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Stranger Things Season 4 Adds Robert Englund & More To Cast

As production continues for Netflix’s Stranger Things, the streamer has announced eight new cast additions for the upcoming fourth season of the hit sci-fi series. Nightmare on Elm Street star Robert Englund has been tapped for a recurring role with Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd), Eduardo Franco (Booksmart), and Joseph Quinn (Catherine the Great) signing on as series regulars. Sherman Augustus (Into the Badlands), Mason Dye (Bosch), Nikola Djuricko (Legends) and Game of Thrones alum Tom Wlaschiha have also been cast for recurring roles.

The official character descriptions for the new cast members are listed below which also give us more insight into what to expect in the next season:

– Jamie Campbell Bower is set to play the role of Peter Ballard, a caring man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital. Tired of the brutality he witnesses day after day, will Peter finally take a stand?

-Eduardo Franco will be playing the role of Jonathan’s new best friend named Argyle, a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers delicious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza.

-Joseph Quinn is set for the role of The Hellfire Club’s leader, Eddie Munson, an audacious 80’s metalhead who runs Hawkins High’s official D&D club. Hated by those who don’t understand him — and beloved by those who do — Eddie will find himself at the terrifying epicenter of this season’s mystery.

-Robert Englund is playing the role of Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s.

-Sherman Augustus will portray Lt. Colonel Sullivan, an intelligent, no-nonsense man who believes he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all.

-Mason Dye’s character is Jason Carver, a handsome and rich sports star who is dating the most popular girl in school. But as a new evil threatens Hawkins, Jason’s perfect world begins to unravel.

-Nikola Djuricko’s character Yuri is a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy style peanut butter.

-Tom Wlaschiha will play Dmitri, a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper. Dmitri is smart, cunning, and charming… but can he be trusted?

Stranger Things Season 4 stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Sadie Sink as Max, Maya Thurman-Hawke as Robin, Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman and Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair.

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The Princess Bride Cast To Reunite For Virtual Script Reading & Fundraiser For Wisconsin Democratic Party

The cast of The Princess Bride will hold a re-union where they will hold a virtual script reading of the 1987 film to raise money for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. The participants will include Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Bill Crystal, Rob Reiner, special guests, and Patton Oswalt will moderate a Q&A session.

People from around the world can sign-up HERE to donate and watch the reading on September 13th at 6:00 PM CT.

The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes released the following statement upon the announcement: “I think most people are aware by now that Donald Trump has completely abdicated his duties as President to represent and stand up for all Americans. He has failed to keep the country safe from COVID-19 and as a result he is responsible for the devastating chaos, violence and economic collapse that we are now experiencing. If America is going to have a real chance at healing we must get rid of Trump. And that is only possible if we win Wisconsin. I am thrilled to be part of this very rare reunion of my colleagues from The Princess Bride as a way to increase awareness and garner resources for the state that will determine the fate of America.”

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement upon the announcement: “The 2020 election is just like The Princess Bride: giants, monsters, chases, escapes, miracles. We’re thrilled that some of the world’s greatest stars are joining us to relive the magic of my favorite movie in the world and help us safely navigate the fire swamp of Wisconsin politics.”

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Josh Gad Hosts Goonies Reunion With Original Cast Members

Josh Gad kicked off this week with a special Goonies reunion of the original cast of the iconic 1985 adventure directed by Richard Donner and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The reunion took place this morning at 9 a.m. PT/ 12 p.m. ET. You can watch a replay below.

Gad was joined by cast members Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Kerri Green, Corey Feldman, Ke Huy Quan, Martha Plimpton and Jeff Cohen along with other people involved in the iconic film.

The Goonies was written by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg. The film follows a group of children who call themselves The Goonies led by Astin’s Mikey Walsh, who finds a treasure that will lead them to One-Eyed Willy’s lost treasure. The titular group go on an unexpected adventure full of booby traps and bad guys.

Since the film’s debut, Goonies has stood the test of time and has become a pop culture staple. In 2017, the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. This coming June, the film will celebrate its 35th anniversary.

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Disney Reveals The Mandalorian Cast

Lucasfilm is pleased to announce the cast of the first-ever Star Wars live-action series — The Mandalorian.

Pedro Pascal (Narcos) has been cast in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

“We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to,” says Executive Producer Jon Favreau.

Currently in production, The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.

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The Jungle Book Cast Special Shoot

Brand new special shoot images featuring the cast of Disney’s THE Jungle Book are below. Featuring Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito, each image pairs the actor with their onscreen character, as well as quotes from the actors.

Disney’s The Jungle Book is in theaters April 15, 2016!

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Idris Elba / Shere Khan

Voiced by Idris Elba, Shere Khan bears the scars of man, which fuel his hatred of humans. Convinced that Mowgli poses a threat, the bengal tiger is determined to rid the jungle of the man-cub. “Shere Khan reigns with fear,” says Elba. “He terrorizes everyone he encounters because he comes from a place of fear.”

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Lupita Nyong’o / Raksha

Lupita Nyong’o voices Raksha, a mother wolf who cares deeply for all of her pups–including man-cub Mowgli, whom she adopts as one of her own when he’s abandoned in the jungle as an infant. “She is the protector, the  eternal mother,” says Nyong’o. “The word Raksha actually means protection in Hindi. I felt really connected to that, wanting to protect a son that isn’t originally hers but one she’s taken for her own.”

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Scarlett Johansson / Kaa

Kaa is a massive python who uses her voice and hypnotic gaze to entrance Mowgli. The man-cub can’t resist her captivating embrace. “Kaa seduces and entraps Mowgli with her storytelling,” says Scarlett Johansson. “She’s the mirror into Mowgli’s past. The way she moves is very alluring, almost coquettish.”

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Christopher Walken / King Louie

King Louie is a formidable ape who desperately wants the secret of Man’s deadly “red flower”–fire. He’s convinced Mowgli has the information he seeks. “King Louie is huge–12 feet tall,” says Christopher Walken, who voices the character. “But he’s as charming as he is intimidating when he wants to be.”

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Giancarlo Esposito / Akela

Akela is the strong and hardened alpha-male wolf who shoulders the responsibility of his pack. He welcomes Mowgli to the family, but worries he may one day compromise their safety. “Akela is a fierce patriarch of the wolf pack,” says Giancarlo Esposito, who voices the character. “He believes the strength of the pack lies in what each and every wolf offers. He’s a great leader, a wise teacher.”

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Sir Ben Kingsley / Bagheera

Bagheera is a sleek panther who feels it’s his duty to help the man-cub depart with dignity when it’s time for him to leave his jungle home. “Bagheera is Mowgli’s adoptive parent,” says Ben Kingsley, who lends his voice to Bagheera. “His role in Mowgli’s life is to educate, to protect and to guide. My Bagheera was military–he’s probably a colonel. He is instantly recognizable by the way he talks, how he acts and what his ethical code is.”

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Rolling Stone Ranks All 141 Cast Members of Saturday Night Live

Live from New York: a passionate, definitive, opinionated, subjective, irresponsible and indefensible breakdown of every actor and actress who ever starred in the cast of Saturday Night Live. Read the list HERE.

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Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced

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After months of rumors, director J.J. Abrams revealed his cast for “Star Wars: Episode VII” Tuesday – an interesting mix of old and new faces shown off in a photo from the film’s first table read posted on Starwars.com.

As expected, original “Star Wars” trilogy stars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C3P0), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Kenny Baker (R2D2) are back.

Speculation had reached a fevered pitch over the past week when Ford, Hamill and Fisher were all spotted in London, where the film is set to start shooting next month in Pinewoods Studios .

Newcomers Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), Adam Driver (“Girls”) , John Boyega (“Attack the Block”) , Daisy Ridley, (“Blue Season”) and Domhnall Gleeson (“About Time”) add an injection of new blood to the biggest film franchise in the galaxy.

Both Swedish thespian Max von Sydow and performance capture veteran Andy Serkis, best known for playing Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” movies are also onboard.

“We are so excited to finally share the cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ Abrams said in a statement. ” It is both thrilling and surreal to watch thebrilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. “We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

The “Star Trek” director and “Lost” co-creator co-wrote the “Episode VII” script with “Empire Strikes Back” scribe Lawrence Kasdan. He also tapped John Williams, who wrote the score for every previous “Star Wars” film, for the music. Now fans just have to wait until “Episode VII’s” Dec. 18, 2015 release to see the actual film.

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