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Octavia Spencer To Bring Biopic to the Big Screen with “Mumbet”

Although she has been in the entertainment industry since the mid-1990s, Octavia Spencer only really hit mainstream success when she played Minny Jackson in Tate Taylor’s ‘The Help’ in 2011. For her performance in this movie, Spencer won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Since then, she has risen to prominence and has shown particular skill at portraying figures who were once hidden from the limelight. A perfect example of this was her performance in the 2016 film ‘Hidden Figures’ in which she starred alongside Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson. She has continued with this theme by championing

Octavia Spencer To Bring Biopic to the Big Screen with “Mumbet”
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‘The Big Sick’ Director Michael Showalter Set to Helm Jessica Chastain-Octavia Spencer Holiday Comedy

Earlier this year, it was reported that Universal had won what sounded like a heated bidding war for an untitled Christmas comedy starring Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer, who made a notable pair in Tate Taylor's otherwise galling The Help. The basic story, centered on two women trying to get home to their families in time for Christmas Day, is all but identical to John Hughes' holiday favorite Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, with Chastain co-writing the original treatment alongside Kelly Carmichael and Peter Chiarelli, the screenwriter behind the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians adaptation, set to pen the script …
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Which actress from ‘The Help’ will win an Oscar next? [Poll]

Which actress from ‘The Help’ will win an Oscar next? [Poll]
The Help” is an Oscar machine. While the 2011 drama didn’t win Best Picture, no film has produced more Oscar winners — and all women at that — in the same amount of time since. With Allison Janney’s victory Sunday night for “I, Tonya,” she is the fourth actress from “The Help” to win an Oscar since the film’s release, following Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Emma Stone. Who will be next?

The first thing the other ladies of “The Help” need to know is that you need to be nominated against Spencer or in the same year as her if you want to win. As we’ve noted before, all three of Spencer’s nominations so far have been against her pals from the Tate Taylor film. She won Best Supporting Actress for “The Help,” defeating co-star Jessica Chastain, while Davis lost Best Actress to Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”). Five years later,
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Oscars flashback: Octavia Spencer (‘The Help’) takes home ‘the hottest guy in the room’ [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Octavia Spencer (‘The Help’) takes home ‘the hottest guy in the room’ [Watch]
By receiving her third Oscar nomination last month, for Best Supporting Actress in “The Shape of Water,” Octavia Spencer matched and made several Oscar records. She tied with Viola Davis for the most Oscar nominations earned by a black actress (three). She became the first black actress to earn two consecutive nominations (following the 2016 film “Hidden Figures”), and became the first to earn multiple nominations after a previous win.

See Octavia Spencer (‘The Shape of Water’) chats working with Guillermo del Toro, Sally Hawkins, and being ‘protective of your true friends’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

All of these accomplishments have been achieved in just a short eight-year window. With these stats in mind, let’s enjoy an Oscars flashback remembering her victory for “The Help” at the 2012 ceremony (watch the video above). After Christian Bale declares her the winner, she kisses Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain on her way up the steps to a standing ovation.
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Octavia Spencer joins Blumhouse’s Ma

THR is reporting that Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) is set to join Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) and Juliette Lewis (Secrets and Lies) in the cast of the new Blumhouse Productions thriller Ma.

The film will reunite Spencer with The Help director Tate Taylor, who is helming from a script by Scott Landes (Workaholics). The film is slated to begin shooting in Mississippi this coming week, and while plot details are being kept under wraps, it is described as a psychological thriller.

Spencer won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Help, and she also finds herself nominated for the same honour at this year’s 90th Academy Awards for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.

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Octavia Spencer reunites with The Help director for horror-thriller Ma

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Fresh off her third Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Octavia Spencer is set to reunite with Tate Taylor, who directed her in The Help, which garnered Spencer her first Oscar win. Variety reports that the pair will join forces for Ma, a new film from Blumhouse Productions which is described as a psychological thriller combined with horror. It will also give Spencer, at least according to... Read More...
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Movie News: Octavia Spencer Reuniting with 'The Help' Director for Horror Thriller; Watch First 'Game Night' Trailer

Ma: Octavia Spencer will star in Ma. She will be reuniting with director Tate Taylor on the film, which reportedly mixes horror with psychological thrills; the two previously worked together on The Help (above). Juliette Lewis and Luke Evans will costar; Jason Blum (Get Out) will produce. [Variety]   Leonardo Da Vinci: Back in August 2017, we heard that Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant, above) will star in and produce a movie about the legendary painter and scientist Leonardo da Vinci, based on Walter Isaacson's biography. Now comes word that John Logan has been hired to write the screenplay. Among his numerous credits, Logan earned an Academy Award nomination for writing The Aviator, starring DiCaprio, who was also nominated for an Oscar...

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Octavia Spencer to Topline “Ma”

Spencer in “Hidden Figures”: 20th Century Fox

Octavia Spencer has booked another leading role. The “Shape of Water” actress has signed on to star in Blumhouse Productions’ “Ma,” a thriller that sees her reuniting with Tate Taylor, who directed her Oscar-winning turn in “The Help.” “Plot details are sparse,” Deadline writes, but we know that Spencer will play “a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers with torturous consequences for the kids.”

“Ma’s” supporting cast includes Juliette Lewis and Luke Evans.

Spencer is up for an Oscar for her performance in otherworldly romance “The Shape of Water.” She earned a nod last year for “Hidden Figures.”

Typically cast in supporting roles, Spencer will topline an upcoming true crime series for Apple. She and Reese Witherspoon are among the project’s executive producers. The “Mom” alumna has also lined up a holiday comedy with Jessica Chastain. The pair
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Octavia Spencer to Star in Blumhouse Thriller From 'The Help' Director

Octavia Spencer to Star in Blumhouse Thriller From 'The Help' Director
Octavia Spencer and Get Out production company Blumhouse are teaming on a new horror thriller, Ma.

The movie, which begins filming next week in Mississippi, will see the Oscar winner reteam with Tate Taylor, director for The Help. While exact plot details are being kept under wraps, Ma is described as a psychological thriller.

Beauty and the Beast actor Luke Evans and Juliette Lewis will also star in the feature from Workaholics scribe Scotty LandesJason Blum and The Help producer John Norris are producing.

Spencer recently picked up an Oscar nomination for her role in The Shape of Water. She will co-star with Jessica...
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Octavia Spencer To Star In Blumhouse Thriller ‘Ma’; Reteam With Tate Taylor

Octavia Spencer To Star In Blumhouse Thriller ‘Ma’; Reteam With Tate Taylor
Oscar-winner and current nominee Octavia Spencer is set to reteam with her The Help director Tate Taylor for Blumhouse Productions’ twisted thriller, Ma. Production starts this month on the film that will also star Juliette Lewis and Luke Evans. Jason Blum and John Norris are producing. Plot details are sparse, but Deadline understands Spencer will play a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers with torturous consequences for the kids. Also joining the cast are…
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Octavia Spencer Reunites With ‘The Help’ Director Tate Taylor on ‘Ma’ (Exclusive)

Octavia Spencer Reunites With ‘The Help’ Director Tate Taylor on ‘Ma’ (Exclusive)
Octavia Spencer is reuniting with “The Help” director Tate Taylor on “Ma,” a new film that’s being described as a combination of a horror flick and a psychological thriller. “Ma” will be produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, the makers of “Insidious,” “The Purge,” and the Oscar-nominated smash “Get Out.”

“It’s dark material, but it’s also really fun,” said Taylor. “Octavia is so damn likable that we usually see her in certain roles. But she’s such a good actress and this is such a complex character that if I do my job right people in the audience are going to want to push pause and say, ‘can we please take you out for coffee so you don’t do what you’re about to do.'”

Juliette Lewis, an Oscar nominee for “Cape Fear,” and Luke Evans, last seen trying to woo Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” will co-star.
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‘The Post’s’ Liz Hannah, Josh Singer to Be Honored by Writers Guild

‘The Post’s’ Liz Hannah, Josh Singer to Be Honored by Writers Guild
Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer will receive the Writers Guild of America West’s 2018 Paul Selvin Award for their screenplay for “The Post.”

The film chronicles the decision by the Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers in defiance of the Nixon administration in 1971. The award is given each year for the script that “best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties that are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere.”

Hannah and Singer will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 11 at the Beverly Hilton.

“Liz and Josh’s work on ‘The Post’ embodies what the Selvin Award is all about. Using the lens of history, they’ve created a movie that dramatizes a timeless struggle: the vital importance of journalists holding our government accountable in the face of public servants’ bald and desperate efforts to hinder freedom of speech and the press. The Wgaw Board
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Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer Team Up in ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’-Type Comedy

Back in 2011, both Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer earned Oscar nominations (in the same category) for their performances in writer-director Tate Taylor's The Help; Spencer would go on to win the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. Now, the duo is teaming up once again for an untitled holiday comedy that landed at Universal after the studio outbid competitors like Fox and Paramount for the project. As THR reports, Chastain and Spencer will star in an original script about two women attempting to make it home for Christmas. Chastain and Kelly Carmichael (…
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The Last Word on ‘The Girl on the Train’

Wow, look at that, Tate Taylor got off the s***list! I’ll be damned; didn’t see that one coming. I mean, this wasn’t great, and despite Taylor’s vast improvement over his previous films, there’s still quite a few directorial and editing decision that annoy and drive me crazy, but, yeah, I enjoyed ‘The Girl on the Train‘. Quite a lot actually, which surprised me a bit, ‘cause from what I gathered, the film was not particularly well-received overall. Even the ones who seem to be praising it, seems to be looking at the piece more as good entertainment as opposed to a good movie. Some credit the fact that the original book wasn’t particularly strong to begin with; I wouldn’t know, I haven’t read it, although I suspect it’s a good adaptation. And sure, it’s probably not great material, but
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Jessica Chastain Insists That 'Change Is Coming' During Powerful Psiff Awards Speech

Jessica Chastain Insists That 'Change Is Coming' During Powerful Psiff Awards Speech
Jessica Chastain is looking to shake things up in 2018.

At Tuesday night's 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, the Molly's Game star was presented with the Chairman’s Award by the film's director, Aaron Sorkin, and used her acceptance speech to deliver a powerful message about change.

“I want to acknowledge what a difficult year 2017 has been for all of us,” she said, calling out the need for diversity in Hollywood. “Major change is coming. Change is good. Change is needed. Through a joint effort we will make things better. We must be better -- and we will.”

Chastain went on to acknowledge those that are doing good in the industry. "We have sadly heard a lot about the bad boys of Hollywood, but I would like to send some deserved love to a few of the good guys with whom I've had the pleasure of working," she said, before
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Emma Stone Reveals Her "Shtick" Is a "Teary Cry Smile"

Emma Stone Reveals Her
Emma Stone has a "shtick."

The Oscar winner revealed during The Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable that her "teary cry smile" became a recurring facial expression in the 2011 film The Help.

Tate Taylor, the director, made me laugh so much because on the set he goes, ‘All right, why don't you just do your teary cry smile?’ And I know exactly what it is, it's like [makes the face] with a tear,” she recalled. “I've never done it since. I was like, ‘Fuck, it's my teary cry smile moment!’ I see it in a movie, and I'm like,...
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Fox Nabs ‘Filthy Rich’ Family Drama From Tate Taylor & Imagine TV As Put Pilot

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Filthy Rich, a soapy family drama from The Help writer-director Tate Taylor, Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox TV. Written and to be directed by Taylor, Filthy Rich is based on the New Zealand series of the same name. It revolves around the family of a mega-wealthy Southern businessman who is stunned to learn there are three previously unknown heirs to his fortune. When the family tries to pay them off to go away, the newly…
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Dear Hollywood: 9 Top Women Cinematographers Who Are Ready to Direct

Dear Hollywood: 9 Top Women Cinematographers Who Are Ready to Direct
Here’s how studios say they see it: Sure, we really want to hire women directors. But there’s almost no studio movie that isn’t big budget, and we can’t find women who have the experience necessary to handle the really big movies. (Never mind Colin Trevorrow. Or Marc Webb. Or Gareth Edwards. Or Jon Watts.)

Of course, that logic is a vicious cycle at best, but here’s a chance to break it. Director Reed Morano’s dazzling execution of the first three episodes of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” suggests another excellent source for future women directors: top cinematographers.

Read More: 7 Female Genre Filmmakers You Should Get to Know Right Now

Women cinematographers work harder, longer, and have to be gifted and tough in order to keep landing jobs. As a cinematographer, make one mistake and you’re through. Any working cinematographer has more than
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Dear Hollywood: 9 Top Women Cinematographers Who Are Ready to Direct

Dear Hollywood: 9 Top Women Cinematographers Who Are Ready to Direct
Here’s how studios say they see it: Sure, we really want to hire women directors. But there’s almost no studio movie that isn’t big budget, and we can’t find women who have the experience necessary to handle the really big movies. (Never mind Colin Trevorrow. Or Marc Webb. Or Gareth Edwards. Or Jon Watts.)

Of course, that logic is a vicious cycle at best, but here’s a chance to break it. Director Reed Morano’s dazzling execution of the first three episodes of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” suggests another excellent source for future women directors: top cinematographers.

Read More: 7 Female Genre Filmmakers You Should Get to Know Right Now

Women cinematographers work harder, longer, and have to be gifted and tough in order to keep landing jobs. As a cinematographer, make one mistake and you’re through. Any working cinematographer has more than
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Black History Month: Spotlight on Octavia Spencer

by Steven Fenton

On February 26, 2012, Octavia Spencer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her endearing performance as the feisty Minny Jackson in Tate Taylor’s The Help. With her win, Spencer joined an elite group, becoming just the sixth black actress to win an acting Oscar (and only the seventh overall, if you count Irene Cara’s Original Song win for Flashdance, since she also starred in the film). Prior to 2011, Spencer had worked steadily since the mid-90s, gaining a reputation as a warm and generous co-star and a beloved character actress. So her win in February 2012 felt like an authentic opportunity for the academy to recognize an industry favorite.

Spencer was an indomitable force in the 2011 awards season, snatching wins at the Critics Choice, SAG awards, Globe Globes, and BAFTA, and beating out a talented crop of women in sensational breakout performances, including: Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids
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