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Listen to the latest Hollywood news by the Indian Express where we talk about how the Oscar nominations list is finally here, and India has a strong presence with four films competing for the prestigious golden trophy. We also look at another big story: Hollywood star Anne Hathaway says much like the fans she is also “frustrated” waiting for the third installment in the beloved The Princess Diaries franchise. Stay tuned to find out more about Warner Bros. Pictures’s 2023 India releases line-up.
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"Let’s begin with the latest news. Rust will continue filming with Alec Baldwin in the lead role, a lawyer for the production, Melina Spadone, said Monday, Jan 23rd, days after prosecutors said they would charge Baldwin in the fatal shooting of the movie’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Baldwin will continue to play Harland Rust while Joel Souza will return as director following his wounding in the October 2021 shooting. The late cinematographer’s husband Matt Hutchins remains an executive producer.
Baldwin has denied responsibility for the shooting, saying live ammunition should never have been allowed on set and weapons handlers were responsible for firearm safety. An investigation by Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office has yet to reveal how live rounds got into production."
"The Oscar nominations list is finally here, and India has a strong presence with four films competing for the prestigious golden trophy. SS Rajamouli’s RRR, starring Ram Charan and NTR Jr, is expected to receive multiple nominations thanks to its highly publicized Oscar campaign.
However, it was not chosen as India's official selection for the Best International Film category. Instead, the Gujarati film Chhello Show (The Last Film Show) made it to the shortlist. RRR's song ""Naatu Naatu"" has already made it to the Oscars shortlist and even won India's first Golden Globe in the Best Original Song category.
Shaunak Sen’s documentary features All That Breathes and Netflix documentary The Elephant Whisperers are also among the Indian Oscar hopefuls."
"Meanwhile, Hollywood star Anne Hathaway says much like her fans she is also “frustrated” waiting for the third instalment in the beloved The Princess Diaries franchise.
Disney had confirmed in November that another chapter of The Princess Diaries saga was in the works with Aadrita Mukerji attached to write. Debra Martin Chase was also reported to be returning to produce the new film. Hathaway has not yet signed for the new film officially but has expressed interest in being part of the upcoming instalment.
The Princess Diaries was released in 2001 with Garry Marshall directing Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway. The comedy was based on the popular Meg Cabot novel series with Mia Thermopolis at the centre of the story."
"Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, Jan 23rd, announced its 2023 India releases line-up. The four DC titles to be released are Shazam! Fury of the Gods, starring Zachary Levi, on March 17, The Flash led by Ezra Miller on June 16, Xolo Mariduena-fronted Blue Beetle on August 18 and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom on December 21.
Michael B. Jordan-fronted Creed III will release on March 3, while Evil Dead Rise, will arrive on April 21.
The second instalment of Academy Award winner Dune will hit the cinema halls on November 3. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling’s Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig, will hit the theatres on July 21, and Jason Sthatham-led Meg 2: The Trench will release on August 4."
"Up next, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water led ticket sales in movie theatres for the sixth straight weekend, making it the first film to have such a sustained reign atop the box office since 2009′s Avatar.
The film added $19.7 million in U.S. and Canadian theatres over the weekend, according to studio estimates for Sunday, Jan 22nd. Its global total has surpassed $2 billion, putting it at sixth all-time and just ahead of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Domestically, The Way of Water is up to $598 million. Continued robust international sales ($56.3 million for the weekend) have helped push the Avatar sequel to $2.024 billion worldwide."
"Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner shared a new post where he revealed he had broken over 30 bones during the snowcat incident. The actor suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopaedic injuries after being run over by a snow plough as he was clearing snow outside his home in Nevada, and was critical for several days.
Renner wrote on Twitter, “I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness. Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30-plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens.”
His Marvel co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans also tweeted to him saying, “You’re a champion mate! We love you.” "
"In other news, David Crosby, the brash rock musician who evolved from a baby-faced harmony singer with the Byrds to a moustachioed hippie superstar and an ongoing troubadour in Crosby, Stills, Nash & (sometimes) Young, has died at 81, several media outlets reported Thursday, Jan 19th.
The New York Times reported, based on a text message from Crosby’s sister-in-law, that the musician died Wednesday, Jan 18th night. Several media outlets reported Crosby’s death citing anonymous sources; The Associated Press was unable to reach Crosby’s representatives and his widow.
Crosby underwent a liver transplant in 1994 after decades of drug use and survived diabetes, hepatitis C and heart surgery in his 70s."
"Lastly, hundreds of mourners gathered at Graceland on Sunday, Jan 22nd morning to pay their respects to singer Lisa Marie Presley in a memorial service at the mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, which she inherited from her father, rock legend Elvis Presley.
Presley died on January 12 at the age of 54. Her mother, actor Priscilla Presley, said at the service on the front lawn of Graceland, “Our heart is broken, Lisa, and we all love you. Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a role model, a superhero to many people all over the world.”
Singers Alanis Morissette, Billy Corgan, and Axl Rose performed. Lisa is survived by her daughters, actress Riley Keough and 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood."
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