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Bad Bunny Joins Bullet Train Cast


Oh yeah, and Lady Gaga is also rumored to be in the film.

There is a new action movie to be excited about — and Bad Bunny just joined the cast. The music artist is the latest name attached to Bullet Train, an upcoming film from director David Leitch, who’s also responsible for Atomic Blonde, John Wick, and Deadpool 2.


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The movie, which is based on Kōtarō Isaka ’s book Maria Beetle, has an incredibly stacked cast so far. In addition to Bad Bunny, there is Brad Pitt playing a hitman named Ladybug. (The film’s about “five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train [who] find out their missions have something in common,” according to the official description.)


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Zazie Beetz


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Michael Shannon


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Aaron Taylor-Johnson


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And, even, a rumored Lady Gaga!


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The only bad news? There’s not yet a release date, and the film was just shut down due to one asymptomatic crew member testing positive for COVID-19, per Variety.

But with a cast this good, we don’t mind waiting.

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Who’s Playing Whitney Houston In Whitney Houston Biopic


“I can’t imagine a better choice for this iconic role.”

According to Variety, Naomi Ackie is in final negotiations to portray Houston in I Wanna Dance With Somebody, which is set for release in Thanksgiving of 2022.


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The film will be directed by Stella Meghie (The Photograph) with a script from Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody).

Ackie recently starred in Small Axe and The End of the F**king World, as well as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.


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“We spent the better part of the last year in an exhaustive search for an actress who could embody Whitney Houston,” Meghie said in a statement. “Naomi Ackie impressed us at every stage of the process. I was moved by her ability to capture the stage presence of a global icon while bringing humanity to her interior life.”


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Music mogul Clive Davis, who’s acting as producer of the film, also said that “Naomi Ackie’s screen test was so powerful, it sent shivers up my spine.”


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“Although Whitney’s incomparable vocals are used for all the songs, Naomi’s extraordinary acting range enables her to masterfully capture Whitney’s unique charm, star power and, of course, her personal struggles. Naomi is the real deal and I can’t imagine a better choice for this iconic role.”


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A legendary star like Houston deserves nothing less than legendary treatment when it comes to having their story put forth on the big screen — and hopefully I Wanna Dance With Somebody will honor her memory with honesty and respect.


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Taylor Swift On Cutting Her Own Hair In Quarantine


“That’s kind of how it’s been.”

While talking about the new album with Zane Lowe, Swift admitted that she hasn’t gotten a single haircut since quarantine started — not only that, but she’s been turning the scissors on her own dome.

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“I haven’t had a haircut by anyone except for myself since lockdown started,” she admitted. “And that’s kind of how it’s been.”

That means that Swift styled herself for both folklore and evermore‘s accompanying photos — and she had good reason to do so, too.


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“How can I make art and make visuals that go with this art where I can’t ask my hair and makeup people and my stylist to quarantine for two weeks away from their families?” she asked.


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“I’m not going to ask them to do that, and ask them to fly and expose themselves to the virus. So how can I possibly make a cover on my own? Could I just sort of DIY this?”

Swift worked with a photographer that “works alone” to capture the images, on the fly: “We were carrying bags of film out in fields. And I’d be touching up my lipstick and then I’d run out into a field and she’d take pictures. It was really fun.”

Impressive stuff, considering how it all turned out. Is there anything Taylor Swift can’t do? ANYTHING?!?

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