Sandra Bullock’s dog matched her Golden Globes gown with custom bow

Sandra Bullock had a very stylish Golden Globes date after the designers at Oscar de la Renta made a custom bow for her rescue dog.The Bird Box star attended the Los Angeles ceremony in a strapless ochre gown on Sunday and took along her pup Sweetie, w…

Sandra Bullock had a very stylish Golden Globes date after the designers at Oscar de la Renta made a custom bow for her rescue dog.

The Bird Box star attended the Los Angeles ceremony in a strapless ochre gown on Sunday and took along her pup Sweetie, who wore a large bow made of the same fabric around his neck.

The news was announced by representatives for Wagmor Pet Hotel & Spa, the organisation through which Bullock adopted her furry pal, via Instagram on Thursday, when they shared a snap of Sweetie sitting by Sandra’s feet and looking up at her owner while wearing the bow.

“We love this so much. @oscardelarenta dressed our rescue Sweetie for the #Golden Globes. #Sandra Bullock sent this to us and asked us to post an update,” they wrote, alongside an image of Bullock and Sweetie in the matching attire.

The statement also revealed the dog’s horrific past.

“To think this sweet girl spent her first three years in a kennel. Her vocal cords were cut with a spoon. She was shown zero affection. Now look at her,” the animal rescue charity bosses added. “Sandra looks STUNNING too.”

Representatives from the fashion brand also shared images of the matching look and wrote in the caption, “Sweetie de la Renta nails the mommy-and-me look for tonight’s Golden Globes.”

Bullock was on hand during the annual event to present the final award for Best Motion Picture – Drama to director Sam Mendes for his World War I drama 1917.

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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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Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie reunite for new action thriller

Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie are reuniting for a remake of French action-thriller Le Convoyeur.The original 2004 movie starred Albert Dupontel as security guard H, who has an ulterior motive when he takes a job with an armoured truck company that is r…

Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie are reuniting for a remake of French action-thriller Le Convoyeur.

The original 2004 movie starred Albert Dupontel as security guard H, who has an ulterior motive when he takes a job with an armoured truck company that is responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles every week.

Ritchie is set to direct, with Statham as his leading man, after Miramax won the rights to the French movie.

According to Deadline, the as-yet-untitled film will follow the perspectives of different characters and feature a star-studded ensemble cast, similar to the British filmmaker’s previous movies.

“I’m looking forward to bringing this story to life and working with Jason while he still has the use of his knees,” Ritchie told Deadline.

Miramax boss Bill Block and Ivan Atkinson will produce the film, which will be a follow-up to Ritchie’s upcoming thriller The Gentlemen, which stars Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding and Colin Farrell, and is also being released by the studio.

“Working again with Guy Ritchie on our second collaboration together, alongside renowned actor Jason Statham, is a privilege, and we anticipate that the tone and flavour of these two longtime friends will resurrect nothing less than a true, genre classic,” Block said.

It will be the first time that Ritchie and Statham have worked together since 2000’s Snatch, which also starred Brad Pitt, Stephen Graham, and Benicio Del Toro.

The remake was originally supposed to be called Cash Truck and star Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock and directed by Josef Wladyka, according to Collider. The story would’ve followed Bullock playing a down-on-her-luck American who takes a job in London.

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Mindy Kaling draws style inspiration from Sandra Bullock

Mindy Kaling is in awe of her Ocean’s 8 co-star Sandra Bullock’s style. The actress and fashion lover is currently promoting her new collaboration with footwear brand DSW, and when she was asked about her own style heroes, she gushed about the Oscar w…

Mindy Kaling is in awe of her Ocean’s 8 co-star Sandra Bullock’s style.

The actress and fashion lover is currently promoting her new collaboration with footwear brand DSW, and when she was asked about her own style heroes, she gushed about the Oscar winner’s choices.

“Sandra Bullock, for someone who is as approachable as she is in all her films… I feel like people don’t give her enough props for how fashionable her red carpet game is,” Mindy tells People magazine.

And she got a front row seat for the Bullock fashion show while promoting the hit comedy with her in 2018.

“When I did Ocean’s 8 with her I remember thinking, ‘She is great’. Her looks for that press tour were stunning.

“She always looks so amazing, but because she doesn’t seem to put a huge amount of importance on it, I think people kind of forget about it. But I think she is very, very fashionable.”

The 39 year old, who is raising a one year old daughter, Katherine, drew from her own relationship with her mum, who died of cancer in 2012, when signing on as the new face of DSW.

“To me, if you grew up in the suburbs like I did, it’s just like a rite of passage to go to DSW with your mom,” she says. “It was a store that I used to shop at when I was in high school. It’s where I got my prom shoes and I would do all my back-to-school shopping there. It would be so exciting because it was an affordable place that still felt cool because they have cool designer brands.”

The Mindy Project creator hopes her little girl develops a similar appreciation for shopping, joking she is “screwed” otherwise.

“If my daughter is not into shopping, then I’m screwed,” she quips. “I mean, my mom and I didn’t go do athletic activities together, like go hiking; we bonded basically through shopping and she loved clothes and fashion as much as I did. Even though growing up I obviously didn’t have as much disposable income as I have now, we could (shop) at places like DSW or Macy’s, where we can actually get really beautiful designer items at not as much cost (sic). So I hope I can do that with (Katherine).”

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Sandra Bullock was nearly cast as the lead in The Matrix

Keanu Reeves nearly lost out on his career-defining role in The Matrix to Sandra Bullock.Landing the part of Neo in The Wachowskis trilogy helped relaunch Keanu as box office gold in 1999, but his Speed co-star Sandra was also in the running to take th…

Keanu Reeves nearly lost out on his career-defining role in The Matrix to Sandra Bullock.

Landing the part of Neo in The Wachowskis trilogy helped relaunch Keanu as box office gold in 1999, but his Speed co-star Sandra was also in the running to take the lead.

Revealing that the casting team were finding it hard to find their Neo, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who discovered and shepherded The Matrix into production as an executive at Warner Bros., told The Wrap that the sci-fi movies nearly looked totally different.

“We went out to so many people I don’t remember. We were getting desperate,” he recalled. “We went to Sandy Bullock and said ‘We’ll change Neo to a girl.’ (Producer) Joel Silver and I worked with Sandy on Demolition Man and she was – and continues to be – a very good friend of mine. It was pretty simple. We sent her the script to see if she was interested in it. And if she was interested in it we would try to make the change.

“It just wasn’t something for her at the time. So really it didn’t go anywhere.”

Reaching out to the Oscar winner for her The Matrix memories, The Wrap reports that while Sandra doesn’t remember the specifics, she did say Lorenzo has always supported her career, and that ultimately, the part went to the right person.

The Matrix came out in 1999, and won four Oscars at the 2000 Academy Awards. It went on to spawn two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

Keanu and Sandra starred alongside each other for a second time in 2006’s The Lake House.

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Netflix bosses agree to pull real-life train disaster footage from Bird Box

Bosses at streaming site Netflix have agreed to replace footage of a real-life Canadian rail disaster from hit Sandra Bullock movie Bird Box. It was confirmed back in January (19) that the thriller contained a news clip from the deadly 2013 Lac-Megant…

Bosses at streaming site Netflix have agreed to replace footage of a real-life Canadian rail disaster from hit Sandra Bullock movie Bird Box.

It was confirmed back in January (19) that the thriller contained a news clip from the deadly 2013 Lac-Megantic tragedy, which claimed the lives of 45 people.

Netflix bosses initially stated they would not substitute the footage in question, but it now appears they have had a change of heart.

In a statement to the BBC on Thursday (14Mar19), a company spokesman wrote: “We’re sorry for any pain caused to the Lac-Megantic community.”

Homes and businesses in Quebec were destroyed when a train carrying crude oil derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic.

Julie Morin, the mayor of Lac-Megantic previously requested a clip of video of the tragedy be removed from the post-apocalyptic drama, telling The Canadian Press, “We are looking for assurances from Netflix that they are going to remove it (the footage). You can be sure we are going to follow up on this, and our citizens are on our side.

“It’s hard enough for our citizens to see these images when they are used normally and respectfully on the news. Just imagine, to have them used as fiction, as if they were invented.”

The offending clip, which lasts just a few seconds, appears early on in the film when Bullock’s character Malorie is browsing TV news channels airing reports of a wave of “unexplained mass suicides” sweeping the world.

Film of the disaster has also been used in another Netflix project, the science-fiction series Travelers, whose executive producer Carrie Mudd apologised and promised to remove the footage.

Responding to Netflix’s decision to replace the footage in Bird Box, Quebec’s culture minister Nathalie Roy tweeted: “This demonstrates that by staying united and working together, anything is possible.”

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Canadian Parliament officials demand Netflix compensation for Bird Box tragedy footage

Members of the Canada Parliament are demanding Netflix officials pay compensation to the people of Quebec for distress caused by using footage of a real-life rail disaster in Bird Box. Sandra Bullock’s post-apocalyptic drama has become a huge hit sinc…

Members of the Canada Parliament are demanding Netflix officials pay compensation to the people of Quebec for distress caused by using footage of a real-life rail disaster in Bird Box.

Sandra Bullock’s post-apocalyptic drama has become a huge hit since its release on the streaming service in December (18), but in mid-January (19), it was reported that video clips of a 2013 train tragedy, in which 47 people were killed, had been used for the movie.

The revelation caused an uproar in Canada, and Julie Morin, the mayor of Lac-Megantic, where the accident occurred, called on Netflix bosses to pull the footage from the film.

“We are looking for assurances from Netflix that they are going to remove (the footage),” she told The Canadian Press. “You can be sure we are going to follow up on this, and our citizens are on our side.

“It’s hard enough for our citizens to see these images when they are used normally and respectfully on the news. Just imagine, to have them used as fiction, as if they were invented.”

Now members of Canada’s House of Commons have unanimously voted to pass a non-binding motion condemning Netflix producers for their actions, and seeking the clip’s official removal from “its fiction catalogue”, reports The Associated Press.

They also want compensation for those affected by the tragedy’s use onscreen.

“Netflix: Remove those images. This is not entertainment,” tweeted Pierre Nantel, a member of the New Democrat party who introduced the motion in parliament last week (ends25Jan19).

Netflix chiefs have yet to comment on the demand, but it’s not the first time the stock footage has been used by the company, after licensing it from representatives at third party, Pond 5.

According to reports, scenes from the aftermath of the train disaster also featured in a show called Travelers, which was subsequently removed.

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Ryan Reynolds preparing for Shotgun Wedding

Ryan Reynolds is returning to the world of romantic comedies after saying “I do” to a Shotgun Wedding. The Deadpool star has signed on to lead the cast of the new project, an action-filled love story about a bride and groom whose dream destination wed…

Ryan Reynolds is returning to the world of romantic comedies after saying “I do” to a Shotgun Wedding.

The Deadpool star has signed on to lead the cast of the new project, an action-filled love story about a bride and groom whose dream destination wedding is taken over by criminals.

According to Deadline.com, Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore will take charge of the movie, which Ryan will also produce alongside Mandeville Films chiefs Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman for Lionsgate.

“I haven’t done a romantic comedy since The Proposal but I just fell in love with Shotgun Wedding,” the actor shares in a statement, referencing his 2009 movie with Sandra Bullock. “It’s so refreshing and surprising. I can’t wait to bring it to life with Jason, Todd, Dave and the great team at Lionsgate.”

The new gig will reunite Reynolds with Mandeville Films producers after previously teaming up for The Proposal.

“We’ve been looking for an opportunity to reteam with Ryan,” Lieberman and Hoberman add. “He’s a rare actor who can do it all and we are so excited to have found the right film for all of us. It’s great to be working with the talented Jason Moore and our great partners at Lionsgate.”

The project marks a return to the romantic comedies Ryan had become known for earlier on in his Hollywood career, having starred in films like Chaos Theory, Just Friends, and Definitely, Maybe.

However, the actor, who, in real life, is married to actress Blake Lively, has since firmly established himself as a leading action man, tackling more recent movies like The Hitman’s Bodyguard and his hugely successful Deadpool franchise, as well as Michael Bay’s upcoming release, 6 Underground.

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Sandra Bullock re-teaming with Netflix to produce Reborn adaptation

Sandra Bullock is re-teaming with bosses at Netflix to produce an adaptation of comic book Reborn. The Blind Side actress, who recently starred in the streaming service’s hit movie Bird Box, has now confirmed that she is partnering with The Lego Batm…

Sandra Bullock is re-teaming with bosses at Netflix to produce an adaptation of comic book Reborn.

The Blind Side actress, who recently starred in the streaming service’s hit movie Bird Box, has now confirmed that she is partnering with The Lego Batman Movie filmmaker Chris McKay, who will direct the project.

Reborn centres on 80-year-old Bonnie Black, who dies and is resurrected in a magical land, named Adystria, where she must set out on a mission to find her late husband.

The film will be based on the comic by writer Mark Millar and artist Greg Capullo. Sandra will produce alongside Millar and Capullo, who will serve as executive producers.

Sandra has enjoyed huge success with Bird Box, in which she stars as a desperate mum trying to survive an apocalyptic event. The movie was an instant hit when it became available to stream in the week before Christmas (Dec18), and quickly shattered Netflix’s viewing records. It has now been seen in over 80 million homes in the four weeks since its release.

Questions have already begun about whether a sequel could be in the works, but director Susanne Bier recently admitted she’s been so stunned over the success of the film that she hasn’t had the chance to think about a follow-up.

Asked if there were plans to make a sequel, the filmmaker told reporters at People.com, “We only just finished it! It’s funny, I’m kind of reading (about) people asking for a sequel and I’m like, ‘Hey, hey, hey, we really just finished!’ So let’s just enjoy it for now.”

Sarah Paulson and John Malkovich also appear in the film.

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Bird Box director: ‘It’s too soon to start thinking about a sequel’

Bird Box director Susanne Bier has been so shellshocked about the success of her Netflix hit, she hasn’t had a chance to think about a sequel. The movie, starring Sandra Bullock as a desperate mum trying to survive an apocalyptic event, was an instant…

Bird Box director Susanne Bier has been so shellshocked about the success of her Netflix hit, she hasn’t had a chance to think about a sequel.

The movie, starring Sandra Bullock as a desperate mum trying to survive an apocalyptic event, was an instant hit when it became available to stream a week before Christmas (Dec18), and quickly shattered Netflix’s viewing records.

The film has since become a cultural phenomenon, with Bullock’s blindfolded character inspiring a series of memes and an online ‘challenge’, in which fans film themselves carrying out every day tasks with their eyes covered.

And Bier has been as shocked as anyone by the success of her new thriller.

Asked if there were plans to make a sequel, the filmmaker told People, “We only just finished it!

“It’s funny, I’m kind of reading (about) people asking for a sequel and I’m like, ‘Hey, hey, hey, we really just finished!’ So let’s just enjoy it for now.”

Earlier this month (Jan19), Netflix bosses felt the need to release a statement warning fans of the film not to take the Bird Box Challenge too far.

“Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE,” a tweet from the company read. “We don’t know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl (the kids Bullock’s character looks after in the film) have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes.”

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