Author: HollywoodReporter

The upcoming release of A24’s Civil War during a contentious presidential election year comes amid worrying about the prospect of an actual civil war — or, at least, real-life political violence — and has some questioning the movie’s timing. The film from acclaimed writer-director Alex Garland (Ex Machina) imagines a near-future dystopia where the United States has been torn apart under the authoritarian ruled of a three-term president (Nick Offerman). The story follows a journalist (Kirsten Dunst) as she makes her way across this freshly divided states of America (trailer below). Civil War hasn’t been seen yet by the media…

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Harvey Guillén is “optimistic” we’re headed toward a world with a queer Disney princess. The What We Do In The Shadows and Wish actor said this week he thinks “we are in the lifespan of that potentially happening.” “I think they’re making strides in the right direction,” Guillén told ComicBook.com of Disney’s queer representation. “I think it’s hard to rebuild a wheel that’s already been in motion for a while, and it’s hard to think of a new direction, especially in where we’re at with the world, but they’re putting their best foot forward, I think. And sometimes those things…

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Taraji P. Henson showed off one of her tattoos as she took to the stage at the American Black Film Festival Honors on Sunday night. “I got this tattoo a year ago, ‘The truth,’” she said, raising her left arm to the crowd, “because at the end of the day, that’s all we have, our truth. And if you are alive and God blessed you with another day to live, it is your time to tell the truth. Because by you telling the truth, you’re setting yourself free and somebody else free. But if you stay quiet, nothing changes.” Henson…

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The blockbuster Dune: Part Two is nearly three hours long, but it could have been even longer. And director Denis Villeneuve says that any cut scenes will not be seen by the public. “I’m a strong believer that when it’s not in the movie, it’s dead,” the director told Collider when asked if he will release deleted scenes from the film for its upcoming Blu-ray release. “Sometimes I remove shots and I say, ‘I cannot believe I’m cutting this out. I feel like a samurai opening my gut. It’s painful, so I cannot go back after that and create a…

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TikToker-turned-actress Ruth Codd has joined the cast of Universal’s live-action adaptation of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon. Dean DeBlois, who co-wrote and directed the original and revered trilogy, is steering the new feature, returning as writer, director and producer. Dragon is currently shooting in Ireland. Codd joins Mason Thames (The Black Phone) and Nico Parker (The Last of Us), who are starring as Hiccup and Astrid, the young Viking teens who befriend dragons. Gerard Butler, who voiced Stoick the Vast, the leader of the Viking clan and Hiccup’s father, is reprising his role in the flesh. Nick Frost is…

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Patton Oswalt took a shot at Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav during his opening monologue as host of the 71st Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards. Oswalt kicked off the MPSE ceremony Sunday in Los Angeles by lamenting the challenges that Hollywood faced in 2023. Oswalt, who also hosted the event last year, went on to discuss the labor stoppages for both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA. “What better choice to entertain a room full of postproduction workers than a guy who is in both SAG and the WGA,” the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire actor quipped. “That’s right. I’m the…

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A thriller feature that is set to star Kim Kardashian has landed at Amazon MGM Studios. Plot details are currently under wraps for the untitled project that stemmed from an original idea by Natalie Krinsky, who will write the script. Krinsky conceived the idea with Kardashian in mind, and it has yet to be determined whether the film will be planned for theatrical or streaming. Kardashian, Krinsky and Made Up Stories’ Bruna Papandrea are set to produce. Krinsky is known for writing and directing the 2020 romantic comedy The Broken Hearts Gallery that starred Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery and Utkarsh…

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Rita Moreno took inspiration from her real-life experiences with Hollywood “bitches” for her role in The Prank.  The nonagenarian EGOT winner dropped by The View on Monday to promote the upcoming comedic film, in which she plays a mean-spirited teacher who is accused of murder by two of her students after she threatens to fail the entire class.  “This is the best part I’ve had in years,” Moreno told the show’s panelists. “It’s hilarious. It’s really a little cult movie.” While speaking about how she tapped into the role, the actress didn’t hold back. “Let me tell you what I…

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In her first move since the big debut for Dune: Part Two, Rebecca Ferguson has signed on to star opposite Chris Pratt in Mercy, the sci-fi thriller for Amazon MGM Studios, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov will helm the film from a script by Marco van Belle. Pratt stars as a detective in the thriller set in the near future when capital crime is on the rise and he finds himself accused of a violent crime and having to prove his innocence. Oppenheimer producer Charles Roven brought the project to Amazon MGM Studios and will produce Mercy with…

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The Garfield Movie is ringing in Monday — Garfield’s least favorite day — with a new action-packed trailer.  While the first trailer shared the wholesome story of how Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt) entered Jon’s (voiced by Nicholas Hoult) life, the latest preview gets to Garfield’s unexpected reunion with his biological dad, Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson).   Garfield’s life at home with Jon and Odie is “pretty near perfect” — that is, until he’s kidnapped by a massive pitbull and sent to Vic’s whereabouts. Vic enlists the help of Garfield and Odie, never mind that he hasn’t been there for…

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