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Netflix’s Baby-Sitters Club Reboot First Look Reveals New Babysitters

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Netflix revealed the first look at their upcoming The Baby-Sitters Club show, based on the popular book series by Ann M. Martin. There are over 130 books in the original series, published by Scholastic between 1986 and 2000. The story follows five best friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut, who decide to create their own babysitting service for the town. Martin wrote the first 35 books, while the rest were either ghostwritten or penned by Peter Lerangis.

In the new version, actress Sophie Grace plays Kristy Thomas, Malia Baker plays Mary-Anne Spier, Momona Tamada (To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You) is Claudia Kishi, Shay Rudolph (Lethal Weapon) plays Stacey McGill, and Xochitl Gomez rounds out the cast as Dawn Schaefer. Also starring are Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) and Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains). It remains to be seen whether the series will add in other characters like Mallory Pike or Jessi Ramsey.

Related: The 25 Best Films on Netflix Right Now

Taking inspiration from one of the classic book covers, the first poster for the upcoming series has each character matching the pose of their character on the cover. Dawn (Gomez) is added in, as her character wasn't featured on the cover of the first Baby-Sitters Club book. Netflix shared these images side-by-side on their Netflix Family twitter. The Baby-Sitters Club book series was previously adapted into a television series in 1990, as well as a movie version in 1995. Netflix announced that they were adapting the books into a television series last February, but since then, there has been very little new information released. There is still no word on a release date.

Netflix has previously found great success in rebooting popular television series, like Arrested Development and Fuller HouseThe Baby-Sitters Club will certainly be a nostalgia trip for older fans of the books, but the series is aimed at a younger audience. In order to modernize the story for fans, Graphix, a division of Scholastic, began releasing graphic novel adaptations of the series in 2006. A spin-off series called Baby-Sitters Little Sister released the first of four graphic novels last December. But it's been a very long time since the characters of The Baby-Sitters Club have been on-screen, so we will have to see if there is still an audience for their stories.

More: What To Expect From On My Block Season 4

Source: Seventeen

Netflix’s Baby-Sitters Club Reboot First Look Reveals New Babysitters

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Netflix revealed the first look at their upcoming The Baby-Sitters Club show, based on the popular book series by Ann M. Martin. There are over 130 books in the original series, published by Scholastic between 1986 and 2000. The story follows five best friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut, who decide to create their own babysitting service for the town. Martin wrote the first 35 books, while the rest were either ghostwritten or penned by Peter Lerangis.

In the new version, actress Sophie Grace plays Kristy Thomas, Malia Baker plays Mary-Anne Spier, Momona Tamada (To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You) is Claudia Kishi, Shay Rudolph (Lethal Weapon) plays Stacey McGill, and Xochitl Gomez rounds out the cast as Dawn Schaefer. Also starring are Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) and Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains). It remains to be seen whether the series will add in other characters like Mallory Pike or Jessi Ramsey.

Related: The 25 Best Films on Netflix Right Now

Taking inspiration from one of the classic book covers, the first poster for the upcoming series has each character matching the pose of their character on the cover. Dawn (Gomez) is added in, as her character wasn't featured on the cover of the first Baby-Sitters Club book. Netflix shared these images side-by-side on their Netflix Family twitter. The Baby-Sitters Club book series was previously adapted into a television series in 1990, as well as a movie version in 1995. Netflix announced that they were adapting the books into a television series last February, but since then, there has been very little new information released. There is still no word on a release date.

Netflix has previously found great success in rebooting popular television series, like Arrested Development and Fuller HouseThe Baby-Sitters Club will certainly be a nostalgia trip for older fans of the books, but the series is aimed at a younger audience. In order to modernize the story for fans, Graphix, a division of Scholastic, began releasing graphic novel adaptations of the series in 2006. A spin-off series called Baby-Sitters Little Sister released the first of four graphic novels last December. But it's been a very long time since the characters of The Baby-Sitters Club have been on-screen, so we will have to see if there is still an audience for their stories.

More: What To Expect From On My Block Season 4

Source: Seventeen

Fast & Furious 9 Has a Huge Cameo Vin Diesel Refuses to Spoil

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Vin Diesel is very excited about the huge cameo they were able to pin down for Fast & Furious 9.

Fast & Furious 9 Has a Huge Cameo Vin Diesel Refuses to Spoil

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Vin Diesel is very excited about the huge cameo they were able to pin down for Fast & Furious 9.

Field Of Dreams 2: Lockout – Every Cameo In The Funny or Die Sequel

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Here's every cameo featured in the Funny Or Die sequel short Field Of Dreams 2: Lockout. Kevin Costner had a pretty incredible run of critically and commercially successful movies in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He became a film star thanks to 1987's The Untouchables and followed up with greats like Revenge, No Way Out, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves and The Bodyguard. His western epic Dances With Wolves - which he also directed - was predicted to be a big flop but went on to be a huge success that also swept the Academy Awards.

One of his most enduring movies from this era is 1989's Field Of Dreams. The somewhat odd premise sees an Iowa farmer building a football field after hearing a whispery voice telling him to do so. The spirits of the 1919 Chicago White Sox - including Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta, Goodfellas) - then turn up, setting Costner's character off on a feelgood adventure. The movie is a sweet, nostalgic drama that made good use of Costner's sincerity as a performer.

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Fields Of Dreams isn't the kind of film that lends itself naturally to a follow-up and its doubtful one will happen, given Kevin Costner's aversion to sequels. It kind of received one in the form of the Funny or Die short Field Of Dreams 2: Lockout. This skit stars Taylor Lautner (Twilight) as an Iowa farmer who hears a voice telling him to build a football field on his farm, which attracts a host of famous NFL players and a few famous actors too. Here's a list of every cameo in the short.

NFL Players

  • Ray Lewis
  • Tony Gonzalez
  • Dwight Freeney
  • DeSean Jackson
  • Shawne Merriman
  • Antonio Cormartie
  • Steve Smith
  • Shaun Phillips
  • Kirk Morrison

Actors

  • Dennis Haysbert
  • Ray Liotta
  • Kevin Costner

Marielle Jaffe also plays the wife of Lautner's farmer character in Field Of Dreams 2: Lockout. The premise behind the short goes back to the real-life NFL Lockout that lasted for four months in 2011, and ended shortly after the video itself debuted. Players such as Ray Lewis, Tony Gonzalez and Shawn Merriman, among many others, appear as themselves. Dennis Haysbert (24) stands in for James Earl Jones as Terrence Mann from the original Field Of Dreams, while Ray Liotta also briefly appears as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

And naturally, it wouldn't be Field Of Dreams without Kevin Costner, who appears at the end as the father of Lautner's character and also gets to deliver the best gag. Field Of Dreams 2: Lockout is a charming sketch, but with the 2011 NFL Lockout now long over, the central premise lacks bite now.

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