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Amazon Finds Its Man in Black, Gunslinger for ‘Dark Tower’ Adaptation

Amazon has cast the first two roles for its upcoming “Dark Tower” adaptation, TheWrap has learned.

Jasper Pääkkönen and Sam Strike have been cast in the project as Roland Deschain, (a.k.a. The Gunslinger), with Pääkkönen portraying The Man in Black, also known as Marten Broadcloak and Randall Flagg. The project, which doesn’t yet have a formal pilot order, is based on Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” novel series and will be separate from the 2017 film that starred Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

Amazon declined to comment, but an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap those two are being cast.

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Amazon’s adaptation is said to be an origin story of how The Gunslinger first came into contact with The Man in Black, who eventually became his archnemesis throughout King’s books.

Strike most recently starred in the Syfy series “Nightflyers” and will be in HBO’s upcoming miniseries “Chernobyl.” Pääkkönen, meanwhile, just starred opposite John David Washington and Topher Grace in Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning film “BlacKkKlansman.”

“Dark Tower” is Amazon’s latest big-tent series. The retail giant is also developing a “Lord of the Rings” TV series from JD Payne and Patrick McKay and a global event spy drama from Joe and Anthony Russo.

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Everything New Coming to Amazon Prime Video in April

Amazon Prime Video has released its roster of new content coming to it April, and the list includes a new Prime Original along with new seasons of “Bosch,” “The Tick,” and “Diablo Guardián.”

The first season of “Bug Diaries,” a Prime Original animated series for preschoolers, follows Spider, Fly and Worm on their daily adventures recorded in their bug diaries. From riding on a dog’s back to dodging raindrops, the three bug buddies will appear on the streamer starting April 12.

Season 5 of “Bosch” picks up 15 months after Det. Harry Bosch caught his mother’s killer. Per the streamer’s description, new evidence in an old case leaves everyone wondering whether Bosch planted evidence to convict the wrong guy. And a murder at a Hollywood pharmacy exposes a sophisticated opioid pill mill, sending Bosch down a dark and perilous path in pursuit of the killers. It drops April 19.

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In the second season of “The Tick,” Tick and Arthur have freed the City from The Terror — now they must defend it from new villains and old enemies. That is if they can convince AEGIS, the government agency in charge of superhero regulation, that they deserve the job. But now that the City is ‘safe enough to protect’ Tick and Arthur begin to see they’ve got competition. It will be released on April 5.

“Diablo Guardian,” which is based on Xavier Velasco’s award-winning novel, tells the story of Violetta, a young woman who flees her native Mexico to start anew in New York City. But instead of living a dream, Violetta is awoken to a harsh reality when she runs out of money, sending her into the arms of the villainous Nefastófeles. The second season of “Diablo Guardian” will be released on April 12.

Read the full list below.

April 1

Murder, She Wrote, Seasons 1-5

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Addams Family Values (1993)

An Invited Guest (1999)

Beetlejuice (1988)

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Blade (1998)

Blade II (2002)

Blade: Trinity (2004)

Blown Away (1994)

Case 39 (2009)

Days of Thunder (1990)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Die Another Day (2002)

Dragonslayer (2011)

Escape from L.A. (1996)

An Everlasting Piece (2000)

Everything Must Go (2010)

Foxfire (1996)

Funny About Love (1990)

Goldfinger (1964)

In a World…  (2013)

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

Law of the Lawless (1964)

Liberty Stands Still (2002)

Little Monsters (1989)

Live and Let Die (1973)

Never Say Never Again (1983)

Octopussy (1983)

Primal Fear (1996)

Racing with the Moon (1984)

Sharkwater Extinction (2018)

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Stories We Tell (2012)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

The Addams Family (1991)

The Living Daylights (1987)

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

The Minus Man (1999)

The Perfect Storm (2000)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Up in Smoke (1978)

Up in the Air (2009)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

April 2

A Quiet Place (2018)

April 5

The Tick (Prime Original Series), Season 2

April 8

Finding Your Feet (2018)

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

April 12

Bug Diaries (Prime Original Series), Season 1

Diablo Guardián (Prime Original Series), Season 2

April 17

Overboard (2018)

April 18

Mid90s (2018)

April 19

Bosch (Prime Original Series), Season 5

April 21

Book Club (2018)

April 22

The Next Three Days (2010)

April 27

Humans, Season 3

Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

April 28

The Hole in the Ground (2018)

April 29

Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010)

April 30

Vikings, Season 5

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New York City Mayor Says ‘Unusual Factors’ Surrounding Jeff Bezos Derailed Amazon-NYC Deal

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio strongly suggested on Friday that Amazon boss Jeff Bezos pulled out of his plans to build a second corporate headquarters in the Big Apple because of fallout stemming from his relationship with news anchor Lauren Sanchez.

“I think we could all say that unusual things were happening within the Amazon family at that moment in time — and that was said politely,” de Blasio said on “Morning Joe” Friday. “There were clearly some unusual factors happening. We know who the ultimate decision maker is. I only am saying it was an unusual environment.”

On set, several regular guests immediately pounced, demanding to know if the mayor was specifically referring to the Bezos affair with Sanchez. “You think his affair had something to do with that?” Donny Deutsch asked.

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“You floated something out that we have to pin you down on,” co-host Willie Geist added moments later. “You believe Jeff Bezos affair is somehow …”

“I didn’t say that. I said an unusual environment,” de Blasio continued.  “A lot of cross-pressures, a lot of things going on.”

“Like what?” Geist demanded.

The mayor declined to elaborate on those “cross-pressures” and instead punted to the show saying it was their responsibility to uncover the truth. Geist kept pressing over what de Blasio meant — to some laugher on set — but the mayor demurred.

Reps for de Blasio’s office and Amazon did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

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While the Amazon deal was announced with great, fanfare in November 2018, the company abruptly pulled the plug on the plan after rising opposition from liberal and Democratic Socialist lawmakers in the city.

Though the Amazon deal had faced broad support across all demographics of New Yorkers, critics attacked the billions of dollars in tax abatements the company was offered as an incentive. Others worried about rising costs of living and gentrification issues which also would have accompanied the retailer’s planned move to Long Island City.

Though de Blasio called the Amazon pullout “unquestionably” a big loss for New York City, it was celebrated by a new rising star in his party — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” she tweeted after the company announced the pullout in February.

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