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Tom Holland & Daisy Ridley's Star-Studded Movie 'Chaos Walking' Debuts Official Trailer - Watch Now!

The official trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Chaos Walking, starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, has arrived!

The movie was directed by Doug Liman, who is best known for his films The Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity. The star-studded cast also includes Oscar nominees Cynthia Erivo and Demian Bichir, as well as David Oyelowo, Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Jonas, and Kurt Sutter, who is the creator of Sons of Anarchy.

Here is the movie’s synopsis: In the not too distant future, Todd Hewitt (Holland) discovers Viola (Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “the Noise” – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.

Chaos Walking does not yet have a release date, but it’s expected to hit theaters in 2021.

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'The Outsider' Cancelled at HBO, Show Being Shopped Elsewhere

HBO’s The Outsider has been cancelled and the network will not pursue a second season.

However, there is some hopeful news for fans of the show. MRC, the studio behind season one, will be shopping a second season to other networks and streaming services, Variety reports.

“We enjoyed our collaboration with Richard, Jason, Andrew, and the MRC team, and we wish them well in continuing the world created by the brilliant Stephen King,” an HBO spokesperson said about the cancellation.

There have been a lot of shows cancelled throughout the entirety of 2020 and Netflix especially has been cancelling left and right. Find out which shows have been recently cancelled by Netflix in the past few months.

ARE YOU UPSET by the cancellation of The Outsider?

'Friends' Fans Loved Everything About the All-Black Cast Reading on 'Zoom Where It Happens'

Twitter was absolutely in love with everything about the Zoom Where It Happens event tonight, which saw an all-Black cast do a live reading of Friends‘ “The One Where It Never Happened” episode.

Hosted by Gabrielle Union, the event starred Sterling K. Brown as Ross, Ryan Michelle Bathe as Rachel, Uzo Aduba as Phoebe, Aisha Hinds as Monica, Kendrick Sampson as Joey, and Jeremy Pope as Chandler.

The event also had a surprise appearance by Cynthia Erivo, who belted out the iconic theme song, “I’ll Be There For You”.

During and after watching the special event, which spotlighted When We All Vote, a non-partisan voter registration organization, fans were tweeting about it on social media – even Kerry Washington!

“#ZoomWhereItHappens omg I love seeing real BLACK LOVE!!!!! Yes to @SterlingKBrown and his better half Ms Ryan @michellechel,” she wrote while watching.

Jeremy, who fans were thirsting over, tweeted after the live reading, “Yoo! that was too much fun. thank you to everyone who tuned into FRIENDS #ZoomWhereItHappens please be sure you are registered to vote 🙌🏾http://whenweallvote.org.”

Sterling added, “Absolute pleasure working with you, bruh! Let’s do it again!!! ✌🏿”

See how more fans reacted to the live reading inside…More Here! »

Cynthia Erivo Shares Her Epic 'Color Purple' Performance After Movie Version is Confirmed

Cynthia Erivo is looking back at her Tony-winning work in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, just a few weeks after it was confirmed a movie version will be made!

The Oscar-nominated actress won a Tony, an Emmy, and a Grammy for her work as Celie in the musical and we sure hope to see her reprise her role in the movie.

If Cynthia does play Celie in the film, she could become the first person to ever win an EGOT from the same role.

“Goodness, I miss this 🥺 #proudartsworker,” Cynthia captioned a video of herself singing the big 11 o’clock number, “I’m Here.”

So many celebrities have commented on the video. Beanie Feldstein said, “I think about you singing this song at least once a day.” Halle Berry wrote, “just …dead! 🔥❤️.” Her co-star Danielle Brooks said, “I miss this too cue tears.”

Kristin Chenoweth commented, “Probably the top five greatest single performances I’ve ever seen. Easily.” This Is UsChrissy Metz said, “I was changed by your performance, Cynthia. Just otherworldly ❤️” Rashida Jones wrote, “One of the best live performances I’ve ever seen 😍😍😍👑.” Brandy said, “beyond words♥️”

Pose‘s MJ Rodriguez wrote, “SING GOTDAMIT!” Debra Messing said, “I will NEVER forget your 30th birthday, closing show.”

'The Color Purple' Musical to Become a Movie & Cynthia Erivo Could Make History if She Plays Celie!

The Broadway musical The Color Purple is being turned into a movie and a director has been selected!

Blitz Bazawule, who co-directed Beyonce‘s Black Is King visual album for Disney+, is going to helm the upcoming feature for Warner Bros.

Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones are producing the movie. In a statement to Deadline, Oprah said, “We, were all blown away by Blitz’s unique vision as a director and look forward to seeing how he brings the next evolution of this beloved story to life.”

Casting has not yet been announced for the movie, but Cynthia Erivo seems to be a shoo-in for the role of Celie. She played the role in the recent Broadway revival, which launched her career.

Cynthia could make movie history if she plays Celie in the film version. She won a Tony, an Emmy, and a Grammy for her work in the Broadway musical. If she also wins an Oscar for the role, she’d be the first person to win an EGOT from the same role. Earlier this year, she received two Oscar nominations for her work in the movie Harriet.

Ben Platt also has the chance to achieve this feat as he won the same awards for his work in Dear Evan Hansen. He’s rumored to play the role in the upcoming movie version.

Watch an incredible performance that Cynthia gave earlier this summer for a Fourth of July special.

Cynthia Erivo To Lead 'Talent Show' Movie From Universal

Cynthia Erivo has booked a brand new role for Universal Studios’ Talent Show.

The 33-year-old Oscar-nominated actress will star in the musical drama to be directed by Gandja Monteiro.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is based on an idea by Duane Adler, the Save the Last Dance scribe who originated the Step Up franchise.

Talent, a working title, is the story of a failed songwriter (Erivo) who returns home to Chicago to lead a group of at risk youth in their annual talent show.

Lena Waithe wrote the latest version of the script, and will executive produce alongside State Street’s Jay Marcus.

Stay tuned for all the updates about the film!

If you missed it, watch Cynthia‘s gorgeous version of “Summertime” that was released over the Fourth of July holiday.

Cynthia Erivo Puts a Beautiful Spin on 'Summertime' for a July 4th Special (Video)

Cynthia Erivo gave an incredible performance for a Fourth of July performance!

The 33-year-old Oscar-nominated actress performed a cover of the song “Summertime” from the Broadway musical Porgy and Bess. The show was most recently on Broadway in 2012 with Audra McDonald as Bess.

Cynthia‘s performance was part of her appearance at the 2020 Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert at The Met Philadelphia.

Earlier in the weekend, Cynthia took to Instagram to celebrate another show… Hamilton. The full musical is now streaming on Disney+!

Cynthia wrote, “It moves me to see everyone giving Hamilton its flowers. Let’s be clear, it’s more than just a great musical. Its brilliance comes from every single brilliant person involved. From the beautiful @arianadebose who plays the bullet, to the big bro @leslieodomjr as the elegant Burr, love is the energy that changed Broadway and ultimately the world. What better time to see the beauty in defiance and the impact of art on our world. Let’s celebrate all that is Hamilton.”