Pierce Brosnan to star in sci-fi thriller Youth

Pierce Brosnan is attached to star in sci-fi thriller Youth.The GoldenEye actor will front Brett Marty’s feature directorial debut, which is based on the short film he directed and co-wrote in 2016, bosses from Highland Film Group announced on Wednesda…

Pierce Brosnan is attached to star in sci-fi thriller Youth.

The GoldenEye actor will front Brett Marty’s feature directorial debut, which is based on the short film he directed and co-wrote in 2016, bosses from Highland Film Group announced on Wednesday.

Youth is set in the near future when “Renewal” – a procedure to rewind the body’s biological clock back to its prime – has become the world’s hottest and most expensive commodity. Brosnan will play Joel, an engineer who is set to retire at the age of 70 after a lengthy career. Not wanting him to leave, his company pays for him and his wife Alice to Renew. However, while Alice emerges from the operation in her 20s, the procedure goes tragically wrong for Joel. Rather than make him younger, his ageing begins accelerating rapidly, forcing him to undergo another, more dangerous procedure.

It is not yet known who will play Alice.

Marty co-wrote the screenplay for Youth with Josh Izenberg and Amelia Whitcomb and it will be produced by Jib Polhemus, Paul Schiff, and Martin Brennan, with Laura Bickford and Hannah Leader executive producing.

Later this month, the former James Bond star will next be seen in Netflix comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, alongside Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. His upcoming projects include the horror False Positive, action movie The Misfits, and fantasy adventure The King’s Daughter. He was filming movie musical Cinderella alongside Camila Cabello and Billy Porter when the coronavirus pandemic hit.

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Cindy Bruna tapped as brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris

Cindy Bruna has been named as the new international spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris.The French model, who is of Italian and Congolese descent, was discovered at the age of 16 and has since gone on to star in campaigns for the likes of Prada, Burberry, a…

Cindy Bruna has been named as the new international spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris.

The French model, who is of Italian and Congolese descent, was discovered at the age of 16 and has since gone on to star in campaigns for the likes of Prada, Burberry, and Chanel.

Now, Cindy is about to make waves in the beauty world, having landed her first major gig for a cosmetics company.

“Today, I’m very happy to announce some great news that is happening in my life. It has been one of the biggest dreams I’ve had since I started my modelling career and I’m very humbled to announce that I just signed with L’Oreal Paris,” she said in a video posted on Instagram. “I grew up watching the commercials on TV, I grew up admiring these women and it’s such an honour for me to join this big family. As a French girl being the new face of such an iconic brand from my home country is everything.”

Cindy joins a roster of diverse spokespeople, including Viola Davis, Celine Dion, Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Camila Cabello, among others.

And the brunette beauty insisted that she has always appreciated L’Oreal Paris’ famous “Because I’m worth it” tagline.

“It means so much to me. It’s this deep sense of self-esteem that makes us beautiful. It is embracing who you are and the diversity around you because we are all worth it. Especially in this tough time we are going through right now. Let’s not forget that even in the darkest moment we can see beauty,” the 25-year-old added.

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Billy Porter opens up about playing ‘genderless’ Fairy Godmother in Cinderella remake

Billy Porter has opened up about his decision to play the Fairy Godmother as “genderless” in the upcoming Cinderella remake.The Emmy-winning actor plays the iconic character in the live-action musical version of the fairytale, which stars Camila Cabell…

Billy Porter has opened up about his decision to play the Fairy Godmother as “genderless” in the upcoming Cinderella remake.

The Emmy-winning actor plays the iconic character in the live-action musical version of the fairytale, which stars Camila Cabello, Minnie Driver, Missy Elliott, Pierce Brosnan, and James Corden.

In a new interview with Variety Live, the 50-year-old star described his portrayal of the Fairy Godmother as “non-conforming” and explained his decision to play the character gender-free.

“Magic is genderless. We have all these sort of genders that we’ve put on things and it doesn’t actually matter,” Porter stated. “It’s not about sex. It’s not about sexuality. It’s not about gender. It’s about magic. It’s about being somebody’s fairy godmother, father, person, whatever you want to call it. That’s what it’s about.”

Production on the movie at Pinewood Studios near London was shut down last month due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the Pose star had already completed his work on the film.

Despite remaining secretive over what musical numbers he’s involved in, he did tease fans with small details about his character’s glamorous costume.

“It’s gold and there are pants, there are skirts, there are heels, there are cowl necks and wands and things,” he shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Porter opened up about his upcoming role as the voice of man-eating plant Audrey II in the Little Shop of Horrors remake, which is also rumoured to be starring Scarlett Johansson as the meek and vulnerable Audrey.

“She’s a fantastic actress and her energy is right,” he gushed. “You need that kind of strong but vulnerable. It’s the dichotomy of that.”

Chris Evans has also reportedly signed up to play Audrey’s abusive dentist boyfriend Orin Scrivello, which Porter believes is a great casting decision.

“He’ll be hot, which is sort of what it needs to be. You need to understand why she stays in that abusive relationship,” he stated.

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Camila Cabello: ‘Meditation has changed my life’

Camila Cabello swears daily meditation has helped her to combat anxiety. The Havana singer, who has been candid with her fans about her battle with anxiety, wrote a lengthy Instagram post on Monday in which she shared how practicing meditation every d…

Camila Cabello swears daily meditation has helped her to combat anxiety.

The Havana singer, who has been candid with her fans about her battle with anxiety, wrote a lengthy Instagram post on Monday in which she shared how practicing meditation every day has helped her to manage her emotions.

“Meditation has changed my life in the last few months. I didn’t share this with you guys at the time because honestly, I was just trying to be okay, but I was experiencing severe anxiety,” she wrote alongside a picture of her meditating while sat cross-legged on an outdoor chair. “It was meditation – it was practicing every single day multiple times a day that has been healing me, and, more than just helping me manage strong emotions like anxiety and stress, it’s making me a better human.”

Camila then encouraged her followers to try taking 10 minutes out of their day to give meditation a whirl using the Calm app or guided sessions on YouTube. She insisted this could aid those dealing with stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as to help them feel more empathy and compassion for others during the crisis.

“Close your eyes and sit with your spine upright and feel gravity grounding your body to the earth’s surface and supporting you,” the 23-year-old advised. “Take three deep breaths and then begin to just notice the natural flow of your breath. Being aware of breathing in, breathing out. Following every inhale and exhale with your attention. Once your mind has stilled. Picture every human in the world right now… and say, ‘May you be healthy. May you be safe. May you be free from illness. May you be well.’ Repeat until you really feel it in your heart.”

Camila had been in the middle of filming the new Cinderella movie musical, though production was recently shut down in light of the outbreak.

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Production halted on Camila Cabello’s Cinderella movie

Production has been halted on the live-action Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello, due to the worsening coronavirus outbreak.Bosses at Sony have pulled the plug on filming the re-imagining of the classic fairytale, which features a star-studded cast in…

Production has been halted on the live-action Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello, due to the worsening coronavirus outbreak.

Bosses at Sony have pulled the plug on filming the re-imagining of the classic fairytale, which features a star-studded cast including Billy Porter, Minnie Driver, Missy Elliott, Pierce Brosnan, and James Corden.

According to editors at Deadline, the crew were sent home from the project, which is based at Pinewood Studios near London, for two weeks.

Director Kay Cannon is helming the musical blockbuster, which also stars newcomer Nicholas Galitzine and British comedian Romesh Ranganathan, with Corden’s company Fulwell 73 producing.

Universal also confirmed it has sent home the crew from Jurassic World: Dominion, which was also filming at Pinewood.

“The Pinewood Group is continuing to follow guidance set out by the government, and the studios remain fully operational,” a statement from the studios read.

Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, and the third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, which are both filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in Hertfordshire, England, have also halted production as the Covid-19 outbreak escalates, with more than 1,500 reported cases and 55 deaths in the U.K. so far.

“At the moment, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden will remain open and operational. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will post any updates on our website,” the studios said in a statement.

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Camila Cabello eats banana with every meal

Camila Cabello is a little obsessed with eating bananas.The singer-songwriter has taken part in Vogue’s 73 questions video series, and during the chat, shared an interesting fact about her diet. “I actually eat a banana with every single meal,” she rev…

Camila Cabello is a little obsessed with eating bananas.

The singer-songwriter has taken part in Vogue’s 73 questions video series, and during the chat, shared an interesting fact about her diet.

“I actually eat a banana with every single meal,” she revealed. “It doesn’t matter what it is. It doesn’t matter if it’s pasta, a sandwich, rice and beans, scrambled eggs, pancakes, pizza. I eat bananas with everything.”

In addition, Camila divulged that chocolate is her favourite food for dessert, while tequila is her go-to alcoholic drink.

When it comes to fashion, the former Fifth Harmony star noted that she is a big fan of Chanel and also looks to Rihanna for style inspiration.

However, she insisted her mother is the one she looks to for sartorial advice.

“She always tells me when I look like a homeless person when I’m leaving the house. And she’s like, ‘You cannot do that!'” the 22-year-old laughed.

Aside from the trivia, the Havana hitmaker, who is currently residing in the English countryside as she begins production on her upcoming Cinderella remake, gushed over the project, describing playing the lead role as being immersed in a “magical world”.

“Cinderella inspires me,” she smiled. “I love living in her magical world, where she believes in dreams and she believes in love and she believes in everything good because I want to be like that. I want to be that as much as I can.”

Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, James Corden, and Missy Elliott also appear in Cinderella. The musical is set to hit movie theatres in February 2021.

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James Corden, Missy Elliott and Minnie Driver join Cinderella musical

James Corden, Missy Elliott and Minnie Driver have joined the cast of Camila Cabello’s Cinderella musical.The movie, directed by writer/director Kay Cannon, is based on an original idea from the U.S. late night TV host, and will be a musical retelling …

James Corden, Missy Elliott and Minnie Driver have joined the cast of Camila Cabello’s Cinderella musical.

The movie, directed by writer/director Kay Cannon, is based on an original idea from the U.S. late night TV host, and will be a musical retelling of the classic fairytale.

The British star will play one of the mice who is turned into a footman to take Cinderella to the ball alongside fellow comedians John Mulaney and Romesh Ranganathan.

Meanwhile, rapper Elliott will play the Town Crier in the flick, while Driver has been tapped for the role of Queen Beatrice, according to Deadline.

The newcomers join Senorita singer Cabello, who is making her feature acting debut in Cinderella and will also be involved in the music, and as well as relatively unknown British actor Nicholas Galitzine, who has been cast as love interest Prince Robert.

Pierce Brosnan will also be playing the King, Idina Menzel will serve as the wicked stepmother, and Billy Porter will take on the role of the fairy godmother.

The musical comedy re-imagines the traditional Cinderella tale and follows the heroine as she tries to make her ambitious dreams come true. Production on the movie is set to begin this month.

Corden and Leo Pearlman are serving as producers on the film, alongside Jonathan Kadin and Shannon McIntosh, who was executive producer on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The musical is set to hit theatres in February 2021.

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Donatella Versace thrilled to outfit major stars for 2020 Grammy Awards

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to sh…

Donatella Versace was thrilled to dress a number of stars for the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Following the ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Italian designer, who oversees the Versace fashion house, took to Instagram to share images of the celebrities her team had outfitted for the annual music bash.

Alongside a snap of Lil Nas X in a hot pink suit and matching cowboy hat, she wrote, “Breathtaking @lilnasx … such a look!! Love it!!” while beside a picture of Lizzo rocking an Old Hollywood-inspired strapless white gown, the fashion star praised: “Such a #RedCarpet dream… Perfection! Lizzo!”

Elsewhere, members of the Versace atelier made the black ballgown sported by Camila Cabello for her red carpet entrance, as well as the lilac dress she wore to perform First Man during the show, and the sexy canary yellow number she slipped into later on.

Other designers to make outfits for multiple artists included Christian Siriano, who dreamed up glamorous looks for the likes of Shania Twain, Best New Artist nominee YOLA, Lizzo, and Demi Lovato.

“Demi, it was an honour to create for you tonight and WOW that was unbelievable! Love you!” he captioned a picture of the singer sporting a white ballgown while performing her new song Anyone.

Other standout looks on the night included the white beaded Ralph & Russo dress donned by Priyanka Chopra, the monogrammed Gucci number sported by multiple Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish, and the Cinderella-esque Giambattista Valli dress rocked by Ariana Grande as she made her red carpet entrance.

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Pierce Brosnan to play king opposite Camila Cabello in Cinderella

Pierce Brosnan is set to play the role of the king in the new big-screen adaptation of Cinderella.The 66-year-old will portray the regal character, alongside leading lady Camila Cabello, in writer-director Kay Cannon’s musical retelling of the fairyt…

Pierce Brosnan is set to play the role of the king in the new big-screen adaptation of Cinderella.

The 66-year-old will portray the regal character, alongside leading lady Camila Cabello, in writer-director Kay Cannon’s musical retelling of the fairytale.

The casting news comes days after it was announced relatively unknown British actor Nicholas Galitzine would play Cinderella’s love interest Prince Robert in the highly-anticipated film.

The movie is based on an original idea from U.S. late night TV host James Corden, and also stars Idina Menzel, who will play the wicked stepmother, and Billy Porter, who will take on the role of the fairy godmother.

Cabello, who makes her acting debut in Cinderella, will also be involved in the music.

Corden and Leo Pearlman are serving as producers on the film, alongside Jonathan Kadin and Shannon McIntosh, who was executive producer on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Former James Bond star Brosnan will be flexing his vocal chords once again in the musical, more than 10 years after he made his singing debut on the big screen back in 2008 in Mamma Mia! He reprised his role for the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, last year.

The actor retired as Bond after Die Another Day in 2002, after starring as the British spy in 1995’s GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, and The World Is Not Enough in 1999.

Brosnan will next be seen in Netflix comedy Eurovision, opposite Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, as well as horror False Positive with Justin Theroux and Ilana Glazer.

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Nicholas Galitzine set to play prince in Camila Cabello’s Cinderella reboot

Nicholas Galitzine has reportedly been cast opposite Camila Cabello in Sony’s upcoming Cinderella reboot.According to editors at Deadline, the 25-year-old British actor has landed the role of Prince Robert in the highly-anticipated film, after “wowing …

Nicholas Galitzine has reportedly been cast opposite Camila Cabello in Sony’s upcoming Cinderella reboot.

According to editors at Deadline, the 25-year-old British actor has landed the role of Prince Robert in the highly-anticipated film, after “wowing the filmmakers in many chemistry readings”.

Nicholas is a relative unknown in Hollywood, but first started making a name for himself when he starred opposite Luke Perry in 2015 movie The Beat Beneath My Feet.

He also found fame more recently by appearing alongside Uma Thurman in Netflix series Chambers and just finishing filming The Craft remake.

As well as starring alongside the Havana singer in the Cinderella retelling, based on an original idea from British comedian and U.S. late night TV host James Corden, Nicholas will be acting alongside Idina Menzel, who will play the wicked stepmother, and Billy Porter, who will take on the role of the fairy godmother.

Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon will pen the script and direct the project, after making her directorial debut with 2018 comedy Blockers.

Plot details have been kept under wraps, but James will serve as a co-producer on the movie.

The musical, which will film in London next year, is set to open in February 2021.

It’s not the first live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Back in 2015, Kenneth Branagh helmed a Disney remake of the 1950 animation and it starred Lily James, Richard Madden, and Cate Blanchett.

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