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Entertainment Brief: April 7

Entertainment Events in Oklahoma

In what appears to be another wild week of events for Oklahoma, Oklahoma City’s Paycom center will be hosting the Thunder as they face off against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac’s vocalist, was supposed to perform at the Paycom Center on March 30, but had to reschedule to April 11 due to COVID complications within her band. As of now, the April 11 show has been canceled with no indication of Nicks returning to the Sooner State.

Tulsa’s BOK center will host the Tulsa Oilers hockey team throughout the weekend. Additionally, country singer Koe Wetzel will be performing on April 14.

To see other events or buy tickets for the Paycom Center and BOK, click the respective links.

Live Action Moana in the Works

On April 3, Dwayne Johnson announced via Instagram Disney is making a live-action adaptation of 2016’s Moana.

“This story is my culture, and this story is emblematic of our people’s grace, mana and warrior strength,” Johnson said.

Johnson is set to reprise his original role as Maui from the original and said his performance will be dedicated to his grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia.

“In a way, when I bring Maui to life, I’m doing it in the spirit of my grandfather,” Johnson said.

The original Moana grossed over $600 million worldwide.

Johnson did not confirm if any of the other original cast members were going to appear in the Moana remake.

Michael J. Fox Documentary Announced

On April 6, Apple Films released a trailer for Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie.

As the title suggests, the movie documents the life and career of the actor best known for his role as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future series.

The film discusses Fox’s blockbuster film career, which also encompasses Teen Wolf and Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

The film also touches on Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, a disease he has lived with since he was 29 years old. 

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie will premiere on Apple TV+ on May 12.

Hugh Jackman Receives Skin Cancer All-Clear

On April 5, actor Hugh Jackman announced the all-clear he received  on his skin cancer tests.

Earlier in the week, the 54-year-old received a skin cancer scare and doctors began tests to figure out if anything was wrong with his cells.

Jackman took to social media on Wednesday and gave his fans an update when the test results were returned and reported he was all-clear.

“My biopsies came back negative!” he said, “Thank you for ALL the love. I feel it!”

Jackman is best known for his portrayal of Wolverine in the X-men franchise and the circus ringmaster P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman.

Jackman is set to reprise his Wolverine role in Deadpool 3 on Nov. 8, 2024.

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