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Rebecca Keegan

Senior Editor, Film

Rebecca Keegan is the Senior Film Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. Prior to joining THR, Keegan served as Hollywood Correspondent for Vanity Fair, Film Writer for the Los Angeles Times and Correspondent for Time magazine. She is also the author of the books "Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film" and "The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron." A native of New York State, Keegan graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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Apple Sets Fall Theatrical Release for Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Apple Original Films has set a fall theatrical release date for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, the Western crime drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone, which the studio is distributing in partnership with Paramount Pictures.  The film, which Scorsese and screenwriter Eric Roth adapted from David Grann’s best-selling 2017 non-fiction book, will […]

Viola Davis on Playing Michael Jordan’s Mom in ‘Air’: “I Wanted to Know More About This Woman”

When Ben Affleck met with Michael Jordan about Air, the director’s new movie that highlights a key moment in the basketball icon’s story, Jordan had one request. “Viola Davis. That’s my mom,” the filmmaker recalled to The Hollywood Reporter of what Jordan told him.  Air, the story of how Michael Jordan’s family and a group […]

There’s Something Funny About This Roundtable

New York-based comedy writers and actors Jeremy Levick and Rajat Suresh, who regularly satirize pop culture and the news in videos they share on Twitter, recently tackled a subject that hits close to home for us here at The Hollywood Reporter — the THR Actor Roundtable. In early March, before the Oscars, Levick and Suresh […]

Ben Affleck on ‘Air,’ New CEO Gig and Those Memes: “I Am Who I Am”

It’s been 25 years since Ben Affleck became the youngest person to win the Oscar for best original screenplay at age 25 for Good Will Hunting, which he wrote with Matt Damon; 16 years since he directed his critically acclaimed first feature, Gone Baby Gone; and a decade since he won best picture for Argo, […]

How A24 Made Oscars History: “Lovable” Actors, Social Media Savvy and a “Wild West” Season

“This time last year, all I was hoping for was just a job.” That’s how Ke Huy Quan opened a tearful acceptance speech at the Gotham Awards in November, when the possibility that the Vietnam-born, Chinese-American actor might be nominated for — and even win — an Oscar for his performance in Everything Everywhere All […]

Next Year’s Oscar Inclusion Rules Are Already Sparking Debate

Last fall, an independent filmmaker was filling out an online form to put forward his movie for Oscar consideration when some questions on the Academy’s submissions site caught him off guard. The site asked about his cast and crewmembers’ race, gender and sexual orientations, and had some questions about their health — whether they had […]

Harvey Weinstein’s “Jane Doe 1” Victim Reveals Identity: “I’m Tired of Hiding”

On Dec. 19, Evgeniya Chernyshova was driving to pick out a Christmas tree near her home in Los Angeles when she got a message that she’s been waiting for, in some form or another, for five years. “We have a verdict,” read the text from Chernyshova’s attorney, Dave Ring. The 43-year-old mother of three stopped […]

Jane Fonda on What Actors Can Learn From Athletes

In 80 for Brady, Jane Fonda plays a diehard football fan on a quest to get to the Super Bowl with her three best friends. In reality, the two-time Oscar winner has a more… casual relationship with the sport. “I know nothing about football,” Fonda told The Hollywood Reporter. “Watching football makes my body hurt, […]

Sexual Assault Survivors Head to MusiCares Gala

As a busy Grammys weekend kicks off with the MusiCares gala, women who say they are survivors of sexual abuse in the music world are calling for that industry to change its tune. “How much does music care?” asked Melissa Schuman, a recording artist and actress who alleged in 2017 that Nick Carter raped her […]

Jane Fonda on Cancer Battle, Privilege and Coming Into Her Own at 85

In a brief scene in her new movie 80 for Brady, Jane Fonda appears onscreen without her makeup or hair done, a collection of flowing blond wigs hung conspicuously on a rack behind her. It’s a surprisingly vulnerable moment in an otherwise broad studio comedy and a scene that Fonda specifically requested. In most of […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Producer Jerry Bruckheimer on His First Oscars Nomination: “It Finally Got Around to Me”

Jerry Bruckheimer has produced more than 50 films, but, for the first time at age 79, the Top Gun: Maverick producer can add a new line to his resume: Oscar nominee. “I’ve been doing this a long time and it finally got around to me,” Bruckheimer said, speaking Tuesday morning from his home in Los […]

Three Sundance Titles Take a Timely Look at the Iranian Experience

Filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz’s dramedy The Persian Version opens with a young Iranian American woman played by Layla Mohammadi, wearing a homemade burkini, with a full Islamic face covering and a string bikini on the bottom. It’s a provocative image and one inspired by Keshavarz’s own boldness — born in New York to Iranian parents, she […]