Amy Schumer and Tom Hopper star in I FEEL PRETTY. Photo Credit: Mark Schafer
With 2015’s hit feature Trainwreck and the acclaimed series Inside Amy Schumer as part of her body of work, Amy Schumeris one of Hollywood’s most talented artists. The new comedy I Feel Pretty, while offering its share of laughs, also aims to pull at the heart strings but, more importantly, inspire confidence for people who need the proverbial kick in the butt.
Directed and penned by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the narrative centers on Renee Bennett (Schumer), a woman who’s insecure about her looks. After an accident during a SoulCycle class, Renee sustains a head injury that actually helps her see herself as absolutely beautiful. This self-confidence leads her to pursue a job at a beauty company that’s supervised by socialite Avery LeClaire (Michelle Williams) and also positively impacts her love life.
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All The Money In The World, director Ridley Scott’s film that centers on the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) hits Blu-ray and DVD April 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Michelle Williams co-stars as the teenager’s mother Gail with Mark Wahlberg playing John Paul Getty’s (Christopher Plummer) advisor.
Scott, one of cinema’s most ambitious filmmakers, replaced Kevin Spacey with Plummer after his first cut was finished. The director managed to reshoot Spacey’s scenes with Plummer and stay on course with the release date.
The movie contains eight deleted scenes, and three featurettes (“Ridley Scott: Crafting a Historical Thriller,” “Hostages to Fortune: The Cast,” and “Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed”).
Michelle Williams initially carved out as a regular on Dawson’s Creek, and her eventual journey through cinema has yielded her four Oscar nominations (most recently a Supporting Actress nod in Manchester by the Sea). Williams, who can also be seen opposite Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman, was also a big part of this year’s news with the last minute reshoots of All The Money In The World.
Williams, who plays Gail Harris (the mother of John Paul Getty III) in All The Money In The World, thought the movie may have been a “lost cause” after the Kevin Spacey sexual harassment news. Director Ridley Scott, armed with a talented cast and crew, leapt into action and hired Christopher Plummer replace Spacey as John Paul Getty.
Whether it’s more intimate stories (Matchstick Men, Someone To Watch Over Me) or epic driven fare (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator), Scott is a supreme storyteller, and in the clip below Williams talks about her admiration for the filmmaker:
All The Money In The World, co-starringMark Wahlberg, is now playing nationwide.
Seen this year in the hits Transformers: The Last Knight and Daddy’s Home 2, Mark Wahlberg finishes off 2017 by working with Ridley Scott, one of cinema’s most revered filmmakers. All The Money in the World is the true account of the kidnapping of J. Paul Getty’s grandson (Charlie Plummer). Working on a seven week window, Scott replaced Kevin Spacey’s scenes as J. Paul Getty with Christopher Plummer, with Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg also reshooting their respective scenes with Plummer!
“It’s an amazing true story,” said Wahlberg who plays CIA operative Fletcher Chace in the narrative. “The movie is a great thrill ride. What a suspenseful thriller (Ridley) has created. And it’s a true story and people are going to find it fascinating.
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All The Money In The World opens December 25, 2017!
Zac Efron became a star thanks to his work in the High School Musical films, but since then singing has taken a backseat to carving out a diverse acting career. Whether it’s character driven work such as The Paperboy and At Any Price or straight up comedies such as Neighbors and Dirty Grandpa, Efron doesn’t mind mixing it up on the silver screen.
He returns with a spring to his step and a song in his heart in The Greatest Showman, starring as the ringmaster protegé to Hugh Jackman’sP.T. Barnum. The musical, as evidenced by its live commercial, has been an ambitious undertaking for everyone involved. In the audio clip below, Efron explains how the cast and crew gave “maximum effort” in the making of The Greatest Showman.
The Greatest Showman, co-starring Zendaya and Michelle Williams, opens nationwide December 20.