Ever since August Wilson’s play first premiered 33 years ago, a movie version has been mooted.
An album featuring David Bowie’s final recordings will be released this autumn.
When a 53-year-old Sean Connery resurrected the role of James Bond in 1983 after a 12-year break, even the title of the movie in which the debonaire Scotsman strapped on his Walther PPK and took on the forces of Spectre one last time seemed to hint at the project’s questionable nature.
“I don’t have anything new for you,” Billy Joel admits to his first ever Wembley stadium crowd. “Just the same old shit.”
After more than 30 years in show business, the frizzy-headed comic actor Gene Wilder, who has died aged 83, was most associated with his second film role, that of Leo Bloom, the hyperneurotic accountant in Mel Brooks’ comedy The Producers (1967). It established Wilder’s screen persona – an initially well-balanced individual transformed by even the most minor crisis into a whining bundle of nerves.
It is 400 years since Shakespeare died and, as part of the festivities, Ian McKellen is spearheading a selection of Shakespearean films at the BFI in London that will tour 110 countries, including Cuba, Iraq, Russia and the US, in the most extensive film programme ever undertaken.
Waterstones predicts unprecedented sales for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which has also topped the Amazon charts ahead of its publication this summer