The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Oct 18, 2018
The new trailer for Nicole Kidman’s toplined noir thriller Destroyer has dropped. The film, per the logline, “follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.” The trailer shows Bell (Kidman) carrying a baby in a desert in one shot, searching for food and getting trigger happy. Annapurna will release Destroyer in New York in L.A. on Christmas Day and expand nationally in January.
The stars of the HBO hit Westworld are getting raises for the third season. Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton are said to be getting $250,000 an episode for the next season. The stars were rumored to be getting varied amounts in the $100,000 to $150,000 range for the first two seasons.
Caroll Spinney has announced his retirement from Sesame Street. While he isn’t a household name himself, he is the puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. “Big Bird brought me so many places, opened my mind and nurtured my soul,” said Spinney. “And I plan to be an ambassador for Sesame Workshop for many years to come. After all, we’re a family! But now it’s time for two performers that I have worked with and respected – and actually hand-picked for the guardianship of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch – to take my alter-egos into their hands and continue to give them life.” Spinney is 84 and has worked with Sesame Street since its 1969 debut.
Netflix announced the upcoming seventh season of Orange Is The New Black will be its final one.
The release of the Bruce Willis movie Air Strike was canceled due to disappearance of Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. The World War II thriller starring Willis, Bingbing and Adrien Brody was set to released October 26th. However, director Xiao Feng wrote that it was “time to let go” after eight-years of work on the film. Chinese tax authorities this month ordered the actress and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million. Since then, one of the country’s highest-profile entertainers three months has disappeared from public view.
Spider-Man: Far From Home star Tom Holland shares image of Spidey as he wraps filming:
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