‘No Sudden Move’ drops on HBO Max, starring the city of Detroit, Don Cheadle, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta
DETROIT - The city of Detroit plays a prominent role in the new Steven Soderbergh movie, “No Sudden Move,” which was released on HBO Max on Thursday, July 1. There’s a monthly plan and a yearly plan, with the yearly plan saving you 16%. The heist film takes place in Detroit in the 1950s and follows a group of criminals who are hired to steal a document. “Detroit is absolutely a character in this movie and I think it permeates everything that happens,” Cheadle told the Detroit Free Press. “No Sudden Move” also stars Brendan Fraser, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Hamm, Julia Fox, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin and David Harbour.mlive.com
Oscars add UK hub for broadcast after concerns about travel
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)With less than a month until showtime, the 93rd Oscars are taking another pass at the script. The main event will still take place at Los Angeles’ Union station which will include a red carpet component but they are planning something special for the UK location. The show is also working with local broadcast affiliates around the world to provide satellite links for other international nominees. The 93rd Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Plans solidify for 93rd Oscars: No Zoom, no sweatshirts
The 93rd Oscars will be held on April 25. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)With nominations set and just over a month until showtime, details are trickling out about the 93rd Oscars and neither sweatshirts nor Zoom made the cut. They’ve enlisted Emmy and Tony Award winning director Glenn Weiss to direct the live broadcast on April 25. The producers said they plan to treat the event like an active movie set with on-site COVID safety teams and testing protocols. The 93rd Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25 starting at 8 p.m.
LIVE STREAM: Oscar nominations announced for 93rd Academy Awards
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Nominations to the 93rd Academy Awards on Monday will look — in more ways than one — unlike they ever have before. After a pandemic year that shuttered most movie theaters, the expected best-picture nominees will have hardly any box office to speak of. The most likely lead nominee Monday could be a traditional kind of Oscar movie: one about Hollywood. Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey”) could become the most nominated Black actress in Oscar history with four.
'Mank' leads Oscar nominations in a year of record diversity
Zhao, the first woman of color nominated for best director, is the most nominated woman in a single year in Oscar history. She was also tipped for the film’s adapted screenplay, editing and as a producer in the best picture category. “I just quietly gave thanks and felt some gratitude.”Davis, who won for her performance in 2016’s “Fences,” landed her fourth Oscar nomination, making her the most nominated Black actress ever. The Academy Awards would typically have happened by now but this year will be telecast April 25. “Collective,” the Romanian documentary about investigative journalism and government corruption, became just the second film nominated for both best documentary and best international film.
Oscars will be broadcast from multiple locations
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The theater has been the home of the Oscars since 2001 and the organizers say the upcoming show will keep that tradition, but they will enlist a supporting cast of venues. An academy spokesperson said Wednesday that the ceremony this year will be broadcast live from multiple locations on April 25. An academy spokesperson said Wednesday that the ceremony will broadcast live from multiple locations on April 25. The Golden Globes, which has also been scarce on specific details, is planning its own bicoastal broadcast for Feb. 28.
Michael Apted, director of ‘Up’ documentary series, dies
A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)Michael Apted, the acclaimed British director of the “Up” documentary series and films as diverse as the Loretta Lynn biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough,” has died. A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday night. Apted served as a researcher on the first film and took over as director seven years later, continuing to check in with the subjects every seven years. “The series was an attempt to do a long view of English society,” Apted told Slant Magazine in 2019.
Detroit is ‘very cool’: Actor Jon Hamm implores people to visit city after filming new movie
Enter: No Sudden Move, a feature film set in Detroit in the 1950s that has brought a star-studded cast to Metro Detroit for filming this fall. Beginning in September, stars like Jon Hamm, Don Cheadle and Benicio del Toro began production in Downtown Detroit and surrounding neighborhoods. “We all stayed in a hotel in Downtown Detroit...and, by the way, Detroit: If you get the chance, go visit. “But also strange making a movie where everybody has to be in masks until three seconds before they start rolling the cameras. The movie is slated to release on HBO Max, but no official release date has been set at this time.
Steven Soderbergh among producers of upcoming Academy Awards
Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is going behind the scenes for the next Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday that Soderbergh, “Erin Brokovich” producer Stacey Sher and awards show veteran Jesse Collins have come on board to produce the 93rd Oscars telecast. The 93rd Academy Awards were delayed two months earlier this year because of COVID-19’s effects on the film industry, but the show will still be televised live on ABC on April 25, 2021. Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said that this upcoming show is “the perfect occasion for innovation and re-envisioning the possibilities for the awards show.”Collins also has experience. Earlier this year produced the virtual BET Awards and is also producing the Grammy Awards and the Super Bowl halftime show.
Q&A: Soderbergh on his 'boat movie' & the blockbuster's fate
In an interview by phone, he spoke about that prophetic 2011 film, leading Hollywood’s return to production and the future of the movie industry post-pandemic. Soderbergh: At the end of the day, what’s most important and irreducible is: You need talented people making stuff that’s good. AP: Do you think the kinds of movies that get made will change if the industry permanently shifts toward streaming? When you make a movie that blows up at the box office, that’s just too lucrative to ever abandon. There’s a zeitgeist aspect to any movie that makes $1 billion, and it’s got an expiration date.
New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep
MOVIES— Travel may seem closed off right now but how about a cruise with Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest and Candice Bergen? — If one Streep film wasn’t enough for you, she’s again in typically fine form in “The Prom,” parodying a diva actor in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Jon Bon Jovi has already produced an album this year with “2020” and the concert film "On a Night Like This — Bon Jovi 2020." — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— This season’s winner for lengthy title: “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special,” debuting Friday on Disney +. — The CW’s “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020,” a 90-minute special based on the annual concert, will air at 8 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 14.
With red carpets rolled up, the Oscar race goes virtual
Hollywoods awards season has gone virtual. For Awards Daily founder Sasha Stone, who has been covering the Oscars since 2000, it’s like nothing she’s ever seen — an awards season without glamour, without red carpets, without anything that feels real. And awards season, such as it is, has gone virtual. The Oscar race will Zoomed. Not everyone is sorry that awards season — an increasingly bloated, overlong, high-priced slog from September to February — has been turned upside down.
On the search for stars while they film a movie in the D
There is a new feature film being made here in Detroit! No one is more excited than Kila Peeples, who is on a mission to see some of the stars of this movie. She explained some of the highlights about the movie, and how some local businesses are helping to welcome the cast and crew to the D. The film is called No Sudden Move, it stars Don Cheadle, Jon Hamm, David Harbour of Stranger Things fame, and many more famous actors. Kila spoke to Megan Lewis from DeVries & Company in Eastern Market and Tara Grey, owner of Gus and Grey Handcrafted Delights, who are creating baskets of artisans foods to welcome the stars. Watch the video above to hear how the cast is “jammin” in the D.
Filming begins in Detroit for major motion picture ‘No Sudden Move'
DETROIT – A whole bunch of trucks, cables and tents popped up in Rosedale Park on Tuesday, but it wasn’t a construction crew. For the first time in years, a major motion picture is being shot in Detroit. It centers around a group of small-time criminals who are hired to steal what they think is a simple document. There were lots of trucks, tents and people. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh, who also directed “Out of Sight” in Detroit in 1998.
Detroit production resumes on Steven Soderbergh's star-packed period crime flick
click to enlarge Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.comA title change, casting shakeup, and a pandemic be damned: filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is a man of his word.Pre-pandemic, Soderbergh (, and the pandemic streaming sensation from 2011,) was two-weeks out from starting production on, a 1955-set period crime thriller set in a racially-divided Detroit. At the time, he had already put the call out for vintage cars in Detroit to be featured in the film. Then the pandemic hit.“I wanna get back there," Soderbergh told The Detroit Free Press earlier this year, when production on the film was halted. “This was a movie that I'd been working on for a long time.”Six months later, production has resumed, but with a few changes. The film, now titled, no longer has George Clooney, Sebastian Stan, or Josh Brolin attached to the project.However, the film, which is part of a deal struck by HBO Max, will reunite Soderbergh with Don Cheadle, whom he worked with on 1998's, also set and shot in Detroit.metrotimes.com
Sharon Stone writes memoir that doesn't 'pull any punches'
This cover image provided by Alfred A. Knopf shows "The Beauty of Living Twice" by Sharon Stone, expected in March 2021. Shell also write about her near-fatal stroke in 2001 and her humanitarian work on behalf of AIDS research and other causes. (Alfred A. Knopf via AP)NEW YORK Sharon Stone has taken on a new, real-life role memoir writer. I have learned to forgive the unforgivable," says Stone, whose The Beauty of Living Twice" comes out in March. She'll also write about her two marriages, her near-fatal stroke in 2001, and her humanitarian work on behalf of AIDS research and other causes.
'Contagion' medical adviser Dr. Ian Lipkin has coronavirus: 'If it can hit me, it can hit anyone'
The esteemed medical adviser behind the pandemic movie "Contagion," Dr. Ian Lipkin, has revealed he has contracted the coronavirus. A few minutes after giving a dry cough during the remote segment, Lipkin said, "I would like to say on this show tonight, this has become very personal to me, too. Lipkin continued to push themes in the coronavirus battle during the segment, including red-flagging President Donald Trump's declaration about the country relaxing its stay-at-home policy by Easter weekend, April 11. "We really dont know when were going to get this under control," said Lipkin, who called for harmonizing restrictions across the country. "We have porous borders between states and cities, and unless were consistent, were not gonna get ahead of this thing."monroenews.com
Extras wanted for Steven Soderbergh's new film set in 1950s Detroit
click to enlarge Massimiliano Marino / ShutterstockIf youre an actor living in the Detroit area, it might be your time to shine.Steven Soderbergh, who once shotin the D, will be shooting his next film here as well and hes on the search for extras. The film, called, is set in 1950s Detroit and will begin filming on April 1 for a duration of two months.Extras will be paid, and theyll be expected to work 10- to 14-hour days. Those interested should pre-register forfor free on Real Styles website, rsol.us , by clicking on the register now tab at the top of the home page.After registering, potential extras should then attend Real Styles open casting call on March 1 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Southfield Marriott located at 27033 Northwestern Hwy. (The line will be cut off at 5 p.m.) Those auditioning should not wear costumes.metrotimes.com