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KEVIN FEIGE DEVELOPING NEW MOVIE FOR DISNEY: Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy "is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together," Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn tells The Hollywood Reporter of her decision to bring on Kevin Feige for the next isntallation. Some are seeing the move as part of Feige's larger play for Lucasfilm. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to hit theaters Dec. 20.

RENEE ZELLWEGER ON JUDY GARLAND: Renee Zellweger, who plays the iconic Judy Garland in Judy, says she was shocked by how her life spiraled downward. "I was very surprised and found this shocking that someone who had worked since she was 2 years old, on that level, could find herself in financial dire straits at that stage in her career," says Zellweger on Variety's podcast "The Big Ticket." She also found some Garland's personal decisions very relatable. "I understand the schedule and I understand the choices have to make," she said. "I understand public scrutiny and I understand having a public persona where some people might feel that they know you and that's really lovely and a blessing in so many ways. And then there's a lot of misunderstanding and misconception in the mix and I understand that, too. Projection, and you know, false narratives."

THE IRISHMAN TRAILER DROPS: Martin Scorsese and Netflix's mobster flick The Irishman has dropped another trailer. The crime drama tells the story of the murder of Teamster honcho Jimmy Hoffa (played by Al Pacino), as seen through the eyes of WWII vet Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hustler and hitman who claims he was acting on the orders of mobster Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci). The Irishman hits theaters November 1st, then will make its streaming bow on November 27th.

JUDAH LEWIS RETURNING FOR THE BABYSITTER SEQUEL: Judah Lewis, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee and Andrew Bachelor are returning for the sequel to The Babysitter, the 2017 Netflix horror film that became a huge success for the streamer. Lewis will return as the kid whose attractive babysitter turned out to be the leader satanic cult.