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Spider-Man Reboot Has A New Lead

June 23rd, 2015 1:49pm EDT
Tom Holland Is Spider-Man: British Actor Cast As The New Web-Sli
Sony Pictures and Marvel have chosen Tom Holland to star in the next Spider-Man film. A relative newcomer, Holland won rave reviews for playing the title role in "Billy Elliot the Musical" on the West End.

Producer Amy Pascal said in a statement, "Sony, Marvel, Kevin [Feige] and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

The British-born actor, 19, also played Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts' son in 2012 film "The Impossible." ...
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Tom Hanks To Play Hero Pilot In Eastwood Film?

June 19th, 2015 9:28am EDT
Hero Pilot Role For Hanks: Tom Hanks To Play Hero Pilot Sully Su
Tom Hanks will portray hero captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger in a new film for director Clint Eastwood.

According to Deadline, Eastwood and Warner Bros. Pictures are negotiating with Tom Hanks to play Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who became an instant American hero in 2009.Sullenberg navigated a miraculous emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, New York, after a flock of geese hit the plane just after it took off from La Guardia Airport.His courage saved the lives of all 155 people aboard the plane, who famously crowded the wings waiting rescue.

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Is This Actor The Next James Bond?

June 16th, 2015 12:41pm EDT
Damian lewis
Start placing your bets on the next 007. According to the UK bookmaker William Hill (via The Guardian), English actor Damian Lewis might just be our next James Bond.

Hill has odds on all the leading debonair British actors up for the role once Daniel Craig's through. Idris Elba (5/2), Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1) and Michael Fassbender (7/1) are all in the running (not officially, but at least according to those placing Bond bets). But it's Lewis that just became the favorite, with 6/4 odds.

Obviously, MGM and Columbia Pictures would be a firmer source of actual James Bond casting,...
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The 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Has Added An Awesome Actor To Its Cast

June 11th, 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

June 3rd, 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

June 2nd, 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

May 6th, 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'

April 1st, 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

March 29th, 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

March 13th, 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.

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