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Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern sizzle in trailer for ‘Trial by Fire’

Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern in Trial by Fire (Roadside Attractions) Academy Award-winning director Edward Zwick (Shakespeare in Love, Traffic, Glory) brings the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, …

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John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell join cast of ‘Cowboy Bebop’

John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda and Alex Hassell have been tapped to join Netflix’s all new live action Cowboy Bebop, based on the original Japanese animated series. Alex Garcia Lopez (The Witcher; Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s The Punisher; Utopia) will direct the first two episodes. Writer/Executive Producer Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) will write the first …

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72nd Cannes Film Festival: News and Details

Cannes favorites Terrence Malick, Xavier Dolan, and Pedro Almodóvar will hit the Croisette alongside newcomers like Mati Diop, who makes her feature film directorial debut with Atlantiques. Diop is the first black woman in the festival’s 72-year history with a film in the In Competition section. The 2019 Cannes Film Festival announced the majority of its official lineup this morning, …

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‘Joker’ trailer leans into the reality of toxic white male fragility

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (Warner Bros) “I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize it is a comedy.” It’s a fine line between creating a sympathetic villain and justifying the behavior of a serial killer or mass murderer and the first teaser trailer for Todd Phillips’ Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix ever so treacherously walks …

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Adam Driver, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton highlight the star-studded first trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ trailer

The first trailer and poster for Jim Jarmusch’s new film The Dead Don’t Die brings us “the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled.” Jarmusch dipped his toe into the supernatural with his now classic 2013 vampire tale Only Lovers Left Alive and his new zombie apocalypse comedy reunites with his Lovers star Tilda Swinton. The Dead Don’t Die also ropes in …

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Production begins on Focus Features’ ‘Promising Young Woman’ with Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, Molly Shannon

Production has begun in Los Angeles on Promising Young Woman, with Carey Mulligan (Paul Dano’s Wildlife; Suffragette) and Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade) leading an all-star cast that includes Alison Brie (Glow; The Post), Connie Britton (Dirty John; Friday Night Lights), Adam Brody (Shazam!; The O.C.), Jennifer Coolidge (A Mighty Wind, Legally Blonde), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Max Greenfield (New Girl; Hello, My Name Is Doris), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World; …

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New Categories, Rules for the 2019 Emmys

One new competitive category, juried awards and a handful of rule changes are headed to this year’s potential Emmy nominees. A new music composition category has been added specifically for documentaries in addition to the current category for narrative series’. The choreography category is being restructured to separate choreography for reality shows like So You Think You Can Dance? and …

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