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Yvonne Strahovski Joins Chris Pratt in ‘Ghost Draft’

“The Handmaid’s Tale” star Yvonne Strahovski is in negotiations to join Chris Pratt in Skydance’s sci-fi pic “Ghost Draft,” sources tell Variety.

“Lego Batman’s” Chris McKay is attached to direct.

“Ghost Draft,” written by Zach Dean, is about a man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past. Strahovski will play a character Pratt meets in the future who has a connection to his past.

David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, David Goyer, Jules Daly and Adam Kolbrenner are producing. Matt Grim is overseeing for Skydance.

Production is set to begin this summer.

Skydance is financing “Ghost Draft” and has developed the project from its fruition with Paramount on board to distribute. David Ellison’s company is best known for the “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek” movie franchises. Its upcoming slate includes “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Terminator: Dark Fate,” and “Gemini Man.”

Strahovski is receiving some of the best reviews of her career playing Serena on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which earned her an Emmy nomination for best supporting actress in 2018. The show’s currently wrapping up its third season and wasn’t eligible for this year’s Emmys, though critics have, again, been sky-high on her performance.

On the film side, Strahovski was most recently seen in “The Predator” and “All I See Is You.” She is repped by Paradigm and McKeon/Myones Entertainment.

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Yvonne Nominated for Golden Globes Best Supporting Actress

Yvonne has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for “The Handmaid’s Tale”! Congratulations to Yvonne on her well-deserved nomination!!

Yvonne Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Yvonne has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her incredible performance of Serena Joy on this seasons “The Handmaid’s Tale“. Huge congratulations to Yvonne for her well-deserved nomination! We’re so happy for Yvonne and we hope she wins! In addition, “The Handmaid’s Tale” was also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series as well as many other awards, you can view the entire list here. Also, congrats are in order for Yvonne’s fellow cast mates, Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Joseph Fienes, on their nominations as well!

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Lena Headey
Vanessa Kirby
Alexis Bledel
Thandie Newton
Millie Bobby Brown
Yvonne Strahovski
Ann Dowd

View the complete list here.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Renewed for Season 3 at Hulu

Hulu has renewed “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a third season.

The order for another installment of the Emmy-winning drama comes just one week after the debut of its second season. The show has become a signature original series for Hulu, which claims that it is the most watched show, original or acquired, on the streaming service.

At last year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, “The Handmaid’s Tale” took eight awards — tied with HBO’s “Big Little Lies” for the second most, behind NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” — including best drama series, best actress in a drama series for star Elisabeth Moss, and best writing in a drama series for executive producer and showrunner Bruce Miller. The series also was the recipient of a 2018 Peabody Award.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, “The Handmaid’s Tale” follows the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Moss stars with Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O.T. Fagbenle, Max Minghella, and Samira Wiley. Season three is executive produced by Miller, Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, and Moss. Atwood will serves as a co-executive producer for season three.

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’s Yvonne Strahovski Joins Noomi Rapace In ‘Angel Of Mine’

EXCLUSIVE: Yvonne Strahovski is set to star opposite Noomi Rapace in the Kim Farrant-directed thriller Angel Of Mine, which follows a mother Lizzie (Rapace) who, still struggling to cope with the loss of her daughter several years earlier, becomes convinced that a stranger’s daughter is, in fact, her own.

Strahovski, who will star in the soon-to-be-released second season of Hulu’s acclaimed series The Handmaid’s Tale, will play Claire, the woman who Lizzie alleges has stolen her daughter.

The film, from SixtyFourSixty and Garlin Pictures, is based on French feature, L’Empreinte with the adaption penned by Lion scribe Luke Davies. Brian Etting, Josh Etting, and Su Armstrong are producing the projects. Exec producers include Robert Ogden Barnum and Nadine de Barros of Fortitude International as well as Davies and Brian Rosen.

Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria, provided the principal production investment.

Strahovski, next seen on the big screen in 20th Century Fox’s The Predator, out September 14, is repped by Paradigm, Sue Barnett, McKeon/Myones Entertainment and attorney Gretchen Rush.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” Renewed for Season 2 at Hulu

“The Handmaid’s Tale” has been renewed for a second season! Congratulations to Yvonne and the rest of the cast & crew!

Just one week after its debut, Hulu has renewed “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a second season, Variety has learned. Season 2 will premiere in 2018.

The renewal will be announced Wednesday at Hulu’s Upfront presentation.

According to Hulu, which did not release numbers, “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been watched by more Hulu viewers than any other series premiere on the platform, considering both original and acquired series.

Aside from viewership success, the show has received widespread critical acclaim, with Variety‘s awards editor Kristopher Tapley penning a recent column about the series titled, “Does Hulu Finally Have A Serious Emmy Contender?” Variety TV critic Sonia Saraiya called the drama “a worthy, heartbreaking adaptation of the text, anchored by strong performances and profound visual grammar” in her review.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, “The Handmaid’s Tale” follows the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Elisabeth Moss stars alongside Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Down, O.T. Fagbenle, Max Minghella, and Samira Wiley.

“The response we’ve seen to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in just one week since its premiere has been absolutely incredible. It has been an honor to work with this talented team of cast and creators to develop a series that has struck such a chord with audiences across the country,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP and head of content. “As we continue to expand our strong slate of original programming, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is exactly the type of gripping and thought-provoking storytelling we want to bring to viewers. We can’t wait to explore the world of Gilead and continue Margaret’s vision with another season on Hulu.”

“Handmaid’s Tale” is created, executive produced, and written by Bruce Miller. Warren Littlefield serves as executive producer and Atwood is a consulting producer on the series. MGM Television produces.

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Yvonne Strahovski Joins Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’

Yvonne Strahovski, perhaps best known to audiences for starring on NBC’s Chuck for five seasons, is in final negotiations to join the cast of The Predator, 20th Century Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi action franchise.

Shane Black is directing the movie, which began production Monday in Vancouver. He also co-wrote the script with Fred Dekker.

Boyd Holbrook leads an ensemble cast that includes Room breakout Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen and Olivia Munn.

Strahovski will play the mother to Tremblay, a troubled boy who is accidentally drawn into the conflict with the fierce alien creatures by his father — her ex-husband — played by Holbrook.

Strahovski, who has had runs on Dexter and 24: Live Another Day, next co-stars in Hulu’s buzzy Margaret Atwood adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale with Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes. She also has two movies in the can: He’s Out There, directed by Dennis Iliadis, and the Marc Forster-helmed drama All I See Is You, the latter starring Blake Lively.

Strahovski is repped by Paradigm, McKeon/Myones Entertainment and Sue Barnett and Associates

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Yvonne Strahovski Lands Lead In Screen Gems Thriller ‘He’s Out There’

EXCLUSIVE: Yvonne Strahovski has landed the starring role in He’s Out There, a suspense thriller that Screen Gems will put into production next month. The film’s being directed by Dennis Iliadis from a script by Mike Scannell. Producers are Bryan Bertino and Adrienne Biddle of Unbroken Pictures.

Strahovski plays a mother who comes to visit a remote lake house, and finds herself fighting for the lives of herself and her two daughters after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a homicidal psychopath. Strahovski, whose credits include I, Frankenstein, The Guilt Trip and Killer Elite, has All I See Is You next up. Her TV work includes 24, playing a serial killer’s twisted girlfriend in Dexter, and Chuck. Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper and exec veep Scott Strauss are overseeing.

Strahovski is repped by Paradigm, McKeon Myones Entertainment, and Sue Barnett & Associates in Australia.

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