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The Last Jedi’s Oscar Isaac in talks to voice The Addams Family – Gomaz Addams

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Author: Zehra Phelan

The perfect casting of Oscar Isaac in the role of Gomez Addams from The Addams Family has been a long-awaited dream for many film fans over the last few months, turns out The Last Jedi actor is currently in talks to take on the role, but in MGM’s animated feature.

The Sausage Party’s Conrad Vernon will take the helm on the project to adapt the screenplay by Pamela Pettler (“Corpse Bride”), with revisions by Matt Lieberman. Vernon, Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz will produce the project which is currently in production at Cinesite Studios in Vancouver.

Apparently, MGM is waiting to come to a deal with Isaac to cast the rest of the characters including Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch and Uncle Fester.

The Addams Family originally appeared as an unrelated group of 150 single-panel cartoons, about half of which were originally published in The New Yorker
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Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” star Oscar Isaac is in talks with MGM to voice Gomez Addams in the animated feature film “The Addams Family.”

Isaac portrays the heroic pilot Poe Dameron in “The Last Jedi.” The rest of the cast for “The Addams Family” has not been unveiled. Conrad Vernon is directing from a screenplay by Pamela Pettler based on Charles Addams’ iconic cartoon series with revisions by Matt Lieberman.

Producers of “The Addams Family” are Gail Berman, Vernon, and Alex Schwartz. Executive producers are Kevin Miserocchi and Andrew Mittman. The Jackal Group is producing with Cinesite Studios providing the computer-generated animation.

MGM announced Friday that it had set an Oct. 11, 2019, release date for the film. The announcement comes seven weeks after MGM and Annapurna Pictures unveiled a new joint venture for theatrical distribution in the U.S. Through this joint venture, MGM expects to release approximately six to eight films per year beginning with Eli Roth
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The Most Disappointing TV Shows of 2017

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The Most Disappointing TV Shows of 2017
In the age of peak TV, there’s a lot of bad television out there. But rather than take the time to highlight what everyone should already be forgetting, IndieWire is examining the heartbreaking misses of 2017; the shows that felt like they had something special — either in concept, talent, or early episodes — but failed to fulfill that promise.

For the shows that weren’t cancelled, hope rings eternal. TV is a medium that allows for development, improvement, and the virtual erasure of bad first impressions. The shows below might be a long way from getting good, but their break bad hurt enough that even for the most disappointing, we still hope for the best.

And if you like any shows on the list, then good luck and godspeed. You found something there that we only wish we could have seen. Maybe next year.

Read More:The 25 Best TV Episodes of 2017, Ranked
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46 TV Shows That Have Been Straight Up Canceled in 2017

Can you feel the tension in the air? Networks have been announcing decisions about which shows will return in 2018 and which will . . . not. While there are a number of shows that are ending in 2017, many of them at least got a final season to finish out their stories. (New Girl and Portlandia aren't on this list, as they have been granted final seasons and will end in 2018.) Ahead are all of the shows we were forced to say goodbye to this year. ABC The Real O'Neals: After two seasons, the show is over. Dr. Ken: Ken Jeong's medical comedy is history. Imaginary Mary: Viewers didn't tune in for Jenna Elfman's show, and now they never will. American Crime: Though critically acclaimed, the anthology drama is through. Secrets and Lies: After a solid first season, rating dipped in season two and ABC has canceled the drama.
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From 'Nsync to Woody Allen: How Justin Timberlake Went from Pop Star to In-Demand Actor

From 'Nsync to Woody Allen: How Justin Timberlake Went from Pop Star to In-Demand Actor
Justin Timberlake is that rare superstar combo: a celebrated singer who’s also a popular actor. Hot off of the heels of being announced as next year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer, he’ll soon be seen going up against Oscar winner Kate Winslet in Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel.

How did a former ‘Nsync boy band member end up in a film with mounting Oscar buzz? Here’s a look at the 36-year-old’s evolution from singer to thespian.

From the Mickey Mouse Club to ‘Nsync

As a kid in 1983, the Memphis-native sang country songs on the singing competition show Star Search.
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Christina Ricci & Judith Light to Star in Lifetime Film About First Undercover Female Journalist

Christina Ricci & Judith Light to Star in Lifetime Film About First Undercover Female Journalist
Ricci in “Z: The Beginning of Everything

Another project about Nellie Bly is in the works. Back in September we wrote that “Megan Leavey” actress Kate Mara is toplining a series in development about Bly, who is considered the first-ever female undercover journalist. Now Deadline reports that Lifetime has given the green light to a psychological thriller based on the trailblazer. Christina Ricci (“Monster”) and Judith Life (“Transparent”) are starring in the film, which is written by Helen Childress (“Reality Bites”). Karen Moncrieff (“The Keeping Hours”) is directing.

Scheduled for a 2018 premiere on Lifetime, the project’s working title is “Nellie Bly.” Ricci will portray Bly, an investigative reporter who’s “on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, and feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside,” the source details. “The movie is
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Meet the New Breakout Star of The Watcher in the Woods: 5 Things to Know About Tallulah Evans

Meet the New Breakout Star of The Watcher in the Woods: 5 Things to Know About Tallulah Evans
To many who grew up in the ’80s, The Watcher in the Woods is remembered as their first taste of horror. The 1980 cult classic is back in the spotlight thanks to a Lifetime TV movie remake starring newcomer Tallulah Evans.

Here are five things to know about the actress on-the-rise.

1. Evans Began Acting Professionally at Age 7

“Ever since I can remember, I’ve always just wanted to act because it’s so much fun,” Evans tells People. “I could never think of wanting to do anything else, really.”

Evans landed her first acting role at the age of 7 in the 2006 film Penelope,
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Christina Ricci & Judith Light To Star In ‘Nellie Bly’ Movie In Works At Lifetime

Christina Ricci & Judith Light To Star In ‘Nellie Bly’ Movie In Works At Lifetime
Lifetime has given the green light to Nellie Bly (working title), a psychological thriller inspired by the groundbreaking 19th century journalist, with Christina Ricci (Monster), Judith Light (Transparent) and Josh Bowman (Revenge) attached to star. The film is in production for 2018 premiere on Lifetime. Ricci plays investigative reporter Nellie Bly, who’s on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women's Lunatic…
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Addams Family Reunion: the sequel that time forgot

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After Addams Family Values struggled at the box office, another film still followed a few years later. But Addams Family 3 this was not...

Were the world right, then in 1993, Addams Family Values would have got both the rich acclaim and enormous box office it merited. A deliciously playful sequel, it’s 94 minutes of tightly put together comedy, with a bunch of performers that come close to defining ‘perfectly cast’. Christina Ricci, clinging to a fence as she’s threatened with the Harmony Hut, remains a comedy highlight of 1990s cinema.

But the film didn’t really hit. As much as it was liked, its box office was less than half of the original. It was released the week before Mrs Doubtfire in the Us, and it was the latter that become the widely seen family comedy of Christmas 1993. Addams Family Values would do okay at best, but
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Lord of the Rings TV Series Adaptation Eyed, With Amazon a Potential Home

Lord of the Rings TV Series Adaptation Eyed, With Amazon a Potential Home
Has Amazon found the Game of Thrones it’s been seeking?

A Lord of the Rings TV series is in the very early development stages, according to The Hollywood Reporter, from Warner Bros. Television, whose feature-film division produced the Lotr movies. There’s no writer attached to the project yet — Warner Bros. is still looking to nail down the rights from the estate of book author J.R.R. Tolkien — but Amazon Studios has already emerged as an potential home.

Rings, of course, has already been adapted into a trilogy of films directed by Peter Jackson, which grossed nearly $3 billion at the
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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in November 2017

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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in November 2017
It’s a good thing that Netflix already has the “Gilmore Girls” for all of those sweet Thanksgiving vibes, because the streaming giant is coming down from that Halloween sugar high in a bad way and following last month’s blockbuster slate with a relatively unremarkable roster of new additions. Proving that there isn’t much rhyme or reason behind when they’re able to upload new movies (it’s hard to curate around contract rights), the platform’s latest batch of titles is heavy on horror movies and light on seasonal fare.

Still, it’s not all bad news for those of you who might be looking for something to stream while you’re home for the holidays. Comfort watches like “Casper” and “Field of Dreams” are perfect things to put on when you’re immobilized by a stomach full of turkey, and you can even go for an
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18 Casper Moments Your Tween Heart Will Never Forget

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Casper is the friendliest ghost, and thanks to Devon Sawa - let's be real - he's also the cutest. The 1995 movie starring Christina Ricci is truly a classic, bringing us plenty of memorable moments and iconic lines. Honestly, who could ever forget human Casper leaning in and whispering to Kat, "Can I keep you?" Cue tween hearts everywhere melting over Sawa, the ultimate '90s crush. Right in time for Halloween, relive some of the sweet and hilarious Casper moments you'll never forget. RelatedRelive Your Devon Sawa Crush With a Look at the Handsome Star Through the Years
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More Stars Named For 17th Annual 24 Hour Plays

More favorites of stage and screen have joined the star-studded line-up for the 17th-Annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway.

Michael Shannon, Rachel Dratch, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Paul Sparks, Annie Parisse, Carolyn Cantor and Leslye Headland are the latest to join the exceptional group of artists who will come together to write, direct and perform six original plays within 24 hours. The culminating performance will take place on Monday, October 30th at 8:00pm at the American Airlines Theatre.

Proceeds from the one-night-only performance benefit the Company’s program supporting theatre professionals 25 and under through The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals and The Lilly Awards Foundation’s work supporting women in theatre and promoting gender parity.

As previously announced, this year’s cast also features Raul Castillo, Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Jennifer Esposito, Noah Galvin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nina Hellman, Cush Jumbo, Mia Katigbak, Lola Kirke, Russell G. Jones, Orlando Pabotoy, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Marc Sherman,
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Elizabeth Olsen, Jane Rosenthal Demand Justice for Sexual Assault Victims at Chanel Tribeca Lunch

Elizabeth Olsen, Jane Rosenthal Demand Justice for Sexual Assault Victims at Chanel Tribeca Lunch
“So I don’t know about all of you, but I’m having a Howard Beale moment,” said Tribeca EnterprisesJane Rosenthal to the women in film who gathered at Locanda Verde on Tuesday for the third annual Tribeca Chanel Through Her Lens Women’s Filmmaker Program lunch. “Like the character Peter Finch plays in ‘Network,’ I’m mad as hell.”

And, as an increasing number of women come forward with stories of sexual assault and misconduct by Harvey Weinstein and other males in the industry, Rosenthal isn’t alone in her anger.

“I was surprised and not as surprised,” Elizabeth Olsen, who’s volunteered at the Rape Treatment Center, told Variety, “because I’m around women and children who’ve been sexually assaulted every week. I think we have a really insane epidemic, and it’s amazing to hear women who feel comfortable or safe enough to speak out.” She hopes it
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Haven Actor John Dunsworth Dead at 71

Haven Actor John Dunsworth Dead at 71
Actor John Dunsworth, who played photographer Dave Teagues on Syfy’s fantasy drama Haven, died Monday after battling a short illness. He was 71.

Dunsworth’s daughter Sarah, who co-starred with him on the Canadian mockumentary series Trailer Park Boys, announced the news on Twitter.

“With heavy and broken hearts, the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away,” she wrote. “John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness. The family would like to request that our privacy is respected during this time of grief.
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‘The Addams Family’ Gets Animated in a New CG Movie from ‘Sausage Party’ Co-Director

Originally created by cartoonist Charlie Addams back in 1938, The Addams Family has gone on to enjoy a number of successful adaptations over the years. In 1964, a live-action TV series starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones as Gomez and Morticia Addams came to ABC, with a Halloween TV movie inspired by the show airing in 1977. The fearsome family saw a revival of sorts in the early 90s with a pair of live-action films starring Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci. The series was rebooted once more in the late 90s with Tim Curry
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Addams Family Animated Movie Gets Sausage Party Director

Addams Family Animated Movie Gets Sausage Party Director
After languishing in development for years, MGM is finally moving forward with its The Addams Family animated adaptation, bringing on director Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) to take the helm. The filmmaker has also been brought on to produce the movie, alongside The Jackal Group's Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz. CG animation work is already under way in Vancouver, but MGM hasn't announced a release date, so it may be quite some time before it hits theaters, but it looks like it's finally on the right track after several years in development.

MGM Studios announced this project back in 2013, setting writer Pamela Pettler (The Corpse Bride) to write the script. Andrew Mittman and Kevin Miserocchi were initially attached as producers at the time, but now they are executive producing, with MGM's executive director Tabitha Shick overseeing the project. Matt Lieberman (Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief) provided revisions on Pamela Pettler's screenplay,
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‘Sausage Party’s’ Conrad Vernon to Direct Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

‘Sausage Party’s’ Conrad Vernon to Direct Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie
Conrad Vernon is on board to direct MGM’s animated “The Addams Family” movie, sources confirm to Variety.

Vernon, who directed Sony’s animated comedy “Sausage Party,” will also produce the movie with Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz, principals of production house the Jackal Group.

The Addams family began their macabre life as single-panel gag illustrations by cartoonist Charles Addams that appeared primarily in the New Yorker. Their popularity led to the Addams Family becoming a television show in the 1960s that starred John Astin and Carolyn Jones as well as an animated series in the early 1970s. The family enjoyed a revival in the early 1990s with a pair of movies that starred Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christina Ricci.

The premise revolved around Gomez and Morticia Addams and their children named Wednesday and Pugsley. Also in the household were Uncle Fester and Grandmama, plus their imposing butler Lurch, the disembodied hand Thing,
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Halloween 2017: 31 Movies to Watch on Hulu This October

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Last week, I gave you guys a few lists from Amazon and Netflix in regards to what they have to offer via their streaming services this fall. As a newbie to Hulu, I only discovered over the weekend that they, too, beyond just being an amazing resource for television programming, offer up a killer selection of genre movies that are free to stream with a standard Hulu membership.

Here’s a look at an assortment of 31 films from Hulu that I think would be great movies to stream this October. I tried to give you guys a wide variety, too, hitting various sub-genres, so hopefully there’s a little bit of something for everyone in this list.

The Faculty

As far as high school horror films go, The Faculty has remained one of my very favorites for years now. Essentially, it’s Robert Rodriguez riffing on The X-Files, and who can resist that?
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24 Hour Plays On Broadway Announces Cast

The 24 Hour Plays has announced the first round of participants for this year’s production on Monday, October 30th, at 8:00pm at the American Airlines Theatre in Times Square.

Additional cast and creative team members will be announced in the coming weeks.

This year’s cast will feature Raul Castillo, Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Jennifer Esposito, Noah Galvin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nina Hellman, Cush Jumbo, Mia Katigbak, Lola Kirke, Russell G. Jones, Orlando Pabotoy, Christina Ricci, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Shamos, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Justice Smith, Lois Smith, Nico Tortorella and Yul Vasquez.

This year’s directing team will include May Adrales, Warren Leight, Patricia McGregor, Jessica Stone and Kate Whoriskey. The writing team will include Fernanda Coppel, Chisa Hutchinson, David Lindsay-Abaire, Martyna Majok and Molly Smith Metzler. This year’s musical guest is Shaina Taub.

"We are thrilled to announce the first round of actors, writers and directors for this year,
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