The New Beverly Cinema to Re-Open With Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ — Film News in Brief

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The New Beverly Cinema To Re-Open with Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Los Angeles’ New Beverly Cinema, which is owned and operated by Quentin Tarantino, announced on Instagram that it will re-open on June 1 with the director’s latest film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

The picture features posters for both “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Pulp Fiction” — teasing that Tarantino’s other films might be screened to celebrate the reopening. The historic theater, which is located on 7165 Beverly Blvd., has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Another picture posted on New Beverly Cinema’s Twitter said, “More info coming soon…”

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EXCLUSIVE: Aisha Tyler and Henry Zebrowski Join ‘How To Ruin The Holidays’ Cast

Aisha Tyler and Henry Zebrowski have joined the cast of the upcoming film “How To Ruin The Holidays.” They will join previously-announced cast members Amber Nash, Colin Mochrie and Luke Davis.

The film will follow a struggling comedian Michelle (Amber Nash) who reluctantly returns home for the holidays, only to have to deal with her eccentric family and ultimately face a life-changing decision regarding her brother with special needs.

Tyler plays Suzie, Michelle’s roommate in Los Angeles. She’s also a struggling comedian who never really achieved any level of success, not because she’s not funny, but because it’s a tough industry and she ran out of hustle a while ago.

Zebrowski plays Larry, a surly neighbor of Michelle’s family back in Atlanta. He hates Michelle and her whole family. Why? Nobody really knows, probably some perceived slight from years ago. He’s not exactly an old curmudgeon though. He went to middle school with Michelle and is in his early 40s, but has the sensibility of a grouchy retiree.

A Kickstarter campaign was launched to bring the film to reality, which reached its initial goal of $100,000 in just two weeks. It is expected to go into production later this year in Atlanta.

“How To Ruin The Holidays” was executive produced by Nash, Jon Carr and Lara Smith. Directed by Arlen Konopaki, the film was written and produced by Kevin Gillese

Tyler is repped by CAA and Fourward while Zebrowski is repped by The Gersh Agency and Bleecker Street Entertainment.

Jennifer Jason Leigh To Narrate ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Audiobook

Jennifer Jason Leigh is reuniting with Quentin Tarantino to narrate the audiobook for the upcoming novelization of the director’s 2019 film “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” which releases on June 29.

Leigh, who previously starred in Tarantino’s 2015 western flick “The Hateful Eight” as Daisy Domergue, will narrate the 11-hour long audiobook, which is available to pre-order. The 224-page novelization of “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” will hit shelves from Harper Collins as a paperback this summer, while a deluxe hardcover edition will be released in the fall.

Quiver Distribution Releases ‘Grace and Grit’ Trailer

Quiver Distribution has released the trailer for the upcoming romantic drama “Grace and Grit,” which opens in theaters and on PVOD June 4.

Based on the acclaimed book from Ken Wilber, the film tells the true love story of iconic philosopher Ken Wilber (Stuart Townsend) and his wife Treya (Mena Suvari) as they fall madly in love in 1980s California. Faced with illness and a series of challenges that threaten to tear them apart, the couple discovers a connection beyond this world and love beyond life.

The film also stars Frances Fisher, Mariel Hemingway, Rebekah Graf, Nick Stahl and Brian McGovern. Writer and director Sebastian Siegel served as a producer alongside Eric Brenner and Lucas Jarach.

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