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‘Harry Potter’ Star Rupert Grint Is On His Way To TV

Weasley is our king! Weasley is our king! “Harry Potter” actor Rupert Grint is coming to NBC with a put-pilot order for a new one-hour drama, according to Deadline. A put pilot generally means the network has agreed to air the pilot or could face a substantial penalty, so it seems likely we’ll see Ron Weasley’s TV magic on screen.

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Ride with Norman Reedus: AMC Orders New Reality Series

AMC is ready to take their viewers into the world of motorcycles. The network has greenlit a new reality series featuring Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead. The series, titled Ride with Norman Reedus, will have the actor traveling to six different cities and sharing about the world of motorcycles. The series will premiere in 2016, and the six cities will be featured in six hour long episodes.

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Matthew McConaughey reportedly passes on Guardians of the Galaxy 2 villain role

Just as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has found a new name to potentially join the “bunch of jackasses standing in a circle,” reports claim that one very big name won’t be joining James Gunn’s Marvel follow-up.

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World War Z Sequel Has A Surprising New Writer (And Now We’re Interested In It)

World War Z had a troubled production, but since it’s release, there have been efforts on a sequel film. Now, the movie has a new writer that gives us some hope that it might actually be good: Dennis Kelly, creator of the UK show Utopia.

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Carrie Fisher’s Costume Advice to Star Wars Newcomer Daisy Ridley: ‘Don’t Be a Slave Like I Was’

Carrie Fisher is giving some Yoda-like advice to new Star Wars heroine Daisy Ridley: stay away from gold bikinis!

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See ‘Star Wars’ Early At Luc Besson’s Multiplex: Air France Flights From $1,400; Movie Tix & Jet-Lag Included

We get a fair few perks living here in France: the food, the wine, being alerted in advance when taxis or public transportation are going on strike… We also get to see many major movies ahead of the U.S. given Wednesday is when films traditionally bow during the week. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is no different, starting international rollout on December 16, two days before the U.S. next month. In an effort to offer an alternative to Americans who either can’t wait till that Friday, or have been unable to secure pre-sale tickets, Air France has now partnered with Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Cinemas to encourage Jedi obsessives to book a flight to Paris for an “early” screening of one of the most anticipated movies of all time — and at a cost as low as $1,400.

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Watch the Trailer for AMC’s ‘Preacher’ Adaptation

Fanboys, rejoice. AMC on Sunday released the trailer for its take on the controversial comic book series Preacher. The teaser aired during Sunday’s 90-minute episode of The Walking Dead — which likely had diehard fans waiting to find out about Glenn’s (Steven Yeun) fate after last week’s epic cliffhanger.

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