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‘The High Note’ Director Nisha Ganatra on Tracee Ellis Ross’ Singing Talent & Deleted Scenes

From director Nisha Ganatra (Late Night) and screenwriter Flora Greeson, the romantic dramedy The High Note tells the story of music superstar Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a phenomenally talented singer who has reached unbelievable heights in her career, only to now be stifled by the safe bets that her long-time manager (Ice Cube) and […]

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Mindy Kaling and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Showrunner Dan Goor Teaming Up for ‘Legally Blonde 3’

A third Legally Blonde movie has been in the works for quite some time, but the sequel just landed some serious pedigree on the script side. Per THR, Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor have signed on to write the script for MGM’s Legally Blonde 3, which will see Reese Witherspoon reprising her role as Elle […]

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Official ‘The High Note’ Song “Love Myself” Shows Off Tracee Ellis Ross’ Singing Chops

Tracee Ellis Ross comes from Supremes lineage, but the actress has worked hard to set herself apart from her music superstar mother, Diana Ross. But she’ll be channeling a little of her mother with the upcoming workplace dramedy The High Note, directed by Late Night filmmaker Nisha Ganatra. In The High Note, Ross plays legendary […]

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Sundance 2020 Oscar Preview: Keep Your Eye on the Documentaries

While a few lauded Sundance Film Festival titles like “The Farewell” and “The Report” still seek 2020 awards attention, the 2019 narrative selection became more talent discovery than Oscar launchpad as heated buys like “Late Night” and “Brittany Runs a Marathon” fizzled at the box office. For the documentary section, however, it’s a different story.While […]

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Will Constance Wu Ever Watch ‘Hustlers’?

Despite her leading role, Constance Wu has never seen “Hustlers” and, spoiler alert, it’s very unlikely that she will.Wu explained why she doesn’t want to watch the film to Mindy Kaling (“Late Night”) during a conversation for “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”“This is crazy,” Kaling said in the beginning of the interview. “I have to […]

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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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Why Mindy Kaling Turned to Social Media to Find the Lead of Her Netflix Series

Constance Wu (“Hustlers”) and Mindy Kaling (“Late Night”) explained how the internet helped expand the casting pool for their projects during a conversation for “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”Wu began the interview: “When I did ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and they were looking for actors, it was crazy how many people said, ‘Well, there are no […]

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