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Scarlett Johansson Offered Lead In Live Action Version Of Magna Comic 'Ghost In The Shell'

October 17th, 2014 2:06pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson Offered Lead In Live Action Version Of Magna
Scarlett Johansson was reportedly offered a whopping $10M to star as the lead in the live action version of popular magna comic, "Ghost in the Shell."

Johansson's name was put into consideration following her starring turn in the Luc Besson surprise hit, "Lucy" and her repeat role as Natasha Romanov/Black Widow in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" due in 2015.

Initially, Margot Robbie was to star in the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi, but instead the actress actively pursued a role in David Ayer's "Suicide Squad."

"Ghost in the Shell" will be produced by DreamWorks and will be based on the 1995 fi...
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Robert Downey Jr. To Star In 'Captain America 3'

October 14th, 2014 1:23pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr. To Star In 'Captain America 3'
Robert Downey Jr. is in final negotiations to play Iron Man Tony Stark in "Captain America 3," slated for a 2016 release.

Downey will portray the iconic superhero in a film that will bring a Civil War storyline straight from the comic books to the big screen. This film will set into motion a new phase of superhero movies from Marvel Studios.

According to Variety, "The new pact is significant for the Marvel cinematic universe considering the plot will pit Stark against Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which f...
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Bill Murray To Sing Christmas Carols For Sofia Coppola

October 14th, 2014 10:21am EDT
Bill Murray To Sing Christmas Carols For Sofia Coppola
Bill Murray and director Sofia Coppola team up once again in a Christmas special for television where he will be performing classic Christmas carols.

Murray revealed in an intrivew with Variety that he is excited at the prospect of working with Coppola again.

“It’s not going to be live,” Murray stated. “We’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose. It will have a patina style and wit to it. It will be nice.”

Murray currently stars in the much talk...
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It's Finally Official, 'Deadpool' Given Release Date For 2016

September 19th, 2014 11:25am EDT
It's Finally Official, 'Deadpool' Given Release Date For 2016
After sitting in developement for quite some time, Fox and Marvel have given “Deadpool,” their long-in-development “X-Men” spin-off a release date of February 12, 2016.

Ryan Reynolds is expected to star in the film, although he has yet to sign on the dotted line. Reynolds portrayed the character in the 2009 film, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Tim Miller is directing the superhero film.

If Reynolds does take on the role, this would be his second turn as a lead superhero on film. His last was in 2011 as “Green Lantern.”

After the credits rolled of "X-Men Origins," there were two possible en...
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Dwayne Johnson To Play 'Shazam' Bad Guy Black Adam

September 3rd, 2014 10:45pm EDT
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that he'll be starring in the movie adaptation of "Shazam," but he won't be playing the title superhero.

The "Fast & Furious 7" star shared on Twitter on Wednesday that he'll be stepping into the role of the comic book series' villain Black Adam in the DC Comics film.

Johnson has been dropping hints that he'd be starring in an upcoming film based on a DC Comics character.

"'Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot.' My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics," the actor tweeted.

"BLACK ADAM. A complex psychology, motivated by bad ass dominanc...
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Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Upcoming Biopic

August 27th, 2014 8:15am EDT
Mike Epps
Director Lee Daniels has confirmed that Mike Epps will be playing Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic about the actor/comedian.

On Sunday, Daniels posted a photo of himself, Oprah Winfrey and Epps on Instagram with the caption: "and we're off... Get ready y'all for #richardpryor @eppsie @oprah."

Pryor, 65, died in 2005 following a heart attack and battling multiple sclerosis for many years. He is known for his stand-up comedy and films such as "Blazing Saddles," "Stir Crazy," "Brewster's Millions" and "The Toy."

It had been rumored that "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon would lan...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins The Cast Of The Other Live Action 'Jungle Book' Movie As Tiger Shere Khan

August 20th, 2014 9:58pm EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch has been tapped to provide the voice of the tiger Shere Khan in Warner Bros.' upcoming live-action Jungle Book film, "Jungle Book: Origins."

Not to be confused with the live-action "Jungle Book" film on the way from Disney, which stars Idris Elba as the voice of the tiger and will be directed by Jon Favreau, "Jungle Book: Origins" is set for a fall 2016 release while Disney's "Jungle Book" will hit theaters on October 9, 2015.

"Jungle Book: Origins" will be directed by "Lord of the Rings" star Andy Serkis and is his first film at the helm.

Rudyard Kipling's classic s...
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Christian Bale & Cate Blanchett Join 'Jungle Book: Origins'

August 20th, 2014 3:45pm EDT
Christian Bale & Cate Blanchett Join 'Jungle Book: Origins'
Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett are the latest additions to the star-studded "Jungle Book: Origins." Bale will play the panther Bagheera, while Blanchett will play python Kaa, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Warner Bros. adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale also includes cast members Benedict Cumberbatch (tiger Shere Khan), Andy Serksin (Baloo the Bear), Rohan Chand (Mowgli), Naomie Harris (wolf Nisha), Tom Hollander (jackal Tabaqui), Eddie Marsan (wolf Vihaan) and Peter Mullan (wolf pack leader Akela).

The film will include a mix of motion capture, CG animation and live action...
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Bill Murray To Voice Baloo In Upcoming 'Jungle Book' Film

August 2nd, 2014 9:26am EDT
Bill Murray
Bill Murray has been cast as the voice of the loveable black bear Baloo in the upcoming adatation of the classic Disney masterpiece. Baloo is well known for his carefree nature, his antics and endearing laziness. He's all about the 'Bare Necessities' - and we're interested to know if Bill Murray will be piping up to sing the classic Disney tune.

Bill Murray's casting of Baloo isn't the first surprising choice, as Christopher Walken has been chosen to play King Louie, the leader of the apes. Idris Elba is scheduled to play the voice of the main antagonist, the tiger Shere Khan, while Ben ...
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Emily Ratajkowski Grabs Another Hollywood Role

August 1st, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Emily Ratajkowski
Model Emily Ratajkowski, who first set tongues wagging with her appearance in Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines music video, has snagged another Hollywood role.

Emily is already set to appear in David Fincher's Gone Girl with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, and now Deadline reports she's set to play the main love interest in We Are Your Friends opposite Zac Efron.

According to the site, the film will follow a young DJ named Cole in California trying to make it in the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene. Cole believes he has his foot in the door when he becomes friends with older DJ James, but Co...
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