FILM BUZZ OF THE WEEK

Coronavirus is scaring the film market, Orlando Bloom will be a dad and Woody Allen’s memoir won’t be published due to his controversial past. 

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Coronavirus keeps shaking the film world

Coronavirus is causing panic all over the world, and the film industry is not an exception. Festivals are getting canceled (even SXSW!) and cinemas, as well as studios, are dealing with painful revenue losses. Premieres are being postponed, most notably the newest Bond movie No Time to Die that was supposed to launch on March 31st. 

First estimates predict a loss of at least 5 billion USD throughout the movie market. Even the unimaginable might happen – Cannes, the world’s biggest film festival, taking place in May, could be cancelled. No one can quite imagine what consequences would that have for the cinema, as such move would be completely unprecedented. Let’s hope the crisis is solved quickly and people are able to start meeting again, whether it’s in cinemas or anywhere else! 

Orlando Bloom & Katy Perry will be parents

What’s next for Orlando Bloom, beloved Legolas from Lord of the Rings and Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean? He will most likely be busy changing diapers together with his partner, pop-star Katy Perry. The singer announced the news in her new video. It will the actor’s second child, as he already has a son with supermodel Miranda Kerr.

As for what’s next in his professional career: he will appear in The Outpost, a war drama about U.S. soldiers battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. 

Woody Allen’s memoir is a no-go after backslash

The (in)famous director Woody Allen wrote a memoir, Apropos of Nothing, advertised as “a comprehensive account of [Allen’s] life, both personal and professional, that describes his work in films, theater, television, nightclubs, and print.”

 As soon as the publisher Hachette announced the book, controversy ensued – needless to say, his children Ronan and Dylan Farrow were not pleased. Just a reminder – Dylan has famously accused the director of sexual molestation. That is a sensitive topic for her brother Ronan, a journalist who uncovered Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior in his award-winning work. On top of that, dozens of Hachette employees organized a protest, which prompted the publisher to act and pull the book. Its future remains uncertain for now, as the publishers seem to be too scared to touch the memoir.

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