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Greta Gerwig Attached to Direct New Narnia Movie

Barbie and Little Women director Greta Gerwing is attached to direct a feature film version of The Chronicles of Narnia books for Netflix. Netflix acquired the film and TV rights to the Narnia book series in 2018. Since the acquisition, however, the streamer has yet to announce any projects based on the beloved book series. While no official announcement has been made, the New Yorker reported that Gerwig has a deal to direct two films in the C.S. Lewis franchise.

Netflix Releases Teaser Trailer for Heartstopper Season 2

Netflix has officially released the teaser trailer for the second season of Heartstopper. The series stars out actors Joe Locke as Charlie and Kit Connor as Nick and is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alise Oseman, Oseman also created and scripted the series. Heartstopper season 2 premieres on Netflix on August 3.

Award-Winning Ukrainian Novelist Victoria Amelina Dies After Being Wounded in Kramatorsk Strike

The award-winning Ukrainian novelist, essayist, and war crimes researcher Victoria Amelina has died from injuries sustained in a Russian missile strike on a restaurant. The author was 37. Amelina set writing aside after the full-scale Russian invasion of 2022. Since then, she has focused on documenting war crimes and working with children on or near the frontline. Since her death, there has been an outpouring of tributes to Amelina’s life and activism. “Victoria Amelina was one of the kindest and most charitable Ukrainian writers who did much more for others than for herself,” novelist Andrey Kurkov said on Twitter. “She founded two literary festivals, in New York (Donbas) and in Kramatorsk, where her life was stopped by a Russian missile.”

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