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WIRE Buzz: Sam Neill filming dino-scenes; Stuntwomen trailer; Leonardo DiCaprio Apple deal

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Aug 3, 2020, 3:40 PM EDT

Jurassic World: Dominion is bringing the OG cast face to face with dinosaurs once again. The film — which reunites the original trilogy leads of Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum in the third movie of the World trilogy — has been ramping back up its production over the past month after coronavirus delays.

Bryce Dallas Howard has already gotten battered and bruised from pulling off some of her stunts! Now it’s time to bring in the old guard, as Neill announced on his Twitter account that he’d be back in action this week as Dr. Alan Grant...only “a little more...grizzled now.”

Take a look:

“Hold onto your hats- gettin' my old one back on this week,” the actor wrote, “and facing off dinosaurs once again. Best yet. Excited and terrified- these things will kill ya.”

Dominion also stars Chris Pratt, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Jake Johnson, Isabella Sermon, Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise, Dichen Lachman, and Scott Haze as filmmaker Colin Trevorrow returns to the helm of the franchise. What sort of dinos this crew will be facing (and whether they’ll really kill Dr. Grant [unlikely]) remains to be seen.

Jurassic World: Dominion plans on roaring into theaters on June 21, 2021.


Next, Charlize Theron might be able to do everything her action movie characters do, but for the mortals out there, there are stuntwomen. 

The women behind the over-the-top driving scenes from The Fast & the Furious franchise to the fights of John Wick and Kill Bill have gotten their own documentary, called Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story, narrated by one that has benefitted from their work more than most: Michelle Rodriguez. Now the film has dropped an awesome trailer showcasing plenty of behind-the-scenes action, stunts, and interviews.

Check it out:

In a time when on-set equality is being fought for more visibly than ever, the struggles of women in the film industry — especially in the stereotypically testosterone-ridden world of action — deserve attention. The subjects of this documentary prove that they’ve been running their own show for decades, all while giving fans a look behind the curtain into one of the entertainment business’ least appreciated jobs.

Stuntwomen hits digital on Sept. 22.


Finally, just a few days after news broke that Leonardo DiCaprio's company Appian Way was adapting Aldous Huxley's final novel Island, that very same company has cut an exclusive deal with Apple.

According to Variety, the production company and tech giant entered into a multi-year first-look film and television deal — jumping off of their current projects Killers of the Flower Moon and Shining Girls. Each are straight drama thrillers, the former film starring DiCaprio under Martin Scorsese's direction and the latter series starring Elisabeth Moss. But Island, if it applies to this deal, will be a high-profile genre series for Apple TV+.

That said, any other genre projects Appian Way considers over the course of the deal's length will go to Apple first unless the company chooses to pass.

 

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