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Media Watch: ‘Kung Fu’ and ‘Clarice’ Cast Leads, ‘Snake Eyes’ Wraps Production, Hulu Gets ‘Parasite’ & More!

 

No Time to Die To Be The Longest Film In The Franchise

No Time to Die is currently set to be the longest James Bond film ever after it was revealed by AMC Theatres the film’s running time clocks in at 163 minutes, or 2 hours and 43 minutes.

Confirmed cast members returning for the film include Daniel Craig reprising his iconic role as James Bond for the last time, Ralph Fiennes as M, Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. New cast members confirmed for the film include Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch and Rami Malek.

No Time to Die is due to hit theaters in the UK on April 3, 2020, and on April 10, 2020, in the US.

 

 

Snake Eyes Has Wrapped Production

Snake Eyes star Henry Golding has announced that Paramount Pictures’ G.I. Joe spinoff film has wrapped production.

Snake Eyes is the ninja commando known for his deadly ability with a sword and trench knives. However, he is also a highly skilled martial artist who can be just as dangerous unarmed. Snake Eyes was living in solitude in the High Sierras when he was recruited to join G.I. Joe. His real name and backstory have long been sources of mystery. As a result of being caught in a helicopter explosion, he is heavily scarred and mute. To hide his face, he usually appears in a black balaclava and matching bodysuit.

Snake Eyes is scheduled to debut in theaters on October 23, 2020.

 

 

Olivia Liang To Lead CW’s Kung Fu Reboot

 

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The CW’s upcoming reboot pilot of the iconic David Carradine (Kill Bill)-led martial arts series Kung Fu has found its lead star in the form of Legacies alum Olivia Liang, with her casting coming a week after the additions of Tzi Ma (Mulan) and Kheng Hua Tan (Crazy Rich Asians).

Ma and Kheng are set to play the roles of Jin Chen and Mei-Lei, who are the young female lead’s parents. They’re described as restaurateurs whose secrets threaten to destroy their lives just as they deal with the return of their estranged daughter.

In the Kung Fu reboot series, a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Chen (Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.

 

 

Rebecca Breeds Cast As Clarice Starling in CBS Sequel Series

 

Rebecca Breeds (Home and Away, Pretty Little Liars, The Originals) has been cast as FBI Agent Clarice Starling in the CBS Silence of the Lambs sequel series, Clarice.

Set in 1993, a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.

Breeds’ Starling is described as brilliant and vulnerable. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UVA with a double major in Psych and Criminology. Her bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. Her complex psychological makeup comes from a challenging childhood, and her drive comes from her need to escape the burden of family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life.

“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes – Clarice Starling,” Kurtzman and Lumet said in a joint statement. “Clarice’s bravery and complexity have always lit the way, even as her personal story remained in the dark. But hers is the very story we need today: her struggle, her resilience, her victory. Her time is now, and always.”

 

 

Macaulay Culkin Joins AHS Season 10, Full Cast Is Revealed

 
American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy revealed the full cast list for the FX series’ 10th season, which includes Golden Globe nominee Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone) joining AHS alums Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.

American Horror Story Season 10 stars Macaulay Culkin, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Finn Wittrock.

 

 

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Details on the latest installment of the anthology horror series are being kept under wraps.

 

 

WWE Studios’ Rumble Makes Its Debut

 

Paramount Pictures has released the official Rumble trailer and poster for the upcoming animated feature where monsters are global wrestling superstars and one unlikely champion is stepping into the ring.

In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion.

Rumble stars Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Geraldine Viswanathan, Joe “Roman Reigns” Anoa’i, Tony Danza, Becky Lynch, Susan Kelechi Watson, Stephen A. Smith, Jimmy Tatro, Ben Schwartz, and Michael Buffer.

Rumble is set to slam into theaters on January 29, 2021.

 

 

Chris Evans in Talks to Play Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors Film

 

Chris Evans is in talks to play dentist Orin Scrivello in director Greg Berlanti’s musical feature Little Shop of Horrors from Warner Bros. The project is based on the 1960 film that was adapted into a Broadway musical in the 1980s before the musical was then adapted into the cult 1986 film starring Rick Moranis.

Little Shop of Horrors is the story of Seymour (Taron Egerton), a meek florist who works at the aptly named Skid Row Florists, where he is under the thumb of the owner, Mr. Mushnik, but where he also is secretly in love with Audrey (Scarlett Johansson), who also works at the struggling shop. Seymour becomes a celebrity when discovers a venus flytrap-looking plant he dubs Audrey II (Billy Porter), but his life becomes disastrously complicated when the plant demands to be fed human blood, and then eventually people themselves.

Evans will play the role of dentist Orin Scrivello, Audrey’s abusive and sadistic boyfriend who finds great pleasure in his chosen profession. The role is described as “flashy (the character loves to use laughing gas) and comes with the scene-stealing signature song ‘Dentist!’” Steve Martin played the role of Orin in the 1986 movie.

 

 

Mission: Impossible – 7 Filming in Italy Halted

 

Production on Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible – 7 in Venice, Italy has been halted after the local government “put a stop to all public gatherings” after the number of coronavirus cases in Italy rose to a reported 219 cases.

Production was set to take place in Venice for three weeks before moving on to other locations. The outlet reports that production will either move the entire crew to another filming location or “to their home countries until they get a better sense of the continuing situation.”

Paramount issued the following statement: “Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our cast and crew, and efforts of the local Venetian government to halt public gatherings in response to the threat of coronavirus, we are altering the production plan for our three-week shoot in Venice, the scheduled first leg of an extensive production for Mission: Impossible 7. During this hiatus, we want to be mindful of the concerns of the crew and are allowing them to return home until production starts. We will continue to monitor this situation, and work alongside health and government officials as it evolves.”

Mission: Impossible – 7 is set to premiere on July 23, 2021, followed by Mission: Impossible – 8 on August 5, 2022.

 

 

Love, Simon Series Will Now Air On Hulu

 

The upcoming Love, Simon sequel series has moved from Disney+ to Hulu and has also received a new title, Love, Victor. The half-hour comedy series is set to launch on the Disney-owned streamer in June for Pride Month. The outlet notes that the 10-episode first season has wrapped production and Hulu has apparently already commissioned a writers’ room to begin exploring stories for a possible Season 2.

Michael Cimino (Annabelle Comes Home) will play Victor in the series, a new student at Creekwood High School who is on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.

Nick Robinson, who starred in the gay coming-of-age movie, will produce and narrate the series. It has not yet been confirmed whether Robinson will appear onscreen. Cimino joins the previously announced Ana Ortiz (Whiskey Cavalier) who will play Isabel, Victor’s smart and warm mother who loves her husband and her family, but is under a lot of pressure as they move their family across the country.

 

 

DC Universe Announces Harley Quinn Season 2 Date

 

DC Universe has offered a refresher video of the first season of Harley Quinn while also unveiling an April premiere date for the upcoming second season of the R-rated animated series.

The series will follow Harley Quinn‘s adventures after her break-up with the Joker. The story will focus on Harley along with Poison Ivy and other DC castoffs as they try to help each other in order to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom. The first season ended on an exciting cliffhanger, with the story for the second chapter still being kept under wraps.

 

 

Parasite Will Stream Exclusively On Hulu

 

Parasite will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning Wednesday, April 8, under a deal with the indie studio Neon.

The film is set amidst the two families, the Parks, the picture of aspirational wealth, and the Kims, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks.

Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

 

 

The Walking Dead World Beyond Season 1 Extended Trailer

 
AMC has released a brand new trailer for their second and newest TWD spinoff series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, highlighting the two female protagonists’ mission as they cross the country in order to save their father. The series will be making its debut on Sunday, April 12 at 10/9c, right after the season 10 finale of the main series.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond will serve as the third show of the television franchise, following The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. According to AMC, the series expands the universe of The Walking Dead, delving into new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world.

Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes, some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever.

 

 

Ed Helms and Randall Park Team Up for NBC Series True Story

 

Ed Helms and Randall Park are teaming up for the NBC series True Story, a quasi-comedy series that will feature celebrities recreating unbelievable true stories in “heightened re-enactments.”

True Story is the perfect combination of heart, humor and ingenuity that has become synonymous with the NBC Alternative brand,” said Meredith Ahr, president of NBC’s Alternative and Reality Group. “We believe that truth can be stranger (and funnier!) than fiction, and Ed and Randall are the ultimate duo to help real people bring their incredible stories to life.”

Each hour-long episode will feature Helms and Park talking with people about their extraordinary life experiences. These stories will then be brought to life via dramatic, star-studded re-enactments.

 

 

 

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