WHO Quentin Tarantino
THE MOVIE “Deadpool 2”
THE DEAL A petition at Change.org wants to convince the director to take on the sequel to “Deadpool.” Tim Miller, who directed the R-rated hit that earned more than $780 million this year, reportedly exited the sequel following creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds, who plays a violent, smart-mouthed mutant. “If there was ever a chance to see Tarantino do a project almost guaranteed to make a billion dollars, this is it,” says the petition, which as of press time had drawn more than 6,000 supporters.
WHO Jack O’Connell
THE DEAL The star of Angelina Jolie’s World War II drama, “Unbroken,” has been tapped to play British fashion designer Alexander McQueen in an upcoming biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. McQueen, the son of a taxi driver, rocketed to stardom as a costume designer for David Bowie and Björk, the chief designer at Givenchy and head of his own label, all by the age of 40. In February 2010, just weeks before his 41st birthday, he committed suicide. Director Andrew Haigh (“45 Years”) is set to begin filming in January.
THE MOVIE “The John Garfield Story”
THE DEAL The 1940s screen star of “The Postman Always Rings Twice” and “Gentleman’s Agreement” is the subject of a documentary that focuses on his blacklisting during the anti-Communist campaign of the 1950s. His daughter, Julie Garfield, who narrates the film, will appear in person at a local screening. Also in attendance will be the film’s directors, Joan Kramer and David Heeley, who will sign copies of their book “In the Company of Legends.”
INFO Thursday night at 7:30, Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $25. Call 631-423-7611 or go to cinemaartscentre.org