Fallout

Toni Collette Shot Each ‘Staircase’ Death Scene in One Take After Speaking to Kathleen Peterson in Her Head

Each morning as Toni Collette brushes her teeth, an owl stares back at her. The stoic bird of prey is not perched outside her window but rather ornately…

John Lennon’s brutal breakup letter to Paul McCartney: ‘You s–t all over us’

The fiery, three-page missive is expected to fetch up to $40,000 at auction.

Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ Canceled in Latest Late-Night Cutback

Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” is getting a kick in the rear from Warner Bros. Discovery. The show, which became a signature program for the large cable network TBS,…

‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ author wanted for questioning in African murder

A years-old controversy surrounding the author of the 2018 novel “Where the Crawdads Sing” has reemerged days before a starry movie adaptation is due to hit theaters.

L.Q. Jones, Actor in Sam Peckinpah Classics and Director of ‘A Boy and His Dog,’ Dies at 94

L.Q. Jones, a veteran character actor whose career spanned seven decades, died Saturday of natural causes at his home in the Hollywood Hills. He was 94 years old.…

‘Severance,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ Lead Streaming Nominees for 2nd Annual HCA TV Awards

Apple TV+ led both the comedy and drama fields when it comes to nominations for the Hollywood Critics Association’s 2nd annual HCA TV Awards in streaming. The outlet’s…

‘Fallout’ Amazon Series Casts Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones, Aaron Moten (EXCLUSIVE)

The “Fallout” TV series adaptation at Amazon has added Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones, and Aaron Moten to its cast as series regulars, Variety has learned exclusively. The trio…

‘Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind’ Review: Ethan Coen’s First Solo Outing Spotlights Lewis’s Timelessly Wild Rock ‘n’ Roll Joy

When a documentary gets made, as an off-ramp passion project, by a noted filmmaker who normally directs fiction films, there’s a special curiosity and excitement to seeing the…

‘Holy Spider’ Review: A Taut, True-Crime Procedural Tangled in the Wicked Web of Iranian Patriarchy

It is hard to watch the brutalization of women on screen, especially when you know it is a re-creation of an actual crime. But it is harder still…

‘Rust’ Fallout: Unions and Studios at Odds Over Firearm Rules

Hollywood unions and entertainment studios both support doing something to tighten firearms safety rules in the wake of the “Rust” shooting. But they don’t agree on what that…

‘Tchaikovsky’s Wife’ Producer on Putin and Russia’s Future in Film: Distribution Taking ‘Biggest Blow’

Since co-founding Moscow-based production house Hype Film in 2011, Ilya Stewart and partner Murad Osmann – Variety Producers to Watch in 2018 – have grown the company from…

Kirill Serebrennikov Talks Russian Boycotts, Putin’s War and Oligarch Roman Abramovich

Despite widespread calls to boycott Russian cinema in the wake of the Ukraine invasion, the Cannes Film Festival struck an uneasy compromise by banning state delegations and Russians…