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Revival of Popular Sitcom ‘The Facts of Life’ in the Works with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel

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Another popular 80’s sitcom classic may be returning to the small screen in the near future.

A possible reboot of “The Facts of Life” is in the works, but in early stages at Sony Pictures TV, Deadline has learned. Hollywood heavy-hitters Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel have joined forces with their production companies, Appian Way and Ocean Films to make the magic happen.

DiCaprio and Biel are currently in negotiations with Sony alongside Jennifer Davisson to produce the series. The trio is reportedly in search of dynamic writers to bring on board.

“The Facts of Life,” a spinoff of “Diff’rent Strokes,” aired on NBC from 1979-88, making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the decade created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon.

The series followed the lives of Edna Garrett, played by Charlotte Rae (Ricki and the Flash), and four girls at a ficticious all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York, focusing on issues that adolescent girls face such as drug use, sex, eating disorders and peer pressure.

Garrett and Rae starred opposite Rae as Edna, Lisa Whelchel as Blair, Mindy Cohn as Natalie, Nancy McKeon as Jo and Kim Fields as Tootie.

The classic sitcom ran on NBC for nine consecutive seasons.

The studio has declined to comment.

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Veteran actor John Cusack to appear in Atlanta for LIVE conversation

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For fans of John Cusack and “High Fidelity”, a visit to Championship Vinyl definitely would make a “top five” list. 

The hit comedy “High Fidelity” is the story of record shop owner Rob Gordon (John Cusack) on a search for love (and the reasons behind his failed relationships) against a backdrop of over 70 songs spanning multiple decades and genres of music. With – or without – the help of his record store buddies Dick (Todd Luiso) and Barry (Jack Black’s breakout role), Rob revisits past relationships in hopes of figuring out where he has gone wrong. Released in 2000, The New York Times praised John Cusack as “a master at easygoing camaraderie.” Rotten Tomatoes has “High Fidelity” ranked #14 on the list of Best Romantic Comedies. 

Now, join John Cusack for a screening of “High Fidelity” on the big screen followed by a LIVE conversation regarding his career and the making of the film. Fans will get the opportunity to experience a moderated discussion, with John answering audience questions as well. A limited number of VIP seats will be available that include a post-show photo op with John.

Release provided by Mills Entertainment. For tickets, click here.

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Disney releases new ‘Lion King’ Trailer

The Lion King is set to be released on July 19, 2019, a month after the original flick’s 25th anniversary. And it isn’t the only live-action adaptation in the works for Disney—fans can also look forward to Aladdin (coming in May), Mulan, and The Lady and the Tramp.

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Issa Rae, Marsai Martin & Regina Hall attend the Premiere of LITTLE in Los Angeles

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Last night, local celebrities and influencers gathered at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles for the Blue Carpet Premiere of LITTLE. Stars in attendance included the cast – Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Regina Hall and Luke James as well as Janelle Monae, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Bresha WebbKenya Barris and others!

Check out photos below from the premiere and after party.

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