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‘News of the World’ Featurette: Tom Hanks Tells Us a Story

‘News of the World’ Featurette: Tom Hanks Tells Us a Story
“I love listening to a great story as much as I like telling one,” Tom Hanks says in a brand new News of the World featurette. In director Paul Greengrass‘s western, Hanks plays a storyteller of sorts: his character reads the news to folks in small towns who are so disconnected from world events that they […]

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Watch Out, Oscars: David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ Looks Like a Monster Contender

Watch Out, Oscars: David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ Looks Like a Monster Contender
Now that Netflix has begun to allow sneak peeks at “Mank,” David Fincher’s drama about screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz and the writing of “Citizen Kane,” it’s clearer than ever that the film will be a major player at the 93rd Academy Awards. A sumptuous black-and-white evocation of Golden Age Hollywood, it ticks lots of Oscars boxes and is a work of craftsmanship at the highest level, which is hardly surprising coming from the director of “The Social Network,” “Fight Club” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” among others.

Even in a normal year, when it would have to compete against the usual array of studio-backed movies, “Mank” might well have emerged as one of the most-nominated films at the Oscars; in the pandemic-wracked 2020, with theaters closing and major-studio films like “West Side Story” and “Dune” fleeing for the presumably safer pastures of late 2021, it feels like a monster.
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Why A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Director Switched to Acting for The Queen's Gambit

Why A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Director Switched to Acting for The Queen's Gambit
Netflix's critically-acclaimed series The Queen's Gambit sees Anya Taylor-Joy in the role of Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy struggling with drug addiction and an obsession with the game. Filmmaker Marielle Heller, whose recent directorial feature A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks was welcomed warmly by critics and audiences, turned actor in the role of Beth's adopted mother Alma. In an interview with IndieWire, Heller revealed her reason for switching to acting from filmmaking.

"When I said yes to doing The Queen's Gambit, I was feeling burned out on directing and movie-wise wasn't sure what my next big project was going to be. So I said yes to doing this very different type of project that required a different skillset from me, sort of just to shake things up if anything. The production designer [Uli Hanisch] is so talented. The sets and the costumes were incredible. It's
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Matthew McConaughey wanted to play the Hulk, but Marvel was like "no thanks, no thanks, no thanks"

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Matthew McConaughey wanted to play the Hulk, but Marvel was like
Every actor wants to be famous enough that they can star in whatever project they want, but the danger of that is transcending that level and becoming too famous to star in certain things. Take, for example, a Tom Hanks or a George Clooney: No matter who they play, you’re pretty much always going to see them as Tom…
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US-based Christel Cornilsen plans to shoot feminist feature in Oz

US-based Christel Cornilsen plans to shoot feminist feature in Oz
Greta Thunberg and Rainn Wilson.

After working in the US for 11 years, Australian filmmaker Christel Cornilsen is keen to shoot a feature film in Australia next year, while maintaining her base in Los Angeles.

Earlier this year, the Dop, writer, producer and director completed An Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change, a six-episode short docuseries starring actor Rainn Wilson (The Office) and climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Now available on the Participant Media-owned digital company SoulPancake’s YouTube channel and on social media, the part-comedy, part-investigative series sees Wilson interview scientists and activists on how drastic climate change in the Arctic is impacting the rest of the planet.

It was her third documentary collaboration with Wilson but her first series as a director and lead writer.

“I was mostly in post-production for An Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change at the start of the pandemic so we shifted to working remotely,
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Why We’ll Be Watching “News of the World” Starring Tom Hanks

Why We’ll Be Watching “News of the World” Starring Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks certainly knows how to pick his roles and tends to select those that force his characters to make hard decisions. In News of the World, he’ll be playing the part of Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a survivor of the Civil War that goes from town to town, reading newspaper clippings of what’s going on in the world to those that are willing to pay for the pleasure of knowing what’s happening in the nation. While that might sound like an odd career choice it’s apparent from the trailer that it suits the main character just fine as it

Why We’ll Be Watching “News of the World” Starring Tom Hanks
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Study: LeBron James Cited as Most Influential Celebrity in 2020 Election

Study: LeBron James Cited as Most Influential Celebrity in 2020 Election
The votes are in, and Tom Hanks, Dwayne Johnson, Oprah Winfrey and LeBron James have the most trusted opinions on political and social issues, according to a new survey of American voters. NBA star James was also cited for doing the most to raise awareness and motivation around voting in the general population and among Gen Z voters, and for having the most trusted opinions among Black voters.

Conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies and MRC Data in partnership with Disqo, the survey polled 1,103 likely voters (48 percent male; 52 percent female) across the United States from Oct. 8-13 ...
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Layoffs Hit Sony Pictures Marketing, Distribution Operations

Layoffs Hit Sony Pictures Marketing, Distribution Operations
Layoffs hit Sony Pictures’ marketing and distribution teams on Tuesday as the Hollywood studio combined parts of its domestic and international film and television operations. Roughly 35 positions have been eliminated in the consolidation, according to insiders.

In addition, veteran executive Andre Caraco has decided to step down as co-president of global marketing, ending a decades-long run at the studio. Caraco worked on the likes of “Men in Black,” “Jumanji,” “The Social Network,” and “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” and was a popular presence on the company’s lot.

“While I understand Andre’s decision that this is the right time personally for him to move on, the company and I myself will miss him hugely,” said Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures’ chairman. “He is a superior executive. His smarts, insight, experience and enthusiasm make him an exceptional colleague and a gifted film maven. He is, also, a true class act.
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Sony Combining Theatrical, Home Entertainment & TV Distribution Marketing Ops Under Josh Greenstein & Keith Le Goy

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Sony Combining Theatrical, Home Entertainment & TV Distribution Marketing Ops Under Josh Greenstein & Keith Le Goy
Sony is merging its theatrical, home entertainment and TV distribution marketing operations under the co-oversee of Josh Greenstein, the studio’s Motion Picture Group President, and Keith Le Goy, the studio’s Networks and Distribution President.

The move comes at time for the Culver City, CA studio as it responds to viewers’ changing viewing habits during the pandemic, and the need to respond to emerging release patterns by harnessing Sony’s collective expertise in marketing a title through its entire lifecycle, across all platforms.

Due to the combining of departments, we hear that roughly 35 staffers were cut in distribution and marketing. While studio brass have been considering this type of restructuring for some time, the pandemic further hastened that decision.

Stateside, all theatrical, home entertainment and television distribution marketing divisions will be brought together, while there will be a regional model for those businesses abroad.

In the U.S., Sony
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Marielle Heller on Directing ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ and Why She Returned to Acting for ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

Marielle Heller on Directing ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ and Why She Returned to Acting for ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
As a director, Marielle Heller has been on a tear, with her first three theatrical releases — “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (2019), “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2018) and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (2015) — garnering praise from critics, appreciation from audiences and Oscar nominations for Tom Hanks, Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant.

This month, Heller’s two latest projects, her filmed version of Heidi Schreck’s play “What the Constitution Means to Me,” and her acting turn in Scott Frank’s limited series “The Queen’s Gambit,” have debuted on just about the only thing we have these days: streaming services. “The Queen’s Gambit,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy as a chess prodigy, is now on Netflix; “What the Constitution Means to Me” premiered on Amazon on Oct. 16 — just in time for the uproar over the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation.

Heller was an actor before she switched to directing, which is how she got to know Schreck.
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Take a Look Behind the Scenes of ‘News of the World’

Take a Look Behind the Scenes of ‘News of the World’
Take a look behind the scenes of News of the World from Universal Pictures, which stars Tom Hanks and is in theaters this Christmas, with this new featurette. The film tells a moving story written and directed by Paul Greengrass, reuniting for the first time with his star from their 2013 Best Picture nominee Captain Phillips.

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna, a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will.
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Demi Lovato To Host E!’s People’s Choice Awards

Demi Lovato To Host E!’s People’s Choice Awards
Demi Lovato has been set to host the 2020 E!’s People’s Choice Awards, which will air November 15 live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The news came Tuesday during a Twitter conversation between the Grammy-nominated singer and the cable network.

Lovato, who has won five People’s Choice Awards in 12 nominations, has had a busy 2020, with performances at the Grammys and the Super Bowl (where she sang the national anthem) and the release of singles “Anyone,” “I Love You” and “I’m Ready,” the latter in a duet with Sam Smith. Recent singles include “Ok No to Be Ok” with Marshmello and “Commander in Chief.” On screen, her recent credits including a role on the final season of NBC’s Will & Grace and in Netflix’s Eurovision.

She now will emcee a hybrid People’s Choice ceremony that will present awards in 44 categories across entertainment and pop culture,
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Apple TV+ enters the preschool market with trailer for ‘Doug Unplugs’

Apple TV+ enters the preschool market with trailer for ‘Doug Unplugs’
Apple TV+ today released the official trailer for ‘Doug Unplugs,’ a new animated preschool series from DreamWorks Animation, based on Dan Yaccarino’s popular ‘Doug Unplugged’ book series.

The Preschool series tells the story of a young robot named Doug who senses there’s more to life than just the facts. While other robots plug in for their daily download, Doug unplugs and journeys into the human world with his best friend Emma to experience its wonders firsthand.

Also in trailers – Tom Hanks stars in first full trailer for Paul Greengrass’ ‘News of the World

The voice cast includes Brandon James Cienfuegos as ‘Doug,’ Kyrie McAlpin (“Birdie,” “Star Trek: Short Treks”) as ‘Emma,’ Eric Bauza as ‘Bob Bot’ and Mae Whitman (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) as ‘Becky Bot.’

The series premieres on Apple TV+ November 13th.

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Watch: Tom Hanks Explains the Appeal of ‘News of the World’ in Exclusive Trailer Companion Piece

Watch: Tom Hanks Explains the Appeal of ‘News of the World’ in Exclusive Trailer Companion Piece
We at Collider are happy to exclusively debut a new companion piece for the most recent trailer for the upcoming Universal Pictures film News of the World. Based on the book of the same name by Paulette Jiles, the film takes place five years after the end of the Civil War and stars Tom Hanks as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a veteran who now works as a non-fiction storyteller, traveling from town to town to read the news. When he crosses paths with a kidnapped 10-year-old girl named Johanna (Helena Zengel), his mission changes substantially. “Reading the …
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10 Best Gary Sinise Movies, Ranked (According To IMDb)

10 Best Gary Sinise Movies, Ranked (According To IMDb)
Though he has become more famous for his recent charitable work, Gary Sinise is still considered one of the best character actors of his generation. After training as a stage actor, Sinise broke into Hollywood with some unforgettable film roles that showed his incredible range from one project to the next.

Related: 5 Best (& 5 Worst) Worst Tom Hanks Movies, According To IMDb

Though he is seldom the leading man in high-profile films, Sinise has stolen the show in many supporting roles. He can be the inspiring hero, the loyal friend, or even the terrifying villain. His filmography includes some all-time classics as well as some underrated projects worth seeking out.
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In ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ Tom Hanks Hoped To Do Walt Disney Justice

In ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ Tom Hanks Hoped To Do Walt Disney Justice
In the film Saving Mr. Banks, Tom Hanks played one of the most revered and iconic names in Hollywood history, Walt Disney. Hanks has a long history with Disney’s studios — his first starring role was in a Disney production, Splash, and he would go on to star in Disney’s biggest animated franchise, Toy Story. [...]

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Watch: Tom Hanks Tackles A Western In News Of The World Trailer

Watch: Tom Hanks Tackles A Western In News Of The World Trailer
There aren’t many things capable of distracting from the real-life horror show that this year has been, but the warm and reassuring presence of ‘America’s Dad’ Tom Hanks is definitely one of them. The 64 year-old is always a welcome sight on our screens, but his last outing in World War II drama Greyhound largely slipped under the radar after it was pulled from theaters and sent straight to AppleTV+, something the actor admitted he wasn’t best pleased about. Luckily, though, there’s a second Hanks movie arriving later this year, and it’s still currently set to hit cinemas on Christmas Day.

News of the World marks uncharted territory for both star and director, with Hanks and the Bourne franchise’s Paul Greengrass tackling their first Western. The teaser trailer promised an epic drama that’s clearly being positioned for awards season glory, and the new full-length
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Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting To See 007 Film ‘No Time To Die’ On Streamer As Cursory Talks Died Quickly

Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting To See 007 Film ‘No Time To Die’ On Streamer As Cursory Talks Died Quickly
After the theatrical release of No Time To Die got pushed for the fourth time, will the makers of the James Bond film give up on waiting for the pandemic to go away and instead premiere on a streaming service? Despite reports that originated with a Bloomberg scoop yesterday, sources say an emphatic no. Bloomberg wrote about a rumor that has been making the rounds the last week and a half, that MGM offered the film to streamers Netflix, Apple and Amazon for a proposed one year license of $600 million. Exploratory dialogue between MGM and streamers did happen late September, when MGM decided to move the Bond film out of its Thanksgiving slot. The studio and Eon also considered doing a PVOD deal, like the one Disney did with Mulan, charging viewers directly. But Deadline hears none of the streamers was willing to put up more than half the amount
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Trailers of the Week: Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas on the Square,’ Shawn Mendes’ ‘In Wonder,’ ‘News of the World,’ and More

Trailers of the Week: Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas on the Square,’ Shawn Mendes’ ‘In Wonder,’ ‘News of the World,’ and More
Animaniacs

“Here’s the check for the Animaniacs reboot, you sellouts” The Warner brothers Yakko and Wakko and their sister Dot have big grins as they take their cash out from Hulu in the reboot show’s new season. Jokes aside, the original cast is back in its full 90s form, including Steven Speilberg as executive producer. Despite the nostalgia factor, the reboot propels the siblings into the present day. Expect iPad bits, Beyonce references, and jokes at the expense of a very-orange animated President Donald Trump. (November 20th)

Christmas
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“News Of The World” Debuts A Trailer!

“News Of The World” Debuts A Trailer!
Earlier in the week, a Trailer dropped for News of the World, a longtime presumed Oscar frontrunner for this year. Starring Tom Hanks, he reunites with filmmaker Paul Greengrass for a movie that seems to check all of the Academy Award boxes. Period piece? Check. Big star? Check. Timely aspects? Check. It all lines up for something voters may not be able to resist. However, it had been a bit of a mystery, until now. At the end of this post, you can of course see the Trailer, but first, why don’t we learn a little bit more about the flick? The film is a drama with a Western vibe. This is the official long log-line from Universal Pictures: “This Christmas, Universal Pictures is proud to present Tom Hanks starring in News of the World, a moving story written and directed by Paul Greengrass, reuniting for the first
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