Hollywood Minute: Martin Scorsese’s Film to Premiere at the Vatican

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Just in time for Oscar nominations, a new film is getting a lot of buzz, plus a warning from a big movie star and a film premiere in an unexpected place — the Vatican! That’s the big news out of Hollywood today.

The new trailer for the film “Fences” is out. The movie is based on August Wilson’s Pulitzer prize-winning play. Experts say Oscar nominations are near-locks for best picture, Denzel Washington for best actor, and Viola Davis for best supporting actress.

Amber Heard is speaking out about domestic violence. The actress appears in a new public service announcement, telling women “you don’t have to do it alone. You’re not alone.” In May, Heard accused then-husband Johnny Depp of physical violence when she filed for divorce. She withdrew the allegations, however, before they settled the case.

Martin Scorsese’s new movie “Silence” opens in limited release December 23rd, and wide release in January, but it premieres Tuesday in an unusual setting: the Vatican! The film about 17th century Jesuit missionaries in japan, where Christianity was banned, will be screened for some 400 priests and other guests, although Pope Francis is not expected to attend.

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