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Lea Thompson Thinks Back to the Future the Musical Is Becoming a Movie and Has Some Ideas [Exclusive]

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Everyone keeps asking the cast and creators of Back to The Future if another sequel will ever happen. Or if fans will get a remake or a reboot. Both director Robert Zemeckis and his co-writer Bob Gale have stated many times in the past that all of those options are completely off the table. What they haven’t shot down is the notion that Back to the Future: The Musical will be adapted into a feature film. In a recent interview, Bob Gale seemed kind of cagey about the prospects of getting a new Back to the Future movie in this sneaky way. Original franchise star Lea Thompson, on the other hand, fully believes that this is Universal’s ultimate plan to get Marty and Doc back on the big screen.

We recently talked with Lea Thompson about the new Back the Future Ultimate Trilogy 4K release that hit retailers today, October 20, just in time for Back to the Future day. There is a whole section of new special features dedicated to Back to the Future: The Musical, with a tease of the stage show, a Q&A with its stars and creators, and a preview of two featured songs.

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Lea Thompson is musically inclined. But she doesn’t believe she’ll be asked to ever reprise her role as Lorraine Baines McFly for the stage. She had this to say when asked if there was a role in the musical for her as it expands beyond London, hinting that Universal is already trying to turn the production into a feature film.

“They would not ask me because I’m way too old. But of course I would. But I’m way too old. I always thought that they should have Chris Lloyd in it. I know everyone always asks me if there’s gonna be a sequel. And there won’t be. There won’t be a reboot. But I’m pretty sure they’re probably already working on making a movie of the musical. That’s my opinion, and I’m sticking with it. I don’t know anything like that, but that’s my opinion.”

If Back to the Future: The Musical does happen as a movie, Lea Thompson wants in on the action. She knows she won’t be asked to reprise Lorraine, but has other ideas. In fact, she wants her daughter, Zoey Deutch, who gained a lot of attention last year for her role in Zombieland 2, to at least audition for the part of Lorraine. She also wants to direct the movie herself.

“Oh, I would do whatever they would ask me to do. But I would hope my daughter Zoey would get in audition for the Lorraine part. I think that would be awesome. I’d be all for it. I’m not sure what her opinion would be. But she is a really good singer. She sang in The Politician, and she’s a great actress. So I think it would be a funny meta thing to do. They could put Michael Fox’s son in it. And they could put my dog in it. And then they’ll let me direct it. If Bob Zemeckis doesn’t want to, I could direct it, so that would be fun.”

Lea Thompson has become quite the prolific director over the past decade, as she has transitioned more away from acting to behind the camera. She had this to say about her directing career.

“Yes, that’s what I mostly do. I directed a movie called The Year of Spectacular Men with my two daughters and I’ve been directing back 10 or 15 years. Yes, I directed that. That’s on Hulu and I directed it. I’m about to go direct Star Girl. I did Mom, Star Girl, The Goldbergs. Young Sheldon, a ton of TV. That Switched at Birth show. I did two movies for the Hallmark Channel, so I’ve been directing a lot. That’s what I do most of the time.”

Back to the Future The Musical premiered in February for preview shows at Manchester Opera House, but had to shut down due to the pandemic. It is now set to reopen at the Adelphi Theater in London in May 2021. There are plans to further expand the show and we could see it open in the U.S. sometime in the next couple of years. There doesn’t appear to be a timeline. Rosanna Hyland is currently playing the role of Lorraine Baines McFly.

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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