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Florence Pugh meets conflict and restriction in ‘The Wonder’
Making her new psychological period thriller “The Wonder” was a lesson in controlling her spirits and holding her tongue, says British star Florence Pugh. Pugh plays the English nurse Lib, who travels to a remote Irish village in 1862 to “observe” a fasting young woman.
California exotic dancers to vote to join a union
Thirty exotic dancers at a topless bar in Hollywood, California are set to vote on whether to join the Actors Equality Association, and a majority “yes” vote would make them the only organized group of strippers in the United States. Regulators from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set a vote date in a memo on Thursday.
Liverpool chosen to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest
The northern English city of Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, on behalf of this year’s winners Ukraine, due to the ongoing conflict there. Liverpool edged out fellow candidate Glasgow as the host city in a draw held live on BBC television on Friday.
Jennifer Lawrence returns to indie roots with ‘Causeway’ after hiatus
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence stars as a soldier battling post-traumatic stress disorder and past trauma in “Causeway,” an independent drama that also marks the Hollywood star’s debut as a producer.
The film sees Lawrence’s character, Lynsey, returning from Afghanistan with a debilitating brain injury sustained in an attack. Reluctantly returning to her hometown and her mother’s house to recuperate, she befriends a local auto mechanic (played by Brian Tyree Henry) and finds solace and healing in the unlikely friendship.
(With contributions from agencies).