Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett In Negotiations To Star In Netflix’s Feature Comedy ‘Otherhood’

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EXCLUSIVE: Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette are in negotiations to star in the feature comedy Otherhood which Cindy Chupack (Modern Family, Sex In The City) is directing for Netflix. The project was adapted by Chupack and Mark Andrus from the William Sutcliffe novel Whatever Makes You Happy. The production is currently looking to cast one other top star in the film which will go for five weeks in New York on June 11.
Producing the film will be Jason Michael Berman…

‘9-1-1’s Connie Britton, Peter Krause & Angela Bassett On Challenges Of Portraying First Responders – The Contenders Emmys

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During Fox’s first panel at today’s Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys, AwardsLine editor Joe Utichi quizzed stars of Fox’s hit freshman series 9-1-1 about the challenges of portraying first responders.
The drama, created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, was renewed for a second season in January.
The three panelists – stars Connie Britton, Peter Krause and Angela Bassett, who also serves as co-producer – described the delicate balance of creating very human…

Fox Is Already Talking About ‘9-1-1’ Spinoffs, Ryan Murphy Says

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Sound the alarm, “9-1-1” fans! Executive producer Ryan Murphy says that he’s already talking to Fox about making a multiple-series franchise of his latest hit drama, which airs its season 1 finale tonight.

“We’re talking about spin-offs already,” Murphy told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Wednesday.

He also teased some big changes going forward for the emergency medical show, which the network today confirmed has become its highest-rated show. “In the second season, we’re going to add some new cast members,” he said. “We’re going to build out that ‘9-1-1’ world the way we did the first-responder world, so you’ll see some new stars.”

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And what about Season 1 stars like Angela Bassett, Connie Britton and Peter Krause?

“Connie only has a one-year deal, and she sort of did the first year as a favor to me, but I’m hoping she’ll come back, and I think she wants to because a hit is a hit is a hit,” Murphy said. “I think the world now for actors is you can be in a lot of shows and be working on a lot of things.”

Murphy said the series was originally planned for a launch this September, but Fox network boss Dana Walden worked to bring it to life early.

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“It all came together so quickly, and Dana said, ‘I think there’s a real opportunity to win big here if we could get it together for early January.’ Her instincts were right,” he said. “I’m shocked that show did so well.

“I’ve had a couple of network experiences where things weren’t as broad, things didn’t catch on so quickly,” he added. “The fact that it was always so consistent and would always grow its number, I really give credit to Dana and the marketing team. I think they did a tremendous job. It’s a big hit.”

Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear’s series is currently averaging a 3.0 rating/11 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to seven days of delayed viewing data from Nielsen.

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“9-1-1,” which pulls in 14.3 million multi-platform viewers per week, is Fox’s biggest series launch since “Empire” premiered in January 2015.

Fox had no comment on Murphy’s “9-1-1” updates when reached by TheWrap.

The Season 1 finale of “9-1-1” airs tonight, Wednesday, at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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To say that Abby Clark (Connie Britton) takes some off-the-wall emergency calls on Ryan Murphy’s latest drama “9-1-1” would be an understatement. While everything that happens on that show is bananas (it’s Murphy, what did you want?) there are some that standout as particularly bonkers. Ahead of the season 1 finale on Wednesday TheWrap has decided to rank these emergencies from least to most crazy. Enjoy.

See a random sampling below and click through our gallery to check out all the best calls.

Snake strangle

Well, it was scary. But like, it’s a snake strangling a woman. Is it weird we’re desensitized to the point this wasn’t actually that crazy?

Valentine’s killer

The only thing dumber than this female serial killer was the idea of this female serial killer. But it did make for a heartbreaker of an episode.

Little plane crash

If a big plane crash didn’t make it that high you’d think a little plane crash wouldn’t even make the list. However, the fact it was initially a joke by the pilot as part of a marriage proposal, and then became real once the woman started to have what we thought was a heart attack out of fear. She was fine though. Oh, she even said yes! (No idea why.)

Baby in a pipe

The “9-1-1” pilot should have been warning enough that you were in for some very bizarre distress calls when the team had to get a BABY. OUT. OF. A. PIPE. IN. THE WALL. The premature child was flushed by her teenage mother, who was in shock after giving birth. We’re so glad the little one made it, but watching the team slide her out was pretty disturbing.

Big plane crash

While we’ve seen more plane crashes on TV than we will ever be able to count, this one gets a spot on the list because it took up an entire episode and wove together so many different perspectives. Ya, it’s been done to death. But they handled the drama well. Bonus points for the added complications of a water landing.

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Kevin Feige says a Black Panther sequel is happening

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Black Panther continues to run roughshod over all other films at the box office—Forbes thinks it could clear the $1 billion mark this weekend. Critical and audience reception has been overwhelmingly positive, and people have already started writing sequels and spin-offs across social media. That exuberant clamor for a…

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50 Actresses Over 50 Who Still Rule Hollywood (Photos)

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Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore, and Laura Linney are among the throng of 50 actresses over 50 currently making waves in Hollywood.

Nicole Kidman (birthdate: 06/20/67)

The Australian Oscar winner appeared in no less than four movies at 2017’s Cannes Film Festival.

Helena Bonham Carter (birthdate: 05/26/66)

After starring in 2015’s “Cinderella,” this Oscar nominee reprised a different Disney role as the Red Queen in “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

Robin Wright (birthdate: 04/08/66)

A Golden Globe-winning actress, Wright plays Claire Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards” and will appear in 2017’s “Wonder Woman” and the long-awaited “Blade Runner” sequel.

Halle Berry

(birthdate: 08/14/66)

Aside from the fact that she’s the only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress, she most recently starred in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and will be in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

Salma Hayek

(birthdate: 09/02/66)

Salma Hayek has been a household name since forever and it’s no wonder — she’s had notable movie roles  “Frida,” “Desperado,” and “Wild Wild West.”

Viola Davis (birthdate: 08/11/65)

An accomplished SAG and Emmy winner, Davis stars in ABC’s hit series “How to Get Away with Murder” and 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”

Gong Li (birthdate: 12/31/65)

After making her American film debut in 2006’s “Miami Vice,” Li helped bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the U.S.

Sarah Jessica Parker (birthdate: 03/25/65)

Following the enormous success of her breakout series “Sex and the City,” Jessica Parker starred in a string of romantic comedies. She stars in HBO’s new with comedy “Divorce.”

Diane Lane (birthdate: 01/22/65)

The Oscar nominee has been busy, voicing the mother in Pixar’s “Inside Out,” playing Cleo Trumbo in “Trumbo,” and Martha Kent in 2013’s “Man of Steel” and 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Vivica A. Fox (birthdate: 07/30/64).

Since the ’80s, Fox has made a name for herself in both film and TV, including appearances in Fox’s “Empire” and reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow in “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler Thanks Fans in Emotional Letter, Says He’s Moved ‘to Tears’

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“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler penned an emotional letter thanking fans for coming out to watch and support the new Marvel movie, which has shattered multiple box office records.

“Deep down we all hoped that people would come to see a film about a fictional country on the continent of Africa, made up of a cast of people of African descent,” the director wrote. “Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong.”

He continued, “It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film. But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and sometimes dancing in the lobbies of theaters — often moved me and my wife to tears.”

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With its record-obliterating $242 million President’s Day opening weekend and $426 million global launch, “Black Panther” is all but guaranteed to surpass $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Down the road, “Black Panther” could soon leave several major releases in the dust. A $100 million second weekend is a possible feat for this film, as this weekend’s releases, “Game Night” and “Annihilation,” aren’t expected to open to more than $25 million. At that pace, “Black Panther” could pass the domestic run for “Thor: Ragnarok” as early as this coming Sunday and pass the domestic run for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” the week after.

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Additionally, “Black Panther” is all people have been talking about for weeks. The film holds a score of 96 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and has since received an A+ CinemaScore.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman and Daniel Kaluuya.

“Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift,” he concluded. “The opportunity to share this film, that we poured our hearts and soul into, with you.”

Read Coogler’s emotional letter below.

#WakandaForever #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/DKOG3AESUn

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) February 21, 2018

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