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Percy Jackson Being Rebooted As A Streaming Service TV Series

Percy Jackson could return to the screen in the near future in the form of a TV series made for streaming, as We Got This Covered has heard that there are plans afoot to adapt Rick Riordan’s books starring the teenage demi-god in a new format. Our sources – the same ones who told us Marvel was developing Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk series for Disney Plus – are currently unclear, however, about which streaming service the show will ultimately land on.

The globally bestselling books were first adapted in 2010’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, directed by Harry Potter’s Chris Columbus and starring Logan Lerman as the eponymous Percy, the son of Poseidon. A sequel followed in the form of 2013’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and while both movies earned about $200 million on the back of $90 million budgets, no further films have followed in the years since.
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Kate Mulvany succeeds in the hunt for juicy roles

Kate Mulvany as Frankie in ‘Lambs of God’ (Photo: Mark Rogers).

Kate Mulvany has a stellar CV as a playwright, screenwriter and stage, film and TV actor – but several years ago she was afraid that screen roles were drying up.

Happily that changed when she was cast as an Army captain who suspects the death of her husband in Afghanistan was covered up in the Foxtel/Goalpost Pictures’ drama Fighting Season.

Now she is on screen in Foxtel/Lingo Pictures’ miniseries Lambs of God as Frankie, the sister of Father Ignatius (Sam Reid), who is kidnapped by nuns played by Ann Dowd, Jessica Barden and Essie Davis.

Her acting career continues to flourish as she makes her Us TV series debut in Amazon’s The Hunt, which follows a group of Nazi-hunters living in New York City in 1977.

“I thought roles might dry up for actors who are over
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Film Review: ‘End of Sentence’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘End of Sentence’
There is no family rift so great that it can’t be bridged with a road trip. So the movies tell us, over and over again, and if it’s not necessarily true, the best examples of this subgenre — call it the road-to-reconciliation movie — take enough of a scenic route that we come to believe it. A deliberate, gentle, genuinely caring debut feature from Icelandic director Elfar Adalsteins, “End of Sentence” is built on a premise of sweet, creamed corn: a wayward youth and his estranged, retiring father rebuild their bond as they journey to Ireland to scatter the ashes of their mother and wife. Yet if the vehicle feels familiar, the passengers make it credible: John Hawkes and Logan Lerman, both on very fine form, work enough worn human damage into proceedings that we invest in their joint healing.

Recently premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, this Irish-Icelandic-American co-production
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Constructing the Sentence by Amber Wilkinson

John Hawkes and Logan Lerman as Frank and Sean in End Of Sentence. John Hawkes: 'I do feel that Logan and I approach material in a similar way, so far as a way into things. I don't meet that many young actors who have such an interest in the piece as a whole - to kind of go from the outside in' Photo: Courtesy of Eiff Elfar Adalsteins feature directorial debut End Of Sentence – starring John Hawkes and Logan Lerman – had its world premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival last week. Hawkes and Lerman play Frank and Sean, an estranged father and son in this warm and gently observed drama. Sean is in prison when his mum (Andrea Irvine) dies, but on his release, he finds himself on an uncomfortable road trip with his dad to honour her last wish to have her ashes scattered in Ireland, with the pair
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‘End of Sentence’ Review: Dir. Elfar Adalsteins (2019) [Eiff]

Berserk Films

The road-trip movie is a staple of the Edinburgh Film Festival programme every year, a classic movie of estranged family or friends coming together on some sort of trip. This year, it’s in the form of Elfar Adalsteins’ delicately balanced directorial debut End of Sentence.

In the opening moments of the film, we’re introduced to Anna Fogle (Andrea Irvine); she’s off to visit her son, Sean (Logan Lerman), in prison but his father Frank (John Hawkes) remains outside – trepidation to see him, their dynamic is quickly established: Frank and Sean aren’t traditionally close. However, when Anna passes away shortly thereafter, her illness getting the better of it, Frank returns to collect Sean upon his release to convince him to fulfill his mother’s last wish to take a trip to Anna’s homeland of Ireland to scatter her ashes together. Wanting nothing to do his with father,
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Five buzzy titles from the Edinburgh Film Festival

Five buzzy titles from the Edinburgh Film Festival
The festival has assembled a strong programme for local audiences.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff), proudly proclaiming its status as the world’s longest continually-running film festival (running since 1947) wrapped on Sunday with the world premiere of Adrian Noble’s Mrs Lowry & Son, starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave.

The festival opened 10 days earlier with the scrappily entertaining Boyz In The Wood by Scottish director Ninian Dorff, setting the tone for the fifth edition under artistic director Mark Adams.

An eclectic range of features was dotted with the UK premieres of significant homegrown films in 2019 so far – Joanna Hogg’s Sundance-winner The Souvenir,
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'End of Sentence': Film Review | Edinburgh 2019

'End of Sentence': Film Review | Edinburgh 2019
A newly widowed father and his ex-con son share a fractious journey across Ireland in End of Sentence, a tragicomic road movie from Icelandic producer-turned-director Elfar Adalsteins. Serving as a fine showcase for the craggy, soulful, hangdog screen presence of veteran Oscar nominee John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), with solid support from former child actor Logan Lerman (star of the Percy Jackson fantasy films), this bittersweet Iceland-Ireland-u.S. co-production has some of the character-rich tone and novelistic texture of an Alexander Payne movie. World premiered in Edinburgh, it has ample potential for turning festival buzz into box office returns.

End of Sentence opens ...
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Dennie Gordon To Direct Episodes Of Cinemax’s ‘Warrior’ & Amazon’s ‘The Hunt’

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Dennie Gordon To Direct Episodes Of Cinemax’s ‘Warrior’ & Amazon’s ‘The Hunt’
DGA-Award winning director Dennie Gordon has been tapped to direct the Season 2 finale and penultimate episode of Warrior, Cinemax’s Tong Wars drama series from Justin Lin and Banshee co-creator Jonathan Tropper. In addition, the busy Gordon directs two episodes of Amazon’s The Hunt, a vengeance-driven Nazi hunting series executive produced by Oscar-winning Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele.

Created by Tropper, Warrior is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hope Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful organized crime families, or tongs.

Warrior is produced for Cinemax by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment.
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Jordan Peele’s Nazi-hunting drama The Hunt casts Julissa Bermudez, Miles. G. Jackson, Becky Ann Baker and more

Amazon Studios has just added several actors to its upcoming Nazi-hunter drama The Hunt from Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele and his Monkypaw Productions company. Per Deadline, the series has cast Julissa Bermudez (106 & Park), Miles G. Jackson (The Last O.G.), Becky Ann Baker (The Blacklist), Josh Mostel (Billy Madison) and Jonno Davies (Kingsman: The Secret Service).

According to the outlet, “Bermudez will play Maria, a nurse. Baker portrays Juanita Kreps, the Secretary of Commerce. Mostel is Rabbi Stecker of New York City. Jackson plays Danny Rohr, a disgraced journalist. Davies is Tobias, a bodyguard.”

The series takes place in New York City in 1977 and follows Jonah Heidelbaum, played by Logan Lerman, who finds himself swept up with a group of Nazi hunters who have discovered that former high-ranking Nazi officials are living in the U.S. and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich.

The group join Lerman,
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The Hunt: Additional Casting Announced for Amazon's Al Pacino TV Series

The Hunt has some new company. Deadline reports Julissa Bermudez, Becky Ann Baker, Josh Mostel, Miles G. Jackson, and Jonno Davies have joined the upcoming Amazon TV show.

From Jordan Peele, the drama series "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 U.S." Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, and Jerrika Hinton also star.

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‘The Hunt’ Adds Five Recurring To Cast Of Amazon Series Led By Al Pacino

  • Deadline
‘The Hunt’ Adds Five Recurring To Cast Of Amazon Series Led By Al Pacino
Exclusive: Julissa Bermudez (Bet’s 106 & Park), Becky Ann Baker (Men in Black), Josh Mostel (Big Daddy), Miles G. Jackson (The Last O.G.) and Jonno Davies (Spotless) have been cast in key recurring roles in the upcoming Amazon Prime Video original series The Hunt, a vengeance-driven Nazi hunting series starring Al Pacino, Logan Lerman and Jerrika Hinton.

Executive produced by Oscar-winning Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele, 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 U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.

Bermudez will play Maria, a nurse. Baker portrays Juanita Kreps, the Secretary of Commerce. Mostel is Rabbi Stecker of New York City.
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Robert Pattinson Is An Exciting Choice To Play Batman

Last week, specifically on Thursday evening, reports came down that we had a new Batman. Yes, the latest Caped Crusader has an identity. Ladies and gentlemen, it appears that Robert Pattinson is the pick to play Bruce Wayne and Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming reboot of the character. He will be the newest Dark Knight. Obviously, the internet exploded. I’ve waited a few days because I wanted the dust to settle. Folks who are bemoaning it are just thinking of Pattinson as Edward Cullen from the Twilight saga. However, those who only judge him based on that are missing why this could be quite the coup for DC and Warner Bros., as Pattinson is evolving into one of the industry’s most interesting talents. Part of why this is so exciting is that the actor has been making some phenomenal choices of late. Pattinson is far from the guy
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Zhang Ziyi Named Godmother of the Trophée Chopard 2019 at Cannes Film Festival

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Zhang Ziyi Named Godmother of the Trophée Chopard 2019 at Cannes Film Festival
Actress Zhang Ziyi has been named “Godmother” of the 19th annual Trophée Chopard 2019 at Cannes Film Festival.

As godmother, Zhang will present the award to both a male and female young actor on the rise. She follows “Godmother” Diane Kruger, who presented the award to Joe Alwyn and Elizabeth Debicki at Cannes film Festival 2018.

Charlize Theron, Elton John, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Helen Mirren are among previous presenters. Previous recipients also include Marion Cotillard, Ezra Miller, Shailene Woodley, Logan Lerman, James McAvoy, John Boyega and Gael García Bernal.

Zhang, who gained international fame for her role in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” is the second ever Chinese presenter, after Gong Li. Zhang and Ghong appeared together in the 2005 film “Memoirs of a Geisha.”

President of the festival Pierre Lescure, general delegate Thierry Frémaux and co-president and artistic director of Chopard Caroline Scheufele
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Notre Dame Cathedral: 14 Classic Movie Scenes at the Paris Landmark (Photos)

  • The Wrap
A fire broke out on the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Sunday. Shortly thereafter, the flames caused the spire to collapse and spread to one of its landmark tower. The cathedral spokesman shared the heartbreaking news: “Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame.”

The 850-year-old cathedral is a landmark in history and on celluloid. It’s the primary backdrop for the classic 1939 film “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” as well as Disney’s 1996 animated feature remake. It has also appeared in the Oscar-nominated “Midnight in Paris” and 2004’s “Van Helsing.”

Here is a list of films either set or shot at the famed Cathedral.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1939)

There have been many versions of this 19th century tale by Victor Hugo, but this 1939 classic with Charles Laughton starring as Quasimodo and Maureen O’Hara playing the object of his love, Esmeralda, differed from the novel
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Kate Mulvany cast in Jordan Peele-produced series ‘The Hunt’

Kate Mulvany (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Kate Mulvany is making her Us TV series debut in The Hunt, which follows a group of Nazi hunters living in New York City in 1977 and is inspired by real events.

Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment are producing the 10-part thriller created by David Weil for Amazon Prime Video.

The Fighting Season, Secret City and The Great Gatsby star is playing Sister Harriet, one of the members of The Hunters who set out on a bloody quest to prevent hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials from creating a Fourth Reich in the Us.

Logan Lerman plays Jonah Heidelbaum, whose grandmother is killed by a mysterious intruder in their apartment. As he tries to track down the killer he becomes swept up with The Hunters. In his TV series debut Al Pacino plays the Nazi hunter who mentors Jonah.

The cast includes Lena Olin,
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"The Hunt" Adds Kate Mulvany As Series Regular, 5 More Join In Recurring Roles For Amazon Original

  • Deadline
Exclusive: The cast for Amazon Prime Video’s vengeance-driven Nazi-hunting series executive produced by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele continues to grow with Kate Mulvany joining as a series regular and James Le Gros, Ebony Obsidian, Caleb Emery, Henry Hunter Hall and Jeannie Berlin boarding in key recurring roles. They join an already robust cast including Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor as well as Lena Olin, Carol Kane, Saul Rubinek, Tiffany Boone, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Greg Austin and Dylan Baker.

The Hunt, created by David Weil, 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 U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
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Loved Us? Jordan Peele Is Going to Be Working on So Many Things This Year

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Image Source: Universal Pictures

Raise your hands if you're too terrified to look into the mirror after watching Us. Jordan Peele has done it again, following his incisive social thriller Get Out with the full-blown horror Us, which is already a box office smash (and the source of our existential nightmares). If you're looking for more content from the writer-director-actor extraordinaire, you won't necessarily have to dig through all of his MadTV and Key and Peele sketches. So, what is he doing? The question you should ask is: What isn't he doing?

Peele will lend his voice to Toy Story 4 as Bunny. He'll also appear in the currently filming horror flick Abruptio as Danny across Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters and Pitch Perfect's Hana Mae Lee.

On top of these parts, Peele has his own production company called Monkeypaw Productions that gives him the resources to create
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Loved Us? Jordan Peele Is Going to Be Working on So Many Things This Year

Image Source: Universal Pictures

Raise your hands if you're too terrified to look into the mirror after watching Us. Jordan Peele has done it again, following his incisive social thriller Get Out with the full-blown horror Us, which is already a box office smash (and the source of our existential nightmares). If you're looking for more content from the writer-director-actor extraordinaire, you won't necessarily have to dig through all of his MadTV and Key and Peele sketches. So, what is he doing? The question you should ask is: What isn't he doing?

Peele will lend his voice to Toy Story 4 as Bunny. He'll also appear in the currently filming horror flick Abruptio as Danny across Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters and Pitch Perfect's Hana Mae Lee.

On top of these parts, Peele has his own production company called Monkeypaw Productions that gives him the resources to create
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Sparked By A Martin Scorsese Contract Clause, ‘The Current War’ Gets Second Life & Wide Release Commitment From 101 Studios

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Sparked By A Martin Scorsese Contract Clause, ‘The Current War’ Gets Second Life & Wide Release Commitment From 101 Studios
Exclusive: Marginalized by a version rushed for the 2017 Toronto Film Festival weeks before Harvey Weinstein’s banishment and The Weinstein Company’s implosion, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War has a new cut and the kind of second chance that most prematurely premiered festival films never get. Upstart 101 Studios has closed a deal for domestic distribution rights and will make The Current War its first substantial theatrical release, eyeing August. That distributor, which paid around $3 million for the rights, has made a wide release commitment, after Gomez-Rejon presented them with an overhauled picture that added five scenes and still came in a good ten minutes shorter than the cut that premiered two Toronto festivals ago.

The director got the chance to do his own cut because of a lucky unexpected break: a final contractual sign-off by executive producer Martin Scorsese hadn’t been executed, which legally prevented TWC’s new
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Iceland's Stockfish Film Festival showcases buzzy international projects

Iceland's Stockfish Film Festival showcases buzzy international projects
Works-in-progress section featured a slew of English-language films.

The first footage from the English-language drama End Of Sentence, starring John Hawkes was unveiled during the works- in- progress presentations at Iceland’s Stockfish film festival in Reykjavik last week.

Us actor Hawkes, who was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for Winter’s Bone in 2011, stars as a man trying to fulfill his late wife’s last wish, to go on a road trip with his son, played by Logan Lerman, to scatter her ashes in rural Ireland. The cast also includes Sarah Bolger, Andrea Irvine and Trapped’s Olafur Darri Olafsson.
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