Disney

On Thursday, Disney+ announced Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles, a Billie Eilish "cinematic concert experience."


According to the press release, the pretaped concert takes place at the iconic Hollywood Bowl and features the singer belting out every song off of the pop star's new album Happier than Ever.

"Disney is incredibly iconic, so to collaborate on something like this is a huge honor," said artist Billie Eilish. "To be able to present my album in this way and dedicate it to the city that I love and grew up in is so exciting to me. I hope you love it," Eilish said of the concert.

Directing the concert is veteran director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado and From Dusk Til Dawn) and Oscar-winning animator Patrick Osbourne. The concert will also have cinematic elements like animation to help tell the story.

"We are all huge admirers of Billie and Finneas here in our household. They are such impressive, world class talents that it's a real honor to work with them on this film. The way the narrative story and animated pieces weave through her incredible concert performance, makes this a spectacular event that is truly unique," Rodriguez said.

Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles will be Eilish's debut on the Disney streaming service, and Disney executives are equally enthused.

In a statement, Disney+ and ESPN+ president Michael Paull said:

"Billie has captivated fans around the world with her soulful voice and raw, honest lyrics, and we are proud to bring this incredibly cinematic and unique concert experience to Disney+."

Gary Marsh, the president and chief creative officer of Disney Branded Television agrees and said:

"Billie's musical evolution, coupled with her singular vision in crafting this special, establishes her as one of this generation's premiere artists and storytellers. She delivers a concert experience like no other!"

The concert and album come off the heels of Eilish's whirlwind of a year that culminated in seven wins at the 2021 Grammy awards for her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.

In addition to performances from Eilish the concert will include "FINNEAS, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus, the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, and world renowned Brazilian guitarist, Romero Lubambo, with Orchestra Arrangements by David Campbell."

Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles will begin streaming September 3 on Disney+.

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Netflix

Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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