17 Buzziest Movies Heading to SXSW This Year, From ‘Us’ to ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ (Photos)

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SXSW Film Festival is known for its horror film debuts, and this year, Austin, Texas, will attract big talent and famed filmmakers. Click through the gallery to see TheWrap’s buzziest titles.
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‘The Twilight Zone’: Seth Rogen To Star In Episode Of CBS All-Access Series

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Seth Rogen is stepping into The Twilight Zone. The star of Knocked Up and Neighbors will star in an upcoming episode of the CBS All-Access revival of the classic sci-fi/fantasy franchise that became famous for its twist endings, eerie characters and un…

Seth Rogen Joins Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

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Seth Rogen is about to enter the fifth dimension, as he is the latest actor to join the cast of Jordan Peele’s reboot of “The Twilight Zone” for CBS All Access. The actor will star on an episode written by Alex Rubens.

The anthology series will launch its first two episodes on April 1, with new installments to be made available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 11.

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

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

“The Twilight Zone” is 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 as narrator, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.

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Josh Radnor Joins Jordan Peele’s Amazon Series ‘The Hunt’

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Josh Radnor has joined Jordan Peele’s upcoming Amazon series “The Hunt,” TheWrap has learned.

The “How I Met Your Mother” alum has been cast opposite Al Pacino, Logan Lerman and Jerrika Hinton on the Prime Video Nazi-hunting drama.

Created by David Weil, “The Hunt” follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the US. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.

Radnor will play Lonny Flash, a movie star who is secretly a member of Meyer’s (Pacino) organization, The Hunters

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Produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment, “The Hunt” also stars Lena Olin, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Tiffany Boone, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Greg Austin and Dylan Baker.

Weil (“Moonfall”) serves as writer, executive producer, and co-showrunner alongside Nikki Toscano. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct the pilot and also executive produce.

Additional executive producers include Win Rosenfeld (“Dark Net”) from Monkeypaw Productions; Nelson McCormick (“Prison Break”); Tom Lesinski (“Mr. Mercedes”) and Jenna Santoianni (“Mr. Mercedes”) from Sonar Entertainment.

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‘Aquaman’ Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II In Talks To Star In MGM/Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Sequel

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, last seen as Black Manta in the WB/DC Comics blockbuster film, Aquaman, is in talks to take on the lead role in the Candyman sequel from MGM and producers Jordan Peele, via his Monkeypaw Productions banner, and Win Rosenfeld. Nia…

‘Aquaman’ Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Talks to Lead Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in talks to star in the title role of the upcoming “Candyman” sequel from Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions.

The retelling of the film is described as a “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 original, which was adapted from “The Forbidden,” Clive Barker’s short story.f “Candyman” returns to the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green Homes once stood

“Candyman” will be directed by Nia DaCosta (“Little Woods”), with Peele and Win Rosenfeld penning the screenplay. Production is set to begin in the spring.

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Abdul-Mateen’s breakout role came in Baz Luhrmann’ 2016 Netflix series “The Get Down.” He’s since had roles in “Baywatch” and “The Greatest Showman,” and most recently, he starred opposite Jason Momoa in “Aquaman.”

Abdul-Mateen will also appear in Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” directorial follow-up, “Us.”

“Candyman” is being produced in partnership with Monkeypaw and MGM, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures with a June 12, 2020 release date.

“The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre,” Peele has said of the film. “Alongside ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ ‘Candyman’ was a major inspiration for me as a filmmaker — and to have a bold new talent like Nia at the helm of this project is truly exciting. We are honored to bring the next chapter in the ‘Candyman’ canon to life and eager to provide new audiences with an entry point to Clive Barker’s legend.”

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Ian Cooper will produce for Monkeypaw, while Adam Rosenberg, MGM’s co-president of production and Tabitha Shick, MGM’s vice president of production, will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

Abdul-Mateen is repped by Gersh and Anonymous Content.

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‘Twilight Zone’ Trailer: See Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan and Tracy Morgan Enter the Fifth Dimension (Video)

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Following a brief Super Bowl teaser, CBS All Access on Thursday released the first trailer for Jordan Peele’s upcoming reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”

The anthology series will launch its first two episodes on April 1, with new installments to be made available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 11. Watch the trailer above, which features Tracy Morgan, who was previously unannounced.

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 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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Ginnifer Goodwin Joins Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

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Ginnifer Goodwin is entering the fifth dimension.

The “Once Upon a Time” alum has joined Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” reboot at CBS All Access as the star of an episode titled “Point of Origin.” The anthology series’ installment will also feature James Frain and Zabryna Guevara.

Goodwin is best known for her roles in HBO’s “Big Love” and ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.” Her other credits include the animated film “Zootopia,” “Walk the Line,” “Killing Kennedy,” “Mona Lisa Smile,” “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton,” “Something Borrowed,” “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “A Single Man.” She also appeared on stage in the plays “The Corn Is Green” and “Dead End.”

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In addition to stepping into Rod Serling’s role as “Twilight Zone” narrator, Peele is also serving as executive producer on the reboot.

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, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.

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.

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“The Twilight Zone” is 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.

Rod 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.

“The Twilight Zone” premieres April on CBS All Access.

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CBS debuted the first teaser for its upcoming reboot of “The Twilight Zone” during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Disguised as a takeover of CBS’s Super Bowl broadcast, the spot, set on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, is the first to show Peele as narrator of the horror/sci-fi anthology series. “When the truth is not the truth, what dimension are you even in?,” he asks before disappearing through a door.

In addition to stepping into Rod Serling’s role as “Twilight Zone” narrator, Peele is also serving as executive producer on the reboot. The show is set to debut on CBS All Access on April 1.

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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.