Entertainment News Roundup: Disney CEO Bob Iger says company is ready to start building; Timothee Chalamet turned to vocal coach to the stars for ‘Wonka’ and more

"Imagine you're on stage at the Grammys and you're thinking about what's going on back home," Batiste said of the night in 2022 when he won five trophies including best album. Actions speak louder than words in dialogue-free film 'Silent Night' Director John Woo opted not to have any actor dialogue in the action-thriller film "Silent Night," and focus on his own unique visual and sound techniques to engage audiences.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 29-11-2023 10:36 IST | Created: 29-11-2023 10:31 IST
Entertainment News Roundup: Disney CEO Bob Iger says company is ready to start building; Timothee Chalamet turned to vocal coach to the stars for ‘Wonka’ and more
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Disney CEO Bob Iger says company is ready to start building

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told employees he faced a "myriad of challenges" upon returning to the company but he remained upbeat about its prospects. “I won't say that it was easy," Iger said in remarks at a company-wide town hall Tuesday at the New Amsterdam Theatre, according to people who attended the meeting. "But I've never second-guessed the decision to come back."

Timothee Chalamet turned to vocal coach to the stars for ‘Wonka’

Timothee Chalamet took lessons from a top vocal coach as he prepared to follow in the footsteps of Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp to play Willy Wonka in a new movie that tells the origin story of Roald Dahl's famed character. In "Wonka", a musical film, the "Dune" and "Call Me by Your Name" actor plays a younger version of the chocolate-loving inventor.

CBS 'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert recovering from ruptured appendix

Production of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" was canceled this week as the top-rated U.S. late-night television host recovers from surgery for a ruptured appendix, the CBS program announced on Monday. The news came in a brief statement posted on the show's official feed on the social media platform Threads, presented as a message from Colbert himself in his signature tongue-in-cheek style, jokingly hinting at Thanksgiving over-indulgence.

Jon Batiste says documentary became a 'symphony of life'

He planned to make a film about composing his first symphony but in late 2021, award-winning musician Jon Batiste was nominated for 11 Grammy awards and his partner's long-dormant cancer returned, so the movie became more a "symphony of life". "Imagine you're on stage at the Grammys and you're thinking about what's going on back home," Batiste said of the night in 2022 when he won five trophies including best album.

Actions speak louder than words in dialogue-free film 'Silent Night'

Director John Woo opted not to have any actor dialogue in the action-thriller film "Silent Night," and focus on his own unique visual and sound techniques to engage audiences. Woo, known for helping to pioneer the action genre in both Hollywood and Hong Kong cinema with films including “Mission: Impossible 2,” said during an interview that less dialogue in a movie creates more opportunities for actors to connect with audiences through nonverbal communication.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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