Back in October, a rumor surfaced that Disney and LucasFilm are developing a new Star Wars trilogy centering on the iconic Obi-Wan Kenobi character, played by Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars trilogy, and by Ewan McGregor in the prequels. The original report revealed that the story would be set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, the same time period that the first spinoff, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and the animated TV series Star Wars Rebels is set in. Today we have yet another report that claims Ewan McGregor is in talks for an "unknown" project at LucasFilm, which could be the first part of this rumored trilogy.
There were rumors that Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi could show up in December's Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a "force ghost," but an unidentified source claims that Disney is courting the actor, "not to be a force ghost, but for a post-Episode III Kenobi." The same source claims there have been rumblings that Disney wants a whole Obi-Wan Kenobi trilogy of movies, which would exist outside of the Anthology movies. Of course, since the story takes place in the same time frame as Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, it's possible that Ewan McGregor could first have a cameo appearance here before starting his own trilogy, but, we have no confirmation regarding any of these details yet.Read More
Ewan McGregor is in final talks to join the star-studded cast of Disney's Beauty and the Beast remake, playing Lumiere in what The Hollywood Reporter calls a "major supporting role." In the original animated version of Beauty and the Beast, Lumiere was a maître d' who was turned into a candelabra when a curse fell over the prince's castle. The character appears in several of the musical numbers, and has a substantial solo in the classic "Be Our Guest" song.
The actor joins a cast that already includes Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (The Beast), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Josh Gad (Le Fou), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette) and Audra McDonald (Garderobe). The live action musical will feature contemporary recordings of the original songs by Alan Menken, who is also writing new songs for the adaptation with Tim Rice. Production is scheduled to begin next month at Shepperton Studios in London.Read More
American Pastoral's adapted screenplay was written by John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer) with filming scheduled for September 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA. American Pastoral will be produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. Phillip Noyce was previously attached to direct.
McGregor will next be seen in Rodrigo García's Last Days in the Desert which premiered to rave reviews at Sundance and Susanna White's Our Kind of Traitor. He is represented by UTA, United Agents, and his attorney is Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern, LLP.Read More
Sundance has quite the line-up planned for this year, which will include the new biblical drama Last Days in the Desert. Ewan McGregor stars as Jesus Christ in the film. Written and directed by Rodrigo García, we have a first look photo as the movie prepares for its premiere this January in Utah.
Seen here as Jesus, Ewan McGregor will also be playing the devil. Last Days in the Desert serves as an 'imagined' chapter from Christ's forty days of fasting in the desert. Heading into the wilderness, Jesus must struggle with the fate of a family in crisis as well as Satan himself. This sets him up for a quite challenging task.Read More
A veteran inmate takes a young criminal under his wings in the first trailer and new poster for the crime thriller Son of a Gun, starring Ewan McGregor and Brenton Thwaites.
In the criminal world, life is like a game of chess. To gain control, you have to stay a few moves ahead of your opponent. Lose that control, and you risk becoming a pawn in their very dangerous game. During a six-month stint inside a West Australian prison, rookie criminal JR (Brenton Thwaites) meets the smart and enigmatic Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor). In exchange for protection on the inside, JR agrees to help Brendan get outside, hooking up with the influential Sam Lennox (Jacek Koman) to orchestrate a daring prison escape that frees Brendan, and inmates Sterlo (Matthew Nable) and Merv (Eddie Baroo).Read More
Marvel was forced to go back to the drawing board when Joaquin Phoenix passed on playing Doctor Strange earlier this month. The search for the new Sorcerer Supreme continues, with Badass Digest claiming that Marvel is eyeing Ewan McGregor for the role.
A source for the site explains that the actor is currently prepping for the role by doing research on the character. A separate source revealed that, "They're looking at him" to play Doctor Strange, but it doesn't seem that the studio has extended an offer quite yet.Read More
Following the addition of Jennifer Connelly last week, Lakeshore Entertainment has brought on Dakota Fanning to star in American Pastoral.
Based on Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral follows Seymour "Swede" Levov (Ewan McGregor), a former high school athletic legend who wound up marrying the girl of his dreams Dawn (Jennifer Connelly) and inheriting his father's successful business. His picture-perfect life is torn apart when his daughter Merry (Dakota Fanning) becomes a revolutionary and commits a deadly act of terrorism during the Vietman War.Read More