Daywatch: Signs of COVID-19 resurgence in Illinois, ex-top cop sued for sexual misconduct and the real story behind ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’
On Friday, Netflix will release its much-anticipated film “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” starring Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Carroll Lynch and many more top actors. But this movie is not just a star-studded drama; this film is based on real-world events that happened in Chicago. Here’s a breakdown of the events leading up to the trial.chicagotribune.com
New this week: David Byrne, 'The Amazing Race' & Tommy Lee
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns' “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America” was, unfortunately, always going to be of the moment. — Rocker Tommy Lee is in a collaborative state of mind on his new album, “Andro,” out Friday. Sundance Now’s true crime drama “Des” stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Dennis Nilsen, a serial killer who targeted young men, including the homeless. The three-part “Des,” debuting Thursday on the streaming service, was a recent U.K. TV hit and drew raves for Tennant’s performance.
JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments
LOS ANGELES Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling said she refuses to bow down" to criticism about her recent comments on transgender people. Rowling published a lengthy post on her blog website Wednesday in response to the backlash and her concerns over new trans activism." A Harry Potter fan group tweeted its disapproval of Rowlings post and encouraged followers to donate to a group that supports back transgender women. Redmayne, who starred in two Fantastic Beast" films of the Harry Potter prequel series, disagreed with Rowling's comments on Twitter. He joined Radcliffe who also disapproved of Rowlings thoughts on transgender identity.
Eddie Redmayne Speaks Out Against J.K. Rowling's Transphobic Comments
Eddie Redmayne is making his position clear when it comes to J.K. Rowling's recent tweets regarding the transgender community. As someone who has worked with both J.K. Rowling and members of the trans community, I wanted to make it absolutely clear where I stand, he continued. Trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid. "Transgender women are women," he continued. "I won't be helping to marginalize trans women and men further," she wrote.
'The Aeronauts': Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones Brave High-Flying Danger in New Trailer
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are once again co-starring in a film based on incredible real events. On Thursday, a new trailer for The Aeronauts was released teasing a death-defying adventure in the name of science. Redmayne plays James Glaisher, a scientist who wishes to explore the possibilities of gas balloons in the 19th century. He enlists the help of Amelia Wren (Jones), a pilot to help him reach new heights in aeronautics -- and make history. As the clip draws to a close, glimpses are shown of the toll the high-flying journey takes on the two.
Eddie Redmayne on "The Theory of Everything"
Eddie Redmayne on "The Theory of Everything" Eddie Redmayne plays legendary physicist Stephen Hawking in the new movie, "The Theory of Everything." He will be one of the stars attending the Hollywood Film Awards for the first time airing on CBS. Redmayne spoke to "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King about meeting with Hawking and preparing for the role.cbsnews.com