In Five: Fassbender’s New Romantic Role, Assad’s Lame Playlist, and More Performing Arts News

In Five: Fassbender’s New Romantic Role, Assad’s Lame Playlist, and More Performing Arts News
Michael Fassbender
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1. Michael Fassbender may star in “The Mountain Between Us,” as a doctor-climber who falls in love with a woman after their plane crashes and they are forced to survive in the woods. [Showblitz/Variety]

2. Mike Nichols’ revival of “Death of a Salesman,” starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Linda Emond, officially opens on Broadway tonight. [Playbill]
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3. Idris Elba from “The Wire” will play a dual role, as the ancient Egyptian Imhotep and an astronomer from the future, in the TV series “Acension.” [Deadline via Vulture]

4. Arguments for and against Ron Howard’s movie adaptation of Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” books. [Vulture]

5. A Spotify playlist of Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad’s just-discovered music purchases, including LMFAO and Chris Brown. [Gawker]

Previously: Olivia Wilde, Barbara Streisand, Tom Morello, and “Luck”

 

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