emma stone cruella de vil

Last year, screenwriter Kelly Marcel was given the unenviable task of writing a live-action movie centered around Cruella de Vil, the nastiest and most inherently unlikable character in the Disney animated canon. Other baddies may have larger plots (like seizing control of entire kingdoms), but the villainess from 101 Dalmatians wants to abduct and murder puppies so she can make coats. Compared to the buffoonish Gaston or the power-hungry Evil Queen, she is literally Satan.

Now, Disney is currently looking to cast overwhelmingly lovable Emma Stone as a young Cruella in the appropriately titled Cruella. That’s certainly step one in finding some way to make a cruel dog killer a viable lead character in a tentpole movie. Read on about the Emma Stone Cruella de Vil casting below.

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Hollywood’s been rooting around in your old childhood toybox again, and this time they’ve dug up your forgotten troll collection. You remember trolls, right? Those pug-nosed plastic dolls with the bright big furry hair? Well, they’re getting their own movie from DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox later this year, and today we have a first look at its star-studded cast (including Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake) and the characters they’ll be voicing.  Read More »

Chewbacca Actor

Even though fans have never seen his face in a Star Wars movie, fans of the sci-fi saga know exactly who Peter Mayhew is. For those who don’t, he’s the 7’2″ British actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy and Revenge of the Sith. And Mayhew was once again recruited to play the Wookiee in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, there’s a new actor who also helped bring the Wookiee to life as well. Find out who this new Chewbacca actor is after the jump. Read More »

Rachel Keller in Fargo

Between Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, Daredevil and Jessica Jones on Netflix, Gotham on Fox, Supergirl on CBS, and Arrow, The Flash, and now Legends of Tomorrow on The CW, our DVRs are absolutely clogged with capes and tights. It’d take a lot for yet another superhero series to cut through all that noise — and yet FX’s X-Men drama Legion already looks like it might do just that.

For starters, Fargo creator Noah Hawley is steering this one. If the guy could make a small-screen extension of a Coen brothers classic look like a good idea, just imagine what he could do with a superhero saga. For another, it’s just picked up Fargo breakout Rachel Keller as its female lead. More about the first Legion casting after the jump.  Read More »

Pamela Anderson as CJ Parker in Baywatch

A generation after the original Baywatch debuted on TV, Paramount is preparing to introduce a whole new generation to the joys of slow-mo beach runs. Which means, of course, they’ll need a new C.J. Parker, the pneumatic lifeguard played by Pamela Anderson in the 1990s TV series.

Well, as of now, the search is over. Actress and model Kelly Rohrbach has been set to fill Anderson’s iconic red swimsuit in the Baywatch movie, joining Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and Alexandra Daddario. Click through to see the first video of Rohrbach in action on set.  Read More »

Tessa Thompson in Dear White People

Alex Garland‘s next feature film is shaping up to have a cast as good as his last one did — and that’s really saying something, considering Ex Machina starred Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander. His new project Annihilation already has Natalie Portman and Gina Rodriguez in place, and now it’s looking to bring Creed breakout Tessa Thompson into the fold as well.

More details on the Tessa Thompson Annihilation casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Bond 25

Last fall brought the return of Daniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre, and along with him came a classic villain played by Christoph Waltz. As of now the future of the 007 franchise is uncertain, with no new movie in development and no official or unofficial sequel date on the horizon, but there may be one detail that is already set.

Christoph Waltz is rumored to be coming back not just for Bond 25, but also for Bond 26. However, there’s a catch. Waltz will only return for the sequels if Daniel Craig comes back as James Bond. Otherwise he’s out. Find out more below, but beware of spoilers for Spectre if you haven’t seen it. Read More »

Tony Jaa in xXx 3

Back in the summer of 2014, Vin Diesel said that he would finally be getting back to the character of Xander Cage from xXx 3 with production heading to the Philippines. But it wasn’t until last fall that the sequel was finally making progress. Disturbia and Eagle Eye helmer D.J. Caruso was named as director, and Samuel L. Jackson was slated to return as Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons. Now two new cast members have been revealed, and the studio is really going for international appeal.

International action stars Jet Li (Lethal Weapon 4, The One) and Tona Jaa (The Protector, Ong-bak) are reportedly joining the cast along with Indian superstar actress Deepika Padukone. Find out what we know about xXx 3 after the jump! Read More »

next michael haneke movie

A year and a half ago, director Michael Haneke was one actor away from rolling cameras on his long-gestating project, Flashmob. And then the whole thing fell apart and the master behind films like Funny Games, The Piano Teacher, Cache, and the Oscar-winning Amour found himself without a new film. But you can’t keep Germany’s master of cinematic misery down for too long, as he finally has another film in the pipeline and he’s reuniting with a few familiar performers.

The next Michael Haneke film is Happy End and it will star Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant, both of whom are veterans of his previous films. Plot details are scarce at the moment, but we’ll go ahead and make this bold prediction: Huppert and Trintignant will endure severe physical and emotional torment in shot with such icy precision that your mind will reel.

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