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Emily Blunt to Star in David Yates Criminal Conspiracy Pic ‘Pain Hustlers’

Emily Blunt is set to star in Pain Hustlers from director David Yates. The film is written by Wells Tower (The True American) and tells the story of a high school dropout who lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical startup in a Florida strip mall. She catapults the company into the high life and […]

Zendaya Named Fashion Icon, Anya Taylor-Joy Honored as Face of the Year at CFDA Awards

Anya Taylor-Joy was the natural choice to be honored as the inaugural Face of the Year at the 2021 CFDA Awards on Nov. 10, says Tom Ford. “Every now and then a beauty comes along who transforms the way we think of beauty,” the designer and chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America […]

Emily Blunt Joining Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

Emily Blunt is stepping into the world of Christopher Nolan. The actor is joining Cillian Murphy in Nolan’s Oppenheimer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Universal is releasing the biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicists remembered as one of the fathers of the atom bomb. This is Blunt’s first project with Nolan, who is […]

‘Jungle Cruise’ Sequel in the Works at Disney (Exclusive)

Disney is ready to go down the river one more time. With Jungle Cruise crossing the $100 million at the domestic box office this past weekend, the studio is pulling the trigger on a sequel. Stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are set to return as wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton, respectively, for the […]

Box Office: ‘Free Guy’ Liberated With Great $28.4M Opening

Free Guy has spawned a new Hollywood studio franchise after opening well ahead of expectations despite the precarious state of the box office recovery. The action-comedy — starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy — grossed $28.4 million from 4,165 North American theaters to easily top the chart. Overseas, it took in $22.5 million […]

‘Jungle Cruise’ Rides to $61.8M at Global Box Office, $30M on Disney+

Disney’s Jungle Cruise rode to a better-than-expected opening of $34.2 million at the domestic box office amid renewed concerns over COVID-19 and the delta variant for a worldwide box office debut of $61.8 million. The movie’s total global start is an OK $91.8 million when including $30 million in revenue from Disney+ Premier Access. Overseas […]

Box Office: ‘Jungle Cruise’ Earns $2.7M in Thursday Previews

Disney’s latest live-action Jungle Cruise rode to $2.7 million in Thursday previews at the North American box office. The family friendly adventure – based on the iconic Disney ride — is also being made available simultaneously in the home via Disney+ Premier Access, a decision made several months ago because of ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 […]

Box Office Preview: ‘Jungle Cruise’ Sets Sail Amid Renewed COVID-19 Worries

Summer event movie Jungle Cruise — inspired by the iconic Disneyland ride — opens in theaters across the globe this weekend amid growing concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant. Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, is tracking to open in the $25 million to $30 million range domestically and $40 million-plus overseas. Jaume […]

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in ‘Jungle Cruise’: Film Review

The perennial Disneyland theme park ride goes the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' route with Jaume Collet-Serra's big-screen adventure, in which Amazon explorers encounter threats both human and supernatural.

‘Jungle Cruise’ Kicks Off With “Most Epic Premiere of 2021” at Disneyland

Jungle Cruise, the big-budget adventure film starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, started its journey to the big screen Saturday night at Disneyland, just feet away from where its namesake river boat ride has been running for more than 60 years. That also meant that for Blunt, the world premiere served as the first time […]

How Dwayne Johnson Wooed Emily Blunt for ‘Jungle Cruise’ — and Why She Ghosted Him

At about 4 a.m. in the fall of 2017, after a tiring night shoot on Universal’s Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson, arguably the busiest person in Hollywood, set aside some time to film a video for Emily Blunt. At the time, he was attached to star in Jungle Cruise, which various producers had been trying to get […]

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Strikes Target With $17M Bow

Lionsgate and Millennium Media’s action-comedy sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard targeted a No. 1 finish at the Father’s Day weekend box office with $11.7 million domestically from 3,331 theaters for a five-day start of $17 million. Still, the movie will need long legs to break even, considering it cost a reported $70 million to produce […]