On the radar: Elvis lives in 10 parts
Weinstein television has signed a deal that will allow the company music rights and access to Graceland for a 10- part biopic on Elvis Presley.
According to deadline.com, the cameras will have access to Elvis's cars, jet and clothes for the series, which is based on the book Elvis by Dave Marsh.
- With Antoine Fuqua' s The Magnificent Seven - the remake of the remake of Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai releasing this week, a trailer has appeared for a documentary about Kurosawa's long-time collaborator, the Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune. Mifune: The Last Samurai is touring the film festival circuit.
- September is International Recovery Month and so the annual Recovery Film Festival is taking place at The Labia in Cape Town and The Bioscope in Johannesburg until Sunday.
For the full programme go to https://southafricanrecoveryfilmfestival.com.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE
As shallow as a puddle of Dom Perignon spilled on the bow of a luxury yacht. That's the joke, you see. - Katie Rife, AV Club
The 1999 original terrified audiences with its ''found footage" shtick, but there are few surprises left down in the woods today. - Mark Kermode, The Guardian
CRY OF LOVE
African musical, inspired in part by Fame and the spirit of ubuntu, features top local musical talent and celebrates their ability as they're encouraged and empowered.