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Antonio Banderas Reveals Who He Would Want to Take His Place as Zorro

In the event of a Zorro reboot, Antonio Banderas knows exactly who he would want to take on the role: Tom Holland. In a recent interview promoting Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Banderas said without hesitation that he would want to hand the title over to Holland if there were to be a remake. […]

Debbie Allen, Questlove, Jennifer Beals Pay Tribute to Irene Cara: “She Defined a Decade”

Debbie Allen, Questlove, Jennifer Beals and Diane Warren were among the Hollywood notables remembering Irene Cara following the news of the Oscar-winning performer’s death at age 63. Cara began her career as a child singer and dancer before breaking out with the 1980 musical film Fame, in which she starred as Coco Hernandez and sang […]

Box Office: ‘Black Panther 2’ Rules, ‘Strange World’ Goes Cold While ‘Glass Onion’ Carves Up Competition

Overall revenue for the Thanksgiving box office is revenue paling in comparison to other years as Disney Animation’s Strange World bombs with families and a varied menu of adult-skewing fare has trouble attracting mainstream audiences. For Disney, it appears to be a case of feast or famine. Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will stay […]

Irene Cara, Oscar-Winning Singer and Actress, Dies at 63

Irene Cara, the actress and pop star who won an Oscar and a Grammy for the hit “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from Flashdance and created her own memorable screen moments with films such as Sparkle and Fame, has died, according to her rep. She was 63. Cara died in her Florida home, according to Judith […]

Greta Gerwig Says She Worried That ‘Barbie’ Could Be Her “Career-Ender”

Greta Gerwig is admitting that she experienced a variety of emotions about taking on her upcoming film Barbie. During a conversation with singer Dua Lipa on the At Your Service podcast, Gerwig reflected on deciding to work on the script with Noah Baumbach before then taking on directorial duties for the Warner Bros. film that […]

Suzanne Guèvremont Named National Film Board of Canada Chair

The National Film Board of Canada has named Suzanne Guèvremont as its new chair and government film commissioner. She replaces Claude Joli-Coeur, who led Canada’s publicly funded filmmaker for nearly nine years and officially left his post on Friday.   NFB productions and co-productions have earned 78 Oscar nominations and won the big prize 12 times, […]

“Weird Al” Yankovic Says Warner Bros. Turned Down His ‘Harry Potter’ Parody Request

“Weird Al” Yankovic has parodied everything from theme songs for beloved franchises like Star Wars to iconic rap songs like “Gangsta’s Paradise.” Still, one title he never got to revamp is “Hedwig’s Theme,” the Harry Potter theme song, but that wasn’t for lack of trying. While promoting his biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, the […]

Freddie Prinze Jr. on What Made Him “So Angry” About Being Asked to Take a Pay Cut for ‘Scooby-Doo’ Sequel

When looking back on his career, Freddie Prinze Jr. explained why starring in the Scooby-Doo films resulted in some frustrations. In the 2002 Warner Bros. film, Scooby-Doo, based off the famed animated series, Prinze Jr. starred as the Mystery Inc. gang member Fred Jones alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini. Though the […]

Charles Shyer on New Film ‘Noel Diary,’ How Nancy Meyers “100 Percent” Helped Him Cast Justin Hartley

Charles Shyer is back. The Oscar-nominated screenwriter turned filmmaker has returned to the director’s chair with his first film in years just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Netflix’s The Noel Diary starring Justin Hartley and Barrett Doss. Based on the book by Richard Paul Evans, Hartley toplines as a best-selling author who returns home […]

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Tracking for $150M-$170M Domestic Box Office Opening

The long-awaited sequel Avatar: The Way of Water should open to at least $150 million-$170 million when sailing into North American theaters on Dec. 16, according to early tracking. And those are conservative estimates. Directed by James Cameron,The Way of Water hits the big screen more 13 years after Avatar made history in becoming the […]

Margot Robbie Says ‘I, Tonya’ Made Her Realize She Was a “Good Actor” (Prompting Her to Email Quentin Tarantino)

Margot Robbie made history in London on Tuesday, becoming the youngest-ever star to be given a special “BAFTA: A Life in Pictures” tribute. Usually an event reserved for actors and filmmakers with decades of work under their belts, BAFTA welcomed the 32-year-old two-time Oscar nominee to its London headquarters in full acknowledgment of her achievements […]

BAFTA-Winning Director Hassan Akkad Prepping Asylum-Seeker Film ‘Matar’ With Stars From ‘The Swimmers,’ ‘Dune’ (Exclusive)

A film examining the plight of asylum seekers in the U.K. is in the works from a team of filmmakers, some of whom have firsthand experiences as refugees seeking asylum themselves. Entitled Matar, the drama comes from director and activist Hassan Akkad, who won a BAFTA for his BBC documentary Exodus: Our Journey to Europe, […]

‘Belfast,’ ’The Quiet Girl’ Among 2022 European Film Awards Craft Winners

Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, Jerzy Skolimowski’s donkey drama EO and Colm Bairéad’s Irish period drama piece The Quiet Girl are among the winners of the 2022 European Film Awards in the craft categories. Belfast, a poignant and sentimental black-and-white portrayal of Branagh’s childhood growing up in Northern Ireland, won two EFAs, with Jim Clay taking best European […]

Box Office: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Lands Coveted China Release

James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel Avatar: The Way of Water has landed a coveted release at the China box office, Disney and 20th Century confirmed late Tuesday. The movie will open in the Middle Kingdom on Dec. 16, the same day it hits North American theaters. The Way of Water is one of the few Hollywood […]

Ice Cube Confirms He Lost $9M Film Role Over COVID-19 Vaccine: “F*** That Jab”

Ice Cube is confirming The Hollywood Reporter’s story about the star losing an opportunity to make $9 million because he wouldn’t get a COVID-19 vaccine. In the newest episode of the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast this week, Ice Cube revealed that his refusal to get vaccinated forced him to turn down an acting gig. “I turned down a movie because I […]

Nicole Kidman to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

Nicole Kidman has an important date on her calendar for 2023. The Oscar-winning actress and producer has been selected to receive the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award during a gala ceremony at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on June 10. In making the announcement, the American Film Institute noted that she becomes the first Australian actor to […]