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Lady Gaga to star in Gucci murder movie

Lady Gaga to star in Gucci murder movie

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A Star is Born and American Horror Story actress Lady Gaga has landed the lead role in producer Ridley Scott's film about the murder of Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of fashion designer Guccio Gucci. E! News said Lady Gaga will play Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of hiring a hit man to kill her businessman ex-husband in 1995 after he left her for a younger woman. She was released in 2016 after 18 years in prison. Variety reported the film will be an adaptation of Sara Gay Forden's true-crime book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed. Roberto Bentivegna wrote the screenplay. Scott recently directed All the Money in the World about the kidnapping of a young members of the wealthy Getty family. He also is working on a new HBO M...
Disney boss Bob Iger talks Star Wars, Marvel and Martin Scorsese

Disney boss Bob Iger talks Star Wars, Marvel and Martin Scorsese

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He's arguably the most powerful man in Hollywood - the boss of The Avengers, The Lion King, Star Wars and Toy Story, not to mention Mickey Mouse.Since becoming chief executive of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, Bob Iger has masterminded the Mouse House's growth into an entertainment empire with the takeovers of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox.The studio's films have taken $ 8.3bn (£6.4bn) at box offices worldwide so far this year, and account for about $ 4 in every $ 10 spent at North American cinemas.Following the publication of his memoir, titled The Ride of a Lifetime (Disney does theme parks too), he gave his only UK interview to BBC media editor Amol Rajan.Here are five key things he said, including why "less
Game Of Thrones writers leave Star Wars project

Game Of Thrones writers leave Star Wars project

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The men behind Game Of Thrones have jumped spaceship and walked away from a new Star Wars trilogy, which is set to be released in 2022.David Benioff and DB Weiss were set to direct the new series, but have since signed a five-year deal to make content for Netflix. The pair signed for the streaming giant in August, after it won an intense bidding war for their signature with Amazon and Disney. Image: The pair were set to direct new Star Wars films. Pic: Disney As a result, they now have announced that given their new busy schedules, something had to give.In a statement to Deadline, Benioff and Weiss said: "There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects... so we ar...
‘Castle Rock’ star Lizzy Caplan looked to Kathy Bates for Annie inspiration

‘Castle Rock’ star Lizzy Caplan looked to Kathy Bates for Annie inspiration

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Castle Rock star Lizzy Caplan wants her Annie Wilkes to be believable as the younger version of the deranged kidnapper Kathy Bates memorably played in the 1990 film adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery. "I'm doing my own interpretation of a character that was seared into all of our brains by Kathy Bates," Caplan told UPI in a recent roundtable interview with reporters at New York Comic Con. "I want this Annie to feel like she could, potentially, one day, become that Annie," she said. "She is medicating herself. I think it's safe to say Kathy Bates' Annie -- the Misery Annie -- is no longer doing that." Set to premiere on Hulu Wednesday, Season 2 of the horror anthology Castle Rock is a Misery prequel with threads woven throughout from other King-inspired s...
Ashanti to star in ‘Christmas Winter Song’ for Lifetime

Ashanti to star in ‘Christmas Winter Song’ for Lifetime

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Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Ashanti is set to star in and executive produce the Lifetime holiday movie, A Christmas Winter Song. Also featuring Stan Shaw and Sashani Nichole, the film will debut Dec. 14. "Clio, a Christmas shop owner, forms a special musical bond with Fred, a former jazz singer down on his luck," a synopsis said. "Having just lost her own father, Clio helps Fred reconnect with his own daughter and grandchildren, just in time for the town's annual Christmas concert." A Christmas Winter Song will be part of the cable network's It's a Wonderful Lifetime slate of holiday programming, which is to begin Oct. 25. Ashanti, 39, is a Grammy winner who is also known for her acting roles in Army Wives, Mothers and Daughters, Coach Carter, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, John Tucke...