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Justin Theroux to star in The Mosquito Coast TV series for Apple

Variety is reporting that Justin Theroux (The Leftovers) is set to headline The Mosquito Coast, a small screen adaptation of his uncle Paul Theroux’s novel of the same name, which has received a series order from Apple TV+.

Published in 1981, The Mosquito Coast follows an American idealist who uproots his family to Central America in the hopes of finding a happier and simpler life. The book was previously adapted for the big screen by director Peter Weir in 1986, with Harrison Ford starring alongside Helen Mirren and River Phoenix.

Luther creator Neil Cross is adapting the book for Apple and serving as showrunner, while Rupert Wyatt will executive produce as well as directing multiple episodes.

Apple TV+ is set to launch on November 1st, with a monthly subscription costing $4.99.

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Justin Theroux to Star in Apple TV+ Series Based on His Uncle’s Novel

Justin Theroux to Star in Apple TV+ Series Based on His Uncle’s Novel
Following his first Emmy win, Justin Theroux is returning to serialized television. Never mind that he won the long overdue trophy as an executive producer on “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons'” — the Emmy-winning star of “The Leftovers” (doesn’t that just sound right?) has committed to his next TV series: “Mosquito Coast.”

Ties to the title run deep for Theroux: His uncle, Paul Theroux, wrote the novel on which the new series is based, about an inventor who moves his family to Latin America after getting fed up with American consumerism. But when the stubborn father’s behavior becomes unpredictable and belligerent, their new jungle paradise turns dark.

Neil Cross (“Luther”) is attached as the series’ showrunner, and he’ll write the first episode alongside Tom Bissell. Rupert Wyatt, Helen Mirren (as “Mother”), and River Phoenix as their son Charlie,
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The Mosquito Coast TV Show in the Works With Justin Theroux

Kirsten Howard Sep 17, 2019

Justin Theroux will star in The Mosquito Coast TV series for Apple.

Apple is working on a fresh adaptation of Paul Theroux's cult novel, The Mosquito Coast. The new TV series, being lined up for Apple's streaming service, Apple TV+, already has a showrunner in place in the form of Neil Cross (Luther). Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will be executive producing, and will also direct many of the episodes.

It's been confirmed that The Leftovers' Justin Theroux will star in The Mosquito Coast, and it's not a coincidence that Theroux shares the name of the book's author - he's his nephew!

Per Variety, the story will follow "an idealist who uproots his family and moves them to Latin America". This will be familiar territory if you've ever caught the film version of The Mosquito Coast, which was directed by Peter Weir
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Justin Theroux to Star in ‘Mosquito Coast’ Series Adaptation at Apple

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Justin Theroux to Star in ‘Mosquito Coast’ Series Adaptation at Apple
Justin Theroux is attached to star in a series adaptation of “The Mosquito Coast” at Apple.

Based on the 1981 novel by his uncle, novelist Paul Theroux, “Mosquito Coast” follows an idealist who uproots his family to Latin America.

The project has received a series order at Apple’s upcoming streaming service, Apple TV Plus. “Luther” creator Neil Cross will co-write the first episode with Tom Bissell and serve as showrunner on the series.

Also Read: Charlie Hunnam to Star on Apple's 'Shantaram' TV Series Adaptation

Rise of the Planet of the Apes” helmer Rupert Wyatt will direct the first episode, as well as several more throughout the season, and executive produce. Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman and Fremantle will serve as the studio.

The novel has been adapted for screen once before. Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Andre Gregory and River Phoenix starred in the Peter Weir
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‘Mosquito Coast’ Series Starring Justin Theroux Set at Apple

  • Variety
Apple has ordered an adaptation of “The Mosquito Coast” to series, Variety has learned.

Justin Theroux will star in the series, which is based on the novel by his uncle Paul Theroux. The story follows an idealist who uproots his family and moves them to Latin America. Neil Cross is adapting the book for television in addition to serving as showrunner. Cross will also write the first episode of the series with Tom Bissell. Rupert Wyatt will executive produce and direct multiple episodes, including the first episode. Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman will executive produce, with Fremantle producing.

Justin Theroux’s last TV starring role was in the Netflix limited series “Maniac.” He also starred in the critically-acclaimed HBO series “The Leftovers,” which ended after three seasons on the premium cabler in 2017. On the film side, he has starred in projects like “American Psycho,” “Zoolander,” and “The Girl on the Train.
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‘Shantaram’: Richard Roxburgh & Radhika Apte To Co-Star In Apple Series

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‘Shantaram’: Richard Roxburgh & Radhika Apte To Co-Star In Apple Series
Exclusive: Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!) and Radhika Apte are set as series regulars opposite Charlie Hunnam in Apple’s sweeping international drama series Shantaram, based on Gregory David Roberts’ bestselling novel. It hails from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television.

Written by Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle), Shantaram tells the story of Lin (Hunnam), a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India.

Australian actor Roxburgh will play Detective Sergeant Marty Nightingalem who works for the Australian Federal Police and is part of a small, elite unit trained for the pursuit and capture of escaped convicts.

Indian film and theater actress Apte will play Kavita, a driven Indian journalist looking for answers.

Justin Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed) is
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James Cameron and Keanu Reeves Will Appear in a Doc That Explores Relationships Between Actors and Stunt Performers

There’s an interesting new documentary called 2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars. It comes from Rootbeer Films, and it “explores relationships between actors and stunt performers — a topic at the heart of Quentin Tarantino’s recent Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

Joe Mantegna narrates the doc, and it features the likes of James Cameron, Keanu Reeves, Mark Wahlberg and Halle Berry. The doc also features Heidi Moneymaker, Jackson Spidell, Jack Gill, JJ Perry, and Jessie Graff as well as Zoe Saldana, Chad Stahelski, Jon Bernthal, Shemar Moore, Joseph Gatt, Mark Dacascos, and Helen Mirren.

Lenny Shapiro, CEO/President of Rootbeer Films, said, “Having produced many action films, it is my great pleasure to showcase the real action stars… the stunt people.”

This is fantastic! I’ve always loved and respected that work that stunt people do, and they don’t get enough credit for putting their lives on the
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Oscar predictions: Top 10 frontrunners for Best Actress include Renee Zellweger, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez and …

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Oscar predictions: Top 10 frontrunners for Best Actress include Renee Zellweger, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez and …
Frontrunners are already forming in the Oscar race Best Actress race, according to early combined predictions at Gold Derby. Now that the three major fall film festivals — Telluride, Venice and Toronto — have unspooled many of the most anticipated titles, these predictions reflect the flux now that award journalists have passed judgment on early fall contenders. Two major shifts for female leads: Both Julianne Moore (“Gloria”) and Nicole Kidman (The Goldfinch”) have dropped out from the top 10, replaced by Jennifer Lopez in “Hustlers” and Helen Mirren in “The Good Liar.” We’ve confirmed category placements with studios or campaigners, but — as awards season veterans know — such labels can change later. For example, JLo may drop to the supporting race if that improves her chance to win. For now, Gold Derby ranks her in both categories.

Below: the current top 10 Best Actress rankings on the Gold Derby site, in order, as of Sept.
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Luc Besson’s Anna Arrives on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand September 24th

An all-star cast leads the electrifying action film, Anna,arriving on Digital September 10 and on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand September 24 from Summit.

An all-star cast leads the electrifying action film, Anna, arriving on Digital September 10 and on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand September 24 from Summit. Introducing Sasha Luss in the title role, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren kick ass in this stylized action-thriller about one of the world’s most feared government assassins, Anna Poliatova. Written and directed by Luc Besson, the film is an action-packed thrill ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Experience sensational fight sequences in four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack,
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Official Secrets – Review

Keira Knightley as “Katharine Gun” in Gavin Hood’s Official Secrets. Photo credit: Nick Wall. Courtesy of IFC Films. An IFC Films Release.

Keira Knightley takes a break from period costumes to star in the true-story based political thriller Official Secrets, about a British intelligence specialist turns whistle-blower in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.

South African writer/director Gavin Hood has built a reputation for thoughtful dramas focused on timely topics with ethical complexities, starting with the Oscar-winning Tsotsi. Hood has also directed action films like X_MEN Origins: Wolverine but he has recently offered up drama with serious subjects but featuring big enough stars to get the subject wide audience attention. In the Helen Mirren-starring Eye In The Sky, Hood spotlighted the complex human and ethical issues underlying drone strikes. This time Hood focuses on the case of a British intelligence analyst who decided the public
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James Cameron, Keanu Reeves Starring in ‘2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Rootbeer Films has completed “2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars” with James Cameron, Keanu Reeves, Mark Wahlberg and Halle Berry, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film explores relationships between actors and stunt performers — a topic at the heart of Quentin Tarantino’s recent “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Joe Mantegna narrates “2nd Unit: Invisible Action Stars.”

Lenny Shapiro, CEO/President of Rootbeer Films, said, “Having produced many action films, it is my great pleasure to showcase the real action stars… the stunt people.”

The documentary features Heidi Moneymaker, Jackson Spidell, Jack Gill, JJ Perry and Jessie Graff and explores the relationship between the actor and the stunt performer. Additional featured interviewees include Zoe Saldana, Chad Stahelski, Jon Bernthal, Shemar Moore, Joseph Gatt, Mark Dacascos, and Helen Mirren.

The film was produced by Rootbeer Films in conjunction with In The Light Productions, and was directed by Jason Strickland, known for his
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45 Behind-the-Scenes Shots That Will Put You Behind the Wheel of Fast and Furious 9

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45 Behind-the-Scenes Shots That Will Put You Behind the Wheel of Fast and Furious 9
Production is well under way for Fast and Furious 9, and we're getting emotional seeing the cast back together again. The original gang - including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris - along with Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, and newcomer John Cena, recently wrapped up filming in London and is currently in Scotland. The WWE wrestler's role is still being kept under wraps, but judging from all the behind-the-scenes photos the cast has been sharing on social media, Fast 9 is going to be a hell of a ride! Sadly, it doesn't look like Dwayne Johnson will be making an appearance in the latest installment, but we got to see him and Jason Statham in the recent Hobbs and Shaw spinoff. Fast 9 is set to hit theaters on May 22, 2020.

Related: How Well Do You Know the Fast and Furious Films? Take Our Quiz to Find Out
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"Catherine The Great" On HBO

Oscar-winner Helen Mirren stars in the new historical 4-part TV mini-series drama "Catherine the Great", premiering October 21, 2019 on HBO:

"...the tumultuous monarch and politician ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century...

"... following the end of Catherine's reign and her affair with Russian military leader 'Grigory Potemkin' that helped shape the future of Russian politics..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Catherine The Great"...
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Sky Eyes “Next Level” Of Growth As NBCUniversal Takes Over Global Sales

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Sky is looking to become Europe’s “most important producer of original content” as it doubles its investment over the next five years and hopes that NBCUniversal’s move to take over its international content sales will help it reach “another level”.

Sky and NBCU held a cocktail event at London’s BAFTA last night to toast the merger of Sky Vision into NBCUniversal International Television Distribution and introduce British producers to Belinda Menendez and her team.

Sky Studios CEO Gary Davey said that Jane Millichip, who founded Sky Vision and becomes Chief Commercial Officer at Sky Studios, and her team hit their long-term revenue target two years ahead of schedule.

“The Sky Vision journey has been very important to everyone here at Sky. The Sky Vision team were able to develop and prove a monetization model that allowed us to initiate our investment model in original content,” he said.
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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw home entertainment details revealed

Universal Pictures has announced the home entertainment release of the blockbuster action spinoff movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw which arrives on digital on October 15th, and hits shelves on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 5th; check out the cover artwork and bonus feature details below…

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For years, hulking lawman Luke Hobbs and lawless outcast Deckard Shaw have traded smack talk and body blows. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton Lorr gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever, Hobbs and Shaw must partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Joining the cast as Shaw’s sister Hattie, Vanessa Kirby “is convincing as a woman who can take care of herself”. Directed by David Leitch from a story by longtime Fast & Furious narrative architect
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Hobbs & Shaw Comes to Blu-Ray in October with Alternate Opening & Deleted Scenes

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Hobbs & Shaw Comes to Blu-Ray in October with Alternate Opening & Deleted Scenes
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, available on Digital on October 15, 2019, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on November 5, 2019, amps up the high-stakes action and sharp-edged humor like never before, taking fans down an exhilarating new road.

Unforgettable franchise favorites Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw forge an unlikely partnership that provides fresh insight into their backstories. Johnson and Statham's "sheer movie star charisma" take the action, spectacle, thrills and humor to a new level and have already earned the film more than $680 million at the global box office.

Hobbs & Shaw features over 80 minutes* of never-before-seen bonus content including an alternate opening, deleted and extended scenes and several featurettes with the filmmakers and cast that take fans further into the thrilling story. A hit with audiences, Hobbs & Shaw earned an "A-" CinemaScore and is "the most exciting movie of the year", with non-stop action across the globe,
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Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson Cast In Paramount’s ‘Infinite’; Jasper Polish Joins ‘Force of Nature’

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Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson Cast In Paramount’s ‘Infinite’; Jasper Polish Joins ‘Force of Nature’
Iceland native Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson has joined the cast of Paramount’s Antoine Fuqua-directed sci-fi Infinite, which has Mark Wahlberg attached to star. It follows Evan Michaels, a man haunted by memories of two past lives. He stumbles upon a centuries-old secret society of similar individuals who make up the Cognomina, possessing total recall of their past lives and whose members have been agents of change throughout history. He seeks to join their ranks. The pic is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s novel The Reincarnationist Papers and is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian of Di Bonaventura Pictures and John Zaozirny with Rafi Crohn serving as executive producer. Infinite hits theaters August 7. Jóhannesson can currently be seen in Richard Linklaters’ Where’d You Go, Bernadette with Cate Blanchett and up next appears in Bill Condon’s The Good Liar, opposite Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen,
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Hobbs & Shaw Race for Home in November

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Universal City, California, September 10, 2019 – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, available on Digital on October 15, 2019, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on November 5, 2019, amps up the high-stakes action and sharp-edged humor like never before, taking fans down an exhilarating new road. Unforgettable franchise favorites Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw forge an unlikely partnership that provides fresh insight into their backstories. Johnson and Statham’s “sheer movie star charisma” take the action, spectacle, thrills and humor to a new level and have already earned the film more than $680 million at the global box office.

Hobbs & Shaw features over 80 minutes* of never-before-seen bonus content including an alternate opening, deleted and extended scenes and several featurettes with the filmmakers and cast that take fans further into the thrilling story. A hit with audiences, Hobbs & Shaw earned an “A-” CinemaScore and is “the most exciting movie of
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‘The Crown’ Abandons Plan to CGI Olivia Colman’s Eyes in Season 3

‘The Crown’ Abandons Plan to CGI Olivia Colman’s Eyes in Season 3
The casting of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown” Season 3 has caused something of a continuity controversy given the Oscar-winning actress has brown eyes. Claire Foy, who played the character in the first two seasons of the Netflix smash hit, has blue eyes, correctly matching the color of the real Queen Elizabeth II. Netflix’s first look images for “The Crown” Season 3 confirmed Colman was keeping her brown eye color in the role, but that doesn’t mean the production didn’t try to maintain eye color continuity.

The Crown” director Ben Caron told The Guardian in a recent interview that the production first tried to use blue contact lenses on Colman to get her to match both Foy and the real Queen Elizabeth II. The problem was that the contact lenses got in the way of Colman’s acting. Caron said it felt as if Colman “was acting behind a mask…
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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw passes $700 million worldwide

Despite suffering a heavy slump in its third weekend in China, Universal Pictures’ over-the-top action blockbuster Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw has raced past the $700 million mark at the global box office this past weekend.

China is Hobbs & Shaw’s biggest market, the David Leitch-directed spinoff having banked $186 million in the Middle Kingdom, where both Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham enjoy healthy fanbases. It has earned a further $164 million domestically (making it the first F&f movie since 2009’s Fast & Furious not to crack $200 million), while its worldwide haul currently stands on $721 million.

At this point, it seems unlikely that Hobbs & Shaw will have enough gas in the tank to catch Fast & Furious 6, which earned $788.7 million back in 2013, and will presumably have to settle for fourth place in terms of the franchise’s biggest earners.

See Also: Tyrese Gibson slams Dwayne Johnson over Fast & Furious
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