Quick News: Camino, Oscars, Cruella Day

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El Camino
The first behind-the-scenes photo from “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” has been released, offering a look at Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman taking direction from series creator/director Vince Gilligan on the set. Netflix has announced that the movie will be in select theaters from October 11th-13th with the film also hitting the streaming service worldwide on October 11th. [Source: Twitter]

In a bit of a shock upset, France has chosen Ladj Ly’s “Les Miserables” rather than Celine Sciamma’s acclaimed period drama “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” as its International Film Oscar submission in 2019. Other International Film contenders this season include Spain’s “Pain & Glory,” Senegal’s “Atlantics,” Romania’s “The Whistlers,” and Russia’s “Beanpole”. [Source: The Playlist]

Greg Berlanti Productions has set up the one-hour drama “Spoonbenders,” based on Daryl Gregory’s 2017 novel, at Showtime with a pilot production commitment. Stephen Falk (“You’re The Worst”) will serve as writer and executive producer, Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will also executive produce.

The story follows The Amazing Telemachus Family, a travelling family magic act that happened to be made up of people with actual magic powers and the tragedy that finds them 25 years later. They are forced to reunite when old debts, long-running grudges, the mob, and the CIA all come looking for them. [Source: Variety]

Emily Beecham (“Into the Badlands”) has joined the cast of the currently in production “Cruella,” the live-action prequel to “101 Dalmatians” currently in the works at Disney Pictures. Set in the 1970s, the story will explore the villainess and will star Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser star. “I, Tonya” filmmaker Craig Gillespie helms the project. [Source: Deadline]

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Sony Pictures has released a new poster for their Mr. Rogers biopic “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks as the legendary TV personality. The film opens in cinemas on November 22nd. Chris Cooper also stars.

The story follows the real-life friendship that blossomed between the beloved Fred Rogers and cynical journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys) with the latter begrudgingly accepting an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.