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Gal Gadot in talks to star in 'Ben-Hur'

Gal Gadot in talks to star in 'Ben-Hur'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) --Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot is in talks to portray the female lead in an MGM and Paramount remake of "Ben-Hur."
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Liam Hemsworth cowboys up on set of 'By Way of Helena'

Liam Hemsworth cowboys up on set of 'By Way of Helena'

GREENWOOD, Miss., Oct. 16 (UPI) --Liam Hemsworth ponied up to portray a Texas Ranger on the set of "By Way of Helena."
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Sony steps up preproduction on 'Zombieland' sequel, 'Godzilla' screenwriter attached

Sony steps up preproduction on 'Zombieland' sequel, 'Godzilla' screenwriter attached

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 1 (UPI) --Five years after the release of the surprise smash hit "Zombieland," Sony Pictures is stepping up efforts to produce a sequel to the 2009 horror film.
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Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell to star in 'True Detective' Season 2

Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell to star in 'True Detective' Season 2

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Vince Vaughn is to play a career criminal and Colin Farrell a compromised detective in Season 2 of the anthology series "True Detective," HBO announced.
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Colin Farrell to star in second season of 'True Detective'

Colin Farrell to star in second season of 'True Detective'

DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 21 (UPI) --Colin Farrell confirms he'll appear in the second season of HBO's "True Detective," which will film in Los Angeles.
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2014 Emmy Awards ceremony begins in Los Angeles

2014 Emmy Awards ceremony begins in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) --The 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony has begun in Los Angeles with comedian Seth Meyers serving as host of the American television industry's biggest night.
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'True Detective' season two 'not as dark,' says HBO

'True Detective' season two 'not as dark,' says HBO

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 22 (UPI) --HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said season two of "True Detective" is "not as dark" as season one, but still looks "into the crevices of the soul."
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Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara, Allison Janney and Lucy Liu are to be presenters at the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, producers announced.
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Vince Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss in talks for 'True Detective'

Vince Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss in talks for 'True Detective'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) --Actor Vince Vaughn and "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss are being considered for lead roles on the second season of "True Detective."
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Lorde is curating the 'Mockingjay' film soundtrack album

Lorde is curating the 'Mockingjay' film soundtrack album

SANTA MONICA , Calif., July 31 (UPI) --Recording artist Lorde has been tapped to curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1," Lionsgate announced.
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Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch could star in second season of 'True Detective'

Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch could star in second season of 'True Detective'

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are reportedly being considered for the starring roles in the upcoming second season of HBO's "True Detective."
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Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson to star in 'By Way of Helena'

Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson to star in 'By Way of Helena'

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) --"Hunger Games" co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson face off in new revenge western "By Way of Helena.
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'Hunger Games' has officially finished filming

'Hunger Games' has officially finished filming

BERLIN, June 23 (UPI) --"Hunger Games" producer Nina Jacobson took to Twitter Sunday to share a photo of a cast group hug to commemorate the film's last day of shooting.
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'True Detective' season two to feature three new leads, California setting

'True Detective' season two to feature three new leads, California setting

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) --"True Detective" writer and producer Nic Pizzolatto says the show's second season will feature three new characters and a California setting.
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Lionsgate releases first look of Julianne Moore as Alma Coin in 'Mockingjay'

Lionsgate releases first look of Julianne Moore as Alma Coin in 'Mockingjay'

ATLANTA, May 16 (UPI) --Lionsgate has released several promotional pictures of their upcoming adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' novel "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."
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Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson arrives for the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala at Cipriani in New York on January 12, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor.

Harrelson's breakthrough role came in the television sitcom Cheers as bartender Woody Boyd. Some notable film characters include basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump, bowler Roy Munson in Kingpin, serial killer Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers, magazine publisher Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt, country singer Dusty in A Prairie Home Companion, bounty hunter Carson Wells in No Country for Old Men, zombie killer Tallahassee in Zombieland, blind piano player/meat salesman Ezra Turner in Seven Pounds, conspiracy nut Charlie Frost in 2012, a delusional man who believes that he is a superhero named Defendor in Defendor and Cpt. Tony Stone in The Messenger. For The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger, Harrelson earned Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.

Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas, the son of Diane Lou (née Oswald) and Charles Voyde Harrelson, who divorced in 1964; he has two brothers, Jordan and Brett. Harrelson's father, who was a contract killer, was arrested for the killing of Federal Judge John H. Wood, Jr., who was shot and killed by rifle fire in 1979 in San Antonio. His father was convicted and eventually died during his life sentence in United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Woody Harrelson."
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