NEW YORK -- Tim Burton is getting criticized on social media over his explanation on why his new movie’s cast is overwhelmingly white. The major characters in Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” are all white, save for Samuel L. Jackson’s Barron. Watch the trailer for Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" When asked about the lack of a diverse cast, Burton told Bustle “things either call for things, or they don’t.” He went on to say “I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right? And I said, that’s great. I didn’t go like, OK, there should be more white people in these movies.” Ava DuVernay on film career, inclusion and diversity Jackson commented that “Tim’s a really great guy” and that he doesn’t think the lack of diversity is “any fault of his or his method of storytelling.” The comments made Burton a … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Tim Burton slammed for comment on lack of diversity in new movie
Miss peregrines home for peculiar children
The trailer for Tim Burton's new movie,"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," is quite ... peculiar. It's no surprise that the movie by the "Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Alice in Wonderland" director looks very uncanny. Even the two-and-a-half-minute trailer will give you chills. The teaser follows a boy named Jake who is tasked with protecting the motley crew at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The home is for children with extraordinary abilities or traits: The orphans include a girl with a mouth on the back of her head, an invisible boy, a boy who can project movies onto the wall with his eye and more. Watch the trailer to catch a glimpse of Burton's next film, which is based on the novel of the same name. "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" hits theaters in September. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Watch the trailer for Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”
In "Into the Woods," the Stephen Sondheim musical adaptation starring the likes of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt, all of the fairytale characters go into that titular forest to find the things they wish for most -- a child for the Baker and his wife, a chance to go to the ball for Cinderella, a way to grandmother's house for Little Red, and so on. It's fitting, then, that they were a jumping-off point for the film's costume designer, Colleen Atwood. Atwood, a three-time Oscar winner who previously worked with "Woods" director Rob Marshall on two other star-studded musicals ("Chicago" and "Nine"), used the textures and colors of the woods, combined with costumes from various time periods, to make Anna Kendrick a "reluctant" Cinderella, Streep a gnarled (and later glamorous) Witch and Depp a zoot suit-wearing wolf. Ahead of the film's release last week, Atwood spoke to CBSNews.com about her "Into the Woods" inspirations, which costumes were the … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo “Into the Woods” costume designer Colleen Atwood on creating the film’s fantasy world
THE drama adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel Ordeal By Innocence will soon air on TV. But who will star in the crime drama? Here's a look at the cast... Christian Cooke Christian Cooke, 30, is from Leeds. He is known for playing Luke Kirkwall in TV series Where The Heart Is. Christian has also starred in films including Love, Rosie (2014) and Drunk Wedding (2015) He also played Mercutio in the 2013 film of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet written by Julian Fellowes. Eleanor Tomlinson Eleanor Tomlinson, 25, is from London. She starred as Princess Isabelle in Jack The Giant Slayer (2013). Other acting roles include Isabelle Neville in The White Queen and Demelza in the Poldark remake. From 2015-2017 she dated her Poldark co-star Ben Atkinson. Bill Nighy Bill Nighy, 68, is from Surrey. He is an actor and voice artist and first rose to fame for starring the 1991 BBC mini-series The Men's Room Bill is probably best known for his role as the has-been popstar Billy Mack in Love Actually. … [Read more...] about Meet the cast of the BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence…
ORDEAL By Innocence is a detective book written by Agatha Christie, which was first published in 1958. Regarded as one of her best later works, it was adapted for TV by the BBC. Here's the lowdown on the show and why its release was delayed. When does Ordeal By Innocence start on BBC One? Ordeal By Innocence was expected to air around Christmas 2017 however it was postponed after lead actor Ed Westwick faced sex abuse allegations. But the BBC has now confirmed the show is definitely coming to screens, saying in March 2018 Ordeal By Innocence would air "soon". It was adapted for the small screen by Sarah Phelps, who previously worked on And Then There Were None and The Witness For Prosecution. The novel is just one of the seven new Agatha Christie adaptations due from the BBC over the next four years. Who is in the cast of Ordeal By Innocence and who has replaced Ed Westwick? The BBC has pulled together an all-star ensemble cast for the adaption. Love Actually actor Bill Nighy, American … [Read more...] about When does Ordeal By Innocence start on the BBC and who is in the cast?