Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 25

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Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to Will Eubank and Philip Gawthorne’s script World Breaker. The plot follows a Scottish warlord and his sons who must protect their castle from an invading army. Eubank recently directed and co-wrote sci-fi flick The Signal, which premiered at Sundance, and Gawthorne is a frequent writer for BBC series. To read more on World Breaker, click here. […]

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 18

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and actor Rob McElhenney will make his directorial and screenwriting debut with Figment. The film will be a action-adventure about a young boy and his family fighting their greatest fears. Legendary Pictures is set to exec produce the movie. For more information on the project, click here. Marvel’s executive vice president of […]

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 12

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The nonprofit behind the New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will honor Robert Redford with its 42nd annual Chaplin Award. Redford will be lauded for his acting, his directing, his work on Broadway, and his support of independent film through his founding of the Sundance Institute and its associated film festival. He […]

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 4

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TNT’s Dallas will not be returning after its third season, the network announced Friday. The show’s ratings suffered following the death of the original Dallas star, Larry Hagman, during the second season. “TNT has decided not to renew ‘Dallas.’ We are extremely proud of the series, which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga. We want […]

Students and faculty support Muslim community

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Students and faculty organized an event on Friday, Oct. 24, to show support of Oklahoma City’s Muslim community.During the Friday afternoon service at the Grand Mosque of Oklahoma City, Christians and Jews from across the state gathered outside. When the Muslim service goers left their prayer meeting, they were greeted and thanked by those standing outside.

Entertainment news round-up for Oct. 19

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Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League wants to end the decline of 35mm film usage in modern movie theaters. “We should be finding ways to inspire a young generation to fall in love with going to the cinema just like Tarantino, Nolan and many of us theater owners did when we were kids. I want a […]

Entertainment news round-up for May 1

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True Grit and Ender’s Game star Hailee Steinfeld has signed on for Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the 2012 film about college a capella groups.  Anna Kendrick and Brittany snow are reprising their roles, and Elizabeth Banks is set to direct.  The film will be released on May 15, 2015.  For more on the project and on Steinfeld’s […]

Entertainment news round-up for April 29

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The Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy star Drea de Matteo has teamed up with Endemol Beyond USA for an original digital series, entitled The Muthaship Starring Drea de Matteo.  The show will launch this spring.  “Drea built her audience through her roles on some of the best series on television,” said Will Keenan, president of Endemol Beyond USA. […]

Entertainment news round-up for April 28

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Fox will broadcast a three-hour live version of Grease in 2015.  The cast has not yet been assembled.  “From Broadway to film, and across generations, Grease is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told — and we can’t wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event,” said Shana C. Waterman, Fox’s […]

Entertainment news round-up for April 25

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SNL vet and new Late Night host Seth Meyers is set to host the Primetime Emmy Awards, airing August 25th on NBC.  “Seth’s expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at SNL, as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera on SNL and Late Night, makes him […]

Entertainment news round-up for April 23

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Johnny Depp’s upcoming action-comedy Mortdecai has been set for a February 2016 U.S. release.  The film is based on Kyril Bonfigliol’s novel trilogy and features Depp in a race to locate a stolen painting that could contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.  The star-studded cast also includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, […]

Entertainment news round-up April 11

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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner says that the show’s upcoming mini-season will be action-packed.  “The episodes are dense,” he said.  ““After realizing that I needed two premieres and two finales, it changed the pacing of every other episode. These episodes are more focused on the main characters than ever before — and I’ve got a lot […]

Entertainment news round-up

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CBS has named Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman on The Late Show.  He will be leaving the right-wing caricature he plays in The Colbert Report behind.  “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” he said in a statement. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, […]

Entertainment news round-up for April 4

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Sources say that 12 Years a Slave star Chiwitel Ejiofor is MGM and Sony’s top choice to play the villain in the next James Bond film.  The studios had no comment.  Daniel Craig is set to return as Bond with Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris slated to return as well.  Skyfall helmer Sam Mendes will again direct. […]

Entertainment news round-up for April 3

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Holly Hunter has joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s as-yet-untitled Superman/Batman film starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.  She will play a character newly created for the movie.  The feature also stars Jessie Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, and Diane Lane.  For more information on the project, click here. David Letterman has announced his plans […]

Entertainment news round-up for March 30

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Twilight actor Patrick Brennan will join the cast of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for two upcoming episodes.  The actor, who played Liam in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, will play Blackout, a villain with the power to suck the energy from everything around him.  “It’s just rare to have a character that’s [this] interesting,” he told […]

Entertainment news round-up for March 12

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90’s rom-com hit Pretty Woman is making its way to Broadway.  The film’s screenwriters, Marshall and J.F. Lawton, are set to pen the book of the musical, with Paula Wagner on board to produce.  The production does not yet have a composer, lyricist, or director.  For more information on the show, click here. Japan’s Tezuka Productions has […]

Entertainment news round-up for March 11

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CBS will air an unprecedented number of original programming hours this summer.  The lineup will include seven total hours of original programming, three of which will air on Sunday.  The schedule consists of four dramas and thrice-weekly series Big Brother.  For more on CBS’ summer lineup, click here. Broadway actress Laura Benanti is slated to host […]

Entertainment news round up for March 8

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The Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson is on board for an adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch, which was published last fall and still ranks second on the New York Times bestseller list.  The story follows a boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and absconds with Fabritius’ painting “The […]

Entertainment news round-up for March 6

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Idris Elba is in final talks to join the cast of Disney’s animated The Jungle Book reboot, directed by Jon Favreau.  Elba would voice Shere Khan the tiger.  Elba has recently been seen in Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom and Thor: The Dark World.  For more on The Jungle Book and on Elba’s other projects, click here. FX […]

Entertainment news round-up for Feb. 28

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Platinum Dunes, Mandalay Pictures and Universal have selected Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen to direct a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.  Plot details for the remake have not yet been released.  Van Rooijen is best known for his film Taped.  For more information on the project, click here. The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes has signed on to direct […]

Entertainment news round-up for Feb. 18

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Napoleon Dynamite actor John Heder is set to star in Fox’s new half-hour comedy pilot, entitled Here’s Your Damn Family.  Heder will star as a thirty-something living with his mother whose life is upended when she gets married to a man with three teenage children.  For more information on the series, click here. The Departed screenwriter William Monahan […]

Entertainment news round-up for Feb. 13

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Netflix will air the final season of animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, thanks to a new deal with Disney/ABC TV Group and Lucasfilm.  The 13-episode season will premiere on the site on March 7th, along with all previous episodes of the show.  “Star Wars is one of the most iconic franchises of all time […]

Entertainment news round-up for Feb. 8

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A new study conducted by the Journal of Management Inquiry suggests that while actresses in their 20s earn more than their male counterparts, the ratio reverses once they hit their mid-30s.  “While the difference is fairly small, it’s indicative of the other side of the double standard,” said one of the study’s authors, Notre Dame […]

Entertainment news round-up for Jan. 30

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Jerry Seinfeld has confirmed that he is planning a Seinfeld reunion.  In a radio interview, the actor and comedian described the project as a “short-ish form,” “one-on-one thing” with Larry David.  He mentioned that other actors from the show will also be involved.  For more information, click here. Former Saturday Night Live actor Bill Hader is in talks to […]

Entertainment news round-up for Dec. 6

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Disney has taken over the distribution and marketing rights for the Indiana Jones franchise from Paramount.  This means that Paramount will still control the rights for the original four films, while Disney will be responsible for any future projects in the franchise.  Disney has not yet announced that a fifth Indiana Jones feature is in the works. […]

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