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Alex Karpovsky

Girls' Alex Karpovsky talks directing Jenny Slate's 'illuminating' return

You know Alex Karpovsky as the curmudgeonly Ray Ploshansky on Girls, but he’s also a film director, having made 2012’s Red Flag and Rubberneck. Now Karpovsky is set to make his television directorial debut in “Love Stories” (Sunday, 10 p.m. ET, HBO), the first of two episodes closing Girls’ fifth season. Ahead of the finale, EW caught up with Karpovsky to find out what’s in store for Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) and what brings Jenny Slate back as Tally Schifrin.

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Casting Net: GoT stars Kit Harington, Maisie Williams have new movie news

  • Maisie Williams has nabbed another starring role. The 18-year-old actress has been tapped to lead survival thriller Forest of Hands and Teeth. It’s an adaptation of Carrie Ryan’s New York Times best-seller set in the near future when most humans are consumed by a virus and turned into savage cannibals. Kate Maberly will direct.
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