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Bet Networks Ups Connie Orlando To Evp Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy

  • Deadline
Connie Orlando, who has led Bet Networks’ original programming strategy for the past three years, has been promoted to Evp Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. In her new role she will be responsible for the development of an overarching Bet Networks music strategy across linear and Svod programming, tentpoles and award shows.

She will continue to serve as executive producer of all of Bet Networks’ tentpole events including the flagship Bet Awards.

“Connie has been a pivotal partner in the expansion and growth of our original programming,” said Bet Networks president Scott Mills, to whom she will continue to report. “I’m thrilled to now have her valued leadership at the helm of our music strategy, because music is at the epicenter of what we do. Her ability to recognize not just the complexity of the industry’s landscape but also the forecasting of talent and trends that exists will
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Halle Berry crafts the purrfect shout-out to new Catwoman, Zoe Kravitz

  • JoBlo
Not long after it was revealed that Big Little Lies actress Zoe Kravitz will be sharpening her claws as Catwoman for Matt Reeves' The Batman, dog-fu master and former Catwoman star Halle Berry announced to the world that she thinks Kravitz is the purrfect choice to play the feline femme fatale. Berry recently voiced her enthusiasm for Kravitz's casting via Twitter, saying that…
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Ex-Catwoman Halle Berry Gives a Shout-Out to New Catwoman Zoe Kravitz: ‘Keep Shining Queen’

  • The Wrap
Ex-Catwoman Halle Berry Gives a Shout-Out to New Catwoman Zoe Kravitz: ‘Keep Shining Queen’
New Catwoman Zoe Kravitz, who will play the role in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” got the seal of approval Thursday from “Catwoman” star Halle Berry.

“Special shout-out to your new #CatWoman, the eternally graceful & extremely bad ass @ZoeKravitz. Keep shining Queen & welcome to the family!” Berry tweeted Thursday afternoon.

Berry played Catwoman in the 2004 film, which drew loosely from Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns.” Differing sharply from the comics, the film focused on a woman named Patience who is murdered, then brought back to life and given supernatural cat-like powers.

Also Read: 'The Batman': Paul Dano to Play The Riddler

The story of “The Batman” is still under wraps, as are details about Kravitz’s take on the character. But in the comics, Catwoman is the alias of Selina Kyle, a master cat burglar who straddles the line between hero and criminal, protects Gotham City’s east end,
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Halle Berry Reacts To Zoe Kravitz Being Cast As Catwoman In The Batman

Casting for The Batman continues to heat up, and despite Jonah Hill dropping out of the running to play the Riddler, Matt Reeves has found a more than suitable replacement in the form of Paul Dano. With Robert Pattinson suiting up to play the title character and Jeffrey Wright on board as Commissioner Gordon, the Dark Knight’s latest reboot is assembling an incredible talented roster of actors and we can’t wait to see who joins next.

When it comes to a character like Batman though, the majority of his friends and foes have been seen on the big screen already in one form or another, so choosing the right actor for the right part is arguably more important than who they ultimately end up playing. On that note, the recent casting of Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman has been almost universally-praised, with the rising star set to make her
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Former Catwomen Unite in Championing Zoe Kravitz as New Catwoman in The Batman

  • MovieWeb
Days after Zoe Kravitz landed the coveted role of Selina Kyle in The Batman, the actress is already garnering the support of some of the other ladies who've previously played Catwoman on the big screen. Previously, Robert Pattinson had been cast in the lead role of Bruce Wayne, and there were many different actresses rumored to play opposite him as Catwoman. It was recently reported Kravitz had officially been cast in the role, bringing about a largely positive reception to the casting choice. While most fans seem to be on board with the idea, former Catwoman actresses Michelle Pfeiffer, Anne Hathaway, and Halle Berry are offering their support to Kravitz as well.

Speaking about the casting on Good Morning America, Michelle Pfeiffer welcomed Kravitz into the fold by offering her some sound advice in preparation for the part. Of course, Pfeiffer is well-known for playing Selina Kyle in the Tim Burton sequel Batman Returns,
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Zoë Kravitz Has Joined The Batman Cast as Catwoman, and We're Already Obsessed

  • Popsugar
Now this is some casting news to get excited about: Zoë Kravitz is joining the cast of Matt Reeves's The Batman as . . . drumroll please . . . Catwoman!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she tested opposite leading man Robert Pattinson last week. In addition to Kravitz, talented stars like Ana de Armas, Ella Balinska, and Eiza González also read for the role, but we can totally see why the Big Little Lies actress nabbed it. Although she might be best known for playing Bonnie on the HBO domestic drama, she's no stranger to action-heavy films thanks to her previous work in the Divergent franchise, X-Men: First Class, and Mad Max: Fury Road. We imagine scaling buildings and whipping her foes into submission in the character's iconic catsuit should be a cinch.

Related: Meet the Stars in Talks to Join Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves's The Batman

If you're not a DC comics fan,
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Sony Developing James Bond Spinoff For Female 007

When No Time To Die opens next spring, it’ll have been nearly five years since the last James Bond film released. The 25th installment in the never-ending franchise may have taken its time, then, but it looks like Sony has plans to get the wheels going on expanding the brand soon after. Maybe even with a female-led spinoff.

We Got This Covered has been informed by our sources – the same ones who told us a Black Widow 2 was happening, which Scarlett Johansson all but confirmed yesterday, and that a She-Hulk show was coming to Disney Plus – that the studio is developing a spinoff project starring Lashana Lynch’s character, who’ll be introduced in Cary Fukunaga’s movie. As has been extensively reported on, Lynch – who’s been credited as “Nomi” so far – is playing a female 007. There’s been a lot of confusion about this, but from what we understand,
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Paul Dano to Battle Pattinson as Riddler in ‘Batman’ After Jonah Hill Passes on Role

Paul Dano to Battle Pattinson as Riddler in ‘Batman’ After Jonah Hill Passes on Role
Paul Dano is going from indie favorite to comic-book movie villain as Edward Nashton/The Riddler in director Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman.” Warner Bros. has confirmed the casting to IndieWire, which comes on the heels of Dano’s recent Primetime Emmy Award nomination Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role in Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora.” Dano is beloved in the indie film world for his acclaimed performances in movies such as “Love and Mercy,” “There Will Be Blood,” and “Prisoners.” Last year, he released his directorial debut “Wildlife,” which earned acclaim throughout bows at the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes.

News broke earlier this year that Warner Bros. and Jonah Hill were in talks for the comedian to taken the role of The Riddler, a character that was previously played by Jim Carrey in “Batman Forever.” Variety reported yesterday that Hill passed on
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Michelle Pfeiffer gives one piece of advice to new Catwoman Zoe Kravitz

  • JoBlo
Catwoman has been brought to life on the big-screen by several talented actresses over the decades, including Lee Meriwether in Batman, Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns, Halle Berry in Catwoman, Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises, and it was announced just two days ago that Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies) had signed on to play the role in Matt Reeves' The Batman
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Zoë Kravitz Was Once Told She Was Too 'Urban' to Be in a Batman Movie Before Catwoman Casting

Zoë Kravitz Was Once Told She Was Too 'Urban' to Be in a Batman Movie Before Catwoman Casting
Years before she was cast as Catwoman, Zoë Kravitz says she was told she was too “urban” for a role in a Batman movie.

In a 2015 interview with Nylon magazine, Kravitz said that she was unable to get an audition for Christopher Nolan‘s 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises, which starred Christian Bale as Batman.

“In the last Batman movie [The Dark Knight Rises], they told me that I couldn’t get an audition for a small role they were casting because they weren’t ‘going urban,’” she said at the time. “It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?
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Jason Momoa Says He's 'So Freaking Stoked' That Stepdaughter Zoë Kravitz Is Playing Catwoman

Jason Momoa Says He's 'So Freaking Stoked' That Stepdaughter Zoë Kravitz Is Playing Catwoman
Jason Momoa is one proud stepdad.

On Monday, the Aquaman star, 40, congratulated his stepdaughter Zo? Kravitz on Instagram for landing the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in the upcoming film The Batman opposite Robert Pattinson.

“I’m so proud of u zozo bear,” he wrote of a photo of he and Kravitz, 30. “On and off screen Ohana. DC WB ohana Lola and Wolfies big sister is Cat Woman
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The Batman: Zoe Kravitz Cast as Selina Kyle

Kayti Burt Oct 14, 2019

The Batman movie has found its Catwoman in Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz.

Zoe Kravitz is no stranger to a franchise—she's appeared in series like Divergent, Fantastic Beasts, and X-Men, to name a few—but her next project may represent her most central role in a big-budget film. According to Deadline, Kravitz has been cast as Selina Kyle in the upcoming The Batman film, starring Robert Pattinson in the eponymous role.

In addition to Pattinson, Kravitz joins Jeffrey Wright, who has been cast as Commissioner Gordon, and Jonah Hill, who is in talks to play the film's villain. The movie is being directed by Matt Reeves (War For the Planet of the Apes), and is currently slated for a June 25, 2021 release date.

Catwoman is an iconic role, which has been a part of many a Batman (or straight-up Catwoman) project over the years. The role
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Zoë Kravitz to Star as Catwoman in Robert Pattinson's The Batman

Zoë Kravitz to Star as Catwoman in Robert Pattinson's The Batman
Zoë Kravitz is polishing her cat whip.

The actress, 30, is set to star as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in the upcoming film The Batman opposite Robert Pattinson, People confirms. Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Michelle Pfeiffer have been just a few of the actresses who have portrayed the feline superhero.

The movie, directed by Matt Reeves, will focus on Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne in the early stages of his transformation into the Caped Crusader.

Reeves told THR in January his idea for the planned trilogy is “very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale.”

“It’s told very squarely on his shoulders,
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‘The Batman’: Zoe Kravitz Is Your Next Catwoman After Pfeiffer, Berry, Hathaway

‘The Batman’: Zoe Kravitz Is Your Next Catwoman After Pfeiffer, Berry, Hathaway
Zoe Kravitz is set to follow in the footsteps of Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway by starring as Catwoman in Warner Bros.’ upcoming superhero tentpole “The Batman.” Kravitz will star opposite Robert Pattinson, who is set to play Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Jonah Hill, who boarded the project last month in an unspecified villain role. Rumor has it Hill is being courted play either The Penguin (previously played by Danny DeVito in “Batman Returns”) or The Riddler (Jim Carrey in “Batman Forever).

The Batman” is being directed by “War for the Planet of the Apes” filmmaker Matt Reeves. While the plot of the movie is being kept under wraps, Reeves has been vocal about the movie centering on a younger version of the Batman character. The film is not expected to be an origin story like Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins.” As Kravitz and Hill’s casting confirms,
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Zoë Kravitz Has Joined The Batman Cast as Catwoman, and We're Already Obsessed

Zoë Kravitz Has Joined The Batman Cast as Catwoman, and We're Already Obsessed
Now this is some casting news to get excited about: Zoë Kravitz is joining the cast of Matt Reeves's The Batman as . . . drumroll please . . . Catwoman!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she tested opposite leading man Robert Pattinson last week. In addition to Kravitz, talented stars like Ana de Armas, Ella Balinska, and Eiza González also read for the role, but we can totally see why the Big Little Lies actress nabbed it. Although she might be best known for playing Bonnie on the HBO domestic drama, she's no stranger to action-heavy films thanks to her previous work in the Divergent franchise, X-Men: First Class, and Mad Max: Fury Road. We imagine scaling buildings and whipping her foes into submission in the character's iconic catsuit should be a cinch.

Related: Meet the Stars in Talks to Join Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves's The Batman

If you're not a DC comics fan,
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The Batman Has Finally Cast Its Catwoman

Robert Pattinson has been confirmed for the title role in The Batman for quite a while now and slowly but surely, his supporting cast is beginning to take shape. In recent weeks, we’ve learned that Jeffrey Wright will be playing Commissioner Jim Gordon and Jonah Hill is apparently eyeing a villain role yet to be revealed – though it could be the Penguin or the Riddler.

One part that folks had been eagerly waiting to hear an update on is Catwoman. While many actresses have added to her legacy over the past few decades, the Selina Kyle that fans have come to love from the comics hasn’t really been fully adapted to film yet. Some iterations embodied specific character traits, while some gave us others, but we’re still waiting to see them all come together and hopefully, The Batman will give us just that as it’s now
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Zoe Kravitz to Play Catwoman in ‘The Batman’

  • Variety
Zoe Kravitz to Play Catwoman in ‘The Batman’
Big Little Lies” star Zoe Kravitz has been tapped to play Catwoman, the antiheroine and sometime love interest of the Caped Crusader, in Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman.”

Kravitz will star opposite Robert Pattinson as Batman.

In recent weeks, the role came down to Kravitz, Zazie Beetz of “Atlanta,” “Deadpool 2” and “Joker,” “Baby Driver’s” Eiza Gonzalez and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander. Ultimately, Kravitz won out, despite some worry about scheduling issues with “Fantastic Beasts.”

Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer. No official start date has been set, although insiders tell Variety that filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020. “The Batman” is scheduled to hit theaters June 25, 2021.

Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, took over “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017. Affleck departed his role as Batman following “Justice League,” allowing
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‘The Batman’ Finds Its Catwoman In Zoë Kravitz

  • Deadline
Warner Bros. new The Batman movie has found its Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz. Her deal is official. The film directed by Matt Reeves comes out on June 25, 2021.

Kravitz joins Robert Pattinson who has the title role, Jeffrey Wright who is playing Commissioner Gordon and Jonah Hill who is in talks for a villain role.

The actress follows in the path of such great big screen performers who’ve worn the Catwoman black leather suit as Michelle Pfeiffer, Anne Hathaway and Halle Berry, the latter who starred in a Warner Bros. standalone pic with the villain’s name. On the Gotham TV series, Kyle was played by Cameron Bicondova, and going way back to The Batman 1960s series, those who meowed included Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt. The character, whose choice of weapon is a bullwhip, made her first appearance as “The Cat
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Kingsman 3 Script Has Been Written Confirms Taron Egerton

  • MovieWeb
Eggsy himself says that Kingsman: The Golden Circle will get the follow-up that was promised. While speaking at Ace Comic Con Midwest, Taron Egerton (Rocketman) confirmed a script for the final installment of Matthew Vaughn's initial Kingsman trilogy has already been written. Although he wasn't allowed to reveal much about Kingsman 3, the actor had this to say about his next stint in the Kingsman suit.

"It's a really neat idea. That plan, at the moment, is that we'd like to do another one, one more time."

When Vaughn chose Egerton as his Gary "Eggsy" Unwin, he was taking a bit of a risk. Taron Egerton was generally unknown at the time, but Kingsman sparked the young actor's career which now includes popular projects like Sing and its upcoming sequel, Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Rocketman in which he lended his voice and acting chops to portray music legend Elton John.
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Wanda Sykes To Host 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards For African American Achievement

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Wanda Sykes To Host 28th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards For African American Achievement
Emmy-winning comedian, actress and writer Wanda Sykes will host the first Hollywood version of the Bounce Trumpet Awards, which celebrate African American achievements and contributions.

The 28th annual awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre on Dec. 4 and debut on Bounce Sun. Feb. 23, 2020 at 9 Pm Et as part of Black History Month.

Bounce exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the event.

“Relocating the Bounce Trumpet Awards to Hollywood gives us an opportunity to build upon the show’s enormous entertainment value by tapping into Hollywood’s talent resources,” said Bounce’s Evp of original programming, David Hudson. “Wanda Sykes is the perfect person to helm this year’s Trumpets. Not only is she hilarious and brilliant, she has broken many barriers in her career from being the first African-American woman to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to conceiving and starring in her own prime-time sitcom. She truly personifies the
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