Out this week
- None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive by The Streets: New mixtape by Mike Skinner’s rap project; the outfit’s first album in nearly a decade; features collaborations with the likes of Tame Impala and IDLES among others.
- The Old Guard (starring Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – action, based on the comic book of the same name; after being exposed, a covert team of immortal mercenaries must try to keep their identity secret while facing a new enemy.
- Palm Springs (starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J. K. Simmons) – romantic comedy; two strangers (Samberg and Milioti) meet at a wedding and get stuck in a time loop.
- Greyhound (starring Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, Elisabeth Shue) – war drama, based on C. S. Forester’s 1955 novel The Good Shepherd; soon after the U.S. enters WWII, an inexperienced U.S. Navy captain must lead an Allied convoy under attack by submarines.
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara
- Born on 10th July 1972 in Barranquilla, Colombia
- Is one of six siblings. Her elder brother, Rafael, was murdered during an attempt to kidnap him in 1998.
- Was married to her high-school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez (1991 – 1993; divorced), at the age of 18. They have a son, Manolo (born 1991).
- Was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000; made a full recovery after surgery and therapy.
- Embarked on a modelling and acting career after being discovered by a photographer while walking on a beach.
- Appeared in several television shows and films before receiving widespread recognition for playing Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the comedy series Modern Family (2009 – 2020).
- Is currently a judge on the talent show America’s Got Talent (2020 – present).
- Has been married to actor Joe Manganiello since 2015.
Also born today: Isabela Moner, Jessica Simpson, Adrian Grenier, Imelda May, John Simm, Jason Orange, Gale Harold, Fiona Shaw, Neil Tennant
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Melissanthi Mahut, Mikael Persbrandt, Demi Lovato
Director: David Dobkin
Tagline: Nobody wins solo.
- Musical comedy; two Icelandic singers (Ferrell and McAdams) are given the chance to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest.
- Was co-written and co-produced by Will Ferrell who has been interested in the contest since he was introduced to it in 1999 by his Swedish wife.
- Was initially scheduled to be released in May 2020, coinciding with the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, but was delayed after the competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Has received mixed reviews from critics, who found the film overlong but charming.
- Score composed by Atli Örvarsson. Soundtrack includes several songs performed by the cast.
- The voice of Swedish singer Molly Sandén (credited as My Marianne) was mixed with Rachel McAdams’ vocals for her songs.