picard series director

20 years later, one first officer of Star Trek: The Next Generation is getting promoted to captain for CBS All Access’ upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series. Jonathan Frakes, who played William Riker in the beloved sci-fi series, has been tapped as a Picard series director, reuniting him with his USS Enterprise captain played by Patrick Stewart.

However, Frakes, who has directed plenty of TV and Star Trek projects since he left the role of Riker, won’t be stepping in front of the camera for the still-untitled Picard series. That will be left to Stewart and his newest cast members, including Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones.

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With Murder on the Orient Express, director and actor Kenneth Branagh loaded the cast with famous faces and impressive actors, all in the name of bringing Agatha Christie’s mystery to life. Branagh clearly wants to repeat this approach with the sequel, Death on the Nile. Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Jodie Comer already have parts, and now Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright has climbed aboard the Death on the Nile cast as well. Wright will play one of the suspects Branagh’s Hercule Poirot is investigating.

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Chris Hemsworth in Jay and SIlent Bob Reboot

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot finished production earlier this month, but that’s not stopping writer/director Kevin Smith from continuing to add names to the big roster of people stopping by the comedy sequel. The filmmaker took to Instagram over the weekend to reveal The Avengers franchise star Chris Hemsworth filmed some kind of small role for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Plus, Kevin Smith has finished his first cut of the movie, and thankfully it’s nowhere near as long as Avengers: Endgame. Read More »

The Eternals cast Ma Dong-seok

Train to Busan‘s Ma Dong-seok will make his American acting debut in The Eternals. The future Marvel film is being helmed by Chloé Zhao, with Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani both likely to join the film in undisclosed roles. The Eternals is inspired by the comic characters created by Jack Kirby, and focuses on super-powered, god-like beings. More on The Eternals cast below.

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john cena suicide squad

Looks like writer/director James Gunn truly is using a similar formula with DC’s The Suicide Squad as he did with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – at least when it comes to casting. Gunn chose Dave Bautista, a former wrestler, to play one of the members of his ensemble in Guardians, and now a new report says that former wrestler John Cena is in talks to join returning players Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and fellow newcomer Idris Elba in the ensemble cast of The Suicide Squad. Read More »

the french dispatch cast

Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch cast is already stacked, but a few more names won’t hurt. Anderson recently revealed Christoph Waltz has a small part in the film, marking the first time the actor has worked with Anderson. Anderson also revealed some new plot details, stating that the film focused on an American journalist in France.

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in the heights movie cast stephanie beatriz

The In the Heights movie cast continues to grow, as Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu sets out to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s other Broadway musical to the big screen. Jimmy SmitsBrooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz, and several other actors have been added in the past few days. Hamilton veteran Anthony Ramos stars in the movie, which is based on Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical.

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Jennifer Lawrence Red Sparrow

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has appeared in 19 movies since her breakout role in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, and Dark Phoenix, her 20th film in 9 years, comes out in under two months. But if it feels like you haven’t seen much of Lawrence lately, it’s because she took a well-deserved break from acting and hasn’t spent much time on a movie set since 2017.

But a new report says she’s ending her hiatus with a mysterious new independent film from distributor A24, the company responsible for films like Moonlight, Hereditary, Eighth Grade, and more. Learn what we know about this new Jennifer Lawrence secret movie below.
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Lena Waithe Westworld

HBO is currently basking in the glory of their final season of Game of Thrones, but the day is soon approaching when they no longer have the same stranglehold on the pop culture conversation as they do now. They’ve invested some serious money into Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy‘s sci-fi western series Westworld as an heir apparent, but the audience has dropped significantly from the first to the second season.

But after a frustrating second season, the show is making all the right moves to hook me all over again. Multi-hyphenate Lena Waithe (Ready Player One) has joined the cast for Westworld season 3, which will air on the premium cable channel sometime in 2020. Read More »

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Michelle Yeoh is heading to Pandora.

The legendary actress, who recently earned critical acclaim for her roles in Star Trek: Discovery and last year’s Crazy Rich Asians, is the latest person to join the sprawling cast of James Cameron‘s mega-budget science fiction sequels to the highest-grossing movie in the world. Find out who she’ll play below.
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