The following is a summary of the latest entertainment news.
Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac get intimate for new TV miniseries
Actors Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac have known each other for years, but being old friends has been a mixed blessing when it comes to playing a married couple on the new TV miniseries “Scenes from a Marriage,” the couple said on Saturday . Chastain, 44, and Isaac, 42, who both graduated from Juilliard Arts School and have been friends since college, star Mira and Jonathan on the HBO series, an adaptation of the miniseries of the same name by acclaimed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
Lebanese filmmakers show “Miracle” film in Venice
Filmmaker Mounia Akl says her debut feature film “Costa Brava, Lebanon” became an act of resistance and survival when a deadly explosion swept Beirut the day after calling her film crew to preproduce in the capital. Already facing tough COVID restrictions and a crippling financial crisis, Akl decided to continue production after the explosion that killed more than 200 people and devastated large parts of the capital.
Willard Scott, 35 years old, exuberant weatherman on the TV show “Today”, dies at the age of 87
Willard Scott, the exuberant former “Today” show weatherman, centenarian admirer, extraordinary pitchman and original hamburger falconer Ronald McDonald, died Saturday, his successor said on the morning show Al Roker. He was 87 years old. Scott’s talkative, popular manner masked his lack of meteorological training during his time as the most popular weatherman on American television.
Kate Hudson, Jeon Jong-seo star in homage to the outsiders “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon”
Hollywood star Kate Hudson and South Korean actress Jeon Jong-seo play two outsiders on a collision course with their surroundings in Ana Lily Amirpour’s competition entry “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon” by Ana Lily Amirpour. The fantasy adventure begins with Jeon’s mysterious Mona Lisa, who uses supernatural powers to break out of the high-security wing of a mental hospital in New Orleans. On the run from the police, she finds herself in the noisy French Quarter of the city, where she comes to the aid of the exotic dancer and single mother Bonnie (Hudson), who in turn takes her in.
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