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Just in case you missed it, Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced on January 11, 2015 that principal photography has started in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on Bad Santa 2, the follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa.
As was previously reported, the film boasts an all-star cast led by Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks, Tony Cox, and Brett Kelly. Joining the already announced cast are Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, 2 Broke Girls), comedian Jenny Zigrino (50 Shades of Black), and Jeff Skowron (The Good Shepherd). Hansen will play Regent Hastings, who runs a charitable organization with his wife Diane (Hendricks). Zigrino and Skowron play security guards Gina and Dorfman, respectively. The trio joins Thornton (television series Fargo, Sling Blade, Simple Plan, Bandits) reprising his Golden Globe-nominated role as Willy Soke, and Bates (Misery, Titanic, Dolores Claiborne) who plays Willy’s tough-as-nails mom Sunny Soke, as well as original cast members Cox »
- Mike Tyrkus
There’s no stopping Queen Cate. Masterful, elegant, and oozing talent, Cate Blanchett is one of our generation’s greatest actresses. Now, with two Oscars under her fashionable belt, she’s going for a third thanks to her latest role in the 1950’s drama Carol.
Blanchett is an actress like no other, who can effortlessly convince us she’s the Queen of England in Elizabeth and Elf Queen of the Forest in The Lord of the Rings, a hot mess in Blue Jasmine, and classic screen queen Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator.
Sure, there’s been a few missteps along the way – while Blanchett totally nails lip syncing to “Holding Out for a Hero” while chopping vegetables in Bandits, the rest of the film is utterly forgettable. We like our Blanchett to be in the spotlight and in control, or at least really, really evil and well-dressed like her scene-stealing »
- Rachel West
Cate Blanchett will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award at the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The guild said the award honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.
“Blanchett is being honored for her unparalleled talent as much as for her status within the costume design community,” the guild said. “Her appreciation for the artistry of costume design and her collaboration with the Costume Designers has made her an icon both on and off the screen.”
Blanchett won an Academy Award for best actress for “Blue Jasmine” and for best supporting actress for “The Aviator.” She was nominated for four other Oscars for “Elizabeth,” “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “Notes on a Scandal” and “I’m Not There.” Her credits include “Cinderella,” “Veroica Guerin,” “Bandits,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley, »
- Dave McNary
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