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'Star Wars' Series 'The Mandalorian' to Feature Bryce Dallas Howard & Taika Waititi as Directors!

A Star Wars live-action series is in the works and the directors have been announced!

Jon Favreau is writing and executive producing the series, The Mandalorian, for the upcoming Disney streaming service and Dave Filoni has been announced as the director of the series premiere.

Additional directors include Bryce Dallas Howard, Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi, Jessica JonesDeborah Chow, and Dope‘s Rick Famuyiwa.

The Mandalorian is “set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”

Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson Celebrate 'Avengers: Infinity War' Director Joe Russo's New L.A. Restaurant!

Chris Evans flashes a smile while attending the star studded grand opening of Simone in the Arts District on Saturday (September 15) in Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old actor was joined by his Avengers co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Don Cheadle, as well as former Community co-stars Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale and Yvette Nicole Brown as they all celebrated Simone, the new restaurant from Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo and James Beard-winning chef Jessica Largey.

Also in attendance to show their support was Taika Waititi, Don‘s wife Bridgid Coulter, Marisa Tomei, Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen and Jon Favreau, who helped produce The Avengers and its 2015 sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The restaurant — which will officially open to the public on Thursday, Sept. 20 — aims to create a relaxed atmosphere while offering guests produce-driven California meals with eclectic flavors.

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Melissa McCarthy & Tika Sumpter Attend Fox Searchlight's TIFF Party!

Melissa McCarthy and Tika Sumpter step out for the Fox Searchlight Party during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts on Sunday (September 9) in Toronto, Canada.

Also in attendance at the party were Abbie Cornish and director Taika Waititi.

That same day, Melissa stopped by the IMDb Studio at TIFF, presented by Land Rover for another promotional appearance. Melissa has been in town to promote her film, Can You Ever Forgive Me?.

Be sure to check out all the photos in the gallery below!

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Naomi Watts Stuns at Venice Film Festival Awards Ceremony

Naomi Watts looks stunning at the Venice Film Festival Award Ceremony during the 2018 Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on Saturday (September 8) in Venice, Italy.

Joining Naomi were fellow jury members including Christoph Waltz, Taika Waititi, and jury head Guillermo Del Toro.

Winners of the evening included Olivia Colman, who won Best Actress for her work in The Favourite, and Willem DaFoe, who won Best Actor for best actor Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate.

FYI: Naomi is wearing Valentino.

Check out all the photos from the event…

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Tilda Swinton & Naomi Watts Support Willem Dafoe at 'At Eternity's Gate' Venice Premiere

Tilda Swinton and Naomi Watts hit the red carpet at the premiere of At Eternity’s Gate during the 2018 Venice Film Festival on Monday (September 3) in Venice, Italy.

The film’s star Willem Dafoe walked the carpet with his wife Giada Colagrande.

Willem was joined by co-stars Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, and Emmanuelle Seigner, as well as director Julian Schnabel. The new movie follows the final days of artist Vincent Van Gogh.

More stars in attendance at the premiere included Chloe Sevigny, Diego Luna, and Taika Waititi.

FYI: Tilda is wearing a Schiaparelli Couture dress. Naomi is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress. Chloe is wearing a Chanel dress.

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