Sam Mendes’ buzzy new drama, “Empire of Light,” is a story about a single woman with mental health issues. The script – Mendes’ first solo writing credit – was informed by his mother’s struggles wh. Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Timothée Chalamet’s “Wonka” co-star Olivia Colman promises us we’re going to “love” the actor’s turn as Willy Wonka in Warner Bros’ upco. When film and stage director Sam Mendes first showed his script for “Empire of Light” to his regular collaborator, cinematographer Roger Deakins, the subject of how to shoot the personal, bitterswe.

Click here to view this item from sounds like Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis will be making a “Freaky Friday” sequel. “There is no scheduled date, but we’re talking,” Curtis told me last night at the Los Angeles premiere of . Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” After the success of “Uncut Gems,” filmmaker brothers Josh and Benny Safdie and their star Adam Sandler have a lot to live up to with th. Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Jonathan Majors is getting ready to star as Dennis Rodman in “48 Hours in Vegas,” Lionsgate’s upcoming film about the former Chicago Bul.

The Hollywood Reporter’s 2022 Women in Entertainment Power 100

Navigating a concerning economy, rampant consolidation and a manic marketplace, the women leading the entertainment industry drove projects that brought moviegoers back to theaters, spent billions on the unrelenting content boom and — gasp! — even got the town excited about . broadcast TV.“Hillbilly Elegy” director Ron Howard admits he was “surprised” by J.D. Vance’s embrace of Donald Trump and the GOP’s conservative ideology during his recent successful campaign for Ohio senator. “. When I saw Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” at the Toronto Film Festival in September, I absolutely loved it. And while I never expected the film to be some breakout smash, my hope fo. .

When “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” recently opened, audiences did not see a reanimated Chadwick Boseman. Instead, the title character’s sister, played by Letitia Wright, took over as the superhe. The 2022 Coronado Island Film Festival opens this week with awards hopefuls, indie fest favorites and Leonard Maltin Industry Awards Gala Honorees. Growing up in Texas toward the tail end of the 20th century, I was not taught about Emmett Till. I’ve learned about him since, of course. Till’s name adorns this year’s overdue federal antilynching. After the enormous success of director Alek Keshishian’s Madonna feature documentary “Truth or Dare,” it seems obvious that the two would have reunited for a sequel. “I don’t think that’s in the ca.

Brett Goldstein says he was forbidden to let anyone know that he filmed a cameo in “Thor: Love and Thunder.” Even his parents didn’t know. However, the actor’s “Ted Lasso” co-star Hannah Waddingham. The disability community continues to be underrepresented and undervalued in the entertainment industry. Here, actor Selma Blair explains why it’s time for media to shift toward a world where every. . Sheryl Lee Ralph is going behind the camera. I can exclusively reveal that the Emmy winner has signed on to produce “Unexpected,” a documentary short about women of color living with HIV in the Sou.

Empire of Light Film Review: Sam Mendes’ Love Letter to Cinema Lacks Focus

This reverie on movie palaces often forgets the part about actually loving film, among many other script issues. Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Betty Gilpin is in the desert. She’s there filming “Mrs. Davis,” Damon Lindelof and Tara Hernandez’s Peacock drama series, but doesn’t g. Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” When the announcement came that “Magic Mike’s Last Dance,” the third movie in Channing Tatum’s male stripper franchise, had the greenlig. Before becoming a Hollywood star — and a Marvel superhero — Anthony Mackie worked alongside his father at his roofing business in and around New Orleans. In what seems to be a full-circ. New works by directors Sam Mendes, Sarah Polley, Tyler Perry, Darren Aronofsky and Reginald Hudlin will screen at the 2022 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, an annual celebration . Right off the bat, Peter Greenaway wants to make clear that he’s never really taken himself seriously as a filmmaker — although like so many of the paradoxes that comprise Greenaway’s identity, it’.

SPOILER WARNING: THIS STORY CONTAINS DISCUSSION OF MAJOR STORYLINES AND SCENES IN “INTERCEPTOR.” First-time director Matthew Reilly admits he never anticipated his feature film debut “Interceptor” . Cheyenne Jackson is adding producer to his resume. The actor and singer has quietly launched a production company, Shiny Boy Entertainment, with his husband Jason Landau, the couple exclusively tel. Doing press for “Fire Island” has been quite an emotional experience for James Scully, who plays Bowen Yang’s love interest in director Andrew Ahn’s new queer rom-com written by and sta. Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Tommy Chong says reuniting with the “That ’70s Show” cast for the upcoming “That ’90s Show” reboot felt like no time had passed. Chong r.

On Saturday, a bombshell report from the opinion pages of the San Francisco Chronicle whipped up #NativeTwitter into a frenzy. The report, authored by Jacqueline Keeler (Diné/Yankton Dakota Sioux),. Jeff Goldblum is following the yellow brick road. The actor is in final talks to play the Wizard in Jon M. Chu’s upcoming “Wicked” movies, Variety has learned exclusively. The lat. From the mountains of Colorado to Italy’s Grand Canal, the film world moves to these far-flung locales for roughly a single week—and when it’s all over, a handful of new Oscar hopefuls will be born.“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” kicked off San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday as the first panel held at the massive Hall H, and it came with a fantastical trailer and slew of A-list stars. Chris Pine — donning chin-length blonde hair — Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Sophia Lillis and Hugh Grant took the stage. . From ‘All the President’s Men’ to ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Boyhood’ to ‘Boyz n the Hood’ — the movies that have reflected the American experiment back. The 57-year-old filmmaker said he wrote the leading actress role for Olivia Colman.