Allison Janney is adding another gig to her jam-packed résumé. The multiple Emmy award-winning actress will serve as the Honorary Chair of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival. According to a press release from the fest, Janney’s “continued engagement [in American theater] demonstrates a deep and genuine commitment to creating a space in the theater community where the vital contributions of women are recognized and celebrated.”
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival is a collaboration among 26 theaters in and around Washington, D.C. with a mission to “highlight the scope of plays being written by women and the range of professional theater being produced in the nation’s capital region.” The event features world, national, and regional premieres of women-penned plays. Janney previously served on the Festival’s Honorary Committee in 2015.
Actress Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” “Black Panther”), playwright Sarah DeLappe (“The Wolves
The concept is very by the books for festive family fracas fare and sees the three bad matriarchs from the last film – Amy (Mila Kunis), Carla (Kathryn Hahn) and Kiki (Kristen Bell) – prepare for the big show for mums (sorry, ‘moms’)…Christmas. But their job of taking all the stress of the holidays and styling it out will be made even worse this year, as their own mothers – Ruth (Christine Baranski), Sandy (Cheryl Hines) and
The actress has given birth to the couple’s second child together, a source tells People.
Further details — including the baby’s sex and name — are currently unavailable, and a rep for the pair had no comment on the news.
Cannavale, 47, and Byrne, 38, also share 21-month-old son Rocco Robin, whom they welcomed in February 2016. Cannavale is also dad to 22-year-old actor son Jake from a previous relationship.
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Benedict Wong is set for the series regular role of Master Lin, the headmaster of the School for the Deadly Arts. Deadly and feared. He’s an ever-changing chameleon who keeps his students desperate for his approval.
Benjamin Wadsworth will play Marcus. At one point we were all Marcus, an awkward outcast full of social anxiety struggling to find his place in the cold and brutal world of high school. Marcus is bottled rage, if his life had been normal this kid might have been an artist, even a poet. Instead he’s had to survive life on the streets of San Francisco.
Heyman stated “I think the pleasure of these Fantastic Beasts films is that they’ll work on their own terms. You don’t need to know Harry Potter to enjoy them, but if you do, you have another layer, another level to enjoy. I’m very excited as more nuggets drop and audiences respond. Fans will be incredibly excited. This next film is different to the first, but each film will march to its own beat and have its own tone. I don’t yet know if the series will get darker, although all of them will be fun and entertaining.”
Does the formula need to change that much from the $800m grossing original, or are
Ever wish the series “Silicon Valley” featured more women? Well, Paul Feig, “New Girl’s” Kim Rosenstock, and Freeform are here for you. Per Variety, “Girl Code” is currently in development at the network. Created by Rosenstock and directed by Feig, the half-hour comedy will be set in an all-female incubator.
The series will focus on “an antisocial tech CEO and an outspoken feminist non-profit warrior who must put aside their issues with each other in order to mastermind a groundbreaking, all-women tech incubator,” the source specifies.
Taking inspiration from women coders, robotics, and entrepreneurs, Anonymous Content’s Joy Gorman Wettels (“13 Reasons Why”) originally brought the concept to Feig and Rosenstock. She will exec produce “Girl Code” with Feig, Rosenstock, and Jessie Henderson of Feigco Entertainment. Paramount Television and Anonymous are producing.
Feig has helmed women-driven features including “Bridesmaids,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Spy.” He is currently filming “A Simple Favor,” a thriller centered on a blogger whose best friend goes missing. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are starring. “Parks and Rec,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “Weeds” are among Feig’s TV directing credits. In 2016 the director received the first Athena Leading Man Award at the Athena Film Festival.
Rosenstock is writing and exec producing an as-yet untitled comedy for NBC. The series, about a newly single woman who is forced to turn to her family for help, is also being exec produced by Amy Poehler and has a put-pilot commitment.
All-Women Tech Comedy from Paul Feig and Kim Rosenstock in Development at Freeform was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
Dave Gorman chats to us about his journey from Googlewhack Adventure to Modern Life Is Goodish...
Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish returns to Dave very soon, for its fifth series, with the eponymous comedian/writer/PowerPoint enthusiast diving back into the weird world around us, in search of life-affirming moments, barmy internet comments and more hefty chuckles.
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After watching the first episode of series 5 a bit early, we got the chance to chat with Mr Gorman over the phone. The call was delayed slightly, because Gorman was stuck at a garage trying to sort out his Mot. Once we were connected, that seemed like a good place to start our rather long chat...
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Previous recipients of the award include Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Paul Greengrass, Daniel Craig, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet and Naomie Harris, who was last year’s honoree.
Steven Gaydos, Variety’s Vice President and Executive Editor, said: “In the 30 years since Gary Oldman galvanized global film audiences with his portrayal of punk rocker Sid Vicious in ‘Sid and Nancy,’ Oldman has blazed a path as one of international cinema’s most versatile and valued actors. From blockbusters to American indie classics and U.K. masterworks, Oldman has been a force of nature who’s brought life to a stunning variety of characters across all genres of film
Gerard Butler chats to us about Geostorm, his bike accident, and Olympus Has Fallen 3...
Geostorm is a film that is so bombastic, it feels like a crime to write its name in lowercase letters – Geostorm fits much better and conveys the gloriously over the top shenanigans that Gerard Butler finds himself at the centre of, as the planet Earth has set about imploding after no one paid any attention to climate change. Thankfully Butler’s character, Jake Lawson, has created a net of satellites in space that can prevent future weather based disasters, until it appears that someone might have set about turning ‘Dutch Boy’ (the control system) into a weapon…
Geostorm is a throwback to the golden era of nineties disaster movies in the best way; if you’ve ever loved the likes of Armageddon, Dante’s Peak or Twister (to name a few) then deciding
Sebastian Crockett is in for the ride of his life when his night of desire with sexy, alluring cougar Vanessa turns into a fight for survival when she introduces him to some of her friends – a coven of hungry vampires – at a remote farmhouse. As if Sebastian’s night couldn’t get any worse, a heavily armed band of mercenary vampire hunters led by the steadfast Colonel Bingham crashes the party – and much like the vampires, they’re out for blood…..it’s going to be a night to remember!
Eat Locals is the directorial debut of actor Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch
Set against the backdrop of 80s counterculture, Deadly Class is described as “a unique coming-of-age journey) and “follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.”
Syfy has the DC Comics Superman prequel series Krypton incoming, and has recently ordered George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers to series, as well as pilots for Tremors and The Purge.
Im Global will finance the film, while Paramount will handle worldwide distribution. Wilson and Broccoli are producing through their Eon Productions banner, with Im Global co-founder Stuart Ford exec producing along with Greg Shapiro and Mark Burnell.
The movie is a contemporary adaptation of the first of Burnell’s “Stephanie Patrick” British series of four novels. Lively will play the titular heroine, who’s on a path to self-destruction after the death of her family in an airplane crash — a flight that she was meant to be on. After discovering that the crash wasn’t an accident, her anger awakens a new sense of purpose as she becomes an assassin to track down those responsible. Other novels in Burnell’s popular series include “Gemini,” “The Third Woman
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The third weekend of horror blockbuster “It” continues to scare up impressive business with a projected $30 million at 4,007 locations, followed by the launch of Warner Bros.’ animated comedy “The Lego Ninjago Movie” with about $21 million at 4,047 locations — well under recent forecasts. Still, with three films over $20 million, the overall box office represents a continued rebound for the movie business following a dismal late summer.
Independent horror movie “Friend Request” is showing little traction in its launch weekend with an estimated $2.2 million at 2,550 venues. Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Stronger,” a biopic on Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, is opening with a moderate $1.6 million at 574 sites for Roadside Attractions.
Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is performing in line with expectations, two years after “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” The sequel brings back original stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth
War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Star Wars and more, as we chat to composer Michael Giacchino...
Few blockbuster composers are in as much demand as Michael Giacchino. Having risen through the ranks of video game scoring and smash-hit TV sucesses with the likes of Lost, the versatile composer has over the last decade musically defined several enormous franchises. From Rogue One to Jurassic World to acclaimed Pixar Oscar-winners like Up, there's no end to Giacchino's talents.
With his 50th birthday concert at the Royal Albert Hall coming up on 20th October, we were delighted to catch up with Michael to ask that all-important question: what makes a truly great film score?
Well, it's been 15 years since I was playing Medal Of Honor: Frontline on the PS2 and now I'm sat here talking to its composer! Seriously, how hard were the tanks to defeat in that game?
But last week’s stunning decision by British actor Ed Skrein to drop out of playing a Japanese-American character in the upcoming “Hellboy” reboot is likely to put pressure not only on casting directors but actors themselves, as well as film companies and studios.
Skrein, who declined an interview request, said in a statement that when he accepted the role, he was unaware that the character of Ben Daimio was of Asian heritage. He said the casting announcement caused “understandable upset” and “intense conversation” that prompted him to do what he felt was right. The response to his move has been largely positive, with many people on social media pledging to support other
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