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Antoine Fuqua’s Will Smith-Led Emancipation Postponed Until 2023 At Apple TV+

“Emancipation,” the upcoming runaway slave drama directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Will Smith, has reportedly had its Apple TV+ release delayed in the aftermath of Smith’s onstage assault of comedian and host Chris Rock at this year’s Academy Awards. The film had been eyeing a festival run for the fall of 2022 and was considered […]

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Reinaldo Marcus Green Open to Directing James Bond, but ‘Let’s See If Idris Wants to Do It’

After helming Oscar-winning Serena and Venus Williams’ family biopic “King Richard,” director Reinaldo Marcus Green is ready to take on an IP franchise: James Bond.During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter discussing his HBO series “We Own This City,” Green said he’s “definitely open” to directing a Bond film.“I want to go into that direction,” […]

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Serena Williams Wants King Richard To Be The Start Of A Williams Family Cinematic Universe

There’s a lot that can be said about Richard Williams and Will Smith’s Academy Award-winning portrayal of the famous father in “King Richard,” but the perspective that should be prioritized is that of the real life Williams family. Smith was an early frontrunner for best actor contention from the moment “King Richard” premiered. The attention given […]

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Serena Williams Is Hoping for a ‘King Richard’ Sequel Focusing on Her Personal Story

The Williams family’s story obviously doesn’t just stop at “King Richard.” The Warner Bros. Oscar-winning film captures Venus and Serena Williams’ rise to tennis stardom, and Serena Williams already has an idea for a trilogy.“‘King Richard’ had a perfect ending with Venus on the tennis court,” producer Williams told Insider in a cover story, but […]

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Not So Fast Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Academy: There Are More People Who Deserve Apologies (Column)

Will Smith, Chris Rock and the Academy may feel they can turn the page on this dramatic chapter following the announcement that Smith would be banned from the ceremony for 10 years. But there’s too much reliance on written statements and not enough acknowledgment that multiple apologies are missing from all parties.For Smith, who won […]

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Will Smith Is Gone, but the Academy Hasn’t Even Begun to Deal with the Sting of His Slap

As every Hollywood publicist knows, controlling the narrative is the secret to success. When presumptive Best Actor winner Will Smith smacked Chris Rock across the face on the Oscars stage everyone lost that control, including Smith. “It was like someone poured concrete in that room,” producer Will Packer said on Good Morning America on Friday, […]

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Will Smith Resigns from Academy Following Oscars Incident, Will ‘Accept Any Further Consequences’

Will Smith has resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his onstage altercation with Chris Rock at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. The move comes after Smith won his first Oscar for his performance in “King Richard.”The actor released a statement late Friday that read:“I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary […]

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