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‘Joker 2’: Lady Gaga in Early Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips in Musical Sequel (Exclusive)

The Joker is back, and this time he’s bringing a friend. Lady Gaga is in early talks to star opposite Joaquin Phoenix in director Todd Phillips’ sequel to Joker, the Oscar-winning, $1 billion-grossing, 2019 Warner Bros. hit based on the DC villain. Phillips has been writing the script with Joker co-writer Scott Silver for some time […]

‘Joker’ Sequel Has a Script, Reveals Director Todd Phillips

The team behind Joker is ready to laugh it up once again, with filmmaker Todd Phillips officially confirming he has completed a script for a sequel to his Oscar-winning 2019 film. Phillips shared a cover page to the script, co-written with Joker collaborator Scott Silver, along with a photo of star Joaquin Phoenix reading its pages. […]

Neal Adams, Comic Book Artist Who Revitalized Batman and Fought for Creators’ Rights, Dies at 80

Neal Adams, the legendary comic book artist who reinvigorated Batman and other superheroes with his photorealistic stylings and championed the rights of creators, has died. He was 80. Adams died Thursday in New York of complications from sepsis, his wife, Marilyn Adams, told The Hollywood Reporter. Adams jolted the world of comic books in the late 1960s and […]

Joaquin Phoenix Acquires Film Rights to ‘Free the Animals’ (Exclusive)

Oscar winner and longtime vegan Joaquin Phoenix could soon be taking his animal activism to the big screen. The actor has acquired film rights to Free the Animals, the 1992 book by PETA founder and president Ingrid Newkirk, about the militant group Animal Liberation Front. Phoenix also penned the foreword for the 30th anniversary paperback […]

Making of ‘C’mon C’mon’: How Fatherhood (and Wim Wenders) Inspired Director Mike Mills

Mike Mills was feeling depressed. Having completed his previous film, 20th Century Women, in 2016, he was searching for his next project, but the Los Angeles-based writer-director admits, “I was quite lost. I didn’t know what to do. It was a weird struggle.” The answer, though, proved to be right in front of him: “It […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: ‘C’mon C’mon’ a Fest Favorite, But Will It Register with Awards Voters?

C’mon C’Mon, the latest film from writer-director Mike Mills premiered at the Telluride film festival and was enjoyed by virtually all who saw it. Like his prior two films — 2011’s Beginners, which was inspired by his father, and 2016’s 20th Century Women, which was inspired by his mother — it is semi-autobiographical (inspired by […]

Joaquin Phoenix in Mike Mills’ ‘C’mon C’mon’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Gaby Hoffmann and young newcomer Woody Norman play a frazzled mother and her preternaturally perceptive 9-year-old son, whose time in his uncle’s care proves meaningful for both of them.

Joaquin Phoenix Urges Florida Park to Transfer Bears Used for Disney’s ‘Brother Bear’ to Animal Sanctuary

The website for Florida’s Bearadise Ranch describes the facility as home to the “famous Welde family bears.” Established in 1926, the ranch aims to “educate and generate public awareness for habitat preservation and conservation for all bear species,” while also offering its 13 bears for employment on movie and television projects and for traveling fairs […]

Oscars: Presenters Will Include All Four of Last Year’s Acting Winners

Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern are among those joining the telecast's "ensemble cast."

Joaquin Phoenix, Ridley Scott Napoleon Movie Lands at Apple

Phoenix will star as the French military leader and emperor.

Natalie Portman, Gabrielle Union, Joaquin Phoenix Lead #SuingToSaveLives PSA for COVID-19 Response Coalition (Exclusive)

Natalie Portman, Gabrielle Union, Joaquin Phoenix, Mahershala Ali are among the stars featured in a new campaign video PSA titled #SuingtoSaveLives, released Thursday, in which they advocate for the protection and safety of incarcerated individuals within the LA County Jail system from COVID-19.

Ukraine President Ends Hostage Siege by Endorsing Joaquin Phoenix Film

An armed gunman in Ukraine released 13 hostages and surrendered to police after President Volodymyr Zelenskiy consented to his demand to recommend the 2005 animal rights documentary 'Earthlings,' narrated by Joaquin Phoenix.