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Clooney Steps Back from Catch-22 Role, Kyle Chandler Cast!

Kyle Chandler – Photo by John Milne/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock/HULU

George Clooney has stepped away from the role of Colonel Cathcart in Hulu’s six-part limited series Catch-22 to take on the smaller role of Scheisskopf while remaining Executive Producer along with Grant Heslov.

Assuming the role of Colonel Cathcart will be Kyle Chandler, winner of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Friday Night Lights.

Clooney, producing partner Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras will direct the series.

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AMC & SundanceTV to Marathon Critically Acclaimed The Night Manager!

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine; Hugh Laurie as Richard Roper; Alistair Petrie as Sandy Langbourne; group- The Night Manager _ Season 1, Episode 6- Photo Credit: Des Willie/AMC
Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine; Hugh Laurie as Richard Roper; Alistair Petrie as Sandy Langbourne; group- The Night Manager _ Season 1, Episode 6- Photo Credit: Des Willie/AMC

AMC is marathoning its critically acclaimed six-episode spy thriller, The Night Manager on Saturday, August 13th beginning at 8/7C).

The Emmy-nominated John Le Carré adaptation will also marathon over two evenings on SundanceTV – Monday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 16th (10/9C).

Follow the jump for series description and episode times.

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Tomorrowland Goes Big, Just Misses!

Disney's TOMORROWLAND...Casey (Britt Robertson) ..Ph: Film Frame..©Disney 2015

The first half of Tomorrowland is a fun romp that will delight kids of all ages. Unfortunately, the second half is an abundance of ideas that, a few great action beats aside, will go over the heads of a large portion of the movie’s intended audience.

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Video: Tomorrowland: Introducing Athena and Casey!

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Casey’s just this bright kid who keeps getting into trouble – until she touches this weird pin and sees another, better place. Athena? Well, she says she’s the future.

Both are essential for/to Tomorrowland. Meet them just beyond the jump Note: the full playlist includes all teasers and trailers so far (the French trailers are just crazy fun), culminating in the Athena and Casey character videos – it’s quite a ride).

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Android-Busting Trailer: Tomorrowland!

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George Clooney turns android-kicking action hero in the third trailer for Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland that was released today. Check it out after the jump.

An extended first look at Tomorrowland, introduced by Brad Bird, will screen directly prior to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and will play for the duration of that film’s run in IMAX.

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Cool Character Posters: Tomorrowland!

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It all begins with Casey finding a button among her personal effects when she’s released from a brief stay in jail. When she touches it, she sees a whole ‘nother world – a more hopeful seeming world.

Somehow, she finds her way to Frank – who asks her she if she wants to go there – and the adventure begins.

Disney has released four character posters for Tomorrowland – Casey (above), Frank, Young Frank and Athena (about whom we will undoubtedly learn more…). Follow the jump to check out the other three.

Tomorrowland premieres on May 22nd.

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Disney’s Mysterious Tomorrowland Begins Production!

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J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan aren’t the only ones in the film industry who can keep a secret – Disney’s mysterious Tomorrowland has begun production in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Tomorrowland’s cast includes a mix name talent and new(er) faces – like George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie and Raffey Cassidy – and sports the suitably vague tagline, ‘Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.

Tomorrowland is directed by Brad bird of Incredibles fame and is scheduled for December 12, 2014 release. For the official press release, follow the jump.

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David Shore On House’s Last Days!

Fox’s long-running hit, House (8/7C), concludes its run this evening with a one-hour retrospective entitled Swan Song, followed by the shows series finale, Everybody Dies.

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A with series creator – and director/co-writer of the series finale, David Shore. Although spoilers were virtually non-existent, Shore spoke about the way that House took on a life of its own and became this huge hit when he’d been expected it be cancelled before it even concluded its first twelve episodes.

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