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Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full, Uncensored Producer Roundtable With Makers of ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Roma,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ and More

The Producer Roundtable features Oscar nominated producers Gabriela Rodriguez ('Roma'), Ceci Dempsey ('The Favourite'), Kevin Feige ('Black Panther') and Bill Gerber ('A Star Is Born') along with…

Lucas Hedges Talks Venturing Onto Broadway and Why He Isn’t Interested in a Superhero Franchise

The 22-year-old actor, who has returned to the awards race with his roles in 'Boy Erased' and 'Ben Is Back,' also reflects on his critically acclaimed résumé and what led him to the stage alongside…

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Lucas Hedges (‘Ben Is Back,’ ‘Boy Erased,’ ‘Mid90s’ and ‘The Waverly Gallery’)

Lucas Hedges, the 'Manchester by the Sea' Oscar nominee, talks about growing up in an artistic family, battling self-doubt, coming to terms with his sexuality and starring in three films — and making…

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Julia Roberts (‘Ben Is Back’ & ‘Homecoming’)

Julia Roberts, the biggest female movie star of the last 30 years, "America's Sweetheart" herself, reflects on pre-stardom life and loss, how she wound up in 'Pretty Woman' and becoming the queen of…

‘Ben Is Back’ Team on Addiction Drama’s Personal Connections

Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, writer-director Peter Hedges and producer Nina Jacobson spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about their personal connections with the opioid epidemic explored through…

Weekend Box Office: ‘Ralph 2,’ ‘Grinch’ in Close Pre-Holiday Battle

A pair of holdover family films — 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' and 'The Grinch' — are in a close race for No. 1 at the weekend box office with a projected $15 million-plus each.

In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of ‘Vox Lux,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ and More

Friday also marks the theatrical releases of 'Ben is Back' and 'Swimming with Men.'

Golden Globe Snubs: ‘First Reformed,’ ‘This Is Us’ Left Out of Nominations

The 2019 Golden Globes snubs include Oscar hopefuls 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,' 'Ben Is Back,' 'First Reformed,' 'Hereditary,' 'Mary Queen of Scots,' 'On the Basis of Sex,' 'Private Life,' 'The…

Box Office Preview: ‘Aquaman’ Swims Into China Ahead of U.S. Bow

The major box office action this weekend will be in China, where 'Aquaman' swims into theaters two weeks ahead of its U.S. launch.

Making of ‘Ben Is Back’: How Director Peter Hedges Convinced His Reluctant Son Lucas to Star

After struggling with a loss of confidence and enduring personal grief, Peter Hedges enlisted his actor son Lucas Hedges for his directing comeback 'Ben is Back' starring Julia Roberts.

Is Broadway Newcomer Lucas Hedges Vying for Busiest Guy in Showbiz?

The Oscar-nominated actor is starring on stage in Kenneth Lonergan's 'The Waverly Gallery,' while simultaneously hitting screens in three movies: 'Mid90s,' 'Ben Is Back' and 'Boy Erased.'

Roadside Attractions Power Couple on Success of Faith-Based Movies and Their Julia Roberts Addiction Drama

Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff, who founded indie distributor Roadside Attractions 15 years ago, talk about the success of their faith-based movies and their Julia Roberts drama 'Ben Is Back.'