‘Star Trek: Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green On An Inclusive Series That Was “Always About Universality”

After making an impact as Sasha on The Walking Dead, Sonequa Martin-Green strapped into a spacesuit this year to play Specialist Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery, the first Trek series to premiere since 2001’s Star Trek: Enterprise. But the firs…

After making an impact as Sasha on The Walking Dead, Sonequa Martin-Green strapped into a spacesuit this year to play Specialist Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery, the first Trek series to premiere since 2001's Star Trek: Enterprise. But the firsts didn't stop there: Martin-Green was also the first black woman to lead a Star Trek show. As she readies to shoot Season 2, Martin-Green reflects on the responsibility she felt stepping onto the bridge of the Discovery…

Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ Victory Lap Couldn’t Be Stopped By Lawsuits, Health Scares Or The Loss Of Amazon – Cannes Q&A

At the start of Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a title card appears. “And now, after more than 25 years in the making… and unmaking… a Terry Gilliam film.” The history behind the director’s tortured attempt to adapt M…

At the start of Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a title card appears. "And now, after more than 25 years in the making… and unmaking… a Terry Gilliam film." The history behind the director’s tortured attempt to adapt Miguel de Cervantes' seminal novel is the stuff of legend, beginning in 1989. He first got it into production in 2000, when Jean Rochefort and Johnny Depp were cast as Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza. The derailing of that shoot…

Michael Shannon And Sofia Boutella On The Social Media Era Updates To HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ – Cannes Studio

Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes, Man Push Cart) adapts Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 for HBO this week, and after its gala premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 12th, stars Michael Shannon and Sofia Boutella stopped by Deadline’s Cannes Studi…

Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes, Man Push Cart) adapts Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 for HBO this week, and after its gala premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 12th, stars Michael Shannon and Sofia Boutella stopped by Deadline’s Cannes Studio to explain their interest in the project. For both actors, the opportunity was to update Bradbury’s text to shine a light on the social media era of today, something they felt Bradbury would have approved of. “I thought Ramin was…

David Robert Mitchell Says There’s A Secret Mystery Hidden Within The Secret Mystery Of ‘Under The Silver Lake’ — Cannes Q&A

Keep an eye out for odd symbols dotted throughout, and keep an ear on the bird; there’s a secret mystery for the audience alone to solve sewn into the fabric of David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake, which premiered in Cannes’ official competition last night, and the director tells Deadline all the clues are there to solve it. Though it might take multiple viewings to catch them all. “You’ll probably have to see it a few more than two times to figure it all out,”…

Keep an eye out for odd symbols dotted throughout, and keep an ear on the bird; there’s a secret mystery for the audience alone to solve sewn into the fabric of David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake, which premiered in Cannes’ official competition last night, and the director tells Deadline all the clues are there to solve it. Though it might take multiple viewings to catch them all. “You’ll probably have to see it a few more than two times to figure it all out,”…

Bryan Cranston On Making Family Comedy ‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’: “I Wanted To Bring Some Hope To The World”

Conn and Hal Iggulden’s bestselling guide to boyhood seems like an odd candidate for a television adaptation. It is, after all, a non-fiction how-to with no narrative to speak of. And yet, for Bryan Cranston and his Moon Shot Entertainment production c…

Conn and Hal Iggulden's bestselling guide to boyhood seems like an odd candidate for a television adaptation. It is, after all, a non-fiction how-to with no narrative to speak of. And yet, for Bryan Cranston and his Moon Shot Entertainment production company, the philosophy at the heart of the book—that kids should look up from the cell phones and experience the world first-hand—was undeniable. The touching family comedy from Amazon Studios follows Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman)…

The Renaissance Of Topher Grace: Two Movies In Cannes & A Feted Turn As David Duke In ‘BlacKkKlansman’ – Cannes Studio

It’s rare for a Cannes first-timer to come to the festival with more than one project to promote, but that’s what Topher Grace has done these past two days, with roles in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake, the…

It's rare for a Cannes first-timer to come to the festival with more than one project to promote, but that's what Topher Grace has done these past two days, with roles in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman and David Robert Mitchell's Under the Silver Lake, the two American movies with competition berths this year. His turn in the latter is small, but all part of Grace’s grand plan to turn his attention towards auteur directors, he told Deadline at our Cannes Studio. It began when…

Wim Wenders On The Power Of Pope Francis, ‘A Man Of His Word’ In The Fake News Era – Cannes Studio

Wim Wenders hadn’t entertained the notion of an audience with the Pope when the Vatican wrote him to ask if he’d be interested in helming a documentary on the current incumbent Pope Francis. But the prospect was intriguing, he told Deadline…

Wim Wenders hadn’t entertained the notion of an audience with the Pope when the Vatican wrote him to ask if he’d be interested in helming a documentary on the current incumbent Pope Francis. But the prospect was intriguing, he told Deadline at our Cannes Studio ahead of the film’s festival premiere, especially when they explained their conditions. “We just want to instigate this,” they told him. “We want to throw this idea at you and if you like it, you’re going to have…