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Hildur Guonadottir, Nicholas Britell Win Top Honors at World Soundtrack Awards

Hildur Guðnadóttir and Nicholas Britell took top honors at the 20th World Soundtrack Awards on Saturday during the Ghent Film Festival.Iceland-born, Berlin-based Guðnadóttir was named Film Composer of the Year for her Oscar-winning score for “Joker.” She won last year’s TV Composer of the Year for her Emmy-winning score for the HBO series “Chernobyl.”American composer […]

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‘The Underground Railroad’ Teaser: Barry Jenkins Adapts Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel For Amazon

When Barry Jenkins crossed the stage in early 2017 to accept the Academy Award for Best Picture for his tremendous coming-of-age story “Moonlight,” all eyes were looking forward to the director’s next project. Jenkins steered clear of a potential slump by adapting James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk.” He managed to adapt Baldwin’s masterpiece […]

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Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami’ to Release in Theaters on Christmas, Amazon Prime in 2021

After debuting to critical acclaim at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, Amazon Studios has set a release date for “One Night in Miami.”The film, directed by Regina King, will open in select theaters on Dec. 25 before launching on Amazon Prime Video on Jan. 15, 2021.“One Night in Miami” tells a fictional account […]

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‘The Lion King’ Follow-Up in the Works With Director Barry Jenkins

Disney is returning to the Pride Lands for a follow-up to “The Lion King.” Barry Jenkins, the filmmaker behind “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” will direct the upcoming feature based on the beloved family classic.“Helping my sister raise two young boys during the ’90s, I grew up with these characters,” Jenkins said. “Having […]

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Stephan James To Star Opposite Russell Crowe in Paramount’s ‘American Son’

Exclusive: If Beale Street Could Talk star Stephan James is in final negotiations to co-star with Russell Crowe in Paramount’s thriller American Son, which is based on the critically acclaimed French film A Prophet.Andrew “Rapman” Onwubolu is on board to direct the movie from a screenplay by Dennis Lehane. Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe […]

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Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami,’ Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Human Voice’ Added to Venice Lineup

Regina King’s directorial debut “One Night in Miami” and Pedro Almodovar’s Jean Cocteau adaptation “The Human Voice,” starring Tilda Swinton, have been added to the lineup of the Venice Film Festival’s upcoming 77th edition.Both additions will screen out-of-competition.“One Night in Miami,” to which Amazon Studios recently acquired worldwide rights, takes place in 1964 and follows […]

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KiKi Layne: ‘It hasn’t hit me yet – I’m going to be Eddie Murphy’s daughter!’

The If Beale Street Could Talk actor on the joy of learning to do stunts and her forthcoming role in Coming 2 AmericaKiKi Layne, 28, made her film debut as the female lead, Tish, in Barry Jenkins’s acclaimed 2018 drama If Beale Street Could Talk, a story of young love and institutional racism in 1970s […]

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2020 Indie Spirit Awards Winners List (Updating Live)

The winners of the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards are being announced live during today’s ceremony, hosted for the second year in a row by Aubrey Plaza (fresh off rave reviews from Sundance for her performance in the indie “Black Bear”). Unlike the Oscars where Netflix is the most-nominated studio, the Spirit Awards are dominated in […]

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