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Legendary Hollywood Comedian Carl Reiner Dead At 98, Anne Hathaway Says Director Christopher Nolan Hates Chairs On Set & Netflix Sued For ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Movie

Movie news roundup: A comic icon bites the dust, a rather unusual revelation about one of Hollywood’s most revered filmmakers, and Netflix in trouble over Enola Holmes film.
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, the writer, producer, and comic actor, has died at the age of 98.

Carl Reiner's death was revealed yesterday/Photo Credit: Getty Images
Carl Reiner’s death was revealed yesterday/Photo Credit: Getty Images

According to his assistant, Judy Nagy, the comedian died of natural causes yesterday, Monday, June 29, 2020 at his home in Beverly Hills.

Reiner was also a screenwriter and publisher whose career spanned seven decades. He formed a comedy duo with Mel Brooks in ‘2000 Year Old Man’ and acted in films which include It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World (1963), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), and the Ocean’s film franchise.

He won many accolades and awards, including nine Emmy Awards, one Grammy Award, and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. At the age of 98, he was one of the oldest celebrities on Twitter.

Actress has the let the world in on a secret; award-winning director has a thing against chairs.

Anne Hathaway says director Christopher Nolan (with whom she is seen with here) hates chairs on the set of his films
Anne Hathaway says director Christopher Nolan (with whom she is seen with here) hates chairs on the set of his films

While speaking with Variety, Hathaway dished a little about Nolan’s on set habits, saying that not only does he prohibit cell phones on set,  and he doesn’t allow chairs as well.

Chris also doesn’t allow chairs. I worked with him twice. He doesn’t allow chairs, and his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they’re sitting, they’re not working. I mean, he has these incredible movies in terms of scope and ambition and technical prowess and emotion. It always arrives at the end under schedule and under budget. I think he’s onto something with the chair thing.”

Well, being a genius comes with its many eccentricities so Nolan can be forgiven for having his.

The estate of writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is suing streaming giant for their upcoming movie Enola Holmes.

Cavill, Brown and Clafin in ENOLA HOLMES
Cavill, Brown and Clafin in ENOLA HOLMES

Different sources have confirmed that a lawsuit has been filed against the makers of the film which focuses on as Enola, the younger sibling of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes.

The lawsuit claims that copyright has been infringed with Enola Holmes as the filmmakers used elements of the books written by Conan Doyle after that period. Specifically, the ones in which the writer gave the detective the ability to empathize and respect women.

As at the time of this writing, Netflix and the others behind the production of the film (including Legendary Pictures) are yet to respond to the lawsuit.

One can only hope that the matter will be settled amicably as whatever grievances exist ought not to get in the way of the release of the forthcoming feature.

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