Casting

Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong'o And 'Game Of Thrones' Star Gwendoline Christie Join Cast Of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

June 2nd, 2014 8:17pm EDT
Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie
Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie are the latest big names joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Lucasfilm announced on Monday that the two actresses would join original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels in the film; along with saga newcomers Adam Driver, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley and Max von Sydow.

"I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a...
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Channing Tatum To Play Gambit In Upcoming Film

May 13th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Channing Tatum
The persistent rumors claiming Channing Tatum would play Gambit of the X-Men appear to have had some solid sources.

Lauren Shuler, a producer of X-Men: Days of Future Past, has confirmed Tatum would play the cajun character during a conversation on the red carpet with TotalFilm.

Shuler brought up the idea of bringing Remy LeBeau/Gambit up to the big screen, and when asked what type of actor she would want to play the character, she simply said, "It is Channing... He’s a rogue, Channing, he's a rascal, like Remy LeBeau, and he can handle the action, we all know that."

Tatum had previously...
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Official Cast Announced For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

April 29th, 2014 7:01pm EDT
Star Wars Episode VII Cast
A day after reports that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill all happened to be in London, England, where Star Wars: Episode VII just happens to be filming, the official casting announcement for the film was released on StarWars.com. And, indeed, the three stars will be returning for at least the first film in the new trilogy.

Ford, Fisher and Hamill will also be joined by Peter Mayhew, who returns to the saga as the Wookiee Chewbacca and Anthony Daniels, who will once again don the gold outfit of droid C-3PO.

Ford prompted speculation earlier this month when he was photographed ...
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Lupita Nyong'o & Scarlett Johnasson Tapped For 'Jungle Book'

April 24th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Lupita Nyong'o
People magazine's "Most Beautiful" woman, Lupita Nyong'o, and Scarlett Johansson are close to signing on to the new "Jungle Book" movie.

Nyong'o is tapped to play Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts lead character Mowgli, while Johansson is in talks for the role of Kaa, a python who hypnotizes her prey. Idris Elba will voice the villainous tiger Shere Khan.

The Disney film, a mix of live action and CGI, will be directed by Jon Faveau, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Warner Bros. also has a "Jungle Book" film in development starring Andy Serkis.

Nyong'o, 31, was raised in Kenya. The Ho...
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Next Biopic: Steve Jobs?

April 22nd, 2014 5:03pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio's Next Biopic: Steve Jobs?
Leonardo DiCaprio's "long, long break" could be ended by a juicy role: Steve Jobs.

With David Fincher leaving Sony Pictures' film about the Apple Computers co-founder, the Hollywood Reporter writes the studio is in talks with Danny Boyle to take his place.

Boyle reportedly has his sights on DiCaprio for the lead role should he take the helm. Boyle and Leo worked together in the past on The Beach.

Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, which is based on Walter Isaacson's best selling biography Steve Jobs.
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Has Johnny Depp Lost His Box Office Appeal?

April 21st, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Has Johnny Depp Lost His Box Office Appeal?
Despite the fact that Johnny Depp is arguably one of the most popular movie stars in the world, his fame rests on the monetary draw of his movies prior to 2010.

Depp for many years held the enviable position of being the type of actor who could draw moviegoers to his latest project just by name alone. Now, with "Transcendence" his fourth flop in a row, will big budget studios still continue to use him as a major player, or will this once mega-star be backburnered to supporting roles?

The actor's latest big-budget sci-fi epic "Transcendence" opened to a dismal $11.5 million from 3,455 loca...
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Brad Pitt Joins General Stanley A. McChrystal Biopic 'The Operators'

April 15th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt will produce and star in "The Operators," a film about General Stanley A. McChrystal, who commaned U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

The film will be based on Michael Hastings' 2011 book about the commander, who was forced to resign when he was interviewd by Rolling Stone and criticized President Barack Obama.

David Michod will direct and produce the project.

Pitt stars in another military film, the upcoming "Fury," in November. It centers on an american tank crew that fights against the German army in 1945.
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Our Picks For The Cast Of Fallout 3 Movie

April 15th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Our Picks For The Cast Of Fallout 3 Movie
The year is 2277 and life as you know it is about to change drastically. All you've ever known is life inside of Vault 101, your best friend Amata, dear old dad and the Overseer. Everything you have ever known to be true is about to be challenged as your father leaves the comfort of the vault for the Capital Wasteland.

If you have ever played "Fallout 3", then you know just how engrossing this game is. You have your good, bad and neutral factions and can play it all through several times over and still get different results each time. If the good folks over at Bethesda ever got toget...
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Casting News: Holly Hunter Joins 'Man Of Steel' Sequel

April 4th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Casting News: Holly Hunter Joins 'Man Of Steel' Sequel
Holly Hunter is the latest addition to the "Man Of Steel" sequel. She will be joining Callan Mulvey ("300: Rise of an Empire") and Tao Okamoto ("The Woverine"). The three stars' roles in the film have not been released.

The highly anticipated Batman Vs. Superman flick will star Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons, Gal Gadot and Jesse Eisenberg. Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne will reprise their roles from the 2013 Superman movie.

Hunter is known for films including "The Piano," "Raising Arizona," and "The Incredibles." She also starred in the TV series "Saving Grace."
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7 Awesome Video Games That Could (or Should) Be Movies

April 2nd, 2014 10:30am EDT
7 Awesome Video Games That Could (or Should) Be Movies
The video game industry brings in billions of dollars annually. Some of the top games now bring in more money than a major Hollywood blockbuster. There is often a lot of overlap between fans of both types of entertainment, and with video games now having more and more elaborate story lines with each new generation of consoles, it's not surprising that Tinsel Town has been eyeing a number of games for possible film treatment.

All 7 games on this list are either officially in production, rumored to be in production or have a history with the film industry that would make them a good fit for ...
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