New documentary about the life of Avicii will arrive in 2023

The estate of Avicii have announced details around a new documentary focusing on the life and music of the late Swedish producer.

As reported by Billboard, the film, set for release in 2023, will feature “newly produced material” as well as behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with family, friends and colleagues, archival clips and interviews with Avicii – real name Tim Bergling – himself.

While the film’s titled is yet to be revealed, a statement to Billboard describes it as an insight into the “music and the artist who defined an era and changed the world of music forever, and is an up-close, intimate, and epic story about his unparalleled successes and his struggles to cope with the pressure.”

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The documentary is set to be produced by director and cinematographer Björn Tjärnberg and Candamo Film, in conjunction with Swedish National Television. It’s being shot by Swedish director Henrik Burman, who also helmed the 2020 Yung Lean documentary Yung Lean: In My Head.

“My goal is to provide an honest and new perspective on both the artist Avicii and Tim’s life,” Burman said in a statement to Billboard.

“I want this to be a film that surprises the audience and challenges the public’s image of Sweden’s biggest international artist of today and, in doing so, also shine a light on what his music has meant to so many people.”

Earlier this month, Avicii was honoured with a Google Doodle ahead of what would have been his 32nd birthday and to mark National Suicide Prevention Week. Bergling took his own life back in 2018.

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Snoop Dogg hits out at the Emmys for failing to award any actors of colour

Snoop Dogg has hit out at the 2021 Emmys for failing to award any actor of colour.

Despite a record-breaking 49 non-white nominees, white actors took home all 12 of the lead and supporting actor and actress categories across comedy, drama, and limited series.

A host of nominated black actors did not receive any awards including Morgan Freeman, Kevin Hart, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Kaluuya, and the late Michael K. Williams.

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Snoop has now taken to Instagram to criticise the Emmys. “Then U wonder why I say fuckall these bullshit ass award shows they not for us Emmy these nuts in ya mouth,” the rapper wrote with a a photo of nearly 40 Black and POC actors who were nominated.

Michaela Coel was one of the few black actors to be honoured at the ceremony, but her award was for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for I May Destroy You.

RuPaul also became the most-awarded black artist in the show’s history but again that was for Outstanding Competition Program for RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Many fans of Pose also weren’t happy about MJ Rodriguez losing out to Olivia Colman in the Outstanding Lead Actress category.

Following the ceremony, 50 Cent also criticised the Emmys for not honouring people of colour in a since deleted post.

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“Listen the Emmy’s still has a separate bathroom for coloured folks,” he wrote. “I’m gonna put the NAACP awards on the air at the same time and fuck up there numbers. No they really should be afraid of me I’m different.”

Meanwhile, Seth Rogen called out the Emmys for their lack of COVID-19 safety measures while presenting an award at the ceremony.

The actor and comedian had criticised the size of the room and the safety measures in place.

But producers Ian Stewart and Reginald Hudlin defended the measures.

“We have worked for months and months to make that a safe space,” Stewart said. “We’ve worked with all the health authorities. We were signed off by LA County, we came up with a plan with them. Those tables were distanced. Everyone was vaccinated. Everyone was negative tested in that audience.

“And also he had rehearsed. So he knew exactly what it was. So, I just felt it was an unfortunate misdirect from [Seth Rogen]. Because it wasn’t just our decision. This is the health authorities’ decision as well, to say that it’s a completely safe environment if you do all those things.”

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Wes Anderson directs animated music video for Jarvis Cocker’s ‘Aline’

Wes Anderson has directed a new music video for Jarvis Cocker’s cover of French pop song ‘Aline’.

The cover, originally arriving earlier this month, has been recorded as part of a new album of French music, ‘Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top’, that ties in with Anderson’s new film The French Dispatch. The music video features animations from Javi Aznarez and depicts Cocker’s character Tip Top travelling through a French city.

Watch the video below:

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‘Aline’ was first written and recorded by French singer Christophe in the ’60s. In addition to ‘Aline’, ‘Chansons d’Ennui Tip-Top’ includes covers by Cocker and his solo band JARV IS… of tracks by Françoise Hardy (‘Mon Ami La Rose’), Serge Gainsbourg (‘Requiem Pour Un Con’), Brigitte Bardot (‘Contact’) and Jacques Dutronc (‘Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous’), among others.

The French Dispatch will arrive on October 22 after premiering at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival back in July.

Early reviews praised the film’s visual style, with Variety‘s Peter Debruge saying “every costume, prop and casting choice has been made with such a reverential sense of absurdity” and IndieWire‘s Eric Kohn calling the film “an endearing and liberated explosion of Andersonian aesthetics”

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St. Vincent’s ‘The Nowhere Inn’ confirms UK release date

St. Vincent‘s new film The Nowhere Inn has confirmed a UK release date.

The film is a mockumentary written by St Vincent – real name Annie Clark – and her best friend Carrie Brownstein , and sees Clark play a fictionalised and satirical version of herself onscreen.

While it has opened in the US already, fans will be able to watch The Nowhere Inn in the UK at the 2021 Doc’n Roll Film Festival at Barbican Cinemas, on October 29.

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St Vincent will also be in attendance for a ScreenTalk as part of the festival.

Watch the trailer for The Nowhere Inn here:

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Speaking about the experience of playing herself to Variety, Vincent said: “It was an incredibly warm and welcoming way to do my first foray into acting, because it was a script that I’d co-written with my best friend, and playing versions of myself.

“So it was as soft a landing as one could get. But not having some distance can be tricky, too.”

The film was released on Apple TV+ last week (September 17) but will be reaching the big screen in October.

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The release comes after St. Vincent’s most recent album ‘Daddy’s Home‘, and Sleater-Kinney’s ‘Path of Wellness’ album.

Reviewing ‘Daddy’s Home’, NME wrote: “‘Daddy’s Home’ is Clark’s most welcoming record yet, defined by an arch humour which also brings its listeners closer than ever, and filled with compassion for the characters who dwell within it.”

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Netflix announces new Britney Spears documentary, ‘Britney vs Spears’

Netflix has announced a new documentary focusing on Britney Spears‘ conservatorship, Britney vs Spears – see the teaser below.

The streaming platform shared an 18-second preview of the Erin Lee Carr-directed project tonight (September 21), with a full trailer coming tomorrow (September 22).

“The following audio is a voicemail from Britney Spears to a lawyer on January 21st, 2009 at 12:29 a.m,” a message reads at the start of the clip, which goes on to hear the pop star seek advice on “the process of eliminating the conservatorship”.

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Britney vs Spears is reported to have been in production for approximately one year, and will follow Hulu’s 2021 doc Framing Britney Spears. A release date is not yet known.

Carr – the daughter of US journalist David Carr – has previously delved into the justice system in the documentaries How to Fix A Drug Scandal and I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth vs. Michelle Carter.

Earlier this month, Britney’s father Jamie Spears filed a petition to end his daughter’s conservatorship entirely after 13 years.

He’d been in charge of the conservatorship since it was enacted in 2008 and had recently come under intense scrutiny amid the #FreeBritney campaign, as well as a landmark hearing in June where the singer called the conservatorship “abusive”.

Jamie Spears had previously been adamant that there were “no grounds whatsoever” to have him removed from the singer’s conservatorship.

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Meanwhile, Britney Spears recently thanked fans for their dedication to the #FreeBritney campaign on Instagram before briefly deactivating her account on the social media platform.

Spears had taken time off from the site to celebrate her engagement to Sam Asghari, her boyfriend of five years. She reactivated her profile yesterday (September 20), writing that she “couldn’t stay away from the gram too long”.

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