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‘Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens’ Picked Up For Season 2 on Comedy Central

Comedy Central has ordered a second season of “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” ahead of the coming-of-age comedy’s series premiere on January 22.The announcement continues what has been an especially busy January for actress and rapper Nora “Awkwafina” Lum, who received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress earlier in the month for “The Farewell.” […]

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Awkwafina, Jack Lowden among Bafta Rising Star 2020 nominees

The other nominees are Kaitlyn Dever, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Micheal Ward.Bafta has announced the five actors in the running for the 2020 Ee Rising Star Award.They are:Awkwafina Jack Lowden Kaitlyn Dever Kelvin Harrison Jr. Micheal WardThe winner will be voted for by the public and announced at the British Academy Film Awards on February […]

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Writer Chris Terrio Says They Weren’t Trying to Sideline Rose Tico

A certain faction of “Star Wars” fans was not happy with the barely-there inclusion of Kelly Marie Tran’s scrappy Resistance fighter Rose Tico in “The Rise of Skywalker,” which is currently in theaters and being picked apart and obsessed over by critics and fans alike. Even “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu recently took […]

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2019 Diversity Scorecard: Change Remains Slow for People of Color, But That’s Not the Whole Story

Last year was a watershed moment for diversity in the film industry: Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to direct a film that grossed over $100 million with “A Wrinkle in Time”; “Crazy Rich Asians” was a huge hit, grossing over $238 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing romantic comedy in a decade; and […]

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Ahead of Its First Trailer, ‘In the Heights’ Stars Share Five New Clips

Today is a big day to live In the Heights. The upcoming musical extravaganza, based on the acclaimed Broadway hit from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, dropped its first poster, building up buzz for the first trailer being released tomorrow. And now, the film’s creators, from Miranda to director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) to […]

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‘Snake Eyes’ Movie Casts ‘The Expanse’ Actor as Title Character’s Father

Hey, remember Snake Eyes? No, not the Nicolas Cage movie. The G.I. Joe character who never takes his mask off and rarely speaks? I’d totally forgotten about this, but Paramount is giving that character his own spin-off film, with Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas star Henry Golding playing the lead role. Well, today the […]

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Mindy Kaling and Constance Wu on ‘Hustlers,’ ‘Late Night’ and the Importance of Female Directors

Mindy Kaling (“Late Night”) and Constance Wu (“Hustlers”) sat down for a chat for “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.” For more, click here.Mindy Kaling hit big screens this year with “Late Night,” a film that played off her winsome ambition. As an aspirant writer lending a new attitude to an aging show, Kaling reinforced the […]

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China’s ‘Midway’ Backer Starlight Culture is on a Mission to Improve the Lot of Independents and Women

While most of the action onscreen in “Midway” involves Americans and Japanese, most of the money behind the movie is Chinese. Starlight Entertainment, which put up 45% of the $98 million budget, sees itself as an ally of the independent movie scene.The Hong Kong stock market-listed firm first came to attention when it struck a […]

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‘Lost’ Star Daniel Dae Kim Talks Hollywood’s Growing Appetite for Asian Fare

In the post-“Crazy Rich Asians” and “The Good Doctor” era, trawling Asia for new IP to bring to Hollywood has gone from being an “esoteric pursuit” to a “mad scramble,” actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim told Variety on the sidelines of the Asia Society’s U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit, which took place Tuesday, on the eve […]

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‘Snake Eyes’: Haruka Abe Joins Cast of ‘GI Joe’ Movie Spinoff (Exclusive)

Haruka Abe has joined the cast of Paramount and Skydance’s “G.I. Joe” spinoff “Snake Eyes,” an individual with knowledge of the deal exclusively tells TheWrap.Her role is being kept under wraps. “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Henry Golding is set to play Snake Eyes, “Warrior” headliner Andrew Koji is playing Storm Shadow, and “Money Heist” breakout […]

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