Amandla Stenberg Joins ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film Adaptation at Universal

Amandla Stenberg Joins ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film Adaptation at Universal “The Hate U Give” star Amandla Stenberg has joined the cast of the film adaptation of “Dear Evan Hansen” at Universal and features the music and lyrics from “La La Land” duo Benj Pasek and Justin ...

Amandla Stenberg Cast in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie

Amandla Stenberg Cast in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie Amandla Stenberg is joining Universal’s movie adaptation of “Dear Evan Hansen.” She will appear in an expanded role from the stage production as a high school senior Alana, and she will perform a song ...

Sony’s TriStar Wins Auction For Whitney Houston Biopic: Anthony McCarten Script, Stella Meghie Directs, Clive Davis & Estate Aboard

Sony’s TriStar Wins Auction For Whitney Houston Biopic: Anthony McCarten Script, Stella Meghie Directs, Clive Davis & Estate Aboard Exclusive: Sony’s TriStar Pictures has won a hot and heavy auction for I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the feature film on the life and music of iconic songstress Whitney Houston. The studio has already ...

The CW Reportedly Eyeing Hunger Games Actress To Play New Batwoman

The CW Reportedly Eyeing Hunger Games Actress To Play New Batwoman Fans were shocked when Ruby Rose announced her departure from Batwoman after the first season finale. From what we’ve heard from insiders though, her exit wasn’t a big surprise within the show. Rose ...

‘The Eddy’ First Trailer: Follow Andre Holland Into Damien Chazelle’s Jazzy Netflix Drama Series

‘The Eddy’ First Trailer: Follow Andre Holland Into Damien Chazelle’s Jazzy Netflix Drama Series Damien Chazelle’s first movie since his tragically underseen “First Man” will be a limited series for Netflix, which has released an alluring first teaser trailer. The teaser leaves much to the ...

Paramount Players’ Development Execs Matt Dines, Ali Bell Exiting Company

Paramount Players creative executives Matt Dines and Ali Bell are exiting the company that they joined in August 2017, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. According to ...

‘The Photograph’ Review: Sparks Fly Until the Plot Puts Them Out

‘The Photograph’ Review: Sparks Fly Until the Plot Puts Them Out For a Valentine’s trip to the movies, you couldn’t wish for a hotter and more talented pair of lovers than Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield. He’s Mike, a New York journalist working for The Republic, an ...

New Hollywood Podcast: Stella Meghie Talks ‘The Photograph’ And The Return Of Black-Led Romantic Dramas

New Hollywood Podcast: Stella Meghie Talks ‘The Photograph’ And The Return Of Black-Led Romantic Dramas Stella Meghie’s debut feature film Jean of the Joneses made its world premiere at SXSW in 2016. She was nominated for a Spirit Award and immediately became a director to watch. She went on to direct ...

Liza Koshy To Host Moving Dance Floor Competition Series For Quibi

Quibi has given a green light to Floored, a comedic dance competition series with a moving dance floor, hosted and executive produced by Liza On Demand star Liza Koshy. In each episode of Floored, ...

Anika Noni Rose Joins ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ (Exclusive)

Anika Noni Rose Joins ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ (Exclusive) Anika Noni Rose will guest star on Hulu’s upcoming adaptation of “Little Fires Everywhere,” Variety has learned exclusively. Rose will play a character named Paula Hawthorne who is described as a ...

Film Review: ‘The Weekend’

Film Review: ‘The Weekend’ , as stark white-on-black title cards usher in a muted, clarinet-led jazz score of faintly mournful whimsy. Check. It continues: Our protagonist is a dry, lovelorn standup comic, inclined to drop ...

Film Review: ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’

Film Review: ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ Ask Natasha Kingston (Yara Shahidi) who she adores, and she’ll answer astronomer Carl Sagan, whose presence hovers like Cupid over Ry Russo-Young’s winsome and intelligent teen romance “The Sun Is ...

‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ Review: Elegant Direction Boosts Timely Ya Romance

‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ Review: Elegant Direction Boosts Timely Ya Romance It takes a skilled eye to make New York City look beautiful these days. With overdevelopment threatening every inch of sun and the subway schedules keeping Xanax in business, the cinematic New York of ...

Ry Russo-Young Found a Surprising Refuge in Ya Films, But Now She’s Ready for Something New

Ry Russo-Young Found a Surprising Refuge in Ya Films, But Now She’s Ready for Something New When Ry Russo-Young arrived at Sundance in January 2017, the festival regular — she had previously debuted films in both the New Frontiers and Competition sections — returned to the annual Park City ...

Nick Robinson to Play Opposite Kiersey Clemons in ‘The Language of Flowers’ (Exclusive)

Nick Robinson to Play Opposite Kiersey Clemons in ‘The Language of Flowers’ (Exclusive) Nick Robinson will star opposite Kiersey Clemons (“Dope”) in the upcoming feature “The Language of Flowers,” based on the bestselling novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, which spent 69 weeks on The New York ...

Amandla Stenberg to Star in Damien Chazelle’s Netflix Series ‘The Eddy’

Amandla Stenberg to Star in Damien Chazelle’s Netflix Series ‘The Eddy’ Amandla Stenberg has been cast as the lead in Damien Chazelle’s Netflix series “The Eddy,” which will globally debut in 2020. The eight-part musical drama is expected to debut in 2020. It revolves ...

Win Free Passes To The St. Louis Advance Screening Of The Sun Is Also A Star

“What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me…?” College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst ...

12 Films Directed By Female Filmmakers You Can’t Miss This Summer Season

This week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Summer Preview, including offerings that span genres, niche offerings for dedicated fans, a closer look at festival favorites finally headed to a ...

Universal Updates Slate of Upcoming Will Packer Films

Universal Pictures said on Tuesday that it has officially titled the upcoming Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield’s generational love story “The Photograph.” The film, slated for a Valentine’s Day 2020 ...

Review: Five Feet Apart aimlessly wallows in teen love through sickness, sweetness and sappiness despite its good intentions

One can never have enough treacly teen romancers that dutifully pander to their youthful fanbase, correct? Director/producer Justin Baldoni's two-hour saccharine-coated sudser Five Feet Apart does not ...

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