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John Lithgow Joins Jeff Bridges in FX Pilot 'Old Man'

John Lithgow has joined the cast of the upcoming FX drama pilot Old Man, which will also star Jeff Bridges.

Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts will be directing the pilot and executive producing the series, if it gets picked up.

Variety reports that the series “centers on Dan Chase (Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.”

John will play Harold Harper, who is “described as intelligent and tough with deep reservoirs of compassion and ruthlessness. Harper is called back to service by the FBI after suffering a terrible personal loss. He has a complicated past with rogue fugitive Chase, which makes him uniquely suited for hunting him down.”

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Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow Celebrate Opening Night of 'Hillary and Clinton' on Broadway!

Laurie Metcalf happily poses alongside her co-star John Lithgow while attending the opening night after party for their Broadway play Hillary and Clinton held at The Bowery Hotel on Thursday (April 18) in New York City.

The leading stars were joined at the event by their other castmates Zak Orth who plays campaign manager Mark and Peter Francis James as Barack, as well as director Joe Mantello.

Synopsis: Behind closed doors in the state of New Hampshire during the early days of 2008, a former First Lady named Hillary (Metcalf) is in a desperate bid to save her troubled campaign for President of the United States. Her husband, Bill (Lithgow), sees things one way; her campaign manager, Mark, sees things another. If any of this sounds familiar, don’t be fooled; in a universe of infinite possibilities, anything that can happen, will.

You can catch Hillary and Clinton at the John Golden Theatre, where it plays through July 21!

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John Lithgow & Laurie Metcalf Open Up About New Broadway Play 'Hillary & Clinton'!

John Lithgow and Laurie Metcalf are on the cover of the latest issue of Variety, out now.

Here’s what the Hillary And Clinton co-stars had to say…

John, on the potential controversy of Hillary And Clinton in an era of contentious and divided politics “If the play is controversial, I would say it’s controversial just in the fact that it’s being done. Because people reflexively think,‘What are the real Bill and Hillary going to think about this play?’”

Laurie, on the effect of setting Hillary And Clinton during the 2008 presidential primary: “There are a few lines at the end of the play that are haunting to me, because we’ve seen the 10 years that these characters have not seen yet. It makes them seem vulnerable, because we know what they don’t know.”

Laurie, on the audience reaction she expects: “If I watched it, I think I would be shocked in places. It’s a comedy with chasms.”

For more from John and Laurie, head to Variety.com.

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Mindy Kaling & Emma Thompson's 'Late Night' Trailer Debuts - Watch Now!

The first trailer for Late Night, the Sundance favorite, has just debuted!

Here’s a synopsis: Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a ‘woman who hates women,’ she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Molly, wanting to prove she’s not simply a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.

The movie was written and produced by Mindy with a cast including Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott and Amy Ryan. Nisha Ganatra directs.

The film will hit theaters on June 7.

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Rachel Brosnahan & Jason Ralph Couple Up at Roundabout Gala Honoring John Lithgow!

Rachel Brosnahan strikes a pose on the carpet while attending the 2019 Roundabout Theatre Company Gala held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Monday (February 25) in New York City.

The 28-year-old Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star was joined by her husband Jason Ralph, Laurie Metcalf, Annette Bening, Ethan Hawke and his wife Ryan, Carla Gugino, Anna Chlumsky, Blythe Danner, Vanessa Williams and Idina Menzel, who gave a special performance at the event.

John Lithgow, the upcoming star of Lucas Hnath‘s Hillary and Clinton was honored with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.

The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre is named after the late Jason Robards for his longstanding relationship with Roundabout and memorable body of stage work. It is given to those who have made an indelible impact on both Roundabout and the theater world.

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'Pet Sematary' Releases Official Poster & Trailer - Watch Now!

The scary trailer for Pet Sematary is here!

The upcoming film, directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer and based on the classic by Stephen King, follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

The movie hits theaters on April 5. Watch the trailer below!

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