Vivica A. Fox ‘couldn’t pass up’ opportunity to reunite with Liam Hemsworth on Arkansas

Vivica A. Fox “couldn’t pass up” the opportunity to reunite with Liam Hemsworth on crime thriller Arkansas.The 55-year-old plays Her, the love interest of Vince Vaughn’s drug kingpin character Frog, in the new movie, and explained that the chance to te…

Vivica A. Fox “couldn’t pass up” the opportunity to reunite with Liam Hemsworth on crime thriller Arkansas.

The 55-year-old plays Her, the love interest of Vince Vaughn’s drug kingpin character Frog, in the new movie, and explained that the chance to team up once again with her Independence Day: Resurgence co-star was a no-brainer.

“The only thing that led to confusion was when I read the script. It came as an offer at first, and once I heard that it was a film with Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn, I didn’t need to hear any more. I was like, ‘Liam and Vince Vaughn?’ and they’re like, ‘Yeah!’ So, I was like, ‘Absolutely!'” she laughed.

Fox told The Hollywood Reporter that she enjoyed working with Hemsworth so much on the 2016 sci-fi sequel, which was the follow-up to the 1996 classic Independence Day, that she jumped at the chance to star alongside him once again.

“It was a direct offer; I didn’t have to audition, and Liam and I had worked together on Independence Day: Resurgence. So, getting the chance to work with him again was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Fox explained.

Elsewhere in the interview, she revealed she considers herself and Jackie Brown star Pam Grier as some of the original action heroines.

“We were original with it. We came first, but that’s what we’re supposed to do. For me, Pam Grier was that original, kicka*s, bad chick. So, the fact that I can pass that baton to the generation next to me is cool, and they’re even bigger and badder,” she quipped.

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Roland Emmerich regrets making Independence Day: Resurgence

Roland Emmerich regrets making Independence Day: Resurgence. The German filmmaker enjoyed success in 1996 with the alien invasion film Independence Day, the highest-grossing film of that year, but failed to recreate that glory with his sequel, which w…

Roland Emmerich regrets making Independence Day: Resurgence.

The German filmmaker enjoyed success in 1996 with the alien invasion film Independence Day, the highest-grossing film of that year, but failed to recreate that glory with his sequel, which was considered a critical and commercial disappointment following its release in 2016.

In an interview with Yahoo Movies UK, Emmerich candidly admitted making the sequel was a mistake and he should have halted production once Will Smith, the lead of the original, pulled out to star in Suicide Squad, leaving him to make last-minute changes to the script.

“I just wanted to make a movie exactly like the first but then in the middle of production Will (Smith) opted out because he wanted to do Suicide Squad,” he explained. “I should have stopped making the movie because we had a much better script, then I had to really fast, cobble another script together. I should have just said no because all of a sudden I was making something I criticised myself: a sequel.”

Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman returned for the sequel and newcomers included Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, and Jessie Usher, who portrayed the stepson of Smith’s character. The film netted just under $390 million (£303 million) from a $165 million (£128 million) budget which paled in the comparison to the $817 million (£634 million) its predecessor grossed.

Emmerich is now back with Midway, which tells the true World War II story of the naval conflict between American and Japanese forces in the Pacific following the devastating events of Pearl Harbor.

He explained the gap between films was simply because it “took time” for him to assemble the production independently.

“It’s amazing that I could do it for only a $100 million because every other director would’ve asked for $150 million. They said, ‘There is just no basis for that,’ so I had to put it together independently, go out there and chase it,” the 63-year-old added.

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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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Joey King shows off bald head on Instagram

Independence Day: Resurgence actress Joey King has shaved off her long hair for a new role.The 19-year-old star has been cast in Hulu’s true crime series The Act, alongside Patricia Arquette and Chloe Sevigny. Based on a Buzzfeed article by Michelle D…

Independence Day: Resurgence actress Joey King has shaved off her long hair for a new role.

The 19-year-old star has been cast in Hulu’s true crime series The Act, alongside Patricia Arquette and Chloe Sevigny.

Based on a Buzzfeed article by Michelle Dean, the show will recount the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, played by Joey, and her murdered mother Dee Dee Blanchard, portrayed by Patricia.

Sharing a video on Instagram of the shaving process, Joey told her followers: “My name for the next 4 months, is Gypsy Rose Blanchard. This story is very disturbing and I am honoured to be able to portray it. What a wild ride this will be on “The Act”.”

And in an interview with Allure, the teen star admitted she had no reservations when it came to clipping her longs locks.

“I’ve never really had an attachment to my hair,” she shrugged. “I couldn’t care less what happens to it. No part of me was nervous or was second-guessing it. So many people would ask me, ‘Are you really scared?’ or ‘Are you nervous?’ or say, ‘You’re so brave.’ And I’d go, ‘I’m not brave, I’m just cutting my hair off.'”

It’s not the first time Joey has had a razor-short haircut for work; in Christopher Nolan’s 2012 Batman flick The Dark Knight Rises, she was nearly bald for her role as a child prisoner, and she shaved her head on camera in Zach Braff movie Wish I Was Here two years later.

“I know this sounds crazy, and not a lot of people will agree with me, but I think every woman should shave her head at least once in her life,” she smiled. “It’s not like they’re going to regret it 10 years down the line when their hair is long again. It’s something that’s very freeing, really fun, and really empowering.”

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