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Coen Brothers Continue To Collect A-List Stars For 'Hail, Caesar!'

July 10th, 2014 3:01pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Ethan and Joel Coen are slowly gathering a spectacular cast for their next film, Hail, Caesar!. Jonah Hill recently confirmed he's joined the project, and Scarlett Johansson is reportedly in negotiations.

According to Variety, the Coen brothers are working to cast the pregnant Johansson for the film, which is ironically about a 1950s actress who becomes pregnant just as her new film begins production. The movie will follow a "fixer" for the film studio who works to keep all of their stars out of trouble, and it sounds like this pregnant actress is the latest issue for him.

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The Mockingjay Lives In New 'Hunger Games' Teaser Trailer

July 9th, 2014 7:13pm EDT
The Mockingjay Lives In New 'Hunger Games' Teaser Trailer
Lionsgate just released the second teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," which features President Snow (Donald Sutherland) delivering another feel-good speech about Panem.

While Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) stand by his side, Snow declares: "Throughout this great nation, never have we been more unified. Because now more than ever, Panem is speaking with one voice. The Capitol and districts are bound together in solidarity."

The video is interrupted by Beetee Latier (Jeffrey Wright), who has hacked into the system to let the Capitol, and all...
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Disney Readies Another Classic Animated Film For Live-Action: 'Dumbo'

July 9th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Dumbo
Disney is reaching back into the 1940s for another classic carton to bring to life: Hollywood Reporter has revealed the House of Mouse has begun work on a live-action Dumbo.

The 1941 movie was the fourth feature film by Walt Disney Animation Studios, after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia. It went on to win an Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture and was nominated for Best Original Song for "Baby Mine."

Dumbo will become the sixth classic animated film by Disney to be re-imagined into a live-action feature. It follows Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderla...
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Christian Bale Gets Biblical In First Trailer For 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'

July 9th, 2014 12:30pm EDT
Christian Bale Gets Biblical In First Trailer For 'Exodus: Gods
Christian Bale and Ridley Scott are teaming up for Exodus: Gods and Kings, which just got a first trailer that proves it aims to beat out Noah as the best Biblical epic this year.

In typical Ridley Scott fashion, the period piece will feature giant battles and sweeping sets, as seen in the first seconds of a trailer when two armies charge and a cloaked figure looks over a populated ravine at night. Joel Edgerton's Ramses snarls to Bale's Moses, "You say you didn't cause all this, you say this is not all your fault – so let's just see who is more effective at killing: you or me."

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Daniel Radcliffe Says He Won't Play Harry Potter Again

July 9th, 2014 9:23am EDT
Daniel Radcliffe Says He Won't Play Harry Potter Again
Even though J.K. Rowling has written a new story about the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends, actor Daniel Radcliffe won't be putting on his wizard's robe again.

On Tuesday he was asked during a TV critics press tour whether he would play Potter on the big screen again. According to the New York Daily News, he answered: "I'm inclined to say no. It's not even really a hypothetical question now."

He added, “I haven't read it yet, though I will. But my understanding is that it's very short, not worthy of adaptation to film."

Radcliffe, who is 24, pointed out that in Rowling's new s...
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J.K. Rowling Releases A New Harry Potter Story

July 8th, 2014 7:34pm EDT
J.K. Rowling Releases A New Harry Potter Story
Author J.K. Rowling has written a new story based off the "Harry Potter" characters, which takes places following the events in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

The story is told from the perspective of The Daily Prophet gossip columnist Rita Skeeter and centers on Harry, now 34, who attends a Quidditch World Cup tournament with his sons James and Albus and wife Ginny Weasley, who is a reporter. Hermione, an employee at the Ministry of Magic, and Ron, a co-manager at Weasley's Wizards Wheezes, are also featured, along with Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood.

Harry is decribed wit...
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Video Shows Imperial Forces Gathering At Frankfurt Airport In Germany

July 8th, 2014 3:30pm EDT
'Star Wars: Episode VII' Video Shows Imperial Forces Gathering A
The set of the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII may be in a state of constant lockdown and secrecy, but that won't stop even the best of the movie set spies and inside agents from getting in for a look.

While J.J. Abrams and the cast of the sequel are hard at work filming, one spy did happen to infiltrate the Imperial base in Frankfurt, Germany.

A new video posted online shows that the Empire is alive and well and gathering their forces at the Imperial Starport (aka Frankfurt Airport).

Watch as an imperial shuttle is spotted coming in for a landing, flanked by two TIE fighters. When th...
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Andrew Lloyd Webber Considers Bringing 'Cats' To Big Screen As Show Returns To London Stage

July 8th, 2014 12:17pm EDT
Webber, Nunn, Lynne and Cats cast members
Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is considering adapting his popular stage musical "Cats" for the big screen.

Webber was accompanied by director Trevor Nunn and choreographer Gillian Lynne in London on Monday to announce the show's return to the city's West End theater district later this year. The show will debut at the London Palladium in December following a 12-year hiatus.

During a press event on Monday, Webber said that while "Cats" is the most likely of his productions to get a cinematic adaptation, there are also others that could follow.

"Yes I think it's very possible that...
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Harrison Ford's Ankle Injury Halts 'Star Wars' Production

July 7th, 2014 1:23pm EDT
Harrison Ford's Ankle Injury Halts 'Star Wars' Production
Disney will close down production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" next month for a couple of weeks while Harrison Ford continues to recover from an ankle injury he sustained on set.

The actor, 71, broke his leg in early June after a piece of the spacecraft Millenium Falcon fell on him at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom. Ford, who is reprising his role as Han Solo, had surgery, and less than three weeks after the incident was spotted hobbling around with a crutch.

Filming has since continued; however, movie executives have revealed that they will shut down production for two weeks in Au...
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RiffTrax vs. Sharknado: Michael J. Nelson Previews Skewer Of SyFy's Cult Hit

July 7th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
RiffTrax vs. Sharknado: Michael J. Nelson Previews Skewer Of SyF
Yesterday, we brought you our list of 10 Movies So Bad, They're Good - well, no one knows a bad movie like Michael J. Nelson. He endured them for years as one of the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and currently, alongside his friends and fellow MST3K vets Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, makes them bearable for us as RiffTrax. This week, the RiffTrax guys are taking on one of their best choices over: SyFy's cult sea life-disaster movie, Sharknado. We chatted with Mike recently to ask him how such a feat of genius happened.

"It was funny. We were deluged with people, even before it cam...
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