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Miles Teller is tapped to lead an upcoming miniseries…after Armie Hammer exited the project

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Miles Teller set for lead role in upcoming miniseries centered on the production of The Godfather… after disgraced Armie Hammer’s exit

Miles Teller has been confirmed to be leading the upcoming miniseries, The Order.

The Whiplash star, 34, was tapped to lead the show, which is centered around the production of the highly influential 1972 crime epic, The Godfather, which Francis Ford Coppola directed.

According to Variety, the performer will take over the leading role from Armie Hammer, who left the project earlier this year due to a controversy that erupted over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Leading man: Miles Teller has been confirmed to be starring in the upcoming miniseries The Offer, which is based on the production of The Godfather; he is pictured at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival in 2019

Leading man: Miles Teller has been confirmed to be starring in the upcoming miniseries The Offer, which is based on the production of The Godfather; he is pictured at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival in 2019

Teller will portray producer Albert S. Ruddy, and the series will depict the entertainment industry figure’s experience working on the film.

In addition to starring in the show, the Divergent series actor will also serve as an executive producer on the 10-episode project.  

No information regarding other cast members has been revealed as of yet.

Nikki Toscano and Michael Toklin will both lead the forthcoming series, with the former taking on the showrunner’s position.

Taking over: Teller replaced troubled actor Armie Hammer, who exited the project earlier this year due to allegations of sexual misconduct; he is pictured in 2020

Taking over: Teller replaced troubled actor Armie Hammer, who exited the project earlier this year due to allegations of sexual misconduct; he is pictured in 2020

Storyline: The Whiplash star will portray producer Albert Ruddy, who will also executive produce the upcoming miniseries; he is seen at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2016

Storyline: The Whiplash star will portray producer Albert Ruddy, who will also executive produce the upcoming miniseries; he is seen at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2016

The show’s now-91-year-old central figure is also involved in the project’s production as an executive producer.

Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is set to helm several episodes of the forthcoming series.

The Offer was given a straight-to-series commitment at Paramount+, and its release date is currently unknown.

Armie Hammer, who was originally supposed to portray Ruddy, exited the project earlier this year due to creating a controversy centered around allegations of sexual misconduct.

Future release: The Offer is set to consist of ten episodes and will be made available on the Paramount+ streaming service

Future release: The Offer is set to consist of ten episodes and will be made available on the Paramount+ streaming service

In January, Variety reported that the disgraced actor, 34, had suddenly left the cast of the show, and he did not provide any comments about his actions.

Weeks before exiting The Order, the performer also removed himself from the cast of the upcoming romantic comedy Shotgun Wedding, which stars Jennifer Lopez.

At the time, Hammer released a statement citing the welfare of his children as the reason for his exit from the film.

The controversy around the actor’s past originally began in January, when multiple women made public statements about their alleged treatment at the hands of the performer.

An Instagram account was set up to publish screenshots of text messages that he had sent several people, many of which described sexual fantasies that included violence and cannibalism.

Although Hammer and his legal team made several statements denying the allegations, he was subsequently dropped by both his publicist and talent agency WME.

The Call Me By Your Name actor later removed himself from the casts of the Starz series Gaslit and the Broadway play The Minutes, and he was dropped from the upcoming thriller film The Billion Dollar Spy.

In March, it was made known that Hammer was the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department concerning an allegation of sexual assault.

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Covid: Chandigarh tricity’s monthly tally sees 40% rise in November

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The monthly Covid-19 case tally in the tricity showed an uptick in November, for the first time after the second wave peaked in May this year.

The tricity recorded 304 cases in November, nearly 40% rise from the figures in October. It has added to the concern of health authorities, which are bracing for the new Omicron variant of the virus.

In October, the tricity had recorded 219 Covid-19 cases, with Chandigarh being the worst hit with 102 cases, followed by 82 in Mohali and 35 in Panchkula. In November, the number went up to 304, with Mohali reporting 127 cases, followed by 114 in Chandigarh and 63 in Panchkula.

In fact, Panchkula’s November tally is the highest in the past five months. Meanwhile, Chandigarh recorded no fatality in November, a first since the pandemic broke out last March.

During the month, the single-day tally peaked at 26 on November 26. The case fatality rate remained in control, with no death reported in Chandigarh and Panchkula, and just four patients succumbing in Mohali. Even October had witnessed just five deaths. With 46,245 cases and 790 deaths, May had proved to be the deadliest for the tricity.

Infra, facilities being ramped up

Dr GD Puri, head of the PGIMER’s Covid management panel, said: “Earlier, patients with kidney, liver or heart problems were getting infected with Covid-19. But now, patients with primary lung symptoms are getting hospitalised. This is a worrisome situation.”

Dr Puri said even those people who have been vaccinated are contracting the virus and a few severe cases have also surfaced. “We have enough standby beds and ventilators, and facilities will be scaled up as per the situation,” he said.

Mohali civil surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said: “So far, no case of Omicron variant has been reported, and there is nothing to be worried about. We have ramped up our infrastructure and testing to control the rise in the number of cases.”

Panchkula deputy commissioner Mahavir Kaushik on Tuesday held a meeting with the health department and gave directions to strengthen the infrastructure and facilities in view of the new variant. He emphasised on a five-pronged strategy: test, trace, track, vaccinate and follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.

Even the Chandigarh health department issued an advisory on Tuesday, urging unvaccinated residents to come forward and get jabbed and asking all to follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.

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The Midnight Club release date confirmed for 2022

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Who’s ready for more horror on Netflix? The streamer has stepped up its game in the spooky genre this year alone, releasing the Fear Street trilogy, Squid Game, Oxygen and Mike Flanagan‘s Midnight Mass, just to name a few popular titles.

2022 might just be big year for horror on the platform, too, as we just got confirmation another exciting show will be making its debut.

Flanagan’s next project, The Midnight Club, will premiere sometime in 2022, Netflix has confirmed today. The horror show is based on a Young Adult book of the same name by Christopher Pike, which means we’ll be getting a bit of a different tone from the filmmaker’s previous works.

Netflix shared a list of 2022 releases on their @NetflixGeeked account, including highly-anticipated releases like The Umbrella Academy season 3, The Sandman and Vikings: Valhalla. Along with the year confirmation, the streamer shared some synopses for their upcoming releases to get fans hyped.

The Midnight Club synopsis

Unfortunately for Flanagan fans, Netflix kept their description very short for The Midnight Club, simply writing in a tweet: “A new horror series from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy (The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass) based on the creative works of bestselling author Christopher Pike.”

Given this new show is based on a book, however, we do have an idea on what it’ll be about. According to LibraryThing, here’s the synopsis for the source material:

In a hospice for the terminally ill, five teenagers, who meet every night to tell each other scary stories, make a pact that the first of them to die must try to contact the others from beyond the grave.

According to one of the stars of the show, Crystal Balint (who also appeared in Midnight Mass), you might want to brush up on other Christopher Pike novels ahead of the Netflix release as well. It’s been reported that other books by the author will be incorporated in The Midnight Club, too.

Along with Balint, The Midnight Club stars horror legend Heather Langenkamp and Midnight Mass alums Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Robert Longstreet and Matt Biedel.

The Midnight Club release date predictions

Though we now know for sure that The Midnight Club will hit Netflix in 2022, we still don’t know what month. However, we can speculate! The series began filming in March 2021, and according to What’s On Netflix, they wrapped in September 2021.

If post-production takes, let’s say six months, we could very well be looking at a spring 2022 release date for The Midnight Club. Flanagan’s past shows for Netflix — The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor and Midnight Mass — all debuted around Halloween in time for the spooky season, so here’s to hoping his next project doesn’t take that long.

We’ll be sure to update you once we get a more specific release date for The Midnight Club! In the meantime, you can buy the book right here.

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