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Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, and Shay Mitchell Bond in First Photos From Hulu's Dollface

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Hulu's upcoming female-led comedy Dollface is about the type of friend we all know - hell, maybe you are this friend: a person who disappears into whatever romantic relationship they're in. Suddenly they stop texting you for fro-yo dates, don't bother to meet you at Sunday morning yoga, or bail on grabbing drinks with the girls. But when the relationship ends? Poof! They're back in your life.

That's the cycle Dollface's Jules (2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings) is trying to break after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend. Forced to "metaphorically re-enter the world of women," according to Hulu's official description, Jules attempts to rekindle the friendships she had with Stella (Shay Mitchell), Izzy (Esther Povitsky), and Madison (Brenda Song). Judging from the first-look photos that the streaming site released on Sept. 10, the process will involve face masks, glamorous parties, and maybe some of that aforementioned fro-yo.

The original
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Aubrey Plaza & Sarah Gadon Take on Psychological Thriller Black Bear

  • MovieWeb
Productivity Media Inc and Oakhurst Entertainment announced today that Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon are set to join the cast of the upcoming thriller Black Bear, directed by Lawrence Michael Levine.&#160 Penned by Levine, the film will be produced by Tandem Pictures' Julie Christeas and Jonathan Blitstein, Richard J Bosner (Blue Creek Pictures), Sophia Takal and Oakhurst's Marina Grasic and Jai Khanna. Productivity will finance the film.&#160 Shooting is underway in the Adirondack Mountains in Long Lake, NY.

Black Bear is a suspenseful meta-drama. An expecting couple (Sarah Gadon & Christopher Abbott) is confronted with an out of town guest Abigail (Plaza), a filmmaker suffering from writer's block who seeks solace in the woods but finds herself at the center of a twisted love triangle. &#160Black Bear explores those parts of ourselves we are most afraid of. Said Lawrence Michael Levine.

"Black Bear is a thriller that
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Hulu Sets Debuts for ‘Dollface’ and ‘Reprisal,’ Season 3 Date for ‘Marvel’s Runaways’

Hulu has revealed the premiere dates for new original series “Dollface” and “Reprisal,” as well as for Season 3 of “Marvel’s Runaways.”

Dollface,” which stars Kat Dennings, will drop all 10 episodes on Friday, Nov. 15, the streaming service said Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Dennings will play Jules, a young woman who — after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend — must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind. “Dollface” also stars Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky.

The series was created by Jordan Weiss, who serves as an executive producer alongside showrunner Ira Ungerleider, Dennings, Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom, Tom Ackerley, Bryan Unkeless, Scott Morgan, Nicole King and Stephanie Laing. Matt Spicer will executive produce and direct the first episode. “Dollface” is produced by ABC Signature Studios, part of Disney Television Studios.
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Hulu Sets Premiere Dates For New ‘Dollface’ & ‘Reprisal’, Season 3 Of ‘Marvel’s Runaways’

  • Deadline
Hulu has set premiere dates for Kat Dennings’ return to TV, its femme fatale drama starring Abigail Spencer and the latest season of Marvel’s Runaways.

The streamer will roll out all 10 episodes each of new comedy Dollface on November 15, new “hyper-noir” revenge series Reprisal on December 6 and the superhero tale’s third season on December 13.

Hulu also said today that its docudrama series Wu-Tang: An American Saga, which already had been set to bow on September 4, will go live with three episodes only. The seven remaining installments will roll out on ensuing Wednesdays.

2 Broke Girls alum Dennings stars in Dollface as a young woman who – after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend – must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind. Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky also star in the ABC Signature Studios
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Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner ‘Clemency’ Eyes Awards Season Release Date

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Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner ‘Clemency’ Eyes Awards Season Release Date
Exclusive: Chinonye Chukwu’s Clemency, which took the Sundance Grand Jury Prize Award and was acquired at the fest by Neon, will open on Dec. 27, just in time for awards season.

The film stars Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard as prison warden Bernadine Williams, who has become hardened over the years by her job on Death Row. However, one inmate’s fate (Aldis Hodge) has a serious impact on her as she is forced to confront the psychological and emotional demons that her job has created. Woodard and Hodge are already generating Oscar buzz and the pic currently counts 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The pic also stars Richard Schiff and Wendell Pierce.

Clemency was produced by Ace Pictures Entertainment, Bronwyn Cornelius Productions and Julian Cautherley.

Neon recently earned an Academy Award nomination for Border; its upcoming slate also includes: Tom Harper’s Wild Rose
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Dollface: Shay Mitchell Lands Lead Role in Hulu Series

Shay Mitchell is making her return to the small screen. 

According to Deadline, the Pretty Little Liars alum will star opposite Kat Dennings on Hulu's Dollface

The series follows a young woman (Dennings) who is forced to confront the decisions she made while in a relationship with her longtime boyfriend. 

The woman's relationship with her boyfriend fizzles out, and she uses her imagination to re-enter the world of women, while finding a way to rekindle the friendships with the women she left behind. 

Related: You Moves to Netflix for Season 2

Mitchell is coming on board in a recasting. She will take over the role Lex Scott Davis was initially attached to play. 

Hulu has already handed a series order to Dollface, ordering 10 episodes for the first season. 

The series comes from writer Jordan Weiss (Harley Quinn) and ABC Signature Studios.

Matt Spicer is attached to executive produce and direct the first episode.
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Shay Mitchell Joins Hulu’s ‘Dollface’ in Recasting

  • The Wrap
Shay Mitchell Joins Hulu’s ‘Dollface’ in Recasting
“You” and “Pretty Little Liars” star Shay Mitchell will join the Hulu comedy series “Dollface” opposite Kat Dennings and Brenda Song, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Mitchell will play Stella Cole, Madison’s (Song) other best friend from college, free spirit, and charming hedonist. She will replace Lex Scott Davis.

The 10-episode comedy series follows Dennings, who plays a young woman who must learn to deal with her own imagination in order to rekindle the female friendships she left behind after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend.

Also Read: Shay Mitchell Gets Haunted in the Morgue in First Trailer for 'Possession of Hannah Grace' (Video)

Margot Robbie serves as executive producer along with Dennings. Ira Ungerleider, who executive produced “Angie Tribeca,” seres as showrunner.

The project comes from writer Jordan Weiss (“Harley Quinn”) and ABC Signature Studios. Matt Spicer will executive produce and direct the first episode.
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Sugar23 Takes Minority Stake In Short of The Week; Cary Fukunaga, David Gordon Green, Michael Sugar Join Advisory Board

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Sugar23 Takes Minority Stake In Short of The Week; Cary Fukunaga, David Gordon Green, Michael Sugar Join Advisory Board
Exclusive: Sugar23 Global has taken a minority position in Short of the Week, the premier online short film platform for discovering and launching the new wave of emerging filmmakers. In addition to Sugar 23 and Michael Sugar’s position, filmmakers Cary Fukunaga and David Gordon Green are also investing in Short of the Week and joining the company’s advisory board.

The online film curation service was founded in 2007 by Andrew Allen and Jason Sondhi. Recent film adaptations of shorts showcased on Short of the Week include Lionsgate’s Kin, Gunpowder & Sky’s Prospect as well as the Netflix Australian zombie film Cargo, Magnolia’s Crystal Moselle-directed Skate Kitchen and Apple’s Sundance hit Hala. The service has provided an early platform for such breakout filmmakers as Sundance Grand Prize Winner Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency), Ari Aster (Hereditary), Jordan Vogt Roberts (Kong: Skull Island), Matt Spicer (Ingrid Goes West) and Emily Carmichael
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Indie Spirits Host Aubrey Plaza Vows Awards Show ‘Will Not Be Boring’

Indie Spirits Host Aubrey Plaza Vows Awards Show ‘Will Not Be Boring’
Before she hosts the Film Independent Spirits Awards, Aubrey Plaza wants to make one thing clear: She definitely doesn’t have strep throat, despite a recent profile in The New York Times that suggested otherwise.

“Why would they write that I had strep throat? I didn’t want people to know that,” she said in an interview with IndieWire late last week. “No, I don’t care. I’m great. Everything’s great. I feel a lot better.”

Well, there’s one other thing she wants to make clear about the show: “I will not be boring,” she said. “It’s a live show. I have no idea what’s going to happen. I will say that I feel like it is my duty to prove to the world why a host matters, and how great a host can be. And be the hostiest host of all.”

As an awards
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‘Dollface’: Brenda Song & Lex Scott Davis Join Kat Dennings In Hulu Comedy Series

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Pure Genius alumna Brenda Song and Lex Scott Davis (Superfly) are set for lead roles opposite Kat Dennings in Dollface, Hulu’s 10-episode comedy series starring and executive produced by Dennings. The project hails from writer Jordan Weiss (Harley Quinn), ABC Signature Studios as well as producers Margot Robbie and Brett Hedblom from LuckyChap Entertainment and Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan from Clubhouse Pictures who produced together I, Tonya. Production is slated to begin this year.

Written by Weiss, Dollface follows a young woman (Dennings) who – after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend – must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.

Song will play Madison Maxwell, Jules’ (Dennings) former best friend. She’s confident, assertive, and distinctly feminine. Madison works in PR, think Prom Queen meets Class President.

Davis will portray Stella Cole,
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Aubrey Plaza to Host 2019 Spirit Awards

  • Variety
Film Independent has selected Aubrey Plaza to host the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 23.

“I am truly honored and delighted to host the Spirits Awards this year,” said Plaza. “It is a dream come true to host a show that celebrates my greatest loves… independent film, the people that make them possible and live television!”

Plaza starred opposite Elizabeth Olsen in Matt Spicer’s “Ingrid Goes West,” which Plaza also produced. As a producer, she received a Film Independent Spirit Award for best first feature and the film was also nominated for best first screenplay. She currently stars in Noah Hawley’s television series, “Legion,” on FX.

“The search for a great Spirit Awards host is never easy,” said Film Independent president Josh Welsh. “This year we said, let’s find someone funny, smart, a cinephile, being a great actor wouldn’t hurt, and it would be an added
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Aubrey Plaza Set To Host Spirit Awards

  • Deadline
Aubrey Plaza Set To Host Spirit Awards
Aubrey Plaza has been set to host the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which are set to air live from Santa Monica on February 23 on IFC. She will take over duties from John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, who co-hosted the marquee indie film event for the past two years.

This year’s ceremony will include a Best Feature race among Eighth Grade, First Reformed, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace, and You Were Never Really Here.

“The search for a great Spirit Awards host is never easy,” said Film Independent president Josh Welsh in a release Monday. “This year we said, let’s find someone funny, smart, a cinephile, being a great actor wouldn’t hurt, and it would be an added bonus if they’ve previously won a Spirit Award. Then we realized, oh wait, that’s Aubrey Plaza! So thank you Aubrey, for hosting the Spirits!”
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Hulu orders comedy series Dollface starring Kat Dennings

Streaming service Hulu has granted a 10-episode order to the comedy series Dollface, which will see Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) starring as well as executive producing alongside Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment, Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan of Clubhouse Pictures, and Ingrid Goes West director Matt Spicer.

The series has been created by writer Jordan Weiss (Harley Quinn) and will see Dennings playing “a young woman who – after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend – must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.”

“Reading Jordan’s script was like opening a window into my own brain,” said Dennings. “I’m so inspired by the stellar team we have around us and the unique world of this show, especially with Matt Spicer at the helm.”

“Jordan is an exciting, new voice that has something specific
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‘Dollface': Hulu Orders Margot Robbie-Produced Comedy Series Starring Kat Dennings

  • The Wrap
‘Dollface': Hulu Orders Margot Robbie-Produced Comedy Series Starring Kat Dennings
Hulu has given a series order to “Dollface” a comedy starring and executive produced by Kat Dennings, with Margot Robbie attached as an executive producer as well.

Dennings will play a young women who – after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend – must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.

The project comes from writer Jordan Weiss, ABC Signature Studios, with Robbie and Brett Hedblom from LuckyChap Entertainment producing alongside Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan from Clubhouse Pictures, and Nicole King and Stephanie Laing. Matt Spicer will executive produce and direct the first episode.

Also Read: Lamorne Morris to Star in Hulu Comedy Pilot 'Woke' as Cartoonist Keith Knight

“Jordan is an exciting, new voice that has something specific and provocative to say about her generation,“ said Hulu’s senior VP of content, Craig Erwich.
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Kat Dennings Comedy ‘Dollface’ Ordered to Series at Hulu

  • Variety
Kat Dennings Comedy ‘Dollface’ Ordered to Series at Hulu
Hulu has given a series order to the comedy “Dollface” starring Kat Dennings.

The streamer has given the series a 10-episode order. It follows a young woman (Dennings) who, after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.

Dennings will also executive produce in addition to starring. Jordan Weiss created the series and will also executive produce. Ira Ungerleider will serve as showrunner with Margot Robbie and Brett Hedblom and Tom Ackerley of Robbie’s LuckyChap banner executive producing as well. Clubhouse PicturesBryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan are executive producers along with Nicole King and Stephanie Laing. Matt Spicer directed the pilot and is an executive produce. ABC Signature Studios produces.

Dennings is perhaps best known for her starring role in the CBS multi-cam comedy “2 Broke Girls,
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‘Dollface’ Comedy Starring Kat Dennings Ordered to Series By Hulu From Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless & ABC Signature

  • Deadline
Hulu has given a 10-episode series order to Dollface, a comedy starring and executive produced by 2 Broke Girls alumna Kat Dennings. The project hails from writerJordan Weiss (Harley Quinn), ABC Signature Studios as well as producers Margot Robbie and Brett Hedblom from LuckyChap Entertainment and Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan from Clubhouse Pictures who produced together I, Tonya.

The four producers, Dennings and Weiss originally set up the project at Hulu last fall. It follows a young woman (Dennings) who – after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend – must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.

Comedy veteran Ira Ungerleider has been tapped as showrunner on the series, executive producing alongside Dennings, creator-writer Weiss, Robbie, Hedblom and Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap; Unkeless and Morgan for Clubhouse Pictures, Dennings’ manager Nicole King as well as
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Kat Dennings Comedy Dollface Lands 10-Episode Series Order at Hulu

Kat Dennings Comedy Dollface Lands 10-Episode Series Order at Hulu
Kat Dennings can officially make herself comfortable at Hulu: The streaming service has handed a 10-episode series order to Dollface, a comedy starring the 2 Broke Girls actress, TVLine has learned.

The project, which initially received a pilot order almost a year ago, follows a young woman who — after getting dumped by her longtime boyfriend — must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.

“Reading [series creator] Jordan [Weiss]’s script was like opening a window into my own brain,” Dennings said in a statement. “I
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Refinery29 Jumps Into Feature Films in Pact With Neon

  • Variety
Refinery29 has been bitten by the cinema bug.

The digital media company, which targets young female audiences, struck a partnership with indie-film distributor Neon. Under the the pact, the two New York-based companies will work to identify, acquire and co-distribute films centered on “rule-defying storytellers.”

The first films distributed by Neon and Refinery29 will be “Assassination Nation,” a modern-day re-imagining of the Salem witch trials in which four high-school girls take up arms against their accusers, and “Little Woods,” a spin on Westerns from the female perspective.

Refinery29’s video business to date has revolved around short-form films and series, including its Shatterbox project with female filmmakers. Now it’s going into business with Neon to extend R29’s brand into feature films.

“We are excited to expand our storytelling and experiential offerings and make our mark on the feature film business,” said Amy Emmerich, Refinery29’s chief content officer.
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Star Thrower Acquires ‘The Most Dangerous Man In America’ For Event Series On Timothy Leary’s Fugitive Run

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Star Thrower Entertainment has acquired rights to Bill Minutaglio and Steven L Davis’ book The Most Dangerous Man In America. In what I hear was a competitive situation, Tim and Trevor White’s Star Thrower bought the book, originally published in January and subtitled Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD, with plans to develop it into a limited series.

Based on freshly uncovered primary sources and firsthand interviews, The Most Dangerous Man In America follows Leary’s daring prison escape and run from the law in 1970. Aided by the Weather Underground, Leary’s prison break was the counterculture’s union of “dope and dynamite,” aimed at sparking a revolution and overthrowing the government. The ensuing global manhunt, led by President Nixon, spanned 28 months and wound its way among homegrown radicals, European aristocrats, a Black Panther outpost in Algeria, an international arms dealer,
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Elizabeth Olsen: Netflix Isn’t Killing Cinema, It’s Helping Indie Films Find Their Audience

Elizabeth Olsen: Netflix Isn’t Killing Cinema, It’s Helping Indie Films Find Their Audience
This month at the movies includes a pair of Elizabeth Olsen-starring films, thanks to two features exploring decidedly different release strategies. Of course there’s this week’s big budget blockbuster, “Avengers: Infinity War,” which features the actress reprising her role as the powerful mutant Scarlet Witch, but last week also saw the release of Mark Raso’s “Kodachrome,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. The film, a low-key drama starring Olsen, Ed Harris, and Jason Sudeikis, was picked up by Netflix out of the festival.

Despite Olsen’s role in the billion-dollar Marvel Cinematic Universe, she’s stayed true to her indie roots over the years, continuing to worker on smaller films like “Wind River” and “Ingrid Goes West,” both of which debuted at Sundance last year. As the indie film distribution model continues to evolve and change, Olsen has become a staunch proponent
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