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‘The Kissing Booth’ Getting Netflix Sequel

Netflix said it is making a sequel to The Kissing Booth, the original film it released last year on the streaming service based on Beth Reekles’ smash self-published YA book. The Kissing Booth 2 is now in production with stars Joey King, Joel Courtney and Jacob Elordi all back.

Netflix said in December The Kissing Booth was its most-re-watched original movie of 2018, noting half of all viewers who watched it and fellow YA hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before re-watched them at least once. To All the Boys is also getting a sequel.

Vince Marcello (Teen Beach Movie) returns to direct Kissing Booth 2 from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jay Arnold. The Komixx Entertainment Inc pic is being produced by Marcello, Michele Weisler, Andrew Cole-Bulgina and Edward Glauser.

Reekles was 15 when she wrote the novel, which she self-published on Wattpad before Random House picked it up. It follows Elle Evans (King), a 16 year old girl who’s popular and loves to party but has never been kissed. She faces her long-term crush, her best friend’s older brother, at a kissing booth at a school carnival, launching a story that charts the ups-and-downs of teen infatuation.

No release date or plot details were forthcoming today, but Netflix did release a video announcing the sequel:

Source: deadline.com

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TV Show ‘The Act’ Will Premiere in March!

 

Joey King has been hard at work on her new TV series The Act for the past few months in Georgia and now a premiere date has been announced!

The first season of the anthology series will debut on Hulu on Wednesday, March 20 and new episodes will air weekly.

The first season of the series stars Joey and Patricia Arquette and it’s based on the BuzzFeed article, “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered,” by Michelle Dean.

The story follows Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Calum Worthy and AnnaSophia Robb also star in the show!

Source: justjaredjr.com

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Joey King calls out man who mocked her because he thought she had cancer

Joey took to Twitter to reveal that the man thought she had cancer because she’s bald…

It is no secret that Joey King is one of the breakthrough stars of 2018. After wowing fans as a child actress in The Conjuring and Ramona & Beezus, she has since shot to international fame thanks to her turn as Elle in the hit teen drama The Kissing Booth. She also received widespread acclaim for her performance as Wren in Slender Man this August. Critics and fans alike cannot get enough of her.

Last month Joey shaved her hair for next major role. The 19-year-old will be playing the part of Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu’s new true crime anthology series The Act. So far so normal. Except over the weekend, someone sat next to Joey on a plane assumed that she had cancer and thought that it was okay to joke about it. Wtf? Joey took to Twitter afterwards to explain what happened.

Last night Joey tweeted: “Y’all I’m on a plane & this man next to me literally turned to me with his phone in my face & took a photo of me as if I wouldn’t notice”. It goes without saying that this is not okay but it gets even worse. Joey then added: “& texted his wife that he’s sitting next to a girl who has cancer (just cuz I’m bald) & that hes scared to “catch it”…Y R PPL STUPID SUMTIMES“.

Seriously, people can be the worst. Joey followed up the tweet by revealing: “I read his text over his shoulder it said “some bald chick next to me with Fckn cancer coughed and I don’t wanna catch it”…..um ya jokin?“.

There is so much wrong with this. First of all you shouldn’t take photos of people without their consent. Then there’s the fact that cancer is not contagious and that being bald and having cancer are in no way mutually exclusive. Also shaming anyone for their appearance in 2018? Tragic.

Fans immediately replied to Joey’s tweet with kind words of support. One wrote: “you are a strong, beautiful and confident woman, who doesn’t need hair to feel beautiful” and another tweeted: “UGH. THAT IS NOT OKAY. Cancer is a serious and painful disease“.

Fingers crossed that people learn something from this incident and that Joey doesn’t have to go through this sort of experience again.

Source: popbuzz.com

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‘The Act’: Joey King To Star In Hulu True-Crime Anthology Series

EXCLUSIVE: Joey King (The Kissing Booth) is set as the co-lead opposite Patricia Arquette in the first season of The Act, Hulu’s character-based anthology series from writers Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean and Universal Cable Productions.

Written by Dean and Antosca and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, The Act is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. The first season is based on Dean’s 2016 Buzzfeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered.” It follows Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Confined to a wheelchair but cheerful and gracious, Gypsy (King) is everyone’s idea of the perfect sick child. Her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette), has always been by her side. But as Gypsy’s sexuality comes into full bloom, she finds herself forced to rebel against her mother’s protectiveness, which has turned controlling and oppressive…

Antosca and Dean, along with Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio, will executive produce. Universal Cable Productions, where Antosca is under an overall deal, is the studio.

King is coming off a starring role in the summer hit Netflix romantic movie The Kissing Booth. She also recently sold an original supernatural romance pitch to Paramount Players, The In Between, which she will star in and produce. Marc Klein is writing.

King also stars in The Lie, directed by Veena Sud, which will premiere at TIFF next week, and the 2018 SXSW entry Summer 03, set for theatrical release later this month. King, whose TV credits include a co-starring role on the Emmy-winning first season of Fargo, is repped by Industry Entertainment, UTA, Coast to Coast and attorney Howard Fishman.

Source: deadline.com

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Life in Pieces Season 4 Adds Joey King, Sister of Cast Member Hunter King

Life in Pieces is holding a pair of Kings in Season 4.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Joey King has been cast in a recurring guest star role on the same CBS comedy that employs her real-life sister Hunter King (who plays Clementine and also daylights on The Young and the Restless).

The younger of the Kings will play Morgan, a pregnant 17-year-old who plans to place her baby with adoptive parents Matt (played by Thomas Sadoski) and Colleen (Angelique Cabral).

oey King’s previous TV roles include Fargo Season 1, NBC’s Bent, a Season 3 episode of The Flash (as Frankie Kane/Magenta), Ghost Whisperer and Jericho, while her recent film credits include Slender Man, Netflix’s The Kissing Booth, Wish Upon and Independence Day: Resurgence.

Life in Pieces Season 4 will premiere at midseason.

Source: tvline.com