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Mass Effect
Amazon Prime is now offering free copies of ‘Mass Effect: Legendary Edition’, ‘Grid Legends’, ‘Need for Speed ​​​​Heat’ and several ‘Star Wars’ titles for PC gamers as part of their Amazon event Prime Day. The offer only lasts during Amazon’s Prime Day celebration which ends tomorrow. [Source: VGC]

Me you
James Franco is set to join Tom Hollander and Daisy Jacob in Bille August’s post-WWII coming-of-age drama “Me, You,” which begins filming on the Italian island of Ischia in september.

Greg Latter wrote the script about 16-year-old Marco who meets mysterious concentration camp survivor Caia (Jacob) who plans to win her over by setting fire to a villa occupied by a group of rude German tourists. Franco plays an American GI turned fisherman. [Source: Variety]

Madame Web
Mike Epps joined SJ Clarkson’s Marvel-Sony feature “Madame Web” alongside Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Emma Roberts, Celeste O’Connor and Tahar Rahim.

Details of Epps’ role have not been revealed. The film follows the origin of the character, who in the comics is an elderly psychic woman connected to a spider’s web-like survival system. [Source: Deadline]

We met in virtual reality
HBO Max has premiered the trailer for the documentary “We Met in Virtual Reality” which follows the lives of several people who spend a lot of time in VR Chat. What separates this is that the film is created entirely in VR, so all of the talking interviews are with avatars in VR landscapes. The doco debuts on HBO and HBO Max on July 27.

great expectations
FX and the BBC have released the first photos of the upcoming six-part adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’ miniseries, which comes from creator Steven Knight’s ‘Taboo’ team, plus executive producers Tom Hardy. and Ridley Scott.

The snaps feature Oscar winner Olivia Colman’s portrayal of Miss Havisham, with the series also starring Fionn Whitehead, Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris and Matt Berry.


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