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DAVID TENNANT—A VILLAIN (AGAIN) IN 'BAD SAMARITAN'—THINKS JODIE WHITTAKER WILL BE A 'SPLENDID' DOCTOR WHO

For nearly five years, David Tennant was the charming leading man (or rather, the charming leading alien) in the immensely popular British sci-fi series Doctor Who. Being typecast as the fun-loving doctor can be hard to avoid, and Tennant remained in the role longer than most. Now, more than eight years after leaving the show, he’s adding more diabolical characters to his résumé: first, the mind-controlling rapist Kilgrave on Netflix’s Jessica Jones, and now a cold-blooded murderer in the new thriller Bad Samaritan, directed by Dean Devlin (best known for producing the Independence Day films).

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NBCU Intl Acquires ‘The Outpost’ For Syfy; IQiyi Advancing On IPO – Global Briefs

NBCUniversal International Networks has acquired The Outpost, an original fantasy adventure series that will air on Syfy channels outside the U.S. Stargate co-writer and producer Dean Devlin, and Stargate SG-1 showrunner/exec producer Jonathan Glassner are exec producers of the series created by Arrowstorm Entertainment’s Kynan Griffin and Jason Faller (Mythica). 

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‘LBJ’ Review: Woody Harrelson Brilliantly Captures President Lyndon Johnson’s Complicated Legacy In Biopic From Rob Reiner

If several actors can tackle the legacy of Winston Churchill and be awarded for it, then why not Lyndon Baines Johnson? In recent times we have seen British actor Tom Wilkinson take him on somewhat controversially in Selma, as well as Bryan Cranston in his Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated turn in All the Way; both were excellent in the role, especially Cranston. Now we can add — of all people — Woody Harrelson to the club in LBJ, director Rob Reiner’s stirring biopic.

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Woody Harrelson on Playing President Lyndon B. Johnson, His Star Wars Character and Kite Surfing

He’s come a long way from his early TV days on Cheers, building a film career with roles in about 80 movies, including White Men Can’t Jump, the Hunger Games franchise, War for the Planet of the ApesNo Country for Old Men and The Edge of Seventeen. Now Woody Harrelson, 56, portrays a fellow Texan, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in LBJ, in theaters November 3.

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