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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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‘Search Party’ Gets Season 3 (and 4!) at New Home, HBO Max

Have you binged through Barry? Finally finished Girls? Watched all of Breaking Bad for the 900th time? May we recommend an underrated TV series that combines them all and then some? Search Party aired on TBS for two 10-episode seasons, crafting a suspense-filled murder mystery at a breakneck pace — while still being riotously funny […]

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Amazon Studios Head Talks ‘Fleabag,’ Pivot in Film Release Strategy

Beverly Hills, Calif. – Just days after Amazon Studios’ “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” earned the studio several top honors at the Emmys, studio head Jennifer Salke switched gears from television to film, outlining the streaming service’s movie strategy and defending the performance of Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night.”Speaking at the Paley Center for Media, […]

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Film News Roundup: Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo Join Comedy ‘Covers’

In today’s film news roundup, Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo and Nina Dobrov get cast and Treehouse Pictures is developing John Grisham’s “The Confession” as a movie; Uzo Adaba’s “Miss Virginia” gets sold.CastingsBill Pullman, Eddie Izzard and Diplo have joined the cast of the Focus Features comedy “Covers” opposite Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross and […]

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Amazon Studios, international distributors in talks over ‘The Aeronauts’ release dates

Sources deny overall strategy shift.Amazon Studios executives are scrambling to discuss release plans with international partners on The Aeronauts after the awards hopeful’s Us theatrical release was moved back to a shorter slot in December.However sources at the streamer said there was no overall shift in distribution strategy, after Adam Driver political drama The Report […]

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Yet Another Documentary, ‘Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love,’ Tops Arthouse Openers

This weekend, “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” (Roadside Attractions), veteran documentarian Nick Bloomfield’s retelling of the intense relationship between an iconic folk artist and the woman who inspired him, was the only notable specialized opener. It joined the list of recent documentaries that are saving the specialized box office.The challenges to core theaters continue, […]

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