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Taron Egerton takes off in first teaser for Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’

Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman from Paramount Pictures Detailing the early, breakthrough years of Elton John’s career, Taron Egerton (The Kingsman series) plays the flamboyant multi-Grammy winning chart-topper for director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle). Fletcher is no stranger to the bisexual musical biopic, having recently finished the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek, taking over …

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New trailer for GKids’ animated feature Oscar contender ‘Mirai’

From Gkids and Fathom Events comes a new trailer for Mirai, the acclaimed animated feature from Studio Chizu and director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children). When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his …

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First look at Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in biopic from Marielle Heller

Tri-Star Pictures has revealed the first look at two-Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers in Marielle Heller’s Untitled Mr. Rogers/ Tom Hanks Project, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod (played by Emmy winner Matthew Rhys), who is assigned a profile of …

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Gotham Awards: Tributes set for Rachel Weisz, Willem Dafoe, Paul Greengrass

Weisz and Dafoe will receive the Actress and Actor Tributes and Greengrass the Director Tribute at the IFP Gotham Awards, set this year for November 26th at Cipriani Wall Street. RadicalMedia founder Jon Kamen will receive the Industry Tribute. For Weisz, this year brought Disobedience in the spring and The Favourite coming this fall. Her next film, The Favourite, premiered at Venice …

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Killer new ‘Creed II’ trailer sets up a Creed/Drago battle royale

Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson return to the ring in sequel that brings back an old rival “If we don’t do what we love, then we wouldn’t exist.” In this sequel to the 2015 hit, Creed II finds Adonis Creed facing his toughest rival yet – his past. His next opponent is none other than Victor Drago, …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex’ to open AFI Fest

Credit: Jonathan Wenk / Focus Features AFI Fest has landed the world premiere of Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex, starring Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) and Armie Hammer, as the opening night film November 8th.  The film details the early years of RBG and her ascent to the highest court in …

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Kenyan judge lifts ban on ‘Rafiki,’ making the LGBTQ film Oscar-eligible

Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva in Rafiki The film will screen in Nairobi from September 23rd-29th, making it eligible for Oscar consideration.  A Kenyan judge has temporarily lifted the ban on Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki, paving the way for the LGBTQ love story, which world premiered in Cannes and recently screened at Toronto, to be submitted for the foreign-language film Oscar race. …

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