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New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Black Panther’ Star Winston Duke On How His Culture And Size Influence His Acting

In Black Panther, Winston Duke plays the character of M’Baku, but trying to describe him and how he fits into the grand scheme of things isn’t easy without giving away major plot points of the anticipated Marvel Studios movie. When Duke stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast to talk about the comic book pic, we had to tiptoe around plenty of spoiler landmines. In the comics, M’Baku is technically a villain when it comes to the world of Wakanda, but as we have seen in past… Read


Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Black Panther’ Breakout Letitia Wright On Her Spiritual Road To The Marvel Movie

Letitia Wright is known for roles in various British-based TV and films, but since she has come stateside, she has been wasting no time in becoming a force in the acting game — and her role in the upcoming Black Panther is a testament to that. In the highly anticipated Marvel Studios pic, the Guyana-born British actress plays Shuri, one of the women at the forefront of a movie that’s being called a “cultural phenomenon.” (Read Deadline’s review here.) The character of… Read


James Cameron Brings Pro-Vegan Message To Sundance Docu And To The Set Of ‘Avatar’ Sequels

EXCLUSIVE: While James Cameron continues work in Manhattan Beach on his Avatar sequels, he's making his presence felt miles away—in Park City, Utah. Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron executive-produced the Sundance Film Festival entry The Game Changers, a documentary that builds a strong case for going vegan by showing how a plant-based diet has benefited elite athletes, weightlifters, and bodybuilders, including Cameron's friend Arnold Schwarzenegger. In an… Read


Charles Roven: A Q&A With The PGA’s David O. Selznick Honoree Reveals When He Knew He Really Made It In Hollywood

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EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker Charles Roven was honored by his peers tonight at the Producers Guild of America Awards with the 2018 David O. Selznick Achievement Award bestowed for his body of work — a long career that began about 34 years ago with his first film Heart Like A Wheel. His resume now includes everything from 12 Monkeys and American Hustle (which garnered 10 Oscar-nominations in 2014) to churning out franchise hits one by one for the Warner Bros. including Christopher… Read


Damon Cardasis Made ‘Saturday Church’ With “No Ego” To Achieve Authentic, Inclusive Storytelling

Director and writer Damon Cardasis created an LGBTQ-centric coming-of-age musical set in a world of magical realism. As his first feature film, Cardasis, a gay white male, maintained a laser-focus on creating the most authentic story about queer people of color and not falling into the trap of telling a story that wasn’t his to tell — a trap that Hollywood often falls into. Saturday Church (which opens today, Jan. 12 in limited theatres and on VOD) tells the story of… Read


‘Scandal’/’How To Get Away With Murder’ Crossover: Get Details On Big Shondaland Event From ‘HTGAWM’ Creator – Q&A

EXCLUSIVE: TGIT fans can rejoice – Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes and How to Get Away with Murder creator Peter Nowalk just confirmed our scoop that the two Shondaland drama series will be staging a crossover event this season. Rhimes and Nowalk posted the same screen shot of a page from a crossover script featuring both Kerry Washington’s Scandal character, Washington fixer Olivia Pope, and Viola Davis’ How To Get Away with Murder character, law professor Annalise… Read


Kit Harington On The End Of ‘Game Of Thrones,’ ‘Gunpowder’ & What’s Next

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SPOILER ALERT: This story kind of contains details of tonight's Gunpowder finale. EXCLUSIVE: "I will say I think I'm understandably more affected by it than I thought I would be," a circumspect Kit Harington says of the coming end of Game of Thrones. While he won’t unveil anything from the David Benioff and D.B. Weiss-run GoT, thick in the filming of the eighth and final season of the HBO blockbuster in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the man known to millions as Jon Snow is… Read


Rian Johnson & Ram Bergman Talk ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deleted Scenes And Finding Light In The Dark Of Episode VIII

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains plot details of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman — the writer-director and producer team behind Looper, The Brothers Bloom and Brick — are exhausted. I meet them at the end of the London stop on their world press tour for their latest, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, after they’ve spent a week on the road talking up the picture. But this is manna for them, because it’s the first time since Johnson was announced as the… Read

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Blair Brown On Uma Thurman, Queen Lear – And The Mystery Of ‘Molly Dodd’

Blair Brown plays a D.C. doyenne of the right and designated head of the Fed in Beau Willimon’s Broadway play The Parisian Woman. This makes her the foil for Uma Thurman’s ambitious lefty agitator, who hopes Brown will put in a word with the unnamed boss – that would be Donald Trump – advancing her husband’s transition from tax lawyer to a choice judgeship. Fat chance. In what is easily the play’s most crackling scene, the two women engage in a conversational tango… Read


Annette Bening On Her Big Break In ‘Valmont’, ‘Sopranos’ Cameo & Unraveling Mystery Of Gloria Grahame In ‘Film Stars’

Spitfire, unapologetic, idiosyncratic, complex and sexy. These are some of the femme archetypes that Annette Bening has portrayed on screen and built a solid cinematic canon upon, from the Marquise de Merteuil in Milos Forman's feature adaption of Les Liaisons dangereuses, Valmont, to neurotic materialist housewife Carolyn Burnham in American Beauty, one of Bening's four Oscar-nominated roles, and beyond. This season she plays a film diva in her twilight, the late Gloria… Read


‘Black Mirror’ Creator Charlie Brooker On Season 4, Comedy, Jodie Foster & Potential Animated Spin-Off

Charlie Brooker, creator of anthology drama Black Mirror, has been travelling down a dystopian wormhole since 2011. However, Brooker, who spent years as a Guardian newspaper columnist, calling out the likes of former British Prime Minister David Cameron as a “pitiless blank-eyed hell-wraith,” has found a somewhat lighter tone in Season 4 of the tech-driven Netflix drama. Hang The DJ, which stars Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders) and George Blagden… Read


Hugh Jackman Opens Up About ‘The Greatest Showman’ & His Career At BAFTA Event

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Hugh Jackman believes that the success of La La Land has opened the door for more original live-action musical films as his own P.T. Barnum musical is set to bow later this month. The X-Men and Les Misérables star discussed his forthcoming Fox feature The Greatest Showman, which is set to open over Christmas, as well as his love of the genre and working with directors such as Baz Luhrmann and Chris Nolan at an event at BAFTA in London. The actor also revealed that he… Read