6 items from 2016
“It’s a way to celebrate the legacy of a great man, and another way for Hev, years after his passing, to continue to take care of his daughter that he loved so much,” Bijelonic said. “Hev was loved by the entire community.”
The story is inspired by a gritty NYPD detective who jeopardizes his life and career when he crosses legal and moral lines to bring a drug kingpin to justice. Williams said the project had been developed with Heavy D in the leading role, noting that the rapper had dropped weight, »
- Dave McNary
Two-time Academy Award winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, The Dark Knight, Youth), BAFTA Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, The Good Wife, Downton Abbey) will star in the family action adventure film Four Kids And It directed by BAFTA Award nominee Andy De Emmony (Father Ted, West Is West), it was announced today.
Produced by Dan Films’ Julie Baines and Anne Brogan of Kindle Entertainment, the screenplay is written by Simon Lewis and adapted from the novel “Four Children and It” by best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson. Additional writing is provided by Mark Oswin.
The film is slated to begin principal photography in August on location in the UK.
13 Films is handling worldwide rights to the project outside of the UK and is actively selling the film to buyers at the Cannes Market. »
- Michelle McCue
Even A-list stars have #officeproblems.
"Tobey and I had a bit of a rough time, yeah. I mean, we're good now. It was a difficult movie," she told interviewer James Franco. "Every day is completely different for a completely different reason. Whether it's the weather, or the writing isn't there, or you don't get along with your castmate, you have to be able to go to something else that's just as powerful. Does it make it as enjoyable? Probably not. I mean, there were just a couple of days that Tobey and I had a rough time. The rest of the movie, we actually had a really good time."
But Theron learned a lot about acting from that experience. "It teaches you different things. »
- Kelly Woo
Charlize Theron and Tobey Maguire's love in The Cider House Rules didn't quite translate off-screen. In a new interview for V magazine's Summer Hollywood issue, Theron, 40, revealed she had a "rough time" filming with Maguire on the 1999 film. "Tobey and I had a bit of a rough time, yeah. I mean, we're good now. It was a difficult movie," she said. "Every day is completely different for a completely different reason. Whether it's the weather, or the writing isn't there, or you don't get along with your castmate you have to be able to go to something else that's just as powerful. »
- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3
Marvel's Most Wanted has added a familiar face from the comics to its cast with Delroy Lindo (Malcolm X, Get Shorty, The Chicago Code), who will take on the role of Dominic Fortune. Dominic Fortune first appeared in 1975's Marvel Preview #2, in a story written and drawn by comics legend Howard Chaykin. A rogue and adventurer in the 1930s, Fortune craved wealth and excitement with his globe-trotting odysseys. Here's what Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb had to say in a statement.
"Dominic Fortune carries with him a cunning and charm but also a dangerous edge that only Delroy could bring to life. We're thrilled to have him join the show."
Delroy Lindo's first major role as Herald Loomis in August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone earned him a Tony Award nomination, leading to his breakout screen performance in Malcolm X. Since then, Lindo has »
Last week's Oscar nominations were more controversial than ever this year, since, for the second year in a row, no African-American actor or actress was nominated. This lead to stars such as Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and filmmaker Spike Lee to boycott the awards ceremony, with Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo revealing this week that he's mulling the possibility of shunning the ceremony as well. Another Oscar nominee, 45 Years star Charlotte Rampling, had a much different take on this hot-button topic, revealing in an interview with French radio network Europe 1 that the controversy is actually racist to white people.
"It is racist to whites. You never know if it was really the case. But perhaps the black players do not deserve to be in the final stretch. Why classify people? These days everyone is more or less accepted ... People will always say: 'Him, he's less handsome'; 'Him, he's too black' »
6 items from 2016
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