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A recent Production Weekly entry lists a feature film called “Psych” as one of many shooting beginning in May. This has naturally created speculation among fans who’ve been waiting to hear about their favorite fake psychic detective returning to the screen in some form.
Over at Comicbook.com, the report is that the movie will shoot this summer in Vancouver and San Francisco. This seems to be supported by a stray comment that Cary Elwes made at the Indiana Comic Con.
According to the Herald Bulletin, when the actor was asked for more clarity as to the true identity of his Canadian art thief character Pierre Despereaux, Elwes said, “It’s a good question, and I believe it all will be revealed in the film that we’re making this summer. »
- Hanh Nguyen
Sachin Tendulkar at The Asian Awards 2010
The Asian Awards is proud to be honouring one of the world’s greatest sportsmen, Sachin Tendulkar, with the prestigious Fellowship Award. The accolade is presented to global icons who have excelled and made significant strides and contributions in their respective careers. Previous honourees include music legend, Ravi Shankar, Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley and one of the most prolific actors of all time, Jackie Chan.
Sachin Tendulkar is, without a doubt, the greatest cricketer to come out of India, the most prolific run-maker and one of the greatest batsmen of all time, earning him the nickname, Master Blaster. Outside of sport, Tendulkar’s philanthropic efforts are widely recognised. In 2008, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award and in 2014 Sachin Tendulkar received India’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, the youngest ever person to receive the accolade.
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Long before her death in 2012 at age 48, Whitney Houston had become a cultural icon as recognized for her personal downfall as her success. The dazzling yet tender new documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me — which is receiving its world premiere on April 26 at the Tribeca Film Festival — reconciles both her tragic spiral and her astonishing talent. Co-directed by veteran documentarians Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney) and Rudi Dolezal (Freddie Mercury, The Untold Story), the film combines spectacular, sing-your-heart-out concert footage of Houston with intimate private videos of the singer and testimonials from those who knew her.
The result is an experience that, »
- Joe McGovern
Jessica Biel has a killer new role — literally. In USA’s “The Sinner,” an eight-episode limited series based on the international bestselling novel of the same name by German crime writer Petra Hammesfahr, the actress plays Cora Tannetti, a seemingly normal wife and mother who brutally murders a total stranger in full view of a beach full of people.
Biel also produced the project, so it’s clear that the twisted new series has become a major passion project for her. And when it came to choosing the role, Biel used a post-screening Q&A (where she was joined by Campos, »
- Kate Erbland
News broke on Monday that Universal is developing a biopic about Madonna, and while the superstar herself is none too happy about the news, the question still stands: Who has the chops to play the Queen of Pop?
The movie will focus on Madonna’s efforts in the early 1980s to get her first album released, putting the star in her early-mid-20s. This opens the door for a younger actress to take on the role.
There’s “Fifty Shades” star Dakota Johnson, who proved to be a stand-out in the erotic book adaptations, as well as Margot Robbie, who built hugely on her fanbase by starring as Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad” and will be playing Tonya Harding in an upcoming biopic.
- Variety Staff
French animator and illustrator Arthur de Pin’s child-friendly comedy-horror tale Zombillenium (pictured) - set against the backdrop of an amusement-terror park were the staff are a motley crew of vampires, zombies and werewolves - will open this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, running June 12-17 this year.
It is among nine special event screenings including Pixar’s Cars 3, which will be proceeded by a presentation of footage from Mexico-set, Day of the Dead-inspired drama Coco in the presence of director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla K. Anderson and co-director Adrian Molina; Despicable Me 3 and The Big Bad Fox And Other Animals.
Zombillenium will also compete in the 10-title feature film competition.
Simon Brew Apr 26, 2017
"Only I can tell my story", insists Madonna, as she distances herself from planned biopic Blonde Ambition...
Just a day after we got news that a Madonna biopic is in the works (below), we also get the answer to the question ‘will she be involved in it’.
That answer is a great big no.
Madonna has taken to her Instagram account to slam Blonde Ambition, the movie that was snapped up by Universal Pictures. As she wrote on Instagram, “nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society”.
This doesn’t mean that the film isn’t going ahead, and the screenplay for the movie has been doing the rounds for the past year or two now. »
Margot Robbie is swapping her Harley Quinn pigtails for Queen Elizabeth I’s crown. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the “Suicide Squad” actress will play Queen Elizabeth in Josie Rourke’s “Mary Queen of Scots.” “Brooklyn’s” Saoirse Ronan is set to star as the titular Mary Stuart, Elizabeth’s cousin.
Written by Penelope Skinner (“How I Live Now”) and Michael Hirst (“The Tudors”), the biopic “will take on the historical family rivalry between Elizabeth and Mary, when the latter attempted to overthrow her cousin’s seat on the English thrown,” THR reports.
“In a Better World” director Susanne Bier was originally linked to “Mary Queen of Scots.” She spoke to Women and Hollywood in 2014 about the project and her collaboration with Skinner. “Mary was very young when she became queen. Basically, she was queen from age five, but she became a real queen when she was 17,” Bier told us. “And we wanted to have that because part of the excitement is to have that young girl have the power of a queen. That was so exciting.”
We don’t know why Bier is no longer involved in the project, but we’re happy that another female director was selected to take the reins. Best known as a theater director, Rourke has previously helmed productions of “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Vote,” “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” and “Saint Joan.” According to Rourke’s IMDb page, “Mary Queen of Scots” marks her feature directorial debut.
The conflict between Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart has been explored before in the 1971 Vanessa Redgrave-starrer “Mary, Queen of Scots,” and the 2013 “Mary Queen of Scots,” starring Camille Rutherford (“Blue Is the Warmest Color.” “Elizabeth,” the 1998 film toplined by Cate Blanchett, touched upon the hostility between Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart’s mother, Mary of Guise (Fanny Ardant, “Ridicule”).
Robbie has a number of projects on her plate. She stars in “I, Tonya,” a biopic a comedy about controversial Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding currently in post-production. Among Robbie’s other upcoming films are “Marian,” a new iteration of Robin Hood folklore, a spinoff for her “Suicide Squad” character Harley Quinn and other female villains of the DC Comics universe, “Queen of the Air,” in which she’ll play a trapeze artist, and “Beautiful Things,” a thriller set in a zoo.
Ronan is also plenty busy. The Oscar-nominated actress has roles in Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut “Lady Bird” and an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s “On Chesil Beach.” The “Atonement” actress is also set to play a refugee in a big screen adaptation of Camilla Gibb’s best-selling 2007 novel “Sweetness in the Belly.”
Margot Robbie to Portray Queen Elizabeth I in Josie Rourke’s “Mary Queen of Scots” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Author: Scott Davis
It’s been a busy weekend over at 20th Century Fox with a wave of announcements regarding their upcoming slate for the next couple of years. Earlier, the studio announced the release dates for its three big Marvel films – New Mutants, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix story – but those weren’t the only big ones to be announced.
“Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024, and December 19, 2025!”
In other moves, the studio has changed the release date for the upcoming sequel Kingman: The Golden Circle (who’s first trailer is due today) which has jumped forward a week to September 22nd this year. A similar jump »
- Scott Davis
How the actress’s upcoming projects look to expand her image.
There’s no denying that Margot Robbie’s sex appeal has played a role in the trajectory of her acting career. However, while she’s often listed among Hollywood’s rising stars, her sex symbol status has not come without a price, as perhaps best exemplified by Vanity Fair’s obnoxiously terrible profile of the actress, which should not perhaps be counted as journalism so much as patronizing sexist ooze. The article mentions that Robbie is a talented actress, but mostly focuses on trying to describe her physical appearance as extensively and creepily as possible, with seemingly a secondary goal of irritating the entire country of Australia, or as Rich Cohen calls it, “America 50 years ago.”
- Ciara Wardlow
The Wolf Of Wall Street, Focus and Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie is set to play Queen Elizabeth in a new drama from Working Title Films. Robbie will be the former monarch opposite Saiorse Ronan in Mary Queen Of Scots for Working Title and Focus Features with Ronan assuming the role of Mary Stuart.
The film has been in development for over a decade with Ronan reportedly attached since 2012. The film has not officially been greenlit as yet, but the star-power of Robbie is sure to help its cause. Phillip Noyce had been attached to direct the film, but now celebrated theatre director Josie Rourke will helm, directing from a rewritten screenplay by House Of Cards’ Beau Willimon, who adapts John Guy’s The True Life Of Mary Stuart. »
- Paul Heath
Variety is reporting that Margot Robbie is in talks to join Saoirse Ronan in Focus Features and Working Title’s Mary Queen of Scots, which is being directed by Josie Rourke from a script by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon.
The film is based upon John Guy’s book The True Life of Mary Stuart, and will see Ronan portraying Mary alongside Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I. Apparently the project is yet to officially receive the green light, but is hoping to get the go ahead to begin production later in the year.
Australian actress Robbie has several projects on the horizon, including the Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya, thriller Terminal, A.A. Milne biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin, the live-action CG-hybrid Peter Rabbit, Robin Hood reimagining Marian and Suicide Squad spinoff Gotham City Sirens. »
- Gary Collinson
Someone at 20th Century Fox should be getting some overtime pay as this Saturday they’ve revealed a whole host of new release dates. If one cuts through the white noise that are the sequels to Avatar and Deadpool, as well as X-Men spin-offs, there’s a few prominent additions to the their schedule.
First up, Steve McQueen will finally return on November 16, 2018 with Widows, his crime drama that has assembled the epic cast of Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, André Holland, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, and Robert Duvall. Before that, Steven Spielberg‘s Pentagon Papers drama — once titled The Post — starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will arrive this year, specifically on December 22, 2017.
Other updates include delays of both Shane Black‘s The Predator and the Jennifer Lawrence-led Red Sparrow, while Bryan Singer‘s Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which Rami Malek was circling, »
- Jordan Raup
Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) may soon be joining the pantheon of actresses who have portrayed Queen Elizabeth I of England as Variety reports that Robbie is currently in negotiations to play the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty in Mary Queen Of Scots. The film, which is to be helmed by theatre director Josie Rourke, will be "based on the true story of Mary Stuart’s attempt... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
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Robbie has become one of Hollywood's most in-demand actresses and producers, under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. Her upcoming »
- Mia Galuppo
Author: Jon Lyus
We’ve grown quite accustomed to enjoying the first days of Spring with a new series of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Last year Season 6 of the show moved beyond the published work by George R. R. Martin and that meant book readers and show watchers were in it together. It was a heady time. Dany and her ever-growing brood of dragons finally set off for Westeros, Cersei taught Machiavelli a few things on her way to the Iron Throne and f.
With the show entering its final stretch, and two shorter season set for this year and next, we have to wait until July to see what happens next. While we wait for a trailer of substance (the previously released promo was a portentous montage of people walking…) HBO have release some equally info-absent images from the forthcoming season.
We’ve gleaned what we could from »
- Jon Lyus
This week was a double episode of The Amazing Race, and it served up double the drama as some of the teams tore into each other, day after day, challenge after challenge. In Zanzibar, they have to find the home of Farrokh Bulsara – and that’s pretty easy for the teams that figure out that’s the birth name of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen. Liz and Mike find Freddie Mercury’s house first. The Detour gives them the choice to find hunt down three royal doors in the city, or to open a zillion trunks looking for keys to...read more »
- Sandy Malone
Queen Bey has one more award to add to her collection -- and this one's a biggie.
The 35-year-old singer won a Peabody Award for her visual album, Lemonade, on Thursday, just days shy of the one-year anniversary of its 2016 release.
Beyonce's win for Lemonade, which first aired on HBO, is one of seven awards in the Entertainment category for the Peabody Awards, which recognize excellence in television, radio and digital broadcasting. Atlanta, Better Things, Happy Valley, Horace and Pete, National Treasure and Veep also won Peabody Awards this year.
"Lemonade draws from the prolific literary, musical, cinematic, and aesthetic sensibilities of black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry of poetic innovation," Peabody organizers said in a statement. "The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women »
The war between the Marvel Universe and Captain America’s Hydra is about to begin, and this Wednesday sees the release of Secret Empire #0; check out a preview of the issue below courtesy of Marvel Comics…
The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community. Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals. The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen. All of the dominos of Captain America’s plan have been laid out – and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action! Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested. »
- Amie Cranswick
Zeke Smith is trying to make the best of the situation.
Exclusive: 'Survivor: Game Changers' Castaway Brad Culpepper Breaks Down Over the Stress of the Competition
Varner, who told host Jeff Probst that he felt he was going home earlier in the tribal council, decided to reveal one last piece of information in the hopes of saving himself.
"There is deception here. Deceptions on levels, Jeff, that these guys don't even understand," Varner said, looking at Smith. "Why haven't you told anyone that you're transgender?"
While Smith was open about his sexuality during his last appearance on the show, Survivor: Millenials vs. Gen X, and even inspired another contestant, Bret, to come out to him on the show, the transgender reveal was a shock to his tribe -- and something Smith hoped wouldn't »
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