Basketball Player Kobe Bryant Dropped From Animation Festival Jury

Kobe Bryant has been dropped from the jury of the Animation Is Film Festival, following an online protest over his 2003 rape allegation. Bryant won an Academy Award this year for his animated short film, “Dear Basketball.” He was scheduled to serve on the jury for the animation festival, which w
Actress Keira Knightley Heads Cast of Pathe’s "Misbehaviour"

Actress Keira Knightley is set to star in Miss World pageant comedy drama “Misbehaviour” for Pathé. Pathé will present the film, which is directed by BAFTA-winner Philippa Lowthorpe, to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market. “Misbehaviour” is based on the true events of the 1970 Miss
Actress Liv Ullmann on Bergman, Hollywood, Working with Refugees

LYON, France – While Liv Ullmann looks back on an illustrious career as an icon of international film and theater, indelibly shaped by her professional and personal relationship with Ingmar Bergman, it is her work with refugees that she describes as one of the most important parts of her life. Spe
Annabelle 3 Is Finally Bringing In The Conjuring's Main Characters

As the first horror cinematic universe, The Conjuring franchise is bound together by two key characters: Ed and Lorraine Warren, based off the same-named, real-life paranormal investigators. The main Conjuring movies have focused on two of the couple’s famous cases, while the Conjuring spinoff
The Awesome Reaction Letitia Wright Still Gets From Black Panther Fans

Earlier this year, Black Panther performed excellently at the box office, gained an army of fresh fans and made history for the genre and industry with a nearly all-black cast. T’Challa’s crew also notably included four strong and intelligent black women at his side: Shuri, Okoye, Nakia
Why Actor Rupert Grint Wanted To Quit The Harry Potter Franchise

Over the course of the eight Harry Potter films, fans watched its stars grow up right before their eyes as the once child stars were propelled into one of the most successful and beloved franchises in the fantasy genre. However, spending your adolescence working back to back in the confines of the H
Actor Idris Elba Joins Taylor Swift in "Cats" Film Adaptation

Actor Idris Elba is in final negotiations to join the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats.” Tom Hooper will direct the star-studded movie, also starring Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Taylor Swift. This marks Elba’s second feline role following his take o
Chadwick Boseman’s "17 Bridges" Adds "Deuce" Star Jamie Neumann

Jamie Neumann, who can currently be seen on HBO’s “The Deuce” as Dorothy, has joined the cast of the STX action movie “17 Bridges.” Sources also tell Variety she has landed a recurring role on Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” and “NOS4A2.” “17 Bridges,” directed by Brian Kirk, stars
"Shoplifters" Leads Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations

“Shoplifters,” the Japanese drama that won the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, leads the race for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. It is nominated for best film and in in two other categories. The four other films nominated for best feature film are: Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning” (Korea), Ad
ILM’s Rob Bredow on "Solo: A Star Wars Story" and the Future of VFX

Even before he was promoted to SVP, executive director and head of ILM in May, Rob Bredow was a very busy man. He joined Industrial Light & Magic in 2014 as a visual effects supervisor, then quickly rose up the ranks, helping to launch ILMxLAB in 2015 to develop and release immersive entertainme
Young Abe Lincoln Leaps to the Screen in "These Honored Dead"

A nation divided. Panic in the streets. Mounting fears that the troubled republic wouldn’t survive. Though Jonathan Putnam’s Lincoln and Speed novels are set in the tumultuous years that would ultimately lead to the American Civil War, the creator of a forthcoming TV adaptation of the series,
According To Karen Gillan: How Nebula Would Kill Thanos

Half of the universe turned to dust at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but Nebula was part of the fortunate half that survived Thanos’ snap of doom. As if she wasn’t already gung-ho on killing the Mad Titan, now she has extra incentive to kill the man who made her life a living hell.