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CBS Studios’ James Comey Series Casts Its Obama

  • The Wrap
CBS Studios’ James Comey Series Casts Its Obama
The James Comey miniseries has cast Kingsley Ben-Adir to play former president Barack Obama, a spokesperson for CBS Studios confirmed to TheWrap.

The series also set Brian d’Arcy James (“Spotlight”) to play former FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano; Steve Zissis (“Togetherness”) will to play former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker, and Shawn Doyle (“House of Cards”) will play the assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division Bill Priestap.

Ben-Adir’s previous roles include series like “Peaky Blinders” and “The Oa,” as well as in the Disney+ film “Noelle” with Anna Kendrick. He will next be seen alongside Zoe Kravitz in “High Fidelity.”

Also Read: How to Watch CBS News' Coverage of the Trump Impeachment Hearings

Jeff Daniels will play former FBI director James Comey in CBS Studios’ upcoming miniseries based on his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty.” Other previously announced cast include Brendan Gleeson asDonald Trump, Holly Hunter asActing Attorney General Sally Yates,
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James Comey Miniseries Finds Its Barack Obama In Kingsley Ben-Adir; Brian D’Arcy James, Steve Zissis & Shawn Doyle Also Set

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James Comey Miniseries Finds Its Barack Obama In Kingsley Ben-Adir; Brian D’Arcy James, Steve Zissis & Shawn Doyle Also Set
Exclusive: Billy Ray has found his Barack Obama for the CBS Studios miniseries adaptation of the James Comey bestseller A Higher Loyalty, which began production last week in Toronto and DC. Kingsley Ben-Adir has been set to play the former U.S. President; Spotlight‘s Brian d’Arcy James will play Mark Giuliano, the former FBI Deputy Director; Steve Zissis (HBO’s Togetherness) is set to play Jim Baker, the former FBI General Counsel, and Shawn Doyle (House of Cards and Fargo) will play Bill Priestap, the assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division.

Ben-Adir has starred in The Oa, Peaky Blinders and Deep State and next stars opposite Zoe Kravitz in High Fidelity. He’s also part of the ensemble cast for Noelle for Disney +.

The quartet joins Jeff Daniels (Comey), Brendan Gleeson (Donald Trump), Holly Hunter (Acting Attorney General Sally Yates), Michael Kelly (Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe), Jennifer Ehle
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CBS Studios’ James Comey Miniseries Finds Its Rod Rosenstein, Michael Flynn and Reince Priebus

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CBS Studios’ James Comey Miniseries Finds Its Rod Rosenstein, Michael Flynn and Reince Priebus
The James Comey miniseries currently in the works at CBS Television Studios has added three to its cast.

Halt and Catch Fire” star Scoot McNairy has signed on to play former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the four-part series, with “When They See Us” alum William Sadler to play former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and “Grey’s Anatomy’s” T. R. Knight to play former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

The miniseries, based on Comey’s memoir “A Higher Loyalty,” stars Jeff Daniels as the former FBI director and takes a look at the Trump presidency and its potential clashes with constitutional law. The previously confirmed cast also includes Holly Hunter, Michael Kelly, Jennifer Ehle, Peter Coyote, Steven Pasquale, Oona Chaplin, and Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump.

Also Read: Peter Coyote Cast as Robert Mueller in CBS Studios' 'A Higher Loyalty'
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James Comey Mini: Scoot McNairy Is Rod Rosenstein, William Sadler Is Michael Flynn, T.R. Knight Is Reince Priebus

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Exclusive: Halt and Catch Fire‘s Scott McNairy has been set to play former Us Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, William Sadler (When They See Us) will play former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, and T. R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy) will play former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in the four-hour CBS Studios miniseries based on James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty.

They join Jeff Daniels (Comey), Brendan Gleeson (President Donald Trump), Holly Hunter (Acting Attorney General Sally Yates), Michael Kelly (Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe), Jennifer Ehle (Patrice Comey), Peter Coyote (Robert Mueller), Steven Pasquale (ex-fbi agent Peter Strzok) and Oona Chaplin (FBI lawyer Lisa Page) in a miniseries that begins shortly with Billy Ray directing his scripted adaptation of Comey’s bestselling book A Higher Loyalty. The mini takes a look at the Trump presidency and its potential clashes with Constitutional Law.

Rosenstein was
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Box Office Bomb: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Could Lose Over $100 Million

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“Terminator” might not be back any time soon. “Dark Fate,” the most recent installment in the sci-fi series, fell flat at the box office and stands to be a big money loser for Paramount, Skydance and Disney, the studios backing the big-budget tentpole.

The sixth “Terminator” entry debuted with a dismal $29 million in North America and $102 million overseas, disappointing figures for a movie that cost $185 million to produce, plus $80 million to $100 million in global marketing and distribution fees. Unless “Terminator: Dark Fate” sees an exceptionally strong hold in the coming weeks, sources at rival studios estimate the movie could lose $100 million theatrically. It will be able to earn back some of that money in television and streaming licensing deals, as well as through home entertainment sales and rentals.

Paramount, Skydance and Disney (through 20th Century Fox) co-financed the movie, meaning any potential damages will be broken up among the Hollywood companies.
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Box Office: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Disappoints Overseas With $72 Million, ‘Joker’ Nears $1 Billion

  • Variety
Paramount, Skydance and Disney’s “Terminator: Dark Fate” failed to ignite much traction overseas, launching with a soft $72.9 million from 48 international territories.

The sixth “Terminator” installment debuted with a dismal $29 million in North America, bringing worldwide ticket sales to $123 million. That’s a disappointing result considering the movie cost $185 million before considering global marketing and distribution fees. Disney is releasing the movie in all foreign territories aside from China, where Tencent Pictures is handling distribution. Paramount is distributing the movie in North America. All three companies co-financed the film, meaning any potential losses will be broken up among the different players.

Terminator: Dark Fate” had the strongest start in China with a tepid $28 million, followed by Korea with $9.8 million and the United Kingdom with $6.9 million. Imax screens accounted for $9 million of global ticket sales, $2.9 million of which came from China.

“Dark Fate” reunites series creator James Cameron with stars Linda Hamilton
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Box Office: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Fizzles With $29 Million Debut

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Box Office: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Fizzles With $29 Million Debut
Terminator: Dark Fate” shot past box office competition but fell significantly short of expectations as Paramount, Skydance Media and Disney’s sci-fi sequel debuted to $29 million in North America.

The sixth installment in the “Terminator” franchise landed in first place on domestic box office charts, but the results are disappointing given the film’s $185 million budget. Heading into the weekend, the movie was expected to collect over $40 million during its first three days in theaters. A start above $40 million seemed attainable since reviews were strong and audience sentiment was overwhelmingly positive. “Joker” could have cannibalized ticket sales for “Terminator” since both film’s catered to younger men. For “Dark Fate,” 60% of opening weekend crowds were male, over half of which were under the age of 30.

International audiences might give the film a boost, though China only brought in a middling $28 million and could continue to stall in coming weeks. Overseas,
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Toronto Film: "The Boys", "The Expanse", "Jupiter's Legacy"

From TorontoFilm.Net here is the Toronto Film Production Update for November 2019 including "The Boys", "The Expanse", "Jupiter's Legacy" and a whole lot more:

Coroner Season 2

Episodic Series – TV

Coroner 2 Productions (Ontario) Inc.

Prod.: Suzanne Colvin-Golding

Dir.: Adrienne Mitchell, Winne Jong, Charles Officer

Aug 19 – Nov 6/19

Cosmic Dawn

Feature Films – Theatrical

CosmicDawn Entertainment Inc.

Prod.: Joseph Raso, Mark Raso, Brian Robertson

Sept 30 - Nov 1/19

Daughter Dearest

Movies for Television

Reel One Entertainment

Prod.: Gilles Laplante, Neil Bregman

Dir: Michelle Ouellet

Oct 28 - Nov 12/19

Dodge And Miles Season 1

Episodic Series – Streaming

Sagia Productions Inc./

CBS Studios

Prod.: John Weber

Dir: Phil Abraham

Sep 23 - Nov 22/19

Endlings Season 2

Episodic Series – TV

Sinking Ship Entertainment Inc.

Co-Prod.: Alexis Grieve

Line Prod.: Eric Beldowski

Dir.: Various

Sep 30/19 - Jan 31/20

Ginny & Georgia

Season 1

Episodic Series – Streaming

Netflix / Blue Ice Pictures

Prod.: Claire Welland

Dir.: various

Aug
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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Heading for Lackluster $27 Million Launch

  • Variety
Paramount’s “Terminator: Dark Fate” is falling short of expectations with a projected $27 million opening weekend at 4,086 North American locations.

Though the sixth installment of the sci-fi franchise is dominating domestic moviegoing, the results are a disappointment, given the hefty $185 million cost. “Terminator: Dark Fate” took in $10.6 million on its opening day, including $2.4 million from previews on Halloween night.

Pre-release forecasts for “Dark Fate” had been in the $40 million range. The film had generated buzz due to it being the first franchise entry since 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” with series creator James Cameron and stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning.

“Dark Fate” centers on Hamilton’s resistance leader Sarah Connor protecting a young girl from a deadly new killer cyborg from the future. Tim Miller (“Deadpool”) directed “Dark Fate” from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray. New cast members include Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes and Gabriel Luna.
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Box Office: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Stumbling to $28 Million Opening

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Paramount’s “Terminator: Dark Fate” is stumbling toward a $28 million opening weekend at 4,086 North American locations — significantly below forecasts, early estimates showed on Friday.

Pre-release forecasts for the sixth installment in the sci-fi series had been in the $40 million range. The third weekend of Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and the fifth frame of “Joker” are battling for second place in the $11 million to $12 million range, with “Joker” appearing to lead. The comic-book pic will wind up the weekend with about $297 million in domestic grosses.

Focus Features’ Harriet Tubman biopic “Harriet,” starring Cynthia Erivo, is coming in at the high end of forecasts, between $10 million and $11 million at 2,059 sites. But Warner Bros.’ crime drama “Motherless Brooklyn” and Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures’ animated adventure “Arctic Dogs” are showing little traction and heading for openings in the $2 million to $3 million range. All three new entries had been forecast to debut around $10 million each.
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Terminator: Dark Fate Review

For as time-hoppy-twisted and messily scripted the last two Terminator franchise entries were, Terminator: Dark Fate isn’t all that more successful beyond slavish recreation. Sarah Connor stopped “Judgment Day” and saved humanity, but what if man’s hubris caused the same artificial intelligence mistakes to still be made – just delayed?

Dark Fate is a familiar reboot hinging on positive revamp qualities (kickass girl gang!) in all the wrong ways. More T-800, more mechanized Two-Face headshots, and more digitized attack sequences that mainstream movies love to lean on nowadays.

It’s been some twenty years since Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) altered Earth’s doomed fate, or so she thought. Turns out her destruction of Skynet only delayed our technological judegment, as a new A.I. program labeled “Legion” retaliates against humanity with equal devastation. Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) is responsible for rallying survivors and leading resistance factions in the future,
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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Tracks Down $2.4 Million in Thursday Night Previews

  • Variety
Paramount’s “Terminator: Dark Fate” has launched with $2.4 million in North American locations on Halloween night previews.

The most recent Thursday night Halloween previews took place in 2013 when “Ender’s Game” pulled in $1.4 million and went on to collect $27 million for the weekend domestically.

Terminator: Dark Fate,” the sixth installment in the sci-fi series, has been forecast to dominate the weekend with around $40 million at 4,086 North American sites.

It’s the first franchise entry since 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” that has series creator James Cameron and star Linda Hamilton on board, with Arnold Schwarzenegger also returning. Cameron is producing with David Ellison while Schwarzenegger and Hamilton are reprising their respective roles as the original T-800 Terminator and resistance leader Sarah Connor.

Terminator: Dark Fate” carries a hefty $185 million price tag. Production companies are Paramount Pictures, Cameron’s Lightstorm, Ellison’s Skydance Media, 20th Century Fox and China’s Tencent Pictures.
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James Comey CBS Studios Mini Sets Steven Pasquale As FBI Agent Peter Strzok, Oona Chaplin As Lawyer Lisa Page; Lovers’ Text Exchanges Riled Trump & Embarrassed Bureau

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Exclusive: For those concerned that the 4-hour CBS Studios miniseries based on James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty might be a glowing portrait of the ex-FBI Director fired by Donald Trump: the series will include the embarrassing incident where FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page — who were reportedly engaged in an extramarital affair — exchanged texts when Strzok was spearheading the Russia probe that reportedly disparaged Trump and favored Hillary Clinton during the presidential elections. It was a major embarrassment to the bureau Comey oversaw.

Rescue Me‘s Steven Pasquale has just been set to play Strzok and Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) to play Page. They join Jeff Daniels (Comey), Brendan Gleeson (Trump), Holly Hunter (Acting Attorney General Sally Yates), Michael Kelly (Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe), Jennifer Ehle (Patrice Comey), and Peter Coyote (Robert Mueller).

Billy Ray adapted and is directing the limited series,
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Can ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Reboot a Franchise – and Avoid the Box Office Fate of Paramount’s ‘Gemini Man’?

  • The Wrap
Paramount and David Ellison’s Skydance have a lot riding on “Terminator: Dark Fate,” the latest reboot of the famed sci-fi franchise which hits theaters Friday. The $185 million film, which marks the repairing of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton for the first time since since “T2: Judgment Day” 28 years ago, is currently projected to gross a modest $35-40 million domestically from 4,000-plus screens.

If the film overperforms and opens to $45 million, it would have the highest raw opening for any “Terminator” film, beating the $44 million opening of the 2003 film “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.” “T2: Judgment Day” still remains the biggest box office hit in the series with $520 million in worldwide ticket sales in 1991 — but on a leaner $102 million budget.

More alarming, Paramount and Skydance are coming off a big failed gamble with “Gemini Man,” a $140 million sci-fi film that tried to drum up interest through Will Smith,
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Box Office: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ to Take Down ‘Harriet,’ ‘Motherless Brooklyn’

  • Variety
Paramount’s “Terminator” franchise is back to rule box office charts.

Terminator: Dark Fate,” the sixth installment in the sci-fi series, should earn $40 million when it bows in over 4,000 North American theaters, while some estimates show that figure could reach $47 million. Though it will launch against three other nationwide releases, “Dark Fate” is expected to easily win the weekend over fellow new offerings: Focus Features’ Harriet Tubman biopic “Harriet,” Warner Bros.’ crime drama “Motherless Brooklyn” and Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures’ animated adventure “Arctic Dogs.” All three anticipate debuts around $10 million.

Should “Terminator” reach the higher end of estimates, “Dark Fate” would earn the distinction of the franchise’s biggest opening yet. That title currently belongs to 2003’s “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” ($44 million), followed by 2009’s “Terminator Salvation” ($42.5 million). The most recent entry, 2015’s “Terminator Genisys” bowed with $27 million and ended its box office run with $89.7 million in North America and $440 million globally.
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“Terminator: Dark Fate” Returns To What Made The Franchise Work

For decades, the Terminator franchise has opted to largely make Arnold Schwarzenegger its central aspect/selling point. However, since The Terminator and especially Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the series has had severely diminishing returns. So, changes were needed. Original creator James Cameron is back to help shepherd this latest sequel, which ignores everything after the first two outings, and so is Schwarzenegger. That’s not what makes this new version matter though…not in the least. What sets this one apart is the return of Linda Hamilton. Her re-entry into the series turns out to be the secret sauce. Cameron helps re-focus the mythology, but Hamilton is the heart and soul of Terminator. Opening this week, Terminator: Dark Fate understands this, making it the first fully successful sequel within this IP since T2. The film is an action blockbuster, picking up after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, where
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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Review

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Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, Tom Hopper, Brett Azar, Diego Boneta, Tábata Cerez, Steven Cree, Pete Ploszek | Written by David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray | Directed by Tim Miller

Although the best in the franchise since Terminator 2: Judgment Day, this is clearly a dying franchise trying to take one last gasp before it fades away.

Even with the return of Linda Hamilton and James Cameron, Terminator: Dark Fate can’t seem to find its place in the Terminator franchise. It’s a movie we were told would be the third film in Cameron’s trilogy, telling us to ignore all the sequels that followed T2. It’s the promise of something better, the promise of a return to form and to capture the magic the first two films had. After the film is over, there is a horrible bitter taste, and much
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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Review: Dir. Tim Miller (2019)

Terminator: Dark Fate review: James Cameron and Linda Hamilton both return to the film franchise that made them stars, but is their return warranted or should the series be terminated once and for all?

Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures.

Before I delve into my review for Terminator: Dark Fate, I feel it is only right that I confess that I am a massive fan of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. I’ve seen both hundreds, if not into the thousands of times. They played a big part during my formative years and I basically worshipped at the alter of Sarah Connor. Then came Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which was just all wrong, right from it’s opening monologue. Terminator Salvation did what its name suggests and salvaged some of the franchise’s dignity. That dignity was once again stripped away in Terminator Genisys; the whole film
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Fanatic Feed: Epix Belgravia Trailer, Live Rescue Wildfires Encore, Freddie Prinze, Jr. Casting & More

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Epix released the official trailer for its upcoming series, Belgravia.

Belgravia will premiere in 2020 and cover the secrets and scandals among the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century (That's the 1800s for those of you who failed history).

The limited series will focus on the Trenchard family after they accept an invitation to a legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond.

This ball occurs on the fateful night of the Battle of Waterloo and sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest neighborhoods.

The limited series reunites the award-winning creative team behind Downton Abbey; with Julian Fellowes adapting his bestselling novel for the screen and Carnival’s Gareth Neame executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes.

Pennyworth Review: The Alfred You Always Wanted

John Alexander will
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Peter Coyote Cast as Robert Mueller in CBS Studios’ ‘A Higher Loyalty’

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Peter Coyote Cast as Robert Mueller in CBS Studios’ ‘A Higher Loyalty’
Peter Coyote has been cast as Robert Mueller in CBS Studios’ “A Higher Loyalty,” its upcoming series on former FBI director James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.”

Coyote will play Mueller, who was Comey’s predecessor as FBI director and was later appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Jeff Daniels will play Comey, and Brandon Gleeson will play Donald Trump.

The project is written by “Richard Jewell” and “Captain Phillips” writer Billy Ray and comes from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and Shane Salerno’s The Story Factory. Filming for the four-part series begins in November, which could air on either CBS All Access or Showtime.

Also Read: CBS Renews 'Evil' for Season 2, Gives 4 Freshman Series Full-Season Orders

The book, which was released in April 2018 by Flatiron Books, got its title from Trump’s reported desire for Comey to give him a loyalty pledge.
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