James Mangold in talks to replace Steven Spielberg as director of Indiana Jones 5

James Mangold is reportedly in early talks to take over directing duties from Steven Spielberg on Indiana Jones 5.The 73-year-old filmmaker is handing over the reigns to another director for the first time in the franchise’s 39-year history, but will s…

James Mangold is reportedly in early talks to take over directing duties from Steven Spielberg on Indiana Jones 5.

The 73-year-old filmmaker is handing over the reigns to another director for the first time in the franchise’s 39-year history, but will still remain on the upcoming project as a hands-on producer, according to editors at Variety.

Two-time Oscar nominee Mangold, who recently helmed Ford v Ferrari starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, has yet to comment on the report.

After a long development process to get the fifth Indiana Jones movie off the ground, Spielberg was reportedly keen to hand the reigns of the much-loved action saga to a new generation of filmmakers, a source close to the director told the outlet.

Reports that a fifth movie was in the works have been swirling since 2016, when Disney announced that the movie would be released in 2019. However, various issues delayed the project, prompting the studio to set a new release date of July 2021.

Harrison Ford, who will be reprising his role as the whip-cracking archaeology professor-turned-adventurer, confirmed earlier this month that filming would finally begin in April or May.

“I’m gonna start doing Indiana Jones in about two months. I’m always delighted to come back to these characters,” he told CBS Sunday Morning.

It’s a busy year for Mangold, who is already attached to two direct two big projects, including the Bob Dylan biopic starring Timothee Chalamet, and an adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel The Force, with leading man Matt Damon.

Spielberg, who has directed every Indiana Jones movie from Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981 to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008, is currently in post-production on the remake of classic musical West Side Story.

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Timothee Chalamet makes sartorial statement in Prada suit at 2020 Oscars

Timothee Chalamet divided fans with his understated suit at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday night.The Little Women actor stepped out at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles for the star-studded ceremony, where he served as a presenter. Timothee selecte…

Timothee Chalamet divided fans with his understated suit at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday night.

The Little Women actor stepped out at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles for the star-studded ceremony, where he served as a presenter.

Timothee selected a Prada zip-up blazer and matching trousers made of recycled nylon, which he topped off with a vintage Cartier brooch, for the night. However, many of his online followers were unimpressed, with some claiming the outfit and his slicked-bask hairstyle made him resemble a “gas station manager”.

“Congrats Timothee Chalamet for his promotion to gas station manager,” one user wrote, while another commented, “This is so insulting. I know Timothee Chalamet is not nominated but it is wrong to make him do valet parking.”

A third added: “I’m sorry but Timothee Chalamet looks like a security guard on the red carpet tonight. Man wore a zip-up jacket.”

Yet, other fans praised the 24-year-old for rejecting the classic tuxedo.

“Timothee Chalamet is literally an icon, because (who else can) go to the red carpet wearing a jacket and still look stunning?” they asked.

And in spite of the response to his attire, Timothee ended up having one of the most memorable moments on the red carpet, with the cameras capturing the moment he photobombed Margot Robbie’s entrance to the event.

Meanwhile, other celebrities to hit headlines with their controversial style choices included Blac Chyna, who sported a revealing Dona Matoshi number, Sandra Oh, who opted for an Elie Saab gown with huge sleeves, and Kristen Wiig, who chose a bright red Valentino dress with ruffles down the sides.

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Kyle MacLachlan ‘very excited’ for Dune remake

Kyle MacLachlan is “very excited” to see Denis Villeneuve’s remake of sci-fi classic Dune.The original adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science-fiction novel, directed by David Lynch and released in 1984, is set in a distant future and follows the complex…

Kyle MacLachlan is “very excited” to see Denis Villeneuve’s remake of sci-fi classic Dune.

The original adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science-fiction novel, directed by David Lynch and released in 1984, is set in a distant future and follows the complex story of royal houses who battle for control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of a drug named “the spice”, which can give people superhuman powers and is therefore the most valuable commodity in the universe.

The sci-fi epic was a critical and commercial flop, but has since gone on to become a cult classic, and has been remade by Blade Runner 2049 director Villeneuve with a star-studded cast including Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, and Zendaya.

Twins Peaks star MacLachlan, who played protagonist Paul Atreides in the original, has told IMDb he’s eagerly looking forward to watching the remake.

“I’m very excited to see it,” he shared, before adding that there was “plenty of room” for Lynch and Villeneuve’s versions to exist alongside each other. “I’m very much looking forward to the vision Denis has. David Lynch, of course, it’s a very specific vision, so this will be something completely different, I’m sure. Why not have both stand on their own merits?”

In the upcoming remake, Chalamet will be playing Atreides, and MacLachlan has no problem with the Oscar-nominated star being cast in his old role.

“Timothee I think will do a fantastic job,” he stated.

When asked in a separate interview with IndieWire if he will have a cameo in the new Dune, MacLachlan ruled out the possibility by replying with a direct “no”.

Dune is expected to be released in cinemas on 18 December.

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Matt Damon and James Mangold to reunite for The Force adaptation

Matt Damon is teaming up with director James Mangold once again on cop drama The Force. The Bourne Identity star recently worked with the Logan filmmaker on 2019 racing drama Ford v Ferrari, which is currently nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and…

Matt Damon is teaming up with director James Mangold once again on cop drama The Force.

The Bourne Identity star recently worked with the Logan filmmaker on 2019 racing drama Ford v Ferrari, which is currently nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and they have already lined up their next collaboration.

According to Deadline, Damon is attached to feature in an adaptation of Don Winslow’s 2017 crime novel, The Force, which Mangold has been developing to direct for the recently renamed 20th Century Studios.

The actor will reportedly play NYPD detective Denny Malone, a cop who gets caught up in a corruption scandal. He is under siege from all sides – from members of the mob, who have him in their pocket, and federal investigators, who want to put him behind bars – and is faced with a bargain that will require him to testify against his loyal but dirty team. Damon previously played a corrupt cop in Martin Scorsese’s 2006 drama The Departed.

The first draft of the screenplay was written by famed playwright David Mamet, but Mangold has been working on a rewrite with Scott Frank, who he previously collaborated with on Logan. Gladiator director Ridley Scott will produce via his Scott Free banner.

The Force is the second project Mangold is currently developing – he is also working on a Bob Dylan biopic set to star Little Women’s Timothee Chalamet. The film, which is thought to be titled Going Electric, will chronicle the period in the 1960s in which Dylan shocked fans by switching from an acoustic to an electric guitar, thus moving from a folk to a more rock n roll sound.

Damon has recently wrapped filming on Stillwater, about a man whose daughter has been arrested for murder in France, and is gearing up to film Scott’s medieval epic The Last Duel.

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Timothee Chalamet wears fan’s handmade shirt on red carpet

Timothee Chalamet thrilled a 19-year-old fan when he wore a T-shirt she designed on the red carpet at the National Board of Review gala in New York last week.The King actor, 24, sported the white T-shirt featuring embroidery of a hand throwing up the p…

Timothee Chalamet thrilled a 19-year-old fan when he wore a T-shirt she designed on the red carpet at the National Board of Review gala in New York last week.

The King actor, 24, sported the white T-shirt featuring embroidery of a hand throwing up the peace sign as he posed for photographs, which caught the attention of fan and Michigan-based student Avery Warsaw – who sent him the piece.

Speaking to the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six, she revealed she learnt to embroider the design in 2018, and created a rainbow-coloured version for the actor in honour of his role in LGBTQ coming-of-age flick Call Me By Your Name.

“He’s an amazing actor, but at the same time he’s very intelligent and well-spoken, silly and kind-hearted, stylish and individualistic,” she said.

Avery, who was inspired by a previous fan who gifted an Eiffel tower keychain to the actor, which he was later spotted carrying, gave her design to Timothee’s agent at a December screening of his new movie Little Women, and she didn’t have to wait long to see the star modelling her creation.

“It’s so cool because I look up to him for fashion inspiration and now he’s wearing a shirt that I made. It’s crazy,” she added.

“@RealChalamet I MADE THIS SHIRT,” she excitedly posted on Twitter. “SO GLAD TO SEE YOU WEARING IT AHH LOOKS SO GOOD.”

The actor completed the look with a white Stella McCartney jacket with black lapels and matching trousers. Avery is now selling the T-shirt via Instagram and Twitter for $35 (£27), plus an additional $10 (£8) for shipping.

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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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Timothee Chalamet to portray Bob Dylan in new movie – report

Timothee Chalamet is reportedly set to play a young Bob Dylan in James Mangold’s biopic. According to editors at Deadline, bosses at Searchlight Pictures have secured a deal with Mangold, who recently helmed racing drama Ford v Ferrari, to direct the C…

Timothee Chalamet is reportedly set to play a young Bob Dylan in James Mangold’s biopic.

According to editors at Deadline, bosses at Searchlight Pictures have secured a deal with Mangold, who recently helmed racing drama Ford v Ferrari, to direct the Call Me by Your Name actor as a young Dylan in a movie which focuses on the music icon’s transition from folk to rock ‘n’ roll in the 1960s.

The Like a Rolling Stone singer, who sparked outrage when he switched from acoustic to electric guitar, is reportedly working with Mangold and the studio on the film, which is being referred to as Going Electric, and will serve as an executive producer alongside his longtime manager Jeff Rosen.

Deadline reports that the Oscar-nominated actor is still in negotiations and is expected to film Going Electric after he concludes his run in the stage play 4000 Miles at London’s Old Vic theatre in May. He is apparently taking guitar lessons to brush up his skills, but it is currently unclear if he will be singing Dylan classics in the movie, although the music rights have been secured.

Mangold, who previously directed Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, has rewritten a script by Jay Cocks which was inspired by Elijah Wald’s book Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties.

The 24-year-old actor reportedly quietly attached himself when Searchlight officials acquired the project after it was let go by HBO bosses.

Chalamet was recently seen portraying Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women. This year, he will star in Wes Anderson’s next movie, The French Dispatch, opposite his frequent collaborator Saoirse Ronan, and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Dune.

Dylan was previously played by six actors – Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Ben Whishaw – in the unconventional biopic I’m Not There in 2007.

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Timothee Chalamet styled himself for Little Women

Timothee Chalamet helped create the look for his character Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence in Little Women.The 24-year-old is known for his high-fashion sense of style and regularly shuns traditional suits on the red carpet in favour of bold and interesting…

Timothee Chalamet helped create the look for his character Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence in Little Women.

The 24-year-old is known for his high-fashion sense of style and regularly shuns traditional suits on the red carpet in favour of bold and interesting looks from the likes of Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton, and Alexander McQueen.

Greta Gerwig, the director of the period drama, has revealed that costume designer Jacqueline Durran let Timothee put together his own looks for Laurie because he has such a “fabulous sense of style”.

“The truth is Jacqueline, the costume designer, said Timothee has such a fabulous sense of style that she basically would just let him do what he wanted,” the 36-year-old filmmaker told Variety’s The Big Ticket podcast. “She did hang a bunch of different costumes in his trailer and say, ‘Whatever you want to put together.'”

The filmmaker encouraged the Oscar-nominated actor to research fashionable French male socialites from the 19th century, as well as the work of poet Charles Baudelaire, to prepare for the role.

Costume designer Jacqueline previously told Vulture that she was aware of Timothee’s young fan base, and wanted to keep that in mind while styling his lovelorn character.

“I was looking for a style of suit that would be accessible to a young audience in terms of what they wanted to look at Timothee wearing,” she explained, noting that she was inspired by Bob Dylan and James Tissot’s painting The Circle of the Rue Royale.

“He contributed so strongly to how he wore the clothes. He has a way of wearing things. He’s a very iconic kind of boy. He’s one of the most stylish people I’ve ever met,” she gushed.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex crowned Most Powerful Dresser of 2019

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has been named the Most Powerful Dresser of 2019.As part of their annual Year in Fashion report, analysts at Lyst have looked at data, queries, page views, and sales metrics across six million fashion products from over 12,000…

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has been named the Most Powerful Dresser of 2019.

As part of their annual Year in Fashion report, analysts at Lyst have looked at data, queries, page views, and sales metrics across six million fashion products from over 12,000 online stores as well as the global media coverage and social media mentions generated by the biggest brands and trends.

As part of this research, they also rounded up the 10 celebrities whose personal style choices have driven the biggest spikes over the last 12 months, and crowned Meghan, 38, in the number one spot.

“Meghan Markle was the most powerful dresser of 2019 and her outfits sparked, on average, a 216 per cent increase in searches for similar pieces,” a Lyst representative commented of the royal, who wed Britain’s Prince Harry in May 2018. “After she wore five different shirt dresses on the royal tour of South Africa, searches for the category grew 45 per cent over a month. The Club Monaco dress sold out in less than 24 hours, following a 570 per cent spike in searches and wearing a J Crew skirt saw a 102 per cent increase in searches for the brand.”

Timothee Chalamet landed in second place in the category, while Zendaya came third. Rounding out the top 10 was Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Lisa of K-pop band Blackpink, Kylie Jenner, Lizzo, Harry Styles, and Billy Porter.

“Billy Porter was responsible for some of the most talked-about red carpet moments of the year. When he wore a custom tuxedo-gown by Christian Siriano to the Oscars, searches for the designer increased 101 per cent in 24 hours,” the spokesperson added of the Pose star.

Sustainability and inclusivity were among the main movements in the fashion world, with the breakout brands including Bottega Veneta, Pyer Moss, Jacquemus, Paco Rabanne, Molly Goddard, Richard Quinn, Saks Potts, and Telfar.

Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch bag and Stretch sandals garnered the most interest when it came to accessories, with Gucci’s GG logo belt, Jacquemus’ Le Chiquito Bag, and Prada’s bucket hat completing the top five in the category.

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Saoirse Ronan ‘can try anything’ with director Greta Gerwig

Saoirse Ronan feels like she can try anything with director Greta Gerwig.The three-time Oscar nominee has reunited with the filmmaker for the upcoming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women, alongside Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern,…

Saoirse Ronan feels like she can try anything with director Greta Gerwig.

The three-time Oscar nominee has reunited with the filmmaker for the upcoming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women, alongside Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, and Florence Pugh.

Ronan plays strong-willed tomboy Jo March, who strikes up a passionate friendship with Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence, played by fellow Oscar nominee Chalamet.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the 25-year-old actress was full of praise for Gerwig, saying that the director can make her do anything, from a long night shoot to film a dance scene that eventually took 30 takes to unleashing her emotions for a pivotal scene with Chalamet.

“Emotions just bubble over. (Greta) just let us go with it, wherever it went, from take to take. What I loved about that scene is that every take would be different emotionally. It didn’t have the same trajectory,” Ronan said. “The two of us, it’s a relationship I have with no other director. She makes me feel like I can try anything.”

Little Women served as a reunion for Ronan, Gerwig and Chalamet, who last worked together on 2017’s critically acclaimed comedy-drama Lady Bird.

And Ronan was excited to be back together with the 23-year-old heartthrob as the duo formed a close friendship while working on the award-winning independent drama.

“He keeps me on my toes – I’m never quite sure what he’s going to do next. That only progressed more and grew more. It helped that we do have a very natural rapport with each other… These two characters physically need to be very comfortable with one another. They’re literally intertwined for half the film,” she said of their roles in Little Women.

“In the least cliched way possible, it really doesn’t feel like (I’m) acting sometimes (with her),” Chalamet sweetly added.

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