Daily Dish: 7/22/2016

July 22, 2016

Author of ‘The Cartel’ is switching publishers

NEW YORK -- “The Cartel” author Don Winslow will have a new publisher for the sequel to his acclaimed novel about the Mexico drug wars.

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, announced Thursday that it had reached a two-book deal with the crime novelist. One book will complete the trilogy that includes “The Power of the Dog” and “The Cartel,” both released by Alfred A. Knopf. The other novel with William Morrow is set in New York.

Titles of the new books were not announced. Ridley Scott is expected to direct a film adaptation of “The Cartel.”

Filmmaker Michael Moore: ‘Sorry,’ but Trump likely to win

LOS ANGELES -- Filmmaker Michael Moore is causing a stir with his comments about Donald Trump. The famously liberal Moore says he’s sorry to say it, but he thinks the Republican could win the presidency.

In a Wednesday night appearance on an online edition of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Moore said he thought the verbal attacks on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at this week’s Republican National Convention play to “a lot of people” Trump has to win over to become president.

“I think Trump is going to win. I’m sorry,” he said. “People are in denial of this, but the chance of winning is really, really good.”

The director of “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 911″ compared Trump’s strategy to the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ cast remembers Anton Yelchin

SAN DIEGO -- “Star Trek Beyond” producer J.J. Abrams and members of the cast helped launch San Diego Comic Con on Wednesday night with a tribute to Anton Yelchin, who played Pavel Chekov in the series and was killed in a freak auto accident last month at his home.

Before an outdoor screening of the new film, Abrams told the crowd “As wonderful as this is to be here with all of you, and to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, there is something wrong tonight,” said Abrams. “There is something missing tonight, there is someone missing tonight.”

“Anton Yelchin should be here,” Abrams said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “Anton’s parents are here, Irina and Victor. We love their son and if I could ask everyone to have a moment of silence for our dear friend, Anton.”

Abrams, who directed the first two films of the rebooted franchise, and cast members wore black Star Trek pins on their lapels to honor 27-year-old Yelchin, who died when his car accidentally rolled backward and pinned him against a fence.

Chris Pine, who plays Captain Kirk in the films, told Entertainment Weekly “All I can say is he’s a wonderful human being. “I miss him dearly.”

Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty and co-wrote the latest movie, said “He was an incredible guy and this is for him tonight...I know people want to know how we feel and stuff, but if you’ve ever lost anybody prematurely in circumstances that defy explanation it’s not really an experience you can put into words. It’s beyond devastating...”

John Cho, who plays Sulu, said “I just thought it would be appropriate to show our unity in regards to his passing, how much we love him ... . I’m glad we could show our love for him this way.”