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Rhiannon Giddens, Michael Abels on Winning Music Pulitzer for Opera About Muslim American Slave: “People Are Ready for These Stories”

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens was taking a walk after having dinner with her children and saw a tweet. She had won the Pulitzer Prize for music. “It was literally a total shock,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter from Ireland, where she currently lives. The work that won her the prestigious prize alongside composer Michael Abels […]

‘M3GAN’ Star Allison Williams Talks Her Blumhouse Good Fortune and the Internal Debate Over M3GAN’s Viral Dance

M3GAN star Allison Williams picked her spot just right with regard to her Blumhouse return. After the generational success of Jordan Peele’s Get Out in 2017, Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum knew he wanted to quickly reteam with all the key players involved, but Williams instead opted to take her time and wait for the most […]

‘Hunters’ Trailer Shows Group Working to “Bring Hitler to Justice” in Final Season

The group of Hunters is once again teaming up to search for history’s most infamous Nazi, in the newly released trailer for the second season of Prime Video’s Hunters.  Nearly three years after the premiere of the first season, Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Lena Olin, Josh Radnor, Tiffany Boone, Carol Kane, Louis Ozawa, […]

Al Pacino Returns in the ‘Hunters’ Season 2 Teaser

Hunters goes international in a new teaser for its second and final season. The one-minute look at the show’s upcoming season reveals the return of Al Pacino’s Meyer Offerman, as well as his former fellow hunters. “Let me live, and I will bring you the biggest prize you could imagine: Adolf Hitler,” Dylan Baker’s Biff […]

The “Reverse of the Spielberg Gaze”: Jordan Peele, Rian Johnson, Tony Kushner and More Talk Shop on THR’s Writers Roundtable

What happens when you gather at one table — as The Hollywood Reporter did in mid-November for its annual Writer Roundtable — six of the world’s most talented screenwriters, who wrote or co-wrote a half-dozen of 2022’s most inventive and acclaimed films, and among them have won two Oscars, two Emmys, two Tonys, one Pulitzer […]

The Directors Who Are Upping Their Fashion Game During the 2022 Awards Season

Since Hollywood’s inception, film directors as a general rule have had unremarkable style. It’s the stars who have made an impression on the red carpet, while directors by and large seemed content to dress in line with their classification in the Hollywood eco-system: behind-the-camera talent. That began to go by the wayside as directors such […]

‘Wendell & Wild’ Review: A Playfully Devious Animated Romp From Jordan Peele and Henry Selick

The Netflix release that premiered in Toronto features the voice talents of Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett and Ving Rhames.

‘Nope’: Jordan Peele Drops Hints On More Stories to Come

With Nope‘s dénouement left to interpretation, and fan theories abounding on social media and Reddit about the fate of Jean Jacket, writer-director Jordan Peele has dropped some hints that he may revisit the Nope universe in the future. In an interview for The New York Times, Peele was asked several questions about Nope that have […]

TIFF: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Set for Imax Screening at Film Fest

Jordan Peele’s latest film, Nope, is getting a special Imax screening at the Toronto Film Festival. The giant screen exhibitor has super-sized the Get Out director’s third film, which stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun, for play at the Imax Cinesphere Theatre at Ontario Place. Peele will take part in a Q&A session […]

Sterling K. Brown on Flexing Comedic Chops in ‘Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul’: “It Was Exhausting”

It’s the “ultimate comeback” story. On Monday evening, the cast and creators of Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. gathered at Regal L.A. Live for the film’s premiere. Filmed in a satirical documentary style, the comedy follows the Childs family — Trinitie (Regina Hall) and her husband Pastor Lee-Curtis (Sterling K. Brown) — who once […]

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Scares Up $44M Opening

Acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Peele’s newest film, Nope, easily topped the domestic box office in its opening with an estimated $44 million from 3,785 theaters, according to Universal’s weekend estimates. While that is certainly a solid start, the sci-fi horror adventure pic came in well behind the huge $71 million bow of Peele’s Us in spring […]

‘Nope’: The Meaning Behind Jordan Peele’s Most Terrifying Scene Yet

[This story contains spoilers for Jordan Peele’s Nope.] What’s the deal with the chimp? Well that chimp, Gordy, is the key to the whole bloody affair. Let’s back up for a moment. Jordan Peele’s latest film, Nope, further cements the filmmaker as one the most important contemporary voices in cinema. Across three films, Get Out […]