Quick News: Ming-Na, Oppenheimer, Haynes, Secret



Ming-Na Wen
Actress Ming-Na Wen will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 30th. Her TV category star will be located adjacent to the El Capitan Theatre.

Her “Joy Luck Club” co-stars Tamlyn Tomita, Lauren Tom, and Rosalind Chao will be on hand for the unveiling of the star, which celebrates her more than three-decade-long career.

Her early work on “As the World Turns” saw her become the first contract role for an Asian American actor in a daytime drama. She spent seven years on “ER,” seven on “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,” voiced Mulan in the original “Mulan” and recently appeared in “The Mandalorian,” “The Book of Boba Fett,” and the upcoming “Gremlins: Secrets of Mogwai”. [Source: Walk of Fame]

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan confirms his upcoming “Oppenheimer” biographical thriller period drama is his longest film to date, beating 2014’s “Interstellar” at 169 minutes. In terms of actual runtime, he says it’s “kissing three hours”. [Source: Total Film]

Todd Haynes
“Carol” and “Velvet Goldmine” director Todd Haynes, currently in Cannes with “May December”, which is scoring rave reviews, says he’s developing a new movie with Joaquin Phoenix, which he aims to shoot in early 2024.

Haynes says it’s a love story between two men set in the 1930s and is “based on an original, very audacious scenario”. Haynes is also working on the new film “Fever” starring Michelle Williams. [Source: Les Inrockuptibles, via The Playlist]

Secret Invasion
A month ahead of its highly-anticipated debut, Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for its Disney+ series “Secret Invasion” with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury facing a threat without the help of the Avengers.

Don Cheadle’s Rhodes shows up in a clip, saying Fury is “the most wanted man on the planet” at that time as he tries to stop a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls.

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