Lara Stone engaged

Lara Stone has confirmed reports she is set to wed for the second time.The model is engaged to 37-year-old property developer David Grievson, who she began dating in 2018 after meeting him on dating app Tinder. According to Britain’s Daily Mail newspap…

Lara Stone has confirmed reports she is set to wed for the second time.

The model is engaged to 37-year-old property developer David Grievson, who she began dating in 2018 after meeting him on dating app Tinder.

According to Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, Stone sparked engagement rumours when she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger while recently attending the Gymkhana VIP dinner in London’s upmarket Mayfair district, and her representative has now confirmed the news.

“They are engaged,” her spokesman told the publication, while an unknown friend added, “She is very happy with David. And she loves that he’s not in the public eye like her ex was… She didn’t enjoy that aspect of their relationship.”

The engagement comes almost five years since the 36-year-old split from British comedian and author David Walliams, the father of her six-year-old son Alfie. The Dutch beauty met the Little Britain star in 2009 and they got engaged four months later. They tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony at Claridge’s hotel in London in 2010.

However, the comedian filed for divorce in September 2015, citing unreasonable behaviour, and the marriage was dissolved at a hearing in London just six weeks later.

Reflecting on their split during an interview with British newspaper The Telegraph in April last year, Lara said that while their divorce was “awful”, the former couple are now successfully co-parenting their son.

“Sometimes really different people work together – but maybe not for ever. It’s awful getting divorced,” she explained, adding that Alfie hasn’t been affected by their split.

“It’s now five years and luckily our son was really young. He didn’t really notice anything. It’s only now that he knows that we used to be married,” she shared.

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Michael Caine leads cast of new Oliver Twist movie

Michael Caine is returning to the world of Charles Dickens for a modern-day take on Oliver Twist.The Oscar winner, who portrayed miser Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol, will play master thief Fagin opposite Game of Thrones star Lena Heade…

Michael Caine is returning to the world of Charles Dickens for a modern-day take on Oliver Twist.

The Oscar winner, who portrayed miser Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol, will play master thief Fagin opposite Game of Thrones star Lena Headey, singer Rita Ora, and comedian and author David Walliams in the new movie Twist.

The film, which will be set in modern-day London, will also feature Jude Law’s son Rafferty in the title role.

Martin Owen will direct from a script he has co-written.

Announcing his casting, Caine commented, “Fagin is such an infamous character, it’s going to be great fun playing him. I’m really looking forward to working with Lena, Raff and the rest of the cast in London when we start shooting.”

While Headey added that she would be taking on the role of Sikes in the project.

“Flipping roles without apology or character softening is a brilliant way to breathe new life into established materials and bring it to new audiences,” she shared.

Production on the movie will kick off later this year. And accordingly, Law can’t wait to get started on his first major role.

“I’m excited to play such a well-loved literary character, and I’m looking forward to working with Martin Owen to bring to life his new take on the character in modern-day London,” the 23-year-old added.

Oliver Twist, Dickens’s second novel, was first published as a serial from 1837 to 1839. The story has been the subject of numerous adaptations over the years, including the musical play Oliver! and the multiple Academy Award-winning 1968 film.

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Murder Mystery sequel in the works at Netflix

A sequel to Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s hit movie Murder Mystery is in the works.Directed by Kyle Newacheck and written by James Vanderbilt, the mystery-comedy followed New York City police officer Nick Spitz, played by Sandler, and his wife Au…

A sequel to Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s hit movie Murder Mystery is in the works.

Directed by Kyle Newacheck and written by James Vanderbilt, the mystery-comedy followed New York City police officer Nick Spitz, played by Sandler, and his wife Audrey, portrayed by Aniston, as they embarked on an adventure to Europe, only to become entangled in the murder of an elderly billionaire on a superyacht.

The film was a huge success when it was released on Netflix in June, and now editors at The Hollywood Reporter have claimed Vanderbilt is now in talks to pen a follow-up.

It is not yet known if Sandler and Aniston will reprise their roles, but as the Happy Gilmore star has an ongoing deal with bosses at the streaming giant, it is likely he will return.

A few days after Murder Mystery, which also featured Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, and Terence Stamp, dropped online, a Netflix representative posted on Twitter that the flick smashed all types of viewership records.

“30,869,863 accounts watched Murder Mystery in its first 3 days – the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix Film. 13,374,914 accounts in the US and Canada, and 17,494,949 more worldwide,” the message stated.

A spokesperson later confirmed that the figures were correct.

Of late, the most-streamed films on Netflix have included Will Smith’s 2017 fantasy-action Bright and Sandra Bullock’s 2018 post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box.

Vanderbilt has previously written screenplays for films including Independence Day: Resurgence, White House Down, and Zodiac. He is currently in the pre-production stages of The Janson Directive.

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Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s Murder Mystery breaks Netflix record

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s new comedy Murder Mystery has broken a Netflix record.Directed by Kyle Newacheck and written by James Vanderbilt, the mystery-comedy follows New York City police officer Nick Spitz, played by Sandler, and his wife Au…

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s new comedy Murder Mystery has broken a Netflix record.

Directed by Kyle Newacheck and written by James Vanderbilt, the mystery-comedy follows New York City police officer Nick Spitz, played by Sandler, and his wife Audrey, portrayed by Aniston, as they embark on an adventure to Europe, only to become entangled in the murder of an elderly billionaire on a superyacht.

The film was released on the streaming service on Friday, and according to a Twitter message sent by the @NetflixIsAJoke account on Tuesday, it has smashed all types of viewership records.

“30,869,863 accounts watched Murder Mystery in its first 3 days – the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix Film. 13,374,914 accounts in the US and Canada, and 17,494,949 more worldwide,” the message reads.

A spokesperson for Netflix later confirmed to editors at Variety that the figures were correct but emphasised that the company only counts views if subscribers completed at least 70 per cent of the 97-minute movie.

Murder Mystery marks the latest feature as part of Sandler’s ongoing deal with the streaming giant. The Happy Gilmore star agreed back in March 2017 to make four more flicks together, having previously collaborated on movies like Sandy Wexler, The Do-Over, and The Ridiculous 6.

Of late, the most-streamed films on Netflix have included Will Smith’s 2017 fantasy-action Bright, which a representative claimed had been viewed more times in its first week than any of its other releases.

While Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box had the biggest seven-day viewership for any of its original films to date when it debuted in December 2018, with the post-apocalyptic thriller watched by over 45 million global accounts.

Murder Mystery also stars Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, and Terence Stamp.

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Edgar Wright making documentary about art rockers Sparks

Director Edgar Wright’s next project will be a documentary about U.S. band Sparks. The art rock duo, consisting of brothers Russell and Ron Mael, are famed for their quirky outfits and attitude as well as their 1974 hit This Town Ain’t Big Enough for …

Director Edgar Wright’s next project will be a documentary about U.S. band Sparks.

The art rock duo, consisting of brothers Russell and Ron Mael, are famed for their quirky outfits and attitude as well as their 1974 hit This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us.

Edgar, whose 2017 movie Baby Driver earned Oscar nominations for sound mixing and editing, has now told IndieWire that he is working on a film about Sparks and filmed the band’s concert at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London last month (May18).

He also shared that he had been “scouring their archives” and added: “I have been a fan of them since I saw them on (U.K. chart show) Top of The Pops in 1979, and when I had (their 1979 single) Beat the Clock on vinyl.”

Edgar subsequently publicised the new film on Twitter, linking to the article and writing: “It’s not the only thing I’m currently developing, but I can confirm this IS in the works. Most exciting.”

The Shaun of the Dead filmmaker explained that the Sparks documentary might not be the “next movie” his fans see in cinemas but that he was “working on it”.

He is also signed up to direct his first animated feature, Shadows, which he has written with British comedian David Walliams.

The 44-year-old has been coy about the plot of the DreamWorks movie, but told Deadline in a statement: “When the Shadows concept was suggested to me, I could see the poster, the title sequence and pretty much the whole movie. It’s a blast writing this and to have one of my oldest friends in comedy, David Walliams, along for the adventure is a thrill.”

Although Sparks struggled for popularity in their homeland, they have been hugely popular in the U.K.

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