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Find out why Paramount Network Canceled ‘Heathers’ Reboot

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Upon teasing millions of fans with a witty trailer, Paramount Network has canceled the Heathers reboot before they could witness the new age narrative of the 1998 classic on their TV screens. The 10-episode series was slated to release July 10 with a loaded script set to address gun violence in schools.

According to the network’s president of development, Keith Cox; he believes it’s too sensitive a time to touch on the sensitive subject matter considering the significant number of fatalities America has faced the last two years involving mass shootings, especially, within the education system.

Cox broke the news to The Hollywood Reporter that the show was scrapped.

“This was a very difficult decision. We had multiple meetings, and in the end, we didn’t feel comfortable right now airing the series,” Cox shared. “This is a bold move and we stand behind it.” Cox went on to explain, “This is a high school show, we’re blowing up the school, there are guns in the school, it’s a satire and there are moments of teachers having guns. It’s hitting on so many hot topics.” Because of that, the network felt it would contradict their support for the survivors of the school shootings.

“This company can’t be speaking out of both sides of its mouth, saying the youth movement is important for us and we’ve done all these wonderful things to support that and at the same time, we’re putting on a show that we’re not comfortable with,” Cox stated.

Heathers is reportedly being shopped by other television networks.

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Hollywood has a new love story, starring Tessa Thompson!

Tessa Thompson stars opposite Nnamdi Asomugha in writer-director Eugene Ashe‘s romantic Jazz Era film Sylvie’s Love, which made it’s World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020.

Set in ’50s and ’60s New York City, the story follows aspiring television producer Sylvie (Thompson) as she meets aspiring saxophonist Robert (Asomugha) when he takes a job at her father’s record store in Harlem. After a summer romance that comes to an end, the two fatefully reconnect several years later and find that their feelings for each other have never disappeared.

“Sylvie’s Love” does not yet have U.S. distribution.

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Anne Hathaway on new Role in Netflix Original ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’

Academy award-winning actress Anne Hathaway joined director Dee Rees and co-stars Edi Gathegi, Rosie Perez, and Willem Dafoe for the red carpet premiere of “The Last Thing He Wanted” at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Adapted from the Joan Didion novel of the same title, the film is set against the nebulous milieu of the Iran-Contra scandal. Veteran D.C. journalist Elena McMahon played by Hathaway abandons the 1984 campaign trail out of a misguided sense of duty to her father.

“The Last Thing He Wanted” will debut on February 21 via Netflix

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Actress Kerry Washington takes a Seat at the Hollywood Producer Table

Golden Globe nominated actress set down for in-depth discussion “Women Breaking Barriers: How Far Have We Come?” at the SundanceTV Headquarters, moderated by HFPA member Elisabeth Sereda. Panelists also included Julie Taymor (Oscar nominated director), Frankie Shaw (Golden Globe nominated actress, producer, writer and director) and Lisa Jackson (filmmaker and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author).

Panelists discussed their thoughts on the best ways to continue pushing boundaries and creating positive change in the entertainment business. Having dominated the Hollywood big screen for over 20 years, Washington now has her eyes set on joining the ranks of elite producers. Take a look.

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