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Tiffany Haddish & Lakeith Steinfeld In Talks To Lead Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Remake From ‘Dear White People’ Director Justin Simien

Once upon a time, Disney was considering letting Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water“) remake their Eddie Murphy movie “Haunted Mansion,” which is based on their beloved theme park attraction. As the name would suggest features a mansion filled to the brim with various ghosts. Flash forward to today, “Dear White People“s Justin Simien […]

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Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana Drama ‘Spencer’ to Premiere at Venice Film Festival (Exclusive)

“Spencer,” Pablo Larraín’s highly anticipated drama starring Kristen Stewart as Lady Diana, will world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival, Variety has learned.Written by “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight, the film centers on a weekend in the early 1990s when Diana decided to separate from Prince Charles amid rumours of affairs. The late […]

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‘Nightmare Alley’: 9 Things to Know About Guillermo del Toro’s Big Return to Theaters

Guillermo del Toro’s boundless imagination hasn’t graced the big screen since 2017 with “The Shape of Water.” The Mexican filmmaker’s odd love story about a mute woman’s relationship with a water-dwelling creature won the Mexican filmmaker Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, but the world was already acquainted with him as a director […]

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DGA Awards 2021: ‘Truffle Hunters,’ ‘Sound of Metal,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Win Top Honors So Far (Updating Live)

The 73rd annual Directors Guild of America Awards are finally kicking off on Saturday evening, April 10, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pt/8:00 p.m. Et. The awards will honor the best directing in film and television of the past year.This year, nominees Lee Isaac Chung for “Minari,” Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman,” David Fincher for […]

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SAG Awards Film Predictions: How the Winners Could Shift the Oscar Race

It’s tradition to scrutinize the SAG Award winners as an Oscar-race bellwether — the acting branch dominates Academy voting — but this year the SAG nominations are out of sync. Final SAG film voting closed March 31 for the ceremony’s one-hour TNT broadcast April 4, but the awards are pre-taped in actors’ homes April 1 […]

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Viola Davis Is Now the Most-Nominated Black Actress in Oscars History

With her Oscar nomination for Best Actress with “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Viola Davis has officially become the most nominated Black actress in the history of the Academy Awards. Davis now boasts four career Oscar nominations: Best Supporting Actress for “Doubt,” Best Supporting Actress for “Fences,” Best Actress for “The Help,” and Best Actress for […]

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Guillermo del Toro: ‘I could tweet 20 times a day – I’m very careful not to’

The director has a new novel out, an animation series on Netflix and two films in the pipeline – and still had time to watch three films a day in lockdownA specialist in fantasy and the supernatural, Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro was born in Guadalajara in 1964. He worked as a special effects makeup […]

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IndieWire Live: Guillermo del Toro to Discuss His Career and Take Fan Questions

Guillermo del Toro, one of the entertainment industry’s most celebrated directors, will discuss his prolific career with IndieWire in a live interview on Wednesday. Del Toro is the latest Hollywood talent to participate in IndieWire’s Instagram Live interview series. His interview with IndieWire executive editor and chief critic Eric Kohn will begin on IndieWire’s official […]

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Jordan Peele and More Directors Eager to Cast John Boyega After Protest Speech: ‘We Got You’

Major Hollywood directors such as Jordan Peele, Edgar Wright, and Guillermo del Toro are standing up for John Boyega after the “Star Wars” actor gave an impassioned speech at a June 3 Black Lives Matter protest in London’s Hyde Park. Part of Boyega’s speech found him contemplating whether or not speaking out against racism would […]

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