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Saturday
Aug172019

Let Them All Link

Salon The Marvelous Mrs Maisel's Emmy campaign disrupts Los Angeles with 1959-era prices 
• The Atlantic's "friendship files" talks to three thirtysomething women who all cosplay Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow 
Slate comparing the starpower of 2019's Little Women to the starpower (back in the day) of the 1994 cast - Saoirse vs Winona and more. Really fun article but the part on Sarandon and Dern is a major misread of the mid-90s. Sarandon was at the very peak of her fame in 1994, headlining a sleeper blockbuster (The Client) and building yet more momentum to win her inevitable Oscar win the following year. She should have bested Dern (who we loooove, don't get us wrong).

 After the jump The Godfather, Faye Dunaway's trouble, Steven Soderbergh's secret movie, Mulan trouble, Kristin Chenoweth's breakout and more...

• BBC Sad news. The Australian actress Ningali Lawford-Wolf, who you might have seen in films like Rabbit-Proof Fence or Bran Nue Dae, and who recently was nominated for the AACTA Best Actress prize for Last Cab to Darwin (2015) has died in Scotland. She was only 51
/Film Scant details on Steven Soderbergh's next film Let Them All Talk which stars Meryl Streep again in back to back movies for the auteur
The New Yorker on the character of "Fredo" in The Godfather (1972) and the name's use as an insult
Out Faye Dunaway in trouble for demeaning "a little homosexual boy"
Cartoon Brew well, that didn't take long. The Chinese animated smash Nezha will get a US release in September from WellGo USA (who've done a great job distribution Asian flicks at US theaters these past few years)
Playbill The Paley Center's annual honors this year will go to Carol Burnett, Normal Lear, and Lily Tomlin. The gala is November 21st in Los Angeles. 
IndieWire There's a call to Boycott Mulan (2020) since its star Liu Yifei is siding with the Hong Kong police during recent anti-government protests.

 

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Towleroad "The Inheritance" an epic gay play is coming to Broadway. It was already a big hit at the Olivier Awards in London so are the Tonys next?
Playbill Tony Yazbeck, one of our very favourite Broadway stars and one of the best dancers on the planet, will play silent movie superstar Rudolph Valentino in readings of a new musical Valentino. We don't understand how Yazbeck hasn't gotten a big screen opportunity yet as he's so easy on the eyes and gifted, too. 
Broadway World Jonathan Groff and Tammy Blanchard will star in an Off Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors that starts next month. Groff is the second uber hot actor in a row to play Seymour (Gyllenhaal did it a few years ago in one of his frequent but very brief stage stints between movie roles) What's with casting inarguable hotties as the most famous musical theater nerd role?
Broadway World "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" is getting a national tour in early 2020. Have you ever seen Kristin Chenoweth's adorable/exasperating "My New Philosophy" from that 1999 show? If you've ever wondered how she got famous this was it (it led to a brief eponymous network sitcom in 2001 and then she really exploded with 2003's Broadway mega-blockbuster Wicked). Here it is...

 

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I NEED more details about Let Them All Talk!!! Filming in NYC for a couple days and social media says it is then headed for the Queen Mary 2 where most of the movie will take place. Streep and Soderbergh must have loved working together on Laundromat. So now there is LTAT filming in fall right before Streep films The Prom in Dec. At 70 years old she is still very much in demand.
And I think she just ended one of the best decades of her career! Won an Oscar, Kennedy Center Honor, Golden Globe Lifetime achievement, worked with Frears, Spielberg, Soderbergh, 5 Oscar nominations! If she gets one for The Laundromat or Little Women she will have earned 6 nominations which TIES her 80’s streak.

August 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Whoops! Forgot won an Emmy and starred in TV series (BLL)!

August 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

It is very sad about Ningali Lawford-Wolf but I seem to remember that the winner of AACTA (the Australian Oscar) as Best Actress was Kate Winslet for The Dressmaker.

August 17, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterharmodio

Meryl Streep and Gemma Chan making a secret movie is happiness.

August 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMinerva

Sarandon is the only actress that can be super sexy in one movie and very matenal in the next. It's a rare quality.

Meryl definitely read our post demanding more authors in her resumee.

It's amazing that Lois Smith is still able to do 8 shows a week.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Somehow Soderbergh became a very underrated auteur - his movies (and tv) are consistently fascinating but they don't spark the discussion they should. I am really looking forward to his collaborations with Meryl. The Laundromat could be a stealth Oscar player for more than Meryl if Netflix promotes it.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Sarandon is the only actress that can be super sexy in one movie and very matenal in the next. It's a rare quality.

Peggy Sue: Sarandon certainly had this quality back in the 1990s. I’m less sure she can do it now (partly because she hasn’t tried).

But I would not say she is the only one. Angela Bassett and Diane Lane come to mind as actresses who have done this, and probably could again.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBrevity

On the Little Women post, I have to agree with your Sarandon vs. Dern comment. I love Laura Dern, and she's been in iconic series like Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Big Little Lies, and the historic episode of Ellen. But while Laura Dern has always been an incredibly talented actress, Susan Sarandon was and is a star (along with being an incredibly talented actress herself). In terms of talent, I would call it a tie and walk away, but in terms of fame, which is what the article claimed to compare, Sarandon was and is far more famous than Dern is. I feel like Dern has always valued the art over the fame, but that doesn't change the equation.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTommy

Sue was a big star but not anymore. Her politics and bad B.O. sunk the ship for her.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterForbes

Faye is really getting messy in her later years.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

@markgordonuk From what I hear Faye has been quite problematic (which includes regularly abusing clerks and waiters, etc) for many years now.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Faye Dunaway’s been a piece of work since the beginning, you guys. When BETTE DAVIS gets on national television and (without missing a beat) says you’re the most impossible person she’s ever worked with, you’re a gold-medal tyrant.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

Sarandon has bad BO?

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBC

@Forbes Sarandon is deeply respected in Europe. You should travel more.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDrea

Little Women is on Netflix and I'll definitely flip it on before bed if nothing else is on. It's a good comfort movie...especially in the fall/winter months.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBia

@MJ: Yeah, I've heard that too. It sounds like Dunaway clearly has some real heavy psychiatric issues, probably Borderline or Narcissistic stuff. I certainly would never want to run into her.

August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRob

So "The Inheritance" is the frontrunner for Best Play Tony next year then?

August 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJ.J.

"In the 2019 version, the role goes to Louis Garrel, a French actor and filmmaker I had never heard of"... Really, Slate.com?

August 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoel (from Chile)

Amen to what MJ said about Faye! I have a love/hate relationship with her. She gave a handful of unforgettable performances but quite a list of really bad ones (and I'm not talking about Mommie Dearest here).

I love both Dern and Sarandon and I'm not sure I understand the debate here, but I agree with Drea, Sarandon definitely had (and still has) an iconic status in Europe that Dern never achieved. Do we really care?

August 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterFrenchToast

HBO Max has bought Let Them All Talk with Streep, Gemma Can, Candace Bergen and Dianne Weist. Lucas Hedges will play Streep’s nephew. A comedy about an literary author (Streep) finding herself. Film will begin in NYC, then the Queen Mary 2 and then England! Spring 2020

August 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Jamie - Holy cow, that is a great cast. I can't wait.

So now I have to subscribe to HBO Max even if I have HBO? I hope this gets a theatrical release.

August 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Re: Faye Dunaway

It's been close to four decades, but she still haven get out o her character in Mommie Dearest......hmmm, Or maybe she was actually being herself n it was not a performance!! 😂

August 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterClaran

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