Kate Hudson to star in fantasy film Blood Moon

Kate Hudson is set to star in upcoming fantasy film Blood Moon.The actress, who welcomed a daughter named Rani Rose with her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa earlier this month (Oct18), has signed on for a leading role in the movie, according to editors at Dea…

Kate Hudson is set to star in upcoming fantasy film Blood Moon.

The actress, who welcomed a daughter named Rani Rose with her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa earlier this month (Oct18), has signed on for a leading role in the movie, according to editors at Deadline.

To be helmed by writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour, Blood Moon will tell the story of a girl with unusual powers who escapes from a mental asylum and tries to make it on her own in New Orleans.

Actor Craig Robinson, perhaps best known for his role as Darryl Philbin in the U.S. version of The Office, has been cast in the flick as well, and Zac Efron is in talks for an undisclosed part.

No other casting details have been announced, though production is due to begin in spring 2019 – giving Kate time to complete her maternity leave.

John Lesher, who won an Oscar for his role in making 2014 movie Birdman, is onboard to produce Blood Moon and has praised Los Angeles-based filmmaker Lily’s concept.

“Lily’s unique vision and poetic style sets her apart from the pack,” he told Deadline. “She is truly one of the most exciting filmmakers working today.”

Lily made her feature debut with drama-horror A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night in 2014 and has since directed episodes of TV shows such as Legion and Castle Rock.

Meanwhile, Kate was last seen onscreen as Eleanor Strubing in biographical drama Marshall. The star, who is also mother to sons Ryder, 14, and seven-year-old Bing from previous relationships, will appear in singer Sia’s forthcoming movie Music too, which details the story of a sober drug dealer and their disabled sister.

And Zac is currently in the post-production phases of Matthew McConaughey comedy The Beach Bum as well as Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, a biographical film about the crimes of serial killer Ted Bundy.

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Common opens up about politically charged Oscar nominated song

Common wrote his Oscar-nominated song Stand Up for Something in response to President Donald Trump’s inauguration.The track, from the movie Marshall which stars Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, which is sung by Andra Day and co-written by Diane …

Common wrote his Oscar-nominated song Stand Up for Something in response to President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The track, from the movie Marshall which stars Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, which is sung by Andra Day and co-written by Diane Warren, will battle it out with songs from The Greatest Showman, Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name and Coco on 4 March.

Common, who previously bagged an Academy Award for his song with John Legend, Glory, from the movie Selma, opened up about Stand Up for Something during a panel hosted by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Variety on Thursday (22Feb18).

“So many people were down (after Trump’s inauguration) and I was like, ‘Man, we have the power as human beings to put the light out in the world, there’s no one man who can take us down, no government that can take us down,’ so this song for me was an outlet,” he shared.

Both Common and Diane, who’s up for her ninth Oscar, noted the song’s political relevance in the wake of the high school shooting in Florida earlier this month.

“Last night I was watching the town hall on CNN and they were using Stand Up for Something for the song… just to have art that’s connected with that is very important,” the 45-year-old said.

“Everyday it becomes more timely,” Diane added. “Look what those kids are doing right now, you see people standing up.”

As well as nonprofit organisation Everytown for Gun Safety, which advocates gun control, the #MeToo movement and American Civil Liberties Union have also embraced Common and Diane’s track.

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