Hollywould: Weinstein, Star Trek, and Little Women
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:
Weinstein: Prison for Life?
The latest charges against Harvey Weinstein could put him away for life. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has filed three new charges—two counts of predatory sexual assault and one count of a criminal sexual act in the first degree—that, if convicted, would make Weinstein a felon; two of those charges range from ten years to life in prison. District Attorney Cy Vance is encouraging more victims to come forward:
“A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law. This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward. Our investigation continues. If you are a survivor of the predatory abuse with which Mr. Weinstein is charged, there is still time to pursue justice. Please call us at 212-335-9373.”
Zachary Quinto Talks Tarantino’s Star Trek
On his appearance on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused, Zachary Quinto said he thinks Tarantino’s Star Trek will take place in the Kelvin timeline (a.k.a. the past three movies):
“My assumption is that it is with us. That is how it has been presented. You know, until deals are done and contracts are signed and schedules are cleared, nothing is set in stone, so anything can happen. My understanding is Quentin had this idea and they were shaping it and forming it and he is off to do his Manson movie. And it would be after that, that we would go maybe do one with him. Which is pretty exciting, pretty cool.”
Sony Developing Valiant’s Faith
Not content to stick with Spider-Man spinoffs, Sony has started development on a project based on Valiant Comics character Faith, a plus-sized nerd superhero, according to Deadline. American Gods and Escape Room writer Maria Melnik will pen the script.
Greta Gerwig Looks at Little Women
Variety reports that director Greta Gerwig may be considering Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, as her next project. It may even reunite her with Saoirse Ronan, who’s in talks for a role— along with Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, and Timothée Chalamet. There’s no specifics on who’d be playing whom.
Star Wars Spinoffs Still On?
Speaking with TMZ, Ron Howard cast some doubt on Disney canning its slate of Star Wars stories after Solo disappointed at the box office:
“I don’t think it’s entirely accurate. I think that was reported, but I don’t think that’s what I understand. Everybody at Lucasfilm and Disney really cares about the fans. I think it’s an ongoing process of discovering what it can be and what it can all add up to. It’s a process, and personally, I like that they take some chances, take some risks and see how people respond to it.”