Former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams has been a ride or die fan of Harry Potter for years, and now she’s officially joining the Wizarding World by playing a role in the next two Fantastic Beasts movies. We’ve known about her casting for months, but Williams and Fantastic Beasts creator J.K. Rowling announced her character’s name during a recent intermission of the Broadway play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Plus, in a separate interview, Rowling dismissed the idea of a sequel to that Broadway show, saying such a thing would be a “cynical move.” Learn more about both Potter-related stories below. Read More »
We cover a lot of stuff here at /Film, but sometimes a trailer slips through the cracks. And that’s where a good old fashioned trailer round-up comes in handy! This is a very special trailer round-up because it’s devoted solely to TV trailers. We love you, TV! You don’t judge us like others do! Below, find trailers for Grace and Frankie, 2 Dope Queens, Crashing, The Path, Little Women, Stargate: Origins and Riverdale.
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Joining the hunt for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams, as well as a bevy of other new and familiar characters from Harry Potter lore. One of those familiar characters: the renowned Nicolas Flamel, whose Philosopher/Sorcerer’s Stone formed the basis for the first Harry Potter book and movie. Now we’ll get to see him as a young and strapping wizard, and hopefully better for the wear than Johnny Depp‘s evil Grindelwald, whose terrorizing presence will be even bigger in the Fantastic Beasts sequel.
Pottermore has dropped a bunch of new information about the Fantastic Beasts 2 cast and characters, as well as a rudimentary synopsis of the film.
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Former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams has had bit parts in movies like Delivery Man and Hot Tub Time Machine 2, but she made a big splash earlier this year when she headlined an indie dramedy called The Incredible Jessica James that played at the Sundance Film Festival. Netflix picked up the movie, and now the streaming service has dropped an energetic new trailer that showcases Williams’ eye-catching performance.
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Posted on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 by Angie Han
When Jessica Williams first joined The Daily Show in 2012, she was a fresh-faced newcomer from seemingly out of nowhere. By the time she left last year, she’d established herself as one of the show’s biggest and brightest stars. Now Williams is taking her next big step forward, graduating to full-fledged leading lady status in The Incredible Jessica James with style and charm to spare. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
After knocking it out of the park with What We Do in the Shadows earlier this year, Jemaine Clement is back at bat with People, Places, Things. The Sundance romcom stars Clement as a graphic novelist, professor, and father in Brooklyn. (Don’t worry, he gets to retain his cute Kiwi accent.)
He’s still reeling from his last breakup when one of his students (Jessica Williams) sets him up with her mom (Regina Hall). Things seem to unfold in that familiar quirky-cute Sundance way after that. Watch the People Places Things trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
The moment Jon Stewart announced his departure from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, fans began speculating about who might replace him. One of the most popular fantasy-cast picks has been Jessica Williams, who’s been knocking it out of the park as the program’s “Senior Beyoncé Correspondent,” among many other things, since 2012.
Well, if the time-traveling bros of Hot Tub Time Machine 2 are to be believed, all of those wishlists are right. In an eerily prescient clip from the comedy sequel, the gang arrives in 2025 to discover that Williams has taken over Stewart’s old desk. Watch the Daily Show Jessica Williams clip from Hot Tub Time Machine 2 after the jump. Read More »