Casting

The 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Has Added An Awesome Actor To Its Cast

6/11/2015 9:04am EDT
Chris Hemsworth In 'Ghostbusters': Australian Hunk To Play Recep
Chris Hemsworth, the Australian actor most known for his role as Thor, is joining the cast of the upcoming "Ghostbusters" reboot. The actor will play a receptionist in the comedy, filling the role originally played by Annie Potts in the first two films of the franchise, which were released in 1984 and 1986.

The 2016 reboot will focus on a group of female ghost hunters played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. "Bridesmaids" filmmaker Paul Feig is onboard to direct the project.

Hemsworth is primarily known for his roles in action films such as "Star Trek," "...
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Crowe Gives Heart-Felt Apology

6/3/2015 5:45pm EDT
'Aloha' Director Cameron Crowe Apologies For Emma Stone Casting
It's been a rough few days for 'Aloha' director Cameron Crowe. The director, who has given very few interviews to promote his film, finally spoke out on Tuesday about the negative reaction to the flick and specifically commented on the controversy surrounding his casting of Emma Stone as the one-quarter Hawaiian character Allison Ng.

Crowe posted a statement on his own blog, TheUncool.

"I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice. As far back as 2007, Captain Allison Ng was written to be ...
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It's Official: Eddie Redmayne Cast In Harry Potter Spinoff

6/2/2015 10:45am EDT
Eddie Redmayne
It's official. Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander in the Harry Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them."

Warner Bros. Pictures' President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman said in a statement: "Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today's most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors. We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander, the central character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

The film centers on the adventures of...
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Martin Freeman Joins 'Captain America' Cast

5/6/2015 8:15am EDT
Martin Freeman Lands Mystery Role In Marvel's 'Captain America:
Martin Freeman was an office drone, a hobbit and a Watson. Now, he's going to be a superhero!

Well, maybe. Freeman just signed on to "Captain America: Civil War," the third "Captain America" film due out next year. It's extremely exciting news, especially for the exceedingly large Freeman and Marvel fanbases that now have an excuse to merge into one giant conglomerate.

There's just one problem: we have no idea who he's playing.

"Civil War," will see Captain America (Chris Evans) butt heads with Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), and the superhero community split in two as everyone picks a si...
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'Arrow' Star Joins Cast Of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2'

4/1/2015 4:22pm EDT
Stephen Amell
Arrow star Stephen Amell just joined the cast of next summer's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel.

The actor confirmed the news on his Twitter and Facebook pages, revealing that he'll be playing the hockey mask-wearing vigilante and turtle ally Casey Jones.

"Somebody find me a hockey mask!!!" he tweeted with an image of the character.

"What a fantastic day. Honored to play Casey Jones in #TMNT2," he added on Facebook.

The Toronto native landed the role over the weekend after screen testing with Megan Fox, who will reprise her role as reporter April O'Neil in the sequel, according to Va...
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'Killing Jesus' Premieres Tonight On National Geographic

3/29/2015 10:57am EDT
Killing Jesus
At an advanced screening of "Killing Jesus," the movie, based on the New York Times best-seller of the same name, author and executive producer Bill O’Reilly asked the crowd of nearly 1000 guests “ How does a poor carpenter become the most famous person in civilization?”

The movie, co-produced by Ridley Scott, Oscar-nominated director of Alien, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down, makes it world premiere on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm/7:00 pm central on the National Geographic Channel.

Following the screening I spoke one-on-one with O’Reilly and the film’s cast. When I as...
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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Release Date & Spinoff Announced

3/13/2015 6:46pm EDT
Star Wars: Episode VIII Gets Release Date; Felicity Jones Cast I
Disney released some big news about two forthcoming films in the Star Wars saga on Thursday, revealing that the usual three-year wait between films in the first two trilogies has been halved, thus Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters on May 26, 2017.

The second film in the series' sequel trilogy, which gets under way this December with Director J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens," also has a very significant release date: nearly 40 years to the day that the first Star Wars film was released way back in 1977. In fact, we'd even bet the release gets pushed up a day to mark the occasion.

R...
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Kristen Bell Would Like To Play Which Character Forever?

3/13/2015 11:46am EDT
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell revealed that she will portray Princess Anna from "Frozen" as long as Disney wants her to, which is good news and bad news for parents everywhere.

Good news in that there will be new music to enjoy. The bad news is that you'll be hearing the same songs over and over again.

On Thursday, Disney confirmed there would indeed be a sequel to the smash box office and Oscar-winning hit.

"I would play Anna forever if they would let me," Bell told CBS News. "Not only do I enjoy the character and how much people love her, but I enjoy the team -- the physical production team that I get ...
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Tim Burton Takes On Disney Classic

3/11/2015 10:06am EDT
Tim Burton Takes On Live-Action Version Of Disney Classic 'Dumbo
Director Tim Burton is set to bring to life a live-action version of the hit Disney animated film, "Dumbo."

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker is attached to direct the film, written by Ehren Kruger, who wrote the last three “Transformers” movies according to Variety

Justin Springer, who worked on “Tron: Legacy” as well as “Oblivion,” is producing with Kruger.

The Disney version of the story detailed the tale of a baby circus elephant was ridiculed because of his enormous ears. Dumbo, with the help of a mouse, works to achieve his full potential and show that a difference can also be an asset...
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Has A New 'Leatherface'

3/10/2015 7:30pm EDT
Sam Strike To Star In 'Leatherface,' Prequel To Texas Chainsaw M
When it comes to classic horror movies, there are a few notable names that immediately come to mind. Those who grew up in the 80s might be partial to guys like Freddie Krueger or Jason Voorhrees, but for those old enough to have watched the 1974 film Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it still doesn't get any scarier than Leatherface.

Fans of the movie will soon be getting a deeper look into the origins of the character with the upcoming prequel Leatherface and now we know who will likely be playing the title role. The Wrap first reported that Sam Strike, the former star of U.K. soap opera EastEnde...
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