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Emma Thompson Back in the Oscar Race After ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ Appeals Academy’s Theaters-Only Rule

Sophie Hyde’s “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, receiving critical acclaim — particularly for its star Emma…

Diane Morgan to Receive Variety Outstanding Achievement Award With Edinburgh TV Festival

Actor, writer and director Diane Morgan is set to receive the Variety Outstanding Achievement Award, distributed in association with the Edinburgh TV Festival. The honor, which is awarded…

Sam Mendes’ ‘Empire of Light,’ Starring Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Sets London Film Festival Gala Screening

Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light,” starring Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward and Colin Firth, will be this year’s American Express Gala at the 66th BFI London Film Festival. Written,…

Armie Hammer’s ‘cannibalism’ is just one ‘dark, twisted’ family secret

An upcoming Discovery+ docuseries, “House of Hammer,” is promising to expose details about the Hollywood actor’s shocking downfall.  

Raymond Briggs, ‘The Snowman’ Creator, Dies at 88

Raymond Briggs, the British illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist and author best known for “The Snowman,” has died. He was 88. “The Snowman,” a book without words and illustrated…

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talks at Locarno About ‘Overpreparing’ for Roles and New Chapter in Brad Pitt’s Life

It was all about Aaron Taylor-Johnson at Locarno’s opening ceremony, as the actor received the 2022 Excellence Award Davide Campari and introduced “Bullet Train.” “Sometimes, people ask me…

Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Tom Hardy to Star in Jeff Nichols Film ‘The Bikeriders’

Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hanks will star in “Loving” and “Take Shelter” director Jeff Nichols’ next feature, Variety has confirmed. Titled “The Bikeriders” after the 1967…

Ncuti Gatwa to Return for ‘Sex Education’ Season 4 (EXCLUSIVE)

“Sex Education” fans can breathe easy. Ncuti Gatwa is set to return as Otis’ beloved BFF Eric Effiong in the hit Netflix series, Variety can exclusively confirm. Creator,…

‘She-Hulk’ Pushes Back Premiere Date at Disney+ as ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 31 Sets Debut

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” is moving premiere dates at Disney+ — but not by much. The Marvel Studios show will now debut on Thursday, Aug. 18 instead of…

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Ann Dowd Joins ‘The Exorcist’ Movie Reboot

Aunt Lydia is about to dance with the devil. Ann Dowd is joining the ensemble of “The Exorcist,” which is being billed as both a new take on…

Sean Bean, Nicola Walker in BBC Drama ‘Marriage’: Watch First Trailer

The BBC has revealed the first trailer for four-part drama series “Marriage,” starring Sean Bean (“Time”) and Nicola Walker (“The Split”). The series will bow on BBC One…

‘The Swimmers’ Refugee Drama to Open Toronto Film Festival

Sally El Hosaini’s refugee drama “The Swimmers” will open the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. The film follows the journey made by swimming sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini…