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Co-Stars Rami Malek and Charlie Hunnam Talk About Escape Film ‘Papillon’: ‘Somewhat of a Love Story’

Premiere Of Bleecker Street Media’s “Papillon” – Red Carpet

The autobiographical novel Papillon, published in France in 1969, is about two prisoners working together to escape a penal colony in Guiana, South America. French safecracker Henri “Papillon” Charrière wrote the fictionalized memoir while incarcerated. Charlie Hunnam is set to take on the title role, with Rami Malek starring as his fellow inmate, counterfeiter Louis Dega. Hunnam, Malek […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Return of the Matt

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Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a Gallifreyan gallimaufry of fan creativity, news and excitement from the past week in Doctor Who. And we begin this week with a reunion of former flatmates. Former Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith has been doing a few interviews this week, and met up with his old friend […]

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WATCH: Idris Elba Cleverly Responds to Bond Rumors in His Latest DJ Set

British actor Idris Elba (R) arrives with his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre (L) for the wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a steady stream of rumors pegging Idris Elba to the iconic role of James Bond. These began swirling again earlier this month when longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli was reported to have said “it is time” for an actor of color to play 007. Elba has already […]

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Meet the Writers and Directors of ‘Doctor Who’s’ All-New Season

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Today (August 20), we’re thrilled to announce the full list of writers and directors for the all-new season of Doctor Who, premiering this fall on BBC America! According to showrunner Chris Chibnall, “We have a team of writers who’ve been working quietly and secretly for a long time now, crafting characters, worlds and stories to […]

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Casting News: Ben Barnes to Star Opposite Julia Ormond in BBC Drama ‘Gold Digger’

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Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Chronicles of Narnia) is making his way back to the BBC, starring in the forthcoming drama Gold Digger opposite Julia Ormond (Howards End miniseries), according to BBC Media Centre. BBC Press took to their Twitter page today (August 20) to make the announcement officially-official: 🆕 @BenBarnes will star opposite @JuliaOrmond in […]

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Renée Zellweger Signs Up for Her First Major TV Role with Netflix Original ‘What/If’

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After making her movie comeback in 2016’s charming Bridget Jones’s Baby, Renée Zellweger has landed her first ever series regular TV role. The Oscar-winning actress has signed up to star in What/If, a 10-part Netflix drama that’s being billed as a “social thriller.” What/If is conceived as an anthology series. According to the streaming giant, […]

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10 Things You Need to Know This Week August 20 – 26

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Summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s no need to feel gloomy. This week’s On the Beat features 10 entertaining and energizing ways to help you forget the fact our days are getting shorter. 1. WHAT TO GO SEE FOR ITS MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES Opening in select theaters Friday, this film adaptation of Penelope […]

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Ruth Wilson Won’t Be Returning for Season Five of ‘The Affair’

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Ruth Wilson (Luther) has starred opposite Dominic West (The Wire) in the dramatic series The Affair since its 2014 premiere on Showtime. Their characters, Alison and Noah, are married to other people when they meet, but this doesn’t stop them from becoming romantically involved. If you’re up to date on the series, you’ll know that Wilson’s […]

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A ‘Sexy Beast’ TV Prequel is In the Works

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How about this for television heaven? Cult British gangster movie Sexy Beast will meet The Sopranos in a new TV show currently in development. Deadline reports that a prequel to the 2000 film starring Ray Winstone, Sir Ben Kingsley and Ian McShane, is currently being worked up by Michael Caleo, one of the writers of the Emmy Award-winning, […]

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10 Actors Who Keep Us on Our Toes with Their Chameleon-Like Transformations

Actor Tom Hardy attends the premiere of FX’s “Taboo” at DGA Theater on January 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Tom Hardy is as versatile an actor as they come, playing the tattooed, 19th-century adventurer James Delaney in Taboo (2017), Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and tousle-haired spy Ricki Tarr in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). His two most recent transformations, though, are next-level impressive. For Venom, he turns into a murderous “symbiote” with […]

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