Sebastian Stan to Star in Apple Original Movie SHARPER Opposite Julianne Moore

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Sebastian Stan is fresh off his stint on season one of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and he has just signed on to star in the Apple original movie titled Sharper, opposite Julianne Moore. Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Benjamin Caron (The Crown, Sherlock) is directing.

Sharper follows a con artist, played by Moore, set in Manhattan’s billionaire echelon. The pic is based on the spec screenplay by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, which was recently named to the 16th annual The Black List. Stan will play Max, a clever conman known for carrying out complicated plans and making away with large sums of money. In the film he’s pulled into another scheme.”

Stan wraps production this week on Hulu’s Pam & Tommy which will come out next year. He also has the film 355 coming out on January 7, starring opposite Jessica Chastain. He also has Fresh with Daisy Edgar Jones which will also come out next year for Legendary.

via: Deadline

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings Sets Premiere Date as Season 1 Wraps Filming

Amazon Studios has announced that production on the upcoming first season of their highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings series has finally been completed in New Zealand. The filming wrap also comes with the release of the first official image from the untitled series which you can check out below, providing us a glimpse of the first episode.

Hailing from J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has been slated to make its long-awaited debut on Thursday, September 2, 2022, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide, with new episodes available weekly.

“As Bilbo says, ‘Now I think I am quite ready to go on another journey.’ Living and breathing Middle-earth these many months has been the adventure of a lifetime. We cannot wait for fans to have the chance to do so as well,” Payne and McKay said in a statement.

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The new epic drama brings to screens for the very first time J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.

“The journey begins September 2, 2022, with the premiere of our original The Lord of the Rings series on Prime Video,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “I can’t express enough just how excited we all are to take our global audience on a new and epic journey through Middle-earth! Our talented producers, cast, creative, and production teams have worked tirelessly in New Zealand to bring this untold and awe-inspiring vision to life.”

The untitled Lord of the Rings series will feature an ensemble cast including Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani.

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The series is developed and executive produced by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who are serving as showrunners. Even before it went into production for the first season, Amazon Studios granted the project a second season renewal.

Buy the Lord of the Rings films here.

Executive producers are Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, co-executive producer Wayne Che Yip, director Charlotte Brändström, and producer Christopher Newman.

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New CHUCKY Series Featurette Explores The Legacy of The CHILD’S PLAY Horror Franchise


As someone who has enjoyed the films in the Child’s Play horror franchise, I’ve been looking forward to seeing the upcoming SyFy series Chucky, which is going to be a continuation of the films that have been made. So, in anticipation of the release of the series, SyFy has shared a new featurette that explores the entire legacy of the franchise. For those of you who haven’t watched any of the sequels that have been made since the original 1989 movie was released, this is the video you need to watch.

The show was developed and produced by Child’s Play creator Don Mancini, and in the new series, “after a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies — and allies — from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.”

The series stars Zackary Arthur (Transparent), Teo Briones (Ratched), Alyvia Alyn Lind (Daybreak), and Björgvin Arnarson (The Seventh Day) as series regulars and the four teen leads. Jennifer Tilly is also reprising her role as Tiffany Valentine from the movies, and Devon Sawa (Final Destination) has also signed up for a role. Brad Dourif is set to provide the voice of Chucky, which is a role he first played way back in 1988’s Child’s Play. He will be joined by his daughter, Fiona Dourif, who will reprise her role of Nica.

Chucky will premiere this fall on Syfy and USA Network on October 12th. You can watch the trailer for it here.

Magnolia Selects August 2021 Schedule: New Film Additions

Magnolia Selects has unveiled their full lineup of titles available to stream starting in August 2021, including Marrowbone, from the producers of Pan’s Labyrinth and starring The Queen’s Gambit Anya Taylor-Joy, George MacKay (Captain Fantastic), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), and Mia Goth (Mayday) in a tale about four siblings who move to America with their mother to escape a troubled past. When she dies, they vow to stay together, no matter what. But when a ghostly presence torments what’s left of their family and a lawyer threatens their pact, the four must stand together or be torn apart forever in this chilling thriller.

The full schedule of new Magnolia Selects August 2021 titles can be viewed below! 

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New on Magnolia Selects August 2021

Available August 3

Cezanne Et Moi
Ismael’s Ghosts
The China Hustle
Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot
Pusher I
Sunset Song
The Wolfpack

Available August 10

Pusher II: With Blood On My Hands
Pusher III: I’m The Angel Of Death
Sushi Girl
The Hero Of Color City
The Lost City
Venus And Serena

Available August 17

Barry Munday
Good Neighbors
Here Comes The Devil
The Commune
The Warlords

Available August 24

Apartment 143
Barking Dogs Never Bite
Donkey Punch
Hobo With A Shotgun
Last King
Sound Of Noise
Storage 24

Available August 31

Bad Milo!
John Dies at the End
Tasting Menu
The Eclipse

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Together Trailer: James McAvoy & Sharon Horgan Star in Lockdown Dramedy

Bleecker Street has released the official Together trailer for Stephen Daldry’s upcoming comedy-drama feature, centering around two partners who are forced to reevaluate their relationship while in a lockdown together. Starring Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy and Emmy nominee Sharon Horgan, the film is scheduled to make its debut in U.S. theaters on August 27.

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Together is the story of a family, like so many, who found a way to survive – together. This hilarious and heartbreaking story intimately shows two partners forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown.

The film is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Crown) from a screenplay written by Dennis Kelly. It stars James McAvoy (His Dark Materials), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), and Samuel Logan.

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Together is produced by Guy Heeley and Sonia Friedman. Due to its one-house setting, the project was filmed for ten days during the pandemic under COVID-19 productions. The film was first broadcast in the UK on BBC Two last June.

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Olga Dies Dreaming: Aubrey Plaza to Star in Hulu Drama Pilot

Aubrey Plaza is attached to star in Olga Dies Dreaming, a Hulu drama pilot that was ordered by the streamer in April, according to Variety. The pilot is based on the upcoming novel of the same name by Xóchitl Gonzalez.

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Olga Dies Dreaming tells the story of a Nuyorican brother and sister (Plaza) from a gentrifying Sunset Park, Brooklyn, reckoning with the absent, politically radical mother and their glittering careers among New York City’s elite in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Plaza will reportedly portray Olga, a renowned wedding planner whose surface successes mask a darker interior. For Olga, the pursuit of perfection has become a compulsive survival mechanism as she tries to climb as far from her past as she can. Still, she can’t shake the feeling that the important people she knows don’t see her as their equals, and this nagging sense that her success is an illusion always leaves her wanting more.

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Gonzalez is writing the pilot and will also executive produce. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is directing and executive producing. 20th Television is producing.

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