‘Dreamland’: Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez, Lily-Rose Depp Join Opioid Crisis Pic

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Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez and Lily-Rose Depp have been set to join Dreamland, Nicholas Jarecki’s dramatic thriller revolving around the opioid crisis that is being toplined by Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer and Evangeline Lilly. The pic, which …

Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Sets CBS All Access Premiere Date

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CBS All Access is giving its subscribers a special treat this April Fools’ Day: the series premiere of Jordan Peele’s reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”

The anthology series will launch its first two episodes April 1, with new installments to be made available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 11, Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content for CBS All Access, announced during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour Wednesday.

As TheWrap previously reported, Peele is executive producing and hosting the series, stepping into the role that original series’ narrator Rod Serling made famous. You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here.

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The anthology series’ previously-revealed cast members include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.

The new series, which will debut later this year, will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.

Serling created the original series, which ran for 80 episodes from 1959 to 1964, and used socially-conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. There have been two prior revivals of the classic series. The first reboot aired for 110 episodes on CBS starting in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker in Serling’s role, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.

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Greg Kinnear Latest to Join Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

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Greg Kinnear has joined Jordan Peele’s “The Twilight Zone” reboot at CBS All Access, an individual with knowledge of the casting tells TheWrap.

He will star alongside Steven Yeun on the episode titled “The Traveler.” Both a description for Yeun’s character and the plot details for the installment have yet to be revealed.

Kinnear is the latest to join the reboot. Previously announced cast members include Yeun, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott and Kumail Nanjiani.

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Peele is executive producing and narrating, stepping into the role that Rod Serling made famous. You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here.

The new series, which is eyeing a 2019 debut, will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.

Serling created the original series, which ran for 80 episodes from 1959 to 1964, and used socially-conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. There have been two prior revivals of the classic series. The first reboot aired for 110 episodes on CBS in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker in Serling’s role, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.

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‘Misbehaviour’: Greg Kinnear & Lesley Manville To Play Bob & Dolores Hope In Keira Knightley Miss World Movie

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Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) and Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) are joining leads Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Jessie Buckley in dramedy Misbehaviour.

Greg Kinnear might star in a TV reboot of War Of The Worlds

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Greg Kinnear in Talks to Star in Canal Plus, Fox Adaptation of ‘War of the Worlds’

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Greg Kinnear is in talks to star in “War of the Worlds” from Canal Plus and Fox’s Europe and Africa arm. Sources said Kinnear could take the lead role in the series adaptation of the H.G. Wells’ alien invasion classic. Kinnear is understood to have see…

Greg Kinnear In Talks To Star In Canal+ & Fox Networks Group’s ‘War Of The Worlds’ Remake

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Paul Dano Recalls That Time Greg Kinnear Ran a Red Light Filming ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (Video)

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As far as dysfunctional movie families go, it doesn’t get too much worse than the Hoovers of the 2006 film “Little Miss Sunshine.” But Paul Dano, one of the film’s stars, recalled an on-set story about how they worked to build that peculiar family dynamic.

Dano shared a story with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” how directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris suggested that the cast go on a family outing — in particular bowling and to grab food — in character. As they pulled their old VW van out of the driveway, however, things started to unravel.

“The second we pulled out of the lot to go on our excursion, Alan Arkin, playing the grandpa, said, ‘I have to pee,’” Dano said.

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He then describes an argument between Arkin and Greg Kinnear, who plays the father in the film, insisting that Arkin’s character would have to wait until they arrived to use the bathroom.

“Arkin was like at the next red light, I’m getting out to pee. And Greg Kinnear ran the next red light, just because he did not want to give into grandpa, who clearly needed to pee just to piss him off,” Dano said.

Dano, who was 20 at the time of filming, played a teen who chooses to take a vow of silence. But he was in stunned silence anyway at what he just saw from his fictional family members.

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“Greg, I’m sure, did it safely, as safe as you can run a red light,” Dano added.

“Little Miss Sunshine” also starred Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette and Steve Carell and was an indie comedy darling about a middle-American family traveling across country to compete in a children’s beauty pageant.

Watch Dano reminisce about the moment above.

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Powerful And Inspiring New Film From Tom Shadyac, ‘Brian Banks’ To Premiere At Los Angeles Film Festival – Exclusive First Look

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Cody Fern Joins ‘House of Cards’; Claire-Centric Final Season Reveals New Cast’s Character Details

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“House of Cards” fans, allow us to introduce Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear, and Cody Fern aka the Shepherds.

It was previously announced that Lane and Kinnear will star alongside Robin Wright on the Netflix political drama’s upcoming sixth and final season and on Monday the streamer revealed who they will be playing, along with several photos of the actors in character. Oh, and that the “Assassination of Gianni Versace” star is along for the ride.

Per Netflix, the actors have been cast as Annette Shepherd and Bill Shepherd, a sister and brother who inherited Shepherd Unlimited, a leading industrial conglomerate whose family foundations exert a powerful behind-the-scenes force in the American political landscape. The two share a vision for the future of America, as well as a complicated past with the Underwoods.

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Fern stars as Duncan Shepherd, Annette’s ambitious and devoted son, who represents the next generation of DC power players.

See photos of the Lane, Kinnear and Fern in character above and below.

The sixth and final season of “House of Cards” drops November 2 on Netflix.

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10 Highest Grossing Christian-Themed Movies, From ‘Passion of the Christ’ to ‘War Room’ (Photos)

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With “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” opening this week, TheWrap takes a look at 10 of the highest-grossing Christian-based films, adjusted for inflation.

10. “The Shack” (2017)

Starring Octavia Spencer and Graham Greene, the film grossed $57.4 million last year, which would equate to $58.6 million today.

“Son of God” (2014)

The 20th Century Fox film retells the life of Jesus and grossed a domestic total of $59.7 million in 2014, which would be $60.7 million today.

“Miracles From Heaven” (2016)

The Jennifer Garner film made $61.7 million this year on a budget of $13 million, good for eighth all time, adjusted for inflation.

“God’s Not Dead” (2014)

Starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A.R. White, and Dean Cain, “God’s Not Dead” opened to $60.8 million in 2014 ($61.8 million adjusted for inflation) on a budget of $2 million. Its box office success warranted a 2016 sequel.

“God’s Not Dead” (2014)

Starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A.R. White, and Dean Cain, “God’s Not Dead” opened to $60.8 million in 2014 ($61.8 million adjusted for inflation) on a budget of $2 million. Its box office success warranted a 2016 sequel.

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” (2014)

The film starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro and Aaron Paul grossed $65 million domestically, which works out to $66 million two years later.

“War Room” (2015)

The Sony Pictures film raised holy hell at the box office when it opened in August of 2015. It ended up making $67.8 million on a budget of $3 million. Adjusted for inflation, that’s $68.8 million.

“Heaven Is For Real” (2014)

Having grossed $92.9 million (adjusted for inflation), the film starring Greg Kinnear is the fourth highest-grossing Christian film on our list at $944.4 million inflation-adjusted dollars.

“Noah” (2014)

On a budget of $125 million, “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, made $101.2 million at the domestic box office in 2014. That would tick up to $102.8 million today.

“The Passion of the Christ” (2004)

Directed by Mel Gibson, “Passion” was a major commercial hit despite controversy it raised and mixed reviews it received. The film grossed $370.7 million in 2004, which works out to $472.3 million adjusted for inflation. It was produced for just $30 million.

“Ben-Hur” (1959)

The original “Ben-Hur,” which received 11 Academy Awards, tops the list of highest-grossing Christian movies, having made $74 million back in 1959, equal to $611.9 million in today’s dollars.

‘House of Cards’ Resumes Production; Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear Join Final Season

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Production on the final season of “House of Cards” has at last resumed, Netflix announced Wednesday. Actors Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are also joining the cast, now led by solely by Robin Wright as President Claire Underwood.

The show was put on indefinite hiatus in November after the personal implosion of series star Kevin Spacey, who stands accused of sexually assaulting numerous men including some when they were minors. (He has denied many of the accusations.)

While character details are under wraps, Lane and Kinnear will play siblings. They join returning cast members including Emmy nominee Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver.

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Also returning is “UnReal” star Constance Zimmer, who played reporter Janine Skorksy — one of the only characters connected to the many misdoings of the Underwoods in earlier seasons. With eight Spacey-free episodes left to button up the show, stakes are presumably higher than ever.

“House of Cards” is produced by Media Rights Capital. Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese will return as showrunners. Wright, David Fincher​, Joshua Donen​, Eric Roth​, Michael Dobbs​, Andrew Davies and Spacey’s longtime business partner Dana Brunetti​ are executive producers.

In addition to supporting MRC’s firing of Spacey, Netflix shelved a completed film it had financed in which Spacey played late writer Gore Vidal.

That film and the “House of Cards” delay contributed to Netflix taking a $39 million write-down in its fourth quarter, CFO David Wells hinted during a recent earnings call. The comment could also have referred to other problematic content.

Lane is represented by UTA and Weintraub Tobin. Kinnear is represented by WME, attorney Rick Genow and Liz Mahoney.

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16 Actors Who Played JFK, From Patrick Dempsey to Michael C Hall (Photos)

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Cliff Robertson, “PT 109” (1963)

Oscar winner Cliff Robertson (“Charly” and “Spider-Man” 1 and 2) portrayed JFK during his military years as a U.S. Navy officer in command of Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 touring the waters of the Pacific amidst World War II.

William Devane, “The Missiles of October” (1974)

Devane (“Knots Landing,” “24”) portrayed JFK in this made-for-TV offering, which depicted the drama in the 1962 White House while the President’s administration decided the best course of action during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Martin Sheen, “Kennedy” (1983)

Jed Bartlet on “The West Wing” wasn’t the only Democratic president Sheen has portrayed on screen. In 1983, he played JFK in the miniseries “Kennedy.” Nine years earlier he played “Jack’s” younger brother Robert opposite William Devane in “The Missiles of October.”

Steven Weber, “The Kennedys of Massachusetts” (1990)

The “13 Reasons Why” star played a young JFK in the ABC miniseries, which focused on the 54-year marriage on the family patriarch and matriarch, Joseph and Rose, the expanding of their family and Joseph’s wandering eye.

Stephen Collins, “A Woman Named Jackie” (1991)

Long before his stint as Rev. Eric Camden on “7th Heaven” (1996-2007), and even before he beguiled a young Keri Russell in “The Babysitter’s Seduction,” the actor played Kennedy. Collins did so opposite Roma Downey as Jackie Kennedy in the TV miniseries that focused on the FLOTUS.

Patrick Dempsey, “JFK: Reckless Youth” (1993)

Believe it or not, Dempsey had other roles before he became McDreamy on “Grey’s Anatomy.” This includes his performance as America’s dreamiest Commander-in-Chief during his early years before the presidency in this two-part TV miniseries, which aired on ABC.

Jed Gillin, “Forrest Gump” (1994)

Audiences didn’t see the actor in Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar-winning drama, but they did hear his voice when Gump (Tom Hanks) met the president at the White House after drinking 15 bottles of Dr Pepper. The picture features Gillin on film before the John F. Kennedy’s head was superimposed.

Bruce Greenwood, “Thirteen Days” (2000)

This Cuban Missile Crisis drama also starred Kevin Costner as Kenny O’Donnell, a top aide to JFK and the movie’s protagonist.

Tim Matheson, “Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis” (2000)

The “Animal House” star played Kennedy in the TV movie starring Joanne Whalley as his First Lady, a woman of many names and facets, as the title implies.

Brett Stimely, “Watchmen” (2009)

The actor makes a quick appearance as Kennedy when the White House extends its thanks to Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) for quickly ending the Vietnam War in Zack Snyder’s superhero movie. Stimely also made brief appearances as the same president in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and “Parkland.”

Greg Kinnear, “The Kennedys” (2011)

Kinnear played JFK opposite Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy and Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy on the eight-episode miniseries that aired on Reelz Channel. The piece went on to win four Primetime Emmys.

James Marsden, “The Butler” (2013)

The “X-Men” actor played one of the many powerful Commander-in-Chiefs in Lee Daniels’ civil-rights movement drama. The film centered on a White House butler who served eight presidents over the course of his career.

Rob Lowe, “Killing Kennedy” (2013)

The former “Parks and Recreation” star played the title role in Nat Geo’s adaptation of the nonfiction best-seller by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

Caspar Phillipson, “Jackie” (2016)

The Danish actor who is most noted for his work in theater, played JFK in the critically acclaimed feature film that starred Natalie Portman as the First Lady during her husband’s presidency and immediately following his assassination.

Jeffrey Donovan, “LBJ” (2017)

The actor best known for the TV series “Burn Notice” will be seen as JFK in the upcoming Rob Reiner-directed film “LBJ,” starring Woody Harrelson as Vice President Lyndon Johnson, who stepped into the role of commander-in-chief after Kennedy’s assassination. “LBJ” will be in theaters Nov. 10.

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‘Same Kind of Different as Me’ Review: Renee Zellweger Brings Grace to Faith-Based True Story

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Evangelical Christian filmmaking is having a moment. After the surprise box office success of “God’s Not Dead,” the dam broke and the product has flowed freely, more or less divided into two content streams: insular, badly-made, confirmation-bias movies for the faithful (which, somewhat ironically, are often explicitly created to function as tools for evangelization), and less pointed stories of kindness, forgiveness, and supernatural miracles that feature movie stars more relevant than Kevin Sorbo.

“Same Kind of Different as Me,” based on a true story, is the latter, and, graded on the competency curve many of these films flatly fail to live up to, a reasonably welcome addition to the flock.

Deborah Hall (Renee Zellweger) had a dream that she would meet a wise man on a road, and that he would change her life. And when Hall encountered Denver Moore (Djimon Hounsou), a homeless man who frequented a Fort Worth, Dallas, shelter where she volunteered, she became convinced that he was that man. Enlisting her husband Ron (Greg Kinnear), an art dealer who worked alongside Hall at the shelter, the couple actively sought Moore’s friendship. That process, its complications, and the consequences it spawned, became the basis of a best-selling memoir written by Ron Hall and Moore after Deborah’s death from cancer.

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Moore, a former sharecropper, resisted the Halls’ advances for months, justifiably suspicious of their intent. After being dragged down a Southern dirt road as a teenager by white men angry that he had tried to help a white woman with car trouble, he vowed never again to have anything to do with any white person. But slowly the Halls earn a modicum of Moore’s trust, and together they transform the homeless shelter into a more highly functioning location of service for the poor.

Director Michael Carney, making his feature debut and working from a script he co-wrote with Alexander Foard and Ron Hall, has delivered a blandly good looking, no frills, reasonably competent and occasionally emotional Message Movie, one whose message falls directly in line with politically moderate contemporary Evangelical thought. It emphasizes being nice, charitable, and forgiving. It favors a color-blind approach to race relations, one designed to work entirely in favor of the desires of white people, and which is expressed in the film as Good White People quietly delivering argument-ending responses to random Bad Racist White People (one of whom is played a little too convincingly by Jon Voight).

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Most importantly, though, its approach to the subject of eradicating poverty is one predicated on the largesse of the rich (one of the first things we learn about the Halls is that they live in a 15,000-square-foot house). Is it nice when wealthy people give money to fund a new homeless shelter? Of course, says the movie. Would it be better in the long run for people of faith to advocate for a truly radical rethinking of economic justice and to adopt as a mission of Christian work the idea that permanent housing is a basic human right? Look, ingrate, we don’t talk about that sort of thing here.

“Same Kind of Different as Me” works more effectively when its talented cast is given freedom to engage on an interpersonal level and its various political subtexts are sidelined (and they almost always are, save for an offhand dig at the “shock art” of contemporary photographer Andres Serrano, whose “Piss Christ” was the cause of a well known conservative Evangelical freakout back in the late 1980s). Kinnear has turned being crinkly, warm, and sadly sympathetic into his go-to trick, and his scenes with Zellweger are tender and believable.

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Zellweger, in fact, delivers a gentle, thoughtful, yet headstrong performance as the wife who digs in her heels to get human decency out of the people she cares for the most. Carney allows them their shot at making everything feel believably human. He doesn’t know how to extend that same generosity to Hounsou, unfortunately. The actor stumbles over his dialect, which seems to vary from scene to scene, and he’s directed to a performance that dances right up to the uncomfortable — and again, unspoken — edge of mental health issues.

Fairly abruptly, the character of Moore softens up, quiets down, becomes the wise man of Deborah’s dream, complete with profound monologues about the human condition, and transforms into a comfortably manageable person whose real problem seems to be an angry, unforgiving spirit that merely needed an adamant dose of Christian love to make it better. He’s a grudge-holding angel in disguise, too different to understand, even if the film keeps insisting that we’re all the same in the end.

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