West Side Story cast

Steven Spielberg‘s West Side Story cast is slowly beginning to come into focus. The Beard already cast Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort as Tony, the male lead of his musical remake, and now Spielberg has found his young Maria. Rachel Zegler, a 17-year-old high school student, has locked down the female lead, and there’s no question she has the pipes to be able to pull off this role. Keep reading to see a video of her absolutely slaying a cover of “Shallow,” the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper song from last year’s A Star is BornRead More »

Schindler's List Steven Spielberg Interview

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Schindler’s List, and the film is back in select theaters for a limited time starting today. It’s a milestone motion picture, earning Steven Spielberg his first Oscar for Best Director, not to mention taking home Best Picture.

But more importantly, it’s probably the most harrowing and acclaimed depiction of the Holocaust that the big screen has ever seen. Schindler’s List inspired survivors to tell their stories, and it also inspired Spielberg to start the Shoah Foundation, an organization that exists to further the remembrance of the Holocaust to ensure that what happened all those years ago during never happens again.

In a new interview with Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News, Spielberg sat down for an extensive 22-minute segment about Schindler’s List, looking back at the making of the movie, the legacy it has created for victims and survivors, and the people who have been touched by the film over the past two and a half decades. Read More »

west side story remake rita moreno

When it comes to the entertainment industry, there are legends and then there are Legends with a capital “L” and some italics. Rita Moreno is the latter. Over 50 years after she won an Oscar for her work in 1961’s West Side Story, the legendary triple threat will return for the new version being helmed by fellow Legend Steven Spielberg. And if you’re racking your brain trying to remember a role in the original movie appropriate for an 86-year old woman, stop trying. Moreno will be playing a new character created specifically for the remake.

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save filmstruck directors

Boutique streaming service FilmStruck is still shutting its doors before November ends, but thanks to the efforts of a group of notable filmmakers, along with a popular petition, some semblance of the service will live on – the Criterion Collection, currently exclusive to FilmStruck, will launch their own independent streaming service in 2019. Now, filmmaker Edgar Wright is opening up about how he, and other major Hollywood players, mobilized in an attempt to save FilmStruck.

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save filmstruck letters

The saga to save FilmStruck has taken an interesting turn. In the wake of a popular petition hoping to save the soon-to-close streaming service, a huge list of big names in the movie biz have banded together to plead with Warner Media Group and change the minds of the powers that be. Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher NolanRian Johnson, Christopher McQuarrie, Karyn Kusama, and many, many more have thrown their considerable weight behind FilmStruck. Will this make a difference? We can only hope, because the clock is ticking.

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west side story cast Eiza Gonzalez

Steven Spielberg is taking his time casting his West Side Story remake. Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort was recently cast as Tony, one of the leads of the film. Now, rumor has it that Elgort’s Baby Driver co-star Eiza González is in the running to play Anita, a role made famous by Rita Moreno in the 1961 film. More on the West Side Story remake cast below.

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the color purple musical movie

The Color Purple is getting remade into a feature film again, but this time as a movie musical. The powerful Alice Walker novel was first adapted to the big screen by Steven Spielberg, whose 1985 Oscar-nominated film featured an all-star cast that included none other than Oprah Winfrey. Now, the duo are teaming up again to develop the musical version, based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway show.

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Trial of the Chicago 7 Cast

After years of false-starts, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is finally picking up speed. Recently, word broke that Aaron Sorkin would helm the movie, with Sacha Baron Cohen likely to join the cast. Now, another Trial of the Chicago 7 cast member has been announced: Fantastic Beasts actor Eddie Redmayne. Redmayne will play one of the political activists on trial. Read More »

jurassic world lawsuit

Remember the Dinosaur Protection Group from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? It’s the organization founded by Bryce Dallas Howard‘s character that was designed to educate people about dinosaurs and keep the genetically-created creatures safe – a mission that becomes especially urgent when a volcano threatens to erupt on Isla Nublar.

Well, it turns out there’s a real preservation group called The Dinosaur Project, and now the leader of that organization is suing the producers of Fallen Kingdom over the use of one specific phrase. Read more about the Jurassic World lawsuit below.
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Lena Dunham has tackled a lot of first world problems as the writer, director, producer and star of the HBO series Girls, but her next project will see her taking on a story far removed from those kind of vapid, insufferable characters and stories.

Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are teaming up as producers for an adaptation of A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival, a harrowing Syrian refugee tale, and Lena Dunham is their pick to write the script. Read More »