EXCLUSIVE: After winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing the role of Anita in 1961’s West Side Story , EGOT winner Rita Moreno will return to the next big-screen adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim lyric musical that Oscar winner Steven Spielberg is directing. In addition, Moreno will also be an executive producer of the film. In the new West Side Story , Moreno will be playing Valentina, a reconceived and expanded version of the character of…
The Faltrows, the couple nickname Gwyneth Paltrow came up with after her marriage to new husband Brad Falchuk — was used while sharing the first photo from their wedding.
Lena Dunham will write the harrowing survival tale of a Syrian refugee stranded at sea for the big screen. Dunham has been tapped by co-producers Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to adapt “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival.” The nonfiction release comes from author Melissa […]
Ansel Elgort has been cast as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” remake, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Tony Kushner wrote the adaptation of the 1957 musical, originally written by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim with music by Leonard Bernstein. Larry Kert played the role in the original Broadway production, while Richard Beymer took on the role in the 1961 film.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler's List , Universal will be re-releasing the movie in a limited engagement on December 7, with picture and sound digitally remastered as overseen by the filmmaker. This includes a release in formats such as 4K, Dolby Cinema and Dolby Atmos. Schindler's List was a very personal film for Spielberg and it went on to win seven Oscars including Best Picture and his first as Best Director. It also is one of the…
Author Joe Hill believes that "Jaws" might hold the key to identifying the famous 1974 murder victim known as the "Lady of the Dunes."
The dynamic duo will executive-produce prestige TV series about women's suffrage based on Elaine Weiss's book "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote."
Mark Ramsey’s new “Inside Jaws” podcast, which tells the story of the first summer blockbuster and Steven Spielberg’s agonizing journey from struggling filmmaker to virtuoso, is already drawing interest as a possible TV adaptation, Ramsey told TheWrap. “Inside Jaws” is an immersive podcast from Wondery that re-creates not only Spielberg’s doubts and struggles as 1975’s “Jaws” far exceeded its schedule and budget, but also the calamitous shark attacks that inspired the film.
J.A. Bayona reveals that “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” not only has specific homages to “Jurassic Park,” but also contains a few shout-outs to director Steven Spielberg.
Screenwriters Peter Seaman and Jeffrey Price take us behind the scenes of the blockbuster that united Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny for the first, and last, time.
Director J.A. Bayona was specifically hired to help make the "Jurassic World" sequel a horror film.