News Nuggets: ‘Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ will be NYFF Centerpiece

The Ben Stiller directed “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” will screen at the New York Film Festival as the Centerpiece Gala on October 5. Hollywood Reporter

Billy Bob Thornton cast in a lead role in FX’s upcoming limited-series “Fargo.” He’ll play Lorne Malvo, a manipulative man who meets a small time insurance salesman. The 10-part “Fargo” series will follow a different story and different characters than the 1996 Oscar-winning film.

10 filmmakers — including Lena Dunham, Quentin Tarantino, and Christopher Nolan — list their favorite films of all time. Thompson on Hollywood

The FXX network, which launches September 2, and will broadcast the Creative Arts Emmys. The ceremony will be taped on September 15 and aired September 21 at 9pm. Hollywood Reporter

Billy Magnussen will leave his Tony-nominated role in Best Play-winner “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” on August 4. Broadway World

Starcount analyzes who would win this year’s Emmy races based on social media popularity alone, which favors contenders like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Game of Thrones.”

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