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John Lithgow to Direct Off-Broadway Solo Show ‘Everything’s Fine’ From ‘Emma’ Writer-Director Douglas McGrath (Exclusive)

John Lithgow is set to direct the off-Broadway run of Everything’s Fine, the one-man show from Academy Award and BAFTA nominee Douglas McGrath. The autobiographical play recounts the actor, writer and director’s life, starting at the age of 14 in Midland, Texas, the town made famous by the 1987 well rescue of “Baby Jessica.” The […]

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, John Lithgow Join ‘Spellbound’ Animated Musical

Oscar winners Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, John Lithgow and Nathan Lane are set to star in the upcoming animated musical Spellbound for Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation. They will join the earlier-announced Rachel Zegler in the movie about a young girl who sets out to break the spell that has divided her kingdom in […]

Jeff Bridges in FX’s ‘The Old Man’: TV Review

Bridges plays a former intelligence operative forced out of hiding when a government agent (John Lithgow) pursues him in a series adaptation of Thomas Perry's novel.

‘The Simpsons’ Takes on ‘Succession’ With Some Help From Cousin Greg (Exclusive)

Uh, Dad. So, like, can we talk? The Simpsons is taking a bite out of Succession with a spoof in an all-new episode Sunday — and they even have a little help from Cousin Greg. Actor Nicholas Braun is lending his voice talent as his bumbling but delightful character, who has become a fan favorite […]

Cannes: Ralph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Stanley Tucci, Isabella Rossellini Join ‘Conclave’

Ralph Fiennes has signed on to star in Conclave, a papal-set conspiracy thriller from German director Edward Berger (Patrick Melrose, Deutschland ’83). John Lithgow, Stanley Tucci and Isabella Rossellini will also star in the film, which House Productions and FilmNation Entertainment are producing, developed with the support of Access Entertainment. Based on Robert Harris’ best-selling […]

13 Hollywood YA and Children’s Book Authors on the Importance of Libraries

Idina Menzel, John Lithgow, R.L. Stine, Becky Albertalli and more celebrity authors and writers spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the role libraries have played in their lives and why children should always have access to the books that line their shelves.

Kevin Hart, John Lithgow, Ann Dowd, Damon Wayans to Star in ABC’s Live ‘Diff’rent Strokes’

Norman Lear is heading back to the Sony lot. The television veteran and Jimmy Kimmel will revive their Emmy-winning Live in Front of a Studio Audience series Dec. 7 with live episodic reenactments of the classic sitcom Diff’rent Strokes and its spinoff The Facts of Life. As Kimmel first revealed on his late night show […]

John Lithgow on Playing a “Flamboyant” (Yet Reclusive) Writer in James Patterson Audio Drama ‘The Guilty’

Fans of John Lithgow may not get to see his face in his latest role. However, hearing his signature voice in James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski’s Audible Original drama The Guilty contributes to a highly immersive audio experience. The actor voices the reclusive, wildly successful writer Osmond Box, performing alongside Bryce Dallas Howard, Aldis Hodge, […]

John Lithgow Recruited Meryl Streep, Samuel L. Jackson to Read His Poems About Donald Trump

John Lithgow called on famous friends like Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg and Samuel L. Jackson to help him promote his new book of satirical Trump-inspired poems. 

How I’m Living Now: John Lithgow, Actor, Poet, Author

John Lithgow has been spending the pandemic in an easy chair in his home office in L.A.’s Westwood neighborhood, writing a book of verse. He chats with THR about how he met a book deadline during the pandemic and what the production shutdown means for actors.

Critics’ Choice Awards: Anne Hathaway, Ted Danson, Kelly Clarkson and More to Present

Anne Hathaway, Kelly Clarkson, Ted Danson, Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong'o, John Lithgow, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Niecy Nash, Kate Beckinsale, Alison Brie, Brian Cox, Adam Devine, Sara Gilbert, Walton Goggins, Lucy Hale, Chris Hardwick, Sam Heughan, Nick Kroll, Sebastian Maniscalco, Caleb McLaughlin, Kennedy McMann, Ashleigh Murray, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, Edi Patterson, Tom Payne, Michael Sheen, JB Smoove, Bradley Whitford and Scott Wolf will serve as presenters at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards.

‘Bombshell’: Film Review

THR review: In 'Bombshell,' Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and John Lithgow play, respectively, Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and Roger Ailes in Jay Roach's film about sexual harassment at Fox News.