Dhaka, Aug 25 (UNB)- For the second consecutive year, Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has topped the Forbes’ list of highest paid female actors in the world, reports The Inian Express.
Spurred by the success of her summer Marvel film Avenger: Endgame, the 34-year-old actor’s earning reached 56 million dollars.
The outlet reported that Johansson has also secured a fat paycheck for her upcoming Black Widow movie from Disney’s Marvel Studios.
At number two is Modern Family star Sofia Vergara with 44.1 million dollar earnings.
Big Little Lies actors Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are placed at the third and fourth spot on the list, with the earning of 35 million dollars and 34 million dollars, respectively.
All the earnings of the actors were calculated between the period of June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019.
Jennifer Aniston, who earned in 28 million dollars, rounds out the top five.
Next in the line are Kaley Cuoco (25 million dollars), Elisabeth Moss (24 million dollars) and Margot Robbie (23.5 million dollars).
Charlize Theron and Ellen Pompeo, were placed at the ninth and tenth positions, respectively.
Forbes noted that though the combined earnings of highest-paid female actors grew by 69 per cent to 314.6 million dollars, it was still way below than the combined haul of their male counterparts who raked in 588.3 million dollars.
Orlando, Aug 24 (AP/UNB) — Disney officials say they plan to open an attraction based on the animated film "Moana" at Walt Disney World, and they announced the name of a "Star Wars"-themed hotel being planned for the Florida resort.
The officials made the announcements Thursday at the company's annual D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
The hotel will be called "Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser." It will resemble a spaceship, and visitors will get to interact with performers dressed as storm troopers and Chewbacca.
The "Moana" attraction, called "Journey of Water," will be at Epcot park in Florida and is part of the park's revamping.
The announcement comes a week before the Florida resort is opening its much anticipated "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" land. A similar attraction opened in California this summer.
Dhaka, Aug 24 (UNB) - The director of upcoming comic-book movie Joker, Todd Phillips says he would be willing to do a sequel. The condition is, of course, Joaquin Phoenix returning to don the role of the Clown Prince of Crime, reports The Indian Express.
While speaking with Total Film he said, “One thing I will tell you: I would do anything with Joaquin, any day of the week,. There’s nobody like him. If he was willing to do it, and if people show up to this movie, and Warners came to us and said, ‘You know what? If you guys could think of something…’ Well, I have a feeling that he and I could think of something pretty cool.”
Joker is an oddity in the comic-book movie genre. It is budgeted at a modest 55 million dollars and it is likely to be more akin to a crime movie than other DC and Marvel movies with extensive CGI driven action scenes.
It is described as first and foremost a character study and is about a downtrodden comedian called Arthur Fleck who rises to become Gotham’s criminal mastermind.
The synopsis states, “Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
Todd Phillips has written the story with Oscar winner Scott Silver. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and Frances Conroy also star.