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‘Rocketman’: Paramount Considered a PG-13 Cut After the Success of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

The massive success of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” even with its myriad behind-the-scenes issues, is still one of 2018’s biggest surprises.Even before the Queen biopic racked up a handful of Oscar nominations, its box-office take presented a big problem for the creative team behind the Elton John movie “Rocketman.” While “Bohemian Rhapsody” doubled down on being sanitized […]

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‘Rocketman’ Taron Edgerton Already Has Academy Approval — A Standing Ovation From Oscar Voters

“Rocketman” has seemed destined for awards love since “Bohemian Rhapsody” won four Academy Awards in February, and it ticked another box on the Oscars checklist this weekend.There were no empty seats at Saturday’s first Academy screening, and sources say Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John musical biopic received the first Oscar-voter seal of approval when Taron Egerton, […]

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Boy George Music Biopic In the Works at MGM From Director Sacha Gervasi

Culture Club is coming to the big screen, as MGM is set to produce a feature musical biopic about the life of singer-songwriter Boy George, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Sacha Gervasi, the director of “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” and “My Dinner With Herve” will write and direct the film based […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Feature Adaptation Taps ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Writer

In today’s film news roundup, “Three Identical Strangers” is moving ahead, Skeet Ulrich has been cast with Tom Hanks, the “Minions” sequel has been titled and “Vegas Dave” is getting a movie.McCarten Attached“Bohemian Rhapsody” screenwriter Anthony McCarten will write and produce the feature adaptation of the documentary “Three Identical Strangers.”Raw, Film4 and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment […]

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Oscars 2020: Best Supporting Actor Predictions

It’s way too early to predict the Oscars, especially in the supporting categories. But looking at Hollywood’s upcoming slates sight unseen, which movies have the right stuff to go the distance?Studios tend to premiere their movies in Cannes as a launch pad for international release. That’s the case for “Rocketman” starring Taron Egerton as Elton […]

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‘Wild Nights With Emily’ Director Discusses Working With Molly Shannon & The Revisionist Emily Dickinson Comedy [Interview]

Every time a bloated, conventional, cradle-to-grave biopic garners more attention than cinephiles deem palatable, the same question arises. Why is it the cinematic explorations of our world’s most creative people — from Freddie Mercury to Sylvia Plath — routinely lack creativity?And while all the detractors could really do to dent “Bohemian Rhapsody” was mock its […]

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Sony To Develop A New Musical Featuring Fairy-Tale Princesses, Feminism, & Britney Spears Music

With “Bohemian Rhapsody” proving that musical dramas can damn near reach $1 billion worldwide, Hollywood studios are rushing around trying to snatch up any film projects that might include some of the biggest songs of all-time. Previously, these projects have been relegated to classic rock, or at the very least, artists that came out before […]

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Taron Egerton’s Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ to Premiere at Cannes

Elton John biopic “Rocketman” has been set for a May 16 world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.Taron Egerton stars as John with Paramount Pictures distributing worldwide. It’s directed by Dexter Fletcher, who previously took the reins on Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” after director Bryan Singer was fired.The film, written by Lee Hall, covers […]

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Streaming: the best musical biopics

Bohemian Rhapsody, out now on DVD, commits all the classic sins of the musical biopic. Elsewhere, though, are some great examples of the genreThis week’s biggest home entertainment release arrives fresh from the Oscars, where it missed the top prize but took the most awards of the night. Bohemian Rhapsody has somehow withstood any amount […]

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