WEEK IN WOMEN: Letitia Wright Cast in DEATH ON THE NILE – Brandy McDonnell reports

Black Panther breakout star Letitia Wright has been cast in a key role of Fox’s adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie mystery Death on the Nile. The African-American performer will play Rosalie Otterbourne, a lead suspect in the story, who follows Poirot as he attempts to unravel the murder of a young heiress while on vacation in Egypt.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Camila Cabello to Star in CINDERELLA – Brandy McDonnell reports

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Camila Cabello will make her feature acting debut in a new movie version of the beloved fairy tale Cinderella. Cabello will not only star in the project, set up at Sony’s Columbia label, but also will be integrally involved in the music for the film. Sony is putting the project on the fast track.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Lucy Liu’s UNSUNG HEROES to Spotlight Overlooked Women – Brandy McDonnell reports

Lucy Liu’s Unsung Heroes, a scripted series currently in development at her Moonvision Entertainment, will profile women who were highly accomplished in their fields but did not receive acknowledgment for their achievements and how their stories have affected history.

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Gurinder Chadha to direct animated PASHMINA for Netflix – Brandy McDonnell reports

Netflix has teamed with Bend It Like Beckham helmer Gurinder Chadha, to adapt Nidhi Chanani’s bestselling graphic novel Pashmina into an original computer-animated musical centered around Priyanka, a first-generation American of Indian descent, as she explores her family history with the help of a magical pashmina..

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Can Parity at Sundance Up End #OscarsSoMale? – Brandy McDonnell reports

While the 2019 Oscar nominees in non-acting categories are again embarrassingly and annoyingly #OscarsSoMale, for the first time in Sundance Festival history, more than half the films in this year’s prestigious U.S. Dramatic Competition boasted a female director. Will this make for greater gender parity in the future for Oscars’ non-acting nominees?

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Producer Darla Anderson Inks Netflix Deal – Brandy McDonnell reports

Netflix has entered into a multi-year overall deal with Darla K. Anderson, the Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and BAFTA-winning producer of Disney/Pixar hits like Coco, Cars and Toy Story 3. At Netflix, Anderson will develop and produce new animated and live action projects, both feature films and series, for family audiences around the world.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Julia Roberts talks BEN IS BACK, Motherhood and #MeToo – Brandy McDonnell reports

Julia Roberts, mother of three, is earning praise for two standout performances this fall in Ben is Back,now in theaters, and in her first foray into television in Amazon’s acclaimed conspiracy thriller Homecoming, where she stars as a government-sponsored caseworker counseling soldiers back into civilian life.

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