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Stephen King's Tweet About Diversity & Oscar Nominations Is Under Fire

Famous author Stephen King sent out two tweets that have caused a ton of backlash.

In response to the 2020 Oscar nominations, which have been universally called out for the lack of diversity in the categories, Stephen wrote, “As a writer, I am allowed to nominate in just 3 categories: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Screenplay. For me, the diversity issue–as it applies to individual actors and directors, anyway–did not come up. That said…I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality. It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong.”

As soon as Stephen wrote this tweet, he began receiving backlash from public figures and Twitter users from across the US.

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Jason Bateman is Murder Suspect in HBO's 'The Outsider' - Watch the Trailer

Jason Bateman has found himself in the middle of a murder investigation in The Outsider.

HBO has released the first trailer for their upcoming thriller miniseries.

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider begins with a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. But when an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.

The series also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, and Marc Menchaca.

The Outsider will premiere on HBO on January 12, 2020.

Alexander Skarsgard Joins the Cast of Stephen King's 'The Stand' on CBS All Access

Alexander Skarsgard is reportedly joining the cast of Stephen King‘s upcoming series The Stand.

The 43-year-old actor will take on the role of Randall Flagg in the show, according to Collider.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Alexander Skarsgard

The new CBS All Access show will be an adaption of Stephen‘s novel of the same name. He will also be writing the last chapter, providing a coda to the series that’s not found in the book.

The Stand tells the story of a world decimated by a plague and locked in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of 108-year-old Mother Abigail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied by a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man,” THR reports.

The cast of the 10-episode series also includes James Marsden and Amber Heard. Stephen also just announced that Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke and Daniel Sunjata will be a part of the show.

James Marsden & Amber Heard to Star in 'The Stand' on CBS All Access

James Marsden and Amber Heard are teaming up for a new show!

The 45-year-old Dead to Me actor and the 33-year-old Aquaman actress will be starring in the upcoming series The Stand heading to CBS All Access.

The show will be an adaption of Stephen King‘s novel The Stand. He will also be writing the last chapter, providing a coda to the series that’s not found in the book.

The Stand tells the story of a world decimated by a plague and locked in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of 108-year-old Mother Abigail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied by a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man,” THR reports.

James Marsden will be playing Stu Redman, a working-class factory man who becomes a leader of the survivors.

Amber Heard will play Nadine Cross, who feels the consequences of her actions but is compelled by her allegiance to Randall.

Odessa Young and Henry Zaga will also be starring in the upcoming 10-episode series.

Sam Strike & Jasper Paakkonen Join 'Dark Tower' TV Series

Amazon is adapting the Stephen King book series The Dark Tower into a television series and the two leads have been cast!

Sam Strike, best known for his work on Nightflyers, has landed the role of the Gunslinger, Roland Deschain. The series will take place many years before the events in the recent film adaptation, in which Idris Elba played the Gunslinger.

The series will follow “Roland Deschain’s origin story – how he first became a gunslinger and got his guns, his first conflict with the man in black, his first love and his first mission as a gunslinger,” according to Deadline.

Jasper, who was recently seen in the film BlacKkKlansman, is believed to play Marten, the target of Roland.

'Castle Rock' Premieres Official Trailer - Watch Now!

The official trailer for Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu original series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, has arrived!

The upcoming psychological horror anthology series will premiere on July 25 on Hulu.

Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of Stephen‘s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

The series co-stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn.

Watch the trailer below!