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Battle of the Sexes' Emma Stone on learning to become a tennis champ

20 September 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Battle of the Sexes' Emma Stone on learning to become a tennis champBattle of the Sexes' Emma Stone on learning to become a tennis champJim Slotek, Cineplex Magazine9/20/2017 10:32:00 Am

Singing and dancing in La La Land was demanding. But Emma Stone says it may have been more challenging to learn to play tennis for the role of legendary Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes.

“I mean, I had sung before and I had danced a little, so I had that to start out with,” she says of the three months she spent prepping for her Oscar-winning role in 2016’s feel good movie of the year. “But I was a complete novice when it came to tennis.

“I dove in right after we completed La La Land. Battle of the Sexes could not be more different in a way. But it also required the same amount of rehearsal, »

- Jim Slotek, Cineplex Magazine

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Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn gets a new Hot Toys collectible figure

13 September 2017 4:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has revealed its upcoming sixth scale Harley Quinn (Dancer Dress Version) figure which is based on the likeness of Margot Robbie in Warner Bros.’ DC supervillain team-up Suicide Squad; take a look at the official promotional images here…

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Suicide Squad sees David Ayer (Fury) directing a cast that includes Will Smith (Focus) as Deadshot, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flag, Viola Davis (The Help) as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez (Hostel) as El Diablo, Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers) as Slipknot, Jim Parrack (Fury) as Johnny Frost, Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice »

- Amie Cranswick

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Participant Promotes Jonathan King, Diane Weyermann to Lead Film, TV Initiatives

10 September 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Participant Media has promoted Jonathan King and Diane Weyermann to the newly established roles of presidents, with King overseeing narrative film and television projects, and Weyermann handling documentaries.

The promotions were announced on Sunday by CEO David Linde. Both Weyermann and King report to Linde.

“By shepherding inspiring and highly compelling films over the last decade, Diane and Jonathan have played integral roles in shaping Participant into the dynamic company it is today,” Linde said. “Their promotions are not only well deserved, but also reflect their substantial commitment to our success and Jeff Skoll’s prescient mission of creating socially impactful content that inspires audiences to action.”

Skoll founded Participant in 2004 as a means of inspiring social change. Its most notable titles have included “Syriana,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “The Help,” “Lincoln,” “Spotlight,” and “Citizenfour.”

King and Weyermann said, “We are grateful to all the talented artists who share our belief that films can be both popular and »

- Dave McNary

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Jessica Chastain (‘Molly’s Game’): Oscar bound for Aaron Sorkin drama about high-stakes poker player?

9 September 2017 3:45 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Third time could be the charm at the Oscars for Jessica Chastain, who stars in “Molly’s Game,” a character study by first-time director Aaron Sorkin that premiered on Sept. 8 to rave reviews at the Toronto film festival. Chastain, who lost her  Oscar bids for “The Help” (2011) and “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012), shines in […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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10 Actors Who Were Almost Cast in Marvel's Ant-Man

7 September 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Cinephiles and Marvel movie fans were abuzz when writer/director Edgar Wright teased plot details, production photos, and concept footage from Ant-Man, which promised to be an action comedy take on Marvel's travel-sized superhero. Wright ultimately left the project, though Paul Rudd stayed on as Scott Lang for director Peyton Reed, who delivered the 2015 film that earned over $519 million worldwide. But before Rudd entered the scene, Ant-Man himself almost looked quite a bit different.

There were plenty of actors considered for the film's lead and the no-less important parts of Og Ant-Man Hank Pym, the Wasp and/or Hope van Dyne. Today, we look at 10 actors who were almost cast in Marvel's Ant-Man at one point or another. And there are some pretty wild and unique choices to be discovered. As well as some that are simply no brainers. Would any of them have been better than Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly? »

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Film About Racketeer Stephanie St. Clair in Development at HBO

25 August 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Cicely Tyson as Stephanie St. Clair in the 1997 film “Hoodlum

A fter presenting the Oprah Winfrey-starring, Emmy nominated film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” earlier this year, HBO is planning to bring another historically overlooked African-American female figure to the spotlight. According to Deadline, the cable network is setting its sights on racketeer Stephanie St. Clair.

HBO has joined forces with director Tim Story (“Fantastic Four”) and production company Zero Gravity Management to tell the story of “the woman who was an immigrant from the Caribbean and ended up running something known as the Policy Bank — which really was the precursor to the American lottery system.”

St. Clair’s wealth was deeply tied to organized crime, but “when mobsters Dutch Schultz and Lucky Luciano and a corrupt police force tried to take over her criminal enterprise, she fought fiercely against them and won those battles,” Deadline summarizes.

The project is based on Shirley Stewart’s book, “The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Woman and Outlaw in Early Twentieth Century Harlem.” Nicole Asher — who is currently attached to Octavia Spencer and LeBron James’ project on entrepreneur and activist Madam C.J. Walker — will write the script.

Singer-songwriter Janet Jackson is also working on a St. Clair project via Lifetime. A loose adaptation of St. Clair’s story was presented in Bill Duke’s 1997 film “Hoodlum.” Cicely Tyson (“The Help”) portrayed St. Clair.

Film About Racketeer Stephanie St. Clair in Development at HBO was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Kelsey Moore

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Octavia Spencer Teams with LeBron James for Madam C.J. Walker Series

17 August 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures

As we previously reported, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer is set to star as entrepreneur and social activist Madam C.J. Walker in a limited drama series based on A’Lelia Bundles’ best-selling biography “On Her Own Ground.” Now Variety writes that the project has officially found a production company in LeBron JamesSpringHill Entertainment.

Madam C.J. Walker — who started with close to nothing in the late 1800s — found success through her “discovery of a revolutionary hair care formula for black women.” She “managed to overcome astonishing odds, building a storied beauty empire from the ground up, amassing wealth unprecedented among black women, and devoting her life to philanthropy and social activism,” the source summarizes.

Although Walker’s story does not have an official home yet, Netflix rumors are percolating. Nicole Asher is set to write the script, and “Black Nativity” director Kasi Lemmons has signed on to direct the pilot. Asher and Lemmons, alongside Spencer and James, will also executive produce.

Spencer and James’ interest in the project arguably stems from a mutual end goal: to tell untold stories. As a company, SpringHill aims to “spotlight the hidden African-American figures who helped shape American history,” Variety explains. As both actress and a newly-proclaimed producer, Spencer, too, is “drawn to stories that haven’t really been told.” “I want to see all shapes and sizes, all ages, all religions,” she has said, “because that’s what our society is comprised of.”

The actress just recently shed light on Dorothy Vaughan’s story in “Hidden Figures.” Alongside Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe, Spencer introduced audiences to the true story of the African-American women who aided Nasa in the Space Race.

Her portrayal in “Hidden Figures” earned a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination. Spencer previously won an Academy Award for her role in “The Help,” and she is Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year. She will next appear in Guillermo del Toro’s other-worldly fairy tale, “The Shape of Water,” out December 8.

Octavia Spencer Teams with LeBron James for Madam C.J. Walker Series was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Kelsey Moore

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Bryce Dallas Howard to Make Feature Directorial Debut with “Sorta Like a Rock Star”

31 July 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Bryce Dallas Howard in “Black Mirror”: Netflix

Bryce Dallas Howard is stepping behind the camera again. The Golden Globe-nominated actress has signed on to make her feature directorial debut with an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel “Sorta Like a Rock Star,” Variety reports. The “Jurassic World” star has previously helmed a number of shorts.

Published in 2010, the book follows Amber Appleston, a high school senior and a self-professed “princess of hope” who secretly lives in Hello Yellow, the school bus her mom drives. Ol Parker (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”) penned the script.

“The film is currently in early development and without a distributor,” the source writes, but if it moves forward, Howard will be on board to direct.

The project’s producers include Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (“The Maze Runner”).

“I think that in a way — and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is an incredible example of this — people are seeing that there is a kind of lower tolerance for vapid, meaningless, only functional female characters,” Howard has said. “We want the real world and the realities of the real world reflected in movies that we see, and audiences are not tolerating anything other than that. I think it’s a good time to be a woman in this business and people are more outspoken. I have a lot of respect for the women that have been more outspoken and have had courage in that regard,” she explained.

Solemates,” “When You Find Me,” and “Orchids” are among the shorts Howard has helmed. Her acting credits include “The Help,” the “Twilight” franchise, and “Terminator Salvation.” She received a Golden Globe nod in 2008 for her role in “As You Like It,” a TV movie inspired by William Shakespeare’s play.

Bryce Dallas Howard to Make Feature Directorial Debut with “Sorta Like a Rock Star” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Bryce Dallas Howard to Make Directorial Debut on ‘Sorta Like a Rock Star’ (Exclusive)

28 July 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bryce Dallas Howard is attached to make her directing debut on an adaptation of the Matthew Quick novel “Sorta Like a Rock Star,” sources tell Variety.

Howard has directed a handful of short films as well as an M-80 music video starring Lily Collins but this would mark her full-length debut.

The film is currently in early development and without a distributor but sources say if the film moves forward she would direct. »

- Justin Kroll

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Viola Davis and True Blood Stars Attend Actor Nelsan Ellis' Funeral After His Shocking Death

22 July 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nelsan Ellis — the actor known for his role of Lafayette on True Blood who died at the age of 39 — was laid to rest on Saturday at the Holy Temple Cathedral in his home state of Illinois.

Several of Ellis’ costars, including his  True Blood castmates, attended his funeral, according to E! News.

Stars from True Blood included Anna Paquin, who played Sookie; Carrie Preston, who played Arlene, and Rutina Wesley, who played Tara, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Wesley was a longtime friend of Ellis and penned an emotional tribute to him which she shared last week.

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- Yvonne Juris

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Bryce Dallas Howard’s New Zealand Travel Guide: Her 5 Must-See Destinations

21 July 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bryce Dallas Howard is famous for appearing in films like The Help, Jurassic Park and Pete’s Dragon, but the actress’s latest role is tourism ambassador for New Zealand!

A longtime fan of the beautiful landscape, Howard first visited the country at age five where her dad, Ron Howard, was directing the fantasy film Willow.

“It was like stepping into a portal and stepping out into a magical kingdom,” recalls Bryce. “The green was shocking, the mountains epic, the water full of what looked to me to be sparkling diamonds. I have been chasing this experience my whole life. »

- Emily Strohm

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Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, Anna Camp join 'Egg'

17 July 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dark comedy set to shoot in New York later this summer.

Production company Over Easy has castChristina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, and Anna Camp as the leads in Egg.

The story centres on a conceptual artist and her passive-aggressive husband who invite a pregnant art school rival and her power-hungry husband to their loft in the Bronx for dinner, and surprise their guests with the artist’s work-in-progress – a radical alternative to motherhood. David Alan Basche and Gbenga Akinnagbe will also star.  

Marianna Palka will direct the comedy from a script written by Risa Mickenberg, author of Taxi Driver Wisdom. Palka is a four time Sundance Film Festival alumnus whose directorial debut Good Dick premiered in 2008.

Hendricks is best known for Mad Men and recently starred in The Neon Demon. She was just announced as a lead in the upcoming NBC series Good Girls. Upcoming films include Candy Jar, for Netflix, with [link=nm »

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New image of Jared Leto’s Joker from deleted Suicide Squad scene

16 July 2017 7:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to cinematographer Roman Vasyanov, we’ve got a new look at Jared Leto’s Joker from a deleted scene in last year’s DC Extended Universe blockbuster Suicide Squad, which presumably takes place towards the end of the movie after he’s been shot down in the helicopter; check it out here, via Batman-News…

See Also: The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra emerges as Suicide Squad 2 frontrunner

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their »

- Gary Collinson

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True Blood Star Nelsan Ellis' Family to Open His Funeral to the Public

15 July 2017 4:28 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Nelsan Ellis' family is opening up his funeral to the public. According to the Ellis family, the celebration of the late True Blood actor's life will happen in Harvey, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and there will be a public viewing on July 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Leak & Sons Funeral Home. His funeral will be held the following day at Holy Temple Cathedral at 11 a.m., according to the Ellis family. Pastor Tyrone Gaston will officiate the service, reports Variety. The 39-year-old Julliard and Oxford-educated actor, who was also known for his roles in The Soloist, The Butler, Elementary, and The Help, died on July 8 from heart failure complications. After his shocking death, his family issued »

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‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis’s Funeral Will Be Open to the Public

14 July 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A public funeral for “True Blood” star Nelsan Ellis will be held on Saturday, July 22 at Holy Temple Cathedral in Harvey, Ill., a suburb south of Chicago.

Prior to the funeral, there will be a public viewing on Friday, July 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Leak & Sons Funeral Home in Country Club Hills, Ill. Pastor Tyrone Gaston will officiate Saturday’s service, starting at 11 a.m.

Ellis died July 8 from heart failure complications at age 39. His family issued a statement attributing the heart failure to longtime alcohol and drug abuse.

The actor was born in Harvey, Ill., and lived in Alabama with his aunt and siblings before moving back to Chicago at age 15. After joining the Marines for a short period of time, he studied at Illinois State University and went on to get a degree from Juilliard School. In addition to his fan-favorite role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s “True Blood,” he »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Sideshow’s Harley Quinn Premium Format Figure from Suicide Squad available to pre-order now

11 July 2017 12:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow has revealed its Harley Quinn Premium Format figure which is based on the likeness of Margot Robbie in last year’s DC supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad. The limited edition collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $530, and is expected to ship between May and July 2018; check it out here…

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Gotham’s very own maid of mischief is stepping out (of prison) with style, and every inch of her exudes attitude. Standing 19” tall, Harley Quinn is decked out in her Suicide Squad outfit, which features a bright red and blue color scheme with her dip-dyed matching hair from the film. Her traditionally clownish makeup is replaced with vibrant eye shadow and striking red lips, keeping with her updated theme.

Harley’s now-iconic “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt and shorts are sculpted onto the figure, and she wears a matching fabric jacket and fabric tights. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis Dies At 39, Series Stars Pay Tribute

9 July 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Nelsan Ellis, known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on True Blood, has died at age 39. He died from heart failure, which was confirmed by his manager Emily Gerson Saines. Along with starring in True Blood, Ellis also appeared in Veronica Mars,The Soloist,The Help and Lee Daniel‘s The Butler. HBO said in a statement on Saturday that […]

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- Aleks Simeonova

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Nelsan Ellis’ Friends and Co-Stars React to the ‘True Blood’ Star’s Death: ‘My Heart Breaks’

9 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nelsan Ellis’ tragic, untimely death yesterday shocked the film industry, especially those who knew him. The 39-year-old “True Blood” star passed away at 39 from complications of heart failure, his manager Emily Gerson Saines confirmed, leaving behind a body of work that also included roles in “The Help,” “Get On Up” and “The Butler.” His friends and colleagues have taken to social media to express their shock, sadness and dismay.

Read More: Nelsan Ellis, Breakout Star of ‘True Blood,’ Dies at 39

It was an utter privilege to work with the phenomenally talented and deeply kind soul .@OfficialNelsan I’m devastated by his untimely death. pic.twitter.com/If17csduHz

Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) July 8, 2017

Nelsan Ellis was truly remarkable. A brilliant, charismatic, intelligent, soulful, wonderful dude. this is just completely tragic.

Stephen Moyer (@smoyer) July 8, 2017

Dearest #NelsanEllis , may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, you phenomenally talented genius…. pic.twitter. »

- Michael Nordine

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Nelsan Ellis’ Friends and Co-Stars React to the ‘True Blood’ Star’s Death: ‘My Heart Breaks’

9 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nelsan Ellis’ tragic, untimely death yesterday shocked the film industry, especially those who knew him. The 39-year-old “True Blood” star passed away at 39 from complications of heart failure, his manager Emily Gerson Saines confirmed, leaving behind a body of work that also included roles in “The Help,” “Get On Up” and “The Butler.” His friends and colleagues have taken to social media to express their shock, sadness and dismay.

Read More: Nelsan Ellis, Breakout Star of ‘True Blood,’ Dies at 39

It was an utter privilege to work with the phenomenally talented and deeply kind soul .@OfficialNelsan I’m devastated by his untimely death. pic.twitter.com/If17csduHz

Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) July 8, 2017

Nelsan Ellis was truly remarkable. A brilliant, charismatic, intelligent, soulful, wonderful dude. this is just completely tragic.

Stephen Moyer (@smoyer) July 8, 2017

Dearest #NelsanEllis , may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, you phenomenally talented genius…. pic.twitter. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘True Blood’ Stars Mourn the Sudden Death of Nelsan Ellis: ‘This Is Just Completely Tragic’

8 July 2017 3:10 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hollywood was shocked on Saturday when news broke that iconic actor Nelsan Ellis had passed away at just 39 years old. While the actor had a prolific résumé, his career was undoubtedly defined by his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s “True Blood.”

Following his death after complications from heart failure, HBO and “True Blood” creator and executive producer Alan Ball each issued statements regarding Ellis’ sudden passing.

“We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis,” wrote HBO. “Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of ‘True Blood.’ Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO.”

Ball echoed the network’s sentiments, adding, “Nelsan was a singular talent whose creativity never ceased to amaze me. Working with him was a privilege.”

Once the initial shock of his death wore off, Ellis »

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