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Here’s your weekly Entertainment News Recap with the top five stories you might have missed this week!
“Oppenheimer” Red Carpet Cancelled
(THR) – SAG-AFTRA is joining the WGA on the picket line which means promotional activity and red carpet cancellations have begun. Universal said the filmmakers of Oppenheimer will not attend the New York premiere on July 17th.
The guidelines say the union’s 160,000 affected members are prohibited from all principal on-camera and off-camera work, such as voice-acting and narration, as well as participating in promotional activity including premieres, interviews, festivals, FYC events, award shows, and podcasts.
Miyazaki Hayao’s Final Film “The Boy and the Heron” Sets North America Release Date
(Variety) – GKIDS has acquired North American rights to Miyazaki Hayao’s final film “The Boy and the Heron.” Officials say the Studio Ghibli film will have a late 2023 theatrical release date. The film is hand-drawn and written by Miyazaki and features a musical score from Joe Hisashi.
The GKIDS president said, “It’s been ten years since the world has seen a new film from Miyazaki-san, and Gkids is so proud and honored to unveil his latest, highly anticipated masterpiece in North America.” Many people are already curious about the film because there were no trailers or promotional material released.
Hayley Atwell Says “Doctor Strange 2” Cameo Was ‘Frustrating’
(Variety) – Hayley Atwell revealed on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that her Captain Carter cameo in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was “a frustrating moment.” Atwell said When she was like, ‘I could do this all day’ and then followed by she’s immediately cut in half by a frisbee. And the audience being like, ‘She can’t do it all day. Apparently you can’t, so, egg on your face.’ That doesn’t really serve Peggy very well.” Atwell said her voicing Carter on “What If…” was more rewarding than the “Doctor Strange” sequel.
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners Cuts 20 Percent of Staff
(THR) – Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has struck a new deal with Universal and has cut 20 percent of its workforce. The roles in marketing, international, and post-production are being cut in 90 to 100 employee company. Officials say the studio will co-fiance the company’s movies. Spielberg said, “Universal is my ancestral studio home, and this next chapter in our longstanding partnership will provide Amblin with the creative flexibility and autonomy that I know will allow us to succeed together in the future.”
ITN Studios Releases First Look at Horror Film “Cinderella’s Curse”
(Variety) – ITN Studios released the first look at its upcoming horror retelling of Cinderella. The studio said “Cinderella’s Curse” is taking a unique spin on the fairy tale classic. ITN is the distributor behind this film and gave audiences “Winnie the Pooth: Blood and Honey.” Officials say the movie has already begun filming in the UK and is expected to be released in October 2023.