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Jerry Seinfeld Says “Disorientation Replaced the Movie Business” And Talks Directorial Film Debut

Jerry Seinfeld quipped this week that “the movie business is over” because of a sense of confusion among show business workers. “Disorientation replaced the movie business,” Seinfeld told GQ. “Everyone I know in show business, every day, is going, ‘What’s going on? How do you do this? What are we supposed to do now?'” Seinfeld was […]

Anne Hathaway Recalls Being Asked to “Make Out” With 10 Different Men for Chemistry Test

Anne Hathaway opened up this week about her experience “back in the 2000s” being asked to kiss “ten guys” for a chemistry read. “I was told, ‘We have ten guys coming today and you’re cast. Aren’t you excited to make out with all of them?’ And I thought, ‘Is there something wrong with me?’ because […]

David Mamet Calls Hollywood’s Diversity Efforts “Fascist Totalitarianism”

Legendary Hollywood screenwriter David Mamet is no fan of the entertainment industry’s efforts to drive greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in its ranks. “DEI is garbage,” Mamet told the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Sunday during a session with Matt Brennan. Mamet, who was on hand to talk about his memoir Everywhere an […]

‘Severance’ Actor Tramell Tillman Joins Next ‘Mission: Impossible’ (Exclusive)

Tramell Tillman — the actor who broke out in popular Apple series Severance — has landed a role in the eighth Mission: Impossible film. Tillman will join fellow franchise newcomers like Katy O’Brian, Nick Offerman and Hannah Waddingham, along with Mission vets that include Henry Czerny, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Pom Klementieff and […]

Lindsey Anderson Beer and Her Lab Brew Banner Re-Up at Paramount (Exclusive)

Paramount Pictures has renewed its first-look deal with Lindsey Anderson Beer and her production banner Lab Brew. In re-upping the deal, the studio has also picked up Here Comes the Dark, a supernatural thriller spec script by Shane and Carey Van Dyke, the duo who co-wrote the 2022 thriller Don’t Worry Darling. Anderson Beer and […]

Oscars: Film Academy Updates Rules and Campaign Protocols, Announces Changes to Special Awards

As the film awards industrial complex reemerges from a brief hibernation following the 96th Oscars and begins thinking about the 97th, which will take place on March 2, 2025, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors has announced updated awards rules and campaign promotional regulations — as well as changes to some […]

LaKeith Stanfield to Star In, Produce Video Game Adaptation ‘El Paso, Elsewhere’

LaKeith Stanfield, who most recently starred in The Book of Clarence for Sony, is teaming up with veteran producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for El Paso, Elsewhere, an adaptation of the neo-noir vampire video game from publisher Strange Scaffold. Stanfield is in talks to star in the feature and will also produce along with di Bonaventura, […]

Cannes Adds Michel Hazanavicius, Mohammad Rasoulof, Emanuel Parvu Titles to Official Competition

The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled new additions to the Official Selection for its upcoming 77th edition from May 14 to May 25. Three new films have been added to the Competition lineup: Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius’ animated feature The Most Precious of Cargoes, Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s Seed of the Sacred Fig and Emanuel Parvu’s Three Miles to the […]

Diane Kruger, Fatih Akin Reunite for ‘Amrum’

Diane Kruger is re-teaming with her In the Fade director Fatih Akin on the new German period drama Amrum, which began principal photography in Hamburg today. The film follows a family living in a small village on Amrum Island in rural northern Germany in early 1945, in the final days of World War II. The […]

New Talent Accelerator Industry Standard Launches to Diversify Post-Production Fields (Exclusive)

Last year, MakeMake Entertainment managing director Jennifer Sofio Hall and veteran impact producer Bedonna Smith helped launch MakeMake Residencies, a nine-month paid program for people from historically excluded backgrounds to build careers in post-production. Now the two women are continuing that work with a new independent venture, Industry Standard, a talent accelerator for early- to […]

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Trailer Brings Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman Together as Frenemies

For Ryan Reynolds, the latest Deadpool & Wolverine trailer is a chance for audiences to see two marquee characters together, a pairing that “took seven years and a lot of begging” to get Hugh Jackman to return as Wolverine. Ahead of the new trailer (watch below), Reynolds shared the post-credits scene from Deadpool 2 (2018), […]

Netflix to Present Sneak Peek of New Wallace & Gromit, Zack Snyder’s ‘Twilight of the Gods’ at Annecy

Claymation legends Nick Park and Merlin Crossingham will offer stop-motion fans a sneak peek at their upcoming Wallace & Gromit film at this year’s Annecy animation festival. The still-untitled feature will see inveterate, cheese-loving inventor Wallace designing a “smart gnome” for the family garden who begins to develop a mind of its own. As events […]

Kevin Hart Sets the Record Straight on His Height and Whether He’s a Billionaire

Kevin Hart wants people to know that some of the stories of his height have been greatly exaggerated. The actor appeared on Sunday night’s edition of CBS’ 60 Minutes, where he spoke with Anderson Cooper and set the record straight. Cooper noted that GQ reported his height as 5-foot-5, while The Los Angeles Times put […]

Forget ‘Gentleminions,’ This Year’s Viral ‘Despicable Me’ Campaign Turned NBA Star Nikola Jokic Into Gru

In 2022, teenagers flocked to cinemas dressed in suits and tuxedos, there to see and celebrate the Illumination film Minions: The Rise of Gru. It was part of a trend, apparently developed organically, called #GentleMinions, of young fans celebrating (some, perhaps ironically) the film franchise with which they grew up. Universal, which distributed the film, […]

Lourdes Portillo, Oscar-Nominated ‘Las Madres — The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo’ Director, Dies at 80

Lourdes Portillo, the prominent Mexican filmmaker and social activist behind The Devil Never Sleeps and the Oscar-nominated Las Madres – The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, has died. She was 80. Portillo died Saturday at her home in San Francisco, her friend Soco Aguilar told The Hollywood Reporter. She was surrounded by her three […]

Box Office: ‘Civil War’ Draws Blood to Beat ‘Abigail’ and Stay No. 1 With $11M Second Weekend

Alex Garland’s dystopian political action film Civil War about an America torn apart triumphed over new vampire pic Abigail at the weekend box office. Civil War held in well to stay No. 1 in its second weekend with $11 million for a healthy domestic total of $45 million for indie studio A24. The film has […]