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Aaron Sorkin Argues AI Couldn’t Write ‘The West Wing’

The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin is getting candid about his thoughts on the negative impacts of artificial intelligence in filmmaking. During the Adobe Summit 2023 on Wednesday, the writer, producer and TV creator explained that he believes AI technology isn’t as useful when it comes to writing “a screenplay for you.” “No. I don’t […]

Aaron Sorkin Reveals He Had a Stroke Last November: “A Loud Wake-Up Call”

Aaron Sorkin says he had a stroke last November while writing his new musical Camelot. The Oscar and Emmy-winning writer shared details about his medical emergency in a new interview discussing his first musical adaptation, Camelot. Published Wednesday in The New York Times, the piece addresses his decision to go public about the private health […]

Report: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Will Not Return to Broadway Due to Scott Rudin

Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird will not return to Broadway, despite a January announcement that it would reopen in June following a winter “hiatus.” According to Showbiz 411′s Roger Friedman, who was first to report the news, the Broadway show’s failure to relaunch after a difficult omicron-impacted winter run is the […]

William Richert, Writer-Director of ‘Winter Kills,’ Dies at 79

William Richert, the maverick writer-director behind the Jeff Bridges-starring conspiracy thriller Winter Kills and A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, which gave River Phoenix his first leading role, has died. He was 79. Richert died Tuesday at his home in Portland, Oregon, his wife, Gretchen, told The Hollywood Reporter. She would not disclosed […]

Aaron Sorkin on Returning to Broadway With ‘Camelot’ Revival: “It Was the Fastest I’ve Ever Said Yes to Anything”

Camelot is coming back to Broadway. Lincoln Center Theater revealed details today for a new production inspired by the world of Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot and under the tutelage of artistic director André Bishop, writer Aaron Sorkin and director Bartlett Sher. Performances are scheduled to begin on Nov. 3 with an opening set for Dec. […]

Oscar Nominations: Lady Gaga, ‘House of Gucci’ Snubbed While Jessica Chastain Surprises

House of Gucci and its star Lady Gaga appeared to be gaining momentum in recent weeks, landing high-profile nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and BAFTAs. But when the 2022 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning, Gaga was surprisingly absent from the list of best actress nominees. Similarly, Gucci helmer Ridley Scott didn’t earn […]

“I Knew If I Could Write to That Moment … I Have a Chance of Writing a Good Screenplay”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Aaron Sorkin and the Cast of ‘Being the Ricardos’

In Being the Ricardos, writer-director Aaron Sorkin explores an extremely tumultuous week in the life of comedy’s most iconic power couple, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Sorkin sat down with cast members Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons and Tony Hale for a conversation about the film and its subjects’ legacy, moderated by Scott Feinberg […]

THR ‘Sound Bites’: Chatting With the Composers of ‘Annette’ and ‘Being the Ricardos’

For the inaugural episodes of The Hollywood Reporter’s Sound Bites series, in which THR editors and writers chat with the composers and soundtrack artists behind some of the year’s buzziest films and awards contenders, Scott Roxborough sat down with the pop-rock duo Sparks, who scored Amazon’s Annette, while Hilton Dresden spoke with Daniel Pemberton, who provided the score […]

Aaron Sorkin, ‘Being the Ricardos’ Cast Reveal Film’s Inspiration in THR & Amazon Studios’ Docuseries

This series was created in paid partnership with Amazon Studios. What impact did the legacy of I Love Lucy have on the story of Being the Ricardos and its creators? The film’s writer-director, Aaron Sorkin, and cast — including Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda — reflect on this question in the […]

Nicole Kidman Wonders if ‘Being the Ricardos’ Marketers Were “Scared” to Feature Her

Nicole Kidman is weighing in on the continued debate over the casting decisions for Being the Ricardos. In a New York Times profile published Sunday, the actress addressed social media chatter surrounding her role as comedy icon Lucille Ball in writer-director Aaron Sorkin’s recently released Amazon Studios film. Kidman, who stars opposite Javier Bardem’s Desi […]

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem on the Pressures of Being a Ricardo

A month before they were scheduled to start shooting Being the Ricardos, a movie about the talent-packed, turbulent marriage of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem were desperately trying to get out of the gig. Having grown up outside the U.S. — she in Australia and he in Spain — neither […]

Aaron Sorkin Defends Jeremy Strong Over “Distorted Picture” of the ‘Succession’ Actor in New Yorker Profile

Aaron Sorkin has responded to The New Yorker‘s recent and viral profile of Succession star Jeremy Strong, writing in a letter that his contributions to the piece may have helped create a “distorted picture” of the actor and his approach to his performances. The lengthy note was posted on behalf of the director by actress […]