Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Bobby Lopez and Kristin-Anderson Lopez talk "Into the Unknown," "Lost in the Woods" and more "Frozen 2" music.
Black Panther star salutes Robert Downey Jr.'s performance and defends his new film's controversial portrayal of police: "If you're telling a serious story, why wouldn't you show shades of grey?"
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John Erick and Drew Dowdle, aka the Dowdle brothers, have boarded Universal Pictures’ reimagining of “Friday Night Lights." Both will do a polish on the script, with John Erick directing and Drew exec producing. Sources tell Variety that the movie is not a sequel to Universal’s 2004 film starring Billy Bob Thornton, nor is it […]
AMC Theaters has fired three employees at one of its Louisiana locations after an African American women’s group accused them of racial profiling during a screening of “Harriet.”According to NBC New Orleans affiliate WDSU, a letter was sent from the lawyer of organization 504 Queens to AMC describing an incident that occurred when 15 of its members bought tickets for a screening of the Harriet Tubman biopic at AMC’s Clearview Palace 12 in Metairie, LA, on November 7.Also Read: 'Harriet' Screenwriter Says a Studio Exec in 1994 Wanted to Offer the Role of Harriet Tubman to Julia RobertsThe organization said that three different employees, including a kitchen worker, interrupted the screening to ask the organization to verify their tickets and seating assignments. One of the employees stopped the screening and turned the theater lights on, leading to other attendees demanding that one of the 504 Queens members leave.“You mean to tell me a kitchen employee can stop a movie, and also, turn on all the lights to embarrass me? And to be aggressive with me in that manner?” one member told WDSU. “It was like the 1800s coming back to my face in 2019.”Also Read: 'Harriet' Film Review: Kasi Lemmons' Standard-Issue Harriet Tubman Biopic Wastes Big-Screen OpportunityIn response, AMC Theaters’ general counsel Kevin Connor apologized to 504 Queens on behalf of the company and agreed to the organization’s requests to remedy the situation in addition to the dismissal of the three employees.The requests included free screenings of “Harriet” to local high school students, donation of the Clearview location’s Black Friday revenue to 504 Queens along with movie passes for its mentorship program, and mandatory unconscious bias training for its Louisiana theater employees. A spokesperson for AMC declined further comment.Read original story AMC Fires 3 Employees Over Racial Profiling Accusations During ‘Harriet’ Screening At TheWrap
Horror story "The Lighthouse" and Adam Sandler's crime thriller "Uncut Gems" led the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations with five each, while "Give Me Liberty" and "Honey Boy" took four apiece. "Uncut Gems," Terrence Malick's "A Hidden Life," Chinonye Chukwu's "Clemency," Lulu Wang's "The Farewell" and Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story" are up for best […]
The 'Hidden Figures' star is set to play successful author Veronica Henley in the top-secret horror thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Before Simu Liu steps into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the titular character in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the Kim's Convenience star will test his hosting skills at the 18th Annual Unforgettable Gala, a yearly awards show that recognizes Asian American icons and changemakers in the entertainment industry. The ceremony will take […]
"The Call of the Wild" tells the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose life is suddenly uprooted from his home and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.
Apple has not publicly disclosed why it canceled the planned premiere of its film “The Banker,” but it did so less than a week after producer Bernard Garrett, who is also the son of the film’s subject (portrayed by Anthony Mackie), was publicly accused of sexual assault by one of his half-sisters.And on Wednesday night, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Garrett had been accused of sexual assault by both of his half-sisters.“The Banker” was originally scheduled to premiere as the closing film of the 2019 AFI Festival in Los Angeles, but the screening was abruptly canceled Wednesday afternoon. Apple did not disclose the reason for doing so, saying in a statement only that “Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention. We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps. In light of this, we are no longer premiering ‘The Banker’ at AFI Fest.”Also Read: Apple Nixes 'The Banker' AFI Festival Premiere Over New 'Concerns' About Fact-Based FilmBut the move came just five days after Garrett Jr.’s half-sister, Cynthia Garrett, tweeted that the film “LIES TO HIDE THE PRODUCER WHO SEXUALLY MOLESTED MY SISTER AND I FOR YEARS THEN STOLE MY MOMS LIFE STORY WITH OUR DAD.” And according to THR, Cynthia and her sister, Sheila Garrett, told Apple approximately a week ago that Garrett Jr. molested them over a period of several years in the early 1970s, when they were little girls.The sisters spoke to THR, and said that the film misrepresented the timeline of real-life events so that they and their mother were left out of the story entirely. “This entire project is poisoned. It’s the fruit of crime, lies and deception,” Cynthia Garret told THR.Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. Cynthia Garrett also did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Romulus Entertainment, which co-produced the film, also did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Attempts to contact Bernard Garrett Jr. were unsuccessful.Also Read: Anthony Mackie and Samuel L Jackson Buy Up White America in 'The Banker' Trailer (Video)The drama starring Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson is based on the true story of two real estate investors and businessmen, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who managed to buy banks and homes in all-white neighborhoods and loan it back to black people looking to find their own American dream in a still segregated world that made that dream difficult. Nicholas Hoult co-stars in the film as the white man the duo hired to be their stand-in for business deals with white bankers.George Nolfi directs the drama written by Niceole Levy, Nolfi, David Lewis Smith and Stan Younger from a story by David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger and Brad Caleb Kane.Read original story Apple Canceled ‘The Banker’ Premiere After Producer Accused of Sexual Assault by Sisters At TheWrap
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad visited "The Late Late Show With James Corden" to perform some of the biggest hits from "Frozen," in the middle of a busy crosswalk.
Jon M. Chu says that he would never make those comments about the actress.
Stephen Curry's Unanimous Media production banner, John Legend's Get Lifted Film Co. and Sony Pictures are teaming up for the sports drama "Signing Day." The project, which has tapped screenwriter Adam Hoff, marks one of the first films to be put into development under the NBA superstar's first-look deal with the studio, which he signed […]
In a virtually unprecedented development, AFI Fest has been forced to make a last minute switch of their closing night film, The Banker which was scheduled to have its World Premiere in Hollywood Thursday night. Netflix's Marriage Story, already in theatrical release, has been tapped to take the slot. The Banker, which stars Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. […]
Apple has cancelled the planned premiere of its film “The Banker” as the closing night film of the AFI Fest this Thursday over new “concerns” the company now has regarding the film.“We purchased ‘The Banker’ earlier this year as we were moved by the film’s entertaining and educational story about social change and financial literacy,” an Apple representative told TheWrap in a statement. “Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention. We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps. In light of this, we are no longer premiering ‘The Banker’ at AFI Fest.”The drama starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson is based on the true story of two real estate investors and businessmen, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who managed to buy banks and homes in all-white neighborhoods and loan it back to black people looking to find their own American dream in a still segregated world that made that dream difficult. Nicholas Hoult co-stars in the film as the white man the duo hired to be their stand-in for business deals with white bankers.Also Read: Anthony Mackie and Samuel L Jackson Buy Up White America in 'The Banker' Trailer (Video)The closing night gala on Thursday will now be a screening of “Marriage Story.”“We support Apple’s decision to postpone the premiere of ‘The Banker.’ Fortunately our partners at Netflix have generously allowed us to screen their critically acclaimed ‘Marriage Story’ to close out AFI Fest at the TCL Chines Theatre,” an AFI Fest spokesperson said in a statement.“The Banker” is one of three original films Apple dated for theatrical release among its acquisitions for its new Apple TV+ streaming service, the others being the teen drama “Hala” and the nature documentary “The Elephant Queen.” “The Banker” was meant to debut in theaters on Dec. 6 followed by a 2020 debut on Apple TV+, but as of yet its theatrical release nor its debut date have been put on hold by Apple.George Nolfi directs the fact-based drama written by Niceole Levy, Nolfi, David Lewis Smith and Stan Younger from a story by David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger and Brad Caleb Kane.Read original story Apple Nixes ‘The Banker’ AFI Festival Premiere Over New ‘Concerns’ About Fact-Based Film At TheWrap
FX’s upcoming “A Christmas Carol” adaptation will bring zero good tidings for you and your kin this holiday season if the trailer released on Wednesday is any indication.Described as “a spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul,” the movie adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic stars Guy Pearce as the miserly capitalist who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.The film will debut on FX on Dec. 19, with encore broadcasts set for throughout the week leading up to Christmas.Also Read: Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds' Musical Take on 'A Christmas Carol' Heads to AppleIn addition to Pearce, “A Christmas Carol” stars Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past; Stephen Graham as Jacob Marley; Charlotte Riley as Lottie; Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit; Vinette Robinson as Mary Cratchit; Rutger Hauer as the Ghost of Christmas Future; Kayvan Novak as Ali Baba and Lenny Rush as Tim Cratchit.“Taboo” creator Steven Knight re-teamed with FX and BBC as writer and executive producer of the movie. Nick Murphy directed. The film hails from FX Productions in association with the BBC, Scott Free and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker banner.Executive producers are Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker and Kate Crowe. Julian Stevens serves as producer.Read original story ‘A Christmas Carol’ Trailer: Guy Pearce Has an Extremely Un-Merry Holiday in FX’s Dickens Adaptation (Video) At TheWrap
When it comes to singing songs from "Frozen" at home, the kids of stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell wish their parents would let it go.
Cynthia Erivo has received widespread acclaim for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons' biopic "Harriet." But according to the movie's screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard, Julia Roberts -- yes, white woman Julia Roberts -- was once suggested by a studio executive to play the role. In a Q&A for "Harriet" studio Focus Features as […]
In the now-viral video, Phoenix is seen gearing himself up for the scene at The Bronx before shaking a leg.