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In Five: Emma Stone Climbing “Crimson Peak,” AMC Resurrects “The Killing,” and More Culture News

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1. Emma Stone is in talks to join Guillermo del Toro for “Crimson Peak,” a haunted house thriller the director co-wrote with Lucinda Coxon and Matthew Robbins. Plot details are being kept under wraps for the film, which is set to begin shooting in February 2014, but the studio has high hopes for the project as haunted house movies have resurfaced and found success in recent years (i.e., the “Paranormal Activity” franchise). [Variety]

2. AMC has brought back “The Killing,” their rainy crime thriller, after cancelling it last fall. The news squashed rumors that Netflix was going to pick up the show to add to their slate of original content. Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnerman, the two stars, will both be back, and, according to AMC, the new season will take place a year after the previous season ended, with a new murder investigation. [Vulture]

3. John McTiernan, the action director who helmed the original “Die Hard” and “The Hunt for Red October,” is going to federal prison after pleading guilty to “making false statements to the FBI in its investigation of Anthony Pellicano, the former Hollywood private detective.” McTiernan requested to reverse his guilty plea, which was denied by the court, but his lawyer says there is a chance that there will be further delays. [Hollywood Reporter]

4. “Big Fish,” based on the 2003 movie by Tim Burton (itself based on the novel by Daniel Wallace), is heading to Broadway. The show will begin performances on September 5 at the Neil Simon Theater and will feature Bobby Steggert and Kate Baldwin, both Tony Award nominees, as well as Norbert Leo Butz. The show has been in development for several years – it has a score from Andrew Lippa (“The Addams Family”) and a book by John August, who wrote the screenplay for the film. [Artsbeat]

5. Last night Yo La Tengo made an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to perform a song from their new album, “Fade,” which was released yesterday. “Saturday Night Live” cast member Fred Armisen joined the band on drums – you can watch the performance of the song, “Ohm,” below. [Pitchfork]

Previously: Anne Hathaway, The Walking Dead, National Book Critics Circle Awards, Santigold

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