The Best Web: Wahlberg’s $1.5m paycheck; Hader talks ‘Barry’; ‘Mudbound’ at the Oscars?
In light of the news that Mark Wahlberg demanded a staggering $1.5 million payout for his reshoots in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, The Daily Beast delves into the actor’s past to explain why “that’s the least of his offences”. What has Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch been up to?
Deadline spoke with writer and comedian Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins) to discuss the inspiration behind his upcoming HBO comedy series Barry. And no, it wasn’t Get Shorty. Instead, he drew from his experience working on NBC’s sketch show Saturday Night Live.
Netflix’s Mudbound has been enjoying a string of success since it premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, with Dee Rees’ sweeping Southern epic now well on its way to earning itself a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars. Indiewire spoke to Mary J. Blige, whose performance as Florence Jackson has attracted a wave of attention.
You would be forgiven for assuming HBO’s upcoming drama Succession, following a dysfunctional media family dynasty in the 21st century, drew inspiration from Rupert Murdoch. However, writer and showrunner Jesse Armstrong insisted this is not the case, adding it’s about “no one family.”
If you haven’t seen it, the British absurdist dark comedy show The End of the F***ing World, based on the comic book series written by Charles S. Forsman, is well worth checking out. Indiewire explores the “storytelling” soundtrack of the series, explaining how one specific song helps to make sense of the rest of the series.
The heiress whose kidnapping inspired the unauthorized biography American Heiress has slammed upcoming film and TV projects based on her ordeal in a lengthy statement. Patricia Hearst addressed author and executive producer of the CNN docuseries The Radical Story of Patty Hearst, Jeffrey Toobin, after finding inspiration from the MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
The latest TED Talk from founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek, T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, discussed their simple (but essential) health intervention and how walking can reduce the leading causes of preventable death among black women, while building communities in the process.
Sundance has announced its lineup of panelists for 2018. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ava DuVernay, Joan Jett, and Will.i.am are all due to make an appearance. In line with the current climate, the talks will cover topics ranging from behind-the-scenes stories and power dynamics to gender and diversity revolutions.