Keith Stanfield

Netflix’s Death Note is jotting down another name. Straight Outta Compton and Short Term 12 actor Keith Stanfield has reportedly closed a deal to star in the manga adaptation, alongside Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys) and Nat Wolff (Paper Towns). Adam Wingard (The Guest) is directing.  Read More »

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Angelina Jolie in by the Sea

Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express remake has a long way to go if it hopes to catch up to the star power of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 version, which featured Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, and Vanessa Redgrave. But getting Angelina Jolie on board is probably a good place to start. The actress has reportedly entered early talks to join Kenneth Branagh, who will both star in and direct the mystery.  Read More »

Spider-Man: Homecoming Kenneth Choi

Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man will be crossing paths with one of Captain America’s old war buddies… only he won’t be one of Captain America’s old war buddies anymore. Kenneth Choi, who played Howling Commando Jim Morita in Captain America: The First Avenger, has joined Spider-Man: Homecoming in a separate and apparently unrelated role. He won’t be the first actor to play two different characters within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though it’s still somewhat uncommon. Read More »

Helena Bonham Carter in Cinderella

Warner Bros. has recruited two more for its Ocean’s Eleven spinoff. Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter have reportedly joined Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in the heist film, which is being directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games). We’ve got a long way to go before that cast is full, but Kaling, Bonham Carter, Bullock, and Blanchett are a rock-solid start.  Read More »

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After a three-year absence from the big screen, Sach Baron Cohen returned with this year’s The Brothers Grimsby and Alice Through the Looking Glass. The action-comedy was one of the first box-office bombs of the year, while the recent Disney sequel failed to live up to expectations. Cohen doesn’t have any other projects that we know of currently scheduled for release, but he’s just signed on to play Mandrake the Magician, the comic book hero created in 1934 by Lee Falk.

Below, learn more about the Mandrake the Magician movie.

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Archer

The characters of Archer have only changed so much over the years. If they ever truly evolved as people, after all, they’d no longer be the unrepentant assholes we’ve come to love. But the show itself has morphed a couple of times, first into a crime show in season 5 and then into a P.I. series in season 7. Might Archer make an even bigger leap someday? Like into the world of live-action films, perhaps?

Executive producer Matt Thompson isn’t ruling out a possible Archer movie, revealing that he and series creator Adam Reed “have definitely talked about it.” And while they’ve yet to make up their mind about whether this (purely theoretical, at this point) movie would be animated or live-action, they know exactly who they’d want playing Sterling Archer if they go the latter route: Mad Men star Jon HammRead More »

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Scoring Hamilton tickets went from difficult to impossible last week, following news that star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda would take his last bow in July. But if you’re bummed about missing out, maybe today’s news will offer some small measure of consolation. A Hamilton mini-reunion is headed to big screens this fall, in the form of Disney Animation’s Moana.

As previously reported, Manuel is writing original music for the Disney adventure. Now we’ve learned that his Hamilton co-star Phillipa Soo will be lending her voice to the project, which also features the talents Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho. Read More »

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Two geek-friendly properties are casting up. Over in Sony’s little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Homecoming has added Little Men breakout Michael Barbieri to its growing roster, alongside Tom Holland and Zendaya. Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One has a new player in the form of Japanese actor and musician Win MorisakiRead More »