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Emma to Star in Alice Roosevelt Scripted Podcast For Audible

Emma Roberts, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Siff & Behzad Dabu To Star In Alice Roosevelt Scripted Podcast For Audible From Believe Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE: The story of Alice Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt’s unconventional and strong-willed daughter, is being turned into a scripted podcast.

Emma Roberts, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Siff and Behzad Dabu are starring in Crowded Hours: The True Story of Alice Roosevelt and America’s First Political Dynasty.

Roberts (American Horror Story) is to star as Alice Roosevelt in the series, which has been ordered by Audible, and comes from Believe Entertainment Group, the company behind Kobe Bryant animated short film Dear Basketball.
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Emma Officially Joins “American Horror Story” Season 12

Emma has officially joined season 12 of American Horror Story! Reality star Kim Kardashian will be joining Emma for the season.

DEADLINE – The reality star joins ‘AHS’ alum Emma Roberts in the upcoming entry of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s long-running FX anthology, dubbed ‘Delicate’ and based on a forthcoming book.

Kim Kardashian is joining the Ryan Murphy Repertory Company.

The reality star, entrepreneur, podcaster and pop culture icon just signed on to star in the upcoming 12th season of FX’s American Horror Story, in a role specifically written with her in mind. She joins returning AHS star and serial Murphy collaborator Emma Roberts in the outing — which, in a first for the show, will be written and showrun by a single writer, Halley Feiffer.

“Kim is among the biggest and brightest television stars in the world and we are thrilled to welcome her to the AHS family,” said AHS co-creator Murphy in a statement to THR. “Emma and I are excited about collaborating with this true force in the culture. Halley Feiffer has written a fun, stylish and ultimately terrifying role especially for Kim, and this season is ambitious and unlike anything we have ever done.”

Specifics about Kardashian’s and Roberts’ roles are being kept tightly under wraps, though the writing was on the wall about Kardashian’s involvement this morning with a cryptic Instagram post from her account — the eighth-most-followed in the world.

Unlike previous iterations of AHS, however, there is at least something to go on. For the first time in the anthology’s history, it’s leaning into source material. The season is titled Delicate and is based, at least in part, on Danielle Valentine’s upcoming novel Delicate Condition. Out in August from Sourcebooks Landmark, the novel is described as a gripping thriller about a woman who becomes convinced that a sinister figure is going to great lengths to make sure her pregnancy never happens. A cover blurb from author Andrea Bartz describes Delicate Condition as “the feminist update to Rosemary’s Baby we all needed.”

Roberts, part of AHS‘ rotating cast since 2013 entry Coven, also appeared in the Freak Show, Cult, Apocalypse and 1984 entries. She returns to the franchise after a four-year hiatus. Feiffer takes over showrunning duties, having previously written on Dear Edward, Roar, Kidding and Murphy series Impeachment: American Crime Story.

The new season of AHS, executive produced by Murphy, co-creator Brad Falchuk, Feiffer, Alexis Martin Woodall and Scott Robertson, is scheduled to begin shooting in New York City later in April. A summer premiere is anticipated, with Murphy and FX expected to announce an exact date in June.

American Horror Story is one among the longest-running and successful properties in Ryan Murphy Productions’ substantial TV portfolio, receiving over 100 Emmy nominations and nabbing 13 wins to date.

Emma Joins “Second Wife”

Emma Roberts & Tom Ellis To Headline & EP ‘Second Wife’ Series In Works At Hulu From ‘Tell Me Lies’ Creator Meaghan Oppenheimer

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: On the heels of the recent Season 2 renewal of Hulu/20th Television’s Tell Me Lies, the breakout drama’s creator/executive producer/showrunner Meaghan Oppenheimer and executive producer Emma Roberts are re-teaming for another series at Hulu and 20th TV, Second Wife.

Roberts and Lucifer alum Tom Ellis will star in and executive produce the darkly comedic half-hour, created, executive produced and to be showrun by Oppenheimer. Roberts is exec producing through her Belletrist TV banner the series, which also reunites Ellis with Hulu and 20th TV; he stars in their upcoming limited series Washington Black.

Second Wife is a romantic dramedy about the ups and downs of a blended family. Fresh off a terrible breakup, Sasha (Roberts) flees her life in New York to start over in London, where she meets and quickly falls in love with a recently divorced father named Jacob (Ellis). When they impulsively decide to get married, they will soon learn that there’s a lot they don’t know about each other – and they can’t outrun their pasts forever. Darkly comedic in tone, Second Wife is an exploration of intimacy, failure, and second chances.

The series marks the first creative collaboration between husband-and-wife duo Ellis and Oppenheimer and draws some parallels to their story.

Roberts, whose recent features included Abandoned and About Fate, is repped by CAA, Sweeney Entertainment and Felker Toczek Suddleson.

Emma Cast in Sony’s Marvel Movie “Madame Web”

VARIETY – Emma Roberts has been cast in “Madame Web,” the latest movie set in Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters.

The actor is joining a star-studded ensemble, which includes Dakota Johnson as the title hero and “Euphoria” breakout Sydney Sweeney in an undisclosed role. As previously announced, Celeste O’Connor (“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”), Isabela Merced (“Dora and the Lost City of Gold”) and Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”) are rounding out the call sheet.

“Madame Web” serves as an origin story for the comic book character, a clairvoyant whose psychic abilities allow her to see within the spider world itself. In the comics, her abilities prove to be greatly beneficial to Spider-Man and his fellow arachnid allies but given her condition she’s never battled villains herself.

S.J. Clarkson, whose Marvel bonafides include “Jessica Jones” and “The Defenders,” is directing “Madame Web.” Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who previously collaborated on Jared Leto’s vampire thriller “Morbius,” will write the screenplay. The film is scheduled to release in theaters on July 7, 2023.

“Madame Web” is Sony’s first modern comic book adaptation to feature a female in the headlining role. It is one of several Spider-Man related spinoffs in development, including director J.C. Chandor’s “Kraven the Hunter,” starring Aaron Taylor Johnson; and “El Muerto,” featuring the musician known as Bad Bunny.

In 2021, Sony fielded back-to-back commercial triumphs with Tom Hardy’s “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” ($506 million globally) and Tom Holland’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” ($1.9 billion globally) but stumbled in 2022 with so-so turnout for Jared Leto’s “Morbius” ($163 million).

After breaking out on Nickelodeon’s sitcom “Unfabulous,” Roberts cultivated a film career in teen movies like “Aquamarine,” “Nancy Drew” and “Valentine’s Day.” She parlayed her young stardom into roles in “Scream 4,” “We’re the Millers,” and FX’s anthology series “American Horror Story.” She also starred in the Fox comedic horror show “Scream Queens.”

Emma Joins Spencer Squire Thriller “Abandoned”

Emma Roberts, John Gallagher Jr. & Michael Shannon To Topline Spencer Squire Thriller ‘Abandoned’

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, Nerve), John Gallagher Jr. (Peppermint, The Newsroom) and two-time Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Nine Perfect Strangers, Knives Out) will topline Spencer Squire’s first feature, Abandoned, which is also the first to be fully financed through the partnership between Vertical Entertainment and Three Point Capital.

The recently wrapped thriller written by Squire, Jessica Scott, and Erik Patterson follows a mother, father, and infant son as they move into a remote farmhouse, which harbors a dark, tragic history. As their home’s past is revealed, the mother’s fragility escalates to a state of psychosis that jeopardizes her own safety and that of her newborn son.

Roberts is producing with Robert Ogden Barnum, Eric Binns, and Byron Wetzel, with Neal Dodson, Andrew Gans, David Gendron, Neil Gobioff, Rich Goldberg, Peter Jarowey, Ali Jazayeri, Shawn Paonessa, Oliver Ridge, Zachary Quinto, Viviana Zarragoitia, Michael Reiser, Delos Chang, and Deepen Shah exec producing.
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Emma Talks “RPDR All Stars”

Emma Talks “RPDR All Stars”

Emma Roberts Was ‘So Pregnant’ with Baby Rhodes During Her RPDR All Stars Appearance

“I was excited to take Rhodes,” Emma Roberts tells PEOPLE of appearing as a guest judge on this week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars while she was “so pregnant” with her first baby

PEOPLE – Emma Roberts sashays her way to the judge’s table (with a +1) on Thursday’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.

The new mom, 30, tells PEOPLE she was “so pregnant” with her now 7-month-old son Rhodes, whom she shares with partner Garrett Hedlund, 36, when she filmed her appearance, and she was “excited” to bring him along. “I was such a fan and I was so excited when they asked me to be on it,” she raves while discussing her partnership with Grove Collaborative.

“I just couldn’t even believe how talented everybody was. It was so fun to see it live,” Roberts continues. “And yeah, I was excited to take Rhodes. I was so pregnant so he got to come with me.”
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Emma is Trying to Go Plastic-Free After Baby

Emma is Trying to Go Plastic-Free After Baby

Emma talked with People about how Rhodes inspired her to take part of the Plastic Free July challenge! Honestly, this was exciting for me as a fan (that’s always thinking of sustainability). Check out the article below!

Why Emma Roberts Is Trying to Go Plastic-Free After Baby: ‘What’s the World Going to Look Like?’

After welcoming her first child, son Rhodes Robert, the actress says her plastic usage was “eye-opening,” as she tells PEOPLE about her partnership with sustainable brand Grove Collaborative

PEOPLE – Emma Roberts has been thinking a lot about the future since welcoming her first baby.

The new mom, 30, tells PEOPLE how her 7-month-old son Rhodes inspired her to take the Plastic Free July challenge. With the help of Grove Collaborative, a sustainable product line.”That was definitely the most eye-opening, having a child,” she says of her little one, who she welcomed in late December with partner Garrett Hedlund, 36. “Where before, I’m operating in the world on my own and I’m just kind of thinking about what’s right for me. And when you have a kid, it’s like, wait, how old is he going to be in the year 2050? What’s the world going to look like?”
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Belletrist Partners with BookClub Digital Platform

Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss’ Belletrist Partners With BookClub Digital Platform (Exclusive)

THR – In the new series, launching Tuesday with Lisa Taddeo’s ‘Animal’, Roberts and Preiss will curate a book selection each month and host video content with authors as they discuss their books and writing process.

Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss’s online bookworm community Belletrist is partnering with the recently launched virtual platform, BookClub.

In the new Belletrist + BookClub series, launching Tuesday, Roberts and Preiss will curate a book selection each month and bring their literary picks to life in a new, immersive experience. By teaming with BookClub, Roberts and Preiss will host video content with authors as they discuss their books, learn more about each author’s writing process, characters and how they brought their stories to life. Roberts and Preiss will also participate in live audio conversations and speak with community members.

The series’ first book selection is New York Times bestselling author Lisa Taddeo’s debut novel Animal, which is described as “a depiction of female rage at its rawest, and a visceral exploration of the fallout from a male-dominated society.” Members can join along as Roberts and Preiss speak with Taddeo about her work and the intent behind creating her newest release. Taddeo previously released the nonfiction bestseller, Three Women. Roberts also narrates the audiobook of Animal.

“Our friendship is rooted in a mutual love of books. There’s nothing like finding a fellow reader who’s just as passionate about prose as you are,” said Roberts.

Belletrist co-founder Preiss adds, “Belletrist was created to be a home for book lovers and we’re excited to see this community grow through our partnership with BookClub, which will allow our members to better engage with us and one another and help new readers find their next favorite title or author (or both).”

The recently launched BookClub is described as a digital platform that hopes to “reinvent the book club experience by connecting readers with authors and authors with fans.” Through the platform, authors can engage with readers through video and audio content by joining personal book groups, lead virtual discussions and share exclusive interviews. Subscribers will also have access to exclusive material, interviews and behind-the-scenes content from authors to gain more insight into their creative process and books.

Membership is priced at $9/month (billed annually) or $12/month (billed monthly).

Roberts and Preiss’s online book club Belletrist launched five years ago out of a mutual love of reading. Roberts and Preiss have featured a new book and highlighted an indie bookstore each month to subscribers of their online community.