Naomi Ackie will be channeling some serious Whitney Houston vibes – and iconic music video looks – when the upcoming biopic about the life and death of the music superstar hits theaters this December. British-born Ackie, whose acting credits include Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Lady Macbeth, headlines the biopic which was written […]

Thandiwe Newton stars in the upcoming tense neo-Western thriller about a former New Orleans police officer turned professor who gets drawn into an escalating feud when hunters trespass on her property in the American West. Co-written and directed by Julian Higgins, this pulse-pounding tale of racial prejudices, toxic masculinity and bleak lawlessness is based on […]

by Abb Jones The Reelness 30 years after her initial diagnosis, breast cancer has claimed the life of one of the world’s best-selling musical artists, four-time Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Olivia Newton-John. Newton-John’s husband John Easterling says she died peacefully at her home near Santa Barbara, California Monday morning, surrounded by loved ones, just […]

by Abb Jones The Reelness Warner Bros. Discovery says its HBO Max and Discovery+ streaming services will be rebranded as a single streaming service in the Summer of 2023. The media giant made the announcement during the company’s second quarter earnings call Thursday, saying the blending of the two services is the only viable way […]

By Abb Jones The Reelness Nichelle Nichols, whose portrayal of Star Trek’s communications officer Lieutenant Uhura in the 1960s broke barriers for Black actresses in Hollywood, has died at the age of 89. Nichols’ son announced her death on Facebook, saying she died Saturday night of natural causes. Nichols had suffered a stroke in 2015. […]

Marvel Studios has released its long-awaited trailer for Wakanda Forever, the sequel to 2018’s mega-hit, Black Panther – and it looks spectacular. It is the first film since Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer in 2020 at age 43. And while he is gone, he and his character’s legacy remain, as the […]

A therapist witnessing the traumatic death of a patient finds herself immersed in a mysterious curse reminiscent of The Ring, in the upcoming psychological horror from first time director Parker Finn. Smile stars Sosie Bacon (Mare of Easttown), Kyle Gallner (2022’s Scream), Jessie T. Usher (The Boys), Rob Morgan (Stranger Things), and Kal Penn (Harold […]

By Abb Jones The Reelness Madonna has chosen her star for her biopic – Ozark’s double Emmy winner, Julia Garner. The 63-year-old entertainment icon says negotiations are underway. If finalized, this will be Garner’s biggest role yet. In addition to Ozark, Garner’s recent performances include the Netflix series Inventing Anna and the drama The Assistant and the […]

By Abb Jones The Reelness Warner Bros. Pictures reportedly is now thinking about deleting Amber Heard’s scenes from next year’s Aquaman sequel, as a result of last Wednesday’s verdict in the dueling Johnny Depp and Amber Heard libel lawsuits. News reports cite reliable industry insider KC Walsh as saying studio executives recently met to discuss […]