While nearly every movie has been delayed in wake of the pandemic, Warner Bros. has taken the unusual step of releasing “Godzilla vs. Kong” two months earlier than expected. The legendary monsters will face off on March 26, instead of May 21, in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max. Legendary Entertainment, the production […]
Marvel Studios has found its villain for “Moon Knight.” Ethan Hawke will square off against Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector on the Disney+ series, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. There are no details as to which character Hawke will play. In the comics, Moon Knight’s nemesis is Bushman, a fellow mercenary-turned-terrorist. The cast for the Marvel series also includes “Ramy” star May Calamawy. The series expects to start shooting in March in Budapest. Marvel Studios declined to comment. Also Read: There's a Very Specific Reason Monica Rambeau Is in 'WandaVision,' Kevin Feige Says Moon Knight, aka Spector, is a former CIA agent who was almost killed by Bushman before his life was saved by the Moon God Khonshu. Four different personalities all fight for control over his body. “Moon Knight” will be led by Jeremy Slater, who co-created Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.” Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead serve as the show’s directors. “Moon Knight” is among 11 different series that Marvel Studios is producing for Disney+ over the next few years. The first, “WandaVision,” debuted on Friday. That will be followed by “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” in March and “Loki” in May. Three more series — the animated “What If…,” “Ms. Marvel” and “Hawkeye” — will also premiere on the streaming service later this year. Those series will be followed by “Moon Knight,” “She-Hulk,” “Secret Invasion,” “Ironheart” and “Armor Wars.” Hawke is most recently coming off his starring role in Showtime’s adaptation of “The Good Lord Bird.” The Hollywood Reporter first reported the casting of Hawke. Read original story Ethan Hawke to Play Villain in Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ At TheWrap
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Salma Hayek talks about her memorable snake-wrapped striptease in 1996's "From Dusk Till Dawn."
Director Regina King, screenwriter Kemp Powers and stars Leslie Odom Jr., Aldis Hodge, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Eli Goree talk acclaimed new drama "One Night in Miami."
Chloé Zhao’s acclaimed film “Nomadland,” a road drama that’s expected to be a major awards player, has modified its release plan due to the pandemic. The movie — starring Frances McDormand as a woman who leaves her small town to travel the American west — will debut in select Imax venues on Jan. 29 before […]
Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) will be the recipients of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards at this year’s Oscars from the Academy’s Board of Governors. Both Perry and the MPTF will be presented with their awards on Oscars night on April 25. The Governors Awards were canceled this year, so this is the first time since 2009, when that ceremony was established as a separate event, that honorary awards will be handed out on Oscar night. It’s also a first for the Academy to give out two Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards, and the first time it has given one to an organization rather than an individual. The Board of Governors agreed that it would amend the rules for the Governor Awards for this year only such that the Governors could give out two prizes and to “not just to an individual, but also to a group of individuals or an organization in the motion picture arts and sciences whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” Also Read: Oscars International Race Breaks Record With 93 Entries “There has been such widespread generosity in our industry that limiting the Hersholt Humanitarian Award to one recipient, this year in particular, was impossible. So, we are breaking with tradition and giving two awards to honor that spirit,” Academy president David Rubin said in a statement. “Tyler’s cultural influence extends far beyond his work as a filmmaker. He has quietly and steadily focused on humanitarian and social justice causes from the beginning of his career, caring for people who are most often ignored. The work of the MPTF is more vital than ever, and the organization has gone above and beyond to help our community. The sheer number of individuals and families–from every corner of our industry’s workforce–aided during the pandemic and over the last 100 years is nothing short of extraordinary.” Perry also received the Governors Award from the Television Academy last year, in large part due to his contributions amid the coronavirus pandemic in getting people back to work safely, bringing cast and crew of his series such as “Sistas,” “Bruh” and “The Oval” to his massive 330 acre Tyler Perry Studios lot in Georgia where they could quarantine. Beyond that, he then worked with local governments in Atlanta and in New Orleans to help provide free coronavirus testing and gift cards to grocery stores for people with needs. He even flew George Floyd’s family out for his funeral. Perry’s 22 feature films, 20 stage plays, 13 TV shows and two bestselling books have generated more than $2 billion to date. He’s produced over 1,200 episodes of TV and is one of the highest earning individuals at the U.S. box office in history. Also Read: Innovators List 2020: 12 Hollywood Disrupters, From Tyler Perry to Cameo to Sarah Cooper | Videos The Motion Picture & Television Fund is now in its 100th year and provides emotional and financial relief to entertainment industry members and their families during times of need, including case management, financial assistance for basic living expenses, palliative care, and senior and childcare services. The organization’s contribution during the pandemic likewise gave social services support to nearly 9,000 industry members in 2020. MPTF also offers a wide range of housing accommodations from independent and assisted living to nursing and memory care. Jean Hersholt, for whom the Academy’s humanitarian award is named, served as president of the Fund for 18 years, from 1938 until his death in 1956. The two Hersholt awards will be the only two honorary awards handed out by the Academy this year. The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Read original story Tyler Perry to Receive Film Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award At TheWrap
UPDATED: Chris Evans may be dusting off the cobwebs from his Captain America shield. Just two years after retiring as the Avengers leader, Evans is eyeing a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some nebulous capacity. Deadline, which first broke the news that Evans was eyeing another star-spangled turn, suggests that the actor won’t […]
Jack Kirby’s son, Neal, strongly denounced the rioters’ use of Captain America-inspired imagery, noting the character’s World War II-era origins as a super-soldier against fascism.
Keanu Reeves? Dolly Parton? Joe Biden? Social media has plenty of suggestions for who could digitally replace Donald Trump in "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York."
EXCLUSIVE: In a move that is sure to rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sources tell Deadline that Chris Evans is cleaning the dust off his Captain America attire as he expected reprise the role in the MCU in some form. Still vague if deal as completely closed but insiders say its headed in that direction […]
Rapper Cardi B has landed what will be her first starring movie role in the comedy “Assisted Living” for Paramount Pictures. Cardi will play a small-time crook who finds herself in over her head when a heist goes wrong. In order to evade the cops and her former crew, she decides to disguise herself as an elderly woman in her estranged grandmother’s nursing home. The film is in the vein of comedies like “Sister Act” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Kay Oyegun (“This Is Us”) wrote the original spec screenplay that Paramount bought in a competitive bidding war in 2019. No director has been set. Temple Hill and Stephen Love are producing “Assisted Living.” Also Read: Cardi B Claps Back at Carole Baskin's 'WAP' Animal Abuse Complaint: 'You Killed Your Goddamn Husband' Cardi B made her feature film debut in “Hustlers” in 2019, landing a small cameo role as a stripper at the club that employed Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez’s characters. The Grammy winner will also appear in the upcoming “Fast & Furious” sequel “F9.” She previously served as a judge on the music competition show “Rhythm + Flow,” which she also executive produced. Cardi had a monster hit with Megan Thee Stallion last year with their delightfully explicit song “WAP,” which came with an internet-breaking music video. Cardi B is represented by CAA, Washpoppin Inc, Patientce Foster of Cream Labs LLC, Ravi K. Shelton of Outlet Group LLC, and LaPolt Law. Variety first reported the news. Read original story Cardi B to Star in Comedy ‘Assisted Living’ at Paramount At TheWrap
Cardi B has scored her first leading role in a movie. The hip-hop icon is set to star in Paramount’s upcoming film “Assisted Living.” “Assisted Living” is being described as a “raucous comedy” with “tremendous heart,” in the vein of classic funny films like “Tootsie,” “Sister Act” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” It follows Amber (Cardi B), […]
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"WandaVision" stars Paul Bettany, Elizabeth OIsen and Teyonah Parris and Marvel chief Kevin Feige talk ambitious new TV series.
Ray Fisher has confirmed that he's been removed from the cast of Warner Bros.' "The Flash" and will not reprise his role as Cyborg in the comic book film. "I strongly disagree with their decision, but it's one that is unsurprising," Fisher says at the beginning of a two page post, published Wednesday evening. "Despite […]
Audiences will have to wait to return to the world of "The Sopranos." "The Many Saints of Newark," an upcoming film that serves as a prequel to the long-running HBO series, has again delayed its big-screen debut. The movie will now open on Sept. 24, 2021 -- an entire year after initially planned. "The Many […]
Armie Hammer has stepped away from his role opposite Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming "Shotgun Wedding," decrying "vicious and spurious online attacks" against him as the cause. Hammer was set to begin production on the romantic adventure immediately, but will now be recast. The news comes after the "Call Me by Your Name" star began […]
In her new movie “Breaking News In Yuba County,” Allison Janney plays Sue Buttons, a suburban housewife whose husband has just gone missing. And as the media, the cops, a mobster and her brother-in-law all come knocking, something is definitely fishy — but Janney has “done nothing wrong.” Honest. “Ma” and “The Help” filmmaker Tate Taylor directs “Breaking News In Yuba County,” and the first trailer shows a wacky, madcap crime film in the vein of a Coen Brothers satire. For instance, it’s generally not a good idea to go to the media first instead of the police if someone is really missing. And though Janney’s character might appear panicked, she’s certainly enjoying the newfound attention as everyone hunts for the truth. Also Read: Will 'Mom' Remain a Ratings Hit After Anna Faris Divorced Herself From CBS' Current Longest-Running Sitcom? “I am strong. I am important. I am enough. Don’t you think so?” a frazzled Janney says in the trailer. “I’ve done nothing wrong. I just want my husband back.” Along with Janney, the film stars Mila Kunis, Awkwafina, Jimmi Simpson, Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, Jimmi Simpson, Juliette Lewis, Matthew Modine, Ellen Barkin, Samira Wiley, Bridget Everett, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Keong Sim. Amanda Idoko wrote the film, which is produced by Jake Gyllenhall, Tate Taylor, John Norris, Franklin Leonard and Riva Marker. MGM is releasing “Breaking News in Yuba County” as its first new film under the newly relaunched American International Pictures label. The studio will release it in select theaters and on digital on Feb. 12. Check out the first trailer here and above. Read original story Allison Janney Has ‘Done Nothing Wrong’ in Madcap ‘Breaking News in Yuba County’ Trailer (Video) At TheWrap
Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein and Matthew Broderick are among those remembering "Election" actress Jessica Campbell. Judd Apatow has also paid tribute to the actress turned naturopathic physician for her work in "Freaks and Geeks."
The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards has been rescheduled to April 4, a week after the Grammy Awards moved to its previous date of March 14. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on TNT and TBS at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET and will honor the outstanding film and TV performances of 2020. Due […]