Longtime Oscars sponsors Coca-Cola and Hyundai have dropped their support of the event, for reasons undisclosed. PepsiCo and General Motors will take their places. Other advertisers set to appear during the March 2 telecast are Johnson & Johnson, AARP, American Express, Mars, McDonald’s, Samsung, Sprint, and Unilever. For more information, click here.
Evangeline Lilly is in talks to play the female lead in Edgar Wright’s upcoming Ant-Man. Though specific details of her anticipated role in the film have not yet been released, fans speculate that she would play the daughter of “Pym,” played by Michael Douglas. Other actors already cast in the film include Paul Rudd and Michael Pena. To read more on the project, click here.
IFC has acquired North American rights to Peter Sattler’s Camp X-Ray, which premiered at Sundance. Set in Guatanamo Bay, the intimate war drama stars Kristen Stewart and A Separation star Payman Maadi. “Maadi proves once again that he is a force to be reckoned with, and Stewart undoubtedly gives the best and most moving performance of her already remarkable career,” said Jonathan Sehring, president of IFC Films and its sister company Sundance Selects.
Oprah Winfrey is looking to make her Broadway debut in a revival of Marsha Norman’s ‘Night, Mother. Sources say the production would be directed by George C. Wolfe and co-star Audra McDonald. Winfrey previously produced a Main Stem production of The Color Purple. For more on the show and on Winfrey’s career, click here.