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Universal has announced that Chris Pratt's upcoming action film Cowboy Ninja Viking, will arrive in theaters on June 28, 2019.

The film, which has been in development since 2014, is being produced by Pratt along with Guymon Casady, Mark Gordon and Michael De Luca, Variety reported.

Cowboy Ninja Viking is an adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel of the same name by writer AJ Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo. The story follows an assassin who utilizes skills and abilities from three different personas.

Universal is searching for a director to helm the project, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

Cowboy Ninja Viking marks the second collaboration between Pratt and Universal following his starring role in the Jurassic World series which has recently wrapped production on sequel Fallen Kingdom which is due in theaters on June 22, 2018.

The actor will also next be seen reprising his Guardians of the Galaxy role as Star-Lord in Marvel's upcoming Avengers sequel Infinity War, due in theaters May 4, 2018.

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Award-winning musician Glen Campbell dead at 81
American musician Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81, his official website announced Tuesday.

The singer and guitarist, who also dabbled in acting, had Alzheimer's disease.

The website announcement said Campbell's surviving wife, Kim Campbell, would later release a statement of her own.

Campbell, an award-winning pop and country musician, was among the best-selling male solo artists in U.S. history. He released more than 70 albums and won six Grammy awards -- most recently in 2014 for the song "I'm Not Gonna Miss You."

In addition to his solo career, Campbell was an accomplished studio musician, working with acts like the Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra, especially as a member of the acclaimed backing group known as the Wrecking Crew.

Campbell also starred alongside John Wayne in the 1969 western movie True Grit.

Campbell is survived by three children with wife Kim and five children from other marriages, along with a number of sisters, brothers, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


Dolly Parton to the late Glen Campbell: 'I will always love you'
Dolly Parton paid tribute to Glen Campbell, a fellow country music artist, on Twitter Tuesday.

The True Grit actor died at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

"Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen!" Parton tweeted, quoting one of her best loved songs, "I Will Always Love You."

The message accompanied a short video in which Parton said: "Glen Campbell was special because he was so gifted. Glen is one of the greatest voices that ever was in the business and he was one of the greatest musicians. He was a wonderful session musician, as well. A lot of people don't realize that, but he could play anything and he could play it really well. So, he was just extremely talented."


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"I thought we would be there all morning trying to get the shot, Robin nailed it on the second take. I am so proud to have been part of that movie and to have known the great Robin Williams."
--Pierce Brosnan, reminiscing about working alongside the late actor on Mrs. Doubtfire, on Instagram



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David Letterman to host new Netflix interview series
David Letterman has signed a new deal with Netflix to host an upcoming six-episode interview series.

The hourlong series will feature the former late night host combining long-form interviews with segments filmed outside a studio setting, Variety reported.

The untitled show will premiere in 2018 and represents Letterman's first series since exiting The Late Show in May 2015 after a 33-year run.

"I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix," Letterman said in a statement. "Here's what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely."

"Just meeting David Letterman was a thrill; imagine how exciting it is for me to announce that we will be working together," added Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "David Letterman is a true television icon, and I can't wait to see him out in the wild, out from behind the desk and interviewing the people he finds most interesting. We'll have to see if he keeps the beard."

The 70-year-old was last seen hosting an episode of National Geographic Channel's Years of Living Dangerously where he traveled to India to study the effects of climate change.


'Twin Peaks' revival not likely to return for another season
Twin Peaks fans shouldn't expect the long-awaited revival to return for another season.

Showtime president David Nevins told Deadline at the network's Television Critics Association summer press tour party Monday that the revival was only meant to be one season.

"It was always intended to be one season," he said. "A lot of people are speculating but there's been zero contemplation, zero discussions other than fans asking me about it."

Showtime programming president Gary Levine was more open-ended about the show's future, saying another season would depend in part on series creator David Lynch, who directed all 18 episodes of the revival.

"The door's always open to David Lynch, whether that would lead to another season, I don't know if he wants to do it," Levine said.

"This was a Herculean effort. I'm not sure if any director has ever done 18 hours in a row of a series," he added of Lynch's involvement. "It's remarkable what he achieved. Fans are liking it and for me, that's what's satisfying."

Nevins confessed at the summer press tour that he and Lynch are "avoiding" the topic of another season for now, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"I don't think [it will happen], but it's not impossible," he said of another season. "[David and I are] both avoiding the conversation for a while; we want to let the story coalesce and see how people see at the end."

Twin Peaks initially had a two-season run on ABC from 1990 to 1991. The revival, featuring original star Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper, premiered in May, and airs Sundays on Showtime.


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Maya Rudolph will star in Fox's live production of A Christmas Story.

The network announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that Rudolph will play Ralphie Parker's mom in its musical adaptation of the 1983 film, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The three-hour live event will air Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. ET on Fox. The network said it will announce additional casting "soon," including the role of 9-year-old protagonist Ralphie Parker, according to Variety.

Grease: Live producer Marc Platt will executive produce the production with Adam Siegal. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who worked with Platt on La La Land, will compose "several new songs" for the TV special.

The original Christmas Story starred Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker and Melinda Dillon as Ralphie's mom. The movie was adapted as A Christmas Story: The Musical in 2009, and debuted on Broadway in 2012.

Rudolph is known for her work with Saturday Night Live, and has since appeared in the films Grown Ups, Bridesmaids and Sisters. She will also star in the movie Life of the Party with Melissa McCarthy.

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