Below is a summary of the entertainment news briefs.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Wed in Las Vegas, Reports Say
Singer Jennifer Lopez and actor Ben Affleck tied the knot in Las Vegas, media reported Sunday, after the celebrity couple rekindled a romance nearly 20 years after they first met. The couple announced their wedding in a Lopez newsletter revealing they flew to the Nevada desert town to get a marriage license and were married in a chapel on Saturday night, according to People Magazine.
Has Netflix found its Bond? Ryan Gosling stars in spy film ‘The Gray Man’
In the new Netflix movie “The Gray Man,” Ryan Gosling’s character jokes that his name is Six because 007 was taken. The film is a big-budget, effects-packed thriller in the spirit of a James Bond adventure. Netflix Inc and the film’s makers are hoping the film, which begins streaming Friday, will launch the company’s own long-running spy series.
Brad Pitt faces off against assassins in action thriller ‘Bullet Train’
Hollywood star Brad Pitt battles assassins on a bullet train traveling through Japan in the action thriller ‘Bullet Train’, reuniting with his former stuntman-turned-director David Leitch. Pitt plays Ladybug, a hapless assassin who wants to do her job well before finding herself facing a series of dangerous adversaries, all with missions related to her own, aboard the high-speed train.
Iran. Award-winning director Panahi will serve a decade-old prison sentence
Award-winning Iranian director Jafar Panahi will serve a six-year prison sentence originally handed down by a Tehran court in 2010, a justice spokesman said on Tuesday, amid an increased crackdown on dissent in the Islamic Republic. . Panahi was arrested on July 11 while traveling to the Tehran prosecutor’s office to follow up on the cases of two Iranian filmmakers, Mohammad Rasoulof and Mostafa Aleahmad, who were arrested for security reasons earlier this month.
How Netflix plans to find its inner “Star Wars”
Netflix broke Hollywood rules to create an $82 billion global streaming colossus that the rest of the entertainment industry has been quick to copy. But as growth slows, she looks back to move forward, borrowing a page from Walt Disney’s playbook. The company that changed the way we watch TV and movies aims to emulate the success of Mickey Mouse and ‘Star Wars’, trying to create brands that span film, TV, games and consumer products , executives told Reuters in recent interviews.
(With agency contributions.)