The Han Solo cast just keeps getting bigger and better. Thandie Newton is reportedly orbiting the Star Wars spinoff, which also stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson. The news comes just one day after we learned that Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) was also in talks. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie) are directing. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Marvel’s Runaways has one of the greatest high concepts in modern superhero comics: what if a group of kids learned that their parents were all members of a super villain group known as The Pride? And what if they fled their homes and decided to use their inherited abilities for good? Originally created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Adrian Alphona, the series was short-lived in its original incarnation but has only grown in popularity over the years as more people realize just how good it is. It was inevitable that it would become a television show and Hulu was lucky to get there first.
Now, shortly after the core cast of kids was announced, we know who will be playing their parents.
Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Peter Sciretta
UPDATE 2/10/17: Deadline reports Smith has decided not to join Dumbo after all. Original story follows.
A couple of years ago, it was announced that Tim Burton was developing a live-action Dumbo for Walt Disney Pictures. We had not heard anything about the project since that announcement and assumed it had fallen into development heck, but it is apparently still chugging along like the Casey Junior Circus train. And who is circling the project to star? Will Smith.
Hit the jump to learn more about the project and find out more about Will Smith in Dumbo.
Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Ethan Anderton
When it comes to inspiration and influence, you’d be hard pressed to find someone mentioned by today’s famous comedy talents more than Del Close. You may not know the man by name, but he’s been responsible for mentoring some of the biggest names in comedy today, pushing them to see comedy as more than just a way to make people laugh. Mike Myers, John Belushi, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Gilda Radner, Amy Sedaris, Adam McKay and more all studied under Close before he passed away in 1999.
Even after his death, Close continues to influence up-and-coming comedians as many of his foundations of improv comedy are taught in workshops and classes all over the world. Now the man will be played by one of his most famous students in a new comedy.
Find out more about the Del Close movie after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Peter Sciretta
Bryan Singer‘s untitled X-Men drama pilot has cast its first mutant. Blair Redford (Switched at Birth, Satisfaction) is the first actor to join the big Marvel television series. Learn who he’ll play, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Jack Giroux
There’s a bit of a holdup on the World War Z sequel. We don’t know the exact reason why Paramount hasn’t green-lighted the movie, but they’ve created an opening for Brad Pitt to pursue another job for the near future. The actor is now thinking about starring in director James Gray‘s (The Lost City of Z) original science-fiction film, Ad Astra (translation: “Through hardships to the stars.”).
Below, learn more about the James Gray sci-fi movie.
Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Peter Sciretta
Netflix has released a bunch of teaser trailers and made a ton of announcements today, many of which we’ve already covered elsewhere on the site. One of the announcements is the casting of Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson (Green Mile, Pieces of April) and Campbell Scott (Big Night, Roger Dodger) in their hit political dramatic series House Of Cards. Learn more about their casting and see some House of Cards Season 5 photos, after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Alita: Battle Angel has one of the most unique pedigrees of any major motion picture on the horizon: this is an adaptation of a Japanese manga developed by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez. That’s a recipe for something very interesting and I’m curious to see what that combination of names will deliver, especially since they’re filming the whole thing far from Hollywood, in Rodriguez’s home turf of Austin, Texas.
Now, late in production, another name has been added to the cast: Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly.
Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Peter Sciretta
Avengers: Infinity War began filming in Atlanta two weeks ago, but Marvel has still yet to send out a press release announcing the film’s cast. But we’ve gotten a bunch of cast confirmations via social media postings and spotting outside of the production. The latest is a confirmation that Benicio Del Toro will be reprising his role as The Collector for the upcoming epic crossover event film. Learn some more details about The Collector Infinity War casting, after the jump.
Posted on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 by Ethan Anderton
The cast of the first Pitch Perfect already had quite the ensemble with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittan Snow and Anna Camp leading the Bellas, with Adam DeVine, Skylar Astin and Ben Platt playing Treblemakers, not to mention Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins as the dedicated a capella commentators. Pitch Perfect 2 beefed up things ever so slightly with Hailee Steinfeld and Chrissie Fit joining the ranks of the Bellas. And now another fantastic addition is coming to Pitch Perfect 3.
John Litghow has a decorated career includes Footloose, Harry and the Hendersons, The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment,The Pelican Brief, the NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun, Shrek, the underrated Orange County, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the Showtime series Dexter, This Is 40 and more recently a Golden Globe nominated turn as Winston Churchill in The Crown. Now he’s taking a role in Pitch Perfect 3. Read More »