J.K. Rowling Says Plot of New Novel Not Inspired by Backlash to Comments on Trans Community – The Hollywood Reporter

J.K. Rowling has a new crime novel out this week, The Ink Black Heart, and while there are obvious parallels between her experiences and the book’s plot about a creator who faces backlash over controversial subject matter, the Harry Potter scribe claims it’s merely coincidental. Published under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the sixth installment of … Read more

Eugenio Derbez Recovering After Surgery, Wife Shares – The Hollywood Reporter

Mexican actor and comedian Eugenio Derbez is recovering after undergoing surgery from an undisclosed accident. The CODA and Acapulco star’s wife, Alessandra Rosaldo, had informed fans that Derbez was heading into a surgery that she described as “complicated” on Tuesday. “He is fine, however the injuries he suffered are delicate and in the next few … Read more

Noah Baumbach’s White Noise Opens Festival, Stars Adam Driver – The Hollywood Reporter

The world premiere of Noah Baumbach’s White Noise received a warm reception as the opening-night film of the Venice Film Festival. The Venice gala audience gave the film a three-minute standing ovation, with big cheers for lead Adam Driver in particular. The first-ever Netflix film to open the world’s oldest festival appeared to amuse and amaze … Read more

Pencils of Promise to Honor Meadow Walker at New York Gala – The Hollywood Reporter

Pencils of Promise is prepping to mount its first in-person gala after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic and has selected its global ambassador Meadow Walker for honors. Walker, daughter of the late Paul Walker, will receive an Activist Award for her advocacy work, specifically for efforts on behalf of Pencils of Promise and … Read more

Shia LaBeouf Joins Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis Movie – The Hollywood Reporter

Francis Ford Coppola is rounding out the cast to his big-budget indie film Megalopolis. The call sheet is now a family affair, with Coppola’s sister (and his Godfather star) Talia Shire and nephew Jason Schwartzman joining the project. Also joining the cast are Shia LaBeouf, Grace Vanderwaal, Kathryn Hunter and James Remar. Megalopolis notably marks … Read more

‘League of Their Own’ Casting Director Was 70 – The Hollywood Reporter

Amanda Mackey, the busy casting director who worked on The Fugitive and four other films for director Andrew Davis and shared an Emmy nomination for populating Larry Kramer‘s The Normal Heart, has died. She was 70. Mackey died Saturday at Calvary Hospital in Brooklyn after a battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of blood cancer, longtime business partner Cathy … Read more

Blood and Honey Slasher Movie Gets First Trailer – The Hollywood Reporter

Pooh and Piglet get into a bloody mess in the upcoming honey-filled indie horror flick Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. A nearly two-minute trailer dropped on Wednesday of director Rhys Waterfield’s unexpected and now anticipated horror retelling of A. A. Milne’s 1926 famed collection of children’s short stories. In the first look, Christopher Robin … Read more

Jennifer Fox Will Return as Producer – The Hollywood Reporter

Jennifer Fox, the Oscar-nominated producer of Michael Clayton, will produce the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards for the second year in a row, and fourth time overall, Academy president Janet Yang announced Wednesday. The Academy’s 13th Governors Awards will take place Nov. 19, 2022, at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los … Read more