Dustin Hoffman selling Buick Roadmaster from ‘Rain Man’
“It should be driven, enjoyed, and cherished.”Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise’s Rain Man car to go under hammer https://t.co/ki0rsQXeaE — Google Trends Online (@GoogleTrendsOn4) January 14, 2022Hoffman’s character had autism, but was also was a savant who had a superb memory. “Definitely know this car, it’s a 1949 Buick Roadmaster straight-eight, fireball eight,” Hoffman says during the film, which also starred Tom Cruise as Babbitt’s selfish, wheeler-dealer younger brother. “Only 8,095 production models.”The vehicle is fully restored and powered by a 320 cubic-inch inline eight-cylinder engine, just like Hoffman’s character described in “Rain Man,” according to the news release. It became a character,” said “Rain Man” director Barry Levinson, who also won an Academy award for his work on the film and owns the other Roadmaster. In essence, the car had ‘third billing.’”Bonhams estimates the car’s value at $150,000 to $250,000, according to its website.wftv.com
Toronto Film Festival to open with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
The adaptation of the Broadway hit and Tony-winner “Dear Evan Hansen,” Edgar Wright’s ’60s London themed “Last Night in Soho,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” are just a few of the major films coming to the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
New this week: Foo Fighters, 'Malcolm & Marie' and Snoopy
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Directed by Goro Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki’s son), “Earwig” follows a 10-year-old orphan girl who gets some unconventional adoptive parents. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Foo Fighters’ 10th album was originally supposed to be released last year but was one of many projects delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fela’s son and grandson, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, will release a double album called “Legacy +” on Friday. Ad— “Peanuts” puppy Snoopy gets top billing in “The Snoopy Show,” an Apple TV+ animated series debuting Friday on the streaming service.
HBO developing TV sci-fi drama series based on the 1998 movie 'Sphere'
HBO is reportedly developing a TV series based on the 1998 movie "Sphere," based on a novel by the late writer, director Michael Crichton, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Crichton has given us both blockbusters and box office bombs, from "Jurassic Park" and "Rising Sun" to "Congo" and "Timeline." One of his underappreciated works was a 1998 movie called "Sphere," starring Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Liev Schreiber and Peter Coyote. Where did the crew of the original mission find the sphere and what's its purpose? Hopefully however, this attempt will prove to be better than that adaptation, which was — and let's not mince words – dreadful.space.com