‘LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA’ FILMED AT THE ACTORS’ HOUSES
NEW YORK (AP) – How did the new miniseries “Love in the Time of Corona” film when Hollywood is shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic? The actors’ real houses became the sets. L. Scott Caldwell says she felt completely safe because it was a small crew who could not come into her house, and if there was a misstep, there was a safety officer on duty at all times. Gil Bellows says the series is not just “an important little piece of history,” but it shows how filmmakers can overcome the current challenges. Rya Kihlstedt says it was interesting getting her house ready for filming. She freaked out about all the piles and books lying around and felt like she had to clean for visitors. “Love in the Time of Corona” debuts its first two episodes Saturday on Freeform, with the second two airing on Sunday.
NETFLIX ANNOUNCES CAST FOR ‘PINOCCHIO’ ANIMATED MUSICAL FILM
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The cast for Netflix’s new “Pinocchio” film has been chosen. The streaming service announced Wednesday that newcomer Gregory Mann will assume the title role along with Ewan McGregor as Cricket and David Bradley as Geppetto. Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro will direct the stop-motion animated musical. Other cast members include Oscar winners Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton and Cate Blanchett. “Pinocchio” will be based on Carlo Collodi’s tale. The musical will follow the journey of a wooden boy who is magically brought life by a puppet-maker’s wish.