Robert Downey Jr YouTube

Robert Downey Jr. knows all about artificial intelligence. Okay, fine – he’s spent the last decade playing a character who does. Now the once and future Iron Man will have a chance to learn about A.I. up close and personal, because he’ll be serving as the host of a new YouTube documentary series devoted to that topic. Learn more about the new Robert Downey Jr YouTube show below.
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The Boys Cast - Elisabeth Shue

After gestating for years in various forms, it looks like an adaptation of Garth Ennis’ and Darick Robertson’s acclaimed comic book The Boys is finally coming together as a new series at Amazon. The project has already been given a straight-to-series order, and 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg is being brought in to direct the pilot written by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless) after producers Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg handed over the reins back in April.

The Boys cast has already been filled out rather nicely with the likes of Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligottChace CrawfordJessie T. UsherJack Quaid, Nathan MitchelErin Moriarty, and Karen Fukuhara. But now one more addition has been revealed as a series regular: Elisabeth Shue. Read More »

it 2 cast james ransone

The It Chapter 2 casting continues to impress. James Ransone, who appeared in Sinister and Tangerine, has joined the It 2 cast as Eddie Kaspbrak, a role played originally by Jack Dylan Grazer in the 2017 film. Also: Andy Bean will play Stan Uris, a part originated by Wyatt Oleff.

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solo cameo

A few days ago, Mark Hamill accidentally let slip a Solo cameo that none of us were expecting. According to Hamill, a well-known Star Wars actor makes a surprise appearance in the newest Star Wars Story film. Now, we have confirmation that Hamill was telling the truth – and that the actor isn’t playing the character we thought he was. Spoilers follow.

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Uptown Saturday Night Remake

It’s been years since we heard about the gestating remake of Uptown Saturday Night. But the project appears to be back on track, albeit with some changes behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

The original 1974 comedy Uptown Saturday Night starred screen legend Sidney Poitier and sexual assaulter Bill Cosby as two friends who sneak out to visit a high-class but illegal club, and it ends up bringing them more trouble than fun. A remake was once in the works a few years ago that would have had Anchorman helmer Adam McKay directing Will Smith and Denzel Washington in the lead roles from a script by Forgetting Sarah Marshall scribe Nicholas Stoller. But that’s all in the past.

Now Kevin Hart is slated to start in the Uptown Saturday Night remake, and Will Smith will only be producing by way of his Overbrook Entertainment production banner alongside his partner James Lassiter. But that’s not the only change behind the scenes. Read More »

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You know all about how the fictional Will Smith’s life got flipped, turned upside down in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but it’s easy to forget that real-life Hollywood superstar Will Smith’s life took just as dramatic a turn. Before he became one of the biggest sitcom stars of the ’90s — and shortly after, one of the biggest stars in Hollywood —Will Smith was just one-half of a rap duo who had the biggest flop of their short-lived career. Broke, humiliated, and in trouble with the IRS, Smith didn’t even consider getting into acting. Until he met the real-life Prince of Bel-Air.

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Panama Papers movie

Netflix wants more Panama Papers-related projects in their line-up. They already have one film in the works about that subject, and now it looks like they’re circling Steven Soderbergh‘s Panama Papers movie The Laundromat. Plus: Meryl Streep has joined the cast, and Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas are both in talks to star.

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Martin Freeman joins Civil War

In this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) joins a Facebook Watch show
  • Martin Freeman (Black Panther) will star in an espionage thriller
  • Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter) boards a new drama
  • Eiza González (Baby Driver) signs on for the Kung Fury movie
  • And many more!

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Dan Stevens Pale Blue Dot

Ever since he managed to do the impossible and adapt the Coen Brother’s Oscar-winning movie Fargo into a terrific TV series for FX, I’ve been patiently waiting to see what Noah Hawley would do in the world of movies. After a brief flirtation with Universal’s Dark Universe (RIP, we barely knew ye) and creating the brain-melting series Legion, Hawley lined up his feature directing debut, an astronaut drama called Pale Blue Dot. Now he’s bringing his Legion star along for the ride – Dan Stevens has just signed on play a supporting part.

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Yet another impressive actor is eyeing a part in Quentin Tarantino‘s impeccable Once Upon A Time In Hollywood cast. Timothy Olyphant has tossed his hat in the ring and may co-star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds and more.

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