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A Master of Sex to partake in a Good Fight!

Ronald Blum enters the courtroom for season three

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CBS All Access announced today that Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Michael Sheen (“Masters of Sex”) has joined the cast of “The Good Fight” for its upcoming third season. Season three of CBS All Access’ hit original drama series is set to premiere in early 2019, and seasons one and two of THE GOOD FIGHT are available to binge now, exclusively on CBS All Access.

Sheen will play Roland Blum, a brilliant, charismatic and Machiavellian lawyer. He is a man of appetites – drugs, sex, you name it – who’s far more interested in winning than the niceties of following the law.

Sheen is known for his starring roles in the Academy Award-nominated films “The Queen,” “Frost/Nixon” and “Midnight in Paris.” Other film credits include “The Twilight Saga” films, the “Underworld” franchise and the recent Netflix film “Apostle.” He recently completed filming opposite Robert Downey Jr. in “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.”

On television, Sheen has earned multiple awards and nominations for his performances in “Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!” and “Dirty Filthy Love,” as well as his portrayal of Tony Blair in HBO’s “The Special Relationship” and of Dr. Bill Masters in four seasons of the acclaimed Showtime series “Masters of Sex,” of which he was also a producer. In addition, he has created memorable characterizations for NBC’s “30 Rock,” HBO’s mockumentary “7 Days In Hell,” the IFC miniseries spoof “Spoils of Babylon” and Michael Bolton’s “Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special” for Netflix. He will next appear in Neil Gaiman’s “Good Omens” for Amazon.

Season three will also include series regulars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi and Delroy Lindo.

The world went crazy in the “The Good Fight”‘s second season, and now, in season three, the resistance does. Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) tries to figure out whether you can resist a crazy administration without going crazy yourself, while Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo) and Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald) struggle with a new post-factual world where the lawyer who tells the best story triumphs over the lawyer with the best facts. Meanwhile, Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) balances a new baby with a new love, and Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) finds a new Mephistopheles in Roland Blum (Michael Sheen), a Roy Cohn-like lawyer who is corruption incarnate.

Robert and Michelle King serve as showrunners and executive producers of the series, which they co-created with Phil Alden Robinson. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and William Finkelstein also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. The series is distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.

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Fun casting for IG-88 in The Mandalorian

The upcoming live-action “Star Wars” series set to premiere on Disney Plus

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“Thor Ragnarok” helmer Taika Waititi recently shot an episode of Disney Plus’s “The Mandalorian” – the live-action “Star Wars” TV series that will feature, among others, fan-fave Boba Fett – and now it’s being revealed he’s also playing a character in it.

Showrunner and executive producer Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) has posted a behind-the-scenes pic on Instagram of the beloved filmmaker recording his voice for the part of bounty hunter IG-88. The droid character is best known for his appearance in “The Empire Strikes Back” but he didn’t speak in his brief moments on screen.

Waititi, you may recall, also voiced a part in “Thor Ragnarok” – that of amiable Kiwi rock-guy Korg.

“The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

 

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See Samuel L.Jackson give Brie Larson a Unicorn

“Captain Marvel” stars reunite for new Netflix film, airing next month

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“Unicorn Store”, a new movie reuniting “Captain Marvel” stars Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson,premieres on Netflix April 5.

Larson makes her directorial debut on the film, which also stars Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford.

Kit (Brie Larson) is a lonely twenty-something dreamer who’s reluctant to leave the comforts of childhood and fully embrace adulthood. But when art school sends her packing, Kit is forced to move back home with her parents and take a temp job in a boring office. Just when she’s resolved to finally put her Care Bears aside and grow up, a mysterious salesman (Samuel L. Jackson) enters Kit’s life and offers to give her childlike heart its greatest desire. Larson’s directorial debut, with a script by Samantha McIntyre, is a love letter to everyone’s inner child, and a reminder that no dream is impossible.

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Lizzy Caplan to play Misery‘s Annie Wilkes

“Masters of Sex” alumna inherits the role from Kathy Bates, who played the role in a 1990 film

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Lizzy Caplan will play a young Annie Wilkes in the second season of “Castle Rock”.

The “True Blood” and “Masters of Sex” alumna inherits the role from Kathy Bates, who played the obsessive fan in the 1990 film “Misery”.

The next batch of eps of the Hulu drama, based on the stories of Stephen King, fixes on Nurse Wilkes’ stopover  – with teenage daughter (Elsie Fisher) in tow – in the town.

The character gets caught up in a battle between two warring clans, the iconic Merrill crime family and John “Ace” Merrill (Garrett Hedlund), who is defending nearby Jerualem’s Lot. Tim Robbins, who starred in the King adaptation of “The Shawshank Redemption”, will play ‘Pop’ Merrill.

Robbins’ character, Reginald “Pop” Merrill, is the Patriarch of King’s iconic crime family.

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