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‘Twilight’ Director Catherine Hardwicke Bringing ‘The Lost Boys’ to TV

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Director Catherine Hardwicke knows her way around a teen vampire drama, helming 2008’s Twilight starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as star-crossed lovers. Hardwicke (Miss Bala) is making her return to the supernatural genre, adapting the 1987 horror-comedy movie The Lost Boys for TV, reports Deadline. Not just supernatural in general, the story follows young […]

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At Last! Idris Elba is Making His ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosting Debut

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Is there anything Idris Elba can’t do? The super-prolific actor is adding to his already packed résumé (and schedule!) by hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time next month. He’ll be “live from New York” on the March 9 episode of the long-running show, joined by musical guest Khalid. Saturday Night Live shared the […]

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As Dame Maggie Smith Returns to the Stage, Look Back at Her Celebrated Theater Roles

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Though she’d previously suggested she had retired from stage work, saying in 2013 that “I feel I won’t work in the theater again,” Dame Maggie Smith has delighted fans by signing up for a new one-woman play at London’s Bridge Theatre. As she prepares to star in A German Life, a play based on the […]

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Neil Gaiman is Reimagining the Anthology Series ‘The Storyteller’ with Jim Henson Co.

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In 1987, Jim Henson created an anthology series called The Storyteller, based on his daughter’s university level studies in folklore and mythology. Neil Gaiman (Good Omens) will be carrying on his legacy, reimagining the series, which was a hybrid of live-action and creatures from Henson’s Creature Shop, reports Deadline. If there’s any concern about someone […]

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Casting News: ‘Batwoman’ TV Series Casts Ruby Rose’s Father

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The CW’s upcoming Batwoman TV series is already a game-changer. Starring Ruby Rose in the iconic title role, it’s the first ever live-action superhero show to feature a gay lead character. Now Batwoman has become even more exciting thanks to the addition of Dougray Scott as its male lead. According to Deadline, the prolific Scottish […]

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Six-Part TV Series Being Made About Joan and Jackie Collins’ Lives

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Joan and her late sister Jackie Collins are getting a biopic series, based on their lives, reports Deadline. The story will start long before the Dynasty star’s famous shoulder-padded days, beginning when the women were just teenage girls living in post-war London. But, if you are keen to learn how the two made their way to […]

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Casting News: Colin Farrell to Star in BBC Drama from ’45 Years’ Director

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Colin Farrell is to star in a new four-part TV thriller from 45 Years and Weekend director Andrew Haigh, it’s been announced today. Farrell is the first cast member confirmed for Haigh’s adaptation of The North Water, an acclaimed novel by Ian McGuire set in the U.K. and the ice floes of the Arctic during […]

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10 Things You Need to Know This Week February 18-24

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This Sunday brings the biggest awards show of the season, the Academy Awards. But if you’re no Oscar-holic, we’ve got podcasts, pop music, and other alternative ways to keep yourself entertained over the next seven days. 1. WHAT TO WATCH WHEN YOU WANT TO LAUGH HARD  If you already love IFC’s mockumentary series, you’ll be glad […]

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The ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Will Be ‘Elevated’, Says Joanne Froggatt

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Though the Downton Abbey movie is just six months away now, we still know very little about it. The first teaser trailer, released in December, reminded us of the glorious stately home that gives the show and spin-off film its name, but doesn’t actually show any of the actors. So it’s exciting to hear a […]

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‘Paddington’ is Getting a TV Series Adaptation with Ben Whishaw Returning to Voice

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Paddington fans can rejoice, we’re getting more of the beloved character and you won’t even have to leave your home to watch. Nickelodeon and StudioCanal are teaming up to produce a children’s series, reports Deadline. Surely, it’s suitable for adults, too… The two channels will be working with Paddington movie producer David Heyman in bringing author Michael […]

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