Walt Disney Studios has released a series of five character posters for Mary Poppins Returns – Mary (Emily Blunt), Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Topsy (Meryl Streep), Ellen (Julie Walters and WWW (Colin Firth) – check them out below.
‘I was flying a kite and it got caught in a nanny!’
So opens the new trailer for Mary Poppins Returns – and things get even more fantastic from there. It’s just the latest example of Disney magic – right down to the sprightly appearance by Dick Van Dyke!
Meryl Streep and Octavia Spencer are among the the final presenters announced for the 89th Academy Awards®. Both are nominated for acting Oscars® this year – Streep for the title role in Florence Foster Jenkins (Actress in a Leading Role); Spencer for the role of Dorothy Vaughn in Hidden Figures (Actress in a Supporting Role).
Other presenters named who are also nominees are Matt Damon (Best Picture, Manchester by the Sea), Ryan Gosling (Actor in a Leading Role, La La Land) and Dev Patel (Actor in a Supporting Role, Lion).
The Oscars® will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre® in Los Angeles (ABC, 7/6C). Jimmy Kimmel will host.
Florence Foster Jenkins is a film that is based on the last few months of the title character’s life. Jenkins was a fierce music lover – she supported the music scene in New York and eventually decided that she had to sing.
It was not the smartest move she could have made – she is considered to be one of the all-time worst singers.
Meryl Streep has long advocated the hiring of more women in all aspects of filmmaking and noted that so-called ‘women’s movies’ -when done well – makes a ton of money.
She has also put her money where it counts, funding a script development retreat for The Writers Lab that will give a dozen women screenwriters an intensive three-day opportunity to work up their next scripts.
New York Women in Film & and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers, today announced the selected screenwriters and named the eight mentors who will work with them (it’s a very impressive list). Follow the jump for more.
Ricki Rendazzo is forever stuck in a bar band/supermarket cashier world after abandoning her family to follow her rock & roll dream. The only place she’s at home is on stage – and the tragedy of the film is that she seems to be doomed to never rise above bar band notoriety.
Meryl Streep plays a rockin’ mom who was pretty much never there for her daughter – played by her daughter Mamie Gummer – and returns home when she learns of her daughter’s being dumped by her husband.
Rick Springfield and Kevin Kline co-star. Check out the trailer for Ricki and the Flash after the jump. Ricki and the Flash opens on August 7th.