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Russo Brothers’ AGBO Partners With Obamas’ Higher Ground & Netflix On ‘Exit West’, Riz Ahmed Attached

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Russo Brothers’ AGBO Partners With Obamas’ Higher Ground & Netflix On ‘Exit West’, Riz Ahmed Attached
Joe and Anthony Russo’s Agbo production of Mohsin Hamid’s bestseller Exit West is coming together, Deadline has confirmed. The project, which now has Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s Riz Ahmed attached to star and executive produce, and Yann Demange directing, is also seeing Michelle and Barack Obama’s Higher Ground Productions and Netflix coming aboard.

A production start of this spring is being eyed.

Deadline broke the news when the Russos snapped up the rights to Exit West back in August 2017. At the time The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum was set to direct. The novel was a 2017 Man Booker Prize long list selection, and it’s not a shocker to see Higher Ground attached here as Barack Obama included Exit West on his list of top books for that year.

Agbo’s Mike Larocca is producing with Higher Ground’s Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan.
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Exclusive: Barack and Michelle Obama Teaming with Russo Brothers on Netflix Movie ‘Exit West’

Exclusive: Barack and Michelle Obama Teaming with Russo Brothers on Netflix Movie ‘Exit West’
In August 2017, it was announced that Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo had acquired rights to Mohsin Hamid's bestseller Exit West. Several months later, Barack Obama included Exit West on his list of the best books he read that year. And now, multiple sources say they're in talks to team up and produce a feature adaptation for Netflix, with Riz Ahmed attached to star, and Yann Demange directing. Netflix and a representative for the Russo brothers had no comment, while representatives for Ahmed and Demange did not respond to requests for comment. Exit West tackles the …
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Riz Ahmed Tackling Fantastical Love Story 'Exit West' for Obamas' Higher Ground Productions

Riz Ahmed Tackling Fantastical Love Story 'Exit West' for Obamas' Higher Ground Productions
Michelle and Barack Obama's Higher Ground Productions and Riz Ahmed are teaming to tackle Exit West, an adaptation of the best-seller by Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid being developed by Netflix.

Ahmed is in negotiations to star and executive produce, while Higher Ground is producing the feature, joining Joe and Anthony Russo’s Agbo, which has been working on an adaptation since 2017. Yann Demange, who helmed the dramas White Boy Rick and '71, is being courted to direct.

The novel is about a young couple, Saeed and Nadia, living in an unnamed city amid a civil war who flee using ...
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‘Top Boy’: British Gang Drama Returns For Fourth Season As Production Starts In Spring

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‘Top Boy’: British Gang Drama Returns For Fourth Season As Production Starts In Spring
Netflix has confirmed that British gang drama Top Boy is returning for a fourth series – its second on the streamer.

Ashley Walters’ Dushane, Kane Robinson’s Sully, Michael Ward’s Jamie and Little Simz’s Shelley will all return with production starting this spring.

Top Boy, which returned for its third season in September 2019, was originally commissioned by Channel 4 and launched in 2011 before Netflix took on the show for the third season.

The third season picked up as Walters’ Dushane returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Robinson’s Sully, his spiritual brother, partner and sometime rival who is also returning to the same streets after his own form of exile – prison – comes to an end. Awaiting them both is Ward’s Jamie, the young, hungry and ruthless gang leader whose ambitions leave no place for Dushane and Sully.
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Queen & Slim review – love on the run across the Us racial divide

A young couple on an awkward first date become counterculture fugitives in this powerful directorial debut

This arresting debut feature from Melina Matsoukas – Grammy-award winning director of Beyoncé’s Formation video, whose television CV includes Master of None and Insecure – puts new twists on familiar outlaw riffs that can be traced back through Badlands and Bonnie and Clyde to À bout de souffle and beyond. Boasting outstandingly empathic performances from dynamite screen presence Daniel Kaluuya (Oscar-nominated for Get Out) and rising star Jodie Turner-Smith, in a career-making first feature lead, it’s an intoxicatingly lawless lovers-on-the-run romance played out against the politically charged backdrop of racially divided modern America.

Shot in a dreamy natural light by Tat Radcliffe, who did such remarkable work on French-Algerian director Yann Demange’s Belfast-set ’71, and sensuously scored by Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange), Queen & Slim immerses its audience in an unfolding road-movie fable. While
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David Wilmot Joins ‘Station Eleven’ HBO Max Limited Series

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David Wilmot Joins ‘Station Eleven’ HBO Max Limited Series
Exclusive: Former The Alienist star David Wilmot is set as a series regular in HBO Max’s Station Eleven, a 10-episode post-apocalyptic drama limited series based on the international bestseller by Emily St. John Mandel, from Maniac creator Patrick Somerville and Paramount TV.

Written and executive produced by Somerville, Station Eleven is a post-apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines. It tells the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what’s been lost.

Wilmot will play Clark, a corporate consultant who gave up artistic ambitions but discovers a hero within himself in the post-apocalyptic landscape.

Somerville also will serve as showrunner. Hiro Murai directs and executive produces with Somerville, Scott Steindorff, Scott Delman and Dylan Russell. Nate Matteson will serve as co-ep. Paramount TV is the studio.

Wilmot is about to wrap
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‘Chernobyl’s Adam Nagaitis Signs With ICM Partners

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‘Chernobyl’s Adam Nagaitis Signs With ICM Partners
Exclusive: Adam Nagaitis, who is known for his role in the Emmy-winning HBO limited series Chernobyl as well as season one of Ridley Scott’s AMC anthology series The Terror, has signed with ICM Partners.

Nagaitis can be seen alongside Karen Gillan and Paul Giamatti in the forthcoming Gunpowder Milkshake. He will also appear in Steven Knight’s A Christmas Carol, opposite Tom Hardy for the BBC and FX as well as Cedric Jimenez’s HHhH which also stars Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell and Jason Clarke.

The actor also appeared in Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Commuter alongside Florence Pugh and Liam Neeson. He also starred in the critically acclaimed BBC feature To Walk Invisible from Sally Wainwright. His other feature credits include Yann Demange’s ’71 and Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette for Focus.

He will continue to be managed by 360 and repped by Curtis Brown in the UK and Ziffren Brittenham.
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Darren Aronofsky On How Protozoa Got Behind San Sebastian Winner ‘Pacified’ & His Hunger To Get Back To Directing

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Darren Aronofsky On How Protozoa Got Behind San Sebastian Winner ‘Pacified’ & His Hunger To Get Back To Directing
Exclusive: Darren Aronofsky-produced Brazilian drama Pacified tonight won the Golden Shell top prize at Spain’s prestigious San Sebastian Film Festival. We spoke to the Black Swan and mother! director about how he came to the project, which is his company Protozoa Pictures’ first foreign-language film, and what’s next for him.

Portuguese-language pic Pacified charts the relationship between a street-smart 13 year-old girl and her ex-trafficker father as they try to find peace in a Rio favela. U.S. filmmaker Paxton Winters was inspired to direct the film after moving to live in the same favela.

Bukassa Kabengele, who tonight won San Sebastian’s best actor prize, stars with newcomer Cassia Gil, Debora Nascimento and José Loreto. Also producing alongside Protozoa are Paula Linhares, Lisa Muskat and Marcos Tellechea.

Aronofsky’s initial connection to the project was a personal one, “I have known Paxton for a long time,” the Oscar-nominated filmmaker told us today.
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Top Boy Premiere Interviews – the cast and crew talk up the show’s unexpected return

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Top Boy, the gritty inner city drama starring Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson, returns to Netflix, revived by Drake and reuniting the team including writer and creator Ronan Bennett, Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind and Yann Demange. The series features newcomer Micheal Ward as ‘Jamie and musical artists Simbi Ajikawo ‘Little Simz’, David Omoregie ‘Dave’. Shone Romulus returns as ‘Dris’ and Ashley Thomas returns as ‘Jermaine’. New cast members include Lisa Dwan , Jasmine Jobson, Kadeem Ramsay, Saffron Hocking , Kola Bokinni and Hope Ikpoku.

The cast and crew walked the red carpet at the Hackney Picturehouse in London this evening for the premiere of the show, which returns to our screens on Netflix on the 13th of September.

Alastair Hall and Scott Davis were on the carpet and conducted these interviews.

Synopsis:

Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson reprise their roles as ‘Dushane’ and ‘Sully’, joined by newcomer Micheal Ward as ‘Jamie
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Fans of The Wire Will Love Netflix and Drake's Revival of Gritty British TV Drama, Top Boy

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"The olders are washed, the youngers fear nothing. And everyone wants to be a Top Boy."

That's the basic premise behind Netflix's new series Top Boy, which follows rival gangs fighting for control of East London streets. The series originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK from 2011 to 2013. Drake purchased the rights to the British TV drama in 2017 and serves as the series' executive producer alongside the show's original creative team: Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind for Cowboy Films, Ronan Bennett (who also wrote the series) for Easter Partisan, and Yann Demange.

The show's ten-episode revival on Netflix will pick up where the drama left off, with Dushane (Ashley Walters) returning from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kane Robinson), his "spiritual brother, partner, and sometime rival" who is also returning to the
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Matthew McConaughey’s New Job: Communications Professor

Matthew McConaughey’s New Job: Communications Professor
Matthew McConaughey has landed a surprising new role as the actor has signed on as a faculty professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication. The Oscar-winning actor will start in the Fall 2019 term with the Department of Radio-Television-Film.

McConaughey — who graduated with a film degree from Ut Austin in 1993 — has served as a visiting instructor since 2015, when he started co-teaching the “Script to Screen” course with director and faculty member Scott Rice. The Texas native and Austin resident also developed the course’s curriculum,
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‘Top Boy’: Netflix Sets Premiere Date For Brit Gang Drama & Unveils New Trailer

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‘Top Boy’: Netflix Sets Premiere Date For Brit Gang Drama & Unveils New Trailer
Ashley Walters’ Dushane and Kane Robinson’s Sully face new challengers in the new trailer for British gang drama Top Boy.

The series, which is a continuation of the Channel 4 drama that ended in 2013, will air globally on September 13.

Walters and Robinson are joined by newcomer Micheal Ward (The A List) as well as musical artists Simbi Ajikawo, David Omoregie and Shone Romulus and Ashley Thomas. New cast members also include Lisa Dwan, Jasmine Jobson, Kadeem Ramsay, Saffron Hocking, Kola Bokinni and Hope Ikpoku.

The new episodes pick up as Walters’ Dushane returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Robinson’s Sully, his spiritual brother, partner and sometime rival who is also returning to the same streets after his own form of exile – prison – comes to an end. Awaiting them both is Ward’s Jamie,
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‘Top Boy': Watch Trailer for Drake-Produced 3rd Season (Video)

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Netflix dropped the trailer for the long-awaited third season of “Top Boy” Tuesday, which is produced by Drake and will see Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson reprise their roles as Dushane and Sully, respectively, and joined by newcomer Micheal Ward as Jamie.

The original series aired on broadcast in the U.K. for two seasons from 2011-2013; both seasons are now globally available on Netflix. Here’s the description for the new 10-episode season of “Top Boy”:

The new episodes pick up as Dushane (Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kane Robinson), his spiritual brother, partner and sometime rival who is also returning to the same streets after his own form of exile – prison – comes to an end. Awaiting them both is Jamie (Micheal Ward), the young, hungry and ruthless
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Fresh Look At The New Season Of ‘Top Dog’

Netflix has unleashed a fresh look at the new season of Top Dog, which is set to debut on the streamer very soon.

Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson reprise their roles as ‘Dushane’ and ‘Sully’, joined by newcomer Micheal Ward as ‘Jamie’. The series features musical artists Simbi Ajikawo ‘Little Simz’, David Omoregie ‘Dave’. Shone Romulus (Out) returns as ‘Dris’ and Ashley Thomas returns as ‘Jermaine’. New cast members include Lisa Dwan (Trust), Jasmine Jobson, Kadeem Ramsay, Saffron Hocking, Kola Bokinni (Black Mirror) and Hope Ikpoku.

The next chapter of Top Dog, consisting of ten all-new episodes, is created and written by Ronan Bennett. Daniel West is also a writer. The series is executive produced by the original creative team — Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind (for Cowboy Films), Ronan Bennett (for Easter Partisan) and Yann Demange. The new installment is executive produced by multi-faceted entertainer and producer Drake and his business partner Adel “Future” Nur,
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‘Lovecraft Country’: Tony Goldwyn Joins Cast Of HBO Series

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Tony Goldwyn Joins Cast Of HBO Series
Exclusive: Scandal alum Tony Goldwyn is set to guest star opposite Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Courtney B. Vance in HBO’s upcoming straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country, from Misha Green, Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television.

Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Goldwyn will play Samuel Braithwhite, patriarch of his family, who views people as assets and objects and outsiders — including his daughter Christina — as inferiors.

In addition to Majors, Smollett-Bell and Vance,
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‘Lovecraft Country’: Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel & Mac Brandt To Recur On HBO Series

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel & Mac Brandt To Recur On HBO Series
Exclusive: Former The Deuce star Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel (The Good Fight) and Kingdom alum Mac Brandt are set for recurring roles opposite Jonathan Majors, Courtney B. Vance and Jurnee Smollett-Bell on HBO’s upcoming straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country, from Misha Green, Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, and Warner Bros Television.

Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Neumann will play Hillary, an outdoorsy woman who migrates to the big city – where her dreams turn into nightmares.
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Abbey Lee replaces Elizabeth Debicki in Lovecraft Country

The Wrap is reporting that Mad Max: Fury Road and The Neon Demon actress Abbey Lee has signed on to replace Elizabeth Debicki in the cast of the Jordan Peel and J.J. Abrams-produced HBO series Lovecraft Country.

Lovecraft Country “follows 25-year-old Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), who joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father (Michael K. Williams).”

Lee is set to portray the series regular role of Christina Braithwaite, the daughter of the head of a secret order called the Sons of Adam, who has “gone to great lengths to earn her father’s respect, to no avail. She’s going to pave her own path to power, and she’s going to use Atticus and his family to do it.”

Along with Lee, the series
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‘Lovecraft Country’: Abbey Lee Joins In Recasting, Daniel Sackheim Set As Ep/Director, Jamie Chung & Jordan Patrick Smith To Recur On HBO Series

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Abbey Lee Joins In Recasting, Daniel Sackheim Set As Ep/Director, Jamie Chung & Jordan Patrick Smith To Recur On HBO Series
Exclusive: Emmy-winning director Daniel Sackheim has signed on as executive producer and director of HBO’s upcoming straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country. Additionally, Abbey Lee has joined as a series regular in a recasting, and Jamie Chung and Jordan Patrick Smith are set for recurring roles on the high-profile project, from Misha Green, Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, and Warner Bros Television.

Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathyan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bel) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Lee will play Christina Braithwhite,
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Jordan Peele’s ‘Lovecraft Country,’ Joss Whedon’s ‘The Nevers’ to Begin Filming This Summer

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Lovecraft Country,’ Joss Whedon’s ‘The Nevers’ to Begin Filming This Summer
What do Jordan Peele and Joss Whedon have in common? Both prolific producers have ambitious HBO series that will soon be going into production.

TheWrap spoke with Casey Bloys, the pay-tv channel’s programming chief, on Friday about the status of the “Us” director’s “Lovecraft Country” and the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator’s “The Nevers,” two projects eagerly anticipated by fans of the Peeleverse and Whedonverse, respectively.

And lucky for both camps, those series are about to start filming.

“[Whedon] has been furiously writing the scripts,” Bloys assured us, regarding “The Nevers.” “He’s been writing, he has a staff, and we’re shooting this summer.”

Bloys couldn’t give us an exact production-start date, “but it’s sometime this summer in London.”

The Nevers” is described as an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and are
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Netflix’s ‘Top Boy’ Revival From Drake Reveals Full Cast (Video)

Netflix’s ‘Top Boy’ Revival From Drake Reveals Full Cast (Video)
British drama “Top Boy” is returning to television, with Netflix and executive producer Drake spearheading a 10-episode revival from creator Ronan Bennett.

On Tuesday, Netflix debuted a trailer announcing the cast for the third season of the show that originally premiered in 2011 and lasted two seasons on U.K. television. Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson are reprising their roles as Dushane and Sully, and they’ll be joined by newcomer Michael Ward.

The series also features musical artists Simbi Ajikawo, David Omoregie, Shone Romulus returning as Dris and Ashley Thomas returning as Jermaine. Other new cast members include Lisa Dwan, Jasmine Jobson, Kadeem Ramsay, Saffron Hocking, Kola Bokinni and Hope Ikpoku.

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The new episodes pick up as Dushane (Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market.
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