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This story first appeared in a special awards season issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. For Salma Hayek, the Oscar-nominated star of 2002's Frida, the idea of creating an animated movie around The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran's famous collection of philosophical poems, was a project — however improbable it might have seemed at first — that was somehow inevitable. As Hayek, who was born in Mexico, tells it, she was about 6 years old when she first saw a copy of the book belonging to her maternal grandfather, who was Lebanese, like Gibran himself. As a teenager, she picked up
- Carolyn Giardina
Everybody's Antonio Banderas is always sexy Antonio Banderas. It's always him suggesting people come closer and/or take off their clothes. That was Lou Diamond Phillips's approach, as he showed on Conan last night. But we think people should be doing Banderas as Puss in Boots, because not only does P.I.B. have a funny name, he also says Shrek frequently. No other Banderas impression says Shrek nearly as often. Not Banderas in Ruby Sparks, not Banderas in Original Sin, and especially not Banderas in Frida. At no point does Banderas say "Señorita Kahlo, that is a nice painting, but may I suggest adding Shrek." »
- Jesse David Fox
“This is so wonderful, this whole gathering of women,” declared Meryl Streep to the stylish set of female supporters seated inside the Four Seasons Beverly Hills for Elle Magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood awards on Monday night. “But I mean, you really have to admit,” the beloved actress continued, “That if they had this great big meeting once a year, and they called it ‘Men in Hollywood,’ and they had like, 17% women there — who felt besieged and awkward — and they gave a lot of awards to the men of Hollywood, we would be pissed!”
“Oh wait,” Streep continued, summoning a premature roar of applause. “They have those meetings… every day, in every city, in every country in the world!”
And so went the 22nd toast to intrepid women in entertainment — perhaps more timely than ever, given its occurrence during what host Joel McHale called “a history-making year for women in the industry. »
- Jasmin Rosemberg
Five time Golden Globe and Emmy winner Alec Baldwin and Oscar nominee Salma Hayek will star in the feature comedy Drunk Parents, to be directed by Fred Wolf, from a screenplay by Wolf and Peter Gaulke. The film’s producers, Robert Ogden Barnum and Aaron L. Gilbert, announced a first quarter 2016 start date.
The film is a co-production with Fortitude International and Bron Studios, in association with CW Media Finance. Joining Fortitude’s Barnum and Bron’s Gilbert will be CW’s Jason Cloth, Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros and Daniel Wagner and Brillstein Entertainment’s Jai Khanna, serving as Executive Producers.
This comedy features Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek as the Teagartens. They are not only drunk with love for their daughter, but also literally drunk the night after dropping her off at college, leading to a bad decision, a kidnapping, and a serious case of mistaken identity. Simultaneously moving and uproariously funny, »
- Michelle McCue
While they are now lifelong, inveterate expats, the Quay Brothers — identical twins, Stephen and Timothy, now 68 — should probably be seen as American national treasures. Experimental, avant-garde stop motion animators with a surrealist, Mitteleuropa and Kafka-esque aesthetic that recalls the make-believe scenario where David Lynch, obscurant Czech animator Jan Švankmajer, German Expressionists, silent era auteurs like Carl Dryer and Terry Gilliam had a dinner party and dreamt up twisted scenarios where handmade, but decayed and discarded marionettes are trapped in esoteric, entrancing netherworlds of dark imagination. In mainstream culture, you may have seen their eccentric, beautifully creepy work here and there; music videos for His Name Is Alive and Michael Penn, an animated segment within the Oscar-nominated “Frida” film, some contributions to Peter Gabriel’s iconic “Sledgehammer” video (that they've since disavowed), but much like their marginalized and damaged »
- Rodrigo Perez
It's almost time! AMC is getting ready to launch its first spinoff from their blockbuster hit horror series The Walking Dead! Things kick off this Sunday with the Pilot episode of Fear the Walking Dead. But if you can't wait a couple more days, the network has released the first intense moments. This sneak peek features Frank Dillane as Nick Clark, who awakens in what appears to be a drug den. He slowly comes too, realizing things aren't right with this situation. He stumbles about in a gait reminiscent of a Walker. Is this foreshadowing? The house he finds himself in is big, and empty and has been left in shambles. He hears screaming, but continues his journey. Soon, he discovers a blood-covered man with his throat ripped out. He calls out for a Gloria, but she is nowhere to be seen. And then...
You are not going to want to miss what happens next. »
The Hollywood Reporter reports that principal photography will being in March 2016 at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios. Zorro Reborn will be set in the near future with a masked hero taking on bad-guys, very much like the original legend.
The story of Zorro heralds from 1919, a creation of New York–based pulp writer Johnston McCulley. He was first seen as Don Diego de la Vega in “The Curse of Capistrano”, serialized that year in five parts in the magazine All-Story Weekly. Since then the character has been seen in countless European, Mexican and American films, with Antonio Banderas featuring as Zorro in the last »
- Paul Heath
After becoming stuck in development hell, the post-apocalyptic Zorro project "Zorro Reborn" has been resurrected.
Lantica Media and Sobini Films are teaming for the feature and are aiming to begin shooting it in March at the Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios.
The story is described as a post-apocalyptic take on the myth of Zorro and follows a masked and caped stranger taking on tyrants.
This however shifts him out of the Spanish colonial era of California in which he was set and into a "Mad Max"-esque apocalyptic wasteland.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Filmmakers have been trying to get this post-apocalyptic Zorro reboot off the ground for over a decade at 20th Century Fox, but the film seems to have found new life with Lantica Media and Sobini Films, who are hoping to film in early 2016. Come inside to learn more.
Since we started this site (back in the days we called ourselves The Movie Pool), I've been writing about Zorro Reborn. No joke. The reality is this film has been "in the works" since long before that! The story is a modern-ish take on the classic hero. Rather than taking place in the past, as the other films have done, Zorro Reborn takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, though the basics of the hero remain the same.
For a while, though, nothing seemed to be happening with this project, and in the last couple years many of us thought it was dead in the water. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
“Frida” actress Salma Hayek obtained a temporary restraining order Friday against a woman who she claims has been impersonating her, and has “made a veiled threat regarding kidnapping an ransoming Hayek’s minor child.” Hayek has a seven-year-old daughter, Valentina, with her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault. According to the request for the restraining order, Liana Geordie Philippon, has coordinated with Orlette Bodagh (also the subject of a restraining order request), and has “made attempts to contact petitioner and petitioner’s family members,” as well as impersonating Hayek “on several occasions.” See video: Salma Hayek Eats Silk Worms, Spray Cheese on 'Watch What Happens Live' The. »
- Tim Kenneally
When it comes to food, Salma Hayek knows no boundaries. The Frida actress stopped by Watch What Happens Live Wednesday alongside Craig Robinson and proved that she'll eat just about anything...except onions. Given what she's willing to eat, the idea of her staying away from the layered legume seems a bit odd! In a game of "Will Salma Eat It?" host Andy Cohen challenged the Oscar-nominated actress to see if she would or wouldn't eat a few mystery foods. The host and Robinson started out somewhat slowly, offering the star deep-fried frog. "Deep-fried frog or frog legs?" she questioned. "What you're supposed to eat is the frog legs." If you're going to eat »
Salma Hayek is dishing on her dark past ... sort of. The star stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday night and played an interesting game of "Never Have I Ever" alongside actor Craig Robinson. During the game, Andy Cohen put his guests on the spot, asking if they'd ever forgotten the name of a one-night stand or watched porn. The 48-year-old actress' answers remained innocent until the host asked if anyone had ever shoplifted. The "Frida" actress shocked the room when she revealed that she had, in fact, stolen before. "It was a little turtle, It was a little turtle," she explained. "Yes, I couldn't help myself, I was nine!" Watch the clip below to see Salma's response when asked if she's ever sent someone a naked photo of herself. That wasn't the only confession Salma coped to! During a call-in portion of the show, a fan asked if »
- tooFab Staff
Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew and find out what to expect from AMC's new original series Fear the Walking Dead with a new four-minute preview. Stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane and producers Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Erickson and Adam Davidson explain how Fear the Walking Dead is different from the flagship series The Walking Dead. Fear the Walking Dead's six-episode first season premieres Sunday, August 23 at 9 Pm Et, only on AMC.
Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The »
Though Salma Hayek thinks she may not be a hot choice for Hollywood studios nowadays, the 48-year-old actress isn’t bothered. “I think they don’t want me, but I don’t really care,” she told the Associated Press. Hayek, who turns 49 next month, is just as accepting of her age. Also Read: 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet' Review: Liam Neeson and Salma Hayek Attempt to Put Poetry in Motion “You don’t look as bad as you thought you were going to look. You don’t feel as old as you thought you were going to feel. It’s a myth. »
- Kathy Zerbib
I sat down with Hayek recently in Doha, where her animated film, which debuted at Cannes, closed the Ajyal Youth Film Festival. Hayek, who produced "Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet" (opening Friday from Gkids) and voices the character of Kamila, described how her connection to Gibran’s inspirational book, which has sold more than 100 million copies since its 1923 publication, initially came through her Lebanese grandfather. With its absence of plot and parable-like soliloquies, “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” was always going to be a tough adaptation but Hayek brought the same stubborn determination that allowed her to get “Frida” and “Ugly Betty” made to bring her labor of love to fruition. Creatively, her solution was to install “The Lion King” director Roger Allers at the helm and give individual chapters to different internationally renowned animators, granting them total creative freedom. Allers then wove these eight strands together with a framing narrative added on top of. »
- Matt Mueller
Salma Hayek, who was born in Mexico but moved to Los Angeles in 1991, isn’t going to let Donald Trump‘s controversial remarks about immigrants put her down. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Friday, the “Frida” actress opened up on her thoughts about Trump’s comments, saying that “it’s a very simple tactic for self-promotion. What’s sad is how easily people are manipulated. I’m not insulted because I cannot be insulted by stupidity.” Moreover, Hayek says she will not easily be manipulated by uninformed people. Also Read: Rupert Murdoch Slams Donald Trump's »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Who's ready for Fear the Walking Dead? It's almost time for this Walking Dead companion series to launch, bringing us back to the start of the zombie apocalypse. While we wait another couple of weeks, Bloody Disgusting has debuted over 60 new photos including a gorgeous set of character portraits that introduce all of the main actors. We even get a glimpse behind-the-scenes as the creators bring this new story to life. In addition, we finally have the official synopsis, which adds more insight into the show.
Amongst this massive collection of new photos are nine character portraits that highlight the main cast of virus survivors. Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis star in Fear the Walking Dead as Madison Clark and Travis Manawa, a high school guidance counselor and a teacher locked in a heated romance. We also get to meet their children Nick Clark, Alicia Clark and Chris Manawa, played by Frank Dillane, »
Fincher famously helmed the beloved 1999 film adaptation of Palahniuk's "Fight Club", and now a tweet from the author suggests that Taymor is "working with David Fincher on a 'Fight Club' rock opera."
It sounds like Taymor, who has helmed a few films herself including "The Tempest," "Titus," "Across the Universe" and "Frida," is spearheading whatever this "Fight Club: The Musical"-style project is. How much Fincher is involved, who knows at this point but expect more news about it soon.
— Chuck Palahniuk (@chuckpalahniuk) July 12, 2015 »
- Garth Franklin
Though she has occasional dalliances in the cinematic world — 2002’s “Frida” remains a highlight, though 2007’s “Across The Universe” has some fans — Julie Taymor is mostly thought of as a theater director. Her stage production of “The Lion King” is estimated to have been seen by over 45 million people, and she may be on her way to translating another pre-existing and already successful work to the stage. According to a completely unexpected tweet by author Chuck Palahniuk, Taymor is “working with David Fincher on a ‘Fight Club’ rock opera.” Cruelly, Palahniuk doesn’t elaborate, leaving us to our unanswered questions. Presuming Fincher is actually involved, is it a fair assumption that the rock opera will closely mimic the aesthetic of his 1999 adaptation instead of Palahniuk’s novel? Taymor is not only a director in her own right but also a titan of the stage, so how/why exactly is she “working with” Fincher? »
- Cain Rodriguez
Roger Rees, best known for playing Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway and TV ... died in New York on Friday. Rees' rep says the Tony Award winning star was at his home when he passed after a brief illness. He had been performing up until May when he left his show Broadway show "The Visit" to undergo a medical procedure. Rees was also famous for film and TV roles -- co-starring in "Frida," "Robin Hood: Men in Tights, »
- TMZ Staff
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