Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's What We Do in the Shadows announces star cast

Four new cast members have been announced for New Zealanders Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's successful What We Do in the Shadows television pilot. 

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Waititi and Clement starred, wrote and directed the 2014 horror-comedy film about a group of vampires living in Wellington. Waititi is set to direct the show, and Clement will be writing.

Variety reported today that Doug Jones of Star Trek: Discovery and The Shape of Water, Beanie Feldstein of Lady Bird, Jake McDorman of Shameless and Mark Proksch who was in Better Call Saul and The Office, would be joining the cast. 

Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou and Harvey Guillen have already been announced as part of the television pilot. 

The project will be different to the TVNZ spinoff TV series created by Waititi and Clement called Wellington Paranormal, a follow-up mockumentary to the 2014 film about the police officers, Mike Minogue and Karen O'lear.

Waititi has joined the Disney family after helping screen write their upcoming Princess movie ‘Moana’.
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Video: Kiwi star Julian Dennison feistily pulls the fingers in first Deadpool 2 trailer

Young Kiwi actor Julian Dennison has made the cut and features in the first, action packed trailer for Deadpool 2. 

If you blink, you might just miss his very brief appearance, where he feistily pulls his middle fingers towards an unknown person, wearing a bright yellow jacket as well as a large black device around his neck. 

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople star announced he was working alongside Ryan Reynolds in June by posting a sly photo on Instagram with the US actor. 

Reynolds has previously gushed over the young star, calling the teen "the greatest". 

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople star was speaking at the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok in Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS

The actor said he found Dennison through his friendship with New Zealand film director and actor Taika Waititi, who was the director for Hunt For the Wilderpeople.

Deadpool 2 will be released in New Zealand cinemas on May 17. 


'Hope he's ready to experience a Dunedin party' - NZ's Six60 and Drax Project announced as Ed Sheeran's opening acts

Kiwi band Six60 are hoping Ed Sheeran is "ready to experience a Dunedin party" after being announced as one of two New Zealand opening acts for the shows. 

Sheeran is set to perform six shows in Auckland and Dunedin in March and April. 

This morning Frontier Touring confirmed who will be "sharing support duties" across his shows, confirming Drax Project will perform in Auckland and Six60 in Dunedin. 

Sheeran said Drax Project are "doing really great stuff at the moment" and added "they hail from one of my favourite places in the world, Wellington, so extra points there."

In response, the group said they are beyond excited. 

"We take so much inspiration from seeing what he has done, especially as he's come up from similarly humble beginnings to ourselves. We love his songwriting and are all massive fans," Drax Project said in a statement. 

Sheeran stated that he's been told he's breaking a record in Dunedin for the "most number of concerts" and said it's "great to have Six60 on board."

Chris Mac of Six60 replied by saying, "We really wanted to bring our fans something epic in Dunedin and teaming up with Ed Sheeran seemed like a no brainer to make that happen.

"We just hope he’s ready to experience a Dunedin party," Mac said. 

More acts are set to be announced ahead of his highly anticipated tour. 

The English star says the social media platform is full of people being mean.
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