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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015 file photo, Tony Award-winning theater and film director Stephen Daldry poses for a portrait in New York. Daldry is exiting the project, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday. The “Billy Elliot” director has been associated with the adaptation for years, going back as far as 2012. Universal Pictures earlier this year removed “Wicked” from its release schedule. It was last slated for a Dec. 22, 2021 theatrical launch. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File)

Director Stephen Daldry exits 'Wicked' film adaptation

Oct. 20, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

The long-gestating film adaptation of the Broadway hit “Wicked” has hit another snag. Director Stephen Daldry is exiting the project, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday. The industry trade website Deadline first reported the news. The “Billy Elliot” director has been...

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New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'

Oct. 19, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — You have to admire the moxie of Netflix and director Ben Wheatley for taking on Daphne du Maurier’s...

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Review: The Chicago Seven trial gets the Aaron Sorkin touch

Oct. 14, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

If anyone was born to make a film about the infamous federal trial surrounding the protests outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, it’s Aaron Sorkin. The grandstanding of the celebrity revolutionaries Abbie Hoffman and Tom Hayden, the clash of disparate personalities and protest styles, the...

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'Jurassic World' shoot suspended after COVID-19 positives

Oct. 7, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Filming on the new “Jurassic World” movie at Pinewood Studios in the U.K. has been suspended for two weeks because of COVID-19 cases on set. Director Colin Trevorrow tweeted Wednesday that there were “a few” positive tests for the virus. He added that the individuals tested negative...

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Review: A terrific debut in ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’

Oct. 7, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

Precociousness can be a curse if adulthood successes don’t live up to your assumed potential. And placement on one of those 30-Under-30 lists is just a cruel public reminder what (probably) should’ve been — especially if you are nearing the end of your third decade without much to show for...

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'Dune' ditches 2020, while AMC commits to staying open

Oct. 6, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

The 2020 theatrical release calendar is getting even slimmer in the wake of the announcement that Regal cinemas are temporarily closing, although AMC, North America's largest theater chain, says it will remain open. Warner Bros. said late Monday that its sci-fi pic “Dune” will now open in October...

Regal Edwards Grand Teton theater is seen in Idaho Falls, Idaho on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Cineworld, which owns Regal, Cineworld and Picturehouse movie theaters, will suspend operations after the release of the latest James Bond film was postponed again, deflating hopes that a blockbuster could revive the devastated industry.  (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP)

Hundreds of Regal, Cineworld movie theaters to close

Oct. 5, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the latest blow to the beleaguered film industry, the second-largest movie theater chain in the U.S. is temporarily shuttering its locations Thursday due to a lack of blockbusters on the calendar and major domestic markets like New York remaining closed. Cineworld Group Plc said Monday...

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New this week: Patty Smyth, 'The Right Stuff' and 'Time'

Oct. 5, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Writer-director-star Radha Blank’s witty and vibrant directorial debut, “The Forty-Year-Old Version”...

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo of actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie

James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ pushed again, to 2021

Oct. 2, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been delayed again, this time to 2021, because of the effects of COVID-19 on the theatrical business. MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, said on Twitter Friday that the 25th installment in the franchise...

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Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’ heads to HBO Max for Halloween

Oct. 2, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The Robert Zemeckis adaptation of “Roald Dahl’s The Witches” has found a new home on HBO Max this month just in time for Halloween. Warner Bros. said Friday that “The Witches” will debut on the subscription streaming service, owned by parent company WarnerMedia, on Oct. 22. ...