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NBC cancels cult favorite “Hannibal,” but will it find new life somewhere else? Producers Bryan Fuller and Martha De Laurentiis are both taking to social media with #SaveHannibal as they “are exploring options with other potential partners.” The most logical outlet for the horror series starring Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen might be Amazon since that company already has exclusive streaming rights for the first three seasons. Since that is midway in its deal, it would complicate negotiations with another company like Netflix. Deadline

After multiple auditions with many of the top young actors working today, Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man. The 19-year-old British actor will play the superhero and Peter Parker in a film due in July, 2017. The movie will be directed by Jon Watts, who helmed “Cop Car,” which premiered at Sundance this year. Holland first gained attention by starring with Oscar nominee Naomi Watts in “The Impossible” and next appears in the Ron Howard film “In the Heart of the Sea” starring Chris Hemsworth. USA Today

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Anne Thompson jumps out front of everybody in making her first Oscar predictions for 2015. Listing only films that she has seen in theaters or at festivals, she has “Carol,” “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” “Inside Out,” “Love and Mercy,” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” as frontrunners for Best Picture. Top contenders for Best Actor are Michael Caine (“Youth”), Paul Dano (“Love and Mercy”), Richard Gere (“Time Out of Mind”), and Jason Segel (“The End of the Tour”). Her Best Actress leaders are Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (“Carol”), Helen Mirren (“Woman in Gold”), Bel Powley (“Diary of a Teenage Girl”), and Lily Tomlin (“Grandma”). Thompson on Hollywood

Thom Geier offers a special tribute to Oscar-winning composer James Horner, who died Monday in a plane crash at age 61. The feature includes seven of his most popular film compositions, including ones from “Titanic,” “Aliens,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “The New World,” “Braveheart,” “Avatar,” and “Legends of the Fall.” The Wrap

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Universal is enjoying its best box office year in the history of the studio. Thanks to a string of blockbuster hits, they have reached a record $3.82 billion at just the halfway mark of the year. The major releases have been “Jurassic World,” “Furious 7,” “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and “Pitch Perfect 2.” Waiting in the wings are “Ted 2” (Seth MacFarlane), “Trainwreck” (Amy Schumer), “Steve Jobs” (Michael Fassbender), “By the Sea” (Angelina Jolie), and “Sisters” (Tina Fey). Hollywood Reporter

Three-time Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf is the newly-announced star of the upcoming Broadway play “Misery.” Based on the Stephen King novel and movie, Metcalf will play the lead role that won an Oscar for Kathy Bates in 1990. Emmy and Golden Globe champ Bruce Willis stars in the role played by James Caan in the movie. The play will begin previews on October 22 and will open on November 15 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Playbill

Actor Dick Van Patten dies at age 86 on Tuesday in Santa Monica. His best-known role was as father Tom Bradford on the 1970s dramedy “Eight is Enough.” Other TV guest roles included “The Love Boat,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Sanford and Son,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “Arrested Development.” He co-starred in the Mel Brooks films “High Anxiety,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” and “Space Balls.” Variety

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