Tom Hanks’ war drama Greyhound to debut on streaming service

Tom Hanks’ World War II drama Greyhound will no longer have a theatrical run. The naval drama was originally set to be unveiled in cinemas by Sony Pictures in June, but it was removed from the slate and left without a release date when Sony officials …

Tom Hanks’ World War II drama Greyhound will no longer have a theatrical run.

The naval drama was originally set to be unveiled in cinemas by Sony Pictures in June, but it was removed from the slate and left without a release date when Sony officials did a major reshuffle of their calendar due to coronavirus pandemic, which has caused the closure of movie theatres.

Many expected the movie to be released in cinemas at a later date, but in a surprising turn of events, it was announced by Deadline on Tuesday that the distribution rights to the film have been sold to Apple TV+, with bosses to debut it on their streaming service.

According to Deadline, the film was quietly shopped around and was involved in a bidding war between the big streaming services, with the report suggesting the deal closed in the range of $70 million (£57 million).

Greyhound will mark the biggest feature film commitment made by Apple to premiere on Apple TV+, which is less than a year old. It suggests that it is set to become a major player in film acquisition to boost its movie offering, which currently only consists of two narrative projects – Hala and The Banker – and two documentaries – The Elephant Queen and Beastie Boys Story.

Hanks wrote the screenplay for Greyhound. He plays Ernest Krause, a U.S. Navy Commander on his first wartime assignment in command of a multi-national escort group defending a merchant ship convoy under attack by submarines in early 1942 during the Battle of the Atlantic, only months after the U.S. officially entered World War II.

Apple has not set a release date yet, but the film will reportedly premiere in more than 100 countries.

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Rian Johnson: ‘Apple bosses won’t let bad guys use iPhones in films’

Rian Johnson has claimed Apple executives won’t allow bad characters to be seen using iPhones in films.The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director shared the filmmaking secret during a video interview with Vanity Fair in which he broke down a pivotal scene i…

Rian Johnson has claimed Apple executives won’t allow bad characters to be seen using iPhones in films.

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director shared the filmmaking secret during a video interview with Vanity Fair in which he broke down a pivotal scene in his recent Agatha Christie-style whodunnit, Knives Out, which revolves around Daniel Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc investigating who killed crime novelist Harlan Thrombey.

He shed light on making the scene in which all the members of the Thrombey family converge in the mansion for the first time following Harlan’s death and revealed that you can tell who the villain of the piece is by looking at their mobile devices, as there is a reason why several characters were seen using an iPhone onscreen and one, in particular, was not.

“I don’t know if I should say this or not,” he said. “Not because it’s lascivious or something, but because it’s gonna screw me on the next mystery movie that I write. But forget it, I’ll say it, it’s very interesting. Apple, they let you use iPhones in movies, but, and this is very pivotal, if you’re ever watching a mystery movie, bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera. Every single filmmaker who has a bad guy in their movie that’s supposed to be a secret wants to murder me right now.”

Knives Out, which also starred Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, and Jamie Lee Curtis, was a critical and commercial success following its release in November.

It was recently announced that Johnson, who was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at this year’s Oscars, was working on a sequel that will follow Blanc as he investigates a new murder.

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Duckie Thot swears cocoa butter is the secret to soft skin

Duckie Thot is a big fan of using cocoa butter and swears it is the key to “glowy” skin.The Australian model, who is of South Sudanese heritage, has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion world since launching her career in 2013, having landed work …

Duckie Thot is a big fan of using cocoa butter and swears it is the key to “glowy” skin.

The Australian model, who is of South Sudanese heritage, has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion world since launching her career in 2013, having landed work for the likes of Yeezy, Fenty Beauty, Oscar de la Renta, Moschino, and L’Oreal.

Now, Duckie has shared some of her favourite beauty products, and noted Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body Lotion is at the top of her list.

“After every single shower, I’ll sit there for a good 10 minutes and lather my whole body with cocoa butter,” she said in an interview with New York Magazine’s The Strategist. “It just stays on all day, and your skin looks so glowy. It’s not too thick. Sometimes oil gets on clothes, which is really annoying, but I love the cocoa butter – it just goes on super-nice.”

Duckie went on to explain that she is a big fan of Simple’s Cleansing Facial Wipes for removing make-up, and usually washes her face with Clarins’ Gentle Foaming Cleanser.

“It’s just so thick and creamy, and just a small pump gives you so much product. It’s really gentle on my skin, though I’d say it’s good for all skin types, honestly. It just makes your skin feel really great after you use it. I take it with me everywhere; I use it morning and night,” the 23-year-old said of the brand’s formula.

Elsewhere in the chat, Duckie shared that she can’t get enough of Apple’s AirPods, the Savage x Fenty Padded Eye Mask for when she is travelling, and more unusually, champions fibre supplements from Metamucil.

“I drink the powder with water in the morning; it’s a cleanser, an inside cleanser. I feel like it’s great to have with breakfast, and it just gets you going for the day. It helps me feel more active,” she praised.

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Victoria Beckham carries a ‘little collection’ of crystals in her handbag

Victoria Beckham always has a “little collection” of crystals tucked away in her handbag.The British designer is one of the busiest names in the fashion business, as she not only runs her eponymous label but also recently unveiled a sportswear collecti…

Victoria Beckham always has a “little collection” of crystals tucked away in her handbag.

The British designer is one of the busiest names in the fashion business, as she not only runs her eponymous label but also recently unveiled a sportswear collection with Reebok.

However, Victoria has now shared that whenever she feels overwhelmed by any of her daily tasks, she simply reaches for her favourite crystal to hold.

“I always have a crystal in my bag, and my go-to is a white howlite crystal,” she told New York Magazine’s The Strategist. “It’s a calming gemstone that relieves stress, calms the mind, and relaxes the whole body – you touch and hold it. I like to surround myself with positive energy, so I often have a little collection of crystals in my handbag.”

At present, Victoria counts her Jumbo Eva bag design, a large black leather tote with strap, as her preferred handbag. Other items she tends to carry around include her Apple iPhone XR, a Mophie powerstation and Sarah Chapman’s Intense Hydrating Booster.

“Sarah Chapman’s Intense Hydrating Booster is a miracle worker. I use it every day to keep my skin hydrated and radiant, and it especially helps when I haven’t got my eight hours of sleep in. Another thing it’s great for is flights, as it’s really light and not oily at all. I top the serum up continuously whilst flying to combat that air-conditioning,” the 44-year-old gushed of the product.

Additionally, Victoria shared details of her top fragrances and explained that Diptyque’s Green Figuier Scented Candle is often lit in her flagship store on Dover Street in London.

“I love the warmth of fig wood so much that I often have one for my office, too,” she smiled.

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Naomi Campbell FaceTimes her mum wherever she is in the world

Naomi Campbell revealed herself to be an avid FaceTime user during a chat with Apple designer Jony Ive.Interviewing the chief design officer of Apple for her pal Edward Enninful’s British Vogue, Naomi grilled the technology whiz on all aspects of his…

Naomi Campbell revealed herself to be an avid FaceTime user during a chat with Apple designer Jony Ive.

Interviewing the chief design officer of Apple for her pal Edward Enninful’s British Vogue, Naomi grilled the technology whiz on all aspects of his job, including what he’s most proud of designing.

“I never thought I’d be alive to see something like FaceTime exist – when I first heard of it, I thought it was just too futuristic. To be in the middle of somewhere like Nairobi or Delhi and be able to talk to my mum, to actually see her face, is like magic,” she praised.

“I agree,” Jony nodded. “I would say that FaceTime is one of the most lovely examples of communication – connection can be very transactional, like with a text message, or incredibly nuanced and intimate like it is with FaceTime. Seeing someone’s eyes is really important.”

The pair also discussed Naomi’s “papa”, late designer Azzedine Alaia. Both Naomi and Jony enjoyed a close friendship with the Tunisian-born couturier, who passed away in November (17) at the age of 77.

“He was the consummate craftsman,” Jony said when the supermodel asked what about Azzedine resonated with him. “I loved the physical studio in which he worked, I loved the way, and how directly, he worked – his process. I was in utter awe watching him, and I loved that he let me watch. I thought that was so generous. It was incredible to see the way that he understood material, and the way he would be frustrated with material and so create new ones. And then these beautiful forms would emerge.”

“If the pin didn’t go through, he knew it wasn’t going to work,” Naomi shared, adding that she often marvelled at the way he made clothes fit.

“I’d always wonder, how does he know it’s going to fall like that?”

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