And we have our first event of the year! Nicholas sported an Armani suit as he attended the red carpet premiere of the Spanish comedy film, Competencia Oficial, during the 78th Venice International Film Festival yesterday. Check out photos in our gallery!
During this year’s TCA presentation, Hulu has announced that the new season of The Great will premiere on November 19th! They also released a short teaser and the official synopsis for the second season. Huzzah!
“Catherine finally takes the Russian throne for her own — but if she thought coup-ing her husband was difficult, it’s nothing compared to the realities of liberating a country that doesn’t want to be. She’ll battle her court, her team, even her own mother (played by guest star Gillian Anderson) in a bid to bring the Enlightenment to Russia. Meanwhile, she’ll also battle her heart as Peter slowly transitions from a much-hated husband to a prisoner? Ally? Lover? Ultimately, Catherine will learn that to change a country, you must let it change you, that there is a fine line between idealism and delusion, and that becoming ‘Great’ will ask more of her than she could have imagined.”
New projects keep on coming! Nicholas is set to star in Universal Pictures’ latest monster movie, Renfield, which will center on Dracula’s familiar henchman. No further plot details have been revealed, but we’re excited and certain that Nick will kill it!
Less then a week after landing a starring role in Searchlight’s The Menu, Nicholas Hoult looks to have found another project to add to his dance card. Sources tell Deadline that Hoult is on board to star in Universal Pictures’ Renfield, a monster movie centered on Dracula’s familiar henchman. The Tomorrow War director Chris McKay is on board to helm the pic, which is based on an original story outline from Robert Kirkman. Ryan Ridley wrote the script.
McKay’s producing partner Samantha Nisenboim will be joining the project as executive producer. The film will be produced by Skybound Entertainment’s film team including Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst.
In the original Dracula novel, R.M. Renfield was an inmate at a lunatic asylum who was thought to be suffering from delusions but actually is a servant of Dracula. Plot details of the movie weren’t announced, but it’s believed to take place during the present day and is not a period piece.
While Universal is developing a handful of high-profile monster pics including Wolfman starring Ryan Gosling and a Van Helsing pic with James Wan producing, the studio has been high on this project since getting the first draft. While the character isn’t the flashiest among its monster IPs, insiders say the story’s mix of humor and action was something the studio was looking for because so many of the other properties have more of a horror element to them, like Universal’s box office hit The Invisible Man.DEADLINE
The first official trailer of Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Angelina Jolie, has been released, and the movie looks great and intense! Nicholas plays one of the assassins and by the looks of it, tell me I’m not the only one getting Bond vibes. Check it out below, and trailer screencaps in our gallery!
The nominees for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards have just been announced, and Nicholas has been nominated in the Best Television Actor (Musical / Comedy Series) for his amazing performance as Emperor Peter in The Great! Elle Fanning and the show itself have gotten nominations as well. Congratulations for the well-deserved recognition!
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Lily Collins, Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning, The Great
Jane Levy, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Best Television Actor, Musical / Comedy Series
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef, Ramy