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Lin-Manuel Miranda Hints at ‘In the Heights’ Delay: ‘A Lot Remains to Be Done’

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation of “In the Heights” could struggle to be ready in time for its big-screen debut, currently set for June 26, if coronavirus concerns delay post-production, the Tony winner suggested Sunday night.Miranda — in a livestream interview with Rosie O’Donnell that was billed as a remounting of her successful daytime talk show […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Hints at ‘In the Heights’ Delay: ‘A Lot Remains to Be Done’

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation of “In the Heights” could struggle to be ready in time for its big-screen debut, currently set for June 26, if coronavirus concerns delay post-production, the Tony winner suggested Sunday night.Miranda — in a livestream interview with Rosie O’Donnell that was billed as a remounting of her successful daytime talk show […]

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EFM Big Deal: STX Splashes On Starry Female Assassin Pic ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ With Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, More

Exclusive: In a splashy eight-figure deal, STXfilms has pre-bought North American, Latin American and Chinese distribution rights to the starry action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake, we can reveal.Avengers and Jumanji star Karen Gillan leads cast with Game of Thrones star Lena Headey, Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh, The Haunting of Hill […]

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Ufa Fiction Links with Tyron Ricketts’ Panthertainment to Tell More Representative Stories

Ufa Fiction is partnering with actor-producer Tyron Ricketts and his Berlin-based Panthertainment to produce films and series for the global market focusing on stories from people of color.Ufa Fiction producer Nataly Kudiabor will work with the Austrian-born Ricketts (right), one of Germany’s most successful black actors, on developing and overseeing projects Panthertainment acquires from directors […]

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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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