy Adams, Oliver Stone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David O. Russell and Aaron Sorkin. Season 1 of the series currently is <a »

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Matt Damon to Receive Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles announced on Wednesday that Matt Damon will be the recipient of the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year’s ceremony.

Matt Damon is undoubtedly one of the most talented and respected actors working in film today,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen. “Having made a remarkable impact at a young age with ‘Good Will Hunting,’ he has developed a phenomenal career — combining both big-budget studio movies and acclaimed independent films. As a favorite of some of the top contemporary directors in our industry, it seems particularly fitting that we are honoring his career with an award bearing the name of the legendary Stanley Kubrick.”


Matt Damon to Star as Con-Man Doctor in ‘Charlatan’ (Exclusive)

The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award is given to individuals “upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and »

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CBS Orders Dick Wolf Drama ‘FBI’ Straight to Series

54 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

An NBC staple is moving over to CBS. The network announced Wednesday that it is giving a 13-episode straight-to-series order to “F.B.I.,” (working title) a show about the inner workings at the New York office of the government agency. Dick Wolf, the iconic creator behind “Law & Order” and the “Chicago” franchise on NBC, created the series and is serving as an executive producer. The one-hour drama is expected to air during the 2018-19 TV season. Also Read: NBC's Fall Schedule: 'Will & Grace' to Kick Off Thursdays, 'The Brave' Follows 'The Voice' Craig Turk (“The Good Wife”), Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski. »

- Carli Velocci

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Lillian Ross, Longtime New Yorker Reporter, Dies at 99

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Lillian Ross, longtime reporter for The New Yorker, died Wednesday at the age of 99, according to her editor, Susan Morrison. Ross (pictured above left with Anjelica Huston) joined The New Yorker in 1945, writing short articles on New York’s social scene. Later, she became a staff writer with her own Talk of the Town column, getting her big break in 1950 with a profile piece on Ernest Hemingway. Also Read: Jake Lamotta, Boxing Legend Who Inspired 'Raging Bull,' Dies at 95 Later, Ross took on Hollywood with a series of articles about the making of John Huston’s 1951 adaptation of “The. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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