The daily gossip: Jada Pinkett Smith to write about her 'complicated marriage' in memoir, Ezra Miller reportedly filmed The Flash pickups last week, and more
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Jada Pinkett Smith to write about her 'complicated marriage' in memoir
We obviously don't know nearly enough about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's marriage, so she's here to help. The actress is writing an "honest and gripping memoir," in which she'll discuss her "complicated marriage" to Will Smith, according to the publisher. On Red Table Talk, the Smiths have already gone into excruciating detail about their marriage and her infamous "entanglement" with August Alsina, so really, is there anything more we need to know? Well, Will's own memoir included anecdotes about developing a "psychosomatic reaction to having an orgasm" and his fantasies of murdering his father, so if she hopes to top that, buckle up. The memoir will be published next fall, so its release won't coincide with Will's upcoming post-slap Oscar campaign. We'll have to see if he's involved in the book tour in any way, which would presumably just involve him shouting at random people, "Keep my wife's book on your shelf!"
Ezra Miller reportedly filmed 'The Flash' pickups last week
Ezra Miller is taking a quick break from their multi-state (alleged) crime spree to do some more work on The Flash. Not only has Warner Bros. not fired Miller from the DC movie over the actor's various criminal allegations, but the studio is continuing to work with them, as The Wrap reports Miller shot a day of pickups last week. The pickups were reportedly filmed at the Warner Bros. lot after Miller said in August they began treatment for "complex mental health issues." Since March, Miller has been arrested for disorderly conduct and assault, been accused of grooming and running a cult, and more. But The Flash, which was largely shot before all this, remains on track for its 2023 release, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Miller also filmed additional photography on the movie over the summer. So, if anyone might be looking to serve Miller a warrant anytime soon, we've got a decent idea where they might be.
'Glass Onion' to be 1st Netflix film released in all 3 major theater chains
The major movie theater chains may no longer have their knives out for Netflix. Glass Onion, the follow-up to Knives Out, will get a one-week theatrical release this Thanksgiving, including in AMC, Regal, and Cinemark theaters. That will make it the first Netflix film to play in all three of the major U.S. theater chains. Netflix's Scott Stuber called this an "exclusive sneak preview," kind of an odd way to describe paying to watch the entire movie. Netflix and the big chains were famously at odds in the past over the streamer not wanting its films to be exclusive to theaters for very long before hitting the service, though the pandemic made this less of an issue. Glass Onion begins streaming on Dec. 23, but the theatrical release will occur the week of Thanksgiving, meaning you can spend two hours watching an eclectic group of characters brought together to argue and yell at each other … and also see this movie.
Simu Liu apologized to Constance Wu after making fun of her Twitter controversy
Fresh off a social media controversy, Simu Liu cracked some jokes at Constance Wu's expense that she really didn't appreciate. On Red Table Talk, Wu revealed the Marvel star apologized after he joked about her Twitter controversy while hosting an event in 2019. Wu had tweeted her displeasure over her ABC show Fresh off the Boat being renewed that year, which she later explained was because she would have to drop out of other projects, and she has since revealed a producer on the show sexually harassed her. Wu says she went to a gala months later and was promised no one would make fun of her over the tweets, the backlash from which led her to attempt suicide. Yet "within ten minutes, the host of the show made a crack at me," she said. Liu was that host, and Wu said he later "did the right thing" by apologizing. But Wu said, "It truly felt like a betrayal from the Asian American community."
'The Oregon Trail' is being turned into a movie musical
How do you solve a problem like … dysentery? A movie adaptation of the classic computer game The Oregon Trail is on the way — and it will be a musical. Josh Gordon and Will Speck, directors of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, confirmed to Collider they're developing the film, and they were apparently being serious. The educational game from the 1970s involves traveling in a wagon on the Oregon Trail in the 19th century, though it's best remembered as a "dying of dysentery" simulator. Speck told Collider songwriters Pasek and Paul came up with the idea, as they're "very obsessed" with the game. "We now have the rights to it, and we're putting it together alongside them and some other exciting people," Speck said. Gordon also said they were interested in exploring the dark humor of the game, in which "basically, every move you ended up dying." For the full experience, the movie will be premiering exclusively in your fifth-grade computer class.