Entertainment News: Weekend Round Up
The week typically starts on Monday, but with Labor Day come and gone, we’re kicking off our week today with the latest entertainment news from the holiday weekend. From Crazy Rich Asians dominating the box office for another weekend to new casting announcements, we’ve got it all here for you.
Holiday weekends are usually big for the film industry. This past four-day weekend, John M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, won the box office for the third weekend straight, earning $28 million. With this continued success, the film becomes the most successful rom-com in nine years at the U.S. box office. Amy Schumer’s 2015 film, Trainwreck previously held the top spot. It’s already been announced that Chu is moving forward with the film’s sequel based on the second novel from author Kevin Kwan.
The Meg and Mission Impossible: Fallout finished second and third, with Fallout coming out on August 31st in China and doing well in that market.
Henry Cavill is taking no time off it seems. Cavill just finished off his press tour for Mission Impossible in China and was excited to share his casting in an upcoming Netflix series based on the short story and game series The Witcher. The stories were created by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski in the 80s before being adapted into games. The fantasy series is about the witcher Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter. It was announced last year that Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will serve as executive producer and showrunner for the Netflix series. The first season will be eight episodes long.
In other casting news, Daniel Craig is set to star in director Rian Johnson’s next film, Knives Out. The indie film is being described as a murder mystery which Johnson himself wrote. Knives Out is set to begin filming in November, with the schedule for Craig’s next appearance in the 25th James Bond film uncertain after the departure of director Daniel Boyle.
Onto reality tv, ABC has announced that Colton Underwood will be the next Bachelor. Underwood is a former NFL player and previously dated gymnast, activist, and Olympic medalist, Aly Raisman. He was on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette and finished fourth. He was most recently seen on Bachelor in Paradise which was filmed earlier in the year despite the latest episode of his exit only airing on Monday night.
On Friday, Eminem dropped his latest album Kamikaze. Dr. Dre acted as executive producer with others like Mike Will Made It and Jeremy Miller working on the album as well. Throughout the album, Eminem called out multiple rappers, causing rapper Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) to drop a diss track called “Rap Devil” and Ja Rule to make comments online.
Singer Troye Sivan also released a new album called Bloom. The ten-track album features his single “Dance to This” featuring Ariana Grande and a feature from Gordi on the song “Postcard”.
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Kira McCall covers entertainment for MFST. She’s a freelance writer and alum of Towson University where she studied advertising, public relations, and creative writing. Follow her on Twitter at cocovanilla45 (GirlsofManyFandoms) and kiramira_.