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Polish Those Oscars: Steven Spielberg, Oprah, and Quincy Jones To Produce Color Purple Musical Movie

And we we were thinking that Erivo would get her Academy Award for that Harriet Tubman biopic she’s starring in. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg, Quincy Jones, and Oprah Winfrey (who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the original film) are producing a screen adaptation of the Broadway musical version of Alice Walker’s book. The stage show won two Tony Awards, one for Best Revival of a Musical and another for Actress In A Leading Role in a Musical, which went to Cynthia Erivo. So why not combine those two things and make a crazy success Voltron? Life comes at you fast! The 1985 film garnered 11 Academy Award nominations, though was not awarded any trophies — so it seems like a fine time to change that! Photo: Matthew Murphy

Steven Spielberg’s 1985 adaptation of The Color Purple was a big success. Sources

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Tags: The stage musical of The Color Purple was a big success. In addition to Erivo’s Tony recognition, Danielle Brooks was also nominated for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Purple, and both of those actresses are pretty great screen talents so it seems like they should be recruited for this project as soon as possible.

James Cameron Is Tired of Avengers Movies

Of the Avatar films, the director said, “I found myself as a father of five, starting to think about what would an Avatar story be like if it was a family drama, if it was The Godfather.” Well, the Na’vi would probably need to wear more hats and learn to make cannolis. “I’m hoping we’re going to start getting Avenger fatigue,” the Academy Award winning director said. So, he decided to make four more Avatar movies and produce another Terminator reboot. Photo: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for AMC

While promoting his new documentary series AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction on Saturday morning, James Cameron expressed that he hopes people will finally get tired of Avengers movies so they can start getting tired of Avatar sequels. But Cameron may just be tired of the constant flow of Hollywood films that rely heavily on CGI and ever-expanding cinematic universes, which is understandable. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on, guys, there are other stories to tell besides, you know, hypogonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process.” Yikes, I kind of think he might actually not love the movies. Related
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Renée Zellweger Cast in Judy Garland Biopic Judy

Set in London in 1968, nearly 30 years after The Wizard of Oz made her an international movie star, the biopic follows Garland as she prepares for her sold-out show, The Talk of the Town (featuring classics like “Over the Rainbow” and “The Trolley Song”). Behind the scenes, Garland fights with management, feeling overworked after a lifetime spent in show business. Her latest drama, Same Kind of Different as Me, debuted Oct. Latest On:  Hilary Duff’s Two-Tone Denim Jeans Are Perfect for Lazy Weekends
According to producers, the film will feature some of Garland’s most popular songs. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images / WireImage

Renée Zellweger will play Judy Garland in Judy, based on the actress’ final concerts in London. BAFTA winner David Livingstone will produce Judy for Calamity Films. at 12 p.m. Latest On:  Spice Shamelessly Takes A Female Man and Then Curse Her Out About It
Garland—who died of a barbiturate overdose in 1969—has been the subject of several made-for-TV movies over the years; Andrea McArdle played her in NBC’s Rainbow (1978), Tammy Blanchard and Judy Davis played her in ABC’s Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001), and Sigrid Thornton played her in Seven’s Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door (2015). Rupert Goold (King Charles III) will direct the movie, and production will start in February 2018. and will also handle global sales. News every weekday at 7 and 11 p.m. Searching for more update about this? Meanwhile, she settles into her romance with entrepreneur and musician Mickey Deans (whom she marries months later). Pathé and Calamity Films are backing the project, based on a script by Tom Edge (The Crown). Pathé will distribute Judy in France, Switzerland and the U.K. 20, earning $2.6 million. Judy marks a musical comeback of sorts for Zellweger, who received an Academy Award nomination for her leading role as Roxie Hart in 2002 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Chicago. Latest On:  Watch the New Full-Length Black Panther Trailer Marvel Studios Just Dropped
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