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Duplass Brothers Make Four-Picture Deal with Netflix


Though still unable to split off a third brother, Mark and Jay Duplass have yet found another way to ensure they'll be somehow more ubiquitous than they already are. The duo have reportedly just signed a deal with Netflix agreeing that--whenever they have some time amid Togetherness, The League, Parenthood, The Mindy Project, and whatever other things they'll show up in--they'll shoot four films for the service. Netflix will finance the films, and they'll have a brief theatrical release before becoming available to stream.

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Patrick Stewart Will Do a Line in First 'Blunt Talk' Teaser


The silhouette of Patrick Stewart snorting a massive line of coke. It's something Jonathan Frakes only glimpsed once, during a late night shoot on the 1988 season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but now it's something you can see again and again thanks to this brief teaser for Blunt Talk--the new comedy series from author and Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames. Make it so below.

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Peter Bogdanovich Made Another Film, and Here's the Trailer


After fourteen years since he last had a film in theaters with The Cat's Meow, Peter Bogdanovich and his ascot are back with another directorial effort that smacks of modern Woody Allen. She's Funny That Way stars Imogen Poots as a young woman who's funny in that way that having sex in exchange for money is funny, I guess. Owen Wilson cheats on his wife (Kathryn Hahn) to spend a night with her, but that ends up being a whole thing when Poots gets a role in Wilson's play and starts dating his friend. Screwballiness intensifies from there. Bogdanovich's old Paper Moon and Last Picture Show stars Tatum O'Neal and Cybill Shepherd co-star alongside Rhys Ifans, Will Forte, and Jennifer Aniston. It's a Marley & Me reunion! Here's the trailer:

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Shaq To Star in Semi-Autobiographical Sitqom


TruTV is getting ready to explore the all-too-real truth of Shaq's continued acting career. The cable network has reportedly started development on Shaq Inq., a scripted workplace comedy to be loosely based on the business side of Shaquille O'Neal's life--like his real estate investments, his head's appearance on soda cans, and how much Gold Bond is still paying him to goof around in commercials that seemingly air only after Jeopardy. O'Neal will also star--reprising the popular "Shaq" character he's played before in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Scary Movie 4, Jack and Jill, and the National Basketball Association--though the series seems to be set up as an ensemble that looks at "the offbeat yet capable group" working for him. Finally, an American The Office in which the framing of two-shots is always incredibly awkward.

'Doctor Strange' To Feature Sobering '12 Years a Slave' Crossover


Doctor Strange is gearing up to be Marvel's first bit of escapist fare to also recall the horrors of slavery. According to THR, title star Benedict Cumberbatch may be joined by his 12 Years a Slave co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor in the superhero film, which Scott Derrickson is directing for a November 2016 release. Talks are said to still be in early stages, and it's not yet clear whom Ejiofor would be playing. Right now, casting is less about filling roles and more about securing all the British guys with the best names to say aloud.

Sansa Stark and Others Join 'X-Men: Apocalypse'


Sansa Stark, the kid from Joe and Mud, and Lifetime's resurrected Aaliyah are going to be mutants. As tweeted by director Bryan Singer, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Alexandra Shipp have signed on for Singer's latest superhero sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. Turner will reportedly save the hair department some dye to play a young Jean Grey; Sheridan will break out of his worried-looking rural child pigeonhole to play Cyclops; and Shipp will portray a young Halle Berry. Excitingly, since everything has been essentially retconned, it will still be a surprise whether or not she wins an Oscar for Monster's Ball.

Zac Efron To Pretend He's Got It Really Rough Finding Dates


Asking you to buy him in a role nearly as unconvincing as "young Matthew Perry," Zac Efron will now play the type of guy who has to resort to desperate measures to get a date. According to Variety, he's been tapped to star in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, a comedy about two brothers that, in need of the aforementioned wedding dates, place an online ad that goes viral. As for whether he'll play Mike or Dave: we don't know! Such is the beguiling mystery of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Here's Your New Supergirl


Melissa Benoist has scored the coveted role of object of nerdy leering. The Whiplash and Glee star has reportedly signed on to star in Supergirl, the previously reported CBS series about the famous superhero who arrived when the planet Krypton's explosion let loose the idea, "What about Superman again, but a girl?" Here's Benoist jumping around in a superhero costume for an episode of Glee:

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