The Banshees of Inisherin leads with the most Golden Globe nominations; Austin Butler reveals a shocking sacrifice he made while working on Elvis; Todd Phillips gives us a first look at Joker: Folie à Deux. All in today’s Movie News Rundown.
But First: The Black List is unveiling its favorite unproduced screenplays of 2022 via its Twitter feed.
Golden Globes: The Banshees of Inisherin led the list of Golden Globe nominations on Monday, with eight total nods including best picture (musical or comedy), a best actor nod to Colin Farrell, a best actress nod to Kerry Condon, supporting actor nods to Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan, and a best director nod to Martin McDonagh. The full list of nominees is here.
Box Office: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever crossed the $400 million mark this weekend at the domestic box office, remaining on top for its fifth weekend. Behind it were Violent Night, Strange World and The Menu.
Specialty Box Office: Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale starring Brendan Fraser did extremely well during its limited opening in only six theaters this week, earning an estimated $360,000 in total for an average of $60,000 per location. That makes it the biggest arthouse opening of the year, beating out Everything Everywhere All At Once.
‘Probably Not’: Brace yourself for bad news. Julie Andrews told Access Hollywood that the idea of her appearing in The Princess Diaries 3 movie that’s currently in development is “probably not possible.” Andrews played the grandmother, Clarisse Renaldi, of Anne Hathaway’s character, Mia Thermopolis Renaldi, in the first two Princess Diaries movies. “I think we know that it’s probably not going to be possible. It was talked about very shortly after 2 came out, but it’s now how many years since then? And I am that much older and Annie the princess, or queen, is so much older. And I am not sure where it would float or run,” Andrews said. “In terms of us doing it, I doubt that now.”
LAFCA: Everything Everywhere All At Once and Tár tied for best picture last night at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards. This is the fourth best picture tie in LAFC history, according to Deadline, most recently in 2013 with Her and Gravity.
Joker 2 First Look: Todd Phillips shared the first look at Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker: Folie à Deux on Instagram Saturday. “Day 1. Our boy. #Joker,” he captioned the photo, which shows Phoenix leaning back to have his face shaved. I can’t wait to see the first look at Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. See the photo below.
Austin Butler: A clip from Austin Butler’s Variety Actors on Actors conversation with Janelle Monáe is circling the internet after the Elvis star revealed a particularly shocking sacrifice he made during the Baz Luhrmann movie. “During Elvis, I didn’t see my family for about three years,” he says. “I had months where I wouldn’t talk to anybody, and when I did, the only thing I was ever thinking about was Elvis.” Watch the video below.
“During #Elvis, I didn’t see my family for about three years,” Austin Butler tells Janelle Monáe. “I had months where I wouldn’t talk to anybody, and when I did, the only thing I was ever thinking about was Elvis.” https://t.co/wNhSd0YD6e pic.twitter.com/YeC1hELObB
— Variety (@Variety) December 11, 2022
Main Image: Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan in The Banshees of Inisherin. Photo by Jonathan Hession. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.