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Watch Allison Williams Shine in New Peter Pan Live! Video

22 November 2014 2:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "Z3d-ly6bkCk"] Allison Williams will never grow up! In NBC's newest behind-the-scenes video for its upcoming live TV event, Peter Pan Live!, Williams admits she was nervous about taking on the role of the boy who can fly. "I'm not going to lie, the bigness of it felt scary for a hot second," she says in the promo video. Williams, who adds that she is the "luckiest girl … the luckiest boy-girl in the world," told People last month that flying through the air might be her favorite part of all: "It gets uncomfortable, but the moment you lift off the ground is utter bliss. »

- Jennifer Konerman

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How Beyond the Lights Takes From the Lives of Real Pop-Stars

21 November 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Beyond the Lights is a deft, gorgeous movie," writes Vulture's Bilge Ebiri. "For all its honesty, it’s never slow, and for all its criticism of the music industry, it’s never finger-wagging." It's true — writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood's movie manages to fully evoke our current moment of pop music without directly targeting any one real-life personality. But as you watch, it's difficult not to feel the strange feeling that you might have heard pieces of these stories before. Here are our guesses as to the movie's real-life influences.The Momager It's a very familiar tale — who doesn’t remember Mama Rose? And Minnie Driver does a wonderful job playing Macy, Noni’s (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) mother. She’s a truly divisive character, emotionally abusive and single-mindedly focused on her daughter's music-business success and then shamefully apologetic after everything falls apart. Perhaps the first warning sign of a future out-of-control pop »

- Lindsey Weber

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Full Trailer for Peter Pan Live Musical, with Christopher Walken as Captain Hook

20 November 2014 7:36 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

NBC just unveiled the full trailer for its upcoming "Peter Pan Live" musical, starring Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook and Minnie Driver as the narrator and adult Wendy Darling. Check it out below. The story of "Peter Pan" is one of eternal youth, companionship and enduring loyalty. A mischievous boy who can fly and doesn't age, Peter grew up without parents and spends his never-ending childhood on the enchanted island of Never Land where he is the leader of the Lost Boys. With the fairy Tinker Bell always at his side, he brings Wendy Darling and her brothers to Never Land on the biggest adventure of their lives and they encounter mermaids, fairies, pirates, and the dastardly Hook. "Peter Pan Live" will air on December 4th at 8/7c on NBC. Trailer: »

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About a Boy: Season Two Ratings

19 November 2014 12:26 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last season, About a Boy was NBC's highest-rated sitcom. Will it continue to a hit for the network or will the ratings fall? Cancelled or renewed for season three? Time will tell.

About a Boy revolves around San Francisco songwriter Will Freeman (David Walton) who had a big hit. It set him up for life financially -- and gave him a lot of freedom and free time. His world is turned upside down when a charming boy named Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) and single mom named Fiona (Minnie Driver) move in next door.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Watch Allison Williams and Christopher Walken Sing in ‘Peter Pan Live’ Trailer

19 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has released a new promo for the upcoming “Peter Pan Live!” musical, offering viewers their first glimpse at scenes and songs from the holiday special, which stars Allison Williams as the titular hero and Christopher Walken as Pan’s nemesis, Captain Hook.

Rounding out the cast are Christian Borle as Mr. Darling and Smee, Kelli O’Hara as Mrs. Darling, Taylor Louderman playing Wendy, Alanna Saunders appearing as Tiger Lily, Jake Lucas as John Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Minnie Driver portraying an adult version of Wendy, and Caitlin Houlahan as Jane. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are executive producing the special, with Rob Ashford directing.

Earlier this week, Williams also paid a visit to “The Tonight Show” to teach host Jimmy Fallon how to fly — and it proved to be an eye-opening experience for the comedian. Watch the clip below.

“Peter Pan Live!” will air Thursday, Dec. »

- Variety Staff

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Beyond the Lights Movie Review

15 November 2014 1:13 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Beyond the Lights Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood (‘Love & Basketball, ‘The Secret Lives of Bees’) Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver and Danny Glover People who are thriving in their jobs and have a seemingly promising career ahead of them, as well as admiration and support from those who wish to see them succeed, are often believed to have the most rewarding and fulfilling lives. But when they’re no longer able to deal with the continuous pressure and expectations placed on them, they often unfortunately fail to achieve their goals and dreams. It isn’t until they meet the one person who truly believes in them, no matter what they  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Tops Friday With $14.2 Mil on Its Way to $36 Mil Weekend

15 November 2014 8:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dumb and Dumber To” has out-grossed the competition in more than one way.

Universal’s sequel dominated the box office on Friday, opening to a solid $14.2 million in the U.S. The comedy also looks to win the weekend with $36 million-plus, but is in a neck-and-neck race with last week’s champ, “Big Hero 6,” which is headed for $34 million-plus. Friday projections for “Dumb and Dumber To” fell short as they had indicated that the pic could earn as much as $40 million.

Dumb and Dumber To,” which comes two decades after Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ “Dumb and Dumber” hasn’t fared as well with critics, earning a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The sequel is sure to overtake the original pic, which opened to $16.4 million. But its overall haul will be tough to beat as “Dumb and Dumber” made $127.2 million ($247.3 million worldwide).

The Farrelly brothers’ comedy debuts at a time »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Minnie Driver, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and Producers Talk Beyond The Lights

15 November 2014 5:33 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood imagined a love story set within the world of hip hop and R&B for her new film, Beyond the Lights, she found musical inspiration in Alicia Keys’ epic love song Diary and her favorite films -- Purple Rain, Lady Sings the Blues, and The Rose.  Her romantic drama chronicles a young artist’s (Noni/Gugu Mbatha-Raw) struggle with sudden stardom and the man (Kaz/Nate Parker) who comes into her life at her worst moment and still sees the good in her.  Through his love, she finds the courage to shed the persona that’s been shaped for her and discover her own voice.  The movie also stars Minnie Driver and Danny Glover. At the film’s recent press day, we sat down with actors Mbatha-Raw, Driver and Parker, writer-director Prince-Bythewood, and producers Stephanie Allain and Reggie Rock-Bythewood who talked about creating the music »

- Sheila Roberts

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Film Review: ‘Beyond the Lights’ Has a Respect for Storytelling

14 November 2014 4:13 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Writer/Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, the creator of the cult favorite “Love & Basketball,” is back with another original story that she created, an intimate and romantic perspective on a singer on the path to nowhere, despite superstar-level fame. Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as that singer in “Beyond the Lights.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

As she did in “Love & Basketball,” Prince-Bythewood adds more that just a surface story of desperate problems to go along with desperate fame. Mbatha-Raw portrays a Beyoncé-type performer, who has a passion for singing but not the trappings. The writer/director fashions a world of fans, co-performers and a mother, all who don’t understand what its like to maintain the profile thrust upon the singer. This pushes against the psyche of the whole story, which is part of that atmosphere that makes tension and the subsequent romance more substantial. This also gives a bit more starch to the usual love story, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Beyond the Lights’ Premiere: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gina Prince-Bythewood on Creating a Pop Star

13 November 2014 12:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The stars turned out for the L.A. premiere of Relativity and Bet Studios’ “Beyond the Lights” at the ArcLight Hollywood Wednesday, the latest film from “Love & Basketball” writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood, including Marlon Wayans, Andre Royo, Sanaa Lathan, the L.A. Lakers’ Steve Nash and others.

The film deals with the perils of stardom and the troubling objectification of female celebrities and pop stars, and Prince-Bythewood said she pulled out all the stops in order to create the air of authenticity around Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Noni and make her feel like a musical superstar. The film employed choreographer Laurieann Gibson, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj; hairstylist Kim Kimble, who works with Beyonce; and record producer The Dream, who has written songs for Rihanna, Beyonce, Jay-z, Kanye West and many others.

The helmer even threw Mbatha-Raw and co-star Nate Parker some unexpected curveballs.

“Gina got »

- Kevin Noonan

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Beyond The Lights Review

12 November 2014 9:16 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There are two films bursting to break out of Beyond the Lights, a soapy showbiz drama from Love & Basketball director Gina Prince-Bythewood. One of them is a sharply observed examination of sexualized female identity in popular music and how its effects are not just cultural, but can inflict damage on the woman baring herself to the masses. The other is romantic formula, about a young, miserable, vulnerable woman falling hopelessly in love with a chiseled, muscular, protective man. The cultural context of the former gives a bit of cutting commentary, but it cannot offset the schmaltzy dialogue and dullness of the latter romance. What could have been a revealing, incisive look at the price of fame turns into a story filled with longing stares, beautifully toned skin and groan-worthy dialogue.

Beyond the Lights begins by juxtaposing two different award ceremonies. The first is a youth talent show in South London. »

- Jordan Adler

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Talks Beyond The Lights, Securing Financing, Research and Preparation, The Whole Truth, Jupiter Ascending, and More

12 November 2014 8:24 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Following her breakthrough role in Belle, British rising star Gugu Mbatha-Raw delivers another stirring performance set in the world of music in writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s contemporary romantic drama Beyond the Lights.  Mbatha-Raw plays Noni, a young award-winning artist struggling with the demands of sudden stardom until she meets Kaz (Nate Parker), a principled young man assigned to her security detail who genuinely sees her as a person not a persona.  Their love inspires her to find the courage to become the artist she was always meant to be.  Opening November 14th, the film also stars Minnie Driver and Danny Glover. In an exclusive interview, Mbatha-Raw talked about how her character evolved once she was offered the role, the 8-minute presentation that helped secure the film’s financing, the two-year process of research and preparation, why she was intrigued by the film’s exploration of the emotional and psychological implications of fame, »

- Sheila Roberts

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Beyond the Lights | Review

12 November 2014 1:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Why you wanna fly, Blackbird?: Mbatha-Raw Vibrantly Imbues Prince-Blythewood’s Showbiz Melodrama

A systematically underrated director, Gina Prince-Bythewood returns with her third feature film, Beyond the Lights, a showbiz romantic melodrama that could have maintained an all-too familiar narrative and tone if it weren’t for the freshness of its perspective and a vibrant performance from lead Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Originally titled Blackbird, so named for the Nina Simone track that figures heavily into the protagonist’s story, Prince-Bythewood’s less spectacular title change due to several other films in development with the same title (including the latest from David Mamet and now a Rooney Mara vehicle as well) lends the film a rather truncated, less artistic aura than it deserves. While not completely absent of a bit of schmaltz and customized fantasy, Prince-Bythewood achieves rare moments of actual, believable chemistry between her leads, and, most importantly, maintains an air »

- Nicholas Bell

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Interview: Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is Directed ‘Beyond the Lights’

12 November 2014 9:26 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The show business life is ripe for drama, and the new film “Beyond the Lights” explores the difficulties of the the superstar reaches of the music business, through a Beyoncé-type singer. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Noni, and the film’s director is Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love & Basketball”).

Minnie Driver and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in ‘Beyond the Lights

Photo credit: Relativity Media

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is making a name for herself, with two major releases this year, “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights.” The English actress is probably best remembered as the quirky student friend of Tom Hanks in “Larry Crowne.” Director Gina Prince-Bythewood is back in the spotlight after the well-received “Love & Basketball” in 2000. Since that time, she has directed HBO’s “Disappearing Acts” (2000) and “The Secret Life of Bees” (2008).

HollywoodChicago.com sat down to speak with both women during the 50th Chicago International Film Festival, where “Beyond the Lights” was the highlighted »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Win a Nintendo Wii and "Beyond the Lights" Prize Pack!

12 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

We have a giveaway that will make you sing!toofab has teamed up with Relativity Studios this week to offer one lucky winner a prize pack based on the upcoming flick, "Beyond the Lights" -- starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker and Minnie Driver. The movie, which opens in theaters on November 14, is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar, who falls in love with a young cop who's been assigned to her detail.Relativity is offering up a Nintendo Wii Console (valued at $399), as well as both a Dance and Karaoke video game.To sweeten the deal, they are throwing in a poster for the film and some branded "Beyond the Lights" goodies, including a hoodie, lip gloss and a makeup bag. To enter: 1. Follow @toofab on Twitter and "Like" us on Facebook 2. Fill out the entry form below.Click here for official rules.  Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Beyond the Lights’ From ‘Love & Basketball’ Filmmaker

10 November 2014 8:26 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new drama “Beyond the Lights” starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle”) from the writer and director of “Love & Basketball”!

Beyond the Lights,” which opens on Nov. 14, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Danny Glover, Darryl Stephens, Richard Colson Baker, Elaine Tan, Isaac Keys, Tyler Christopher, Aisha Hinds and India Jean-Jacques from writer and director Gina Prince-Bythewood.

To win your free “Beyond the Lights” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood Talks Beyond The Lights, the Harrowing Experience That Influenced the Film, How She Assembled Her Cast, and More

10 November 2014 7:41 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

For a filmmaker whose every script has its own playlist, it comes as no surprise that writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s new romantic drama, Beyond the Lights, is fueled by music and unfolds within the complicated world of hip hop and R&B.  Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), an award-winning young artist, struggles with the pressures of newfound stardom and her tough-as-nails momager (Minnie Driver) until she meets Kaz (Nate Parker), a promising young cop and aspiring politician who encourages her to find her own voice.  Opening November 14th, the film also stars Danny Glover. In an exclusive interview, Prince-Bythewood revealed how an Alicia Keys’ concert at the Hollywood Bowl and pivotal moments in her personal life moved her to write about this character and this world, her fight to cast Mbatha-Raw, how industry reaction to the finished script was positive but getting a commitment to underwrite production with a relatively unknown »

- Sheila Roberts

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Christopher Nolan denies Marvel diss

7 November 2014 8:59 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been another busy week for entertainment news. In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: "Interstellar" director and "Men of Steel" producer Christopher Nolan denies his previously reported Marvel diss. Also: "The Hunger Games" heads to the London stage, Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips cover the Beatles on "Conan," Clay Aiken's election loss will be an Esquire limited series, Minnie Driver joins NBC's "Peter Pan Live!," Foo Fighters drop two new songs, and more. Catch up here: »

- HitFix Staff

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Go Behind the Scenes of 'Peter Pan Live!' Rehearsals

5 November 2014 6:15 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Et has an exclusive look at the rehearsals for Peter Pan Live!.

Et has an exclusive look at the rehearsals for Peter Pan Live!.

"It's the absolute dream job," said Girls actress Allison Williams, 26, who stars as the titular role in the live NBC telecast, airing December 4.

News: First Look at Allison Williams as 'Peter Pan'

NBC broadcasted Peter Pan live with legendary Broadway star Mary Martin from the mid '50s to the early '60s, giving Allison some big shoes to fill, but she's evidently spent most of her life preparing for the part.

When the casting announcement was made, Allison posted a childhood photo of herself dressed as Peter Pan, writing, "I've been rehearsing for a Really long time."

Likewise, Allison's father, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams reported the casting news during a broadcast, saying, "Family members confirm that she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of three and they look »

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Casting: Spacey, Watts, Fugit, Driver, Watson

5 November 2014 6:09 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Elvis & Nixon

Michael Shannon will star as Elvis Presley and Kevin Spacey will star as Richard Nixon in Liza Johnson's extraordinary true story feature "Elvis & Nixon". Kevin Connolly and Luke Wilson also star.

Cary Elwes along with Hanala and Joey Sagal penned the script about the morning of December 21st 1970 when Presley requested a meeting with Nixon for a very urgent reason - he wanted to be sworn in as an undercover Federal Agent at large. [Source: Screen]

Shut In

Naomi Watts has signed on to star in Farren Blackburn's drama "Shut In" for Lava Bear Films and EuropaCorp. Christina Hodson penned the 2012 Blacklist screenplay and filming begins in Europe next year.

Watts plays a woman who tries to raise her catatonic son on her own and suddenly discovers a shocking secret about him. [Source: THR]

Outcast

Patrick Fugit ("Almost Famous," "Gone Girl") has scored the lead role in Cinemax’s new »

- Garth Franklin

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