Da 5 Bloods is likely to be a key contender in the Oscar race when nominations are announced in March. But until then, Netflix is making sure the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences get a proper look at the making of Spike Lee‘s new joint starring Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Chadwick Boseman, and Jonathan Majors. The streaming service has released a nearly 30-minute featurette on the making of Da 5 Bloods, complete with the kind of insightful and energetic commentary you love to get from Spike Lee. Read More »
Ridley Scott has got his new movie in the bag, with Apple Studios acquiring Kitbag, a Napoleon Bonaparte epic set to star Joaquin Phoenix as the French emperor and military leader.
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Battleship brought the Milton Bradley strategy board game to life on the big screen with an alien invasion twist, and now Hasbro and their Entertainment One studio are working on turning another one of their iconic games into a TV series. Hasbro has brought in House of Cards creator Beau Willimon to develop a TV series adaptation of the classic strategy board game Risk. Read More »
Joe and Anthony Russo are giving a boost to a new international action film by a first-time director through their deal with Netflix, which has produced hits like the Chris Hemsworth-starring Extraction. But the Russo brothers are taking a gamble with the newest action thriller, Mosul, which eschews a big-name star and is entirely in Arabic. Based on a true story, Mosul follows an Iraqi SWAT team as they fight to defend their homes from ISIS militants. Watch the Mosul trailer below.
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The Rupert Sanders adaptation of Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam War collection The Things They Carried has drafted an impressive cast. Tye Sheridan, Tom Hardy, Stephan James, Bill Skarsgard, Pete Davidson, Ashton Sanders, Martin Sensmeier, Moises Arias, and Angus Cloud will star in the film, which follows the story of the men of Alpha Company during the Vietnam War.
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Cary Joji Fukunaga has managed to land stage legend Tom Stoppard, Oscar-winning writer of Shakespeare in Love and celebrated playwright behind classics like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, to pen his upcoming movie about the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, Shockwave. Based on Stephen Walker‘s non-fiction book Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima, the film will be Fukanaga’s follow-up to his highly anticipated Bond outing, No Time to Die.
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Cary Joji Fukunaga, who recently directed the forthcoming (and oft-delayed) James Bond film No Time to Die, is heading into the skies for his next directorial effort.
Fukunaga will direct the first three episodes of Masters of the Air, a World War II limited series from Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman‘s Playtone production company. The show serves as a follow-up to their Emmy Award-winning shows Band of Brothers and The Pacific, but instead of their previous premium cable home at HBO, this series will air on a streamer – specifically, on AppleTV+. Get more details below. Read More »
If Disney was going to do one thing right, you’d think that it would be giving Mulan a worthy live-action remake that let’s an all-Asian cast shine in an epic retelling of one of China’s most famous legends. But nope! Instead, they take everything you loved about the original animated adventure, shove it to the side, and try to create a Chinese fantasy war drama with sparks of female empowerment, all in a package that’s tame enough for the whole family. Ugh. Can we just have Mushu back already? Read More »
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It’s film festival season, which means we’re getting a surge in casting news for arthouse dramas that feature a few buzzy stars and are helmed by a rising auteur. And that’s what we’re getting with The Brutalist, a “sweeping immigrant drama” from Vox Lux director Brady Corbet which has landed quite a star-studded cast of stars who look good in 1940s fashion, including Joel Edgerton, Marion Cotillard, and Mark Rylance.
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Just recently, The Great Gatsby and Tenet star Elizabeth Debicki was cast as Princess Diana for the last two seasons of The Crown. But an upcoming limited series will take her even further back into history.
Elizabeth Debicki will bring her towering, elegant stature to the new international limited series Code Name Hélène, which will tell the true story of Nancy Grace Augusta Wake, a New Zealand-born journalist who became a ferociously brave spy and one of the most powerful leaders of the French Resistance. Read More »