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William Hurt, Star of ‘Body Heat,’ ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ and ‘Broadcast News,’ Dies at 71

William Hurt, the exacting Oscar winner who dominated a decade as few other actors have done with his turns in the 1980s classics Body Heat, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Children of a Lesser God and Broadcast News, has died. He was 71. Hurt died Sunday morning at his home in Portland, Oregon, one of his three sons, […]

David Chute, Influential Film Critic and Writer, Dies at 71

David Chute, the authoritative film critic and writer who was an early champion of Stephen King, John Waters, John Woo and Asian cinema, has died. He was 71. Chute died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with esophageal cancer, his daughter, Nora Chute, reported. David Christopher Chute was born on March 11, […]

‘Star Wars’ Franchise Writer Lawrence Kasdan to Tackle Anita Bryant Movie for Amazon (Exclusive)

Lawrence Kasdan will write and direct a movie based on the life of musician turned gay rights opponent Anita Bryant for Amazon Studios.

‘Star Wars’ Firing Reveals a Disturbance in the Franchise

New details emerge from the set of the troubled Han Solo movie (an editor fired, a last-minute acting coach hired) as insiders debate whether problems trace to directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, or if the Disney and Lucasfilm series can accommodate divergent styles.

Spielberg, Del Toro and Kasdan Remember Their Director Idols at ‘Five Came Back’ Premiere

"When people say art is art and bullets are bullets and they shouldn't mingle, they should shut up," said Del Toro.

A July To-Do List for Film Lovers in L.A.

Not tempted by Tarzan? Check out Godard, Wilder, Pialat or Boetticher instead.

J.J. Abrams, Collaborators Talk ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ After Academy Screening (Exclusive Video)

The co-writer/director of the hit film was joined by producer Kathleen Kennedy, co-writer Lawrence Kasdan and several below-the-line contributors at a Q&A moderated by THR's Scott Feinberg.

Inside the ‘Star Wars’ Writers Room: Meet the 5 Architects of the Franchise

Who has been trusted with charting the course of this latest cycle of movies? An Oscar winner, a tentpole ninja, an old gunslinger and two experts in the ways of the Force.

‘Star Wars’: Lawrence Kasdan Talks About His Unexpected Return, Co-Writing ‘Force Awakens’

"The feeling we wanted was from the first trilogy, which was, it’s fun, it’s delightful, it moves like a son of a bitch, and you don’t question too much."

Han Solo’s 2018 Spotlight Will Be Lawrence Kasdan’s Last ‘Star Wars’ Movie (Report)

German tabloid 'Bild' quotes the writer/director as saying he's done "enough" with the franchise.

Angela Lansbury, Lawrence Kasdan Awarded Honorary Degrees by AFI

They offered advice and inspiration to future filmmakers at the commencement ceremony for the Conservatory of the American Film Institute.

Lando Calrissian’s Story May Not Be Over, ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ Screenwriter Says

Lawrence Kasdan also says the character won't appear in the latest film.