SYLVESTER STALLONE AND DOLPH LUNDGREN TEAM UP AGAIN: The Expendables and Rocky co-stars Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren have reunited for an action drama series, which is becoming the most sought-after project this season, Deadline reports. Fox, CBS, NBC, Netflix and Apple are reportedly interested. The story follows Lundgren as a covert operative at the Department of Safety and Security at the U.N.
NY FILM FESTIVAL SETS MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN AS CLOSING NIGHT FILM: Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn has been slated as the closing event at the 2019 New York Film Festival. Norton stars in the film, which is based on Jonathan Lethem's novel of the same name. The film also stars Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Leslie Mann and Cherry Jones. "Edward Norton has taken Jonathan Lethem's novel as a jumping-off point to craft a wildly imaginative and extravagant love letter to New York, a beautifully told semi-musical hard-boiled yarn grounded in the mid-20th century history of the city," NYFF director and selection committee chair Kent Jones said in a statement. "What a way to close the festival!"
SHOWTIME SETS KEY DEBUT DATES: Showtime has set November premiere dates for new seasons of two long-running shows, plus the sophomore run of Jim Carrey's dramedy. Shameless, led by William H. Macy, will bow November 3rd at 9 pm, followed by the Season 2 premiere of Carrey's Kidding at 10 pm. Ray Donovan, starring Liev Shrieber, will get going on its seventh season at 8 pm on November 17th.
NETFLIX DROPS TRAILER FOR LEA & I: The mega-streamer Netflix has shared a first look at Lea & I, a documentary that follows the life of Lea Moret, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, and her friend Camille Shooshani. After graduating from college in L.A., they hit the road looking for a cure for her disease in Latin America. "This is my best friend Lea. Lea speaks five languages, cannot stop eating Haribo candy peaches and has cystic fibrosis, which means her life expectancy hovers around 37," Shooshani says in the trailer. "But, she's fine. She's more than fine actually. She's more alive than anyone I've ever met."