New this week: John Legend, 'Serpent Queen' and 'Pinocchio'
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from John Legend and Kane Brown, Samantha Morton stars as the 16th-century queen Catherine de Medici in an edgy Starz series and a race between two upcoming “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation.
'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: Maverick,” which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters.
Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party
After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.
Austin Butler will play Elvis in biopic from Baz Luhrmann
Austin Butler, left, has been cast as Elvis, right, in the upcoming biopic from Baz Luhrmann. HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - After a long search, Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley movie has crowned Austin Butler as its King. Luhrmann, who is directing and co-writing the biopic, shared the news on social media by tweeting Presley's infamous mugshot next to a red carpet photo of Butler. : Presley's infamous pompadour hair). The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.