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Entertainment News Roundup: Taylor Swift Says ‘All Too Well’ Movie Was Inspired by ’70s Movies; Netflix series The Crown pauses production shortly after death of Queen Elizabeth and more

Below is a summary of the latest entertainment news.

Viola Davis stars in The Woman King at the Toronto Film Festival

Viola Davis says she “always knew” she was the powerful warrior at the center of new movie The Woman King, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday. The film tells the true story of the Agojie, a group of female warriors who protected the African kingdom of Dahomey from colonization and the slave trade in the 19th century.

Factbox-Elton John, Helen Mirren and other celebrities mourn Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, died on Thursday at the age of 96. Mourners around the world offer their condolences and pay homage to the late Queen’s legacy. The following are reactions from musicians, actors, and other celebrities to her death.

Tarantino and Miramax settle copyright lawsuit over pulp fiction NFTs

Quentin Tarantino and Miramax LLC have settled a copyright lawsuit over the director’s indefensible “Pulp Fiction” tokens, court filings show. The Oscar-winning director and Los Angeles-based Miramax plan to file termination papers within two weeks, according to a filing Thursday in federal court in California.

Taylor Swift Says ‘All Too Well’ Movie Inspired by ’70s Movies

Movies, even ones that are half a century old, influence Taylor Swift’s songwriting and music video direction, the star said Friday. She took the stage at the Toronto International Film Festival to discuss the inspirations behind the short film she created for her hit All Too Well (Taylor’s Version), citing, among other things, early 1970s Hollywood.

“The world’s largest corn maze” celebrates 60 years of James Bond

A farm in suburban Chicago that boasts of “the world’s largest corn maze” is celebrating the 60th birthday of the world’s most famous fictional secret service agent, James Bond. The intricate maze, slated to open Saturday, includes over 10 miles of trails and spans 11 acres in Spring Grove, Illinois just north of Chicago.

Hits are back in the running for TV’s Emmys

With pandemic production problems largely in the past, many of Hollywood’s most acclaimed television shows and actors are back in the running for annual Emmy awards on Monday. Disruptions to filming from COVID-19 had turned the awards races upside down, sidelining previous winners from last year’s television top honors competition.

The Netflix series “The Crown” briefly halts production after the death of Queen Elizabeth

Netflix Inc.’s Emmy-winning drama The Crown suspended filming for its sixth and final season on Friday following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, a central character in the series. The streaming service said production had been suspended “as a sign or respect” for the monarch, who died on Thursday aged 96 after 70 years on the throne. Filming will also halt on the day of the Queen’s funeral, Netflix said.

Billy Eichner Brings Gay Rom-Com With Full LGBTQ+ Cast To Toronto Film Festival

At the Toronto International Film Festival, Billy Eichner presents “Bros”, an all-LGBTQ+ leading actor and the first gay romantic comedy from a large studio. Eichner, the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own major studio film, even cast openly LGBTQ+ actors for the straight roles.

Empty chair for imprisoned Iranian director at Venice Film Festival

There was an empty chair for Iranian director Jafar Panahi in Venice on Friday, as the festival hosted the world premiere of his latest film, No Bears, while the acclaimed filmmaker languishes at home in prison. Panahi was arrested in Tehran in July and is serving a six-year prison sentence after being found guilty of promoting “propaganda against the Islamic Republic”.

Disney Unveils New Projects Including ‘Inside Out 2’

Disney and Pixar announced on Friday that the film Inside Out 2 is currently in development and is set to hit theaters in summer 2024. ‘Inside Out’ star Amy Poehler has announced that she will return for the Pixar sequel, which will focus on the feelings of teenage Riley.

(With agency contributions.)

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