Sometimes fiction can be a reflection of reality. Lately, national news anchors losing their jobs over accusations of sexual harassment have been making headlines. As such, it has become the basis for Apple TV+’s newest series The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. In it, Carell plays Mitch Kessler, a major news anchor who has been fired off from a national broadcast morning show, leaving his co-host Alex Levy (played by Aniston) to run the show on her own. But when Bradley Jackson, a new younger news reporter (played by Witherspoon), is chosen to be a co-anchor, Alex views the new addition as someone who could take her job. Soon, it becomes a battle of egos and doing whatever it takes to protect their standing or advance in the world of morning news television. Check out the full trailer here below.
Apple has unveiled Apple TV+, their very own subscription-based streaming service. This is a huge moment for the tech giant, which will now be entering the ring with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu to deliver original content from some of the best storytellers. Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, M. Night Shyamalan, Ron Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Sofia Coppola, Reese Witherspoon, Hailee Steinfeld, and Damien Chazelle are among those who already have titles on the way which will be available exclusively on Apple TV+.
Though a lot of the details on what we could see are still limited, a pair of preview videos show us what to expect from the streaming service. Check out the videos below.
Fox Searchlight has released a teaser trailer for Lucy in the Sky, an upcoming drama starring Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan, V for Vendetta) and directed by Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion).
In the movie Portman plays an astronaut who is struggling with life here on Earth after returning from a mission to space. Also starring in the movie is Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver), Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, Downton Abbey), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2, Atlanta), Pearl Amanda Dickson (Legion, Criminal Minds), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Tig Notaro (Instant Family, Transparent), Colman Domingo (Selma, Lincoln), and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist, Requiem for a Dream).
You can read a brief synopsis and check out the teaser trailer for Lucy in the Sky below.
It looks like the Legally Blonde franchise might be making comeback, and it’s a great time to address the social issues that affect us today. Reports say that star Reese Witherspoon is in talks to reprise her role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 3. More on the story below.
A Wrinkle In Time Director: Ava DuVernay
Screenwriter: Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell
Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael PeÃ±a, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Pine, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Rated PG | 109 Minutes
Release Date: March 9, 2018
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” “” Tzu, Chinese
26 different publishers rejected Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time when she began shopping the book around in early 1960. The science fantasy story was seen as too complicated or “too adult” for children to comprehend, and publishers of the era believed there wasn’t an audience for books with young female leads. They were wrong. The children’s novel was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1962, and has since become a beloved classic, praised for encouraging young girls to embrace their love of speculative fiction and pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Now, 55 years later, Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, a film adaptation directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma, The Thirteenth), hopes to inspire young girls of color similarly. Known for championing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood, DuVernay is the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a production budget over $100 million. In keeping with her goal to create a more diverse representation on screen, DuVernay chose to stray from L’Engle’s description of the characters and cast actors of all ages, ethnicities, and genders to ensure the timeless story resonates with today’s audiences.