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Confirmed: Mads Mikkelsen to interchange Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts franchise – hollywood

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has been chosen to interchange Johnny Depp within the upcoming third movie within the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Warner Bros. mentioned on Wednesday. Mads, 55, who is understood for his position as serial killer Hannibal Lecter within the U.S. tv collection Hannibal, will play the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald within the spinoff film from Harry Potter writer J.Okay. Rowling.

Johnny was compelled to exit the position earlier this month after dropping a libel case in Britain towards a tabloid newspaper that branded him a ‘wife beater’. The three-week trial in July heard proof from Johnny and his former spouse Amber Heard a few tempestuous marriage marked by violence on either side and of heavy consuming by Johnny.

Johnny, who had earlier begun manufacturing on the third Fantastic Beasts film in London, mentioned he was requested to go away by Warner Bros. Mads additionally performed roles in motion films Doctor Strange and Casino Royale in addition to taking roles in Danish dramas corresponding to The Hunnt and A Royal Affair.

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The Fantastic Beasts films, primarily based on the magical adventures of Newt Scamander, are set some 60 years earlier than the Harry Potter movies however characteristic a number of of the identical key characters once they had been youthful. The third as but untitled film within the collection is ready for launch in July 2022.

The first two of the 5 deliberate Fantastic Beasts movies earned $1.5 billion on the world field workplace, in accordance with Box Office Mojo.

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Priyanka Chopra begins prepping for her film with Celine Dion, Text For You; shares pics from her salon session – hollywood

Actor Priyanka Chopra has began making ready for her subsequent undertaking, Text For You. She shared a few photos on her Instagram Stories, displaying her getting her hair and nails completed earlier than she begins engaged on the movie from Friday.

The images confirmed Priyanka carrying a masks whereas getting a manicure. Her hair was additionally lined in plastic sheets as she obtained a brand new color job. “Prep…starting text for you on Friday,” she wrote with the images.

Text For You is Sony’s Screen Gems romantic drama which additionally stars Sam Heughan. Music icon Celine Dion additionally performs an necessary half within the film. The movie is impressed by the 2016 German-language field workplace hit SMS Fur Dich, which relies on Sofie Cramer’s common novel of the identical identify. The plot revolves round a girl who, to ease the ache after tragically dropping her fiance, begins to ship romantic texts to his previous cell. It seems that the cellphone quantity has been reassigned to a person throughout city struggling an analogous heartbreak. The two meet and really feel an simple connection, however can’t appear to go away the previous behind.

In the remake, the music and affect of Dion, recognized for her Oscar-winning love ballad My Heart Will Go On from Titanic and different inspirational songs like The Power of Love, offers them the braveness to present love an opportunity once more.

 

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The movie is being directed by Jim Strouse who has additionally written the script, which Lauryn Kahnis might be re-writing. Text For You, is being bankrolled by Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Esther Hornstein.

Priyanka additionally has The White Tiger and We Can Be Heroes up for launch. Both the movies will arrive on Netflix.

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Tyler Perry feeds 5000 underprivileged households in his Atlanta Studios – hollywood

Hollywood actor Tyler Perry has learnt the true that means of Thanksgiving. The 51-year-old actor who has acted in movies equivalent to Gone Girl and Star Trek, opened up his film studios in Atlanta, US for a interval 4 hours, to feed about 5000 underprivileged households.

“Tyler was heartbroken seeing people all over the country stand in line for food so he decided he wanted to give back to his community in Atlanta,” a supply near Perry was quoted as saying by People journal. According to the report within the journal, Perry, monetarily funded the initiative, TPS Giving, whereas staff from his studio volunteered 4 hours from their schedule at hand out non-perishable meals objects in addition to $25 reward playing cards.

“Hopefully this encourages others who’re in a position to, to provide again through the vacation season in a 12 months that has been tough for a lot of, “ the supply added.

In April, earlier this 12 months, he gave a whopping $21,000 to staff at a restaurant he’s keen on after they discovered themselves out of labor because of the pandemic. He additionally paid for the groceries of aged and high-risk consumers.

Alan Rickman’s diaries, which he wrote till his demise, to be revealed as a guide – hollywood

The private diaries of the late actor Alan Rickman, identified for the Harry Potter movie franchise, Die Hard and Love, Actually, will likely be revealed as a guide in late 2022. According to The Guardian, the 27 volumes of handwritten diaries, spanning greater than 25 years of Rickman’s life and profession, will likely be edited down right into a single guide.

The widespread movie and stage actor, greatest identified for taking part in Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter collection, wrote about all the things from his ideas on appearing to insights on friendships and politics in his journals.

Rickman, who died in 2016 at age 69 following a battle with most cancers, started writing these diaries within the early 1990s with the intention of publishing them. Publisher Canongate has acquired the rights to the guide, reportedly titled The Diaries of Alan Rickman.

It will likely be edited by Alan Taylor, editor of the Scottish Review of Books, who additionally put collectively The Country Diaries, a set of pastoral journalist from Beatrix Potter, Dorothy Wordsworth, John Fowles and extra. Rickman’s spouse Rima Horton mentioned she is wanting ahead to the guide.

“I’m delighted that Canongate will be publishing Alan’s diaries and couldn’t have wished for a finer appointment of editor than Alan Taylor. The diaries reveal not just Alan Rickman the actor but the real Alan – his sense of humour, his sharp observation, his craftsmanship and his devotion to the arts,” Horton mentioned.

Taylor mentioned Rickman’s diaries have been “anecdotal, indiscreet, witty, gossipy and utterly candid”. “They make compulsive reading and offer a peerless insight into the daily life of a remarkable actor, who was as beloved in the US as he surely was in the UK,” he added.

Rickman, whose distinctive voice nonetheless rings in followers’ ears, was additionally an avid theatre-goer who reviewed performs he attended and shared behind-the-scenes tales from the set of “Harry Potter”, which he was part of for a decade, between 2001 and 2011.

His profession had already taken off with performances like Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses on the Royal Shakespeare Company and in movies as Hans Gruber, the villain reverse Bruce Willis in Die Hard, when he began writing journals.

His different adverse roles embody the sheriff of Nottingham in 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, in addition to a terrifying Rasputin within the 1995 HBO movie.

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His different notable roles embody Truly, Madly, Deeply, Sense and Sensibility, and The Song of Lunch.

Rickman made his directorial debut with The Winter Guest along with his Sense and Sensibility star Emma Thompson. He additionally reunited with Kate Winslet, the opposite star of the film, in 2015’s A Little Chaos. He continued writing these diaries till his demise.

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Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is lastly arriving in India, Dimple Kapadia broadcasts December four launch date. Watch – hollywood

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is all set to launch in India after months of delay because of the coronavirus. It will arrive in cinemas on December four in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Dimple Kapadia, who additionally stars within the movie, made the announcement through her daughter Twinkle Khanna’s Instagram web page. “I’m extremely delighted to announce the release of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet on the 4th of December all across cinemas in India. It has been an honour for me to be associated with this project. The film has some spectacular action sequences, turns and twists that you can best enjoy only on the big screen” she stated within the video.

 

Nolan has written and directed the movie, which stars John David Washington within the lead. The worldwide solid of Tenet additionally consists of Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Martin Donovan, Fiona Dourif, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Himesh Patel, Clémence Poésy, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.

The official synopsis reads: Armed with just one phrase—Tenet—and combating for the survival of the whole world, the Protagonist journeys via a twilight world of worldwide espionage on a mission that can unfold in one thing past actual time. Not time journey. Inversion. 

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The movie obtained blended responses upon its scattered launch in choose theatres world wide. While some critics have been delay by the heavy expositioning, others believed Nolan would be the one to carry the audiences again to the massive display screen.

The movie was additionally shot in Mumbai final yr for just a few days. It has additionally been shot in over half a dozen scenic places world wide.

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Scarlett Johansson was ‘not a fan’ of superhero style earlier than watching Iron Man: ‘I’d by no means actually seen something prefer it earlier than’ – hollywood

Actor Scarlett Johansson is among the many greatest identified Hollywood superheroes however do you know that she wasn’t a fan of the style for a really very long time? During an interviewin 2019, Scarlett had revealed how she discovered a brand new curiosity within the superhero films after watching 2008’s Iron Man.

Scarlett performed Natasha Romanoff in a number of Marvel movies resembling Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. However, it was Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man that impressed her to grow to be part of the Marvel household.

“I just loved it. I’d never really seen anything like it before. It was not particularly that I was a fan of superhero stuff, or that genre, but it seemed groundbreaking,’ the 35-year-old said. I wanted to work with Marvel. It seemed like an exciting place to be,” she had advised Vanity Fair final yr. Even in 2010, when she turned part of Iron Man 2, she had stated, “I was a huge fan of the first movie and was quite ‘geek-ed’ out at being part of the second one. I just wanted to be a part of Iron Man so I really researched the comic books and came in with some ideas of my own about how to develop the character. I see her as being determined and ambitious.”

Scarlett was chosen for the position after it was rejected by Emily Blunt. But for Scarlett, being the second selection was not a difficulty. “The best call you can receive is after you are rejected for something and then you get it. You appreciate it more. I’ve basically made a career out of being second choice,” she advised Parade journal earlier this yr.

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Scarlett’s solo Marvel movie, Black Widow was speculated to launch this yr however has been indefinitely delayed due the coronavirus pandemic. The movie additionally stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz. The actor can also be having fun with new beginnings in her private life. She just lately tied the knot together with her very long time boyfriend, SNL’s Colin Jost in a small, personal ceremony.

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Rizwan Manji: It wasn’t a shock that folks cherished Schitt’s Creek. It was a shock that it took so lengthy for folks to search out it! – hollywood

The empathetic strategy in the direction of its characters, other than its humour, was instrumental in Schitt’s Creek breaking information on the just lately concluded Primetime Emmy Awards, after it received all seven awards within the comedy class. At least that was the explanation why Canadian actor of Indian origin, Rizwan Manji, agreed to do the present. Apart from the truth that it was the “funniest script” he had “ever read” or that he had the possibility to work with Canadian “legends” like Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara.

“Empathy is what I loved the most about the show. It showed the world we aspire to live in. Where we all have different personalities and not there are no problems, but there’s no judgement. That’s what made it such a popular show and I think 2020 was perfect year for Schitt’s Creek at the Emmys because it gave people something that really need right now,” says Manji, who laughs as he recollects how, up till the primary three seasons of the Canadian sitcom, earlier than it got here on a serious OTT platform – Netflix, he was extra recognised for his roles within the 2001 movie, American Desi or the TV present Outsourced.

Rizwan Manji performed the function of Ray Bhutani in Schitt’s Creek.

“It wasn’t a surprise that people loved it. It was a surprise that it took so long for people to find it! For the first three seasons before it came on Netflix, I was literally telling people to watch the show. [But] All of a sudden it changed. People started recognising me and started saying ‘ Hey! that’s Ray Bhutani from Schitt’s Creek.’ So you could tell people were watching it,” he tells us over the cellphone.

But it wasn’t a straightforward journey, regardless of being within the business for over 20 years, due to “limited opportunities” that got here his means. But he has a way of humour about it. He recollects laughing “hysterically”, whereas taking pictures alongside aspect veteran actor Om Puri for Charlie Wilson’s War (2004), when Puri refused the makers to alter his hair since he was engaged on “nearly” 30 initiatives at the moment. “I was laughing because I was in disbelief. I don’t think I can work in 30 projects,” says Manji.

“Things are very different for us here. It is very hard for a person of colour to get opportunities. Sometimes while telling stories, one tends to gravitate towards stereotyping and so I didn’t want to give in to stereotypes, because it is like once they offer you the money. it becomes hard to say a no,” provides Manji admitting the way it turned harder for him after he determined to not play the stereotypical function of a terrorist.

“I got a call from the people at casting of 24, and the audition was supposed to be of a professor. So I went in, thinking that’s a good character, and I gave the audition. What I didn’t know was that it was just a test and the character was that a bomb maker. So it was like that thing, that it was a three-episode role and the money was decent, so I did it,” he recollects.

“But after that I made it a point to tell my agent to not even come to me with such roles. You know because then you ask about the money and then there’s this sense of regret. I am not saying I regretted doing that [role in 24], but, it wasn’t something I wanted to do anymore,” he provides.

But with the arrival of OTT and streaming issues have modified. “Streaming has changed the way people consume content now. I have never had more work than I have ever had in the past few years. Last year I was doing three shows simultaneously. There’s a lot of demand for content, and therefore there’s going to be a lot more work for us now,” he says.

“American Desi was probably one of the first crossover comedy that had weight behind it and was loved by people. Outsourced was loved by the South Asian community here, but there was a lot of controversy and other people thought it was stereotypical. So we are all learning and growing, and adapting to different things. I am just going to stay positive and draw strength from things like the fact that I, with a few friends of mine are going to produce a show. There’s more availability for us. The more, the merrier,” he laughs and indicators off.

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Christopher Nolan disses trendy comedian ebook films, calls them an ‘engine of commerce’ – hollywood

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has thrown shade on modern comedian ebook films, calling them an ‘engine of commerce’ and likening film studios that churn them out to ‘machines’. Nolan made the statements through the promotional tour for a ebook on his movies, written by Tom Shore.

He mentioned that he was fortunate to have made The Dark Knight trilogy of movies when he did — the primary film, Batman Begins, arrived three years earlier than the primary Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

He mentioned that one of many greatest benefits he had was that he was given time between sequels. “When we did Batman Begins, we didn’t know we’d do one and it took three years to do it and then four years before the next one. We had the luxury of time. It didn’t feel like a machine, an engine of commerce for the studio. As the genre becomes so successful, those pressures become greater and greater. It was the right time.”

He mentioned that his model of the long-lasting superhero turned in style as a result of that side of the story had by no means been placed on display screen. “It was the right moment in time for the telling of the story I wanted to do,” he mentioned, including that he was given the liberty to do what he wished with the character. “The origin story for Batman had never been addressed in film or fully in the comics. There wasn’t a particular or exact thing we had to follow. There was a gap in movie history. Superman had a very definitive telling with Christopher Reeve and Richard Donner. The version of that with Batman had never been told. We were looking at this telling of an extraordinary figure in an ordinary world.”

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Nolan made three Batman movies — Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. The second and third films remodeled $1 billion worldwide. The character is being rebooted with Robert Pattinson within the lead for a brand new movie directed by Matt Reeves. Meanwhile, Christian Bale, who performed Batman in Nolan’s films, will seem because the villain in Marvel’s upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.

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We Can Be Heroes teaser: Priyanka Chopra had finest time capturing with ‘super kids’, says she ‘loved playing their nemesis’ – hollywood

Actor Priyanka Chopra has stated that she had one of the best time capturing for We Can Be Heroes. She took to Twitter to share a teaser of the movie and talked about taking part in the evil drive to the youngsters.

She wrote: “I had the best time shooting this movie, especially with Robert Rodriguez and these amazing super kids!! Loved playing their nemesis…. who do you think is going to win, them or me?! Streaming on Netflix New Years Day.” In the transient teaser, Priyanka performs the villain and rocks it.

 

Earlier this month, she had shared the first-look photos from the movie and had written: “Wohooo! It’s finally here! Presenting the first look for – We Can Be Heroes!!!! It’s directed by the incredible Robert Rodriguez, and is coming to Netflix on New Year’s Day!!! A kids classic. Robert pretty much created this genre of movies. I’m so excited about introducing you to the tangled world of my character. More on this coming soon…  #WeCanBeHeroes  @rodriguez @netflix.” 

We Can Be Heroes is the story of a few of the most iconic younger 90s’ superkids akin to Sharkboy and Lava Girl, who’ve now grown up with children of their very own. The official synopsis stated: ”When alien invaders kidnap Earth’s superheroes, their kids should staff up and be taught to work collectively in the event that they need to save their mother and father and the world.”

Speaking about We Can Be Heroes, the director had instructed leisure Weekly, “I’ve been getting calls from all kinds of studios: ‘Reboot Spy Kids.’ ‘Reboot Sharkboy.’ Of course they want to. They’re all sitting at home with their kids.” The movie will arrive on Netflix on January 1, 2021.

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Priyanka, in fact, has her palms full with work. With Netflix, she has The White Tiger, directed by Ramin Bahrani and co-starring Rajkummar Rao. With Amazon, she shall be seen in Sangeet, a actuality sequence primarily based on the pre-wedding ceremony; Citadel, a thriller with Russo Brothers and in addition starring Game Of Thrones star Richard Madden, and Sheela, a biopic on the controversial aide of Bhagwan Osho, Ma Anand Sheela.

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Gal Gadot is lacking her Death on the Nile co-star Ali Fazal immediately, see their Twitter alternate – hollywood

Death on the Nile co-stars Ali Fazal and Gal Gadot obtained an opportunity to reconnect on Thursday, on the heels of an replace concerning the discharge of Gal’s upcoming movie, Wonder Woman 1984. Gal introduced that the film, delayed for months as a result of coronavirus pandemic, will likely be launched on December 25, in theatres and on the HBO Max streaming service.

Gal wrote in an announcement that she was excited to lastly be capable of share the film with followers, after the crew held out for months, ready for the scenario to quiet down. “We feel that the movie has never been so relevant, and hope that it brings joy, hope and love to your hearts,” she wrote.

 

Ali quote tweeted Gal’s message and wished her the perfect of luck. “It’s going to be great. Everyone’s lookin forward to this,” he wrote. Gal replied, “Thank you. Miss you!,” and added a few coronary heart emojis, together with an emoji of an individual placing the well-known Wonder Woman pose.

The two actors will share display house in director Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation, Death on the Nile. The movie, additionally slated for a theatrical launch this 12 months, was faraway from the discharge schedule not too long ago.

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Death on the Nile is a follow-up to 2017’s field workplace hit, Murder on the Orient Express, additionally directed by and starring Branagh. The film additionally options Daisy Ridley, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright, Russell Brand and others. In an interview to PTI, Branagh had raved about working with Ali. He’d mentioned, “Ali was a joy to work with, an absolute joy. He’s a total pro. He’s a real details man. He was completely caught up in how the character looked sounded and was able to be very precise, but also very playful. He could improvise when I asked him to improvise.”

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