Zendaya, Josh O'Connor and "West Side Story" star Mike Faist will star in Luca Guadagnino's upcoming romantic drama "Challengers," which is advancing at MGM. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” producer Amy Pascal is producing the film, along with Zendaya and Guadagnino, through Pascal Pictures. Playwright Justin Kuritzkes is writing the script. The film focuses on the competitive world of professional tennis, where player-turned-coach Tashi (Zendaya) transforms her husband Art (Faist) into a Grand Slam champion. After a losing streak, Tashi puts her in a "Challenger" event, the lowest professional tournament level, where she must face her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend Patrick (O'Connor). While Zendaya's deal for the movie is closed, O'Connor and Faist are still in negotiations. Production of “Challengers” is scheduled to begin on the East Coast in the spring. “Challengers” joins Guadagnino's intriguing new roster, including “Bones and All” starring Timothée Chalamet and the Audrey Hepburn biopic starring Rooney Mara. Emmy-winning actor Zendaya is currently starring in the second season of HBO's hugely popular teen drama “Euphoria.” He recently reprized the role of MJ in "Spider-Man: No Way Home." O'Connor, who won an Emmy for his role as the young Prince Charles in “The Crown,” will star alongside Paul Mescal in his next film, “The History of Sound.” Following his role as Riff in “West Side Story,” Faist will be seen in “Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game,” from Austin and Meredith Bragg.

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The nominees for the 94th Academy Awards have been announced this year. The Power of the Dog with 12 nominations and Dune with 10 nominations were the films with the most nominations. The 2022 Oscar nominations have been announced. At the 94th Academy Awards, which will be held this year, Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog was the most nominated production with 12 nominations, followed by Dune with 10 nominations and Belfast with West Side Story with 7 each. Drive My Car by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, which is one of the favorites of the International Best Film category, was also nominated in the main categories such as Best Director, Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, reaching a total of 4 nominations. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi became the first Japanese filmmaker to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director since Akira Kurosawa, who was nominated for Ran in 1986. Jane Campion, the director of The Power of the Dog, which was the main favorite of the Oscar ceremony, including the Best Picture category, set a record that once again revealed that female filmmakers were ignored by the Academy in the past. With her second Best Director nomination after 1994's The Piano, Campion became the first female filmmaker in Oscar history to receive multiple nominations in this category. Best Movie The Power of the Dog Belfast CODA West Side Story Licorice Pizza dune King Richard Don't Look Up Nightmare Alley Drive My Car Best Director Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog) Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza) Steven Spielberg (West Side Story) Kenneth Branagh (Belfast) Best Actress Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter) Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers) Kristen Stewart (Spencer) Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) The best actor Andrew Garfield (tick, tick...BOOM!) Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog) Will Smith (King Richard) Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth) Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos) Best Supporting Actress Ariana DeBose (West Side Story) Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard) Judi Dench (Belfast) Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog) Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter) Best Supporting Actor Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog) Troy Kotsur (CODA) Ciaran Hinds (Belfast) Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog) J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos) Best Editing Don't Look Up dune King Richard The Power of the Dog tick, tick... BOOM! Best Original Screenplay Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier (The Worst Person in the World) Kenneth Branagh (Belfast) Adam McKay, David Sirota (Don't Look Up) Zach Baylin (King Richard) Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza) Best Adapted Screenplay Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog) Sian Heder (CODA) Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter) Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth (Dune) Best Cinematography Ari Wegner (The Power of the Dog) Greig Fraser (Dune) Bruno Delbonnel (The Tragedy of Macbeth) Janusz Kamiński (West Side Story) Dan Laustsen (Nightmare Alley) Best Animation Luke The Mitchells vs. the Machines Flee Encanto Raya and the Last Dragon Best Documentary Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Flee Writing with Fire Attica Ascension Best International Film Drive My Car Flee The Worst Person in the World The Hand of God lunana Best Production Design Nightmare Alley dune The Power of the Dog The Tragedy of Macbeth West Side Story Best Costume Design Cruella Cyrano dune Nightmare Alley West Side Story Best Makeup and Hair Design Cruella Coming 2 America dune The Eyes of Tammy Faye House of Gucci Best Visual Effects dune Free Guys Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Spider-Man: No Way Home No time to die Best Sound dune Belfast No Time to Die The Power of the Dog West Side Story Best Original Music The Power of the Dog Don't Look Up Encanto Parallel Mothers dune Best Original Song No Time to Die King Richard Encanto Belfast Four Good Days Best Animated Short Affairs of the Art bestia boxballet The Windshield Wiper robin robin Best Short Documentary The Queen of Basketball Three Songs for Benazir Lead Me Home Audible When We Were Bullies Best Short Film Ala Kachuu – Take and Run The Long Goodbye The Dress On My Mind Please Hold

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It was announced by his family that director and producer Ivan Reitman, who made successful comedy films in the 1980s, especially the cult movie "Ghostbusters", passed away. The cause of death of Reitman, who died while asleep on Saturday night, has not yet been disclosed. Reitman's children, Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman, and Caroline Reitman, said in a press release, "Our family mourns the unexpected passing of a husband, father, and grandfather who taught us to always follow magic in life. We have the comfort of knowing that his films have brought happiness and laughter to many people around the world.” Ivan Reitman directed comedy with his 1971 feature film "Foxy Lady" before moving on to classics such as "Stripes", "Meatballs", "Twins" and "Kindergarten Cop". He produced other comedy films such as "Animal House" and "Space Jam". The director, best known for "Ghostbusters" featuring stars such as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis and Sigourney Weaver, also produced the 2021 film "Ghostbusters: The Other World", which continues the legend. Reitman's future projects include the romantic comedy "No Connection" starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in 2011, and the sports drama "Draft Day" with Kevin Costner in 2014, directed by Arnold Schwarzenneger in 1988. and a sequel to "Twins," starring Danny DeVito.

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Ridley Scott, in an interview, stated that superhero movies are boring productions with terrible scenarios, while Alien, Gladiator and Blade Runner are also superhero movies. In an interview with Deadline, Ridley Scott made comments that angered Marvel Cinematic Universe fans. When asked for his opinion on superhero movies, Scott said they were "boring productions with terrible scripts," adding: "The best movies are those with character-driven stories. Superhero movies don't have that. They're boring movies that are poorly written.” The director, who often makes very honest statements about today's Hollywood, said that he has also signed three superhero films: “I shot three superhero movies with great scripts. Alien with Sigourney Weaver, Gladiator and Blade Runner with Harrison Ford. These are the perfect superhero movies in my eyes. Why can't scripts for superhero movies be written well? Sorry, I'm a little out of line, but what I mean is that superhero movies are saved with special effects. If you have some money in those effects, after a while it gets boring for everyone.” The director, who is known for his productivity, has produced two films that are expected to be mentioned in this year's awards season. The first of these is The Last Duel, which brings together Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Although the film did not achieve the expected success at the box office, it received generally positive reviews from critics. Another film of the director, House of Gucci, is preparing to be released on November 26. Starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, the movie focuses on the murder of Maurizio Gucci. Giving the good news that the script of the movie Gladiator has been completed, the director also noted that the shooting of the movie will start after the movie Kitbag, which is about the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, starring Jodie Comer and Joaquin Phoenix. Scott will also executive produce the FX series Alien from Noah Hawley, creator of Fargo and Legion. The director announced that the series will not be shaped around the character of Ripley and will take place in the world.

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Ridley Scott, in an interview, stated that superhero movies are boring productions with terrible scenarios, while Alien, Gladiator and Blade Runner are also superhero movies. In an interview with Deadline, Ridley Scott made comments that angered Marvel Cinematic Universe fans. When asked for his opinion on superhero movies, Scott said they were "boring productions with terrible scripts," adding: "The best movies are those with character-driven stories. Superhero movies don't have that. They're boring movies that are poorly written.” The director, who often makes very honest statements about today's Hollywood, said that he has also signed three superhero films: “I shot three superhero movies with great scripts. Alien with Sigourney Weaver, Gladiator and Blade Runner with Harrison Ford. These are the perfect superhero movies in my eyes. Why can't scripts for superhero movies be written well? Sorry, I'm a little out of line, but what I mean is that superhero movies are saved with special effects. If you have some money in those effects, after a while it gets boring for everyone.” The director, who is known for his productivity, has produced two films that are expected to be mentioned in this year's awards season. The first of these is The Last Duel, which brings together Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Although the film did not achieve the expected success at the box office, it received generally positive reviews from critics. Another film of the director, House of Gucci, is preparing to be released on November 26. Starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, the movie focuses on the murder of Maurizio Gucci. Giving the good news that the script of the movie Gladiator has been completed, the director also noted that the shooting of the movie will start after the movie Kitbag, which is about the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, starring Jodie Comer and Joaquin Phoenix. Scott will also executive produce the FX series Alien from Noah Hawley, creator of Fargo and Legion. The director announced that the series will not be shaped around the character of Ripley and will take place in the world.

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