Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
At Sundance, pandemic dramas unfold on screen and off
Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Soon, the principal is heard over the loudspeaker — an announcement that would signal not just the scuttling of prom and graduation ceremonies, but, potentially, Nicks’ film. Even in an independent film world predicated on a can-do spirit, the results — including “Homeroom,” “How It Ends” and “In the Same Breath” — are often striking for their resourcefulness. It turned out, much to our amazement, that our submissions were only slightly down," said Tabitha Jackson, director of the Sundance Film Festival, on Thursday. And Wang started working with 10 cinematographers in China to capture the yawning gap between party propaganda and reality.
'Never Rarely' tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' leads NBRs
The film was nominated for seven Independent Film Spirit Awards including one for best feature. The 36th annual Spirit Awards, like most awards shows during the pandemic, are adjusting to the difficult circumstances. Eliza Hittman's “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a Pennsylvania's teen's odyssey in getting an abortion, racked up nominations for best feature film, best director and best female lead for Sidney Flanigan. Chloe Zhoe's “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, scored five nods, including best feature, best director and best female lead for McDormand. None of the nominees for best feature film were directed by a white male.
Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester
LONDON – While most music stars are rescheduling tour dates to 2021, Harry Styles is looking farther ahead and making plans to headline his own arena — one he’s putting his money and ideas into. Styles is one of the investors in a £350 million pound ($456.6 million) new concert venue in Manchester, England, called Co-op Live. "I love going to shows, I love live music.”For performers, he also wants to create great memories. It's a switch from the music he said he's always writing and working on. While he’s shooting, Styles is staying away from the social media monitoring of his hair length and instead dropping a new music video for “Golden,” which was filmed in Italy.
Zendaya, Yalitza Aparicio, Constance Wu and More Stars Invited to Join the Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is embracing and championing diversity in a bigger way than ever before. The organization sent out a slew of invitations to potential voting members, including Zendaya, Awkwafina, Constance Wu, and John David Washington, to name a few. Notably, Booksmart director Olivia Wilde, as well as the film's stars, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, were invited as well. "The Academy is delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travelers in the motion picture arts and sciences," Academy President David Rubin said in a statement released Wednesday. The Academy announced last month that the 93rd Academy Awards will be postponed until April 25 -- two months later than originally planned -- due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Olivia Wilde says she doesn't think "Richard Jewell" reporter traded sex for tips
Actress Olivia Wilde on Thursday defended her portrayal of journalist Kathy Scruggs in Clint Eastwood's controversial new film "Richard Jewell." "Contrary to a swath of recent headlines, I do not believe that Kathy 'traded sex for tips,'" Wilde wrote. Scruggs broke the story that the FBI was investigating Jewell, whose reputation was then tarnished by negative press coverage. In her Thursday thread, Wilde said that her previous comments on the film had been "lost in translation." "Kathy Scruggs was a modern, independent woman whose personal life should not detract from her accomplishments."cbsnews.com
Olivia Wilde Says Getting Censored 'Booksmart' Scenes Back on Airlines Was About More Than
Olivia Wilde is sharing why she thinks its so important that sexual references and scenes arent cut from her film, Booksmart. Wilde, 35, recently tweeted about her disappointment in Delta Airlines for censoring a lesbian sex scene and words like "vagina" and "genitals" in a version of the film screening on the airline. "I finally had the chance to watch an edited version of Booksmart on a flight to see exactly what had been censored," tweeted Wilde, who directed the film. They're extraordinary, they're so talented, I'm so proud of them.Wilde previously spoke with ET about how she brought the lesbian sex scene in Booksmart to life. Olivia Wilde Details Exactly How She Brought Lesbian Sex Scene to Life in 'Booksmart' (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Olivia Wilde on the Easter Eggs in 'Booksmart,' Including a Tribute to Her Daughter (Exclusive)Olivia Wilde Jokes Her Relationship With Jason Sudeikis Was His 'Booksmart' Audition (Exclusive)'Booksmart': Everything We Learned on the Set of Olivia Wilde's Insanely Hilarious Buddy Comedy
Delta brings back same-sex scenes in Booksmart,' Rocketman' to flights
(CNN) - Delta Air Lines says in-flight versions of the films "Booksmart" and Elton John's biopic "Rocketman" will no longer skip same-sex love scenes. Delta staffers typically pick between original and edited versions of the films offered by the studios or third-party vendors. Delta chose to use the edited versions of "Booksmart" and "Rocketman," but the staffers didn't realize they would be omitting content "well within" the airline's guidelines," Delta said. The airline didn't edit or asked for any edits to the films, said Delta spokesman Adrian Gee. Gee said new versions of the films will be shown in future flights, but the exact date was not available yet.
Delta says will restore same-sex love scenes in 'Booksmart' and 'Rocketman' after criticism
Delta Air Lines is restoring same-sex love scenes in two films after outrage on social media, including from Olivia Wilde, the director of the 2019 comedy 'Booksmart', one of the movies. Delta and other airlines source films from third-party companies that edit and distribute various versions of films for in-flight viewing. The Atlanta-based airline said studios provide the theatrical version and an edited version of many films and that it selected edited versions of both "Booksmart" and Elton John biopic "Rocketman." Delta said it plans to receive new edits of the films "that retains the LGBTQ+ love scenes in both Booksmart and Rocketman that will be on our flights as soon as possible." It is not the first time Delta has been under fire for edits to same-sex love scenes in its on-board movies.cnbc.com
Jason Sudeikis Starring in His Own New Comedy Series 'Ted Lasso' for Apple TV+
Jason Sudeikis is headed back to TV for a new comedy series, Ted Lasso. The Saturday Night Live alum will star as the eponymous Ted Lasso, who is described as "an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an English football club -- despite having no soccer coaching experience at all." For Sudekis, this will be his first starring role since he left Saturday Night Live in 2013, at the end of season 38, after serving on the cast for nine seasons. Recently, his TV work has included a recurring role on the acclaimed Fox sitcom The Last Man On Earth, and providing the voice for the lead character on the short-lived animated series Son of Zorn. Apple TV+ is set to launch Nov. 1, which also marks the premiere of The Morning Show, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell.
Shia LaBeouf, Olivia Wilde and More to Be Honored at 2019 Hollywood Film Awards
This year's Hollywood Film Awards is set to be a star-studded event. On Tuesday, it was announced that Shia LaBeouf, Olivia Wilde, Taron Egerton and Cynthia Erivo will be honored for their standout contributions to film this year at the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards. LaBeouf, 33, will receive the "Hollywood Breakthrough Screenwriter Award" for Honey Boy, his film based on his own turbulent childhood. Additional 2019 Hollywood Film Award honorees will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch the video below for more:RELATED CONTENT:Brad Pitt Makes Rare Public Appearance at Hollywood Film Awards'Crazy Rich Asians' to Receive Ensemble Honor at 2018 Hollywood Film Awards (Exclusive)Watch Kate Winslet Share a Steamy Kiss With Allison Janney at the Hollywood Film Awards!
Olivia Wilde on the Easter Eggs in 'Booksmart,' Including a Tribute to Her Daughter
Olivia Wilde made the most of her experience directing the acclaimed teen comedy, Booksmart. One of the hidden Easter Eggs in the film is a sweet tribute to her daughter, Daisy, whom Wilde gave birth to in October 2016. The scene, Wilde says, is an homage to Clueless when Cher is stranded in a parking lot after a party. Next to the pizza restaurant is a salon called Daisys Nails, which Wilde reveals, is a little nod to my daughter Daisy.AnnapurnaWhen asked if there were any more hidden tidbits throughout the film, Wilde says there are several in Amys bedroom. Wilde says, I really loved that each department was really owning their creative license and adding texture to the movie.
Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde talk "Vinyl," Martin Scorsese
Emmy-winner Bobby Cannavale and SAG Award-nominee Olivia Wilde have teamed up for the first time as husband and wife in the new HBO rock 'n' roll series, "Vinyl." The drama follows drug addicted record executive Richie Finestra who’s fighting to save his label during the 1970s. Wilde and Cannavale join “CBS This Morning” to discuss their new series.cbsnews.com