Hollywould: ‘Joker,’ ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ and ‘Black Widow’
The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed:
According to Todd Phillips’ Instagram, Joker has wrapped production.
TV Line reports that George Takei has joined the AMC show, The Terror, in the second season as Yamato-san, “a former fishing captain and community elder.” He’ll also provide consultation duties for the season that is set in a World War II internment camp.
Lost in Space‘s Kiki Sukezane has also joined the cast as Yuko, “a mysterious woman from [lead character] Chester Nakayama’s past;” along with Miki Ishikawa as Amy, “a Nakayama family friend.” Naoko Mori and Shingo Usami will play Chester’s mother and father.
Lady and the Tramp
Actor Thomas Mann told Collider that there are real dogs in the live-action Lady and the Tramp:
“I really think it’s an enhanced version of the world that you saw before. Obviously, the human characters are a little more flushed [sic] out. They’re not these passing faces that you barely get a glimpse of. You get to know them a little bit better. And also, there are real dogs. Who doesn’t want to see two real dogs kiss over a plate of spaghetti? That is the main draw for me. You get the charisma of real dogs in there. Lady and the Tramp came out in 1955. I understand people who are like, “Don’t mess with the original,” but they aren’t re-animating it. It’s a live-action remake. So, why not?”
Los Angeles Times reports that Amblin and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes are developing “an original fantasy idea by [Stephen] Spielberg” into a television series.
The Soviet Sleep Experiment
Are you a fan of spooky Internet stories? If “creepypasta” is your jam, then there’s good news: Bloody-Disgusting reports that the popular “Russian Sleep Experiment” Internet legend is receiving development. The cast includes Eva De Dominici (You Shall Not Sleep), Rafal Zawierucha (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Evgeny Krutov (Stranger Things Season 3), Chris Kattan (A Night at the Roxbury), Charles Hubbell (Walking with the Enemy), Paul Cram (Wilson), and Michael Villar (Skin).
Cinematographer Rob Hardy is on board for Black Widow, according to DiscussingFilm.
Cinematographer Rob Hardy (‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’) has joined the crew for the ‘BLACK WIDOW’ film. (EXCLUSIVE) pic.twitter.com/qQy5DWuNfN
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) December 14, 2018
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