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Casting: Maude Apatow Joins 'Girls,' Uma Thurman Cooks Up 'Adam Jones' With Bradley Cooper & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 4:42 PM
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Kill Bill Vol. 2
Let's take a break from festivals and comic book news for a (brief) moment and pivot toward some casting that's going on. Uma Thurman is the latest to join the massive ensemble — Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Lily James, Jamie Dornan and Alicia Vikander — in the John Wells directed "Adam Jones."

FX CEO Says 'True Detective' Will "Have To Prove It's Not Just A Vehicle For Movie Stars"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2014 9:19 AM
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True Detective
Given the pedigree of talent assembled for "True Detective" season one—Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan—and the actors already being tipped for season two (Colin Farrell), not to mention the widespread critical acclaim for the show, it's understandable rivals might be a little jealous. But leave it to FX CEO John Landgraf to fire a shot at HBO about their prestige drama.

Hayley Atwell Returns For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Joss Whedon Says Heroes Face "Darker, Weirder, Tougher World"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2014 3:31 PM
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Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy Carter
The curious thing about the Marvel-verse is that the more it expands, the more strings need to be tied together to keep it all connected. And one strand that Marvel is continually threading belongs to Hayley Atwell's Agent Carter. First featured in "Captain America: The First Avenger," she returned in old-age makeup for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." And now the actress confirms she'll once again make a Marvel movie appearance, this time in "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron." And she can credit alcohol for helping make that happen.

FX Passes On Charlie Kaufman's 'How & Why,' '70s Set Plot Details For 'Fargo' Season 2 Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2014 10:00 AM
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Fargo
With the animated, Kickstarter funded animated effort "Anomalisa" presumably on the way, it's not like we have nothing to look forward to from Charlie Kaufman ("Synecdoche, New York," "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind") but it has been frustrating watching his projects sputter in development (don't get us started on the meta-musical "Frank Or Francis"). Which is why this latest bit of news is a bummer... but has a silver lining.

Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood & James Marsden Join J.J. Abrams & Jonah Nolan's 'Westworld' Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 6:41 PM
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Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood & James Marsden Westworld
In the canon of remakes-that-are-taking-forever-to-get-made, "Westworld" would be up there. The project is slowly developing for years and never quite getting anywhere, but last year J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan signed up to produce the movie for HBO, with the latter writing the script and directing the pilot. Well, it seems it's a step closer to happening as offers are now out for actors to fill the roles of the futuristic flick about robots run amok.

Interview: William Friedkin on ‘Sorcerer,’ The ‘Killer Joe’ TV Show And Life Beyond “Macho Bullsh*t Stories”

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 21, 2014 2:05 PM
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At 78, William Friedkin is experiencing a new lease on life, career-wise. When we spoke with the genial, anecdote-laden, Oscar-winning director at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, he let drop that he's in contention, at least, for what has to be one of the choicest TV gigs on offer: season 2 of “True Detective,” or part thereof.

'Fargo' Returning 'True Detective' Style In 2015 With New Characters, Actors & Storyline; 'Louie' Gets Short Season 5

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 1:01 PM
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Fargo
There were doubts and questions about whether or not "Fargo" could step out from the shadow of the Coen brothers (who are producers on the show) monumental film and stand on its own. But any fears were put to rest with a first season that earned critical acclaim, found an audience and wound up with a massive 18 Emmy nominations. Not too shabby, and FX is ready for more.

Watch: Jesus Was Wrong In New Teaser Trailer For Final Season Of 'Boardwalk Empire'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 12:33 PM
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Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi
"Boardwalk Empire" will be taking its final journey along the coast of New Jersey this fall, and it's going to bring some big changes with it. The last season of the period drama will apparently jump the timeline forward to the early '30s, just as prohibition is about to end. And it's going to be intense.

Recap: 'The Leftovers' Season 1, Episode 4 'B.J. And The A.C.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2014 11:00 PM
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The Leftovers
"There is no family," Patti Levin (Ann Dowd) mysteriously and somewhat gravely writes on her notepad, and it's a theme that will come to bear in "B.J. And The A.C." Christmas has arrived in Mapleton, and all police chief Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) wants is a little bit of peace for the holiday. And so he has reached out to Patti and the GRs to ask for a simple favour. There is a Christmas dance coming up, a fundraiser for the new library, and he would appreciate it if the GRs kept their distance. But his request comes with a threat — if they do show up, and things turn ugly, he won't step in to protect them like he has in the past. Levin's enigmatic is answer is the aforementioned quote, leaving Kevin to counter in exasperation, "What the fuck does that mean?" And the town will soon find out.

'Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery' Box Set Deleted Scenes Expand Upon Finale, Link To 'Fire Walk With Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2014 4:46 PM
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Twin Peaks
If "Twin Peaks" escaped your attention in the '90s, there's probably no better time to reacquainted with it, with a brand new box set arriving at the of the month. Teasingly titled "Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery," it's a comprehensive collection of everything you need including the prequel movie "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" but perhaps most enticingly, 90 minutes of extensive deleted and extended scenes. Basically, a lot of stuff was left on the cutting room floor, and with people now digging into advance copies, we're learning more about the surprises that await within. And obviously, spoilers ahead.

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