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Rege-Jean Page Was Incorrectly Announced to Be Marvel's Newest Star During Comic-Con - www.justjared.com
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26.07.2022 / 05:39

Rege-Jean Page Was Incorrectly Announced to Be Marvel's Newest Star During Comic-Con

Oops! Someone at Disney made a big mistake this weekend and for a little while, fans were led to believe that Rege-Jean Page had joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Star Wars alums Emilia Clarke and Daisy Ridley reveal whether they would return to franchise - www.dailymail.co.uk - Britain
dailymail.co.uk
23.01.2023 / 11:21

Star Wars alums Emilia Clarke and Daisy Ridley reveal whether they would return to franchise

A couple of Star Wars alums are responding to whether they'd be open to reprising their respective roles in the epic space opera franchise.Emilia Clarke and Daisy Ridley, who both wrapped up their characters' stories in the films that they starred in, were presented with the question while attending the 2023 Sundance Film Festival that kicked off on January 19.For Clarke, she didn't mince words when she shot back with a quick 'no', while Ridley had a different answer when she confessed she would definitely consider returning.  Star Wars alums: Emilia Clarke and Daisy Ridley responded to the question of whether they would consider reprising their roles in the Star Wars franchise while attending the 2023 Sundance Film FestivalClarke, 36, played the role of Qi’ra, Han Solo's childhood friend and romantic interest, in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).While promoting the new science fiction romantic comedy film The Pod Generation at Sundance, the British actress was asked if her interest in doing more genre films would extend back to a galaxy far, far away. 'I mean… no,' she said with a laugh, according to Indie Wire, adding, 'That would be lovely, that would be very nice.

Bob Marley's grandson Joseph Mersa Marley is found dead - www.dailymail.co.uk - Los Angeles - USA - Florida - Jamaica - county Miami-Dade
dailymail.co.uk
28.12.2022 / 01:43

Bob Marley's grandson Joseph Mersa Marley is found dead

Jamaican-American reggae artist Joseph Mersa Marley is dead at the age of 31. The musician was found unresponsive in a vehicle in the United States on Tuesday, according to the streaming service TIDAL. The initial announcment did not specify a location.The artist - who went by his stage name Jo Mersa - had reportedly suffered from asthma his entire life, and the Florida radio station WZPP claimed he died of an asthma attack.He is the grandson of iconic reggae musician Bob Marley and the son of Stephen Marley. Bob tragically died of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36, and is widely considered one of the pioneers of reggae music.

Greta Gerwig Says She Was “Terrified” That ‘Barbie’ Might Be “A Career-Ender” - deadline.com
deadline.com
25.11.2022 / 23:39

Greta Gerwig Says She Was “Terrified” That ‘Barbie’ Might Be “A Career-Ender”

Three-time Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig has opened up about the combination of excitement and terror she felt in taking on Warner Bros’ upcoming feature Barbie as co-writer and director.

Margot Robbie Was ‘Mortified’ by ‘Barbie’ Set Photo Leaks: ‘Hundreds of People’ Started Showing Up to Set - variety.com - Los Angeles
variety.com
20.09.2022 / 18:49

Margot Robbie Was ‘Mortified’ by ‘Barbie’ Set Photo Leaks: ‘Hundreds of People’ Started Showing Up to Set

Zack Sharf For a stretch of time over the summer, you couldn’t log on to social media without seeing photos of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in neon spandex costumes on the set of Greta Gerwig’s upcoming “Barbie” movie. The leaked set photos, captured by dozens of paparazzi in Los Angeles, broke the internet for weeks. Robbie called the photo leaks “mortifying” during a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.” “I can’t tell you how mortified we were, by the way,” Robbie said when Fallon showed a “Barbie” set photo to viewers (via IndieWire). “We look like we’re like laughing and having fun, but we’re dying on the inside. Dying. I was like, this is the most humiliating moment of my life.”

Emma Mackey wants to “move past” Margot Robbie comparisons - www.nme.com
nme.com
15.09.2022 / 01:00

Emma Mackey wants to “move past” Margot Robbie comparisons

Margot Robbie, saying she doesn’t “mind” them but wants to “move past that”.The actor, who had her breakout role as Maeve Wiley in Netflix series Sex Education, is set to star opposite Robbie in upcoming film Barbie from director Greta Gerwig. Following the casting announcement, many highlighted their similar looks on social media.Speaking to Total Film about the comparisons, Mackey said: “It’s just funny. And I think Margot has had the grace and humour to be able to play on that, and allow me to be in the same film as her – bless her.”Mackey however isn’t entirely sold on the comparisons, adding: “It’s just a joke in real life.

‘The Crown’ Reigns on Twitter Following Queen Elizabeth’s Death - variety.com - Netflix
variety.com
13.09.2022 / 00:45

‘The Crown’ Reigns on Twitter Following Queen Elizabeth’s Death

Maane Khatchatourian News Editor, Variety.com “The Crown” took over Variety’s Trending TV chart for the week of Sept. 5 to 11, earning more than 384,000 engagements with the Twitter crowd following Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Sept. 8.  For five seasons, “The Crown” has traced the story of the Queen, but after the world learned of her death, the Netflix show suspended production to honor her. The series is currently in the middle of shooting its sixth and (supposedly) final season. Those episodes are said to revolve around events that took place in and around Buckingham Palace in the 1990s, including Princess Diana’s death in 1997.  the crown writers right now pic.twitter.com/Ri2TQXpK3h The show’s fifth season, meanwhile, is scheduled to debut in November with a new cast. Imelda Staunton plays Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce is Prince Philip, Dominic West stars as Prince Charles and Elizabeth Debicki is Princess Diana. 

Marvel Debuts Trailers For ‘Secret Invasion’, ‘Werewolf By Night’ During D23 - etcanada.com - Indiana - county Harrison - county Ford
etcanada.com
11.09.2022 / 02:07

Marvel Debuts Trailers For ‘Secret Invasion’, ‘Werewolf By Night’ During D23

Fans were greeted with a couple first official looks at the new MCU series coming to Disney+. During the D23 Expo, the first trailers for “Secret Invasion” and the all-new Halloween special, “Werewolf by Night”, were shown much to their delight.

Paramount’s Bob Marley Biopic Casts Lashana Lynch As Iconic Singer’s Wife, Rita Marley - theplaylist.net - Miami
theplaylist.net
06.08.2022 / 06:13

Paramount’s Bob Marley Biopic Casts Lashana Lynch As Iconic Singer’s Wife, Rita Marley

We’ll be seeing actor Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night In Miami“) taking on the role of legendary Reggae singer Bob Marley in a new biopic film at Paramount Pictures that is being helmed by “King Richard” director Reinaldo Marcus Green. The combination of director and actor gives the impression that it could end up becoming a festival/awards darling as another impressive addition to the cast has been announced.

Paramount’s Bob Marley Bipoc Casts Latasha Lynch As Iconic Singer’s Wife, Rita Marley - theplaylist.net - Miami
theplaylist.net
05.08.2022 / 21:05

Paramount’s Bob Marley Bipoc Casts Latasha Lynch As Iconic Singer’s Wife, Rita Marley

We’ll be seeing actor Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night In Miami“) taking on the role of legendary Reggae singer Bob Marley in a new biopic film at Paramount Pictures that is being helmed by “King Richard” director Reinaldo Marcus Green. The combination of director and actor gives the impression that it could end up becoming a festival/awards darling as another impressive addition to the cast has been announced.

No Time To Die star Lashana Lynch to play Bob Marley's wife Rita in new biopic - www.msn.com - Britain - county Craig
msn.com
05.08.2022 / 18:45

No Time To Die star Lashana Lynch to play Bob Marley's wife Rita in new biopic

Lashana Lynch is set to star as Bob Marley’s wife Rita in an upcoming Paramount biopic about the reggae legend’s life and career. The actress, 34, recently appeared alongside Daniel Craig in No Time to Die and opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the latest Dr. Strange film.

Lashana Lynch to Star as Rita Marley in Untitled Bob Marley Biopic for Paramount - thewrap.com - Britain - USA - Jamaica
thewrap.com
05.08.2022 / 02:53

Lashana Lynch to Star as Rita Marley in Untitled Bob Marley Biopic for Paramount

Lashana Lynch has been cast as Rita Marley in Paramount Pictures’ Untitled Bob Marley biopic about the reggae legend, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.The film will star Kingsley Ben-Adir in the title role as Bob Marley.Reinaldo Marcus Green, the director of the Will Smith film “King Richard,” will direct the film. Zach Baylin, who was nominated for an Academy Award in the “Best Original Screenplay” category for “King Richard” is writing the script with Green.Marley’s son and reggae artist Ziggy Marley will produce. Rita Marley and Cedella Marley will produce on behalf of Tuff Gong.

‘No Time To Die’s Lashana Lynch To Play Bob Marley’s Wife, Rita, In Paramount Biopic - deadline.com - Jamaica
deadline.com
05.08.2022 / 01:03

‘No Time To Die’s Lashana Lynch To Play Bob Marley’s Wife, Rita, In Paramount Biopic

EXCLUSIVE: Following another lengthy casting search, sources tell Deadline that Lashana Lynch has been tapped to play Bob Marley’s wife, Rita, in the untitled Bob Marley pic for Paramount. Kingsley Ben-Adir has been set to portray the legendary Reggae singer with King Richard director Reinaldo Marcus Green helming.

Cobie Smulders Says 'Secret Invasion' Will Reveal the Magnitude of the Skrulls' Presence on Earth (Exclusive) - www.etonline.com - county Hall - county San Diego
etonline.com
25.07.2022 / 22:05

Cobie Smulders Says 'Secret Invasion' Will Reveal the Magnitude of the Skrulls' Presence on Earth (Exclusive)

San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Cobie Smulders took the stage in Hall H alongside Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to reveal new footage and tease what’s in store for. But it was backstage with ET’s Matt Cohen, where the actress revealed more about the latest MCU spinoff series that will explore Nick Fury’s (Samuel L.

‘Secret Wars’ Trailer Description: Marvel’s Alien Invasion Series Promises Cold War-Style Paranoia [Comic-Con] - theplaylist.net
theplaylist.net
24.07.2022 / 18:35

‘Secret Wars’ Trailer Description: Marvel’s Alien Invasion Series Promises Cold War-Style Paranoia [Comic-Con]

Marvel Studios was anything but stingy with this year’s Comic-Con footage. New trailers for “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” and, most importantly, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” were released online in a matter of minutes, allowing fans around the world to join in the celebration of all things Phase 4.

‘Secret Invasion’ Series Gets Spring 2023 Release Date And Comic-Con Exclusive Trailer - variety.com - county Hall
variety.com
24.07.2022 / 03:51

‘Secret Invasion’ Series Gets Spring 2023 Release Date And Comic-Con Exclusive Trailer

Michaela Zee editorMaria Hill is ready to spill some secrets. Cobie Smulders appeared in Hall H to give an exclusive look at the new movie footage, for Comic-Con attendees alone.Fans saw glimpses of Nick Fury emerging from darkness in a heavily wooded area. Also in this sneak peek? Colonel James Rupert “Rhodey” Rhodes.“Like Kevin [Feige] was saying, this is a darker show.

Ryan Gosling Reveals Why He Agreed To Play Ken In ‘Barbie’ Movie: “His Story Must Be Told” - deadline.com
deadline.com
22.07.2022 / 23:55

Ryan Gosling Reveals Why He Agreed To Play Ken In ‘Barbie’ Movie: “His Story Must Be Told”

Ryan Gosling (La La Land) returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night for the first time in 10+ years to discuss his role as Ken, Barbie’s boyfriend, in the upcoming Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad).

Ryan Gosling Discovered a Ken Doll in the Dirt Right After Getting ‘Barbie’ Offer: ‘Best Script I’ve Ever Read’ - variety.com
variety.com
22.07.2022 / 20:01

Ryan Gosling Discovered a Ken Doll in the Dirt Right After Getting ‘Barbie’ Offer: ‘Best Script I’ve Ever Read’

Zack Sharf Ryan Gosling said on “The Tonight Show” that Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach’s “Barbie” screenplay is “the best script I’ve ever read,” but that’s not what made him finally agree to Gerwig’s offer to star in the movie as Ken. It turns out the universe gave Gosling a bit of a push, as the actor discovered one of his daughter’s Ken dolls face down in the dirt almost immediately after being offered the “Barbie” movie.“Best script I’ve ever read. I walk out in the backyard [after getting the offer] and, do you know where I found Ken?” Gosling said.

Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ Adds ‘Industry’ Actor Marisa Abela - deadline.com - Britain
deadline.com
05.07.2022 / 19:59

Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ Adds ‘Industry’ Actor Marisa Abela

EXCLUSIVE: Marisa Abela (Industry) is the latest addition to the cast of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. She joins an ensemble led by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, which also includes America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, Ariana Greenblatt, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Hari Nef, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Ncuti Gatwa, Emerald Fennell, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Connor Swindells, Ritu Arya and Jamie Demetriou, as previously announced.

‘Barbie’ movie’s costume designer is an Oscar winner - nypost.com - Los Angeles - California - city Venice
nypost.com
28.06.2022 / 22:11

‘Barbie’ movie’s costume designer is an Oscar winner

’80s-inspired neon roller-skating outfits Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling sported on the live-action “Barbie” movie set. The movie’s viral ensembles are the vision of Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran, Variety confirmed Tuesday.

Everything We Know About Margot Robbie’s ‘Barbie’ Movie So Far - thewrap.com
thewrap.com
16.06.2022 / 21:03

Everything We Know About Margot Robbie’s ‘Barbie’ Movie So Far

“Barbie” movie has quickly become one of the most anticipated releases of 2023.Audiences have praised and criticized each “Barbie” update (this is one of the most beloved toys of all time, after all), but this April, Warner Bros.’ released the official first-look image of Margot Robbie as Barbie, and anticipation has been growing ever since — especially after Warner Bros.’ stoked the flames with our first look at Ryan Gosling as Ken.In addition to co-writing the latest “Barbie” draft, Oscar-nominated “Little Women” and “Lady Bird” filmmaker Greta Gerwig is directing the project. In addition to starring as the titular character, Robbie is also a producer alongside “Dallas Buyers Club” producer Robbie Brenner (Mattel Films) and “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman (Heyday Films), as well as her husband, Tom Ackerley (LuckyChap Entertainment).Below, we run down everything we know about the “Barbie” movie so far — from the release date to the cast to the project’s lengthy production history.In celebration of the Mattel doll’s 60th anniversary, “Barbie” will be released in theaters on July 21, 2023The highly anticipated film includes an ensemble of very different actors and actresses.

Ryan Gosling Debuts Ken for ‘Barbie’ Movie: Bleach Blonde, Spray Tan and Personalized Underwear - variety.com - France
variety.com
15.06.2022 / 19:39

Ryan Gosling Debuts Ken for ‘Barbie’ Movie: Bleach Blonde, Spray Tan and Personalized Underwear

Zack Sharf Ryan Gosling makes for the perfect Ken doll in Warner Bros.’ latest first look photo from Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” which stars Margot Robbie in the title role. The studio has debuted a striking photo of Gosling’s Ken sporting six-pack abs, bleach blonde hair and a spray tan.

Ryan Gosling as Ken in ‘Barbie’ Is Bleach Blonde and Toned in First Look (Photo) - thewrap.com
thewrap.com
15.06.2022 / 19:37

Ryan Gosling as Ken in ‘Barbie’ Is Bleach Blonde and Toned in First Look (Photo)

on social media Wednesday. Set against a bright pink backdrop, it features shirtless Gosling with platinum blonde hair. It looks like he’s also got a spray tan, but that could also be the glaring colors from the photo are creating a tanning effect.

Issa Rae, Hari Nef And Ncuti Gatwa Added To The Cast Of The Upcoming 'Barbie' Film - www.essence.com - London - county Story - Madagascar
essence.com
20.05.2022 / 06:31

Issa Rae, Hari Nef And Ncuti Gatwa Added To The Cast Of The Upcoming 'Barbie' Film

Barbie film continues to grow.Starring Margot Robbie, the film is said to feature different versions of the iconic children’s doll. According to author and NYTimes columnist Kyle Buchanan, Gerwig’s film has Issa Rae and Hari Nef playing other Barbies, along with Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu and Ncuti Gatwa playing different versions of Ken.And, by the same token, Margot Robbie is not the film’s only Barbie.

Dua Lipa rumoured for role in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ - www.nme.com - Britain - New York
nme.com
19.05.2022 / 15:07

Dua Lipa rumoured for role in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’

Dua Lipa and Saoirse Ronan have reportedly been cast in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie.The singer, who is set to make her acting debut in the Apple TV+ film Argylle later this year, is believed to have landed a role in the upcoming live-action adaptation alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.Speaking to The Sun, an inside source said: “Dua is making waves in both music and movies. She really impressed in Argylle and word spread around Hollywood about how good she was.”They added: “Now she has joined the cast of Barbie alongside big names including Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell and Saoirse Ronan.”#BARBIEJuly 21, 2023Only in theaters pic.twitter.com/mauCGpizD1— Warner Bros.

Julia Roberts Named Godmother of the Trophée Chopard 2022 at Cannes Film Festival - variety.com
variety.com
09.05.2022 / 16:03

Julia Roberts Named Godmother of the Trophée Chopard 2022 at Cannes Film Festival

Sasha Urban editorMovie icon Julia Roberts has been named the Godmother of the Trophée Chopard 2022 at Cannes Film Festival.As Godmother, Roberts will present the award to both a male and female young actor on the rise. She follows Godmother Jessica Chastain, who presented the award to Jessie Buckley and Kingsley Ben-Adir at Cannes Film Festival 2021.Zhang Ziyi, Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cate Blanchett, Elton John, Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Helen Mirren are among previous presenters.

Margot Robbie’s ‘Barbie’ Movie Gets July 2023 Release Date - thewrap.com
thewrap.com
27.04.2022 / 02:57

Margot Robbie’s ‘Barbie’ Movie Gets July 2023 Release Date

#BARBIEJuly 21, 2023Only in theaters pic.twitter.com/mauCGpizD1“Barbie” has been in development since 2014, with Amy Schumer at one point attached to star.The cast for Gerwig’s film includes Ryan Gosling as Ken alongside Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Hari Nef, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Emerald Fennell.Robbie is also a producer on the film via LuckyChap Entertainment with producing partner Tom Ackerley. “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman is also attached to the film along with Mattel Films’ Robbie Brenner.In addition to “Barbie,” Warner Bros.

‘Barbie’: Emerald Fennell, Kingsley Ben-Adir & Even More Join The Greta Gerwig-Directed Film - theplaylist.net
theplaylist.net
15.04.2022 / 23:03

‘Barbie’: Emerald Fennell, Kingsley Ben-Adir & Even More Join The Greta Gerwig-Directed Film

Directors Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan are both seemingly attempting to cram as many actors as humanly possible into their respective films. The former is behind a live-action “Barbie” movie that sees Aussie actress Margot Robbie star/produce with a script that was co-written by Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story“), which has been collecting as many names as there are versions of the iconic doll.

‘Barbie’: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, Scott Evans, Others, Rounding Out Cast Of Warner Bros. Mattel and LuckyChap Pic - deadline.com
deadline.com
15.04.2022 / 19:27

‘Barbie’: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, Scott Evans, Others, Rounding Out Cast Of Warner Bros. Mattel and LuckyChap Pic

EXCLUSIVE: Having already landed an A-list ensemble for its upcoming Barbie pic, Warner Bros. and Mattel have upped the anty by rounding out the cast with some high level talent. Sources tell Deadline that Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Ncuti Gatwa, Oscar winner Emerald Fennell, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Connor Swindells, Ritu Arya and Jamie Demetriou. They join a cast that includes Margot Robbie, who will star in the titular role, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrara, Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Ariana Greenblatt, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, Hari Nef and Will Ferrell.

Sharon Van Etten was “quietly relieved” over ‘The OA’ cancellation - www.nme.com - Netflix
nme.com
15.04.2022 / 19:13

Sharon Van Etten was “quietly relieved” over ‘The OA’ cancellation

Sharon Van Etten has discussed her experience filming The OA, saying she felt like an “imposter” on set.The singer-songwriter played Rachel DeGrasso in the Netflix series created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. While there were plans for a five-season story, the show was cancelled after two seasons in 2019.Speaking to NME about her time in the series, Van Etten had some reservations about her performance.

‘Scream’ Sequel, Bob Marley Biopic Get Release Dates - variety.com - Miami
variety.com
18.03.2022 / 19:49

‘Scream’ Sequel, Bob Marley Biopic Get Release Dates

Brent Lang Executive Editor of Film and MediaGhostface will strike again.The Woodsboro Killer will return in another, as yet untitled, entry in the “Scream” franchise on March 31, 2023. It appears to have that date to itself, but it will have to contend with the second weekend of “John Wick: Chapter 4.” Paramount and Spyglass Media produced the film and the most recent sequel, which served as a reboot of sorts.

‘Scream’ Sequel & Bob Marley Biopic Theatrical Release Dates Set By Paramount - deadline.com - Chad
deadline.com
18.03.2022 / 19:43

‘Scream’ Sequel & Bob Marley Biopic Theatrical Release Dates Set By Paramount

Paramount has dated Spyglass Media’s Scream sequel for March 31, 2023 and its untitled Bob Marley movie starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the reggae legend for Jan. 12, 2024.

Zoë Kravitz Doubles Down on Hulu Criticism: ‘Big Mistake’ to Cancel ‘High Fidelity’ - variety.com
variety.com
15.02.2022 / 01:49

Zoë Kravitz Doubles Down on Hulu Criticism: ‘Big Mistake’ to Cancel ‘High Fidelity’

Zack Sharf In a new interview with Elle magazine, Zoë Kravitz doubled down on her criticisms of Hulu over the cancellation of “High Fidelity.” Kravitz starred in, executive produced and co-wrote an episode of “High Fidelity,” a comedy-drama series based on Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and the 2000 Stephen Frears-directed film of the same name. Hulu canceled the show in August 2020 after just one season.“They didn’t realize what that show was and what it could do,” Kravitz told Elle magazine. “The amount of letters, DMs, people on the street and women that look like us — like, that love for the show, it meant something to people.

Kingsley Ben-Adir To Play Reggae Legend Bob Marley In Biopic From ‘King Richard’ Director Reinaldo Marcus Green - theplaylist.net
theplaylist.net
12.02.2022 / 20:39

Kingsley Ben-Adir To Play Reggae Legend Bob Marley In Biopic From ‘King Richard’ Director Reinaldo Marcus Green

While the adult drama has largely migrated to television, there is one sub-genre that has received a new lease of life on late thanks to a trifecta of success: the rock biopic, which, in very recent years, has earned Best Picture Oscar nominations and wins, acclaim, and more importantly, actual box-office returns. While there has still been a few recent misses that haven’t tapped into any of those achievements (Aretha Franklin, “Respect”), with the success of the Academy-Award-nominated Queen biopic (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and, to a lesser extent, the Elton John one (“Rocketman”), studios continue forging ahead, confidently believing they can reach those same heights.

Kingsley Ben-Adir to play Bob Marley in upcoming biopic - www.nme.com - London - Miami - Jamaica
nme.com
12.02.2022 / 14:15

Kingsley Ben-Adir to play Bob Marley in upcoming biopic

Bob Marley biopic.It was first announced back in 2018 that a biopic, produced by Ziggy Marley, was in the works, before Reinaldo Marcus Green, director of Oscar-nominated tennis drama King Richard, was revealed to be attached to the film last year.Ben-Adir, who most recently portrayed activist Malcolm X in One Night in Miami, will portray Marley in the as-yet-untitled film by Paramount Pictures.Speaking to Collider last year, director Green revealed that the film will focus on the making of Marley’s classic album ‘Exodus’ with The Wailers, which he recorded after moving to London following an unsuccessful assassination attempt in Jamaica.Of the Marley family’s input on the film, Green added: “Ziggy Marley is, right, my point of contact for the film, and producer on the project. So we’re full steam ahead.

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