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Jessica Chastain In Talks For Film Adaptation Of The Division

20 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One day, the quest for a decent narrative film adaptation of a popular video game might end. Today is not that day, however, and the mission continues. Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain is now in talks to join the planned adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Division – one of Ubisoft’s bestselling titles – which is being packaged for sale by Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

The project has been on the radar for some months, with the involvement of Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal as star and producer already confirmed. The Division will also be co-produced by Ubisoft’s Gerard Guillemot, and Chastain would presumably come aboard as co-lead cast member. The story would be a great fit for the actress, too, who has built an impressive career combining heavy duty drama (Zero Dark Thirty, A Most Violent Year), with more action-based fare (The Huntsman: Winter’s War).

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Can Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ Succeed Where Recent Space Operas Have Failed?

22 July 2016 6:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego — As director Luc Besson and his wife Virginie Besson-Silla laid out in meticulous detail a vision for “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” — based on the French comic series “Valerian and Laureline” — their passion for the heavy genre material was certainly palpable. But it was difficult to ignore the specter of other attempted franchise launches from respected filmmakers that crashed on the rocks of “unproven intellectual property.”

Finding Dory” broke Andrew Stanton out of director jail after his 2012 Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation “John Carter” forced Disney to take a $200 million write-down. Warner Bros. took a hit on the titanically budgeted “Jupiter Ascending” last year from Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, after holding it over from 2014 to delay the pain. Unless it’s tied to successful preexisting brands (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), space opera just seems like a difficult sell these days. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Sikander Kher to play pivotal role in Sense 8

8 July 2016 11:46 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Sikander Kher, who was last seen in the Bollywood film Tere Bin Laden 2 recently made news when he was roped in to feature in season 2 of Anil Kapoor's TV show 24. Now we hear that Sikandar Kher has also been roped in for the American show Sense 8.

Though Sikander's role in Sense 8 will be a small one, it is said to be a rather important one. Commenting on the same the actor stated that he was approached for the role a couple of months back, and that despite being a small one it is a role that takes the story forward.

As for the show itself Sense 8 is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. It is being produced by the Wachowskis' Anarchos Productions and Straczynskis' Studio Jms, along with Javelin Productions and Georgeville Television. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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AMPAS calls on diverse new members group

29 June 2016 5:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Us Academy’s new invitees are 46% female and 41% people of colour. But research shows industry women still face “systematic lack of trust.”

Reflecting its recent diversity push, the Us Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has invited 683 film creatives and executives, 46% of them female and 41% of them people of colour, to become Academy members.

If all the invitations are accepted, Academy membership will go from 25% to 27% female and from 8% to 11% people of colour.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs (pictured) said the make-up of the group of potential new members “continues our long-term commitment to welcoming extraordinary talent reflective of those working in film today. We encourage the larger creative community to open its doors wider, and create opportunities for anyone interested in working in this incredible and storied industry.”

The invitees include 283 new international members from 59 countries, 28 Oscar winners, 98 Oscar nominees and four Sci-Tech Award winners.

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Academy Adds a Record 683 New Oscar Voters in Push for Diversity

29 June 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took a lot of heat last year when the list of Oscar nominees had a distressing lack of diversity. As many will recall, the hash tag #OscarsSoWhite surfaced as a result, and host Chris Rock was not shy about bringing attention to the issue during his opening speech and throughout The Academy Awards ceremony. The Academy assured everyone that steps would be made to correct this problem in the future, and today they took one of those steps.

The Academy recently announced who they are inviting to be members, who will get to vote on The Oscars this year and in the future. The Academy has invited 683 actors, writers, directors and other industry professionals to join this year, and it is a much more diverse bunch than usual. The new class of invitees are 41 percent people of color, and 46 percent female. Here »

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J. Michael Straczynski’s Top Cow Superhero Comic ‘Rising Stars’ In MGM Movie Deal

14 June 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: MGM has optioned "Rising Stars," the Top Cow comic series created by J. Michael Straczynski. He is set to write the script, and Alex Gartner and Richard Suckle will produce for Atlas Entertainment. Straczynski created/produced the Emmy and Hugo-winning Babylon 5 series, and he most recently wrote and exec produced with Lily and Lana Wachowski the Netflix series "Sense 8", and his script credits include Changeling, Ninja Assassin, Thor, Underworld Awakening and World… »

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Sense8 season 2: co-creator Lilly Wachowski departs

27 May 2016 1:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Lana Wachowski will be running Netflix's Sense8 season 2 solo as co-creator Lilly takes a break...

Change is afoot behind the scenes of Netflix's Sense8 season 2.

Jamie Clayton, an actor in the trippy sci-fi show, has announced that Lilly Wachowski has departed season two. Clayton told Buzzfeed that Lilly, who who co-created the series with sister Lana and J. Michael Straczynski, "needed to take some time off".

That means Lana Wachowski will be taking on showrunning duties solo, a role Clayton stressed she was more than equipped to do, calling her "a superwoman" and "an absolute force."

The news comes following the departure of season one's Aml Ameen, who played Nairobi bus driver Capheus, after a difference in creative opinion. The role of Capheus has not been written out of season two, and Toby Onwumere will be picking up Ameen's reins.

Read more on Sense8 season one, here. »

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TVLine Items: Sense8 Ep Exits, Scream After-Show, Mr. Mercedes and More

26 May 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Yet another twist has taken place behind the scenes of Sense8: Co-creator Lilly Wachowski has stepped down from her producing and directing role on the Netflix drama.

“Lilly needed to take some time off,” series star Jamie Clayton told BuzzFeed News, confirming that Lana Wachowski, Lilly’s producing partner and sister, will helm Sense8‘s Season 2 episodes alone. “Lana is absolutely a superwoman. The way she channels her energy and her creativity … it keeps me in absolute awe whenever I’m in her presence. She’s an absolute force.”

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Lilly Wachowski on Sharing Her Trans Journey: "You're Not Always Going to Change People's Minds"

4 April 2016 1:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Less than a month after publishing a statement with Chicago's Lgbt outlet Windy City Times and coming out as transgender, Lilly Wachowski walked the blue carpet in Beverly Hills at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday. It served as the first public appearance since the revelation by the filmmaker — best known for work like Bound, the Matrix franchise, Cloud Atlas and current Netflix series Sense8, all collaborations with trans sister Lana Wachowski — and if it sounds like a quick coming-out party, that's exactly what Lilly says it was. { "nid": 867481, "type": "list_index", "title": "GLAAD Media

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Lilly Wachowski Arrives With a “Tada!” At GLAAD Media Awards – Video

3 April 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

With a “tada!” and a smile, director Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance as a woman last night at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles – and Logo is having its own “tada” moment with this sneak peek of tomorrow night’s taped telecast. Wachowski, creator of Netflix’s Sense8 and accepting the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Drama Series, spoke with humor and insight about her transition and the transgender community. “Love is a crucial thing for transgender… »

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Lilly Wachowski Arrives With a “Tada!” At GLAAD Media Awards – Video

3 April 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

With a “tada!” and a smile, director Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance as a woman last night at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles – and Logo is having its own “tada” moment with this sneak peek of tomorrow night’s taped telecast. Wachowski, creator of Netflix’s Sense8 and accepting the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Drama Series, spoke with humor and insight about her transition and the transgender community. “Love is a crucial thing for transgender… »

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'Ta-Da!': Lilly Wachowski Takes Center Stage for Her First Public Appearance After Coming Out as Transgender

3 April 2016 5:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lilly Wachowski was greeted with a standing ovation when she made her first appearance after coming out as a transgender woman at the GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday night. "Okay, first of all… ta-da," Wachowski joked when she took to the stage to accept the award for outstanding drama series for her Netflix hit, Sense8. "Tonight is a culmination of confluent events for me," she continued. "This was something that I became aware of shortly after receiving tonight's invitation to tonight's affair. Some synchronism of time-space that included the 20-year anniversary of Bound, the 2016 Trans Day of Visibility, »

- Maria Mercedes Lara, @maria_mercedes

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'Ta-Da!': Lilly Wachowski Takes Center Stage for Her First Public Appearance After Coming Out as Transgender

3 April 2016 5:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lilly Wachowski was greeted with a standing ovation when she made her first appearance after coming out as a transgender woman at the GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday night. "Okay, first of all… ta-da," Wachowski joked when she took to the stage to accept the award for outstanding drama series for her Netflix hit, Sense8. "Tonight is a culmination of confluent events for me," she continued. "This was something that I became aware of shortly after receiving tonight's invitation to tonight's affair. Some synchronism of time-space that included the 20-year anniversary of Bound, the 2016 Trans Day of Visibility, »

- Maria Mercedes Lara, @maria_mercedes

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‘Carol,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Bessie’ Among Top GLAAD Media Awards Winners (Full List)

2 April 2016 10:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Carol,” “Transparent” and “Bessie” were among the big winners at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented Saturday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills .

The ceremony, which recognizes media for fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the Lgbt community, brought out celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Ruby Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and Queen Latifah.

Nick Jonas presented Lovato with the Vanguard Award for her efforts to promote acceptance and equality for Lgbt people through her music and acting roles.

“I grew up in Texas where it wasn’t very accepting of any sort of Lgbt person,” said Lovato. “I grew up with friends that were gay and afraid to come out. But, I had a safe environment and family.”

The singer said her family raised her not to judge and not to think differently of other people.

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‘Carol,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Bessie’ Among Top GLAAD Media Awards Winners (Full List)

2 April 2016 10:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Carol,” “Transparent” and “Bessie” were among the big winners at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented Saturday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills .

The ceremony, which recognizes media for fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the Lgbt community, brought out celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Ruby Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and Queen Latifah.

Nick Jonas presented Lovato with the Vanguard Award for her efforts to promote acceptance and equality for Lgbt people through her music and acting roles.

“I grew up in Texas where it wasn’t very accepting of any sort of Lgbt person,” said Lovato. “I grew up with friends that were gay and afraid to come out. But, I had a safe environment and family.”

The singer said her family raised her not to judge and not to think differently of other people.

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- Lamarco McClendon

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2016 GLAAD Media Awards Winners; Lilly Wachowski, ‘Bessie’ & More

2 April 2016 10:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance since coming out as transgender at tonight’s 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. The annual ceremony honoring LGBT representations in news, television, music, comics, and film gave the Outstanding Drama Series award to Wachowski’s Netflix series Sense8. She took the stage opening her acceptance speech with "Ta-da!,” receiving thunderous applause. She attributed many events that led to her coming out including… »

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2016 GLAAD Media Awards Winners; Lilly Wachowski, ‘Bessie’ & More

2 April 2016 10:01 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance since coming out as transgender at tonight’s 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. The annual ceremony honoring Lgbt representations in news, television, music, comics, and film gave the Outstanding Drama Series award to Wachowski’s Netflix series Sense8. She took the stage opening her acceptance speech with "Ta-da!,” receiving thunderous applause. She attributed many events that led to her coming out including… »

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Lilly Wachowski at GLAAD Awards: "Love Is a Crucial Thing for Transgender People"

2 April 2016 9:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

After making her first public appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, Lilly Wachowski took the stage to speak about her own coming out story and GLAAD's role in the Lgbtq community.  Winning best drama series for Sense8, she spoke about her recent announcement, thanking the "fabulous people at GLAAD" for their help, "as well as the extremely sensitive and courteous people at the Daily Mail. Thanks guys," she sarcastically added to laughter from the crowd.  Wachowski came out out as transgender last month in a heartfelt statement to Chicago's Windy City Times. Wachowski revealed in

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‘Matrix’ Director Lilly Wachowski Makes First Public Appearance as a Woman (Photo)

2 April 2016 7:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Director Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance as a woman since announcing her gender transition, attending Saturday’s GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills. Wachowski, who co-directed “The Matrix” series with her then-brother, caused a sensation on the red (blue, actually) carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, entering behind actress Patricia Arquette. Her sister Lana, who made her own transition to female in 2008, had not yet arrived. (Carpet photos will be added to this post as soon as they become available.) “My flight instinct is off the charts right now but you have to fight against it,” Lilly Wachowski told. »

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Lilly Wachowski Makes First Public Appearance at GLAAD Awards

31 March 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards are hosting a special guest on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton — Lilly Wachowski. Wachowski walked the red carpet on Saturday for the annual awards show, marking her first public appearance since coming out as transgender on March 8 in an honest and heartfelt statement to Chicago's Windy City Times. Lilly Wachowski is the sister of Lana Wachowski, who came out as transgender in 2012. The appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards is significant because the event, according to the organization, honors media "for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and

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