Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.
The list of nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were released yesterday. The Shape of Water leads all films with 13 nominations, followed by Dunkirk at 8 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with 7. Click here to see the full list. (Hollywood Reporter)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner during Sunday’s SAG Awards with 3 awards for Best Cast, Best Female Actor in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand) and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Sam Rockwell). See the full list of winners here. (SAG Awards)
Disney/Pixar revealed the cast of Incredibles 2, in theaters June 15. Holly Hunter (Elastigirl), Craig T. Nelson (Mr. Incredible) and Samuel L. Jackson (Frozone) return from the original cast along with newcomers Bob Odenkirk (Winston Deavor), Catherine Keener (Evelyn Deavor), Jonathan Banks (Rick Dicker) and more. (Oh My Disney)
The Sundance Film Festival kicked off this weekend with over 50,000 participants in attendance. Neon and AGBO inked the biggest deal of this year’s event with their purchase of global rights to Assassination Nation for more than $10 million. (Variety)
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is also a buyer at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, purchasing the global rights to Search for $5 million. The John Cho and Debra Messing thriller plays out entirely on a computer screen as David (Cho) searches his missing daughter’s laptop for any clues regarding her disappearance. (Deadline)
With The Post receiving critical acclaim and Ready Player One coming in March, Steven Spielberg is eyeing his next directorial project. Deadline believes Spielberg is considering a new Indiana Jones film, followed by a new film adaptation of West Side Story. (Deadline)
Brie Larson shared a photo on Twitter of her suiting up as an Air Force pilot for 2019’s Captain Marvel movie. To help prepare for her role, Larson is meeting with several service members at the Nellis US Air Force Base this week. (CinemaBlend)
New Mutants director Josh Boone revealed that his 2019 film will aim for a PG-13 rating. “This movie is probably the hardest PG-13 [film] ever made,” said Boone. “I mean, we’ve pushed it. The horror is pretty dark, but there’s also an emotional core, too. If I can scare you and make you cry: that’s the goal.” (/Film)
Ryan Reynolds will star in a live-action adaptation of the popular board game Clue. Reynolds’ company Maximum Effort will produce the film, which has also signed a three-year first look deal with Twentieth Century Fox to launch more projects in the future. (Deadline)
Click below to watch the latest trailers.
- Tomb Raider (Release Date: March 16)
- Super Troopers 2 (April 20)
- Rampage (April 20)
- Dundee (Coming Soon)
- Maze Runner: The Death Cure: Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare.”
- Hostiles: In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.
- The Insult: In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.