Kristen Stewart Is Your New Princess Diana | Vogue

Kristen Stewart just landed a new role: Princess Diana.

Deadline reports that the actor will play the leading royal lady in a new film by Pablo Larraín, Spencer. The biopic addresses a specific, and tumultuous, time frame for the House of Windsor: when Diana decided she wanted a divorce from her husband, Prince Charles, and therefore would never be queen consort. The entire plot occurs over a few days and at one location—the royal compound of Sandringham.

“Usually, the prince comes and finds the princess, invites her to become his wife, and eventually she becomes queen,” Larraín told the outlet. “When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, I’d rather go and be myself, it’s a big, big decision, a fairy tale upside down. I’ve always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do. That is the heart of the movie.”

Larraín has considered fractured fantasies and damaged dynasties before: Jackie, his critically acclaimed film about first lady Jackie Kennedy in the days after JFK’s assassination, netted Natalie Portman an Oscar nomination in 2017.

The last major film to take on the troubled life of the late princess was 2013’s Diana, starring Naomi Watts. It failed to impress critics. Now, however, two high-profile portrayals are on the horizon: Stewart’s and Emma Corrin’s in The Crown. Neither the film nor the show’s new season has a release date yet. Spencer is expected to begin filming in 2021, and The Crown will likely be released sometime in late 2020 or early next year.

Will either of these prestige projects make a mark during awards season? It’s too early to tell. But one thing is for certain: The dark underbelly of Buckingham Palace continues to capture Hollywood’s imagination.

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Disney Releases ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ in 4K to Boost Cinemas – Variety

The Force is with U.K. cinemas this July as they plan to reopen doors with a remastered 4K edition of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” Variety can reveal.

It’s understood the planned screenings mark the first time a “Star Wars” film from the original trilogy will be screened to cinema audiences in 4K. European cinema giant Vue will show the film in the U.K.

Thus far, the 4K edition of the 1980 film — the second title in the original trilogy, in which Luke Skywalker studies the Force with Yoda as the Galactic Empire pursues the Rebel Alliance — has only been made available on the studio’s streaming platform Disney Plus and via Blu-ray, where it was released in late March alongside 4K versions of the seven other Skywalker Saga films.

The contribution of the title is a prime example of how U.S. studios are leveraging the might of their immense libraries to help the exhibition sector get back on its feet.

Variety understands “The Empire Strikes Back” is, in fact, among a number of titles Disney is offering U.K. exhibitors, who are eyeing a July 4 reopening date.

The country’s cinemas are among the last businesses to open as part of the government’s economic recovery plan. When they do restart, it will have been more than three months since they were first shuttered across the week of March 16.

Cineworld confirmed Tuesday that it will reopen its U.K. and U.S. cinemas on July 10. The Mooky Greidinger-run firm operates cinema chains Regal in the U.S., Cineworld and Picturehouse in the U.K. and Ireland, Cinema City in Europe and Yes Planet in Israel.

Vue is also believed to be eyeing an early July restart across most of its U.K. cinemas. The business released in May a number of COVID-19 measures that it plans to instate across its venues, including physically isolating family groups through Vue’s online booking systems, staggering film times to maintain social distancing and introducing enhanced cleaning and employee protection protocols.

Disney declined to comment for this story.

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Every Single Jurassic Park Film Streaming On Netflix UK From July 1 – UNILAD

Every Single Jurassic Park Film Streaming On Netflix UK From July 1

by : Emily Brown on : 17 Jun 2020 17:34
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I’m sure life would have found a way regardless, but it’s been given a little boost from Netflix, as every single Jurassic Park film will be soon available to stream. 

Cue the iconic theme tune…

Anyone still thinking dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago needs to take a long hard look at their reflection in the laptop screen and then hit play on these films, because they’ve made a number of epic comebacks since then.

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The two most recent films, 2015’s Jurassic World and 2018’s Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, are already available to stream in the UK, but fans of the franchise will soon be able to go back to its inception as the original trilogy will join the streaming service on July 1.

Start by joining Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum in the first Jurassic Park, released in 1993, to find out where the dream of living peacefully alongside dinosaurs first started to go wrong – and to catch a shirtless Goldblum in his now-iconic reclining pose, of course.

Continue the journey with the 1997 film The Lost World, before bringing the original trilogy to a close with Jurassic Park III, released in 2001. Thankfully you can then skip the 14-year wait and get straight to Jurassic World and its sequel, in which Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard try their hand at wrangling dinosaurs.

Spoiler alert: it’s easier said than done.

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With the addition of the original trilogy on Netflix comes the rare opportunity to binge-watch a film series, and it will provide everything you need to know ahead of the release of Jurassic World 3, set to arrive next year.

Hold on to your drinks, folks, because the ground will soon be shaking with the giant steps of dinosaurs.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

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