Ridley Scottis a cinematic master when it comes to directing epic narratives (Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven), so it comes as no surprise that replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World was a seamless transition. Scott’s impressive feat, however, was to cut Spacey’s scenes as John Paul Getty, reshoot them with the revered Plummer, and also have this film ready by its December 22nd release date!! Scott, who celebrates his 80th birthday today, also released Alien: Covenant earlier this year (he also executive produced Blade Runner 2049)!!
The new trailer for the movie, which deals with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) is below. Michelle Williams co-stars as Getty III’s understandably distraught mother and Mark Wahlberg is the man tasked by Getty at handling the situation.
Check out the trailer, which features the new scenes with Plummer, and tell us what you think!
Holly Hunter, who starred this year in The Big Sick, will receive the Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Film Awards Gala. Taking place January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, the event will be hosted by Mary Hart.
“Holly Hunter’s career is filled with many memorable performances including her Academy Award winning role in The Piano as well as other films including Broadcast News, The Firm, The Incredibles and more,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In her recent film The Big Sick, she brings comedy and poignancy as a mother coping with her daughter’s coma, while bonding with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. It is our great honor to present the Career Achievement Award to Holly Hunter.
Click on the media bar to hear The Big Sick co-star Zoe Kazandiscuss why she’s a fan of Hunter’s work:
Previous recipients of the Career Achievement Award include Annette Bening, Glenn Close, Kevin Costner, and Clint Eastwood. Hunter also received Emmy Awards for her work in Roe vs. Wade and The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom.
The CW has carved out a nice niche for itself by airing several shows based on comic book superheroes. Of course, the characters have been updated to appeal to today’s younger viewers, which is an interesting proposition when the characters were first created decades ago. Now the network has done the same thing with the classic Archie comics, redefining Archie Andrews and his friends as characters in an edgy drama, Riverdale. Considering the source material for that show was more than 70 years old, it’s pretty amazing that the network and the show’s producers were able to turn it into something palatable to today’s audience, but the show has become a hit, and K.J. Apa, who plays Archie Andrews, told us he’s been very pleasantly surprised by that success. (Click on the media abr below to hear K.J. Apa)
Riverdale airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on The CW.
Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Molly’s Game, tells the story of an Olympic-class skier who wound up running Hollywood’s most infamous high-stakes poker room. To give the film more authenticity, Sorkin brought in some expert poker players as extras, and he told us the film’s stars couldn’t resist trying their luck against some of the world’s best. (He also told us that probably wasn’t a great move on the actors’ part.)
Molly’s Game, which also stars Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, opens in theaters on Christmas Day.
People can change a lot in 11 years. Just take a look through your old photographs, and you’ll see how true that can be. Of course, actors have the luxury of being able to watch their old reruns to see how they looked in years past. For Kaley Cuoco and Kunal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory, which is now in its 11th season, the show’s earlier episodes play out like a time capsule of awkward hairstyles. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kaley Cuoco & Kunal Nayyar)
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on CBS.