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Episode 1398 September 22, 2022

Expresso Hollywood News Update at 6:30 pm on 22nd September 2022

Listen to the latest Hollywood news by the Indian Express where we talk about Actor Jada Pinkett Smith celebrating her 51st birthday and Hollywood actress and UN humanitarian Angelina Jolie making a surprise visit to one of the worst flood-hit areas in southern Pakistan. We also talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi actor Kelly Marie Tran who is set to star in and produce a biopic on her friend and civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen and the rumours about Woody Allen retiring soon.

Expresso Hollywood News Update at 6:30 pm on 22nd September 2022Listen to the latest Hollywood news by the Indian Express where we talk about Actor Jada Pinkett Smith celebrating her 51st birthday and Hollywood actress and UN humanitarian Angelina Jolie making a surprise visit to one of the worst flood-hit areas in southern Pakistan. We also talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi actor Kelly Marie Tran who is set to star in and produce a biopic on her friend and civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen and the rumours about Woody Allen retiring soon.
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Latest Entertainment News Today Transcript at 6:30 pm on 22nd September 2022

You are listening to the Expresso Entertainment Update. Here is the latest news from the world of Hollywood brought to you by The Indian Express.
"We begin this bulletin with news on Director David O. Russell who got his starry cast involved in the creation of his new crime drama Amsterdam. The five-time Oscar nominee reunited with Christian Bale to develop the movie.
Bale told Reuters at the film’s European premiere in London on Wednesday, “He had no script. He just had a couple of ideas. Over years and years, came up with this story,”
Similarly, Bale’s co-star Margot Robbie was invited to help bring her character to life.
Elements of the film are inspired by real historical events and people, including a fascist coup attempt against US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Amsterdam begins its global theatrical rollout on October 6.
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"Meanwhile, Actor Jada Pinkett Smith celebrated her 51st birthday on Sunday, surrounded by her friends and family. On Tuesday, she shared a video of the celebrations on Instagram, and captioned the post, “I’m so grateful for all the birthday love yesterday. Thank you.”

The video shows a small gathering of people, all of whom are singing the birthday song for Jada. She’s wearing a pink sweater and a cap. Her husband, the actor Will Smith, stood on her side, while their son Jaden stood behind her as she walked towards her birthday cake and blew out the candles. Smith sang the loudest and declared that ‘gratitude’ is the ‘highest virtue’ after his wife said that she was grateful for the life she has.
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"In some exciting news, Star Wars: The Last Jedi actor Kelly Marie Tran is set to star in and produce a biopic on her friend and civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen.

According to the entertainment website The Hollywood Reporter, Tran is developing the film, alongside Significant Productions and Madica Productions.

The untitled movie will see Nguyen’s transformation from a survivor of college sexual assault to an activist for survivors’ rights, including penning a Survivors’ Bill of Rights which inspired the federal law passed in 2016 and founding the civil rights accelerator Rise.
Nguyen said she is “deeply grateful” to Tran and the production banners for telling not only her story but also the story of billions of survivors across the world."
"In some exciting news, Purple Hearts actor Nicholas Galitzine is set to star opposite Anne Hathaway in the Amazon Original movie The Idea of You. The film follows Hathaway’s character, a divorced mother who sparks a passionate love affair with a pop star she meets after taking her daughter to a music festival.

The British actor will essay the role of Hathaway’s love interest in the movie. The Idea of You will be directed by Michael Showalter. Jennifer Westfeldt has penned the script and will also executive produce. Oscar winner Cathy Shulman is producing the movie via her Welle Entertainment, along with Gabrielle Union, Hathaway, Lee, Eric Hayes and Jordana Mollick.
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"Hollywood actress and UN humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to one of the worst flood-hit areas in southern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said, as the death toll from months-long deluges rose to 1,559.

TV footage showed Jolie arriving at an airport in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, where floods since mid-June have killed 692 people, damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and left half a million people homeless. Later, she visited some of the flood-affected areas, according to local media.

According to the IRC, Jolie is visiting Pakistan to support communities affected by the devastating floods. Currently, doctors are trying to contain the outbreak of waterborne diseases among flood survivors."
"In some recent news, a representative for Woody Allen has denied reports that the embattled filmmaker is retiring after an article in a Spanish newspaper quoted him as saying that his current movie Wasp 22 will be his swan song.

Ahead of the filming of the new project in Paris, the 86-year-old filmmaker had spoken to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. The daily had quoted him as saying: “My idea, in principle, is not to make more movies and focus on writing.” In the statement shared with entertainment outlet Variety, Allen’s representative said the director currently has “no intention of retiring”.

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"In some thrilling news, Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical coming-of-age drama The Fabelmans won the Toronto International Film Festival’s top prize, the People’s Choice Award, solidifying its early status as Academy Awards frontrunner.

Toronto’s audience award was announced Sunday as the largest North American film festival wrapped up its 47th edition and first full-scale gathering in three years.
This year, no film came into the festival more anticipated than The Fabelmans, Spielberg’s memory-infused film about his childhood. In the movie, which Universal Pictures will release on Nov. 11, Michelle Williams and Paul Dano play the parents, with newcomer Gabriel LaBelle as teenage Spielberg, Sammy Fabelman. The film scored rave reviews after its premiere."
"We end this bulletin with news on Hollywood star Kate Winslet who was admitted to the hospital after she suffered an accident while filming the historical drama Lee in Croatia. A representative for the Oscar winner said she is doing well and plans to resume filming this week.

The statement to Deadline read, “Kate slipped and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure required by the production. She is fine and will be filming, as planned, this week”

In the upcoming feature film, Winslet plays Lee Miller, the Vogue cover model-turned-photographer who was a leading figure in chronicling World War II for the iconic magazine. "

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