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Winona Joins “Haunted Mansion” Remake

Friday, Sep 9, 2022

‘Haunted Mansion’: Winona Ryder Joins Remake as Director Justin Simien Promises ‘All the Easter Eggs’

VARIETY – Disney revealed details from the upcoming “Haunted Mansion” remake, including new cast members like Winona Ryder, Dan Levy and Hasan Minaj during Disney’s D23 Expo on Friday.

“Haunted Mansion” boasts a star-studded cast, including Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, LaKeith Stanfield, Jared Leto, Tiffany Haddish, Ryder, Jamie Lee Curtis, Levy, Minaj and Danny DeVito. Justin Simien directs the supernatural comedy film, which follows Dawson’s character Gabbie, a single mom with a nine-year-old son. Looking to start a new life, Gabbie buys a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans. When they discover the mansion is haunted, Gabbie resorts to hiring a paranormal tour guide (Stanfield), a psychic (Haddish), a priest (Wilson) and a historian (DeVito) to help exorcise her newly bought mansion. The film will feature classic references to the classic Disneyland ride, including Leto’s character of the Hatbox Ghost. Curtis will also play a character named Madame Leota.

“There was something about that ride that I felt was there in the script,” Simien told the audience at D23 Expo, “I wanted to be sure all the Easter Eggs are there because I’m a nerd.”

“I used to work here! I actually worked at Disneyland, y’all,” Simien said. “It was the best summer job I ever had. I used to ride the Haunted Mansion on breaks.” The D23 audience saw a new trailer which was not released to the public.

Nearly 20 years ago, Disney took a first stab at adapting the theme park attraction with the 2003 Eddie Murphy film “The Haunted Mansion.” The original film, which was directed by Rob Minkoff of “The Lion King” fame, co-starred Marsha Thomason, Terence Stamp and Wallace Shawn in a story about a realtor who becomes trapped in the haunted mansion. The film was not received very warmly at release, with Variety film critic Robert Koehler writing, “‘Mansion’s’ drab comic strokes and narrative render the movie almost superfluous. Nonetheless, Eddie Murphy’s presence and a certain built-in curiosity should bring out family lookee-loos.”

“Haunted Mansion” is set to hit theaters on March 10, 2023.

Winona Nominated for HCA TV Awards

Thursday, Jul 7, 2022

Winona has been nominated for the 2022 Hollywood Critics Association TV AwardsBest Actress in a Streaming Series (Drama) award! Stranger Things have received nine nominations in total. Congratulations to Winona, and the cast and crew!

Best Writing in a Streaming Series, Drama
The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things “Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab” (Netflix)

Best Directing in a Streaming Series, Drama
Shawn Levy, Stranger Things “Chapter Four: Dear Billy” (Netflix)
The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things “Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab” (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama
Maya Hawke, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Sadie Sink, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama
Joe Keery, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Best Streaming Series, Drama
Stranger Things (Netflix)

Winona for Marc Jacobs

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022
Winona for Marc Jacobs

Winona is the face of Marc Jacobs’ campaign for the new J Marc shoulder bag! The photos, which were first teased in Vogue June/July, have now been released.
This isn’t the first time that Winona has been the face of the brand. You may remember Winona previously collaborated with Marc for the spring 2003 campaign, fall 2015, and also the beauty brand in 2015.

Vertical Entertainment Lands Global Rights to “The Cow”

Thursday, Mar 17, 2022
Vertical Entertainment Lands Global Rights to “The Cow”

Vertical Entertainment Lands Global Rights To Winona Ryder Thriller ‘The Cow’ Following Bidding War – SXSW

EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment has prevailed in a bidding war surrounding SXSW thriller The Cow—landing worldwide rights to the film starring Winona Ryder (Stranger Things) and John Gallagher Jr. (10 Cloverfield Lane), and slating it for an exclusive theatrical release later this year.

In the film directed by Homecoming co-creator Eli Horowitz, Kath (Ryder) and her boyfriend (Gallagher Jr.) arrive at a remote cabin in the redwoods, only to discover that a mysterious younger couple is already there. The rental has apparently been double-booked, and with nowhere else to go, they decide to share the cabin with these strangers. When her boyfriend disappears with the young woman, Kath becomes obsessed with finding an explanation for their sudden breakup—but the truth is far stranger than she could have ever imagined.
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“Stranger Things” Renewed for Fifth and Final Season

Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

Netflix has announced that Stranger Things has been renewed for a fifth and final season. This announcement was made along with the season 4 release date.

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“Stranger Things” Season 4 Release Date

Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

On Thursday, Netflix announced that Stranger Things season 4 will be split in two parts. Volume 1 will premiere on May 27, and volume 2 will be released on July 1. Check out two of the newly released posters below!

‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Will Be Split in Two Parts, Premiere Dates Set for Both

VARIETY – Netflix revealed Thursday the long-awaited fourth season of “Stranger Things” will be split into two parts — and you won’t have to wait long for them to debut.

“Stranger Things 4” Volume 1 will premiere May 27, with Volume 2 to follow on July 1, creators Matt and Ross Duffer, credited as the Duffer Brothers, said in a letter to fans posted on Netflix’s blog. That letter also included the huge news that the show has been renewed for a fifth and final season.

“With nine scripts, over 800 pages, almost two years of filming, thousands of visual effects shots, and a runtime nearly twice the length of any previous season, ‘Stranger Things 4’ was the most challenging season yet, but also the most rewarding one. Everyone involved is incredibly proud of the results, and we can’t wait to share it with you,” the Duffer Brothers wrote.

They continued: “Given the unprecedented length, and to get it to you as soon as possible, Season 4 will be released in two volumes. Volume One will release on May 27; Volume Two will release five weeks later on July 1. So that’s the good news. It’s coming soon. And it’s better than ever. It’s also the beginning of the end.”

Here’s the official description for “Stranger Things 4”: “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time — and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”
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