The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie is lousy with stars as it is, with Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos, and Smosh (a.k.a. Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla) all set to lend their voices to the video game adaptation. But apparently there’s still room for one more late-breaking addition.

Country superstar and The Voice judge Blake Shelton has also climbed aboard the animated adventure in the role of a pig. He’s also come up with an original tune for the movie, which he admitted posed a bit of a challenge. “I can write things about myself and my life,” he said. “But I don’t have a whole lot of experience being shot out of a slingshot at pigs.” Fair enough. Get your first look at the Angry Birds Blake Shelton character after the jump.  Read More »

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Christopher Nolan directing Interstellar

Maybe he doesn’t go on about “mystery boxes,” but in his own way Christopher Nolan is as stubbornly secretive as any filmmaker out there. For example, we’ve known for months that Nolan was working on a new movie to open in 2017 — but until a few days ago, we had no idea what it was about or even what genre it’d be in.

Still, not even Nolan can keep every detail under lock and key forever, and today a few more details have trickled out about his next effort. As it turns out, Nolan’s next directorial effort is indeed a World War II drama. According to a new report, it’s called Dunkirk, and Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, and Mark Rylance are already in talks to star in it. (There’s no word yet on whether Nolan’s good-luck charm Michael Caine will also be involved, though we wouldn’t bet against it.) Read More »

TUPAC SHAKUR

Morgan Creek has spent the past several years developing a Tupac Shakur biopic, without a lot to show for it. But nothing sparks creative progress like a looming deadline, and so with the clock running out on the music rights, the project is finally making some big strides.

Earlier this month All Eyez on Me found a new director in Benny Boom, and now it’s found a new lead as well, in relative newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. In addition, Jamal Woolard has been set to play the Notorious B.I.G. Get more details on the Tupac Shakur biopic casting, and see the first photos of Shipp on set, after the jump.  Read More »

Star-Lord's Father

Not long ago, a big rumor about the identity of Star-Lord’s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was circling online, prompting James Gunn to vehemently debunk it and lament spoiler culture in general. But a little while after that, a far less spoilerly detail about the same character surfaced with word that Kurt Russell was in the running to play the mysterious character.

Now the actor himself has confirmed that he’s in the running for the role. However, before he seriously considers it, he needs to sit down and watch the first one, because he hasn’t watched it yet, and knows absolutely nothing about it. Find out more below! Read More »

Star Wars Episode VIII cast

Star Wars: The Force Awakens did a bang-up job of bringing us back to the galaxy far, far away. It did justice to our favorite classic characters while introducing fresh faces to fall in love with, including Rey and Finn and Poe. So now that Lucasfilm has us invested in this whole new generation of heroes and villains, what’s next? Who’s coming back in Episode VIII? (Spoilers for The Force Awakens ahead.)  Read More »

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child artwork

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint completed their run as Harry, Ron, and Hermione in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. But now with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set to open in London’s West End next year, there’s a new trio in town.

Jamie ParkerPaul Thorney, and Noma Dumezweni have just been cast as Harry, Ron, and Hermione respectively in the upcoming two-part play, described as “the eighth story, nineteen years later.” Learn about the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Rocky Marciano Biopic

While this year saw the return of Rocky Balboa training the son of Apollo Creed on the path of becoming a new boxing champion, Jeremy Renner is looking to tell the story of a real boxer named Rocky in a new biopic.

The Bourne Legacy and The Avengers franchise star is attached to star in Undefeated: The Rocky Marciano Story, and as you may have guessed, it will tell the story of the iconic boxer from his childhood to his untimely death. As the title implies, he’s the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire from the sport with an undefeated record. Read More »

Katherine Waterston Starring in ‘Alien: Covenant’

Katherine Waterston in Alien

This is not a bad year to be Katherine Waterston. The actress broke out last year with Inherent Vice, and since then, she’s delivered an emotional performance in Steve Jobs and shot the highly anticipated  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The actresses’ next job? A starring role in Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant.

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Sharon Stone in Agent X

Tommy Wiseau‘s infamous cult favorite The Room features a no-name cast of first-time actors, starting with Tommy Wiseau himself — the director / writer / producer cast also himself as the lead, despite a total lack of professional experience on every single one of those fronts. James Franco‘s making-of movie about The Room, on the other hand, is turning out to be quite the star-studded affair.

The latest notable name to sign on for The Disaster Artist is Sharon Stone, who’ll star alongside Dave FrancoSeth RogenZac Efron, and many more in the film. Find out who she’s playing after the jump.  Read More »