The cast of “Gladiator 2” just got a huge new name.
06.03.2023 - 06:29 / justjared.com
Paul Mescal has a clear vision about the kind of movies he wants to keep making, and those he wants to stay away from.
The 27-year-old actor, who is nominated for an Oscar for Aftersun, spoke to IndieWire over the weekend about the hold independent movies have on him.
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Paul told the outlet that he’ll keep starring in films just like Aftersun.
“Indie cinema is where I want to live and be. So to be in the middle of that is something that I take great pride in. I love this film, I love Charlotte [Wells], I love Frankie [Corio], so it’s an easy and happy place for me to be right now,” he shared.
Paul then added that indies are getting a ton of love at the moment.
“It’s a really cool bi-product of making a film that landed with people, and it’s just important to remind ourselves that the reason that is happening is because people still want to go see independent cinema.”
In a recent interview, Paul opened up about the circumstances in which he first met Nicole Kidman.
The cast of “Gladiator 2” just got a huge new name.
Angelique Jackson Academy Award-nominee Barry Keoghan is circling his next high-profile role, with the actor in negotiations to join Ridley Scott’s untitled “Gladiator” sequel. If the deal closes, Keoghan would join fellow 2023 Academy Award nominee Paul Mescal, who is set to star in the Paramount Pictures film. Keoghan is in negotiations to play Emperor Geta. Paramount Pictures has dated the film for November 22, 2024. Scott returns to direct the film, which follows 2000’s “Gladiator,” which was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, winning five including best picture. David Scarpa is penning the script. Scott will also produce with Michael Pruss via Scott Free and Doug Wick & Lucy Fisher via Red Wagon Entertainment. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are executive producing. Also returning from the original film are cinematographer John Mathieson, production designer Arthur Max and costume designer Janty Yates.
Jennifer Garner, her ex-husband Ben Affleck, and Tom Cruise were a few stars missing from the 95th Academy Awards. It’s rumored that Cruise missed the show because he didn’t want to see his ex-wife Nicole Kidman.
“Top Gun: Maverick” actor was noticeably absent from the 2023 Academy Awards on Sunday, despite the blockbuster film being nominated for six awards.But as the celebrities got suited and booted for Hollywood’s biggest night, Cruise headed across the pond to attend Caine’s birthday celebration in the UK.Joining the likes of comedian David Walliams and Caine’s wife, Shakira, 75, Cruise was snapped grinning at an intimate dinner for the big day.“Happy 90th Birthday to the legendary Sir Michael Caine,” Walliams wrote on Instagram alongside a series of pictures from the dinner.Caine appeared to be healthy and in good spirits as he continues to recover from major spinal surgery to treat spinal stenosis — a condition caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal, resulting in back and neck pain.The two-time Oscar winner, who relies on the help of a walking frame, previously spoke out about his back issues in 2021 — sparking speculation that he was set to retire.Other snaps from his birthday showed Cruise wrapping his arm around the veteran actor as Walliams joined them for a snap.The scaled-back affair featured a handful of A-listers including celebrity chef Ruth Rogers and an appetizing chocolate cake and a lot of red wine.Cruise was MIA at Sunday’s ceremony because he reportedly wanted to avoid an “awkward run-in” with his ex-wife Nicole Kidman, 55, whom he divorced more than 20 years ago.“Tom was not there because she was there, and he did not want a run-in,” a source told the Daily Mail on Monday.But insiders close to Cruise told the outlet that his absence was “not personal” and instead the result of scheduling issues.The Post has contacted representatives for Cruise and Kidman for comment.The prolific duo married on Dec.
Nicole Kidman is going viral for a moment that happened at the 2023 Academy Awards on Sunday night (March 12) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Oscars are here, and the red carpet is underway. Er, make that the champagne carpet. Indeed, the Academy mixed things up this year and eschewed the traditional red tones for a champagne-colored carpet, but one thing remains the same: the nominees are looking terrific.If you’re wondering how to watch the Oscars red carpet, you can see all the goings-on in the livestream video embedded above.
Glenn Close will no longer attend the 95th annual Academy Awards. On Sunday, the 75-year-old's rep confirmed that she contracted COVID-19, and will miss the ceremony.«She was very much looking forward to taking part in the show,» Close's publicist told CBS News in a statement.
CAA is kicking off Oscars weekend with a star-studded-party!
So many stars showed up for Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood and TikTok Celebrate Vanities: A Night For Young Hollywood on Wednesday evening (March 8) in Los Angeles.
Emily Longeretta Young Hollywood is ready for Oscars week. On Wednesday night, some of the biggest young stars in the industry celebrated at Vanity Fair and TikTok’s Vanities: A Night for Young Hollywood at Mes Amis. The star-studded evening was co-hosted by Halle Bailey, Julia Garner and Paul Mescal, the latter of which is nominated for his performance in “Aftersun” at this weekend’s Academy Awards. Garner, who walked the red carpet with husband Mark Foster, was excited to be out and about during one of the biggest weeks of the year. “This is for the young, new talent that’s in the industry right now. It’s such an honor to be here — it’s nice to be out of the house outside of this bubble we’ve all been living in,” she told Variety. “Not via zoom!”
Thanks to last year’s performances in “God’s Creatures” and “Aftersun,” Paul Mescal is one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars. And Melissa Barerra is on the rise, too, thanks to her breakout roles in “Scream,” “Scream VI,” and “In The Heights.” Now the two actors collide in Benjamin Millepied‘s “Carmen,” a gritty modern-day reimagining of Georges Bizet‘s opera of the same name.
Indiana Jones is coming to the Oscars.
Joe Otterson TV Reporter Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming Paramount+ series “Lioness” has cast Bassem Youssef in a guest starring role, Variety has learned exclusively. Youssef will now appear in a cast that includes Zoe Saldaña, Laysla De Oliveira, Dave Annable, Jill Wagner, LaMonica Garrett, James Jordan, Austin Hébert, Jonah Wharton, Stephanie Nur, Hannah Love Lanier, Michael Kelly, Morgan Freeman, and Nicole Kidman. The official logline states that the show “is based on a real-life CIA program and follows Cruz Manuelos (De Oliveira), a rough-around-the-edges but passionate young Marine recruited to join the CIA’s Lioness Engagement Team to help bring down a terrorist organization from within.”
Margot Robbie starred in "Bombshell," she had a chance encounter with one of the real life subjects of the film: Megyn Kelly."Bombshell encounter in Deer Valley Utah," Megyn captioned an Instagram photo of the women on Tuesday, March 7. "She was gracious & friendly."A post shared by Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly)In the snap, the women wear dark tops, smiles and seem to be genuinely cordial.The former "Megyn Kelly Today" host added, "Kind of weird for both of us since she spent months with the 'fake me' for a movie.
Hugh Grant, Andrew Garfield and Florence Pugh have become the latest A-list names to join the star-studded list of presenters at this year’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The British household names will appear alongside fellow industry heavyweights including Antonio Banderas, Sigourney Weaver and Elizabeth Banks at the annual event on Sunday, as the Academy of Motion Pictures and Science rewards the best and brightest film talent to have emerged in the last twelve months.
The Movie Academy has padded the presenter ranks for the 95th Oscars this weekend. Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh and Sigourney Weaver will present statuettes Sunday.
Paul Mescal recently had the opportunity to meet Nicole Kidman and he says he was in “sweaty underwear” at the time!
Paul Mescal’s first time meeting Nicole Kidman was a little awkward.
A version of this story about Oscar nominee Paul Mescal and “Aftersun” first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine. Irish actor Paul Mescal turned 27 the week after his first Oscar nomination for playing a wounded, doing-his-best young father on holiday in Turkey with his wise-beyond-her-years daughter (Frankie Corio) in writer-director Charlotte Wells’ semi-autobiographical “Aftersun.” That makes him the youngest acting nominee this year. The film also catapulted his already-soaring reputation as a talent to watch, following his Emmy-nominated breakout role in Hulu’s “Normal People” in 2020.
Normal People and Aftersun star Paul Mescal says people have been pronouncing his surname wrong since he became famous.The Irish actor, who was recently nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of a single dad in 2022 breakout film Aftersun, was speaking to The Hollywood Reporter when he discussed a common mispronunciation of his surname.“People get confused with how to pronounce my name because of the drink Mezcal,” he said, revealing that he pronounces it with a softer ‘s’ and ‘a’.“Everybody does it,” he added. “I pronounce it ‘Mescal’ and I wonder if I launched a tequila line I would have to, I would call it ‘Mescal’s Mezcal’.“I’m on the fence, I’m on the fence about that one,” he added.In a four-star review of Aftersun, NME wrote: “Liable to increase the cult around Mescal, following his BAFTA-winning turn in Normal People, Aftersun may be small in scale, but it leaves a distinct and lasting impression.