Thomasin McKenzie to Lead Kerri Strug Movie

Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug became an American hero overnight thanks to her gold medal-winning final vault at the 1996 summer Olympic games. The story took the nation by storm, and now it will be told on the big screen in Perfect, a new film that will be directed by Olivia Wilde (Booksmart). After an extensive search for a young star to take the lead role, the filmmaker has chosen Jojo Rabbit star Thomasin McKenzie to vault into the “intimate and unflinching portrait of grit and determination.” Read More »

Kevin Feige

Last month, we found out Booksmart director and TRON Legacy star Olivia Wilde would be taking the helm of a mysterious Marvel Comics project at Sony Pictures. It’s believed that the project in question is a Spider-Woman movie that doesn’t connect to any of the existing cinematic universes based on Marvel Comics. However, if a recent comment by Wilde is accurate, that hasn’t stopped Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige from being involved with the project in some capacity. Read More »

don't worry darling cast harry styles

Don’t worry darling, because Don’t Worry Darling, the new movie from Olivia Wilde, has a new cast member: Harry Styles. This is the singer turned actor’s first role since Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, and will see him starring alongside fellow attractive people Florence Pugh, Dakota Johnson, and Chris Pine. The New Line Cinema production focuses on “an isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert,” and is aiming for a fall production start. Styles is replacing Shia LaBeouf, who left due to scheduling conflicts.

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olivia wilde sony marvel movie

Olivia Wilde has been tapped to spin a new superhero tale for Sony‘s universe of Marvel characters. Wilde is set to direct a female-led Marvel movie for Sony, which will reportedly be centered on Spider-Woman. This new project will be the latest film in Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off universe including Venom and Morbius.

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Don't Worry Darling cast

Update: Variety says Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson is joining the cast as well, but there are no details about her character or additional details about the film’s plot. Our original report from April 24, 2020 follows.

Olivia Wilde is following up Booksmart, her critically acclaimed feature directorial debut, with a 1950s psychological thriller called Don’t Worry Darling .And if that alone didn’t have you excited, maybe this new casting announcement will do the trick. Wilde, who is both directing and starring in the movie, will be joined in front of the camera by Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, and Shia LaBeouf. Jump aboard the hype train and learn more details below. Read More »

Kerri Strugg Movie

Even if you’re not a fan of the Olympics, it’s likely that you heard about the triumph of gymnast Kerri Strug and her incredible gold medal-winning final vault at the 1996 summer Olympic games. At the very least, you’ve probably seen the famous image of coach Béla Károlyi carrying her to the medals podium since the gymnast had torn two ligaments in her ankle, not to mention damaging her tendons, which she did just before that victorious final vault. Now Kerri Strug’s story will be told in Perfect, a new biopic in the works from Booksmart director Olivia Wilde. Read More »

Fewer trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we go dead mall hunting, realize why some of us aren’t morning people, deconstruct a political mystery, get to know Lil Dicky a little better, and fight a drug company.

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don't worry darling

Having made her feature directorial debut with the acclaimed comedy Booksmart, Olivia Wilde has lined-up a very different sort of follow-up. The filmmaker and actress will direct and star in Don’t Worry, Darling, a psychological thriller about an unhappy 1950s housewife. So it sort of sounds like Mad Men, with more thriller stuff.

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booksmart team

Olivia Wilde and Katie Silberman, who both worked together on this year’s critically acclaimed and altogether wonderful Booksmart, are getting together again. The duo will create an untitled holiday comedy for Universal, and while there are absolutely zero details about the project, we’re such fans of Booksmart around here that we’re still excited. These talented people don’t need me to tell them how to do their jobs, but if they’re taking suggestions, I recommend making this a sequel with the same cast called A Very Booksmart Christmas.

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richard jewell movie cast

Clint Eastwood‘s Richard Jewell movie cast continues to take shape. The two leads – Paul Walter Hauser and Sam Rockwell – were added in quick succession. Now, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm have jumped into the mix as well. Wilde will play a reporter, while Hamm will take on the role of an FBI agent. The film is based on the true story of the security guard who was wrongfully accused of planting a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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