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

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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