Bob Marley’s story as a musician, a revolutionary, and a world icon is one that Hollywood has tried to tell through various shapes and forms over more than a decade of developments. Tragically dying at the age of 36 due to malignant melanoma, the life story of Marley saw everything from standing for a number of worthy causes to an assassination attempt taking place. It’s a story that’s ripe for Hollywood interpretation, but somehow it just keeps hitting various stumbling blocks.
While those involved have been relatively tight lipped about the long-awaited project, Keanu Reeves has already teased fans about the film’s message. He’s set to star alongside Carrie Anne-Moss, who will reprise her role as Trinity, alongside newcomers Neil Patrick Harris and Priyanka Chopra. Reeves will also delve back into the world of assassins for John Wick: Chapter 4.
The original Galaxy Quest movie ended with the launch of a new TV series called Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues, which saw the main cast members reprising their roles, as well as Sam Rockwell’s Guy Fleegman and Missi Pyle’s Laliari playing new characters. But if Galaxy Quest is following in the footsteps of the Star Trek franchise, then it makes sense that over two decades later, there’d be a new show, either on a traditional channel or a streaming service, starring a completely new cast of main characters, with the original cast now being looked at as the old guard. And judging by Sigourney Weaver’s comment, it sounds like Tony Shaloub, Sam Rockwell and others would also be game to return alongside her and Tim Allen. As for Alan Rickman’s character, evidently the plan is to recast the role rather than remove the character from the story.
[Andra Day’s] name had come up to me over and over again, by my agents, by her agents, and other friends, the casting director. I hate being told, as you know, Oprah, I hate being told what to do. So I didn’t see her. But I got in my car and I sat and talked to her, and I saw this vulnerable, very vulnerable woman that wanted to do Billie right. And she was talking herself out of the job, I’d never seen it before in my life, but she was talking herself out of the job. ‘Are you sure you want me to audition for this?’ and I couldn’t believe it – I’m talking her into auditioning and I don’t want her to audition. So I sent her to my best friend and acting coach, Tasha Smith, and my other best friend, Tom Jones, a vocal coach, and they punched her to the left and punched her to the right and threw her into the ring with me. And she came in to audition and it just was the birth of a soul. I had not witnessed anything like that before and so I knew that it was God speaking and I had to honor, and it was no question about it.
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Star Wars is one of the biggest film franchises of all time, with entire generations brought up on the galaxy far, far away. This passion for the franchise is why it keeps breaking records, but like The Force there can also be a dark side to this fandom. The release of Star Wars: Last Jedi saw a ton of backlash come from the fans, who were divided on Rian Johnson’s subversive sequel. Rose Tico actress Kelly Marie Tran was the subject of racist and sexist comments online, causing her to leave social media. And now the actress has reflected on this choice, as well as some takeaways from leaning into therapy.
The Alamo Drafthouse, as part of its financial maneuvers, will sell off its assets to Altamont Capital Partners as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, according to a report in Variety. The trade notes that the sale will include “substantially all of its assets,” though it notes that Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League will stay on and stay active with the company.
Tom Holland is having a pretty busy year, even though it’s only March and we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic. Following the theatrical release of Cherry last week, Holland will next be seen in Chaos Walking with Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, and David Oyelowo. The film features the Spider-Man star as Todd, a young man who lives on a planet where all the women have disappeared and all the men are afflicted by “the Noise,” a force that puts all of their thoughts on full display. Todd discovers Viola (Ridley), who is unaffected by The Noise, and because her life is threatened Todd vows to protect her, uncovering secrets along the way.
Chaos Walking was adapted from the book The Knife of Never Letting Go by author Patrick Ness. Ness shares screenwriting credits with Christopher Ford (Spider-Man: Homecoming), and Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) directs. After multiple delays and reshoots, it’s now finally being released on March 5 – only in theaters. Check out what critics have to say so far.
Unfortunately, those transitions to other schools didn’t work. Even if Reyes didn’t bring up School Of Rock, it wouldn’t take long for kids to recognize their face, and the process would immediately start over again. This led Reyes to cope by using “drugs, alcohol, sex, food and self-harm” to numb what was going on. Fortunately, there has started to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Reyes has been sober for two years and for the first time in a long time, has started answering “yes” when people ask if they’re the kid from School Of Rock.
Jessica: You know Dirk, while Disney makes it easy to hop from park to park via a variety of transportation, including the monorail, boats, buses and the newest addition, the Skyliner, I do get what you are saying. You have to wait for the transportation. Then, you have to embark, head all the way to another park and disembark, all of which takes time. Unless you just really love the monorail, I do get your point that the transportation can feel like a waste. However, I just think structuring your day around a park hop yields you so many more options. Do you want to wake up, ride Test Track at Epcot and then later in the day hop over to the Magic Kingdom to catch the Happily Ever After fireworks (in normal times of course)? With the Park Hopper, you can do all that in one day and more.
As with any good superhero origin story, Thunder Force starts out with the most classic way to get your powers: sheer unplanned luck. One fateful reunion between childhood friends Emily (Octavia Spencer) and Lydia (Melissa McCarthy) sees a brand new DNA therapy devised by the former giving superpowers to the latter. Cue the comedic mishaps, and some well-selected needle drops from superhero movies of the past, to make for what looks like a fun filled ride.