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Fantastic Beasts Sequel Cast Photo Reveal

We got a photo reveal! Warner Bros. also revealed the sequel’s official title–Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The first cast photo gives us a look at Jude Law as young Dumbledore and Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. See the full cast, a close-up of Law and Depp, and even a moving picture because why not? Unless you’d rather be surprised, you can find newly released plot details after the photos in the Entertainment Weekly piece.

Google Doodle Honors Chinua Achebe

Google honored Chinua Achebe with a Google Doodle today, on what would have been the author’s 87th birthday. Achebe passed away in 2013, leaving behind an enduring literary legacy. Published in 50 languages, his 1958 novel Things Fall Apart follows a Nigerian village chief negatively impacted by British colonialism and Christian missionaries. Achebe won the 2007 Man Booker International Prize for fiction.

George Clooney Will Star In And Direct Catch-22 TV Series

George Clooney will star in and direct a six-episode series based on Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. The 1961 novel is set during World War II, and follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a bombardier. Clooney will play Colonel Cathcart, Yossarian’s commander and enemy. The series will tentatively start shooting early 2018.

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From the author of The Buddha of Suburbia comes his new book, a novella of passion, revenge, and deception. Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely younger wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, “more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years,” Waldo is pressed to action: determined to expose the couple, he sets himself first to prove his suspicions correct – and then to enact his revenge.