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- [Reporter] Here today's top story is the first look

at Sarah Paulson in the new Netflix drama "Ratched" is here.

The prequel to "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

stars Paulson as nurse Mildred Ratched,

the character played Louise Fletcher

in the 1975 movie based on the book.

It's said to premier September 18th on Netflix,

three years after the streamer picked it up

with a two-season order.

The show comes from executive producer Ryan Murphy,

with whom Paulson has also worked on "American Horror Story"

and "American Crime Story" at FX.

The cast of Ratched also includes Cynthia Nixon,

Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Sophie Okonedo,

and Jon Jon Briones, among others.

AMC Theaters has struck a historic agreement

with Universal Pictures that will allow the studio's movies

to be made available on premium video-on-demand

after just 17 days of playing in cinemas,

including three weekends.

The deal, which presently only covers AMC's US locations,

shatters the traditional theatrical window,

a longstanding policy that has required studios

to play their films on the big screen

for nearly three months before making films

available in the home.

AMC, the country and world's largest theater chain

is expected to share in the revenue from PVOD,

with sources suggesting AMC may receive 10% of each rental.

The debt-laden company has been hit particularly hard

during the coronavirus pandemic.

And Jordan Peele and Issa Rae are teaming up for a new

supernatural feature for Universal, with Rae potentially

set to star.

THR's Neja Joy has more.

- [Neja] The duo will partner to produce an adaptation

of short story "Sinkhole" about a young family

who moves into their dream home,

except for the gaping sinkhole in the backyard.

As the story goes, the sinkhole manages to take

all things that are broken and destroyed,

and make them perfect again.

But what if that thing is a person?

The announcement offers a message that the project

is a "Genre piece that engages on the question

"of female perfection and identity".

- [Reporter] For more on all these stories, head to

For The Hollywood Reporter News, I'm Tiffany Taylor.

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