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Zac Efron Plays DJ, Judi Dench Catches ‘Tulip Fever,’ Michael Gambon Has A 'Casual Vacancy' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 6, 2014 10:24 AM
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While “Star Wars” and Marvel franchise rumors are just that thus far regarding Zac Efron, one thing is clear—the actor is certainly willing at the present to play up his public image for laughs, as “Neighbors” recently exampled to a surprisingly effective degree. He’s got the range to add some empathy to the character as well, and it’s clear directors have been paying attention to that juggling act, as a new role could see Efron back in sending up his partying ways.

J.K. Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' Heads To HBO & BBC As Miniseries

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • April 24, 2014 4:20 PM
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The Casual Vacancy
Even though "Harry Potter" is over JK Rowling’s career has never been hotter. She's been tapped by Warner Bros. to write a series of sorta-prequels to her hit franchise, with a trilogy planned for "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them." And now fresh word has arrived on the status of the adaptation of her (divisive) novel "The Casual Vacancy." Back in 2012, BBC snapped it up for a TV series and now they've got a partner across the pond to help them get it together.

J.K. Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' Heads To BBC For TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 4:47 PM
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So, can the words of J.K. Rowling make the same waves on the small screen, that they did on the big screen? We'll soon see as the 'Harry Potter' author's book, "The Casual Vacancy," is heading to the BBC.

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