Chance the Rapper said Donald Glover brought him on as a nostalgia consultant for “The Lion King” because he was such a “‘Lion King’ aficionado,” he told Variety‘s Marc Malkin at the LA premiere. He also revealed that Glover, his friend and voice of adult Simba in the live-action/CGI remake, had him record lines for a brand-new character in the Disney movie.
“I was like, ‘Yes, Donald, thank you, Donald.’ He’s the man and Jon Favreau, the director, is the man. And the movie is awesome, everything I’ve seen from it,” he said.
Joaquin Phoenix has three Academy Award nominations, four Golden Globe nominations (and one win) and a lead role in another film that’s already getting Oscar buzz, but in an emotional speech Monday night, the “Joker” actor made it clear that none of it would have been possible without his late brother River Phoenix. “When I was 15 [...]
“Jojo Rabbit” director Taika Waititi on convincing Hollywood to make a movie where a little boy’s imaginary friend is Hitler. Popular on Variety
Christian Bale seems extra-pleased with the casting of Robert Pattinson as the next Dark Knight. Speaking to Variety at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday, Bale gave a thumbs up when asked about Pattinson joining the Bat family. “Good choice! He’s interesting,” Bale said. His “Ford v. Ferrari” co-star, Matt Damon, agreed. “Did you see [...]
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Tom Hanks and the team behind “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” dropped by the Variety studio over the weekend to discuss the new Mr. Rogers film, which premiered to rave reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival. Hanks was asked what he thought Mr. Rogers would say to children who are living in the age […]