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Netflix pulls ‘Chappelle’s Show’ at Dave Chappelle’s request

Netflix has removed Dave Chappelle’s comedy sketch series “Chappelle’s Show” after the comedian requested them to do so.

Chappelle revealed the news in a lengthy Instagram video called “Unforgiven,” which featured footage from a recent stand-up gig. During the performance, Chappelle claimed he “never got paid” after leaving the ViacomCBS-owned show.

“They (ViacomCBS) didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract,” Chappelle said in the video. “But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal ’cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either. That’s why I like working for Netflix. I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ I was

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Marvel’s Anthony Mackie lands lead role in Netflix movie The Ogun

Anthony Mackie is once again heading for all-out action in Netflix’s The Ogun.



Anthony Mackie wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Marvel star Anthony Mackie has landed the lead role in Netflix's upcoming action movie The Ogun.


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Marvel star Anthony Mackie has landed the lead role in Netflix’s upcoming action movie The Ogun.

Written by former stuntman Madison Turner (who worked on the likes of The Dark Knight Rises), the project will push the Marvel Cinematic Universe actor into John Wick territory, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with further comparisons to Dante’s Inferno.



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The Ogun – which is yet to announce a director– follows central character Xavier Rhodes (Mackie) as he takes his teenage daughter to Nigeria in search of a cure for the rare genetic condition he’s passed on to her.

When she’s kidnapped, Rhodes must rampage through the criminal underworld

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Netflix to spend $1bn in UK in 2020 on TV shows and films

Netflix will boost its spend on making TV shows in the UK to $1bn (£750m) this year as the streaming giant maintains the breakneck pace of its production pipeline despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Netflix, which makes shows from The Crown to Sex Education in the UK, has increased its budget by 50% from the $500m it spent on British-made films and TV shows last year.

The spend has been invested in making more than 50 TV shows and films in 2020, against the backdrop of a UK production shutdown for a number of months earlier this year due to coronavirus restrictions.

The UK has become firmly established as the most important international production hub for Netflix, which is estimated to be spending $17bn on making and licensing TV shows and films this year, with the British budget second only to its home market in the US. Around a third of

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‘Chappelle’s Show’ Removed From Netflix at Dave Chappelle’s Request

Netflix has removed Dave Chappelle’s comedy sketch series “Chappelle’s Show” after the comedian requested them to do so.

Chappelle revealed the news in a lengthy Instagram video called “Unforgiven,” which featured footage from a recent stand-up gig. During the performance, Chappelle claimed he “never got paid” after leaving the ViacomCBS-owned show.

“They (ViacomCBS) didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract,” Chappelle said in the video. “But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal ‘cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either. That’s why I like working for Netflix. I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ I was

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Mark Ruffalo & Catherine Keener Join Ryan Reynold’s Time Travel Movie for Netflix

Netflix has roped in a few more hugely talented individuals for Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming sci-fi flick The Adam Project. Joining the Deadpool actor on his time travel adventure is Avengers: Endgame star Mark Ruffalo and Oscar-nominated actress Catherine Keener, with Ruffalo set to star as Reynolds’ dad, a brilliant physicist, with Keener on board as the movie’s villain, who has stolen powerful technology from him. Newcomer Walker Scobell and Code 8 star Alex Mallari Jr. have also joined the project.

The Adam Project centers on Adam Reed, age 13, as he continues to grieve the sudden death of his father a year earlier, when, one night, he walks into his garage to find a wounded pilot hiding there. This mysterious pilot (Ryan Reynolds) turns out to be the older version of himself from the future, where time travel is in its infancy. He has risked everything to come back

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Everything Coming To And Leaving Netflix In December 2020

The holiday season is in full swing, but gathering isn’t exactly a wise move this year. Fortunately, Netflix not only has a sleigh full of festive movies ready for the taking, but there’s so much more to look forward to in December from the streamer, which is keen to keep you bingewatching while avoiding doing the full-on family thing this year (and yes, avoiding those inevitable arguments, always a highlight).

Plenty of original offerings are on the way, including Chadwick Boseman’s final film that promises to win some awards. George Clooney’s also starring in and directing his own Netflix movie, and David Fincher’s sending out a love letter to moviegoing. On the TV front, the hormone monsters of Big Mouth will return, along with a final chapter from the chilling Sabrina Spellman and a Shondaland series that should get Twitter talking.

Here’s everything coming to (and leaving) Netflix in December.

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Mark Ruffalo to play Ryan Reynolds’ dad in Netflix time travel movie

Mark Ruffalo is set to join The Adam Project alongside Ryan Reynolds, playing the Deadpool actor’s dad.



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The sci-fi adventure will see Reynolds play a man who must travel back in time to get help from his 13-year-old self. While he’s there, he encounters his late father, a physicist played by Ruffalo, who is now the same age as Reynolds’ character.

Ruffalo’s recent roles include his Emmy-winning performance in the HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is True, as well as the lead in Todd Haynes’ legal thriller Dark Waters. He’s perhaps best known for playing the Hulk in Marvel’s Avengers franchise.

Catherine Keener has also joined The Adam Project – she’ll play the movie’s villain, who steals powerful technology from Ruffalo’s character. The Oscar-nominated actor is known for her roles in Get Out, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Being John Malkovich.

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What to Know About J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy as the Movie Adaptation Hits Netflix

In 2016, J.D. Vance published his memoir Hillbilly Elegy to unexpected commercial success. The book, as much an intricate reflection on white working-class Americans as a personal history, became a controversial hit among Democrats and Republicans alike in the months leading up to and after the election of Donald Trump. It’s little wonder that such a successful book would yield a movie adaptation: after Ron Howard’s production company scooped up the film rights in 2017, Netflix won a bidding war to finance the movie in a $45 million deal.

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The film, directed by Howard and executive-produced by Vance and releasing on the streaming platform Nov. 24, is a mostly straightforward adaptation of the book, which documents Vance’s journey from a rust belt Ohio kid, barely passing his classes, to a student at Yale Law School. It boasts a

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Bruce Banner Is Deadpool’s Dad In Netflix Time Travel Movie

If Ryan Reynolds isn’t the busiest actor in Hollywood, he’s definitely in the top five. On top of the just-announced Deadpool 3 and the completed-but-unreleased Free Guy, Reynolds has no less than 7 films in some state of production, including a time-travel flick called The Adam Project headed for Netflix. The movie is in early production, and is picking up an impressive cast that includes Mark Ruffalo (Avengers) and Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich), THR reports.

Reynolds stars as a man who travels back in time to find his younger self, as well as his own father, to save the future, pursued by a woman with powerful technology.

In the above description, Mark Ruffalo plays a physicist, who is the deceased father of Reynolds’ character. Keener will play the villain in the movie. Ruffalo and Keener join a cast that includes Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana.

The film also includes

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Kitano Takeshi: Japanese Cultural Icon Set For Netflix Biopic

A new Netflix movie has been announced based on the early career of comedian and film director Kitano Takeshi.

Titled “Asakusa Kid,” the film is based on a memoir of the same title written by Kitano. The director and scriptwriter is comic Gekidan Hitori, who also directed the 2014 drama “Bolt from the Blue.” Yagira Yuya (“Nobody Knows”) stars as Kitano and Oizumi Yo (“I Am a Hero”) plays Fukami Senzaburo, a comedian who was Kitano’s mentor. Sakamoto Kazutaka of Netflix is serving as executive producer and Oyamada Yoichi of Nikkatsu as producer.

The focus of the story will be on the relationship between the young Kitano, starting when he was working at a strip club in the Tokyo entertainment district of Asakusa, and Fukami, who was the club’s reigning comic.

In a statement, Gekidan Hitori said that he has been developing the script for six years and that “I’ve

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