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Robert De Niro to Replace James Gandolfini in HBO's Criminal Justice

Robert De Niro, James Gandolfini

Robert De Niro has signed on to star in HBO's Criminal Justice, taking on the role that would've been played by James Gandolfini, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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HBO Bosses: Newsroom Renewal Expected, Fates of True Blood, Thrones Revealed

Jeff Daniels

Just two episodes into Newsroom's second season, HBO's President of Programming Michael Lombardo and CEO Richard Plepler are confident that the Aaron Sorkin drama will soon be renewed for a third season.

"The odds are excellent," Lombardo said at Thursday's Television Critics Association's fall TV previews. "We're... read more

HBO Orders James Gandolfini Pilot

James Gandolfini

HBO has given a pilot order to Criminal Justice, a new crime drama starring James Gandolfini, Deadline reports.

Criminal Justice, based on a 2008 BBC series of the same name, tells the stories of people who have been accused of murder, according to the report. Gandolfini (The Sopranos) will play Jack Stone, a jailhouse lawyer tasked with representing a Pakistani-American man who has been charged with a woman's murder. The actor will also executive-produce the series.

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The Artist Tops Critics' Choice Movie Awards

The Artist

The Artist came away as the big winner at the Critic' Choice Movie Awards, taking home the trophy for Best Picture, Director, Costume Design and Score.

"I don't like to speak so much," director Michel Hazanavicius said upon accepting his award Thursday night. "There are so many beautiful people here. I have to force myself not to ask for autographs."

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Movie News: Jason Segel Joins Undercover Cop

Jason Segel

Jason Segel is taking a trip to the '80s for an upcoming film, Undercover Cop.

Although the plot is under wraps, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy is based on the true story of a former cop that infiltrated the New Jersey criminal underworld in the era of "feathered hair and zipper jackets."

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