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Judi Dench Defends Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey’s Work: “Are We Just Not Going to See All Those Films?”
2:36 AM PDT 6/25/2019 by Georg Szalai
“Are we going to negate 10 years at the Old Vic,” the London theater where Spacey served as artistic director, “and everything that he did?” the star asks in a British magazine interview.
Judi Dench, who has condemned Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey for alleged sexual harassment, told a British magazine that she worries their work may be forgotten.
“What kind of agony is that?” Dench told the latest issue of Radio Times, The Guardian reported. “Are we going to negate 10 years at the Old Vic [the London theater where Spacey served as artistic director] and everything that he did – how wonderful he’s been in all those films? Are we just not going to see all those films that Harvey produced?”
Dench added: “You cannot deny somebody a talent. You might as well never look at a Caravaggio painting [the painter was sentenced for murder after a brawl]. You might as well never have gone to see Noel Coward [who was accused of harassment].”
Dench, 84, previously spoke out about people shunning Spacey after his scenes were removed from Ridley Scott’s 2017 film All the Money in the World. She has lauded the actor for supporting her after the death of her husband, Michael Williams, from lung cancer in 2001.
The actress has also credited Weinstein as a key contributor to her Hollywood career. Weinstein’s fall from grace led to the rise of the #MeToo movement.
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Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman Lead Cast for Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Prom’ Movie at Netflix
8:35 AM PDT 6/25/2019 by Etan Vlessing
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Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep
Awkwafina, James Corden and Ariana Grande are also tapped to star in Murphy’s adaptation of the Broadway musical.
Ryan Murphy has set the key roles for his upcoming movie version of the Broadway musical The Prom for Netflix, including Oscar- and Emmy-winning actresses Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The film adaptation of The Prom, based on an original concept by Jack Viertel and a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, will also star Awkwafina, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.
Streep is set to play two-time Tony winner Dee Dee Allen and Corden will play Barry Glickman, both of whom see their play on Eleanor Roosevelt bashed by the New York Times. Elsewhere, Rannells will play Trent Oliver, an actor down on his luck, and Kidman will play the role of Angie Dickinson, a veteran chorus girl.
Other casting will see Grande play the daughter of the PTA head, Key serve as the romantic interest for Dee Dee Allen and Awkwafina will play a publicist, Ms. Sheldon.
Murphy is adapting the Broadway show as the first movie project announced under his Netflix deal.
The Prom dances around the relationship between an Indiana teenager (Caitlin Kinnunen) who wants to bring her girlfriend (Isabelle McCalla) to her school’s big dance. Instead, they’re banned from attending, only to see a cast of Broadway eccentrics band together to help fight the injustice.
Murphy, the prolific producer behind American Horror Story and American Crime Story, left 20th Century Fox Television for a mega-deal at Netflix worth $300 million.
Ryan Murphy Sets Movie Adaptation of Broadway Musical ‘The Prom’ at Netflix
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