Greta Gerwig Tapped To Direct ‘Barbie’ Starring Margot Robbie
WASHINGTON — Oscar-nominated filmmaker Greta Gerwig is set to direct “Barbie,” the highly-anticipated big-screen take on the iconic Mattel doll’s story, starring Margot Robbie. Since then, rumors have swirled that Gerwig had been eyed to direct the project, but the deal wasn’t officially signed. When discussing the movie, the Oscar-nominated actor and producer first acknowledged that Barbie “comes with a lot of baggage! In addition to starring in the movie, Robbie will also produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment production banner. Robbie has appeared in several movies like “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” “Suicide Squad,” “I, Tonya,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and many more.thewestsidegazette.com
'Nomadland,' 'Borat' win at a socially distant Golden Globes
She’s only the second woman in the history of the Globes to win, and the first since Barbra Streisand won for “Yentl” in 1984. Its star, guerilla comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, also won best actor in a comedy. “The Queen's Gambit” won best limited series, and best actress in the category for Anya Taylor-Joy. “Schitt's Creek,” the Pop TV series that found a wider audience on Netflix, won best comedy series for its final season. Catherine O'Hara also took best actress in a comedy series.
Hulu sets Mike Tyson miniseries, but the boxer punches back
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Hulu on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, announced it has ordered Iron Mike, a limited series about the life of boxing great Mike Tyson. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Hulu announced it has ordered a limited series dramatizing the life of boxing great Mike Tyson, who quickly slammed the production as “cultural misappropriation.”In a press release Thursday, Hulu said “Iron Mike” will explore “the wild, tragic and controversial life and career” of a polarizing athlete. Tyson, who is not involved in the project, criticized Hulu on social media, saying the series smacked of insensitivity. “Hulu’s announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn’t surprising,” Tyson said in an Instagram post. The eight-episode “Iron Mike” is from the makers of “I, Tonya,” the 2017 movie that starred Margot Robbie as ice skater Tonya Harding.
'Birds of Prey' has weakest opening of any DC extended universe film
Even with critics singing praises for "Birds of Prey," the newest entrant in the DC extended universe didn't live up to its opening weekend expectations. It is the weakest opening of any film in Warner Bros.' DC extended universe. It's possible that some moviegoers shied away from seeing the film in its opening weekend because of its ties to the not-so-beloved "Suicide Squad." It has now collected $132.5 million domestically and $287.4 million globally. The film now has nabbed $298.4 million domestically and $768 million globally.cnbc.com
The highest paid actors and actresses of 2019, according to Forbes
Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in the world , having earned $89.4 million before taxes last year, Forbes reports in its 2019 list of the highest-paid actors. Margot Robbie, the eighth highest-paid actress of 2019, also has a production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, which focuses on telling women-driven stories. Seven of the top 10 highest-earning actresses of 2019 were producers of their own projects, Forbes reports. Here's the breakdown of how much the 10 highest-paid actors earn, according to Forbes. Dwayne Johnson: $89.4 millionAnd here's how much the 10 highest-paid actresses earn.cnbc.com
'Birds of Prey' is 'wildly entertaining,' 'the funniest comic book film' since the first 'Deadpool'
The long-awaited comic book film featuring the delightfully psychotic Harley Quinn hits theaters this weekend and has charmed critics. "Birds of Prey" centers around Harley, the breakout character from "Suicide Squad," played by Academy Award-nominated actress Margot Robbie. Margot Robbie and Ewan McGregor star in "Birds of Prey" as Harley Quinn and Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask. Margot Robbie stars as Harley Quinn in Warner Bros. "Birds of Prey." Margot Robbie stars as Harley Quinn in Warner Bros. "Birds of Prey."cnbc.com
'Birds of Prey' trailer puts Harley Quinn center screen
(CNN) - Harley Quinn is having a girls night -- done her way. In the new trailer for "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)," DC's demented and dynamic dame is fresh off a breakup with her beau, the Joker, and looking for "a fresh start." Mary Elizabeth Winstead (as Huntress), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (as Black Canary), Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya) and Ella Jay Basco (Cassandra Cain) round out her crew in the new movie from Warner Bros. Pictures. (CNN and Warner Bros. share parent company WarnerMedia.) The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
'Bombshell' trailer hints at Fox News drama
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - The new teaser for director Jay Roach and writer Charles Randolph's movie "Bombshell" is light on dialogue. But it does give an idea about the secret alliances and whisper networks that were required for various women associated with Fox News to feel comfortable enough to go public with allegations against the network's late founder, Roger Ailes. As seen in the teaser, Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman have transformed themselves into TV journalists Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, respectively, for this film. "Bombshell" is not the only project out this year that tackles the Fox News scandal, which resulted in Ailes' resignation as chairman and CEO in July 2016. In June, Showtime premiered the miniseries "The Loudest Voice," which starred Russell Crowe as Ailes and Naomi Watts as Carlson.