• Jamie Lee Curtis to return as Laurie Strode in 'Halloween' reboot
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    Jamie Lee Curtis to return as Laurie Strode in 'Halloween' reboot

    Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her iconic role in Blumhouse’s upcoming “Halloween” reboot, the production company announced on Friday.

  • Mike Myers in talks for role in Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
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    Mike Myers in talks for role in Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

    Mike Myers negotiating for a role in Bryan Singer-directed film about the seminal British rock band Queen, with 'Mr. Robot's Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

  • Hollywood casting director says Asian actors are not very expressive
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    Hollywood casting director says Asian actors are not very expressive

    An unnamed Hollywood casting director made some explosive comments about Asian actors... and the internet has responded.

  • Nationwide casting call kicks off for Fox's live musical 'A Christmas Story'
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    Nationwide casting call kicks off for Fox's live musical 'A Christmas Story'

    Network looking for a "Ralphie" described as bright, but not precocious, 9-year-old boy whose only dream is to get Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas.

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in Talks to Voice Scar in ‘Lion King’ Remake
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    Chiwetel Ejiofor in Talks to Voice Scar in ‘Lion King’ Remake

    Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to voice the villainous Scar in the live-action Lion King remake, insiders exclusively told TheWrap. Jeremy Irons voiced the lion in the original 1994 Lion King. The original Lion King is one of the biggest animated films of all time: It grossed $968.8 million globally and won an Academy Award for the original song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” as well as its original score by Hans Zimmer.

  • 'Deadpool 2' Recruits Another Mutant: 'Atlanta' Star Zazie Beetz as Domino
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    'Deadpool 2' Recruits Another Mutant: 'Atlanta' Star Zazie Beetz as Domino

    The Merc with a Mouth will have plenty of crime-fighting company in Deadpool 2. Star Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter today to announce that Zazie Beetz, who plays Donald Glover’s ex-girlfriend/baby-mama on the hit FX comedy Atlanta, has joined the cast as fellow mutant mercenary Domino. Domino first popped up in Marvel comic books in the early 1990s.

  • Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Team For Pentagon Papers Drama ‘The Post’
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    Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Team For Pentagon Papers Drama ‘The Post’

    A timely film about the vital role of the press in keeping government honest is coming together with a powerhouse cast. Steven Spielberg just said yes to direct Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post, the spec script by Liz Hannah bought last fall by Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures. The deals are being negotiated. The film is a drama about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and how the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham challenged the federal government over their right to publish them.

  • 'A Wrinkle in Time' Movie Guide: Who's Playing Who (And Whatsit, and Which)
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    'A Wrinkle in Time' Movie Guide: Who's Playing Who (And Whatsit, and Which)

    If you’re one of the many readers who has a much-loved childhood copy of A Wrinkle in Time stashed on your bookshelf, the upcoming film adaptation should already be good news. But even if you’ve never read Madeline L’Engle’s sci-fi fantasy novel — a YA classic before the category even existed, about an ordinary girl who must travel through space and time to reunite her family — then there are plenty of reasons to get excited. ...

  • Johnny Depp to Star in J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel
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    Johnny Depp to Star in J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel

    Johnny Depp will star in the sequel to upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

  • Daniel Craig Implies He Wants to Keep Playing James Bond After All
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    Daniel Craig Implies He Wants to Keep Playing James Bond After All

    At New Yorker Festival, actor backs off statement last year that he'd rather "slash my wrists" than do another film as 007: "If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly"

  • Forest Whitaker Joins Marvel's 'Black Panther' (Exclusive)
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    Forest Whitaker Joins Marvel's 'Black Panther' (Exclusive)

    Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman.

  • Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench Among Stars Boarding 'Murder on the Orient Express'
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    Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench Among Stars Boarding 'Murder on the Orient Express'

    Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Michael Peña have joined the ensemble for Fox’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.

  • Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan to Star in Paul Dano's 'Wildlife'
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    Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan to Star in Paul Dano's 'Wildlife'

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan are attached to star in June Pictures’ Wildlife, written and directed by Paul Dano in the actor’s directing debut. Based on the Richard Ford novel, the story tells the tale of a boy who witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his mom finds another man. The pic is produced by Duncan and Saks for June Pictures, and Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker for Nine Stories.

  • Rooney Mara to Play a Pop Star in Drama 'Vox Lux' With Original Music From Sia
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    Rooney Mara to Play a Pop Star in Drama 'Vox Lux' With Original Music From Sia

    Rooney Mara is attached to star in Brady Corbet’s pop star drama Vox Lux. The soundtrack will boast all original songs written by Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling artist Sia. As previously announced, Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa of Killer Films will produce along with Brian Young of Three Six Zero Entertainment.

  • And It's Official: Brie Larson Is Captain Marvel
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    And It's Official: Brie Larson Is Captain Marvel

    To cap an epic panel that included casts, sizzle reels, trailers, and concept art for a range of films — Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige called all the stars from the films together for an epic superhero selfie (similar to what Fox did last year with its version of the Marvel universe). But after the various ensembles assembled, he had one more person to trot out: Brie Larson, your new Captain Marvel.

  • Aziz Ansari Talks Race, Hollywood, and 'Short Circuit 2'
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    Aziz Ansari Talks Race, Hollywood, and 'Short Circuit 2'

    Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari (AP Photo/Frazier Moore) In his new Netflix series, Master of None, Aziz Ansari re-creates a pivotal moment in his own understanding of Hollywood: In college, he looked up the first Indian lead actor he ever saw in a movie on IMDb, only to discover that Short Circuit 2’s Fisher Stevens was not Indian at all. The comedian felt shocked and betrayed to learn that Stevens wore brownface for his role as robotics expert Ben in both Short Circuit films, movies that had demonstrated to young Ansari that there was a place in Hollywood for someone who looked like him. Watch a trailer for ‘Short Circuit 2′ (1988) starring Fisher Stevens and a robot. Ansari, who was born in South Carolina to Indian parents, points out that the absence of Indian actors in mainstream movies hasn’t changed much since the Short Circuit films.

  • Casting Rumors: Matt Damon to Play Aquaman — and More
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    Casting Rumors: Matt Damon to Play Aquaman — and More

    Hollywood rumor mills are belching smoke this week, with unconfirmed reports linking big-name actors with several high-profile roles.