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Hilary Swank, Jack Reynor, Olivia Cooke to Lead Opioid Thriller ‘Mother’s Milk’ (Exclusive)

Hilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby”), Jack Reynor (“Midsommar”) and Olivia Cooke (“House of the Dragon”) are set to star in the upcoming opioid-themed thriller “Mother’s Milk.”The film, which recently wrapped production in New York, comes from director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, who co-wrote the script with Madison Harrison. Prior credits from the director include Sundance Special Jury […]

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How Rita Moreno Could Break Multiple Oscar Records With ‘West Side Story’ Remake

After being delayed a year due to the pandemic, Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated musical remake of the best picture winner “West Side Story” had its first screenings this week before critics, journalists and varying awards and guild voters. The social media reaction has been loud and palpable throughout the Oscar chamber, which could bring about […]

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In a Perfect World, 91-Year-Old Clint Eastwood Would Keep Shooting Forever

There’s no putting Clint Eastwood out to pasture.Clint turns 91 today, and it’s worth celebrating the fact that this Hollywood legend is still turning out work at a faster clip and higher quality than practically anyone in the business. Granted, prolific doesn’t always mean better, and it can be frustrating to see his fans greet […]

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From ‘Malcolm & Marie’ to ‘Cherry,’ 7 Latecomers Look to Upend the Oscar Race

Pity this year’s Oscar voters. The Academy screening portal is already overwhelmed by hundreds of indie wannabes, international submissions, and documentaries. And just when film festivals, critics groups, and online screenings started to solidify frontrunners like “One Night in Miami,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and “Nomadland,” this crazy year brings a second wave of brand-new […]

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How Did This Get Made: A Conversation With Al Ruddy, Producer of ‘Million Dollar Baby,’ ‘Little Fauss and Big Halsy,’ and ‘The Longest Yard’ [Part 2]

A few days ago, we spoke with legendary producer Al Ruddy about the making of The Godfather, Ladybugs and Megaforce (which the gang at How Did This Get Made? covered in their most recent episode). Today, in Part 2, we continue our epic discussion with Al Ruddy—this time talking about Million Dollar Baby, Little Fauss […]

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Morgan Freeman to Produce, Star in Peter Greenaway’s ‘Lucca Mortis’ (Exclusive)

Morgan Freeman will produce and star in Peter Greenaway’s drama “Lucca Mortis,” Variety has learned exclusively.Morgan will portray a writer whose last big adventure will very likely be death. Based in New York City’s Little Italy, he takes a sabbatical and travels with his family to Lucca, Italy in order to trace his ancestral roots […]

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Emmy-Winning Sound Editor Nicholas V. Korda Dies at 73

Nicholas Korda, an Emmy and Academy Award winner for sound editing, died on Oct. 8 after a nine-year battle with brain cancer, his daughter confirmed. He was 73.Korda received a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding sound editing for a series for “Airwolf” in 1984. He was part of the team that won an Academy Award […]

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Nicolas Cage Joins Thriller ‘Grand Isle’

Nicolas Cage is to star in a crime thriller about a man framed for murder.The Oscar-winning actor has been attached to star in ‘Grand Isle’ and will play a character named Walter, according to sources close to the production.The story centers on a father who is framed for murder and must prove his innocence through […]

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Can Paddy Considine’s Journeyman land a knockout blow for British boxing movies?

Despite the sport’s popularity in the UK, Britain has never produced a fight flick anywhere near the likes of Rocky or Raging Bull. Can it ever change?As UK cinemas prepare for the release of Paddy Considine’s new feature Journeyman, it’s a good time to think about the genre that Considine is working in: the boxing […]

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