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‘Willow’ Star Tony Revolori Talks Episode 4’s Reveal and the ‘Spider-Man’ Story Point He Suggested

[This story contains spoilers for Willow episode four, “The Whispers of Nockmaar.”] Tony Revolori never imagined that he’d be playing a prince in the Willow-verse, but he’s certainly here for it. In Willow, the legacy sequel series to Ron Howard’s 1988 film, the California native plays Graydon, the unconventional prince who’s betrothed to Princess Kit […]

Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ Lands Summer 2023 Release in Theaters

Wes Anderson’s star-packed film Asteroid City will open at the specialty box office on June 16, 2023, before expanding into additional cinemas on June 23, Focus Features and Indian Paintbrush announced Tuesday. Focus will distribute the movie domestically; parent studio Universal will handle Asteroid City overseas. Known for such ensemble hits as The Grand Budapest […]

Bill Murray Had to Drop Out of Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ Due to COVID

Bill Murray had to drop out of Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City just before its shoot in Spain got underway due to COVID-19, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Murray, among Wes Anderson’s longtime collaborators, was attached early to the film now in postproduction. But Murray being absent from Focus Features’ star-studded cast list for Asteroid City […]

Focus Features Nabs Worldwide Rights to Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’

Focus Features has picked up the worldwide releasing rights to Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City. The film, written and directed by Anderson, reunites the auteur, Focus and Indian Paintbrush after their collaboration on the 2012 title Moonrise Kingdom. Asteroid City is billed as a poetic meditation on the meaning of life as it tells the story […]

Predicting Cannes: 20 Films That Might Make the Cut

With the 2022 edition of the Berlinale having drawn to a close and — due to its omicron-impacted, scaled-back nature — perhaps not providing the sort of film fest buzz many had hoped for, eyes are now turning towards Cannes as an opportunity to finally fire up the all-star, post-pandemic big guns. Organizers are currently […]

Berlin: How Studio Babelsberg Beat the Odds, From ‘The Pianist’ to ‘The Matrix Resurrections’

When Christoph Fisser, together with partner Carl L. Woebcken, bought Germany’s historic Studio Babelsberg from Vivendi Universal in 2004, the asking price was 1  euro. Vivendi had acquired Babelsberg, previously run by East German state film group DEFA, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and invested more than half a billion dollars upgrading the […]

Rupert Friend Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in Wes Anderson’s Roald Dahl Movie

Rupert Friend has joined the cast of Wes Anderson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s short story collection The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More. Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley are already on the roll call for the Netflix project, which gets underway this week in London. Anderson, who wrote the […]

Dev Patel, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley Join Benedict Cumberbatch in Wes Anderson’s New Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley have boarded Wes Anderson’s newest feature, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s short story collection The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More that’s set up at Netflix. Anderson wrote the script and is directing the adaptation; shooting gets underway this month in the U.K. The project […]

Box Office: ‘The French Dispatch’ Sets Pandemic-Era Record Theater Average

In a win for the art house market, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch posted the top opening theater average of the pandemic era. The Searchlight Pictures movie grossed $1.3 million from 52 cinemas in 14 U.S. markets, or $25,000 per location. The previous best three-day opening weekend average of the pandemic era belonged to Venom: […]

In Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Set Design Is “All About the Feeling of the Places”

When it comes to being on the same creative page, director Wes Anderson and production designer Adam Stockhausen have mastered the term shorthand. As the architect of Anderson’s worlds, Stockhausen’s work on the film The French Dispatch was all about the details. “I don’t think I am breaking any news here that Wes likes arranged […]

Owen Wilson on Death, Fatherhood and Life in the MCU: “Feeling Pretty Grateful”

“Owen Wilson is doing great, thanks.”  That’s the cover line from Esquire’s September issue, which features an in-depth profile of the popular yet press-shy actor who, for years, has not sat for such a revealing magazine piece. Written by Ryan D’Agostino with photographs by Mark Seliger and styling by Bill Mullen, the story follows Wilson […]

Bryan Cranston, Hope Davis, Jeffrey Wright, Liev Schreiber Join Newest Wes Anderson Film (Exclusive)

Bryan Cranston, Hope Davis, Jeffrey Wright, and Liev Schreiber have joined the ever-growing cast of Wes Anderson’s newest movie. The untitled project is currently shooting in Spain and features many of the auteur’s usual grab bag of thespians, including Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Tilda Swinton. New to the Anderson repertoire are Margot […]