'Iron Man' director Favreau to create 'Star Wars' TV series
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jon Favreau, director of the 'Iron Man' and 'Jungle Book' movies, will write and produce a live-action 'Star Wars' series for an upcoming Walt Disney Co streaming service, the company announced on Thursday.
Big names, high hopes for multi-racial 'Wrinkle in Time'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A month after "Black Panther" showcased black excellence in the form of a superhero movie, "A Wrinkle in Time" is hoping to do the same through a beloved American children's novel.
Film Review: 'Detective Chinatown 2'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In "Detective Chinatown 2," the louder and dumber sequel to the 2016 sleeper hit, set in Bangkok, about a buffoonish ex-cop and his genius detective sidekick, the pair takes on the Big Apple alongside an NYPD detective to solve a rash of grisly serial murders.
Film Review: 'A Wrinkle in Time'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Three years before Madeleine L'Engle died, ABC butchered and then broadcast an adaptation of her best-known book, "A Wrinkle in Time," giving the author a chance to finally see her visionary 1962 story -- overflowing with characters, creatures, and ideas that defy visual representation (just try to draw a tesseract, if you can) -- translated to the screen. Asked what she thought of the made-for-TV version by Newsweek magazine, L'Engle coolly told her interviewer, "I expected it to be bad, and it is."
'The Wolf of Wall Street' producers to pay $60 million to U.S. in lawsuit settlement
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The company behind the 2013 film, "The Wolf of Wall Street", agreed to pay the United States government $60 million to settle a civil lawsuit that sought to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.
"The Wolf of Wall Street" producers to pay $60 million to U.S. in lawsuit settlement
KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 (Reuters) - The company behind the 2013 film, "The Wolf of Wall Street," agreed to pay the United States government $60 million to settle a civil lawsuit that sought to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.
Female-led investor group scraps deal for Weinstein assets
(Reuters) - The female-led investor group that had agreed to buy The Weinstein Company's assets pulled its offer on Tuesday, and lead investor Maria Contreras-Sweet said the decision was made after the group "received disappointing information."
Man charged in theft of Frances McDormand's Oscar
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar from a lavish Academy Awards after-party in Hollywood has been charged with felony theft, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said on Tuesday.
Now showing: Indonesia hopes new film will fight human trafficking
KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I ndonesian officials say they hope that a new film starring human trafficking victims will reach rural areas to raise awareness about the risks of signing on to work abroad.
Frances McDormand wins, loses and reunites with best actress Oscar
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Like a scene from a Hollywood caper film, a tuxedo-clad photographer foiled another man's attempt to make off with Frances McDormand's Oscar from an official Academy Awards after-party on Sunday.
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