Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast Returns: Emmy Comedy Best Actor Contenders & More

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It’s Emmy season 2018 and that means we’re back with a brand new run of TV Talk. Coming just days after our packed Deadline’s The Contenders Emmy event at the DGA, we’re jumping in right away with a look at the legacy of Atlanta’s Donald Glover and who…

Maggie Gyllenhaal On Playing Hookers And Porn Stars, Donald Trump’s ‘Deuce’ Connection, And Taking Control Of Her Career – The Actor’s Side

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Maggie Gyllenhaal kicks off the new Emmy season of The Actor’s Side, my Deadline series that focuses on the art and craft of acting with today’s top stars. Gyllenhaal came to our studio to talk about HBO’s The Deucethe edgy series about the explosion of porn in the early 1970s in New York City — she plays a hooker named Candy who gets sucked into this world and becomes a porn actress and filmmaker. Sound like Stormy Daniels? I asked her if there was any connection, as…

‘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 […]

‘The Deuce’ Heads Into Season 2 With James Franco Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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HBO’s The Deuce is heading into production in the next couple of weeks on Season 2 with James Franco on board, amid sexual harassment allegations surrounding the star and executive producer.
Sources say plans remain unchanged and production is proceeding as scheduled on the porn industry drama, with scripts currently being written featuring Franco’s twin characters Vincent Martino and Frankie Martino. This all comes as a Care2 petition demanding HBO drop Franco from the…

‘The Deuce’ Prepares for Season 2 With James Franco on Board Despite Sexual Harassment Allegations

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HBO’s “The Deuce” is planning to begin filming its second season in a few weeks with James Franco still on board as star and executive producer of the drama series. Franco’s status on the show had been questioned after five women came forward to the Los Angeles Times in January with allegations of sexual misconduct […]

James Franco is still set to star in The Deuce season 2

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The allegations of sexual misconduct that got James Franco expunged from Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue and disinvited from a New York Times speaking gig don’t seem to have affected his working relationship with HBO: Franco will return to The Deuce for its second season, as writer Megan Abbott told reporters at…

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