U.S. officials told Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that Russia is interfering in the 2020 campaign to help him win the presidency, people familiar with the matter tell The Washington Post.
President Trump and other lawmakers are also reportedly aware of the assistance, which is an apparent "effort to interfere with the Democratic contest," the Post writes. The Post didn't learn what kind of interference Russia was undertaking, but Russia did try to aid Sanders' 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton via social media.
Sanders denounced Russian interference on anyone's behalf in a statement to the Post, saying "I don't care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president. My message to Putin is clear: Stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do."
It's time for the cast of Crazy Rich Asians to get back to work.
Warner Bros. is already developing the sequel to the acclaimed romantic comedy, which hit theaters last week. The buzzy film, based on the eponymous novel by Kevin Kwan, made waves at the box office during its five-day opening by raking in $35.5 million, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Deals have yet to be finalized, but the studio is likely to stick with the film's original team, including director Jon M. Chu and screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.
It's a little too soon to officially green-light the project, but Warner Bros. is eagerly pushing for the follow-up given that Crazy Rich Asians is seeing major success soon after its release. The film recouped its $30 million budget in its five-day opening alone, making it the best performing romantic comedy in three years.
Hollywood hasn't seen an all-Asian cast since 1993's The Joy Luck Club, but if the box office has anything to say about that, a change is coming. And considering the fact that Warner Bros. owns the rights to Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, which includes China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems, it looks like that change is just around the corner. Read more about the probable sequel at The Hollywood Reporter. Amari Pollard