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Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Millions of fans of Netflix's Stranger Things have already binged the show's entire third season, which debuted July 4. In fact, the streaming giant claimed just days after its anticipated debut that some 40.7 million accounts had tuned in to watch the continuing adventures of Mike, Jane, Dustin, Lucas and Will.

Fans have watched the Upside Down gang grow up -- along with their real-life alter egos Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp -- and so have their adult co-stars, like David Harbour, who plays Sheriff Jim Hopper.

And that, Harbour laughs, is "weird!"

"There's no other way to say it!" he tells ABC Radio.

"You know, the first season we were all saving Will Byers...and Noah wasn't even around that much," Harbour explains. "The first season [had] Hopper...obsessed with this little tiny boy -- and then you know we're on set for season three and he towers over Winona [Ryder]...And now, [he's] approaching my height. And that's just silly."

Harbour adds that his young co-stars have grown up in unexpected ways.

"It's almost like...you plant seeds in a garden and you think like, 'Oh this seed is going to be this...'" he says. "And then you're just wrong."

In a touch of life imitating art regarding his relationship with Millie Bobby Brown, Harbour notes, "I think that's one thing that we sort of put into the show...for Hopper is that he's watching his teenage adopted daughter grow up and become a woman and, you know, the joys of that."

He continues, "And also the terrors of that as a father...you know, that that sort of struggle that I think all parents go through."

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GILES KEYTE(LONDON) -- Before we get the first trailer for CATS on Friday, a new behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the movie musical has been released.

The "Look Inside" features the movie's stars -- including Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and more -- discussing what being a part of the musical has meant to them, as we see scenes of them rehearsing on set.

"I was cast in 1981, just before we opened," Judi Dench explains. "I snapped my Achilles tendon, and I thought that was my history with CATS. But it turns out not to be!"

Wilson says of the play, "I just remember loving it. So when CATS became a movie, obviously I jumped at the chance."

Corden, a veteran of stage and screen, says, "I think it can really only be done by a director like Tom Hooper. He understands the spectacle of CATS."

The filmmaker called CATS, based on the long-running Broadway musical, a "timeless story of inclusion and redemption."

The clip also teases the film's production design, use of state-of-the-art technology and combination of dance styles ranging from ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street to tap. "It's like directing a group of world class athletes," Hooper adds.

"The scale of this thing is huge," Elba says, and he means it literally: The sets are scaled to mimic how cats see the world.  "Three of four times bigger for the cat perspective," he marvels. "This is a moment for you to step into a world that's completely designed to entertain."

CATS is set to hit theaters December 20.

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Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is officially off the market -- her boyfriend, Wells Adams, has popped the question, she announced on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old actress posted a collection of photos on her Instagram page, along with the caption, "That can't eat, can't sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, world series kind of stuff." The caption refers to a quote from Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's 1995 film, It Takes Two.

Adams, 35, posted a video of the proposal, that included a photo montage of the couple, set to the Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors song, "I Like to Be with Me When I'm with You."

"I'll be Johnny, you be June. But forever," read the caption, a quote from Heidi Newfield's 2008 country hit, "Johnny and June."

"I love you to Pluto and back FIANCÉ!!!!" Hyland commented.

Adams competed for JoJo Fletcher's affections on season 12 of The Bachelorette, followed by an appearance on the show’s spin-off series, Bachelor in Paradise. He returned to the show as the house bartender after he and Hyland began dating in 2017.

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Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Ava DuVernay's critically acclaimed Netflix limited series on the Central Park Five -- now referred to as The Exonerated Five -- When They See Us has scored a stunning 16 Emmy nominations.

Even though the series is in major contention for key Emmys, including Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Limited Series, DuVernay tells ABC Radio the most important acknowledgement she received from producing the project was the response from the five men it centered on: Antron McCrayKevin RichardsonYusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise.

"My recognition was when the men we chronicled in When They See Us cried and hugged me and told me that I told their story well and beyond what they imagined," DuVernay says. "There's no moment, no review, no award, no compliment from anyone else that can top that."

The limited series is based on the true story of five teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of brutally raping a woman while she was jogging in New York's Central Park. It documents each teen beginning in spring 1989, when they were first questioned, to 2014, when they were exonerated. 

In addition to receiving an Outstanding Limited Series nom, many of the show's central characters also received major nods, including Jharrel Jerome for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, and Niecy Nash and Aunjanue Ellis for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

However even with all those accolades, DuVernay says she's just happy with what she was able to accomplish for the men.

"And so, that's really what I set out to do, and we did it," she says. "And I'm satisfied."

When They See Us is now available on Netflix. The 71st Emmy Awards will air live on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

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ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) -- Norman Lear, the 96-year-old creator of the TV classics All in the Family, The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time, among others, made history on Tuesday, becoming the oldest Emmy nominee at the time of his nomination.

Lear, whose Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons, which aired on ABC in May, passed Carl Reiner, who was nominated for 2018's If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast. Reiner was also 96 at the time of his nomination, but Lear is eight months older.

Live in Front of a Studio Audience is up for a trio of Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Special (Live), Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special and and Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special.

The 71st Emmy Awards will air September 22 on FOX.

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Barbara Nitke/STX(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez leads an all-star cast in the upcoming movie Hustlers, and she chose Tuesday's Tonight Show to drop the first trailer.

Following his monologue, host Jimmy Fallon facetimed Lopez, whose concert at New York's Madison Square Garden he attended the night before.

After chatting about the show, the conversation turned to the movie, which opens nationwide September 13.

"I'll give you a little tease? J-Lo replied, before dropping about 45 seconds of the trailer.  The full trailer debuted online immediately after that.

Hustlers, which is inspired by a 2016 New York Times Magazine article, follows "a crew of saavy former strip club employees" who come together to "turn the tables on their Wall Street clients."

“They stole from everybody. Hard working people lost everything and not one of these d********* go to jail,” Lopez says in a voice-over, while the ladies are seen swindling their high-profile clients as Cardi B, who also stars in the movie, raps underneath.

“The game is rigged and it does not award people who play by the rules. It’s like robbing a bank; except you get the keys,” adds Jennifer.

Hustlers also stars Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl, Trace Lysette, Mette Towley, Lizzo and Madeline Brewer.


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ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) -- The premise may be simple, but the prizes are extraordinary.

Joel McHale hosts the new revival of Card Sharks on ABC, a game show where contestants face a row of playing cards and have to guess if the next card is higher or lower than the previous one. If they guess correctly, they could win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes.

“I want to help them get the money,” McHale tells ABC Radio of his hosting style. “And also I’m not a jerk about it, like, ‘No, you’re wrong, go home!’ I don’t do, you know, that.” 

He adds of the contestants, "Sometimes they lose a bunch of money but they come...in even. So if you lose 200 grand, you didn't have it anyway. We are not taking anyone's money. We're trying to give it to them actively.

McHale also told Good Morning America earlier this week that he gets surprisingly invested in the outcome of the game.

“My heart is a tiny little burnt peach pit and I watch these people win money and I’m like, ‘This is the greatest moment of my life!’” he said. “I watched this woman win 200 grand and she’s like, ‘I can buy a house.’ And I was like, ‘Yes, let’s move away together!’”

Card Sharks airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney(LOS ANGELES) -- Just like he did for Disney's 2016 The Jungle Book remake, director Jon Favreau wrote down what he remembered about the 1994 animated classic The Lion King. Then, he attempted to add to its legacy. 

"We had to hit those moments that people knew so well," Favreau tells ABC's Robin Roberts tonight in the primetime special The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight. But Favreau was also aware that he had to "take it a step further, update it and not just make the same movie again."

Favreau also noted that while his mission was also to make it "feel like a live-action film as much as possible," he also confirmed that the entirety of the movie was created using CGI.  All 1,400 shots -- except for one.

"There's one that's actually photographed in Africa," Favreau confessed, "just to see if people could pick it out."  

The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight also features interviews with some of the all-star cast, including Donald Glover, who plays Simba, as well as Florence Kasumba, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key and Billy Eichner.

In addition, original animated version voice actors Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick and Jeremy Irons pay tribute to the new film. So does Elton John, who co-wrote and performed songs in the 1994 classic and contributes to the new one.

Tuesday night's special will also feature an exclusive, unreleased scene from the film.

The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight airs Tuesday, July 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.  The Lion King hits theaters nationwide July 19.

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"Schitt's Creek" (L-R) O'Hara, Levy/Pop TV(LOS ANGELES) -- The morning of the Emmy nominations ceremony is always thrilling for some -- and a terrible letdown for others.

The cast and crew of Game of Thrones are undoubtedly celebrating, as the HBO series earned 32 nominations, the most for any program in a single season.  But while GOTs success wasn't a surprise, there were others: 

Surprises

Schitt's Creek, a POP TV series that has developed a cult following, picked up four nominations, including best comedy series, and individual nods for stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.

Amazon's Fleabag, a series created by its star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge picked up 13 nominations, including best comedy, best comedic actress, and two best supporting actress nods.

 

Another over-performer was Netflix's When They See Us , which earned a surprising 16 noms.

NBC's hit This Is Us is no stranger to the Emmys. It received nine nominations, but for the first time, Mandy Moore's performance as the Pearson family matriarch was recognized with a best dramatic actress nod.

 

Of course, the news wasn't so great for some other hopefuls:

Snubs

Though Julia Roberts is an Academy Award-winning actress, both she and co-star Bobby Cannavale came up short for her first TV project, Homecoming.

Netflix's GLOW earned six nominations this year, including one for actress Betty Gilpin, but the series failed to take home a nomination for best comedy again, and its star, Alison Brie, was also shut out. Same goes for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

CBS All Access' series, The Good Fight, was expected to get some recognition, but it and its star Christine Baranski received no love from the Academy.

Pamela Adlon's FX series Better Things earned her nominations in 2017 and 2018, but the show struck out for 2019.

The Big Bang Theory, a fan favorite, only received three nods for its final season, with no love for its star, previous winner Jim Parsons.

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Netflix(NEW YORK) -- The third season of Stranger Things, which premiered July 4, may have produced record numbers for Netflix, but according to Caleb McLaughin, who plays Lucas on the series, a fourth season isn't a sure thing.

"It’s all up to the Duffers and the writers if they want to keep going," Caleb tells Entertainment Weekly, referring to series creators, Matt and Ross Duffer. "Maybe they want to stop now. Maybe they don’t want to give anyone another season. Maybe they just want to leave you guys hanging like that."

He continues, "I talk to people about this all the time, we can literally leave you guys hanging on the Upside Down!" McLaughlin jokes, referring to the Stranger Things world where monsters are a reality.  He says there are still a lot of questions to be answered about that realm.

"No one really knows what the Upside Down is, we just know what comes from it, like Demogorgons and like the Mind Flayer, but the Upside Down is an alternate dimension of our world," he says. "Our world is so big so there’s more than just Demodogs, and Dem0gorgons and Mind Flayers, so no one really knows."

Netflix hasn't yet announced whether there will be another season of Stranger Things, although given the critical and popular acclaim season three's received, it'd be a shock if season three was the show's last.  But the Duffer Brothers told EW last week that they already have a "big broad strokes" idea of where the story would go if the series is renewed.

Stranger Things season three is now streaming on Netflix.

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HBO/Helen Sloan(LOS ANGELES) -- HBO's Game of Thrones secured a record 32 nominations, the most for any program in a single season, when nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning.

Masked Singer judge and Dr. Ken star Ken Jeong, and D'Arcy Carden of The Good Place made the announcement moments ago, live from the Television Academy's Saban Media Center.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon's award-winning comedy series, was a distant second with 20 nominations, followed by HBO's Chernobyl with 19. 

Saturday Night Live scored 18 nominations, one more than former cast member Bill Hader's Barry, which earned 17, including an Outstanding Comedy Actor nod for Hader himself. 

The 71st Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Eastern on FOX.

Here is the list of nominees in the major categories. The full list can be found here.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson - Black-ish
Don Cheadle - Black Monday
Ted Danson - The Good Place
Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader - Barry
Eugene Levy - Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate - Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
Natasha Lyonne - Russian Doll
Catherine O’Hara - Schitt’s Creek
Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Emilia Clarke - Game of Thrones
Jodie Comer - Killing Eve
Viola Davis - How to Get Away with Murder
Laura Linney - Ozark
Mandy Moore -  This Is Us
Sandra Oh - Killing Eve
Robin Wright - House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman - Ozark
Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us
Kit Harington - Game of Thrones
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Billy Porter - Pose
Milo Ventimiglia - This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series
Amy Adams - Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette - Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton - Dirty John
Aunjanue Ellis - When They See Us
Joey King - The Act
Niecy Nash - When They See Us
Michelle Williams - Fosse/Verdon 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series
Mahershala Ali - True Detective
Benicio del Toro - Escape at Dannemora
Hugh Grant - A Very English Scandal
Jared Harris - Chernobyl
Jharrel Jerome - When They See Us
Sam Rockwell - Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Bodyguard
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
Ozark
Pose
Succession
This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series
Barry
Fleabag
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek
Veep

Outstanding Limited Series
Chernobyl
Escape at Dannemora
Fosse/Verdon
Sharp Objects
When They See Us

Outstanding TV Movie
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Brexit
Deadwood: The Movie
King Lear
My Dinner with Hervé

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Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- Netflix announced Monday that it has edited the controversial suicide scene from the season one finale of 13 Reasons Why, more than two years after it first aired.

"We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help -- often for the first time," Netflix said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So on the advice of medical experts...we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers of 13 Reasons Why to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one."

Yorkey also issued a statement in which he agreed with the decision while explaining the scene's original purpose.

"Our creative intent in portraying the ugly, painful reality of suicide in such graphic detail in season one was to tell the truth about the horror of such an act, and make sure no one would ever wish to emulate it," he said. "No one scene is more important than the life of the show, and its message that we must take better care of each other."

13 Reasons Why is based on a 2007 young adult novel of the same name. It tells the story of 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who commits suicide and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people she says were part of why she took her life.  The nearly three-minute-long scene in which Hannah takes her life is the one Netflix has edited out of the series.

Netflix initially responded to backlash over the scene in May of 2017 by strengthening and increasing its warnings to viewers about the show's content. Although the streamer said it consulted with mental health professionals while making the series, some mental health advocates expressed concern that it could lead to a "copycat" effect of suicide.

Netflix created a companion website for the series, 13ReasonsWhy.info, that provides suicide prevention resources and information on crisis hotlines for over 35 countries.

(The number for the The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.)

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"Veep" - HBO/Justin M. Lubin(LOS ANGELES) -- This morning, a handful of hopefuls in Hollywood will get one of the most anticipated wake-up calls of the year: that they've been nominated for an Emmy.

Masked Singer judge and Dr. Ken star Ken Jeong and The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden will announce the nominees Tuesday, July 16, at 8:30 a.m. PT, live from the Television Academy's Saban Media Center.  The announcement will stream live at Emmy.com.

Experts predict that HBO's now-wrapped Emmy magnets Veep and Game of Thrones are highly favored to appear, respectively, as nominees in the comedy and drama categories -- despite final seasons that left fans grumbling.

To that end, cancer survivor and star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is as close to a sure thing as you can get to for a nomination in the outstanding lead actress comedy category, and she may even pull out a record seventh Emmy win. Similarly, previous Veep winner Tony Hale seems a likely bet in the supporting actor category, although last year's winner, Henry Winkler, could repeat for Barry.

The outstanding supporting actress category could see Veep's Anna Chlumsky recognized; though previous winner Alex Borstein from Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Olivia Colman from the streaming network's Fleabag are likely to challenge.

As for the drama categories, things could be harder to predict. Previous winners The Handmaid's Tale and The Crown aren't eligible this year, while House of Cards, which ended last November, could be ignored, thanks to the ongoing controversy surrounding former star Kevin Spacey.

If Game of Thrones misses out in the outstanding drama category, things could shift to NBC's This Is Us, which is also likely to see previous winner Sterling K. Brown and co-star Chrissy Metz emerge as nominees. 

Meanwhile, relative newcomers like FX's Pose and HBO's Succession -- and their respective stars -- are also likely to get noms; AMC's Better Call Saul is another likely nominee.

The 71st Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, at 8 p.m. Eastern time on FOX.

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ABC/Ed Herrera(NEW YORK) -- On Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette, Hannah and the men head to the Grecian island of Crete, where they’re ready to take their relationships to the next level in the Fantasy Suites. However, Luke’s fantasy turns into a nightmare when he’s shown the door.

Hannah’s first date is with Peter. After a slow start, their relationship has taken off over the past several weeks -- the only problem is that he hasn’t been able to open up about his feelings toward her. But Peter is determined to finally throw caution to wind, and, although it takes him some time, he finally professes his love for Hannah. That earns him a night with her in the Fantasy Suite, which in this case is located in an actual windmill.

Next up is Tyler C., who, along with Hannah, takes a day to “indulge and relax” at a spa. Unlike Peter, Hannah is very confident about her and Tyler’s physical chemistry; the question is, do they have a relationship beyond that?

Hannah tells Tyler she doesn’t want to go to the Fantasy Suite because she and Tyler need time to explore the emotional side of their relationship. Tyler has just the right words for her, saying that he’d be satisfied just to spend a night with her under the stars, and nothing more. That’s exactly what they do: their Fantasy Suite is located on a boat.

Hannah’s really looking forward to her date with Jed, because while all of the guys have told her they love her, Jed is the only one to who she’s responded in kind. A great day, and night, according to Hannah, will “solidify” their relationship.

Jed goes out on a limb and confronts Hannah over her inability to choose between Luke and him at the last rose ceremony, asking her straight up what she sees in Luke.

The conversation continues over dinner, where Jed tells Hannah that while the other men’s relationships with Hannah are none of his business, “choices” are, and her inability to let go of a “toxic” relationship has him “worried.” Hannah appreciates his concern, but tells him he has to trust her decisions.

Hannah also appreciates the fact that Jed has chosen to stick with her despite his concerns, and she invites him to stay with her in the Fantasy Suite.

Finally, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Luke gets his turn at bat.

Things start off great, with a helicopter trip to the romantic island of Santorini, and a chance to “enter into a new chapter” of their relationship. Addressing the camera, Hannah, reveals Luke is “the best kisser” of the bunch, and that his eyes “look into her soul.” Luke tells Hannah that when he looks into her eyes, he sees his “future wife.”

However, the date takes an ugly turn at dinner when Luke brings up sex: specifically, that he needs a commitment from Hannah that she won’t be intimate any of the other guys. Otherwise, he’s gone.

That doesn’t sit well with Hannah, who believes Luke has no right to make such a demand. He tries walk to back his statement, but it’s too late.

Finally, the moment for which fans have been waiting all season arrives, as Hannah, who has finally gotten “clarity” on Luke, tells him she doesn't want him to be her husband.

Luke doesn’t go quietly, refusing at first to get into the limousine waiting to take him away. But Hannah’s mind is made up, and she has the perfect comeback. Holding Luke to his earlier promise that he’d be “gone” if he found out she’d taken any of the other guys to the Fantasy Suite, she drops the bombshell: “I have had sex.”

Luke doesn’t have a response, and dejectedly slips into the limo. Then again, it’s not the first time we’ve seen Hannah seemingly give Luke the boot, only to offer him another chance.

The Bachelorette returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC with a special The Bachelor Men Tell All edition, followed by a new episode July 29.

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Paramount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- While the project's plot is still hush-hush -- pun intended -- writer-director John Krasinski has revealed that the sequel to his hit directorial debut, A Quiet Place, has started shooting.

"Part II," he captioned simply, in reference to a snap of a movie "clapper board" in his tweet.

The follow-up to his thriller, in which Krasinski and his real life-wife Emily Blunt played parents trying to silently survive with their family amid an invasion of monsters that track their prey by sound, is slated for release next March.

Made for a relatively slim budget of $17 million, Krasinski's film went on to earn nearly $341 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

Blunt returns for the sequel, as do Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe as the couple's two older children.

Dark Knight series star Cillian Murphy has also quietly -- sorry again -- joined the sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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