Mindy Kaling Returns to Hulu + More Industry News

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The nominees for the 2018 Tony Awards were announced on May 1, with “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Mean Girls” leading the way with the most nominations. (Backstage)

Jessica Chastain is ready to go incognito.
The movie star has teamed up with “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” writer-director Simon Kinberg to present their new all-women spy thriller, “355,” at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The star-studded cast includes Fan Bingbing (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Oscar winners Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong’o, and Penélope Cruz. (Vulture)

The Academy’s been given a shake-up.
Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby were expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on May 3, after a vote that was “in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct.” The ruling comes just days after Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. (Deadline)

Mindy Kaling is back at Hulu.
Kaling’s reboot of the Oscar-nominated film “Four Weddings and a Funeral” has been picked up by the streaming service. The limited series has been written by Kaling and will be executive produced by the original film’s scribe, Richard Curtis, who landed an Academy Award nomination for the 1994 film. Is an Emmy next? (The Hollywood Reporter)

Donald Trump is going Hollywood.
A film about Trump’s career, including early influencers like attorney Roy Cohn, is in the works. “The Apprentice” will be penned by Vanity Fair special correspondent Gabriel Sherman. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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French filmmaker Georges Méliès is getting the Google Doodle treatment, and in the spirit of the groundbreaking filmmaking techniques that earned him the title of father of special effects,” he will receive the first Doodle in virtual reality. (Time)