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Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, and Joel Edgerton to star in restricted sequence about Watergate

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L to R: Julia Roberts ( Michael Loccisano), Sean Penn (Mike Coppola), Armie Hammer (David Livingston), and Joel Edgerton (Roy Rochlin)
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Now that Mr. Robot has concluded, creator Sam Esmail is transferring on to his subsequent main challenge: a star-studded have a look at the Watergate scandal, per Variety. Certain, there isn’t precisely a scarcity of Watergate content material, however we’d by no means begrudge the general public a bedazzled nugget of political scandal to distract from our present political rubbish barge hearth, so certain, deliver on Julia Roberts! In a brand new restricted sequence titled Gaslit, Roberts will be a part of Sean Penn, Armie Hammer, and Joel Edgerton to look at, as Selection notes, “untold tales and forgotten characters of Watergate, from Nixon’s bumbling, opportunistic subordinates, to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes, to the tragic whistleblowers who would ultimately deliver the entire rotten enterprise crashing down.” Gaslit is predicated on Slate’s fashionable podcast Slow Burn. 

Roberts will play socialite-turned-whistleblower Martha Mitchell, the spouse of Nixon’s Legal professional Common John Mitchell, who shall be performed by Penn. (Drunk Historical past not too long ago did a boozy primer on Mitchell, do you have to want a refresher.) Hammer will step in as White Home Counsel John Dean who should weigh integrity with maintaining the President’s many secrets and techniques, and Edgerton will painting former FBI agent and discuss radio present host G. Gordon Liddy, who helped handle disparaging information leaks for Nixon throughout that point. Roberts can also be billed as an government producer. The sequence is at present being shopped round to premium and streaming networks, although we are able to’t think about that will probably be in the marketplace for lengthy.

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Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer Back for ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel – Variety

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Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and extra from the forged of “Name Me by Your Identify” are returning for the sequel, director Luca Guadagnino stated in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Not a lot is understood in regards to the new film, however the novel on which “Name Me by Your Identify” relies additionally has a sequel, titled “Discover Me,” that includes the identical characters. It takes place 10 years after the unique story.

“After all, it was an ideal pleasure to work with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel and the opposite actors. Everybody might be within the new film,” Guadagnino stated within the interview.

Chalamet performed Elio Perlman within the movie, a 17-year-old scholar dwelling together with his mother and father in rural Italy who meets Oliver, a graduate scholar working with Elio’s father. Over the course of the summer season, the 2 develop shut and develop a romantic relationship. Nevertheless, Oliver strikes to america and breaks issues off with Elio on the finish of the summer season. Stuhlbarg performs Elio’s father and Garrel performs Marzia, one in every of Elio’s childhood associates and flings.

Guadagnino additionally stated that work on the film has been placed on maintain, very similar to many of the movies in improvement throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

“Earlier than coronavirus, I made a visit to america to fulfill a screenwriter I like very a lot, whose identify I don’t wish to say, to speak in regards to the second half. Sadly, we needed to put it on maintain,” he stated.

“Name Me by Your Identify” earned 4 Oscar nominations, together with finest image and finest actor for Chalamet. Author James Ivory gained the award for finest tailored screenplay.

Armie Hammer on the “Name Me by Your Identify” sequel:

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