September 20, 2021

Quick News: Rogue, Life, Kara, Master, Love


Quick News Rogue Life Kara Master Love

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

“Captain Marvel” actress Brie Larson revealed earlier this year that she had auditioned for a “Star Wars” film in the past, but didn’t let on as to which one. Appearing on Gary Whitta‘s Twitch live stream Animal Talking series this week though, she shared that it was “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” that was the one she was up for – a film that Whitta co-wrote.

Larson, who once again made it clear she’s desperate to be a part of a “Metroid” movie should it be made, said during the stream: “Oh yeah! You wrote ‘Rogue One’ right? I auditioned for that, I didn’t get it.” [Source: YouTube]

Life is a Carnival

Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes is set to write the Latin music-infused new feature “Life Is a Carnival” for Warner Bros. Pictures. The project is a second collaboration of “In the Heights” producers Scott Sanders and Mara Jacobs. Hudes wrote the book for that musical as well as the screenplay for the Jon M. Chu-directed big-screen adaptation. [Source: Variety]

Kara and the Sun

3000 Pictures has closed a pre-emptive deal for Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro’s upcoming novel “Klara and the Sun”. David Heyman is producing.

The story follows Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her. [Source: Deadline]

Master of Ceremonies

Sony Pictures Television has acquired the rights to David Henry Sterry’s memoir “Master of Ceremonies” with plans to turn it into a series. Emmy-nominated Gordon Smith (“Better Call Saul,” “Breaking Bad”) is set to pen and showrun.

The book tells of Sterry’s time as the MC at the world-famous male strip club Chippendales, a window into the decadent, deregulated and party all the time world of 1980s America through the eyes of Manhattan’s hottest show – one spoiled as addiction and greed creep in. [Source: Deadline]

Pursuit of Love

Amazon has boarded the BBC One series “The Pursuit of Love” which has been penned and directed by actress Emily Mortimer. Filming on the three-episode series adaptation of the Nancy Mitford novel has now begun. Dominic West, Dolly Wells, Andrew Scott, Mortimer, and Beattie Edmondson co-star.

Set in Europe between the two World Wars, the story follows Linda Radlett (Lily James) and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham) on the hunt for the ideal husband. Their friendship is tested when Fanny settles for a steady life and Linda follows her heart to increasingly wild and outrageous places. [Source: Variety]


WarnerMedia’s anime speciality label Crunchyroll has reportedly hit a milestone of three million subscribers to its SVOD service, and growth for the service is accelerating. Crunchyroll claims to have the world’s largest anime library with more than 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes. A hub of anime fare curated by Crunchyroll also appears on the HBO Max streaming service. [Source: Crunchyroll]

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Garth Franklin
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