murder on the orient express cast

When Willem Dafoe signs up for a movie, that film is pretty much guaranteed to have at least one good performance. We expect nothing less of Dafoe, an actor I can’t think of giving an underwhelming performance in recent memory. Not only is he consistent, he’s also great more often than not, so it’s satisfying to learn he’s joined Kenneth Branagh‘s Murder on the Orient Express remake.

Below, learn more about the Murder on the Orient Express cast.

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‘Star Wars’ Actors and Filmmakers Mourn Carrie Fisher

Star Wars Actors and Directors Mourn Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher passed away yesterday at the age of 60. Although best known for her work as Princess Leia Organa in four Star Wars movies, she was so much more: a tremendous writer, an incredible wit, one of Hollywood’s most prolific script doctors, and a brutally honest personality whose openness about mental illness provided hope and inspiration for many.

The fact that we can build an entire article around her colleagues saying nice things about her speaks volumes.

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Peter Rabbit First Look Photo

Back in the fall, we learned that Sony Pictures was reaching back into literary history for a new live-action and computer generated hybrid film by adapting Beatrix Potter‘s classic character Peter Rabbit for his own movie. The film has late night sensation James Corden voicing the titular bunny, and now we have our first look at the updated version of the character in his photorealistic animated form.

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episode 8 luke skywalker costume

In this edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Star Wars: Episode 8 director Rian Johnson made an interesting request at this year’s BNAT.
  • Daisy Ridley has seen some, but not much, Episode 8 footage.
  • John Williams has begun work on his Episode 8 score.

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Rey's parents / Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford)

One of the big questions we had going into Star Wars: The Force Awakens was who, exactly, Rey could be related to… and one of the big questions we had coming out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was still who, exactly, Rey could be related to. Although the character makes reference to a family that left her behind on Jakku, she doesn’t say who her parents are, and the film doesn’t spend much time dwelling on that aspect of her past.

Naturally, in the absence of confirmed info, tons of theories have sprung up. Fans have wondered if Rey could secretly be a Skywalker, a Kenobi, a Solo, a Palpatine, an Erso, or some combination of the above. But Rey herself, Daisy Ridley, apparently thought the answer was hiding in plain sight. The actress said she thought “a lot was answered in The Force Awakens,” and that it wasn’t until later that she realized fans were still in the dark about Rey’s heritage.  Read More »

Tom Holland Chaos Walking

Actor Tom Holland might live in a world populated entirely by men for director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow). The Spider-Man: Homecoming star is currently in talks to act alongside Daisy Ridley in the post-apocalyptic YA movie Chaos Walking, based on part one of author Patrick Ness‘ trilogy. Lionsgate is eyeing a 2017 production start date for the film.

Below, learn more about the Tom Holland Chaos Walking casting news.

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Murder on the Orient Express cast

Penélope Cruz is the latest actor to sign up for Kenneth Branagh‘s star-studded remake of Murder on the Orient Express. The cast already includes Dame Judi DenchDerek JacobiMichelle Pfeiffer, Daisy RidleyMichael Peña, and Johnny Depp. We already know the characters they’re all playing, but Cruz’s role is currently unknown.

Below, learn more about the Murder on the Orient Express cast.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Kylo Ren Never Met Rey

Even though Star Wars fans in the United States won’t be able to get their hands on the Collector’s Edition 3D Blu-ray release until November 15th, some fans around the world already have the home video release on shelves. That means some fans have already gotten a chance to listen to the entirety of the director’s commentary from J.J. Abrams, instead of just the snippets of information that have been teased. And there appears to be one major revelation providing some new details on Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley).

In the scene where Kylo Ren tracks down Rey on Takodana, after she’s had the Force vision in Maz Kanata’s castle, J.J. Abrams reveals that Kylo Ren never met Rey before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But does that actually debunk any theories fans have had about Rey’s parentage or potential history with Luke Skywalker? Find out after the jump. Read More »

Daisy Ridley Mary Sue Rey Criticism

The Force Awakens faced the massive challenge of introducing a whole new cast of characters to the Star Wars universe, and they somehow succeeded with flying colors. Charming Poe, friendly Finn, capable Rey, and adorable BB-8 all proved to be massive hits with fans of all ages. Well, most fans, anyway. A handful of moviegoers have dismissed Rey as a “Mary Sue” — a fandom term for an overly idealized female wish-fulfillment character.

Now Daisy Ridley herself has responded to the Mary Sue criticisms, explaining why her character doesn’t fit the bill and questioning the whole concept of a Mary Sue to begin with. Read More »

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the force awakens commentary

Like any movie with the words “star” and “wars” in the title, Star Wars: The Force Awakens ignited all kinds of conversations when it was released last year. Fans picked apart every scene in the movie, but no moment was more throughly dissected than Rey’s “Forceback,” where Daisy Ridley‘s Jedi-to-be touches Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber and finds herself propelled into a wild flashback involving Cloud City, the Knights of Ren, and her own abandonment on Jakku. And thanks to the upcoming collector’s edition Blu-ray of the film, someone else is finally able to weigh in on this scene: director J.J. Abrams.

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