Seven of the dozen films screening at Sundance Film Festival: London 2018 are directed by women as the U.K. edition of the indie festival puts female filmmakers center stage. The selection includes the U.K. premieres of Desiree Akhavan’s “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” (pictured), Crystal Moselle’s “Skate Kitchen,” and the international premiere of Augustine Frizzel’s […]
Focus Features has moved its awards-season contender “Mary, Queen of Scots,” starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, back five weeks from Nov. 2 to Dec. 7. Ronan is starring in the title role opposite Robbie as Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke is making her feature directorial debut on the movie, directing from a script by Beau Willimon. The […]
Universal Pictures set a Sept. 27, 2019, release date for its action-thriller “The Hunt,” produced by Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions alongside Damon Lindelof for his White Rabbit shingle. The studio won an auction last month for “The Hunt,” a spec script written by “Lost” and “The Leftovers” co-creator Lindelof and Nick Cuse. Craig […]
Co-created by Elba and TV producer Gary Reich, the series follows Charlie (Elba), a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.
J.J. Abrams has begun pre-production on “Star Wars: Episode IX” and tapped Victoria Mahoney as his second unit director, a major milestone for the franchise as its first African-American woman to serve in any directing role. Ava DuVernay, who recently directed “A Wrinkle in Time” for Disney, announced the news on her Twitter feed on […]
It’s been six months since Kevin Spacey was ousted from “House of Cards,” the Netflix political potboiler that helped put the streaming service on the map when it launched five years ago. The cast and crew are now in production in Maryland on the sixth and final season — without the Emmy-nominated actor at the […]
“Rampage” just narrowly won the domestic box office, but the Dwayne Johnson film is proving to be a force overseas. Internationally, “Rampage” earned $114.1 million in 61 territories. With a domestic release of $34.5 million, the Warner Bros. and New Line video game adaptation has made $148.6 million globally. “Rampage” had the strongest opening in […]
Chinese stars Gong Li and Jet Li are joining Disney’s live-action version of “Mulan” opposite Donnie Yen and Liu Yifei. The film is a remake of Disney’s 1998 animated film in which Fa Mulan, daughter of aging warrior Fa Zhou, impersonates a man to take her father’s place during a general conscription during the Han […]
Famed high-score gamer Billy Mitchell, best known for his leading role in "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" documentary, was officially stripped of his "Donkey Kong" and other video game high scores.