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‘Snow White’: ‘West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler To Play Title Role In Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation Of Animated Classic

‘Snow White’: ‘West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler To Play Title Role In Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation Of Animated Classic
Exclusive: Although her upcoming breakout role as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s new retelling of West Side Story doesn’t bow till this winter, Rachel Zegler looks to have already found her next big role. Sources tell Deadline that Zegler is set to star as Snow White in Disney’s live-action adaptation, the film that started it all for the studio’s legendary slate of animated features. Marc Webb will direct, with Marc Platt producing. Production is expected to start in 2022.

“Rachel’s extraordinary vocal abilities are just the beginning of her gifts. Her strength, intelligence and optimism will become an integral part of rediscovering the joy in this classic Disney fairytale,” Webb said.

The original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs cartoon, based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, was first released in 1938. It was Disney’s inaugural animated feature film and became a massive success for the studio.
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Box Office: Can ‘F9’ Kick-Start a True Summer Tentpole Season?

Box Office: Can ‘F9’ Kick-Start a True Summer Tentpole Season?
Reservations are normally hard to come by at the summer box office, yet on Friday Sony decided at the 11th hour to rebook its fourth Hotel Transylvania family pic for an October 2021 release, versus a month from now in late July.

The decision underscores the challenges that continue to face the box office recovery, even as pandemic-era restrictions have been largely lifted. Certain international markets are still feeling the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, including Canada, which, together with the United States, makes up the North American marketplace.

The most crucial test case yet for a Hollywood tentpole in the ...
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Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody, Riley Keough to Star in ‘Manodrome’ Thriller

Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody, Riley Keough to Star in ‘Manodrome’ Thriller
Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody and Riley Keough are set to star in John Trengove’s Manodrome, to be unveiled at the Cannes virtual market.

The nihilistic thriller tells the story of Ralphie, played by Eisenberg, an Uber driver and aspiring bodybuilder who is inducted into a libertarian masculinity cult and loses his grip on reality when his repressed desires are awakened. Felix Culpa’s Keough, Gina Gammell, and Ryan Zacarias are producing with Ben Giladi’s Rainmaker Entertainment.

CAA Media Finance arranged financing and will handle the sale of the domestic rights. An international rights deal is understood to be in the works ahead of Cannes....
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HBO’s LA Lakers Drama Series Just Cast Actors as Richard Pryor and Jack Nicholson

HBO’s LA Lakers Drama Series Just Cast Actors as Richard Pryor and Jack Nicholson
Adam McKay‘s upcoming L.A. Lakers drama on HBO has cast some pivotal players in the series. Mike Epps (The Upshaws), Carina Conti (The Last Tycoon), Max E. Williams (Dreamland), and Mariama Diallo (Random Acts of Flyness) have all scored recurring roles on the show that will be based on Jeff Pearlman‘s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, […]

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‘Loki’ Director Kate Herron Confirms Loki’s Bisexuality Teased In This Week’s Episode

‘Loki’ Director Kate Herron Confirms Loki’s Bisexuality Teased In This Week’s Episode
**Slight spoilers for this week’s “Loki” below**

Marvel Studios, especially in recent years, has come under fire for not exploring the sexuality of characters in the MCU. And Kevin Feige has said that he wants to introduce more LGBTQ characters in projects coming up. Well, if you’ve been watching “Loki,” there was a revelation in the newest episode that adds layers to Tom Hiddleston’s character and actually confirms something that has been part of the comic book for years.

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It’s the End of the World in the New Episode of ‘Loki,’ and the God of Mischief and the Variant Don’t Feel Fine

It’s the End of the World in the New Episode of ‘Loki,’ and the God of Mischief and the Variant Don’t Feel Fine
The third episode of the Disney+ series Loki has our Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and the Variant (Sophia Di Martino) getting to know each other in a less-than relaxing environment. To say more veers into spoiler territory, so here is your obligatory spoiler warning for Loki Episode 3, “Lamentis.” Read on to learn what happens, including what […]

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BAFTA’s Children Awards to Return in 2022 – Global Bulletin

BAFTA’s Children Awards to Return in 2022 – Global Bulletin
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After taking 2020 off, BAFTA’s Children’s Awards are set to return in November 2022 following a review starting in May of last year. The upcoming awards will place a stronger focus on engaging young audiences through updated categories and a ceremony to be held at the end of a larger weekend of BAFTA Kids activities. Entry to the awards will open in May of next year with an extended eligibility period reaching back to July 1, 2019. Details for the revised categories, eligibility and rules will be announced in due time. BAFTA was recently recognized, alongside children’s mental health charity Place2B, by Action for Children’s Arts with an outstanding contribution award.

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Discovery Plus has commissioned a new docuseries with former England striker-turned-pundit and podcaster Peter Crouch, “Save Our Beautiful Game.” Banijay’s Workerbee will produce the eight-part series, which follows Crouch as he returns to grassroots soccer
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‘The Suicide Squad’ Will Screen Early at the Fantasia Film Festival

‘The Suicide Squad’ Will Screen Early at the Fantasia Film Festival
The Suicide Squad is one of the most highly anticipated superhero movies of the year, and attendees of Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival will be among the lucky few to get to see it early. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be shown in a special event screening at the Fantasia Film Festival, two days before the […]

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Alanis Morissette Doc, ‘Dune,’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’

Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Alanis Morissette Doc, ‘Dune,’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’
New works by Kenneth Branagh, Edgar Wright, and Céline Sciamma will screen at the 2021 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. In addition, the festival will also host a special presentation of “Dune,” the big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science-fiction novel that is set to have its world premiere at this summer’s Venice Film Festival.

Branagh’s “Belfast,” a coming-of-age story that follows a young boy in Northern Ireland growing up amidst the political tumult of the 1960s; Wright’s twisty horror film “Last Night in Soho”; and Sciamma’s “Petite Maman,” her follow-up to 2019’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” are among the films tapped for the festival’s official selection. Other notable features that will make the trip to Canada include HBO’s Alanis Morissette documentary “Jagged,” which is directed by Alison Klayman, and “The Starling,” an off-beat comedy-drama directed by Theodore Melfi that stars
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Edgar Wright and Kenneth Branagh to premiere latest at Toronto film festival

Edgar Wright and Kenneth Branagh to premiere latest at Toronto film festival
The festival, which is often a major launchpad for Oscar-aiming movies, will return to an in-person edition reliant on health and safety precautions

New films from Kenneth Branagh and Edgar Wright have been announced as part of this year’s Toronto film festival.

The festival, which is typically seen as a major launchpad for films aiming for Oscars, will return to an in-person iteration this year after last year’s was mostly online as a result of the pandemic.
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TIFF 2021: ‘Dune’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’ Among First 12 Films Confirmed for Fall Festival

TIFF 2021: ‘Dune’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’ Among First 12 Films Confirmed for Fall Festival
After going hybrid for last year’s 45th edition of the annual festival, the Toronto International Film Festival has today announced early plans for a festival that more closely resembles pre-pandemic festivities. On September 9, TIFF will kick off 10 days of cinema with over 100 films in its Official Selection, many of which will be announced later this summer. However, the festival has revealed 12 titles already confirmed for the lineup, including the IMAX premiere of Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” and Edgar Wright’s thriller “Last Night in Soho.”

Per today’s announcement, TIFF hopes to “bring the theatrical experience back to life and continue its reputation as both a leader in amplifying under-represented cinematic voices and a bellwether for programming award-winning films from around the globe.”

It remains to be seen, however, who can actually show up to see those titles. High-profile studio titles like “Dune” were not expected to be available
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Toronto to showcase more than 100 films at in-person 46th edition

Toronto to showcase more than 100 films at in-person 46th edition
Special IMAX screening event for Dune.

The 46th edition of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will return from September 9-18 with in-person screenings at indoor and outdoor venues, as it emerged this week that Ontario is ahead of schedule to enter the final stage of economic reopening.

The festival says it has programmed more than 100 films and that they will be unveiled in the next three weeks. It teased nine selections including Edgar Wright’s Last Night In Soho, Danis Goulet’s Night Riders, and Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast. There will also be a world exclusive Imax screening of Denis Villeneuve
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‘The Suicide Squad’ in-person screening among Fantasia second wave selections

‘The Suicide Squad’ in-person screening among Fantasia second wave selections
Warner Bros tentpole to screen on August 4 in Montreal.

An in-person screening of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is among the second wave of Fantasia International Film Festival selections announced on Wednesday (June 23).

The Warner Bros tentpole will screen on August 4 in Montreal ahead of its August 6 day-and-date debut in cinemas and on HBO Max.

Anticipated highlights from the upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Fantasia, which runs as a geoblocked virtual event from August 5-25, include world premieres of Vicente Amorim’s Yakuza Princess starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Japanese-American singer Masum, UK filmmaker Ruth Platt’s Martyr’s Lane,
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Terminally Ill James Bond Fan’s Hope to Preview ‘No Time to Die’ Before He Passes Goes Viral

Terminally Ill James Bond Fan’s Hope to Preview ‘No Time to Die’ Before He Passes Goes Viral
A James Bond fan with just weeks to live is hoping to preview 007’s latest caper, “No Time to Die,” before he passes.

James Millar, a 57-year-old Bond fanatic, live in Bonds Cottage surrounded by film merchandise and even a 007-themed door mat at the front door.

His daughter, Remy, has posted a short video on Twitter showcasing some of Millar’s collection and asking whether anyone can help him see a preview of the long-delayed film, which features Daniel Craig in the title role.

“My dad is a lifelong James Bond fan. But he’s been given weeks to live at the age of 57, and he won’t make it to the #NoTimeToDie release date,” she wrote on Twitter. “Please can anyone help? I’ve made a video for more detail.”

My dad is a lifelong James Bond fan. But he's been given weeks to live at the age
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Box Office: ‘F9’ Barreling Toward Pandemic-Era Opening Weekend Record

Box Office: ‘F9’ Barreling Toward Pandemic-Era Opening Weekend Record
There’s a lot riding on the box office debut of Universal’s “F9,” the latest entry in the high-energy “Fast & Furious” franchise.

As the first all-audience tentpole to exclusively grace the big screen in some time, the movie theater industry is looking to “F9” as the benchmark for summer blockbusters. The season will be noticeably lighter this year, with fewer releases and more hybrid distribution plans, but film exhibitors are still optimistic that “F9,” along with upcoming offerings like “Black Widow” (July 9) and “The Suicide Squad” (Aug. 6) will drive moviegoers to the theater.

F9” touches down in theaters on Friday and is expected to set a new pandemic-era opening weekend record. The film, starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and John Cena, is expected to surpass $60 million in its first three days of release. While that’s nowhere near a traditional opening weekend for a “Fast” movie, it would
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B-Movie Kings Dolph Lundgren and Frank Grillo Are Teaming Up for a Submarine Action Movie

B-Movie Kings Dolph Lundgren and Frank Grillo Are Teaming Up for a Submarine Action Movie
Dolph Lundgren and Frank Grillo are diving into a new film that will be centered around WWII and Germany’s infamous U-boats. Directed by Steven Luke, Operation Seawolf was produced by Vmi Worldwide and has recently wrapped. No stranger to war movies, Luke has a flair for directing fight scenes, explosions, and attacks on camera. With these […]

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Walt Disney World Will Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary With Two New Nighttime Spectaculars

In just over three months’ time, Walt Disney World will mark its 50th anniversary. And while the Orlando resort continues to slowly ease back to something approaching normality, they’ve just announced some very big entertainment options that will premiere this fall. Yesterday at the Disney Parks Blog, it was revealed that there will be not […]

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The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021

The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021
Looking for something to watch right now? Well, I can’t help you there. But if you’re looking for something to watch in July, which is only a week away, you’ve come to the right place. Below, see all the TV shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021. Alien Ridley Scott‘s Alien remains […]

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Salma Hayek Reveals She Was a Finalist for ‘The Matrix,’ but Failed Her Trinity Physical Test

Salma Hayek Reveals She Was a Finalist for ‘The Matrix,’ but Failed Her Trinity Physical Test
Salma Hayek joined Jada Pinkett Smith on the most recent installment of the latter’s Facebook interview series “Red Table Talk” (via Yahoo Entertainment) and revealed she was one of the four finalists in the casting process for Trinity in “The Matrix.” One of the other four finalists was Pinkett Smith herself. Hayek’s career was red hot at the time following U.S. breakthrough “Desperado,” popular rom-com “Fools Rush In,” and more. But when “The Matrix” casting process built to a physical endurance test, Hayek said she didn’t stand a chance.

“We were one of the four finalists for The Matrix,” Hayek said. “We’d jumped through many hurdles, screen testing, and many auditions. They brought these stunt coordinators from Asia. It was the physical test. I’m flexible and agile, but I’m lazy. I never really went to the gym, they said, ‘You have to run!
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After Landmark Anti-Defamation Agreement, Producers Guild of India Takes Stock of Turbulent Year (Exclusive)

After Landmark Anti-Defamation Agreement, Producers Guild of India Takes Stock of Turbulent Year (Exclusive)
Following a turbulent year plagued by Covid-19 and an industry reckoning following the suicide of a high-profile actor, the Producers Guild of India (Pgi) is again stepping outside its remit to get the entertainment industry back on track.

The Pgi has begun disbursing relief funds to daily wage workers in India’s entertainment industry, who have been the hardest hit group in an industry devastated by Covid-19 since March 2020. Through this drive, funded by Pgi member Netflix, the guild is transferring funds directly into the bank accounts of thousands of active technicians affiliated to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees, the umbrella association with which most film workers are affiliated.

Earlier this month, funded by members, the Pgi conducted a mass vaccination camp for industry workers in Mumbai.

These efforts aren’t part of the organization’s remit and aren’t enshrined in its charter, which is mainly to champion producers’ causes,
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