Polly Pocket movie

Increasingly, Hollywood seems to be reaching outside the realm of earlier films and TV shows when it comes to adapting recognizable intellectual property into new stories. Here’s another example of a toy serving as the basis for a film: Lena Dunham (Girls, Tiny Furniture) is set to write and direct a Polly Pocket movie for Mattel Films and MGM, and the film will be based on the toy that became a phenomenon in the 1990s. Lily Collins (Mank) is set to star as the title character.
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History of Product Placement in Movies and TV

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, take a look at the surprisingly deep history of product placement in movies and TV over the decades. Plus, get a refresher on the entire Fast and Furious franchise before F9 speeds into theaters this coming weekend. And finally, check out a roundtable discussion with TV directors such as Zach Braff (Ted Lasso), Rick Famuyiwa (The Mandalorian), and Lena Dunham (Industry). Read More »

generation trailer

The kids are mostly all right in Generation (also styled Genera+ion), a new teen dramedy series from HBO Max. Well, at least they’re a tad more stable than the destructive teens of Euphoria, the acclaimed HBO teen drama that Generation appears to be chasing.  Executive produced by Lena Dunham and created by 19-year-old Zelda Barnz and her director father Daniel Barnz (Cake), Generation follows a diverse group of LGBTQ teens as they explore their identities. Watch the Generation trailer below.

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea Movie

Lena Dunham has tackled a lot of first world problems as the writer, director, producer and star of the HBO series Girls, but her next project will see her taking on a story far removed from those kind of vapid, insufferable characters and stories.

Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are teaming up as producers for an adaptation of A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival, a harrowing Syrian refugee tale, and Lena Dunham is their pick to write the script. Read More »

once upon a time in hollywood cast

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood keeps adding more stars to its already-stacked cast. But while this latest addition is a big name, it’s also a wholly unexpected choice.

Lena Dunham is joining Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast in an undisclosed role. Though the Girls creator has earned a slew of Emmy nominations for her work on the HBO series, this will be Dunham’s first ever role in a major Hollywood feature. Not to mention, it’ll be the first role in which she won’t be playing a 21st century millennial.

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camping trailer

Lena Dunham has a new HBO series: Camping, a comedy starring Jennifer Garner and David Tennant as a married couple on a vacation from hell. You can watch the first Camping trailer below.

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the sinner season 2

In this edition of TV bits:

  • A sneak-peak at Family Guy‘s limited commercial episode
  • Ross Lynch cast in Netflix’s Sabrina
  • David Tennant joins Lena Dunham‘s new HBO show
  • The Sinner gets a second season
  • Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn & Lamorne Morris cast in National Geographic limited-series
  • A trailer and details for HBO’s new documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher

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American Horror Story Season 7 Title

Here it is, the news you’ve been waiting for since Ryan Murphy announced that the next season of American Horror Story would be inspired by the 2016 presidential election. The American Horror Story Season 7 title is…Cult.

Which raises a lot of questions about what 2016 election Murphy was watching. But at least he’ll have the newly-announced cast member and number one Hillary Clinton fan Lena Dunham to help him with the newest season of the FX anthology series.

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Toni Erdmann remake

The showrunner of HBO’s Girls, Jenni Konner, and its creator, Lena Dunham, may write the Toni Erdmann remake. The remake of the German drama is coming from Adam McKay and Will Ferrell‘s Gary Sanchez production company and Paramount and is set to star Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig.

Below, learn more about the Toni Erdmann remake.  Read More »

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The Golden Girls Spoof

HBO’s comedy series Girls is nearing an end to its sixth and final season. We’re not sure where the stories of Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) will end up, but we won’t have to wait for long. Though this is the final season of the show, Lena Dunham has said that she would love to bring these characters back for a movie, but not until enough time has passed for them to be in a completely different place in their lvies.

That brings us to one Girls project that’s even further down the road. In honor of the final season of Girls, the folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live decided to round up the four stars of the HBO series to put together a pilot for an update of The Golden Girls, featuring Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna living together like Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty did in the original version of the series.

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