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Bill Condon to Direct ‘Guys and Dolls’ Movie Adaptation

Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind “Chicago,” “Dreamgirls” and Disney’s remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” is taking on another famed movie musical.Condon has signed on to direct “Guys and Dolls,” an adaptation of the Broadway smash by Frank Loesser. TriStar Pictures, which operates under Sony, acquired rights in 2019 to the original Damon Runyon […]

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Disney Rejected Michael Jackson’s Pitch for a ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Soundtrack

Walt Disney Studios reportedly rejected Michael Jackson’s pitch to provide the soundtrack for the 1996 animated favorite “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” As a Slash Film oral history of the cartoon classic adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel reveals, Jackson attempted to provide songs for the movie in 1995.But the singer/songwriter’s controversial public profile at […]

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How to Watch ‘High School Musical: The Musical – The Series’ Season 2 on Disney+

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” is back! Season 2 of the fan favorite series premiered on Disney+ […]

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Cole Escola on Channeling Kathy Bates in ‘Misery’ and Susan Sarandon for Their ‘Search Party’ Debut

Cole Escola’s favorite movie character as a kid was Mrs. Potts. At five years old, their attachment to the jaunty housekeeper for the Beast’s lair in the 1991 animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” might explain their affinity for playing older women, whether as unhinged homemaker Chassie Tucker in “At Home with Amy Sedaris” or […]

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‘Come Away’ Director Brenda Chapman Stands Up to ‘Racial Bigots’ Who Review Bombed Her Colorblind Film

For her first live-action feature, Oscar-winning filmmaker Brenda Chapman was determined to play the hits, but with the kind of personal twist she’s put on animated classics like “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Brave” throughout her career. A fairy tale obsessive from the jump — she literally grew up reading Classics Illustrated […]

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How Netflix’s Animated ‘Over the Moon’ Bridges Folklore and Science in Anthemic Theme Song (Exclusive)

A trio of songwriters — Christopher Curtis, Helen Park and Marjorie Duffield — created the tunes at the heart of animated musical “Over the Moon,” the story of a young girl with a passion for science who seeks to prove the existence of the legendary Moon Goddess in the tales her recently departed mom would […]

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Tom Hanks in Talks to Play Geppetto in Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’

Tom Hanks is in early negotiations to play Geppetto in Disney’s live-action version of “Pinocchio.”Variety first reported in 2018 that Robert Zemickis was on board to direct the project, the latest in a long line of live-action remakes of its animated movies such as “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King.”The project would […]

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Spinoff Update: Luke Evans Explains the Progress of the Gaston and LeFou Disney+ Show

A few days before the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt, word came out that Disney+ was developing a live-action Beauty and the Beast spinoff series that would tell a prequel story about what the arrogant Gaston (Luke Evans) and his submissive pal LeFou (Josh Gad) were doing before they entered the […]

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