“Burning” ends in an extended one-shot featuring Yeun’s character and the film’s protagonist, Lee, played by Yoo Ah-in. The sequence was shot after most of the principal photography had ended with Yeun returning to the U.S. in the interim.
Steven Yeun is best-known for his role in “The Walking Dead,” but since leaving the AMC hit he’s branched out into fare such as Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” and Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja.” When he was offered the role of Ben in Lee Chang-dong’s dramatic thriller “Burning,” he admits he was initially “kind of in shock.”
“I would try to understand his mannerisms with the help of a movement coach named Polly Bennett,” Malek says. “We would sometimes go and use a rehearsal space to perform ‘Killer Queen.’ She’d go, ‘Now, why don’t you give me a soliloquy of “Killer Queen” in the style of Marie Antoinette.’”
I don’t know, a self-confidence and a relaxation that gave him a lot of power when he was being filmed. “He had something that many veteran actors would like to have, which is an ability to relax. “ “No matter what the movie was, there was something that he always did,” Mortensen says. The way he listened to other actors, he was really present, he just had that naturally, obviously.
“I put everything I had into that for two weeks to prepare,” Malek says. “I ate, slept, breathed everything Freddie Mercury, which then I continued to do for the next year almost.”
“My Korean is decent, and pronunciation is good, but the nuance that a full, native Korean embodies and carries with them in the way that they talk and their intonation is very specific. So, we did a lot of work.”
Malek, best-known for his Emmy-winning role on “Mr. Robot,” has spent most of his free time in serious roles in indie films such as “Short Term 12” and “Buster’s Mal Heart.” Playing Mercury in a movie that comes awfully close to a musical was completely out of his comfort zone.
“I don’t know what gave him the idea that the guy playing a profoundly alienated computer hacker with debilitating social anxiety would be the perfect candidate for Freddie Mercury,” he jokes.
“We ended up watching it [together] in Roger Taylor’s flat, in London,” Malek says. “One of the craziest, most surreal moments of my life, was standing next to them and basically trying to gauge their reaction in real time. Something no human should be subject to.”
Reilly in “The Sisters Brothers.” There are a number of other actors this year who took on roles that were something of a surprise including Bradley Cooper in “A Star Is Born,” John David Washington in “BlacKkKlansman,” Hugh Grant in “Paddington 2,” Nicholas Hoult in “The Favourite” and John C.
So, the last thing I want to do is mess up the movie and just do a caricature in it.” “I felt not only a responsibility to the Vallelonga family, but I’m aware of some very good actors who are Italian-American [were out there and] some memorable characters on TV and in movies in recent decades that are Italian-American. “Each time I read it I liked it more, but it also made me nervous,” Mortensen says.
The celebrated auteur eventually persuaded Yeun he knew what he was getting into and it didn’t hurt that he also happens to be a linguistics professor.
That was the only day that it ever snowed, so that snow-covered day was perfect for it. “We shot that last scene in one day. We didn’t overly practice.” “That one was actually pretty crazy,” Yeun says. We got three takes and there was just this natural finish.
So, no, I didn’t set out to find a Western or to make a Western, but this Western just came to me.”” /> “That’s one of the great things about my career is some people get known for one thing and I get known for doing something different almost every time, and that makes for a really exciting, gratifying life, I have to say. “It’s really hard to predict what’s going to come your way as an actor, but I will say this: I try to do everything that I can do,” Reilly says.
Not from an acting standpoint, but if you want a Korean actor? I revere the man so much that I didn’t want to really be a stain on his filmography. I’m a Korean-American actor and that’s very different.” Someone to come in and speak some English and then leave or do something to that extent,” Yeun says. When I got the script I was so excited, but before I even met him I was mentally preparing myself to maybe say that I couldn’t do it. “But, then when I read the short story I realized who he wanted me to play. “I thought he was gonna offer me just [a role] to play an expat.
An Oscar-nominee for his performance in “Chicago,” Reilly’s role in “Brothers” required him to learn how to shoot a gun and ride a horse for the first time in his career. In fact, Reilly and the film’s director Jacques Audiard thought of Patrick deWitt’s novel more as a period piece.
He recorded another at Abbey Road Studios where he sang four songs as well as a Q&A with screenwriter Anthony McCarten and executive producer Denis O’Sullivan in which he “instinctually” responded in his own version of Freddie. Oh, and that tape wasn’t all Malek had to do to land the role.
Malek isn’t the only actor to attempt something unexpected. Not only is this the first time Mortensen has portrayed anyone with a specific New York City dialect, but it also features the most comedic work of his entire career. In Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book,” Viggo Mortensen plays Tony Lip (born Frank Anthony Vallelonga), a real-life Brooklyn bouncer who in the early 1960s was hired to drive and protect famous classical pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of racially segregated cities in the South. When Mortensen got the script he was immediately impressed and also afraid he might not be the right man for the job.
That meant studying everything from boxing (Mercury was a boxer as a young kid) to Liza Minnelli, one of Mercury’s idols. That all led up to arguably the biggest moment in the film, a re-creation of Queen’s set at the 1986 Live Aid concert. In Malek’s eyes, he needed to know where Mercury’s movements came from to pull it off.
Imagine being asked to record an audition to play rock ’n’ roll legend Freddie Mercury in a movie, but your tryout is specifically for the members of Queen, Mercury’s former bandmates. That was the awkward position Rami Malek was put in before he starred in the Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
They also shared recordings of Lip that were helpful in “just hearing his rhythms of speech.” There was also video of Lip on screen in his later years thanks to the small parts he landed as an actor. Vallelonga also introduced him to the rest of the family and that, the two-time Oscar nominee says, was the foundation of his portrayal. Nick Vallelonga, Tony's son, is a co-screenwriter of the film and was a wealth of information as Mortensen researched his role.

CBS currently airs the revival of "Murphy Brown," while ABC infamously revived "Roseanne" last season, only to cancel it and then bring it back again as "The Conners." ABC is also currently developing a continuation of "NYPD Blue."” /> Should the project move forward, it would be the latest in a string of broadcast TV revivals in recent years.
Joel Fleischman, who returns to Cicely, Ala., for the funeral of an old friend. Original series star Rob Morrow will reprise his role as Dr. Once there, he finds a new set of quirky characters and reunites with old ones.
Corbett is repped by Gersh and Lovett Management. Morrow is repped by Gersh and Magnolia Entertainment. Brand is repped by UTA.
Morrow will also executive produce in addition to starring. Fellow original series star John Corbett is attached as a producer, though he is not set to appear in the revival at this time.
A revival of "Northern Exposure" is currently in development at CBS, Variety has learned.
Josh Brand will write and executive produce, with Morrow, John Falsey, and Ben Silverman executive producing. Elsewhere" as well as shows like "A Year in the Life," "Going to Extremes," and "I'll Fly Away." The duo also co-created the medical drama "St. Brand and Falsey co-created the original series. Universal Television will produce.
It picked up 39 Emmy Award nominations over the course of its run, ultimately winning seven. In addition to Morrow and Corbett, the series starred Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, John Cullum, Darren E. That includes a win for best drama series and best writing for a drama series in 1992. Burrows, Cynthia Geary, Elaine Miles, and Peg Phillips. "Northern Exposure" ran for six seasons and over 100 episodes on CBS between 1990 and 1995.

He has continued the double-feature programming format during his tenure with 35mm screenings. The 300-seat revival theater, which was opened in 1929 on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, has been owned and operated by Tarantino since 2007.
The New Beverly will then offer a double feature that day of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Butch and Sundance: The Early Days." There will also be a midnight showing of Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused."
Tarantino said in 2014 that he planned to create a bastion for films shown on celluloid film. He planned to screen films from his own personal collection of 35mm films, which includes all three Sergio Leone Westerns starring Clint Eastwood.
Tickets are not yet on sale. The theater revealed its re-opening and December lineup on Twitter on Tuesday. There are several holiday double features including a pairing of "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation" with "Scrooged" and "Black Christmas" with "Silent Night, Deadly Night."
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Tarantino bought the building to save the property from redevelopment and noted at the time that he had been seeing movies there since he was old enough to drive in the early 1980s.
1 with a matinee showing of "Batman Returns." Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema, which was closed in January for remodeling, is re-opening on Dec.

Van Toffler's Gunpowder & Sky has taken the worldwide distribution rights to Alexandra Cuerdo's documentary "Ulam: Main Dish."
The film was chosen by late culinary titan Jonathan Gold as a special screening for the inaugural Los Angeles Times Food Bowl in 2017. Gold called the film a "love letter to Filipino cooking in America."
The festival player, a celebration and account of the Filipino food movement rising on the U.S. 1 before hitting numerous streaming video platforms. culinary scene, will begin a limited theatrical release on Dec.
“A rising tide lifts all boats. I hope ULAM inspires people to be proud of their immigrant heritage, to trust that there is an audience for diverse stories and to push for representation on all fronts — in our kitchens, in our theaters and in our own lives," Cuerdo said in a statement.
favorite Eggslut and the Usual; Food and Wine's 2018 Restaurant of the Year winner Chad and Chase Valencia and their shop Lasa; Nicole Ponseca and chef Miguel Trinidad, creators of New York City's Maharlika and Jeepney; and Angeleno Andre Guerrero of The Oinkster, Maximiliano and The Little Bear. Subjects include celebrity chef Alvin Cailan, creator of L.A.
"Main Dish" was produced by Kidlat Entertainment, Cuerdo, John Floresca and Rey Cuerdo.” />

There’s Maura Tierney’s depiction of artist Karen Barbour in “Beautiful Boy,” grappling with her stepson’s addiction. Continuing a trend we’ve seen in recent seasons — such as last year’s hotly contested supporting actress Oscar category — the films of 2018 have been particularly kind to the complexities of motherhood. Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo’s Belle risk death or imprisonment to keep their families safe in director Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” not to mention the pain heaped upon Viola Davis’ Veronica during the movie’s flashbacks.
But there are also the films that target pregnancy, both from the rather modern-day methods some find necessary to conceive and the frank talk about what life can be like with a newborn.
As a mother of two young children, Charlize Theron says she understood the exhaustion and emotional toll her Marlo was going through before and after the birth of a baby in director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody’s “Tully.” She adds that she also has two close friends who “went through severe postpartum depression and they were really on my mind when I was making this movie.”
Even the film’s title plays upon the idea that “it’s the most intimate act in the world, making a child, and yet this process couldn’t be anything less intimate,” she says. “It’s everything that is private, and it’s talking about the most personal parts of someone’s life.”
The royal, whom Saoirse Ronan depicts in director Josie Rourke and writer Beau Willimon’s titular biopic, is oft-mocked and misunderstood, in part because she was on the losing side of history. Similar sentiments can also be said of Mary, Queen of Scots.
But you also watch her fail, which is not only relatable, it also makes for the best stories.” “That’s what I really like about Mary’s story being told: you watch this woman succeed.
Still, she says, this movie “felt more a human story versus a female story.” Audiences of all genders have responded, which Theron says is a testament that “we can tell these stories, these important stories, and we don’t have to isolate the sexes in order to do it.”
“We’re not perfect and we have flaws and when we’re going through a very difficult moment in our life … [there’s] pain and frustration,” de Tavira tells Variety.
“I think it’s always important to see very human, relatable characters on screen and for audiences to be able to watch someone who has been given a great deal of power and responsibility also have doubts about her ability and herself and who makes mistakes,” Ronan says.
Anne “did this job even though she was plagued by her health all her life,” which helped Colman find humanity in a character who could have otherwise been the dark comedy’s farcical punching bag.
From the soft-spoken methodical meter KiKi Layne’s Tish Rivers uses to narrate the history of social and criminal injustices that have ruined the lives of black men and their families in writer-director Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” to Carey Mulligan’s Jeanette Brinson, a curt and frustrated midcentury housewife who flaunts her extramarital affair in director Paul Dano’s “Wildlife” — a story he and partner Zoe Kazan adapted from the Richard Ford book — this year’s lead actress roles do not rely on stereotypes or character tropes.
“We kept talking about the baby carrot that’s dangled in front of people,” says Kathryn Hahn, the film’s lead. “There’s all these amazing strides that we have in assisted reproduction [and] there’s a million ways to start a family now … but it is so expensive … [that] it’s gambling.”
On the opposite end of the pregnancy storyline is “Private Life,” writer-director Tamara Jenkins’ raw and emotional tale of the soul-crushing and all-consuming measures that some people go through in order to bear children.
“Making the film in the midst of the #MeToo movement made the cast and crew realize not only how relevant this story is,” Jones says, but also that, “there are more fights to go,” as evident by Brett Kavanaugh’s highly publicized Supreme Court confirmation hearings this fall.
“She never really knew if anyone genuinely liked her or [just] liked her for what she could do for them. You can’t help but carry that with you. I always felt like you wanted to give her a cuddle.” “She was in a position of power that she didn’t want,” Colman says.
Despite our current political climate, the film’s message is a positive one, Jones says. She’s a great inspiration in that nothing could stop her.” With Ginsburg, the “odds were against her all the time and she kept pushing through.
Still, Gyllenhaal says, she doesn’t think Lisa’s “fundamentally crazy.” These roles also come with a major ask of audiences: Root for these women, just as you would for their anti-hero brethren, even when they do something questionable. And Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars in writer-director Sara Colangelo’s “The Kindergarten Teacher,” understands it’s her job to persuade us to make that sacrifice. Gyllenhaal’s soft-spoken and nurturing Lisa takes extreme interest in a star pupil whose talent she believes is being squandered. Melissa McCarthy plays a writer forging letters in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” but audiences still root for her.
Marina de Tavira’s Sofia says as much to her employee, Yalitza Aparicio’s Cleo, during a particularly noteworthy exchange in writer-director Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma.” Ultimately, all of these movies seek to show that these characters aren’t just women: they’re humans; humans who get the job done.
“I don’t want to play such a narrow view of femininity that we have so often: that supportive wife, that supportive mother, supportive girlfriend kind of archetype,” says Keira Knightley, who stars in “Colette,” Wash Westmoreland’s biopic about the French novelist from the turn of the previous century that he co-wrote with his late husband, Richard Glatzer, and playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Most of the awards contenders were either in the middle of, or had finished production, when the #MeToo and #Time’sUp movements disrupted Hollywood and the rest of the world.
Of course, struggles with conception have been going on for centuries — even queens haven’t been immune.“The fact that she had 17 children and lost them all: that was the main thing that I could never forget,” Olivia Colman says of Queen Anne, the British monarch she depicts in director Yorgos Lanthimos and writers Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara’s “The Favourite.”
Since her breakout role in 2002’s “Bend It Like Beckham,” Knightley has made a habit of playing strong-willed women — and has received two Academy Award nominations for such endeavors. She says that while “there are many of us who are
I didn’t want her to be like that. “I think she’s driven crazy by the culture that she lives in,” Gyllenhaal says. I wanted this to feel like it could be any of us.” The movie only works if we understand and relate to this woman. “You can certainly see the version of the movie where she’s the dark, gray shadow.
those things [supportive], in my work, I’m much more interested in playing a more fully realized woman in all her complex glory. I’m always drawn toward strength and also people who crack, but find a way through.”
This almost alignment is both “a good thing and a bad thing,” says Felicity Jones, who was so dedicated to accurately depicting Ruth Bader Ginsburg in director Mimi Leder and writer Daniel Stiepleman’s “On the Basis of Sex” that she had her teeth capped so that her jawline would more closely resemble the Supreme Court justice.
That’s something worth remembering.” />

If he makes good on that threat, Hollywood companies would likely pull business from the state. However, that threat, plus the fact that the Super Bowl is being hosted in Atlanta in roughly two months may mean that Kemp is inclined to curry favor with the business community and keep his more far-right supporters at bay. On the campaign trail, Kemp said he would support a "religious freedom" bill that would allow businesses to decline to serve same-sex couples if the owners did not support gay marriage, for instance.
However, that relationship has been strained by the election of Brian Kemp as governor. The conservative Republican isn't just raising the entertainment industry's ire due to his views. Figures such as Apatow, Bradley Whitford, Alyssa Milano, and "Veep" producer Frank Rich are outraged over claims that Kemp used his position as secretary of state to purge the voter rolls and make it harder for minorities and supporters of his opponent Stacey Abrams to cast their ballot.
They may have also gotten some cover from Abrams. The Democratic candidate plans to file a federal lawsuit against the state for gross mismanagement of the election, but even as she asked Rich and others to support that cause, she urged them to reconsider any boycott. So far, no Hollywood companies have said they will stop shooting in Georgia and privately they are signaling that no such move is imminent.
"The hard-working Georgians who serve on crews & make a living here are not to blame. I promise: We will fight – and we will win." "I appreciate the calls to action, but I ask all of our entertainment industry friends to support #FairFightGA – but please do not #boycottgeorgia," Abrams tweeted on Saturday.
A spokesperson for Kemp and the George Film Music & Digital Entertainment Office did not respond to requests for comment.” />
Deal has been very supportive of the production incentives, and Kemp has also said they are good for the state. The Motion Picture Association of America, the movie business' main lobbying arm, is not taking a public position on any electoral improprieties. However, individuals close to the situation say the group believes that despite his public stances, Kemp is a center-rightist who is very much committed to keeping the policies of the current Republican governor Nathan Deal in place. Abrams also supported the incentives during her run.
Films such as "Venom" and shows such as "The Walking Dead" have been flocking to the Peach State for years, drawn by its generous tax incentives and seasoned crews. Despite accusations of voter suppression and calls for a boycott from Judd Apatow and other top Hollywood figures, the film and television industry is unlikely to pull out of Georgia.
Ultimately, the state legislature modified the bill to make it less discriminatory and a new governor pushed to expand LGBTQ protections. If not, there's a cautionary tale in the recent past that might serve as an incentive. In 2016, North Carolina passed a law mandating that transgender people use public bathrooms that corresponded to their sex at birth. In response, Bruce Springsteen cancelled concerts, sporting events went elsewhere, companies such as Viacom and Netflix slammed the legislation, and PayPal cancelled plans to expand its presence in the state. Hollywood hopes that kind of backlash will prevent Kemp from making moves that might encourage it to steer clear of Georgia.
Jordan drama "Just Mercy," and companies such as Tyler Perry Studios are based in Atlanta. Currently, several films and shows are shooting in the state, including a live-action remake of "Lady and the Tramp" and the Michael B. A successful boycott could rob Georgia of an estimated $2.7 billion in annual direct spending and imperil an estimated 25,000 jobs.