the old man cast

John Lithgow is the latest elderly gentleman to join The Old Man cast. Lithgow will be starring opposite Jeff Bridges in the FX thriller series The Old Man, with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts set to helm the pilot episode.

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alexander payne netflix movie

Netflix has snapped up another filmmaker who is an awards season favorite. Alexander Payne, who has won two writing Oscars for The Descendants and Sideways, has struck a deal with Netflix to direct an untitled road trip movie starring Mads Mikkelsen. Payne is just the latest high-profile filmmaker to join the ranks of the streaming giant as it goes for the gold statuette.

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In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • HBO renews The Righteous Gemstones for season 2
  • Christian Slater and Amanda Peet lead Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
  • Milo Ventimiglia will star in USA’s Evel Knievel limited series
  • Awkwafina‘s Comedy Central show taps Natasha Lyonne as one of its many female directors
  • And more!

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looking for alaska trailer

It was only five years ago that John Green was all the rage — his brand of angsty sincerity shown in films like The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns got the author crowned the king of tumblr. But five years can be an eon in today’s internet culture, and Looking for Alaska feels like it comes a little too late.

But Hulu’s TV series adaptation of the 2005 novel certainly screams “John Green”: There’s the wild, enigmatic girl who becomes a source of fascination for our nondescript protagonist, a group of lovesick friends coming of age, and your requisite cigarette as a fashion accessory. It’s all present in the Looking for Alaska trailer, which you can watch below.

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charlie's angel music video

Don’t call them angels. You wouldn’t like it when you call them angels. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey team up to make one of the oddest musical trios ever for “Don’t Call Me Angel,” a new song created for Elizabeth Banks‘ upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot. The girls don black outfits and matching black wings in the Charlie’s Angel music video to tell you exactly what happens when you call them angel.

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dublin murders trailer

How many chilling crime dramas centering around a series of small-town deaths can you have? Never too many, as the Dublin Murders trailer proves, delivering to us yet another crime drama filled with resolutely creepy imagery and lots of woods. The Starz crime drama follows two detectives as they investigate the mysterious death of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, which may be connected to a series of unexplained child murders. Watch the Dublin Murders trailer below.

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63 up trailer

In 1964, a group of seven-year-old British schoolchildren were selected to participate in a unique documentary series — one that would chronicle their lives over the course of several film installments. It’s the longest-running documentary series of all time, and it’s just hit its ninth film with 63 Up. Directed by Michael Apted, who directed all of the films since 1977’s 21 Up63 Up checks up on those group of former schoolchildren, now in their 60s. Watch the 63 Up trailer below.

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justin chon interview

“Palm trees are not native to California, did you know?”

Young-Il (James Kang) tells his young daughter Kasie that in Ms. PurpleJustin Chon‘s gauzy, contemplative follow-up to his charged 2017 darling Gook. Newcomer Tiffany Chu is the titular Ms. Purple, a young woman named Kasie who refuses to put her father in hospice even as he lies comatose in his death bed. When his caretaker suddenly quits, Kasie turns to her estranged brother Carey (Teddy Lee), who reluctantly returns home to take care of the father who kicked him out.

Ms. Purple is a story of people who “feel like they’ve been left behind,” Chon told /Film in an interview in New York.. First-generation Korean immigrants whose parents tried to make a new life in America, Kasie and Carey struggle to exist on the fringes of society — Kasie working as a “doumi girl,” a hostess at a Korean karaoke bar, Carey straddling homelessness while loitering at an internet cafe. “The world kept turning, they stood still,” Chon said. In effect, they are the palm tree: long, exotic plants swaying in a wind that is not their own. Uprooted.

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modern love trailer

What the world needs now is another ensemble romantic-comedy that looks like it could get dangerously cheesy. But in all seriousness, Modern Love looks like a promising Amazon anthology series, despite the familiar trappings of every other star-powered ensemble comedy that tried to replicate the success of Love, Actually. Written, directed, and produced by Sing Street director John CarneyModern Love stars award-winning actors like Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, and Dev Patel in an anthology series based on the popular New York Times romance column. Watch the new Modern Love trailer below.

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like a boss trailer

The beauty industry is about to get a little uglier. Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne star in Like a Boss, a comedy that is not based on The Lonely Island song. Instead it’s about two best friends who find themselves in debt after years of running their cosmetics business and are faced with the prospect of big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek). But all is not as pretty as it appears in the Like a Boss trailer.

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