Cary Elwes, Jake Busey Join ‘Stranger Things’ Cast for Season 3

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Actors Cary Elwes and Jake Busey will join the “Stranger Things” cast in the show’s third season, Netflix announced Wednesday. Elwes, known for “The Princess Bride,” will play a character named Mayor Kline, while Busey, from “Starship Troopers,” will play Bruce. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos made the new casting announcement at Netflix’s See […]

Lars von Trier’s Ban From Cannes May Be Coming to an End

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Lars von Trier’s long banishment from the Cannes Film Festival – following his shocking comments about Hitler and the Nazis in 2011 – may soon be over, Cannes artistic director Thierry Fremaux suggested Tuesday. In a radio interview in France, Fremaux said the welcome mat could be put out again for von Trier, which would […]

Ant McPartlin of Britain’s ‘Ant and Dec’ Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving Following Crash

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Popular British television host Ant McPartlin pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of drunk driving in connection with a three-car crash in London last month that left several people injured. The presenter was fined £86,000 ($123,200) and banned from driving for 20 months, the BBC reported. “I am truly sorry for what happened,” McPartlin, 41, […]

‘The Wire’s’ David Simon Developing New Series Set During Spanish Civil War (EXCLUSIVE)

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“The Wire” creator David Simon and Spain’s Mediapro (“The Young Pope”) are in early development on “A Dry Run,” a drama series following members of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion who came to Spain from the U.S. to fight fascism during the Spanish Civil War. The scripts have been outlined, and George Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane, both […]

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem’s ‘Everybody Knows’ to Open Cannes Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

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Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller “Everybody Knows,” starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin, is set to open the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Variety has learned. “Everybody Knows” (“Todos Lo Saben”) will mark only the second Spanish-language film to open Cannes, following Pedro Almodovar’s “Bad Education,” which kicked off the festival in […]