Meryl Streep recently donated $1 million to New York City's The Public Theater in honor of its late founder Joseph Papp and author Nora Ephron. “I give this gift in honor of the founder of The Public Theater, my friend and mentor Joseph Papp, and in remembrance of one of the theater’s board members and greatest supporters, my friend Nora Ephron,” said three-time Oscar winner Streep, 63, in a statement.
Little Birds is a tragic tale in which the poor stay poor, government stays out of the business of welfare, and a legitimate rape at the film’s climax does not lead to pregnancy. What a perfect film to accompany this week’s GOP convention! Too bad it’s a morbid bore that never soars high above its bleak landscape.
Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the BBC’s popular Sherlock drama series, is in talks to join August: Osage County, The Weinstein Company’s film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play written by Tracy Letts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The sight of a bloody, bashed-up Gina Gershon on her knees being forced to fellate a KFC drumstick protruding from Matthew McConaughey’s crotch will likely be one of the more indelible cinematic images of 2012.
Indie film Killer Joe, starring Matthew McConaughey, has lost its appeal to the MPAA after receiving a rating of NC-17 for scenes involving drug use, nudity, violence and graphic sexuality, according to EW.