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BEGIN SLIDESHOW The CW’s Supergirl and Charmed unite in new combo promo

The CW has released a new combo promo uniting season four of Supergirl and the new Charmed series reboot ahead of their premiere night on Sunday, October 14. Check out the promo now in the player below!

Season 3 saw Supergirl stop Reign and the other Worldkillers’ threat to humanity and our planet, and in the process, Kara was shocked to find her mother Alura alive and living in a salvaged Argo City that survived the destruction of Krypton. Reconnecting with her past caused Kara to realize that her true home is now here on Earth, where big changes are taking place for her and all of her friends in National City – and also, it appears, for a doppelganger in Russia! Season four promises to be full of surprises, action, adventure and lots of big revelations for Supergirl, Alex, James, J’onn, Lena and Brainy.

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow ‘Winn’ Schott, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jess Rath as Brainiac 5, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onnz. New to the cast for the fourth season is Sam Witwer as hero Agent Liberty, Rhona Mitra as Mercy Graves,...

O’Shea Jackson Jr. joins in Warner Bros’ legal drama film Just Mercy

According to The Hollywood Reporter, O’Shea Jackson Jr. is joining the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ legal drama Just Mercy. He joins a cast that includes Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed II) , Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Room, Captain Marvel) and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained, Baby Driver).

RELATED: Brie Larson Joins Michael B. Jordan Legal Drama Just Mercy

Just Mercy will be based on Bryan Stevenson’s best-selling memoir of the same name. The story follows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Stevenson (Jordan) as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free. The true story is one of redemption, passion and mercy set against a backdrop of a corrupt judicial system which favors the death penalty and targets the poor.

The feature film is directed by Destin Cretton who have previously worked with Larson in the films: Short Term 12 and The Glass Castle. Just Mercy is co-written by Andrew Lanham (Glass Castle) and Cretton. Gil Netter, Asher Goldstein and Jordan are the film’s producers. The project was originally being produced by Broad Green Pictures but was transferred to Warner Bros.

Jackson...

Milo Gibson joins cast of action drama The Outpost

Deadline reports that Breaking & Exiting star Milo Gibson will join the cast of Millennium Films‘ action drama film The Outpost. Gibson is set to play the character of Captain Robert Yllescas, a soldier was unfortunately killed during a mission in Afghanistan.

He joins a cast that includes Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad, Pacific Rim 2: Uprising) and Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out) are also starring in the film.

RELATED: Rod Lurie to Direct Jake Tapper’s Afghan War Story The Outpost

The Outpost is based on CNN news correspondent Jake Tapper’s bestselling book “The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor.” The book tells the epic true story of the 50 soldiers who battled a force of over 400 Taliban in Northeastern Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Originally built to engage the locals in community development projects and help the spread of democracy, Outpost Keating faced a constant threat of being attacked by the Taliban, putting the U.S. army soldiers stationed there at unbelievable risk. When the brass finally decided to close the base, the Taliban found out and decided to make a statement.

The Outpost will be directed by Lurie (Straw DogsNothing but the Truth) and was adapted by...

Thomas Mann joins Disney’s Lady and the Tramp remake

Thomas Mann (Kong: Skull Island, The Highwaymen) will be joining Disney’s live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp, Variety has confirmed.

Mann will be portraying Jim Dear, Lady’s human owner who decides to get rid of Lady after the birth of his and his wife’s child. The actor joins the previously announced Tessa Thompson (Sorry to Bother You, Men In Black) who will voice Lady opposite Justin Theroux (The Spy Who Dumped Me) who will play Tramp. The cast also includes Kiersey Clemons (Flatliners) as Jim’s wife Darling, Ashley Jensen (The Lobster, Hysteria) as Jackie, and Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) voicing Bull, an English bulldog.

Charlie Bean (The LEGO Ninjango MovieTron Uprising) will be directing the live-action/CG hybrid film from a script by Andrew Bujalski. Aside from Mann and Clemons, most of the cast will play CGI characters like we have seen in recent Disney adaptations such as Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast.

Lady and the Tramp tells the story of an American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with an upper-middle-class family but is set astray when the family has a baby. Lady ends up meeting a mongrel known as the Tramp on the streets. They embark on a romantic journey and eventually fall in love.

The...

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Alamo Drafthouse & Regal team up to broadcast Mandy conversation

To celebrate the upcoming release of Mandy, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Regal, and RLJE Films are teaming up to host an exclusive taped conversation with writer/director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and actor Nicolas Cage (Mom & DadLeaving Las Vegas). The conversation about Mandy will be held at a total of 226 Regal and Alamo theaters across the country on September 13th, the day before Mandy’s theatrical release.

“We are excited to present this one-of-a-kind event to our guests, and look forward to hearing Panos Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage share their personal experiences with filming this heart-pounding thriller,” said Hannah Hembree, Film Buyer at Regal. “Movie fans are sure to feel the impact of this action-packed film, and will be on the edge of their seats for the duration of the movie.”

Related: Nicolas Cage seeks vengeance in Mandy trailer

Mandy also stars Andrea Riseborough (BirdmanBattle of the Sexes), Linus Roache (HomelandVikings), Ned Denny (Peaky Blinders, The Women in Black 2: Angel of Death), Olwen Fouéré (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Survivalist) with Richard Brake (The Death of Stalin, 31) and Bill Duke (Predator, Commando).

For tickets to the advance screenings, visit 

The Florida Project’s Brooklynn Prince to star in new Apple series

Following her critically acclaimed role in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Florida Project, actress Brooklynn Prince has attracted numerous role offers and opportunities, including being cast in the upcoming Hilde Lysiak drama for her television debut, acccording to Deadline.

The series, which is being directed and executive produced by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), is inspired by the life of 11-year-old Hilde Lysiak and will follow the young girl as she moves to a small lakeside town with her family and unearths a cold case that the town and her father have worked hard to keep buried.

Lysiak is a child reporter in Selinsgrove, PA, who received fame two years ago when she reported on the murder of one of her neighbors and received criticism for being such a young reporter covering a grisly crime, to which she’s defended herself by pointing out not only how dedicated she is to journalism, but also to the fact she had appropriate quotes and sources for her story.

The series is also being produced by Anonymous Content (Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot) and is created by Dana Fox (Ben and Kate) and Dara Resnik (Castle). Next year is set to be a big year for Prince as she will appear in three films, including...

iPhone history story The One Device optioned for limited series

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Echo Lake Entertainment (Nebraska, Away From Her, Syfy’s Van Helsing) has optioned The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone from author Brian Merchant in hopes of creating a limited series. Buy your own copy by clicking here!

The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone tells the story of the creation of the iPhone, which Apple’s Steve Jobs referred to as “the one device,” via interviews with engineers, developers, and inventors who worked on the project. It also delves into how the then-novel ideas of touch screens, motion trackers, and AI have become commonplace in the decade since the iPhone launched.

“Brian has written the definitive story about the creation of the iPhone. It was developed by dynamic men and women who worked in secret, often jeopardizing marriages, friendships, health, and integrity. And when they were done, they had created the most successful product in history. Brian’s story makes you look at your iPhone in an entirely new way,” Echo Lake principals Doug Mankoff and Andy Spaulding commented to the outlet.

James Engle (O2) and Adam Riback (O2) are set to produce the project alongside Mankoff and Spaulding. No studio or outlet is attached...

James Wan only producing, not directing The Tommyknockers movie

Following yesterday’s announcement that The Tommyknockers movie script will be written by Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist, Fantastic Four), some confusion arouse that James Wan may be more involved than previously reported. Now Bloody Disgusting has confirmed that the Aquaman director is only producing the film and will not be directing the adaptation of Stephen King’s science fiction novel.

RELATED: Exorcist Showrunner to Pen Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers Movie

The 1987 horror novel follows the story of writer Bobbi Anderson who has discovered an alien object that was buried in the woods near her home which turned out to be an alien spaceship. The Tommyknockers are the aliens who are inhabiting the spaceship. Her discovery has lead to many unfortunate consequences that severely affected the residents of the small town of Haven in Maine.

Last April, it was reported that Universal Pictures has won the rights to the Stephen King novel beating out Sony Pictures and Netflix. Wan from Atomic Monster and Lee from Vertigo are joining producer Larry Sanitsky (the 1993 TV miniseries based on The Tommyknockers) to work on the film.

The Tommyknockers is the second best-selling Stephen King book in its hardcover release having even outsold IT. The previous Tommyknockers miniseries starred Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. There was talk of doing a miniseries version of the book back...

BEGIN SLIDESHOW 10 Things From Rebels Season 4 We Want In Star Wars Movies

To coincide with the release of Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray, ComingSoon.net is making our fourth and final rundown of all the great characters, vehicles, species and concepts from the show’s last season that we want to see on the big screen. Check out 10 Things From Rebels Season 4 We Want In Star Wars Movies in the gallery below, and click here to order your copy of Star Wars Rebels Season 4 on Blu-ray!

RELATED: 10 Things from Rebels Season 1 We Want in Star Wars Movies

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RELATED: 10 Things from Rebels Season 3 We Want in Star Wars Movies

Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season features some of the most critically-acclaimed Star Wars storytelling to date, with compelling characters, harrowing conflicts and astounding space battles. Old friends are reunited and new alliances are forged as Star Wars Rebels builds to an epic conclusion, drawing connections to the entire Star Wars saga.

Star Wars Rebels was created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Carrie Beck...

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Seagull poster shows off the film’s classic charm

The new poster for the historical drama The Seagull presents its two stars, four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (Rules Don’t Apply) and two-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Ladybird) in full turn-of-the-century costumes. The film, based on the 122 year-old play, will be set in the time period when it was composed.

The Seagull, directed by Michael Mayer and adapted by Stephan Karam from the classic play by Anton Chekhov. The film also stars Golden Globe and Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Corey Stoll, Brian Dennehy, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glen Fleshler, Michael Zegen, and Billy Howle. The design team includes Ann Roth and Jane Musky. The film is looking at a 2018 release.

The Seagull is the heartbreaking and funny story of friends and lovers, all of whom are in love with the wrong person. The movie is timely in its depiction of the tragic consequences of narcissism, particularly on young dreams and romantic love. The play was written by dramatist Anton Chekhov in 1895 and first produced in 1896. Sidney Lumet directed a film version of the play in 1968 called The Sea Gull, starring Vanessa Redgrave.

“Here finally is the definitive film version of the master storyteller’s play. It is fun and the cast...

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New A Simple Favor poster: We all have secrets to hide

The upcoming thriller A Simple Favor has added another poster to its gallery. This one plays off the same trippy, art-deco design as the one released earlier this week, though instead fractured images of the stars’ faces, we see its two leads striking a pose that hints at the mystery at the film’s center. You can check out the new A Simple Favor poster for yourself below.

A Simple Favor centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

Related: Get intrigued with three A Simple Favor TV spots

The film also stars Andrew Rannells (Big Mouth), Linda Cardellini (The Founder), Jean Smart (Legion), and Rupert Friend (Homeland). A Simple Favor is directed by Paul Feig (2016’s Ghostbusters) from the screenplay written by Jessica Sharzer. The story is based on the novel of the same name by Darcy Bell. Feig produces the film alongside Jessie Henderson.

A Simple Favor will be released in theaters on...

  Netflix’s One Day at a Time adds Indie de Beaufort, Alex Quijano

Following the reveal in March that the award-winning series One Day at a Time had been renewed for a third season, Deadline reports that India de Beaufort (Veep, NCIS: LA) and Alex Quijano (Fresh Off The Boat, 13 Reasons Why) have been added to Netfix’s family sitcom.

RELATED: Netflix Renews One Day at a Time for Third Season

De Beaufort is set to play the role of Avery, Schneider’s new love interest while Quijano will be portraying Mateo who is a dad friend of Penelope’s from school, who turns into something more. Schneider is played by Todd Grinnell who is de Beaufort’s real-life husband. The third season of One Day at a Time will be the first time that Grinnell and de Beaufort will be playing as an on-screen couple.

A reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear sitcom, One Day at a Time is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family sometimes-reluctantly cohabitating and navigating the ups and downs of life. A newly-single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the “help” of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidante. Through a contemporary lens, One Day at a Time offers a glimpse at what...

The CW releases a new trio of All American TV spots

The high school football drama All American has three new TV spots to get you hyped on The CW’s new series. The first, “Unstoppable” gives some backstory to lead character Spencer James, played by Daniel Ezra (Prime Suspect 1973). The second is an extended version of that trailer that shows a bit more of Spencer’s backstory and how his life will change. The third, “The Path,” hints at the choices Spencer will have to make when faced with these changes. You can see all three trailers below.

All American also stars, Taye Diggs (Empire), Briana Lane (NCIS), and Jordan Belfi (Entourage) and premieres Wednesday, October 10 on The CW.

Spencer James (Ezra) is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs) recruits him to join the team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook), and his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds — the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer...

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Regina Hall reveals a Girls Trip sequel is in the works

Regina Hall (Shaft, Black Monday) has revealed that “the girls are coming back” in a potential Girls Trip sequel

Hall told Buzzfeed News’ AM to DM (via EW): “We’re trying to make that happen. So we’re trying to get everything together with the schedule. I think they’re working on something. I don’t know where we’re going. I don’t know where the girls are going but… we’re going somewhere.” 

Girls Trip earned $140.4 million at the worldwide box office, becoming a popular smash hit. Director Malcolm D. Lee told the outlet that they would like to make a sequel, especially with how well the audience responded to the first film. “I think they’d want to see what the Flossy Posse is up to next and I’m hoping that we can make that happen and bring that to the masses,” Lee said.

From Universal Pictures and producer Will Packer (Ride Along), Girls Trip begins when four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man franchise) from a screenplay by Barbershop:...

Star Wars news for the week of August 17, 2018

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of August 17, 2018 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed.

Let’s get to it!


Solo: A Star Wars Story News and Rumors

Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen receives series order at HBO

After receiving a pilot order in 2017, Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen project has been given a series order at HBO, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed. The series, referred to by Lindelof as a remix of the original story, is expected to premiere in 2019.

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Originally published as a 12-issue miniseries beginning in 1986, Watchmen quickly become one of sequential art’s most acclaimed stories. The original story centers on a murder-mystery before unfolding into a planet-altering conspiracy that ultimately asks where the fine line is drawn between heroes and villains.

In a letter to fans, Lindelof made it clear that the Watchmen series won’t be an adaptation of the comics, but an original story with new faces and unknown characters introduced into the universe that he intends to remix.

The pilot is already made up of an ensemble cast that includes Jeremy Irons (Justice League), Regina King (The Leftovers), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Louis Gossett Jr. (Hap and Leonard), Tim Blake Nelson (Colossal), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Andrew Howard (Bates Motel), Frances Fisher (Masters of Sex), Jacob Ming-Trent (White Famous), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Handmaid’s Tale), Sara Vickers (The Crown), and Tom Mison (Sleepy...

Netflix orders new social thriller series starring Renee Zellweger

Following her six-year hiatus, Renee Zellweger has not slowed down in getting her acting career up and running again and will be making her small-screen debut in a leading role with the upcoming social thriller What / If for Netflix.

Created by Mike Kelley, known for creating the hit ABC mystery drama Revenge, the series will explore the effects of acceptable people committing deplorable acts, with Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Baby) starring in the lead role of Anne, whose story has yet to be discussed. The streaming service has ordered a ten-episode season of 60-minute episodes executive produced by Kelley, Melissa Loy (Revenge), Alex Gartner and Charles Rovin (Season of the Witch), Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke (Flight).

Kelley and the streaming service have a multi-season plan for the series, which will take on an anthology format as each new season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally relevant events and how the power of one decision can change lives so drastically.

RELATED: Paramount Acquires Rights To Sarah Jessica Parker’s Here and Now

Zellweger came back from her hiatus with the third entry in the hit Bridget Jones franchise and starred in the Christian drama Same Kind of Different As Me last year and will appear in the romantic drama Here and Now alongside Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce) and Simon Baker (The Mentalist),...

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Killer Kate! trailer and poster: Fun for the whole family

Freestyle Digital Media has released the new red band trailer and poster for their upcoming horror movie Killer Kate! You can check out the trailer now in the player below as well as the bloody poster in the gallery!

Estranged sisters — Kate and Angie — haven’t spoken since Angie went to college and left Kate to care for their ailing father. In a show of reconciliation, several years after moving out, Angie invites Kate to her bachelorette party held at a remote house booked on a home-sharing app. The women are unaware that by booking this house, they’re walking into a trap set in motion by a disturbed family of amateur killers who are out for blood to right a cosmic wrong. They soon become unwitting participants in a savage and often ridiculous life-or-death struggle that pits family against family, and past against present.

Killer Kate! stars Danielle Burgess (The Sinner, The Deuce), Tiffany Shepis (Victor Crowley), and Alexandra Feld (Slate Your Name). The feature was directed by Elliot Feld (Mother Mary, Slate Your Name), who co-wrote the screenplay alongside Daniel Moya (Rental).

The movie will arrive in select theaters and will be available on VOD and Digital HD...

The Oath teaser trailer reveals a chaotic Thanksgiving

Roadside Attractions has released the first official teaser trailer for their upcoming dark comedy film The Oath starring Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy ProjectNeighbors, Suicide Squad, Blockers) and Tiffany Haddish (Keanu, Girls’ Trip, Night School, The Kitchen). The teaser features Barinholtz and Haddish attending a family thanksgiving dinner that quickly turned into a violent and chaotic mess due to the family’s different political views. Check out The Oath teaser trailer below!

RELATED: The Oath: Tiffany Haddish, John Cho Join Ike Barinholtz Film

The Oath is described as a savagely funny dark comedy about surviving life and Thanksgiving in the age of political tribalism. When Chris, a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife Kai learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the President, their reaction is disbelief, followed by idealistic refusal. But as the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’s own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents sends an already tense holiday dinner gathering completely off the rails.

The cast includes Barinholtz as Chris, Haddish as Kai, John Cho (Star Trek Beyond, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle Searching), Carrie Brownstein (PortlandiaTransparent), Billy Magnussen (Into the WoodsIngrid Goes West), Meredith Hagner (VeepSearch Party), Nora Dunn (Southland TalesSaturday...

Sky developing H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine series

Deadline reports that Sky, the European pay-TV company, is currently working on an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic novel The Time Machine with Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell’s of House Productions.

Screenwriter Nick Payne (Wanderlust) and director Kibwe Tavares (the upcoming Noughts and Crosses) are both attached, though the outlet stresses that the project is in the “very early stages of development” at this point. It remains to be seen if the series will find a home stateside.

It’s possible the project is planned to air on Sky Atlantic channel, which is looking for more prestige television to add to its roster, in addition to importing series from premium cable channels like HBO and Showtime.

This is the latest in several attempts to develop Wells’ 1895 novel into something for the big or small screen. Sky had previously launched The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Wells’ birth last year. The four-part series aired on Sky Arts, and starred Ray Winstone (The Departed) as Wells, who narrated the author’s stories.

A previous adaptation of Wells‘ The Time Machine was produced in 1978, which aired on NBC. Prior to that, there was the 1960 MGM film directed by George Pal (War of the Worlds). In 2002,