Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee

File this under “unexpected casting news”: Lily James (Baby Driver, Cinderella) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Destroyer) have been hired to play Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in a new limited series for Hulu.

For anyone who may have been a bit too young to experience their fame as it was happening, Anderson (a Playboy Playmate and actress) and Lee (the drummer of rock band Mötley Crüe) were involved in a high-profile whirlwind romance which drew the attention of the tabloids for years. On their honeymoon, the two filmed a sex tape which was eventually stolen and leaked to the public. In the upcoming limited series, Seth Rogen (This is the End, Steve Jobs) is on board to play the man who stole and distributed that tape.
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the dig trailer

Carey Mulligan had her flirtation with playing something other than the repressed British housewife, but now she’s back to period dramas — this time playing a repressed British widow. Jokes aside, The Dig, which also stars Ralph Fiennes and Lily James, looks to be the most British drama Netflix has released in a while, and one that the streamer is also squeezing into the Oscar race. Watch The Dig trailer below.

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What's Love Got to Do with It

Hot off her starring role as the second Mrs. de Winter in Netflix’s recent remake of Rebecca, Lily James is lining up a new movie project.

James is set to co-star with Emma Thompson (Late Night, Last Christmas) and Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) in a new romantic comedy from Working Title called What’s Love Got to Do With It? Here’s what we know so far.
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the dig first look

Looks like Netflix has a new prestige drama headed our way – can you dig it? I sure hope so, because it’s called The Dig, and it looks like the type of movie where everyone is dressed very well and behaves very properly. That’s not a knock, either – sometimes that sort of movie can be just what the doctor ordered. In The Dig, a widow hires an archeologist to excavate some burial mounds on her estate – and they may or may not contain treasure. I know the “burial mounds” thing makes this sound like a horror movie in disguise, but it’s not. Check out some The Dig first look images below.

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rebecca review

It’s never a good idea to remake Hitchcock, even though several have tried. And while Ben Wheatley‘s new Netflix Rebecca is technically not a remake, but rather a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel, it can’t escape the Hitchock film’s legacy. Like its main character, Rebecca is living in the shadow of its predecessor. To Wheatley’s credit, he doesn’t try to ape Hitchcock in any way, shape, or form. But, oddly enough, he doesn’t bring much new life to the proceedings, either. For a film filled with such lush production design, Rebecca is a curiously stifled affair.

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Rebecca Posters

This fall, Netflix is releasing Rebecca, a bold attempt at following Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film from 1940, based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. But if there’s anyone who can do it, it’s director Ben Wheatley, and his new take on the old story also has the benefit of starring Armie Hammer and Lily James. Both are prominently featured on some colorful, fractured and double exposed posters, and they all have Kristin Scott Thomas as the titular character looming in the background. Read More »

Lockdown cast

Director Doug Liman‘s new heist movie just got an injection of new cast members.

Ben Stiller (Tropic Thunder), Lily James (Baby Driver), Stephen Merchant (Logan), and more are the latest names to join Lockdown, a pandemic-themed heist film which already had Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange) on board in the lead roles. Learn more about the movie below.

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rebecca trailer

How do you follow up Alfred Hitchcock? The 1941 Rebecca was famously the only film Hitchcock directed that nabbed a Best Picture win at the Oscars, and remains to this day a beloved adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier Gothic classic. But can Ben Wheatley‘s new version hold a candle to Hitchcock’s film, or even du Maurier’s haunting novel? We’ll have to see once it hits Netflix this October. Watch the Rebecca trailer below.

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Lily James Armie Hammer

Ben Wheatley, the director of films like Free Fire, High-Rise, and Kill List, is going Gothic for his next film. He’s tackling an adaptation of Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel about a young woman who gets married to a rich widower and slowly learns that his late wife’s memory casts a long shadow over everyone who lives at their sprawling manor. Lily James and Armie Hammer star in the new Netflix film, which finally has a release date and a batch of first-look photos that you can check out below. Read More »

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Movie: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: A London author (Lily James from Cinderella and Baby Driver) receives a letter from a quiet, hunky, mysterious man (Michiel Huisman, AKA Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones) who lives on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel. He’s a part of a literary society with a fascinating origin story, and the writer eventually travels there to meet the group in person, only to realize their story is even more complex than she could have foreseen. Naturally, the writer and the hunk with the tragic backstory fall in love.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Director Mike Newell helmed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but he’s probably best known for his romantic films: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Mona Lisa Smile, Pushing Tin, and Love in the Time of Cholera. (He also directed the atrocious 2010 Disney movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, but nobody’s perfect.) This movie puts him fully back in romance mode, and while writers Don Roos and Tom Bezucha do a lot of heavy lifting with the script, which can veer from swooning romance to, um, some Nazi stuff, Newell is responsible for making watching the film feel like the movie equivalent of curling up at a seaside cottage to read your favorite novel. With its sweeping countrysides, stunning vistas, and sublime lighting, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is among the most beautifully shot of Netflix’s original movies. Read More »