NICOLE KIDMAN LOOKS WOUNDED IN DESTROYER: Karyn Kusama’s hardboiled crime drama Destroyer will show a different side of the usually elegant and restrained Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winner appears as a broken woman, desperate to maintain her relationship with her daughter in a new look at the film. Kidman plays L.A. detective Erin Bell who gets dragged back into her own troubled past during an investigation. The film lands in theaters December 25.
PHOEBE FOX JOINS ELLE FANNING & NICHOLAS HOULT IN THE GREAT: Hulu’s The Great has welcomed Eye in the Sky star Phoebe Fox to the party. She joins Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult for the limited series pilot, charting the rise of Catherine the Great (Fanning) and her troubled relationship with husband Peter (Hoult), the emperor of Russia. Fox will play Marial, Catherine’s BFF.
NETFLIX BATTLING DIRECTOR OVER UNDERAGE NUDITY: Lukas Dhont’s directorial debut Girl, about a transgender girl training to become a ballerina, entranced Cannes in May, but has been the subject of debate at Netflix, which wants him to edit out a nude scene featuring a 15-year-old actress. It appears the director has won the argument. According to a statement from the director via Netflix to The Hollywood Reporter: "Regarding reports made this week in the Belgian media, we as filmmakers had some internal conversations with Netflix in which we discussed how some of the material in Girl could possibly be received outside of Europe. We were given the option to be able to edit the film, and it always was a dialogue in which the filmmakers had the strongest say. The version of Girl that will be shown on Netflix will be the same version that premiered in Cannes, and in theaters in Belgium and other parts of the world."
GIGI AND BELLA HADID TOAST MICKEY: The fashion industry is celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday. In partnership with Disney, Chaos Magazine has released a limited edition issue that celebrates Mickey with six covers featuring Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Karen Elson, Shenelle Williams, Cara Taylor and Vittoria Cerreti, wearing Mickey Mouse-inspired ensembles. Inside, there’s original art from Karl Lagerfeld and Virgil Abloh.