Jamie Lee Curtis threatens to ‘come for’ audiences who spoil Knives Out

Jamie Lee Curtis has issued a stern warning to moviegoers who spoil the ending of her new murder mystery Knives Out.The True Lies star is worried Thanksgiving Day viewers might reveal the film’s twists and turns and ruin the experience for others, accu…

Jamie Lee Curtis has issued a stern warning to moviegoers who spoil the ending of her new murder mystery Knives Out.

The True Lies star is worried Thanksgiving Day viewers might reveal the film’s twists and turns and ruin the experience for others, accusing them of being on a “weird power trip”.

“There’s also something very aggressive, I find, for people who spoil things for people,” Curtis told Entertainment Weekly. “In fact, it diminishes you greatly if you really think about it, because it makes you very small to ruin the delicious surprise.

“To ruin it so you somehow look like a smart person? I don’t even know what value ruining a surprise is. It’s like going up to somebody (and) going, ‘Oh, you’re going to have a surprise party’. Well, f**k you. Thank you so much for ruining what should be a pleasure, and it is a pleasure, so don’t ruin it.”

Curtis, who stars in Rian Johnson’s crime caper opposite Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, and Katherine Langford, is cautioning anyone looking to reveal key plot points in the whodunnit.

“I shall come for you,” the 61-year-old jokingly threatened.

Meanwhile, Craig has declared that he would love to be able to go see Knives Out without knowing anything about it.

“Going to this movie cold would be the best thing on earth,” he told the publication.

Knives Out follows a family gathering gone horribly awry, after the family patriarch’s death leads a master detective to investigate. It is now showing in cinemas.

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Chris Evans struggling to find material for second directorial effort

Chris Evans is struggling to find a screenplay he wants to direct.The Captain America star made his directorial debut in 2014 with independent romantic drama Before We Go, in which he also starred in alongside Alice Eve, and while he is keen to step be…

Chris Evans is struggling to find a screenplay he wants to direct.

The Captain America star made his directorial debut in 2014 with independent romantic drama Before We Go, in which he also starred in alongside Alice Eve, and while he is keen to step behind the camera for a second time, he is struggling to find a good script to work with.

“I’m dying to direct, but I don’t have the courage or focus to write, and the hardest thing is finding material,” Evans said during an interview with Avengers co-star Scarlett Johansson as part of Variety’s Actors on Actors series.

“The good material isn’t just sitting there untouched,” the 38-year-old said of the film. “When I directed, one of the trickiest things was I found some little broken-bird script and thought, ‘Oh, I can nurse this thing back to health.’ In retrospect, I do think even the best version of the movie I directed, there may still have been a ceiling based on the material.”

When Johansson asked Evans if there were any subjects he’d like to develop for the screen, he shared his interest in Buddhism.

“Those are stories that I think can touch people. I think we’re all looking to find out, from an egoic standpoint, what our relevance is, who we’re supposed to be, what the definition of joy and love and purpose is,” Evans said. “Loose concepts of Buddhism address a lot of that. I certainly don’t have the skillset to write it, so I’m just on the hunt.”

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Chris Evans reluctant to play Captain America again

Chris Evans has reservations about reprising the role of Captain America again. At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers returns from a time-travelling mission as an old man, revealing that he went back to the past to enjoy life with his beloved …

Chris Evans has reservations about reprising the role of Captain America again.

At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers returns from a time-travelling mission as an old man, revealing that he went back to the past to enjoy life with his beloved Peggy Carter before passing on his shield to Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, effectively making him the new Captain America.

When asked by his Avengers co-star Scarlett Johansson if he would ever return to the role during their interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, he vaguely replied: “Never say never.”

When pressed for a more definitive answer, the 38-year-old admitted that he would be hesitant to jump back into the role and ruin the bittersweet conclusion of his character’s storyline.

“It’s not a hard no, but it’s not an eager yes either,” Evans said. “There are other things that I’m working on right now. I think Cap had such a tricky act to stick the landing, and I think they did a really nice job letting him complete his journey. If you’re going to revisit it, it can’t be a cash grab. It can’t be just because the audience wants to be excited. What are we revealing? What are we adding to the story? A lot of things would have to come together.”

Johansson, who played Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in the Avengers films, added that Captain America deserved his “beautiful cathartic ending” and Evans replied, “It’d be a shame to sour that… I’m very protective of it. It was such a precious time and jumping onto the movie was a terrifying prospect to me. I said no a bunch of times, and there’s a million and one ways it could have gone wrong. It almost feels like maybe we should let this one sit.”

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Stars slam filmmakers planning to recreate James Dean via CGI for Vietnam War drama

Zelda Williams and Chris Evans have shared their outrage over the news a CGI version of James Dean is to appear in a new movie.The Hollywood icon, who died in a car crash in 1955 at the age of 24, will be “resurrected” for upcoming Vietnam War drama Fi…

Zelda Williams and Chris Evans have shared their outrage over the news a CGI version of James Dean is to appear in a new movie.

The Hollywood icon, who died in a car crash in 1955 at the age of 24, will be “resurrected” for upcoming Vietnam War drama Finding Jack, with directors Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh using special effects to recreate Dean for the secondary lead character of Rogan.

The film, adapted from Gareth Crocker’s novel, focuses on the abandoned military dogs at the end of the controversial war in the 1960s, and the directors have obtained the rights from the actor’s family to use his image.

However, a number of people have criticised the project. Zelda, daughter of the late Robin Williams, took to Twitter to vent her anger at the “awful” decision to use Dean’s likeness 64 years after his death.

“Publicity stunt or not, this is puppeteering the dead for their ‘clout’ alone and it sets such an awful precedent for the future of performance. It’s bad taste & a bad call,” she fired. “What’s to stop a pharma from resurrecting (Charlie) Chaplin to sell pills, or casting (Lauren) Bacall in a bad action flick? A famous bombshell back for porn? If all it takes is money & a distant relative’s permission, the future is GRIM and full of corporate ghosts.”

She went on to explain that her family had restricted the exploitation of Robin’s image for 25 years following his death in 2014.

Captain America star Chris also waded into the outcry on Twitter and noted that he was concerned about the way the Finding Jack filmmakers may use special effects.

“This is awful. Maybe we can get a computer to paint us a new Picasso. Or write a couple new John Lennon tunes. The complete lack of understanding here is shameful,” he wrote.

Elijah Wood shared his fellow actors’ disapproval too and tweeted: “NOPE. this shouldn’t be a thing.”

While Devon Sawa, who had auditioned for a role in Finding Jack, commented on the casting of a deceased actor.

“They couldn’t give this role to an actual human?” he questioned.

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Chris Evans: ‘Knives Out felt right from the beginning’

Chris Evans knew Knives Out was going to be a special movie from the moment the cast and crew got together.The Captain America actor stars alongside Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, and Toni Collette, among others, …

Chris Evans knew Knives Out was going to be a special movie from the moment the cast and crew got together.

The Captain America actor stars alongside Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, and Toni Collette, among others, in Rian Johnson’s Agatha Christie-inspired murder mystery, which earned rave reviews when it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.

In an interview with Deadline, Evans shared that he knew he had signed up to a winning project when he first met the rest of the ensemble cast.

“Film is really a collaboration of a lot of really creative people. You’re all trying to make the same dish, and you don’t always have the right ingredients, and it doesn’t always taste good. This movie, it just felt right from the jump, from the second we all got together,” he explained. Collette added that she knew it was special as soon as she read the plot twists in Johnson’s script.

“It was all in the writing,” the Hereditary star gushed. “In reading it, it just kept opening up and changing, and it was so swift, and so smooth, and so surprising. It’s all in the script.”

In Johnson’s modern take on the classic whodunnit, Plummer plays crime novelist Harlan Thrombey, who is murdered on during his 85th birthday party and everyone in the family becomes a suspect in the eyes of Craig’s Detective Benoit Blanc, who is called to investigate the case.

And The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director shared that he was inspired by the way Christie’s plot twists seemed so effortless.

“The best authors, like Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers and the people that did it really well, make the plotting look kind of effortless,” Johnson noted. “And that’s kind of the tricky thing, especially when you have folks like this in front of the camera – to make all the machinations of the plot seem like they’re well-oiled and moving smoothly, so you’re really drawn through the characters.”

Knives Out is set to hit cinemas in November after a film festival run.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor to play villain opposite Mark Wahlberg in Infinite

Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast as the villain opposite Mark Wahlberg in action-thriller Infinite. Infinite, to be directed by Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua, centres on a group of near-immortal men and women who are reincarnated over the centuries and ar…

Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast as the villain opposite Mark Wahlberg in action-thriller Infinite.

Infinite, to be directed by Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua, centres on a group of near-immortal men and women who are reincarnated over the centuries and are known as “the Infinite.”

The British actor will play a member of the Infinite who has found a way to stop the reincarnation process and plans to use it on his own kind, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter.

Wahlberg, who was drafted in to lead the project after Chris Evans dropped out, is set to portray Evan Michaels, a man with schizophrenia who realises his hallucinations are actually memories from past lives, and these will help him defeat the evil mastermind.

Ejiofor also joins The Maze Runner’s Dylan O’Brien and Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Sophie Cookson, who have been previously been cast in undisclosed roles, as well as Rupert Friend and Icelandic actor Johannes Haukur Johannesson.

Ian Shorr and John Lee Hancock are writing the script, which is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s 2009 novel The Reincarnationist Papers, while Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing with Mark Vahradian and Bellevue Productions’ John Zaozirny.

Production is set to get underway in London at the end of September ahead of a cinema release in August 2020.

The 12 Years a Slave actor made his directorial debut earlier this year with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and recently lent his voice to the villain Scar in the remake of Disney’s The Lion King. He will next appear in Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opposite Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, and recently wrapped filming alongside Charlize Theron in The Old Guard.

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Knives Out to have Europe premiere at London Film Festival

Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out will have its Europe premiere at the 2019 London Film Festival. The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director will be bringing his modern twist on the whodunnit to London’s Leicester Square on 8 October, just weeks aft…

Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out will have its Europe premiere at the 2019 London Film Festival.

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director will be bringing his modern twist on the whodunnit to London’s Leicester Square on 8 October, just weeks after it has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Johnson is expected to attend the red carpet alongside some of his all-star ensemble cast, which includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Colette, Katherine Langford, Lakeith Stanfield, and Christopher Plummer.

“I’m thrilled to be screening Knives Out at the BFI London Film Festival. This film was an attempt to capture the twisty fun of an Agatha Christie whodunnit, it’s a great pleasure to be showing it in the country responsible for the genre’s golden age,” Johnson said in a statement.

“With Knives Out, Rian Johnson has crafted a devilishly clever and wickedly entertaining new crime caper,” Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival Director, added. “This is impeccably designed, with writing that keeps you guessing to the final moments and his extraordinary cast are at their arch and compelling best. Knives Out is a whodunit, as sharp as the blade that killed the patriarch at the heart of the film.”

Paying tribute to Agatha Christie’s classic murder mysteries, Johnson’s movie follows Detective Benoit Blanc, played by Craig, as he is enlisted to investigate the murder of renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey, portrayed by Plummer, who is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday.

The 2019 London Film Festival opens with The Personal History of David Copperfield on 2 October and concludes with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman on 13 October. The full programme will be announced at the end of August.

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Avengers: Endgame passes Avatar to become biggest film of all time

Avengers: Endgame has topped Avatar to become the highest-grossing film of all time.Marvel boss Kevin Feige made the news official at the studio’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego, California on Saturday, announcing the blockbuster would pass Avatar’s $2.7…

Avengers: Endgame has topped Avatar to become the highest-grossing film of all time.

Marvel boss Kevin Feige made the news official at the studio’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego, California on Saturday, announcing the blockbuster would pass Avatar’s $2.78 billion global box office mark over the weekend, ending the James Cameron-directed movie’s nine-year reign.

“Thanks to you, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all-time,” Feige told fans in Comic-Con’s fabled Hall H.

While Avengers: Endgame co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo took to Twitter to share a similar sentiment.

“To the greatest fans in the universe, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you…,” they commented.

Avengers: Endgame, featuring an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Brie Larson, follows the surviving members of the Avengers and their allies as they attempt to reverse the damage caused by Thanos, as played by Josh Brolin, in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.

The blockbuster has passed Avatar’s record in just 13 weeks, and in a statement, Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative officer of Marvel’s parent company, The Walt Disney Studios, praised the cast and crew for their achievements.

“A huge congratulations to the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios teams, and thank you to the fans around the world who lifted Avengers: Endgame to these historic heights,” he commented. “Of course, even with the passage of a decade, the impact of James Cameron’s Avatar remains as powerful as ever, and the astonishing achievements of both of these films are ongoing proof of the power of movies to move people and bring them together in a shared experience. The talented filmmakers behind these worlds have much more in store, and we look forward to the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and (Avatar’s setting) Pandora.”

Bosses at Disney are also celebrating another record-breaking weekend in North America, as The Lion King has roared to the top of the box office to become the biggest July opening of all time.

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Chris Evans wants to make buddy comedy with Chris Hemsworth

Avengers hunks Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth are on the hunt for a buddy comedy to star in after developing such a “brotherly bond” on the set of the superhero movies. The actors have become best friends since portraying Captain America and Thor, re…

Avengers hunks Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth are on the hunt for a buddy comedy to star in after developing such a “brotherly bond” on the set of the superhero movies.

The actors have become best friends since portraying Captain America and Thor, respectively, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the past decade, and following the conclusion of the current franchise in Avengers: Endgame, they are now eager to find a new project to work on together.

“I would love to do one of those ’80s buddy comedies, where we could shed the characters we are known for,” Evans told Variety of his hopes of collaborating with Hemsworth again.

Any such film would give the two pals the opportunity to goof off onscreen, something they became so well known for behind the scenes of the Marvel movies, they claim studio bosses purposefully split them up for the Endgame promotional tour.

“With Chris Evans, I have a real brotherly bond,” Hemsworth said. “I think they wouldn’t pair us up on this press tour, because we just spend the whole time screwing around and none of it is on topic.”

Evans confirmed the suspicion, branding the move “such bulls**t”.

“We had too much fun together, and truly like kids in school, we were separated because we weren’t getting s**t done,” he lamented.

Hemsworth also revealed he’d get on with his co-star as soon as they met.

“We were like, ‘Cool, working together will be easy then,'” he recalled.

Evans added: “That’s the way it’s been across the Marvel landscape. It’s always felt like old hat with the cast.”

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Designers and models slam Alabama’s controversial anti-abortion law

Top fashion designers and models are among those slamming Alabama’s new anti-abortion law.Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the controversial bill on Wednesday evening, after senators from the U.S. State passed the bill late the previous day, w…

Top fashion designers and models are among those slamming Alabama’s new anti-abortion law.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the controversial bill on Wednesday evening, after senators from the U.S. State passed the bill late the previous day, with the law only allowing for terminations of ectopic pregnancy, if the unborn child has a “lethal anomaly” or to “avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother”.

Under the legislation, doctors who perform abortions may face life in prison, and while Democrats attempted to re-introduce an amendment to exempt rape and incest victims, they were unsuccessful – with a number of members of the fashion community now speaking out over the divisive law.

Taking to Instagram, Zac Posen uploaded a picture of a poster with the words, “Abortion is a personal decision, not a legal debate,” and in the caption wrote, “Deeply shocked and disappointed by Alabama criminalising abortion. I know from my mother what it was like for women before Roe v. Wade. Women’s rights are human rights. Let’s move forward, not backwards.”

In her statement, Ivey commented that she was aware the new law may be unenforceable due to the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v Wade decision in 1973 which legalised abortion in all 50 states, but insisted that the new regulation was passed with the aim of challenging that law.

Elsewhere, luxury footwear designer Brian Atwood shared vintage images of women fighting for the right to have abortions and added, “Total BS!!! Alabama wake the f**k up! We will not stand for this!!!! Men will not govern a woman’s body!!!!”

While model Bella Hadid reposted a comment on the issue penned by artist Petra Collins, and Hailey Bieber shared a Twitter user’s post on her Instagram Stories in which they pointed out that the 22 Alabama senators who voted for the bill were all male.

Other A-listers including Lady Gaga, Alyssa Milano, Sarah Silverman, Ava DuVernay, Chris Evans, and Padma Lakshmi have all spoken out over the law too.

The bill will not take effect for six months after becoming law.

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