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SyFy, Amblin Adapting ‘Brave New World’ to Series

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Nicole Brinkley reports that SyFy and Steven Spielberg's Amblin are adapting Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" into a series.

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Teaser Trailer: ‘Steve Jobs’ Stars Michael Fassbender as Apple Founder

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Check out the first trailer for "Steve Jobs," with Michael Fassbender as the iconic Apple founder.

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Harry Shum Jr. Cast as Magnus Bane in ABC Family’s ‘Shadowhunters’

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Nicole Brinkley reports that Glee's Harry Shum, Jr. will be playing High Warlock Magnus Bane in ABC Family's "Shadowhunters."

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BBC to Adapt Hilary Mantel’s ‘A Place of Greater Safety’

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Nicole Brinkley reports that Hilary Mantel's novel "A Place of Greater Safety" will be adapted by the BBC.

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ABC Family’s ‘Shadowhunters’ Casts Kat McNamara as Clary Fray

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Nicole Brinkley reports on new casting for ABC Family's "Shadowhunters." Kat McNamara will be playing Clary Fray!

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Jennifer Ehle Joins Cynthia Nixon in Emily Dickinson Biopic ‘A Quiet Passion’

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Jennifer Ehle is joining Cynthia Nixon in the Emily Dickinson biopic "A Quiet Passion."

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Lev Grossman’s ‘The Magicians’ to Become 12-Episode Series on SyFy

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Nicole Brinkley reports that Lev Grossman's "The Magicians" is headed to SyFy as a 12-episode series.

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Carey Mulligan Talks ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ and Strong Female Roles

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At a press junket for "Far From the Madding Crowd," Carey Mulligan talked strong female roles, taking a short break from Broadway, and whether she'd play an action hero.

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ABC Family’s ‘Shadowhunters’ Adds Emeraude Toubia, Alberto Rosende

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Nicole Brinkley reports on two new cast members to ABC Family's adaptation of Cassandra Clare's YA series "Shadowhunters."

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New Line Cinema Buys Rights To Maureen Johnson’s YA Novel ’13 Little Blue Envelopes’

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Nicole Brinkley reports that New Line Cinema has bought the rights to Maureen Johnson's YA novel "13 Little Blue Envelopes."

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Hallmark’s ‘When Calls the Heart’ Teaser Gallery: Heart and Soul – 2×2

WHEN CALLS THE HEART - HEART AND SOUL  Elizabeth and Jack remain worlds apart and Abigail finds out the devastating truth about Bill Avery.     Photo: Daniel Lissing, Pascale Hutton  Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

Connie Wang has a teaser gallery for the next episode of "When Calls the Heart." Yes - it's back after a year-long hiatus!

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New Movies This Week – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Far From the Madding Crowd

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New movies in theaters this week feature another installment in Marvel's "Avengers" franchise and an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel.

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