NETFLIX is planning to allow users to choose the endings for movies or episodes of popular TV shows like Black Mirror as it pushes further into interactive TV, according to a report. The streaming giant is developing specials that will let its users decide the next storyline, Bloomberg reported Monday (paywall), citing people familiar with the matter. Netflix had earlier released the animated program Puss in Book where viewers could choose whether the feisty feline fights a god or a tree. After watching one version, kids can go back and watch the other. The first project of the new lineup is expected to be released by the end of this year, with an episode of Netflix’s popular sci-fi show Black Mirror. The stories that branch off from the main narrative of “Black Mirror” will be more complicated than the options in the kids’ programming, according to Bloomberg. The new “choose your own adventure” shows can complicate the production, as well as … [Read more...] about Netflix to let viewers choose the endings to their most popular shows and movies
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The trailer for ‘Billionaire Boys Club’, which features Kevin Spacey’s return to the spotlight, has been revealed, ahead of the movie’s July release. Spacey has been out of the limelight since multiple men accused him of sexual harassment back in November 2017. At the time, his then-publicist said Spacey was seeking “evaluation and treatment” and the actor released a statement, which drew criticism for his decision to use the opportunity to come out as gay. While its release is imminent, ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ was filmed three years ago, with production wrapping in January 2016. The movie tells a true story, and sees Kevin play Ron Levin, a con artist who convinces a group of young men to create a ponzi scheme. ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ reunites Spacey with his ‘Baby Driver’ co-star Ansel Elgort and also stars Emma Roberts, Taron Egerton and Jeremy Irvine. Following the harassment allegations, Spacey was … [Read more...] about Kevin Spacey Returns To Spotlight In Trailer For First Film Since Abuse Allegations
The film marks Cooper’s debut as a director and Gaga’s first role in a major film. Out this October, the tragic love story follows musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) who helps struggling artist Ally (Gaga) make it into the spotlight. The two fall in love but as Ally’s dream takes off, the couple face challenges in their personal relationship. Maine also battles his internal demons in the film. Artwork has also been revealed, featuring Cooper and Gaga looking intently at one another while playing the guitar and songwriting. The movie features original songs performed by Gaga and written by the singer alongside Cooper and artists including Mark Ronson and Jason Isbell. Comedians Dave Chappelle and Andrew Dice Clay, as well as actor Sam Elliott, also appear in the movie. The story was previously filmed in 1954 with Judy Garland in the lead role, and again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. A Star Is Born is slated for release on October 5. … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper appear in new trailer for A Star Is Born
WE'RE more familiar with seeing him as a soldier-turned-traitor or a hedge fund king - and he's even been tipped as the next James Bond. But the usually slim A-list star looked completely unrecognisable as he walked around his new movie set in Toronto this week. Incredibly, under a fat suit and thick-layer prosthetics is none other than British actor Damian Lewis. He's playing former mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, in the movie Run This Town, which follows a young reporter attempting to expose a scandal in the Canadian city. The Homeland star may seem an unlikely choice for the role as the controversial crack-smoking politician - who was around 10st heavier than Lewis. But thanks to some incredible cosmetics, the 47-year-old has been bulked up to match Ford's portly figure - and the similarity is uncanny. Lewis told Kit Magazine earlier this month, the process takes seven hours and involves "getting his face and head completely covered in silicon strips, breathing through a small hole … [Read more...] about A-list actor looks unrecognisable in new film role – but can you guess which movie star this is?
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