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Michael Keaton Signs On For Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'

Michael Keaton has joined the cast of Aaron’s Sorkin‘s upcoming film The Trial Of The Chicago 7!

According to Deadline, the 68-year-old actor is set to star in the movie which is “based on the 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.”

Other cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

The film is currently in production and will film in both Chicago and New Jersey.

The Trial Of The Chicago 7 is set to be released on October 2, 2020.

Aaron Sorkin Shoots Down Rumors of 'The Newsroom' Returning

There have been rumors spreading this week that the HBO series The Newsroom could be returning for more seasons, but don’t get your hopes up.

Olivia Munn, who starred on the series for all three seasons, previously said she had hopes that the show would come back.

Tom Sadoski and myself, we’ve actually been having conversations with [showrunner Aaron] Sorkin about that,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “He’s very busy, but we have very high hopes that it would be able to come together, hopefully. There’s been so much that has happened in the news and in media that we could really speak on, and it’d really be interesting to see what his take would be on it and what The Newsroom would do today.”

Well, Aaron says that he has no plans of bringing the show back.

During an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden, he said, “I wish the show was on the air now. I would love to be writing it now. But there are other things coming up. I’ve no plans to return to anything I’ve done.”

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Sacha Baron Cohen & Eddie Redmayne's 'Trial of the Chicago 7' Shut Down

The Trial of the Chicago 7, which was supposed to be directed by Aaron Sorkin for a February 2019 start, has been shut down.

The film was set to star Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne and Jonathan Majors in the movie about “anti-war activists such as Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Tom Hayden, who were accused by the federal government of conspiracy and incitement to riot because of the protests surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention,” THR reports.

Amblin, the production company, shut the movie down due to “budgetary concerns,” but is still committed to making the picture.

Amblin said in a statement, “Aaron just adapted To Kill A Mockingbird which is premiering on Broadway this Thursday. He is currently evaluating his schedule and commitments to determine the best time and way to make The Trial of the Chicago 7. Amblin remains involved as a producer.”

Timothee Chalamet, Greta Gerwig, Laurie Metcalf & More Celebrate at THR's Nominees Night!

Timothee Chalamet is dapper in a green suit while hitting the carpet at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Nominees Night Celebration held at CUT on Monday evening (February 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 22-year-old Call Me By Your Name star was joined at the event by Lady Bird‘s Greta Gerwig and Laurie Metcalf, I, Tonya‘s Allison Janney, Get Out‘s Jordan Peele and Betty Gabriel, Shape of Water‘s Guillermo del Toro, Richard Jenkins and Doug Jones, The Florida Project‘s Willem Dafoe, and Three BillboardsSam Rockwell.

Also in attendance to celebrate 2018 Oscar contenders were Darkest Hour‘s Gary Oldman and wife Gisele Schmidt, The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, Joshua Jackson, The Greatest Showman‘s Keala Settle, Star WarsKelly Marie Tran, Dominic West, Molly’s Game director Aaron Sorkin and Molly Bloom, and performers of the night Common and Miguel.

FYI: Allison is wearing Dsquared2 suit, Tyler Ellis clutch, Hearts On Fire diamond necklaces and a Gilan diamond ring. Greta is wearing a vintage Cardinali dress. Laurie is wearing a Yanina Couture dress.

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Daniel Kaluuya & Gary Oldman Celebrate Oscar Nods at Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon

Daniel Kaluuya and Gary Oldman are kicking off Oscars celebrations!

The actors stepped out at the 2018 Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday (February 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The annual event celebrates all of the people nominated for Oscars this year!

Both Daniel, who starred in Get Out, and Gary, who starred in Darkest Hour, are up for Best Actor.

They were also joined at the event by fellow nominees Jordan Peele, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Willem Dafoe, Sam Rockwell, Aaron Sorkin, Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg.

FYI: Daniel, Sam and Willem are all wearing Prada.

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Jordan Peele Called Whoopi Goldberg After 'Get Out' Oscar Nominations Announcement!

Greta Gerwig happily poses alongside Jordan Peele while attending the Writers Guild’s 2018 Beyond Words event held at the Writers Guild Theater on Thursday (February 1) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Oscar-nominated writer-director’s were joined at the event by The Big Sick‘s Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, Shape of Water‘s Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, Molly’s Game‘s Aaron Sorkin, and The Imitation Game‘s Graham Moore.

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Jordan recently visited the U.C.L.A. students studying his work for Get Out, and shared that Whoopi Goldberg accepting her Oscar for Ghost in 1991 taught him “there’s no ceiling for people like me.”

“I remember internalizing that,” Jordan told the students (via Vanity Fair). “Like, wow, she’s speaking to me, ’cause this is something I want to do, I feel like I can do. When those nominations came together last week, I realized the awards and the acknowledgment is bigger than me, and bigger than my own personal accomplishment. By seeing my work be recognized this way, there’s a whole generation of people who will be uplifted by that. And that’s why I’m here.”

“I never would’ve made Get Out without the dream, and part of the dream for me was Whoopi, was the Oscars, was realizing that there wasn’t a ceiling for people like me,” Jordan continued, revealing that he cold-called Whoopi after finding out Get Out‘s nominations. “I lost it in the middle of the call, because it’s not something I think about all the time, and part of telling that story was this realization that I have the opportunity to help show others that they can achieve their dream in the same way. She said, ‘Look, thank you, sometimes you put something out there, and you don’t know if someone’s hearing it or not’. It was just one of the best calls I’ve ever had.”

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Gal Gadot & Jessica Chastain Step Out in Style for Palm Springs Film Festival

Gal Gadot brightens up the red carpet for the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Tuesday (January 2) in Palm Springs, Calif.

The 32-year-old actress looked pretty in a yellow dress as she was joined at the event by her Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Gal Gadot

Also stepping out for the event was Jessica Chastain and her Molly’s Game director Aaron Sorkin.

Gal was honored at the event with the Rising Star Award while Jessica received the Chairman’s Award

FYI: Gal is wearing an Esteban Cortazar dress and Jason of Beverly Hills studs. Jessica is wearing a Givenchy dress with Piaget jewelry.

15+ pictures inside of Gal Gadot and Jessica Chastain arriving at the event…More Here! »

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