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Spielberg's "West Side Story"

Director Steven Spielberg ("Ready Player One") continues looking for lead actors to star in his musical reboot of the 1961 gang warfare musical drama "West Side Story", with open casting calls in New York April 29, 2018 and in Orlando May 25, 2018:

The New York City open call is April 29, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the "Julia De Burgos Performance and Arts Center", 1680 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10029

The Florida casting call is in Orlando, May 5, 2018. Contact: Kristin Stark (Amblin Partners) 818-733-9685

Casting is seeking actors to play the musical's four leading roles: 'Maria' (18-20), 'Tony' (18-23), 'Bernardo' (20-24) and 'Anita' (20-24 years). All four actors must be able to sing. Maria, Anita and Bernardo must speak Spanish. Dancing experience is a plus.

The 1961 musical drama "West Side Story" starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, adapted the
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"West Side Story" Casting Call

Director Steven Spielberg ("Ready Player One") continues looking for lead actors to star in his musical reboot of the 1961 gang warfare musical drama "West Side Story" that will start shooting after Spielberg completes "Indiana Jones 5" starring Harrison Ford in 2019:

Casting is seeking actors to play the musical's four leading roles: 'Maria' (18-20), 'Tony' (18-23), 'Bernardo' (20-24) and 'Anita' (20-24 years). All four actors must be able to sing. Maria, Anita and Bernardo must speak Spanish. Dancing experience is a plus.

The 1961 musical drama "West Side Story" starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, adapted the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, inspired by William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet". The film won 10 Academy Awards, including 'Best Picture'.

"...set in the 'Upper West Side' neighborhood of New York City in the mid 1950's, the musical explores the
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New to Streaming: ‘Daughter of the Nile,’ ‘Roxanne Roxanne,’ ‘The Beguiled,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Connor Jessup)

As part of the Meet the Filmmakers series, A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, is now screening on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck. Directed by Connor Jessup, who will be most familiar to viewers as a cast member on Falling Skies and American Crime as well as his breakthrough lead performance in Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster, he is
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2018 Grammys post-mortem slugfest: Dissecting Bruno’s sweep, Kendrick’s snubs & controversy over women in the industry [Watch]

2018 Grammys post-mortem slugfest: Dissecting Bruno’s sweep, Kendrick’s snubs & controversy over women in the industry [Watch]
With the 60th Annual Grammy Awards behind us, Gold Derby senior editor Daniel Montgomery and I had quite a bit to talk about regarding the ceremony, the winners and the thorny cultural issues regarding race and gender that continue to be at the center of much of the Grammy debate. Watch our complete video slugfest above.

First, consider the sweep for Bruno Mars, who won all six of his nominations including trophies for Album of the Year (“24K Magic”), Record of the Year (“24K Magic”) and Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”). I think Grammy voters took away the wrong lesson from last year when the recording academy was criticized over Beyonce‘s loss to Adele for Album of the Year. “It was a conventional choice which is why I think the win was somewhat disappointing,” I noted. “After going so conventional last year … I think there
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"West Side Story" - Casting Call

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According to a new casting call, director Steven Spielberg is looking for lead actors to star in his musical reboot of the 1961 musical drama "West Side Story", about gang warfare in New York City, that will start shooting after he completes "Indiana Jones 5" starring Harrison Ford:

Casting is seeking actors to play the musical's four leading roles: 'Maria' (18-20), 'Tony' (18-23), 'Bernardo' (20-24) and 'Anita' (20-24 years). All four actors must be able to sing. Maria, Anita and Bernardo must speak Spanish.

The 1961 musical drama "West Side Story" was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, adapting the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet", starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. The film won 10 Acadmy Awards, including 'Best Picture'.

"...set in the 'Upper West Side' neighborhood of New York City in the mid 1950's,
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Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick and Ben Platt Reunite at the 2018 Grammys

Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick and Ben Platt Reunite at the 2018 Grammys
It's a Pitch Perfect reunion!  Anna Kendrick met up with Ben Platt at the 2018 Grammys. The 32-year-old actress shared the aca-awesome moment on Instagram. "Look what I found #GRAMMYs @bensplatt," she wrote.  This reunion was a long time coming, especially because Platt didn't appear in Pitch Perfect 3. Then again, the 24-year-old Broadway star has been a bit busy. He signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in September and finished performing in Dear Evan Hansen in November. The hit musical won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album on Sunday. Both Platt and Kendrick appeared on the Grammy stage. Platt sang a gorgeous rendition of "Somewhere"...
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2018 Grammys telecast review: James Corden took a backseat to let Patti LuPone, Kesha & Childish Gambino excel on stage

2018 Grammys telecast review: James Corden took a backseat to let Patti LuPone, Kesha & Childish Gambino excel on stage
James Corden is an old hand at hosting award shows, so you feel as though you’re in good hands whenever he takes the stage. Indeed, the 2018 Grammy Awards he emceed on January 28 were his second in a row. However, 2018 Corden wasn’t as active a participant as 2017 Corden was. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; sometimes with award show hosts less is more, and when he did appear he was usually a welcome sight.

It was telling when within the first half-hour of the three-and-a-half hour event Corden had only appeared on-stage for a scant few minutes. After Kendrick Lamar‘s performance opened the show Corden forewent an ambitious production number or monologue in favor of saying just a few words to get the show underway. He joked that this was the most diverse lineup of nominees in Grammy history “and for the second year in a row
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2018 Grammys performances: Pink ‘slayed’ & Childish Gambino ‘made someone pregnant with that performance,’ say forum posters

2018 Grammys performances: Pink ‘slayed’ & Childish Gambino ‘made someone pregnant with that performance,’ say forum posters
Our forum posters are notorious in the showbiz world for their incredibly blunt honesty and surprising insights. The performances at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards brought that fighting spirit out yet again. Reactions spanned from Childish Gambino making “someone pregnant with that performance” to Ben Platt singing “his ass off” performing “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.”

Take a look below for some of the best praise and shade from our forums. Read more and have your say here. And make sure to check out the complete list of winners in over 80 categories.

Kendrick Lamar with Bono and The Edge: “XXX,” “American Soul,” “DNA” and “King’s Dead”

BamaEd: Kendrick Lamar started the show by scaring the old white folks thinking “60 Minutes” was on. He didn’t need Dave Chappelle or Bono and The Edge. He was powerful enough.

neverkneel: Kendrick is killing it!

Dynasty86: Give Kendrick that Aoty Grammy already!
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Grammys 2018: Who gave the best performance? Kendrick Lamar, Patti LuPone, Kesha or … [Poll]

Grammys 2018: Who gave the best performance? Kendrick Lamar, Patti LuPone, Kesha or … [Poll]
The biggest stars in music gathered inside of Madison Square Garden Sunday night, January 28, to celebrate the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden. The three-and-a-half hour spectacle featured performances from entertainers across all genres. Which artist delivered your favorite performance of the night? Vote in our poll below, and check out the complete list of Grammy winners here.

Kendrick Lamar opened the ceremony with a powerful medley of his songs “XXX,” “DNA” and “King’s Dead” with special guest U2 and commentary by Dave Chappelle. The set lasted over seven minutes and included imagery of American soldiers and the shooting of young black men in hoodies. It was certainly an intense way to open the show, and the audience showed their appreciation for this outspoken rapper with a standing ovation.

Record and Song of the Year nominees Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee took the stage to perform the year’s biggest hit,
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Watch Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Belt Show Tunes Like It's His Job - Oh, Wait

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What do you get when you combine a Broadway legends tribute and one of musical theater's biggest powerhouse stars? Well, magic! Or, more specifically, the type of magic that Tony- and Grammy-winning Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt belted out on stage at the 2018 Grammy Awards, when he performed a special rendition of "Somewhere" to honor legendary West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein. Even if you're not a diehard Broadway enthusiast, it's easy to feel affected by Platt's haunting performance of the song, which you can view above. There's a reason he is halfway to his Egot! After you're finished with Platt's voice sending chills down your spine, catch up on the rest of our Grammys coverage to get the full details about music's biggest night.
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Tony Winners Ben Platt and Patti LuPone Put on Broadway-Infused Performance at 2018 Grammys

The Grammy Awards returned to New York City this year — and, appropriately, threw a dash of Broadway into the mix.

Tony winners Ben Platt and Patti LuPone took the stage at music’s biggest night on Sunday evening, when they gave a duo performance.

LuPone, 68, reprised her 1981 Grammys performance of the showstopper “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from Evita, while the Dear Evan Hansen star, 24, performed the classic “Somewhere (There’s a Place For Us)” from West Side Story in a special Broadway tribute honoring Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein’s music.

Be sure to check out People
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Sundance 2018 Women Directors: Meet Bernadett Tuza-Ritter— “A Woman Captured”

“A Woman Captured”

Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a Hungarian independent film director and editor. Her 2013 film “Cinetrain — Russian Winter” won the audience award at Vision du Reel documentary festival. “A Woman Captured” is Tuza-Ritter’s debut feature-length documentary and will be the first Hungarian feature-length film ever to compete at Sundance.

“A Woman Captured” will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 22.

W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

Btr: My film is about a woman who has been kept as a modern-day slave for 10 years. After I met her and started shooting, she slowly started to trust me and decided to escape.

On one hand, it was very hard to watch how certain people treat others, but on the other, it was beautiful to see a woman get back her freedom and become a new person.

W&H: What drew you to this story?

Btr:
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Stephen Dorff joins Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo in True Detective season 3

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Author: Zehra Phelan

More casting news has trickled through for the third season of True Detective with Stephen Dorff landing a co-lead role opposite previously revealed names Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo.

Related: True Detective News

Dorff will play the role of the Arkansas State Investigator Roland West, the partner of Ali’s Wayne Hays who is a Northwest Arkansas state police detective. Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, a school teacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980.

The third season of the anticipated series will tell the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

Dorff has had a long and varied career both on the big and small screens from Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, John G. Avildsen’s The Power of One, Tarsem Singh’s Immortals, and comic book adaptation “Blade.
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Interview: on the Ghostly Costume Design of "The Beguiled"

 by Nathaniel R

The costume designer Stacey Battat has, to date, worked mostly in female-oriented contemporary indies. That's quite a perfect niche to build a design career from. Or at least it is when the women who've visually helped define your early work are such stylish talented icons themselves. Battat first made her mark on two Parker Posey features in the late Aughts (Broken English, Happy Tears). Soon after she was deep in the Julianne Moore business (Still Alice, Freeheld, What Maisie Knew). Other credits include The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her and Him and Mozart in the Jungle but it's been her partnership with writer/director Sofia Coppola that's come to define her young career.

The two began working together on the La dreamy Somewhere (2010). Battat proved invaluable to all the fashiongasms of Coppola's arguably most underrated feature The Bling Ring (2013). Then came an atypical challenge: a forgotten girls
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Stephen Dorff Cast in HBO's True Detective Season 3

Stephen Dorff has joined that cast of HBO's highly anticipated third season of True Detective. I love this anthology crime series, and it's awesome to see Dorff land a lead role in it.

Dorff will play a character named Roland West, he's described as "an Arkansas State Investigator who, along with his partner, has his life and career influenced over three decades by a baffling crime." His partner, Wayne Hays, will be played by the previously cast Mahershala Ali.

Carmen Ejogo also stars in the series and will play Amelia Reardon, "an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980." All we really know about the story so far is that it will revolve around a dark crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and "a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods."

Dorff is best known for his roles in
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Stephen Dorff Joins Mahershala Ali In ‘True Detective’ Season 3

Stephen Dorff has been cast in True Detective season three, joining the already cast Mehershala Ali. The series will kick off shooting very soon after being greenlit by HBO last year. More on the Stephen Dorff True Detective news below.

Stephen Dorff True Detective news. The actor will join season three

According to Variety, who broke the news of the Stephen Dorff True Detective season three casting, the actor will play Roland West, an Arkansas State Investigator who, along with his partner, has his life and career influenced over three decades by a baffling crime.

Moonlight Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali will play the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980, so reports the trade.

Related: Leatherface review

Dorff was most recently seen in the TV series Star, and previously in
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Stephen Dorff Joins ‘True Detective’ Season 3

After starring in Sofia Coppola‘s “Somewhere,” we thought Stephen Dorff might get his own Dorffaissance. Alas, it didn’t really happen as he bounced around from forgettable blockbusters (“Immortals“) to forgotten indies (“The Motel Life“) to horror retreads (“Leatherface“). Well, another chance to revitalize his career is arriving.

The actor has joined HBO‘s highly anticipated “True Detective” season three.

Continue reading Stephen Dorff Joins ‘True Detective’ Season 3 at The Playlist.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: The Show Limps Out of 2017 With Kevin Hart at the Helm

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: The Show Limps Out of 2017 With Kevin Hart at the Helm
It’s the last “Saturday Night Live” of 2017, and you’d think NBC’s perennial sketch show would go out with the bang. Getting Kevin Hart to host and the Foo Fighters as the musical guest is pretty much a case of busting out the big guns, after all.

Unfortunately, this episode of “Saturday Night Live” can barely be considered an extravaganza, and the holiday aspects of it aren’t even memorable or strong enough to use “it’s a holiday episode!” as an excuse.

So, what happened?

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: James Franco Plays Himself, and Plays It Safe, in 4th Hosting Appearance Host: Kevin Hart

Let’s start with the monologue. Kevin Hart goes with the standup routine monologue, which is obviously a good idea for a standup comedian — in theory. Boy, is this monologue a good idea in theory. (His execution is good too, but…
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Sofia Coppola’s Most Arresting Shots Are Honored in Gotham Awards Tribute Video — Watch (Exclusive)

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Sofia Coppola’s Most Arresting Shots Are Honored in Gotham Awards Tribute Video — Watch (Exclusive)
2017 has been a banner year for Sofia Coppola, who became just the second woman to win Best Director at Cannes and is being honored at the Ifp Gotham Independent Film Awards tonight. “The Beguiled” is her most acclaimed film since “Lost in Translation,” and both works are prominently featured in a tribute video airing at the ceremony. Watch it below.

Read More:Sofia Coppola: How She Survived ‘The Beguiled’ Backlash, Why She Won’t Do TV, and Why Her Dad is ‘Over’ Film

Coppola’s heroines are given pride of place in the early going, with several of them — Kirsten Dunst in “The Virgin Suicides” and Marie Antoinette, Scarlett Johnasson in “Lost in Translation,” Elle Fanning in “Somewhere” — setting the stage. “So much has been said about the girls over the years,” Giovanni Ribisi narrates in “Suicides,” “it didn’t matter in the end how old they had been or that they were girls,
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Sofia Coppola: How She Survived ‘The Beguiled’ Backlash, Why She Won’t Do TV, and Why Her Dad is ‘Over’ Film

Sofia Coppola: How She Survived ‘The Beguiled’ Backlash, Why She Won’t Do TV, and Why Her Dad is ‘Over’ Film
Sofia Coppola has had quite a year. In Cannes, she became the second woman in history to win best director at the Cannes Film Festival for her Civil War drama “The Beguiled,” which received largely positive reactions. The movie landed in theaters under less-exciting conditions: She faced backlash against her decision to remove the sole black character in Don Siegel’s 1971 adaptation. Coppola fired back with a statement in IndieWire explaining her decision. Love it or hate it, “The Beguiled” wound up being quite the conversation-starter in the midst of summer movie season.

Read More:Sofia Coppola Movies Ranked Worst to Best

Needless to say, while the movie’s reputation may have suffered, Coppola remains one of the most prominent American auteurs working today. On Monday, she receives a special directing award at Ifp’s Gotham Awards ceremony in New York, and she’s been making the rounds on the campaign trail for “The Beguiled.
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