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Escalon Times - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Tony Rizzo

Now that the Os­cars are over, nom­i­nees can get back to work. Best-ac­tor win­ner Casey Af­fleck (“Manch­ester By the Sea”) has “A Ghost Story,” with Rooney Mara (which screened at Sun­dance Jan. 22). He’s cur­rently shoot­ing “Light of My Life,” which he wrote, di­rects and stars in, with Anna Pniowsky.

Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) has “Song to Song,” with Michael Fass­ben­der, Rooney Mara and Natalie Port­man (which also screened Jan. 22 at Sun­dance) and “Blade Run­ner 2049,” with Har­ri­son Ford, due Oct. 6. He’s cur­rently shoot­ing with “La La Land” di­rec­tor Damien Chazelle in “First Man,” about Neil Arm­strong, the “first man” to walk on the moon.

An­drew Garfield (“Hack­saw Ridge”) has “Breathe,” with Claire Foy and Hugh Bon­neville, and the thriller “Un­der the Sil­ver Lake,” with Ri­ley Keough (Elvis Pres­ley’s grand­daugh­ter) and To­pher Grace, in post-pro­duc­tion.

Best ac­tress win­ner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) is slated for “The Bat­tle of the Sexes,” about the ten­nis com­pe­ti­tion be­tween Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs, along with a re­boot of “A Hun­dred and One Dal­ma­tians” and “Love May Fail.”

Along with “Song to Song,” Natalie Port­man (“Jackie”) has “Plan­e­tar­ium,” with Lily-Rose Depp (daugh­ter of Johnny Depp); the sci-fi film “An­ni­hi­la­tion,” with Jennifer Ja­son Leigh, Oscar Isaac and Gina Ro­driguez; and the Cana­dian drama “Death and Life of John F. Don­a­van,” with Kit Har­ing­ton (“Game of Thrones”), Jes­sica Chas­tain, Kathy Bates and Su­san Saran­don.

Meryl Streep (“Florence Fos­ter Jenk­ins”) is set to play “Topsy” in “Mary Pop­pins Re­turns,” out Dec. 25, 2018. Is­abelle Hup­pert (“Elle”) al­ready has filmed five for­eign films.

Best sup­port­ing ac­tor Ma­her­shala Ali (“Moon­light”), also in “Hid­den Fig­ures,” has “Rox­anne, Rox­anne” (screened at Sun­dance) await­ing a re­lease date and cur­rently is film­ing “Alita: Bat­tle An­gel,” with Oscar win­ners Jennifer Con­nelly and Christoph Waltz, com­ing July 20, 2018.

Vi­ola Davis, best sup­port­ing ac­tress (“Fences”), has no films set, but con­tin­ues with “How to Get Away with Mur­der” on ABC. Den­zel Wash­ing­ton (“Fences”), Viggo Mortensen (“Cap­tain Fantastic”) and Ruth Negga (“Lov­ing”) have not an­nounced their next projects. *** Tyler Henry, “The Hol­ly­wood Medium” (which re­turns on E Chan­nel in mid-May for a third sea­son), went back to his home­town of Fresno, Cal­i­for­nia, to sign his book “Be­tween Two Worlds” (Simon & Schus­ter), al­ready on sev­eral best­sellers lists. Three thou­sand of his friends, neigh­bors and any­one he ever met showed up at Barnes & No­ble, which was so over­whelmed it ran out of books. Tyler signed ev­ery book and talked to ev­ery­one he met there. Tyler must have seen that com­ing, but is too mod­est a guy to blow his own horn that way.

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