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Listen: Timothée Chalamet on ‘Beautiful Boy’ and His Generation’s Response to the #MeToo Movement

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Listen: Timothée Chalamet on ‘Beautiful Boy’ and His Generation’s Response to the #MeToo Movement
Playback is a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. New episodes air every Thursday.

At just 22 years old, actor Timothée Chalamet has skyrocketed quickly as one of the most popular and in-demand performers of his generation. On the heels of a whirlwind year that included an Oscar nomination for “Call Me by Your Name,” he’s following things up with a dive into real-life addiction drama “Beautiful Boy.” Starring as Nic Sheff, whose memoir “Tweak” formed one half of the script’s inspiration along with father David’s “Beautiful Boy,” Chalamet says the ambition wasn’t to top the rawness of films like Uli Edel’s “Christiane F.” or the Safdie brothers’ “Heaven Knows What,” but to bring the matter-of-fact authenticity of the situation to the fore. A huge part of unlocking things, he says, was of course meeting Nic himself.
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‘Ben Is Back’ Trailer: Lucas Hedges Has Another Award Season Contender Opposite Julia Roberts

When Lucas Hedges was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 2017 for his turn as a beleaguered son in “Manchester by the Sea,” it seemed like it might have been something of a one-off nod. While he showed flashes of brilliance in his performance, it was difficult to tell whether or not he’d be able to replicate his success in subsequent roles. However, with turns in two of last year’s Best Picture nominees, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Lady Bird”, as well as upcoming roles in “Honey Boy”, “Boy Erased,” and “Ben Is Back,” Hedges’ initial promise appears to have been founded and worthy of the nomination.

Continue reading ‘Ben Is Back’ Trailer: Lucas Hedges Has Another Award Season Contender Opposite Julia Roberts at The Playlist.
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‘Ben Is Back’ Official Trailer Shows Off Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges’ Acclaimed Performance

Roadside Attractions has debuted the official trailer for “Ben Is Back,” the upcoming family drama from “Dan in Real Life” and “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” director Peter Hedges. The movie stars the director’s son, “Manchester by the Sea” and “Lady Bird” favorite Lucas Hedges, opposite Julia Roberts, Courtney B. Vance, and Kathryn Newton.

Ben Is Back” centers around the title character (Hedges), a 19-year-old who unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Roberts), tries to keep the family at peace as her son’s troubled bast rises back to the surface, including his history of substance abuse.

While reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival were mixed, most critics lauded the performances by Hedges and Roberts, the latter of whom earned some best supporting actress buzz. IndieWire’s David Ehrlich wrote in his review that Hedges
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Golden Globes Surprise: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ Won’t Compete as Musicals

Golden Globes Surprise: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ Won’t Compete as Musicals
In what universe is “The Martian” a musical or comedy, but “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born” are not? The Golden Globes, of course.

Fox submitted Ridley Scott’s space epic to the Globes in 2015 as Best Musical/Comedy, and it won. This year, two of the year’s most-vaunted musicals won’t compete in that category at all. “A Star Is Born” qualifies as a musical, as its many original songs are designed to advance the emotions of the characters in the story, but Warner Bros. is going for Drama.

So is Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which runs through a concert repertory of Queen songs lip-synched by Rami Malek, effectively channeling Freddy Mercury. This pits Emmy-winner Malek (“Mr. Robot”) in a movie directed by scandal-tainted Bryan Singer against much stronger Best Actor contender Bradley Cooper — a three-time Oscar nominee who directs himself in a strong dramatic performance as
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Golden Globes Surprise: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ Won’t Compete as Musicals

Golden Globes Surprise: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ Won’t Compete as Musicals
In what universe is “The Martian” a musical or comedy, but “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born” are not? The Golden Globes, of course.

Fox submitted Ridley Scott’s space epic to the Globes in 2015 as Best Musical/Comedy, and it won. This year, two of the year’s most-vaunted musicals won’t compete in that category at all. “A Star Is Born” qualifies as a musical, as its many original songs are designed to advance the emotions of the characters in the story, but Warner Bros. is going for Drama.

So is Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which runs through a concert repertory of Queen songs lip-synched by Rami Malek, effectively channeling Freddy Mercury. This pits Emmy-winner Malek (“Mr. Robot”) in a movie directed by scandal-tainted Bryan Singer against much stronger Best Actor contender Bradley Cooper — a three-time Oscar nominee who directs himself in a strong dramatic performance as
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Timothée Chalamet Reveals He “Wept For Hours” After Audition For ‘White Boy Rick’ & Talks Other Missed Roles

Timothée Chalamet is one of the hottest stars in film today. And no, that has nothing to do with his looks, although he is awfully dreamy. But I digress. Over the course of his relatively short career, Chalamet impressed audiences and critics last year with incredible performances in “Lady Bird” and “Call Me By Your Name.” The latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination.

Continue reading Timothée Chalamet Reveals He “Wept For Hours” After Audition For ‘White Boy Rick’ & Talks Other Missed Roles at The Playlist.
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Timothee Chalamet Talks ‘Little Women’: ‘I Would Do Anything Greta Wanted Me to Be a Part Of’

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Timothee Chalamet Talks ‘Little Women’: ‘I Would Do Anything Greta Wanted Me to Be a Part Of’
Timothee Chalamet continues to be one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood and at the premiere for his latest film, “Beautiful Boy,” the “Call Me by Your Name” breakout gave an update on one of his most anticipated upcoming projects and his thoughts on portraying one of DC’s most famous superheroes.

“They’ve started shooting, they’ve been very nice to me,” Chalamet said of the “Little Women” team. Chalamet is playing Laurie in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. He told Variety‘s Marc Malkin he’s set to start shooting in a few weeks. “They’ve basically let me try and get [‘Beautiful Boy’] out to the world.”

“I would do anything Greta wanted me to be a part of,” the Oscar nominee continued. He worked with Gerwig previously on her directorial debut “Lady Bird.”

“I knew ‘Little Women’; I hadn’t read it,
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Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow Head to Broadway in ‘Hillary and Clinton’

  • The Wrap
Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow Head to Broadway in ‘Hillary and Clinton’
Tony Award-winning actors Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow are returning to Broadway next year in a behind-closed-doors play written by “A Dolls House Part 2” scribe Lucas Hnath titled “Hillary and Clinton.”

Scott Rudin, who’s producing the play, announced that it will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello on Thursday.

“Hillary and Clinton” takes audiences behind closed doors in the state of New Hampshire during the early days of 2008, as a former First Lady named Hillary (Metcalf) is in a desperate bid to save her troubled campaign for president of the United States. Her husband, Bill (Lithgow), sees things one way; her campaign manager, Mark, sees things another, according to the statement announcing the play.

Also Read: 'Three Tall Women' Broadway Review: Glenda Jackson Charges Into the Night

“If any of this sounds familiar, don’t be fooled; in a universe of infinite possibilities, anything that can happen,
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Now That Lucas Hedges Is Everywhere, Here's What You Need to Know About Him

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Now That Lucas Hedges Is Everywhere, Here's What You Need to Know About Him
You may recognize Lucas Hedges from his roles in critically acclaimed movies Manchester by the Sea, Lady Bird, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, but how well do you know the 21-year-old actor? It might seem like he became famous overnight, but did you know that he appeared in his first film, Dan in Real Life, way back in 2007? Or that his one and only line in that movie got cut in postproduction?

He's come a long way since then, as he has finally landed his first leading role in the highly anticipated film Boy Erased. Before the movie premieres in November, we wanted to get to know Lucas a little better, so we rounded up 18 facts about him. From the basics of his biography to the awards he's been nominated for and what's on the horizon for the young actor, we present to you some of our favorite facts
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Timothee Chalamet talks Dune, praises director Denis Villeneuve

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In the short span of a year, actor Timothée Chalamet has made the internet as a whole swoon with his work in movies like Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name, earning an Oscar nomination for his work in the latter. Now he’s going big-budget with the new Dune adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve, and the young star recently sat down to talk about how excited he is to work…
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IMDb and ReFrame Want to Find and Support Gender-Balanced Television Shows and Streaming Series

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It’s the small screen’s turn. Since its creation in June of this year, ReFrame and IMDb have already awarded their “ReFrame Stamp” for gender-balanced films to 34 movies, including “Lady Bird,” “Wonder Woman,” “The Post,” “Everything, Everything,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” and “Girls Trip.” Now they want to do the same for TV.

When the ReFrame Stamp initiative launched earlier this year — a partnership between ReFrame, a growing coalition of industry professionals and partner companies founded by Women In Film and Sundance Institute whose “mission is to increase the number of women of all backgrounds working in film, TV, and media,” and IMDbPro — it was founded with the express purpose to find feature films that demonstrate gender-balance in all areas by recognizing those productions that hire female-identifying people in 4 out of 8 “critical areas of their production,” including writer, director, producer, lead, co-lead, speaking parts, department heads, and crew. Next up: television.
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New York Film Festival: 15 Must-See Films To Watch

The 56th Annual New York Film Festival is upon us once again, gifting the cinematic landscape with thrilling and compelling films carefully curated from all over the world. Last year’s favorites included “Call Me By Your Name” and “Lady Bird,” the latter of which went onto become A24’s highest grossing film and earn not one but five Academy Award nominations. This year is no different, the festival will unleash future classics like “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” directed by the Coen Brothers, the sweeping Mexican epic “Roma,” the latest effort by Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuaron.

Continue reading New York Film Festival: 15 Must-See Films To Watch at The Playlist.
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Emmy episode analysis: Laurie Metcalf (‘Roseanne’) has mommy issues in ‘No Country for Old Women’

Emmy episode analysis: Laurie Metcalf (‘Roseanne’) has mommy issues in ‘No Country for Old Women’
After 19 long years “Roseanne” returned to the small screen this past spring for its 10th season on ABC. But then it was abruptly cancelled after racist tweets by Roseanne Barr. Nevertheless, Barr’s co-star Laurie Metcalf, who reprised her role as Roseanne’s sister Jackie Harris, still earned an Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. This is her 5th bid for her work on this show and her 11th Emmy nom overall. Out of her four previous nominations for this show (1992-1995), she took home the Emmy three consecutive times (1992-1994), but those are her only three wins to date.

She submitted the episode “No Country for Old Women” to Emmy judges for consideration. In this installment, Jackie and Roseanne argue over who is going to care for their mother, Beverly (Estelle Parsons), who has just been kicked out of her nursing home. Jackie reluctantly takes her in, but
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Oscar season is nigh, and overdue talents are looking gold-bound

Oscar season is nigh, and overdue talents are looking gold-bound
Forget tumbling leaves. The surest sign that the movie weather is changing is the official start of awards season, which kicks off this Wednesday when the 75th Venice International Film Festival begins its 11-day run. Next up: the 45th Telluride Film Festival, Sept. 1-4. And, after that, the major unspooling begins on Sept. 6 with the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival’s 11-day cinematic orgy.

We could wait to hear the word of mouth on anticipated titles as it trickles forth on social media and online commentary once anticipated contenders are seen and evaluated at these yearly events. But Gold Derby-ites can get a preview just by looking at the current Academy Awards prediction site, where more than 1,000 Users have made their early picks.

See Oscar predictions by more than 1,000 savvy Gold Derby users (updated once per hour)

Judging by the top choices, it looks to be shaping up to be
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Ontology of the Memed Image

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Ben Flanagan was a participant on this year's Film Critics Day workshop at the Cinema Rediscovered film festival in Bristol and Clevedon in the U.K., a celebration of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe. Further examples of the writing from the workshop, as well as information about the program, can be found on the Cinema Rediscovered Blog.If the memic arts were put under psychoanalysis, the practice of embalming cinema might turn out to be a fundamental factor in their creation. I’m reworking André Bazin’s Ontology of the Photographic Image here, wherein the great critic, who would have turned 100 this year, states that the cinema “embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption”. Similarly, the autonomy afforded the online user to remix and re-contextualise moments on film may be a way to navigate and index its history.
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‘Little Women’: Emma Watson to Replace Emma Stone, Who Will Be Campaigning for ‘The Favourite’

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‘Little Women’: Emma Watson to Replace Emma Stone, Who Will Be Campaigning for ‘The Favourite’
Meet the new Emma, different from the old Emma: Emma Watson is taking over for Emma Stone in Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” remake, which is set to go into production next month. Variety broke the news, noting that Stone can no longer join the project because she’ll be promoting Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” which IndieWire’s Anne Thompson recently declared an early Oscar frontrunner.

Watson, most recently seen in Disney’s highly successful “Beauty and the Beast” and STXfilms’ less successful “The Circle,” will be joining a stacked ensemble cast led by Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, and Florence Pugh. Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel has been adapted for film and TV numerous times, with the most recent big-screen version coming in 1994 with Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, and Susan Sarandon.

Fox Searchlight’s “The Favorite,” which also stars Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, and Olivia Colman,
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Emma Watson Replaces Emma Stone in Greta Gerwig's Little Women Remake

Harry Potter actress Emma Watson is set to join Meryl Streep in Greta Gerwig's Little Women remake. Emma Watson is currently in negotiations to take on the role that Emma Stone had to back out of. Emma Stone exited because of the promotional campaign for The Favourite. Production is set to start for the Little Women remake next month, so the studio needed to move fast in finding a replacement. As for which role Watson will be playing, that is unknown at this time.

Greta Gerwig is directing the new big screen adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic novel. The story follows four sisters Amy, Beth, Meg, and Jo along with their mother during the Civil War in Massachusetts. Emma Watson will be playing one of the sisters, but it is unclear which one. The story chronicles the young women as they navigate growing older while experiencing Christmas without their father.
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Emma Watson Squeezes Into Cast of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Adaptation

  • The Wrap
Emma Watson Squeezes Into Cast of Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Adaptation
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic “Little Woman” has found a different Emma.

Emma Watson is joining the Sony project in a role that was initial intended for Emma Stone, after Stone was unable to board the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Watson, who starred in Disney’s 2017 live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” one of the year’s highest-grossing films, joins a loaded cast that includes “Lady Bird” stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, as well as Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Florence Pugh and James Norton.

Little Women” follows teenage sisters Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg and their mother Marmee during Civil War-era Massachusetts and details the sisters’ passage from childhood to womanhood as they navigate their new town, true love, and their first holiday without their pastor father.
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Slice: first trailer for Chance the Rapper's pizza werewolf movie

A first look at the rapper’s big-screen debut shows him and Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz as survivors of a pizza shop crime spree hellbent on finding the culprits

The first trailer for new horror film Slice, Chance the Rapper’s screen debut, has been released by indie studio A24, the company behind Moonlight and Lady Bird.

Written and directed by Austin Veseley, Chance’s longtime collaborator and director of many of his music videos, the film is being billed as “the story of a ghost, a werewolf and a pretty shitty pizza place.”
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Toronto: A24 Nabs Julianne Moore Film ‘Gloria Bell’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
A24 has acquired U.S. rights to “Gloria Bell” from FilmNation Entertainment and is planning a spring 2019 release, Variety has learned.

The deal comes in advance of the film’s world premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival. It had been expected to be one of the hotter titles available at the Canadian film gathering.

The film stars Julianne Moore and John Turturro. It is an English-language remake of Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s 2013 breakout feature film “Gloria.” The plot centers on a free-spirited divorcée (Moore) who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floors of various Los Angeles clubs. After meeting Arnold (Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance.

A24 has built a reputation for backing edgy, auteur-driven fare. The indie studio nabbed the Oscar for best picture for 2016’s “Moonlight,” and has
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