I have finally been able to get my hands onto the “Midsommar” Director’s Cut, which features an additional 33-minute footage. This cut isn’t a radically different film, and was introduced in August 2019 as being “the more complete version of this film,” said director Ari Aster. I have added high-quality screen captures of Florence as Dani in those deleted scenes, which you can now view in our gallery.
Deadline – Awkwafina, Kaitlyn Dever, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Brian Tyree Henry, Niecy Nash, Florence Pugh, Lakeith Stanfield, Olivia Wilde and John David Washington are among the 819 film professionals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced on Tuesday.
Additional invitations went to directors Ari Aster, Mati Diop, Robert Eggers, Ladj Ly and Lulu Wang; to documentary filmmakers David France and Jeff Reichert; to executives Jennifer Salke and Teddy Schwarzman; to musicians and composers Larry Mullen Jr., Max Richter, Arturo Sandoval and Bernie Taupin; to producers Ryan Murphy and Rosalie Swedlin; and to writers Lucy Alibar, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth.
[…] Of the 819 members invited to join this year, 367 are women, 405 are based outside the United States and 294 are from what the Academy terms “underrepresented ethnic or racial communities.”
The number of invitations to women means that the Academy will reach its goal of doubling the number of female members since 2016. It has already passed its goal of doubling the number of non-white members.
Not everyone who is invited opts to join the Academy, and AMPAS does not reveal the names of those who decline. But based on the number of invitations and the numbers of members added in recent years, more than 95% of those who receive invitations do join. [Read more]
Deadline – Sony’s Oscar winner, Little Women, originally began offshore rollout back in late December 2019, but continued to show off its grit at the international box office this weekend. The Greta Gerwig-directed update on the classic opened in Japan at No. 1 with $495K. In total, on 440 screens in 13 offshore markets, the film’s weekend was worth $760K for a $99.5M overseas cume through Sunday. The century mark should be in the offing with strong play continuing in Denmark, and a China release still a possibility. Gerwig’s modern take on the 19th-century novel was originally scheduled to hit Middle Kingdom movie theaters on February 14, but was caught in the coronavirus crisis which shuttered all of the market’s cinemas in late January.
In Japan, this is one of the first new titles to release as COVID-19 and its forced restrictions ease (an overall trend in the smattering of cinemas that are open around the globe has seen audiences respond to new product — and fresh re-releases). In Denmark this weekend, Little Women was No. 1, down 15% from last session (cinemas have been re-opened there since May 21). The sophomore frame was worth $255K for a 10-day cume of $750K which is comparable to pre-COVID levels and ahead of the January releases in Sweden ($568K) and Norway ($694K) for the same point in time.
The Best Picture Oscar nominee, and a winner for Costume Design, has now grossed over $200M at the worldwide box office (Sony co-financing partner New Regency covered a third of the production). It earlier landed at No. 24 in Deadline’s 2019 Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament. […]
Welcome to Dear Florence (Pugh), your best and only resource dedicated to Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated British actress Florence Pugh. She is best known for her roles in “Lady Macbeth“, “Fighting with My Family“, “Midsommar“, and “Little Women“. Florence will soon be back on the big screen with “Black Widow“ and Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling“. I have been working on the site these past few weeks, trying to get it to be as complete as it can possibly be. The gallery is currently hosting over 25,000 high-quality photos, including public appearances, photo sessions, film + television images and more!
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