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Biyi Bandele, Groundbreaking Nigerian Director of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, Dies at 54

Biyi Bandele, the pioneering Nigerian novelist, playwright and filmmaker who directed the 2013 adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandiwe Newton, has died. He was 54. Bandele died Sunday in Lagos, Nigeria, his daughter Temi Bandele announced on Facebook. No cause of death was given. “Biyi was […]

FX’s ‘Pistol’: TV Review

The Danny Boyle-directed miniseries chronicles the meteoric rise and crash of the Sex Pistols amid the late 1970s London punk scene, based on the memoir by guitarist Steve Jones.

Next Big Thing: How ‘Enola Holmes’ Actor Louis Partridge Became Sid Vicious in Danny Boyle’s ‘Pistol’

“I was worried about getting typecast as this young prince with floppy hair,” says Louis Partridge, who earned his first breakout playing a British nobleman in 2020’s Enola Holmes (and its upcoming sequel). But with a starring turn as late rocker Sid Vicious in FX’s Sex Pistols series Pistol, “I don’t think that’s so much […]

U.K. Judge Rules Sex Pistols Songs Can Be Used in FX Series Despite Objection From Ex-Frontman John Lydon

A British judge ruled Monday that songs by punk trailblazers the Sex Pistols can be used in a forthcoming TV series despite the opposition of former frontman John Lydon. Ex-Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook sued the singer, once known as Johnny Rotten, after he tried to block the music’s use in Pistol, […]

‘The Code Breaker’ Limited Series Adaptation in the Works

Mark Gordon Pictures has picked up the screen rights to Walter Isaacson’s scientific discovery book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race. The Hollywood producer plans a limited TV series about Jennifer Doudna, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist and co-inventor of CRISPR technology, a tool to rewrite and edit […]

Sex Pistols Limited Series From Danny Boyle a Go at FX

FX wants to be anarchy: The cabler has ordered a limited series about the Sex Pistols, based on guitarist Steve Jones' memoir.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes Productions Lead ‘National Theatre at Home’ Series

The National Theatre on Thursday announced that live recordings of Danny Boyle's 'Frankenstein' and Shakespeare's 'Antony & Cleopatra,' starring Benedict Cumberbach and Ralph Fiennes, respectively, will be available to stream as part of the National Theatre at Home series.

‘Yesterday’ Composer Daniel Pemberton Talks Recording Beatles Classics in ‘Behind the Screen’ Podcast

'Yesterday' composer Daniel Pemberton describes recording Beatles classics in The Hollywood Reporter's 'Behind the Screen' podcast: “I have recorded a version of ‘Hey Dude’ that I’m worried that one day is going to haunt me."

Ed Sheeran, Lily James, Himesh Patel Hit Yellow Carpet for London’s ‘Yesterday’ Premiere

Kate McKinnon, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Hinesh Patel, director Danny Boyle and writer Richard Curtis attended the yellow carpet premiere for 'Yesterday.'

Montclair Film Festival: Danny Boyle’s Beatles-Inspired ‘Yesterday’ Among Audience Award Winners

The Montclair Film Festival concluded its eighth annual edition over the weekend, presenting awards to Danny Boyle's Beatles-inspired 'Yesterday' as well as to multiple prize winners 'Mickey and the Bear,' 'Mossville: When Great Trees Fall' and 'Premature.'

Tribeca: ‘Yesterday’ Team on Challenge of Replacing The Beatles With Unknown Singer-Songwriter

At the 'Yesterday' world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, director Danny Boyle and writer Richard Curtis talk about the challenges of replacing The Beatles with a struggling singer-songwriter in newcomer Himesh Patel.

‘Yesterday’: Film Review | Tribeca 2019

Danny Boyle directs 'Yesterday,' a Richard Curtis script about a songwriter who wakes up in a Beatles-free world and gets to pretend he wrote their songs.