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Tom Brady Says More Hollywood Projects Are in His Future After Producing Debut ’80 for Brady’

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Rita Moreno Joins ‘Fast X’ to Play Vin Diesel’s Grandmother

Rita Moreno is ready to get fast and furious, as it was announced Tuesday the Oscar-winning actress is joining the highly anticipated Fast X. Franchise superstar Vin Diesel shared the news via a video on his Instagram page. The EGOT-winning actress will play Dominic Toretto’s (Diesel) grandmother. “It’s been my dream forever to work with […]

Rita Moreno Defends Actors Sharing Political Views: “Freedom of Speech Belongs to All of Us”

Not that any guests at Saturday night’s PGA Awards needed a reminder of Rita Moreno’s vivacity, but she tipped them off anyway. Feted by Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Moreno took the stage and broke out in dance ahead of accepting her Stanley Kramer Award for social justice work, shaking her shoulders and shimmying her way […]

Dorian Film Awards: ‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘Flee’ Among Top Honors

Continuing her triumphant awards run, Jane Campion was recognized as best director for Western drama The Power of the Dog at the Dorian Film Awards on Thursday, hosted by GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. The project also picked up the coveted best film honor in category that included Japanese drama Drive My Car, […]

‘The Prank’: Film Review | SXSW 2022

Two students hatch a payback scheme to take down Rita Moreno’s malicious high school physics teacher in Maureen Bharoocha’s horror-tinged dark comedy.

“The Only Musical I Could Ever Contemplate Reimagining”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Steven Spielberg and the ‘West Side Story’ Team

Steven Spielberg is known for his ambitious film endeavors, and with 20th Century Studios’ West Side Story, he may have completed his most audacious project to date: successfully reimagining a best picture winner and one of the most beloved movie musicals of all time. THR’s Scott Feinberg moderated a conversation between Spielberg, producer Kristie Macosko […]

Tom Brady Makes Post-Football Moves to Produce, Appear in Road-Trip Comedy for Paramount, Endeavor Content (Exclusive)

Tom Brady may have retired from football, but that doesn’t mean the seven-time Super Bowl champion is leaving it behind. In his first post-retirement move, Brady is making a blitz into Hollywood and will produce and, yes, appear in, a football-themed road-trip movie titled 80 for Brady. Hollywood icons Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno […]

Rita Moreno to Receive Producers Guild Honor

Rita Moreno will be honored with the 2022 Stanley Kramer Award at the 33rd annual Producers Guild Awards on March 19, the Producers Guild of America announced on Wednesday. The Stanley Kramer Award honors a production, a producer or individuals whose “achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues,” according to […]

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 […]

Box Office: Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Sings Off-Key With $10.5M Opening

Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed West Side Story sang off-key in its domestic debut with a subdued $10.5 million from 2,800 theaters, but the closing “number” has yet to be written regarding the musical’s box office fate. Heading into the weekend, 20th Century and Disney had hoped the big-budget event pic  — which hits the big […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast: Rita Moreno on Her Legendary Career and Returning to ‘West Side Story’

Rita Moreno is a living legend best known for her performances in such movie musicals as 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain, 1956’s The King and I and especially 1961’s West Side Story, for which she won the best supporting actress Academy Award, making her the first Latina Oscar winner. She also is one of just […]

Box Office: ‘West Side Story’ Earns $800K in Thursday Previews

West Side Story started off its North American box office run with $800,000 in Thursday previews. The low-key number isn’t necessarily a surprise for a musical, which depends upon older moviegoers. Musicals have always been a tricky in terms of box office. The genre is more challenged than ever in the COVID-19 era, considering that […]