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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Finds Its New R2-D2 Actor

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Finds Its New R2-D2 Actor

Doctor Who and Harry Potter actor Jimmy Vee has replaced the late Kenny Baker as R2-D2 in Star Wars 8.

Ryan Scott

Will Smith Says No to Disney's Dumbo?

Will Smith Says No to Disney's Dumbo?

Will Smith has reportedly dropped out of the running for Disney's live-action take on the animated classic Dumbo.

B. Alan Orange

The Batman Gets Planet of the Apes Director Matt Reeves

The Batman Gets Planet of the Apes Director Matt Reeves

War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves has officially committed to helm The Batman for Warner Bros. after Ben Affleck decided to step down.

Ryan Scott

Han Solo Targets Westworld Star Thandie Newton

Han Solo Targets Westworld Star Thandie Newton

Westworld star Thandie Newton is in talks to join the growing cast of LucasFilm's Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Brian Gallagher

Michael Douglas Will Return as Hank Pym in Ant-Man 2

Michael Douglas Will Return as Hank Pym in Ant-Man 2

Ant-Man and the Wasp will shoot his summer, with Michael Douglas confirmed to return as Hank Pym.

Ryan Scott

Jurassic World 2 Gets Iconic Silence of the Lambs Star

Jurassic World 2 Gets Iconic Silence of the Lambs Star

Ted Levine has signed on for a mysterious role in Universal Pictures' highly-anticipated sequel Jurassic World 2, which starts shooting soon.

Brian Gallagher

New Halloween Movie Gets Eastbound & Down Team to Write and Direct

New Halloween Movie Gets Eastbound & Down Team to Write and Direct

David Gordon Green will direct the new Halloween movie from a script he is co-writing with Danny McBride.

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Han Solo Gets Fleabag Star as a Key CG Character

Han Solo Gets Fleabag Star as a Key CG Character

Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge has signed on to play a CGI-driven character in the highly-anticipated Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Brian Gallagher

Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig Team for Toni Erdmann Remake

Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig Team for Toni Erdmann Remake

Jack Nicolson has signed on to star opposite Kristen Wiig in Paramount's Toni Erdmann remake, his first movie role in over six years.

Brian Gallagher

Kristin Scott Thomas to Make Directorial Debut with Sea Change

Kristin Scott Thomas to Make Directorial Debut with Sea Change

Kristin Scott Thomas and Mark Strong will start in The Sea Change about a group of people who re-evaluate loss, love, and human connection.

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Is Pierce Brosnan Really Playing Cable in Deadpool 2?

Is Pierce Brosnan Really Playing Cable in Deadpool 2?

A new report seemingly confirms that Peirce Brosnan is the number one choice to play time traveling mutant Cable in Deadpool 2.

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Aquaman Wants Star Wars Actor as Arthur Curry's Dad

Aquaman Wants Star Wars Actor as Arthur Curry's Dad

Temuera Morrison is in talks to play the human father of Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry in Warner Bros.' Aquaman.

Brian Gallagher

Lego Movie 2 Gets Trolls Director Mike Mitchell

Lego Movie 2 Gets Trolls Director Mike Mitchell

Director Rob Schrab exits The Lego Movie Sequel over creative differences and is quickly replaced by Mike Mitchell.

Ryan Scott

Will The Last Knight Be Michael Bay's Final Transformers Movie?

Will The Last Knight Be Michael Bay's Final Transformers Movie?

Transformers: The Last Knight director Michael Bay is ready to blow out the franchise as he considers exiting the series for good.

Ryan Scott

Katee Sackhoff Returns to Space in Sci-Fi Thriller Origin Unknown

Katee Sackhoff Returns to Space in Sci-Fi Thriller Origin Unknown

Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff has signed on for the lead role in Content Media's sci-fi thriller Origin Unknown.

Brian Gallagher

Conjuring 2 Spin-off The Nun Gets Director Corin Hardy

Conjuring 2 Spin-off The Nun Gets Director Corin Hardy

The Crow remake director Corin Hardy has signed on to direct The Nun, a spinoff featuring the creepy nun character from The Conjuring 2.

Brian Gallagher

Peter Jackson's Mortal Engines Gets Robbie Sheehan as the Lead

Peter Jackson's Mortal Engines Gets Robbie Sheehan as the Lead

Robbie Sheehan and Ronan Raftery are the first two actors cast in Mortal Engines, which will be written and produced by Peter Jackson.

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Ian Ziering and Tara Reid Will Return in Sharknado 5

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid Will Return in Sharknado 5

Production has gotten under way on Sharknado 5 with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, which will shoot in five countries including U.K. and Australia.

Brian Gallagher

Liam Neeson Is a Revengeful Snowplow Driver in Hard Powder

Liam Neeson Is a Revengeful Snowplow Driver in Hard Powder

Liam Neeson will star as a Colorado snowplow driver whose world is turned upside down when his son is killed in the new thriller Hard Powder.

Brian Gallagher

Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn Team for Dragged Across Concrete

Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn Team for Dragged Across Concrete

Bone Tomahawk director S. Craig Zahler takes on Dragged Across Concrete about two cops accused of abusing their power on the force.

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Johnny Knoxville Heads to Action Park for Paramount

Johnny Knoxville Heads to Action Park for Paramount

Johnny Knoxville has signed on to star, co-write and produce the upcoming comedy Action Park for Paramount Pictures.

Brian Gallagher

Diego Luna Is the New Scarface, Director Antoine Fuqua Exits

Diego Luna Is the New Scarface, Director Antoine Fuqua Exits

Universal'sScarface remake casts Rogue One star Diego Luna in the lead role just as director Antoine Fuqua leaves over scheduling conflicts.

Ryan Scott

Daddy's Home 2 Wants Mel Gibson and John Lithgow

Daddy's Home 2 Wants Mel Gibson and John Lithgow

Big screen icons Mel Gibson and John Lithgow are being eyed to star in Paramount's Daddy's Home 2, with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell.

Brian Gallagher

Godzilla 2 Gets Stranger Things Star Millie Bobby Brown

Godzilla 2 Gets Stranger Things Star Millie Bobby Brown

Stranger Things breakout star Millie Bobby Brown has signed on as the first cast member for Legendary's Godzilla: King of Monsters.

Brian Gallagher

Tomb Raider Reboot Gets Dominic West as Lara Croft's Dad

Tomb Raider Reboot Gets Dominic West as Lara Croft's Dad

MGM has brought on Dominic West to play the all-important role of Lara Croft's father in their Tomb Raider reboot, currently in production.

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