Jun 21st: Kat Graham Joins Forest Whitaker, Theo James in Netflix’s ‘How It Ends’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Kat Graham has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming action thriller “How It Ends,” also starring Forest Whitaker and Theo James.

The film follows James as Will, a young man desperate to get home to his pregnant wife Samantha (Graham) after an apocalyptic event turns roads to mayhem. Forest Whitaker plays Tom, Samantha’s domineering father. Samantha, a loving wife, encourages Will to stand up to Tom, not realizing that later on they’ll have to work together to find her.

Graham is best known for her role as Bonnie Bennett in The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” and has also acted in “17 Again,” “The Roommate” with Leighton Meester, and “Honey 2.” She recently played Jada Pinkett in the Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me.”

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Jun 13th: ‘Flatliners’ Trailer: Nina Dobrev and Others Play With Death in Sci-Fi Remake

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The first trailer for Sony’s Flatliners remake previews a handful of heart-stopping moments.

Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemons play medical students who, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: stopping their hearts for short periods of time. Each triggers a near-death experience, giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are haunted by the sins of their past, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.
The original 1990 thriller starred Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland, who also appear in the reboot.

Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the original Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, directs from a script by Ben Ripley with a story by Peter Filardi. Laurence Mark, Michael Douglas, and Peter Safran produced the Columbia Pictures title, in association with Cross Creek Pictures and LStar Capital.

Flatliners hits theaters Sept. 29.

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May 22nd: ‘The Originals’ Danielle Campbell Boards ‘You Can Choose Your Family’

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EXCLUSIVE: Danielle Campbell, who starred as Davina Claire for four seasons on CW’s The Originals, has joined first-time feature director Miranda Bailey’s comedy You Can Choose Your Family, from Imagine Entertainment and Cold Iron Pictures. The film, which is currently in production in New York, stars Jim Gaffigan along with Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky and Logan Miller.

The pic follows 17-year-old Philip (Miller) who, while on spring break, learns his overly protective father Frank (Gaffigan) is living a double life. Campbell plays Allison, a high school beauty and “It” girl of her senior class.

Glen Lakin wrote the screenplay, which was further developed by Bailey. Imagine’s Karen Kehela Sherwood and Cold Iron’s Amanda Marshall are producing with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer serving as exec producers.

Campbell, whose film credits include Race To Win and Madea’s Witness Protection, is repped by Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty and Primary Wave Entertainment.

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May 22nd: Katharine McPhee & Daniel Gillies To Topline Lifetime’s ‘The Lost Wife Of Robert Durst’

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Lifetime has given the green light to original movie The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, with Katharine McPhee and Daniel Gillies set to star as Kathie and Robert Durst.

Based on Matt Birkbeck’s book, A Deadly Secret: The Strange Disappearance of Kathie Durst, the movie centers around the wife of Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s documentary The Jinx. Young and wide-eyed, Kathie (McPhee) falls in love with charming, yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst (Gillies), only to find their marriage turning stranger, darker and more disturbing as time passes. But when Kathie disappears in 1982, her family and friends are deeply disturbed that her disappearance isn’t taken seriously by police. While Durst is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his close friend, journalist Susan Berman, the questions linger as to what really happened to Kathie. The Lost Wife of Robert Durst pulls back the curtain on the world of Robert Durst and explores what may have happened between him and Kathie.

A movie about Robert Durst had been in development at Lifetime since last summer.

The Jinx examined Durst’s ties to his wife’s disappearance and Berman’s death, as well as the 2001 death and dismemberment of his neighbor Morris Black, for which he was tried and acquitted. The HBO series ended with Durst blurting out on a hot microphone that he “killed them all.”

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst is produced by Lincoln Square, A+E Studios and Lifetime.

McPhee stars as Paige Dineen on CBS drama series Scorpion, which recently was renewed for a fourth season.

Gillies plays Elijah on CW’s The Originals, which was renewed for a fifth season, and can next be seen in CBS’ new fall drama series SEAL Team. Gillies also directed an episode of The Originals, which airs June 2, as well as feature Broken Kingdom and documentary Kingdom Come. Gillies is repped by APA and LINK Entertainment.

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Apr 7th: (Funny Or Die) Overheard LA with Nina Dobrev

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This reenactment starring Nina Dobrev may not be real, but everything you are about to hear was overheard in LA.

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Apr 6th: Scoop on Zach Roerig Future and Alaric appearing on the Originals

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Mar 20th: The Vampire Diaries’ Arielle Kebbel Is Bringing a Little Bit of Lexi to Midnight, Texas

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The Vampire Diaries is now but a fond memory in the hearts and minds of its fans, but a small part of the series may be living on in NBC’s upcoming supernatural drama Midnight, Texas. Debuting this July, the series — based on the books by Charlaine Harris, who authored the novels that inspired True Blood — Midnight, Texas tracks the goings-on in a town filled with vampires, witches and spirits who live alongside humans.

One of those people is Olivia Charity, a hitwoman with a shadowy past who’s an integral part of the community. She’ll be played by Arielle Kebbel — the do-gooder Lexi from Vampire Diaries who Kebbel said will still be seen, in a way, in this new show.

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Mar 15th: Claire Holt & More Join ‘Irreplaceable You’

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacki Weaver, Timothy Simons and Claire Holt have joined the cast of Stephanie Laing’s romantic drama Irreplaceable You. The Walking Dead’s Alanna Masterson, Merritt Weaver (Nurse Jackie), Erin Richards (Gotham) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) also star in the pic alongside Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman, Christopher Walken and Steve Coogan.

Story focusses on Abbie and Sam, soulmates since the age of 8, who were destined to be together forever until death got in the way. Abbie tries to teach Sam how to live while an unlikely friend tries to teach Abbie how to die.

Former Veep director and exec producer Laing, who is currently an exec producer on HBO’s Vice Principles, directs from a script penned by Bess Wohl. The project, which is currently in production in New York, is produced by Jonathan Tropper (This Is Where I Leave You) and Farah Abushwesha (Don’t Hang Up), the latter of whom first collaborated with Laing by producing some episodes of Laing’s female-driven online comedy network Pypo.

The Exchange is handling international rights on the pic, which was introduced at the Toronto Film Festival last year.

Jacki Weaver has been nominated twice for an Oscar for her roles in Animal Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook. She was recently cast in Jake Scott’s The Burning Woman alongside Christina Hendricks and Sienna Miller. Simons is no stranger to Laing, having starred in Veep since 2012. He’s recently starred in Gold alongside Matthew McConaughey and Christine with Rebecca Hall.

Aussie actress Holt is best known for starring in CW’s The Vampire Diaries as well as its spin-off The Originals. She’s recently starred in features The Divorce Party and 47 Meters Down and has been cast alongside Frank Grillo for Wolf in the Wild. Masterson is best known for her role as Tara in AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead and has had roles in series Mistresses and feature pic Peach Plum Pear.

Jacki Weaver is repped by ICM, Elevate Entertainment and Felker Toczek Suddleson. Simons is repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and Danis Panaro Nist Talent. Holt is repped by WME and Management 360 while Masterson is repped by TalentWorks, Masterson Management and LB Talent. Merritt Weave is repped by Viking Entertainment and Innovative Artists; Richards by WME, Magnolia Entertainment and Curtis Brown Group; and Henry by CAA and JWS Entertainment.

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