Entertainment News Roundup: Cate Blanchett on ‘TÁR’ Movie: ‘We Were on the Edge of a Cliff Every Day’; Who will be the next James Bond? Producers Consider Choice As Film Franchise Turns 60+

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Cate Blanchett on the film ‘TÁR’: ‘We were on the edge of a cliff every day’

Acclaimed Australian actress Cate Blanchett says the themes of her new drama “TÁR” galvanized her cast and crew, making it “the most thought-provoking” shoot she’s ever been on. Blanchett plays Lydia Tár, the world-renowned gay conductor of a Berlin orchestra whose high-flying career crumbles with an abuse scandal.

Who will be the next James Bond? Producers ponder choice as film franchise turns 60

James Bond, the martini-drinking, tuxedo-wearing British secret agent, turns 60 on the big screen on Wednesday – but who will be the next actor to take on the iconic role? According to Bond brother producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the search for a new actor hasn’t even begun after Daniel Craig’s last outing as the suave super spy in the 2021 film “No Time to Die”.

Musical ‘Matilda’ opens London Film Festival

A musical version of the childhood classic ‘Matilda’ opened the London Film Festival on Wednesday, with actors Emma Thompson and Lashana Lynch the first of many stars expected to walk the event’s red carpets over the 12 next days. The film, titled ‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical’, is an adaptation of the London West End and Broadway stage show based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 book about a young girl who discovers she has a special power when she deals with cruel parents and a mean headmistress Miss Trunchbull.

Country music star Loretta Lynn dies at 90

Loretta Lynn, the coal miner’s daughter and moonshiner wife who became one of America’s biggest country music stars and one of the genre’s leading feminists, died on Tuesday at the age of 90 , announced his family on Twitter. Lynn died at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the family said in a statement posted to Twitter.

Adidas questions its partnership with Kanye West

German sporting goods maker Adidas announced on Thursday that it has reviewed its business partnership with rapper and fashion designer Kanye West. “After repeated efforts to resolve the situation privately, we have made the decision to submit the partnership for review. We will continue to co-manage the current product during this time,” the company said.

Alec Baldwin Settles In With Family Of Slain ‘Rust’ Cinematographer

Actor Alec Baldwin and the producers of the western ‘Rust’ have reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, whom Baldwin shot while filming the last year, the parties announced on Wednesday. As part of the settlement, production on the low-budget film will resume in January with the late cinematographer’s husband, Matthew Hutchins, serving as executive producer. Joel Souza, who was injured in the shooting, will continue as director and the same actors, including Baldwin, will play the lead roles.

Accuser Kevin Spacey trades duel accounts in sexual misconduct trial

Lawyers for actor Kevin Spacey and Anthony Rapp, the man whose sexual misconduct accusations rocked the Oscar-winning actor’s career, on Thursday traded accounts of dueling about dating the men more 30 years as a civil trial over Rapp’s allegations began in New York. A lawyer for Rapp, who is seeking $40 million in damages, said in his opening statement that Spacey, then 26, lifted Rapp drunk onto a bed and climbed on top of him at a party at the Spacey’s New York apartment in 1986. Rapp was a 14-year-old actor who was starting his own career on Broadway at the time.

French actresses cut their hair in protest at the death of Mahsa Amini

Prominent French actresses, including Juliette Binoche and Isabelle Huppert, have cut strands of hair in protest at the death of Mahsa Amini, the young Iranian girl who died while in the custody of Iranian morality police. Amini, 22, was arrested on September 13 in Tehran for “inappropriate dress” and died three days later in a hospital, sparking waves of protests in which more than 130 people died, according to rights groups. rights.

‘Jaw Drop’ real-life drama inspired by the post-WW1 film ‘Amsterdam’

In the new film “Amsterdam”, Christian Bale, John David Washington and Margot Robbie play friends who are reunited years later and framed for murder. Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell’s film, which debuts in theaters Friday, is based on the real-life story of a little-known plot to overthrow US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s.

Angelina Jolie accuses ex-husband Brad Pitt of abuse in court

Angelina Jolie detailed what she described as abusive behavior by ex-husband Brad Pitt in a court filing on Tuesday, intensifying a legal battle over a French vineyard the former couple shared and revealing new details about the dissolution of their marriage. The filing in a Los Angeles court alleges Pitt sought to condition Jolie’s sale of her stake in the winery on a nondisclosure agreement that would have prevented her from publicly discussing “Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse.” towards her and their children”.

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