Entertainment news roundup: Timothée Chalamet sinks his teeth into Venice cannibal flick; Netflix agrees to give ‘Bardo’ a rare run in US theaters and more

What follows is a roundup of current entertainment news summaries.

Timothée Chalamet sinks his teeth into the film cannibal of Venice

“Bones and All,” starring Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell, is an old-fashioned love story and road movie with a twist: the hapless protagonists are cannibals struggling to live with their terrible affliction. “I feel like it’s been one of the strangest parts of my career,” Chalamet told Reuters before the film’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Friday.

Netflix agrees to give ‘Bardo’ a rare run in US theaters

In a break from its usual business model, US streaming giant Netflix has agreed to show Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film in US and Mexican theaters before putting it online. “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” which received its world premiere Thursday at the Venice Film Festival, is a three-hour epic that follows the memories and fears of a Mexican journalist as he reflects on his journey through the life.

Nirvana Wins ‘Nevermind’ Naked Baby Lawsuit Dismissal

Nirvana won the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a man who claimed its depiction of a naked four-month-old baby on the cover of the band’s seminal 1991 album “Nevermind” was child pornography. In a decision Friday, US District Judge Fernando Olguin in Los Angeles said Spencer Elden waited too long to claim Nirvana sexually exploited him, having sued more than 10 years after learning about the cover.

Thai Transgender Cabaret Returns After Pandemic Shutdown

Transgender performers at one of Thailand’s most famous cabaret shows have returned to the spotlight for the first time in about three years after being forced to find other ways to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. One artist, Peerapong “Bee” Butakul, said that she had been selling chicken rice during this time and that she was delighted to be back on stage this week.

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Cate Blanchett doesn’t watch agitprop in Venice film #MeToo TÁR

American director Todd Field puts a devastating #MeToo scandal at the heart of his new movie, “TÁR,” but characterizing it as a social commentary or political propaganda piece would hurt the work, its star Cate Blanchett said on Thursday. Blanchett plays a tough, talented, gay conductor of a major German orchestra, whose seemingly unstoppable career hits the whirlwind of an abuse scandal that is never fully explained.

Jane Fonda says she started chemotherapy for ‘treatable’ cancer

Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda said Friday she had been diagnosed with a “very treatable” form of lymphoma and started a six-month chemotherapy regimen. The 84-year-old, who starred in the final season of Netflix’s sitcom “Grace and Frankie” this year, revealed her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis in an Instagram post.

Failed murder gives an extra blow to the Argentine judicial drama

A failed assassination attempt this week on Argentina’s vice president has provided an ominous backdrop for the powerful courtroom drama “Argentina 1985,” which premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. Santiago Miter’s film follows the prosecutors who, despite death threats and enormous legal difficulties, brought members of Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship to trial in 1985.

Amazon Says ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel Sets Prime Video Viewership Record

Amazon.com Inc said on Saturday that its pricey “Lord of the Rings” prequel series was watched by more than 25 million viewers worldwide on its first day, a record debut for a Prime Video series. The company released the first two episodes of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” on its streaming service in more than 240 countries and territories on Friday. Amazon did not say whether the viewers it counted had seen all or part of the first and second episodes.

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(With contributions from agencies).

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