Thanks to his work in the two Kingsmen films, Taron Egerton is no stranger to big films, and with Robin Hood he’s taking on an iconic role that was previously played by Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner, and Russell Crowe. Jamie Foxx co-stars as Robin’s mentor and conspirator Little John in the epic adventure.
“It’s a myth that obviously everyone is familiar with,” said Egerton. “But one also that’s really begging (for) a revision and exploration of the man rather than sort of a mythic figure. (The script) is so colloquial and although it’s set in a universe that’s set in Medieval England, it has a lot of relevance and there are sort of themes that feel really pertinent to today.”
Click on the media bar to hear Egerton talk about the joys of working with Jamie Foxx:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was the clear cut winner at the box office with a $62.2 million debut. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch had a great outing as well with $38.1 million, with Bohemian Rhapsody bringing up the rear with $15.7 million. Here’s the top 10:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Film makes $62.2 million and has made over $253 million worldwide.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – Hit family film collects $38.1 million.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddie Mercury biopic continues to do well with $15.7 million.
Instant Family – Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne flick collects $14.7 million in its debut weekend.
Widows – Heist feature makes $12.3 million.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Disney feature has been a misfire with just $43 million in domestic business. It makes $4.6 million this weekend.
A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper directed feature makes $4.3 million.
Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) plays Megan Reed an ex-cop who’s haunted by her past in The Possession of Hannah Grace. Taking the graveyard shift at a hospital morgue doesn’t provide any calming moments for Megan, as an evil spirit may be haunting her latest workplace.
“We all deal with our own inner demons in some way, shape, or form,” said Mitchell. “Maybe not to this degree, but I think people will be able to relate to some part of what Megan is going through on this journey and why, for some reason or another, we always feel like we have to kind of prove it to ourselves when a hard situation comes about.”
Click on the media bar to hear Mitchell talk about the backstory of The Possession of Hannah Grace and why this movie takes a different look at the exorcism genre:
The Possession of Hannah Grace opens nationwide November 30.
The Fantastic Beasts story has continued with the release of The Crimes of Grindewald, once again taking us into another part of author J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, the same one that brought us the Harry Potter books and films. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne once again plays Newt Scamander, and he told us there’s something special about venturing into Rowling’s creations. (Click on the media bar below to hear Eddie Redmayne)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald is playing now in theaters everywhere.
Taraji P. Henson’s son was born in 1994, a year before Pixar made its big-screen debut with Toy Story, so it’s likely that she spent plenty of time watching Pixar movies during his youth. Now, she’s finally getting the opportunity to star in a Pixar film herself — she’s playing a computer algorithm in the Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet. When we spoke to Henson, she told us she’s thrilled that she’s gotten the chance to work with Pixar. (Click on the media bar below to hear Taraji P. Henson)
Wreck-It Ralph 2 opens in theaters on November 21.
With her recent turn in Netflix’s Outlaw King and the lead role in the upcoming mini-series The Little Drummer Girl, Florence Pugh is primed for A-list stardom. That road will probably come sooner than later as she’s the lead in the drama Fighting With My Family, a project that co-stars and is executive produced by Dwayne Johnson (who plays himself in the flick).
The project is based on the true story of retired WWE superstar Paige (Pugh), a woman who was raised in a family that was filled with wrestling ambitions. Written and directed by Stephen Merchant (The Office, Hello Ladies), the project already has a built-in audience thanks to its WWE connections, but will it go down as one of cinema’s best wrestling films? Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Fighting With My Family opens nationwide February 22, 2019.