H.E.R. to Star as Belle in ABC’s Beauty and the Beast Special
Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R will be playing Belle in ABC’s upcoming animated and live-action blended special, Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration. This will be the first time an Afro Filipina woman has played the role of Belle on screen. “I can’t believe I get to be a part of the Beauty and the Beast legacy. The world will see a Black and Filipino Belle!” said H.E.R. “I have always wanted to be a Disney princess, and I get to work with two wonderful directors Hamish Hamilton and my favorite, Jon M. Chu. It is very surreal and I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Christina Ricci Stars as Harley Quinn in New Spotify Series
Spotify has announced their latest audio series produced in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC, Harley Quinn & The Joker: Sound Mind, which will star Christina Ricci as Harley Quinn. Joining her will be Billy Magnussen as the Joker and Justin Hartley as Batman. The audio series is developed, written, and directed by Eli Horowitz (Homecoming), and tells the story of Harley Quinn’s descent to infamy from the perspective of Harley Quinn herself.
HBO Releases Full-Length Trailer for House of the Dragon
HBO has released the full-length trailer for its upcoming series House of the Dragon. The series premiere was also announced: the first episode drops on August 21, just a month from now. The 10-episode season is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, which set is 300 years before Game of Thrones. Martin told The Hollywood Reporter that fans should expect the show to be “powerful…visceral…dark… There’s no Arya — a character everybody’s going to love. They’re all flawed. They’re all human. They do good things. They do bad things. They’re driven by lust for power, jealousy, old wounds — just like human beings. Just like I wrote them.”
10 New Full-Cast Audiobooks to Listen to for an Incredible Reading Experience
A full cast of narrators brings an audiobook to life in totally new and unexpected ways. Here are some of the latest you can’t miss.