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Disney Shows Off First Looks at ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’, ‘Snow White’ and ‘Little Mermaid’

A trio of anticipated live-action Disney films took center stage at D23, with looks at the new Lion King prequel, Snow White and The Little Mermaid. Filmmaker Barry Jenkins showed off a look (and revealed the title) of his upcoming Lion King take, with Mufasa: Lion King bowing in 2024. Jenkins also revealed it follow […]

Who’s Who in ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ Movie Cast

Throughout Suzanne Collins’ bestselling The Hunger Games trilogy and its film adaptations, readers entered the arena of the Hunger Games. But in the prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, readers are taken on a journey of the time when the Games were created and the rise of villainous tyrant President Coriolanus Snow. The prequel, […]

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 […]

‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Sets Rachel Zegler to Star as Lucy Gray Baird

Lionsgate has cast Rachel Zegler, who played Maria in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, as Lucy Gray Baird in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel will debut in theaters worldwide Nov. 17, 2023. The company’s Hunger Games franchise had earned over $3 billion globally when it […]

Rachel Zegler Pokes Fun at Late Oscars Invite: “I Never Thought That I Would Be Here Six Days Ago”

Though Rachel Zegler was in attendance for the 2022 Oscars on Sunday night, she took a moment during the show to poke fun at not being invited to the ceremony in the first place. When taking the stage with Jacob Elordi to present the award for achievement in visual effects, Elordi began by expressing how […]

Oscars: Jason Momoa, Serena and Venus Williams Added to Presenter Lineup

Jason Momoa, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and J.K. Simmons are among the latest stars announced to present during the 2022 Oscars. Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced Wednesday the final slate of presenters for the upcoming ceremony which includes Josh Brolin, Jacob Elordi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jill Scott and J.K. Simmons. Rachel Zegler will also […]

Oscars: Rachel Zegler Has Been Invited to Be a Presenter (Exclusive)

Following an internet firestorm over the revelation that Rachel Zegler, the star of best picture Oscar nominee West Side Story, had not been invited to attend the 2022 Oscars on Sunday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the up-and-comer to be a presenter at the ceremony, The Hollywood Reporter has […]

‘West Side Story’ Star Rachel Zegler Says She Isn’t Invited to the Oscars: “I Hope Some Last Minute Miracle Occurs”

West Side Story star Rachel Zegler made a comment on social media Sunday about not having received an invitation to the Academy Awards later this month. The actress, 20, posted a series of images on her personal Instagram account along with the caption “a quarter of the year well spent.” In the comments section, a […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Rachel Zegler (‘West Side Story’)

Rachel Zegler, this week’s guest on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast, was one of 2021’s breakout stars. Her discovery was a Cinderella — or at least an only-in-Hollywood — story: Four years ago, at the age of just 16, she was forwarded a tweet about a casting call from a person she had never […]

Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose and Rachel Zegler Tell Their Side of ‘West Side Story’

There’s a saying that you should never meet your idols, but Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose beg to differ. It was the spring of 2019 when Rita Moreno showed up to rehearsals for the new West Side Story movie at Gelsey Kirkland dance studios in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood. She is an actor and executive producer […]

Disney Responds to Peter Dinklage’s ‘Snow White’ Live-Action Criticisms (Exclusive)

Disney on Tuesday responded to recent harsh criticisms made by Peter Dinklage about the upcoming live-action remake of Snow White. The Emmy-winning Game of Thrones star was a guest on Monday’s episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, where he blasted the announced film based on the 1937 animated classic. After noting the casting of West […]

Andrew Burnap Joins Rachel Zegler, Gal Gadot in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’ Remake (Exclusive)

Andrew Burnap, who won a Tony Award last year for his performance in The Inheritance, has nabbed the male lead in Disney’s live-action take on its 1938 animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The actor joins a high-wattage cast that includes Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen […]