House of Cards production

Update: Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has confirmed that House of Cards will end without Kevin Spacey, with the eight-episode final season officially placing Robin Wright in the spotlight. Sarandos added that the season will “bring closure of the show for fans.” Our original article follows below.

After shutting down in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against star Kevin Spacey, Netflix’s House of Cards is getting ready to resume filming. Production company Media Rights Capital sent a letter out to cast and crew of the dark political series suggesting that production will start up against early next month, and that it’s likely Spacey will not be returning. The update on the House of Cards production is below.

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all the money in the world trailer

Ridley Scott is not messing around. After an All the Money in the World TV spot arrived earlier today giving us our first glimpse of Christopher Plummer replacing fired actor Kevin Spacey, a brand new full trailer just dropped with even more new Plummer footage. Scott has seemingly defied the odds and managed to quickly alter his already completed film, just in time to maintain its established release date. The new All the Money in the World trailer is below.

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All the Money in the World Christopher Plummer

That was fast. Following the recent announcement that All the Money in the World director Ridley Scott would be replacing All the Money co-star Kevin Spacey with actor Christopher Plummer, we now have the first official footage of Plummer stepping into Spacey’s part via a new TV spot. In addition to the footage, Ridley Scott sat down with Entertainment Weekly and spoke for the first time on record about the events surrounding Spacey’s firing from the film.

See the All the Money in the World TV spot with Christopher Plummer below.

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all the money in the world

In a highly surprising move, Ridley Scott has decided to remove all of Kevin Spacey‘s scenes in the upcoming All the Money In the World and reshoot them with actor Christopher Plummer. The decision comes as a result of multiple sexual assault allegations levied against Spacey in recent weeks. This is an unprecedented decision: All the Money In the World was already finished, had released a trailer, and was set for release in a month. Even more surprising is news that Scott and the producers still plan to adhere to the film’s original release date.

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House of Cards season 6

Update #3, 11/3/17: Variety reports that Kevin Spacey has been suspended from House of Cards, a “legally necessary first step toward Spacey’s eventual termination.” Netflix has also cancelled the Gore Vidal biopic he was set to star in for the streaming service. The official statement reads as follows:

Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.

This update aligns with the rumors that the series would kill off Spacey’s Frank Underwood and conclude the series with the rest of the cast.

Update #2, 10/31/17: According to Deadline, filming on season 6 of House of Cards has been indefinitely suspended in the wake of the Kevin Spacey allegations. Here’s the official statement:

MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew.

Update 10/30/17: Netflix has released a statement regarding the allegations against Kevin Spacey:

Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.

The original article continues below.

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House of Cards, Netflix’s political thriller series about a corrupt and merciless politician and his network of allies and enemies, is tumbling down.

The streaming service has announced that House of Cards season 6 will bring the series to a close. However, the announcement arrives hot on the heels of allegations against series star Kevin Spacey, which suggests that outside events may have influenced the decision to bring Netflix’s flagship series to an end, or at least to announce its conclusion today.

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House of Cards kill Kevin Spacey

As the fallout from multiple sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey continues, the future of the Spacey-led Netflix series House of Cards hangs in the balance. After announcing the upcoming sixth season would be the last, Netflix then put the series on hold altogether. Rumors of possible spin-offs came after that. And now comes word that producers are considering killing off Spacey’s Frank Underwood entirely for the possible final season. Will House of Cards kill Kevin Spacey’s character? It seems like it’s definitely an option now.

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House of Cards spinoffs

In the wake of news that the sixth season of House of Cards will be its last comes word of multiple spinoffs. Producers Netflix and Media Rights Capital are in the stages of planing several different ideas for a potential spinoff of the flagship Netflix series, which has been running since 2013. Word of the House of Cards conclusion and potential spinoffs comes on the heels of allegations leveled against star Kevin Spacey.

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Baby Driver Blu-ray

On Wednesday night, I visited the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles to attend the Blu-ray release party of Baby Driver, writer/director Edgar Wright‘s music-driven car chase film that debuted earlier this year. Sitting next to Baby’s bright red Subaru from the film, Wright showed off some clips from the film’s bonus features and participated in a lengthy Q&A session, during which he revealed a few cool pieces of information we didn’t know about the making of the film.

Oh, and Kevin Spacey – who plays heist mastermind “Doc” in the movie – unexpectedly dropped by for an impromptu conversation as well. Read on for eight things we learned about Wright’s toe-tapping musical action thriller.
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all the money in the world trailer

Ridley Scott has been hard at work, with two high-profile films released this year. While Alien: Covenant met with mixed reactions from fans of the beloved sci-fi franchise that he begat, All the Money in the World arrives with virtually no expectations from movie goers.

It’s a wonder that this film wasn’t on our radar sooner. Starring award-winning actors like Kevin Spacey, Michelle Williams, and Mark Wahlberg, and based on the real-life kidnapping of billionaire J. Paul Getty’s grandson, it’s the type of buzzy fare that will immediately get audience attention, if not awards attention. That’s likely what the recently released trailer is aiming for.

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Baby Driver Review

(This review originally ran following Baby Driver‘s world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. The film opens in theaters today.)

Edgar Wright makes movies for movie fans, first and foremost. Is there a wide audience for a zombie comedy that upends the genre while also delivering one of the most affecting horror tales of the 21st century? Maybe not at first, but Shaun of the Dead exists and it is spectacular. It took too many people too long to fall in love with a stylized rom-com martial arts adventure that appropriates video game language to provide commentary on how relationships evolve, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has rightfully become recognized as a one-of-a-kind pop masterpiece.

And speaking of pop masterpieces, Wright’s latest film, Baby Driver held its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival over the weekend and it’s remarkable for two reasons. First, Wright’s unique voice remains intact, even as he plunges into a genre that is new to him and a story that takes away some of his more familiar crutches. Second, he’s made a movie that feels like it has the capacity to win over the average moviegoer as quickly as it wins the hearts of his fellow cinephiles.

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