Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 9:49AM EDT
Downton Abbey movie greenlighted, with the series cast returning
A feature film based on the 2010-15 British TV historical period drama had long been rumored. Now it's official, with creator Julian Fellowes returning to write the two-hour film. Production is set to begin later this summer with the series cast “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production,” executive producer Gareth Neame said in a statement. “Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”
BBC to unveil the first Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who footage during Sunday's World Cup final
Source: Radio Times
"Get ready this Sunday for an exclusive look at new Doctor Who," teased the show's official YouTube channel. ALSO: "Dalek Trump" helps Londoners protest the president's visit to Britain.
SundanceTV orders a 10-minute sitcom from Nick Hornby, starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Stephen Frears will serve as director on State of the Union. The abbreviated sitcom will follow a couple, played by Pike and O'Dowd, at their weekly meetings in a bar before going couples' therapy. Hornby will write and Frears will direct all 10 episodes.
John Oliver's gift of Russell Crowe's jockstrap couldn't stop an Alaska Blockbuster store from closing
Two of the last American Blockbuster video stores, both located in Alaska, will shut their doors soon, leaving the last remaining store in the video rental chain in Oregon. In May, one of the Alaska Blockbuster stores put Crowe's jockstrap on display from the movie Cinderella Man that Last Week Tonight paid $7,000 for at the actor's "Divorce Auction" to help the store stave off streaming services. It's likely that the jockstrap will end up back in the possession of Last Week Tonight.
Liv Tyler helps Stephen Colbert's Lord of the Rings dream come true
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Tyler made her first appearance on Colbert's Late Show last night with a gift for him: the prop sword she used as Arwen. That prompted Colbert to ask if she could "indulge in a fantasy of mine," leading them to reenact the scene by the river between Arwen and Frodo.
- Downton Abbey movie greenlighted, with the series cast returning