Each Friday afternoon moving forward, we will compile and post a list of the week's top film stories. Between casting updates, features, breaking news and other industry highlights, we aim to provide a comprehensive mix of stand-out headlines. The following is a breakdown of those stories that piqued our interest between 3/7 and 3/14. Let us know what we've missed in the comments section below!
Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney, NYT Magazine
Disney Shocker: Top Exec Anne Sweeney to Exit to Become TV Director, The Hollywood Reporter
Rooney Mara Cast as Tiger Lily in 'Pan' Sparks Backlash Over Native American Role, New York Daily News
Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson, and a Longing for the Past, The New Yorker
The Divergent Challenge: Rally Teen Books and Movies, The Wall Street Journal
BONUS: First published in 2005, longform.org re-posted the true story behind The Hurt Locker this week:
The Man in the Bomb Suit: The Story that inspired The Hurt Locker, Playboy