Letitia Wright to star in The Silent Twins

Letitia Wright is to star in a thriller about The Silent Twins. The Black Panther actress will star alongside British newcomer Tamara Lawrance in a movie about June and Jennifer Gibbons, who became known as The Silent Twins because they refused to comm…

Letitia Wright is to star in a thriller about The Silent Twins.

The Black Panther actress will star alongside British newcomer Tamara Lawrance in a movie about June and Jennifer Gibbons, who became known as The Silent Twins because they refused to communicate with anyone other than each other and developed their own language, according to Deadline. It was not announced which sister Wright will be playing.

The story will follow the lives of the real-life identical twins, who grew up in Wales, as their isolation leads to petty crime and violence and their eventual stint in England’s high-security Broadmoor mental health hospital. The girls eventually decided that they could only be free if one of them died.

The drama, which is due to begin filming in April, marks the first English-language feature from Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska, who is known for indie films The Lure and Fugue. Andrea Seigel has written a script based on the non-fiction book The Silent Twins by investigative journalist Marjorie Wallace, who covered the Gibbons’ hospitalisation at the time for Britain’s The Sunday Times.

The story of the twins has previously been seen onscreen in 1986 BBC TV drama The Silent Twins and 1994 BBC documentary Silent Twin – Without My Shadow.

Wright, 26, was last seen as Shuri in Avengers: Endgame last year. Her upcoming projects include Kenneth Branagh’s remake of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, which stars Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer, sci-fi romance Hold Back the Stars alongside John Boyega, and Steve McQueen’s upcoming TV series Small Axe, which also stars Boyega.

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Martin Freeman: ‘I will be returning for Black Panther 2’

Martin Freeman believes he will be reprising the role of Everett K. Ross in the next Black Panther movie. The Sherlock actor first played the CIA operative, who had been tasked to control and regulate the actions of the Avengers, in Captain America: C…

Martin Freeman believes he will be reprising the role of Everett K. Ross in the next Black Panther movie.

 The Sherlock actor first played the CIA operative, who had been tasked to control and regulate the actions of the Avengers, in Captain America: Civil War, and returned for 2018’s Black Panther, where he was injured in the line of duty and saved by Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, before going on to help Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa and his forces battle Michael B. Jordan’s antagonist Erik Killmonger. 

 Original director Ryan Coogler has signed on to direct a follow-up, but further details are currently unknown. However, in a new chat with Collider, the British actor said he expected to be back for the sequel.  

 “As far as I know, I will be returning,” he shared. “As far as I know, I will be in another Black Panther. That’s my understanding. As to when that will happen, I don’t know.”  

 It isn’t known when the sequel will be released, but as it didn’t appear on Marvel’s slate for 2020 and 2021 during their San Diego Comic-Con presentation, it’s likely it won’t be due until at least 2022.  

 Alongside Freeman, other castmembers expected to return for the sequel include Wright, Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, and Winston Duke. 

 Last year, Marvel boss Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly the plot for the sequel was coming together and he teased that audiences would be seeing more of Wright’s Shuri.   

 “One of the favourite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two. There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first Black Panther. We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one,” he said. 

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Annette Bening in talks to join Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile

Annette Bening is in talks to join Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer in Kenneth Branagh’s murder mystery Death on the Nile. According to editors at Deadline, the Oscar-nominated actress is in negotiations for the part of Euphemia, even though no character be…

Annette Bening is in talks to join Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer in Kenneth Branagh’s murder mystery Death on the Nile.

According to editors at Deadline, the Oscar-nominated actress is in negotiations for the part of Euphemia, even though no character bears that name in Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel of the same, or the 1978 movie adaptation.

It has been speculated by social media users that Euphemia could be the new name for alcoholic romance novelist Salome Otterbourne or the fiery widow Miss Van Schuyler, who were played by Angela Lansbury and Bette Davis, respectively, in the original film.

Bening would join a star-studded cast which includes Gadot as heiress Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, Hammer as her husband Simon Doyle, as well as Black Panther’s Letitia Wright as Rosalie Otterbourne.

Branagh, who previously helmed another Agatha Christie movie adaptation, 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, will once again direct and star as the mystery writer’s beloved detective Hercule Poirot, who finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery on a luxury cruise through Egypt. Tom Bateman also returns as his friend Bouc.

Branagh has once again hired Michael Green to write the screenplay from Christie’s novel. Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh, and Mark Gordon will produce. Filming is due to begin later this year ahead of a cinema release in October 2020.

Bening, who most recently starred in superhero movie Captain Marvel, will next be seen in drama The Report with Adam Driver, Georgetown alongside Christoph Waltz, and thriller Turn of Mind, with Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka named as ambassador for bareMinerals

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has been named as bareMinerals’ new brand ambassador.Born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, Osaka has lived in the U.S. since she was a child and is now considered to be one of the sport’s most exciting talents…

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has been named as bareMinerals’ new brand ambassador.

Born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, Osaka has lived in the U.S. since she was a child and is now considered to be one of the sport’s most exciting talents.

Now, Naomi has been tapped by bosses at clean beauty company bareMinerals as a Power of Good Ambassador and will serve as the face of BAREPRO Performance Wear Foundation.

“To me, The Power of Good means being the best version of yourself without sacrificing integrity or putting others down,” she said in a statement. “With bareMinerals’ BAREPRO Foundation, I don’t have to compromise clean beauty and natural-looking results for performance. These formulas keep up with my active lifestyle and never fail to deliver.”

For the BAREPRO campaign, Naomi was photographed by Zoey Grossman in Los Angeles, California. Her beauty look was created by bareMinerals’ global make-up artist, Nikki DeRoest, with the snaps showing her posing in a dress and with her tennis kit.

“We chose Naomi not only because of her extraordinary athletic abilities and unmistakable passion for her craft, but also for the confidence, poise and perseverance she demonstrates on and off the court,” said president of bareMinerals, Jill Scalamandre, of the 21-year-old. “She is a remarkable person, and I am thrilled to welcome her to the bareMinerals family.”

Naomi, who is the reigning US Open and Australian Open champion, follows in the footsteps of other celebrity bareMinerals ambassadors, such as Hailey Bieber, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Letitia Wright.

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Letitia Wright considers charitable acts part of her beauty routine

Black Panther star Letitia Wright credits selfless acts of charity for her flawless glow. The 25 year old, who serves as an ambassador for bareMinerals, is dedicated to working on her inner beauty more than her makeup routine, and insists that helps h…

Black Panther star Letitia Wright credits selfless acts of charity for her flawless glow.

The 25 year old, who serves as an ambassador for bareMinerals, is dedicated to working on her inner beauty more than her makeup routine, and insists that helps her look great from the inside out.

“You can put makeup on, but to me it’s about what’s on the inside. I work on it every day,” she tells People.

The actress has devoted herself to self-improvement and putting time into bareMineral’s Power of Good campaign, which helps raise funds for charities that aid causes such as women’s education and mentorship.

”It’s a wonderful example that inspires young women like me,” she shares of the organisation. “Treat your people the way you want to be treated. Ask yourself, ‘What did I do today that was kind and loving? And what didn’t I do that I can work on?’”

Though she doesn’t place a great emphasis on products, Wright has a few favourites she relies on to get red carpet ready – like Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser: “This changed the game for me. It leaves my face so soft, my friends actually rub the backs of their hands on it,” she says, noting that when it comes to accentuating her stunning eyes, she uses bareMinerals’ Lastopia Volumizing Mascara.

“This makes my lashes look so great, I don’t even need to curl them,” she says. “My guy friends will be like, ‘Oh you’ve got those (false lashes) on’. And I’m like, ‘Nope! It’s all me!'”

Wright’s appreciation of cosmetics is relatively new, as she has always liked being a natural beauty: “I never really liked make-up to begin with; I just thought it was a big hassle,” she told Elle last year. “But then I started to go to events and having makeup artists do it for me and I got into it.

“When you have your makeup done really well and it doesn’t look like the wrong colour or tone, or just not me, then I feel confident in it and I can just roll with it.”

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Rihanna thanks Donald Glover for giving her Guava Island role

Rihanna has heaped praise on Donald Glover for “trusting” her with a role in Guava Island. The singer and Ocean’s 8 star began working with the Atlanta actor on the top-secret project in August (18), and the 56-minute musical film finally premiered at…

Rihanna has heaped praise on Donald Glover for “trusting” her with a role in Guava Island.

The singer and Ocean’s 8 star began working with the Atlanta actor on the top-secret project in August (18), and the 56-minute musical film finally premiered at the Coachella Music Festival last week (ends14Apr19) before streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rihanna has stayed silent about the project for months, but on Wednesday night, she opened up about the film for the first time and thanked Donald, who also goes by the stage name Childish Gambino, for casting her as his love interest Kofi Novia.

“Wow! the response to #GuavaIsland has been quite overwhelming,” she wrote on Instagram. “So happy you guys felt the beauty in this film! @childishgambino you are a true gem to the culture. I’m so proud of you and the work you put into making this film. I felt how close this was to you and your entire team! Thank you for trusting me with this role! It was the greatest experience being in Cuba, phones off, present with life and art! It was humbling! I loved watching every second of it!”

She accompanied the message with a clip of Donald’s character Deni Maroon serenading Kofi with a romantic song on the beach.

The project was first revealed in August when pictures of the duo shooting the film in Havana, Cuba surfaced online, and it was only officially announced when a teaser clip from the movie premiered at Donald’s PHAROS Festival in New Zealand.

Announcing the film’s release on Amazon, the 35-year-old previously said in a statement, “I’m really humbled having the opportunity to present something this timely and timeless. Between Rihanna and the people of Cuba, this is one of my favourite projects I’ve ever worked on.”

The film, which also stars Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and Game of Thrones’ Nonso Anozie, marks the feature directorial debut for Hiro Murai, who directed Childish Gambino’s award-winning music video for This Is America.

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Donald Glover and Rihanna’s Guava Island to briefly stream for free

Donald Glover and Rihanna’s new movie Guava Island will briefly stream for free on Amazon Video.Back in August 2018, the stars began work on the secret project in Cuba, with Glover’s Atlanta and This Is America video collaborator Hiro Murai directing, …

Donald Glover and Rihanna’s new movie Guava Island will briefly stream for free on Amazon Video.

Back in August 2018, the stars began work on the secret project in Cuba, with Glover’s Atlanta and This Is America video collaborator Hiro Murai directing, and Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and Game of Thrones actor Nonso Anozie also involved.

Previously, it was announced that Guava Island would premiere at the Coachella festival in Indio, California on Thursday (11Apr19), one day before Glover’s alter ego, Childish Gambino, is due to take the stage at the event.

The film will screen throughout the festival in a “specially-constructed” theatre, and on Wednesday, executives at Amazon Studios also revealed that Guava Island will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video on 13 April from 12.01am.

It will be available to stream for free for the first 18 hours in more than 200 countries, after which it will be only accessible for Amazon Prime Video subscribers. The movie will also stream on Twitch starting at 5 pm.

Details about the plot of the film remain under wraps, though a short trailer, which originally premiered at the PHAROS festival in New Zealand in November, is now available to view online.

In a short statement, Glover shared his excitement over the project – which is described as his “idea of freedom.”

“I’m really humbled having the opportunity to present something this timely and timeless. Between Rihanna and the people of Cuba, this is one of my favourite projects I’ve ever worked on,” the Solo: A Star Wars Story actor said, while Murai added: “Guava Island is the end result of four incredible weeks spent in Cuba with some of the most inspiring creative talents I’ve ever met. Designers, performers, musicians, and filmmakers came together from all over the world to create this crazy fever dream of a production.”

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley teams with bareMinerals on charity initiative

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has helped bareMinerals launch a new charity initiative.The British supermodel was named as a new global brand ambassador for the cosmetics company last September (18), joining the likes of Hailey Baldwin, Letitia Wright, and …

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has helped bareMinerals launch a new charity initiative.

The British supermodel was named as a new global brand ambassador for the cosmetics company last September (18), joining the likes of Hailey Baldwin, Letitia Wright, and celebrity make-up artist Nikki DeRoest.

Now, Rosie has announced bareMinerals’ Chain of Good initiative in conjunction with the unveiling of the brand’s BAREPRO Longwear Lipstick range.

“To celebrate the launch of the new lip-loving, vegan BAREPRO Longwear Lipstick, I am kicking off the @baremineralsChain of Good, which encourages all of us to share a little positivity by tagging someone who has been a force of good in your life,” she captioned a post on Instagram on Thursday (17Jan19).

“For the first 1000 Instagram posts with the hashtag #GoodThatLasts, bareMinerals will donate $10 for each post to women’s charities that encourage mentorship, entrepreneurialism and education. I am tagging my fellow @baremineralsambassador @haileybieber who is as beautiful on the inside and she is on the outside. Keep the chain going!”

The Chain of Good initiative will run until 21 January. Rosie stepped out at an event in Los Angeles on Thursday to promote the new lipstick, which has been described as the “first long-wear, vegan lipstick, rich in nourishing minerals”.

She sported a white shirt and black trousers from The Row for the day, and teamed the look with Jimmy Choo stilettos and Vhernier jewellery.

While Rosie has previously fronted campaigns for ModelCo and Burberry Body, she recently shared that teaming with bareMinerals was a natural fit because she is such a fan of the New York-based company’s formulas.

“I love to champion brands that celebrate beauty in the right way and I’m proud to be a part of bareMinerals. As a mum and model, I don’t have time to compromise – I need reliable products that can deliver strong colour payoff and are also good for my skin,” the 31-year-old commented.

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Letitia Wright and Lakeith Stanfield land BAFTA Rising Star nominations

Letitia Wright, Lakeith Stanfield and Cynthia Erivo have been shortlisted for the EE Rising Star prize at the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards. The British actress, who made her breakthrough playing fan favourite Shuri in Marvel movie Black Panther, was reveale…

Letitia Wright, Lakeith Stanfield and Cynthia Erivo have been shortlisted for the EE Rising Star prize at the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards.

The British actress, who made her breakthrough playing fan favourite Shuri in Marvel movie Black Panther, was revealed as a contender for the only public-voted prize at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards on Thursday morning (03Jan19).

“It’s an incredible feeling to be chosen by BAFTA and the jury as a candidate for the EE Rising Star Award,” Letitia said in a statement. “It means a lot that my work has been recognised, especially in the country I’ve grown up in, and that I get to share this recognition with so many talented actors.”

She will compete against Lakeith, who is best known for his work on TV series Atlanta and films such as Get Out and Sorry to Bother You.

“I can’t begin to express my gratitude to BAFTA and the jury for this nomination,” he gushed. “The calibre of previous EE Rising Star Award winners and nominees is incredible, and I feel honoured to be counted among them. It’s a very proud moment indeed.”

British actress Cynthia, who has already achieved Tony, Emmy and Grammy Awards for her role in the stage revival of musical The Color Purple, lands on the shortlist after making her feature film debut in 2018 in both Widows and Bad Times at the El Royale.

The five-person category also features Irish actor Barry Keoghan, who is best known for his work in Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and American Animals, and Irish actress Jessie Buckley, who received acclaim for her performance in 2018 independent film Beast.

The winner will follow in the footsteps of 2018 winner Daniel Kaluuya as well the likes of previous winners James McAvoy, Tom Hardy, Kristen Stewart and John Boyega.

The 2019 BAFTA Film Awards take place on 10 February at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The main nominees will be announced on 9 January.

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Letitia Wright gushes over Naomie Harris”flawless’ beauty looks

Letitia Wright constantly takes beauty inspiration from Naomie Harris.The Black Panther star has been inspiring women everywhere with her fun but fresh make-up looks since she found fame in 2015. However, she has now confessed that she often namechecks…

Letitia Wright constantly takes beauty inspiration from Naomie Harris.

The Black Panther star has been inspiring women everywhere with her fun but fresh make-up looks since she found fame in 2015. However, she has now confessed that she often namechecks the Moonlight actress when she’s getting ready for a big event.

“Naomie Harris. I always say her name but it’s the truth!” she gushed in an interview with Elle U.K. “She has a great track record of looking fabulous – her make-up is always flawless and glowing and true to herself. Whenever I’m in the make-up chair, I always reference her, I’m like, ‘Hey, can you make me glowed up like that?’ I just want to be her forever.”

Letitia’s own beauty prowess landed her a gig as a bareMinerals ambassador earlier this year (18), and she’s particularly a fan of the brand’s “super dope” loose foundation.

And though she’s happy to play around with different products today, she used to be reluctant to wear make-up.

“I never really liked make-up to begin with, I just thought it was a big hassle,” the 25-year-old shrugged. “But then I started to going to events and having make-up artists do it for me and I got into it. When you have your make-up done really well and it doesn’t look like the wrong colour or tone, or just not me, then I feel confident in it and I can just roll with it.”

The British star also believes it’s incredibly important to have a diverse range of faces representing the beauty industry.

“It’s important to see yourself reflected in the media and what’s going on in our society, so working with a beauty brand that shows women of different ethnicities and backgrounds is really refreshing,” she smiled.

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