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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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Awkwafina: ‘Growing up, I latched on to strong Asian-American idols’

Nora Lum is the comic-turned-star of The Farewell. She talks China, family and diversity in the film industryNora Lum’s voice is deep and distinctive – a husky New York drawl that rings with both world-weariness and barely constrained mirth. That voice, which Lum – who goes by the name of her outlandish rap alter ego […]

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Co-Writer Adele Lim Departs Sequels Over Pay Disparity

Adele Lim, who co-wrote the “Crazy Rich Asians” screenplay, has exited the planned sequels due to a dispute over pay disparity.A representative for Lim confirmed her departure from the Warner Bros. projects. The rep declined to comment further. Warner Bros. did not respond to a request for comment.“Crazy Rich Asians,” based on the 2013 novel […]

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Teen Choice Awards Winners List: ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Riverdale’ Take Top Prizes

The 2019 Teen Choice Awards handed out coveted trophy surfboards on Sunday night. More than 55 million votes from teens came in to support their favorite teen icons in film, television, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the web. Disney and Marvel dominated the film side with Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and Spider-man: Far From Home winning […]

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Gemma Chan in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive)

“Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan is in talks to join Marvel’s “The Eternals” sources tell Variety.Chan would join previously announced cast members Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani. Earlier this year, Chan portrayed Minn-Erva in “Captain Marvel,” but its unknown if she will be playing the same role […]

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