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Jon Hamm Joins Night of Too Many Stars; Christina Hendricks Signs Nicolas Winding Refn Film

This week, Jon Hamm signs on for Jon Stewart’s Night of Too Many Stars, while Christina Hendricks is reunited with Nicolas Winding Refn in a new movie. Plus, Matthew Weiner talks about being a member of the 65th Berlinale Film Festival jury. Read on for more:

• According to TheWrap, Jon Hamm is joining Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, an event that raises funds for autism awareness.

• Christina Hendricks, along with Keanu Reeves, has been cast in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, according to Variety.

• Matthew Weiner, speaking along with other members of the 65th Berlinale’s main competition jury, jokes that his presence has “clearly lowered the status” of the festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

• In a new TV commercial, featured by Digital Spy, Jon Hamm explains Red Nose Day, a U.K. telethon that’s coming to the U.S. for the first time in May.

• The Match Factory has picked up Queen of Earth, a movie starring Elisabeth Moss and directed by Alex Ross Perry, according to Variety. Moss gives an “utterly fearless central performance,” applauds Variety, and Indiewire calls Moss’ work “a brutally committed and totally consuming performance that already feels iconic.”

• Meanwhile, the North American rights to Sleeping With Other People, a romantic comedy starring Alison Brie, have been purchased by IFC Films, Variety says.

• Talia Balsam has been tapped to co-star in Divorce, a new HBO comedy headlined by Sarah Jessica Parker, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

• John Slattery is featured in the new poster for Bluebird, a movie directed by Lance Edmands that will be released on Feb. 27, Indiewire reports.

TheaterMania reports that Elisabeth Moss and other cast members of the upcoming Broadway revival of The Heidi Chronicles will participate in a discussion at New York City’s 92nd Street Y on Mar. 29.

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