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Nicole Kidman Declares Her "Love" for The Goldfinch Co-Star Ansel Elgort. Ansel Elgort has found the next president of his fan club in Nicole Kidman. The pair, who co-star in upcoming drama The Goldfinch, were on hand for the film's premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. And if their red carpet photos weren't lovely enough, watching Kidman offer Elgort a rave review after working together is sure to put a smile on your face. Speaking to E! News, Kidman gushed, "I just adore him. I just love what he does." The Oscar winner then shared her support for his highly-anticipated role in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake, "I love his choices. This was a really, really great choice for him to do." In addition to praising Ansel's professional endeavors, she called him "very funny" and said he always had her laughing on set. In The Goldfinch, which is based on the 2013 novel of the same name, Kidman also stars opposite child actor Oakes Fegley, who plays a younger version of Elgort's character. She called the 14-year-old "so, so good," adding, "He's an old soul and so he brought such a wisdom to the character already. That's really hard." Directed by John Crowley, The Goldfinch follows the life of Theo Decker (Fegler, Elgort), who at the age of 13 loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Goldfinch hits theaters Sept. 13. (Eonline)

"Face/Off" Reboot in the Works at Paramount. '22 Jump Street' scribe Oren Uziel will pen the script. Paramount is bringing back Face/Off. The high-concept action film is getting a reboot via 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. John Travolta and Nicolas Cage starred in the 1997 action-thriller from John Woo, which centers on two arch enemies exchanging each other's identities (and faces). The story follows FBI agent Sean Archer (Travolta), who is tracking down terrorist Castor Troy (Cage). When Troy boards a plane in Los Angeles that crashes and is severely injured, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy's in order to go undercover as the criminal. In a twist, Troy then awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery give him Archer's face. Fast and Furious creative Neal Moritz will produce for Paramount, with David Permut serving as executive producer. Uziel's other credits include The Cloverfield Paradox and Paramount's upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. He also was tapped to pen the second Detective Pikachu movie for Legendary and Warner Bros. Uziel is repped by WME, Writ Large and Myman Greenspan. (Hollywood Reporter)

London's Selfridges to Become First Department Store to Open Permanent Cinema. The three-screen theater is set to open in Selfridge's flagship London store on Oxford Street. Selfridges, the iconic British department store that was first opened in 1908, is to launch a permanent cinema within its flagship premises on London's Oxford Street. The move will make Selfridges the first department store anywhere in the world to install a permanent theater. The Cinema at Selfridges, which will have both an entrance within the store and direct access from the street, will be a three-screen facility that will operate all year round, and is set to schedule a mix of blockbusters and independent films. "We are delighted to announce the launch of our very own Selfridges cinema within our London Oxford Street store later this year," said Selfridges managing director Simon Forster. "For us this is a very exciting, yet natural extension to what Selfridges does, which is to provide customers with an extraordinary experience all year round." The Cinema at Selfridges is the result of a partnership with independent boutique cinema the Olympic Studios, which has two London locations. The origins of Selfridges were adapted into the ITV/PBS drama Mr. Selfridge, starring Jeremy Piven as its retail magnet founder Harry Gordon Selfridge. (Hollywood Reporter)


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