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Steve McQueen Signs Overall Deal with Amazon, Prepping Space Survival Series ‘Last Days’

Another visionary director has made the jump to a streaming service partnership. Amazon Studios announced on Tuesday that it has signed an overall deal with “12 Years a Slave” and “Widows” director Steve McQueen.Speaking to the Television Critics Association biannual press tour in Pasadena, California, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke explained that the news also […]

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Influencers: Adam Stockhausen Brings Eclecticism to Production Design

What do Wes Anderson, Steven Spielberg, and Steve McQueen have in common? They all rely on the worldbuilding skills of Oscar winner Adam Stockhausen (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), one of the most eclectic production designers working today.“Adam is a quiet comet,” said production designer Mark Friedberg (“Joker”), who mentored Stockhausen. “Despite his quiet demeanor, the […]

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‘Deep Water’: Lil Rel Howery, Jacob Elordi & Dash Mihok Among Cast To Join Ben Affleck & Ana De Armas In Adrian Lyne Thriller, Cameras Roll

Exclusive: Filming is underway on Deep Water, the first movie from Indecent Proposal and Fatal Attraction director Adrian Lyne in almost two decades. Among cast joining Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts and Rachel Blanchard are Dash Mihok (Ray Donovan), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Jacob Elordi (The Kissing Booth), Kristen Connolly (House Of […]

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Claims Tiff Audience Award

Director Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” took home the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2019 Audience Award on Sunday, with Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” claiming the runner-up prizes.The Tiff People’s Choice Award has, in recent years, presaged an eventual Best Picture Academy Award nominee — and, in some cases, a winner. Last […]

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‘Little Monsters’ Trailer: Lupita Nyong’o Protects Kids From The Zombie Outbreak In Upcoming Hulu Film

Without question, Lupita Nyong’o is one of the best actresses around. This year alone, she’s proven that thanks to her stellar performance in the Jordan Peele film, “Us.” That doesn’t even take into account that in 2014, she won the Oscar for her work in the drama, “12 Years a Slave.” Needless to say, the […]

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Post-TIFF, the Best Actress Oscar Race Is Scarlett Johansson v. Renée Zellweger

The Toronto International Film Festival gives, and takes away. Toronto’s notoriously friendly audiences are not to be trusted entirely — with the exception of the People’s Choice Award, which has gone to such Best Picture winners as “Chariots of Fire,” “American Beauty,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Green Book.”So when […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Explains What the Zombies in ‘Little Monsters’ Mean to Her — Sundance

Lupita Nyong’o has done a lot in her brief career, from winning an Oscar for her debut performance in “12 Years a Slave” to joining “Star Wars,” but she’s never made an Australian zombie movie that premiered at Sundance — until now. The actress stopped by the IndieWire Studio presented by Dropbox while unveiling “Little […]

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Steve McQueen Sets New Film: A Nonfiction World War II Project — Exclusive

Steve McQueen will direct “The Occupied City,” a documentary based on the illustrated history book “Atlas of an Occupied City. Amsterdam 1940-1945,” written by his wife, Dutch writer, historian, and filmmaker Bianca Stigter.“Atlas of an Occupied City” uncovers traces of the World War II in Amsterdam, guiding the reader through the once-occupied Netherlands capital. The […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Is at the Height of Her Powers, Even Before John Woo’s Remake of ‘The Killer’

For Lupita Nyong’o, the years immediately following her Best Supporting Actress Oscar win for “12 Years a Slave” were charged with concerns about her Hollywood viability. Her next two roles had her playing computer-generated alien Maz Kanata in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and voicing white wolf Raksha in “The Jungle Book” — as opposed […]

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