Connect with us


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle See Their Netflix Deal ‘As a Way of Rebuilding Their Reputation’



Making moves! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are hoping that taking a risk on their new Netflix deal will pay off, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

The 36-year-old prince and the 39-year-old Suits alum signed a multiyear overall deal with the streaming platform earlier this month and formed their own production company that will make feature films, documentaries, scripted shows and children’s programming. According to the source, the couple see their new deal “as a way of rebuilding their reputation” following their official exit from the royal family in March.

“It was too tempting to resist,” the insider says.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Nils Jorgensen/Shutterstock

Harry and Meghan relocated to Los Angeles earlier this year with their son, Archie, 15 months. At the time, Us confirmed that the power couple moved to California “to be closer to the deal makers and are setting up calls and virtual meetings with agents, studio heads,” and were “trying to rebrand themselves” in the public eye. While their plans were put on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are still excited to continue on their new path.

“Harry’s determined to make it in Hollywood, just as much as Meghan,” a source previously told Us, noting that Harry was “inspired” by his wife’s creativity. “He’s focusing on making documentaries connected to good causes — not just on the production side of things. We’ll also be seeing him in front of the camera, more as a spokesperson than anything else.”

Upon announcing their next major career move, the royal duo said that they aimed to produce content that serves a positive purpose.

“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” they said in a statement on September 2. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us. … [Netflix’s] unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”

Before making their Netflix partnership official, Harry and Meghan fielded a handful of offers from other platforms, including Quibi. “Netflix swooped in and their production deal is worth over 100 million,” a source revealed earlier this month.

For more on the royal couple’s Hollywood dreams, watch the video above and pick up the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.

Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!

Continue Reading


Henry Cavill Finds Playing Superman & Geralt More Stressful Than Sherlock




Henry Cavill is no stranger to playing iconic characters, but it turns out he found one to be less stressful than the others: Sherlock Holmes.

Henry Cavill finds playing Sherlock Holmes to be much less stressful than Superman or Geralt of Rivia. Cavill rose to fame when he was cast as the DCEU’s Superman for 2013’s Man of Steel. Though the film was met with a mixed response, fans grew to appreciate Cavill’s performance as Clark Kent over the course of additional films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Since then, though, Cavill’s DCEU future has remained a large question mark. Luckily, the actor found another memorable role to take on in the meantime, portraying monster hunter Geralt for Netflix’s The Witcher.

Continue scrolling to keep reading
Click the button below to start this article in quick view.

Cavill’s newest role just so happens to be as well-known as Superman himself: Sherlock Holmes. For Netflix’s Enola Holmes, Cavill is the latest actor to play the iconic detective, though the film is actually centered on his brilliant younger sister (Millie Bobby Brown). As this Sherlock is a bit different than ones that came before, there’s actually been some controversy over him; the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has sued Netflix for depicting a more emotional Sherlock. Nevertheless, fans were both surprised and excited to see Cavill become Sherlock for Enola Holmes.

Related: Enola Holmes: How Henry Cavill’s Sherlock Compares To Robert Downey Jr

Cavill recently spoke about his experience playing Sherlock with Collider and dug into the pressure that comes with portraying such iconic figures like him, Superman, and Geralt. Interestingly, Sherlock was the character he felt the least amount of pressure for, and that is due to his attachment to the source material, not the external pressure. “It’s more about me –certainly with Superman and The Witcher – those are characters I grew up with and I love and I really, really want to represent in the most source-accurate way possible. That for me was a massive thing and still is a massive thing,” Cavill explained. However, when it came to Sherlock, “I wasn’t reading the books of Sherlock Holmes necessarily.”

henry cavill sherlock holmes arthur conan doyle

Cavill went on to explain how he’s often the one on set to question everything based on his knowledge of the source material. Since he was less familiar with Sherlock, though, he managed to sidestep that. “I managed to absolve myself of this duty which I put on myself which is being a law loyalist; it’s always about the details,” Cavill said. Those who have watched Enola Holmes might agree that Cavill’s Sherlock is far different than past iterations, and that’s actually a remarkable thing. After all, Sherlock has been portrayed more times onscreen than any other literary character, so providing a different spin on him is an impressive creative risk.

If fans and Cavill have their way, he could end up taking on another iconic role: James Bond. Cavill was previously in contention for the role, but it ended up going to Daniel Craig. However, with Craig vacating the role, it’s a mystery as to who will fill his shoes. Cavill is a popular pick, and he himself has voiced interest in it. His Superman future is still unclear, and Cavill won’t comment on it. However, between The Witcher and a possible Enola Holmes 2, Cavill might already have his hands full. Only time will tell what major role he’ll take next.

More: How We All Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Henry Cavill

Source: Collider

Diane Sanchez Rick and Morty

Rick & Morty: What Happened To Rick’s Wife

About The Author

Continue Reading


Chris Rock Reflects on Original ‘Tower Heist’ Pitch: Robbing a Hans Gruber-Like Donald Trump




Eddie Murphy’s original pitch to rob Trump Tower was very different before it became a movie with “a bunch of white people,” Rock says.

Before Alan Alda was cast to play the Ponzi-scheming bad guy in the 2011 caper comedy “Tower Heist,” the film was set to a have a more recognizable real-life villain. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter for a recent profile, Chris Rock recalled that Eddie Murphy’s original pitch was for a movie about a gang that robs a villainous Donald Trump.

Rock said he was in producer Brian Grazer’s office when Murphy pitched the movie — a kind of Black “Ocean’s Eleven,” starring Rock, Dave Chapelle, and Chris Tucker as a gang that robs Trump Tower. Trump would be the bad guy, “Like Alan Rickman in ‘Die Hard,’” Rock told THR.

The movie morphed during development into what we know today, “Tower Heist,” the more middle-of-the-road movie with a great cast of, as Rock puts it, “a bunch of white people.”

Directed by Brett Ratner, the film follows employees of a luxury apartment building who, after being fleeced out of their retirement funds by a scheming Alda, plot to rob him of $20 million. Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, and Michael Peña play the employees, and Murphy plays the criminal they hire to help pull off the heist.

THR reported back in 2017, about six months into Trump’s presidency, that Ratner regrets moving away from the Trump storyline. “In retrospect, it would have been a bigger hit if it had been called ‘Trump Heist,’” he said.

While Trump’s long love of appearing on film and TV is well documented (“Zoolander,” “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” “Sex and the City”), many of those roles could be described as shrewd playboy billionaire rather than the villain that Murphy envisioned. Though Trump has previously described his tax avoidance as “smart,” it’s unlikely he would have agreed to appear in a movie where he steals his employees’ retirement money.

While his name or likeness didn’t make it into the final film, Trump did participate in the production of “Tower Heist.” THR reported that the movie’s press notes boasted about how Trump International Hotel & Tower and Trump Tower were both used as filming locations.

“With the cooperation of Donald Trump, who allowed the production access to several of his high-end properties, the filmmakers were able to incorporate true luxury locales in the film. … The real-estate mogul made a point of visiting the set during a break from taping his television series, ‘The Celebrity Apprentice,’ several floors up to see how Ratner and the cast were faring,” the production notes said.

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

Continue Reading


What’s Coming to Amazon in October 2020




Amazon is preparing for a fright-filled October with plenty of horror flicks and some spooky new series arriving on the streaming platform.

Along with introducing the new comedy Truth Seekers from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, which follows a crew of ghost hunters across the UK, Prime Video is also unveiling several new Blumhouse features, such as The Lie, Black Box, Nocturne, and Evil Eye.

If horror isn’t your thing, have no fear because there are plenty of other options including lighthearted classics like Funny Girl and The Wedding Planner and more serious fare like Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning The Departed.

Below, get the full lineup of what’s coming to Amazon this month.

Truth Seekers (Credit: Amazon Prime Video)

Available for Streaming on Prime Video:

October TBA

Sons of the Soil – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

October 1

30 Days Of Night (2007)

A Knight’s Tale (2001)

Battlefield Earth (2000)

Blood Ties (2014)

Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Eight Millimeter (1999)

Funny Girl (1968)

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Guess Who (2005)

Joe (2014)

John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)

Killers (2010)

Kindred Spirits (2020)

La Sucursal (2019)

Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)

Mud (2013)

National Security (2003)

Next Level (2019)

Noose For A Gunman (1960)

Nurse (2014)

Quantum Of Solace (2008)

Raging Bull (1980)

Señorita Justice (2004)

Southside With You (2016)

Spaceballs (1987)

Species (1995)


Spaceballs (Credit: MGM/ Courtesy: Everett Collection)

Thanks For Sharing (2013)

The Big Hit (1998)

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

The Departed (2006)

The Gambler Wore A Gun (1961)

The Grudge 3 (2009)

The Mask Of Zorro (1998)

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

The Pianist (2003)

The Wedding Planner (2001)

Triumph Of The Spirit (1989)

1992: Berlusconi Rising: Season 1 (Topic)

40 & Single: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)

America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)

Cisco Kid: Season (Best Westerns Ever)

Cities of the Underworld: Season 1 (HISTORY Vault)

Cold Case Files Classic: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)

Get Shorty: Seasons 1-3

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (Shudder)

Liar: Season 1 (Sundance Now)

Mrs. Wilson: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)

Mystery Road: Season 1 (Acorn TV)

PBS Kids: Spooky Stories!: Season 1 (PBS Kids)

Tales of Tomorrow: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)

The Great British Baking Show: Season 1 (PBS Living)

The Loudest Voice: Season 1 (Showtime)

Thou Shalt Not Kill: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)

October 2

Bug Diaries Halloween Special – Amazon Original Special

Savage X Fenty Show. Vol. 2 – Amazon Original Special

October 6

Black Box – Amazon Original Movie (2020)

The Lie – Amazon Original Movie (2020)

The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Mr. Robot: Season 4

October 8

Archive (2020)

The Lie Joey King Amazon

The Lie (Credit: Amazon Prime Video)

October 9

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Chasing the Crown: Dreamers to Streamers – Amazon Original Series

October 10

Jack And Jill (2011)

October 13

Evil Eye – Amazon Original Movie (2020)

Nocturne – Amazon Original Movie (2020)

October 14

A Most Beautiful Thing (2020)

October 15

Halal Love Story (2020)

Playing With Fire (2019)

October 16

Time – Amazon Original Movie (2020)

What the Constitution Means to Me – Amazon Original Special

October 21

Cyrano, My Love (2019)

October 23

Mirzapur – Amazon Original Series: Season 2

October 26

What To Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)

October 27

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

October 29

Soorarai Pottru (2020)

October 30

Truth Seekers – Amazon Original Series: Season 1

October 31

I’ll See You In My Dreams (2015)

the departed leo dicaprio

The Departed (Credit: Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection)

Available for Rental or Purchase This Month on Prime Video:

October 2

12 Hour Shift (2020)

October 6

Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! (2020)

Spontaneous (2020)

October 9

The Doorman (2020)

October 11

Ben 10 vs The Universe: The Movie (2020)

October 13

Batman: Death in the Family (2020)

Fatima (2020)

Greenland (2020)

October 16

Kajillionare (2020)

Love and Monsters (2020)

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

October 27

The Craft (2020)

Continue Reading

Hot Stories