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Get Out’s Bradley Whitford cast in The Handmaid’s Tale season 2

Get Out star Bradley Whitford has joined the cast of Hulu’s acclaimed drama series The Handmaid’s Tale for its second season, Deadline has revealed.

Whitford is set to take on the role of Commander Joseph Lawrence, ““the architect of Gilead’s economy, who is gruff and intimidating, with a disheveled mad genius vibe. His sly humor and flashes of kindness make him a confusing, mysterious presence for his newest Handmaid.

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The Handmaid’s Tale features a cast that includes Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-t Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. Its 13-episode second season is set to get underway on Hulu on April 25th with the release of two episodes, followed by subsequent episodes every Wednesday.

Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid
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The Handmaid's Tale: Season Two; Bradley Whitford (West Wing) Joins Hulu Series

Bradley Whitford is headed to Hulu. Deadline reports the West Wing star has joined season two of The Handmaid's Tale.Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, the drama takes place in a dystopian society where women are considered sexual property. The cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-t Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, and Alexis Bledel.Read More…
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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in March

Baby, if anyone puts you in a corner, just stream new shows and movies on Hulu. From March 1, you can watch “Dirt Dancing” and its 2004 spin-off “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” (if they do a live version of the latter, it should star Camila Cabello). Both movies will be available for one month only. You’ll also be able to watch “Young Adult,” “Chicago,” and “Golden Eye.” On March 5, you can watch the 2018 Oscars in case you missed the show on ABC the night before, and Season 9 of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Also Read: Bradley Whitford...
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The Handmaid's Tale Season 2: Bradley Whitford Joins Cast!

The Handmaid's Tale is celebrating its Emmy win by adding an Emmy winning actor to the cast of its second season.

According to Deadline, Bradley Whitford has landed a recurring role on the Hulu hit as Commander Joseph Lawrence.

The character is described as a mad genius, who knows all about the economy in Gilead.

His complicated personality will make it difficult for his newest handmaid to know what he is really thinking.

Whitford is a seasoned TV veteran who has had roles in shows such as The West Wing, Transparent and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Related: The Handmaid's Tale Season 2: Premiere Date, Teaser Unveiled

The official description for The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 reads "The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is
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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Casts Get Out’s Bradley Whitford

Get Out and The West Wing actor Bradley Whitford has joined the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale season 2. The dystopian drama starring Elisabeth Moss returns to Hulu in April. Season 1 received critical acclaim, winning both the Golden Globe and the Primetime Emmy for Best Drama Series. Moss too picked up a Globe and an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Adds Bradley Whitford in Recurring Role

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Adds Bradley Whitford in Recurring Role
Bradley Whitford has joined the cast of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 at Hulu, Variety has confirmed.

Whitford will play Commander Joseph Lawrence, the architect of Gilead’s economy. The character is described as gruff and intimidating with a disheveled mad genius vibe. His sly humor and flashes of kindness make him a confusing, mysterious presence for his newest Handmaid.

Whitford is a film and television veteran who has won two Emmys in his career, one for “Transparent” and another for “The West Wing.” He also recently appeared in the Oscar-nominated films “Get Out” and “The Post.”

He is repped by ICM Partners and Greenlight Management.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” returns with its second season in April. Adapted from the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, the series takes place in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled
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Handmaid's Tale Adds Bradley Whitford to Play Season 2 Commander

Handmaid's Tale Adds Bradley Whitford to Play Season 2 Commander
Blessed be the fruit: After winning big at last year’s Emmys, The Handmaid’s Tale is adding another Emmy winner to its cast for Season 2.

The West Wing veteran Bradley Whitford is joining the cast of Hulu’s acclaimed dystopian drama in a recurring role, our sister site Deadline is reporting. He’ll play Commander Joseph Lawrence: a gruff, intimidating man with a sly sense of humor who’s the chief architect of Gilead’s economy. No word yet on who his handmaid will be… but we did see Elisabeth Moss’ Offred getting hauled away at the end of last season.
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Bradley Whitford Joins 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2

Bradley Whitford is joining The Handmaid's Tale.

The West Wing alum is joining the second season of Hulu's dystopian drama in a major recurring role. He will play Commander Joseph Lawrence, the architect of Gilead’s economy, who is described as gruff and intimidating with a disheveled mad-genius vibe. His sly humor and flashes of kindness make him a confusing, mysterious presence for his newest Handmaid.

The Emmy-winning series stars Elisabeth Moss as Offred, a handmaid who became pregnant at the end of the first season. The sophomore run will focus on her ongoing fight to free her baby from the horrors of Gilead....
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Bradley Whitford Joins ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2

Bradley Whitford Joins ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2
Bradley Whitford is headed to Gilead. The “West Wing” alum has been added as a major recurring character for Season 2 of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” TheWrap has confirmed. Whitford will take on the role of Commander Joseph Lawrence, the architect of Gilead’s economy. The character is described as gruff, intimidating and has a disheveled mad genius vibe. His sly humor and flashes of kindness make him a confusing, mysterious presence for his newest Handmaid. Season 2 of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series will center around Offred’s (Elisabeth Moss) pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors...
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Bradley Whitford Joins Hulu Drama Series For Season 2

Exclusive: Emmy winner Bradley Whitford has been tapped for a major recurring role in the upcoming second season of Hulu’s Emmy-winning drama series The Handmaid’s Tale. The West Wing alum will play Commander Joseph Lawrence, the architect of Gilead’s economy, who is gruff and intimidating, with a disheveled mad genius vibe. His sly humor and flashes of kindness make him a confusing, mysterious presence for his newest Handmaid. The new season will be shaped by Offred's…
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Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Howard Rodman Receive Final Draft Awards

Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Howard Rodman Receive Final Draft Awards
The 2018 Final Draft Awards honored “The Post” co-writer Liz Hanna and veteran screenwriter and past president of the Writers Guild of America West Howard Rodman at the Paramount Theater on Thursday night.

Hannah received the New Voice Award. Her first feature-film effort, “The Post” (pictured above), was turned into an Oscar best picture contender by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and an ensemble of players, including Bradley Whitford, who presented Hannah with the trophy.

Rodman’s credits include 2007’s “Savage Grace,” with Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne, and 2008’s “August,” with Rip Torn, Josh Hartnett and David Bowie. He received the Hall of Fame Award.

Rodman is also professor and former chair of the writing division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and an artistic director of the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Labs.

In accepting, Rodman addressed “an elephant in the room: The Hall of Fame now consists of 13 white men and [link
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The Mad Science Behind ‘Get Out,’ ‘The Big Sick’ and More Oscar Movies

The Mad Science Behind ‘Get Out,’ ‘The Big Sick’ and More Oscar Movies
The horror-film wheels of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” really get greased in the film’s pivotal home brain-transplant scene, in which Dean Armitage (Bradley Whitford) deftly scalps the head of a blind art dealer in preparation to swap his brain with that of captive Chris Washington (lead actor nom Daniel Kaluuya).

The real horror, however, might be that brain transplants are actually possible in the real world.

Jordan Peele fell down an internet-research rabbit hole in 2016 after news broke that Italian surgeons had successfully grafted the head of one chimpanzee onto another’s body. He started researching the concept, and found a New York Times article from way back in 1982 when a scientist at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital grafted one piece of a mouse’s brain successfully into the head of another’s. That experiment is eerily similar to Whitford’s own home skull switcheroo.

“It all just kind of scared me,” he says, adding
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‘Veep,’ ‘Good Fight,’ ‘Madam Secretary’ Bosses on the Importance of Aspiration in Political Shows

‘Veep,’ ‘Good Fight,’ ‘Madam Secretary’ Bosses on the Importance of Aspiration in Political Shows
Just as the state of politics has changed in the real world recently, the state of politics on television has had to adjust as well.

“This show was aspirational,” director Thomas Schlamme said of “The West Wing” at a Television Academy panel about “Penning Pennsylvania Avenue” in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “[Creator Aaron Sorkin and I] both are patriots, and we thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to do a Valentine to public service?’”

Given the current state of the world, Schlamme said, “aspirational’s not so bad right now.”

But many current shows that are set in the world of politics — including HBO’s “Veep,” CBS’ “Madam Secretary” and CBS All Access’ “The Good Fight,” which were all represented on the TV Academy panel — take different approaches.

“The show has always been, dare I say, in response to ‘The West Wing’ — going, ‘That’s not what these guys are really like! This is what
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DGA Awards 2018: Full Winners List, from Guillermo del Toro to Jordan Peele

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DGA Awards 2018: Full Winners List, from Guillermo del Toro to Jordan Peele
Guillermo del Toro took the top prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards for “The Shape of Water,” adding to an award season haul that already includes a Golden Globe, a PGA Award, and multiple critics honors. His 1962 romantic fable is also up for 12 BAFTA Awards and 13 Oscars, and del Toro is expected to succeed Damien Chazelle as Best Director at both upcoming ceremonies.

Read More:Damien Chazelle Wins DGA Award for ‘La La Land,’ Oscars Will Follow

Chazelle presented del Toro with his DGA Award. “Inclusion is necessary, if not for any other reason [but] for the fact that we are not hearing the stories that need to be heard,” said del Toro. “If films are good — and they’ve been so great so far — can you imagine if we hear 100 percent, instead of 50 percent of the voices that need and must be heard?”

Since the first DGA Awards in
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2018 DGA Awards presenters are a mix of A-list celebs and past winners: Amy Schumer, Damien Chazelle …

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When the 2018 Directors Guild of America Awards are handed out on Saturday, February 3, expect many famous faces to be in attendance at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. Among the list of presenters are A-list celebs including Amy Schumer (two-time DGA contender for “Amy Schumer: The Leather Special” and “Inside Amy Schumer”), Oscar nominees like Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), and past DGA winners like last year’s “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle. Scroll down to see the complete list of DGA Awards presenters.

Besides Chazelle, the other former DGA champs who will present a trophy at Saturday’s ceremony are Don Mischer, Jay D. Roth and Thomas Schlamme. Mischer is a multiple DGA winner for “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,” “Great Performances” and “The Kennedy Center Honors,” to name just a few. Roth was last year’s President’s Award DGA honoree.
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The Best Post-Super Bowl TV Episodes of the Last 35 Years

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The Best Post-Super Bowl TV Episodes of the Last 35 Years
Until the 1980s, the networks didn’t give much thought about what they aired after the Super Bowl — it was sometimes golf, “Lassie,” or nothing at all. But then, in 1983, NBC aired the second episode of new action hour “The A-Team,” turning it into an immediate hit. The next year, “Airwolf” launched behind the Super Bowl, and in 1988, ABC found success debuting “The Wonder Years” after the game, solidifying the strategy of premiering brand new shows — at least temporarily.

The gambit wound becoming a bust by the 1990s, as post-Super Bowl shows turned into quick failures: “Grand Slam,” “Davis Rules,” “The Good Life” and “Extreme.” NBC came up with a new strategy in 1996, running an episode of its biggest show there — “Friends” — which allowed it to charge hefty ad rates for what was assuredly a big event.

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‘The West Wing’ Cast Denounced Donald Trump with an ‘All The President’s Men’ Live Reading

‘The West Wing’ Cast Denounced Donald Trump with an ‘All The President’s Men’ Live Reading
This weekend, former “West Wing” stars Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Joshua Malina, and Ed Begley Jr. took part in a live reading of William Goldman’s Oscar-winning “All the President’s Men” screenplay at Los Angeles City Hall. The January 27 performance commenced in the marble-columned Council Chamber, where audience members in wooden pews faced the 20-person cast, who temporarily occupied legislators’ desks and high-backed leather chairs.

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Stephen Sachs, the co-founder and co-artistic director of Los Angeles’ Fountain Theatre, created the free event and served as the show’s director. “News journalists and artists are the enemy of dishonest leaders, because we are the truth tellers,” he said. “I am so proud of our city. What other major city in the country would hand over City Hall to its artists?”

“All the President’s Men” (1976) was adapted from
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'West Wing' Stars Reunite for Benefit Reading of 'All the President's Men'

Joe Morton had just stepped off a red carpet in the rotunda of Los Angeles City Hall Saturday night when the Scandal star was approached by a fan.

“Hi, I’m Richard Schiff’s mother,” said Charlotte Schiff-Booker. “I just want to say hi and that we think you’re wonderful. We watch you on that show every week. It gets meaner and more horrible.”

“And it’s going to get crazier and crazier,” Morton said.

The one-time-only reading of All the President's Men — directed by The Fountain Theatre’s Stephen Sachs — was led by the stars of The West Wing. Bradley Whitford starred as Bob...
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2018 Oscars: Michael Stuhlbarg is the sixth actor to appear in three Best Picture nominees in the same year

2018 Oscars: Michael Stuhlbarg is the sixth actor to appear in three Best Picture nominees in the same year
Michael Stuhlbarg may not have received an Oscar nomination Tuesday, but he did join a very exclusive club: He’s the sixth performer to appear in three Best Picture nominees in the same year and the first to do so in 15 years.

Stuhlbarg had supporting roles in “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Post” and “The Shape of Water” — a third of the nine-nominee Best Picture lineup. The last person to accomplish this feat was John C. Reilly for his 2002 slate of “Chicago,” “Gangs of New York” and “The Hours.” Before Reilly, you have to go all the way back to the ‘30s for the first four instances. They are:

1934: Claudette Colbert, “It Happened One Night,” “Cleopatra” and “Imitation of Life

1935: Charles Laughton, “Mutiny on the Bounty,” “Les Miserables” and “Ruggles of Red Gap

1937: Adolphe Menjou, “One Hundred Men and a Girl,” “Stage Door” and “A Star Is Born

1939: Thomas Mitchell,
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