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In Brief: More stars join Stephen King adaptation ‘The Life of Chuck’, and more

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The Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy’s Karen Gillan, 12 Years a Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor and Good Boys’ Jacob Tremblay have joined Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamill in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Life of Chuck, currently filming in Alabama under a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement made earlier this month, according to Deadline. The movie, based on three interconnected stories from King’s 2020 anthology If It Bleeds, “examines the existence of its subject Charles Krantz in reverse, beginning with his death aged 39 from a brain tumor and ending with his childhood in a house believed to be haunted”…

Elizabeth Hoffman, best known for her role as Beatrice Reed Ventnor, the mother of Swoosie Kurtz, Sela Ward, Patricia Kalember and Julianne Phillips‘ characters on the NBC drama Sisters, died August 21 of natural causes at her home in Malibu, her son Chris tells The Hollywood Reporter. She was 97. Hoffman’s other prominent roles included Eleanor Roosevelt in The Winds of War and War and Remembrance and Meryl Streep’s mother in The River Wild. She also appeared in the films Fear No Evil, Nuts and Born on the Fourth of July, and the TV shows The Greatest American Hero, The A-Team, Hunter, L.A. Law, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Thirtysomething…

Neil Gaiman‘s fantasy series Good Omens will get a third and possibly final season on Prime Video, according to Deadline. Good Omens follows various characters, all trying to either encourage or prevent an imminent Armageddon, as seen through the eyes of the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley — played respectively by Michael Sheen and David Tennant. Jon Hamm also stars as Gabriel, the leader of the forces of Heaven…

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