Hello entertainment lovers! Due to some technical difficulties my weekly podcast with the phenomenal Jenny Priestley, That’s A Wrap, wasn’t able to be aired on SoundCloud. However, we STILL have all the entertainment news you love, just in written form. Here’s our transcript with the best news from the brilliant Jenny…
I’ve been out and about at the BFI London Film Festival over the weekend catching some of the films that will hit UK cinemas in the next few months. It’s been a fairly eclectic mix: I’ve watched films about Trolls (the little toy ones with all the hair), poet Emily Dickinson and the true story of a Ugandan chess prodigy. Angie and I will be talking more about each film as they’re released and you can see them for yourselves. But, safe to say, I’ve had a great time and if you’ve never been to LFF I thoroughly recommend it!
Russell Brand is writing a new book which will be a guide to addiction. It’s described as the definitive guide to the disease from an addict who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay. Brand says the book is intended to help anyone who is an addict – or loves an addict – to make the first tentative steps towards recovery. The book will be published in September 2017.
Sir Ian McKellen will be the subject of a new feature length documentary. McKellen Playing The Part will feature rare archive footage of Sir Ian’s early work on stage and screen as well as covering his iconic roles as Magneto in the X-Men movies and, of course, Gandalf. The film will also cover his sexuality and Sir Ian has filmed over 14 hours of interviews for the documentary. No word on whether it will also include his turn as Mel Hutchwright in Coronation Street – which he filmed over 10 years ago!
John Legend is getting ready to release his new album, Darkness And Light, which he says is coming soon. The album will feature a number of collaborations and Legend humbly admits he thinks it’s his best work yet! The album should be out before the end of the year.
Actor Jim Broadbent is making his foray into the publishing world with a graphic novel. It’s called Dull Margaret and Broadbent says he’s drawn inspiration from his (and my) home county of Lincolnshire as well as a painting of a woman determinedly across a landscape. He first wrote the story as a screenplay and has since turned into a graphic novel after collaborating with an illustrator. No details yet on when the book will be released.
Black-ish is coming to the UK. The show will debut on e4 this month.
Lady Gaga has filmed James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. It was filmed last week and should be broadcast later this month.
The long anticipated sequel to Enchanted looks like it’s finally happening. Amy Adams will be back for Dis-Enchanted. It’s thought to be set 10 years after the original with Giselle questioning her happily ever after. Filming’s expected to begin next summer.
Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther. He’ll be playing Zuri, an elder statesman in Wakanda. He joined Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o in the film.
Sarah Jessica Parker is heading up her own publishing imprint. It will be called SJP and she’ll be editorial director which will involve her helping to find, edit and publish three to four novels a year.