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Good News Round-Up: Not All Of Hollywood Is Awful Edition

By Kristy Puchko | Lists | May 16, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Lists | May 16, 2016 |

There’s been a lot of bleakness, bigotry, whitewashing and Racist McShootface chicanery of late. So let’s take a moment to celebrate some genuinely good news for movie fans.

Always Shine, the Tribeca Film Festival standout that had us raving, has been acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories. This means the fierce frenemies thriller helmed by Sophia Takal will be coming your way soon. (THR)

In other acquisition news, John Michael McDonagh’s War On Everyone has found a domestic distributor. The bad cops comedy stars Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Pena. And trust those of us who howled at its pitch-black humor at SXSW, it’s one you won’t want to miss. (Variety)

Winning rave reviews out of Cannes, Jeff Nichols’ Loving has debuted its teaser poster, which shows stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in a tender embrace. Coming this November courtesy of Focus Features, the film reveals the incredible true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose marriage challenged America’s anti-miscegenation laws in the 1950s.


In casting news, Black Panther is stacked with stars. Aside from our bae Chadwick Boseman, writer/director Ryan Coogler has also snagged Lupita Nyong’o and his Creed lead Michael B. Jordan. We don’t know who the pair are playing. And we don’t care. These two incredibly talented performers of color getting some serious screentime is all the win. (The Independent)

For better or whatever a Bladerunner sequel is coming. But getting us on board for this Denis Villeneuve-helmed action flick is the casting of Swiss actress Carla Juri who was fearless and funny as hell in the underseen and notorious Wetlands, which is now on Netflix. Dive in if you dare. (THR)

And last but far from least, Taika Waititi is officially Marvel’s most adorable director. The helmer of What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt For the Wilderpeople is prepping to direct his biggest movie to date: Thor: Ragnarok. So he took to Twitter to ask for some advice from those who’d come before. (Screen Rant)