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Ariana DeBose, Jennifer Jason Leigh Board Chris Pine’s Directorial Debut ‘Poolman’

Click here to read the full article. Ariana DeBose and Jennifer Jason Leigh have joined Chris Pine’s directorial debut, “Poolman.” Fully financed by Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios, the actors join an existing cast of Annette Bening and Danny DeVito. Pine also stars in the movie, which is billed as a moving tribute to Los Angeles. Plot details for the pic are so far sparse, but “Poolman” is crafted as a nod to famous LA noirs like “Chinatown,” “The Long Goodbye,” “The Big Lebowski” and “La La Land.” DeBose is fresh off her awards season sweep, which included Oscar, BAFTA and SAG awards for...
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Cannes: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ariana DeBose Join ‘Poolman’

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Ariana DeBose have joined the cast of Poolman, an L.A.-set drama, which will mark the directorial debut of Star Trek and Wonder Woman star Chris Pine. Pine, who co-wrote Poolman with Ian Gotler, will also star in the film, which is described as a tribute to Los Angeles with nods to iconic movies set in L.A., from Chinatown to La La Land. Annette Bening and Danny DeVito also star.More from The Hollywood ReporterLea Seydoux, George MacKay Teaming for Sci-Fi Romance 'The Beast'Cannes: 'Rust' Producer Says "We'll Be Able to Complete the Movie"Lea Seydoux to Lead New 'Emmanuelle'...
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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Book Is Narrated By Jennifer Jason Leigh

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was one of our favorite films in 2019. A frantic, fun and grisly romp with two of the most formidable (and gorgeous) actors of our generation, this Quentin Tarantino film also earned Brad Pitt a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. And now it’s also an old-fashioned novel you can order for your summer reading list.

Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Lisey’s Story,' Why She Loves Stephen King, and ‘Hunters’ Season 2

Based on the novel by Stephen King, who has adapted the story himself, and directed by Pablo Larraín, the Apple TV+ limited series Lisey’s Story follows Lisey Landon (Julianne Moore) as she continues to find her footing after the death of her husband, beloved novelist Scott Landon (Clive Owen). Still unsure of how to put all the pieces of her life back together, Lisey must also contend with a rabid fan (Dane DeHaan) that’s dangerously obsessed with Scott’s work while trying to understand the world that her sister Amanda (Joan Allen) has retreated into.

Lisey's Story Star Jennifer Jason Leigh on the Magic of Stephen King's Worlds

It's a good time to be a Stephen King fan, with the author undergoing a renaissance of his stories being adapted into live-action projects with top-tier talent, which includes the all-new adaptation of his 2006 novel Lisey's Story. While many of the stars of the new Apple TV+ series are newcomers to the world of King, Jennifer Jason Leigh is no stranger, having also starred in the 1995 film Dolores Claiborne, based on the 1992 novel of the same name. Leigh plays Darla in the new series, a middle child surrounded by two sisters who believe to have otherworldly afflictions. Lisey's Story premieres on Apple TV+ on Friday, June 4th.