Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is making significant changes to the Oscars. The award show will now include a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. Future broadcasts will also be three-hours long, meaning some categories will be presented during commercial breaks. In 2020, the telecast will move up from February 23 to February 9. (Variety)
Warner Bros. and DC are developing a feature film based around Supergirl. Oren Uziel is working on the script according to Deadline. Uziel’s past projects include Mortal Kombat, 22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox and the in-production Sonic the Hedgehog. (Deadline)
Two new Creed II images were released featuring Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) taking reps at a punching bag held by Rocky (Sylvester Stallone), and Jordan’s character standing ready to enter the ring while wearing Apollo’s signature American flag trunks. Creed II opens November 21. (/Film)
Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders will reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Maria Hill respectively in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The Homecoming sequel is currently shooting in Europe and will hit theaters on July 5, 2019. (Vulture)
Even though A24’s Eighth Grade was given an R-rating, the studio is giving real eighth graders the chance to see this coming-of-age film in free, no restriction screenings across the country. Click here to see the theaters participating in today’s program. (/Film)
Jennifer Lopez will star in Annapurna Pictures’ Hustlers, a film inspired by Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores.” The article describes former strip club employees who work together to “turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.” Lopez will play the ringleader of this group. (Collider)
Though he wavered several times on his decision to retire, Robert Redford confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that The Old Man & the Gun will be his last acting project. “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting,” said Redford. When asked about a return to directing, Redford replied, “we’ll see about that.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Margot Robbie shared a first look at her character Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. The Quentin Tarantino film set during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles tells the story of two struggling actors trying to make it in Hollywood. The film hits theaters July 26, 2019. (Margot Robbie, Instagram)
Harley Quinn’s foe in her Birds of Prey standalone film will be Black Mask according to The Wrap. Black Mask is a “brutally sadistic kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld who has a fixation with masks.” There is no release date for the film at this time. (The Wrap)
Click below to watch the latest trailers.
- The Meg: After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
- Slender Man: In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.
- BlacKkKlansman: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
- Dog Days: Dog Days follows a group of interconnected people in Los Angeles who are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts.