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Netflix Teams Up With Paramount For Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop 4

Netflix has successfully acquired the rights from Paramount Pictures to produce the long-in development fourth installment to the 1984 action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop with Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy set to reprise his role as Detective Axel Foley. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first two films alongside the late Don Simpson, has also signed on to return for Beverly Hills Cop 4 as a producer in behalf of Paramount Pictures.

This marks the second collaboration between Murphy and the streaming service, who have recently put out the comedy biopic Dolemite Is My Name. The deal also includes an option on a Beverly Hills Cop 5.

Beverly Hills Cop was directed by Martin Brest from a script written by Daniel Petrie Jr. It followed the story of street-smart Detroit detective Axel Foley, who went to Beverly Hills, California to investigate the murder of his best friend Mikey, played by James Russo. The film also starred Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher and Ronny Cox. It also earned two Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture and Best Screenplay and was the highest-grossing film in 1984 with a gross of $234 million.

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Watch The Klaus Trailer

When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care. 

An animated holiday comedy directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, Klaus co-stars Joan Cusack, Will Sasso and Norm Macdonald.

Klaus premieres on Netflix November 15, 2019.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Aaron Paul, Vince Gilligan, and others take you behind the scenes and share their excitement for the opportunity to tell the next chapter of Jesse’s story, and how the reunion with cast and crew felt like coming home.

The project reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul).  In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.  This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad.  

Watch El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on Netflix October 11.

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Netflix Renews Stranger Things For Season 4

Netflix has renewed the worldwide hit series Stranger Things for a fourth season and signed series creators and showrunners The Duffer Brothers to a multi-year film and series overall deal. 

“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. “We can’t wait to see what The Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives. From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together — beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!”

No word on when Stranger Things season 4 will premiere.

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Netflix Releases Official El Camino Trailer Featuring Aaron Paul Reprising His Role As Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman 

On the heels of Sunday’s first look at Jesse Pinkman during the Primetime Emmys, Netflix  released the official trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie this morning following Aaron Paul’s exclusive post. The Netflix Television Event launches globally on October 11th and will see a limited theatrical run from October 11th-13th. 

The Netflix Television Event El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul).  In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.  This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad.  The movie is produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer, Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Recently it was also announced that Matt Jones and Charles Baker will reprise their roles as Jesse’s delinquent friends Badger and Skinny Pete. 

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Watch The Teaser Trailer For El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Netflix officially revealed the teaser trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie during the Emmy Awards.

Written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is described as follows: “In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.” Emmy winner Aaron Paul will reprise his role as Jesse Pinkman for the film, calling it “a chapter of Breaking Bad” that he didn’t realize he wanted.

The Emmy Award-winning series aired on AMC before seasons were later made available on Netflix. Vince Gilligan credited the streamer for its contribution to the show’s success in his 2013 Emmy acceptance speech, saying that he thinks Netflix helped keep the show on the air.

AMC’s Breaking Bad ended its critically acclaimed five-season run with a finale that brought in a series record 10.3 million viewers. It was followed by the prequel series Better Call Saul, focused on Bob Odenkirk’s small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill, which just got renewed for a fifth season.

The film will be available for streaming on October 11, exclusively on Netflix.

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Watch The Netflix Trailer For Living With Yourself Starring Paul Rudd

Netflix has released the official Living With You trailer starring Paul Rudd (and Paul Rudd) in the upcoming philosophical comedy series highlighting the actor’s dual lead roles.

The eight-episode season will see Rudd working double-time in the story of a man named Myles struggling with his life who undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person. He then finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself. Netflix’s “fresh and inventive” philosophical comedy will ask if people really want to be better.

Living With Yourself was created by Timothy Greenberg (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) who will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Oscar nominees Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) are also set to executive produce as well as direct. Anthony Bregman and Jeff Stern are overseeing the project for their Likely Story banner with Jax Media’s Tony Hernandez, Rudd, and Jeff Blitz executive producing.

Living with Yourself is set to premiere on the streaming service on October 18.

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Watch The In The Tall Grass Trailer Based On The Novella By Stephen King And His Son Joe Hill 

Netflix has released the trailer for In The Tall Grass based on the novella by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill.

When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found.

 

Written and directed By Vincenzo Natali and starring Harrison Gilbertson, Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Will Buie Jr., Rachel Wilson and Patrick Wilson, In The Tall Grass will premiere on Netflix on October 4, 2019.

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Netflix To Stream All 180 Episodes of Seinfeld In 2021

Netflix and Sony Pictures Television has announced that all 180 episodes of Seinfeld will appear on Netflix for worldwide streaming starting in 2021. All episodes of the series are currently available for streaming on Hulu.

“Seinfeld is the television comedy that all television comedy is measured against,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said in a statement. “It is as fresh and funny as ever and will be available to the world in 4K for the first time.”

The future of the Emmy award winning series’ online presence has been up in the air as various entertainment companies begin to launch and plot their own streaming services. Netflix has already lost streaming rights for The Office and Friends, casualties of the competitive streaming market as both are headed to NBC Universal’s forthcoming streaming service and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, respectively. The Los Angeles times reports that for this new deal Netflix paid “far more than the $500 million” that NBC Universal used to get back streaming rights to The Office.

Seinfeld‘s appearance on Netflix isn’t a huge shock from one perspective as co-creator and star Jerry Seinfeld has been associated with the streaming service for many years, premiering new episodes of his series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and the Grammy nominated special Jerry Before Seinfeld on Netflix. On the other hand it is surprising to see NBC Universal lose out on the series as Seinfeld was the flagship series for the network during its initial run.

An Emmy and Golden Globe winning series, Jerry Seinfeld stars as a cartoonish version of himself in the popular sitcom, often described as “the show about nothing.” Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards also star in the series.

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Netflix Unveils In The Tall Grass First Look For Stephen King, Joe Hill Adaptation

Netflix has offered a first look at their upcoming feature In the Tall Grass, adapted from the novella by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill.

When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found.

Golden Globe nominee Patrick Wilson (Fargo, Aquaman), Laysla De Oliveria (Covert Affairs, Code 8), and Harrison Gilbertson (Need for Speed, Picnic at Hanging Rock) star in the film along with Rachel Wilson, Will Buie Jr., Avery Whitted, and Tiffany Helm.

In the Tall Grass is written and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Hannibal, Splice). Steven Hoban produces with Jon Levin and Jimmy Miller serving as executive producers.

The movie will premiere on Netflix on October 4.

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