Monday Movie Report: Golden Globes pushed back, casting news

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has pushed the Golden Globes ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Normally the Globes, which honors both film and television productions, takes place in early- to mid-January. However, with COVID-19 impacting the film industry, the ceremony will be scheduled for Feb. 28, 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 78th Golden Globes, which was set to have Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts, is following in the steps of the Academy Awards. The 93rd Oscars was moved from Feb. 28, 2021 to April 25, 2021.

For the Oscars, the eligibility of films is normally set to expire Dec. 31, 2020, but has now been extended to Feb. 28, 2021. THR reports that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has also been pushed from Feb. 13, 2021 to April 11, 2021.

In other news, there have been several casting decisions around Hollywood lately. For example, according to THR, Gerard Butler has been attached to a new action thriller titled “Kandahar.” For the film, Butler is teaming up again with “Angel Has Fallen” director Ric Roman Waugh.

THR reports that Butler will star as an undercover CIA agent who’s exposed during a mission in the Middle East.

Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, meanwhile, is joining a film titled “Sharper” where she will play a con artist who goes after New York billionaires. THR reportsthat the movie is joint effort including Apple and A24. The film has a script in the works, but a director hasn’t been selected yet.

Author: Matthew Liedke

I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, and I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. At MSU, I studied journalism and film. Outside of movies, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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