DANIELLE BROOKS TALKS INCLUSIVITY: Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks is opening up about her decision to create a maternity clothing collection for new moms to wear before, during and after pregnancy. She is partnering with inclusive fashion brand Universal Standard; the collection has been dubbed Fit Liberty (Mom), and is available now. She tells The Hollywood Reporter that she is thrilled to help other women find fashions designed for everyone. "I'm just grateful for people like Christian Siriano, who I can call and say, 'Hey, I really want to feel like a million bucks at my last premiere for Orange Is the New Black. Can you help me out?'" Brooks tells THR. "He's smart enough to find the material to make sure that I'm comfortable and make sure that everything fits like a glove. And I appreciate his ear, the fact that he listens, and I feel the same way about Universal Standard."
JIM BROADBENT & HELEN MIRREN'S THE DUKE GREENLIT: The Oscar-winning pair Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren are set to play husband wife in Roger Michell's art heist comedy, The Duke for Pathé. Deadline reports that the film has officially been greenlit and will begin shooting in January 2020. The film is based on the real-life story of a 60-year-old taxi driver who stole a Goya from the National Gallery in London in 1961.
AMAZON DELVES INTO FASHION PROGRAMMING: Amazon is set to delve into the world of fashion bloggers. The streamer scooped up Chiari Ferragni, Unposted, an Italian feature-length documentary about Ferragni, who is also set to star in Amazon's fashion reality show Making the Cut, alongside Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. Unposted will launch November 29th and will follow her personal and professional journey to become one of the world's most influential fashion bloggers.
SKY RENEWS DEAL WITH HBO: Sky is set to renew its output deal with HBO, providing Sky subscribers access to the cabler's fare. Sky and HBO are also leveraging future partnerships under this deal, having previously collaborated on dramas including Chernobyl, which was a mega success at the Emmys. Sky plans to invest more than $1 billion a year on original programming for the next five years. Sky will also work with HBO Max, though details are TBD.