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Cate Blanchett in talks for Guillermo del Toros Nightmare Alley

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first_imgLos Angeles: Double Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to star in filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s next feature, the remake of “Nightmare Alley”. If things get finalised, the actor will star alongside Bradley Cooper in the film, which is del Toro’s follow-up project to his Oscar-winning feature “The Shape of Water”. Cooper, who last featured in his directorial debut “A Star is Born”, boarded the project in June. Before him, Leonardo DiCaprio was circling the project, reported Variety. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka del Toro will direct the new film from a script he has co-written with Kim Morgan. The movie is based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. The story follows Stanton Carlisle, an ambitious young con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist who is even more corrupt than he is. At first, they enjoy success fleecing people with their mentalist act, but then she turns the tables on him, out-manipulating the manipulator. Gresham’s novel previously adapted into a 1947 movie starring Tyrone Power. del Toro will also produce the project with J Miles Davis. The movie will be distributed by Fox Searchlight. Blanchett, 50, is currently awaiting the release of Richard Linklater-directed “Where’d You Go Bernadette?”. She is also working on the FX limited series “Mrs. America”.last_img read more

Minimum wages jump in Alberta Saskatchewan and Manitoba on Oct 1

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first_imgEDMONTON – Minimum wage across the Prairies is going up, with raises in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba set to take effect Monday.Alberta’s hike in the minimum hourly rate is the highest, where the current $13.60 an hour will rise to $15 _ becoming the highest minimum wage in the country.In Manitoba, the minimum hourly wage will climb 20 cents from $11.10 to $11.35.Saskatchewan’s lowest-wage earners will see the smallest raise, with the minimum pay rising 10 cents from $10.96 to $11.06 an hour.Alberta’s NDP government has raised the minimum wage every year from $10.20 an hour when they were elected in 2015.Manitoba says this year’s increase is based on the province’sinflation  rate in 2017, while Saskatchewan says its minimum wage is also indexed based on inflation, as well as the average hourly wage for Saskatchewan.last_img read more