‘Spencer,’ ‘The Last Duel' set for Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres for September including Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana and Ridley Scott’s medieval drama “The Last Duel,” featuring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver.
Anya Taylor-Joy Said She Felt ‘Devastated’ When She Watched Her Performance In ‘The Witch’
WASHINGTON — Golden Globe-winning actor Anya Taylor-Joy, who became a household name after her performance in ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ revealed that there was a time when she thought her acting days were numbered just after they had begun. The 25-year-old actor recalled feeling “devastated” while watching ‘The Witch,’ which marked her film debut shortly before an audience screening. “I thought I’d never work again; I still get shivers thinking about it,” said Taylor-Joy. “It was just the worst feeling of, ‘I have let down the people I love most in the world. I didn’t do it right.”Taylor-Joy further added, “And I’m quite verbose — I like to talk, I like to communicate.thewestsidegazette.com
Zoe Saldaña and Anya Taylor-Joy Join All-Star David O. Russell Film
Latina actresses Zoe Saldaña and Anya Taylor-Joy have joined the star-studded cast of Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell’s new and as-yet-untitled film that’s currently in production in Los Angeles. Academy Award-winner Rami Malek, along with Margot Robbie and John David Washington, were among the first actors cast last year. Taylor-Joy, the Argentine-British actress, gained acting notoriety in the chilling horror film “The Witch” as the lead character, Thomasin. Saldaña and Taylor-Joy Join All-Star David O. Russell Film was first published in LatinHeat Entertainment. The post Zoe Saldaña and Anya Taylor-Joy Join All-Star David O. Russell Film appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
The AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2020
Making a breakthrough in pop culture during any year is hard. This year's five Associated Press’ Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year managed to create buzz and art against a year like no other. They brightened a 2020 that badly needed light. They are Anya Taylor-Joy, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sarah Cooper and Finneas. "Now as an adult, I’m like, ‘I live in Narnia.’ Like, this is amazing.” In a year like 2020, it was appropriate that millions escaped with her.
New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'
(Columbia Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Edgier than the (also great) Gwyneth Paltrow version, Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the role of the matchmaker extraordinaire this time. — Billie Eilish was on the road for just three days before she had to cancel her worldwide tour due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. But thankfully on Saturday the Grammy-winning star will host her first global livestream concert. “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event” uses music, comedy, short documentaries and celebrity appearances to explore the Latino experience.
'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe in 'Playmobil: The Movie'
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Daniel Radcliffe isn't too old to play with toys. The actor, 30, best known as the titular wizard of the "Harry Potter" films, is voicing secret agent Rex Dasher in the upcoming animated action film "Playmobil: The Movie." The movie is based on the popular toy franchise Playmobil, similar to the wildly successful 2014 "LEGO Movie." In "Playmobil," Dasher partners with a food truck driver, voiced by Jim Gaffigan, and a savvy civilian, voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy, to rescue citizens who have vanished, distributor STX Entertainment says. "Saturday Night Live's" Kenan Thompson and musicians Adam Lambert and Meghan Trainor are also featured in the cast.