gucci movie

MGM was the first studio to announce a major theatrical release delay due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and, even as the entire industry grinds to a halt amid the ongoing pandemic, continues to be one of the few Hollywood studios still making major deals. As MGM’s new film chairman Michael De Luca hires executives and reshapes the company, the studio has picked up Ridley Scott‘s true crime drama Gucci, based on the real-life murder of fashion house head Maurizio Gucci, and is in talks with Lady Gaga to star.

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tiger king sequel

Everyone is still talking about Tiger King, Netflix’s utterly bonkers docu-series about a group of terrible people. With Tiger King hype at a fever pitch, and rumors of a new episode arriving on Netflix this week, it was only a matter of time before someone else got in on the action. That someone is ID, aka the Investigation Discovery channel. They’re putting together what they call a “definitive sequel” to the Netflix show, titled Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic.

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Spike Lee Jackie Robinson Script

Despite what some gibbering blowhards might tell you on twitter dot com, you should really stay the heck inside right now. I know it’s inconvenient, I know it’s frustrating, I know everyone just wants this to be over. I get it! But for now, please – stay inside. And if you need something to occupy your time indoors, Spike Lee is here to help. The filmmaker decided to do the right thing and help quarantined folks by uploading his unmade Jackie Robinson script for all to read. Inside. Where it’s safe.

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Aretha delayed

Two years after Aretha Franklin‘s death, Hollywood is looking to immortalize the Queen of Soul in two separate projects. And after one of them, MGM’s feature film called Respect, was pushed into an awards season-friendly date last week, National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha has been postponed until later in the year. Read More »

dirty john the betty broderick story trailer

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And Betty Broderick may be one of the most famous real-life woman scorned. Dirty John, Bravo’s true-crime series based on the podcast of the same name about the twisted tale of con artist John Meehan, is back with a new criminal and a new network. Under USA, Dirty John has been rebranded a true-crime anthology series, with convicted murderer Betty Broderick as the central figure in the second season, as played by an absolutely unhinged Amanda Peet. Watch the Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story trailer below.

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respect release date

Finally, a piece of release date news that’s not a depressing coronavirus-related delay. MGM is pushing the release date of the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, which stars Jennifer Hudson as the powerful-voiced singer, for Christmas Day, with the intention of propping it up as an awards season contender. The film was originally set to arrive in October.

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tiger king

Everyone is talking about Tiger King, Netflix’s incredibly weird and wild docu-series focused on Joe Exotic, a private zoo owner convicted of ordering the contract killing of an animal rights activist. Now, as more and more people are clued in to the show, updates are trickling out about the figures involved. First: news that slipped through the radar last year, but will likely catch everyone’s attention now: Kate McKinnon is supposed to star in a TV adaptation of the story, playing Carole Baskin, the woman targeted for death. Then: the imprisoned Joe Exotic is filing a lawsuit from prison. And finally: John Finlay, one of Joe’s husbands who worked at the zoo, has revealed he has a whole new set of teeth – a stark contrast to the mostly toothless appearance he displays in the docu-series.

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bad education trailer new

Hey, do you like schools, scandals, and actors doing their best Long Island accents? Then you’re going to want to check out Bad Education, a new HBO film featuring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney. Based on a true story, Bad Education follows a school superintendent who tried to cover up an embezzlement scandal, with less-than-ideal results. Watch the Bad Education trailer below.

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the great trailer

Helen Mirren played a sexy Catherine the Great in her later years in HBO’s steamy miniseries last year, but Elle Fanning will be lending the Russian ruler a satirical edge in the upcoming Hulu comedy series The Great. Watch The Great trailer below.

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