Ezra Miller joining forces with Saul Williams and Lin-Manuel Miranda on sci-fi musical

Ezra Miller is teaming with Saul Williams and Lin-Manuel Miranda on a sci-fi musical.The Justice League star and artist/actor Williams have formed a new production company, called MartyrLoserKin, via which they will develop Neptune Frost. Williams is s…

Ezra Miller is teaming with Saul Williams and Lin-Manuel Miranda on a sci-fi musical.

The Justice League star and artist/actor Williams have formed a new production company, called MartyrLoserKin, via which they will develop Neptune Frost. Williams is set to direct the project.

According to Deadline, the film will focus on an intersex African hacker, a miner, and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union

Neptune Frost will be the first offering from MartyrLoserKin, which Miller and Williams plan to use to “create and proliferate works that dismantle conventional cinematic ideological frameworks”.

“(Our projects will) synergistically naturalise into this industry more poetic, queer, explorative, anarchic, diverse, subversive, non-binary, aboriginal, environmental, ecological and esoterically conscious content that will speak to both the times in which we live and the forces that seek to restrict them,” they added in a statement.

The two collaborators will co-produce Neptune Frost, with Hamilton creator Miranda on board as an executive producer.

Pre-production is already underway in Rwanda.

The news comes as it was announced that Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Hamilton will be in cinemas across the world next year after producers landed a $75 million (£58 million) deal with Disney.

The film was shot in 2016, two weeks before the original cast left the Broadway show, and is based on three live performances.

Once Hamilton has had a cinematic release, it will then be added to the studio’s new streaming service, Disney+.

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Naomi Campbell closes Saint Laurent spring 2020 show

Naomi Campbell closed Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night. The iconic supermodel wowed the crowd, which included models Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta as well as celebrities like Sal…

Naomi Campbell closed Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night.

The iconic supermodel wowed the crowd, which included models Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta as well as celebrities like Salma Hayek, Rami Malek, Andie MacDowell, and Ezra Miller, as she closed creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s latest presentation.

She strutted down the long runway in front of the Eiffel Tower wearing a black sequinned blazer jacket and matching trousers – a nod to the French fashion house’s famous Le Smoking suit – and black pointed ankle strap pumps with gold tips.

The 49-year-old shared footage of herself walking in the shimmering suit and wrote on Instagram, “Closing @ysl Spring Summer 2020 tonight was an honour! Thank you @anthonyvaccarello & @pg_dmcasting.”

Naomi had hinted at her appearance earlier in the day by sharing throwback footage of herself walking the YSL runway for the Couture Spring 2002 show and another snap of herself on the runway with Yves Saint Laurent himself.

“Mr. Yves Saint Laurent, you believed in me and stood by my side when I needed it most! Grateful for you and for all the memories we’ve made together over the years. Kind-hearted, creative genius and fashion visionary! We miss you dearly,” she wrote in the caption.

The show marked Naomi’s first appearance for a fashion house for spring/summer 2020. Earlier this month, she walked the runway for her annual charity event, Fashion for Relief, during London Fashion Week.

For his spring/summer 2020 collection, Vaccarello channelled rocker chic, festival style, and bohemian looks, with the collection featuring gold paisley embroidered dresses, chiffon blouses, and peasant-style smocks.

The models, which included Kaia Gerber and Stella Tennant, also donned micro shorts, cut-off jeans, waistcoats, cowboy boots, and tuxedo ensembles.

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Ezra Miller confirms The Flash standalone movie

Ezra Miller has confirmed The Flash standalone movie is still happening.The 26-year-old made his debut as Barry Allen and his super-quick alter-ego with cameo appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in 2016, before having a …

Ezra Miller has confirmed The Flash standalone movie is still happening.

The 26-year-old made his debut as Barry Allen and his super-quick alter-ego with cameo appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in 2016, before having a much bigger role in Zack Snyder’s ensemble superhero movie, Justice League, in 2017.

In a recent interview with W Korea, Miller was asked what’s next for his career, and replied that The Flash, Fantastic Beasts 3 and a number of musical projects were “absolutely confirmed.”

A spin-off for The Flash has been in the works at Warner Bros. for several years, but has been repeatedly hit by delays and creative differences.

Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the first script, with Rick Famuyiwa attached to direct, however, they both left after issues with studio bosses.

Directing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were the next filmmakers hired by Warner Bros. to helm the movie, but quit amid a clash with leading man Miller, who wanted a darker approach to The Flash tale.

It: Chapter Two filmmaker Andy Muschietti is the latest director to take on the DC Comics standalone movie, while Miller’s script with author Grant Morrison has been scrapped in favour of a screenplay from Christina Hodson, who penned DC’s upcoming Harley Quinn film, Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie.

It was announced earlier this year that the third Fantastic Beasts movie, starring Miller, Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law, would be delayed until at least 2021 to give Warner Bros. more time to prepare for production, according to Deadline.

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Ezra Miller talks ‘transformative’ power of beauty products

Ezra Miller has long been fascinated by the way cosmetics have “transformative” power.The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star has hit headlines in recent months over his head-turning red carpet looks, such as the padded Moncler gown he wore to…

Ezra Miller has long been fascinated by the way cosmetics have “transformative” power.

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star has hit headlines in recent months over his head-turning red carpet looks, such as the padded Moncler gown he wore to a film premiere last November, and the trippy eyeball face make-up and Burberry suit he sported to the Met Gala in May.

Now, Miller has opened up about the way make-up informs his imagination.

“Doing make-up and putting on nail polish at home with my sisters was really important to my relationship with gender expression,” he told CR MEN. “I’ve been naturally physically androgynous my whole life. There are times that my family collectively recalls when people presumed we were three sisters. And then being exposed to (make-up) through productions that had overtly transformative beauty created constant engagement of imagination.”

Miller went on to explain that he also views cosmetics as a means of helping to “represent one’s truest form”.

Taking his love of beauty products to the next level, Miller was recently named as one of the faces of Urban Decay’s Pretty Different campaign.

Also starring Lizzo, The Act actress Joey King, Colombian singer Karol G and South Korean singer-songwriter CL, the actor sports a slick of bright red lipstick in the imagery.

“I’ve had so many experiences of being obviously a weirdo. Gravitated towards the bizarre. And I think that’s sort of the quintessence of the lesson,” the 26-year-old commented of the way in which the campaign celebrates diversity.

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Andy Muschietti in talks to direct The Flash movie

It filmmaker Andy Muschietti is in talks to direct the long-gestating movie adaptation of The Flash. Spider-Man: Homecoming scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein had initially signed on as co-writers and moviemakers for the DC Comics proje…

It filmmaker Andy Muschietti is in talks to direct the long-gestating movie adaptation of The Flash.

Spider-Man: Homecoming scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein had initially signed on as co-writers and moviemakers for the DC Comics project in January 2018, but creative differences between the pair and leading man Ezra Miller are said to have delayed their progress, and they subsequently decided to walk away.

Now, Muschietti has emerged as Warner Bros. officials’ top choice to take charge of the film, which has been in development since 2014, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter.

If he signs on, his sister and business partner Barbara Muschietti will join as a producer.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith was once attached to directed the project but exited in 2016 only to be replaced by Dope scribe Rick Famuyiwa, who ultimately left the action film as well.

Meanwhile, studio bosses have chosen not to move forward with the script turned in by Miller and legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison following the actor’s disagreements with Daley and Goldstein’s light-hearted take on the speedy superhero.

Despite the news, Miller, who is said to have preferred a “darker” approach to the storyline, currently remains attached to reprise his role as the titular character, which he debuted in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Bumblebee’s Christina Hodson is now being eyed to revamp the script, with production expected to begin early next year.

In addition to the It films, Muschietti directed 2013’s Mama, featuring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. He reunited with Chastain on It: Chapter Two, which is due to hit cinemas in September.

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Lizzo and Ezra Miller front Urban Decay’s new Pretty Different campaign

Lizzo and Ezra Miller have been tapped to star in Urban Decay’s Pretty Different campaign.The stars are among the five new spokespeople for the U.S. cosmetics company, with The Act actress Joey King, Colombian singer Karol G and South Korean singer-son…

Lizzo and Ezra Miller have been tapped to star in Urban Decay’s Pretty Different campaign.

The stars are among the five new spokespeople for the U.S. cosmetics company, with The Act actress Joey King, Colombian singer Karol G and South Korean singer-songwriter CL also fronting the advertisements, with all of the personalities chosen for their work in championing uniqueness.

In her Pretty Different photoshoot, Lizzo is seen gazing at the camera while rocking bright blue eyeshadow and light pink lip gloss, and the Juice hitmaker noted that the concept perfectly aligns with her own values, especially in relation to advocating for body positivity and self-love.

“I definitely fell to the pressure of trying to fit in to the social norm,” the 31-year-old reflected. “When I decided to embrace myself. And who I was fully I noticed that the world fell in love with me, more and more and more.”

While Joey is depicted sporting bright coral eyeshadow, Karol G sports glittery black eye make-up, CL opts for metallic purple eyeliner and Ezra wears a slick of bright red lipstick.

“I’ve had so many experiences of being obviously a weirdo. Gravitated towards the bizarre. And I think that’s sort of the quintessence of the lesson,” the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor commented of the campaign.

The five new brand ambassadors will appear in upcoming Urban Decay launches throughout the year.

And Wende Zomnir, Urban Decay’s founding partner, is thrilled to be teaming with such an exciting set of personalities.

“Pretty Different is our anthem for fellow make-up junkies who don’t subscribe to beauty standards,” she stated. “It’s our tribute to individuality because everyone is pretty different. It’s our approach to reinventing what it means to be a beauty brand.”

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Ezra Miller and Keiynan Lonsdale model dresses ahead of Met Museum’s new exhibition

Ezra Miller and Love, Simon actor Keiynan Lonsdale have posed in dresses from The Met Museum’s upcoming 2019 exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion.Like previous years, the collection will officially be on display following the annual Met Gala, which takes …

Ezra Miller and Love, Simon actor Keiynan Lonsdale have posed in dresses from The Met Museum’s upcoming 2019 exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion.

Like previous years, the collection will officially be on display following the annual Met Gala, which takes place on 6 May (19), where guests typically take their dress code cue from the museum’s exhibit theme.

Modelling some of the camp pieces, Ezra and Keiynan are joined by model Edie Campbell in an editorial for Vogue.

Both actors are dressed in designs by Thom Browne; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Ezra in a mash-up of a bride and groom look from the fashion star’s spring 18 line, and Keiynan in a fall 19 outfit, consisting of a tuxedo top and a pleated skirt.

“Everything flips upside down in this theatre of high drama,” Ezra told the fashion glossy.

In a second image, Keiynan dons a powder-pink 18th-century robe a la francaise-inspired dress by Vivienne Westwood, from fall 95.

“It’s so easy to play it safe, but that’s not camp,” the 27-year-old noted.

Sharing the photos on Instagram, he added to his followers: “Thank you @voguemagazine for including me in your 2019 May Issue. I can’t even believe this happened. Thank you with all of my heart.”

Meanwhile, Edie channels bird-like beauty for her image, in a pink and purple feather Moschino gown, from spring 16.

Camp: Notes on Fashion, influenced by American writer Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp’, runs from 9 May to 8 September at the New York art institution. Dresses by Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Bob Mackie, and Versace will also feature.

In the exhibition overview, museum curators explain: “Through more than 250 objects dating from the 17th century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp’ provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.”

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Richard Quinn and Matthew Williams tapped to create Moncler Genius lines

Richard Quinn and Matthew Williams have been added to Moncler Genius’ roster of designers.London-based star Quinn, who won the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design last year (18), and Williams, known for his 1017 ALYX 9SM label, will b…

Richard Quinn and Matthew Williams have been added to Moncler Genius’ roster of designers.

London-based star Quinn, who won the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design last year (18), and Williams, known for his 1017 ALYX 9SM label, will both present collections for the Italy-based apparel company in Milan on 20 February.

Regarding the idea for tapping rising fashion talent for limited-edition collections, chairman and chief executive officer Remo Ruffini, explained that the business model acknowledges the diversity of the contemporary customer in the digital era.

“Moncler Genius is an answer to the times, a symposium of creative minds and an inspiring place. Each Genius operates singularly, and the sum of the Geniuses interprets the Moncler identity,” he said in a statement. “Different rooms house different visions, all of them shaping the global Moncler message and the Moncler Genius Building contains them all.”

Quinn and Williams will join other established Moncler Genius designers at the show, including Sergio Zambon and Veronica Leoni for Moncler 1952, Sandro Mandrino for Moncler Grenoble, Simone Rocha, Craig Green, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Palm Angels’ Francesco Ragazzi, and Poldo Dog Couture.

There will also be a line from Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and model Liya Kebede.

Last year, Piccioli made a splash with his Moncler Genius collection, with the line including includes zip-up hooded capes, padded duvet-like coats, and basic down jackets, while the accompanying campaign featured models posing in settings evocative of Medieval Madonna paintings. Actor Ezra Miller also hit headlines when he stepped out at the premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in Paris in November sporting a daring black coat with matching hood and gloves from the line.

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The Flash movie delayed again – report

Actor Ezra Miller’s standalone superhero outing as The Flash has reportedly been delayed until 2021. The Justice League star has been waiting to suit up as the DC Comics character for his own blockbuster film since his casting in 2014, but the project…

Actor Ezra Miller’s standalone superhero outing as The Flash has reportedly been delayed until 2021.

The Justice League star has been waiting to suit up as the DC Comics character for his own blockbuster film since his casting in 2014, but the project has suffered a series of setbacks, with directors Seth Grahame-Smith and his replacement, Rick Famuyiwa, both walking away from the planned movie.

Early this year (Jan18), Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were said to have entered talks to take over the filmmaking process, ahead of a potential March (19) production date.

However, now studio officials at Warner Bros. have allegedly decided to push back the shoot until late 2019 to allow extra time for revisions to Grahame-Smith’s original script, postponing its expected release until 2021, according to Variety.

Reports suggest Ezra’s filming commitments with Harry Potter spin-off franchise Fantastic Beasts is partly to blame for the new scheduling, as he is contracted to begin shooting the third instalment of the prequel series – another Warner Bros. property – in July (19).

The news is sure to come as a disappointment for Ezra, who has tried to remain positive about the constant hurdles in getting The Flash movie to the big screen.

Discussing the project after Famuyiwa’s exit in 2016, he told Nerdist: “(I feel) a little sad. Love Rick, but super grateful for all the work he has done… I think from a distance, observing the processes of a production of the film can seem… interpersonal, or dramatic… but I definitely feel like ultimately things will work out.”

Ezra, who made his debut as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and reprised the role in Justice League, is set to star in the superhero film alongside Billy Crudup and Kiersey Clemons, who will play his love interest, Iris West.

Meanwhile, Ezra will soon be hitting the promotional trail for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which hits theatres next month (Nov18).

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Ezra Miller crushed to have missed Hogwarts set visit

Actor Ezra Miller was left devastated after discovering he had missed out on a trip to the set of Hogwarts for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. The Justice League star reprises his role as Credence Barebone in the Harry Pot…

Actor Ezra Miller was left devastated after discovering he had missed out on a trip to the set of Hogwarts for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.

The Justice League star reprises his role as Credence Barebone in the Harry Potter prequel film series and reveals some scenes in the new movie take place at the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – the main setting for author J.K. Rowling’s hugely popular boy wizard stories.

However, Ezra’s character doesn’t feature in the shoot at Hogwarts – and he was crushed to have been left out.

“There’s some Hogwarts, which, spoiler alert: I’m not in,” he told Collider. “It’s fine. No, it’s fine.”

Joking about trying to “sneak into the back of a class”, he added, “It’s very hard. They have a lot of protections…”

Ezra, 25, was on location for another acting gig when he found out about the trip to the one set he would have done anything to visit.

“I had a couple weeks off to do some other work. I was in the United States and around different parts of Europe, and I came back and I was asking what they (the cast) had been up to, and how it’d been,” he recalled. “And they said, ‘Oh, it’s been pretty much the same except for we did have that week where we were in Hogwarts.’

“And I was, like, so deeply devastated, trying to cover it up, play it cool. I was like, ‘Oh, that’s fine…’ Nobody called me. Nobody even thought to send a text.”

Ezra also had no idea about the addition of Johnny Depp as the titular dark wizard in the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald until they were formally introduced.

Asked if it was tough to keep Depp’s casting a secret, he revealed, “What’s great is when I don’t have to keep it secret because I genuinely don’t know… We were doing a shoot that happened after production on the first one (the 2016 film), it was like, some additional photography which was around the time when he (Depp) was doing his work (on set). And I did not know who it was until I was literally shaking his hand.

“People were just calling him Johnny… So no, it was very easy to keep – that’s the easiest type of secret to keep.”

Directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which also features Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Zoe Kravitz, is set for release in November (18).

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