• ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Reboot Series in the Works at Amazon
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    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Reboot Series in the Works at Amazon

    Amazon is developing a “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” series, TheWrap has confirmed.The show will be based on the books by Stieg Larsson but will “take the iconic and much-loved character Lisbeth Salander and place her in today’s world – with a new setting, new characters, and a new story that will resonate with fans of the original and thrill a whole new generation.”Amazon Studios and Left Bank Pictures will produce the series with Sony Pictures Television. Left Bank founder and CEO Andy Harries will serve as executive producer along with Rob Bullock. No writer has been attached to the projectAlso Read: How Season 2 of 'Homecoming' Changes the Season 1 FinaleThe “Millenium” series of novels comprises six books, the first three of which — “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest” — were authored by Larsson and published after his death. The series centers on Lisbeth Salander, a hacker, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist.The book series has twice before been adapted for the screen. Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace starred in a Swedish film adaptation directed by Niels Arden Oplev in 2009 and later reprised their roles for two sequels.David Fincher directed an English-language adaptation of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” in 2011 starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig. A quasi-sequel to Fincher’s film was released in 2018 with Claire Foy and Sverrir Gudnason taking over the lead roles.Variety first reported news of the series.Read original story ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Reboot Series in the Works at Amazon At TheWrap

  • Judi Dench, 85, makes history as oldest person to appear on Vogue cover
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    Judi Dench, 85, makes history as oldest person to appear on Vogue cover

    The British actor was photographed for the June cover of the British edition of the publication, revealed on Instagram today.

  • Cannes Film Festival Postpones Again, Hints Fest May Not Happen in ‘Original Form’
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    Cannes Film Festival Postpones Again, Hints Fest May Not Happen in ‘Original Form’

    The Cannes Film Festival said that rescheduling the festival to late June and early July as originally hoped is no longer possible, and the festival acknowledged in a statement Tuesday that it most likely won’t take place in its original form.However, the festival is exploring other contingencies and is hoping to make Cannes happen in some form in 2020.“It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form,” the festival’s statement read. “Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They agree that the Festival de Cannes, an essential pillar for the film industry, must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another.”Also Read: 5 Ways the Oscar Season Could Be Rocked by the CoronavirusThe festival was first postponed in March, and the lineup of films playing at the festival was originally meant to be announced this week before the coronavirus canceled and postponed film events across the industry and across the world. The festival has also been consistent about trying to postpone or delay the festival rather than cancel outright, as festivals such as SXSW and Tribeca meant for earlier in the spring have done.In a Q&A shared by the festival late last month, it was confirmed that festival staff is still working from home and that the deadline to submit films was also extended until at least the end of May.Cannes has only been canceled once in its history dating back to the end of World War II in 1946, that being in 1968 due to nationwide student riots.See the latest full statement below:Following the French President’ statement, on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the beginning of July, is no longer an option.It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form.Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They agree that the Festival de Cannes, an essential pillar for the film industry, must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another.When the health crisis, whose resolution remains the priority of all, passes, we will have to reiterate and prove the importance of cinema and the role that its work, artists, professionals, film theatres and their audiences, play in our lives. This is how the Festival de Cannes, the Marché du Film and the parallel sections (Semaine de la Critique, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, ACID), intend to contribute. We are committed to it and we would like to thank everyone who is by our side, public officials (Cannes’ City Hall, Ministry of Culture, the CNC), industry members as well as our partners.Each and everyone knows that many uncertainties are still reigning over the international health situation. We hope to be able to communicate promptly regarding the shapes that this Cannes 2020 will take.Read original story Cannes Film Festival Postpones Again, Hints Fest May Not Happen in ‘Original Form’ At TheWrap

  • The top rated projector for your very own home cinema
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    The top rated projector for your very own home cinema

    With people across the globe tuning into Netflix, Disney + and Amazon Prime, why not turn your home into your very own cinema?

  • Trump Says He’ll ‘Take a Look’ at Pardoning ‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic
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    Trump Says He’ll ‘Take a Look’ at Pardoning ‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’d “take a look” at fulfilling “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic’s request for a presidential pardon.Trump was asked about it by a reporter at Wednesday’s coronavirus briefing at the White House. Trump admitted that he hadn’t seen the show and knew nothing of the exotic animal zoo owner’s situation, but he said he would “take a look.”The exchange comes a few days after the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., jokingly said in an interview on SiriusXM’s “Jim Norton and Sam Roberts” show that he would lobby for a pardon for the exotic animal zoo owner.Watch video of the exchange below.A reporter just asked if Trump would pardon Joe Exotic from Tiger King and Trump said, "I will take a look." pic.twitter.com/f0c0R8QmDy— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 8, 2020Also Read: 'Tiger King' Tops 'Stranger Things 2' in First 10-Day Viewership With 34 Million Viewers, Nielsen SaysJoseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado-Passage is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for hiring a hitman to murder big cat conservationist Carole Baskin. He was recently featured in the Netflix docuseries “Tiger King,” which premiered last month and became an instant sensation, racking up more than 34 million views in its first 10 days on the platform.In the weeks since, Maldonado-Passage has been the subject of a number of media interviews in which he’s advocated for a presidential pardon, maintaining his innocence in the case that put him in prison.Read original story Trump Says He’ll ‘Take a Look’ at Pardoning ‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic At TheWrap

  • Female-Led ‘Doogie Howser’ Remake in the Works at Disney+
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    Female-Led ‘Doogie Howser’ Remake in the Works at Disney+

    A female-led reboot of “Doogie Howser” is in development at Disney+, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.The new series, titled “Doogie Kealoha, M.D.” is being written by “How I Met Your Mother” and “Fresh Off the Boat” alum Kourtney Kang and comes from Disney-owned 20th Century Fox TV.The new series would be set in Hawaii and center on a 16-year-old half Asian, half white girl who works as a doctor.Also Read: Bob Iger Teases More Theatrical Releases May Go Directly to Disney+The original “Doogie Howser, M.D.” starred a very-young Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician balancing the challenge of practicing medicine with the everyday problems of teenage life. It ran for four seasons on ABC from 1989-1993 and was created by Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley. Bochco died in 2018; his widow, Dayna, and son, Jesse, will executive produce the reboot alongside Kang, Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar.“Doogie Howser” is the latest reboot for Disney’s streaming service, joining fellow remakes of “Turner and Hooch” and “The Mighty Ducks.” Disney” also did a new version of “High School Musical” and is spinning off series from its popular films including “Monsters Inc,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Star Wars” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Read original story Female-Led ‘Doogie Howser’ Remake in the Works at Disney+ At TheWrap

  • Meghan Markle to narrate Disney+ film in first job after leaving senior royal life
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    Meghan Markle to narrate Disney+ film in first job after leaving senior royal life

    The Duchess of Sussex's first job after royal life has been confirmed.

  • Beatrice, Beloved French Bulldog on ‘Modern Family,’ Dies After Series Finale Wrap
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    Beatrice, Beloved French Bulldog on ‘Modern Family,’ Dies After Series Finale Wrap

    Beatrice, who played the beloved French bulldog Stella on the last seven seasons of “Modern Family,” died earlier this month shortly after the cast shot the series finale, according to TheBlast.Stella was introduced in the second season of the hit ABC sitcom and initially played by a French bulldog named Brigitte; Beatrice took over the role in the fourth season as the increasingly doted-on pet of Ed O’Neill’s family patriarch, Jay Pritchett.Reps for the show and the Good Dog Animals agency, which represented Beatrice, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.Also Read: Steve Levitan Says 'Right Now, There Are No Plans' for 'Modern Family' SpinoffIn her addition to her work on “Modern Family,” Beatrice also appeared on TV series like “Workaholics” and “The Kominsky Method” as well as commercials for Dunkin’ and Chase Bank.In a 2017 interview with the blog Bodie on the Road, Beatrice’s co-owner Guin Solomon explained that O’Neill developed a natural rapport with her. “It’s very easy working with him because he brings Beatrice treats like popcorn and always looks out for her — like we’ll be doing scenes in the backyard by the pool and in between takes he’ll say, ‘Would you please get Beatrice an umbrella, she’s in the sun!'”The show’s two-part finale, which wrapped production in late February, is scheduled to air on April 8.Read original story Beatrice, Beloved French Bulldog on ‘Modern Family,’ Dies After Series Finale Wrap At TheWrap

  • ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Halts Production in the UK Over Coronavirus Concerns
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    ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Halts Production in the UK Over Coronavirus Concerns

    Netflix paused production on the second season of “The Witcher,” which is currently filming in the U.K., for two weeks on Sunday due to growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, an individual with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.The Henry Cavill-led fantasy series, which began production on Season 2 last month and is set to launch its new episodes in 2021, is the latest TV show to suspend or delay production due to fears about COVID-19. You can see TheWrap’s full roundup of programs here.On Friday, Netflix put a two-week hiatus on all of its film and TV production in North America in response to government restrictions and health and safety precautions. Obviously, “The Witcher” was not part of that particular grouping, given that it is shooting in the U.K.Also Read: All the TV Productions Suspended or Delayed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic (Updating)“The Witcher” stars Cavill as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as sorceress Yennefer, and Freya Allan as Princess Ciri. Along with that trio, who will all be back for Season 2, other returning cast members include Joey Batey as Jaskier, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Tom Canton as Filavandrel, Lilly Cooper as Murta, Jeremy Crawford as Yarpin Zigrin, Eamon Farren as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz, Terence Maynard as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo, Royce Pierrseson as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold and Therica Wilson Read as Sabrina.The second season will welcome series newcomers “Killing Eve” vet Kim Bodnia as Vesemir, “Game of Thrones” alum Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Born as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia and Mecia Simson as Francesca.The series is executive produced by showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, as well as Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub and Jarosław Sawko.Read original story ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Halts Production in the UK Over Coronavirus Concerns At TheWrap

  • Roberto Orci to Write Untitled Sony Marvel Universe Film (Exclusive)
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    Roberto Orci to Write Untitled Sony Marvel Universe Film (Exclusive)

    Updated 7:50 p.m. with additional information.“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” co-writer Roberto Orci has been tapped to write an as-yet untitled Marvel film for Sony, TheWrap has exclusively learned.Details about the project or which specific Marvel character will be used are currently being kept under wraps. The Orci project would be a part of Sony’s Marvel universe, which is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but does include Marvel Comics properties such as “Nitghtwatch,” “Silk,” “Venom,” “Silver and Black,” and “Morbius the Living Vampire.”While initial indications were that the character would be related to other Sony Marvel films like Venom” that are connected to “Spider-Man,” an individual with knowledge tells thewrap the property comes from a different corner of the Marvel universe that Sony has access to.Executive Vice President Palak Patel is overseeing for Sony.Also Read: 'X-Men' Producer Hutch Parker Signs on for 'Venom' SequelAndy Serkis is currently directing the sequel to “Venom.” Ruben Fleischer directed the first film. “Venom” was a box office smash hit which grossed $856 million worldwide during its 2018 theatrical release and starred Tom Hardy as the symbiote — the actor will reprise his role in the sequel, as well as Woody Harrelson starring as Carnage. Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters of the first film, wrote the script for the sequel.Orci’s blockbuster credits include two “Transformers” installments, Paramount’s “Star Trek” films, and “Mission: Impossible III.” On the small screen, Orci is an Emmy-winning TV writer-producer, who co-created Fox’s “Fringe,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Matador,” and “Hawaii Five-O.”Sony had no comment.Beatrice Verhoeven contributed to this report.Read original story Roberto Orci to Write Untitled Sony Marvel Universe Film (Exclusive) At TheWrap

  • ‘Mighty Ducks': Emilio Estevez to Reprise Gordon Bombay Role for Disney+ Reboot
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    ‘Mighty Ducks': Emilio Estevez to Reprise Gordon Bombay Role for Disney+ Reboot

    Emilio Estevez has joined Disney+ “The Mighty Ducks” TV series, reprising his iconic role as the beloved Coach Gordon Bombay from the hit ’90s film franchise.He will star alongside previously announced series regulars Lauren Graham and Brady Noon. Also joining the cast are Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins and De’Jon Watts.In addition to starring, Estevez will serve as an executive producer on the 10-episode show, which is set to premiere later this year on Disney’s streaming service.Also Read: 'Mighty Ducks' Reboot Set at Disney+ With Lauren Graham as the New CoachHere’s the official description for the reboot series:In present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” Estevez said in a statement, “and after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay’s jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ franchise. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+.”Also Read: 'Mighty Ducks' Reboot Set at Disney+ With Lauren Graham as the New Coach“It was an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist,” Agnes Chu, Disney+ senior vice president of content, said. “For a generation, ‘The Mighty Ducks’ stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world. We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role.”Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three “Mighty Ducks” films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (“The King of Queens,” “13 Going On 30”) are co-creators and will serve as showrunners. Estevez, James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will serve as executive producers with Griffiths directing. Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.“The Mighty Ducks” TV series hails from ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios.Read original story ‘Mighty Ducks': Emilio Estevez to Reprise Gordon Bombay Role for Disney+ Reboot At TheWrap

  • Quentin Tarantino on What Happened to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character After ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’
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    Quentin Tarantino on What Happened to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character After ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’

    This story first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine.This might be a shorter, more accelerated awards season than usual, but don’t try to tell that to Quentin Tarantino. “It doesn’t feel short to me, because we’ve been talking about this movie since May,” he said of “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and then began its theatrical run in late July.“My last couple of movies came out at Christmas, so I was stuck in this logjam that happens at the end of the year. But this one was a pleasure, because it opened in summer and played like a summer movie, and people were talking about it and arguing about it for weeks after the movie came out. It didn’t even matter if they hated it or made fun of me — it was great to be part of that conversation. And now, to me, this feels like it’s about the end of March. I can’t even imagine talking about this movie for two more months.”As he said this, it was mid-January, four days after his film received 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Tarantino and producer Shannon McIntosh sat in a secluded patio at the Chateau Marmont, an appropriately classic Hollywood location to talk about a movie that re-creates the town in 1969 in a blend of fact, fiction and deliriously bloody wish-fulfillment.The two have been working together since McIntosh did some behind-the-scenes work on “Pulp Fiction” for Miramax, meeting Tarantino on his birthday in 1995 — which also happened to be the day he won the screenwriting Oscar for that film. She began producing his films with 2012’s “Django Unchained,” and first heard about “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” when it was simply an idea Tarantino was kicking around about a fading cowboy actor named Rick Dalton.Also Read: Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': How the Stars Compare to Real-Life Characters (Photos)jQuery(document).ready(function($){ var img = $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-2 .aesop-parallax-sc-img') , setHeight = function() { if ($('aesop-parallax-component-4911537-2').height() > img.height()) { $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-2').css('height',img.height()); $('aesop-parallax-component-4911537-2').css('height',img.height()); } } $(window).load(function(){ setHeight(); }); $(window).resize(function(){ setHeight(); }); var img = $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-2 .aesop-parallax-sc-img'); img.parallax({speed: 0.3}); }); // end jquery doc ready “It was never like, ‘This is the next one I’m going to do,'” he said. “It was sort of like my own little hobby project. I don’t think I ever read Shannon anything, but I would mention it from time to time, and tell her the titles of the phony movies: “Kill Me Quick Ringo, Said the Gringo,” stuff like that. I don’t think it was until she read the script that she actually got it.”“That was three years ago,” McIntosh said. “I went up to Quentin’s house and got to read it. In the initial read you’re just relishing and loving the read, but right away the big priority became making this in Hollywood, making sure we could qualify for the tax incentive, making sure we could make this movie where it needed to be made. We met with a few different studios, and Sony was the one that wanted it the most.”The production cost just under $100 million — and, McIntosh said, it came in under budget. “We got to make it the full-on way,” Tarantino said. “There’s a different version of this movie where we don’t have this much money, and we’re having to cut corners. We’re having to do more CGI, we’re having to build less and just build it around one building that still exists from that time period.“And look — that movie would be good, too. But to actually be able to do it old-school style was wonderful, That’s a luxury in today’s Hollywood.”Also Read: 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' Viewer Arrested for Pummeling Another Moviegoer for Cellphone UseBut if the money hadn’t been there, was he committed enough to the idea to have done the cheaper version?“God, that’s an interesting question,” Tarantino said, and then paused for a long time. “I’m glad I don’t have to answer it. It literally was not my situation, because we had a couple of different studios that were interested in it at this budget. So to ask me that is like saying, ‘If your career was vastly different, how would you feel?’ I don’t know. I imagine that of course I would make it — I would probably put it together that way if that was the only recourse that I had.”Another pause. “At the same time, I don’t know. I don’t know if a cut-rate ‘Sorcerer’ is better than no ‘Sorcerer.’ I don’t know what the cut-rate ‘Apocalypse Now’ or cut-rate ‘Blade Runner’ is. Now, I’m not trying to say that my movie is on the canvas of ‘Blade Runner’ or ‘Sorcerer’ or any of those movies. But a cheapie version of that is not necessarily what I would want to see.”The full-on ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,’ on the other hand, is exactly what Tarantino and McIntosh wanted to see — and, for that matter, something he’s still obsessing over, particularly the lead characters of a mostly washed-up TV Western actor and his longtime stunt double played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.“If you’ve seen it a couple of times, especially if you’ve lived with it since it opened in the summer, it almost feels a bit like Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth are real guys,” he said. “They blend into the atmosphere, into the time period. I think part of that was committing 100% to a whole Rick Dalton career and filmography. Recently I’ve been imagining the career he had after the movie. And I’ve gotten really, really, super into it.”And with that, Tarantino was off, enthusiastically telling tales (spoiler alert!) of what happened to Dalton after he whipped out his flamethrower and finished off a few Manson family members that fateful night.“The whole incident with the flamethrower and the hippies got a lot of play,” he said. “No one quite knows what a big deal that was, but it was still a big deal. And it’s a big deal that he killed ‘em with the flamethrower, with the prop from one of his most popular movies. So he starts becoming in demand again. I mean, not in demand like Michael Sarrazin at that time was in demand, but he’s got some publicity and now all of a sudden “The 14 Fists of McCluskey” is playing more on Channel 5 during Combat Week and stuff. And so he gets offered a couple of features — low-budget ones, but studio ones.Also Read: Meet Julia Butters, the 10-Year-Old Scene Stealer From 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood'jQuery(document).ready(function($){ var img = $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-3 .aesop-parallax-sc-img') , setHeight = function() { if ($('aesop-parallax-component-4911537-3').height() > img.height()) { $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-3').css('height',img.height()); $('aesop-parallax-component-4911537-3').css('height',img.height()); } } $(window).load(function(){ setHeight(); }); $(window).resize(function(){ setHeight(); }); var img = $('.aesop-parallax-sc.aesop-parallax-sc-4911537-3 .aesop-parallax-sc-img'); img.parallax({speed: 0.3}); }); // end jquery doc ready “But the thing is, on the episodic-TV circuit, he’s a bigger name now. He’s not quite Darren McGavin, all right? Darren McGavin would get paid the highest you could get paid as a guest star back in that time. But Rick’s about where John Saxon was, maybe just a little bit higher. So he’s getting good money and doing the best shows. And the episodes are all built around him.So as opposed to doing ‘Land of the Giants’ and ‘Bingo Martin,’ now he’s the bad guy on ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and it’s his episode.”He began talking even faster than usual and banging on the patio table for emphasis as he detailed a filmography that he submitted to IMDb but they declined to use. “Oh, and he does a Vince Edwards show, ‘Matt Lincoln.’ Or a Glenn Ford show, ‘Cade’s County.’ And that’s a big deal, ’cause he did ‘Hell-Fire Texas’ with Glenn Ford and they didn’t really get along. But now they bury the hatchet and they make a big deal about the two guys doing it together. And then he does a couple of Paul Wendkos’ TV movies.”He paused and grinned, happy with the imaginary career of his imaginary star. “And you know, he’s doing OK.”To read more of the Down to the Wire issue, click here.Read original story Quentin Tarantino on What Happened to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character After ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ At TheWrap

  • Ricky Gervais Reveals What He Said in His Censored Joke at the 2020 Golden Globes
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    Ricky Gervais Reveals What He Said in His Censored Joke at the 2020 Golden Globes

    The comedian took to Twitter to set the record straight on what he really said about Judi Dench.

  • Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
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    Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

    Christian Bale is in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and join Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” TheWrap has confirmed.Bale last wore superhero spandex in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy.Taika Waititi will return to write and direct. The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. Waititi also portrayed Korg in “Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame.”Also Read: 'Ford v Ferrari' Film Review: Christian Bale and Matt Damon Drive Steady Through Underwritten Le Mans TaleThe plot remains under wraps, but in “Avengers: Endgame,” as the film is wrapping up, one moment of sorely-needed levity after so many gut-punches comes when Thor leaves New Asgard on Earth and hitches a ride to parts unknown with the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they get ready to depart, Thor jokingly refers to the group as the “Asgardians of the Galaxy,” leading to a funny exchange with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) about who really leads the team. So we know at least where Thor might be when he returns.“Thor: Ragnarok” grossed $854 million at the worldwide box office since its debut in November of 2017, and scored rave reviews from critics, achieving a 93 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an “A” CinemaScore.A four time Oscar nominee who won a best supporting actor Oscar for 2010’s “The Fighter,” Bale can currently be seen in “Ford v Ferrari.” Bale is repped by WME.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Marvel had no comment.Collider first reported the news.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Read original story Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ At TheWrap

  • 'Knives Out' Sequel Focused on Daniel Craig's Character in the Works
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    'Knives Out' Sequel Focused on Daniel Craig's Character in the Works

    Writer-director Rian Johnson is hoping to make the film in the next year.

  • Andrew Dunbar, Theon Greyjoy’s Body Double on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies in His 30s
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    Andrew Dunbar, Theon Greyjoy’s Body Double on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies in His 30s

    Andrew Dunbar, who worked as a body double for Alfie Allen’s Theon Greyjoy and a background actor on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has died. He was in his 30s.Dunbar died suddenly at his home in East Belfast, Ireland, on Christmas Eve, according to the Daily Mail. No cause of death was made public.“To say we are shocked and saddened at the passing of Andrew Dunbar is an understatement,” the Ireland-based talent agency The Extras Dept. said in a statement. “We have so many fond memories of the years Andrew worked with us. He was so versatile we could cast him in anything, he was such a talented performer he would always end up being featured, and he was so adored that he was always requested by productions again and again.”Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Is Most-Tweeted-About Show of 2019, 'SNL' - Last Year's No. 1 - Falls Off Top 10 ListDunbar appeared on the final three seasons of “Game of Thrones,” beginning with Season 6’s “Battle of the Bastards.” In addition serving as a body double for Allen’s Theon and as a background performer in other “GOT” roles, he also appeared “Line of Duty,” “Derry Girls” and SYFY’s “Krypton.”In an Instagram story, Allen noted Dunbar’s passing, writing, “Extremely shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. To lose a loved one so young, I can only imagine what his family are going through. RIP Andrew xxx.”Pamela Smyth, who oversaw crowd makeup for “Game of Thrones,” also remembered Dunbar in a statement to Belfast Live. “Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowd room on Thrones – Andrew always stood out,” she said. “Always professional and mannerly with a big broad beaming smile. A beautiful soul – he will be missed by all the GOT family.”Read original story Andrew Dunbar, Theon Greyjoy’s Body Double on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies in His 30s At TheWrap

  • Judi Dench Says Her Character in ‘Cats’ Is Trans
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    Judi Dench Says Her Character in ‘Cats’ Is Trans

    Judi Dench said that her character in “Cats,” Old Deuteronomy, is actually transgender.In an interview with Out magazine, Dench recalled how she was forced to drop out of a stage production of “Cats” from 1981 in London’s West End.When the interviewer, who is transgender, pointed out that her character is traditionally played by a man on stage, Dench noted that the male actor Brian Blessed played the role in the 1981 production.“[It was] nerve wracking, because all I can hear is Brian Blessed all the time in the production that I wasn’t able to be in,” Dench said. “Totally unexpected, it was. I kind of call it ‘trans Deuteronomy,’ is the part for me. But it was lovely to be led about and be an aged, old cat.”Also Read: 'Cats' Poor Reception Prompts Universal to Send an 'Improved,' Updated Version to TheatersDench’s character is a wise, older cat who judges other cats in the annual Jellicle Ball. The cats have a chance to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn in a new life if they are chosen.Dench was meant to portray the characters Grizabella the Glamour Cat and Jennyanydots the Old Gumbie Cat in the 1981 production in London, but she was forced to leave the play after she snapped an Achilles tendon.“Cats” is in theaters now. Check out video of Dench’s interview via Out.Read original story Judi Dench Says Her Character in ‘Cats’ Is Trans At TheWrap