Hollywood Headlines 7-28-17
Written by Rick Rizer on July 28, 2017
TRAILER RELEASED FOR STEPHEN KING’S ‘IT’
Sewer-dwelling clown Pennywise haunts a group of children in the first official trailer for Warner Bros.’ new adaptation of Stephen King’s “It.” The clip features the small town of Derry, Maine, dealing with a number of strange disappearances. When Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) captures young Georgie Denbrough during a rain storm, his older brother Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher), assembles his group of his friends known as the Losers Club to confront the evil clown. “When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries,” reads the synopsis. Directed by Andres Muschietti, “It” also stars Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Olef, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs and Sophia Lillis. The film is set to arrive in theaters on September 8th.
RIC FLAIR’S ESPN ‘30 FOR 30’ DOCUMENTARY TO AIR IN NOVEMBER
ESPN’s upcoming “30 for 30” documentary on professional wrestling icon Ric Flair is set to premiere on November 7th. “Director Rory Karpf (I Hate Christian Laettner, The Book of Manning) will take an inside look at Flair’s story, including his triumphs, his tragedies, and his pivotal role in turning pro wrestling into mainstream sports entertainment,” reads a synopsis for the film. ESPN released a trailer for the documentary that features Flair and other notable wrestling figures discussing The Nature Boy’s legendary career such as The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, current WWE COO Triple H and Shawn Michaels. Known for screaming “WOOOOOO!” Flair, real name Richard Morgan Fliehr, is one of the most decorated and recognizable figures in professional wrestling history. Flair has been crowned a Heavyweight Champion 16 times and is the only two-time inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, once by himself and once with his former team The Four Horsemen.
LARRY DAVID & BERNIE SANDERS ARE LONG LOST COUSINS
Larry David has learned that he’s related to a senator. While attending the TCA summer press tour on Wednesday, the 70-year-old “Seinfeld” creator announced that he is a long lost relative of Bernie Sanders. “I was very happy about that,” Larry said during the HBO panel. “I thought there must have been some connection.” Larry learned that he is a “third cousin or something” with the former Democratic presidential candidate while filming an upcoming episode of “Find Your Roots,” the PBS series where celebrities explore their family tree. Fans have been well aware of the similarities between Larry and Bernie for years. During the 2015-2016 presidential election cycle, Larry portrayed Bernie on “Saturday Night Live” in several skits.
JESSICA ALBA MOURNS THE DEATH OF HER DOG
Jessica Alba mourning the death of her beloved dog Sid, who also starred alongside her in the 2003 movie “Honey.” “Our sweet Sid passed this morning. She lived a long life, eating everything she could sniff out, she was my OG Rolldog, made her feature film debut in Honey and endured millions of snuggles from Havie pie and @shanidarden,” the 36-year-old actress wrote on her Facebook page. “She was the best friend a girl could ask for. We went through a lot together my Sid. RIP.” Jessica’s husband Cash Warren added on Instagram, “Sid, we already miss you like crazy. You were the best big sister our girls could have ever had. Thank you for giving us 16 years of amazing memories, lots of laughs and most importantly, ensuring we never had a crumb of food left on our floors … love you!” Jessica and Cash recently announced that they are expecting their third child.
NETFLIX ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF ‘CASTLEVANIA’
Netflix has ordered a second season of its animated series, “Castlevania.” Based on the popular, video-game franchise of the same name from Japan’s Konami, the show is billed as a “dark medieval fantasy that follows the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself.” The voice cast includes Graham McTavish, Richard Armitage, James Callis, Emily Swallow, Matt Frewer, Tony Amendola and Alejandra Reynoso. Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.