Industry News: Spider-Man, Busy Tonight, Woody Allen and More!
SPIDER-MAN TRAILER DROPS: Tom Holland issued a spoiler warning at the beginning of the new trailer for Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home. The message? Don’t watch if you haven’t already seen Avengers: Endgame, because the trailer will reveal secrets. Here’s the no-spoiler synopsis accompanying the trailer: "Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!" Far From Home lands July 2.
BUSY TONIGHT AXED: Busy Philipps’ talk show Busy Tonight is getting cancelled by E! and will air its last episode on May 16th, the network confirmed. Philipps shared the news in an Instagram video, saying that she was proud of the show and is currently in talks with other potential homes for the series.
WOODY ALLEN’S SHELVED FILM TO BE RELEASED OVERSEAS: Italy will release Amazon’s 48th film A Rainy Day in New York this fall, with other European cities expected to follow, according to reports. The distributor Lucky Red will release A Rainy Day; it also released Amazon’s Wonder Wheel in Italy. After the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, Allen came under increased scrutiny over reports that he molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Allen and Amazon are currently locked in an ugly legal battle over the streamer’s decision to pull the film from distribution in the U.S.
LADY AND THE TRAMP REVAMP TO INCLUDE CONTROVERSIAL SONG: Grammy winner Janelle Monae will contribute new music to the Disney+ streaming title Lady and the Tramp, in addition to her voice role, Variety reports. The song she’s set to contribute is a reinvented version of "The Siamese Cat Song," originally recorded by Peggy Lee and considered to be a racist depiction of Asian culture. OTT service Disney+ is expected to launch in mid-November, with Lady to land soon after.