Jonah Hill & Mental Health
Jonah Hill is gearing up for the release of his mental health-centered documentary called Stutz but doesn't expect to see him on any promotional runs. Hill said he won't be promoting the doc or any of his upcoming films as he seeks to protect his mental health. He's the latest celeb to publicly address these struggles. In a statement given to Deadline, Hill said, in part, "Through this journey of self-discovery within the film, I have come to the understanding that I have spent nearly 20 years experiencing anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public-facing events."
'Lord of the Rings' Rights
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit rights have been sold to Swedish gaming company Embracer. The publisher now has control over the films, video and board games, merchandise, and even theme parks linked to the franchise based on the books (but not the books). The deal also included Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which is slated to premiere on September 2. Other projects slated for release are a mobile game, The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle Earth, and an anime movie, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.
The Great American Baking Show
In the mood to watch some serious baking competitions? Grab your Roku and look out for The Great American Baking Show. It's slated to debut in 2023 with co-hosts Ellie Kemper and Zach Cherry. The concept was taken from the popular British version of the show, The Great British Bake Off. Judges from the original show, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, will continue their roles in the American adaptation.
The Search for Bond
Perhaps nobody can replace Daniel Craig as James Bond but filmmakers are still trying. So far, names like Idris Elba and Tom Hardy have swirled as suitable replacements, but there is speculation that a younger Bond could take over as the world's best-known secret agent. One reporter for ITV said producers hope to find an actor who will be able to grow with the franchise for at least three films.