Cuban American Father of the Bride Remake

Andy Garcia is getting ready for a family wedding of epic proportions.

The 64-year-old actor is set to star in and executive produce the upcoming Warner Bros. remake of Father of the Bride, which will follow the relationships within a Cuban American family, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, is set to produce the film with Gaz Alazraki (Club de Cuervos) directing.

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‘The Underground Railroad’ Amazon Prime Limited Series Sets Premiere Date

Amazon Prime Video announced today that the Amazon Original 10-episode limited series The Underground Railroad will premiere worldwide on May 14.

From Academy Award–winner Barry Jenkins, the series is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead.

The Underground Railroad chronicles Cora Randall’s (played by newcomer Thuso Mbedu) desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.

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All About Minari, the Moving Immigrant Drama That’s Now a Top 2021 SAG Awards Contender

The critically acclaimed film Minari is the surprise darling of the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations.

On Thursday, the movie was nominated for outstanding ensemble in a motion picture, plus actors Steven Yeun and Youn Yuh-jung were both named in the acting categories.

Minari stars Yeun and Yeri Han as Korean-American immigrants who migrate to a farm in Arkansas in pursuit of the American dream. Produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and distributed by A24, the movie won the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury and Audience prizes last year and has since amassed a following of critics and stars who continue to sing it praises.

The drama also stars Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Scott Haze and Will Patton. It was executive produced by Yeun, Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner, and will be out on Feb. 12.

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Frances McDormand to star in, produce ‘Women Talking’ adaptation

Academy Award-nominee Sarah Polley will write and direct the movie
Oscar winner Frances McDormand will star in and produce the upcoming adaptation of author Miriam Toews’ bestselling novel “Women Talking“.

The project hails from MGM’s Orion Pictures and Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt’s banner Plan B Entertainment.

Academy Award-nominee Sarah Polley to write and direct the movie, according to Deadline.

“Women Talking”, which was published in 2018, follows a group of women in an isolated Mennonite religious colony in Bolivia as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a series of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men.

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“Minari” Director’s Next Setup At MGM

MGM has signed a two-year second-look film production deal with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. As a direct result, several Plan B projects have now been set up at the studio.

The most high profile of these is a new romance drama that hails from celebrated “Minari” writer/director Lee Isaac Chung.

That film centres on a young man lost in New York City’s corporate drudgery who finds love with a beautiful young woman from Hong Kong.

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Tiffany Haddish To Star in Adaptation Of ‘Landscape With Invisible Hand’ For MGM And Plan B

After making a name for herself in the comedy realm, Tiffany Haddish has found her first major role in a sci-fi pic. Deadline is hearing she is in final negotiations to star in MGM, Plan B and Annapurna’s adaptation of National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson’s novel Landscape with Invisible Hand. Bad Education director Cory Finley is writing and directing.

Plan B and Annapurna landed the rights in 2017, developed together and brought the package to MGM. The pic will be released theatrically in the U.S. via MGM’s distribution and marketing joint venture United Artists Releasing. Plan B and Annapurna are producing.

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Fundamental Values at Funkhaus Berlin

Nils Frahm has a shared a 14-minute performance from his upcoming concert film and live album, Tripping with Nils Frahm. In the new video, Frahm performs Fundamental Values, a track from his All Melody LP. As with the rest of the film and live album, the performance was shot back in December 2018 at Funkhaus Berlin – where Frahm also recorded All Melody.

In a press statement Frahm said, “It was about time to document my concerts in picture and sound, trying to freeze a moment of this period where my team and I were nomads, using any method of travel to play yet another show the next day.”

“Maybe tonight is the night where everything works out perfectly and things fall into place? Normally things go wrong with concerts, but by combining our favourite moments of four performances, we were able to achieve what I was trying to do in these two years of touring: getting it right! When you hear the applause on the end of the film you should know that I was smiling happily, being a tad proud and feeling blessed to share these moments with you.”

Both the film and the album are slated for release on 3 December, with the film premiering via MUBI and the album dropping via Erased Tapes. The film was produced by Leiter in association with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, the production company behind films such as The Departed, Moonlight and 12 Years A Slave.

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