Entertainment News Roundup: Jury deliberations in Depp, Heard case to resume on Tuesday; 'The Worst Ones' wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes and more

Depp, the 58-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, sued ex-wife Heard in Virginia for $50 million and argued that she defamed him when she called herself "a public figure representing domestic abuse" in an opinion piece she wrote. 'The Worst Ones' wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes A film set in the working class suburbs of the northern French city of Boulogne-sur-Mer won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 29-05-2022 18:43 IST | Created: 29-05-2022 18:29 IST
Entertainment News Roundup: Jury deliberations in Depp, Heard case to resume on Tuesday; 'The Worst Ones' wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes and more
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Jury deliberations in Depp, Heard case to resume on Tuesday

Jurors deliberating the dueling defamation claims from actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard adjourned on Friday without delivering verdicts, leaving the resolution in the widely watched six-week trial to next week. Depp, the 58-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, sued ex-wife Heard in Virginia for $50 million and argued that she defamed him when she called herself "a public figure representing domestic abuse" in an opinion piece she wrote.

'The Worst Ones' wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes

A film set in the working-class suburbs of the northern French city of Boulogne-sur-Mer won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. "The Worst Ones," directed by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret, explores the challenges of street casting, telling the story of a community's reaction to the arrival of a film crew.

The dinosaurs are back in 'Jurassic World' finale

Casts old and new return for more dinosaur misadventures in "Jurassic World Dominion", in a final outing concluding the second trilogy of films in the popular franchise. The movie is set four years after the destruction of the remote island of Isla Nubar, and dinosaurs roam the entire world, living and hunting among humans.

'Triangle of Sadness' wins Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or

"Triangle of Sadness" , a film by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, won the Palme d'Or for Best Picture at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, the festival announced. "When we started to make this film I think we had one goal - to really, really try to make an exciting film for the audience and bring thought-provoking content," Ostlund said.

Kore-eda brings Korean road trip drama to Cannes with 'Broker'

Acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda collaborated with an all-star Korean cast for his story of three crooks and a baby in "Broker" , which premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival in southern France. Song Kang-ho, known for his role in the Oscar-winning black comedy "Parasite", plays one of a duo of crooks who steal an abandoned infant from a church's 'baby box', intending to sell it on the black market.

Movie stocks take off as 'Top Gun' sequel hits screens

U.S. cinema stocks took off on Friday amid soaring expectations for the Memorial Day weekend debut of the sequel to the Tom Cruise blockbuster, "Top Gun". Cinemark Holdings, AMC Entertainment Holdings and Imax Corp each rallied more than 6% as "Top Gun: Maverick" debuted in cinemas, with box office analysts projecting the Paramount film will be one of the biggest box office hits of the summer.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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