The Big Sick (2017)
“This is such a wonderful and unexpected crossing of my comedy nerdom, and my standard issue comic book nerdom, and I think it will be for readers as well,” said Chris Hastings. “I’ve watched the movie more times than I can count, and I also happen to be a comic book writer who for the life of me, cannot write a somber story. I’ve been looking out for new character interactions that we haven’t seen before, new things to do with spoofing camp movie culture, and I’m also bringing a lot to this from my own time working as a teen camp counselor.
The New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress winner and “Girls Trip” star will join last year’s Best Supporting Actor winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”), Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther”), Oscar winner Viola Davis (“Fences”), AMPAS Board Member and nominee Laura Dern (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), Jennifer Garner (the upcoming “Love Simon”), Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Tom Holland (“Avengers: Infinity War”), Oscar nominee Kumail Nanjani (“The Big Sick”), Oscar nominee Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Oscar winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) and star of Foreign Language Film nominee “A Fantastic Woman,” Daniela Vega.
Lone Scherfig’s follow-up to “Their Finest” sees her leaving the London Blitz behind for a modern-day fairy tale set in New York City. The Danish filmmaker has signed on to write and direct “Secrets from the Russian Tea Room,” Deadline reports. Zoe Kazan (“The Big Sick”), Andrea Riseborough (“Battle of the Sexes”), and Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet”) will star.
The pic tells the story of four people suffering through the worst crises of their lives. That same year, they “gradually become each other’s closest allies and forever change one another’s lives through compassion, kindness, and love.”
A collaboration between multiple countries, “Secrets from the Russian Tea Room” will be produced by Malene Blenkov (“Bridgend”) for Creative Alliance and Canada’s Strada Films, in co-production with France’s D’Artagnan, Germany’s Nadcon, and Sweden’s Unlimited Stories. The pic’s production will kick
But Casey Affleck, who won the Best Actor prize for “Manchester by the Sea,” won’t be continuing the long-standing tradition of the previous year’s winners returning to present the equivalent category for the other sex. So, who will be handing out this year’s Best Actress Oscar? Could it be one of the other famous folks named on Friday as presenters by sophomore producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd?
That isn’t likely as this first wave is slanted towards breakout stars: Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther”), Tiffany Haddish
An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to
Amazon Studios has unveiled its first output deals here in Berlin in a sign that the deep-pocketed titan is looking to expand its global footprint and forge closer ties with international buyers.
The development comes as FilmNation, the company’s frequently used international sales agent, said it had struck key pre-sales on Amazon Studios’ hot air balloon adventure and Efm sales title The Aeronauts starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.
Under the new outputs struck by Amazon Studios, the company’s filmed content will get theatrical distribution through Transmission in Australia and New Zealand, Scanbox in Scandinavia, Gaga in Japan, and Telefilms in Spain and Latin America.
The Aeronauts will go through those output deals and has also landed distribution in a slew of pre-sales struck between distributors and FilmNation on the eve of the market.
eOne has secured rights for the UK and Canada, while Telemunchen will distribute
The Fringe favorite will guest-star on the NBC drama as the scheming Raleigh Sinclair III, in an episode airing Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 8/7c.
Executive producer Jon Bokenkamp told EW.com, “Not only does John Noble nail it, but he also brings something new and fresh to The Blacklist.” The Fringe and Sleepy Hollow vet currently voices the unseen demon Mallus on Legends of Tomorrow.
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* ABC’s Greatest American Hero reboot pilot has cast George Wendt (Cheers), Zenobia Shroff (The Big Sick) and Gia Sandhu
THR is reporting that Hannah Simone (New Girl) will play the titular hero, Meera, described as “a 30-year-old woman from Cleveland, whose talents include drinking tequila, singing karaoke and not much else. All that changes when some aliens entrust her with a super suit to protect the planet.”
Set to join Simone in the pilot are George Wendt (Cheers) as Meera’s boss Bob Rice, Gia Sandhu (The Indian Detective) as Mona, Meera’s pretty, Type A sister, and Zenobia Shroff (The Big Sick) as Leena, Meera’s elegant, inscrutable mother. Meanwhile Christine Gernon (Speechless) has signed on to direct the pilot, which is being executive produced by the Fresh Off the
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg for The Post.
Golden Globes host Seth Meyers joked about Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg and their formidable award season shoo-in status, yet The Post only ended up producing an Academy Award nomination for one of them. Hanks has won twice (Philadelphia and Forrest Gump) but hasn't been nominated since Castaway in 2001.
Holly Hunter and The Big Sick.
The Academy often isn't kind to comedies, which made the
Best Motion Picture of the Year
I don’t really understand the preferential ballot. But I prefer it when there are fewer choices. If there are too many choices, it waters everything down. Plus there are rarely more than five movies I really like in a year (not including foreign films).
Both “Three Billboards” and “Get Out” were very original and fun! They made me laugh. Much-needed distraction right now. I had an odd experience with “Darkest Hour.” I enjoyed it while I was watching it, but afterwards, when I found out the subway sequence was totally invented, it diminished the whole movie for me.
I just didn’t like “Dunkirk” and “Lady Bird” that much. “Dunkirk” was too impersonal (oddly, “Darkest Hour
See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories
“Get Out” is the prediction of Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery and Paul Sheehan. Written by Jordan Peele, who also directed the horror satire, “Get Out” stars Daniel Kaluuya as a black man who gets more than he bargained for when he meets his white girlfriend’s family. This film has already won screenplay honors at Critics’ Choice,
Considering that only one film since 2006 has won Best Picture but lost for its writing — the nearly dialogue-free “The Artist” (2011) — shouldn’t more people be penciling in del Toro and co-writer Vanessa Taylor in this category?
Among the 21 Expert journalists we’ve polled from top media outlets, only Jack Mathews (Gold Derby) is currently predicting “The Shape of Water” to prevail for its script. The rest are split between “Lady Bird” (Greta Gerwig), which ranks first with 8/5 odds; Golden Globe winner “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Martin McDonagh), which has
Other winners on the night included Jane (Best Adapted Screenplay), The Handmaid’s Tale (Best Drama Series and Best New Series), Veep (Best Comedy Series), Big Little Lies (Best Adapted Long Form), Better Call Saul (Best Episodic Drama), Will & Grace (Best Episodic Comedy), BoJack Horseman (Best Animation) and Horzion Zero Dawn (Best Achievement in Videogame Writing).
Here’s a full list of the winners, via Variety…
Feature Film Nominees
“The Big Sick,” Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani; Amazon Studios
“Get Out,” Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures (Winner)
“I, Tonya,” Written by Steven Rogers; Neon
“Lady Bird,” Written
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