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.
Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.
Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness” and runs through the end of August.
Bollywood's Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized with coronavirus
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan speaks during an interview in London. Bachchan has tested positive for COVID-19 and hospitalised in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)NEW DELHI Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for the coronavirus and is hospitalized in Mumbai, Indias financial and entertainment capital, the Bollywood superstar announced Saturday on Twitter. Abhishek Bachchan, who is 44, tweeted Saturday night that he also has tested positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized. On Saturday, Indias coronavirus caseload crossed 800,000 with the biggest spike of 27,114 cases reported in the past 24 hours.
Hanks on COVID, 'Greyhound' and adopting a wartime mentality
A Tom Hanks-led, special effects-laden WWII movie is a weight class above most straight-to-streaming options in this strange summer movie season. I said, I love you so much but thats not the point of what were trying to do, Hanks says. With Seven Spielberg, Hanks is currently developing for Apple a third miniseries, following The Band of Brothers and The Pacific." In Cozier, who like Hanks later tested positive for the virus, Hanks saw the kind of character hes often drawn to playing. I thought," said Hanks, that guys kind of badass.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus
(L-R) Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, Hanks revealed Wednesday. Hanks and Wilson are in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann's currently untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. Hanks is set to play Presley's longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive." While the untitled Elvis film isn't due into theaters until October 2021, Hanks has three movies slated for release in 2020.cnbc.com
Everyone invited: `Great Gatsby' copyright to end in 2021
NEW YORK, N.Y. – For decades, Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan and other characters from “The Great Gatsby” have been as real to millions of readers as people in their own lives, exemplars and victims of the American pursuit of wealth and status. No longer will you need to permission to write a sequel, a prequel, a Jay Gatsby detective novel or a Gatsby narrative populated with Zombies. It was published in 1925 by Scribner and remains a Scribner book, though now part of Simon & Schuster. She called Fitzgerald's novel “incredibly visual," and was struck by his sense of detail, whether describing cars, emotions or economic status. Fitzgerald's novel has been used in other art forms.
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.