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Oscars 2018: Margot Robbie (‘I, Tonya’) could make history as an actress and producer

Oscars 2018: Margot Robbie (‘I, Tonya’) could make history as an actress and producer
Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) is a shoo-in for a nomination for Best Actress next week, but she could end up making Oscars history in another category as well as was recently reported by one of our Experts, Sasha Stone (Awards Daily). Robbie is also a producer of the film, so if “I, Tonya” also receives a Best Picture nomination she would be the first actress to receive acting and producing nominations for the same film. After a year that saw actresses Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) all win Emmys as both actors and producers of TV programs, it would be fitting for Robbie’s passion project to go the distance with a pair of historic Oscar nominations.

It has been an incredible year for female stories, both real and fictional. The “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements have shined
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A Director Of The Handmaid's Tale Could Be Directing A Future Star Wars Film

A director of The Handmaid's Tale, Reed Morano, could be at the helm of a future Star Wars film. THR reports the director recently met with Kathleen Kennedy, and while she couldn't say what the discussion was about, she did have nothing but positive things to say about the producer:

“[Kathleen Kennedy is] amazing. We’re talking about adventure movies, and I’m not even remembering that she produced Goonies. Any movie that I put my finger on that I loved when I was growing up was a movie that she produced. Anyway, it was a great meeting. Obviously, I can’t say anything about what else we were talking about...I guess [Kathleen Kennedy] was watching [The Handmaid’s Tale] with her daughter and then called people and was like, ‘Who’s this Reed person?’ She probably thought I was a guy because of my name.

Episode IX is already off limits, but it's been well established Disney
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Has Star Wars Found Its First Female Director?

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has spoken out quite a few times over the years about trying to find a female director to helm a project in the Star Wars and she may have recently found the one. In a new interview, The Handmaid's Tale director Reed Morano reveals that she sat down for a lengthy meeting with Kennedy, but she was hesitant to give away any other details. Morano could be the new director and an exciting choice to breathe new life into a Star Wars project.

Reed Morano's acclaimed work on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale reportedly caught the eye of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy who invited the director in for a lengthy meeting. In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Morano was tight-lipped about the meeting, but she did share that they talked about the action movies of her childhood. In addition, Morano called Kennedy "amazing" while
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Rian Johnson Explains Why Carrie Fisher’s Final Star Wars Scenes Were Left Untouched

Though Carrie Fisher initially passed away in December of 2016, with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, moviegoers were given the chance to say goodbye to the People’s Princess.

Fittingly, General Leia Organa was given a powerful, profound arc in Rian Johnson’s sequel, as she led the tattered remnants of the Resistance to Crait only to encounter her long-lost brother, Luke Skywalker – or, at least, a Force projection of Mark Hamill’s all-powerful, all-seeing Jedi, who was actually still meditating on Ahch-To just as The Last Jedi reached its beautiful climax.

True to his original promise, Johnson also ensured that Leia was left alive by the time the credits rolled, leaving the fate of her Resistance leader in the hands of J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: Episode IX). Exactly how Abrams and co-writer Chris Terrio (Justice League) plan to bring the curtain down on Leia’s story remains to be seen,
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Star Wars: Solo - where’s all the marketing?

Ryan Lambie Jan 18, 2018

It’s little more than four months from its release, yet still no trailer. We look at the timeline for Solo's subdued marketing...

It was less than a year ago that the first official cast image emerged. There was lead actor Alden Ehrenreich, dominating the scene inside the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit. Crowded around him were his fellow actors Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke; along for the ride were the director duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, then hot off such films as 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie.

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In theory, this was the start of what would inevitably a huge campaign for what in time would be Solo: A Star Wars Story - the latest in a planned series of spin-offs that explore the more obscure, previously unseen corners of the Star Wars galaxy.
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First ‘Solo’ Plot Synopsis Teases Han’s Adventure

Disney/Lucasfilm have finally released the first official ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ plot synopsis, and it’s only a little over four months until it’s release. We have yet to see even an official image from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘, but we already know that the film has had quite the rough path to the big screen. In essence, original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller departed the project with only three weeks of shooting left (you can watch me talking about what happened here).

Almost immediately, Lucasfilm hired Ron Howard to replace the duo and re-shoot some of the footage they had previously shot. It was a this point–with roughly 10 months until it’s intended release date of May 25, 2018–that pretty much everyone expected the film to be pushed to december of this year, but alas, that never happened. Then, what seemed to be a small amount of reshoots,
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Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, and More Say Time’s Up For Woody Allen: ‘I Believe You, Dylan Farrow’

Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, and More Say Time’s Up For Woody Allen: ‘I Believe You, Dylan Farrow’
Following her speech at the Golden Globes in which she powerfully advocated on behalf of the #MeToo and Time’s Up anti-sexual harassment movements, Oprah Winfrey joined some of the most powerful women in Hollywood for a segment on “CBS Sunday Morning” to discuss the Time’s Up campaign and accused predators such as Woody Allen.

Read More:Rebecca Hall is ‘Profoundly Sorry’ For Starring in Woody Allen’s New Film, Donates Full Salary to Time’s Up

Allen has been in the headlines a lot this month as Dylan Farrow has pressured Hollywood stars to speak out against the director. Farrow has alleged for years that Allen molested her as a child. She called out advocates of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements like Blake Lively and Justin Timberlake for supporting anti-sexual harassment causes while refusing to speak out about working with Allen.

“I believe you, Dylan,” Natalie Portman
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Oprah Discusses Time’s Up With Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross, and More — Watch

Oprah Discusses Time’s Up With Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross, and More — Watch
A week after her show-stopping Golden Globes speech, Oprah Winfrey was back on TV this morning to talk about one of the other most notable presences at the ceremony: Time’s Up. She was joined by Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Kathleen Kennedy, Shonda Rhimes, and Tracee Ellis Ross on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss the initiative, whose legal defense fund just received a $1.5 million donation in Michelle Williams’ name following the controversy over Mark Wahlberg’s salary for “All the Money in the World” reshoots.

More than 300 women are taking part in Time’s Up, which led Winfrey to an obvious question: Does it have a leader?

Read More:Mark Wahlberg Is Donating His ‘All the Money in the World’ Reshoot Salary to Time’s Up in Michelle Williams’ Name

“Who is the head of the group? And is it an organization? A movement?” Winfrey asked. “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross responded,
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Oprah Winfrey Asks Powerful Hollywood Women About Woody Allen in Time's Up Interview

Among the topics discussed during a CBS Sunday Morning segment hosted by Oprah Winfrey on the Time's Up initiative was director and accused sexual predator Woody Allen.

Winfrey sat down with Reese Witherspoon, Kathleen Kennedy, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, attorney Nina Shaw, Tracee Ellis Ross and producer Shonda Rhimes to discuss the impact their campaign has had in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Of the topics discussed, Allen was brought up due to a series of tweets by Dylan Farrow during last weekend's Golden Globes in which she said she hoped Allen's time would have been up...
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See Preview of Oprah's 'Time's Up' Panel With Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman

See Preview of Oprah's 'Time's Up' Panel With Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman
Oprah Winfrey will interview Hollywood advocates of the "Time's Up" campaign against sexual misconduct, for a CBS Sunday Morning segment airing January 14th. Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis-Ross, America Ferrera, Shonda Rhimes, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and attorney Nina Shaw participated in the panel.

In a preview of the discussion, Winfrey asks how men and women can talk about the topic of sexual misconduct in the workplace when it feels like such a charged issue.

"We're humans. We're all humans," Portman said. "And I think it's treating people as fellow humans.
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Oprah Talks To Hollywood Women About Impact Of Time’s Up Campaign

Some of Hollywood’s more powerful women sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a discussion about the Time’s Up campaign to end sexual harassment and assault. Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Tracee Ellis Ross, producer Shonda Rhimes, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and attorney Nina Shaw all appeared together for an interview with Winfrey that will
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‘CBS Sunday Morning’: Oprah Winfrey Time’s Up Panel Interview Includes Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes

Oprah Winfrey this Sunday will interview a gathering of prominent Hollywood woman – Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Tracee Ellis Ross, Shonda Rhimes, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, attorney Nina Shaw – about the Time’s Up campaign that gained much attention at this year’s Golden Globes. Winfrey’s taped interview, conducted earlier this week in Pasadena, will air on CBS Sunday Morning (CBS, 9 am Et). Watch a clip above. In excerpts released by…
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Abandoned Star Wars 9 Pitch Brought Daisy Ridley to Tears

Abandoned Star Wars 9 Pitch Brought Daisy Ridley to Tears
While fans have just a few months left until Solo: A Star Wars Story, many are already looking past it to Star Wars 9, which is still nearly two years away. Director J.J. Abrams is taking over the reins from Colin Trevorrow, who was essentially fired after nearly two years of developing the story. While we'll likely never know what his story entailed, during a recent podcast appearance, Bobby Moynihan revealed that Colin Trevorrow's story pitch drove Daisy Ridley to tears. And now you may be asking yourself, what the heck does Bobby Moynihan have to do with any of this?

Bobby Moynihan appeared on the Collider Jedi Council Podcast, explaining that he met Daisy Ridley (Rey) during a Saturday Night Live after-party during his tenure on the show, which was also being attended Colin Trevorrow. At one point during the party, Ridley became quite excited, as it was the first
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Han Solo Movie Heads Back for More Reshoots This Month?

The Han Solo movie is getting ready for more reshoots. Does that mean it's time to really hit the panic button on the latest Star Wars standalone? Maybe, but there's a lot to consider. First, what we know is that the movie is said to be undergoing reshoots later this month that will last for about three weeks and will go into February. That means that by the time the reshoots are finished, we'll be a little more than three months away from the scheduled release of the Han Solo movie in theaters.

Before we go any further we should mention that this information is coming from Reddit. While Reddit sources are often spotty at best, this particular user, who goes by the name Hufflepuffins, accurately reported on Ron Howard resuming production on the movie in July 2017 when he took over for fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. So
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Film News Roundup: Vin Diesel in Early Talks to Join ‘Bloodshot’ at Sony

Film News Roundup: Vin Diesel in Early Talks to Join ‘Bloodshot’ at Sony
In today’s film news round-up, Vin Diesel is eyeing “Bloodshot,” Matt Lauria joins “Shaft,” and Jonathan Fernandez nabs a hosting gig.

Castings

Vin Diesel is in early talks to star in Sony’s “Bloodshot” science-fiction movie project, based on the Valiant comic character.

Bloodshot” would be produced by Neal Moritz through his Original Films alongside Valiant’s Dinesh Shamdasani. Moritz is a producer on Diesel’s signature “Fast and Furious” franchise. Dave Wilson is attached to direct and Eric Heisserer (“Arrival”) is writing the screenplay.

Bloodshot,” first published in 1992, centers on a mortally wounded soldier with powers of regeneration and meta-morphing made possible through nano-machines in his bloodstream. “Bloodshot” was created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton in 1992.

Diesel is attached to star in the next three “Fast and Furious” films, scheduled for 2019, 2020, and 2021. He has also been part of the Riddick and “xXx” Xander Cage action franchises. The news was
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"Indiana Jones" In 2019

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According to Lucasfilm, the next "Indiana Jones" movie, to be directed by Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by David Koepp, starring Harrison Ford, will be released July 19, 2019:

"'Indiana Jones' is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history," said a Disney spokesperson, "and we can't wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019.

"It's rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven..."

"I've always thought there was an opportunity to do another," said Ford.

"But I didn't want to do it without Steven. And I didn't want to do it without a really good script. And happily we're working on both. Steven is developing a script now that I think we're going to be very happy with."

LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy will produce the new "Indiana Jones".

Archaeologist,
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Ewan McGregor on the Obi-Wan movie and what he thought of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It’s not exactly a Rey’s parentage sized secret that Ewan McGregor would love to don the cowl once again and play Obi-Wan Kenobi in the planned Star Wars spin-off. He’s clearly a huge fan, as his pre-Prequel enthusiasm would suggest, and has even grown some Ben Kenobi style facial fur over the past few weeks.

So unsurprisingly, after picking up the Golden Globe for Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television for his work on Fargo season 3, McGregor was asked about the potential Star Wars standalone.

“It’s just that. There’s a lot of talk,” said McGregor. “I’d be happy to play him again. I don’t know any more about it more than you do”.

It’s as vague as Old Ben himself would be, but at least the actor is staying in the picture
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Solo: A Star Wars Story: Everything We Know – And Some Things We Don’t

By now, most everyone who is going to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the theater, has seen it. Which means Disney and Lucasfilm are ready to start getting fans excited about the next Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. In fact, word has it that the first trailer will debut during the college football National Championships on Espn this Monday, Jan. 8. So, we figured it was a good time to scour the net and compile all the official news and juicy rumors we could find about this movie that details Han Solo’s early exploits.

This film has had a bit of a bumpy ride to the big screen. In July 2015 directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie) were brought on to helm this Han Solo origin film. Disney were clearly looking to inject more humor into the galaxy far, far away. However, after
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The Week in Star Wars – The Last Jedi crosses $1 billion, Rey’s parents update, New Trilogy to start shooting in June and more

Your first edition of The Week in Star Wars has all the latest box office news for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a new set photo and character details for Solo: A Star Wars Story, a new rumour about Rian Johnson’s new trilogy and more…

Let’s kick of 2018 with all the latest from the Star Wars: The Last Jedi box office. The movie bested Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to cross $1 billion at the global box office and is currently the biggest domestic 2017 release, and third biggest movie worldwide behind The Fate of the Furious and Beauty and the Beast. It’s also broken into the top 20 biggest earners of all-time, and has helped Star Wars surpass Harry Potter in terms of box office gross…

…A new IMAX poster was also released, which you can check out here…

…Now, one of the big talking points of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Lucasfilm Confirms New Star Wars Trilogy Is Very Similar To George Lucas’ Vision

With 40 years of storytelling through an expanded, multimedia universe, the subject of Star Wars canon inevitably gets a little thorny. This is undoubtedly part of the reason why Lucasfilm Head Kathleen Kennedy started the Lucasfilm Story Group back in 2012.

Currently consisting of 11 people, the group is tasked with overseeing the canon – essentially determining what is and is not included, with the ultimate aim of ensuring a single cohesive narrative. A number of the Story Group members are also authors of books that accompany the Star Wars universe and, recently, one such member – Pablo Hidalgo – Tweeted in response to fan speculation about the extent to which the plans of George Lucas are included in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Mr Hidalgo’s Tweets on the subject have since been deleted, but snapshots of them have been widely shared across the internet. They basically address timeline speculation, and fans drawing connections between
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