7/14/21 Entertainment News

James Corden and Sally Hawkins have been tapped to star in the upcoming Amazon comedy drama series Mammals, according to Deadline.  Details on the six-part series from Spectre co-writer Jez Butterworth are sketchy, but he hints the streamer’s latest U.K. original will be “about the challenges of marriage.”  The casting marks a reunion of sorts — Corden and Hawkins parodied the latter’s Guillermo del Toro-directed feature, The Shape of Water, in a sketch on the former’s CBS late-night show…

Nicolas Cage tells Variety that he is no longer set to play Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel in Amazon’s planned series, inspired by the hit Netflix docu-series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, while also implying the project has been shelved for now.  Insiders tell the industry trade that the series may be shopped to other outlets.  Peacock is currently working on its own version of the “Tiger King” story with Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell set to star…

Emmy-nominated WandaVision director Matt Shakman is boldly going where no man has gone before. Deadline reports Shakman has signed on to direct a mystery Star Trek movie for Paramount from J.J. Abrams, due out June 9, 2023.  It’s unknown at this point if cast members from Abrams’ 2009 reboot, led by Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, will be in the film.  Prior to WandaVision, Shakman was EP and director of The Great, and helmed episodes of It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaFargo and Game of Thrones

Jason Sudeikis is getting candid about his split from Olivia Wilde.  In a new cover story for GQ on Tuesday, The Ted Lasso creator, 45, shared that even he didn’t have all the answers yet regarding his breakup from the 37-year-old actress, who he was engaged to for seven years before going their separate ways in November 2020.

“I’ll have a better understanding of why in a year and an even better one in two, and an even greater one in five,” Sudeikis said, adding, “and it’ll go from being, you know, a book of my life to becoming a chapter to a paragraph to a line to a word to a doodle.”

Right now, the Emmy-nominated actor is just focused on the lessons in it all. He told the magazine, “That’s an experience that you either learn from or make excuses about.”

Sudeikis and Wilde share two children — seven-year-old son Otis and four-year-old daughter Daisy. 

Ozzy Osbourne tells the Daily Star that he believes in aliens. “There is a lot coming out now and there is stuff that they are releasing now. The film of the fighter pilots. I mean it’s real, have you seen these things? I was a non-believer but I am leaning towards that (being real) now. And the reason why they do not tell us is because if they told us about other things on other planets is that would be the religions and everything up. They all cannot be false.”