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  • ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Trailer Unveils A24 Slasher Movie With Amandla Stenberg, Pete Davidson

    A24 has released the first trailer for “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” a new slasher film starring Amandla Stenberg and “Borat 2” breakout Maria Bakalova. Directed by Dutch filmmaker Halina Reijn, “Bodies Bodies Bodies” stars Stenberg as Sophie, a young woman recently out of rehab who hosts a house party and invites her new girlfriend Bee (Bakalova) […]

  • 'Dear Evan Hansen' cast says mental health awareness inspired their performances: 'We wanted to be part of the solution'

    Stars Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Amandla Stenberg and director Stephen Chbosky explain how film changes stage show to create more "authentic" representation of teen mental health.

  • Amandla Stenberg Joins ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film Adaptation at Universal

    “The Hate U Give” star Amandla Stenberg has joined the cast of the film adaptation of “Dear Evan Hansen” at Universal and features the music and lyrics from “La La Land” duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.Stenberg will play the role of the high school senior Alana, which has been expanded and re-conceived from the original stage musical; it will now have Stenberg singing a new song that she will also write in collaboration with Pasek and Paul.“Dear Evan Hansen” is the story of a high school senior who has severe social anxiety and has trouble connecting with others and making friends. After the suicide of a classmate, Hansen gets caught in a lie that brings him closer to his classmate’s family. Stenberg’s Alana in the film has a cheery facade and a social-media-savvy, but it masks her deeper loneliness and isolation.Also Read: Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Adds 'Dear Evan Hansen' Star Mike Faist, Singer Ana IsabelleStephen Chbosky (“Wonder,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) is directing “Dear Evan Hansen.” Ben Platt, who played Hansen on stage, is expected to reprise the title role, and “Booksmart” star Kaitlyn Dever was also reported back in June to be in talks.Steven Levenson, who wrote the book for the stage musical, wrote the script. Marc Platt (“La La Land”) and Adam Siegel will produce for their Universal-based banner Marc Platt Productions.Universal’s senior vice president of production Sara Scott and director of development Lexi Barta will oversee production on behalf of the studio.Stenberg is also known for her roles in “Everything, Everything” and “The Darkest Minds,” and she most recently starred in the Netflix series “The Eddy.” She is represented by UTA and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.Read original story Amandla Stenberg Joins ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film Adaptation at Universal At TheWrap

  • Amandla Stenberg to Star in Damien Chazelle’s Netflix Series ‘The Eddy’

    Amandla Stenberg has been cast as the lead in Damien Chazelle's Netflix series "The Eddy," which will globally debut in 2020. The eight-part musical drama is expected to debut in 2020. It revolves around a club in Paris, highlighting its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them. Stenberg will play Julie, the […]

  • Oscars Set Diverse Group To Intro Best Picture Noms During Ceremony

    Producers of the 91st Oscars said Wednesday that chef José Andrés, Dana Carvey, Queen Latifah, Rep. John Lewis, Diego Luna, Tom Morello, Mike Myers, Trevor Noah, Amandla Stenberg, Barbra Streisand and Serena Williams have been set to introduce the eight Best Picture nominees during the ceremony Sunday. "Movies connect us all," said producer Donna Gigliotti and producer-director Glenn Weiss. "They move us, and they create moments and memories that unite us. We are thrilled…

  • 15 breakout stars of 2018, from Noah Centineo to Letitia Wright

    From blockbusters to groundbreaking independent films, 2018 was a standout year for discovering new talent at the movies. Of the 15 actors whose performances made our list, four were making their film debuts, and two had never even acted before this year.