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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Offers Up a Clue to Its Setting

Amazon has said the series will take place before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first of the LOTR novels. Peter Jackson adapted those books for his early 2000s movie trilogy, which takes place in Middle-Earth’s Third Age, per Tolkien’s exhaustive history of the fictional world. – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2SBLUcs

Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Satan In Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’ – TCA

Described as equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama, Good Omens takes place in the modern day when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan — except that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, are not looking forward to the coming war, and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2GMR66f

Amazon Nabs Kristen Stewart as Jean Seberg in Thriller ‘Against All Enemies’ (Exclusive)

The film, which stars Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell and Anthony Mackie, is inspired by true events surrounding French New Wave darling and Breathless star Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by the FBI because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal (Mackie). She was the focus of the FBI’s attempts to disrupt, discredit and expose the Black Power movement. Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel wrote the screenplay. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2BC9YS3

‘Hanna’ Fights ‘To Be Heard’ in Super Bowl Spot for New Amazon Series

Raised in total seclusion in the remote woods of Eastern Europe, Hanna has spent her entire young life training to fight those who hunt her and her mercenary father, Erik Heller (Joel Kinnaman). Her survivalist skills finally are tested when she and Erik are separated upon their discovery by a rogue CIA operative, Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos) and her team of agents. Hanna has no choice but to embark on a perilous journey alone across Europe as she seeks to reunite with her father and evade — and ultimately take down — the dangerous agents who target them. – Anita Bennett, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2SburqT

Amazon Studios Wins ‘Brittany Runs A Marathon’ In $14 Million Sundance Deal

After another all-night auction, Amazon is nearing the finish line on a $14 million world rights deal for Brittany Runs A Marathon, the film that Paul Downs Colaizzo wrote and directed that stars Jillian Bell as a woman who decides to turn her life around by losing weight and training to run a marathon. – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2DGLmss
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