Fans spot plastic water bottle in Little Women scene

Eagle-eyed viewers have noticed a rogue plastic water bottle in a scene in Greta Gerwig’s period drama Little Women. The latest movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, starring Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet, and Meryl …

Eagle-eyed viewers have noticed a rogue plastic water bottle in a scene in Greta Gerwig’s period drama Little Women.

The latest movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, starring Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet, and Meryl Streep, was released in December and became a critical and commercial success, with it going on to be nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture.

However, following its digital release in March, keen fans began to notice an error in one scene, with them sharing stills of Chalamet, in his period costume, standing in front of a table, where a modern hydro flask can be found. In the same shot, a plastic Poland Spring water bottle can be seen in the background – despite the film being set in the 1860s.

The mistake was first spotted by TikTok user Madelyn Rancourt, who shared a video of the scene on the app, and said, “All right, so I’m a very big fan of Little Women. I have the official movie companion book, I have the Louisa May Alcott book with cast photos and I did see it seven times in theatres and went to a Q&A with the cast in New York and saw the film before it came out.

“So, I’ve seen it many times and while watching it I’ve watched this scene with them in their house so many times, with Jo saying she loves the books and Amy hurting her hand… I don’t know if anyone else noticed but there is a hydro flask and a Poland Spring water bottle just casually sitting there during some of the scene. Let me know if you noticed this.”

The mistake has since gone viral on social media, with users sharing screengrabs and expressing their shock.

Others also likened it to the famous Game of Thrones error, in which a coffee cup was left in front of Emilia Clarke’s character Daenerys Targaryen in the final season of the show, which aired last year.

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Anna Wintour postpones 2020 Met Gala

Anna Wintour has postponed the 2020 Met Gala in light of the coronavirus pandemic.The annual Costume Institute Gala was due to be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on 4 May, with the bash to celebrate the opening of the spring exh…

Anna Wintour has postponed the 2020 Met Gala in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual Costume Institute Gala was due to be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on 4 May, with the bash to celebrate the opening of the spring exhibition titled About Time: Fashion and Duration.

However, regular co-chair and U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour announced in an article published on Vogue.com on Monday that the event would be delayed indefinitely.

“One day that will not arrive on schedule will be the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, About Time,” she wrote. “Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will not take place on the date scheduled.”

Wintour added that fashion fans would be give a preview of the “extraordinary exhibition” in the May 2020 issue of Vogue.

While guests had not yet been announced, the evening’s co-chairs were to include Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquiere and Hollywood stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, and Meryl Streep.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been closed since last Thursday, with executives abiding by the recommendation from officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that all gatherings of more than 50 people be suspended for the immediate future to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Founded in 1948, the Met Gala was established as a way to raise money for the newly-founded Costume Institute. Over the course of the gala’s history, it has been cancelled twice – following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and in 2002, after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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Greta Gerwig goes ‘feral’ while making movies

Greta Gerwig goes “feral” while making movies, because she becomes so dedicated to the project.The director has received critical acclaim for her recent adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s iconic novel Little Women, which stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson…

Greta Gerwig goes “feral” while making movies, because she becomes so dedicated to the project.

The director has received critical acclaim for her recent adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s iconic novel Little Women, which stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Florence Pugh, and Timothee Chalamet.

She has candidly revealed that while on the set of her films, she becomes so involved in the process that she almost turns animalistic.

“Everyone who works with me can attest to this – I go into a zone where I don’t wash or return calls and I go feral,” Gerwig told Elle UK magazine. “I can go into hyperfocus as well as becoming more scattered.”

She went on to add that she thinks she would’ve been good in a newsroom, because she “likes things that have a great deal of pressure and a lot of deadlines, because I need it.”

However, the 36-year-old readily admitted that she’s good at taking charge of the cast and crew on the sets of her films and trusts her own instincts.

“I mean, they all want to do what you say. It’s not like I’m teaching a class full of kids who are resistant to learning algebra,” she joked. “They are people who would like to please me.”

Despite previously admitting that working with Hollywood legend Streep “terrified” her, Gerwig stated that she likes to collaborate with her actors.

“I think there are some directors who wish they could clone themselves 200 times to do every job on set themselves, but I like people bringing things and surprising me. You want them to see the film and feel like, Well, that is what I gave you. You didn’t misuse my gift,” she explained.

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Greta Gerwig was ‘terrified’ to direct Meryl Streep

Greta Gerwig was “terrified” to direct three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep in her new movie adaptation of Little Women.The filmmaker was beginning to put together her cast for the period drama when Streep reached out and expressed her interest in the …

Greta Gerwig was “terrified” to direct three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep in her new movie adaptation of Little Women.

The filmmaker was beginning to put together her cast for the period drama when Streep reached out and expressed her interest in the project, based on the literary classic by Louisa May Alcott, and bagged the role of Aunt March.

However, Greta has now admitted that it was a daunting experience making a movie with the acting legend, as she was intimidated by her excellence on set.

“I was terrified as a director, because what am I going to say to her? She’s so smart and she knows more about how films are made than anyone,” the 36-year-old told Elle UK. “There were a couple of lines I wrote to get a character from A to B, inelegantly, and you know when Meryl asks, ‘Now why do I say that?’ you’d better have a f**king good answer.”

Revealing her fear of looking silly in front of the movie icon, she added: “It’s intimidating, but it forces you to be better. Unfortunately, it’s uncomfortable to get better, because it means you have to look like an idiot in front of her. But she’s fabulous.”

Despite her apprehensiveness in front of Streep, Gerwig seems to have built a rapport with her cast, which also includes Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, and Timothee Chalamet.

Praising the director, Chalamet commented to the publication: “She has a way of talking with actors that is uniquely insightful. That’s perhaps because she’s an actress herself, but also because she has this intuitive way of speaking about movies, about acting and about the direction of a story.”

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Lupita Nyong’o’s red carpet looks relate to film characters

Lupita Nyong’o and her stylist like to come up with looks which reference the film she’s promoting when she hits the red carpet. The Oscar-winning actress and her stylist Micaela Erlanger, who have been working together since her movie debut in 2013, …

Lupita Nyong’o and her stylist like to come up with looks which reference the film she’s promoting when she hits the red carpet.

The Oscar-winning actress and her stylist Micaela Erlanger, who have been working together since her movie debut in 2013, consider the outfits she wears when promoting projects to be an extension of the visual storytelling within the movie.

Accordingly, they treat each event with thematic precision, and explored female warrior iconography when Lupita was promoting Black Panther and mined circus and carnival references while stepping out to support horror movie Us.

“It’s really important to have a narrative, because we’re telling a story visually, just like in an editorial,” Erlanger told British Vogue magazine. “She’s never in costume, but her look has to relate to the character she’s there to talk about.”

However, their narrative dressing is put to one side when it comes to award shows, as they like to go for all-out glamour.

“It’s an extraordinary honour to walk the red carpet at these events, so you have to have the confidence to command a presence there and represent the best possible version of yourself,” the style expert added. “Lupita is the star of her own life and she dresses for that role in those moments.”

Erlanger, who also works with actresses such as Olivia Munn, Meryl Streep, and Gal Gadot, also praised the 12 Years a Slave star for coming into their meetings having done her homework.

“She’s an expert in tailoring and silhouettes, and her knowledge of what suits her allows her to be more daring,” she gushed. “She pushes me, I push her and we bring each other back down to earth. This trust has allowed us to see how transformative style can truly be. She’s become the ultimate muse and people want to work with her.”

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Movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies in the works

Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Follies is to be made into a movie.An adaptation of Follies, which premiered on Broadway in 1971, has been in development before, with director Rob Marshall and actress Meryl Streep reportedly attached to the project…

Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Follies is to be made into a movie.

An adaptation of Follies, which premiered on Broadway in 1971, has been in development before, with director Rob Marshall and actress Meryl Streep reportedly attached to the project as recently as 2015, but none of the earlier attempts got off the ground.

On Thursday, it was announced that David Heyman and his company Heyday Films, along with executives at BBC Films, had secured the film rights to Sondheim and James Goldman’s musical.

The movie will be adapted for the screen and directed by Dominic Cooke, who helmed the 2017 revival of Follies at London’s National Theatre, which won best musical revival at the Olivier Awards.

“Over the years, there have been many attempts to bring Follies to the screen, but not until Dominic Cooke’s brilliant production at the National Theatre of Great Britain did it seem like it could be a real movie. I’m more than delighted, I’m thrilled, that it’s finally going to happen,” the composer and lyricist said in a statement.

“Every note, every word of every song from Losing My Mind through Broadway Baby to I’m Still Here charts exactly where the character is emotionally and psychologically,” Cooke added. “Such material is a gift for any director. James Goldman’s skilful book nods as much to the golden age of movie musicals as to Broadway, so it feels like natural material to turn into a movie.”

Follies takes place over one night in New York in 1971 when performers from Dimitri Weismann’s Follies show past and present gather for a farewell party before the Weismann theatre is demolished the following day.

A number of Sondheim’s musicals have been adapted for the big screen, including West Side Story, Into the Woods, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd.

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Nicolas Ghesquiere and Anna Wintour among co-chairs for 2020 Met Gala

Nicolas Ghesquiere and Anna Wintour are among the co-chairs for the 2020 Met Gala.On Thursday, officials at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City announced that The Costume Institute’s spring 2020 exhibition will be centred on the theme of Ab…

Nicolas Ghesquiere and Anna Wintour are among the co-chairs for the 2020 Met Gala.

On Thursday, officials at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City announced that The Costume Institute’s spring 2020 exhibition will be centred on the theme of About Time: Fashion and Duration, and will be on view from 7 May until 7 September 2020.

In celebration of the opening, The Costume Institute Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, will take place on 4 May, with the evening’s co-chairs to include Ghesquiere, who is Louis Vuitton creative director for womenswear, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour, as well as Hollywood stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, and Meryl Streep.

The annual event is The Costume Institute’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and capital improvements, and draws in a number of top fashion designers, models, and names from the entertainment industry.

Meanwhile, the exhibition will trace more than a century and a half of fashion, from 1870 to the present, as part of the museum’s 150th anniversary celebration. Employing philosopher Henri Bergson’s concept of “la duree”- time that flows, accumulates – representatives explained that they wanted to explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate the past, present, and future.

“Fashion is indelibly connected to time,” Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu curator in charge of The Costume Institute, said in a statement. “It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times, serving as an especially sensitive and accurate timepiece. Through a series of chronologies, the exhibition will use the concept of duration to analyse the temporal twists and turns of fashion history.”

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Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline to reunite for The Good House

Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline are set to reunite onscreen in the movie adaptation of Ann Leary’s bestselling novel The Good House. The Alien actress and A Fish Called Wanda star, who previously appeared onscreen together in 1993 comedy Dave and the …

Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline are set to reunite onscreen in the movie adaptation of Ann Leary’s bestselling novel The Good House.

The Alien actress and A Fish Called Wanda star, who previously appeared onscreen together in 1993 comedy Dave and the 1997 drama The Ice Storm, are set to team up once again to lead the adaptation of Leary’s 2004 novel.

Executives at Amblin Partners, the entertainment company co-founded by Steven Spielberg, announced the movie on Monday and revealed that production on the movie would begin in Canada this week.

According to their release, The Good House follows Weaver’s character Hildy Good, an alcoholic New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches, who loves her wine and her secrets. Her life starts to unravel as she rekindles an old romance and becomes dangerously entwined in one person’s reckless behaviour.

The film will be directed by Maya Forbes, who has previously helmed Infinitely Polar Bear and The Polka King, and her husband, Seeing Other People filmmaker Wally Wolodarsky, from a script they co-wrote based on Leary’s novel.

An adaptation of the book has been in production for years, and in 2013, it was announced that Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro would star in the film.

Three-time Oscar nominee Weaver will next be seen reprising her role as Dr. Grace Augustine in James Cameron’s Avatar sequels and will also be seen in Ghostbusters 2020, in which she will once again appear as Dana Barrett, who she previously portrayed in the 1984 original and its 1989 sequel.

Kline will next be seen in Jackie Chan’s directorial effort, The Diary, as well as The Starling, alongside Melissa McCarthy.

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Meryl Streep: ‘The Laundromat is a funny way of telling a dark joke that’s being played on all of us’

Meryl Streep has described her new film The Laundromat as a “funny way of telling a black-hearted joke that’s being played on all of us.”Steven Soderbergh’s new film, which also stars Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, is a comic take on the 2016 Panama…

Meryl Streep has described her new film The Laundromat as a “funny way of telling a black-hearted joke that’s being played on all of us.”

Steven Soderbergh’s new film, which also stars Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, is a comic take on the 2016 Panama Papers scandal, when powerful individuals across the world were found to have engaged in tax avoidance schemes.

Although The Laundromat is a comedy, Meryl insisted during a press conference at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday that it had a serious message.

“This movie is fun and it’s funny, but it’s really, really, really important,” she said. “We’re living in a moment when the news cycle is racing and we are racing to keep up with current events. This is a funny way to tell a black-hearted joke, a joke that’s been played on all of us.”

The three-time Oscar winner then heaped praise on Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Maltese reporter working on the story, who was killed in a car bombing in 2017.

“People died and people die still to get the word out… It is a crime not without victims and the victims, many of them are journalists. The reason the Panama Papers were exported out to the world was the work of journalists. People died because of this,” she added.

Meryl plays Ellen Martin, a fictional widow whose digging in the film helps journalists expose the scandal, in the film.

Director Soderbergh recently said he was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s Cold War epic Dr. Strangelove while making The Laundromat, as he and writer Scott Z. Burns thought the only way the subject could be tackled was with dark comedy.

“It also gave us the opportunity to use the complexity of these financial activities almost as a joke,” Soderbergh explained. “Otherwise, people would feel they were being educated instead of entertained.”

The Laundromat will be available on Netflix on 18 October after a limited theatrical release.

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Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman to reteam for The Prom musical

Big Little Lies castmates Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman are reteaming for the movie adaptation of Tony-nominated stage musical The Prom. TV mogul Ryan Murphy has announced his star-studded cast for the Netflix project, and it will also feature James …

Big Little Lies castmates Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman are reteaming for the movie adaptation of Tony-nominated stage musical The Prom.

TV mogul Ryan Murphy has announced his star-studded cast for the Netflix project, and it will also feature James Corden, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, and Andrew Rannells.

Sources tell Deadline Murphy will start shooting in December, ahead of a late 2020 release in cinemas and on the streaming service.

Kidman shared the news on her Instagram Stories and added in the caption, “Thank you Ryan Murphy this is going to be so much fun.”

Corden also tweeted that he was “excited to be part of this musical.”

The film is one of several projects Murphy is developing for Netflix, along with the series The Politician and Ratched, and a movie adaptation of another stage musical, The Boys in the Band.

In Prom, Streep, who turned 70 on Saturday, will reportedly play a two-time Tony winner who teams up with Corden’s character to rehabilitate their flagging careers by launching a campaign to support a high school senior banned from taking her girlfriend to the prom.

Key will play the principal of the Indiana school behind the ban, who falls in love with Streep’s character.

Grande, who previously worked with Murphy on TV show Scream Queens, will develop the soundtrack alongside the producer and her manager, Scooter Braun.

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