Jessica Chastain To Portray Tammy Wynette In Limited Series, Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ Causing Controversy & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Starring In ‘Blood Ties’

Movie news roundup: Late country singer Tammy Wynette’s story to be told with Jessica Chastain billed to star, many calling for the cancellation of Netflix’s ‘Cuties’, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw joins Cole Sprouse and Kiernan Shipka in ‘Blood Ties’.
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Jessica Chastain to play Tammy Wynette in a limited series
Jessica Chastain to play in a limited series

Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network are collaborating to co-produce a limited series revolving around the life of legendary country music star Tammy Wynette.

Variety reports that Jessica Chastain will play the late artist in the series titled George & Tammy, which will chronicle the complicated relationship of the power couple.

The series is based on the book The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George, written by the couple’s daughter, Georgette Jones.

Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
Tammy Wynette
Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette is remembered as the “First Lady of Country Music” and her 20 number one songs on the country charts earned her a place as one of the most influential women in music.

The controversy surrounding ’s

Cuties movie

A few weeks ago, a movie poster for the French film Cuties went viral for the wrong reasons; it appeared to sexualize underage children.

The movie is now available for streaming on the platform and people are calling for a boycott of the film in the ensuing backlash that it has attracted.

Cuties is about an eleven-year-old girl named Amy who begins to rebel against her conservative family’s tradition when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance group.

Cuties movie

Now, the streaming giant has responded to the controversy surrounding the film, saying that it is actually against the sexualization of young children.

In a statement it released, Netflix said:

Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children. It’s an award-winning film and a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up — and we’d encourage anyone who cares about these important issues to watch the movie.”

lands lead role in the upcoming movie Blood Ties

Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play a detective in the upcoming film
Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play a detective in the upcoming film

Written and directed by Aaron Katz, Blood Ties is a dramatic feature based on an article in the New Yorker by Nathan Heller.

Mbatha-Raw joins and who will be playing a couple in the movie.

Per a report from Deadline, Mbatha-Raw will portray Detective Reese Rezek, who obsessively investigates the murder of Nancy and Derek Haysom, a seemingly ordinary couple in suburban Virginia.

Cole Sprouse
Cole Sprouse
Kiernan Shipka
Kiernan Shipka

As Reese uncovers dark possibilities surrounding their deaths, two suspects emerge; their daughter Lizzy (Shipka), and her boyfriend Jens (Sprouse).

Before they can be arrested, the young couple flees to Europe, drawing the determined detective into an international manhunt and years-long search for the truth.

Blood Ties is most likely to be sold at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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