Amy Adams, a five time Oscar nominee, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. Joining her in the celebration were her Arrival and American Hustle co-star Jeremy Renner and Arrival filmmaker Denis Villenueve.
“Amy, you’ve been recognized now as a sensational songbird, a well-respected artist, an award-winning actress, a loving wife and a super parent,” said Renner. “Today you get another title. You’re cemented amongst legends. You’re a starlet, a genius - but most importantly, you’re always going to be my friend. I love you, and I congratulate you.”
Before the unveiling, an emotional Adams thanked her loved ones for their continued support. “Honestly, I never expected I would have friends and family who would stand by me,” said Adams, who can currently be seen in Nocturnal Animals. “Who would ground be and who would come today to celebrate me.”
“Honestly, I never expected I would have friends and family who would stand by me, who would ground me and who would come today to celebrate me.”
We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Adams over the years, and one of our favorite moments came from her thoughts on Christopher Reeve. Click on the media bar below to hear Amy Adams, who starred in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, talk about her crush on the late Superman actor.
Boxing great Mike Tyson will reportedly be the subject of a new film. According to Screen Rant, Jamie Foxx revealed that the long discussed project is still in the works, with Martin Scorsese attached to the project as well.
Deadline reports that Will Smith is circling a live action version of the Disney film Dumbo with Tim Burton expected to direct. Ehren Kruger is working on the script with the studio anxious to start production.
Bleeker Street has acquired the rights to the film Megan Leavey, a biopic based on an Iraq war vet. According to Deadline, Gabriela Cowperthwaite is directing the film, which stars Kate Mara in the title role. The movie tells the true story of the marine corporal who along with a K9 bomb sniffing partner served two tours and completed more than 100 missions. After they were both wounded in a 2006 explosion, Leavey received the purple heart and was discharged while her canine partner remained on duty and she fought to adopt the dog.
According to Dark Horizons, Phylicia Rashad may have joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther film. One of the movie’s star, Sterling K. Brown of This Is Us fame, reportedly granted an interview with The Undefeated where he began discussing the cast and mentioned Rashad’s name. However, Rashad’s name was later removed from the interview. The film also stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa.
Ben Affleck turned in a great performance in The Accountant, but does he continue that streak with his gangster epic Live By Night? Affleck, who also directed the film, plays Joe Coughlin, a criminal who steadily climbs up the ranks during the Prohibition Era. Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Beyond), Elle Fanning (20th Century Women) , and Chris Cooper (Adaptation) star in the feature.
With The Crash, Frank Grillo is Guy Clifton, a white collar criminal who’s hired by the government to stop a terrorist attack on the New York Stock Exchange. John Leguizamo (Carlito’s Way) , Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), and Dianna Agron (Glee) play the expert techies who help Guy stop this impending financial disaster.
The Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) directed documentary Rats, which details the history of rat infestations all across the world, as well as The Accountant are also reviewed on the program.
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Regina King, an actress whose diverse career has been marked by standout work in such films as Ray, Jerry Maguire, and the acclaimed TV series Southland, has elevated her game with the revered ABC program American Crime. As part of a talented ensemble and crew, King is able to explore different narratives and characters on American Crime. It’s a show, thanks to its interesting construct (having actors play different parts each season) and finely tuned storytelling, that has garnered a devoted audience.
“It’s just exciting as an actor to play a character and just let it go,” said King, a two time Emmy winner for American Crime. “And not having to continue being that same person each season. As (actor), that’s kind of how we express our art. We express our art by being chameleons. By playing different roles and the beauty of American Crime is not only do we know we’re in good hands with John (Ridley) and Michael (J. McDonald) but we know this group of actors that we’re working with. They’re going to bring their A games . . . every moment.”
Click on the media bar to hear the actress/director explain how her new production deal with ABC Studios will only enhance her connect with American Crime.
The third season of American Crime begins March 12 on ABC (10/9c).
He’s brought lots of joy to the big screen, but one day you’ll be able to screen some of George Lucas‘ works in a museum. Lucas has chosen Los Angeles’ Exposition Park as the site for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The billion dollar museum is expected to generate 1,500 new construction jobs and 350 permanent jobs with no cost to taxpayers.
Details are starting to come together for the next Avengers film, titled Avengers: Infinity War. According to Screen Rant, actor Tom Holland told Vogue Italia that Spider-Man will appear in the upcoming film. The film is expected to shoot in Scotland. Other actors who are reportedly associated with the film include Zoe Saldana as Gamora and Liv Tyler as Betty Ross.
Matt Damon’s busy schedule has forced his hand. According to Deadline, Damon was planning to direct his first film, Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses, but has now given up his directing duties to The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor. Damon will remain associated with the film, taking a producer’s credit. As you might gather by the title, the movie centers on a man who goes on the lam with his young daughter in tow as he takes part in a three-state spree.
After breaking for the holidays, many ABC series are set to either return or debut in the coming months. The network has pushed the return of their TGIT lineup a week to Jan. 26 in order to accommodate a special titled America’s First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington on Jan. 19. Look for Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder on Jan. 26. The miniseries When We Rise will start Feb. 27. Once Upon a Time and the new series Time After Time take over Sunday nights on March 5. Designated Survivor returns March 8, with The Catch’s second season debuting March 9. American Crime joins Time After Time on Sundays beginning March 12. A sneak preview of Imaginary Mary debuts on Wednesday, March 29 before it moves to its regular time slot on Tuesday’s beginning April 4. And the ABC update of Dirty Dancing arrives May 24.
Freeform has announced that The Fosters will return for a fifth season, that will include the show’s 100th episode. In addition, the network is bringing back The Bachelor spinoff, Happily Ever After?, for a second season.
Master of None’s Aziz Ansari will host the Jan. 21 edition of Saturday Night Live, with music guest Jay Sean.
According TVLine, former General Hospital actor Brandon Barash will guest star on NBC’s Timeless as American novelist Ernest Hemingway, just starting his career as a reporter in Paris after World War I.
Many films that are based on video games fail to grab a foothold on the market even though there is a built in fan base for the franchise. For example, Michael Fassbender headlined the box office disappointment Assassin’s Creed and Jake Gyllenhaal failed to connect with Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.
Milla Jovovich has succeeded in bucking that stereotype as the headliner of the Resident Evil films. The franchise’s success absolutely surprised the actress and her director/husband Paul W. S. Anderson.
“We had no expectations,” said Jovovich about making the first movie. “We just wanted to make a Resident Evil movie. No one knew about the game, by the way. So we kind of (thought it) was a one shot deal and we had a great time doing it. Lo and behold, it resonated which is amazing.”
Click on the media bar to hear Milla Jovovich talk about the secrets to Resident Evil’s success as a franchise.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter opens January 27.
Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) used to be the king of the track, but now life in the fast lane is a thing of the past. With new racers like Jackson Storm (The Lone Ranger’s Armie Hammer), there isn’t much room left for Lightning. The good news is McQueen never backs down from a challenge, and he teams up with young race technician Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonso) to help get him back to speed.
Cars 3’s premise of Lightning McQueen hitting middle age and literally slowing down should make for a good narrative. McQueen may have met his match with the quicksilver upstart Storm, and it will be interesting see them race to the finish line towards the end of the film.
The first two Cars installments have made over $1 billion at the box office combined, with the original winning a Golden Globe for best animated feature. Brian Fee, a storyboard artist from the first two installments, makes his directing debut with Cars 3.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Cars 3 opens nationwide June 16, 2017.
Fox has revealed the rollout of their 2017 TV schedule. Beginning Sunday, March 5, the network adds Making History to join Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy and the spring premiere of Last Man on Earth. Beginning Thursday, March 9, Kicking and Screaming will join Masterchef Junior. On Wednesday, March 22, you can look for the series premiere of Shots Fired partnered up with Empire. Tuesday, April 4 sees the return of Prison Break, following New Girl and The Mick, with Brooklyn Nine-Nine taking over for New Girl on Tuesdays beginning April 11.
Speaking of Empire, according to Deadline the show has been picked up for fourth season. As stated, the series returns from winter hiatus on March 22. Meanwhile, Fox has ordered four additional episodes of The Mick, bringing the season total to 17.
NBC is stepping up their talent for the new dance competition series World of Dance. Jenna Dewan Tatum joins Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and executive producer Jennifer Lopez as judges for the 10 episode series. According to Deadline, the series will also feature choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo and director Alex Rudzinksi.
After mastering the big screen, the Coen Brothers have partnered with Annapurna on their first TV project, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The siblings wrote the script and they’ll also direct the project.
Here’s some news deserving of a mighty fine cup of coffee. After much speculation, Showtime has announced a May 21 premiere date for the return of David Lynch’s iconic series Twin Peaks. The network will air a two-hour premiere at 9PM ET/PT, with episodes 3 and 4 being made available on demand via Showtime’s streaming platform In all, there will be 18 new hours of Twin Peaks. But for fans hoping for more, TVLine reports that Showtime CEO David Nevin says this season is “designed to be a closed-ended, one-time event.”
Though season three is still in progress, Showtime has announced plans to renew The Affair for a fourth season. The Season 3 finale is set to air on Jan. 29 at 10PM ET/PT.
And while we’re on Showtime’s scheduling, the network has announced plans to order the new series White Famous, which will be headlined by former Saturday Night Live comedian and master impressionist Jay Pharoah. Deadline reports the project is reportedly inspired by comedian Jamie Foxx’s personal experiences coming up in the business, with Pharoah starring as comedian Floyd Mooney struggling with his growing fame.
The View is heading to warmer climate in March, taking the show to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Deadline reports that daytime talk show will tape from the Animal Kingdom the week of March 6-10, with plans to visit all four of the resort’s parks.
After turning heads at the Golden Globes, Drew Barrymore and Tim Olyphant’s new Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet has a pair of new promos. The series features Barrymore as a suburban housewife who dies, but comes back to life looking better than ever with a taste for human flesh. The promos play up Barrymore’s character’s new diet and the dark comedy that will inevitably ensue. The series will debut on Netflix Feb. 3. See the promos below.
Though her life has taken many twists and turns along the way, it looks as though Lena Dunham’s Hannah Horvath will resume her writing career in the upcoming final season of the HBO series Girls. A new trailer for the sixth season shows Hannah trying to get back into the swing of things with her “final chapter.” Girls returns to HBO’s lineup Feb. 12. See the trailer below.