The Weekly Wrap: That Deadwood Movie Is Finally Happening

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After the numerous false starts and hopes, HBO has finally decided to give its beloved hit western, Deadwood a proper ending. After the series was unceremoniously axed after a third open-ended season, fans have been campaigning for a follow-up. Now at the recent Television Critics Association press event, HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys confirmed a Deadwood movie, which will serve up a continuation of the David Milch series. The original cast consisting of Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane and John Hawkes are expected to reprise their roles.

Emma Thompson Returns To Men in Black
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Alice Eve is Typhoid Mary
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Yellowstone Gets Renewed
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First Look: Pale Blue Dot
pale_blueNatalie Portman is playing an astronaut in the Fox Searchlight production, Pale Blue Dot. The sci-fi film tells the story of an astronaut who returns from space only to find herself losing her grip on reality. To make matters worse, she finds herself in the middle of a love triangle involving her husband and a fellow astronaut. Joining Portman are Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens, Ellen Burstyn, Colman Domingo, and Jeremiah Birkett.

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