Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
New this week: 'Deep Water,' Charli XCX and 'WeCrashed'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a Charli XCX album release, an erotic thriller on Hulu starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, and a series about the rise and fall of the business WeWork, which promoted the concept of shared workspaces.
Bond film 'No Time to Die' delayed again because of virus
FILE - In this Thursday, Apriil 25, 2019 file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers during the photo call of the latest installment of the James Bond film franchise, in Oracabessa, Jamaica. Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller say the film's release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 that the 25th installment in the franchise will now open on Oct. 8. The film from director Cary Joji Fukunaga stars Daniel Craig as 007, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas. After the latest Bond delay was announced, Sony said it was pushing back several of its scheduled spring releases.
James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ pushed again, to 2021
The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been delayed again, this time to 2021, because of the effects of COVID-19 on the theatrical business. “No Time To Die” was originally supposed to open in April 2020 but was pushed back to Nov. 12 in the U.K. and Nov. 20 in the U.S. The Walt Disney Co. last week delayed the planned 2020 releases of a handful of major movies until 2021. They include Marvel’s “Black Widow” and Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” Universal delayed “Candyman” to next year. Some major releases are still planned for 2020.
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic. The Scarlett Johansson Marvel movie “Black Widow,” last set for Nov. 6, heads to May 7 of next year. That was the date set for “West Side Story,” but Spielberg's musical will instead debut in December 2021. Given the interconnected nature of Marvel releases, the latest delay of “Black Widow” had a domino effect on other films. Since the pandemic began, the company's “Mulan,” “Hamilton” and “Artemis Fowl” have gone direct to streaming, with “Mulan” made available for a $30 premium purchase by subscribers.
Zendaya, Yalitza Aparicio, Constance Wu and More Stars Invited to Join the Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is embracing and championing diversity in a bigger way than ever before. The organization sent out a slew of invitations to potential voting members, including Zendaya, Awkwafina, Constance Wu, and John David Washington, to name a few. Notably, Booksmart director Olivia Wilde, as well as the film's stars, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, were invited as well. "The Academy is delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travelers in the motion picture arts and sciences," Academy President David Rubin said in a statement released Wednesday. The Academy announced last month that the 93rd Academy Awards will be postponed until April 25 -- two months later than originally planned -- due to the coronavirus outbreak.
How Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Fell in Love Under Quarantine
While being in quarantine together can definitely put a strain on any couple's relationship, for Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, it's been the exact opposite. In May, a source told ET that de Armas has fit seamlessly into the family dynamic. "Ben and Ana are happy together and have enjoyed spending time with his family," the source told ET. Affleck's kids were seen carrying the hilarious cutout while they were hanging out with de Armas, in photos obtained by The Daily Mail. Looks like Affleck and de Armas' relationship came at the perfect time.
Inside Ben Affleck's Romance With Ana de Armas as She Spends Time With His Kids
The 47-year-old actor has been self-isolating with Ana de Armas, 32, for the past couple months, but over the weekend, they appeared to expand their quarantine crew. Affleck has introduced de Armas to his kids -- 14-year-old Violet, 11-year-old Seraphina and 8-year-old Sam -- with the group heading out for a walk on Saturday. "Ben and Ana are happy together and have enjoyed spending time with his family," a source tells ET. Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas in Los Angeles on April 16. RELATED CONTENT:Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Show Off PDA in Residente's New Music VideoAna de Armas Poses With Ben Affleck in Romantic Birthday PhotosBen Affleck Enjoying 'Low-Key' Relationship With Ana de Armas During Quarantine, Source Says