The film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, follows the life and career of music producer Quincy Jones. The doc is directed by Alan Hicks and Jones’ daughter, actress Rashida Jones.
According to the DCist, Quincy Jones will also appear at a panel following the screening, scheduled for Friday, October 26. Quincy debuts on Netflix this Friday.
“The museum is pleased to collaborate with Netflix in order to explore important moments in the history of America through the African American lens,” said Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the museum, in a statement. “We are pleased this original production by Netflix is a film that honors Quincy Jones whose creativity and commitment to racial justice are an example of the best of America.”
Submissions for the film festival are currently being accepted; the full slate of films will be announced later this month. Passes for the entire festival are now available with $10 tickets for individual screenings to go on sale in October.
Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Atlanta's Brian Tyree Henry and Parks and Recreation alum-turned Legion star Aubrey Plaza will go head-to-head with a twenty-nine inch psychopath named Chucky.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the upcoming Child's Play reboot has cast the pair for the film's lead roles.
The original 1988 film, which spawned six spinoff movies, centered on a serial killer who trapped himself in the body of a doll named Chucky, which is later given to a young boy.
Emmy-nominated Atlanta star Henry is set to play Greg, a detective investigating the strange, "happenings surrounding the doll’s nefarious spree." Meanwhile, Plaza will play Karen, a mother who ends up giving her son the doll -- later revealed to be Chucky -- for his birthday.
According to Collider, the planned film will deviate from the original version by following "a group of kids and a technologically-advanced doll that enters their world."
Production on Child's Play is set to begin later this year in Vancouver.
ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- What more proof do we need? CBS has confirmed Jordan Peele will officially serve as host of their forthcoming Twilight Zone reboot, by releasing a teaser-trailer featuring Peele narrating the series' classic opening.
The teaser features the Oscar-winning Get Out writer and director echoing the introductory monologue spoken by the late series creator and host, Rod Serling.
"Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours," said Peele, who also serves as the reboot's executive producer. "I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of The Twilight Zone."
The original Twilight Zone aired on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The award-winning anthology series used science-fiction, fantasy and horror stories to explore social issues of the day. There was also a 1983 Twilight Zone movie produced by Steven Spielberg, as well as two other short-lived TV reboots, the most recent in 2002, hosted by another Oscar winner, Forest Whitaker.
The new Twilight Zone will begin production this fall for a 2019 premiere on CBS All Access.
Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images(LONDON) -- For the first time in the movie series' 62-year history, an American filmmaker will call the shots on a James Bond movie.
The lucky Yank is Cary Joji Fukunaga, who won an Emmy for directing the first season of True Detective. He also wrote the award-winning war drama Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, who's been long rumored to replace Daniel Craig as 007.
Barbara Broccoli and her husband and producing partner Michael G. Wilson announced on Twitter that Fukunaga will be directing Craig in his fifth 007 adventure, with production starting on March 4.
"We are delighted to be working with Cary," the producers' statement read. "His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure."
The 25th James Bond movie -- which is currently being referred to as Bond 25 -- is likely Craig's last go 'round as the suave super spy. Its new release date is February 14, 2020, pushed forward from its original November 2019 release date.
Fukunaga replaces Slumdog Millionaire Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, who left the project over the ever-popular "creative differences."
Incidentally, Fukunaga had been set to direct the blockbuster Stephen King movie It, but he left that production for that same reason.
Photo by: Alex Martinez/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) -- Congrats are officially in order to Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams.
In an interview with People magazine, Williams revealed she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Dennis McKinley.
“When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited [but] I had mixed feelings. The other feeling that I had beside excitement was fear,” Williams, who suffered a miscarriage six years ago, told the magazine.
She continues, "I’ve had a miscarriage before in my past, which I’ve also been open about because I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomy. So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before.”
Thankfully, at her first appointment, Williams got the word that her baby is going to be fine. According to the reality star, getting the OK from the doc allows her to "really wrap [her] mind around actually becoming a mommy.”
Porsha says her boyfriend is excited too.
“I believe he’s probably shed more tears during the process than me,” Williams says of McKinley, whom she has known for years but only began dating this past year. “It’s just the sweetest moment of my life right now.”
She continues, “The pregnancy came from the left, but it definitely has brought us closer together because you realize when it sets in that you are actually bringing a life to this world, that you have become family overnight. So now a lot of the things that we had talked about are a reality, and we work really hard at wanting to be a good couple and build a strong foundation for our new family that we’re going to have."
The historical period drama about the lives of an aristocratic family and their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian era will star the original principal cast from the PBS TV series, including Elizabeth McGovern and Maggie Smith, as well as new cast members Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips and Stephen Campbell Moore.
Shooting on the big-screen bow of the acclaimed British show kicked off last week. The series, which aired initially on ITV in the UK, and subsequently on PBS in the U.S., earned 69 Emmy nominations, a record for a TV import, during its six-season run.
Jim Spellman/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- More than twenty years since the original film's release, Space Jam officially has a sequel with NBA star LeBron James as its lead.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James will take the reigns from NBA legend Michael Jordan, who starred in the 1996 original that quickly became a box office hit.
The film has also added Random Acts of Flyness creator Terence Nance as the director and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler to produce. This will be Coogler's first project since directing the Marvel blockbuster.
"I love his version [of Black Panther]," James told THR. "So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it's amazing."
He continued, “The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. It's so much bigger. I'd just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don't just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”
As previously reported, a Space Jam sequel has been rumored for many years, with numerous NBA stars attached. But, with James signing an overall deal with Warner Bros., the new gig was almost inevitable.
Other NBA stars are expected to star with James in the film, although there is no word on whether or not Bill Murray will return for the sequel.
Production on Space Jam 2 is expected begin in summer of 2019, following the NBA season.
NBC/Trae Patton(LOS ANGELES) -- Closeup magician Shin Lim was crowned the winner of the 13th season of NBC’s America's Got Talent during the star-studded live finale at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater Wednesday night. Judges Heidi Klum, Mel B, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel were on hand as host Tyra Banks announced the results.
Lim walked away with the $1 million grand prize and a headlining spot at the America’s Got Talent Live show at Paris Las Vegas from November 2-4. He'll be joined by the other finalists.
Lim beat out acrobatic dance troupe Zurcaroh based on America’s votes.
Coming in third was violinist Brian King Joseph, followed by comedian Samuel J. Comroe in fourth place and country singer Michael Ketterer in fifth.
Bebe Rexha performed a medley of her hits "I'm a Mess" and "Meant to Be," joined on the latter by top 10 finalist Glennis Grace.
Opera singer Daniel Emmet, another top 10 finalist, dueted with the legendary Plácido Domingo.
Courtney Hadwin, the shy County Durham, England native who transforms into a powerhouse vocalist teamed up with the UK rock band Strut on their hit, "It Could Have Been Me," before soloing on Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart."
Actor/comedian David Spade traded one-liners with comedian, and top 10 finalist, Vicki Barbolak.
Ketterer was shocked to get a video message from Garth Brooks, who wrote a song especially for him titled, "The Courage to Love," and video chatted with Ketterer to offer words of encouragement.
KISS opened the show with their classic "Detroit Rock City," and announced their upcoming End of the Road farewell Tour.
America's Got Talent will return for its 14th season in 2019 on NBC.
Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Eddie Murphy has reportedly picked up a "grumpy" new role.
According to Variety, Murphy has been tapped to star in Tim Story's forthcoming untitled comedy, which is inspired by Grumpy Old Men. The original 1983 film starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as two feuding neighbors competing for the attention of a college professor, played by Ann-Margret. It grossed over $70 million domestically, and also spawned the 1995 sequel Grumpier Old Men.
Details on Story's film, which will also be produced by Grumpy Old Men producer John Davis, have yet been revealed.
This is the latest project for Murphy who will soon appear in the Netflix biopic Dolemite Is My Name.
Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Actress Jessica Henwick has been in major productions like HBO's Emmy winning Game of Thrones, and can be currently seen as swordswoman Colleen Wing in her sophomore season of Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix. She's also found that her small part in another huge franchise has grown -- and she wants back in.
Henwick played plucky Resistance X-Wing pilot Jessika "Testor" Pava in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens but although she survived, Jess wasn't seen in the follow-up The Last Jedi. However, her character grew while Henwick was off screen, taking starring roles in the Marvel comic Star Wars: Poe Dameron and the novel Star Wars: Weapon of a Jedi.
With 2019's Star Wars: Episode IX underway, Henwick tells ABC Radio she's ready to jump back in the cockpit. "I really, really want to be on the last one but I haven't had the call yet! I don't know what's happening! J.J., come on!"
Henwick recalls, "I feel really lucky that I've been able to be a part of so many massive deals, and Star Wars was just a dream come true," she smiles. "It was probably the most fun I've ever had on a set. Everyone that was there was so happy to be there."
Henwick adds, "I'm glad that the character lives on in the comic books. Occasionally I'll go an I'll backlog like three editions and I'll go buy them be like, 'What's Jess Pava doing?' She's so cool. I hope that I get to play her again one day."
We suggested that Pava could always appear in the upcoming animated series Star Wars: Resistance, to which Henwick enthused, "She better be there!"
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ABC(NEW YORK) -- In an interview with ABC News' Juju Chang, legendary actress Kathleen Turner opened up about being a sex symbol and aging in Hollywood, saying her body is "not Body Heat anymore, and get over it."
Turner, 64, skyrocketed to fame as the seductress in that 1981 film, becoming a household name who was instantly recognizable for her deep, husky voice that continues to be one of her trademarks. Her signature voice also is the one immortalized for the ultra-seductive, animated character of Jessica Rabbit in 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which she voiced while pregnant.
"The day my water broke, I was recording Jessica Rabbit," Turner quipped. That's one story you'll find in Turner's new book, called Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations about Film, Television, and Theater.
Reflecting back on her decades-long career in Hollywood, Turner said one of her favorite moments was filming the 1984 hit romantic comedy Romancing the Stone opposite Michael Douglas. She revealed she "almost" had an affair with him then.
"I thought we were falling madly in love...he was separated from his first wife, and I was unattached," said Turner. "But then Diandra, his wife, flew down to Mexico and made it clear that they were...still married."
Turner even said there was a competition among some of her former co-stars, including Jack Nicholson, Douglas, and Warren Beatty, to see "who could get me first."
"I was the new trophy in town," she said, adding, "That was never going to happen."
In the mid-'90s, Turner's movie career stalled when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and she ended up abusing alcohol to cope with the pain. Now sober, Turner has developed a thriving stage career and works on the occasional movie project.
NBC/Andrew Lipovsky(NEW YORK) -- Kelly Clarkson announced her new syndicated daytime talk show last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and now we have more details on the project.
The show, which will come on before The Ellen DeGeneres Show, will debut in fall 2019 and will air on select NBC-owned stations across the country.
It’s described as “a weekday brunch party with a fascinating guest list of people who would otherwise never meet.” Each episode will include human interest stories, celebrity guests, good music and fun surprises.
“I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations,” Kelly says in a statement. “Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!”
Before launching the new talk show, Kelly will defend her title as The Voice season 14 winner when the singing competition kicks off its new season September 24 on NBC.
Kelly will also launch the Meaning of Life tour -- her first trek in three years -- January 24 in Oakland, CA.
ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) -- Patrick Stewart is close to landing the role of Bosley in the latest reimagining of the 1970s TV series Charlie's Angels -- along with Elizabeth Banks, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
That's right, Bosley, who was the face of the never-seen Charlie Townsend, owner of the Townsend Detective Agency -- now a security and intelligence service with teams stationed around the word -- will have two Bosleys.
Banks will also direct the reboot, slated for a 2019 release.
A previous film based on the series starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.
Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jessica Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson are expecting baby number three, and it's another girl.
Simpson made the announcement and gender reveal in a series of Instagram snaps featuring the couple's two children, six-year-old daughter Drew and five-year-old son Ace.
"SURPRISE..." the fashion mogul captioned the first -- a shot of Drew and Ace holding up a set of giant-sized balloons.
A second post revealed the contents of the balloons -- a bunch of smaller pink ones. "This little baby girl will make us a family of five. We couldn't be happier to announce this precious blessing of life," read the caption.
A third post featured featured Jessica showing off her baby bump, with the caption, "My baby love."
Simpson and Johnson, a former professional football player, tied the knot in 2014.